This Week in iRacing: May 14-20, 2024

Welcome back to This Week in iRacing, our weekly post that details all you need to know about what is going on in the world of iRacing!

As always, This Week includes topics ranging from official eSports to some of the top community-driven events, and everything in between.

Here’s what you should know for 2024 Season 2 Week 10, from May 14th to May 20th, 2024.

For the Members: iRacing Official Series Highlights

Every week, iRacing offers daily, even hourly racing that members can get into, based on where their license level is at. There are also some special series that run at specific times that anyone can jump into, with the right credentials, that offer a more meaningful sim racing experience. 

Here are a few of the highlighted series taking place this week.

IRACING NÜRBURGRING 24H – iRACING SPECIAL EVENT!

The next special event for the 2024 calendar is the Nürburgring 24H presented by Extreme Sim Racing. This iRacing special event is a 24-hour endurance event held on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It also utilizes part of the GP-Strecke course to form a total lap length of 16.1 miles, or 25.9 kilometers. There will be five classes to choose to compete in, with a total of 12 different cars to choose from.

Those cars include the Audi R8 LMS EVO II GT3, BMW M4 GT3, Ferrari 296 GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT3, and Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) in the GT3 class, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) in it’s own single-car class, the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, BMW M4 GT4, and the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport in the GT4 class, the Honda Civic Type R TCR and Hyundai Elantra TCR in the TCR class, and the Toyota GR86 in it’s own single-car class.

This weekend, from May 17th to the 19th, there will be four chances to participate in the multi-class endurance racing event. Team racing is enabled, and at least two drivers (and at most, 16) must share a ride on a competing team.

NURBURGRING 24H Schedule: Friday, 22:00 GMT; Saturday, 07:00 GMT, 12:00 GMT, and 16:00 GMT

For more information on the Nürburgring 24H -> CLICK HERE
For more information on the 2024 iRacing Special Events calendar -> CLICK HERE

FIA F4 ESPORTS REGIONAL TOURS

FIA F4 Esports Regional Tour races are a little different this season and moving forward. These series move to an every two-hour format. While all iRacers are eligible to run in any region’s event, the servers will always be set to the most appropriate iRacing server for each region. Europe North and Europe South have combined into one singular Europe region in 2024 Season 2.

Week 10 Schedule: 

  • Americas (Every ODD hour, :15 after): Barber Motorsports Park – Full Course
  • Asia-Pacific (Every EVEN hour, :45 after): Phillip Island Circuit
  • Europe (Every EVEN hour, :15 after): Oulton Park Circuit – Fosters

For more information on the FIA F4 Esports Regional Tours -> CLICK HERE

BMW M POWER TOUR – FIXED SERIES

The BMW M Power Tour returns in 2024 in part thanks to a collaboration between BMW and iRacing. The fixed setup series features a varied selection of BMW M Motorsport cars competing across the world’s top tracks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, every even two hours, with prizes on the line for the top three drivers in the overall standings at season’s end.

Week 10 Schedule:

  • BMW M4 GT3 at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Grand Prix

For more information on the BMW M Power Tour for Week 10 -> CLICK HERE

RAIN MASTER

Announced in Week 5 of 2024 Season 2, Rain Master is the latest Special Series on iRacing. For the remaining eight weeks in 2024 Season 2, those looking for some fixed setup wet weather racing can jump into the Ferrari 296 GT3 at eight different road courses around the world. The forecasts will include light rain throughout.

Week 6 Schedule:

  • Ferrari 296 GT3 at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Grand Prix

For more information on Rain Master -> CLICK HERE

iRACING WEEKLY CHALLENGE

One of iRacing’s latest new series concepts returns for 2024 Season 2—the iRacing Weekly Challenge. If you’re into all forms of road racing, this is the series for you—it’s 12 weeks of different car and track combinations, with no repeats on either, for a season-long championship. Prove you’re the best at everything from sports cars to open-wheel racers on a global tour of some of iRacing’s most popular circuits.

Each week will feature points races every hour, leading up to a main event on Sunday at 20:15 GMT that features splits by weekly points. Races will be 20 minutes long and are open to iRacers with Class D licenses and higher. A separate set of points will also be tracked for the top splits of the Sunday main events on their own landing page. In addition, $5 in iRacing credits will be awarded each week to a random driver who makes the top split of the Sunday main event.

Week 10 Schedule:

  • Global Mazda MX-5 Cup at Daytona International Speedway – Road Course

RING MEISTER / DRAFT MASTER COMBINATIONS

Two of the more unique daily racing series added in recent seasons are the Ring Meister Ricmotech Series and the Draft Master Series, where the cars change every week as opposed to the tracks. This season, the setups are fixed in both series, which means it’s all about jumping in and racing the combination at hand.

The Ring Meister Ricmotech Series (Races on every odd 2 hours | Qualifying every even 2 hours at :30) takes place at the Nürburgring Nordschleife – Industriefahrten and cycles through mostly road-type racing vehicles every week.

As for Draft Master (every hour), there are now three tracks—Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and now iRacing Superspeedway as of 2024 Season 2—and now four NASCAR vehicles—the 2009 Impala COT, Craftsman Trucks, 1987 Cup cars and the current-day Next Gen—that each track will cycle through. This series now heads to Daytona for the final four weeks of 2024 Season 2.

Week 10 Schedule:

  • Ring Meister: Ferrari 296 GT3 at Nürburgring Nordschleife – Industriefahrten
  • Draft Master: NASCAR Craftsman Trucks at Daytona International Speedway

OFF THIS WEEK

  • NASCAR iRacing Series
    • Next Race -> May 22 at Charlotte Motor Speedway – Oval – 2018 (2024 Season 2, Week 11)
  • INDYCAR iRacing Series
    • Next Race -> May 22 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Open Wheel Oval (2024 Season 2, Week 11)
  • CREVENTIC Endurance Series
    • Next Race -> June 28 at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Grand Prix (2024 Season 3, Week 3)
  • iRacing Nurburgring Endurance Championship
    • Next Race -> July 13th and July 14th (2024 Season 3, Week 5)

For more information on the NASCAR iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
For more information on the INDYCAR iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
For more information on the iRacing CREVENTIC Endurance Series -> CLICK HERE
For more information on the iRacing Nurburgring Endurance Championship -> CLICK HERE

Official iRacing eSports

For the first time in a while, there are no official iRacing eSports taking place this week. Both the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series and the eNASCAR Qualifying iRacing Series will be back in action next week, with the latter concluding their first round of the two-round series.

OFF THIS WEEK

  • eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series
    • Next Race -> Tuesday, May 21: Race #8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • eNASCAR Qualifying iRacing Series, Round 1
    • Next Race -> Thursday, May 23: Race #8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

For more details on the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
For more details on the eNASCAR Road to Pro Ladder -> CLICK HERE

For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.