2021 Preview Classic Indycar Series on iRacing

The 2021 Classic Indycar Series is fast approaching in iRacing. What better way to get the blood pumping with a track guide of the first round at Phillip Island.

The seventh edition of the Classic Indycar Series on iRacing gets started this weekend. Hosting the opening round of the 12 race series at virtual Phillip Island using an iconic race car.

Jamie Wilson and his team have put together this video previewing the race at the pixel version of Australia’s legendary road course.

Phillip Island is a 2.7-mile (4.4 km) thrill ride of a race track situated on an island just off the southern coast near Melbourne. The 12-turn circuit features a long main straightaway, hair-raising fast turns, tight hairpins and dramatic elevation changes. Mentioning that we also have the famous and precipitous drop from Lukey Heights to the tight Turn Ten.

The venue is regarded as one of the world’s most challenging, be it on two or four wheels. The facility has hosted world-class auto and motorcycle racing over the years. Including the Australian V8 Supercar Championship as well as the Australian MotoGP and a round of the World Superbike Championship.

Although Indycar never raced officially, history shows that in late October 2018 Mathew Radisich drove his 2011 ex-Conquest Racing IndyCar during testing at Phillip Island as a part of an unofficial practice day. Images distributed online of his recorded Cosworth data showing a lap time of 1:17.005.

Classic Indycar Series pays homage to that memorable era, Races are full length with Lucas Laville the reigning Champion. Below is the 2021 championship schedule:

  1. March 21 – Phillip Island (68 laps = 300 km)
  2. April 11 – Long Beach (100 minutes timed race)
  3. April 25 – Kansas Speedway (200 laps = 300 miles)
  4. May 9 – Motegi Oval (201 laps = 500 km)
  5. June 6 – Watkins Glen (60 laps = 200 miles)
  6. June 27 – Richmond (300 laps = 225 miles) oval triple crown #1
  7. August 8 – [Legacy] Michigan (200 laps = 400 miles) oval triple crown #2
  8. August 22 – Sonoma (80 laps = 180 miles)
  9. September 5 – Chicagoland (200 laps = 300 miles)
  10. September 19 – Mid-Ohio (89 laps = 200 miles)
  11. October 3 – Indianapolis Road (80 laps = 200 miles)
  12. October 31 – Indianapolis 500 (200 laps = 500 miles) oval triple crown #3