Sim Racing giant iRacing is partnering with operation motorsport to help support medically retiring or retired service members.
iRacing and operation motorsport announce a new partnership to address the needs of medically retiring or retired service members. Sim racing is not only enjoyable but can also be very good therapy.
Raleigh, NC (Nov 1, 2021) – Operation Motorsport (OpMo) and iRacing.com today announced their partnership commencing with season IV of the non-profits’ popular iRacing League, a virtual sim racing league founded in 2020 to address the needs of medically retiring or retired service members, as a form of Diversionary Therapy during Covid-19.
The online sim racing series features iRacing’s digital versions of GT cars competing on laser-scanned versions of many of the tracks that OpMo visits with IMSA, SRO Motorsports America, and FEL Motorsports where OpMo beneficiaries are embedded within professional race teams through the Motorsports Immersion Program as part of a beneficiary’s recovery path.
“iRacing is excited to come together with Operation Motorsport in such a worthy program helping the veteran and active military community”, says Angela Tagariello – iRacing Sales / Marketing Manager. “It’s an honor for us to be able to provide diversionary therapy to service members through our platform. We can’t wait to watch the action on their YouTube channel all season long!”
This partnership expands support to the Beneficiary Class for the upcoming Season IV of the Operation eMotorsport League.
“Operation Motorsport is looking forward to partnering with iRacing.com for the launch of season IV of the Operation Motorsport iRacing League,” said OpMo CEO and co-founder Diezel Lodder. “iRacing has established itself as the leader in sim racing and OpMo wants to provide the absolute best experience to our beneficiaries with this exciting form of Diversionary Therapy and continue to offer that sense of comradery and excitement virtually to our beneficiary sim racers.”
The Operation Motorsport iRacing league by RECARO consists of three driver classes:
BENEFICIARY CLASS: Operation Motorsport program beneficiaries who are medically retiring or retired service members and those veterans affected by military service.
OPEN CLASS: Active/Guard/Reserve Military, First Responders, Veterans, and Operation Motorsport supporters.
PRO CLASS: iRacing members with a military connection and Class A License and a predetermined Safety and/or iRating or IMSA/SRO/FEL Competition License Holders (past or present).
Season IV of the Operation eMotorsport iRacing League kicks off on December 7, 2021 with all races taking place on Tuesday evenings for the 8 race season. Each race session includes a 60-minute practice, followed with an Open Qualifier and 30-minute live broadcasted race with Podium eSports providing professional streaming and broadcast services through the Operation Motorsport YouTube channel.
iRacing enables motorsports and gaming enthusiasts around the world to race against one another online with more than 100 cars and more than 100 tracks available with over 350 configurations. iRacing delivers the most realistic racing experience you can have on your PC or Mac from the comfort and convenience of your home. With literally thousands of official races every week, there is always someone to race against at iRacing.
Operation Motorsport continues to recruit participants for their league. To find out more about the eMotorsport Program, please visit https://operationmotorsport.org/emotorsport or reach out to the league race director, Jason Leach at [email protected].