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iRacing INDYCAR Official Series R.I.P

iRacing INDYCAR Official Series R.I.P
Picture from Lionheart Indycar series

In a shock announcement, the iRacing official INDYCAR series will be no more as of January 1st 2023. Leaving many fans and racers lost at sea.

This may come as a lump in the throat for many INDYCAR fans in iRacing, and personally, i cannot believe i am about to write this, there will be no more official INDYCAR racing series in the sim racing title.

I know many great people who have leagues and events based on this platform, the license between INDYCAR and iRacing ends on december 31st 2022, and as of January 1st 2023 you will no longer be able to run an official INDYCAR branded series, this also includes the majestic INDY 500 on the iRacing platorm.

Greg West, associate producer for iRacing stated ” Our current license agreement with INDYCAR is set to expire and has signed an exclusive license with another developer.” Mr West continued with ” We plan to continue to support the Dallara race cars” within the title and also the removal of the official INDYCAR series logos from the iRacing website will take effect.

 

NASCAR legend & Sim Racing fan Dale Earnhardt Jr

Former INDYCAR racer and Sim Racing driver Richie Hearn

Even official series race broadcasters were left perplexed over the situation, and to be fair, the shock announcement was announced days away before the license ends.

Per our announcement this morning, broadcasters are no longer permitted to broadcast races utilizing the following 3 cars effective January 1st, 2023. We will forward an updated broadcast policy to help reflect these changes to you soon.

  • Dallara IR18
  • Dallara DW12
  • Dallara IR-05
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Darren Buckner

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