iRacing adds Corvette C8.R to GTE car roster
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iRacing adds Corvette C8.R to GTE car roster

Corvette C8.R to be featured in iRacing Endurance Le Mans Series and the GT Endurance Series.

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The new Corvette C8.R enters iRacing from next week, as the developer announced on Wednesday. The car debuted in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA SportsCar Championship earlier this year.

Following back-to-back class victories, Corvette drivers Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor are leading the GTLM class after the first five rounds of the 2020 IMSA season. The car succeeded the popular Corvette C7.R which was raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2014 to 2019.

The American manufacturer pulled out of racing in this year’s Le Mans due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was set to be the first time the C8.R raced in Europe.

On iRacing it will replace the Ford GT in IMSA. It will be available alongside the existing BMW M8, the Ferrari 488 and the Porsche 911 RSR. iRacing elected against increasing the car counts per series due to concerns that some players’ PCs would struggle with a larger car count.

The car will also be available for the multi-class iRacing Endurance Le Mans Series and the GT Endurance Series, which will take place on alternating weeks with ELMS. The Ford GT will be available for use in both of those series. The new vehicle comes alongside the already-announced Dallara P217 LMP2 car, which will be used in the prototype class of the iRacing IMSA series, as it is in the real-world championship.

On August 31, iRacing announced that variable tire compounds had been added to the latest season of the A Class iRacing Grand Prix Series. Racers will have the choice of soft, medium or hard compounds, and you’ll start the race on the tires that you qualified on.

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