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iRacing to Debut Varied Weekly Challenge Series

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For iRacing players who are into various types of car racing, there is a new series just for you! The brand new iRacing Weekly Challenge will appear on the schedule in Season 1 of 2024.

If you are part of the iRacing service and participate in one series, you may very rarely venture outside that bubble. Maybe you like GT cars, single seaters, touring cars or sports prototypes. But sometimes, it can be refreshing and fulfilling to try something new.

It would seem that iRacing are looking to accommodate those wanting to try something new. For the sim racing Jacks of all Trades, the Weekly Challenge will be starting during 2024 Season 1. In it, you can race a different type of car every week.

A low slung open wheeler racing car on a race track.
Fear not iRacers, plenty of car and track combos will not require you to fork out too much extra cash. Image credit: iRacing.com

Prove yourself the best in everything from sportscars to open wheelers on a global tour of iRacing‘s most popular circuits. Any player with a licence that is Class D or higher can take part in the series.

There will be ranked races occurring every hour, but a main race on Sunday at 9pm CET where one random top split participant can earn $5 in credits.

iRacing Weekly Challenge – Season 1 2024 Schedule

  • Week 1: GT4* – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
  • Week 2: Ray FF1600 – Oulton Park Circuit (Island)
  • Week 3: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992)* – Autódromo José Carlos Pace*
  • Week 4: Skip Barber Formula 200* – Virginia International Raceway (North)
  • Week 5: Toyota GR86 – Okayama (Full Course)
  • Week 6: Dallara F3* – Suzuka (Grand Prix)*
  • Week 7: Global MX-5 Cup – Road Atlanta (Full Course)*
  • Week 8: Radical SR10* – Road America (Full Course)*
  • Week 9: Street Stock – Watkins Glen (Cup)*
  • Week 10: Renault Clio Cup* – Lime Rock (Classic)
  • Week 11: GT3* – Spa-Francorchamps (Grand Prix pits)*
  • Week 12: Formula Vee – Rudskogen Motorsenter

*– Requires content to be purchased.

This is most likely an experiment by the iRacing team to see if the player numbers warrant such a series to continue. Which perhaps explains why a vast majority of the cars and tracks are in the base game, with very few needing to be purchased.

Editor’s Take

The news of this brand new addition to the iRacing schedule is music to my ears. I have always believed in sim racing being a platform not just for players to race the one type of car at all times, but to race many varying types. Not to undermine anyone who is content racing just the one car, of course.

I will be looking to participate in this series when it gets underway. I would encourage many iRacing players to give it a shot, you may be surprised how much you enjoy racing all these unfamiliar types of car. It will dramatically help you improve as a driver, I am sure of it!

Will you be taking part in the iRacing Weekly Challenge series? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

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