Indycar and iRacing have teamed up for the new iRacing.com IZOD Indycar Premier Series, which is an 18-race, 36-week series hosted on many of the same tracks as the 2011 IZOD Indycar Series.
Racers will compete for oval and road titles, as well as an overall series champion. Both the oval and road champions will win a cash award, but the overall series champion will also get a trip to the IZOD IndyCar season finale to receive the season trophy and be recognized during pre-race driver introductions.
Ther series will use the virtual version of the Dallara IC 09 IndyCar, and tracks already on the schedule include the Indianpolis Motor Speedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Texas Motor Speedway, The Milwaukee Mile, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Infineon Raceway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway, with Iowa Speedway and Twin Ring Motegi currently under construction and to be added as they become available.
In other iRacing news, the Jetta TDI Cup D-Class series will now become the Class D Jetta MX-5/Roadster Series, with a 12-week schedule featuring mixed class racing with the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Mazda MX-5/Roadster. Circuits hosting the series will include Sebring, Zandvoort, Road Atlanta, Silverstone and Spa.