iRacing members can now enjoy the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe racing car, as driven by Team Cadillac’s Johnny O’Connell and Andy Pilgrim in the Pirelli World Challenge GT Series.
“With Johnny O’Connell’s win in the opening round of the Pirelli World Challenge GT Series in St Petersburg and Andy Pilgrim’s win in Long Beach, the Cadillac CTS-V has already proven to be very a competitive proposition on the real race tracks of North America,” says Cadillac V-Series and Racing Marketing Manager John Kraemer. “Thanks to our partnership with iRacing.com, Cadillac is delighted to enable sim-racers around the world to enjoy the same incredible performance that Johnny and Andy experience every time they buckle in to their CTS-Vs on the race track.”
As the Cadillac is joining the iRacing base package of cars and tracks it will be part of the experience for all 30,000+ iRacing members, and will form the basis of the Cadillac Cup, which is a series of races at the iRacing version of many of the tracks which also feature in the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge GT Series. Circuits will include Infineon Raceway, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Mosport International Raceway, with a variety of iRacing and Cadillac branded prizes up for grabs.
“We’re excited to be able to make one of the world’s most advanced racing sedans available to our members,” says iRacing.com President Tony Gardner. “We’re proud to partner with Cadillac, not only in creating the virtual CTS-V but through the Cadillac Cup. iRacing and Cadillac have some exciting programs in the making, and we’re all looking forward to making the most of our dynamic partnership for Cadillac, iRacing and iRacers.”
iRacing is the online sim-racing creation of Dave Kaemmer and John Henry. It was founded in 2004 and includes the options to race cars from NASCAR, IndyCar, sports cars and even classic Grand Prix racers against drivers all over the world, with various championships officially sanctioned by the motorsports organising bodies.
They also have official agreements with a range of tracks. It operates on a subscription basis with prices starting from $7.46 per month. 7 cars are included in the base package, along with 10 tracks. You can then add additional cars and tracks as needed.