Zolder, the Belgian circuit built in the early 1960s and host to all manner of events from Formula One to Grand Prix motorcycle racing, 24-hour races and WTCC has received its image preview from iRacing, the online-only subscription-based racing simulator.
The plan is for the new track to be released in August and it is possible to make a pre-order via an iRacing.com account. Subscriptions start at $12 USD for one month, with better-value tiers for the 3-month, 1-year and 2-year intervals. The clearest example of economy is seen in the form of the $179 2-year subscription, which equates to less than $7.50 per month.
The iRacing system includes additional content (cars and the laser-scanned tracks), for which ‘volume discounts’ are available. These discounts start at 10% for three items bought at the same time, go to 20% for any six items bought and reach 25% when buying all of the content available.
A nice bonus is iRacing’s race participation credit, giving up to $40 per year towards purchases. Just take part, work your way up the license scale and drive carefully!