The Holden VF Commodore will be available in iRacing in the future after an agreement reached with GM Holden Ltd and Red Bull Racing Australia/Triple Eight Race Engineering.
That means iRacers will be able to drive a digital model of Jamie Wincup’s championship-wnning, 635hp Red Bull Holden VF Commodore. It’s good timing as Wincup and his team took a third-straight V8 Supercars title at the recent Sydney 500. And the iRacing version of the Mount Panorama Circuit was also recently released.
“The opportunity to develop our version of the Red Bull Holden VF Commodore is great news for iRacing and iRacers around the world, especially our members in Australia and New Zealand,” iRacing.com executive vice president and executive producer Steve Myers said.
“Not only are there more iRacers in Australia and New Zealand than any other countries outside of the United States, they are among the most enthusiastic sim-racers in the world.”
“When we learned it was developing a sim-version of Mount Panorama, we reached out to iRacing in order to give our team an advantage in pre-race training for Bathurst. We were highly impressed by the accuracy of their product and by iRacing’s ‘can-do’ attitude,” Red Bull Racing Australia/Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Director of Commercial Operations, Peter Jamieson said.
The development begins with CAD files of the VF Holden Commodore, followed by hundreds of photographs, chassis set-up details and audio recordings. They’ll be used to simulate the car before it is tested by both veteran sim-racers and Red Bull/Triple Eight drivers before an expected arrival in mid-2014.