Get A Free iRacing Trial Month

The Radical SR8 sports prototype is one of the cars represented in iRacing’s lineup of racing cars and the British-based Radical Sportscars company is certainly very proud of having one of their cars included in the online racing simulation.

To celebrate that, Radical Sportscars are offering everyone a free trial of iRacing’s services for one month. The trial includes the basic iRacing content package, including the Pontiac Solstice, the Legend’s Ford Coupe as well as a bunch of tracks. Furthermore, trial users get to try the Radical SR8 as well as the matching Silverstone circuit to race it on.

All you have to do is visit the link below and apply for a promotion code by filling out the form. If you haven’t tried iRacing yet and want to know what all the fuss is about – This is your chance of doing it free of charge.

Update: As of July 2010, the Radical iRacing trial month offer is no longer valid.

Apply For A Free Month of iRacing Here

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  • Trox

    Ok, get well soon.
    I try to be patient :happy:

  • http://timwheatley.org timwheatley

    Ok, I processed about 400 emails today, so if you have not received a code today, you should do tomorrow as only 200 remain.

  • jayodom

    I am willing to bet I’m in that last 200 somewhere. :sad:
    I’m cool with using my credit card. :wink:
    Tomorrow will be good day.
    Thank Tim,

    JayO

  • http://timwheatley.org timwheatley

    It’s getting a bit slower now as I have more duplicates to weed out, as everyone registers multiple emails or multiple times. :(

  • jayodom

    Tim,

    I have an idea to speed you along. :idea:
    Search your mail lastname = odom :wink: j/k

    I know you will get to it. only one submit from me. I tried to nix the OCD on this one.

    Thanks Again!

    Jay

  • T-I-G-E-R

    I know that driver with nickname T-I-G-E-R with identical email that ends with inbox.lv have also registered only one time few days ago :D And he have some serious intentions to buy this game afterwards :)

  • CrippleHorse

    Just tried it and it’s amazing. I still wouldn’t pay for it :sd: but I guess it’s a matter of principle, as I can afford it but it’s an outrageous sum of money by any product standards I’ve seen so far in my life. Not to say how lame it is to pay for content when you’re allready paying monthly subscription. 1 month, 20 bucks or so, I want a track, 20 bucks, it’s a big time ripoff when you think of it in terms of how much for a year. Make it a 100 for 12 with free content and I would think about it.
    And I understand that many people in simracing are americans who find it amusing to go round in circles, but the proportion of ovals is slightly overwhelming. Come on, they’re all round.

    In my opinion, the main thing for us to wonder is, can the same level of quality be accomplished in rfactor? The answer is almost definitely yes, but even the best mods like historicx would need a tad of work to get there. For example, Neils’s cars, the caterhams, scgt and EOAA’s work, to name a few others that are doing good, have minimized the weird spin-outs (or rather -ins) due to huge loss of grip after past the peak slip angle, but even those feel less progressive and further from real life compared to iracing, so maybe this has to do with rfactor’s engine and let’s hope to see some improvement in rf2. Also once you feel the feedback on iracing, you’ll get double frustrated with all the in-out, in-out of rfactor, trying and failing to type a good realfeel setting, since the recommended, if any, almost always don’t work. A good feedback that would work universally without the need for independent adjustments would save us all. Back to iracing, the tracks are very good, they sure may lack that brilliant creativity element that you can find in V_LM’s work for example, but the increased accuracy make the driving experience far better than 99% of rfactor tracks.

    So people will keep insulting other people just for saying iracing is good, replying that “it is bullshit” without having driven it, until we see that kind of quality in rfactor :sd:

  • http://timwheatley.org timwheatley

    That’s pretty good feedback on pricing CrippleHorse. Unfortunately though, the costs involved for us are directly related to the cost. I understand people have differing opinions on how much they think it should cost, but only we know how much it truly does when scanned and built to our standards.

    I personally don’t like the anti any simulation attitude. There should be room for everything. We’re fully aware that there will be people who love our sim, don’t like our sim or like you just don’t like our prices, but as Scott McKee said in an interview way before we even launched, there are other solutions for you and frankly I think that’s great.

  • http://timwheatley.org timwheatley

    Should be: “prices involved for us are directly related to the cost”.

  • CrippleHorse

    I can believe that, I just think that after some people gave it a try and stopped bashing it senselessly as a simulation when their problem is that they find it expensive, there would be far more people willing to subscribe for a lower price. For example, if half the price could bring double the subscribers (daring speculation?), it would be very good for you.

    I can get some of the anti-that simulation but it usually has nothing to do with whether people like the sim itself, even if people pretend that it has, criticism to iracing is full of that, only rarely do I see people criticizing the sim itself. It’s just that people would like all the simracing community to turn to one sim and stick to giving their work for that for free. I would like that too, doesn’t mean I have the right to ask for it or find it fair to bash a sim because it spoils the uniform.

  • Lincoln Miner

    The iRacing community is different from some others. Everyone has a credit card. Everyone uses their real names in races and on forums, including people like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Justin Wilson, Bobby LaBonte, Alex Ardoin, Jacques Villenauve, Martin Truex Jr, AJ Almendinger, Marcos Ambrose, Eric Foss, etc. etc.

    iRacing is owned by John Henry, who owns the Boston Red Sox and 1/2 of Rousch/Fenway Racing in Nascar. It’s a very professionally run and highly customer centric organization. John Henry has over 500 post on the forums. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has over 400.

    Some of these “This is Bullshit” posts ranting about credit cards is embarassing. Who are you guys?

  • CrippleHorse

    I find it logical as a first reaction when asked to give your credit card number for a trial. I can understand that there may be practical reasons behind that procedure, but that “the iRacing type of guy has a credit card” sounds a bit lame, next thing you’re gonna tell us is they wear ties and work as executives.

  • Lincoln Miner

    Every iRacer has a credit card. There are a handful of well behaved teenagers that don’t, but use their parents. Peter Read is 14 and lives in Australia. Top 20 driver. Very respectful. Not all kids are.

    iRacing does not require ties, but the community isn’t an “rFactor = 10, iRacing = 0″ type community. Many of these posts sound like they’re written by kids, who aren’t the demographic for iRacing. My guess is 9 out of 10 of the “This is Bullshit” posters wouldn’t subscribe after the trial anyway.

  • goos

    So tim is busy with tons of emails again? or is he just asleep

  • unklepepper

    Well I have to give it to iRacing, the simulation is unsurpassed, so far at least. There are many areas that make it the most rewarding experience I have had & id say iv become a better driver over the last 10 days than I have in 2 years with pc sim racing.

    But, im not going to be continuing my sub, well not in the near future anyway. The biggest reason is the price, $20 PM or even $200 a year I could justify, but the extra cost to proceed higher up the ranks is not for me. For example, for me the next step would defo be the skippy. But that would be another $80+ to do the full season, yes if you join for a year you get $60 credit but I am away for 2 months in the summer & 1 month in december so that is a waste. I dont know what the cost higher up is but I guess you would need another $50+ for another category & so on.

    Then & I know its a low chance but if the business went bust thats a lot of property you own with no way to use it, or sell it on Cragslist!

    There is the euro problem too, not the cars or tracks. But id love some euro tintops & tracks! Its the time difference, Iv won a few road races now, but I haven’t because there aren’t enough people in the races for it to be official. there just aren,t the numbers people on during the afternoon/early evening in the UK which is when I get the chance to race mainly.

    Oh & there are wreckers on there, & not all of them are rookies, Iv bin crunched by D & C class drivers who (somehow) manage to type insults & blame you (me) for being a rookie at the same time as piling out of the pitlane & right into the path of the leader! Then send “threatening” PMs after the race! So having a credit card doesn’t mean your not a childish moron at all. There is also a lot of “f*** off back to rFactor” comments to drivers during races too so its still no change from “f*** off back to gran turismo” you get in any other sim.

    But I wouldn’t mind these things if the price structure was different, but thats not going to change because if it does there will be many angry iRacer’s who paid full price demanding refunds/free content to make up for it.

  • http://timwheatley.org timwheatley

    I think you’re a little confused on the pricing structure. We schedule things so that some tracks are re-used in higher levels. We also have a 10% discount on 3 items, 20% on 6. Additionally, we have drop weeks, you don’t need to own all the tracks in the schedule to compete for the championship. If you buy what you need, you will only possible spend a maximum of $18 per month when you’re signed up for the 1 year ($13 will go to the subscription and an average of $5 or so will go to content when spaced out over the year).

    We are shortly going to be cracking down on some of the attitudes amongst the membership and making some changes. There should be room for people and the attitude of some members does not fit with where we want the social interaction to be.

  • goos

    soon 18h, man I hope i get the code before the weekend… anyone else got their code lately?

  • T-I-G-E-R

    hey, guys :) Please stop blaming iracing that they are too expensive, or that there are some wreckers on tracks.

    1) Money
    To my mind project is really a bit expensive, but it doesnt mean that you can blame for that iracng and their developers – that is their plolitics and you can choose whether to buy it or not – so far they have prooven for me (I am a demo driver too) that sim is great, they have best service and this product have proven that it is worth the money it costs.
    2) Wreckers
    The iracing have build up community with drivers who respect each other on the track. Incidents that you have described above are only exceptions but in rfactor they are very ordinary (I am talking about public server). + Dont forget that this is game and some drivers can make some errors because of carelenes or smth. (it have happened to me too).

    3)It is worth to mention that you will always have a chance to race against drivers who are very similar to your driving abilities and they will respect you on track which means that you will have very close fights.

    I am pretty sure that after the end of demo license I will become one of the memebers of this community.

    Dont blame iracing that you cannot afford to buy this game.

  • unklepepper

    Hey, at no point did I blame iRacing for their price structure. I understand their reasons for it & im sure its a very costly project. I think its a fantastic product & have enjoyed it hugely. I do feel though that for me personally in my current situation that it doesn’t offer enough for the minimum possible monthly outlay.

    I understand the concept of drop weeks, its great that you have that option. I know that you dont need new tracks for a new series but I guess I just dont feel that for $20 a month you should have to miss out on races in a series for a whole week. When you can but a new on the market game like GTA 4 for example, for the same price a 1 track in iRacing I just think thats too much.

    Maybe in the future things will change tho.

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