iRacing.com – VW Jetta TDI Cup Announced

iRacing.com has announced a new partnership with Volkswagen that will soon allow iRacing subscribers to compete in the virtual version of the VW Jetta TDI Cup starting season 3 2009.

All members with a Rookie 4.0 or higher competition license are welcome, fighting not just for points and honor but something more exciting. Once the season is over, the top ranked drivers which meet the VW Jetta TDI Cup requirements (age between 16-26 and North American/Mexcio resident) will receive an invitation by Volkswagen of America and get their chance to prove themselves in a real VW Jetta TDI Cup race car.

Volkswagen will be selecting 30 drivers to compete in the real-life 2010 season and should the iRacing qualifier be among them, his/her full season will be paid for!

The partnership does not end there as iRacing will become the primary gateway to the Driver Selections event for the 2011 VW jetta TDI Cup season. This will give talented sim racers the chance to prove that they aren’t just quick behind the wheel of a virtual car and that real driving talent can be found in the sim racing community.

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  • mike

    :eek: I guess they really are earning their money from memberships to be able to run this kind of event but anyways props to iracing this is amazing chance for simmers.

  • superapex

    I’m sure VW TDI Cup is subsidizing the season… not iRacing should you get selected. I’m sure iRacing is paying some marketing fees etc.. but this is a mutually beneficial thing for iRacing and the VW TDI cup.. they both get exposure

  • Dave

    Very cool addition to the lineup! This in addition to the Spec Racer, Ford Mustand, Ford GT, Corvette and Lotus will be some great new cars to race.

    Now to sit back and wait for AuntieChuckles to make a witty remark on the pricing.

  • Cheekychops

    and Vkt !!!.
    Come on Vkt……give us an opportunity to stick another pin in the vkt voodoo doll :wink:

  • ermax18

    I’ve watched these cars in real life. They are so funny to watch because all you hear is the tires. We figured it would be a boring suport race but it turned out being one of the most exciting suport races of the weekend.

  • Vkt

    Dave:
    Very cool addition to the lineup! This in addition to the Spec Racer, Ford Mustand, Ford GT, Corvette and Lotus will be some great new cars to race.
    Now to sit back and wait for AuntieChuckles to make a witty remark on the pricing.

    Cheekychops:
    and Vkt !!!.
    Come on Vkt……give us an opportunity to stick another pin in the vkt voodoo doll

    Y’all niggas trying to troll here :roll:

  • Sensekhmet

    I’m skeptical as far as the ‘pay-to-drive’ simracing goes, but I cannot deny that this is great news. There are thousands of people around the world (me included) who will never make the jump to professional racing just because the costs are that much higher. Such people until now have been condemned to stay on the amateur level for the rest of their lives. Perhaps now, with iRacing, a new gateway has been created…

  • maxs

    make a dvd store version , otherwise useless ….
    i would rather spend this money on real gokarts than this “game”

  • Crazy Bored

    maxs:
    i would rather spend this money on real gokarts than this “game”

    I do love putting a new set of tires on my kart but they cost more than a year subscription to iRacing. If you think the price of iRacing compares to even the lowest level racing in real life, then I disagree.

    I would be interested to see what kind of costs are involved in this Jetta series.

  • maxs

    i am talking about renting gokarts for hour or something in Poland its everywhere not owning a one (too expensive)

  • navalhawkeye

    Crazy Bored:

    I would be interested to see what kind of costs are involved in this Jetta series.

    It is 30k if you make it. Free, if you make it with iRacing.

    Even rental karts – that’s what? 2-3 hours? iRacing – all year.

  • kabronyproductions

    orlando just opened its first road course,

    http://centralfloridaroadcourse.com/

    for $ 50,00 you can rent kart for 30 minutes most fun i have had in a while….

  • GeraArg

    One thing is driving a kartig (or any racecar), another thing is to PLAY iRacing (or any commercial simulator).
    With simulators you can learn basics concepts, but you must remember that it is a GAME, is NOT the reality, the difference is extremely, extremely, extremely, extremely and more extremely huge….
    This is the same as the GT Academy, is a commercial proposition and is excellent to do so. :wink:
    Good luck to all participants.
    :grin:

  • superapex

    GeraArg, your perception of Sim racing is completely off. I’m not saying that the simulators we drive are absolutely realistic but I am saying that the skill sets that enable you to be a fast driver in the sim world transfer over nicely to the real world. There have been a ton of examples of fast sim racers jumping into a car they had never driven before and turning out some fast laps in real life. When the processing power reaches a certain level, their will be almost no distinction between reality and simulation.

  • Sensekhmet

    superapex, it certainly doesn’t work for me. I can hold my own in real racing but I completely suck in simracing. So my opinion is similar to GeraArg’s.

  • Diswanio

    @ maxs (maxxis), Stop wining about money, if you don’t have its ok, you can get a job tho! Once you have a job you can try real karts no rentals and get youre self some iracing.

    Stupid Wining About money, grow up!

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