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2011 Is Just Around The Corner..

2011 Is Just Around The Corner..

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, feels almost like yesterday that Iยดve put together the last year-ending story. 2010 is almost gone and it’s safe to say that it has been an exciting year for sim racing and VirtualR.

Aside from the usual suspects such as rFactor, iRacing and Simbin’s simulations, two of the hottest topics in 2010 were the releases of Codemasters’ F1 2010 and Gran Turismo 5 that led to plenty of heated discussions in the community. The biggest surprise of 2010 certainly was Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010 though, a full-blown Formula One simulator that came out of the blue and proved that the netKar Pro engine is more powerful than many expected.

2011 should be no less exciting for sim racers as two very important new titles will see the light of day in the coming 12 months – rFactor 2 & Simbin’s new title backed by a brand new graphics engine. Combine that with the ever-expanding iRacing, a revived netKar Pro, Need for Speed Shift 2, F1 2011 by Codemasters and lots of interesting new hardware products and the future looks very bright for fans of virtual racing.

The past 12 months were great for VirtualR as well as 2010 had more than 5.5 million readers visiting this site for the latest news and info. While the site’s layout remained unchanged in 2010, a new comment system has been introduced in July and seems to have grown on most of the community.

The last day of the year is the perfect time to say thanks, that’s why I would like to thank all the readers, news reporters, comment posters, modders, developers and everyone else who keeps this site’s community and sim racing in general alive and healthy.

A special thank you goes out to the bunch of donators who`ve not just opened their hearts but also their wallets to support VirtualR, without you and my loyal advertising partners this site would not be able to exist.

Personally, I`m happy to say that Iยดm as committed and motivated as ever and very excited about what the future has in store for our favorite hobby. I wish all of you a pleasant 2011 and hope to see all of you coming back next year!

  • Philip Oakley

    Hapy New Year to everyone who reads VirtualR!

  • Hobbs77

    Thanks Rob, and all the best to you and your readers for the new year. I’m also looking forward to Dirt 3.

  • kiwi

    happy new year everybody!

  • Lmt Moddinggroup

    Happy new year..and thanks alot rob for all the work on the world finest simracing news page.

  • Mr. A

    Happy new year to everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • F1Racer

    Happy New Year to Rob and all the guys here on VirtualR (yes, even the one’s I’ve argued with, in fact, especially those).

    Hoping for a less whingy, more appreciative 2011 (fat chance) and if not, lets at least be thankful we’re in a position to enjoy sim-racing and not spending time looking for clean water and swatting flies from our faces  (although I hear it can be pretty bad in some branches of McDonalds.)

    Hamilton or Button for the 2011 title and hurry up for the next season of Curb Your Enthusiasm !

    Happy 2011 to all !

  • BSR-WiX

    Happy New Year to all from the Racers Modding Team.
    Lets all have a great 2011.

  • Coennulft

    Happy new year from the Netherlands! I’ll be checking this site every day in 2011 too!

  • ZombieJim

    Happy New year everyone. Thanks for the year’s work Montoya and here’s hoping for another year of growth. Not sure what I’d do without VirtualR.

  • stabiz

    Happy new year, bitches!

  • adrian


    My daily routine now includes checking virtualr as soon as i wake up to see whats new in the sim racing world.

    Keep it up!

  • belzebutt

    Happy new year, thanks for bringing us the good news all year long!

  • Ernie

    Yes, a happy new simracing year 2011 to everyone!

  • Spacekid

    Thank you Rob for such an wonderful website you have. It´s been a pleasure to come more than once a day to read your site. Thx a lot and keep it up!

  • Carbonfibre

    Wow, 6 times the appreciation!!! Seriously, how are you managing to mess up that badly?!  ๐Ÿ˜€

  • PvtStash

    Happy new year all, and thanks for the site and the work involved in keeping it going. Should be a great year for us sim racers, lot’s of new toys coming.

  • Denis P.

    Thanks Rob! Happy new year.

  • f0xx

    Thanks Montoya, happy new year!

  • albim75

    you forgot WRC 2011

  • jimmy

    Happy new year and a lot of new (sim)racing experiences! Both real life and virtual world of racing should be very tasty in 2011 so let’s hope we won’t be disappointed. And undying thanks to ‘Montoya’ for the best and ultimate simracing site in whole universe!!! It must take unbelievable amount of time to serve us all simracing news practically every day… THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

  • 6e66o

    Thanks Rob,
    and a happy new year to all of you.

  • gtrNL

    Happy new year guys.
    And as I say every year, thanks for the great website.

  • Ali Alami

    Thank you so much for your great efforts ๐Ÿ™‚

  • prentf1

    Happy New Year everybody and thank you to VirtualR! Such a great site!

  • TheSTIG

    Cheers mate! And a big thank you!

  • The Biff

    Have a happy and safe new year all!!!  I know I can’t wait for rfactor2!  It’s going to be huge!! 

  • Vevex

    Happy new year for the team and for the good management of this site
    And happy new year for the community ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Mitos

    Happy New Year!

  • Jos

    happy new year!

    and may 2011 be another great year for electronic motorsport!

  • KastaRules

    Happy new year guys!

  • Human Hunter

    fuck the 2011

    2012 baby,the doomsday is near

  • JGoenR

    Happy New Year everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The Biff

    Make a new drop down just for netkar.  Netkar doesn’t deserve to be grouped with LFS…LOL. 

  • albim75

    are you serious……NETKAR PRO has better phisics of LFS

  • CAR

    LFS doesn’t deserve a mention until they actually have something to release!

  • Paul Kelly

    Thanks for all you do, Montoya!

  • zer0ryd3r

    doomsday my ass. people worry too much about doomsday dates. just live your life and deal with what comes at you on a daily basis. i sure as hell am not going to sit in a corner and pee my pants until december of 2012.

  • zer0ryd3r

    Happy new year all. Be on the lookout for Richard Burns Rally 2!!! lol. Seriously though, will rfactor 2 be out before quarter 2 of 2011? who knows

  • The Biff

    I agree!!…lol.  LFS belongs with the “other sim racing” drop down and Netkar deserves it’s own.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • lonewolf

    happy 2011 ,

  • The Biff

    RBR 2   wooohooo!!   LOL.   That would be awesome. 

  • SErpa332


    Darin Gangi at iRacing forums about Thrustmaster T500RS

    “I have a T500RS here and it’s incredible ! Pedals are decent but not as good as Clubsports.. The wheel on the other hand which will work on the PC once they have their drivers worked out, is a step above anything on the market from Logitech or Fanatec. Actually makes the G25/27 feel and look like a toy. It’s more like an ECCI or Frez wheel and feels like it too.
    I’ll be posting an unboxing and first look vid tomorrow about it..”

  • GeraArg

    Happy new year!!!!  ๐Ÿ˜€

  • The Biff

    So if clubsports are better, which I’m sure they are the wheel is overpriced.  You can get clubsports and a g27 for the same price as the t500rs. 

  • DeDios

    thanks for all mate, and happy new year ๐Ÿ™‚

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