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Happy New Year!

2013 is almost in the books so it is time to welcome a new sim racing year!

2013 is almost in the books so it is time to welcome a new sim racing year!

2014 is shaping up to be a great year for sim racing with Project CARS due to be released and Assetto Corsa reaching version 1.0 among many other upcoming sim titles, mods and hardware devices.

The new year also means that VirtualR is heading towards its seventh anniversary, a milestone I never had in mind when creating the site in the first place. Thanks to all of you, the site is as busy as ever, having gone past the 100.000 comments mark earlier this year.

Speaking of comments, this is also the time of the year to thank F1Racer for all his efforts in keeping this a (largely) sane and level-headed place to meet & discuss. Thanks also goes out to my loyal advertising partners that allow VirtualR to be neutral and independent.

Last but certainly not least, I’d like to thank all of you for popping by and speaking your mind, tipping me off on stories and keeping an interest in our favorite hobby. I’m looking forward to see all of you back in 2014, happy new year to you and yours!

  • GulyΓ‘s TamΓ‘s

    Happy New Year 2014 !!!

    • BackMarker

      LOL at the people who downvoted the the post above! πŸ™‚

  • Ioannis

    happy new year !!
    may 2014 be the year of simracing.

  • speed1

    Happy new year Rob, greatings and a happy new year to SMS also, especially to Ian, Andre G. the most impressive guy Andrew W., Jan F. and all the other involved nice guys there. I’m really sad not to be a part of pCars anymore but i’m still with you guys.

  • PetrolheadDen

    And a Happy New Year to you and F1Racer!! And to everyone else. Agree or disagree we all share this hobby and there is room for everyone no matter which platform, sim, game, etc they choose to pursue it with. Cheers everyone and may 2014 be another year we can share in.

  • Joe Martin

    Happy New Year to all. With Assetto Corsa, RFactor 2, PCars, and all the others that will be fully released this coming year, it will be the greatest year of racing sims EVER!

  • F1Racer

    Happy New Year guys !! I hope everyone has a great and healthy new year and really continue to enjoy their passion of sim-racing. We have lots to look forward to and my appreciation and sincere thanks goes to all the devs and modders who keep our community thriving.
    Thanks to Montoya for trusting me as a moderator and all you sim-racers out there on VR for putting up with me when I make my long posts or have to do my moderator job. It’s not easy for me and it doesn’t win any friends but sometimes it has to be done to try and keep this site as pleasant a place as possible for everyone to visit.

    Enjoy your pCARS, your Assetto Corsa, your rFactor 2, your RRRE or whatever you’re playing and lets remember we’re all on the same side even when we disagree on things.

    I spare a thought for the Schumacher family at this dreadful time and hope that everything works out well for Michael.

    Enjoy 2014 people !! πŸ˜€

  • SzilΓ‘rd Hompoth

    Thank you for your effort and Happy New Year!

  • Chima Madujibeya

    Happy new year everyone πŸ™‚

  • Chris Wright

    Happy New Year all and welcome to 2014 – the year of the version 1.0 release πŸ™‚

  • MAKCorp

    Happy New Year mate! Best wishes to you and your family. I hope 2014 brings you lots of happiness and prosperity. Roll on 200,000 comments! πŸ™‚

  • Derek Speare

    Happy New Year to all – here’s the everyone’s health, prosperity and happiness for 2014 πŸ™‚

  • gt3rsr

    Happy New Year to everyone not only from our small-but-growing simracing community. But I am mainly thinking of Michael Schumacher now…. I don’t know. I don’t know him personally, I’ve even never met him, yet he’s been a part of my life since my childhood. It’s like if it happened to a close relative of mine… Get well soon, Michael! Only then it will be a happy year for me.

  • Fernando Capel

    Happy new year to everyone!!!

  • Adrian Herrera

    Happy virtual new year to all my sim racing friends and foes! We all may have our different opinions but we are in this together.. Keep on rocking and rolling!

  • Olivier Prenten

    Happy new year every simracers! Thanks to Montoya & F1Racer for this GREAT site!

  • Alistair

    Happy New Year!

  • Olivier Prenten


  • Brian Clancy

    Happy New year to everyone and lets hope 2014 is a great one for all of us πŸ™‚

  • Olivier Prenten

    Moreover I wish a fast and great recovery to Michael, my F1 idol since his beginning…
    My little tribute:

  • Vhr Stockcar

    I would like to wish all of the sim heads a happy new year….I believe 2014 could be a great for our hobby.

  • Ross Siggers

    Happy new year one and all πŸ™‚

  • Silvio

    Happy new year for everybody. Peace and health for all.

  • Anonymous

    We all have very high hopes for 2014, as AC and pCars should be very close to finish if not finished, rf2 could move a bit forward as well. Also we should see a few mods with “mythical” status. 2013 was year of waiting and beta testing, now the real fun should start.

    Happy new year for everybody of course!

  • John Karagiannis

    Thank you for your efforts and the time you have put in this site for us to enjoy. It’s definitely a hot spot for sim news and tips. 2013 has been a very busy and fruitfull year for studios. Great games as well as great hardware have come out. Sim community is steadily growing bigger and stronger. Our voice is heard and I could say it seriously affects the form of content we come to enjoy – thanks to forums and sites like Virtualr. Kudos and all the best for the coming year.
    You are going to be a lot more busy!

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joco Gorenc

    Best wishes in 2014 for all. Thanks admins for this great site. This year will be amazing for simracing πŸ™‚

  • Ufo aka Juggalo

    Happy New Year to Everyone!

    In 2014 I should finish my Dome S101.5 for GTR2 (and I’ll also try to release it fof AC and pC /if it will be possible/).

  • Diego Colafabio

    happy new year guys! πŸ™‚

  • Arie Beuker, de

    Happy new year guys and gals!
    Gee, back in ’85 when i bought my first computer, i always knew we would have an “online” community. And that we would have great simulations, like we have today.
    Gaming has come a long way since! I , for one, am happy that i experienced the changes over time.
    2014 promises more gaming fun, hope we all stay healthy to see 2015.

  • feels3

    Happy New Year to all simracing fans! πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to VirtualR team and its happy visitors!
    Thank you for the service we all like πŸ™‚

  • mjbonner70

    happy new year and thank you for the community’s no.1 site

  • Anonymous
  • Jack_NL

    A healthy 2014 yall

    Was waiting until I was the #600 poster πŸ˜‰

  • Steve Bird

    whoa, no news in over 2 weeks πŸ™

    • Anonymous


  • Steve Bird

    I mean new news post πŸ™‚ Sorry Montoya πŸ™‚

    • Anonymous

      I’m still confused. The site has been updated countless of times since this story, the last story was posted four hours ago.

  • Steve Bird

    Whoa. Apologies Montoya……My browser seems not to have updated VirtualVR since this post. pressed F5 this evening and realised that I’ve missed out of two weeks of news.

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