Who are we?
Simracersworld started life as Simracers UK in August 2015 on Facebook. The group began life as a place where people could go to share simracing videos or just chat about their experiences of online and offline simracing. no platform was ignored and no racing title was excluded. within 6 months it had become clear that the majority of members were using the same sim title. iRacing. It also became obvious that those same members were looking for privately organised races away from the sometimes chaotic official races on iRacing. So we started organising fun racing nights, these soon became a regular occurence on a Thursday and as the word spread across Benelux, the numbers began to grow, and before long we were hosting nights of 20 strong grids of GT3 cars. There was never a masterplan for SRW to grow and become one of the most well known sim communities in northern Europe, it just kinda happened. Fast foward to 2020 and we have over 1100 members and organise multiple leagues within the community and 2 of those leagues are broadcast on YouTube every week. We have come a long way in less than 5 years and we are very proud of what we have achieved.
Early in 2018 The private race nights started to take off in a serious way. The racing was always friendly but the competition fierce. The format was simple, GT3 races of 1 hour duration with a pitstop. Fast forward 2 years and the League has gone from strength to strength from 12 cars on the grid to 50 and we are about to start season 6. The racing has gone from personal livestreams to a fully live broadcast with a commentary team and it is now showcased on the iRacing Esports Network. One thing hasn't changed and thats the format. its simple and effective and drivers love it. Maybe thats the secret to it's success? Driver return hit rate is also at 80%, so we must be doing something right?
At SRW the core community are always pushing new ideas and when TCR was released in the Autumn of 2019 one member wanted to push this through as the next big league. TCR was new to iRacing and has a big following in the UK. This proved to be the right timing for SRW to create another series that they could be proud of. The SRW European TCR series was born and 2020 will be the year where it takes off. This series is broadcast on Youtube with a commentary team and is growing in stature all the time.