It has been confirmed that Rennsport, the much vaunted racing sim from nascent developer Competition Company, will receive both LMDh and TCR cars in future updates.
“There are a lot of things in the pipeline. We will bring minimum one or two LMDh cars [this year]; we will have TCR and many other things,” stated Rennsport CEO Morris Hebecker to Traxion.GG at the recent Rennsport Summit 2 in Munich, Germany.
Hebecker spoke as the inaugural ESL R1 season came to a close with the ESL R1 Spring Major, where Rennsport – despite its alpha state – was used as the foundation for the fastest drivers in the world to fight for the biggest prize pool in racing esports history – $500,000.
Despite delays to its closed beta – open to select applicants, journalists and esports drivers – Rennsport is pushing ahead with content additions, with both Monza and the Praga R1 announced as coming to the platform from the 6th of June.
Originally thought to focus on GT3 racing, Hebecker has always stated that Rennsport would have a wider remit. And the introduction of globally popular TCR touring cars and WEC and IMSA prototypes moves the sim in the direction of the more established and varied offerings from the likes of iRacing, rFactor 2 and RaceRoom.
With Rennsport sharing an established GT3 partnership with BMW, Porsche and Audi, perhaps we could see the BMW M Hybrid V8, Porsche 963 LMDh and Audi RS 3 LMS TCR racecars announced in the coming weeks.
Although the exact identity of the cars isn’t known yet, Hebecker promises they will form part of the closed beta at a later stage of development.
Which TCR and LMDh cars would you like to see in Rennsport? Let us know in the comments below.
Rennsport closed beta cars
- Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II
- BMW M4 GT3
- Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo (2020)
- Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)
- Praga R1
- Unannounced LMDh car(s)
- Unannounced TCR car(s)
Rennsport closed beta tracks
- Nürburgring Grand Prix
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