Cedric Byll makes a big splash on arrival to DeltaSport with qualification to iRacing's newest world championship series in the Dallara IR-01. This series presented by Force Dynamics marks the second currently running road world championship on the iRacing service. Byll finished in the top 26 in the world during the super session qualiyfing series pushing him through to the big stage against the worlds best who choose to attempt to qualify for the series. The introduction of the IR-01 was met with mixed opinions and may not be everyones cup of tea but its centerstage for this world Championship!
"The Dallara IR-01 is iRacing and Dallara’s answer to the challenges of premier international open-wheel motorsport. Designed to blend together the best elements of grand prix racing’s past, present, and future, this fast and agile machine is easy to pick up, but limited electronics and driver aids make it challenging to master.
The IR-01 is powered by a naturally aspirated, 3.0-liter V10 reminiscent of the engines that dominated the sport in the early and mid 1990s. Producing upwards of 900 horsepower at a dry weight of just 600 kilograms, the result is an aggressive car that races well in traffic and is a pure thrill ride to drive."
"iRacing is pleased to confirm the Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship, an open-wheel series featuring the Dallara iR-01 for professional sim racers, will make its debut this fall. Qualifying rounds for the series will take place this summer, as Super Sessions staged within the existing Dallara Formula iR series. For those who make the cut, $25,000 in prizes will be on the line in the 10-race championship.
Jointly designed and produced by Dallara and iRacing and released last December, the Dallara iR-01 is the brands’ collaborative take on a top-tier open-wheel race car. Blending modern aerodynamics with classic grand prix functions like limited driver aids, it derives its 900 horsepower from a 3.0-liter V10 powerplant reminiscent of the ones used throughout the early 2000s in grand prix action. The result is the ultimate blend of the sport’s past, present, and future, and a uniquely fun yet challenging car to master.
The full schedule for the 2021 Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com." - www.iracing.com