Resources & Links for Sim Racers
The best streamers, hardware, brands, communities and resources for Sim Racers
Looking to follow a new streamer, join a friendly sim racing community or looking for sim racing hardware?
The list below offers a ton of links and resources.
Youtubers & Twitch Streamers
Want your dose of sim racing while not behind your wheel? Drive shotgun with your new favourite streamer. The overview below provides you with hundreds of hours of sim racing action.
- Matt Malone - Mr Malone streams iRacing on the majority of the weekdays and his setup of pedal & driver cam add to our viewing pleasure. Matt has a fun personality and keeps you entertained, while also being a skilled driver who'se always in top split. Besides Matt Malone himself, he has also gotten his wife Samantha behind the wheel who has rapidly made it out of road coarse rookie and is showing everyone how to kickoff your iRacing career (including a win in only her fourth race). You can checkout Samantha's races (and her Twitter Handle @LappingInLuxury) or take a Race Room tour from Mr Malone himself. Get ready to add "tonight at night" and "wap bap bap bap bap right into me!" to your inventory of inside jokes. Just embrace it, it's a good thing!
- Empty Box - Matt provides entertaining sim racing action while offering insightful commentary on both the race itself and the sim racing community as a whole. On his youtube channel you can find Project Cars, Assetto Corsa, iRacing and many more titles.
- Jimmy Broadbent - Jimmy's channel is filled with fun sim racing videos. He makes up his own challenges and records those, which are usually fun and teach you a thing or two. He's also quite active in the sim racing community and see him team up with other sim racers. Definitely worth subscribing to his channel!
- Lando Norris - The young Formula 1 driver has made some waves as he entered the pinnacle of motorsport. However, he still has time to stream (more than just racing sims)!
Sim Racing Hardware
Looking for the right Sim Racing Hardware to push your racing game performance to its limits? These links and resources should help you with your next hardware purchase or upgrade!
- /r/simracing buying guide - this is a great overview of sim racing hardware divided in different price classes. A lot of effort went into collecting all the information that this guide provides. Highly recommended!
- Jayztwocents - Informative youtube channel on not just Sim Racing Hardware, but a ton of PC & VR hardware as well. Jay is clearly passionate about PC hardware as well as Sim Racing which is a great combo by itself, but his unique personality really makes his channel shine.
- amstudio - Helpful videos on making modifications on not only your sim racing hardware, like this awesome custom wheel on a g29 920 or this custom build analog handbrake. There's even bikes and other DiY projects.
Sim Racing Communities & Forums
The Sim Racing community generally is a welcoming environment that is always willing to help a new player out. We listed some sim racing communities and forums that you may consider joining.
Driving around on an empty track is already fun, but driving on a track with your friends is even better!
- iRacing Community Forums - The iRacing Community Forums are a great place to connect with your fellow sim racing drivers. The sub forums provide a ton of helpful information on different cars, setups, circuits, layouts and general game discussion. Participating on, or at least reading the, forum is highly recommended.
- Race Department - Well known website in the sim racing community which features news and articles on both sim and real life racing. Their forum homes to a friendly community and it provides a vast amount of information and resources.
- GTPlanet - Popular website that covers racing games, e sports, cars and motorsports. Their forum is a great place to connect with fellow racers. Especially their Gran Turismo community is very alive and not only ready to be challenged on the track, but also ready to share their setups and tips on setting better lap times.
- Inside Sim Racing - This clean and fresh looking website offers the latest racing news and sim hardware. There's also a forum with a helpful newbie area.
- bsimracing - Originated out of a long term passion for racing and organizing league races, bsimracing has grown into a great resource for in depth sim racing hardware reviews, articles and latest sim racing news.
- /r/simracing - this friendly subreddit welcomes experienced and new drivers to exchange youtube clips, discuss hardware, share guides, and ask for feedback on their driving.
- /r/simstation - smaller subreddit where the community posts photos of their sim setups. Both the quick and dirty DiY that isn't pretty, but will do its job, to the more advanced setups that will require a few paychecks to acquire.
Sim Racing Brands & Stores
You probably heard of the big names, but there's a ton of smaller companies and brands out there that have quality products to enhance your sim racing experience.
- Logitech - Well known manufacturer of pc peripherals and gaming controllers. They are an established name, mainly thanking the G25 & G27 wheels which were, and still are, hugely successful.
- Thrustmaster - Another well known brand within the PC community, even outside of sim racing or gaming hardware.
- Fanatec - This sim racing hardware brand is broadly featured on Sim Racing Rigs for a good reason. It's quality Sim Racing Hardware mostly focused on the enthusiast market in terms of pricing.
- Heusinkveld -This Dutch company offers quality pedals, shifters, handbrakes and more kits to help you customize your sim racing rig.
- SimSteering - This company creates high quality products from a very fitting location, Silverstone (UK). These are profressional products with a matching price tag.
- Ascher - Beautiful (wireless) racing rims that are compatible with SC1 (Simucube 1).
- cube controls - Both Formula and GT style steering wheels that are compatible with a large number of brands (Logitech, Fanatec, Simucube, and more).
- 3drap - This Italian company produces a number of mods for different brands to enhance your driving experience.
- nsh racing - Sim Racing hardware from France! Beautiful equipment to for the enthusiast or professional racing rig.
- Precision SIM engineering - Professional grade steering wheels that are compatible (through an adapter) with AccuForce or Fanatec.
- SIM racing coach - This website provides a number of resources, courses, coaching(!) and even racing wheels + more.
- simulaje - Racing wheels and accessories from Spain to help you with your custom wheel setup.
Miscellaneous Links, Resources and Mentions
Other links, that may be less related to sim racing, yet might still spark your interest.
- Mighty Car Mods - Marty and Moog provide great entertainment while actually teaching you a thing or two about car mods, upgrades and maintenance. Their fun personalities, inside jokes and eternal beef makes it a great youtube channel for anybody into cars, racing, tuning or drifting. Also Moog does the soundtracks and they are great!
- Car Throttle - their dry humour and fun not a car guy videos on their youtube channel are a joy to watch. If you are waiting for the next race to start, run this on your second monitor. You will be laughing guaranteed and learn a thing or two about purchasing and maintaining a vehicle.