RENNSPORT x AUDI – New model will be added to Closed Alpha

The brand with the 4 rings is widely regarded as both a successful factory team as well as an active part of motorsport customer racing. Audi’s achievements include a range of powerful race cars, and its latest one, the AUDI R8 LMS GT3 evo II, is now featured in the Closed Alpha of RENNSPORT.

The Ingolstadt-based company is already an institution in motorsports. In line with their famous slogan, “Vorsprung durch Technik”, we want to contribute through our next level engine to help all Audi fans experience the best possible racing with their most-liked brand.

We are very happy to welcome Audi to the growing RENNSPORT family. The company is an important addition and takes us one step closer to bringing all relevant stakeholders together on one platform.

Audi is your favorite brand, and you can’t wait to get your hands on driving the AUDI R8 LMS GT3 evo II in the RENNSPORT Closed Beta? Then you should sign up for our Closed Beta waitlist and get the chance to receive a key for the latest version of RENNSPORT. You can find all information here.

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Start of the Closed Beta waitlist has been a true success.

Almost around 10 k registrations to the waitlist within the first week!

First of all, a big thank you to everyone who has engaged with RENNSPORT through various channels or events. You have already helped us a lot in drawing attention to our simulation and the journey around it.

In order to make the first preparations for the start of the Closed Beta, we wanted to collect everyone who is interested in racing in the RENNSPORT Closed Beta on a waitlist. Among those people Closed Beta keys will then be given out. Nobody could have expected how eager you were to participate, and we are still overwhelmed of your support! Alongside the crazy amount of new members on the waitlist, it makes us also super happy that around 10 K of you have also joined our Discord server after roughly 1 month. The exchange and discussion we had with you on that lately is helping us a lot in developing RENNSPORT.

Our CEO Morris and our Game Development Lead Krzysztof welcome everyone who is interested to the first AMA session which will be held for all our Discord waiting room members on Friday, October 28 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm. They will sit down with Lucas from the Marketing Team to give some insights about the current development phase, previews to the Closed Beta and further content releases. They will also answer some frequently asked questions of the Discord community. You can now hand in your questions in the respective Discord Talking Session question channel. We would be happy to seeing you on Friday. You can join our Discord with the button at the end.

In the next weeks, it’s all about getting the sim ready for the start of the Closed Beta. We want to repay your trust and go live with the best possible product. Only a handful of features will be available at the beginning, but you can already look forward to 4 cars (Porsche 911 GT3, BMW M4 GT3, Porsche Mission R, another release) and 3 race tracks (Hockenheim, Goodwood Hillclimb, another release). After that, we will test and implement more and more functions together with you. In this continuous process we will work with you to create a sim that offers the best possible racing experience.

We are very hyped about this and hope you are too. If you haven´t already, make sure to register for the Closed Beta waitlist here.

Besides checking your inboxes, you better follow our channels in order not to miss further Closed Beta key drops. See you around!

RENNSPORT Closed Beta waitlist is open now.

When starting the Closed Beta we will be moving on to the next stage of the development of RENNSPORT. You can sign up for the waitlist now.

Attending the RENNSPORT Summit in May was not only good fun for everybody as this event was one of the first ones that was held with a big group of people meeting in person again. During this weekend all guests were also promised to get the chance of becoming testers for the first ever RENNSPORT Closed Alpha testing. We are very happy that we managed to hold on to that promise in time and have been testing with those guys for over a month now. Lately we also had our first multiplayer races within the Closed Alpha – that was good fun!

From the Summit until now we have already implemented a lot of feedback. To track the updates we made, you can check out the overview here.

The Closed Alpha phase is currently running but we are already preparing for what´s about to come next. So, from today on, which is 16 weeks after the Summit, the Closed Beta waitlist is open for all RENNSPORT fans around the world. By signing up to the Closed Beta waitlist, you guys can increase your chances of getting your hands on RENNSPORT and test more features and functions. Besides giving you the possibility to make your rounds in RENNSPORT, a key to the Closed Beta will also grant you access to Discord channels where the exchange with the game development team will be extended. A focused and more direct way of communication for feedbacks, questions and ideas can be enabled there.

We will hand out keys with a 50/50 distribution way. To ease the wait you can already become a part of our Closed Beta waiting room Discord channel by signing up to the Closed Beta waitlist. If you want to sign up to the waitlist or check more information around the development stages just follow the button.

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RENNSPORT Closed Alpha testing phase has begun

Next step in the development process of RENNSPORT has taken off. Sim racing professionals are part of the Closed Alpha test group.

Since the first ever RENNSPORT Summit and the RENNSPORT Roadshow we have been implementing a lot of feedback to the game. In the list at the end, you can see what has changed during the last 2 months. To enter the next phase we have been sending out keys to all Summit guests to access and test the current status quo of the Alpha and gather their feedbacks to all possible contents.

All testers have got the exclusive opportunity to test RENNSPORT and be part of the further developments. There will be more and more features added by time during the next weeks so when starting to race not all of them will be unlocked right away. Currently there is the single player practice mode, the Porsche 911 GT3 R and the BMW M4 GT3, the Hockenheim Ring and Goodwood Hillclimb racetrack available.

We will keep you guys posted and create some new gameplay content of the current Alpha build shortly. Make sure to check out our socials.

Once the testing phase of the Closed Alpha is finalized, the Closed Beta stage will start, and the number of testers will be increased. To stay tuned about the Closed Beta registration process and many more interesting topics sign up for our Newsletter.

List of changes in the Alpha build compared to Summit build

  • Improved overall graphics quality and consistency (better materials)
  • Goodwood Map Graphical Improvements
  • Improved foliage
  • More objects added
  • Improved scene lighting
  • Added blockade behind the finish line
  • Added more details to objects close to the track
  • Hockenheimring Map Graphical Improvements
  • Adjustments for StartGrid line, curbs, grates, white lines and manholes
  • More banners added
  • Force-feedback fixes and improvements + added per-car scaling and adjustments
  • New loading screen
  • Physics adjustments
  • Improved damper parameters for both Porsche 911 GT3R and BMW M4 GT3
  • Minor fixes and improvements
  • Fixed and improved minimap behavior
  • Added possibility to change User First Name, Last name and used Car number via the in-game player profile menu.
  • Improved models and materials for both Porsche 911 GT3R and BMW M4 GT3
  • Car Mirrors Performance and Visual improvements, with more configurable settings added
  • Improved physics of the on-track loose objects
  • Added downshift protection to BMW M4 GT3
  • User Interface Legibility and User Experience improvements
  • Fixed bug in controller setting preset management
  • Single Player Main Menu overhaul

World famous Hillclimb racetrack included in RENNSPORT

Festival of Speed in Goodwood can be relived virtually.

When the past meets the future of motorsport. The RENNSPORT Roadshow brought us to the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture, Goodwood Festival of Speed. We had the chance to showcase the latest build of RENNSPORT to the festival guests. To make the fit even better the visitors of our booth have been able to race the original Hillclimb racetrack in the respective build of RENNSPORT that was shown.

Although the Festival of Speed is more of a tribute to motorsport than a serious race, the Goodwood Hillclimb racetrack probably draws the greatest notoriety among motorsport fans of any decade. Since 1993, this event has been held on the grounds of Goodwood House near Chichester in southern England and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

While the festival takes place only once a year, the feeling of driving up the hill can be recreated regularly in RENNSPORT as soon as our sim will be released. With the integration of the Hillclimb, we have reached another milestone in our young company history, because this is not only an addition to our currently available racetrack, the Hockenheim Ring, but also the starting point for an exciting future partnership with Goodwood Roads & Racing.

Impressed and inspired by the past and present of racing, the feeling of Goodwood also drives us at RENNSPORT to become an important part in the realization of the Festival of Speed. Thus, in the future, we want to add the digital layer to the real race. RENNSPORT can be another pillar of this event steeped in history, paving the way for emulating the heroes of the past and present digitally, but as real as possible.

Our first ever competitive RENNSPORT race

We develop RENNSPORT with Esports in mind and successfully hold our first race at the Summit in Munich.

Competing has been part of our cultural heritage for centuries and motorsport has captivated people since the early days. Now it’s time for the next evolution by proving how fascinating and realistic racing can be in the virtual world. That’s why we started RENNSPORT and our ambition for Esports is to set the stage for a new generation of athletes. Therefore, it was a special highlight of the RENNSPORT Summit for us to hold the first big Esports race, to test our systems and to generate learnings.

The final of the first competition won by Enzo Bonito of Team Redline is now published as a video. In the coming weeks and months we will continue to work hard on the development of the game. One area of development will be state of the art broadcasting tools which will enable fans and partners like the ESL to create an ultra-realistic racing experience for their audiences.

Porsche Mission R premiers in RENNSPORT

The Esports inspired concept car makes its digital debut in our sim.

It was an open secret before but becomes reality now. The all-electric model currently exists haptically only once in the world. With the release in RENNSPORT, the digital version will be available with the start of our Closed Beta.

During our first ever RENNSPORT Summit from May 27 – 29 the guests had the exclusive opportunity to get close to the only real model of the Porsche Mission R that exists so far. Thanks to our partner Porsche who made this happen the pro racers were able to take pictures with the car or even take a closer look at the interior. This unique concept car shall be the fully electric future of customer motorsport of the Zuffenhausen-based brand.

In addition to the real model, the Summit guests were also able to test the first version of the digital fast car in RENNSPORT and drive it on the famous Hillclimb racetrack at Goodwood. The unusual combination of a futuristic race car on an old-world racetrack was also noticeable in the driving experience. Many pro racers had trouble taming the 800kW powertrain without driving into the hay bale barriers. It was fun to play though because both, car and racetrack, are not available in this combination in any other simulation.

If you want to get more information about the Mission R visit the Porsche website.

RENNSPORT x Porsche I Partnership Announcement

German car manufacturer Porsche presented as a multi-year RENNSPORT partner

Racing is just not the same without Porsche! And that’s why we are proud to present the famous German car manufacturer as one of our partners for the future. Their iconic heritage impacts the world of motorsports to this day and now extends into the RENNSPORT family.

Over the past decades, Porsche managed to become one of the world’s leading brands in not only passenger cars but also state-of-the-art race cars across all motorsports categories. Across their engagements, the brand regularly achieves top-level results through its industry-leading knowhow in engineering and development. We at RENNSPORT are more than happy to now have the chance to bring the latest models of the Porsche Motorsport portfolio to our sim. 

To underline their ambitions in the digital motorsport sphere Porsche recently announced another partnership. They join forces with Esports team Coanda to form the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team. With this move the company from Zuffenhausen now has one of the best performing sim racing teams in-house. 

When considering the needs of professional sim racers throughout the development process of RENNSPORT, we will also be able to give the community the chance to compete on the same platform their heroes do. After all, that’s what our slogan “ForRacersFromRacers” is all about.

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RENNSPORT x BMW I Official License Agreement

Future race cars of German car manufacturer BMW will be available in RENNSPORT

Performance from the heart of Bavaria: we are proud to announce that in the future we will be able to offer the most prominent models from BMW. Welcome to the RENNSPORT family! In true Bavarian style, we say “Servus!”

In 2022, the year of BMWs 50th anniversary, the collaboration with the Munich-based company marks a major milestone the still young history of RENNSPORT. For half a century the signature BMW M brand is part of the professional racing scene. A span during which BMW continued to produce powerful engines and fierce looking cars for both the private sector and the professional racing world. Having the latest racing models of the future included in our sim will take us one step closer to achieving a realistic sim racing experience.

Since 2020, BMW has included sim racing as an independent pillar in its racing program. With BS+ COMPETITION, G2 Esports and Team Redline, three successful sim racing teams are now racing under the blue-and-white icon. With these strong brand ambassadors and by aligning closely with the fast-growing sim-racing community, BMW is making a great contribution to bringing the overarching esports industry to an even more professional level.

This perfectly mirrors our ambition at RENNSPORT of driving attention to a sport that truly deserves it. We believe in building upon the fascination of racing through sustainable growth and modern technology that bridges the gap between professional athletes, amateur racers, sports enthusiasts, collectors and many more. In a nutshell, RENNSPORT aims to be a place for like-minded people with a shared passion.

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We introduce RENNSPORT to the public

Whenever we have shown our vision for RENNSPORT to new developers, consultants from the motorsports industry or potential partners, we have subsequently gone jointly into raptures about what will be possible with this platform.

That’s why we couldn’t be prouder to share a first glimpse of our plans with the most important audience today: You, the community! The sim racing enthusiasts and motorsport fans around the world. We are coding this game for you following the slogan in our office: “For racers. From racers”. We want you to have the best possible experience no matter if you are behind the wheel or watching the broadcasts of professional Esports competitions.

Today we can show you the first images. We still have a long way to go and need to keep improving. At this point, however, we would like to demonstrate you that we are already having a convincing basis and we are slowly approaching to a first closed beta with selected sim racing experts.

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