The DiRT Roadbook – November 22, 2019
New Season, award nominations and plenty more, it’s time for The DiRT Roadbook!
Killarney International Raceway, South Africa – Available Now in DiRT Rally 2.0
DiRT Rally 2.0 Season 4 is here and a whole host of thrilling Rallycross content is coming your way over the next few months. First up it’s the fast and technical Killarney international Raceway.
The Killarney circuit is located in Cape Town and was added to the FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar in 2017. The inaugural race was won by Johan Kristoffersson for PSRX, after the notably action-packed Semi Finals and Finals. It was also the scene of the thrilling 2019 Championship decider between Timmy Hansen and Andreas Bakkerud.
If you’ve been around the simracing scene for a while you may have head of JSR Devon, the South African creating many entertaining videos about all sorts of racing games. Earlier this week he got to try out his home track in DiRT Rally 2.0 and needless to say he’s excited about its inclusion, check it out above. Once you’re done, have a look at how the track compares to a real-life onboard run, courtesy of our friends at the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
The Game Awards – DiRT Rally 2.0 Nominated for Best Sports/Racing Game
As we gear up for the holidays one thing comes to mind in the games industry, awards season. This week “the Oscars of videogames”, The Game Awards, announced the nominees, and we’re one of them!
DiRT Rally 2.0 is nominated in the Best Sports/Racing Game category, a shining endorsement of the game’s quality and the studio’s hard work on giving you all the most authentic off-roading experience possible. Our friends on the F1 team also got the nod, with F1 2019 nominated in the same category.
You can vote for both our games in numerous ways, check out the links below for info and tune in on December 12 for the awards ceremony.
DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series – Last Chance to Qualify
We’re into the final week of DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series Qualifiers, which means you have one last chance to claim a spot at the Quarter-Finals. This is also your last chance to receive a BMW M2 Competition for a while, so don’t miss out.
Once this week is done we’ll be moving on to the live Quarter-Finals, info of which will be shared soon including how you at home can tune in.
- Rally: Spain – Decenso por Carrertera – R5
- Rallycross: Hell, Norway – RX Supercars
- DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series – General Information & Leaderboards
- DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series – Terms & Conditions of Competition
- DiRT Rally 2.0 World series – Sporting Regulations
Tour the World with the official DiRT Rally 2.0 Clubs
With Season 3 over we now have 12 Rally locations in DiRT Rally 2.0, so let’s go on a world tour!
Our official Clubs are running a “full Season” Championship right now, taking players to every Rally location in the game, 12 Stages each. The standard Club sees people drive R5 cars, and Expert players tackling the Stages in Group B 4WD machinery.
You have 10 days to complete each Round once they open, with the Championships ending in March 2020. The first Round (Monte Carlo) is open now.
See Colin McRae’s 1995 SUBARU Impreza at Prodrive
When people mention Colin McRae, the first thing that comes to mind are his daring days behind the wheel of a SUBARU Impreza. Prodrive, the British motorsport and engineering firm, played a significant role in the development of many championship-winning SUBARU cars, including Colin’s 95 Impreza which you can drive in DiRT Rally 2.0.
If you’re in the UK over the coming months be sure to head down to Banbury, as this very car (amongst many other fine machines) is on display. BBC Top Gear presenter and general “I have a dream job” person Chris Harris has been taking it for a spin too, and that’s a video I definitely want to see in the future.
That’ll do it from me this week, see you all again soon!