After recently announcing a Mac version, iRacing have now launched their reputable online racing simulation for Linux.
Of course, this will no doubt broaden its appeal and boost its already impressive figures including 793,735,000 racing laps run, 50,000 members worldwide and some 350 private leagues – especially since iRacing is now the only racing sim to support all three major computer operating systems.
There is a downside, however. Being a racing simulation, you're going to want to play iRacing with a wheel to experience it at its full potential which is problematic on Linux since its compatibility with third party devices is notoriously limited. Drivers for the Logitech G25 and G27 are said to be available but may require some tweaking to get them fully functioning, but if you own a Fanatec or Thrustmaster wheel then you're unfortunately out of luck – Linux offers no support for these peripherals whatsoever.
iRacing is available to download on Linux on the official members website.
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