Orion welcomes Zoran Jonjic as the Pro Series start!

Julien Dill On November 5, 2016 0 Comments



Welcome to the team Zoran Jonjic !

The 30 year old Croatian from Makarska has indeed joined our ranks. After spending some time in the Apex Academy and showing good progress, we're happy to get him on the Orion roster. Being good friend with Marin, we got to know him in the last few months...



iRacing WCGPS 2016: a team recap

Julien Dill On November 4, 2016 0 Comments



    As the team manager, I was very proud to see how our drivers approached the challenges this season. New car, new team members, and a huge task ahead: to perform well in the most competitive online racing championship ever created. For the drivers to represent the team well, and for the...



iRacing iWCGPS: suomalaisen silmin

Ilkka Haapala On April 21, 2016 0 Comments




iRacing World Championship Grand Prix-sarjasta on nyt takana viisi osakilpailua. Kausi starttasi helmikuun lopussa Interlagosin radalla ja on vieraillut sittemmin Phillip Islandissa, Sebringissä, Road Americassa ja Monzassa.

Uuden McLaren MP4-30:n ajaminen on ollut todella hauskaa. Energian...



iRacing iWCGPS 2016 - Orion Race Team

Julien Dill On February 22, 2016 0 Comments




Here we are, for the 6th year in a row, ready to attack the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series season!
As a matter of fact, we will be celebrating Dion's 100th race start in the series in 2 races, as well as Ilkka's in 4, since they respectively have 98 and 96 series start to their...



2015 Pro Series; this is the end...

Julien Dill On January 26, 2016 0 Comments



Spoiler alert! If you want to watch the RaceSpot broadcast of this excellent race before reading on, it's right HERE!


So it has come to end... and what end! For his first race sporting the Orion colors, Riley won the first Nürburgring Pro race, and had his maiden win in the series! And it...



HPP Simulation partnership

Julien Dill On March 15, 2015 0 Comments




As you know, HPP Simulation makes some of the best simulation pedals you can find today (If you don't, we urge you to check their website  as well as the various reviews you will find online). Designed and crafted with passion in California, these state of the art pedals are not only...



iRacing WCS 2015: the Orion perspective

Julien Dill On February 27, 2015 0 Comments



As the start of the iRacing World Championship Series is fast approaching, it's time not only to unveil our 2015 livery and driver lineup, but also to reflect on past season as well as share our vision for this year. Which is shaping up to be, yet again, the most competitive ever.



WCS 2014



iRacing WCGPS update with 3 races to go

Julien Dill On September 13, 2014 0 Comments



Second half of the season has been pretty prolific for us in terms or speed and results, as well as a shift in focus for some.

Starting witgh Motegi, Dion made a good impression gaining 6 positions in the race ot finish  in 14th place. Davy wasn't so fortunate and for what was his last race...



Back to the track! iRacing WCS resumes today, as Mitchell goes to New York...

Julien Dill On July 19, 2014 0 Comments



Summer break is over! Back to the track, back to the wheel! It's been an up and down season so far for our drivers, although the races have been great so far from a spectator point of view. The championship is very tight and it's going to be an exciting challenge to stay in the top 25 for...



iRacing iGPS and World Sports Car Series champs!

Julien Dill On May 5, 2014 1 Comments



That's right, we clinched both championships this season!

Sandman's Season recap: iRacing World Sports Car Series
It all came together nicely for the Riley DP master George Sandman, who became the 2014 season 1 champion. He made it look easy but let's not get fooled here; it was a true...



iRacing WCS - Round 3 update + iGPS: deJong qualifies for the Pro Series!

Julien Dill On April 5, 2014 0 Comments



You're not without knowing that the first three races of the iRacing WCS are in the books already. Here is our side of the story.

As is the case each year, the overall level of the whole field has gotten stronger. At the first race, the 35 qualified drivers were all within a second. That...



iRacing 2014 WCS - Team Presentation

Julien Dill On February 26, 2014 0 Comments



Here we are. It seems the previous season just ended but the next one is about to start already! And although the break was welcomed, we haven't been inactive as you could see in the news. We have also been working on fresh new car liveries, we hope you will like them!  While some expected...



2014 starts with a Bang! Part 2: Orion welcomes Mitchell deJong!

Julien Dill On January 28, 2014 0 Comments



Welcoming Mitchell deJong
It's a great pleasure and an honour to announce that we're welcoming Mitchell to the team!
While his performances impressed us, he has also proved to be a great teammate, being around and working well with everyone involved during the daytona 2.4H race preparation.



2014 starts with a Bang! Part 1: Pro Series, Daytona 2.4H

Julien Dill On January 27, 2014 0 Comments



The Pro Series
Davy makes it to the DWC once again. But not without pain! Besides missing quiet a few rounds as well as considerable misfortunes in a few others, he held on and produced a substancial effort to qualify for what will be his second iRacing WCS!  

"This year's qualification has...



Davy's blog - Black Ice: Final round at Magny-Cours

Davy Decorps On October 25, 2013 0 Comments



After a good round at Albi, getting a confirmation about the form of my trusty ride (a well as of its rider) and a victory at Charade, I was eager to discover this magnificent Magny-Cours F1 circuit! 

It's a pity my main rival from the previous rounds decided to go and race in the upper...



The 2013 iRacing WCS: It's over!

Julien Dill On October 8, 2013 0 Comments



The 2013 iRacing World Championship Series came to its conclusion at the Québec's Gilles Villeneuve Circuit last weekend. 

So it's time to sit back and reflect on what happened during the season. But before we do that, a little recap of the last two races of the season is in order. 



Davy's Blog - Catheram Academy - Albi

Davy Decorps On September 23, 2013 0 Comments



Progress and consequences

Last race weekend in my hometown was pretty nice! After a slow season start, and 3 rounds looking into brake troubles (and driver troubles I guess as well!!), I could take my first victory! Was my car finally competitive? Was I making progress? Maybe this was just...



iRacing World Championship Series update

Julien Dill On September 20, 2013 0 Comments



Where to begin... well, Zandvoort

Our pace was good, qualifying looked good and then... well as the member of a team, what you usually like to see is your temmates do well. What you don't want to see however is to see incidents where one teammate takes another out. Or you. Or you take your...



iRacing WCS Round 12 - Motegi

Ilkka Haapala On August 22, 2013 0 Comments



Twin Ring Motegi in Japan was the stage for round 12 of the iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series. The race around this 4.8 km race track saw a full field again after the special circumstances at the previous round at Indianapolis.

Orion Race Team was looking to continue strong...



iRacing WCS update: Round 11 - Indianapolis

Julien Dill On August 14, 2013 0 Comments



Indianapolis...a legendary name in autoracing. For the road course and formula one though, we also remember that infamous race in 2005 where only a few cars on the field were present due to tire issues. Well, kind of the same happened in the virtual iRacing World Championship Series event this...



Davy's Blog: Round 3 - Charade

Davy Decorps On July 28, 2013 0 Comments




Charade: my hometrack! 

4th round of the championship at the mythical Charade racetrack, just next to where I was born. After a confusing round at Pau, and some apparently un-fixable brake issues, I was worried as to what could happen here, all the more so because this track doesn't allow...



iRacing WCS update - round 10

Julien Dill On July 20, 2013 0 Comments



The last three races made us cheer, got us frustrated, but also had us celebrate some good performances and results. 

Virginia International Raceway (VIR)... Obviously that was going to be a tough one. The track is very narrow, and some turns like Oak tree combined with extremely fast, and...



Davy's Blog - Catheram Academy Round 2

Davy Decorps On June 13, 2013 0 Comments




2nd round at Alès: Some good, some not so good! 

Alreay the second round and there's a lot of work ahead! After a test session on the same track about a month ago, the result was clear: I can't push the car.. therefore I'm slow! 

A month later, I'm reassured right away; I feel I can attack...



iRacing WCS - Heads up before round 8 at VIR!

Julien Dill On June 6, 2013 0 Comments




As we're about to run the 8th race and the middle point of the season, here's a little recap of the previous iRacing World Championship Series race at Watking Glen.

Keep in mind the Qualifying results on the iRacing site also shows the "Pro" drivers who took part. So they don't necessarily...



Iracing WCS update: round 5 & 6

Julien Dill On May 25, 2013 0 Comments



So far the 2013 iRacing WCS has been a crazy mix for our drivers: good efforts, luck, bad luck, disapointments, very strong performances, rivalries... all of the best ingredients of racing. No victories yet. Patience...

We have also seen Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola and Davy Decorps appear and...



Orion Race Team welcomes George Sandman

Julien Dill On May 22, 2013 0 Comments



It is a great pleasure and a true honour for us to announce the arrival of George Sandman in Orion. We couldn't think of a better person to represent the team; respected and respectful, impressive results in many different racing simulations, and still among the fastest after a simracing...



Davy's blog - THIS IS IT

Julien Dill On May 5, 2013 0 Comments



After months of preparation, with a lot of unknowns but also anxious to get things started, Davy Decorps finaly hit the real race track last weekend!
We're proud to share what he has to say after that first experience,  and hope you will enjoy the story! 

"I've waited so long for this...



iRacing WCS round 3 & 4

Julien Dill On April 24, 2013 0 Comments



Round 3: Suzuka

Catch the Glacier TV broadcast there! 
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Ilkka "Finn" Haapala in the heart of the battle

Ilkka Haapala Q: 14th, R: 13th
What a tense race! After a decent start, Ilkka often found himself on the verge of overtaking another car, only to find himself under pressure...



Racing, only racing!

Julien Dill On April 23, 2013 0 Comments



Davy is going racing and here is what he's got to say about it! 

"Always loved racing, as far as I can remember. But how to race? Back in the days I just could ride my little bicycle and try to be as fast as possible... So when the first simulations came, this quickly became my drug, the only...



Orion's iRacing World Championship Series round 1 & 2

Julien Dill On March 19, 2013 0 Comments



Before the season start, it was difficult to say where the team was standing in terms of speed compared to everyone else in the series. Pre-season testing went well, and the Orion race drivers were anxious to get to the starting line and to get racing. 

As it turned out, most of Orion's...



iRacing 2013 WCS Team Presentation

Julien Dill On February 24, 2013 0 Comments



We are proud to present our drivers lineup and brand new car liveries for the iRacing 2013 World Championship Grand Prix Series.
While last year has been nothing short of amazing in terms of results, battles and exposure, we approach this season with a renewed focus as well as a couple new...



Orion Race Team 2013

Julien Dill On February 12, 2013 0 Comments



2013 is already being an exciting year both for Orion and for Simracing. But before to get to that, let's have a quick look over 2012 shall we! 

In the iRacing World Championship Series (WCS) Dion Vergers, Ilkka Haapala, Matthias Egger and Roland Ehnström competed in what appeared to be the...



ProtoICE a success for Orion drivers

Ilkka Haapala On January 14, 2013 0 Comments


The ProtoICE Cup came to conclusion on the famous Belgian race track Spa-Francorchamps. Orion Race Team drivers Dion Vergers and Ilkka Haapala wrapped up their season in strong fashion.

Both of our drivers had their ups and downs during the season, but showed strong performance throughout the...



Superb Year Ending!

Julien Dill On December 24, 2012 0 Comments

Davy Decorps claimed his maiden victory in the Pro series in what was the most exciting race of the season so far, closing the year in a perfect fashion for team Orion. You can check the replay righ THERE.
This is a good way to end the year, as the team has been pushing since the beginning of...



iRacing Pro Series Indianapolis - Orion report

administrator On November 27, 2012 0 Comments



Following another great result in the previous round (Aleksi again winning the race, followed by Davy securing a 3rd place!), Orion drivers' went to Indy with even more expectations, as Orion's Max Dell'Orco joined the race despite not being at home. 
Qualifying in a good position proved to be...



Ice, Ice Orion!

administrator On November 13, 2012 0 Comments



Orion Race Team drivers Dion Vergers and Ilkka Haapala joined several other iWCGPS drivers racing in the ProtoICE Cup. Using iRacing's HPD ARX-01C prototype car, the cup consists of 8 race events each featuring two starts (30 minutes each). Interesting feature of the competition is the...



Uusi-Jaakkola wins at Spa!

administrator On November 12, 2012 0 Comments



Orion Race Team drivers Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola and Davy Decorps joined the other 28 Pro Licensed drivers to race the classic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The 44 lap race saw some close racing action and it was our own Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola who came out on top.

After a good start off the line...



Kiss!

Admin istrator On April 7, 2011 0 Comments

For many serious sim-racers, this guy needs little to no introduction. He has accomplished what every single sim-racer alive, at some point, has dreamed about. Using his sim-racing talents as a platform to get a ride in a real race car! And now, he is joining one of the most well known...