Sim racing can seem a rather insular and lonely pursuit, but it doesn't need to be.
One YouTuber is continuing an annual tradition of racing for a good cause, and bringing the racing community together in the process.
The Race for Mental Health
Jimmy Broadbent is one of the biggest sim racing creators out there. He has taken sim racing to a huge audience and shown that those skills can transfer by winning the 2022 Praga Cup alongside Gordie Mutch.
He has recently announced his fourth annual charity race, titled The Race for Mental Health 4. The race itself will be a 23-hour endurance race around Zolder on iRacing.
It will have three classes of cars. The V8 Super Car, Kia Optima, and Mazda MX5.
Jimmy and his fellow racers will be raising money for Mind, a charity that provides help and support to those experiencing mental health issues.
The race is being dedicated to Fabian Van Dooren, aka HyAcey, a member of the sim racing community
How you can get involved
While signups for the race itself are full, those wanting to support this amazing cause can donate here.
The race will take place over the weekend of 10/11 December, with qualifying at 2pm GMT on 10th December and the race starting at 3pm GMT.
You can watch it all live on Jimmy's YouTube channel, and others participating in this epic race will surely be streaming too.