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  • #279779
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    Texas is heavily favored right now. The group is organized and have a large pool to choose from.

    #279741
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    Alas, we’re broadcasting group D, so it won’t be your group :(. We’ll be broadcasting the Nov. 8th races.

    #279463
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    Not today. I’ll check our schedule but it’s in November.

    #279447
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    Fun fact: GSRC is broadcasting two of the World Cup races. If you make it in ours, I’ll try and give you a shout, George :)

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    I’m debating trying the v8 supercar but for sure I’m gonna do the grand touring cup in the solstice again.

    #279361
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    Not sure I see where it’s asymetrical. What are you referring to?

    #276127
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    It’d be a band aid I’m afraid. The Williams isn’t popular because it’s a niche car, like the lotus 49. Except in this case it’s the opposite extreme. The downforce is so high that getting the maximum out of the car is severely difficult. A friend of mine put it this way: “there’s times where the braking point is after the turn in point.” You’ve got to be insanely committed to be fast. Add to that the fact that you’re expected to do the setup which in real life requires a whole team to master and it’s just too much for most. A new version would be popular for a few weeks and it would tail off. People have found time and again that outsiders are drawn in by the promise of cars like the Williams only to find the easier cars they’ve never heard of (the skippy, the SRF, the mx5) are a lot more fun. Thus why those cars get tons of participation while higher levels are populated by a hardcore few.

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    Their goal with GT3 is to have a large variety that are all balanced. Until a year ago, multi-make single class racing was non-existent on iRacing except for leagues that attempted to balance the cars. Which never quit worked without LOTS of fiddling at each track. I think the reason they’re feeding it is because there’s plenty of contracts to be had, people keep buying the cars and it’s VERY popular on the service. As far as them bringing on new cars, I think they’re trying to either fill in missing niches (of which there are few) or getting outdated cars updated. The DP Corvette is coming and the V8 supercar will be updated as well. And don’t expect a newer F1 car soon. The teams are so protective of that and with Williams being successful now, I can’t see them giving us another. MAYBE Caterham or one of the struggling teams would go for it. People on the forums keep asking for it and not considering the difficulties and getting a team to agree to a deal like that.

    #275988
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    I’ve been having weirdness like that, too.

    EDIT: and of course the time I say that, this one posts immediately.

    #275951
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    Donington’s actually out now. They released it last season build.

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    Yeah they’ve said it’s not so much the processing power as it is the man power to create every element. What I’m curious about is how far they’ve gotten on long beach since it’s tech track release. If at all.

    #275767
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    Seeing that list kinda makes me realize how impressive iRacing’s track selection is getting :O

    #275633
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    I doubt they’ll do any official races besides special one-offs on the Nord. That’ll be more for hosted races and guys swapping hotlap times. Actually, someone made a great suggestion that the Nord have a constant time trial going and maybe swap the car each week or something so that official records can be kept. It’d be a lot of fun and I could see it being VERY popular.

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    So while most feel that the cars are “too slow” I actually appreciate good racing regardless of the speed. Having done and watched plenty of low-level car racing in iRacing I can tell you, some of the best and tightest racing can be in slower cars. That said, I’m pretty much in line with most of the complaints: ditch the background music, ditch fanboost and for god’s sake design a track that is more interesting next year.

    What struck me was that even though I’ve been a proponent of sound does not equal the most important thing in racing, I found the sound of the cars almost comical when heard from the TV camera. It wasn’t until they did some onboard views that I began to appreciate the sounds they made. Otherwise, it really did come across as a remote control car race from an audible sense. That made it hard to take seriously at first. Thankfully as the racing progressed, I began to forget about the sound and simply enjoy the great battles that were going on. One really great positive to take away from those was that cars being able to turn their power up and down to attack or save made for some good opportunities and less “save the tires” moments. Same with the aero, though I suspect that was due to the low speeds meaning close racing is not as hindered by aero wash.

    One final nitpick… I watched the ITV broadcast and the opening segment quickly left me very “meh.” But when the host said something to the effect of “we haven’t seen a Prost on pole since what, ’63?” I lost pretty much every bit of interest in any point in which she spoke. If that is actually what she said (hoping I simply misheard) then dear god… get an actual racing buff in there. I could understand being 5-10 years off if a presenter isn’t an F1 fan who’s got the knowledge tucked away. But 30 years off? That’s when you get the impression they’ve hired a pretty face who doesn’t give a crap about motorsport. Only thing that prevented me from switching to someone else was when I heard Dario was in the booth. I could listen to him talk for 20 races.

    Overall, I’m going to keep watching because it was good stuff out on track, but probably Fox’s broadcast next time to see how they compare.

    #274392
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    down like a clown, charlie brown :D

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