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13th September 2014, 22:45 at 10:45 pm #274572
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.12th September 2014, 3:17 at 3:17 am #274392
down like a clown, charlie brown :D10th September 2014, 21:52 at 9:52 pm #274277
I’ve done a 2.4 as well, but we’d probably do 2-3 hour stints in long races. I guess it’s because I’ve been so involved in endurance racing on the league side that I’m not phased bt the idea of doing a real 12 or 24. If anything I’ve been excited at the idea for a couple years now. It’s kinda like distance or marathon running, yeah it’s draining but the sense of accomplishment is the payoff :D10th September 2014, 20:20 at 8:20 pm #274272
The time zones might work a bit to our advantage if we do a 12 or 24 hour race. It would mean fewer weird hours. Only downside would be having to wake someone up if things don’t go to plan and we have to make an unscheduled driver change X). And Iestyn, the more the merrier :).10th September 2014, 6:27 at 6:27 am #274210
Yeah, I’ve been following that closely :D. Would you guys want to start a F1 Fanatic team? Nothing serious, just something that would allow us to race on the same team if we want.9th August 2014, 15:39 at 3:39 pm #270230
Why couldn’t the DW12 look like that? This is how an open wheel car should look. Love this.7th August 2014, 7:36 at 7:36 am #269618
Might wanna glance at the pics in the article on GTC Week 1 ;) http://www.iracing.com/iracingnews/all-news/mustang-debuts-in-grand-touring-series5th August 2014, 18:12 at 6:12 pm #269543
I love the LTO in the Spec. Wish I had more time because I’d love to drive more cars, but I usually devote myself to competing in just one series to keep focus and not overload myself.1st August 2014, 5:22 at 5:22 am #269068
The fence! That damned fence has bit me MANY times and even some of the best have gotten tangled in that thing. So don’t feel too bad. I think you would have had 2nd. The guy I was fighting for first had a disconnect.
I tell you what though, I needed these last two wins. In my time racing the 49, I had 1 win in something like 50 races. Feels good to be competitive again.30th July 2014, 15:36 at 3:36 pm #268818
I’ve finally put the covers on my Lotus 49 now that the new update neutered it to a sad degree. In recent weeks I’ve discovered how much fun the Solstice is (really gets a bad rap) so I’ve started running the GT Cup. Turned out to be a wise move. Won in my first official Solstice race. The new format with the Mustang/Jetta/Solstice seems to work pretty well.30th July 2014, 15:34 at 3:34 pm #268815
You guys have no idea. $40 for infield passes to the Indy 500. One of the most historically important races in the world and you can make a day trip of it for less than the cost of a big screen TV (if you live close enough). I’ve been to Mid Ohio before and it’s a great track that puts on awesome racing. I went when ALMS last raced there and saw the Indy qualifying. People may slag on Indy as having less talented drivers (some may be, but not all IMO), but the racing is great lately and it’s starting to regain some of it’s prominence ever since they consolidated CART and IRL.12th July 2014, 0:51 at 12:51 am #266427
Best tip to start is don’t worry about being fast in the first month. Learning consistency and accuracy to better your control will net much better results at the start. At least, if you’re a newcomer to sims :). But welcome! I usually race in the Lotus 49 anymore, but if you join any leagues with a broadcast, I’m lead commentator for GSRC.2nd July 2014, 15:49 at 3:49 pm #265158
I will say one thing: The XFL.
That is all.2nd May 2014, 5:45 at 5:45 am #258648
I do like it, though I wish they had kept the final corner (turn 1 on the oval). This is actually the second time they’ve changed it. Here’s what it was like after the removed those double hairpins some years ago: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B19PRnhKZUbWVl9PM29DU0hXenc/edit?usp=docslist_api1st May 2014, 2:32 at 2:32 am #258571
Well, one thing I’m up to that I can’t believe I didn’t think to mention until now was I’m in the iracing video contest. I’m on my iPad at the moment so getting a link is a little difficult. Lemme nab one and get back here. I’m about 100 votes behind so it’s a long shot with one day left.
Edit: here it is! apps.facebook.com/meltwaterpromo/838559/entry/1010373