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Hi Guys,

Not sure if this is correct category for this topic, but just wanted to know who is on iracing, who is interested? With Lotus 79 coming to iracing I am sure there will be some interesting teams/races :)
 

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I'm interested but don't like the idea of paying for subscription. For me Live For Speed is already awesome and I only have to pay for it one time.
 

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lotus 79 finally on iracing

Hi Guys,

Not sure if this is correct category for this topic, but just wanted to know who is on iracing, who is interested? With Lotus 79 coming to iracing I am sure there will be some interesting teams/races :)
finally.... AND, us Midatlanticers get more Summit Point action! WOW! :D

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Content-wise, the much anticipated Lotus 79 is ready to go. It’s now running in the GP79 13th Week series and will run as a Class B car in Season 3. Scheduled for release during the second week of August, the VWTDI Cup Jetta is available for pre-sale now and Chicagoland is now on sale. Although they are not exactly new, Summit Point’s Jefferson course and the VIR Patriot course can now be run in the reverse direction and we will also be making a 200 meter radius skid pad (aka the Centripetal Circuit) available, free of charge.


It's $15 for the L 79 download
 

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I'll be moving up to Class A license on iRacing, but I just don't have much time to do it these days -- also, it's hard to find races in the higher classes (DPs).

So my subscription is on hold for right now, but I might return in the future when the GP79 is out.

Some of cons to iRacing:
1. Finding enough people for a race (12 min)
2. No long races (hence no pit stops)
3. Physics model has strange behavior in some cars
4. Curbs don't feel right (they either cause instant massive oversteer or they do nothing)
5. Setups are often wacky to be fast, don't represent real world

From what I've heard and done, oval racing is much more realistic (physics and setup wise) than road racing. I tried both, but mostly run/ran road courses.

Rob.
 

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I dont use iracing for racing, just for practice, but i agree with most of your points. still, it's amazing what it offers, considering it's still pretty new. they're constantly improving it - very impressive. I think it will do well financially.
 

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Ive been playing for a couple months now. Bout to go up to Class C license... Strange thing is I purchased it for the Road Racing aspect, but mostly do oval as its much more fun.
 

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I'm on iRacing... just practicing in SRF at Laguna so far. Still seconds off a competitive pace (running in the 1.47s).

Not sure where I'll take it from here. I like the physics better than GTR2 and rFactor... seems more realistic. FYI: got my SCCA license in an SRF earlier this year. iRacing is an alternative to real world racing for those of us who can't afford the real thing :)
 

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I'm on iRacing... just practicing in SRF at Laguna so far. Still seconds off a competitive pace (running in the 1.47s).

Not sure where I'll take it from here. I like the physics better than GTR2 and rFactor... seems more realistic. FYI: got my SCCA license in an SRF earlier this year. iRacing is an alternative to real world racing for those of us who can't afford the real thing :)
yeah, but as a fellow srf driver, i've found t's harder to drive the srf on iracing than in person!!
 

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I'm on, but for some reason I can't log in. I've been busy enough that I have yet to really worry about it all that much. I've yet to do anything except take a few laps before my login stopped working.
 

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yeah, but as a fellow srf driver, i've found t's harder to drive the srf on iracing than in person!!
I tend to agree... it has taken quite a bit of effort just to get under 1:50... both driving style and car setup. And there are vids on YouTube showing someone in an SRF hitting down in the 1:41's!!! I'm not the fastest driver, but 6 seconds is a ton!

Still fun though, and I still think its worthwhile to practice various approaches to the track (including things like "both feet in" :)).
 

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I tend to agree... it has taken quite a bit of effort just to get under 1:50... both driving style and car setup. And there are vids on YouTube showing someone in an SRF hitting down in the 1:41's!!! I'm not the fastest driver, but 6 seconds is a ton!

Still fun though, and I still think its worthwhile to practice various approaches to the track (including things like "both feet in" :)).
With the right setup, you can get down in to the 40's :) -- hint, ignore your tire temp data it will send you in the wrong direction for what should be optimal setup.
 

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I tend to agree... it has taken quite a bit of effort just to get under 1:50... both driving style and car setup. And there are vids on YouTube showing someone in an SRF hitting down in the 1:41's!!! I'm not the fastest driver, but 6 seconds is a ton!

Still fun though, and I still think its worthwhile to practice various approaches to the track (including things like "both feet in" :)).
i totally agree. i also use it for "thinking ahead" practice... but i sincerely hope that people dont think that because they're fast on a sim, they're fast in real life.

E.g. I can consistently pull 1:08s around Summit Point in the FM car, thats MUCH better than the track record... there's no way i could beat the track record in real life. Just silly to think about. Ahhh benchracers!
 

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No, but typically fast sim racers will also be fast in real life -- not always the case, but in most cases there is a correlation between hand/eye/foot coordination.

But I agree that real racing introduces significant difference from the simulated world, but the end result is fun in both, just one costs a LOT less than the other.
 

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here's to hoping u're right!! i guess i better find a FM car next week!

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Yes, higher pressure in the tires - much higher than what you think is optimal -- about 5 psi higher. Use front and rear bars to manage over/understeer along with spring rates. Shocks you're on your own (more driving style than anything else, not really much to be gained in lap times unless it's a very bumpy surface, like Sebring).

Wing setting just takes experimentation as does gear settings. Less wing isn't always faster, depends on track. Also some tracks work best when you use 5 gears rather than 6, except Daytona Prototypes then you really wanna dial in the correct gears as you have full control over them.

As for the super fast guys that live there - most of that is just talent and LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of practice. The new Lotus 79 has me interested again, but I just don't have much time to do simulated racing these days.

Rob
 

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Just FYI to anyone who hasn't tried iRacing due to the cost, they are having a 3 month membership special for $25 (half regular price) to celebrate bringing the IndyCar series to iRacing.

iRacing.com said:
America’s fastest open wheelers, America’s most versatile open wheel series . . . and the world’s most famous race track are all coming to iRacing.com. This fall, iRacing will debut its Dallara in the iRacing IndyCar Series along with the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400.

While you won’t be able to drive an Indy car or race at the virtual Brickyard until later this year, you can get a jump on your iRacing Indy car career by joining iRacing.com today. Take advantage of our special offer of a three month membership for $25.00, a 50% savings on the regular price.

*Limited time offer. Valid for new accounts only.
Just click the "Special Offer" graphic with the IndyCar logo on it to get the details. You also get a $10 iRacing credit toward the purchase of tracks and cars (the basic service includes 3 vehicles and several tracks including Laguna Seca). Additional tracks vary with Sears Point / Infineon being $25 for reference.

Feel free to PM me for my email address if you would like to use me as a referral. :D
 

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Hey guys, can you guys PM me your names, I'll add you guys to "studied" list, and perhaps later on, we can have a SRF "hosted" race, and only have fellow lotus owners racing.

I'll try to capture the video, and we can share it here...

BTW the new update to SRF is awesome :) No more crazy engine brake...
 

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A question for you iRacing guys. With the iRacing subscription models, can I activate or de-activate my account anytime I want? Lets say I normally don't have the time to play so I can just de-activate my account and when I do have the time, just re-activate for a month and then de-activate again until I have time again?
 
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