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  • Steph

    Shifting Gears in the Skip Barber

    By Steph

    About a month ago, I decided to only stick to one series, and get better at that instead of joining any one of the car/track combinations that I had bought the content for. At the point I was not sure if one series was enough, and I was afraid that i might get bored with racing just one car on one track for a whole week. It has turned out to be more than enough, and I even some times wish that the series would stay at a track for longer than just one week. I even get nervous and anxious every Tu
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  • Nathan McDougal

    Patience

    By Nathan McDougal

    The one thing I don’t think we talk about enough is racecraft. There’s a lot of new racers joining all the time or guys who are upgrading from a game pad and console......to a pc and a wheel. Especially right now being tax season. We need to help some of these guys with tips from the more seasoned drivers.    I’ll kick it off:   My first piece of advice for somebody who is new to Sim Racing is to practice/race long stints. Don’t just run 5 laps and tweak, 5 more laps and twea
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  • Nathan McDougal

    Attacking Corners

    By Nathan McDougal

    Attacking corners    Today we need to talk about how to handle corners. I’ve seen a lot of new racers posting about “just got my first wheel and pedals” and so on. Let’s give them some help.    The first thing you need to know is that slower, really is faster. If you are frantic into the corner and end up braking too hard and losing the balance of the car....you’re not going to have a good corner exit.    You have to think about turns in two parts. Entry and exit. T
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  • Steph

    iRacing Bars

    By Steph

    One thing that I have really had trouble understanding properly, are the iRacing performance bars. So i had a closer look at them, and the information available, to try and sort them out. Although I will try to explain what these bars show, based off what i could gather from the internet, I sadly can’t get into exactly why they show what they do. This seems to be more complicated, than even iRacing support can figure out some times. Non the less, it is a good and detailed explanation of all the
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  • Nathan McDougal

    Hindsight

    By Nathan McDougal

    Alright boys and girls let’s get into some nitty gritty. Take a look at this race and tell me what I did wrong here. It’s a pretty clean race, but there are several things that can be tightened up for sure.   I normally run a minimum of 20 laps in races like this, but for the sake of capturing I ran a sprint. It’s an older video, but it will work just fine for our purposes here. Racecraft 101. How about it all you veteran racers? If I was running 25 laps in this race
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rF2 Blancpain GT3 Series [2019 Season-Recap]

rF2 Blancpain GT3 Series [2019 Season-Recap]

SimRacingMania is glad to announce our new Championship for RFactor2 Welcome to "rF2 Blancpain GT3 Series [2019 Season-Recap]" 8 Rounds of the most iconic European tracks selected from the Blancpain 2019 Season using one of the best car-pack rFactor2 has ever released → The GT3 Challengers Pack! "We are recruiting committing drivers only" To Enroll to rF2 Blancpain-2019 join: https://discordapp.com/invite/qCHzSDn You need to own → https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/

SRM Dino

SRM Dino

What is the best GTE car in iRacing?

What is the best GTE car in iRacing?

Before i get your hopes up, I need to set your expectations of what you’ll get by reading the next few paragraphs. It is not straight forward, so don’t expect me to narrow it down to one car. I have recently decided to advance from the Skip Barber to the GTE. There are numerous reasons for this, but partly it is because they are faster, they look great and from what I’ve heard, they might be easier to drive than both the Skip Barber but also the GT3 that I also have been looking at. I went

Steph

Steph

Vortex Wraps Blog #1

Vortex Wraps Blog #1

Names Joshua Johnson, owner of Vortex Wraps. Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of making a wrap? It isn't as hard as one would think really!! I've been making wraps for 6 months officially as Vortex Wraps, but over a year if you want to count my personal cars i made in the months leading up. Making a wrap can seem very difficult for someone just starting off.  Some tips i would give are "Start simple" Don't over think the design. Slowly add to the design as you go and it will
SRW Season 5 Pro and EVO series!

SRW Season 5 Pro and EVO series!

Monday August 12 was the date the registration for Simracersworld season 5 GT PRO series went live. GT PRO series is an all GT3 league held in iRacing. Registration opened at 18.00GMT, it was full 3 minutes later. SRW's success seems to have no boundaries with a big group of people who made it all possible. Same as previous seasons races will be broadcasted on apex racing TV on youtube and facebook.   Because the PRO series has turned out to be extremely popular, we have create
IRacing Paints

IRacing Paints

Hey everyone,   Since I have no means of doing any meaningful racing as of right now, (no racing seat) I have decided that to pass the long days of unemployment I am going to try my hand at painting cars on Iracing. My previous ventures into this have been well received, see Mr Jensen's AllVirtualRacing BMW M8 and Mercedes AMG GT3 (the latter can be seen aroud here somewhere) so I have also decided to open up my inbox for any of you fellow Iracers to send me requests for personalised r

thebeardyguy

thebeardyguy

Logitech G920 – How hard can it be?

Logitech G920 – How hard can it be?

Throughout the couple of years that I have raced on the console, I have always had a mixed feeling of admiration and jealousy for the people racing on a wheel. It was clear that racing-games are meant to be raced with a racing wheel, and I felt that racing with the controller, although it felt pretty comfortable, was only a taste of what the games really could do. What convinced me that spending the money on a wheel was worth it, was a comparison I read about playing Guitar Hero with a cont

Steph

Steph

Logo Reveal Clips

Logo Reveal Clips

This is a short overview with a few logo reveals where the logo has been replace with numbers. Many of these have customisation options, but it depends on many things. If you're interested, do get in touch with @Steph and we can have a talk about your options. I offer these as a pay what you want service, where the whole amount goes to covering the cost of running and improving this website. medium.mov    

Steph

Steph

Heavy Equipment Side Panel for Racing

Heavy Equipment Side Panel for Racing

Buttonboxes are very cool if not necessary to have, when you’re racing online. They are basically simply buttons that you assign different functions to. This allows you to adjust those functions and settings on the run, while you’re driving, without having to use sliders, the mouse or the keyboard. It all boils down to maintaining focus on the driving as much as possible. I have lost a fair bit of races because i had to adjust fuel, or pit stop strategy while i was on the straights. Buttonb

Steph

Steph

Design the new Logo and win $20

Design the new Logo and win $20

The site needs a cooler logo but there's no money to hire a graphics designer to do it. On top of that, it would be great to have someone with at least a little interest in motorsports do it, so that it has a "racing" feel to it. AVR is basically a place where sim racers can create a blog and write/share their thoughts, product reviews, race recaps, livery designs, setups etc. They can also team up and run small communities with with their own forum, calendar, blog etc. It is all free and t

Steph

Steph

Expanding the Racing Line

Expanding the Racing Line

Racing can at times be brutal for new racers. The ideas we have about how our races will go, often don’t match the reality of where we are as drivers. Almost everybody is going to picture themselves up near the front and battling for position. We imagine making quick, clean passes and taking positions from other drivers. This is not always going to be the case however. The truth is, as you get better every position on track gets harder and harder to take. And yes, you will have to TAKE them
Do you really really need it?

Do you really really need it?

Sim racing can be expensive, especially when you end up buying things or services that you don’t need. It’s called buyers remorse and i get hit by it some times, but not quite as much as it used to! We are all into motorsports, and ride the same wave of trying to shave off lap times, by improving not only our driving, but also the equipment. Even the smallest of improvements to our hardware can mean a lot of time on the digital track. At least this is what we are lead to believe and sometim

Steph

Steph

Matching Series with Skill Level

Matching Series with Skill Level

Maybe you’re just getting started as a sim racer, or maybe you’ve been away from racing for a while and you’ve just come back. Maybe you’ve simply fallen into a rut you can’t pull yourself out of. Consider that you may be racing in the wrong series before giving up. We all have our favorite motorsports and the types of racing we love most. Maybe you love real F1 so you want to race F1 right off the bat. Maybe it’s GT3, Indy, or Prototype cars. Let’s look at “where we want to be” vs “where w
When it is your fault

When it is your fault

When you enter a race, you don’t plan on crashing. You don’t expect to do it to anybody else and you don’t expect them to do it to you. But there’s a pretty good chance that it’s going to happen. We’ve all been taken out in turn 1 at some point or another, by some overly eager driver who tried to out-brake everybody. We’ve all been wrecked by passes that were either too aggressive, or made in a bad part of the track. Crashing is a part of racing to some extent. Sadly, in sim racing it’s far more
Jeff Brown with IracingIflag

Jeff Brown with IracingIflag

I don’t know if you have seen our logo around in Iracing, but I sure hope you have. We have been around for almost a year now. We make visual aids for drivers that run in Iracing. Our IracingIflags give visual aid by giving the driver a heads up on just about everything going on out on the track from displaying the flag status on the track, to helping you come in the pits by telling you if your going to fast or even to slow. The box gives the driver over 20 visual aids in all. Our Irac
Best Voice Commands for Crew Chief

Best Voice Commands for Crew Chief

Earlier I shared a post on how to speak to Crew Chief. You can do this in several ways but my favorite right now is to have a button that you need to hold, while speaking. It seems to be the most stable method. This is all great, but what really matters, is what you can say to Crew Chief. Since i started researching into this, I have used Crew Chief more and more. I have found out that it can do a whole lot more than i expected it could, and it has actually even replaced my need of a few ex

Steph

Steph

Avoiding frustration

Avoiding frustration

When we think about racing we mostly think about turning fast laps, qualifying well, and then finishing it all off with a podium finish or a win. The sad reality is that’s just not how racing works. The truth can often be much harder to swallow. It can even be frustrating. Let’s talk briefly about frustration in racing and having realistic expectations. Causes of Frustration When racing, there are all kinds of things that can get in the way of a top finish. Lack of practice, bad qualif
Talk & Crew Chief

Talk & Crew Chief

I have grown really fond of Crew Chief mainly because it can do so much more than you’d expect of it! I initially bought the app for my android phone and used it back in the days when i was racing on X-box. Now on PC i have downloaded the program, that is even better than the app i paid for! Crew Chief is a program that will keep you well informed during a race. It will tell you about your lap times, motivate you, scorn you if you don’t perform, and generally give you information about your

Steph

Steph

Passing & Defending

Passing & Defending

Passing Every racing movie ever made shows the hero blow past his competitor in the final laps of a race. An amazing pass that usually seems like the driver is willing his car to be faster than his rival by pushing the pedal a little harder or shifting in some dramatic fashion. Unfortunately, in real racing or sim racing there is no such thing as being able to “will” your way past someone. To pass, you must be faster. As the passing driver, it is your responsibility to make sure that the
F1 2019 preorders open

F1 2019 preorders open

The F1 series was what got me started racing, after i felt that i needed to upgrade from Burnout. It was the game that opened my eyes virtual racing, and that the racing and not the crashing on car-games actually was very exciting! Although the series was a bit stuck on the same reskinned game in the early 2010s the latest series have gained a lot of momentum and are really impressive! Also, in my opinion, they are the best racing games for consoles, if you can live without a big range of cars.

Steph

Steph

The Race

The Race

Ok. So, you’ve practiced (hopefully long stints like we previously talked about), you’ve set up your car and you’ve qualified for a position on the grid. It’s finally time for the actual race. There’s a lot that can go right, and there’s a lot that can go wrong. Here are some tips to run a clean and strong race. 1) The Start This is where most racers get it wrong and I don’t just mean sim racers either. No matter where they are starting, they feel like they’ve got to win lap 1. If you’
Practice

Practice

We have all heard the same thing. Practice, practice, practice. Some racers spend a lot of time practicing, which can be really helpful, but it can also be a waste of your time and even detrimental. If you are going to practice, you’re probably doing so in preparation for a race. Why then do we go out guns blazing and run off the track? We’ve all done it. Sometimes we mistake practice for qualifying. We want to get faster and faster and FASTER! The problem is we never took the time to get good
First Impressions SimuCube 2 Sport

First Impressions SimuCube 2 Sport

The installation went smooth, it took about 5 minutes to mount the motor, the rim and the software. The new SQR ( Simucube Quick Release ) system is so refreshing to use after the well known previous systems. You slide your wheel on the shaft, and lock it with the pin. It is quick and secure connection, yet a little bit unorthodox in it's approach. You get both the wheel side and motor side quick release pieces with your motor. The system itself is for 50.8mm hole spacing, that is traditional

Attila Kiss

Attila Kiss

Find Five Challenge

Find Five Challenge

Here is a Find Five challenge, made with a picture of a Ferrari 512 BB/LM N.A.R.T #72 from Forza 6. I have edited five details that i hope are tricky enough for you to not see, but also not so tricky that you give up. Have a close look at the picture, and see if you can find them all.   If you have looked closely, and still can't find all of the differences, you can find the solutions here.

Steph

Steph

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    • @Jeff IracingIflag i've just set up the reviews blog, that is open to all registered users of AllVirtualRacing. You are welcome to spread the word to your reviewers. They are welcome to post about iRacingFlag, and also to embed any video, audio or images they may have.    
    • Ya that's a great idea Steph! Let me know when you get it setup and I'll post on our forums and point them this direction for some reviews of things they have used.
    • Thanks @Jeff IracingIflag I just had a quick listen, but will have to wait for later and listen to it somewhere quiet, because its too noisy here (or they have recorded it too low?). Anyways, i think maybe it could be interesting to do a reviews section here on AllVirtualRacing.com and let people who have tried different products, services and apps, share their thoughts and experiences.
    • I don't know if you guys follow the Iracers Lounge on Iracing at all but we sent our product in to them for a review and this is what they had to say about it with other sim apps.  
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