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VRRC Sim Racing Team

VRRC was created to develop race craft, improve circuit knowledge and driving skills. At Virtual Reality Racing Club we blur the lines between virtual reality and reality. We cater for any type of motoring and racing enthusiast, from a first time track day to the club racer. eSports training from professional competitors to world class instructors. Our cause and meaning is to ensure you have an adrenaline fuelled day that takes your skill in a race car up to the next level. We get a kick out of seeing you improve through the day, not by impressing you with our skills. Our instructors and telemetry analyse how you drive in the sim and on the track then guide and coach you on exactly where and how you can improve.  VRRC now have a Sim Racing Team that are currently recruiting, to find out more visit us at http://vrracingclub.com/forum/index.php

VRRC

VRRC

F1 2017 Career Race Replay: Malaysia

Hey guys! It's been awhile, but I finally got around to driving F1 2017 again, and streamed my Malaysia race last night. I won't spoil anything, but you won't be disappointed; it was a spectacular race that wasn't supposed to be. Check it out:     In other news, GMS will be running the iRacing 12hr of Sebring and will be streamed live likely on the same Twitch channel, so be sure to tune in for that and follow for much more!  

FrostAviation

FrostAviation

 

17/01/18 - Starting out

Hey all, Mystic here. Some people here may know me from TORA and perhaps from online hoppers. I've always wanted to give something back to the wider Forza community and I think I've may have found it with tuning. It's all well and good downloading tunes from the Storefronts of the elites but they may not always be the best tune for your driving style and plus you cannot see what makes a particular tune good, an issue which has plagued me for years. So I learned how to tune from some kind people on the Forza forums and various real world sources. At the start of 2018 I set out to offer everybody my tuning knowledge gained from playing driving "sims" competitively since 2010, so I started up a free forum opensourceforza.forumotion.com to share my tunes and receive feedback alike. The forums are still very much in infantcy but as time goes on I hope to have a base tune for all cars in Forza 7, a mean feat by any standards. I will be updating as much as I possibly can so I'll keep posting on Twitter and in this club page when new tunes are available. Thanks Mystic       XBL: MysticV 247    Twitter: @MysticSmith

OSF MysticV

OSF MysticV

The Door is Open

We're ready to grow! At All Virtual Racing, we have built a site that is designed to host a big and wide community of virtual racers. We now need people to help make it grow while making sure that it stays on track, and grown in the right direction. Therefore, we are taking in people that are experts and passionate about any aspect of virtual racing, to join a team that decides what that direction should be, helps come up with plans on how to get there, and take part in executing those plans. Community managers Creative masterminds League Organizers Charismatic Personalities Code Junkies Tuning experts Commentators Legal advisors Business & Marketing experts Any input or skill that you might think is relevant, probably is! We are looking for experts and specialists across any platform any game and any aspect of a community platform. Our Vision Instead of having many different groupings of racers across the internet, all requiring you to sign up to their own partly active forum, we want one central platform that allows groups to run what they want to, and users to sign up to what they love doing The idea is simple. Sign up to just one place,
join any group, club, team, activity or interest available
(or create your own.) We want to create one central place for all virtual racing, where we all can hang out, interact help each other and make virtual racing better while allowing for the freedom of each gamer, platform or interest to do as they please. About you We need experts in all areas of virtual racing, to give us feedback, come up with ideas, and get people involved with the project. If you are a right fit to the task, and the rest of the team, you’ll take on a leadership position within your given field. We haven’t carved the areas of interest in stone yet, but we expect to need people across any racing game, skill level, and gaming platform. Besides the actual racing, we also want people who are passionate about other aspects of racing games (such as painting, tuning, photography etc.) To assist with more technical and hands-on issues, league organizers, broadcasters, commentators, web designers, coders, graphic designers etc are also more than welcomed.   About the task This is a volunteer job, so there will be no payment as such. Depending on how it goes through, you would be able to add it to your CV, and we’d be glad to make a recommendation if you’d need one. We expect commitment and engagement in the project. We want you to be active, passionate as well as share our dream of one big friendly community for virtual racers, that respect and welcome any other gamer who feels the same. We will initially start an Advisor Group, that would include any serious interest in taking part in shaping the community. From there, we'll be handpicking single area custodians, who will lead their respective area of expertise. What to do Simply get in touch. You can either send us a message using our contact info in the footer, send an email to hello@allvirtualracing.com. You can also get in touch through social media (Twitter or Facebook) or simply register to this site, and send a direct message to  @Firben to let us know you want to be a part of the Advisor Group. After you have been added to the group, you'll have access to the advisor group discussion area, where we all meet and discuss what and how to proceed.

Firben

Firben

 

AVR DiRT 4 Club League Season 1 is (soon) here!

A while ago I told you guys about the upcoming league for this club. We then had a few test rallies and we even learned a few lessons! (results will be visible for example.) So now I may present to you guys the awesome first proper season of the AVR DiRT 4 Club League! The series is a 5 event championship contested with R5 category cars. Each country in the game has it's own event. The events have one week of time to be driven for each. Event lengths circulate between 4 and 8 stages, just so that we don't form a too predictable and boring pattern for the rallies. Instead we hopefully have 5 different rallies regarding to the stage lengths in each event, the number of stages that are run between services etc. The calendar for the upcoming season is the following: 1. Rally Sweden (52,22 Km - 8 Stages) January 1st - January 7th
2. Rally Michigan (60,15 Km - 7 Stages) January 8th - January 14th
3. Rally Spain (44,24 Km - 8 Stages) January 15th - January 21st
4. Rally Australia (46,60 Km - 4 Stages) January 22nd - January 28th
5. Rally Wales (37,73 Km - 6 Stages) January 29th - February 4th If you need help with setups for the events, head to the DiRT 4 setup forum at: https://allvirtualracing.com/index.php?/forums/forum/34-dirt-4-setups/ I hope we can have a good close battle for the inaugural AVR DiRT 4 CLub League title! See you guys on the stages!
Janne

JanneLaahanen

JanneLaahanen

 

Merry Christmas

Hey everyone. This isn’t actually a sim racing thing but I thought I should just say, merry Christmas every one. Have a good week, if you’re off school for the next few weeks enjoy it. But remember drinking and driving don’t mix. But sometimes it does with sim racing. But I didn’t tell you that.

Eric Gonzalez

Eric Gonzalez

 

Come join me in Assetto Corsa!

Hey guys! Sorry for the absence, I've just been sorting out school and work. However, I'm on break now, so I can finally enjoy myself! On that note, I'm inviting anyone with Assetto Corsa PC and at least semi-adequate skills to come join me and my friend Curtis for some fun racing with all free content! For example, tonight we ran GT3 cars at Cadwell Park. It was incredible how tight the racing was, and we wished we had more drivers to tangle with! If you're interested, post a comment below and I'll PM you the link to the discord. Or, if you know someone that'd be interested, link them to this post. I'll also post in the discord anytime we decide to race.  Come on and join the fun!

FrostAviation

FrostAviation

 

iRacing Dallara Dash Race Report

Well here we go, my first legit post (Kinda).   Well as all things start there was qualifying I got P5 and then, big shock we went onto the grid.   At the drop of the green flag I got a pretty poor start, because screw first gear on the dallara (it's literal death)   - I'm the red car inside line 3 cars back.     On lap 5 the battle for third heats up a bit I go to the inside on the straight, stick it in on the turn but nothing really comes out of it still in P4 for the moment.   At the end of lap 6 there was a slight incident with the guy in 3rd place, little to say when you see a car sideways and your going 209 mph+ it's going to give you a slight heart attack. - Trust me it will get scarier   And the inevitable happened that I ran into some lapped traffic ( yellow & blue car on the outside)   Now there was a slight problem, there was a car catching me, we'll be seeing a bit more of him than we really want to in a bit here. (Green and Black car bottom of picture)   HEY! Remember when I said we were going to see him, yah, well here he is. A few laps later he made a little dive to the inside in turn 1. We would hold this all the way down the back stretch.   He tried to come up the track in 3 & 4 but well... (another heart attack right there)   I guess it really didn't work out that well. Time to chase down P2!   Well I didn't really have to chase him that much, he kinda did the work for me. He hit the wall out of 4 and slid through the grass. (Black car on right)   Lap 25 got really exciting, at least now, at the time I almost died. AGAIN!   P1 would get slowed up by this and would result in me catching him.   I don't know if him having a Honda engine really helped against my "totally legit" Ferrari...   That was about it. The end of the race was really me trying not to cook my tires any more than they were. As Sebastian Vettel once said, "grazie ragazzi, forza ferrari." - Picture from checkered flag, ignore car in the catch fence.   WOO HOO! Burn outs, everyone loves some of those right.   These were the final Results. Started 5th, lead a total of 6 laps, average lap was a 25.031, fastest lap was a 24.566 on lap 3 and I accumulated a total of 10 incident point. Note these were all from contact so I'm confused on how I even am alive at this point, 4x is normally when your car is dead.  

Eric Gonzalez

Eric Gonzalez

 

AVR DiRT 4 Club League

Last week we FINALLY got an update to DiRT 4! That update included the addition of the club feature to the game, which means that we can finally have our own DiRT 4 club! The club championship will start properly on January 2018, but now before Christmas there will be a 2 event test season just to see how the club is working and what kind of participation numbers we can expect to the league. The test season is gonna be driven with R2 cars, since we are learning about the club feature, we can use learning level cars as well.  When we eventually kick off the proper AVR DiRT 4 Club championship in January we will drive with the R5 category cars (unless someone has a better idea). And obviously the categories will change for each season, unless there is huge demand for a certain category continuously. The events in the championship will be open for one week each event, from Monday 00:00 to the next Monday 00:00. There's only a bit of an exception with this week since I just created the league today so it was quite tricky to start it yesterday. The events will be 4 to 8 stages long with different amount of services within the rally, since there are different kind of rallies also in real life instead of them following a strict formula of 6 stages per rally and a service between each 2. On this testing season of the league we have 2 events. On this week we have a 8 stage rally in Michigan, and on the next week we have a 5 stage event in Spain. Oh and yeah you can find the league/club from this link: https://www.dirt4game.com/uk/clubs/club/116700/avr-dirt-4-club I'll see you guys on the stages!
Janne

JanneLaahanen

JanneLaahanen

 

Spin Out

HELP!!! l've tried everything l can think of, and every time l try to turn a lap on Project Cars 2, l spin out. This game is really cool, and l'd like to get a little better at it, but it won't cooperate. l've adjusted, and readjusted all the Controller Configurations. turned all the Assists off one at a time, and nothing. ls there a secret to playing this game or is it me? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks B4TM4N.

aka B4TM4N

aka B4TM4N

 

F1 2017 Career Race Report - Belgium

THIS IS NOT A RACE REPORT. THIS IS A RANT/REPORT HYBRID. So, with that out of the way, here comes... oh god. Spa, requiring a good chassis, good PU, and consistency, none of which I possess. I qualified P13. Race start. I did it good.   Never mind, just gonna chip off my front wing real quick   Here's a cool picture because I was bored and nothing was happening to me   See those missing wing bits? Yeah, I know right"Fuck This" levels increasing Fast Forward like 20 laps because nothing happened at all, here comes orange boy   Ima pass yo ass   Ok brake late sure   Not givin' in are ya   YEAH SIDEPOD SLAP BABY   REMEMBER HUNGARY? HERE YA GO AGAIN   FUCKING ANNIHILATED   OK LETS BRING IT TO THE PITS AND SALVAGE A NICE P18                       I want to die.           But for real, I'm not gonna do any more of these for a while or forever because I wanna just be focused solely on my performance as a driver and not worry about getting pictures. If you liked 'em, thanks for tuning in. If you didn't like em, well, I got other things I wanna put on here, so stay tuned.

FrostAviation

FrostAviation

 

Why You Should Be Using Sim Racing System

What is Sim Racing System?  Well, if you're interested in doing some competitive league style racing, what you're looking for is Sim Racing System.  In a nut shell Sim Racing System is a free mod as a service that offers racing 24 hours of the day, with races starting every hour in a different vehicle class.    For example, there might be a race at 9:00 PM in an Audi TT Cup Car, followed by a race at 10:00 PM in GT3 cars.  Additionally, SRS will track your incidents of off tracks, crashes, and your finishing positions.  These things together will provide your profile with a rating.  This rating is used for splitting of races, as well as barriers to entry to more competitive series like the official SRS GT3 Series.  With all these things put together, it can lead to a very fun and competitive racing environment with a really great community behind it.  If you want to use Sim Racing System, then the first thing you have to do is head over to www.SimRacingSystem.com and sign up to become a member.   Once confirmed, which is instant, you are granted access to the Sim Racing System landing page.  Here you'll see several tabs, we'll start off by hovering over the SRS menu item, and clicking on instructions.  This takes you to a page that guides you through the installation process of the Assetto Corsa app but I'll give you the quick version.  Click on the link for Assetto Corsa App  Download the zip file, and unpack it to your root Assetto Corsa Folder.  Once you have that unpacked launch Assetto Corsa,   load up the options menu,   head over to the General Section,   scroll down to the bottom,   and place a check mark on the Sim Racing System UI.  This puts an SRS icon on your menu bar on the left, click it, log in, and you're ready to register for a race.  Easy Peasy, and welcome to sim racing system.  Honestly speaking, this mod adds something to Assetto Corsa that the game devs couldn't.    A true league racing experience.    People pay monthly fees for things like this, and Henrique, the brains behind this, is kind enough to give it away for free.  We can't thank him enough.   

Sim Enthusiast

Sim Enthusiast

 

Club Sponsors

We're seeing a lot of teams sign up on AllVirtualRacing and create their own clubs in here. We'reloving it! This is one of the main features we wanted on the site! Clubs are ideal to get people together, unite around a topic of interest - be it racing, drifting, painting, practicing etc. Any sim racing interest that brings people together, is a good thing for sim racing. If you haven't joined a club yet, you can have a look at our club list or start your own club here:
https://allvirtualracing.com/index.php?/clubs/ Teams often need to promote their sponsors though, and we've made this easier by implementing a brand new Sponsor page! Club Owners can now add sponsors to each club on a dedicated Sponsors Page.  The Sponsors Page lists, describes and links to the sponsor. You can use your own graphics, add a description and a link to the sponsor. Use this to promote your sponsors or any affiliate systems you might be linked to.

Firben

Firben

 

Project Cars 2 Patch 3

Although I currently love spending time on  F1 2017, it still feels like I'm just spending the time, waiting for the patch that Project Cars have promised will come soon. This would correct up to 150 issues in the game (but no details about what has been corrected). Personally, I hope that it will improve online racing, make it more stable and streamline car performance so that it does not change quite as mutch from qualifying to race.

Firben

Firben

 

Plans for the future

Well if you weren't scared off by my first entry then welcome back, I am writing this to give a general idea of what I plan on doing with this blog. To start I will probably write about the upcoming 24 hours of Daytona, speaking of which I am honored to have such a great group on the side of my team's car, and I plan on bringing you updates about the trials and tribulations of iRacings finest series. So a much shorter post from me today and expect this to be how the rest of mine end up being.

Eric Gonzalez

Eric Gonzalez

 

A proper introduction from myself: I warn you it is a long one

Why hello, my name is Eric Gonzalez. Personally I'm not usually a big fan of writing anything more than about three sentences, (mostly because school has made it from something fun to a chore that after the nine-hundredth time gets kind of boring), but I thought I might try and rekindle that fire by writing about something I love. Sim racing. Now unlike some people, I have only been doing proper sim racing for a few months. But I'm not a complete noob to motorsport / SIM racing, I started watching Indycar from practically the day I was born, my dad had watched KART & the URL before then but being the 'Murican he is liked URL more because they only turned left (I don't blame him I do too), then when Danica Patrick came over to the NASCAR Sprint cup series in 2012 started watching that and would later go to our first live race at Kentucky Motor speedway (and we've gone there ever since). Now I know someone out there is probably asking, "But Eric, when does your first experience with simulation racing occur", and to that I say I shall tell you soon enough my good friend, but be patient. Now later that year for Christmas my parents got me NASCAR: inside line, not much of a sim I know but it's what I started with. So for about 3 years I would be entranced by said game, but my thirst for bigger and better racing was continuously growing. Which would lead me on a giant journey to find the next chapter in my racing journey. Now the time in between there and now is not all that exciting and if you are still reading at this point, not only do I ask what could you have been doing with this time but I also thank you for caring enough to not give up on what might as well be a short movie, but anyhow we come to a more recent time where I learn about this great thing called iRacing. Now if you had hoped this would be the end you were wrong, after delving into iRacing I was introduced to a new form of motorsports, not my regular NASCAR or Indycar, but one that was dominated by a certain car company called Mercedes, yup that's quite right, Formula one and codemaster' s own F1 series. Now you have reached the end of my great legend, I hope you have learned a little about myself and will be joining me in my future endeavours on this blog. And one last thing, I promise that my future posts won't be as long.

Eric Gonzalez

Eric Gonzalez

 

BWM M1 Find Five Friday

Today we've got a new Find Five Friday challenge for you, with a picture from Project Cars 2!
It's a BMW 1 Series Coupé Stance Works Edition at Watkins Glen. Take a closer look at the two images below, and try to spot the 5 differences. If you can't find them all, you'll find the solution below (behind a spoiler shield)     Originally Posted on Rookie Raceline.
Find more Find Five Friday challenges here
   

Firben

Firben

 

Updated pics of our 2018 iRacing C7DP!

Since my first post about my iRacing endeavors, Gonzalez Motorsports has partnered with AllVirtualRacing, and our paint has been updated to reflect that! Check it out:     I do hope the other drivers don't see the target-looking AVR logo as a place to punt me at. Anyways, Let me know what you all think!

FrostAviation

FrostAviation

 

I'm running the 2018 iRacing 24hr of Daytona!

Hey guys!   You've probably noticed I haven't been posting much. I've taken a bit of a hiatus from F1 2017 to prepare a Corvette C7DP for me and two friends to race in the 2018 iRacing 24hr of Daytona. We just got the idea to do it earlier this month, yet so far we already have telemetry data, a paint scheme, and a setup that's almost ready to race. Here's some pics of the car:   https://imgur.com/a/kwmAF   We're racing for the Gonzalez Motorsports iRacing Endurance Team, owned by one of the drivers, Eric Gonzalez. He wanted the most American paint scheme possible, and Curtis (the other driver) and I collaborated on it and produced something great for our iRacing special event debut.    I'll be periodically posting updates on our progress right here on Off The Pace, so stay tuned if you're interested! I also plan on streaming a majority of the race, and the link to my YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1akRl0M26miKSDHX5IoqSQ?view_as=subscriber   Anyways guys, thanks for being patient. F1 2017 will likely be back soon (unless Assetto Corsa gets in the way, too!)

FrostAviation

FrostAviation