Browsing: Racing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a98ukR9RPM We haven’t covered racing sims much here recently, but yesterday brought new cars and tracks to two of the major sims. iRacing yesterday released their “season 2” update, bringing two new oval racing trucks, plus the famous Italian Monza circuit, including the banked oval, to the sim. Simultaneously, rival sim Assetto Corsa received its first addon pack, Dream Pack 1, bringing no fewer than 10 new cars, plus a full laser scanned version of the notorious German “Green Hell” – the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. iRacing can be found here, while the AC add-on pack can be found at Steam, here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZaY_wtJBho If you fancy a break from the long-haul of a PMDG 777 across the Pacific, or VATSIM is getting a little stifling, then maybe it’s time to blow of some steam… or at least take a look at Altitude 0: Lower & Faster, available from tomorrow (10/09/14) on Steam’s “Early Access” program.

The floodlights of the Kentucky Speedway might keep the track illuminated for the drivers, but in a large and competitive field, if you are even slightly chicken, you’re going to end up fried. As the picture above shows, the iRacing DOM-GNL (Deutsche Online Meisterschift or German NASCAR League) is pretty close and competitive, with Robert Graf keeping his simFlight liveried Ford Fusion right in the middle of the action. This was definitely one of the closest finishes you’re likely to see, but for what position, you ask? Click “Read more” to find out!

The recent “somewhat interesting” weather that’s hit our soggy little isles off the European coast has delayed posting this somewhat, for which we can only apologise, but as you can see from the picture, it wasn’t exactly plain sailing for Robert Graf’s first full DOM-GNL race in the new Ford Fusion, either! Click “Read more->” below for the full story behind the painful looking picture and the rest of the round four race report from Bristol.

The poll has ended for Robert Graf’s 2013 car in the DOM-GNL league of iRacing, carrying the insignia of both simFlight and simMarket as primary sponsors.  As you can no doubt see from the manufacturer logos, the Ford Fusion beat the Chevrolet by a single vote (although we’ll be honest, we’d have liked a little more feedback from you guys! ;)) That rear view is, of course, what we’d like the opposition to be seeing in the season’s remaining races, but to see the livery from the pointy end as well, the front view can be seen by clicking “Read…

The poll for Robert Graf’s primary car for the 2013 season of the DOM – German NASCAR Championship – is still open, but while it runs its course (a few more votes wouldn’t go amiss… come on folks!) he’s sticking with what he knows in the form of the Chevrolet car while visiting the gambling world of Las Vegas for round 3. As the pic might imply, things didn’t entirely go to plan… Click “Read more” to find out more and whether or not it seriously hurt his chances at this early stage of the season.

Robert Graf has taken the new iRacing Chevy out for a spin – if you could count several hundred laps of practice and racing around the oval at Phoenix a ‘little’ outing, that is – for the second race of the DOM-GNL season. How did the new car treat him? Will he be keeping it? Well the last part of that is slightly up to you – our readership. Robert has set up a poll for you to have your say, if you want, in whether he keeps the 2013 Chevy, or races the new Ford Fusion model for the…

As mentioned at the beginning of his first race report for the season, the outing last week at Daytona was the last for the ‘current’ iRacing Chevrolet stock car as it is being replaced by a new model. Well, for those who are following Robert’s progress, he has forwarded the attached images of the new car in a new, updated, simFlight livery which I think you’ll agree looks pretty good! The Chevy may not stay, however. Also as mentioned in the Daytona report, there’s a new contender in the wings, in the form of a Ford to compete against the…

The cry has been heard, followed by the roar of V8s and the squeal of tortured rubber on tarmac. “Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!” Last season’s outing for Robert Graf ended pretty well in the iRacing sim based German NASCAR series, so after finishing his rookie full season in a very respectable position, the new series starts at Daytona, oddly, with the final outing of the familiar simFlight liveried Chevy Impala. Following a number of recent previews and announcements, iRacing are soon to release new versions of the Chevy which will also be joined by a new Ford Fusion as well.…

It’s the last race of the season. Having battled it out with the top 10 drivers in the iRacing DOM-GNL (German NASCAR League), has Robert Graf managed to drive his simFlight Chevy Impala home in the top group of finishers? We hear from him about how he did in the final race and his feelings on completing his first full season in the series.

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