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Real Vs. Virtuals at Phillip Island

Friday, May 7th, 2010
iRacing bring Phillip Island to their racing service

iRacing bring Phillip Island to their racing service

Another round in the ‘Real Vs. Virtual’ series, this time at the latest iRacing track, Phillip Island.

Check out the series here and you can also see the previous sets in the series by clicking here.

2010 iRacing Pro Series entry confirmed

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

The promotions for the Pro licence holders have taken place and thankfully I’ve retained my Pro licence for 2010 by being in the top 300 of eligible racers (93rd at the last count).

I actively took part in the inaugural Pro series in 2009 mainly because it was the first season in something special, and was a lot of fun. There are some changes this time around that make the 2010 season slightly different. Firstly, the car will be the newest car in the iRacing fleet, the Ford Falcon V8 supercar. Secondly the season structure is slightly different, with races taking place every second week.

I probably won’t participate as actively as I did last season but with the allure of the new vehicle and a schedule that’s easier to commit to I will probably show up for a number of events.

22 months and some numbers

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

I’ll shortly be coming up to my second year anniversary in iRacing and here are some random figures that I’ve accumulated in that time.

  1. I’ve raced in 233 events, taking wins in just 9% of the races (22).
  2. I’ve squared off against 1,600 fellow competitors (including some notable real world racers) and managed to accumulate more points than 72% of the racers I’ve faced (1,154 drivers).
  3. I’ve notched up 451 incidents in official races since I joined in June 2008 with the worst showing being the 19 incidents I picked up in three hours of battling in the iRacing Daytona 500 World Tour event. This represents an average of 1.93 per race (across both road and oval disciplines).
  4. My incident safety record is in better shape than 79% of the drivers I’ve faced.