Archive for the ‘Radical SR8’ Category

A Masterclass On Race Starts…

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

It’s that time of year again when iRacing deploy their quarterly build. I can’t speak highly enough about this latest build, and this weeks events have been pure fun for me.

The build saw the addition of some welcome features such as vast camera controls (now offering a high degree of customisation), new graphical effects (such as skidmarks, smoke and dust), hosted racing (so people can basically pick and choose combinations of car and track, and then go race them) and a whole bunch of other small but notable improvements.

With it being week 13 (the traditional ‘off’ week at the end of each season) the majority of racing is done in unofficial races, featuring unusual combinations. The fact that there are less series offered in week 13 also means drivers tend to group together more closely, so it’s really cool seeing hundreds of members all joining the same race (which then gets split off into competitive grids via matchmaking).

One of the combos this season features three car classes at Laguna Seca and I’ve been having a blast racing there, pegging down the laps and kicking up dirt to block my rivals visibility (not intentionally, I must add!)

Of course, being an ‘unofficial’ week means people tend to switch off mentally just a little bit (I’m including myself in that group!). Check out this have-a-go hero who tries to win the race in the first 200m. This ambitious start really humoured me…. :)

Radical & Road Atlanta = perfect match

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Radical Sr8 Race Results

I had one of my most eventful races in iRacing this week when I raced the Radical at Road Atlanta. I started 6th of 25 and thanks to being over-cautious in turn one I made a stupid error and ran out of road. That mistake saw me bounce through the grass and rejoin the field in last place.

This saw me fall all the way to the back of a 25 car grid, but with a 50 minute, 35 lap race to get some positions back.

Even though I was destined to lose some iRating I still had a lot of fun chasing down cars, exercising some patience, and gaining positions slowly as I climbed up the order.

I even had a very fun chase down on 7th place in the last 15 laps (was gaining around 1 second a lap) but it was not to be as I just about caught him as we crossed the finish line together.

Road Atlanta is a great track for the Radical. There are a handful of tracks where the Radical is an absolute pig to drive, and others (Silverstone being another) where the combination is such a perfect match.

A busy first lap at Barber

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

I’ve been a little busy with work the past few weeks but still managing to get a race or two in each week.

This is a short clip from a recent race at Barber in the Radical – quite a lot of action for the start of a long race!