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VIRTUAL NEO14 vs REAL NEO14

24.10.2014   2 comments   Category: Site news   Video: 1 available

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Having footage available of the Grand Opening event at NEO14, and footage of the real NEO14 A-Main, called for a 'Virtual vs Real' study of the 1:8 nitro buggies, never done before. Same cars, same track, same camera position and zooming (as much as possible) so we should end up with very similar pictures. And we did. We modified the brightness and color of the VRC video a bit to match the real NEO14 which of course is at an indoor facility with quite a bit of smoke (and we don't fill our virtual hall with smoke...). We even added a touch of blur, so keep in mind that the actual VRC footage is a lot sharper, brighter and colorful.

It's quite amazing to see how similar the cars in VRC Pro behave to the real cars. It's evidence of how good the physics and vehicle dynamics of VRC Pro are, check out the video and see for yourself.

Another interesting analysis: the average lap time of the VRC Pro winner Tobias Isaksson was 28.4 sec (2 pit stops in the 20 minute race), and Ty Tessmann, winner of the re... read more

Jakub Rozycki beats Lamberto Collari by 0.006 at Fiorano...

20.10.2014   8 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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Jakub Rozycki is the proud winner of the virtual version of the last EURO NITRO SERIES at Fiorano this past weekend, beating 9x IFMAR World Champion Lamberto Collari by just 0.006 sec after 45 minutes of racing. Never ever has the difference between the real and the virtual race, on the same track been that close.

Like Lamberto Collari, Jakub Rozycki from Poland drove a perfect race, with just 1 serious mistake which cost him around 3 seconds. VRC World Champion Martin Wollanka showed up for the first time again after his debut at the 2014 IFMAR Buggy Worlds in Sicily, and finished a strong 2nd just 4 seconds down on the surprisingly fast Pole. Good old Giorgio Mingotti finished 3rd 2 laps down on the winner.

Result 45 minute A-Main:

1 Jakub Rozycki PL Pro 171 45:10.450
2 Martin Wollanka AT Pro 171 45:14.600
3 Giorgio Mingotti IT Pro 169 45:05.350
4 Antonello Parisi IT Pro 165 45:00.378
5 Holger Wolf... read more

2 EXTRA RACES AT FIORANO THIS WEEKEND

16.10.2014   7 comments   Category: Site news

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This weekend the Euro Nitro Series races their final race of 2014 at Fiorano, and we invite all VRC racers to participate in the virtual edition of this event, starting today at 18:00 hours. There will be 3 rounds, qualifying on Friday, bump-up finals on Saturday and main finals on Sunday. So a very compact schedule for racers who don't have any real racing going on this week.

We will be racing in 1:8 nitro sportscars, and in 1:10 nitro Sedans, 1 class only!

So, no real racing to do this weekend? Join the nitro on-road racing fun at Fiorano Italy.

This event is presented to you by RUNNERTIME

Check out the real Euro Nitro Seroies results at Fiorano at http://www.euronitroseries.com/

THE RACE IS ON - WHO WILL REACH 100,000 KM FIRST?

15.10.2014   11 comments   Category: Site news

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Just over 3 years after the launch of VRC Pro 3 racers are approaching the incredible distance of.... 100,000 virtual kilometers. That is a total distance of 2 1/2 times around the earth, with a radio controlled model racing car. Hard to imagine and must be a world record! Reaching 100,000 km will make them member of the illustrious VRC Pro Century Club.

The race to this milestone is between Tom Ebersole from the US with 95,491 km under his belt, Graham Raistrick from the UK with 93,952 km, and Pierre Dumusc from Switzerland with 92,690 km. Interestingly, all 3 are well over 50 and long time r/c racers, indicating that virtual r/c racing must have a great appeal to 'senior' and ex r/c racers. Maybe we should start an 'over 50' league one day... Having said that, Graham Raistrick is leading several of the rankings and ha... read more

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