News of March, 2013

VIRTUAL OPPONENT EVENT MODE RELEASED

26.03.2013   28 comments   Category: Site news

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VIRTUAL OPPONENTS
We are proud to introduce to you our new event structure with virtual opponents. With this new mode we introduce the possibility to challenge yourself to race while opponents from your own heat or final are also on the track so you can now experience exactly the same sensations and pressure you experience in your real r/c racing. You may ask ‘why not multi-player events then…?’ Multi-player requires you and your opponents to all race together, at exactly the same time. If we had no time zones that would be less of a problem, but we have. As much as 12 to 15 hours time difference makes it practically impossible to organize multi-player competitions on a world wide scale. By introducing ‘virtual opponents’ we have come up with a solution that is almost as good. The opponents are actually selected from your own heat or main final. They may have raced a few hours before you but with this mode we can still bring all these runs together as if you are all at the track at the same time.

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VRC PRO RACERS HELGE AND MIIKA BOTH MAKE THE A-MAIN AT EC IN OULU

09.03.2013   13 comments   Category: Site news

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After 6 qualifying runs at the (real) 1:12 Euro's in Oulu Finland , VRC Pro ace 1:12 racer Helge Johannessen from Norway has scored a remarkable result: the difference between his real and virtual result happens to be just 0.002 seconds! How close can it get... This is Helge's first international race. VRC Pro gave him a few days of extra practice time as the virtual Oulu indoor track was released a week before the Euro's. Helge has qualified in 10th position and will make the Euro 1:12 modified class A-Main, just like he made the A-Main at the Virtual Euro's. In Oulu he has just European pro-level 1:12 racers in front of him, not bad for a first international appearance. VRC Pro racing experience does help...

In 10.5T Stock class the scores are equally remarkably close. Miika Laurila, the 2012 VRC World Champion in this class scored 39 in 8:04.920 in the Virtual Euro's, his qualifying time in Oulu is 39 laps in 8:04.846, again just 0.12 seconds difference! Miika goes into the A-Main in third position behi... read more

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