25.06.2013 18 comments Category: Site news
LiveRC has published a long interview with the founder of Virtual Racing Industries and VRC Pro Pieter Bervoets. In case you have missed it and want to find out about the history of VRC Pro go to the LiveRC website and the 'Talk-it-out on Tuesday' column.
24.06.2013 9 comments Category: Site news
More Than a Game
In the virtual world there are many avenues of entertainment. VRC is one such avenue, in this game we play or race against others from around the world. We race in many cases the exact car that we race in real life. In other games one may become a soldier in real life and actually shoot an M16 or Ak47 but with consequences that will last forever. One may have a chance to see a Formula 1 car in a show room but never actually feel the power and the rush from pushing the pedals. This game VRC is more than a game it is a SIMULATOR for the real counterpart of radio controlled car racing. Anyone with a couple hundred dollars can buy a real RC car and go to the track.
The race of the week goes to the 1:12 SPORTSCARS 10.5T, Eppelheim LRP 2012. 1. Dana Bailes and Barnabás Tóth traded the lead with Kevin Hart who came back from his winter hiatus to turn in some fast time this week. Kevin crossed the line first and ran like he stole it but Dana was ready for his speed... read more
18.06.2013 72 comments Category: Site news
We have exciting news for you. This week, ONLY this week, we offer a premium Unlimited All-inclusive subscription at a massive 50% discount. This offer could be the LAST and BEST money you will EVER spend on VRC Pro: the World’s best RC training tool. The VRC Pro Unlimited All-inclusive membership includes:
- UNLIMITED subscription period
- Access to ALL cars, tracks, components and accessories
- Access to ALL future releases
- Access to the Beta-test selection pool to try out pre-releases
With the Unlimited All-inclusive membership, you never have to buy subscription, new cars, components or tracks again.
We love to welcome you as one of our premium members. Your support of the VRC Pro project is much appreciated. You enable us to keep developing new cars, new tracks and new game features which make VRC Pro even better than it already is!
You can check out the Unlimited All-inclusive here: http://www.vrcworld.com/eshop/product.aspx?90
This special offer ends Sunday June 23. ... read more
17.06.2013 9 comments Category: Site news
Report by Donald Stark (VRC race reporter)
Four classes, Two Champions
This week marked the end of season two for 1/8 scale sports cars and 1/10 ISTC classes. Each category has two classes; modified and spec. 1/10 ISTC Mod and Spec, was all about Mustafa Alp winning the championship by 16 points in modified class and 36 points in the spec class. The 1/8 scale class was the same story with Giorgio Mingotti stealing the points championship in the modified class by a margin of 11 points and 17 points in the spec class.
The closest race of the weekend was the 1/10th ISTC Modified race. Mustafa ALP, Graham Raistrick, Patrick Bader raced for the top spot. Mustafa started in the 3 spot with Patrick in the 5 and Graham in the 6th starting position on the grid. At the horn Mustafa took the lead from the pole sitter and never looked back, Gram and Patrick battled for three laps and then gram broke lose form Patrick. G... read more
13.06.2013 12 comments Category: Site news
Report by Donald Stark (VRC race reporter)
Image: Backemeyer leading Coetzee in 13.5T SCT at Rhein Main
This has been a frantic two weeks with loads of activities, my 7th and 8th grades class have been promoted to the next grade, the RC Expo came to town and so did Pieter and Tim. My local track hosted the Mid-Summer Shoot Out and the VRC Series races have concluded round five of six. This is the sign of the changing seasons. One thing sticks in my head as I observed all of these events, life is so much more enjoyable when you share it with somebody.
The parents laughed at the promotion while I told stories of their kids and the things they accomplished this year. Pieter and Tim Bervoets are a great father son team I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work beside them if only for a day. Of the hundreds of people who came through the booth last weekend the most memorable ones were the families; father son, father daughter and m... read more
10.06.2013 15 comments Category: Site news
Virtual Racing Industries Pieter and Tim Bervoets can look back at a very successful RCX Show at the the Long Beach Convention Center in California June 1st and 2nd.
With the support of Dell/Alienware, providing all the hardware to set up an 8 set multi-player racing stage at the VRC Pro booth, with in the center a 3.5 meter wide projection screen used with 2 HD projectors to show all the racing action, the VRC Pro booth was one of the busiest visitor attractions at the show. From Saturday morning till Sunday late afternoon, over 500 racers and (former) world champions picked up one of the Spektrum DX-4R transmitters to enjoy the Virtual RC Racing Experience. More than 2000 people visited the booth, most of them totally amazed about the realistic r/c racing action they could either experience themselves or follow on the large center screen.
The VRC Pro booth was staffed with VRC members from the LA region, putting up a great show with pounding music, fast r/c racing action and exciting race commentary. ... read more
07.06.2013 9 comments Category: Site news
Full Throttle R/C Raceway, aka Kissimmee, has been released and is the latest addition to a growing number of world renowned on-road race tracks in VRC Pro. This track was earlier released in VRC v3 and was very popular with the racers because of its fast yet technical lay-out. The Kissimmee track was host of several major ROAR and FORGASS Nationals and also hosted the IFMAR Worlds for 1:10 electric in 2006.
Check out the Kissimmee track images.