28.11.2016 15 comments Category: Site news
With Rally X we have also released a new version of the game software. Besides several bug fixes and internal improvements, version 4.1.4718 has 1 important new feature.
When at the pit table you will now see cars running in the background. This should make sitting at your pit table a more dynamic experience. This feature will only work on tracks where your selected car class has raced before, of course... Don't expect any cars in the background on the new Rally X tracks or the other new tracks we will release early December. You can control the number of cars on the track while at the pittable in Options -> Other game options, you can set 0-5, 0 means none.
The horizontal offset range (controlled with Alt +/-) is extended from 0-100 to -100 to +100. This may not look like a significant change, but haviung extended it with a negative range means that the horizontal offset will now also work in the other direction. When a negative value is set the car will now grdually move i... read more
28.11.2016 14 comments Category: Site news
The new Rally X (cross) class is released today. The chassis is based on the successful 1:8 scale electric buggy. The setup has been adjusted with limited upstops to prevent the wheels going through the wheel fenders, a wider range of springs and anti-roll bars and 3 pre-defined setups ranging from easy till hard. To learn to control the Rally X car we give you 3 levels, easy, medium and hard. Of course you want to go as fast as possible, but it should also be spectacular. Time will tell what will take priority in this new class.
The Rally X body has 8 different paintjobs to chose from. 2 Wheel styles are available and to start with just 1 tire. Maybe more tires will be added in the future. The modified version comes with a selection of Tekin power, 1900KV, 2150KV and 2650KV, should be enough to get you excited. The Spec chassis comes with a 1450KV motor but has a longer gearing to get decent top speed with the Spec chassis. Only the gearing and the steering angle are adjustable in the free2play Rally X Sp... read more
24.11.2016 34 comments Category: Site news Video: 1 available
Introducing an exciting new racing class in VRC Pro: Rally X (rally cross). Based on the popular WRX style rally racing, VRC Pro is introducing a complete new experience in r/c racing, a true mix of on- and offroad racing on special Rally X tracks.
Rally X events will also visit existing on-road tracks like Heemstede and Messina in the future which will be converted to RallyX style tracks for these events. The 2016 VRC Worlds kick of with Rally X on the X1 track located in a harbour container terminal area. The X1 and MACH-X tracks will be the first tracks available for Rally X.
Rally X is a new class of r/c racing that is unique to VRC Pro. Rally car racing does not exist in real live r/c racing, but as it combines on- and off-road racing many r/c racers are expected to embrace this spectacular class!
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22.11.2016 30 comments Category: Site news
First images of the new VRC Carpet indoor track designed by Jukka-Pekka Huhtala from Finland. This track came out on top of the 2016 Track Design Competition, and will be used for the 2016 VRC Worlds 1:10 and 1:12. With a massaive 225m it is the biggest indoor carpet track VRC has to offer. It has a superb flow to it and for sure will be enjoyed by all VRC Worlds contenders for sure! Thanks Jukka-Pekka...
21.11.2016 11 comments Category: Event publications Video: 1 available
VRC race reporting
VRC PRO 2016 SEASON 3 1:8 NITRO BUGGY ROUND 6, Silver Dollar 3
This was season closer of 1:8 Nitro Buggy series. Sixth round was helded here in Silver Dollar 3 track, and it was driven in reversed direction.
American Warren Jones was setting the fastest pace during the qualifying. Warren`s average 30.833 was something enormous, when we saw that second place driver Jonas Larsson from Sweden, was almost 13 seconds behind him. But that wasnt bad run by Jonas, but that 31.731 average wasnt good enough to challenge Jones of the lead.
Third fastest, Britains Michael Lightfoot, had 16 seconds to TQ. Lightfoot`s run was stable, with just under 32 seconds average. Behind Lightfoot, only with 0.3 seconds distance was Mikael Yrjänäinen from Finland.
Another Finish driver, Ari Koski was in fifth and third Finn, Markku Honkanen in sixth place. Hong Kong`s Carson Yeung was also carried his season, and was in seventh position, when qualy ended. It was lookin... read more
15.11.2016 22 comments Category: Event publications Video: 1 available
VRC PRO 2016 SEASON 3 1:8 ELECTRIC BUGGY ROUND 5 Silver Dollar 2
Fifth round of 1:8 electric buggy series was helded here, at Silver Dollar 2 track.
In qualifying round, 35 years old Canadian, Matthew Stacey was setting the pace. Stacey`s pace was enough to keep Swedish offroader, our serie leader Robert Hillman behind. His run was very clean and this secured 3 seconds margin to Hillman. This was looking promising for Stacey, as his average laptime was two 10th`s faster than Hillman`s. But have to remember, Hillman made 6 seconds mistake at lap 5, and without that, he would be clearly at TQ place. Third fastest, Cyrille Payet from Reunion Island had also some struggles at laps 7 and 10. Those incidents gave him almost 10seconds of extra time and finally he was over 6 seconds behind TQ. Fourth grid went Jonas Larsson from Sweden. Holding second position in series, 6 points behind Hillman, this was good save from Jonas. But also he did mistake at lap 4, what gave him 5 seconds ... read more
14.11.2016 12 comments Category: Event publications Video: 2 available
SEASON 2016 electric nascartruck modified, round 11, Sydney John Grant Raceway
Round 11 of electric nascartruck series was helded here in Sydney, John Grant Raceway.
Track is well known to those drivers, who participated the Worlds2015 in here.
In time practiced Huhtala from Finland was the fastest with average 19.616. Second fastest, Britains Ritchie Thorn, got 19.656 and was only 0.6 seconds behind Huhtala.
Italian Andrea Giordano was the third and André Fossto from Sweden, fourth fastest. Giordano was 1.8 and Fossto 2.3 seconds behind leader. Once again, another Italian, Tommaso Andreuccetti was at top speed. With average 19.967 he got 5th fastest run. Not faraway, only 2.7 seconds behind Andreuccetti, was Hong Kong`s Carson Yeung. Carson and his son had participated to NitroBuggy Worlds2016 at Las Vegas and was now ”back in business”. With new winds, Carson was one to look for when this event would get older.
Ok, as ive mentioned in earlier races, these round... read more
14.11.2016 10 comments Category: Site news
VRC celebrates a total of 10 members whi have driven more than 100.000 km in total in VRC. Graham Raistrick from the UK was the first member to reach this milestone back in December 2014. 34 Members have gone over 50.000 km by now. Tom Ebersol from the USA leads the table with a massive 151.296 km drive to date! The 7 new 100.000+ km members have now the title 'Centurion' added to their profile!
Tom Ebersole USA 151296 km
Graham Raistrick UK 138248 km
Pierre Dumusc Switzerland 127493 km
Atsushi Takeshita Japan
Sigurður J Elíasson Iceland
Sandro Lage Brazil
Florent Gallot France
Yuji Oshima Japan
Jose angel Vera Spain
Alex Guillot France
08.11.2016 37 comments Category: Site news
Traditionally December is VRC Worlds month. Not only the annual holiday season, but also the most anticipated month in virtual r/c racing. Thousends of r/c racers from all over the world are now preparing for the VRC Worlds.
This year we will introduce a new class: Rally X and we will kick of the VRC Worlds with the very first World Championship for Rally X on November 29th.
This class is based on the 1:8 electric buggy with lowered suspension, special wheels and tires and of course special rally X tracks. The Worlds will be raced on Rally X1, a mixed dirt-asphalt track located in a harbour area. In the future we plan to have more Rally X layouts on this location, but also on existing on-road tracks like Heemstede and Messina which will then be converted to Rally-X style tracks for the occassion of Rally X visiting these tracks.
A total of 17 VRC Worlds events will be organized, All classes except the 3 NASCAR truck classes will be raced in both Open class and Spec class. The Open and Spec class will b... read more