Posts by nielhekkens

    To avoid questions about the rules or have to remind participants about the rules, what if we have a test about the rules at the start of each season? This would be for everyone. Let's say 10 questions or so. This way everyone's gets a refresher about the rules. You cannot start until you pass the test.

    About halfway into the race, I tried to gamble with the tire strategy. Unfortunately, we didn't get a proper green flag run anymore to take advantage of it.

    I thought the GWC was funny because everyone waited until the white flag came out. All hell broke loose in the final lap and I managed to slip through a couple of wrecks to finish 8th. My best result yet.

    At one of the cautions, it looked like I turned the #06 but I didn't get a 0x. I'm not sure if we made contact or if you got loose just before. I'll have to check the replay.

    Looking forward to Richmond. At least there is more racing room there.

    I was surprised with my 6th time in qualifying.

    The start of the race was rough. I couldn't get into a rhythm because of all the battles. I tried to take it easy, but others wouldn't let me. It was difficult to find a gap. I also got stuck in the wrong lane a couple of times, losing 7 positions. In lap 41, I whacked the wall at T1. I lost downforce behind someone else and didn't notice it on time.

    I already did see it happening we would go green for the entire race. That would be frustrating 120 laps for me. Luckily there was a caution to repair my car.

    After the restart, it was a fun race. Managed to gain a couple of spots and had a great side-by-side run with Maik Steinicke! We were side-by-side for 5 or 6 laps. That was awesome! :top:

    Great to see the high line working again. It was strong at Atlanta.

    Next race, Martinsville. :#


    Not too bad. I was below my personal best but got loose in T4. I was surprised I was still 8th.


    Not a bad race. I had some good battles throughout the race. The pace was pretty good, but two errors on pit road set me back. I overshot my pit box by a couple of cm at the first stop. And had a speeding penalty in the second stop, because I was looking at the #34.

    Started P25 or P26 and drove back to P16. There was some intense racing going on. I even saw someone sending it over the apron in T3. :erschreck:Luckily it went all fine and the battles were great.

    It's difficult to pass because the differences between everyone are so small. It's not only here at ISM. That makes the racing intense.

    Overall, pretty happy with the result. It could have been better, but the pace was promising. Looking forward to Atlanta after the track updates.

    Sorry for the first caution. I'll probably get the blame for that.

    I wasn't even trying to pass #27. I just wanted to see where I was going and took my (regular) early apex. All of sudden, I see the door getting slammed in my face. I tried to avoid it, but there was no time to react.

    Finished the race for the FPI.

    Crazy how close the field is. It's very hard to make a move and you can finish either 9th or 19th, for example.

    The race itself was uneventful for me. I lacked speed in the long run. Some close calls here and there, but nothing major.

    Irgendwann mittendrin hatte ich die #20 am entry etwas optimistisch überholt, gut dass du offen gelassen hast. Sollte so nicht sein.

    Thanks for the apology. On to the next one.:yeah:

    sorry Internet weg dann Schreck... und es wurde nicht besser

    Schade denn so empfand ich das ich die Kurven sehr gut fuhr nur mit nem reduziertem Top Speed hatte ich ja dann keine Chance.

    #77 ich empfand es zu hart bevor die Yellow kam.

    I am glad you glitched through the field. Last time, also at this track, we had a similar situation in the B race last season. Only the car in question was solid, taking a couple of cars out.

    That was an interesting start.

    The second caution came out when I exited the pits and I was in lucky dog position. That screwed me over because I had to restart at the end of the entire line. Even behind the people who took the normal wave around. Is it possible to not take the lucky dog in such a situation?

    Then it was a run to the end. Could pass a couple of others, but scraped the wall with a couple of laps to go. No chance to catch the guys in front of me. P17. Not terrible, not great. IMS is a difficult track to race at.

    On to Homestead!

    My apologies for the final caution. I wanted to check the replay first to see what happened.

    There was an opportunity to go three-wide because the top lane went very high. I thought I had less room on the right and stayed too much to the left. There was a moment and I had to correct it. That was the reason I tapped the yellow/black car around. He spun into the white/red Supra on top.

    Besides that moment, it was an exciting race. The top lane got stalled for 30 laps or so.

    A gentleman agreement doesn't have to be in the rules.

    I get that. However, if no one tells you about the unwritten rules, new people will never know about them. Only afterwards if they violate them and everyone gets upset. This goes for any group or team anywhere (work, sports team, league, etc.).

    A good example, simracing related, is the way people handle starts in multi-class races. For some reason, people leave (huge) gaps between the classes and is a result of a gentlemen agreement. It's not written in the rules by iRacing. A new iRacing member doesn't know about this until his/her first multi-class race start. If that new driver floors it or doesn't follow the rest, he/she is not violating any rules but the other drivers are angry.

    I started working at a new company last year and they had their particular way of working. Because they work together like that for a long time, they are used to it and never thought of writing anything down. It was all 'normal' for them. But it was not normal for any new employees like me. I was doing things differently because nobody told me about their way of working and they got upset. If their way of working is right or wrong, is a different discussion. :P

    The reason I asked upfront, I wanted to make sure I don't violate any rules or gentlemen's agreement.

    I got my answer to my original question. Let's focus on the racing. :wheel:

    just stay in the gentleman agreement and all is fine.
    tbh the Q-time in daytona really doesn´t matter. survive is all matter

    What's the gentleman's agreement here? I only see the one about (re)starts in the rules. I haven't seen another agreement. As I mentioned, this is my first time with VO at Daytona. A lot of things are new. For more experienced drivers a lot of things may be well known.

    You can say Q time is not important, but your chances of survival can be higher if you are at the front (or the back). That's my experience in official racing at least. It's less of a problem here.

    how will you check this? just believing everyone that he is not doing it? i don't thinkt that will work... its the same with all the trick the iracing tire model "allows"... you can't check for them and bann them. this is an issue iracing has in public service too

    I agree that it's very difficult to check and that it makes more sense to allow it, because of that. In this case, it would make more sense to allow it and share this knowledge with everyone, so everyone has the same opportunity.

    I was wondering because Ray Alfalla mentioned in an onboard tutorial that it's allowed in qualifying by iRacing and I didn't see anything about it in the rules. :)

    2021 Season 1 Patch 3 - Release Notes [2021.01.13.03]



    - Fixed an issue where lead-lap cars were sometimes not receive a spotter message about lucky dog or free-pass cars coming up behind them.

    Endlich! I often forgot about the lucky dog. This happened to me a lot: