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Various eSeries sim racing news
« on: April 02, 2020, 07:29:34 AM »
https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2020/4/1/21203305/nbc-indycar-iracing-series-broadcast-sim-online-esports

NBC will broadcast IndyCar’s virtual replacement races on TV

"the virtual IndyCar race will feature the same broadcast crew that NBC Sports typically uses in its coverage of real-world competitions."

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Re: Various eSeries sim racing news
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 12:48:57 PM »
Apologies for the FB link, but this the Supercars at Monza in iRacing, with real commentary. It looks excellent, I have to say.

I wonder if we can hire Crompo to commentate XGN races?

https://www.facebook.com/71830524505/posts/10157376713329506
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Re: Various eSeries sim racing news
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2020, 05:51:07 PM »
Rick Kelly getting ready for it...

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Re: Various eSeries sim racing news
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2020, 12:09:32 PM »
Watched a bit of the e-race supercars yesterday.

Entertaining but also slightly disappointing. Wally would have had a field day banning drivers, Monza T1 was even worse than some public servers  :o 

There was a lot of lag problems showing up with cars jumping around and some very weird leader board issues. And I am not even going to comment on the collision/damage modeling. Not sure if those were normal for i-racing, if it is then I'm quite happy never to have spend any money on it.

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Re: Various eSeries sim racing news
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2020, 09:06:11 PM »
Here's the video.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/586317019

It was a bit of fun, but yeah, the iRacing netcode looked pretty average, with cars blinking in and out. I was watching it with my wife, and at the start of the Monza race, I said "watch the carnage at turn 1". Monza did not disappoint :D
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 11:53:52 PM »
Here's the video.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/586317019

It was a bit of fun, but yeah, the iRacing netcode looked pretty average, with cars blinking in and out. I was watching it with my wife, and at the start of the Monza race, I said "watch the carnage at turn 1". Monza did not disappoint :D
I actually thought it was a bit amateur or they weren't taking it seriously with the amount of hits that were happening in that race..!   We do better than that  :)