When I used iRacing for a month I found the initial update process was quite slow and took several attempts. I was fine with that, because all manner of problems can cause problems with downloading large updates. Once it was all done it worked fine.
Alan, it appears to me that you don't meet the requisite standard of intelligence for such a simulator. Go and play in your pedal kart some more.
Road and oval are separate. To get road into D you need to have sr above 3.0 AND you need to have done at least 2 TTs or 4 race sessions (iirc). The same for both road and oval. If I was you I'd make sure the requirements are me for both lisences simply because it takes so little time and effort .
To go from D to C: Here's something I wrote about this earlier:
Yes, a lawn mower engine on steroids is going to beat a car round the circuit with the longest straight in the country, I'd be suprised if you could beat my Focus...
EDIT - after a little bit of googleing I quickly find someone claiming Superkarts are faster than F3 cars (with no evidence) on another forum. For reference:
2008 Superkart fastest lap at Castle Combe - 1.05.881
2005 Formula 3 car - 0.59.387
In fairness it is quite impressive that they're only 6 seconds a lap slower, about the pace of club level single seaters, although that is still on a track with Quarry and two chicanes to help them. Round Snetterton would be very different and of course Alan you don't race a Superkart...
I've asked for your race results a number of times, yet I never get any. Your name never comes up on the Superkart results, so I expect the quickest go kart you've ever raced was what, about 30hp? What is your lap record around a UK circuit like Snet?
As for the actual topic () I went and bought the truck with my hard earned money (TM). And damn and lols it's hopping a lot . I mean it's almost past rediculous . Well, until you double the spring rates and add a lot spring perch which makes it a loooot better. Did some laps around infineon and was enjoying it quite a lot although the setup is quite horrible atm.. Still, probably the best road car yet in iracing
Apparently the track specific setups that iRacing has included with the update are MUCH better than the setup the Silverado has without manually loading one. At first there were a lot of complaints on the official forum about excess bounciness, but after people realized that there were setups for every(?) oval track included, I haven't seen anymore complaints.
The only place the truck really bounces a lot is Daytona but that's normal. That track is crazy bumpy. More like whoops. There are a couple youtube vids showing how bad the track has gotten over the years. It's going to be deadly the first week with the truck at Daytona. Running side by side bouncing around. Should be fun but I think my SR might take a big hit. Looking forward to the challenge.
Other than that the truck does seem to have a very soft suspension. It has lots of body role with all the default setups at all the tracks. Truck at Martinsville was perticularly fun.
I don't know about the radical being the best in iracing for a road car. It gets very easily upset by any bumps, touching the kerbs while any steering will insta-spin it and it has few quirks that imho are physics problems. The car suffers from the same bounciness that the truck (to a much lesser extent though) and it understeers a lot. I don't know if I'm dreaming or not but the on-power understeer is lessened in the latest release bit it's still there. The radical is quite fun on flat tracks like silverstone and road america but imho far too unpredictable at vir or laguna seca
I'm not saying its easy to drive but it's the most fun.
It does still have physics issues though, as does the Mazda, which is disappointing considering the years of development and a $20,000,000 investment. With all that time and money plus the price of the cars to purchase i would have expected better, personally.
I quote.. "The Radical SR8 now has wing drag and rear downforce closer to what is "correct" based on our limited data from Radical UK"
Limited data? After all that hype about weighing every individual component etc I thought these cars were going to be pretty close to perfect. I got the impression that they knew everything there was to know about each car. Still, it was a quality bit of marketing