Stating the obvious here but the aussie v8 is very different to drive than most other professional race cars in real life and is known to be a handful. You hear comment from visiting drivers to the V8Supercar serries all the time in this regard and is no different in iracing. You get the impression though that it is a much liked car by drivers in real life and it seems you either love it or hate it in iRacing. I personally love the car and feel it responds very well to brake throttle balance which is why I love it so much.
Recent upgrades have helped make it feel more planted and enabled slightly earlier and more aggressive throttle application than previous. I don't personally think that the v8's handling is any more off than any of the other cars in iRacing though and would only expect new changes to be in increments not leaps and bounds. It will always be a car that requires fine throttle control at the limits just look at how many videos of footwork out there require very careful and considered throttle application.
It's easier to drive than the SRF (I also love that car )
I don't think you should unless you have cash to burn, it's fine if you want a bit of a challenge but almost totally pointless for racing with it compared to other cars you could buy. This week there has not yet been 1 official race at Infineon... You can check historic participation stats on this spreadsheet.
If you're going to be buying anything it has to be the Skippy, Star Mazda or even the Jetta for some good multiclass fun, and get the tracks used most often (Watkins, Sillystone, Zandvoort, Spa, Road Atlanta etc)
For licences, 4.00 bumps you up a licence straight away as long as you've done your MPR, and it's essentially a realignment of your rating - you lose 1.00 everytime you move up (ie I am B 2.35 but also R 5.35) but it's also harder to keep the higher licences unless you get less incidents.
Just read the forum tbh, much easier to get info there than from the sporting code
Splits are done by iRating so being a friend won't affect whether you race him or not
Nobody's done a 47.2, neither in quali nor practice..
Well then you haven't been looking! We get official races every Friday, Sunday, Saturday and Monday. (Friday and Sunday 20:45 GMT are the biggest ones in the Euro time zones, with at least one of them getting a split)
As for how the car feels now.. I agree that it desperately needs a new tire model. But that's not stopping me! It's great fun the way it is now. And after driving the KS Vintage it feels as precise as a surgeon's scalpel!
My fastest lap in race trim in a draft is a 46.6, my fastest 2 lap qualifying is a 47.2 with qual tape. 47.2 is easy enough, the DWC guys were running 47.1's in qual, and people are doing 47.0's by doing burnouts in 4th in the grass before their run.
Edit: sorry, I was replying to a post about running the Daytona 500, I can see now that you thought I was talking about the V8.
I have just signed up for iRacing because of the 1 month free trial. I do find it much harder to drive on iRacing than LFS. I also find the servers to be slow as I time out on their website often. Still, it is very addicting as I try to get my Lime Rock time down in the MX5.
Yeah it's like when the Daytona 2.4 thing finished, everyone crashed the server checking their results... shock horror who'd have thought that when loads of people finish a race at the same time they'd want to check the results...
Maybe the web team should actually worry about proper stuff instead of Facebook integration. :rolleyes: