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Barber in RL vs. iRacing

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Gary Horneck, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Just spent last weekend tracking my car (2011 BMW 335i with mods), at Barber. Two days, one day dry and upper 60's, second day was rain showers and cold. So I logged a total of 4.5 hrs on track over two days. I've logged probably 300 hrs at Barber iRacing. I was so prepared for all that Barber throws at you through the sim, I was running at 90% after just a couple laps. Second session, made some tire pressure adjustments, got to the front of the grid with a Caymen running Continental race slicks and was running the car at the limits just following him. Was beyond fun, especially being a long long time sim racer. Good job on the track recreation.
     
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  2. James Nance

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    That's great to hear, one of the great perks of iRacing. I can vouch for quite a few tracks I've driven on in real life, Lime Rock Park, Mid Ohio, Sebring, Daytona, VIR, Road Atlanta, Road America, all spot on. Hope eventually a few of these tracks get updated since they are slowly going out of date on looks and textures.

    That means a lot though if you can get up to speed quickly at Barber, not exactly a straight forward track, many blind and long corners.
     
  3. And I'll be doing Road Atlanta next month, so I will again get a good comparison.
     
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  4. xnorb

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    Always great reading of people who (most likely) aren't paid by the sim devs/publishers as i simply can't trust the statements of all those marketing drivers.
     
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  5. James Nance

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    Road Atlanta is an amazing track. Favorite part was the Esses and the braking zone heading into 10A, g-forces pulling your face forward, then the pucker moment going through turn 11.
     
  6. I can get paid for this? Sign me up... LOL Just a 64yr old, long time racer/simer getting back on track after a 35 yr hiatus.
     
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  7. Looking forward to hearing about Road Atlanta. One of my favorite tracks to watch, and drive on iRacing. I can vouch for Seca, impeccably done. Need to drive farther north someday and compare Sonoma.

    ...Barber is tough though. I am just captain slow there. So technical, blind, elevation change. It has it all.
     
  8. What Barber looked like from my car.

     
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  9. Having just raced Barber yesterday in an IndyCar. Wow, so much fun. Just have to put the work in to practice. I think I lived in virtual Barber all week with 300 laps of practice. :roflmao:
     
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