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iRacing 2.4 Hours of Daytona

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Yoeri Gijsen, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen
    aReDeeeLeMeS Staff

    It's a long shot for a solo driver, but it might just sky rocket your Safety Rating. The 2.4 Hours of Daytona are held this Saturday.

    Are you driving it?

    I've done a couple of practise sessions now and I'm definitely looking forward to it. Oh, it's quite dark out there... ;)
  2. I'm not decided yet, but most probably won't be able to join.
    Looks like a great event though! If I'm gonna join it will definitely be in the DP.

    What car are you gonna drive?
  3. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen
    aReDeeeLeMeS Staff

    DP as well. Can't get the shifting right with the Stang.
  4. Got the same problem.. but the handling (read: understeering) of the car is what bothers me even more :confused:
  5. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen
    aReDeeeLeMeS Staff

    Well, I had a blast. Was helping a friend with moving the entire day and then finished it with the 2.4H race... My arms were done for when I crossed the finish line, but it was a blast! I qualified for the 4th split and came in dead last on the DP grid there. Managed to slowly make my way forward thought the field from 31st to 8th and finished just short of a lap behind the winner. Quite happy about it, although the SR-gain was not what I had hoped for. No losses though, so pleased overall.
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  6. Good run Yoeri! I know I couldn't run for 2+ hours, if I had a nice rig maybe.
  7. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen
    aReDeeeLeMeS Staff

    You really missed something then. Why isn't your rig good enough?
  8. Yes I ran this yesterday. I was definately a fun race, finished 8th in my split after starting 26th. A few close calls with other drivers spinning, but zero contact, and only one incident were I put a wheel off ever so slightly in turn one.
    The time went by really quick, I was suprised. That was my longest sim racing event to date.
    That was the first time I had driven this car in about a year, and I is alot nicer to drive now with the NTM.
  9. I need a better chair, i have a really cheap chair and it kills my back after while. I need to find a old seat out of a car and make something. The rigs out there that you can buy a pretty expensive.
  10. I started in the top split in 29th. Bit worrying being surrounded by so many aliens. Brought it home in 11th place so not a bad result :)

    Can't wait for next year.
  11. I guess not all of us have the room (or funds in some cases) to put a rig together.

    Mine is a case of not enough room, so settle for the wheel bolted to my desk, pedals underneath and a comfy office style chair for me to sit in, lol. Does the job for me as I don't race nowhere near enough to warrant making the room for one as I would only class myself as a casual racer but love what iRacing offers, lol.

  12. Bram

    Administrator Staff Premium

    We have the same rig Daz :)
  13. I had a blast driving the 2.4! :)

    Didn't have much time to practice unfortunately, so I had a very stable and good setup for the infield but during the race I noticed I couldn't use the draft as good as the other DP's.

    During the race, after about 10 minutes I encountered technical problems. A real one, not a fake sim one :)
    There was a problem with my shifter paddles, the left one got stuck a lot of the time and my car was always downshifting...! Only solution was to go pit and reconfigure some buttons for shifting. It was like having to learn how to drive again and that while trying to maintain a good race pace. But that is what endurance racing is all about :)

    I was dead last when I re-entered the race but after a nice, clean race I got from 32nd to 9th... It was only in the the 17th split, but who cares! :)

    Did some practice yesterday with a little different setup and I went more than a second faster then on Saturday. So I know what to do for next year... try and find some extra time to practice :)
  14. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen
    aReDeeeLeMeS Staff

    Bunch of hard chargers here at RD! ;)