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Chris Haye On Preparing For An Evolving Race Environment | SRO E-Sport GT AM Championship

Paul Jeffrey

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This week Chris Haye digs deep into the wondrous workings of an evolving racing environment, as we build up to the third round of the SRO E-Sport GT Series AM Championship at the German Nurburgring circuit.

Driving a racing car in competition is more than just the art of driving a racing car in competition. Sounds silly doesn't it? But in reality, as in the virtual word, the physical aspect of handling your machine around the circuit faster than any other driver is only part of the challenge. As the quality of today's racing simulators draws increasingly close to the real life in which they attempt to mimic, virtual drivers have to contend with such real world variables as track progression, rubbering in racing lines (and the marbles that often follow hand-in-hand), an ever changing balance within the car, tyre wear, fuel usage, understeer, oversteer, weather and about a million other things that have to be filtered into the equation.

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Thankfully, all the variables and more are covered in our latest Chris Haye deep dive video. Today, Mr. Haye takes us on a journey into the art of preparing for an evolving race environment, as we look at just some of the things our esport community drivers will have to consider ahead of the third round of our SRO E-Sport GT Series AM Championship race this Saturday 31st May at 18:00 UTC.


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Paul Jeffrey

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I still think that picture at the top of the article is awesome. Such a dramatic accident!
 
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I still think that picture at the top of the article is awesome. Such a dramatic accident!
Such a cool picture. It captures the brilliance of the race perfectly. The build up to the start was amazing, the slight tech issues, if anything, just helped raise the tension to palpable levels.

The rain lashing down, the roar of the engines, a hundred wide exiting Raidillon and that massive accident to cap it all off. Favourites despatched, it was now anyone’s race. It was shiver inducing, spine tingling Stuff - and who’d have thought sim racing was capable of that?

The production values, the commentary, the standard of racing was brilliant plus the banter in the chat was first class, an amazing way to spend an evening.
 

Paul Jeffrey

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Such a cool picture. It captures the brilliance of the race perfectly. The build up to the start was amazing, the slight tech issues, if anything, just helped raise the tension to palpable levels.

The rain lashing down, the roar of the engines, a hundred wide exiting Raidillon and that massive accident to cap it all off. Favourites despatched, it was now anyone’s race. It was shiver inducing, spine tingling Stuff - and who’d have thought sim racing was capable of that?

The production values, the commentary, the standard of racing was brilliant plus the banter in the chat was first class, an amazing way to spend an evening.
Dude, that is incredible to hear - thank you so much man! Comments like this absolutely make the late nights and endless hours worth it in the end! Cheers mate :)
 

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Judging from the picture at the top, how did they get a damage model into the game?
 

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I've now followed both races from start to finish.
Despite the technical glitch which shortened race 1, the conditions in race 2 more than made up for it.
Watching the guy tip-toe around a really wet Spa circuit...trying to advance without losing it, was brilliant.
It gives one a new appreciation for what the folks at Kunos Simulazioni have done in bringing ACC to simracing.
Keep up the great broadcasting.
I'll keep watching.
 

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