The 3rd in our monthly columns from VRC mentions that the new v4 RC Speedway has been completed and has turned out to be a real show case for VRC. The track is setting a new standard in r/c racing with its new features such as the electronic track banners and the massive scoreboard. Permission has been granted by Virtura officials for exclusive use of the large bill board on the fly-over of the motorway for product advertising of VRC partners. The banked corner has new entry and exit profiles for smoother and thus better racing. Special developed asphalt has been used to create maximum grip and low tire wear conditions. Tony West, responsible for the design of the VRC World complex and the tracks, has paid special attention to wider run off areas on turns 1 and 2 and around the perimeter to make the track more forgiving. Furthermore the inside curbs, known from the old oval to be responsible for the car spinning out unexpectedly in the fast sweepers, are no longer applied.
The sunken pit area is below track level for easier and faster pit action. The drivers stand gives an uninterrupted view on the track from all positions (yes in v4 you can choose your own preferred position on the drivers stand…). The track is fully floodlighted to enable 24/7 racing necessary to accommodate the thousands of racers from all over the world expected to visit this exciting on-road track. Besides 1:8 and 1:10 nitro racing, the RC Speedway will also be available for 1:10 electric sedan racing.
With the RC Speedway completed, work is now shifting to the indoor electric carpet track in Building Nbr. 4 and the parking lot area in front of the VRC Head Quarters. More on this in the next report.
VRC RACERS SPEAK UP
Brian Berry (USA) wrote: “VRC has helped me keep those much needed RC skills up in the winter while we have snow and can’t race outdoors here in the Midwest USA. I now am catching myself getting on VRC and racing in the summer too! VRC is by far the best RC simulator for Nitro On Road racing! Thanks to VRC for building a great product for all RC enthusiasts to use!”
Marty Barnes from the USA wrote us: “I got on VRC a couple of months ago. This is awesome. The events are like Worlds. It’s fun competition and makes you race hard all the laps. I look forward to V4 and will tell other US racers about how much fun VRC is.”
TIP OF THE MONTH: FREE FULL TRIAL AVAILABLE FOR TESTING
VRC has switched from its demo version to a free trial version. The trial version is in fact the current basic game software with the RC Speedway included. The trial version requires registration (the demo did not) but you now get the full featured version of VRC including online dual player! So ready to give VRC a try? Jump to www.virtualrc.com and download the trial version. A link to the trial software is available on the home page.
For more information about VRC go to the game website here.