R/C simulators have some very special features which make them the ideal simulation, more than any other type of simulation game. The most important feature is the nature of r/c (for remote or radio control) itself. Being in a remote position to control the car means that there is no other feedback than through seeing and hearing. R/C racers have developed special skills to control their cars by what they see and what they hear and translate that to their hands to operate the radio. A real car or flight simulator lacks for instance the all important feedback from G-forces generated by the car or airplane when it turns, accelerates, climbs or dives. R/C racing is purely an audiovisual experience so if what you see and hear on your monitor is an almost perfect simulation of the real world (track and car behavior) and if you can control your car with your own radio then you have the perfect sim! We call this WYSIWYR, What You See Is What You Race…
NATIONS CUP RACING IN DECEMBER
Called for by many VRC racers, VRC will organize 2 Nation Cup events in December 2009. The best 5 finishers from each country will be awarded points for the Nations Cup and the country with the most points wins the Nations Cup. The interesting aspect of this format is that it promotes the collaboration between racers from the same country as they now have a common interest to perform well. Set-ups are exchanged and race strategy shared, something that racers normally keep for themselves. Only a real team effort can win this event for your country. The 1:8 sportscar race will be held at the Sydney track in Australia. The 1:10 sedan race will be at Cincinnati using the 2002 lay-out. Visit the VRC website for further race announcements.
ANTONELLO PARISI REIGNS AT VIRTUAL WORLDS
Just like the illustrious 9x IFMAR World Champion Lamberto Collari, this other Italian, Antonello Parisi, reigned at the virtual Worlds at the very same Lostallo track. In qualifying he had to settle for 2nd just 1.4 sec behind Giorgio Mingotti, but from then on it was Parisi all the way till the finish line in the 45 minute main final which he won with a 6 second margin over Mingotti and a full lap over the strong performing Aussi Chris Stack. Parisi also won the quarter and semi final in commending style. A total of 310 racers from all over the world competed in this race.
The qualifying results were incredible close to the real Worlds results. The difference was just 0.014 sec for the fastest lap, and just 3 seconds on the complete 10 minute qualifier, mainly caused by the chicane in the pitlane to slow the incoming cars down, something that was not provided for at the virtual Lostallo track.
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