VRC Pro now makes the Psycho Nitro Blast VI track available, bringing the number of original tracks to 13. The 430m long PNB VI features the layout as used during the 2013 version of this annual spectacle and it is a real “must have driven” track. You can experience the excitement of the event yourself with the track being available free-of-charge for all Professional Lifetime All-inclusive members and temporary All-inclusive members. Free2Play members can purchase the new track in the VRC World e-shop.
Virtual Racing Industries has added a new outdoor off-road track, the Circuit MBM in Montpellier, France. This exciting new track was created in close collaboration with the Montpellier club and it is a typical French style track carved out in the terrain. VRI’s graphics and 3D artist Tony West has delivered yet another masterpiece by capturing the right atmosphere and character of this track spot on.
Martin Wollanka and Kevin Pignotti are the new VRC Worlds title holders in 1:8th Sportscars and 1:10th ISTC respectively. Martin Wollanka from Austria scored a well-deserved title in his 2014 VRC Worlds campaign after having to settle for second in the 1:10 ISTC VRC Worlds right behind Kevin Pignotti. Martin managed to turn things around in 1:8 Sportscars at the Lostallo event, driving to victory with a 4 seconds lead on Kevin Pignotti. New kid on the block Jakub Rozycki from Poland was lapped by Wollanka at the very last lap of the race when he needed a last fuel stop as to make it to the finish line in 3rd.
As promised in the November instalment of the VRC Pro column, the 2014 IFMAR 1/8 Buggy World Championship track of Naxos in Sicily is now available as are two new buggies and some other updates. Starting with the tracks, it’s a great but demanding venue with lots of challenges, just like the real track proved to be back in September. VRI have made a comparison video between some real laps during the Worlds final, and who better to pick than World Champion Ty Tessman, against one of VRC’s beta testers, Nicolas Loriot from France. As with earlier ‘virtual vs real’ comparison videos the resemblance between virtual and real is astonishing close, once more proof of the incredibly accurate detail of the track and the fantastic realism obtained with our state of the art physics engine.
In the latest instalment of their VRC Pro column Virtual Racing Industries introduce the VRC Worlds schedule and they show how realistic the RC car simulator is. Starting with the VRC Worlds schedule, six major events on three exciting tracks lay ahead. Yes, just three tracks because this year VRI have combined classes to race on the same track, just like what happens at real events. Last year, 2654 racers participated in the various classes including some really big names for the real RC racing scene, like Ronnefalk, Joor, Wollanka, Craig, Gillespie, and Lutz.
The VRC Pro RC-car simulator software just received some software and content updates. VRC now offer up to 9 other cars on the track while you practice. The cars are specially selected for you to match your skill and racing level and you can also select another level yourself, ranging from easy over medium to hard. The cars will be refreshed frequently so you could be racing with a complete different set of cars a week from now. The cars are released in random order and at random intervals each time you start your practice, so the situation is never the same.
Virtual RC have just released the Pattaya off-road track for the VRC Pro RC car simulator software. The track, home of the 2010 IFMAR Worlds and the Asia Contest race, is considered to be the biggest, baddest and meanest off-road track on the planet. The track uses the 2012 layout and offers 450 meters of digital Thai dirt, daring doubles, triples and quads. The track is optimised to be used in both directions so you get 2 tracks in 1. With the release of the Pattaya track VRC Pro now features 9 full-size off-road tracks suitable for nitro buggies and short course trucks.
Team Associated introduce the XP2G radio and VRC Pro USB adapter set for those rainy days when the weather keeps you from going outside and race your RC cars. Both the adapter and radio combo come with a VRC Pro voucher providing a promotional code which gives free access to a full-option SC10 4×4 Factory Team short course truck to drive and race in the Free-to-Play VRC Pro RC racing simulator.