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SteelSeries Simraceway SRW-S1 review

SteelSeries Simraceway SRW-S1, left side, 3/4 view

Simraceway has put together an incredible base of software, hardware and an amazing team to build their idea of driving and motorsport nirvana. Their attention to detail in physics, user interface, community development and putting a simulation development dream team together is producing incredible results. It makes sense that when they sat down and decided to create a steering wheel for the simulation, they went in a direction that hasn’t been done before and then got it 97% right straight out of the box. The 3% we left off is being addressed as this is being typed and will be explained a bit further down the page. On to the review! Continue reading ‘SteelSeries Simraceway SRW-S1 review’

Simraceway: A world of motorsport goodness in a download

oneighturbo running Simraceway on a Simcraft APEX3 GT Platinum rig

This review has been simmering on the back burners of the ONEIGHTURBO.com press kitchen for a little while now. Not because we have been putting off diving in to the world of Simraceway, but because there is so much to digest in this simulated world of motorsport goodness we wanted to make sure we give this our full attention.

Simraceway opened its doors in a slightly different manner from the other motorsport simulation developers currently playing in the deep end of the pool. Instead of grabbing a handful of software gurus, physics developers, gaming community organizers and a couple of marketing people to round out the field, they did all of what I just mentioned and then partnered with the Jim Russell Racing School based at the Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma California. This partnership saw the legendary Jim Russell school rename itself into the Simraceway Performance Driving Center. Try and name another racing simulation development house that has a base of operations at a world-class circuit. There is a reason you can’t. Simraceway has that distinction locked up. Continue reading ‘Simraceway: A world of motorsport goodness in a download’

Audi Sport Team Joest on front row for 61st 12 Hours of Sebring

no2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro: Lucas di Grassi, Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish COPYRIGHT: © 2013 Darren Pierson / DPerceptions

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is causing a sensation on its first racing commitment in the United States. In qualifying for the 12-hour race at Sebring (Florida) both hybrid race cars from Audi Sport Team Joest clearly beat the previous qualifying track record.

In the cockpits of the two Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars, Marcel Fassler (CH) and Allan McNish (GB) fought a close duel for the top spot on the grid in the 15-minute qualifying session on Friday afternoon. In the end, the Swiss with a razor-thin advantage of 0.009 seconds prevailed against his Scottish team-mate. The two-time Le Mans winner and current World Endurance Champion took his first pole position in a Le Mans prototype plus his first one as an Audi factory driver. Continue reading ‘Audi Sport Team Joest on front row for 61st 12 Hours of Sebring’

61st 12 Hours of Sebring Preview

no2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro: Lucas di Grassi, Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish COPYRIGHT: © 2013 Darren Pierson / DPerceptions, 61st 12 Hours of Sebring, 61st 12 Hours of Sebring

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Audi is back in P1 but with a little twist, a debut and a farewell. If you’ve been following along ALMS and Grand-Am will merge in 2014 and with that no more LMP1 class. At the same time, Audi Sport Team Joest has entered a pair of R18 e-tron quattro’s. The debut comes as this is a first for the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, a premiere of a hybrid racecar and a first with quattro drive since 1989 in the United States. Look for Marcel Fassler, Benoit Treluyer and Oliver Jarvis in the no1 2012 car. Lucas di Grassi, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish will share the no2 2013 car. Continue reading ’61st 12 Hours of Sebring Preview’

Audi announces driver lineups for WEC and Le Mans

Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Le Mans 2012

Audi has established powerful driver pairings for its commitment in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The respective entries were confirmed today by the Selection Committee of the ACO and the FIA. Three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars will be competing at the Spa 6 Hours and the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013. At each of the six other WEC rounds, Audi will be fielding two hybrid sports cars. Continue reading ‘Audi announces driver lineups for WEC and Le Mans’

Test Drive the Audi R18 TDI today on simraceway

Simraceway Audi R18 TDI 2011, Front Three Quarter view

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Today, Simraceway is giving you the chance to take Audi’s 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning R18 TDI for a 24-hour track test drive.

The R18 TDI succeeded the R15 TDI as Audi’s LMP weapon-of-choice in 2010/11. Sporting a stabilization fin, a closed cockpit, and a smaller engine than its predecessor—significant changes both enforced by regulation and inspired by evolution—it went onto triumph at Le Mans and Sebring. Continue reading ‘Test Drive the Audi R18 TDI today on simraceway’

OFFICIAL: Simraceway launches the Audi R18 TDI

Simraceway Audi R18 TDI 2011, Front Three Quarter view

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The R18 TDI succeeded the R15 TDI as Audi ‘s Le Mans Prototype weapon-of-choice in 2010. It represented the first coupe design since the manufacturer’s failed experiment with the Audi R8C over a decade before, in a move prompted by new laws that slowed down pit stop times and negated the main advantage of an open cockpit.

Continue reading ‘OFFICIAL: Simraceway launches the Audi R18 TDI’

Audi R18 e-tron quattro wins at Le Mans 24 Hour

Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1 (Audi Sport Team Joest), Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer, Leena Gade

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AUDI AG has achieved another technological milestone in motorsport. On the 80th running of the famous Le Mans 24 Hours, a vehicle with hybrid drive – the Audi R18 e-tron quattro – has triumphed for the first time.

Around 200,000 spectators witnessed a fascinating race with the drama and incidents that are typical for Le Mans plus an impressive demonstration of “Vorsprung durch Technik.” The four Audi R18 cars from Audi Sport Team Joest were the quickest and most reliable vehicles and after 24 hours occupied positions one, two, three and five. Continue reading ‘Audi R18 e-tron quattro wins at Le Mans 24 Hour’




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