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Offline Jan van Lier

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New Racer
« on: March 15, 2017, 09:10:46 pm »
Hey peoples,

My name is Jan van Lier and I'm new to the PC racing world. Been doing Project CARS on Xbox One for the last couple of years (well, since it was released) and just got a PC rig that can run R Factor 2.

No idea how well I'll do in a proper league situation against other racers but I usually finished semi decently on random online Pcars races. I have been practicing on Rfactor 2 for a couple weeks and I already like it much better.

Looking forward to getting some laps in, improving my skills, and meeting some other fellow motorheads. Any tips on how to begin would be appreciated because I literally just signed up and have no idea what to do next.

Location: SF Bay
Home track: Laguna Seca
Setup: i7 6700, 1060GTX 3 GB, 16G ram
Thrustmaster TX, Playseat Evo

THANKS!!! :)

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 09:58:45 pm »
Hi and welcome we have a server up with the URD mod.
and fun run server but cars bit of a beast top drive :)
it is a paid mod but not too much mular and loads of fun worth every penny. the other mods on page are just as good.

https://www.unitedracingdesign.net/rfactor-2

its the EGT 2015 mod we will be racing this next :)

Best bet do loads of laps don't pay too much attention about the lap times on our server we have some very fast guys.

RF2 Ai is not too bad add 10 cars set Ai to 95% try to beat them then up Ai to 100% do same :)

Hopefully see you on track if you grab the URD mod :)

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Offline Jan van Lier

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 10:19:46 pm »
Thanks Simon! I'll grab the mods and jump in the server. Might try a few practice laps just in case I have a chance to save myself some embarrassment :)

See you there

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 10:46:12 pm »
Finally another Bay Area racer! Jan I will have to take you under my wing. I am your Mama now and you will be my baby bird. Don't worry it's just an analogy....kind of. All these Canadians signing up in rapid succession has me wanting to toss my cookies. I'm so happy to have another Californian with me. So long everyone I used to have alliance with. So long you sons of b!tches!!! Salvation at last!!!

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 11:51:07 pm »
Great Michael, as long as you won't be trying to feed me like a mama bird we should be good!!

Just moved back to CA after stints in Philly and Denver, but attended high school 2 miles from Laguna Seca and grew up going to many events there. REALLY excited to be back, and very stoked to start racing online more.

I'll be on the server (provided it's up) later tonight posting laps. Just figured out how to edit my name.

Also want to give a shout out to Jimmy Broadbent, his YouTube videos definitely pushed me over the edge to get more involved in RF2

Cheers!!

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 12:27:09 am »
Well the whole point of me saying that was so I could feed you like a mama bird so forget the whole thing!!!

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 01:01:06 am »
Welcome Jen,
Don't pay Michael any attention. I would suggest that he might be a bit of a drama queen but then he would get upset and go screaming off to his room and slam the door.  ;) lol

Hope to see you on the track soon.

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 03:48:46 am »
LOL!

And thanks also Chad.

Bout to jump on the server and turn some (probably pathetically slow) laps.

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 05:20:51 am »
Looks like something happened to the server. If it comes back up I'll be back on. Nice to see you guys briefly Tom and Michael :)

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 07:07:06 am »
Hi Jan and welcome!

Xbox one owner here too since two months :P I mostly do my gaming with PC.

Good choice of a wheel. I have T500RS which is older than your wheel but still very good.

Feel free to look around at the forums and ask questions/make suggestions if you have any. VRC business board has our previous official event results in it (also the shoutbox in the right). Our history goes back further than you can see. Some of the members have raced together for about two years already I think. I've been racing rf2 since 7/2012 (wow how time flys).

We have a great group here and I believe there can never be too much members. A lot of fast driver around here but not only aliens, I do believe you will find somebody with a matching level. I'm usually somewhere in the middle. We have a lot of talent here other than in racing area also. Tom makes us race recap videos (they are fun to watch...also Jean-Simon works with this stuff), Simon and Melly Mem knows something about making skins and other artistic stuff, Michael is (or trying to be :D) helpful, me and Chad take care of administration. I also bring results, update points and try to spread the word (please feel free to tell us to your racing friends :) ). There are many drivers here from who you can learn a lot and they are friendly and willing to help you if needed. Everyone are a valuable member of this league and part of making the racing great.

We are relaxed group that don't take racing too seriously. Still, this hobby is important to us and we value having fun while doing it. Clean racing is important (see the rules), it makes having fun possible. We do compete so it's not only fun runs but a friendly atmosphere all around is our thing.

Not sure what's up with the URD server, but try GTO server in the meantime ;)

See you on track!

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2017, 03:50:12 pm »
I just crawled out of bed. I'll check on the server. They crash occasionally if I don't restart them every few days.

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2017, 04:18:55 pm »
Jan we must have blown up the server! Two good looking badass racers from the Bay Area is too much for any server. I guess we have to alternate who is online at any given time.

I only watched you for a short bit but you look good. Clean lines. Just need to practice some and pick up pace steadily which comes with more practice.

See you next time! Be hungry for Mama bird!

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2017, 05:40:59 pm »
Welcome Jan!

I'm very new here, but these guys are nothing but class. The racing is tons of fun.

See you on track!

Jason

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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2017, 07:58:46 pm »
Especially Michael. He is a class machine exuding all sort of class all over the place.

Classy guy!



Class.

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Re: New Racer
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2017, 08:16:51 pm »
Especially Michael. He is a class machine exuding all sort of class all over the place.

Classy guy!



Class.

Most def.  ;)

 

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June 18, 2017, 07:01:04 pm Tig_green says: EGT series, Sebring:

http://simresults.net/170618-9fI

June 12, 2017, 09:23:14 pm Stevo says: good idea Ignacio, look forward to this. I think everyone would. just imagine 200 streamers watching the biggest wreckin rookie in action and you whaling on about me. yeah my face is going beetroot as i speak

June 12, 2017, 08:12:48 pm Chad Brown says: I think that would be a grand idea Ignacio. You have the pleasure of watching the race and we get the pleasure of pretending we are actually professional drivers. LOL. I think it would be cool to have someone announcing the race live in a stream. If you are keen to do so I would not say no.

June 12, 2017, 03:04:17 pm i_hortal says: dont think so, unless a miracle happens this week. ive had awful luck this past months. :/

June 12, 2017, 12:45:18 pm Tig_green says: I like the idea Ignacio. I have had a secret wish that this would happen someday. Not sure where you find people who are willing to do this instead of racing... You won't be racing in Sebring?

June 12, 2017, 12:17:02 pm i_hortal says: how would you feel if i do stream your races and do commentary while i wait for my own driving :D ? maybe i can get someone else in the booth as im leaned more on the technical side and i alwady do regular streams on twitch.

June 11, 2017, 07:01:09 pm Tig_green says: EGT series, Road America:

http://simresults.net/170611-9rQ

June 06, 2017, 06:07:39 am Tig_green says: Some interesting stats: http://virtualracingchampionship.liveracers.com/League

I think we could make better use of the features there.

June 06, 2017, 04:03:53 am i_hortal says: sadly i missed most of the series but i'll have a new wheel tomorrow "again", hope to see people practising :p

June 04, 2017, 07:11:18 pm Chad Brown says: Malaysia Race Results:
http://simresults.net/170604-3YD

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