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is the world's leading motorsport simulation
with organised competition online, using state-of-the
art simulation software. It is the most authentic
digital recreation of real-world
cars and tracks on the market today, and is
used extensively from top-level race drivers
to sim enthusiasts. It has such real-world credibility
that major race teams utilize the service to
gather track time for drivers, saving them millions
of dollars in testing.
Top categories included in the sim range from
NASCAR to Mazda MX-5 and everything in between,
whether it be V8 Supercars, Corvette C6 or Daytona
Prototypes. Open wheelers are catered for from
the Skip Barber series right through Indycars
investment in authenticity is huge- megadollar
laser scanning equipment is taken to every inch
of the racetracks they re-create. They scan
the cars themselves, down to suspension components.
The physics model recreates real-world car behaviour
through the sights and sounds of your computer
screen, linked to a decent FFB steering wheel
and pedal, the sense of immersion is incredible.
This is no game. It's hard work and takes race-driver-level
For more satire and semi-motorsport
related stories, click here!
US - based simulation has not just produced
US content. Aussie tracks have received the
iRacing treatment- Phillip Island is online
(and very popular) and soon Sydney's Oran Park
(recently demolished to make way for housing)
will be resurrected in digital form online,
having been scanned barely weeks before it's
tracks include the spectacular Spa-Francorchamps,
UK's Brands Hatch and Silverstone, and Holland's
Zandvoort. More are coming, including venues
on a V8 Supercar, gaining exposure on the
official V8 Supercar Website here
former superkart racer Patrick Atherton
is cutting his teeth in the competitive
virtual world, which is frequented by
real world racers such as Dale Earnhardt
Jr (NASCAR), Shan Van Gisbergen (V8 Supercar),
and Scott Speed (F1, NASCAR). His two
main categories are the Aust/NZ V8 Supercar
challenge (pictured above), and the iRacing
MAZDA CUP (Mazda Mx5 Roadsters-pic below).
He's also taken part in the iRacing GRAND-AM
series, mirroring the US Sports Car category
which features the Riley Daytona Prototype
and the Daytona 24 Hour endurance race
as it's headline event. IRacing's "Daytona
2,4 Hour" enduro attracts almost
1,000 competitors on the day of the real-world
race, at the millimetre-accurate simulation
of the famous Daytona venue.
articles on Lagler's Sim Racing exploits can
be found at iRacing's motorsport news portal
(mixing real-world and sim racing news) here
Links to each article are above on the left
a subscription fee of as little as $7 per month
you get a basic package to instantly go racing
(and some of the most fun categories are included).
A meagre additional cost gets you advanced cars
and tracks content as you go. All you need is
a decent computer, broadband and a good set
of wheels and pedals. Join us and lets go racing!
Hello visitors! Sadly,
Patrick Atherton is no longer racing superkarts, so
there is no current news. He
couldn''t help himself but write reams of stuff during
the racing years. So, you could spend hours going
through his archives of race reports, anecdotes (and
some choice satire which can only be understood by
Top Gear fans, aliens, South Australians and conservatives.
And even they would struggle...) Enjoy!
ABOUT LAGLER RACING
Australia are the leaders
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of Patrick Atherton, number 98 in the Rotax
Max Superkart Series..
is the ultimate motor racing thrill- long circuit
racing on the same tracks as V8 Supercars, yet
with an astonishing speed/ cost ratio. These
are not "go-karts"...
around $5000 you can get your backside into
a machine capable of lapping Australia's leading
motor race circuits faster than a Porsche 911
the fast, scenic curves of Phillip Island to
the challenging, technical twists of Winton,
or the hard braking of Mallala...it's all fast
and spectacular fun.
more information on Superkarting go here
all the latest news go here
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