Sophia Floersch, pilota tedesca e grande appassionata di simracing, ci mostra tutti i segreti di un giro veloce a Spa con la vettura LMP2 di rFactor 2. La Floersch sarà in pista proprio a Spa il prossimo fine settimana per disputare la 6 Ore di Spa del FIA WEC.
Watch one lap around SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS on the simulator! I was driving the LMP2 car on RFactor2. In the video you can find the explanation of brake points, gears, ideal lines for the simulator but also comparisons to real life like reference points and car feelings. Next weekend is the first round of the FIA WEC in Belgium. You can find the time table, live timing and live streaming like in the video or just check out the website.
To get the perfect lap in the simulator AND even more in reality is difficult but it is just to try and give you an example. It depends on car (model), tyres (model), setup (model) , conditions (temp, wind, humidity, track grip level and so on). Example: The braking reference in a GT3 car is for sure a different one compared to a F3. Even in the same car the braking reference can change as it depends on different factors: Setup, car weight and fuel, wind, tyre milage, grip. All those factors are necessary to get the individual "perfect lap". All my descriptions are just hints for the perfect line. That is the experience I have from real life driving with different cars. I want to give you little bit of help if you are for example driving on a complete new track.
For each simulator software you have to find your individual setups. For each track, car model and software (RFactor2, Assetto Corsa Competizione, IRacing) that can be pretty intense and a lot of time. The difference in between the simulators and the equipment (PC, steering wheel, pedals, seat) also makes a big difference. I have to say that the LMP2 model on RF2 is pretty good. We were also racing the 24h of Le Mans Virtual on this software last year. That's the reason why I have the Richard Mille Racing design on the simulator aswell. To prepare testing days, race weekends or just developing myself I am driving in the simulator pretty often. For the LMP2 car it is Rf2 or iRacing which I am using. Getting rhythm for tracks, simulating qualifyings or long runs, playing with the car setup and much more. For DTM I am usually using iRacing. For E-Sports and virtual racing it's a lot of iRacing and RF2. There are multiple hosted races on all kind of cars and tracks.