Simracing: Racing Unleashed – full throttle at the airport
However, until Wednesday noon the pilots did not know on which track the final would be held. The sim racers only got to know the course during the official presentation.
Another new feature is that the pilots are only allowed to train for a maximum of two hours on the 7.6-kilometer route. The preparation time is checked in the respective lounges. With a lap time of just under two minutes, a maximum of around 60 training runs are possible.
What is special about the virtual course on the airport site: At 7.6 kilometers, the route is even longer than Spa. And: The start / finish area is not in a straight line, as usual, but in a long left bend. A section that is reminiscent of the wide left curve around the Olympic site in Sochi. At Zurich Airport, on the other hand, the drivers circle around the circle in which one of the Racing Unleashed lounges is also located.
“The course is unique. There are some routes next to, but not at, airports, ”explains Monisha Kaltenborn. The virtual Swiss piste, which offers both high-speed sections and technical passages, should not remain the last self-designed piste. Kaltenborn: “Our goal is to design more routes. We have all the freedoms there is and so there are no limits to our imagination. It is important for us that we also work together with the community. “
Javier Loro’s points cushion is even more comfortable with 24 points in the Challenger League, where the pilots start with driving aids. The Spaniard can make everything clear with a tenth place. Rival David Cid has to win the race and hope for a zero Loros.
An overview of the Zurich times
9.40 a.m. to 10.30 a.m .: Qualifying Challenger League
10.45 a.m. to 11.20 a.m .: Challenger League race
11.55 a.m. to 12.05 p.m .: Warm Up Racer League
12.05 p.m. to 12.25 p.m .: Qualifying Racer League
12.45 p.m. to 1.20 p.m .: Race Racer League