In seven days time, the virtual world of Motorsport will be let loose in Denmark for the 2015 Virtual Endurance Championship, 24 Hours of Le Mans. Just before the race gets under way, with preparations coming to the crucial stage, we are going to take a look into the SimRacing world.
The German team TT SimRacing will be competing in a bid to win this years virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans. The race will as ever be long and challenging for the driver, car and computer alike. The preparation for a race like this is key. You must not only know the track layout inside out, but also be prepared for the physical aspect of the event
The guys at TT SimRacing used the first round of the virtual endurance series (VEC) in preparation for the upcoming event, the GTR 24 Hours of Le Mans. The start of their first race of the season, the 8 Hours of Silverstone went well for the team and their Porsche 911. However problems with the car led to longer and longer breaks for repairs until the team slid further and further down the pack. After just four hours, the team decided to retire the car due to damage.
However the setback at Silverstone helped with the team’s effort for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the data from the opening round, the team now has more information to help with their set up for the next race.
In the next few days, the final tests and long runs for the TT SimRacing Team will take place before the main event. This will be the first time the team has used the Porsche 919, and thus there first time jumping from GTE-Pro to LMP1. For the new car, it is particularly important to find the right set up in the wet and the dry.
In the tests, the engine mapping, suspension settings, tire pressure and the final aerodynamic adjustments will be decided on. As well as the set up for the car, the driver’s seat and steering wheel must be sorted before the event, as well as perfecting the driver changes to make sure no time is lost in the pit lane.
The race gets underway on October 24th, with TT SimRacing aiming for victory. If you’d like to find out more about how the two Porsche 919’s get on, the take a look at the event’s website, where there will also be a live stream of the race.
Until October 24, it is no longer long and the team of TT SimRacing aims firmly in his sights, the win 24 Hours of Le Mans. If you want to know how the two Porsche 919 beat, then looked over at the event’s website, where there will also be a live stream on the race.
Images – TT SimRacing