AMR DANI3L COMMUNITY SIM RACER WEEKLY BLOG #12

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Hello fellow sim racers of the world. Welcome to my twelfth SimRace247 blog of 2022. I hope that this past week has been a great and successful one for you all?

This present time in my little world has been a bit of a scramble, and I’m also having mixed emotions as well. The reason why it’s been like this for me recently, is because I’m thinking about my future with regarding to my wonderful sim racing venture, whilst also contemplating about the prospect of my journey coming to an end on Youtube (with regarding to live streaming). So, it’s been tough to focus on the task ahead whilst also remembering everything that’s happened over the last 3 years.

During my content creating journey on Youtube, there has been some very tough times, but I can honestly say that everything I’ve been able to achieve has been amazing. I’m so thankful for all the wonderful opportunities that I’ve been given, and to have the absolute pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people who have been part of my sim racing journey.

It’s hard for anyone to picture at this point, but when I first started content creating back in 2019, I wasn’t very confident in anyway, shape or form. I was very shy; I didn’t show my face on camera and I wasn’t able to speak much. I never would have imagined that 3 years later, that my confidence and self-esteem has improved so much. To be able to live stream regularly on my channel & having endless conversations with my subscribers who are so kind to take the time to watch and support me.

As enjoyable as my venture on has been, I feel now that it’s time to move on and try a different platform with Twitch. It’s been frustrating to have been content creating for so long and not have much sense of progression during this time. So, it will be sad to leave Youtube for my live streams, but I feel that I’m making the right and necessary steps to grow and improve even further as a content creator.

Because of this planned switch, I will need to take as much time as I can to prepare for the move to Twitch. I plan to return to streaming in April, but I’m not 100% certain yet as to the date of when that will happen. Also, I won’t be posting anymore blogs until the week before I make my full-time return. So, if you want to follow me on the Twitch platform for streaming and subscribe to my Youtube channel (for future videos), you can find all the links you need at the bottom of this blog!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much to everyone who has been part of my sim racing adventure. For making every occasion so amazing and special. It really been a pleasure & honour to have created content for your enjoyment and entertainment. It’s also been a real privilege to know so many wonderful & special people. And thank you once again to Darren from SimRace247 for providing me with this great opportunity to write for you all.

Without any further ado, let’s quickly discuss the streams which I went live with during this past week. Kicking off with the penultimate episode of the first season of “What If Multi-Multiclass Racing Competed Here?”. This time around, I wanted to try a venue which hosted the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix before it was replaced by circuit Gilles Villeneuve. This is a venue which, until this particular stream, I’ve only driven around twice before in iRacing.

For those who aren’t sure which circuit I’m talking about, it’s the wonderful Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Or Mosport as it’s also known by. On paper, this sounds like to be an ideal venue for having 5 categories of vehicles competing at the same time, because this circuit has hosted various championships throughout its history including IMSA and the World Sportscar Championship (back in the 1980’s). In the back of my mind though, with this circuit being relatively short, narrow and with a high average speed, I was fearing that, particularly with the first half of the lap, it wouldn’t quite work out. Did that turn out to be the case?

For the first time in this series, I drove my beloved Aston Martin Vantage GTE machine, or the 3rd fastest category we have in these experiments behind the Hypercar’s & LMP2’s. To my amazement, apart from the usual A.I antics in Assetto Corsa, this proved to be a very successful experiment around the circuit of Mosport. And I came within a few seconds of winning the GTE category, having started from the very rear of the field. So, so close! But I don’t mind as it was an Aston Martin 1-2 in the class! YAAAY!

You can rewatch the Mosport live stream via the link below if you want to catch up on this epic experiment and race. This really was a fun one to do.

WHAT IF MOSPORT STREAM

There was a slight change to the normal routine on Wednesday, because we had the official release of the Challengers DLC pack for Assetto Corsa Competizione. I thought this would be a good excuse to do a live stream & give some of the cars a trial to see if the new pack was worth the purchase. For those who don’t know, in this new DLC pack, we have the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO 2, the Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo 2, the Ferrari 488 Challenge, the BMW M2 CS and the Porsche 992 GT3 Cup Car.

Unfortunately, due to time restraints, I wasn’t able to test drive all 5 of the new vehicles that was part of the pack during the stream. But I can tell you that every single car is unique in its handling characteristics on circuit. I piloted the 992 Cup Car around Spa Francorchamps, the 488 Challenge around Imola and the Lambo ST around Kyalami.

If you want to find out about my first initial feedback of the cars I drove, here’s the ACC stream for you to check out.

WEDNESDAY’S ACC STREAM

Finally, Thursday saw my latest attempt at the Mastercup rally around the fast and tight stages of Poland. After the disastrous attempt at the previous event, I was hoping that my wretched luck would change as I was about to embark on this latest rally. After the first stage, it looked very promising as I was fastest by 5 seconds from the rest of the field. However, that was about as good as it got during the rally.

The second stage was where it all went completely wrong. Before I talk about that, I should explain that the car I selected, the Mitsubishi EVO X, didn’t suit my driving style as the understeer it provided was horrendous. And as a result of the handling issues, I ended up having 2 incidents during stage 2 which resulted in 2 punctures. So, from a 5 second lead, I ended up being 2 minutes 45 seconds behind after only 2 stages.

In pure frustration, I tried valiantly to catch up as much time as I could. But again, disaster would strike for quite a few stages during the event. At one point, I had to complete 3 stages with severe engine and radiator damage. I wasn’t entirely sure if I was able to continue in case the engine decided to let go.

Thankfully, I survived. Once I was able to repair the car as much as I could, it was a case of trying to limp on to the end of the rally. Mercifully, there wasn’t any other incidents and managed to get to the end of the 12th and final stage. By that time, it was pure relief. This was yet another rally which didn’t go accordingly, but at least I survived which is the main thing.

Here’s the live stream if you want to rewatch and see how bad things were at one point.

MASTERCUP RALLY STREAM

Let’s quickly talk about next weeks content. I only have one stream lined up, as this will be the last one I’ll be going live with on Youtube. This will be the final encore as it were before I wave goodbye to the platform before I make the move over to Twitch.

This will be the final episode of the “What If Multi-Multiclass Racing Competed Here?” series around the circuit of Tsukuba. How will sportcar racing fair around this tiny circuit in Japan? This will no doubt be the most interesting of all the experiments I’ve conducted in this series.

Just because this will be the final episode, doesn’t mean that the “What If” series won’t be returning. Because it will. Series 2 of the multi-multiclass racing is in the works and will make a return when I start on Twitch in April.

FINAL YOUTUBE STREAM

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That’s about wraps things up for this week’s blog. There won’t be another blog now for a couple of weeks so I can take some time to breathe as well as get prepared for this new venture onto Twitch. But don’t worry folks. AMR DANI3L will return! Better than ever (hopefully).

Thank you so much for taking the time to read. Take care, stay safe & happy sim racing!!

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