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Hello and welcome to my 19th blog on simrace247 ! I hope you’re all fine. How’s your week so far? This week I had a great time racing and streaming, well… my Twitch channel is growing pretty fast and I’m so happy to have you all in my life! For real. Thank you, thank you for stopping by my stream and keep on supporting me pursuing my dream. I appreciate you all.
So, last weekend I had a 6 hours race at Spa (another endurance! ), and I started to stream iRacing too! Although I was so nervous on my first iRacing stream, I received tons of support and I promise it will be better next time! There are a lot of things that I want to tell you about my race, so let’s get to it!
Friday night ACC stream
I missed my Friday’s race, the first round of GTMR GT3 Championship because the SImGrid website gave me wrong information about the event time. The race started at 9PM my time based on what I saw on the website but the race actually started at 8PM, as I was 1 hour late. That’s a shame, cuz I’m really looking forward to racing in this series.
But those unfortunate event didn’t stop me from streaming. I had a casual stream racing in public lobbies. I didn’t have an exact plan of streaming that day, so I just joined a random lobby and had a chat with my viewers. And I was surprised that some of my viewers (and my Indonesian friends who joined my stream) decided to join the lobby and we had a fun race together. I missed those chaotic races in public lobbies to be honest. It’s been a long time since the last time I played in public lobbies. Should I host a casual race next time? Let me know what you think about it.
FRL 6 Hours of Spa
Another day, another stream! With just 1 hour of sleep, I started my race in 6 hours of Spa at 8AM in the morning. I teamed up with Chris and Iain from FRL Racing Team, but too bad Iain can’t join the race due to some personal matters. So there were just me and Chris raced in 6 Hours of Spa. We drove 3 hours each in total. Chris did the qualifying and first stint, and we swapped every 1 hour.
Unfortunate events came along the way, Chris and I got disconnected from the server several times, and it was hard to recover from that. We couldn’t do anything about it, Chris had to do the commentary thing on FRL official streams so he left the rest of the race to me, I did most of the driving at the time. I drove almost 4 hours in total if I remember correctly.
This race was over since the first time we got disconnected, I didn’t know why I kept on driving.. maybe because I wanted to finish what we started? Maybe tested my limit in driving? I don’t know. I don’t have an exact answer to that.
We finished last, it sucks I know. But I should be proud of myself for finishing the race. With such a lack of sleep and many unfortunate events, I kept my head up and tried to do my best in this race and I had so much fun chatting with my viewers. That’s the most important thing, right?
I learned a lot and I know that 4 hours drive is not much so I know I can do a solo 6 hours race next time. It’s a new challenge for me to achieve in my sim racing journey. Also, one of my viewers challenged me to drive the Honda next. I met some fast drivers driving the Honda, and I heard that it’s not easy to get the feeling of racing in a Honda but I have plenty of time to learn and maybe it’s time for me to try another car, having been driving in McLaren for so long.
Wednesday iRacing Stream
Starting off this week, I will do the iRacing stream every Wednesday and Thursday at 8PM central time. I’m currently racing in the IMSA Michellin Pilot Challenge series. This week we’ll be racing at Imola, and we can pick 1 of the 8 GT4 cars; Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M4, Posrsche 718 Cayman Clubsport, McLaren 570s, Audi RS3 LMS, Hyundai Elantra N TC, Honda Civic Type R, and Hyundai Veloster. I picked the Aston Martin.
I had several races at Imola before, and it was in ACC. I don’t need to do a lot of practice because I know this track, but I need to adapt to the physics of iRacing. Different platforms, different ways to play. I also need to learn the track limit here in iRacing. I felt so nervous during my first iRacing stream. But I’m glad my viewers came to help me and support me. My first stream went very well, I can’t wait to do another iRacing stream!
Here’s my fixed stream schedule for this week, don’t miss it!
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