There are a bunch of free tracks I’ve never driven in iRacing. Every few days I’m going to drive one with zero preparation and then post the fastest lap time here. That’s the delta time. Your mission, should you accept it, is to beat it (and then call me names in the comment section).
Here are the rules.
- Global Mazda MX-5 Cup, baseline setup
- Default Weather (78F, 2 MPH N, 55%, afternoon)
- 30 minutes or 20 laps, whichever comes first
Tsukuba 1000 Full Reverse
Tsukuba 1000 didn’t get much praise from me in the forward direction, so I didn’t expect much in reverse. Earlier this year, I got to drive Thunderhill West in reverse, and I was shocked at how completely different it was. While I prefer the forward direction, there are others who prefer reverse. In either case, Thunderhill West is great. But 1000 is sort of a crap foundation, so I didn’t expect much in the other direction.
Delta = 40.878
The reverse configuration is somehow more interesting to me. It’s still a flat track without much going on, but it’s much improved in reverse. I’m sure there’s another driver somewhere with the opposite opinion. Some people like decreasing radii while others like increasing.
In this section I’m ranking the tracks in the order of my preference. I tend to like technical tracks with some elevation, short straights, and corners that are blind, off camber, decreasing radius, and connected.
|1||Summit Jefferson Reverse||0:56.191||20||0||20|
|2||Pocono 2009 East||1:12.321||12||0||31|
|3||Charlotte Legends RC Medium||1:10.825||20||0||60|
|4||TMS 2009 Combined||0:40.538||9||0||43|
|5||Charlotte 2008 Infield||0:47.637||20||0||60|
|6||Daytona 2008 Short||0:46.709||14||0||28|
|7||TMS 2009 Short B||0:27.062||18||0||60|
|8||Silverstone 2008 Southern||1:21.643||15||0||62|
|9||Phoenix 2008 Road||1:09.739||17||0||51|
|10||Tsukuba 1000 Full Reverse||0:40.878||17||0||60|
|11||Pocono 2009 South||0:50.291||14||0||15|
|12||Tsukuba 1000 Chicane||0:42.149||15||0||60|
|13||TMS 2009 Short A||0:24.995||8||0||23|
|14||Silverstone 2008 National||1:08.867||7||0||62|
|15||Pocono 2009 North||0:59.714||20||0||51|