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    iRacing Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry Challenge

    iRacing Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry Challenge




    iRacing has finally put out the GREEN HELL and with it comes many different configurations and racing opportunities. Lap times are what matter though so lets throw down!!! Select the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Bridge to Gantry mode, and the MX-5 Cup car!! Take a screen shot of your fastest lap and post it onto this thread, I'll try to keep a leader-board updated.

    I'd be happy to host a session or two in the future if people want to dice it up on track together. Good luck!!


    Session Details:
    Track: Nürburgring Nordschleife Touristenfahrten
    Weather: iRacing Defaults


    Why Bridge to Gantry:

    On a tourist lap it's impossible to complete a whole lap without stopping to queue for the gates at 'C'. So the BTG method is to time your laps in a point-to-point style from the bridge to the gantry. On a trackday this is also useful, as you don't have to complete 3 whole laps (63km) to get one lap time. To recap: after exiting the carpark at 'C' on the map above, drive under the Bridge (Antoniusbuche) at 'B'. From here it's 19.1km to the Gantry (currently carrying Audi sponsorship) at point 'A'. Easy!

    Some interesting facts about BTG:
    The distance between the gantry and the bridge is almost exactly 1 mile, 1660mtrs.
    It takes a top-end sportscar less than 25 seconds to cover this distance. Most normal cars with a 120mph top speed over 30 seconds.
    A BTG lap isn't just 25 or 30 seconds shorter, as the standing start from point 'C' adds another 5-6 seconds back on the time for most cars.
    The straight is very bumpy, and is uphill all the way to the bridge.
    Top speed is attained into the dip AFTER the bridge on a flying lap
    On a BTG lap top speed is attained before Schwedenkreuz or in the Foxhole (for lower power cars)
    Name Time:
    Richard Basford 7:50.983
    Ken Au-Yeung 8:05.936
    Nicholas Chu 8:07.396
    Last edited by RichardBasford; December 25, 2015 at 20:16.

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    Re: iRacing Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry Challenge

    I'll start us off



    Rich
    Last edited by RichardBasford; December 25, 2015 at 20:16. Reason: new time (25/12/2015)

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    Re: iRacing Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry Challenge

    Ken A. - 01 ST-Whatever 2.5RS

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    Re: iRacing Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry Challenge

    Nice Ken!!!

    Comp froze so I couldn't get the sectors...


    Rich

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    Re: iRacing Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry Challenge

    inching forwards! down to 8.06.390



    damn big mistake in the back section cost me over 2 seconds
    Last edited by gtirnick; December 24, 2015 at 23:17.

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    Re: iRacing Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry Challenge

    I'm going to have to load this up and give it a go. I've run the Ring in the SM, super fun, but I'll have to give the numbers on here a go. I've also been using the Oculus Rift, great experience!

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    Re: iRacing Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry Challenge

    Finally got a PC that could load the 'Ring. 8:32 so far.
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