Twitch user RARChevette (better known as iRacer Ian Plasch) was hoping this would be his most exciting iRacing adventure yet – Ian was planning on completing the full 24 Hours of Daytona with no driver swaps. Ian is no stranger to iRacing’s marathon events, splitting his attention evenly between both oval and road events, and at one point ran his own league, Vidane Racing. To call Ian a seasoned veteran on iRacing would be an understatement. This guy knows what he’s doing.
With a Twitch account broadcasting his efforts to other sim racers, Ian attempted to run a few practice laps. The focus was not to set blistering speeds or storm away from the field, but to simply put in clean laps for the epic journey which lie ahead.
Ian was in for a rude awakening.
Even with a balanced, neutral setup meant to last for hour-long fuel runs, even an accomplished iRacer could simply not control the car for more than a few seconds at a time.
While some users in the chat blamed the car’s instability on cold tires, Ian promptly took to his Facebook page to voice his displeasure with the current version of the Riley in IRacing.
It’s no secret that PretendRaceCars and the users behind it generally dislike iRacing, but when even longtime members are this quick to throw recent updates under the bus, you genuinely wonder what’s going on over there.