Despite the glitches and many unhappy drivers the iRacing Daytona 24 Hours virtual race is underway with 7000+ drivers attempting to taking part.
This triggered a massive disruption to the service and only after several hours delay, the servers fired up again and drivers were able to connect. However numerous drivers were left stranded as their systems did not allow them to rejoin, putting weeks of hard training being left up in the air.
We are happy to report that both Team SIMRACE247 cars made it into the race, albeit different splits with Troy Dolinschek taking pole in his split and leading the early hours. Kewyn Snyman, Julian Fameliaris and John-Henri Vaughan are sharing the driving duties.
In the sister car Chase Herholdt Vladislav Zenkov and Dario Busi are teamed up with Elliot Simpson who qualified 11th and then went on to second place in the early running.
iRacing Official Bulletins
Was there a stress test ever involved to this kind of scale to support such an event?. iRacing has all eyes watching at the moment from the viewers and racers a like.
Over 7000 drivers descended on virtual racing’s version of the endurance classic in Florida, servers and netcode clearly could not manage the surge of drivers for one of several iRacing premier events they have planned for the year.
This left drivers not knowing what was happening, afternoons delayed due to the failure on sim racing’s biggest platform and community, with many real race drivers active on iRacing
Report in progress…