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2023-12-11By: Nils Naujoks
Today, we're releasing iRacing support to the public in line with the start of 2024 Season 1.
Our service has proved more than successful on Assetto Corsa Competizione and constant positive user feedback encouraged us to keep extending our offer to ever more games.
After plenty of testing and work it's now time to fully support the most popular of all sim racing titles.
We will carry over our pricing model from ACC to set us apart from the competition with a combination of subscription and individual purchases. Without subscription you will be able to compare to your own laps or against data from single purchased data packs (5,50€). A 7 day free trial of the Pro Membership including all (except the price reduction) features is available once for everyone.
All our current data packs will come from BS+COMPETITION drivers - with up to 10.000 iRating!
With the subscriptions you will unlock the below.
What you get with the Popometer Pro Membership
- Pro membership for 5€/month or 50€/year
- reduced single pack purchases (4,50€)
- data pack bundles (e.g. data for a car or class for the entire season calendar)
- charge your account with 5, 10, 20 or 50 data packs to unlock whatever and whenever you need it
- Share data in Teams/Groups
- automatically highlighted, much easier comparison of apexes and slowest points in corners - the most crucial and easiest to work with insight to improve your lap times
- Store up to 10 laps per track/car combo (automatically we'll save the quickest, but you can overrule)
- advanced telemetry channels to build your own array of channels in a single sheet
- (not ready this week, but asap you will be able to create multiple sheets choosing from all available data channels to extract the information you need)
- reward system: every purchase and every referral adds reward points to your account. Every 100 points you earn a free data pack of your choice.
Coach Dave Academy Partnership
We are also continuing our partnership with Coach Dave Academy. If you already have the CDA Setup Subscription or are looking for a single subscription for both iRacing and ACC Setups, while getting access to all features of their Delta software (setup sync, stint analysis and much more) - we host all their telemetry data through our CDA Data Sub for just 5€/month or 50€/year. The features are the same as in our Pro Susbcription (apart from reduced purchases)
With the CDA Data Sub on Popometer you get immediate access to more than 1000 Data Packs for both iRacing and ACC that complement CDA's setups from their own CDA Delta Subscription.
Cover your iRacing and ACC setup and telemetry needs with CDA Delta + Popometer's CDA Data Sub - they truly form a one size fits all solution for ambitious sim racers, who aren't tribal about the game they play.
2023-11-08By: Nils Naujoks
Reading telemetry and finding the differences impacting lap time can be fiddly and time consuming.
During coachings it's often better for the drivers to break things down into key objectives on the track that are easier to picture and remember.
While having a close look at all the input differences like timing, sequence, amount, duration etc. certainly tells the story - we can also use a more efficient approach.
Eventually, what will differ between a fast and a slow lap or just a single corner can be narrowed down simply to just two things:
- The placement of the apex (or apexes)
- The slowest point in a corner. And they always work in conjunction.
Placing these points wrong in a corner automatically leads to driving errors that are unavoidable. By targeting these same points as the professional you are forced to adapt your inputs without really thinking about them.
Because that is what the pros do: They do not think about their driving, its all on auto pilot. They aim for specific points which allow them to enter and leave corners as fast as possible.
This is why we now automatically highlight both apex (pink) and slowest point (blue) in a corner - available for subscribed users.
Let's look at an example.
Slightly transparent is the pro lap, solid colors and lines are the customer lap in Nurburgring Turn 7.
The pro goes for an early first apex and late 2nd apex. We define apex as the point where the car is the closest to the inside of a corner. The slowest point in this corner for the pro is pretty much exactly in the middle of the turn. Slowest point means: Until here you decelerate, from here you accelerate.
We not only mark these points on the map, but also in the charts giving you better clues as to where the car needs to be when and with which input and at what speed.
In our example we can now see that the client misses the first apex entirely (either on purpose or by error). Most likely the lack of trail braking played a role here in getting the car to the inside. The harsh braking also slows the car down a lot and the client thus reaches the minimum speed much earlier in the corner. This forces him to pick up the throttle to delay coming back to the inside, a late apex, too early - but it still happens regardless with there still being a lot of corner left when the car clips the inside. The applied throttle now prevents the car from rotating and the corner seems to last forever, while the throttle trace is really just an aftermath of the aggressive braking and wrong placement of apex and slowest point. The throttle will automatically sort itself, once the car is ending up in the right places.
Knowing that the car is supposed to be slow only later, deeper into the turn, after passing a first apex now gives a really good indication when the braking should really be finished - until there you still have time to slow down, so don't worry! Connecting the first apex with the slowest point and from there further to the 2nd apex also resembles a V - which is where the term "V-ing" a corner comes from. Straighten up the entry a bit, rotate a lot in the middle of the turn at slow speed, accelerate out of the corner with a more straightened line as well, which allows the tires to convert power into speed without being overwhelmed from additional cornering forces.
So for your own analysis of this, simply follow these questions.
- Where is the apex (or apexes)?
- Where is the slowest point in the corner - ahead, between, or after the apex(es)?
- What is my min. speed instead and how far away from the white line am I in comparison?
And thats it. Aim for these points and you'll naturally adapt your speed accordingly, adapt your inputs accordingly more intuitively.
As always please provide feedback on discord if you have any (link at the bottom of the website).
- Popometer.io Team
2023-10-07By: Nils Naujoks
We have a new subscriber only option:
Data Pack Bundles!
Creators can now build bundles and add any amount of data packs at their own pricing. Typically this will be car bundles including a variety if not all tracks for that car.
Here's how it works:
- go to https://popometer.io/bundles (Navigation Data Packs -> Hit the Bundle switch!)
- packs you already own will be deducted from the total price as a percentage of the total bundle price (e.g. owning 10 out of 20 packs gives a 50% discount)
- once you purchase the bundle, all data packs in the bundle immediately become yours and you can download the setups and view/compare the data
- overall this will likely be a much cheaper option than individual packs previously
Creators also have the option to already create and sell a bundle, before all data packs exist. This is an attempt to motivate them to keep pushing and fill the bundle quicker once they see the demand.
As with all new features, let us know if you come across any issues and we'll race to fix them.
Additionally there is a tiny new feature that allows creators to upload laps indicating the custom BOP that was used. This is necessary to keep delivering meaningful laptimes for LFM that is now running their own custom BOP. You can find the values here: https://lowfuelmotorsport.com/seasonsv2/bop
If custom BOP was used for a lap it will be indicated as such:
This will allow you to keep comparing data in the same circumstances as our creators, while practicing in true LFM conditions. Low amounts of kg removed or added will likely not see new lap times provided, as the impact will be minor and irrelevant to the data comparison. Roughly from 10kg onwards creators are encouraged to do new laps.
- Popometer.io Team