Environmental stance with Refurb

40 refurbished laptops and webcams from Refurb will power onboard experience for live stream viewers.

In sim racing, we have an opportunity. We can simulate regular gasoline and diesel based racing, without using either, since computers just consume electricity. On top of that, in Denmark, we have the options available to go 100% renewable and power everything on pure wind turbine energy.

But we will go even further …

With the support of Refurb, a Danish company that salvage, clean, repair and resell used computers, phones, tablets and other IT-equipment, we are further lowering the environmental footprint of our event.

We are 100 % aware, that “living room console racing games” is seen by many race fans as unserious gaming. A huge part of being able to retain interest amongst viewers is to provide depth. We had the plan to set up 40 live streams with pit radio and webcam. This plan has now become a reality.

Refurb provides 40 laptops and 40 webcams, that will run streaming software, and Teamspeak. These will stream onboard webcam, selected telemetry data through SimUtils and pit radio audio, as well as showing detailed information on the team, the car and the drivers of the car. This will provide a depth of access and information, never before seen in sim racing.

On top of this, each laptop will be placed on a stand behind each sim rig, where it will make car, team and driver information visible to the spectators outside the sim rig area.

About The Author

Peter Munkholm
When John Nielsen won Le Mans 24-Hours in 1990, Peter was hooked with motorsports. He started sim racing on his uncles PC with Formula One Grand Prix by Geoff Crammond in 1992. Then progressed through IndyCar Simulator and IndyCar Simulator 2 on his Amiga 500+. When he bought his own PC in 1994 and a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick he was already deeply in love with sim racing. His first skirmish with light modding was a Pernod Anis blue, white, and red skin for IndyCar Racing 2. He was hooked! But sim racing really kicked off for Peter with Sports Car GT in 1999. And with internet access and what felt like an ocean of mods. Sports Car GT and the F1 simulators with endurance racing mods swallowed most of his spare time. Then the GTR mod for F1 2003 arrived on the scene, from some Swedish dudes who called themselves SIMBIN. That would change everything! Right about then was also when Logitech steering wheels reach a state of useful. So when the GTR game officially released Peter bought a Formula Force GP wheel the same day, went home and founded the Danish Grand Touring League (DGTL). In 2006 the first LAN event was held. This became GTR24H in 2007. As they say. The rest is history!
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