A couple weeks ago a local theater was showing the original in Japanese in the theater and I had never seen the original on the big screen so I went. Turned out they were doing it as a promotion for the new movie. It had a featurette and trailer for the new movie before it. I had successfully avoided seeing anything except a still from it before then. It felt like a time share bait and switch. :( The original was awesome to see in a theater though.
@hydranockz Thanks and thank you for sticking around in chat for so many hours of it.
@shorthair There was but unfortunately it seems that "archive streams" button didn't stay selected for the gbracing twitch channel so it's gone into the ether now.
I was really wanting to get a replay of a pit exit crash I saw at about hour 16. You exit the pits a very high speed into traffic that is also at a very high speed. The person joining the track can't see who is coming so it's on the people on the track to move over if someone is coming out the pits. Well the person on the track either did not or had lost it and just annihilated the car coming on the track and both cars went flying.
I also forgot to check the replay but in our race a team wrecked in the last hour and dropped from 9th to 19th and didn't get to finish the race across the line.
It was a really fun race. 24 hours is a long time and always a challenge and we learn new things as a team each time for sure. My big one this time was QUALIFY. We started 52nd out of 56 cars and that put us probably over half a lap down by the end of the first lap. We did get a little damage early on that we took an extra minute to fix on our first pit stop so we were quickly two laps down and that's mostly where we stayed, then every so often losing another lap on pace. The top two to four teams were super fast and out of the league of the rest of the field. We were running low twenties to high teens based on when we were in the pit cycle for the first half of the race. We got into a single car accident that required a 13 minute repair but kept at it and moved our way back up through attrition and bit of racing. We ended up in a group of 6 cars that all shared the same lap for a while. In the end we finished 14th and it was a lot of fun. I did 239 laps, which came out to 9.56 hours, all in VR and I survived to tell the tale.
Thanks again to the team (@iron1c, @khann & @sebw) and everyone who showed up to watch or tweeted. Here are a couple screenshots of what the stream looked like. Sorry I didn't get any when I was actually driving in VR though.