Hello everyone! The second event of the 2021 MSFS Endurance Race Series, the Paris-Dakar Rally, is less than two days away from the time of this writing! Here’s some important information pilots will need to know for the race itself and how to submit your results after you complete your run.
To ensure everyone competes fairly, all racers must log their flights using simair.io. Be sure to start the SimAir client before launching MSFS, and make sure your flight is being logged on the website. If you have a CTD, you will need to exit and manually restart the SimAir client before loading MSFS again.
Race Start Time
Wheels up at exactly 8:00am on July 3 in Paris (Central European Summer Time). You can use this countdown clock to see the exact race start time in your local time zone.
All pilots must fly on the Western Europe server.
Live Race Leaderboard
Community member InTheBlueYonder has created a website that pulls SimAir data and displays everyone’s position and remaining distance in real-time. You can track your position in the standings at gorace.net
If you would like to chat with other race participants, feel free to use my Discord server. I highly encourage everyone racing to join the endurance race voice channel. During the Cannonball Run and IndyPac endurance races, everyone said this was a great way to enhance the camaraderie of the event and make new friends with other flight sim community members.
If you have any questions or need a rule clarified during the race, the best way to reach me is to post your question in the chat of my Twitch channel. Since I’ll be flying the race myself, I won’t be actively checking this forum thread during the event.
While the goal of this race is to have fun with other members of the MSFS community, remember that we are also raising money for a great cause, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). Please donate if you can, and if you’re streaming your race, please ask your viewers to consider donating as well. If you make a donation through this fundraising link, we can track how much money we raised as a community!
How to Watch
The following racers (listed below in alphabetical order) have indicated they intend to livestream their run. Stop by their channels and show your support!
|ComicCrazy3||Paris to Dakar Charity Endurance Race LIVE - YouTube|
|Jeff Cat NL||Twitch|
Additionally, @Forder1702 and members of his community will be providing reporting and live interviews with participating pilots throughout the race. You can check out his coverage at https://twitch.tv/ForderLearnToFly.
How to submit your completion time
When your race is over, post a screenshot and a link to your simair.io logbook in this thread showing that you have a “Parked” status at Dakar (GOOY), similar to the example below. The deadline to submit your results is 2359Z on Wednesday, July 7. Anyone who has not submitted a completion time by the deadline will have their race time logged as 96:00:00.
Good luck, everyone! We’ll see you in the skies in less than two days. As always, please remember to promote the Doctors Without Borders fundraising campaign and donate if you can.