Spotlight on… – Roman Bisanz
The man behind the wheel: a short interview with Sim Racing System racers. Let’s know a little more of the guys that are always one place ahead.
Would you briefly introduce yourself for the site’s readers?
Hi, I am Roman from Germany, live in a small town (17K people). I am 38 year old and work as a Production Specialist by Texas Instruments, a Wafer Fab like Intel or AMD. My other hobbies are photography and editing, mountain bike and gaming.
What’s your racing wheel?
Still the Logitech G27…
Which are your favourite simracing games?
Assetto Corsa, Raceroom and ACC.
GT3 and GT4, WTCC and BTCC, also Formula like F3.
Nürburgring GP and Green Hell, Zandvoort, Brands Hatch.
Since when are you playing simracing games?
Which was your first racing game ever?
“I don’t like the very strong difference between drivers sometimes.”
How do you prepare for a race and/or a championship?
I do a hotlap session about 30 min. with setup of the car in two profiles (quali, race) if it’s necessary and not fixed.
Are you good in setupping cars? 🙂
I am still learning in doing setup a car, mostly I tune it to my driving style, look what is possible to set things like wing setting, chamber, brake balance. But I know what the most things do.
Do you race in real life too?
“I’m still learning to keep cool in a big group of cars.”
What you do like and what you don’t like in SRS races?
I don’t like the very strong difference between drivers sometimes. There are driver on track they don’t know what to do while blue flag or even don’t know the track before going into a online race. There is only one rating value in the system to represent the driver beside of the win and podium, top ten statistics. They could do more variation into the car/track in the upcoming series. Over the years, it repeats very often. I like the daily series (only have time for doing these, because of work shift system) and the point to get clean races (not sure) because of the penalty system from SRS with substract rating or ban for bad/aggressive driving or crashing other drivers.
Which are your strongest and your weakest points in racing?
My strengths lie in the patience after the start or before I start an attack so as not to ruin the race for me or someone and to driving constant the most time without traffic. My weaknesses are mostly to maintain my concentration, especially when I’m under pressure. And still learning to keep cool in a big group of cars. Sometimes the very defensive driving style forces me to do mistakes of my own.
How would you define your racing style?
Defensive and careful, not too hasty.
Thanks to Roman Bisanz for kindly answering our questions!