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I'm in . .

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Bit surprised no-one joined me on the hard tires for the second race, it was the faster tire in my opinion. Unlike the first race the front tires got warm enough to be sticky, I could see how my laptimes were dropping lap by lap compared to the drivers in front of me. Sadly had to disconnect due to poor internet.

Race one was fun, got stuck behind Dadio and Simone and had a good battle to pass them. Again the harder tire helped during the second half of the race but the cold temperatures of race one gave a lot of understeer, even more than usual for the "POS".
Interesting to hear that the hard tyres came good in the latter stages of the race. I was tempted to try them, but chickened out when I saw my slower initial lap times.
My experience was that on mediums I set my best times in the 2nd last lap of both races . . . so no drop off!

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Mod Cars / Re: DRM Revival preview
« on: April 08, 2018, 12:20:03 AM »
I think I am going to disagree here.  Just did a number of laps in a bunch of the cars.
First thing, use the wheel setup suggestions!  They are worth it.
Secondly whilst the sound isn't fantastic, what car is in AC . . its probably the biggest failing of the game all round ( and I've got good speakers ).
Handling wise, the cars have brakes that need warming, tyres that need heat and a turbo that wants to spin you around . . . . like a car from the 70's.
I found running 50% turbo for the first few laps was a big help trying to keep it on the track.  It definitely improves as you get into the laps.
Once you adjust your driving to this era, then I had no issues with it!

Cost:  As I sit here at a $2000 PC with triple screens, wheel, nice speakers . . . hardly can complain about given some blokes $25 bucks to drive cars I otherwise wouldn't have!
RF1: you might be surprised if you went back and drove that these days :)

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Managed a pb to get 9th in qual so was happy enough with that.
R1  Got away cleanly but then on lap 2 I out braked myself into T1 and dropped 5 spots whilst on the grass.  Sry to Shayne who was already on the grass and I tapped.
From there the race was pretty steady but I kept having difficulty stopping into T1, car seemed really sensitive to brake pressure . . !
R2 I generally benefited from others sliding off in this race making my way from 12th to 8th.  Could see Matthew and Wally ahead but couldn't really shorten the gap.
Still had trouble with the brakes but managed to keep it together . . . just!

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Again had to work hard to get by Bacchulum as he never makes it easy.
Forgot to mention I chased Bacchulum in the dying laps of R2 and again I couldn't get by!!  He certainly has the race
craft down pat . . . . just needs to start making a few mistakes  ::) ::)

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I had been hating this car at this track in practice but then surprisingly grabbed 5th in qual.
Unfortunately though I get collected in the turn 2 pile up of race 1 and went back to around 13th.
Apologise to Bueller and Shayne on lap 2 when I slowed for no obvious reason, my wheel went into hyper mode and I had
to quickly reset!
Second half was a challenge.  Grat got by but then slipped off letting me past.  From there he hounded the rear all the way home but
I was able to keep him at bay to come home 9th.
Race 2 started well jumping from 9th to 6th but on lap 2 I came in a bit hot to T2 and in trying to avoid hitting Wally to much I spun but worse still
I was in the path of my team mate Mael who had no where to go.  From there it was a car that only wanted to turn left.  Surprisingly though once I
got the feel for it I was able to push on fairly well.  Three people gifted me spots and RussG was hounding me all the way.  A small tap the only downside
which let Wally and Keith through.
All up the incidents resulted in some challenging fight backs which were more fun than expected.

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Hang on. I missed tonight race but I had never heard of this rule.

I give room and try not to hit anyone but if I see an overtake I'm taking advantage of it. Isn't that what we all should be doing?

For example, a couple weeks ago I managed to get a hell of a start because someone was too slow off the line and I think there was a bit of an accident, I'm not 100% but I overtook as many people as possible before the first corner.

Am i not allowed to do this?
That's the way I read it.... keep to your side when cars around, but if there's a clear gap then I'm in..!
I think its mainly to stop 3 wide, dangerous dives etc etc...

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I have my daughter college awards night on Tuesday, she finished in the top 0.7% of the state  8) ;D and I will miss this round :(, I think it will be my first missed Tuesday since racing at XGN
slight chance could make it for race 2, but I doubt it
Great effort, well done!  #prouddad   
I think you can be excused from one nights racing!!

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My night started off okay but around 5 or so laps in my wheel went into hypersensitive mode and I spun trying to control it.  A quick reset and back going
but well down the pack.  I chased Bacculum all of the second half and he refused to make a mistake, although I did a few for him!
2nd race not a lot better as I clipped the tyre bundle around half race distance and then struggle to keep a badly damaged car on track to the end.  It was
further ruined by the fact I ran out of fuel on the second last corner . . :(:(:(

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Hey Wally,
Regarding the timing issue I mentioned from R1.  I actually finished behind RussG in 11th, but the results show me in 16th.
Additionally I then started R2 in 16th rather than 11th so got a second penalty there....!
I did the drive though from 8th or 9th and joined back onto the tail of the pack, so definitely no lap lost or anything.
In the server log, I can see that you dropped a lap somehow, and I can see your total race time and that you should have finished 11th. I've adjusted the points accordingly, giving you 29 points for race 1. As it turns out, this is your dropped round anyway so far, so it doesn't change your standings right now, but the points are correct for the future if another round becomes your worst round and this one counts.
Next week will be my dropped round as I am away!  But thanks Wally.

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Re the racing.  Hard battle with Bacchulum in R2, both Mael and I had goes at him but he didn't falter.  I think I only got one decent shot
under brakes and got so excited I missed my brake marker and stuffed it... :)
I think my chronic handling issues messed up yourself and Mael a bit.
Instead of my minimum corner speed being at the apex it was more or less at turn in.
I simply can't get this thing to turn unless I'm on the power.
Thanks to both of you for being skillful enough to not let me cause a wreck. :-[
Yes into the corners was were I was catching you just couldn't do anything with it !
p.s. I did nearly rear end you once or twice  ;D

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Hey Wally,
Regarding the timing issue I mentioned from R1.  I actually finished behind RussG in 11th, but the results show me in 16th.
Additionally I then started R2 in 16th rather than 11th so got a second penalty there....!
I did the drive though from 8th or 9th and joined back onto the tail of the pack, so definitely no lap lost or anything.

Re the racing.  Hard battle with Bacchulum in R2, both Mael and I had goes at him but he didn't falter.  I think I only got one decent shot
under brakes and got so excited I missed my brake marker and stuffed it... :)

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Looks like it may be a difficult race for Team Maki, we a bit down on the laptimes Freezer!
Nah, just lulling them into a false sense of security :)

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Fairly respectable night for me.  The main problem all night was my team mate Mael.  He's the last person I want to race with (no offence) cause we are constantly
worried about contact (or at least I am).  He followed me most of the first race and we had a small contact and then wound up with each other again in the second.
I think we were pretty even on times but i kept wondering whether to let him by (multi21).

Also, apologies to those around me at the start of race 2.  My wheel reset in to hyper mode at race start and I was trying to reach down and hit the reset button
whilst on cold tyres in the pack.  I was a bit all over the place and had to give away a few spots to fix it.

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