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Title: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Wally on July 24, 2019, 07:52:02 PM
Congratulations to Phil.8 on the clean sweep, taking all available points and winning the round with the only Citroen in the field.

RACE 1 RESULTS (https://xgnassettocorsa.blogspot.com/2019/07/s29r2-donington-gp-race-1.html)
RACE 2 RESULTS (https://xgnassettocorsa.blogspot.com/2019/07/s29r2-donington-gp-race-2.html)
RACE 3 RESULTS (https://xgnassettocorsa.blogspot.com/2019/07/s29r2-donington-gp-race-3.html)
SEASON STANDINGS (https://xgnassettocorsa.blogspot.com/2019/07/season-29-standings.html)
SEASON STATS (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nu52lWM6_TIRBEGCTF32BxLe8mobfsCFpd_wOeuxpXI/edit?usp=sharing)

Round Points
Phil.8   124
killagorilla   110
Bacchulum   110
AbleArcher83   100
Wally   98
Simone   90
Kcender87   76
Seanus   68
Dave O   64
bradc   64
Rob   62
Joe   54
AGK   52
Mael   44
Freezer   42
ab156   32
Jarmel   30

Lap 1 Penalties

Race 1
Freezer ran into the back of Simone at T1 and put him off the track - $1000 penalty.

Race 2
DaveO ran into the back of Kcender at the bottom of the hill, which caused several accidents - $1000 penalty.

Race 3
Killagorilla moved across from his side of the track into T1 and clipped my nose, sending me off track - $1000 penalty.

I turned in on Kcender as he was making a late pass up the inside at the chicane, but because I was the only one impacted – racing incident.

Season Standings
1. Phil.8 and Kcender87, 124
2. Mael, 114
3. Killagorilla and Bacchulum, 110



3 x 12 lap sprints.
Weather is fairly warm, 24, 25 and 27 degrees.
I've set the practice server to 50% fuel rate for now, but I might refine that with a bit more testing (maybe a higher rate).
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Jarmel on July 24, 2019, 08:43:38 PM
Edit.

Found a link for this track
https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/donington-park.3031/history its the 1.15 version being used by us
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Wally on July 25, 2019, 07:59:02 AM
Edit.

Found a link for this track
https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/donington-park.3031/history (https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/donington-park.3031/history) its the 1.15 version being used by us
I didn't realise the track's been updated. I just used the version that was already on the server. I'll update the track to the latest version.

OK, updated. It's basically a new track, with a major update to the 2018 spec track. Nice.

So please just download the latest version from the main link: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/donington-park.3031 (https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/donington-park.3031/history)
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Wally on July 25, 2019, 08:15:52 PM
After a bit of testing, I've set the fuel rate to 75%. That should give the Nissan enough legs. It's going to be 12 lap races.
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Ablearcher83 on July 26, 2019, 03:47:03 PM
Hi Guys,
I have been giving the seat a run and found no adjustment for gear ratio's, cant adjust the seat height so I can see the track over the wipers, and it has some weird auto clutch. Are these all normal? :o

edit: need to change camera for the seating position!
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Wally on July 26, 2019, 04:11:35 PM
Hi Guys,
I have been giving the seat a run and found no adjustment for gear ratio's, cant adjust the seat height so I can see the track over the wipers, and it has some weird auto clutch. Are these all normal? :o

edit: need to change camera for the seating position!
Some of the cars have fixed gears. Can't you just adjust the view with normal app?
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Ablearcher83 on July 26, 2019, 04:14:36 PM
Thanks Wally,
With the new track ac set the default camera to one that cant be change. Changed the camera and its all good.
Just need to do the fix for the wiper wobble.
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Simone on July 28, 2019, 10:29:28 AM
I like the SEAT FWD!!  it reminds me of my parents 1972 127 FIAT(series 1) ......which i destroyed after few months i inherited in the early 80s.Also it  was also  great on the back seat with my then girlfriend.+900cc 4 pistons of pure joy!     

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_127#Series_1
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: GzeroD on July 28, 2019, 11:40:37 AM
Mis
...the back seat..my...girlfriend....900cc..of pure joy!.
quote
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Wally on July 28, 2019, 02:48:47 PM
I really like the Seat too, but it might be a tad too quick and leave me with poor funds for the next round.
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Simone on July 28, 2019, 05:43:59 PM
Mis
...the back seat..my...girlfriend....900cc..of pure joy!.
quote

You know what  i mean gzero!?,,,,,hey Wally you right but i can resist to race it at donnington!!  fun
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Wally on July 30, 2019, 07:46:00 AM
Geez Mael, you've got the Hyundai flying: 01:36.297!
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Joe on July 30, 2019, 08:12:35 AM
Geez Mael, you've got the Hyundai flying: 01:36.297!

*cough* cut chicane *cough*

Does have me worried though over a second faster than my best in the Nissan.
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Mael on July 30, 2019, 10:00:14 AM
Geez Mael, you've got the Hyundai flying: 01:36.297!

*cough* cut chicane *cough*

Does have me worried though over a second faster than my best in the Nissan.

Its 4wd isn't it?     :P
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Simone on July 30, 2019, 12:33:12 PM
Geez Mael, you've got the Hyundai flying: 01:36.297!

Mael is a doping scandal!!!!!
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Joe on July 30, 2019, 06:15:36 PM
"The car dealer is now closed for this round."

NOOOOOOOOO!!!! Just got back from work and remember i never changed it ;(
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Wally on July 30, 2019, 06:17:00 PM
Server's up.
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Wally on July 30, 2019, 06:20:25 PM
"The car dealer is now closed for this round."

NOOOOOOOOO!!!! Just got back from work and remember i never changed it ;(
http://xgn.com.au/index.php?topic=2633.0
Because I'm an awesome guy, I gave you the Nissan.
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Mael on July 30, 2019, 06:50:07 PM
"The car dealer is now closed for this round."

NOOOOOOOOO!!!! Just got back from work and remember i never changed it ;(
http://xgn.com.au/index.php?topic=2633.0
Because I'm an awesome guy, I gave you the Nissan.

I object!!    He deserves the Veloster!
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Joe on July 30, 2019, 07:19:23 PM
"The car dealer is now closed for this round."

NOOOOOOOOO!!!! Just got back from work and remember i never changed it ;(
http://xgn.com.au/index.php?topic=2633.0
Because I'm an awesome guy, I gave you the Nissan.

I object!!    He deserves the Veloster!

Haha. You were way faster than me in it anyway.

Thanks Wally
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Wally on July 30, 2019, 11:18:32 PM
Results are up.
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Wally on July 31, 2019, 07:39:33 AM
Race 1 was a bit lonely, chasing AbleArcher also in a Seat. He made a tiny slip up on the last lap which gave me a sniff of hope but I fell 0.3 secs short at the finish line.

Race 2 was great after taking onboard Freezer's advice of trailing the brake into the corner, and overlapping the throttle as you come off the brake. That made the car turn so much better, I guess because while coming off the brakes, you're unloading the front tyres a little, allowing them more breathing room to turn and accelerate at the same time. I took 0.9 seconds off my previous race lap time. I was able to stick close to Bacchulum's BMW in 3rd place for a great race. I dropped off him just a fraction in the closing laps as my fronts got more worn.

Race 3 I got hit at T1, which wasn't too bad, but then I turned into Kcender at the chicane (he was inside, I was wide), which spun me right off the track and into last place. From there I quickly picked off the Hyundais and Nissans, and ended up chasing Simone's Seat but ran out of laps, finishing 0.6 behind him.
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Joe on July 31, 2019, 08:57:59 AM
Had some good close racing in the Nissan.

Race 1 was going pretty well having a good battle with Mael going side by side down the back straight until the Italian Stallion galloped up behind me and gave me a tap. Unfortunately pushed me off at the chicane ending up on the start straight. As soon as I moved it kicked me back to the pits and was a lap down  :'(

Race 2 I remember being pretty good making my way though the pack and making some passes up the hill.

Race 3 was some really good racing in a big pack until going 2 wide towards the chicane which needs earlier braking I got hit from behind again and lost 6 places. I managed to make some of those back before the end and almost got Mael at the end after he spun around on the final turn of the last lap  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: killagorilla on July 31, 2019, 09:35:17 AM
Race 3 I got hit at T1, which wasn't too bad...
Sorry mate, I really did think I fully passed you.
There was something strange happening last night before the first race. Volume turned down by itself and later during the 1st race I noticed Crewchief wasn't working. No idea if that's related, but I couldn't work out what's the problem between the races.
So, not having Chrewchief certainly contributed to me screwing your race there. I was deliberately cautious in situations like that all night...not enough obviously.

Racing was pretty good. That stupid mistake in race 2 cost me a few positions...it took me ages to get back on track.
Phil was just too fast. Still had a bit of close racing and side-by-side action for a short time.

See how much money we got left for the next round...
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Mael on July 31, 2019, 10:01:11 AM
What a fun night of racing  ;D

Race 3 was some really good racing in a big pack until going 2 wide towards the chicane which needs earlier braking I got hit from behind again and lost 6 places. I managed to make some of those back before the end and almost got Mael at the end after he spun around on the final turn of the last lap  ;D ;D ;D

What do you mean spun? I got bunted off by a mob of crazy Nissan's!
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Freezer on July 31, 2019, 10:30:44 AM
After wringing the neck of the Veloster in qualifying and still being last it wasn't looking good!
Racing however was a different story, grabbing about 5 spots of the line in each race meant I spent most of the races doing my
best to hold off the faster cars including Bradc, Joe and AGK.  Spent many laps running side by side and having some see sawing battles
so it was a fun night.  A few to many cuts didn't help my cause and the final outcome was pretty low on the scoreboard but I am cashed up
for next week :)
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Jarmel on July 31, 2019, 12:09:49 PM
Another frustrating session for myself , I just can't get any consistency in Assetto Corsa and the cars we have driven so far. I know i'm slow and towards the end of the field and thats ok.
For example I play Iracing on weekends and in the 5 races on Sunday . I won 3 finished 2nd once and 6th (low divisions) but more importantly i could string together a full race with very limited off tracks and good consistent times all with in 1 sec of my PB's . But in Assetto Corsa I struggle to put 2 or 3 laps together. Maybe the Skippy is easier to drive than these. I'm a C class now so will get into the BMW gt3 and see how I go in them for consistency.

Race 1,  I span off where I have never done so before . This happens in every race almost I lose it in spots where i normally wouldn't.
Race 2, zigged when I should of zagged and slammed into Dave ,(oh man his car looked like it had been through the wars  ;D ) my fault I could of avoided him but was hoping to sneak behind him and pick up a lot of places, think it was this race i had a fun battle with Ab for a few laps before i got past him, then spun again and let him back through.
Race 3, Got hit ( no fault to the person who hit me he was avoiding something i hadn't seen) and went off into the wall had to pit as had suspension damage which was to much to continue, fixed it and came back out then binned it again and finished the race in the pits.

Having said that enjoyed the process we had a good session on server Sunday night , was good to see Joe pick up that extra second a lap and during the race to see Ab increase his speed by the third race.

I get the pick of cars this week , is one of them rear wheel drive ??

Looking forward to next week
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Dave O on July 31, 2019, 01:00:07 PM
BMW is rear wheel drive Jarmel, and not a bad car either. Looks like I'm relegated back to the Nissan  :( was enjoying the Beemer  :( Dave O.
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Wally on July 31, 2019, 01:04:51 PM
The BMW is RWD.

Are your spins perhaps due to tyres being cold or under-pressured? It takes a couple of laps on these cars to get up to temp/pressure.
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Jarmel on July 31, 2019, 01:29:00 PM
The BMW is RWD.

Are your spins perhaps due to tyres being cold or under-pressured? It takes a couple of laps on these cars to get up to temp/pressure.

No not this week at Donnington all though  previously that has been the case.  I actually practice for the cold tyres at the start of races now. I also use your very nice App to keep an eye on temps and pressures they allways float around 0 or 1 . Turn 3 got me on about lap 3 in the first race maybe i hit the curb and didn't realise it.
The main thing is that i can push and get a mid 37's every now and then , then i can try to be consistent and get low 38's but also mid 40's.
I'll keep plugging away at it, I've only been sim racing again for a few months after 10+ years away from it , my expectations are above my pay level atm. Also might need to look at my FFB setting and play with that some more.
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: killagorilla on July 31, 2019, 02:05:02 PM
Seems like saving money by picking a slower car doesn't work. Just checked and can only afford the Hyundai even though I saved 10k by picking the BMW where I could have taken the Citroen for Donington. Wally, so there is a reset after every race, right?!
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Wally on July 31, 2019, 02:57:19 PM
Seems like saving money by picking a slower car doesn't work. Just checked and can only afford the Hyundai even though I saved 10k by picking the BMW where I could have taken the Citroen for Donington. Wally, so there is a reset after every race, right?!
That's right, you don't save any money round to round. You have to gamble a bit. You can choose to pick a fast car and win, bank some points, and then be in the Hyundai next round. It depends on who else is driving what too.
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Bacchulum on July 31, 2019, 03:17:51 PM
Seems like saving money by picking a slower car doesn't work. Just checked and can only afford the Hyundai even though I saved 10k by picking the BMW where I could have taken the Citroen for Donington. Wally, so there is a reset after every race, right?!
That's right, you don't save any money round to round. You have to gamble a bit. You can choose to pick a fast car and win, bank some points, and then be in the Hyundai next round. It depends on who else is driving what too.
Yeah, I was hoping more people would've picked the faster cars. :(
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Joe on July 31, 2019, 03:28:22 PM
What do you mean spun? I got bunted off by a mob of crazy Nissan's!

Sorry just assumed being you that you spun all on your own  ;D ;D

Was one of those same Nissan's that took me out I'd imagine...  :o
Title: Re: S29R2: Donington Park GP
Post by: Freezer on July 31, 2019, 07:59:29 PM
Off topic, but a few of us were talking about Michael Schumacher last night and then this story appeared today.
https://www.news.com.au/sport/motorsport/formula-one/michael-schumachers-condition-improves-after-revelation-from-close-friend/news-story/8324fa3cc8e84ec7dd5190de96316ae8 (https://www.news.com.au/sport/motorsport/formula-one/michael-schumachers-condition-improves-after-revelation-from-close-friend/news-story/8324fa3cc8e84ec7dd5190de96316ae8)