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Simulation Racing Leagues => Assetto Corsa => Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights => Topic started by: Wally on November 13, 2019, 07:39:13 AM

Title: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Wally on November 13, 2019, 07:39:13 AM
This is the first of 2 poll choices for season 31 - the Radical SR3 (link (https://shaunclarke35.wixsite.com/website/downloads)).
Track: Donington Park 2018 - National (link (https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/donington-park.3031/)).

We'll do three 17 lap sprints. Optimal tyre pressure is 28 PSI.

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The SR3 is the next step up from the SR1 offering thrilling, cost-effective, high-performance track driving and racing.
First launched in 2001, it is the most widely produced and most successful prototype style sportscar racer in the world, with over 1,100 sold. This bears testament to its proven track record and stunning value verses performance and is surely the reason why the SR3 has been selected by the Race of Champions for the champions of F1TM and other major race series to race, achieving the fastest racing lap at the last 2 Race of Champion Events.
The Generation 4 engine offers improved reliability, better drivability and more power.
This is based on the 1340cc engine option.
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Phil.8 on November 15, 2019, 06:08:47 PM
I will miss this fun run unfortunately,  going away for a few nights
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Wally on November 16, 2019, 06:59:38 PM
I will miss this fun run unfortunately,  going away for a few nights
I see you've done some laps. Check out this thread later for a review of the racing.
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Ablearcher83 on November 19, 2019, 12:07:57 PM
Hey Wally,
Can I use the car sales site to set my skin?
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: DC on November 19, 2019, 12:15:52 PM
Hi Wally,

David here, I raced with you in Season 19 ( a friend of Killa's ) and wondered if I could join you tonight for a Fun Run in the Radical's ? If so, is there anything I need to do ?

Kind regards,

DC.
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Wally on November 19, 2019, 12:47:54 PM
Hey Wally,
Can I use the car sales site to set my skin?
Not yet just for this fun run. It'll just be random skins on the server.
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Wally on November 19, 2019, 12:48:52 PM
Hi Wally,

David here, I raced with you in Season 19 ( a friend of Killa's ) and wondered if I could join you tonight for a Fun Run in the Radical's ? If so, is there anything I need to do ?

Kind regards,

DC.
Sure. Just come along, I'll PM you the server password.
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Freezer on November 19, 2019, 06:50:40 PM
Might have to give it a miss tonight guys as a few things have come up!
Cya next week.....!  :)
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Wally on November 19, 2019, 10:15:02 PM
Here's some quick race results for race 1.
I didn't really enjoy the cars - they were too edgy, too easy to lock up the brakes, to understeery (although that might be possible to dial out with setup changes), and the racing wasn't all that close. Or maybe I just suck at those cars, or maybe all of the above.

(https://i.imgur.com/4DwtVoB.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/GrYCWd3.png)
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Seanus on November 19, 2019, 10:25:47 PM
You weren't wrong Wally, plenty wrong with the car.
I could list the problems but I fear I would only add to my disreputation that way.
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Freezer on November 19, 2019, 10:47:01 PM
You weren't wrong Wally, plenty wrong with the car.
I could list the problems but I fear I would only add to my disreputation that way.
In practice I dialed the brake pressure down to 90% which helped a lot with locking up.
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Seanus on November 19, 2019, 10:51:55 PM
I could say that my Hayabusa's power curve in no way resembled the curve this car has.
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Joe on November 20, 2019, 07:45:10 AM
I thought I was slow but my pace wasn't too bad just hard to catch up. Got knocked off track to last place both races and after a 17 lap hotlap session the first race I didn't really feel like doing it again
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: rob on November 20, 2019, 10:12:21 AM
Sorry I bailed last night guys, off the pace, solo hotlapping and back spasms didn't add up to a very enjoyable night.
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: Mael on November 20, 2019, 12:38:01 PM
Here's some quick race results for race 1.
I didn't really enjoy the cars - they were too edgy, too easy to lock up the brakes, to understeery (although that might be possible to dial out with setup changes), and the racing wasn't all that close. Or maybe I just suck at those cars, or maybe all of the above.

Found the same Wally. And it felt a bit unrealistic stable over curbs as well?
Title: Re: Nov 19 fun run - Radical SR3 @ Donington
Post by: ab156 on November 20, 2019, 02:28:47 PM
I wonder if results skew perspective...

I didn't mind them, certainly a very different car to the V8 or Mazdas we are driving.  Essentially over gripped compared to those two and a chassis that didn't respond to the normal "throw front camber at it" approach. The balance meant slow entry and as soon as you could get the fronts to grip you could get back on the power, often resulting an "early" apex.

The engine torque curve was a bit weird, almost like driving the old Audi diesel Le Mans cars with the short shifting.  In the end I just used the "drunker" setup from pTracker. 28psi was the HOT temp for tyres.

Agree that the brakes were a little too sensitive, even after lowering pressure.  I did notice that locking up a the chicane was much more likely if the Crew Chief called hot tyres at the exit of the uphill corner onto the back straight.  If you could keep the front left temp down locking wasn't as evident.

I also think Donnington is one of the harder tracks, I like it but it is always difficult to pass and show any weakness in a car. I think these around Silverstone or Barcelona would be a different experience.