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Sad to see this season come to an end. I have really enjoyed my drives in the GT 40 and would recommend everyone give it a try.

I deliberately qualified  slow for two reasons, first to avoid any first corner carnage and second because I feeling a bit tired and did not want to cause any problems through lack of concentration. I was going ok until I got smacked around in the early pileup and then spent the rest of  the race having fun, first chasing AJ then Gw and lastly Robin , so I was happy going from last to fourth last.
 
This series driving the Ford GT40 has taken me back over 50 years, when my association with this car began with owning a "Cox" brand Ford GT40 slot car in 1966.
http://slotblog.net/topic/49937-cox-ford-gt40/
and I was then very lucky in see the real thing being raced at the Goodwood Revival in 2010,  in what I think, was the first 100 million pound grid (value of cars on grid exceeded that figure).

Sorry you could not make the last race Bruce.

Thanks Phil for server admin for the season.
Thanks to everyone who took part and congratulations to Blievable  on the season win, I sat in with you for a few laps during practice and you make it look very easy!


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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Thursdays Next season Ideas
« on: February 21, 2017, 06:36:00 PM »
Proposed selection of cars for a Thursday season based on hp per kg

Alfa 155 V6         2.50 kg/hp

Lotus 2 eleven         2.65 kg/hp

Merc 190 Evo II      2.64 kg/hp

Mazda RX7 Tuned      2.96 kg/hp

BMW M3 E30 DTM      2.70 kg/hp

The performance of these cars can also be altered with selection of tyres by limiting some to Street tyres only, Server defined.

The concept of this selection is for the faster drivers to select the slower cars to allow close racing for all with no ballast.  Some form of retribution will be applied to drivers who ignore the spirit of the racing in order to win.  I am sure Phil with help from others will be able to devise a suitable disincentive.

I would like to throw open the selection of tracks (with a maximum lap time of  2min 30s) to all drivers. Good MOD tracks welcome, Mills Park comes to mind.  I think 8 weeks would be good, with a break in the middle.  There are plenty of 1988 tracks available from NoGrip.

All comments welcome.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Thursdays Next season Ideas
« on: February 21, 2017, 03:25:55 PM »
One of the races should be with Reliant Robins  :D
Mis-type I think, I'm sure you meant "None"
I also was hoping it was a mis-type.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Thursdays Next season Ideas
« on: February 20, 2017, 09:52:53 PM »
I have a selection of 5 cars for a season, with built in handicapping, but I do not want to but in, if someone else has a season in mind.

After the "Magical Mystery Tour" that is.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: S7 R7 - Highlands - 23-02-2017
« on: February 17, 2017, 06:17:51 PM »
The long version isn't hard to learn, but a lap is 4 min+, which might be a bit long. Maybe an intermediate layout would be better.
I have done some laps on the intermediate version, 8km long, lap times will be about 2.35 to to 2.40 and I think perfect for all cars with only small ballast to even things up. I also drove the F40 on street tyres , I think this will be a good track to finish on and may even change some peoples minds about the F40  ;D

Server is updated
Thanks Phil.
This is a great track and perfectly suited to these cars.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: S7 R7 - Highlands Long - 23-02-2017
« on: February 17, 2017, 02:52:46 PM »
The long version isn't hard to learn, but a lap is 4 min+, which might be a bit long. Maybe an intermediate layout would be better.
I have done some laps on the intermediate version, 8km long, lap times will be about 2.35 to to 2.40 and I think perfect for all cars with only small ballast to even things up. I also drove the F40 on street tyres , I think this will be a good track to finish on and may even change some peoples minds about the F40  ;D

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: S7 R7 - Highlands Long - 23-02-2017
« on: February 17, 2017, 12:41:47 PM »
I have been thinking, I know, don't be surprised :0,  but would the short version be easier to learn for Thursday, I have not driven any yet so not sure if they take much learning
I can test both this afternoon Phil and get back to you, being a slow learner I should be a good judge of which is best.

Would also be good if only minimum ballast is needed, I think in trying to be fair you have made a sacrifice in your enjoyment of this series, by ballast allocations to yourself.

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Assetto Corsa / Re: Temporary Absence
« on: February 16, 2017, 04:57:34 PM »
A very lucky escape !!!!!!!

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: S7 R6 - Bruno - 16-02-2017
« on: February 16, 2017, 04:54:36 PM »
I won't make this one as I am attending a Sim Racing event that a mate is organising at the Microsoft store in Sydney  ;D
Have fun AJ.

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Mod Tracks / Re: New track from Fat-Alfie---looks really cool
« on: February 10, 2017, 03:30:35 PM »
I tried to put this track up with the Alfas on my home server but I cannot get it to work anymore  :-\ :-\ and being clueless in such matters
I had to give up. Did some laps around the track though, it reminds me of Dirt 2  ;D ;D

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Mod Tracks / Re: New track from Fat-Alfie---looks really cool
« on: February 10, 2017, 11:44:53 AM »
Very impressive , will drive it later today.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: S7 R6 - Bruno - 16-02-2017
« on: February 10, 2017, 07:22:17 AM »
Thanks Phil.

Everyone please note, this track is ONLY available from the link in the first post. Thanks Bruce.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: S7 R5 - Monaco - 09-02-2017
« on: February 10, 2017, 07:12:53 AM »
Not really. If you'd rather quit than wait 4 laps for the next race, or even just do a handful of laps on your own then why are you here.

Well personally I quit in the 2nd race tonight after 2 or 3 restarts because of the same few people binning it in turn one and then being forced into the wall a couple of turns later we finally had a relatively almost clean-ish start.

I do find it funny how the same people seem to be the ones complaining about crashes happening in the first turn every other race. I wonder if any of them stop to think about why they seem to always be the ones involved in those crashes?
+1
Sorry I was the final straw in Race 2 AJ.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: S7 R5 - Monaco - 09-02-2017
« on: February 09, 2017, 07:00:14 PM »
i don't mind how many laps, I was just trying to make it fun for everyone who shows up
I think your idea is good, as you say hard work and requiring  max concentration.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: S7 R5 - Monaco - 09-02-2017
« on: February 09, 2017, 06:26:20 PM »
A few races at 5 will probably be more fun. Otherwise will be crash central then driving around on your own for 10+ laps.

better than half the field quitting due to a crash on the first lap because the race would be pointless with 4 laps to go.
Best not crash on first lap then !!

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