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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / S28R3: Spa 1966
« on: May 14, 2019, 11:15:52 PM »
With a longer circuit, this round sees the format change to two 8 lap races. Points are adjusted accordingly so that the overall round is still worth the same number of points as a three race round.

Track download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SuExn5YKGBCdi2hxyp9r8DdKj_-mEnRm

Weather is a cool 12 and 13 degrees, moderate winds.

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Racing general / Improved my ping with a VPN
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:20:33 PM »
My AC ping on ADSL was in the 70's, and when I went to the NBN, it only dropped to the 60's, which I thought was a bit odd and crappy. I'm in Adelaide and the server is in Sydney. I was advised by Internode to try a VPN, which I did (PrivateInternetAccess connected to Sydney), and sure enough, my ping dropped to low 30's. Speedtest shows upload/download speeds aren't really impacted by the VPN either.

It's because I have less hops now between me and the server using the VPN (which doesn't say a lot for Internode's switching infrastructure - unless that's Telstra's problem?).

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News / Motorsport fans: The TCR series is coming to Australia
« on: May 11, 2019, 10:34:19 AM »
A new motorsport touring car series is coming to Australia - TCR. Many current and ex Supercar drivers and teams are involved.

From https://www.tcraustralia.com:

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The TCR regulations, formulated by former World Touring Car Championship manager Marciello Lotti, were developed in 2014 as a cost-effective touring car racing alternative.
 
Eligible cars include all front-wheel drive C-Segment hatchbacks or sedans, powered by production–based turbocharged petrol or diesel engines with a capacity of up to 2-litres.
 
There are currently four internationally-sanctioned TCR Series competing around the world, plus 12 national or regional series utilising the TCR regulations as their main rule book.
 
Manufacturers with cars currently homologated to TCR Series rules around the world include Audi, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Peugeot, Renault, Subaru and Volkswagen, among others.
 
TCR Series rules stipulate that fully-fledged factory owned entires are prohibited, however, car manufacturers are encouraged to support its cars entered by professional or private teams.
 
The category has produced some of the most breath-taking, close and exciting motor racing, thanks to its level playing field amongst a wide-range of car manufacturers from around the globe.

The racing will be broadcast on SBS. SBS’s coverage of TCR will begin on Saturday, 18 May at 2pm, with one race to feature on the one hour show on Saturday, while Sunday’s broadcast will showcase two back-to-back races and run from 1pm – 3pm on 19 May.

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Real Life Motorsport / Australian TCR racing series
« on: May 09, 2019, 10:46:51 PM »
https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/05/06/first-tcr-australia-test-completed-at-winton/
This could be an interesting series, less boring than Supercars.

"There were 12 cars on track in total, the others being the two Wall Racing Honda Civics, Melbourne Performance Centre’s Audi RS3 and Golf, and the Giulietta Veloces run by Garry Rogers Motorsport and Ashley Seward Motorsport.
GRM’s two Renault Meganes are also still on their way to Australia and, like the second Astra, will arrive this week."

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Fun run 9/5
« on: May 09, 2019, 03:31:44 PM »
Cars (Seanus mods): https://perendinator.blogspot.com/2019/03/its-joke-joyce.html

Be there or be square.

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Congratulations to Kcender on the clean sweep - pole, fastest race laps and 3 wins - which sees him take a clear lead in the season standings.

RACE 1 RESULTS
RACE 2 RESULTS
RACE 3 RESULTS
SEASON STANDINGS
SEASON STATS

Round Points
Kcender87   129
Guybrush Threepwood   112
Phil.8   110
Freezer   100
Bacchulum   94
Mael   78
buellersdayoff   78
Joe   68
killagorilla   68
Wally   64
ab156   62
AGK   54
Bird   54
bradc   46
Seanus   32
Dave O   32
Simone   22
rooshooter   20
Doobs   12
Rob   8

Lap 1 Penalties

Race 1
Joe ran into the back of Guybrush, and while Guybrush wasn’t impacted too much, I caused a pile up of cars behind Joe, so that’s a 30kg penalty.
Tricky one: Seanus just passed Brad, but then braked when very close to Brad who did move a little towards Seanus. Wheels touched and Seanus went off, but I’ll judge that to be a racing incident because Brad probably didn’t have time to react when Seanus braked so soon after passing.Update: 30kg penalty for Brad.

Race 2
Bird ran into the back of AGK – 30kg penalty.

In the same place as Bird, Bueller ran into the back of Killa – 30kg penalty.

Brad ran into the rear wheel of Bird under brakes. Although Bird was starting to turn in, Brad wasn’t far up enough – 30 kg penalty.

Race 3
Simone ran into the back of Brad – 30kg penalty.

Season Standings
1. Kcender87, 129
2. Bacchulum & Guybrush Threepwood, 112
3. Phil.8, 110

In the team standings, Aleph Null Pty Ltd (Bacchulum and Seanus) lead both Krahl Racing (Phil & Joe) and Maki Engineering (Mael & Freezer) who are tied, 198 pts to 178 pts.



3 x 9 laps.

Weather: 19, 25, 26

Track: http://www.mediafire.com/file/73urca5gf5hraua/Suzuka+Circuit+1988+v1.5+by+SBB+project.7z

You will also need Seanus' extra pits mod: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L7njB-Dpyz_nB_sOq1N0TWiQxW8kYKbv/view

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To sign up, go to the XGN Car Dealer, and sign up for season 28. Once you've signed up, go to the Car Dealer page and choose a car. All cars are "free", so you can choose whatever car you like.

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / S28 Skins
« on: May 02, 2019, 02:44:28 PM »
I've updated the car dealer so that you can enter the name of your skin if you want to use a custom skin. If you don't see a skin field, refresh your browser page.

To use a custom skin, go to the car dealer page, type in the name of your skin exactly as it should appear in the entry list (which is just the folder name of your skin), and click the save button. If you leave the skin blank, you will get a random skin.

Of course you'll still have to post your skins here for others to download.

SKIN DOWNLOADS
Bacchulum (Brabham): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zg5SSzNoVPoNPEpU-AhbNBazAP1sAJBd
Bacchulum (Eagle): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1drrlhqOHXcKwkINDx_R8R1vFF00KvBQF
Seanus (Eagle): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HgsxMC4cVGoy4s-mMfyNlDuWq6saYxyJ
Freezer (Eagle): https://www.dropbox.com/s/k0jb72o5k234v04/02_Freezer.zip?dl=0
Bradc (Lotus): https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/1967-indy-500-lotus-team.17440/

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Congratulations to Guybrush on Pole, Kcender and Bacchulum for their race wins (Bacchulum's 10th Tuesday race win), and Kcender's overall round win.

RACE 1 RESULTS
RACE 2 RESULTS
RACE 3 RESULTS
SEASON STANDINGS
SEASON STATS

Round Points
Kcender87   122
Bacchulum   112
Guybrush Threepwood   109
Phil.8   92
ab156   88
Seanus   86
Joe   78
bradc   70
AGK   66
Wally   60
Freezer   60
Bird   58
RussG   56
rooshooter   32
Doobs   32
Mael   28
Gratulin   26
Dave O   26
Rob   22
JamieP   18
AbleArcher83   18
Simone   0

Lap 1 Penalties

Race 1
Russ had gone off at the fast right hander, and was rejoining the track from the side road, when DaveO came around the corner. Dave had left some room; Russ was rejoining; it wasn’t one party’s clear fault, so a racing incident.

Bacchulum turned in a bit too soon; Guybrush went a bit too straight; again it wasn’t one party’s clear fault, so a racing incident.

Same corner, similar incident between Joe and Freezer; again a racing incident.

Race 2
Bradc ran into the back of AGK and spun him – 30 kg penalty ballast for next race.

Race 3
DaveO and Mael had a wheel to wheel contact that ended in tears; racing incident.

Guybrush spun after putting a wheel in the grass and collected Kcender – racing incident.

Guybrush ran into the back of Rob, spinning him - 30 kg penalty ballast for next race.

Wally and Freezer had a side-to-side wheel contact – racing incident.

Season Standings
1. Kcender87, 122
2. Bacchulum, 112
3. Guybrush Threepwood, 109



3 x 11 laps

Track download: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/60s-hockenheim-grand-prix-circuit-f3-classic-tracks.13105
Plus extra pitboxes (Thank you Seanus!): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lETV84B5FwxZ3JV3dX81b4jdpvHv15Fn

Weather is mild: 18 to 23 degrees.

Remember to sign up and make a car choice at the Car Dealer.

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / The GPL 67 cars
« on: April 24, 2019, 05:27:23 PM »
Here are the available cars sorted by power to weight ratio (kg/hp)

Lotus 49   1.23
Ferrari 312   1.25
Eagle T1G   1.27
Honda RA300   1.39
Mclaren M5A   1.42
Brabham BT24   1.43
Cooper T81B   1.43
BRM P83   1.48

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10 lap sprints.

Track: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/watkins-glen-international.20204

Pay attention to the installation instructions on RD:

*********IMPORTANT*********
 This track uses a custom shader by @Stereo. Because of this the the archive folder structure is different than previous versions. If you use Content Manager then you can just install it like any other mod. If you do not use Content manager make sure you copy the 3 folders shown here to the main assettocorsa folder.

 

Car pack:

The GPL '67 mod can be downloaded HERE. Link updated for 2.20.
The GPL mod has special installation notes for the Lotus 49 and Ferrari 312, which is to copy the original AC .kn5 file for these 2 cars into the GPL folder:

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Installation Notes: Unpack to:  ...\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa\content\cars 
 
NOTE ON INSTALLATION OF THE LOTUS 49: 
You need the original kunos Lotus 49 install file:
1. Extract folders content and texture to your AC install: ...\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa\
2. Goto …\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa\content\cars\lotus_49
3. In this folder: Copy the lotus_49.kn5 file
4. Within \cars folder, goto \ gpl67_lotus_49 5. Paste lotus_49.kn5 here!   

NOTE ON INSTALLATION OF THE Ferrari 312: You need the Ferrari DLC pack from steam:  https://store.steampowered.com/app/675590/Assetto_Corsa__Ferrari_70th_Anniversary_Pack
 
Ferrari 312 install file:
1. Extract folders content and texture to your AC install: ...\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa\
2. Goto:  ..\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa\content\cars\ ks_ferrari_312_67
3. In this folder: Copy the ferrari_312_67.kn5 file
4. Within \cars folder, goto \ gpl67_ferrari_312
5. Paste ferrari_312_67.kn5 here!

 

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I've changed my mind... I'm just going to keep it simple, with no restrictor or ballast.

I'm going to try a 3 tier restrictor system in the upcoming season. After every round, drivers will be divided into 3 tiers by their fastest lap times. Drivers in the top tier will have more restrictor, the middle tier less, and the bottom tier 0. The goal is to compress the field a bit and give closer racing.


As an example, the top tier might have 50% restrictor, the middle tier 25% and the bottom tier 0 (I have to determine the real numbers after more testing). Everyone starts with 25% restrictor. As you go up or down the tiers, your restrictor can go up or down by 25%, but you won't get more than 50%.


For example, after round 1, the top tier will all be on 50%, the middle tier all on 25%, and the bottom tier all on 0.
Then, after round 2, lets say someone who had 0 restrictor ends up in the top tier - their restrictor will go up by 25 to be 25%.
If you had 50% restrictor but still finished in the top tier, your restrictor will stay at 50%.
 If you had 50% restrictor and ended up in a lower tier, your restrictor will go down by 25. And so on.

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Some 11 lap sprints to try the Ford Escort at Putnam Park GP: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/putnam-park.17661/

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Season 28 will be in the GPL '67 F1 mod.

Mod Installation
Download link: HERE (version 2.20).

The GPL mod has special installation notes for the Lotus 49 and Ferrari 312, which is to copy the original AC .kn5 file for these 2 cars into the GPL folder:

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Installation Notes: Unpack to:  ...\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa\content\cars 
 
NOTE ON INSTALLATION OF THE LOTUS 49: 
You need the original kunos Lotus 49 install file:
1. Extract folders content and texture to your AC install: ...\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa\
2. Goto …\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa\content\cars\lotus_49
3. In this folder: Copy the lotus_49.kn5 file
4. Within \cars folder, goto \ gpl67_lotus_49 5. Paste lotus_49.kn5 here!   

NOTE ON INSTALLATION OF THE Ferrari 312: You need the Ferrari DLC pack from steam:  https://store.steampowered.com/app/675590/Assetto_Corsa__Ferrari_70th_Anniversary_Pack
 
Ferrari 312 install file:
1. Extract folders content and texture to your AC install: ...\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa\
2. Goto:  ..\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa\content\cars\ ks_ferrari_312_67
3. In this folder: Copy the ferrari_312_67.kn5 file
4. Within \cars folder, goto \ gpl67_ferrari_312
5. Paste ferrari_312_67.kn5 here!

Sign Up
To sign up, go to the XGN Car Dealer, and sign up for season 28. Once you've signed up, go to the Car Dealer page and choose a car. All cars are "free", so you can choose whatever car you like.

Car Selection
You can choose a different car in the Car Dealer every round if you want to, or you can just not do anything and drive the same car all season. It's up to you. Just make sure you choose your car by Tuesday, 6:00pm Eastern.

Schedule
You can see the season track schedule HERE. Season starts May 7.

Race Format
Most rounds will be 3 sprints, with the longer tracks having 2 sprints.
There will be a qualifying session, and then a progressive grid for the following races (start in last race finishing order).
There will be no damage restrictor, no success ballast, and no earnings (all cars are free).

Damage will be 50%.

Points
3 sprint rounds: 40,38,36,34,32,30,28,26,24,22,20,18,16,14,12,10,8,6,4,2
2 sprint rounds: 60,57,54,51,48,45,42,39,36,33,30,27,24,21,18,15,12,9,6,3

Bonus points for pole and fastest race lap.
Worst round dropped.

Penalties
Any opening lap infringement will be penalised by 30 kg ballast for the next race 1 only.

1   ab156
2   AbleArcher83
3   Bacchulum
4   Bird
5   buellersdayoff
6   Dave O
7   Freezer
8   JamieP
9   Joe
10   Mael
11   Phil.8
12   Rob
13   RussG
14   Wally - Ferrari
15 bradc
16 killagorilla
17 kcender87
18 Seanus
19 Doobs
20 rooshooter
21 Guybrush
22 AGK

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