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« on: August 15, 2017, 10:08:07 PM »
I think I need to assign a clutch button just to help me from stop getting swamped off the start..
no practice on this circuit in this car, so I qualified at the back where I expected. Found a few holes in the first lap and managed to squeeze in, I was all over Wally for a lap or 2. I tried to hang on but it was getting a bit risky so I backed off and held up those that had spun off and stuck behind me.. some close calls but good race. PB 1:06.8 i think it was.
race 2 PB 1:05.4? I was happy with that. I did rather well at the start I had managed to get into 16th, but abs spun me on the 12th lap when he punted my left side door (Wally please check turn 1 left hander on lap 12) not sure if its a racing incident or a penalty tap, there was no redress. I had to pit for tires as I wasn't prepared to risk it.. came out in last on the 16th lap just ahead of the leaders and let them through one by one and finished a few spots from last.
Now it's time for a drink.
Well done to the leaders
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:08:34 PM »
Better than I expected for me.. Somehow knocked 2 seconds off my PB with no racing last week and no practise. Came in and qualified 15th.. but as I have no clutch I am slow off the start. Managed to make positions back as some first lap knocks pushed others off the track and I believe held on with some nice side by side battles with a few drivers, even kcender and his honda engine swap... as I cringed waiting for a knock or my car to come loose. There were none in the first race, finished either 14th or 15th. Hit the wall coming out of the last turn to give kcender the position i took from him.
Second race put me in 16th place on the grid and dropping back off the start, made my way back to about 14th but dropped back with a few cars losing control in front of me I had nowhere to go so 20.5 laps with a damaged front bumper and by 13th lap tyres were starting to show their wear.. Finished in 17th.
Congrats to the winners.
This is what I mentioned to Wally on teamspeak. it's not cheap but for me it may be a possibility to use a wheel as I am unable to use pedals, I still won't be able to use a shifter, so as long as I can auto clutch and auto blip and use the paddles it might be worth it. I still don't have a lot of movement to turn the wheel so with the sensitivity up high I can really only turn the wheel about 45 degrees to each side. From memory it's $460 USD + Shipping for it..
http://www.simability.com/ for the gear they make
« on: July 25, 2017, 10:03:41 PM »
Gees my poor ol body did not like my return to racing sims.. feel like I've ran a triathlon.. First race I did qualify better than I expected, but my fat arse is slow off the line so I knew I was going to drop back.. played it safe for most of the first lap and the rest of the night was just getting used to the car with a joystick again. Works great on a full tank, it's a bloody handful on half a tank.
I slid around the first corner of the second race but couldn't pull the nose around and ended up stuck in the center of the circuit sideways to see freezer coming full speed and T-bone. I had no time to get it back into the right gear and rev to move it sorry freezer.. There was also another car on the circuit sideways too so the lead pack had nowhere to go.. i pitted and repaired, changed tires and came back out, didn't lose a position, in all a good race for me for the start of the season.
« on: July 10, 2017, 09:34:51 PM »
I'm actually with Mael on this the bmw is fun and different from what we've been racing.. slower cars for a change will be good.
The escort season on thurs nights a while back was fun. I'd be up for the slower cars over the lmps, but they'd be good for mixed season next up.
« on: May 16, 2017, 05:55:47 PM »
Changing between 2 classes in a season race to race would mix it up a bit, I wouldn't think people would not like a car in each class, as we've raced most of them here. No one seems to have an issue on thurs night when a car type swap happens. Can't please everyone all of the time .. If people really want to race they'll do it.. Multiclass racing is fun but in a season to me would need more people in each class.. and more variety to choose from in each class, not just 1-2 cars per class.
« on: May 11, 2017, 07:55:50 PM »
I think more non season events would be good, but advertising would be needed to get in more numbers. But a season of lmp1 and gt3 would be good.. on medium to large tracks.. maybe do a class swap each race..
how fast is GTE compared to GT4?
« on: May 10, 2017, 07:56:40 PM »
I find Le mans the most boring track around personally, there is a mod track around but I would much prefer a race at Spa or amy of the other WEC circuits that arent Le Mans lol.
could always put in the 599xx the the fxxxk and the zonda r as a class if they are comparable. And another class type as well for a mixed race
« on: May 10, 2017, 04:26:23 PM »
is there a decent lemans track we can race on for an enduro? mixed class on that would surely bring the numbers as well as spa.
And if we're racing cars like the 919s would the Pagani Zonda R have a place on the grid perhaps?
« on: May 09, 2017, 11:28:14 PM »
Qual ended up being 10th. struggled with getting the setup right all week.. finally got one i was stable with a low aero...but when tyre blankets were off I had to up pressures by 1 all round and raise aero to 4. Wasn't bad unless i really pushed hard then the rears got too hot.. had a few light taps in the wall so barely a scratch.. few times i lost the rear but managed to keep it off the wall.. Held off Jeremy for a lap and a half,, but he had more grunt and speed up the hill than me in his Huracan so I pulled to the left and 3 laps or so later he pulled out of sight but later must have crashed and quit. I Passed Mael under slipstream and managed to hold 6th for half the race, Mael pitted one lap before me but I stuffed my pit up next lap and lost time.. he passed me and I couldn't reel him back in. I tried but everytime i pushed I would lose the rear. Settled for 8th overall so pretty happy,, fastest I could push for was an 8:30.3., crashed when those who had finished starting chatting to each other on ts.. thankfully only near medium damage so car was ok after it spun and tapped the wall twice..