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« on: February 24, 2017, 08:38:19 PM »
Congratulations Tom, Wally and Dez.
why are you congratulating me? I think you meant Seanus? would you like a scotch there Bruce?
« on: February 23, 2017, 09:36:17 PM »
Why is this forum so narrow? That last picture is only 1022px wide and still doesn't fit!
It's okish in 1900x1200 on my second monitor, it is a tad narrow on this one @ 2160x1440. I don't wanna see it in 4k. I agree it should be 1080p res standard these days.
« on: February 23, 2017, 09:33:32 PM »
Thanks for everything Phil, even though I wasn't officially in the season .
This was probably the most enjoyable race for me as I'd finally gotten used to the porsches floatiness. Managed an average time and qual 10th, got as high as 9th. Almost got caught up in some carnage on the first lap, went wide and avoided it to continue, I had a little battle with AJ who lost it into the railing and just clipped me, sending me off the track but I kept it straight to continue, passed Joe who passed me back a few laps later. I then spun to drop to 14th and by the last few laps was chasing Joe again and Robin but couldn't quite make any ground with low fuel and losing corner grip. PB was a 1:34.4
Congrats Tom for the win.
Well done Wally and Seanus.
I do hope I can get a video out of this.. waiting for the weather to settle before I feel up to spending the time making videos and fingers crossed sony vegas behaves.
« on: February 22, 2017, 01:37:40 AM »
But we also risk the other-way-around problem. If I get involved in a crash in a 20 min sprint, even if I lose 2 minutes, I know in 20 minutes there is a race I want to be in. In a 1 hour race, while you are right you might make up for a 30 seconds problem, what do you do if you are lapped and last with 40 seconds to the second last? Yes, you might gain a position or two, but only because people crash, not because of good racing.
Neither sprint or enduro will suit everyone. I tend to dislike sprints personally for 2 reasons. 1. being that it seems to create desperation and carelessness because drivers are so badly wanting to get to the front by the first corner/first lap its too often than not causing major carnage.. and 2. Trying to claw your way back in a short period of time is more than just hard work for very little gain. I make up more positions from people crashing and quitting than I do racing, this happens less in a longer race.
I'm happy to compromise, I just don't want to see 2 enduros and 8 sprint races in a season. I think it should be 50/50.
« on: February 22, 2017, 12:11:53 AM »
Also, don't make the races too short. Sprints are ok, but sometimes there is not enough time for recovery if you're caught up in a collision.I'd make the sprints 20 mins.
20mins is shorter than they currently are? most seem to be 25-28mins each I thought. I'm not that fond of too many sprints because if someone does cause an accident and you get spun off (or you have an off of any sort) it's too late to really gain enough ground and it seems to ruin too many races for people who give up and quit. If we are going to have sprints I'd like to see it equal to the number of enduros. To me an enduro should be at least 45-60mins race time anything less to me is a sprint.. The longer the race length the more chance change of position would occur with 2 pit stops & a strategy.
« on: February 21, 2017, 11:45:45 PM »
I feel that the ballast on the praga has a greater effect than it would say on a porsche gt3 car for instance.. But there is no other current system available that can both penalise a driver and slow the winners down to give others a chance. I think the ballast system is necessary, but perhaps its a matter of testing the season car(s) prior to see how ballast affects them and how much is needed. I don't think ballast is effective in a sprint race than it would be in an enduro.
« on: February 21, 2017, 07:16:48 PM »
Won't be racing tonight, sinus and body aches, can't concentrate long enough. I don't want race and end up causing an accident.
good luck guys.
I'll be on the lounge with my KFC and bucket of m&ms.
« on: February 14, 2017, 10:49:41 PM »
Another stuffy day here, had the air con on in the cockpit to keep cool. Managed a 1.33.9 in practise which surprised me.. a pb. but again couldn't match it in qual by half a second slower. Someone spun on turn 2 in lap 1 and I had nowhere to go so gave them a big enough nudge and lost a few spots, climbed my way somehow to 10th as the field sorted itself out at the start of the race, Kcender came back after a spin and tried passing me on the outside of turn 1 only for us to touch almost at the exit which I think sent him off again but looked like a racing incident. I did slow just in case but he was nowhere in sight, I dropped back to 14th I think and lack of grip, an off by the last few laps.
Race 2 I wasn't feeling it either phil.. I hung back in a daze for lap 1 and just tried to be consistent. Got a 10 second penlaty when I brain faded coming out the pits and my car darted to the left over the the solid line just past the pit wall on exit. Seanus was trying to pressure me and I tried to just keep it together, he made an awesome pass on the outside of turn 1 in the late stages of the race only to lose it on the next corner and dart off the track. I finished 10th or 11th? surprised.
can we test and consider this track for a season race ? http://assettocorsa.club/mods/tracks/circuit-de-la-sarthe-2015.html#en
It's not fun for anyone in the back 1/3rd of the grid. We generally don't get much of a choice whether to be involved or not when there's nowhere to go and you get shafted from behind because someone didn't brake, or you just have to wait until everyone clears room so you can continue.
I agree race 1 was pretty good, I just got interrupted by a lady trying to talk to me while I was in the middle of racing so my lap times were shocking for a few laps. Phil was getting impatient trying to pass me.
Race 2. THREE RESTARTS - honestly? what part of turn 1 take it easy aren't people getting? I see bradc side tap phil, seanus punt gawaterman and block the track for 1/3rd the grid.. How damn hard it is it to ease off the brakes and not rev so high until you're all around turn 1. I see one person quit the race because of it. I'm getting tired of being polite on the race track when I am constantly having my race ruined by people making stupid desperate mistakes.. general mistakes I can forgive. Where's the due care or is this a free for all? The main idea of the videos is to promote XGN and this is not promotional material.
Seanus and I had a battle side by side in some corners and it was clean until he hit a wall and spun, that was the only good thing in the race (not him spinning). But then I pull over to give Seanus room a lap or so later and get forced into a wall for doing the right thing. Won't be doing that again. Wally unfortunately tapped the wall which spun me on the 2nd to last lap at T1.
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.