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I just watched again, and in my judgement, the penalty stands. You came from a fair way back behind Keith, who was on the racing line past the apex by that stage (and not zig-zagging by any stretch of the imagination!), and you put the power down from the apex and ran into the back corner of Keith. The side by side rule for the opening corners is primarily to stop people from moving sideways across the track into the unsighted car next to them. You had plenty of visibility of where Keith was and what he was doing, and you could also argue that where you hit was turn 4, not 2 ;)

Also, notice that I'm going to do opening lap penalties as a 15 second post-race time penalty for the next round instead of ballast. It's just too hard to find a fair amount of ballast for each of the 4 cars that fairly penalises them all.
:) (or grid penalties, F1 style ;))

Grat ran into the back of Keith on the opening lap, causing him to leave the track, and gets a 15 second post-race penalty in the next round.
Wally: I take your judgement. But if the rule is stay on your side for 1st 2 corners, then I am the only one who did that and the only one who got cut out and.... penalized(!?!?!)
Since it is not the first time it happens to me, I'll make sure I'll stop respecting this rule from now on and zig-zag right and left like those I crashed with ;)

I am half-joking, but not completely: I kept wide the whole first corner and tight the whole second corner. When we touch I am there, on the inside curb. Keith and Jeremy go long and wide and then cut back to the inside without looking if there is somebody there. What was I supposed to do?

I did not mean to say that fuel is not enough. I meant: I do not know how much fuel to put in and schedule for the pit stops ;)

oops... I'll have to figure out fuel consumptions somehow...

Hi Wally: LONG tail for me. Thank you,

This track seems very demanding for my rig... I'm basically at 75/80fps. I hope it won't create issues at the start, with many cars around. For the rest, it is annoying but drivable.

As for the cars: I think I'll go with the long tail. It does not seem to have front wheels (maybe a small one? Like a plane?) and drives very ugly, but at least it goes when it's straight. I really wish I knew how to set it up. Short tail is magnificent, but too slow and I am scared of being in traffic after a pit stop.

Will confirm on other thread tonight.

Also I wont be here for weeks 2 and 3 if there is a sub / reserve who wants a drive :) hopefully sebring and road atlanta are rubbish for the merc anyway :P
I should give my availability as well: I am surely out for R3, R5, R7, R8 :( :( :( and "maybe" for R6. Damn.

Good news is I should be around almost all the time from Feb to August :)

What time are we starting tonight?
1st qually is at 9:15pm Eastern DST.

I might make the races 7 laps with 10 min quallys so the night doesn't go too long.
Now you're confusing me... is DST daylight savings and so it's going to be at 9:15pm in Sydney?

Sure. Makes sense. I'll try to test long tail and mazda in the coming days.

Do we have a fun race this Tuesday?

As of now I have only tested the short tail one---with which I am a bit familiar, so 16 laps may be more representative of like 25 laps.

On mediums and half thank, I can do low 2:14 and sometime 2:13. Low fuel and softs was in 2:12, but rears were staring to let go after 4 or 5 laps.

The problem is that it is so ridiculously slow in the straights and so much better in corners (have a look at the graph. I had a brief race with Seanus and it was hard not to crash given the huge differences in speed at different parts of the track. Have a look at the lap graph comparing mine with Kcender's one in the long tail.

Considering that Kcender's lap was on mediums, right now my impression is that the short tail has too much restrictor. Hell, I could take Eau Rouge and Blanchimont flat out! That should not be ;)

me me me me me me :)

Hardware & Reviews / Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:41:49 AM »
For me not at all. I was really impressed: Tried it first time, drove for 1 hour, zero problems. But my wife tried it once and felt not good after 5 minutes. So I guess it's really a personal thing.

Hardware & Reviews / Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:15:52 PM »
I presume this is the same one I have since January. It is tricky when other cars are around. Last few months before leaving it was working ok, but it had taken me many days of tweaking with all sorts of things to make it work ok. I just hope nothing too much has changes and it will work fine again when I race again with you guys...

Hi all. Completely OT, but I am letting you know I am back.

I am actually bank since more than a week, but was not able to find a chance to touch the rig until last night, when I finally got to drive a bit. I'll probably let the season end, but I am hoping to join you for the off-season fun races.

Welcome back Grat!
Thank you :)

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