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« on: April 05, 2017, 11:13:49 AM »
I had a shocker, although that's not too unusual for me, even when I have a reasonable pace I'm so inconsistent I only put a couple of good laps together.
I thought I'd try the Vive out on a race night....not so good for me. It causes some strange behaviour (dropping me into spectator mode of someone else's car everytime I went back to pits, and then performance started suffering and it had FPS drops .
Anyhooo, I changed back to 3 screens and qualified poorly, a second and a half slower than practice.
Race 1 was okay, until I spun
Race 2 was better, until I spun
Next week, wooooooooooooooooo!
« on: April 04, 2017, 06:51:00 PM »
But I'm ready NOW!!!!
I was ready an hour ago, but now I'm not so I expect instead of challenging for pole, I"ll be fighting in the last 6....Thanks DST.
« on: April 04, 2017, 06:48:59 PM »
« on: March 22, 2017, 11:45:20 AM »
I drove off track before your pitstop, but that was because I was in a sloppy period and completely missed a brake point. I just thought it was easier to stay off the track for a couple of seconds rather than get back on and screw us both with a spin, however if I'd guessed you were pitting I would have got back on before you went passed. That was one of my little mistakes that cost me at least 15 seconds all up. I always feel confident if you or Wally are catching to pass because I know you'll do it with patience, so usually just drive my normal line unless there's opportunity to stay offline on a straight, or similar.
I enjoyed last night mostly. The only thing that took away from it being a great night was a few periods of the race where I lost concentration and lost a few seconds here and there with a couple of offs and near offs.
I pitted on lap three because I thought I might have a chance to pass Wally, AJ and one or two others later in the race who were scrapping in front of me.
It almost worked too. After AJ took his pitstop I could pass him on my hot tyres, and when Wally took his I was on his bumper but he is far too consistent for me and I kept losing little bits of time, then matching, then losing more bits andf eventually lost sight of him completely.
Joe was the recipient of a gift after I made a few more errors which cost me a position. Most of the later mistakes were caused by poor tyres because they were not in real good shape by the end of the race, but there is a period just before halfway points in races where I just lose it. Maybe I don't blink enough or something but it gets difficult for a couple of laps and I tend to drive poorly, missing braking points, turn in points etc. It might have been an interesting last 3 laps if I hadn't screwed up ......again.
A late 10 sec penalty didn't cost me any positions so that was good. I'm glad because all the "cuts" were time losing mistakes. I wasn't happy for getting penalised twice, once for poor driving and then 10 secs for not spinning. Bwahahahaha.
Anyway, it was an enjoyable night for me although I could have done without so many errors. The good thing was that I didn't make any huge errors or spin trying too hard, and at one stage I thought I might actually get into the 1:50's with a clean lap. Didn't happen, I'm not that good.
« on: March 15, 2017, 06:40:39 PM »
Race 1: Meh
It's just frustrating me. Historically I used to be able to be mid pack and for a while it's just been rear field and lucky if I am racing anybody. That plus this never ending fecking summer. I'm still sweating just sitting.
I normally don't quit unless my car is rooted or I'm so far behind it doesn't matter and I'm causing trouble being lapped. Last night I just couldn't be arsed in the end.
« on: March 04, 2017, 09:35:05 PM »
Another very plausible explanation for this graph could be;
This is what I think too. I was happy racing NKPro (all open wheelers with ballast), and tolerate racing Ubers waiting for the next open wheel season I will actually enjoy.
« on: February 09, 2017, 02:44:53 PM »
I knew we shouldn't have bought the team's emission control from VW!
lol where's my compensation?
« on: February 09, 2017, 02:26:04 PM »
I noticed a message pop up in one race to say doobs added fuel and he says he didn't so does sound like something funky is going on.
I definitely didn't add fuel knowingly. Like I said earlier, and same as Bafs, pit config set to 0 on fuel and I didn't see fuel indicated on the pit countdown on either stop in race two. I did make two stops. The first one I changed selection on the fly to fix body damage and suspension. I only saw the spanner countdown. Tyres were already set to 0 change..
And second stop I had tyres only (Medium) with 0 Fuel. I set that on the fly to change tyres (medium). 0 Fuel was already set.
I don't know if changing on the fly could cause false reporting of fuel. Shrug.
« on: February 08, 2017, 12:35:54 AM »
I didn't add fuel Wally, I started both races with 37 litres which was 3 or 4 more than I needed if I completed the races on the same lap as the leader.
Tyres only first race.
and in the second race I did a damage stop, and then tyres in the second stop. Pit config had no fuel and the pitstop countdown graphic only showed what I selected in pit config.