« Last post by Joe on Today at 11:18:55 AM »
Qualified 4th with my 30kg ballast so was happy with that.
Race 1 on lap 2 I came off; I put a rear tyre on the grass on that big sweeping right before the back straight starts (I suck with names). Got really loose and I knew Freezer was close behind and didn't want to take him out so pulled onto the grass on the other side of the track to try and let him get by not know that lead into a ditch and a wall which I t-boned the wrecked the car. Back to the pits and a 40 second penalty and came out just in front on kcender a lap down. Let him by, then a little later let GB by. Bacculum was the a little way back and wasn't really gaining much but I'd hate to have spun a lap down and ruin his race so I pulled over on one of the straight to let him by. After that I kept in that spot not far behind Bacculum until the end of the race. Think without my wreck that's likely where I would have finished.
Race 2 was much better. Picked up a little damage with the pileup at the start but then slipped through in 5th I think. Was chasing AGK and killa for a while until AGK made a pass on killa. A couple of laps later I passed killa at the same spot. Then the chase was on with AGK; he was 2.8 seconds ahead and was chipping away at it lap by lap. Bacculum then fell off getting promoted into 3rd, then kcender did the same thing and was up into 2nd. By the final lap was right on AGKs tail and we went around la source nearly side by side. I got really sloppy on exit and I think had I not it would have been possible to have got him on the line. Great chase though AGK and great consistency.
« Last post by Bacchulum on Today at 11:06:49 AM »
« Last post by Freezer on Today at 11:00:19 AM »
Race 1 was a case like many of trying to keep it together, and until the end of lap 6 that was going well when the smallest tap on a wall saw me go around. Thankfully
no great damage and two spots lost and I was able to continue to get home 5th.
Race 2. I got a great jump from Bird and pulled alongside kcender. I lifted into turn 1 and admittedly went slightly left but was hit from behind by a late braking Bird.
My question as to the penalty to me is did my squeezing left cause it or did Bird miss the brake mark and was going to hit me anyway ( I only ask this based on Bird's suggestion post race that this may have been the case). From the cockpit at the time I felt I was well past him and attempted to carefully take the turn and was hit from behind.
I pushed on from there until Lap 6 where a bit of a tank slapper getting on the main straight saw Killa slide by, but then I moved slightly left to avoid the upcoming pit lane line and a slight touch saw us both go around, so apologies to Killa for that. Thankfully we both got going!
After that distraction I had one of those brain fade moments forgetting where I was on track and ploughed straight ahead at the end of the Kemmel straight . With bad steering damage I limped around for a quick pit and got going. Then on the final lap I slipped by Seanus but he tagged the back of me toward the end of the lap sending me off into the forest . . !! So I finished the race but not without a few dramas.
« Last post by AGK on May 21, 2019, 11:53:04 PM »
Thanks for the racing.
Fun but eventful race for me.
Qualifying, didn't make a single clean lap, so was positioned to start at the rear.
But I never made it to the start line for race 1, my game locked up as the race was about to start and I had to quit and rejoin, when I rejoined about 40s of the race had already passed. Made up quite a few positions before crashing head on into a fence, surprisingly car was still okay and managed to finish 9th without pitting - picking up one position (AbleArcher) at the final corner.
Race 2 'Bradbury' win was a lot of luck with faster guys in front of me crashing out, and avoiding the Eau Rouge pile up and trying to stay consistent. Fun racing with Joe behind me most of the race putting on the pressure and he almost caught me right up to the finish line.
« Last post by Bird on May 21, 2019, 11:44:21 PM »
Haha, slowest round winner ever
Yeah, the magic of GB's setups is that while they're oversteery - making turning an easy thing! - they are still progressive and stable. Creating an oversteery setup is easy. Tuning it to this balanced state - that's the magic.
The only issue is if you yank the wheel to the side, you need to be prepared to catch the rear
It also depends on driving style; I remember Darren Marsh, still; his setups were generally way understeery, the only way to drive them anywhere fast was to be 100% correct on entry, otherwise you went wide with no way to correct. But he made them work the bugger, he used to be one of the aliens.
« Last post by killagorilla on May 21, 2019, 11:35:05 PM »
Haha, slowest round winner ever
« Last post by killagorilla on May 21, 2019, 11:30:48 PM »
The first race was really great, enjoyed it, and everything - great chase with Killa!Yeah, guess I was lucky you've had the extra 'bad boy' kg's on board
I was using my own setup as I just didn't have enough time to get used to Guybrush's. I noticed the car was turning in a lot better, but th rear end was a bit nervous.
However, good to have it...hope I can learn a bit from it when taking a closer look...again, mine is very different. Thanks again for your help...and to Guybrush as well.
The races went well for me. Would have never though I could finish both of them...a bit slowish, but consistent with a bit of luck.
Freezer, watched the replay on the incident with you...yeah, I did move away from you, but not fast enough.
« Last post by Wally on May 21, 2019, 11:25:26 PM »
My first race was just a matter of keeping it clean and staying out of harms way, backing off a little to avoid mistakes, and that saw me get a 7th.
In race 2 though, I got caught up in both opening lap accidents which left me with suspension damage and bent steering. I pitted the next lap for relatively quick repairs and then hoped that people would start falling off the track again, which they did. Despite one big spin all by myself when I ran a bit wide, I managed to get up to 9th from 16th, so not too bad a result.
« Last post by Wally on May 21, 2019, 11:22:11 PM »
Track: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AOzsUJvlIBlb77dYdIrpe1PnvCQJRl8o (Including track improvements by GzeroD).
3 x 12 lap sprints.
Weather forecast is mild: 22, 25 and 24 degrees with very light winds.
« Last post by Wally on May 21, 2019, 11:18:46 PM »
Results are up in 1st post.
Congratulations to AGK on his first win and to Killagorilla for the overall round win!