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S25R3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix at Road Atlanta 2017

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Re: S25R3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix at Road Atlanta 2017
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2018, 10:55:55 AM »
cool  I was trying 3/18 here,  will try the original 1/11

I see you found some extra place Phil!
How? I'm 3 seconds off the pace :(

In the laps I did I found pace in a few places. T1 you can take a lot faster than I originally thought. I brake just before the cones and not for too long then swing in what feels early to hit the apex. Getting a good exit on the tight right onto the back straight can easily make 0.5 sec. Also on my fastest laps I was completely flat through the last two corners which can be risky!

Thanks Joe. I think the best I can hope for is that the faster guys crash and burn, and slow but steady wins the race.
There are a lot of places to make mistakes here, and if you do you tend to find a wall!
Yeah it's one of those tracks where a slight mistake can be terminal.  And lots of blind corners.  The track is worse than a street course. 
I honestly doubt I'll finish this race in one piece.

It's actually quite lucky suspension/tyre damage isn't modelled, as I'd have tyres falling off on some of the curbs, too. (or at least suspension arms bent)

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Re: S25R3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix at Road Atlanta 2017
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2018, 12:41:46 PM »
will be interesting if the mazdas stand a chance now. russ was so much faster through the corners last week and the only way I could keep ahead was accelerating out of them
Remember that the Short Tail loses 20 sec per pit stop compared to the Mazda.


I see you found some extra place Phil!
How? I'm 3 seconds off the pace :(
For a start:
Phil =  Soft tires & 0.7% fuel
Wally = Hard tires & 12.7% fuel.

Surely that will account for some of the time.
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Re: S25R3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix at Road Atlanta 2017
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2018, 02:11:07 PM »
I honestly doubt I'll finish this race in one piece.

Ditto. I'll definitely be lifting a lot more when it comes to the race. In the hour of practice last night I don't think I went more than 3 laps without wrecking.

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« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2018, 02:18:55 PM »
will be interesting if the mazdas stand a chance now. russ was so much faster through the corners last week and the only way I could keep ahead was accelerating out of them
Remember that the Short Tail loses 20 sec per pit stop compared to the Mazda.


I see you found some extra place Phil!
How? I'm 3 seconds off the pace :(
For a start:
Phil =  Soft tires & 0.7% fuel
Wally = Hard tires & 12.7% fuel.

Surely that will account for some of the time.
Maybe, but somehow I never seem to be able to wring much more performance out of softs.
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Re: S25R3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix at Road Atlanta 2017
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2018, 04:56:48 PM »
same here with the softs until this race,  if you have a chance to hop on sometime tonight when I am on I will share you my setup on Ptracker
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Re: S25R3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix at Road Atlanta 2017
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2018, 10:58:23 AM »
Shark attacks on the increase  ;D



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Re: S25R3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix at Road Atlanta 2017
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2018, 11:30:57 AM »
If you're doing 15s Phil, I DO need your setup!
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Re: S25R3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix at Road Atlanta 2017
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2018, 01:21:42 PM »
If you're doing 15s Phil, I DO need your setup!

Damn... I wanted to practice last night but I decided to watch the F1 first but fell asleep watching it at 9.15pm  :-\

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« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2018, 03:24:26 PM »
In the Long Tail, this is a very difficult track.  After reading some of the notes in this thread, I decided to up the rear wing, which when the car doesn't have an adjustable front wing, is a recipe for disaster...I think tonight it's going to be points accumulation as I was wildly chucking the car around to get a mid 1m18.

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« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2018, 03:43:46 PM »
lol Mael
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Re: S25R3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix at Road Atlanta 2017
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2018, 04:03:04 PM »
If you're doing 15s Phil, I DO need your setup!

Damn... I wanted to practice last night but I decided to watch the F1 first but fell asleep watching it at 9.15pm  :-\
Your F1 dedication is lacking Joe  :P
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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2018, 06:21:58 PM »
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Re: S25R3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix at Road Atlanta 2017
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2018, 10:50:31 PM »
Results are up in the first post.
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Re: S25R3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix at Road Atlanta 2017
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2018, 11:08:34 PM »
I decided to stick with my comfortable and consistent setup after trying Phil's magic 1:15 setup (I wasn't that much faster in it anyway). Even though I only qualified 17th, I avoided any trouble and ended up finishing 7th, after an early and quick pitstop for hard tyres.

The highlight of this race was Bird's relentless pursuit in a Short Tail, over the last 20(!) laps. He caught me in the corners, I pulled away just enough on the straight. Over the last 9 laps or so, we were within a second of other. My tyres were on the end of a 37 lap stint by the end of the race, but despite a few almost oversteers, I managed to hang on without a mistake.
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Re: S25R3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix at Road Atlanta 2017
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2018, 11:14:47 PM »
Overall crappy race for me unfortunately.  Ran off on my last qualifying lap with a time that would have seen me around 3rd of 4th.
At the jump I got away slightly better than Mael in front and went to move left to go past, but didn't realise Bradc had done similar from behind
and was coming up my left.  Contact and I was into the wall hard!!
Now last and with bad damage i crawled around to pit but couldn't get back out before the leaders came through.
From there I think I was pushing to hard and kept making mistakes, I had plenty of pace to catch people, particularly in the first handful of bends but not enough
on the straights to get by.  Frustrating track for that reason, when stuck behind I was doing 1.19's and 20's, but with clear track 1.17's.
Apologies to Doobs, about mid race i spun just over a rise and had just come to a stop when he came flying over and collected me!
On to next week....