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S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« on: November 27, 2018, 10:55:47 PM »
Kcender wins the race to move up into 2nd place, but Matthew still holds a healthy lead after finishing second. Keith also moves up into 3rd with a 4th placing. Other movers up the leaderboard include Joe and Jeremy. After Matthew's lead, the champsionship standings are tight at the top, with only 8 points separating 2nd and 6th.

RACE RESULTS
SEASON STANDINGS
SEASON STATS

Round Points
Kcender87   29
Matthew111   25
Phil.8   20
Keith   18
Joe   16
Jeremy   15
ab156   14
Shayne   13
Freezer   12 (dropped 2 positions due to post-race penalty)
killagorilla   11
bradc   10
Bacchulum   9  (dropped 1 position due to post-race penalty)
Bird   8
Doobs   7
Mael   6
Seanus   5
Rob   4
Wally   3
RussG   2
AbleArcher83   1

Congratulations to Kcender on taking out pole position and the race win, and to Matthew for the fastest race lap.

Penalties - 15 second post race time penalty next race
None - a very clean opening lap with only 1 minor rub.

Season Standings
1. Matthew111, 84
2. Kcender87, 59
3. Keith, 53



Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long (2 stops) [TRACK]

This race again has two compulsory pitstops. The fuel multiplier is 1.5x. Can the short tail drivers tell me if this works for 2 stops!

The following drivers have a 15 second post-race time penalty:
Freezer
Bacchulum
RussG
« Last Edit: December 04, 2018, 10:51:59 PM by Wally »
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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 12:06:19 AM »
The following drivers have a 15 second post-race time penalty:
Freezer
Bacchulum
RussG
Hahah - all Short Tail drivers.
Won't matter at this track anyway as I think we will be lapped twice again  :o  ::)
But with the same penalty we can keep alive the battle of the Shorties  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 07:32:59 AM »
Yeah, I expect this track will suit the straight line speed of the Mercs again.

Looking at the last round's results, the lap times were pretty equal across the makes, but I might lower the Short Tail ballast just a little to compensate for the longer refuelling times. The Long Tail also takes a while to refuel, but the Short Tail takes longer, so I'll just uncork it a little.


« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 07:41:32 AM by Wally »
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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 08:57:54 AM »
The following drivers have a 15 second post-race time penalty:
Freezer
Bacchulum
RussG
Hahah - all Short Tail drivers.
I don't have a penalty ;)


Yeah, I expect this track will suit the straight line speed of the Mercs again.

Looking at the last round's results, the lap times were pretty equal across the makes, but I might lower the Short Tail ballast just a little to compensate for the longer refuelling times. The Long Tail also takes a while to refuel, but the Short Tail takes longer, so I'll just uncork it a little.

Also, the long tail still has the power edge on the short tail.   
I've a tingling feeling these cars are well balanced for long races w/o messing with ballast & restrictors - the quicker times of the short tail are offset enough by the straight-line speed & slow refill at pit stop & extra fuel usage, probably. 
Maybe more than enough with 2 stops...
« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 09:05:45 AM by Bird »

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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 03:24:45 PM »
Looking at the last round's results, the lap times were pretty equal across the makes, but I might lower the Short Tail ballast just a little to compensate for the longer refuelling times. The Long Tail also takes a while to refuel, but the Short Tail takes longer, so I'll just uncork it a little.
I think its not just a time comparison.  A Merc catching a shorty will simply drive past it on the next straight and not much can be done about it.  Whereas a shorty catching a Merc in the bends is a whole different situation and often leads to being slowed and/or a high risk pass.

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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 04:24:08 PM »
Looking at the last round's results, the lap times were pretty equal across the makes, but I might lower the Short Tail ballast just a little to compensate for the longer refuelling times. The Long Tail also takes a while to refuel, but the Short Tail takes longer, so I'll just uncork it a little.
I think its not just a time comparison.  A Merc catching a shorty will simply drive past it on the next straight and not much can be done about it.  Whereas a shorty catching a Merc in the bends is a whole different situation and often leads to being slowed and/or a high risk pass.
Actually any other car catching the shorty will do that without much issue.

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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 08:21:43 PM »
Ok, did some laps in the short tail
One tank is predicted for 20 laps ( ~1.32.mid / lap ). 
That means it can probably just do it on one stop if my calculator is correct.   Two stops - not a problem.

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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 11:36:30 PM »
The following drivers have a 15 second post-race time penalty:
Freezer
Bacchulum
RussG
Hahah - all Short Tail drivers.
I don't have a penalty ;)
We penalised Shorty drivers will be doing our darndest to make up 15 seconds on you then  :P
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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2018, 07:23:05 AM »
Ok, did some laps in the short tail
One tank is predicted for 20 laps ( ~1.32.mid / lap ). 
That means it can probably just do it on one stop if my calculator is correct.   Two stops - not a problem.
Ok, thanks, that's all good then. Remember, two stops are compulsory even if you can do it in one.
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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2018, 10:20:35 PM »
I've made the ballast for the Short Tails a paltry 10kg (practice server updated). By my maths and testing, they should be roughly on a par with the Long Tails for overall race duration once you factor in lap times and pit stop durations.

Mazdas and Mercs are still doing their own thing, with their own set of swings and roundabouts.
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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2018, 11:53:18 AM »
I've made the ballast for the Short Tails a paltry 10kg (practice server updated). By my maths and testing, they should be roughly on a par with the Long Tails for overall race duration once you factor in lap times and pit stop durations.

Mazdas and Mercs are still doing their own thing, with their own set of swings and roundabouts.


Nice! Thanks.

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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2018, 01:55:15 PM »
The following drivers have a 15 second post-race time penalty:
Freezer
Bacchulum
RussG
Hahah - all Short Tail drivers.
Won't matter at this track anyway as I think we will be lapped twice again  :o  ::)
But with the same penalty we can keep alive the battle of the Shorties  ;D ;D ;D

I've made the ballast for the Short Tails a paltry 10kg (practice server updated).
So let me get this right. The Shorties keep on crashing into people so you give them a reward?  :P

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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2018, 06:54:21 PM »
The following drivers have a 15 second post-race time penalty:
Freezer
Bacchulum
RussG
Hahah - all Short Tail drivers.
Won't matter at this track anyway as I think we will be lapped twice again  :o  ::)
But with the same penalty we can keep alive the battle of the Shorties  ;D ;D ;D

I've made the ballast for the Short Tails a paltry 10kg (practice server updated).
So let me get this right. The Shorties keep on crashing into people so you give them a reward?  :P
Preventative measure mate. The car in front of you won't shoot you off the track  ;)

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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2018, 09:18:47 PM »
The following drivers have a 15 second post-race time penalty:
Freezer
Bacchulum
RussG
Hahah - all Short Tail drivers.
Won't matter at this track anyway as I think we will be lapped twice again  :o ::)
But with the same penalty we can keep alive the battle of the Shorties  ;D ;D ;D

I've made the ballast for the Short Tails a paltry 10kg (practice server updated).
So let me get this right. The Shorties keep on crashing into people so you give them a reward?  :P
Maybe people will drive more safely in a faster car ;)
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Re: S25R4: Los Angeles Times/Ford Grand Prix at Riverside Long
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2018, 08:51:18 PM »