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S27R4: Thruxton Race Chat
« on: March 20, 2019, 08:04:31 AM »
Congratulations to Phil on pole, and to Phil and Freezer for the race wins. Phil takes the round win, stretching his lead at the top of the standings. Joe drops down the ladder with Freezer moving up to take 3d place.

RACE 1 RESULTS
RACE 2 RESULTS
RACE 3 RESULTS
SEASON STANDINGS
SEASON STATS

Round Points
Phil.8   74
Freezer   64
Wally   58
killagorilla   54
ab156   49
Mael   48
Bacchulum   47
RussG   43
Joe   41
bradc   39
Dave O   37
Keith   36
Bird   35
Rob   28
AbleArcher83   27
JamieP   25

Lap ranking
Phil.8   86.952
Bird   87.145
Freezer   87.348
ab156   87.377
killagorilla   87.424
Joe   87.456
Wally   87.461
Mael   87.560
Dave O   87.629
RussG   87.657
bradc   87.794
Keith   87.800
Bacchulum   87.904
AbleArcher83   88.572
Rob   88.845
JamieP   88.919


Lap 1 Penalties

Race 1
None.

Race 2
AbleArcher came in too hot into T3, went right to dodge DaveO and slid across the grass into JamieP, spinning him - $300 penalty.

Race 3
None.

Season Standings
1. Phil.8, 211
2. Wally, 198
3. Freezer, 186



This round sees us at Thruxton, "the fastest circuit in the UK" (where I can afford a Mustang).
The races are 13 laps.

Track link: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/thruxton.6192

It's cold in England again - 11, 13 and 15, and cloudy.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2019, 11:06:20 PM by Wally »
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Re: S27R4: Thruxton Race Chat
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 12:14:11 AM »
In before the Aliens  ;D


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Re: S27R4: Thruxton Race Chat
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 07:58:21 AM »
In before the Aliens  ;D

Haha. The only person I'd consider an 'alien' I've raced with would be Guybrush. Plenty of very good people here, but he was another level.

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 08:54:16 AM »
Another mediocre performance there and I may be able to get the Abarth. However, I'm not sure if this guy is really giving you an advantage on a faster track...seems to lack top speed a bit.

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 09:10:46 AM »
Another mediocre performance there and I may be able to get the Abarth. However, I'm not sure if this guy is really giving you an advantage on a faster track...seems to lack top speed a bit.
Yeah, it's strength is really cornering. At Modena, my Nissan could pass Abarths on the relatively short straights, but then died in the corners.
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Re: S27R4: Thruxton Race Chat
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2019, 09:10:44 AM »
When you look at the race graphs for Modena, Joe and Freezer were clearly too fast for the field, off in a race of their own. The point of this car dealer is to promote closer racing (with a strategic element). Joe and Freezer both got their cash by having a bad round with DNFs, not by being slow, which is not really the intent. So from this round, I'll change it so that you don't get money for your finishing position, but by your fastest lap times. In other words, the fastest guy won't earn any cash; the slower guys will get more cash. This way, even if you don't start or finish some races, your cash reserves won't be artificially boosted.
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Re: S27R4: Thruxton Race Chat
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2019, 09:20:22 AM »
...from this round, I'll change it so that you don't get money for your finishing position, but by your fastest lap times. In other words, the fastest guy won't earn any cash; the slower guys will get more cash. This way, even if you don't start or finish some races, your cash reserves won't be artificially boosted.
So if you dnf a race, you won't cash in? eg if you drop out halfway due to damage?  Or is it for dns (did not start) situations? 
Or is it simply a measure on laptimes, nothing to do with dnf's directly?
What if you don't finish a single lap?  (like myself in r3 last round)
« Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 09:22:41 AM by Bird »

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Re: S27R4: Thruxton Race Chat
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2019, 04:23:18 PM »
1.   Able Acher 83   ks_ford_mustang_2015   01:28.356

That is an outrageous bending of the rules.....and no way legal.  :P
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2019, 04:18:04 PM »
...from this round, I'll change it so that you don't get money for your finishing position, but by your fastest lap times. In other words, the fastest guy won't earn any cash; the slower guys will get more cash. This way, even if you don't start or finish some races, your cash reserves won't be artificially boosted.
So if you dnf a race, you won't cash in? eg if you drop out halfway due to damage?  Or is it for dns (did not start) situations? 
Or is it simply a measure on laptimes, nothing to do with dnf's directly?
What if you don't finish a single lap?  (like myself in r3 last round)
It's based on the averages of your fastest laps. So if you drop out half way through a race, you'll still post a fastest lap for that race, and that will be used. If you only start 2 of 3 races (or don't even complete a lap in one race), your fastest lap times for the two races you did race in will be averaged.
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Re: S27R4: Thruxton Race Chat
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2019, 05:56:54 PM »
E.g. last round at Modena would have worked out like this (ranked by average fastest lap times over the 3 races). So Freezer would have earned least; Rob would have earned most.

 
Freezer60.566
1
Joe60.572
2
ab15661.400
3
Dave O61.532
4
AbleArcher8361.602
5
killagorilla62.303
6
buellersdayoff62.361
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Bird62.410
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RussG62.422
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JamieP62.438
10
Wally62.462
11
Mael62.526
12
Phil.862.562
13
Bacchulum62.565
14
bradc62.821
15
Rob63.561
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Re: S27R4: Thruxton Race Chat
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2019, 07:14:21 PM »
Keep rubbing it in... I get it, I was a second slower in the same car :o

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Re: S27R4: Thruxton Race Chat
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2019, 09:14:52 AM »
I know from experience that you need to be careful at Church bend (the very fast right hander at the bottom of the hill):

The fast line there, approached at around 200 kph, is to start far left and then cut across early to the left apex, to carry that speed. There are always people who, having brought more speed through Village, try to pass on the inside there. There is not much the car in front can do to pull out of a pass like that, at that speed. So be careful!
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2019, 08:43:52 PM »
I know from experience that you need to be careful at Church bend (the very fast right hander at the bottom of the hill):

The fast line there, approached at around 200 kph, is to start far left and then cut across early to the left apex, to carry that speed. There are always people who, having brought more speed through Village, try to pass on the inside there. There is not much the car in front can do to pull out of a pass like that, at that speed. So be careful!
I find it very hard to judge that corner and keep missing the apex :(:(

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Re: S27R4: Thruxton Race Chat
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2019, 09:52:19 PM »
While I'm sure with practice I could go quicker in the Mustang it's horrible to drive so may stick with my trusty Nissan which can actually go around corners.

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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2019, 10:12:05 PM »
I know from experience that you need to be careful at Church bend (the very fast right hander at the bottom of the hill):

The fast line there, approached at around 200 kph, is to start far left and then cut across early to the left apex, to carry that speed. There are always people who, having brought more speed through Village, try to pass on the inside there. There is not much the car in front can do to pull out of a pass like that, at that speed. So be careful!
I find it very hard to judge that corner and keep missing the apex :( :(
You've got to turn in very early - probably a lot earlier than you think.
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