Xtreme Gaming Network

S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat

Author Topic: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat  (Read 1810 times)

Online Wally

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9041
  • Karma: 138
  • AC Admin
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2019, 08:27:30 AM »
Decisions, decisions...

“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”

Offline killagorilla

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 242
  • Karma: 2
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2019, 09:38:21 AM »
Looking at your times I'd probably go for the Nissan because of top speed.
I'm faster in the Mustang, but not sure if I can handle it in a race. It lacks agility...you steer it a bit like a boat :-)
Yeah, and this bloody fast left hander before the hairpin (think it's turn 4)...hard enough by myself, but with other cars all around me...a bit of a concern...going off there a bit too often anyway and that's pretty much the end of the race.
My prediction: Phil will be pissing all over us  ;D

Online Wally

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9041
  • Karma: 138
  • AC Admin
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2019, 10:27:50 AM »
It's going to be an interesting race. If there are some Abarths around, they could clog things up, for Phil especially... but there is that long back straight. I'm a tad slower in the Nissan, but can be very consistent in it.
“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”

Online Freezer

  • RestrictedRacing
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 902
  • Karma: 27
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2019, 12:32:18 PM »
It's going to be an interesting race. If there are some Abarths around, they could clog things up, for Phil especially... but there is that long back straight. I'm a tad slower in the Nissan, but can be very consistent in it.
I've done a 1.44.3 in the Abarth.  Hugely faster in the corners than Phil, but 31km/h slow on the straights so tough to know how it would pan out in a race!

Online Joe

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1883
  • Karma: 30
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2019, 08:28:04 PM »
Managed an okay 44 in the Nissan. Tried the mustang for a few laps and could probably get faster in it, but not sure about racing in it after spending most of the my time in the Nissan.

Anyone in the Mustang is going to loose some time at the start, but after that the long back straight should be enough for them to pass. Also seeing as Phil is now posting 43.6s I think we're all in trouble...

Online Ablearcher83

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 44
  • Karma: 3
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2019, 01:05:48 PM »
Why knickerbrook is named knickerbrook
**failed youtube embedding**


Intoxicated by the exubrance of my own verlocity

Online Bacchulum

  • RestrictedRacing
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2701
  • Karma: 75
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2019, 10:38:15 AM »
I'm in doubt for tonight, at the moment. :-\
I couldn't straighten my left arm last night, so I'll have to pass a "fitness test" to see if it's any better. :'(

Offline Bird

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2212
  • Karma: -666
  • Ysu
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2019, 11:25:24 AM »
I'm in doubt for tonight, at the moment. :-\
I couldn't straighten my left arm last night, so I'll have to pass a "fitness test" to see if it's any better. :'(
Bummer!  Get better, mate. 

Online Wally

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9041
  • Karma: 138
  • AC Admin
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2019, 02:23:20 PM »
I'm in doubt for tonight, at the moment. :-\
I couldn't straighten my left arm last night, so I'll have to pass a "fitness test" to see if it's any better. :'(
Can't you just steer with one hand and only shift up?Get better soon.
“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”

Online Wally

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9041
  • Karma: 138
  • AC Admin
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2019, 06:08:36 PM »
Server's up - don't forget qually now starts at 8:30pm Eastern.
“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”

Online Wally

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9041
  • Karma: 138
  • AC Admin
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2019, 11:00:26 PM »
Results are up.
“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”

Online Wally

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9041
  • Karma: 138
  • AC Admin
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2019, 11:06:59 PM »
Good pressure from Joe in race 2. I put in a couple of very sloppy laps in the latter stages of the race just to give Joe hope, but crushed his dreams of a podium by 0.352 seconds.

Race 3, I got a great start, and was trying mostly to stay in front of Joe, to gain some ground in the championship points, and hopefully to finish on the podium which gives you a bigger points gap to those behind. The start worked out well - I was 3rd behind Phil and Bird; Joe was 5th. But on lap 3, Rob in his Alfa had a big speed advantage behind me down the back straight, and he was close behind me coming into the fast right hander. I wasn't sure if Rob was going to try to pass there, so I carried too much speed into the corner, ran wide and slid into the barrier and across the track. Good pressure Rob! Luckily I missed everyone, but fell back to 7th, where I circulated behind Mael to the end, with a slightly damaged car.
“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”

Offline killagorilla

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 242
  • Karma: 2
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2019, 11:13:29 PM »
It was a screwed up round, but still fun racing. Had to get off track and stop after turn 1/race 1 to see what's wrong with my wheel. Figured the emergency off was still pressed...yeah and by the time I worked that out everyone was gone :-(
Well, FFB was still screwed for the rest of the race...just bad.
I got involved in too many accidents in race 2 so that was a write off as well. The car must have looked pretty shit, but it was driving not too bad...well, forgot about points and just did some racing.
Race 3 was crash free I think...was just following Bird and Joe, but lacked speed to be able to attack.
Glad Wally picked the no chicane version...it's a nice track for the Mustang.
Cheers

Offline Bird

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2212
  • Karma: -666
  • Ysu
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2019, 08:36:36 AM »
This is one of the really good tracks, nice flow, enough elevation changes and no 40km/h hairpins/chicanes.

I did not dare to drive the races w/o TC, it's too easy to lose it and cause a accident, so I had no chance to stay near Phil.

Had a fun night, and managed to get away scratch-free (as in: I did not touch anyone).  R1 I had smacked one barrier  and got a pretty banged up car for the last few laps; broken windscreen & bent suspension.  That slowed me down a bit.   R2/3 were clean, and grats to Joe on R3 overtaking me and keeping the position!   First I thought I've lost some speed, but then looked at my laptimes and realised Joe gained some :)


Online Joe

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1883
  • Karma: 30
    • View Profile
Re: S27R6: Oulton Park Race Chat
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2019, 03:50:38 PM »
Pretty good night for me. I watched the replay on my race 1 incident with Wally and glad he decided on a race incident as that was also how I saw it after the replay. In the moment I thought it was possibly more my fault so I redressed putting me in last place. Pushing too hard I spun off all on my own losing Wally into the distance. I made up several places due to other peoples mistakes. If I said I didn't laugh seeing Mael facing the wrong way on the grass as I passed him with a couple of laps to go, I'd be lying  ;D

Race 2 was great fun pressuring Wally. I had more overall pace but was nowhere a pass was going to be possible unless he made a mistake. He made a couple on the last couple of laps but not enough to get by, but was a lot of fun.

Race 3 was good. I didn't really try and fight the Mustangs off the line and just wanted to hold position or maybe pass Wally but that didn't happen so sat in behind him. Soon Rob blasted by down the straight and I followed him and Wally for a couple of laps until his pressure on Wally caused a mistake and he went off track with Rob and myself going by. I think I then got the position back from Rob going through T1. A few laps later Bird made a mistake going onto the grass which allowed me to get alongside and make a pass on the inside of the last right hander. After than I knew I had to be super consistent to be sure I had enough of a gap going onto the back straight to avoid him passing me, so just put my concentration hat on and manage to open the gap with each lap to finish 2nd.