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Re: S27R7: Mugello Race Chat
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2019, 06:51:56 PM »
The Abarth will definitely require a clear run around the back to make sufficient gap to hold out on the straight.  It will definitely be behind at T1 I think so
should be interesting to try and come through in 9 laps.
Yeah, my lap times were quite a bit faster than Phil's. The Mustangs get off the line a lot better than the Fiats so Phil got in front and I just couldn't pass him...got alongside him, but then his exit speed/acceleration just didn't give me a chance of passing him.
Overtaking early on the lap is very hard as you just need some time to close the gap after the long straight...it's screwed. Maybe you'll do better against them, but I'm thinking going for the Mustang. My starts in the Fiat are just pathetic.

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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2019, 08:49:24 PM »
Think I'm gonna stick with ol' faithful... No way I'll keep the Mustang on track, and I'm pretty sure the Abarth's are going to struggle to make a pass despite being faster on the twisty bits.

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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2019, 10:53:44 PM »
These are exactly the choices I hoped people would be considering. It's a pity it's so hard to find relatively close performing cars with their own strengths and weaknesses.
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2019, 10:49:39 AM »
interesting night last night with so many people on the practice server it was hard to try a variety of cars. Eventually I'd given up and gone with the Nissan I know as no matter what I try the race isn't long enough to be quick in Z4 and I can't find my boat licence so that rules out the Mustang.

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Re: S27R7: Mugello Race Chat
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2019, 01:41:01 PM »
There's a dark horse in a BMW 1M...
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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2019, 06:08:01 PM »
Server's up!
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Re: S27R7: Mugello Race Chat
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2019, 06:29:43 PM »
There's a dark horse in a BMW 1M...

I suspect more like a hobbled horse  :(

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Re: S27R7: Mugello Race Chat
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2019, 11:08:05 PM »
Results are up - congratulations to Phil on winning the championship - his second, to add to his season 18 Ford Escort championship.
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Re: S27R7: Mugello Race Chat
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2019, 11:12:16 PM »
Well done Phil and thanks Wally for another fun season.

Can't help but think I threw away a chance to win the season blowing my engine like that but had fun all the same.

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Re: S27R7: Mugello Race Chat
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2019, 11:12:44 PM »
Post Season Stats

Most wins: Phil, 7
Most podiums: Phil, 15
Best average finish: Phil, 4.3
Most poles: Phil, 3
Most fastest laps: Phil, 6
Most consistent: Wally
Hunter: Joe and Wally
Hunted: Brad
Busiest: Mael and Phil
Loneliest: Rob

And a new stat:
Best performance compared to their average: Joe


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Re: S27R7: Mugello Race Chat
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2019, 11:25:05 PM »
Well I knew the Abarth would be a gamble despite its overall lap time being a fair bit faster and that kind of proved to be the case.
However, I reckon I completed the most amount of passes tonight with action on most laps!  And yes, only to be often re passed
down the straight.  But overall despite a few moments, I was able to pick my way up through the field in each race and throwing
it up in the inside, around the outside, pretty much anywhere . . . was heaps of fun! :)
With Wally's blow up in r1 I did think I was on for the third step for the season but appears we drop a round so I hadn't allowed for that :(
All up a good season!

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Re: S27R7: Mugello Race Chat
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2019, 11:39:13 PM »
It wasn't an easy choice going for the Mustang considering the lap times I was doing, but it turned out to be the right one...at least when looking at the results.
So the trick was keeping the Fiats for as long as possible behind you so it's possible to get them back on the long straight.
Quite a few brave/kamikaze passes by Freezer on the outside, which actually worked out ok...apart from just one were I just needed respective part of the track because of the speed I was going...yeah, that was just a bit too much, Freezer.
So it was fun :-) Cheers Wally for putting this together.


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Re: S27R7: Mugello Race Chat
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2019, 07:36:58 AM »
Race 1 with my engine blow through a mis-shift, I didn't quite classify as a finisher.

Race 2, I started at the rear, got too close to AbleArcher in his Mustang and DaveO's Abarth, and spun. I also went on to spin by myself too, just losing the rear in slow corners, which I settled down with 1 click of rear wing in race 3.

Race 3, I was again near the back of the field, and we ended up having a great fun battle with AbleArcher (Mustang), DaveO (Abarth), Rob (Alfa), Russ (Abarth) and Jamie (BMW). You can imagine the tussles round the back of the track with that mix, only to have the faster cars leave the Abarths behind on the straight, time and time. Knowing the boat-like nature of the Mustangs, I wasn't going to push too hard for a tight pass, but instead tried to keep the pressure on and hold my own nerve, hoping to force a mistake. I eventually managed to break free of that pack after people did make some mistakes, and then was able to drive fast on clear track, almost managing to catch up to Brad at the finish.
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Re: S27R7: Mugello Race Chat
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2019, 08:49:09 AM »
I had 2 great races, although I've started making mistakes in the closing laps of the 2nd already, then completely effed up the 3rd and bailed. (jump start, early downshift, spin, another downshift - done it all)
I don't think I'm calibrated for 3 races after a busy day.  I'm getting too tired.

In fact I've qualified with the setup in 'safe' mode as well, bugger (forgot to take the TC off).

Congrats, Phil, great driving mate!
« Last Edit: April 17, 2019, 08:52:19 AM by Bird »

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Re: S27R7: Mugello Race Chat
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2019, 10:08:37 AM »
Quite satisfied with the round.

All three races followed the same pattern,  Bacchulum's alfa speed of the line gave a bit of an unwelcome surprise with him leading after turn one followed by 9 qualifying laps to try and keep up with him. Somehow the Alfa appeared to handle the cold tires better on the first lap, Bacchulun used it well to create a gap which he beautifully managed for the rest of the races. Of course the races was made easier by Joe's capitulation in race 1  ;D

Phil's boat seemed to run out of puff the last few laps of each race which left me with three second places, not bad for the Datsun.  :P