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S35R4 - The "Twist"

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Offline Freezer

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Re: S35R4 - The "Twist"
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2020, 04:45:54 PM »
I did warn about this before the race as I did it on the practice server  ;D

I had a great night of racing, but not quite what I hoped for in the end. In the Ute's after Freezer sailed past I was trying to get my bearings again and gave Wally a little tap from behind. I hung back to make sure he was ahead of me but that put me from 3rd to 8th.
I know... I also spun in the practice on the night. You'd think I would have learned...
With that tap, I was partly to blame there. I was hung out wide at T2, and on the cold ute tyres I slowed so that I'd make the corner on the outside of other cars, but my early braking probably caught you out.
Well I tested it earlier and was able to barrel in there at full tilt :) :) :)

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Re: S35R4 - The "Twist"
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2020, 07:00:30 PM »
Quali was terrible for me as I spent most of my night practicing the Supercars and making sure I didn’t repeat my previous weeks efforts of running out of fuel on the last lap....meaning in the final couple of minutes of practice I had to learn the different track for the ute  race. I ended up 10th and was hoping that I could get a couple on the start and then see where I fare. I got a great start and jumped Simone and then saw most of the 9 cars in front of me getting bowled off the track, meaning I was 3rd by turn 2 :o! I was 2-3 seconds/lap slower than Killer and Bueller so I was happy to hold 3rd and just try and see if I could get far enough in front of Wally and Joe because I knew they’d catch me towards the end of the race. Eventually I stuffed up my braking point for the tight hairpin in the last lap and Joe snuck past. I then drove a very wide Ute for the rest of the lap to hold off Wally for 4th.

The Supercars start was interesting with Killa not racing I had a clear view to turn 1 starting from P4. With Bueller wheel spinning as he took off I was able to get in front...but not for long. Bueller made a great move around the outside and drove off into the distance. Once again on the cold tyres I was able to get a gap on Wally in 3rd but I had nothing to combat Bueller’s outright speed. As the temps came up Wally came back and made a good move under brakes into turn 1 to take 2nd from me. From then on it was a matter of pushing as hard as I could to keep up and trying not to make ANY mistakes. When Wally pitted I had a lap left on my stint and whilst my times were not great, they were not a lot slower than my ultimate pace either. I don’t think I could actually match Wally’s pace, but I also don’t think the difference between my fastest and slowest lap was a big as his either. I pitted the following lap and the overlap worked, allowing my to exit the pits about 2 seconds in front of Wally. Sadly I didn’t allow for the cold tyres at turn 1 and ran a little wide losing all that time and allowing Wally past. We then battled hard until I was able to capitalise on a mistake and get past for 2nd. When Bueller blew his engine I didn’t realise it until a lap later and once gifted the lead I made sure I didn’t make any mistakes and with about 2 laps to go I was able to start to ease ahead of Wally as it looked like his tyres had gone off and I held on for a very rare win.

 I must admit it was rather rare win for me (3rd win in 135races) so I did enjoy destroying the rears doing celebratory donuts ;D

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Re: S35R4 - The "Twist"
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2020, 07:18:56 PM »
Well done Bradc!!!!!!!!

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Re: S35R4 - The "Twist"
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2020, 09:21:41 PM »
This series is pretty cool with the different cars and even the different tracks in one night, makes it a bit tough to practice and also transition between on the night but a lot of fun. The utes are kinda what I'd imagine them to be like IRL, grunty V8 sounds not much grip and throw them around a bit, although to get the most out of them you gotta make the most of what little grip there is.
The Fanatec F1 wheel and the Fanalab software allow me to have flashy lights when there is wheel spin and tyre lock, much like the modern GT3's. So after a few laps I can find the sweet spot for pedal pressure for both brake and accellerator and during a race I'll be reminded when I'm pushing too hard.
Q. wasn't sure I'd crack a good lap with some traffic and a little bingle with a spinning car but managed to pull a hot one toward the end of the session.
R1. Pretty good start, got some weight reduction when Freezer swiped off my front bar, just had stay focused, a few mistakes saw Killa getting bigger in the rear view a few times but lucky enough to run home the win.
R2. Crappy start, heaps of flashy lights on the steering wheel but all I could do was push the gas pedal harder in hopes of going faster lol. Swamped into turn 1, my spotter telling me "you're three wide", car radar flashing I pulled out of t1 with only one oponent beside me (thanks Freezer,lol). Kept clean and on track for most of the race until I had a brain fart into T5, went down to 3rd instead up to fifth. FARK. All I could hope for then was a heap of engine oil on the track for you guys from the big hole in the side of the engine block.
Good fun thanks guys.

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Re: S35R4 - The "Twist"
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2020, 10:07:19 PM »
Hmm...2nd again, which is actually pretty good considering my driving skills, or, better, lack thereof...but...I mean, I f it up here and there, whereas Bueller just refuses doing that  ;)
I was on a 1:31.7 when getting close to Freezer in qualy. Thanks mate for letting me pass  :)...yeah, but I lost some time there. However, it turned out to be still my fastest lap.
Bueller is always starting better than me, so it wouldn't have made a difference anyway I guess.
First turn was a bit messy, but I somehow made it through staying in second position.
In the last two races I was able to slowly getting closer to Bueller...until I screwed it up, but this time it was different...sort of raced 2sec behind him...no major mistakes this time though.
Cheers

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Re: S35R4 - The "Twist"
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2020, 08:03:08 AM »
I must admit it was rather rare win for me (3rd win in 135races) so I did enjoy destroying the rears doing celebratory donuts ;D

Rare wins must be enjoyed........Well done
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