1st Race i didnt put much practice into this track during the week and it showed... Once i got a few tips from Roy during Official Practice i was able to put together a decent lap but i had zero consistency so i qualified 5th and then pretty much rolled around by myself most of the time and ended up 5th... (zzzzzzzzz)
2nd Race i was slotted 5th for the rolling start and had a great start gaining 2 positions (i love rolling starts) into 3rd and within 2 -3 laps and then i was in the lead pulling away from 2nd & 3rd, and led for quite a bit all while trying to be consistent and not have an off and sure enough i have an off but i knew GOV,Roy & Exer were comin up fast.. I held Exer off for a few laps but had another slight off and he got by me. Next came Roy who got by me without much effort which left me in 3rd with a few laps to go. i said to myself as GOV was trying to get by me if i let him go i will lose only 1 more point and not get any weight added for next week = (SCIENCE lol)... so GOV went by and he gets the 1 extra point and the additional weight for next week to total 110 kg (ouch) ...
Even though there are a few instances here and there, this league is turning out to be a great thing, now if we can get everyone to show up at the same time it would be EPIC!!!
thanks again to all of you who show up every week...
Post by hardrivenrc on Jul 12, 2020 3:15:32 GMT -8
Race Grobnick recap
Free Practice; During the week a server was up for everyone to have a bit of practice. During that time I saw a few people doing 1.27 laps. Great, were it not that offline I was doing 1.26's but online I struggled to get mid 27's. Could it be the 30kg penalty weight? Hmmm, This was going to be a hard fought race. One note however. Gov was really struggling with his 110kg. 1.5sec off pace, ouch.
Qualifying; Having seen Exer do a 1.27.04 in free practice had me thinking I had to do at least the same. Eventually did a 1.27.2 which still gave me pole. Nice... It was close though.
Race 1; For a chance at the win I knew I had to make sure I got to the 1st corner 1st. Not easy as the start is a bit slower with the +30kg. Exer had 0kg. Time it to perfection and try not to have wheelspin... And it worked! Got through the 1st corner 1st and never looked back. In the mirror I saw 2 guys fighting for 2nd but I was slowly pulling away from them and after an uneventful race, except for a little scary moment when our friendly Polish fella decided to go offroading right in front of me. Anyway, a win for me. And as icing on the cake, a 1.27.04 lap.
Race 2; This was going to be hard. Starting at the back of the field is never easy. A rolling start again. Deadeyeski had the front row for this one so he was going to give us the GO signal. Due to a glitch JoseSwervo got disconnected and the AI decided to do weird things with his car. This had Deadeyeski confused and almost forgot to start the race. Exer wasn't waiting around and just floored it at the moment Deadeyeski passed the start/finish line. This had me reach the 1st corner dead last. And then it happened... A big pile up... (in the replay it shows the pile up wasn't that big) No way to avoid it, and as a result I picked up a bit of aero damage at the front. Don't know exactly in what position I came out of the pile up, but there was nothing I could do but drive to the best of my ability. It's mostly a blur from then on, because I have no idea how I managed to get into 2nd after a good few laps. This had me on the tail of Ron. Now Ron had already showed in the first race that he's fast, so I had to be patient and see where I could pass him cleanly. An added difficulty is that we both had high(ish) pings which made our cars jump around on the screen a bit. Next laps were a show of good racing by the both of us as we both were smelling the sweet scent of succes. After a few laps Ron lost a bit of speed going through turn 10. This gave me the chance to get a good draft on the back straight (that isn't straight) getting alongside him and having the better line into turn 14 (the 180° lefthander). That gave me the lead. Now just stay calm and just try to do fast consistent laps. Ron was able to stay very close for a good few laps but made a small mistake 2 laps from the end. This gave me the breather I needed. And it gave me win n°2. I have to say that racing with Ron was great! Clean and hard, the way racing should be all the time! Cheers Ron!
Next up, Ledanon. Never raced there and there will be 60kg extra in my car. Not sure what to expect
Thanks again for hosting and having me at the races. CU guys next week for sure
first race saw bad for me, i did too many mistakes, second too at first (I had some crash with one guy but I dont want to say nothing, , all good) and then i manage to drive without any errors, and got good place at the end
btw nhf, but I see some people are not pratcicing at all.. they are super slow on track.. I mean, i dont have problem with that, but I dont see any fun in that from their point of view, where is fun to get overtaken by 4-5 laps during race?
No offence, but how the hell are you guys 1sec a lap faster? Best I can do is 1.28.100 Unless, you guys are not keeping 2wheel within the white lines. Naughty naughty And it's not the extra weight
Anyway, no more time for practice before Saturday, so i'll just have to live with it
i thought the same thing when i first got to the track, but after experimenting with a few corners and or sections i found there are a few spots that you can really carry some speed in... this track is very difficult to get around fast and be consistent... as far as the weight, well it really hurts up the hills, but seems to not really hurt the handling very much, i found i wasnt turning in soon enough on some corners and that would kill the lap times..
as far as not keeping the car in the white lines.... there might be a little bit of this going on but not as bad as one would think from what i have seen or done so far... this is NOT permission to fully take advantage of this, i will post rules for this track.