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[SJ]Warren Dawes

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Round 4 Jacarepagua 88
« on: August 31, 2009, 12:22:23 am »
Unfortunately we had a smaller field for this one, but the racing was great, a very fast flowing track with some demanding sweeping turns. A track which turned out ideal for the big thumping high powered cars.  :P

Race 1: Elan: Qualy P2 after the restart. Caspar got a lightning start and jumped past Michael and I into the lead. I had a few wobbly moments early, and Jack slipped by leaving me to have a good dice with Steiny's Jag for a while   :) . After a few laps, I finally found my rhythm and started closing on Cas, who looked to be chewing his tyres with plenty of drifting. With a couple of laps to go, I slipped inside Cas through the first section of the large chicane, but as we went into the next right hander side by side, Cas tail let go a tiny amount and tapped me, unsettling my car, but I managed to save it from sliding off. Phew! No problems Cas, just a racing incident  :hats off: .   I then decided to back off and follow Caspar home for P4, rather than put us both at risk again.  Grats to Michael, and WD to Jack and Caspar.

Race 2: E Type: Since I was the only non V8 car, I expected to trail the field this time behind all the GT40's, Daytona's, and Corvettes.   Qualy P7 (others must have had boo boo's). I managed a great start this time, straight into the back of Caspar who didn't do his lightning start this time. Sorry Cas, but I think I gave you a handy nudge / catapault  ;) .   As expected, I had a lonely race, but due to others having problems, I ended P5, which was a bonus against so many higher powered cars. Grats to Dion and WD to Brendon and Jack.

Race 3: GT40: Decided to go for some power myself this time, hoping I could keep it on track (no experience in this beast)  :fingers crossed:  . Qualy P4. Again, Cas blew past off the line as I gingerely eased the power on, I wasn't sure how it would react. I took a little time to get the feel of this monster, and probably held Michael up for a bit (sorry mate)  :sorry:  . Cas went very wide giving me an easy pass into P4, and I followed Jack for much of the race until he got out of shape, giving me P3. However, a couple of laps later, I copied Jack's mistake in the same turn and went off  :cry:  , giving Jack his spot back again. Followed Jack home for P4, probably didn't do justice to the speed of the GT40  :twit: , but it was a fun drive for me. Grats to Steve (three races, three different winners again), and WD to Dion and Jack.

Thanks to those who turned up, it was good fun again.   :hats off:
« Last Edit: August 31, 2009, 12:28:04 am by [SJ]Warren Dawes »

[SJ]Nodnerb

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Re: Round 4 Jacarepagua 88
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 08:18:02 am »
As always great fun guys :)

Ran out of time this week and the first lap I ran was about an hour be3fore the reace.  Never raced here before but it was made for these cars I am sure :)

Many many thanks for waiting for me to get those connection lost issues sorted guys, I really hope it put no one off there game plan :hats off:  everything came right once the server was rolled.  It was weird as I lost connection 3 time at exactly the same spot on the track each time :dunno:

Anyway the racing.  Race 1 in the Ferrari, I was hoping to have a nice tussle with Caspar but he was up front so settled into a battle with Dion :)  Was surprised that the GT350 wasn't quicker down that long straight and I was able to stay in front for half of the race or so.  But then had to chase.  I was quicker in the last section, but Dion had me especially in the middle section and I couldn't get close enough to challenge him.  

Had Frank in the Jag creep up behind me as well, but he had too many legs and while I held him off for a couple of laps, that straight was too long to do much about it ;)  A silly mistake with 1 lap to go and I let Steve through as well finishing down the pack but still in the top 10 lol

With the lack of track time I decided to pull out the GT40 as I found it easy to drive.  I had seen Dion practise in it and he was 2 - 3 secs quicker, but decided a 50/50 chance that he would choose it in R2 was better than none and it was worth a punt.

So race 2 I lined up with the GT40 and so did Dion lol  Was lovely to watch him hustle the thing around the track and by the end of it I was starting to get it into a groove, but was only ever going to manage second in this race :)

Race 3 and took the Daytona out of the garage.  Man that was a lot of fun sliding around the track.  Found I could push it quite hard and as long as I braked early it was OK.  Had some nice lasp with Caspar, and we had a slight touch :sorry: mate, but waited and we got it underway again.

Good fun guys :)

Well done to all of the podium finishers :P
« Last Edit: August 31, 2009, 08:22:03 am by [SJ]Nodnerb »

[SJ]Dion Holzheimer

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Re: Round 4 Jacarepagua 88
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 09:06:50 am »
Well i knew from pre race times and research that i had my work cut out for me in the ole GT350... More than usual.. Managed to get it around the track in 2'15.1 which compared to well everyone else.. wasnt nothing special but i challenge anyone to lap the shelby faster!! haha.

Anyway qualified 6th i think and got a half decent start, Steve did a lovely burnout in front of me but got carried away and shot into the fence? i thought i may have hit you but watching the replay i was definetly clear. Run upto the 1st corner was promising and i was sitting in about 4th or 3rd but i was on the outside and i didnt take the best line (incase people were on the inside) and that resulted in me loosing every place i gained off the start and finding myself back in 6th again. Proceeded to have a massive battle with Brendan in his ferrari and it was really hard to pass him as my shelby was the same speed down the straight, but i had to brake earlier! never the less i managed to keep the pressure on and when he made a slight error i pounced and got past!. Then i spent the next few laps trying to run fast and clean in hope that stieny wouldnt catch me then on lap 8 or 9.. in the dieing stages of the race... he caught me... I wont bother typing any more.. just watch..
OSJ Race

Wonderful racing Stieny and Steve!! awesome job mate.

Race 2: Well we knew it would happen sooner or later... I was allowed only 1 precious drive in my beloved GT40 and well im glad to say i gave it justice, 2'07.4 in the 1 lap qualify and consistent 2'07.9 - 2'08.3 in the race meant i was able to win. Really enjoyed the race as i always love driving or sliding the GT40 around. Awesome car and wish i could drive it more often!

Race 3: Again decided to pull out a decent car as it seems everyone else was driving the good ones so out came my season car bigger brother! the shelby Daytona Coupe!!, oh my what a wonderful car this is too!. Had high hopes of a 2nd Victory as while Jack was in the mighty Cobra i was sure i had what it takes to beat him or at least challenge for a good fight. The new guy picked the GT40 and i didnt think anything of it... So then when i ran a 2'09.9 in my 1 lap qualify and saw that my position was 02 and not 01 i thought who the hell did a lap faster than that?? So i went back to the garage expecting Jack to have nipped me by a few tenths only to see the new guy in the GT40 had ran a 2'08!! Wonderful time mate and sadly i had no chance to run such a time in the Shelby DC, even if I choose the cobra it would have been hard to get close to that!!.
Anyway i had a nice start and got ahead of the GT40, i thought i might be able to battle him and possibly hold him behind me but sadly the GT40 even makes the shelby look slow in a striaght line and he just walked on by down the back straight. Managed to keep ahead of Jack (just) through out the race and i was waiting for a mistake that never came from Steve!. Wonderful drive mate congrats!!

Well done to the podium placers in the races!! Michael for another great win in race 1!! im starting a petition for some bricks to be added to that TVR of yours  :innocent: :yes:

[SJ]ShamefulManny

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Re: Round 4 Jacarepagua 88
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 11:00:37 am »
im starting a petition for some bricks to be added to that TVR of yours  :innocent: :yes:


As long as they go in the boot. It might settle down that psycho car a little.

[SJ]Stein

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Re: Round 4 Jacarepagua 88
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 07:51:06 pm »
Lovely track this is, remember it from practicing in the 911, but not showing up for that race.. lol



First race i had a bit of trouble with what the boundaries where on which corners.. specially the last one... doh! Tight in, fast out.. where as the first corner coming after that start/finish straight is fast in slower out.. lol  So i pulled an "Azza" on the boys  hahaha with the E-type it was a blast to drive here, to torment Dion was even more striking! hahaha


Second race and i was out in the Cobra as i thought i could earn some merit in that one on this track.. and i was right.. i earned a disco before i was well underway... thought i had a chance to get a good fight going, be it a fight for horsepower on straights.. as the corners, well.. the corners were pretty much sideways in the cobra.. felt very sweet and stable the setup i had for her... ah well.. horsed around on the forum a bit whilst you boys did the promises 9 laps and heard someone say , i'm gonna switch cars.. then i finally realised your race was over and the server had been set to practice again.. doh!


So Strapped on the GT350 and.... was nowhere to be seen. Was great seeing someone every once in a while, Bill kept me company for most of the race, untill his evil TVR bit him again.. hahaha.. he got by me in one of the last laps, but i still tormented him with the presence of the GT350 till the line.



Great racing everyone, fingers too tired to type, so a lill report this time.


Loved the vid and the fight Dion, thanks!



Woof ~ Woof

think i got the high-low from one of your tutorial vids though... hahahaha


Re: Round 4 Jacarepagua 88
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 08:09:40 pm »
Hi guys...
 
I bought this game then promptly asked to join before it had arrived thinking it would be another sim - just get in & tweak the car til it's driveable. But, when the game arrived I struggled to keep any of these cars on the tarmac. It took me a little while to figure out how to stop these cars from swapping ends after a fast straight. Big difference with no down-force to play :)

Anyway - we enter race server & I take the Lotus Elan as my season car. It seems like a good, well powered lighter car that corners very well.
Race1 - Apparently I fried my tyres a little too much (oops, forgot to practice starts) and then proceeded to run wide at T1. I think was back in dead last as all the field past me by.  I caught up to Bill & followed him through for a little while before getting a run & going around the outside. Halfway through the corner he had the inside & shorter distance so was able to keep his position. However  he managed to get rather sideways & dropped speed. I had nowhere to go & gave him a little 'love tap'. Sorry about that mate.

After that it was a case of concentrating on running laps. I can only remember passing three cars during the race as I was able to pass a couple who were dirt-tracking. Towards the final couple of laps I caught up very quickly to Dion & Steiny who were engaged in battle. I ended up getting passed dion and into 5th I think???  Great fun.

Race2 - choices, choices, which car to pick. I really haven't driven many of these cars. I thought what is a fast car on the straights??? AC Cobra!!! Big Mistake, although I'm glad I got it over and done with. That thing was a pig in the mud around here and after the quick driving lesson from Steiny via vent I slowly started to come to grips with this beast. Was running quite well actually but went off road at least 3 times to finish in 6th.

RACE3 - Hmm, the GT40's look ok!!!! That was it. I went for the mighty GT40 and quickly dialled in the coast & toe settings. what a nice car to drive! Anything is nice after the AC Cobra ;). Put in a 2m08.xxx qual lap & found myself on pole. My start once again suffered & Dion was off in front of me. I just waited until the straight & tried to maximise my run onto it to get the best out of the car against the Shelby. Was alongside & past without too much fuss & the car basically did everything it was told (or asked) to do. This race was an easy win but the car was the real victor.

All in all - had a great time, met some nice new people & won a race. To me, that's a great event!!!

Thanks all - see you at the next one for sure.
And thnx for the video Dion.

[SJ]Dion Holzheimer

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Re: Round 4 Jacarepagua 88
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 09:17:43 am »
im starting a petition for some bricks to be added to that TVR of yours  :innocent: :yes:


As long as they go in the boot. It might settle down that psycho car a little.


500kg worth of bricks on order!! Should arrive by next round :excited:

[SJ]Bill Thomas

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Re: Round 4 Jacarepagua 88
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009, 08:00:23 pm »

So Strapped on the GT350 and.... was nowhere to be seen. Was great seeing someone every once in a while, Bill kept me company for most of the race, untill his evil TVR bit him again.. hahaha.. he got by me in one of the last laps, but i still tormented him with the presence of the GT350 till the line.



Great racing everyone, fingers too tired to type, so a lill report this time.


Loved the vid and the fight Dion, thanks!



Woof ~ Woof

think i got the high-low from one of your tutorial vids though... hahahaha




The TVR didn't bite, I've got a beautiful setup from Kz before the last race.  I have a problem under pressure racing - I brake later and later  each lap until it's too late and I spin.  It was good fun though and I set a new PB in the race of 2:17.07 - slow by your standards but about 3 secs faster than my previous best TVR lap.  I guess the next lap I spun for the first time.  After my second spin I managed to stay on the black bits and caught you up when your tyres got a bit second hand.  First race I didn't get lapped this season.

Race 1 "lost the touch" waiting and had an off qualifying, dropping me back to 9th - not as bad as Azza who I think went from pole to last.  We raced for most of the race, I just made less mistakes or suffered less because of slower accidents.

Race 2 was not much to write home about, it took me too long to sort out the Chevy's braking points and line after the Elan.  At least it meant it made driving the TVR in Race 3 easier.


Bill

[SJ]Azza007

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Re: Round 4 Jacarepagua 88
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 09:16:31 pm »
Well it was good to get back on the track (although I spent most of the time off it anyway :) )

R1 - Had the mighty GT40 and put together my only good lap of the night in Qualy and gained my first ever Pole Position  :excited: - however as Nod had issues we restarted the weekend and my second attempt ended badly in T1........

I had by far the best car for this track but I consistently outbraked myself at the end of the straight - much to Dions delight - I think it was from the excitement of actually passing a car with the tag "Dion Holzheimer" on it that caused me to crash so often.... Needless to say it took me to the 4th or 5th lap to get a clean one in and by then I was long last - put a little bit of pressure on Bill the last lap as I caught up with him, but unfortunately the start / finish line came up too soon.

Race 2 I took the Daytona and again had a poor Qualy.  Spun a few times and then my connection dropped totally - took a while to get back on the net so I flagged race 3.

Bit more practice methinks - although I really do not have the time anymore to get a decent amount of laps in. :(

Was fun though and thats all that counts - hope to see more at Monaco for the NSU TT's :)