I'm pulling out the BRM P115 from mothballs for this round. I've always loved the Big Green Whale and enjoyed racing here at Dijon. My records...based on saved setups...show that the last time I used it here dates from...
September 29, 2006.
Yup! Just tried it with a 3usg fuel load and some adjustments to the recipe. Carved 8/10 off the old PB. Might be even more to come. Seems an old dog can learn some new tricks.
Good fun dashing around the Ohio countryside. This is a circuit venue that I don't relish very much as it's barely more than a beta. Better that than nothing, I guess.
I managed to keep the Porker engine alive this time having juggled my 3rd gear ratio down a bit and forcing an earlier up-change to 4th. Very pleased to have set a time sub-1m30s on my last lap in chasing Jonny. We had a good spar going for several laps but the big Chevy was just too strong to hold him off.
The checkpoints that I discovered in the tra71CA.ini file have been copied over to other existing ini files, too. See Wednesday night race for details.
Just a little heads-up on an issue I encountered in an off-line test to massage my gear ratios and, hopefully, avoid blowing up the Porsche again later this evening. In a brief run of just a half dozen laps, I had one not scored. I checked the track.ini file to find to my surprise that there are numerous checkpoints that one must meet to avoid having a lap dropped. Obviously, I busted one in my brief test. Here are the numbers from the file...
It was a real ripper of a race, TJ. I enjoyed it enormously. I got the impression in the early laps that you were rather unfamiliar with the Honda as several times, it seemed you were close to a big off but managed to hang on. As the race progressed, you got better and better at dealing with its idiosyncrasies. The last lap was a real barn burner! Pity that we lost Bob in the closing stages as, frankly, I think that he had the goods on both of us.