Posted 15 December 2003 - 07:46 AM
We should not presume that all ADC'ers are motorsports fans, and thus some members may need a little guidance regarding proper on track behavior during a practice session. Hopefully, with enough Member suggestions, we can come to a concensus on this.
Hot lap- a timed lap. Specific to our purposes, a hot lap is one in which you are potentially going to set a PB for this session.
Out lap- untimed lap. Your first lap out of the pits, fat car and cold tires. To me, any lap in which you are not likely to set a PB for this session should be considered the same as an out lap. Any hot lap that you screwed up is really no longer a hot lap if you know you can't beat your best time. Thus, you should behave as if on your outlap until you start your next hotlap.
On Track Behavior
While on your outlap, you must move off the racing line when faster traffic approaches! One should always assume that the car rapidly closing on you is on a hotlap. You are not to impede it's progress in any way. A car on a hotlap should never have to race or pass a slower car that is not on a hotlap.
I think that this may be confusing to some members because the expected behavior is different from race conditions. Hopefully, a little clarity on this will help to make our practice sessions more rewarding and accurate.
I think we should treat Qualifying with the same level of respect as we do the races. It's another aspect of the game to enjoy.
oh yeah, lets try not to vent past frustrations...
Posted 15 December 2003 - 08:38 AM
Oh wait, I have one too.
Excellent point Robert. One thing that will help is to give the guy in front of you some room. For example, don't leave the pits at the same time as another guy, or if you do, slow up to get some room between you. Nothing like trying to run a hot lap and catching slower traffic. Also I think it's nice to keep the chat to a minimum while qualifying. Especially on the long tracks. Even though you are done qualifying the guys still on the track should have a chance to finish up with a quality lap.
Posted 15 December 2003 - 08:43 AM
Posted 15 December 2003 - 10:07 AM
Keep the greasy side down!
Posted 15 December 2003 - 12:36 PM
It's quite difficult on some of the smaller tracks with a large field to even get near a clean lap without coming upon some sort of progress impediment...that's part of the deal as far as I can see...I still think of this as a club meeting rather than a points-up-for-grabs arrangement.
Don't want to start adding rules willy nilly now do we?
Posted 15 December 2003 - 01:01 PM
That's not what he's saying. If you're on a hot lap, and a faster driver comes up behind you. You don't need to do anything but continue with your hot lap. It's the fast drivers bad luck to come up behind you.
He was talking about guys on an outlap not moving over. I see this over and over. I see them leave the pits, so I know they're on an out lap. Yet, when I catch up to them, they won't move over. It doesn't make any sense. Once they start their hot lap, why would they want a faster driver pushing them? It's better for everybody if he just moves over as soon as he see's a car come up behind him. Then he can relax and do his hot lap without any pressure from behind.
This could also apply if you blow your hot lap, and a faster driver comes up behind you. Let him go, and work on your next hot lap. It just makes more sense.
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Posted 15 December 2003 - 01:28 PM
"Don't try to polish the turd." When you wipe out on a fast lap.
Posted 15 December 2003 - 10:08 PM
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Posted 16 December 2003 - 08:01 AM
Like Paul said if you are that much faster you will have no problems to overtake anyway.
in no case should anyone back off if he is on his flying lap, no matter who is behind.
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Posted 16 December 2003 - 02:47 PM
Excellent post, and excellent feedback. I'm going to 'pin' this one.
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