Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:56 PM
I think there should be points for the most ontrack laps here.
How many times are we allowed all four off before penalties?
This is like running the Tour de France on a sidewalk.
Posted 20 November 2020 - 06:59 PM
There is no limit for having all 4 wheels off track. BUT you are not allowed to have all 4 wheels off AND improve your lap time. If it is determined that any driver is cutting corners with all 4 wheels in order to gain time THEN his actions will be reviewed and possibly penalized.
Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:14 AM
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Posted 21 November 2020 - 10:23 AM
at the end of lap 1 was p6
pole sitter Pete L.. disco? and at least 1 contact that caused multiple off's... i overtook no one except for whatever happened.
then on lap2 someone went off... tried to comeback, we touched i continued but behind me someone tried to overtake my slow car and went off... slid and from there i'm not sure -
had a car on top of me, while i was spinning.... long story short i was able to continue, but now last (?)
so.. end of lap2 i'm back to p9! what?
don't ask me how
figured ok, i'll just finish for K's... lap 5 (or 6?) i slid off and got stuck in the hay ~
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Posted 21 November 2020 - 11:25 AM
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Posted 21 November 2020 - 12:34 PM
The Mother of All Pile Ups was waiting for me at turn #1 on the second lap. Simpson appeared to be trying to make a hard left approaching T1 at the start of L2. I guessed he was getting even with me for my mistake on the first lap, but I slowed in time to avoid Bob and Bo exchanging paint right in front of me. I escaped with only a minor tag from Claudio behind me --- another payback, I thought --- but the incident eventually collected eight different drivers and produced sixteen of the twenty-six collision reports on the day. At that point the green flag had not even been put away and already I'd had two clean hits (though minor ones) and two more near misses. Is it over yet? Nope, later in the same damned lap I went off and collided with Kayo when I attempted to recover the asphalt. Bye bye, Pepe, but fortunately I hadn't finished off Kayo's race.
I'm not in the habit of blaming tracks for being what they are. They're inanimate, they're free of original sin, and they don't give a shit what we think about them. But this one has features that make it utterly unrealistic for racing anything but bicycles. It would be one thing if there were some sort of penalty for going into the sand or hitting any of those brown bales, but there's not. The bales are invisible, as are the buildings, towers, groups of people, and trees. And the sand isn't anything like the sand at Zandvoort, Bridgehampton, or Parabolica. You get stuck in that sand and you'll remember it. I don't mind that it's narrow; I mind that the narrowness is the only realistic part about this unfinished, depressing place.
Posted 21 November 2020 - 02:20 PM
At the start I did not see the flag so I lost 2 positions, (I think that Peter blew his engine before turn one ?) but was second at the end of lap 2, I was very fast early on, faster than Folkard who was leading;
I followed him for 2 laps then Cheeseman was gaining on us so I wanted to pass Tim quickly to still have a chance to win (I thought I could maybe hold the Lotus behind but not sure about keeping the pace behind it); he went a little wide on turn 3 so I was preparing to move on his right side for turn 4 but I barely touch the sand and went sideways, we hit and I ended upside down.....
Game over till next season...
Claudio, I am very sorry that I hit you, before turn 4; your braking point surprised me, I was not even trying to pass ! Sorry that your monitor quit on you...
Edited by Aljones, 21 November 2020 - 03:45 PM.
Posted 21 November 2020 - 04:38 PM
So the last race of this season, this year has been great for me personally, had lots of fun, some good results, but more than anything else teaming up with Huayra, Mati and Marcos were very helpful, but have to say Peter and I seemed to hit it off together, we were passing setups between us and getting better and better, this is what being in a team is all about, just pure fun, will I be back next year? You bet I will.
Congratulations to George, and Pepe, look out next year mate, thereís a whole bunch of us looking for that top spot now.
Edited by timbo, 21 November 2020 - 04:44 PM.
Posted 21 November 2020 - 05:36 PM
As for Claudio and me, i already apologized; if you take the time to look at the replay, his braking point is very cautious, I should have expected it, all my fault...what else do you want from me ?
Edited by Aljones, 21 November 2020 - 07:04 PM.
Posted 21 November 2020 - 06:02 PM
Edited by timbo, 21 November 2020 - 06:54 PM.
Posted 21 November 2020 - 06:16 PM
I was late in joining the sessions but it wasn't out of choice. I managed a pretty good lap time in server practice just before the official session so I was looking forward to qualifying but things didn't work out too well on the out lap and I had to wait for the last five mins of the session. When I did get out, I was trying too hard on cold tyres and just couldn't put a clean lap together. Perhaps starting from the back was better given the chaos which ensued in front of me!
Edited by cg7aa, 21 November 2020 - 06:17 PM.
Posted 22 November 2020 - 03:57 AM
By the time the last race comes around most of the results are settled, D2 champion, done, championship winners, Smokey stampede also done, but there were a couple of things, one for team Huayra, and one for me personally, we wanted to finish third, we were three points behind Heavy Metal, so needed at least one of us to finish, and finish quite well.
Peters pace put him on pole, he was there by right, the engine blowing after just a few hundred yards is one of the most frustrating aspects of GPL, but it would seem there is nothing can be done about that.
For me personally, I wanted to finish 4 points clear of Bob Simpson and pinch 4th spot in the D2 standings, that was achieved in the end but not by skill or race craft, but by luck, and in equal amount by bad luck.
No body wins by skill or pace alone, there is always an element of luck involved, itís just a question of how much LUCK you, me and all of us are prepared to except in this GPL addiction that we all suffer from, and yet we all seem to want more.
Alain, sorry if I upset you, but make no mistake I meant every word I said, but I know how it is when we race, the rush of blood, the adrenaline rushes, mistakes are made, there are split seconds to make a decision, and once made there is no going back, we have all been there, myself properly more than most, coming home after a weekend racing with broken engines, karts and various bit hanging off, but you just go out get it all repaired and before you know it your out there again doing it all over, just for thar one result, that one race where it all comes together, there is absolutely nothing better, we all want that, you me all of us, if we donít then we shouldnít be out there.
Edited by timbo, 22 November 2020 - 03:59 AM.