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In Topic: Can Am 66 Track Selection

Today, 01:18 PM

Ideally I, like Yannick, prefer to restrict our CanAm schdule to North American tracks. However, I would be content with the 6 tracks that Claudio has chosen, especially if the two French tracks are part of Season 22's schedule. For a modern track like Magny-Cours 1998 (I assume this one?), I can fantasize that we're driving in a kind of Magny-Cours Revival race. Same with Paul Ricard, which I assume is this one? So for me, the tracks don't need to be period appropriate, they just need to feed into some kind of "realistic fantasy."

But I must admit that for the same reason (feeding into a realistic fantasy), I am not enamored with the idea of fantasy tracks. I appreciate the effort of the track builders and admit that many of their tracks feel real and are quite lovely productions. They just don't suit my own, more narrow, interpretation of what I want from GPL. Nevertheless, if those of you who anticipate competing in these races want a fantasy track or two, then I will not oppose it.

Keep in mind, however, that those fantasy tracks wouldn't be part of oAo's Season 22 schedule, so we'd lose the advantage gained by familiarity. With that in mind, I side with Claudio's choices.


In Topic: Stardust

Today, 12:06 PM

I think I peaked in training on Thursday evening. Saturday morning I felt OK, but not perfect, and it would have taken perfect for me to keep up with the guys in front.

A Q4 starting position, with a time about 1/10s behind my PB, was pretty satisfying.

From my perspective, the race was kinda blasé. I led Greg in the early laps until I contacted one of the half-buried tires in T1, which killed my momentum, caused a little damage, and allowed Greg the easy pass for 4th position. From then on, I (or was it the car?) never really felt sharp. The steering wasn't cockeyed or anything, but I never quite found the rhythm, especially in the rumba through the Esses where I'm usually pretty comfy. I didn’t make any major mistakes, but was never threateningly fast. The lap times were respectable, the consistency stats good, but I simply couldn’t keep up with the four in front of me. It was a lonely and unremarkable race to P5.

Thank you, lapped traffic, for not using Esteban Ocon as your role model!

Congratulations to the podium.

Special congratulations to Robert for winning his second Drivers Championship in a row. You are the class of our field, a great champion, Team Leader, and contributor to the oAo culture that Bo is trying to develop here. You make it easy to root for you even though you're beating me in the process!

Congratulations to Iestyn for 2nd in the championship. It is an honor and a pleasure to share the season-long podium with you both.

Thank you, Greg, for returning to oAo and driving for HBR. You have helped us tremendously in our quest to win the Team Championship. It was an honor and pleasure to work with you as team mates.

Thank you to my fellow Race Stewards, Bob H. and Burt. I hope that we will continue to share duties in the future.

Thank you to Claudio and the TSG for again selecting a challenging and diverse set of tracks.

And finally thanks to Bruce for your tireless work in organizing this league. This is your brainchild, and your devotion to it ensures that it keeps getting better and better.


In Topic: Can-Am 66 White Paper

04 November 2018 - 06:15 PM


In Topic: Can-Am 66 White Paper

04 November 2018 - 06:14 PM

I don't think Claudio's idea is bad at all. I am open to changing the schedule if that's what people want. This is the oAo CanAm66 Championship, not the actual one. We don't need to reproduce the 1966 schedule. For what it's worth, here is what CanAm actually ran from the years 1966-1973 (tracks listed by GPL folder name):

1966 Tracks from CanAm's subsequent years CanAm ran these tracks, but there is no road course version available for GPL If we want to keep a CanAm and North American character to our series, but using tracks that CanAm never used, then I would recommend the following Now that you mention it, Claudio, what tracks DO you have planned for next season? ;)


In Topic: Can-Am 66 White Paper

31 October 2018 - 11:41 AM

We haven't revisited this idea in a long time. Based on responses so far, I count 13 of you as "all in" for this idea and 2 of you as "partially in." Therefore, I don't expect that we will be able to fill two full (D1 and D2) grids. This is not surprising, of course, and not a problem. We can host races that consist of all g levels together, as we have done in previous off seasons and in the Summer break fun runs. It also means that anyone who wants to compete in any individual races ought to be able to find an open grid spot.

I have adjusted the prototype CanAm66 mini-series pages accordingly. They can all be accessed through the main page.

New to the main page is the "Rules, Systems, and Standards" link. That link basically summarizes what the oAo CanAm66 mini-series is all about and delineates its similarities and differences with oAo. It's not very long, and since you all know the oAo rules, it shouldn't take long to read. Be sure to read it, however, because it does contain important differences that must be understood. Hopefully all questions will be answered there. If not, please let me know.

One thing will be included in that page but is currently not is the mode in which these races will be run. Do we want to run in Realistic mode? Or in Intermediate mode, with Shift-R available from a pit box?

Apart from that, there is still the question of race dates for the schedule. Dates currently shown on the schedule are still placeholders only. At the very least, Bo and I need to start coordinating dates for these races.


p.s. If you have any strenuous objections to anything that I've written, please make your argument here. Thanks!

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