Bob Simpson

Member Since 07 Dec 2002
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Nurburgring Training

12 May 2019 - 06:03 PM

I don't know how purist people in this league are, but I have a track.ini for this track which places the pits around Pflanzgarten so that there is no need to do a 9 minute warmup before a timed lap start.

I personally think that it's more realistic than the original track in GPL since in real life the drivers could make a shortcut right at Nordkehre to start a lap.

I think that the oAo server should have this modification for this track.

Transit Install Problem

03 May 2019 - 05:50 PM

Pete - what problem are you having? Have you made an install of GPL from the v.1.08 installer at  http://gplps.wordpre...installer/  ?

Or are you having trouble with a controller? The graphics?

Race Start Tips From The Pro

06 October 2018 - 10:40 AM

It seems that my race starts are getting to be legend. I still think that I have faster reflexes than most but the lead-up to the flag drop helps too. Here’s what I do:

First, understand that in the final count-down before you have to jump into the car on the grid at the race start is 15 seconds less than when the flag drops. So at 15 seconds on the count-down, the flag will drop 30 seconds later. That just gives me a smaller window of when to super-concentrate.

I have a clock with a second hand visible just above my monitor so I can track that.

At around 5 to 3 seconds to go, I get ready, but rather than looking at the flagman, I focus down the track past the Start line with the flag in my peripheral view.

I usually practice my starts and, depending on the car, fuel load, and track surface and levelness, pick an RPM where it won’t over-rev, and the wheels will spin just the right amount. Not to mention that you don’t want to blow the engine. Then it’s moderating the throttle/revs so that the wheels spin just the right amount for grip and control.  From there it’s just reflexes.

I assume that everyone knows that the fastest way to start is to rev the engine and then just dump it into 1st gear, rather than using the clutch, if you have one.

At 70, I still seem to have good reflexes. In life, what big benefit does that give me? On my gravestone, it’ll say “Dead. But at least he had quick reflexes”

Summer Break Fun Race #3 Targa

09 July 2018 - 04:34 PM

I'd like to know if the Targa race with the GT cars will be run with Pro Damage mode?

Or what I'm asking Bo, is just how much of a Sadist are you? :)

But seriously, how will this be run? Are you going to seed the drivers, then get them to enter the server fastest to slowest, then run the race as a time-trial in practice mode? That way, drivers can get in two to three laps in the 120 minutes and you can just see who got the fastest lap.

Otherwise, the practice will likely be too short for qualifying, then after the first driver in the race finishes, the last driver(s) will be cut off by the time limit.

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