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In Topic: Interlagos

18 March 2018 - 02:37 PM

One thing I will say and this is just a personal observation.

I'm not a fan of online "side by side" grids. I thought the gap between rows at Interlagos was about right but considering most drivers have a limited FOV unless they use the look left/right keys/buttons some may not have even been aware that there was a driver starting alongside them. I think most are pretty competent at not running into the guy in front but being aware of a driver alongside is more difficult and a starting grid where 2 drivers are level on the grid is not an ideal situation.


In Topic: Interlagos

18 March 2018 - 10:23 AM

I think it's an advisory rather than a rule. Overtaking before or during T1 isn't forbidden,  but I think the race stewards will come down more heavily on someone causing another drivers retirement through a less than nailed on 100% pass  so early in the race.


In Topic: Interlagos

17 March 2018 - 11:06 AM

Well, I definitely stole that one, Mick was just about unbeatable under race conditions today and there was no safe way past unless he made a mistake. (Which he did with a lap to go).

Due to family commitments I just put in a 6 lap qualifying stint and was sitting on Pole for a while but when I got back to my PC with about 2m to go I was down in 3rd behind Tames & Mick, so that where I lined up.

Got a great start but had to check up behind Tames, Claudio appeared from nowhere (Well 6th actually) to exit Curve 1 in 2nd. Along with Yannick's start in the Honda last week that start was up there with the best of them. We all filed though the unimaginatively named Curve 1 & Curve 2. Got a great drag off Tames down to Curve 3. Who thinks up these names? Surely they can call them something a bit more imaginative? Was caught out by his braking point so dived for the inside. At this point I think I need to apologize I never felt a thing but looking at the replay Tames spun off and although checking both the server replay and my own I cannot see any point where we made contact or were even less than  0.5m apart. So it looks like an unfortunate consequence of GPL's net code to me but perhaps Tames replay shows differently. Either way I'm sorry it happened as Claudio, Mick Tames and me (Along with Andrew) looked like we might have an epic battle ahead.

Then Claudio disappeared 3/4 of the way around Lap 1 and I found myself in 2nd. The rest of the race was spent hanging onto the back of Mick as well as I could without making much progress. A few scary moments particularly when Niky spun at "Laranja" (Finally a real name for a corner). and I had to decide inside or outside and fortunately made the right choice for once. Did all I could to keep Mick honest and was rewarded quite unexpectedly when with a lap to go he lost the rear at "Curve 3" and I was through with no time for him to make up lost time I crossed the line about 400yds ahead.

All "Lapees" where great, Thanks for holding Mick up a bit occasionally. :thumbs: :)

Congrats to Mick for 2nd and a well deserved 3rd for Andrew never too far behind.

My eyes were watering by the end, This track requires so much concentration over race distance that's for sure.


In Topic: Coming Back .. But Limited

17 March 2018 - 10:38 AM

Welcome back Johnny. I think you left during my joining season, hope it was nothing personal.


In Topic: Can-Am 66 White Paper

14 March 2018 - 07:15 AM

I would be interested in this as well. Preferably as a series between seasons, rather than during the summer break. (I will need the summer break to learn Brno49).  :wallbash:

This being the case. (Between seasons rather then during the summer break) I think the teams option is largely redundant.

As the teams would have been disbanded by then coins earned would go to the driver and only serve to increase their appeal to prospective team leaders for the following season.

But other than that I think it's a great idea I don't have any strong opinion regarding keeping the 2 divisions apart and a single drid which is full to me is more prefereably than 2 grids with only 8 or 9 drivers.


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