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Srt8 300c
22-05-2015, 16:02
Hey guys n gals,

After all the negativity and the likes recently i thought id share my thoughts for a community event.

I think it would be a great moral booster and some serious fun if someone like Ian Bell or Nicolas Hamilton ect could set a fast lap in a time trial based event. Showcase the event in Driver Network and encourage people to beat the time.

As a reward maybe an exclusive car, unique paintjob or some free goodies from SMS......

What are peoples thoughts?

MysterG
22-05-2015, 16:04
If you want a fast lap don't ask Ian to do it ......*runs*

Mark Quigley
22-05-2015, 16:14
I always thought a "race the pros" or "race the devs" night would be a good thing.
Busy people might not have time for this tho.

FA RACING 01
22-05-2015, 16:16
Like it.

Umer Ahmad
22-05-2015, 16:16
No one at SMS is actually any good at pCARS. They have to use the cheat codes to unlock nitrous just to make the leaderboards.

Ian Bell
22-05-2015, 16:20
I'm up for that. I like it.

FA RACING 01
22-05-2015, 16:21
No one at SMS is actually any good at pCARS. They have to use the cheat codes to unlock nitrous just to make the leaderboards.

Like the challenge, but if Ian Bell uses nitro, I dont want a special car if I beat his time, I want his Avatar.

NemethR
22-05-2015, 16:22
I always thought a "race the pros" or "race the devs" night would be a good thing.

Blizzard did a beat the devs or something like that too.
It sure is a lot of fun.

Ian Bell
22-05-2015, 16:25
I have to pre-warn you guys, and this isn't a case of 'I did Judo at primary school'. I am actually the fastest driver in the company.

Srt8 300c
22-05-2015, 16:29
Thing is, if the reward was a paintjob with your head on the rear it would certainly encourage some serious ramming by some of your loving (and not so loving) fans !!!!

Srt8 300c
22-05-2015, 16:49
I have to pre-warn you guys, and this isn't a case of 'I did Judo at primary school'. I am actually the fastest driver in the company.

If you do implement this time trial in the future, could i be cheeky and request you to use a GT3 car?

A buzzin hornet
22-05-2015, 16:50
I have to pre-warn you guys, and this isn't a case of 'I did Judo at primary school'. I am actually the fastest driver in the company.

After beating Mr bells gallant attempt at a time, I would love to see what Mr the "stig Collins" is capable of putting in:rolleyes:

Arkymedes
22-05-2015, 17:05
That would be seriously awesome!

Nelly D Racer
22-05-2015, 17:19
Lotus 98T at Azure Circuit, to make it interesting you've got to live stream it on twitch, so we can see you not using the Nitro Glitch ;)

Invincible
22-05-2015, 17:36
I want to lap Andy G.! In a two lap race. ;)

Ian Bell
22-05-2015, 17:39
I want to lap Andy G.! In a two lap race. ;)

I have a storey to tell.

About 2 years back we had a 'do' at Andy's place. Vik and Andy had been practicing on iRacing for a few hours and asked me to step into the simulator and drive the old F1 car as I'd just arrived and furiously imbibed some wine.

I hammered their times first lap. They know it. Just saying.

Invincible
22-05-2015, 17:52
Now I want to lap him or destroy his fastest lap time even more... :D

Nelly D Racer
22-05-2015, 17:59
I have a storey to tell.

About 2 years back we had a 'do' at Andy's place. Vik and Andy had been practicing on iRacing for a few hours and asked me to step into the simulator and drive the old F1 car as I'd just arrived and furiously imbibed some wine.

I hammered their times first lap. They know it. Just saying.

Okay change of plan RUF CTR 3 at Saikkito GP, hopefully that should give you more of a challenge :)

Alan Dallas
22-05-2015, 18:01
Hmm, never pegged Andy G. as the iRacing type. Figured him for a Mario Kart kinda guy. :p heheh

wilf
22-05-2015, 18:10
First prize could be the real-life equivalent of whatever car is used in game :D

Ian Bell
22-05-2015, 18:11
Hmm, never pegged Andy G. as the iRacing type. Figured him for a Mario Kart kinda guy. :p heheh

He loves it all. He has the best collection of retro games machines on earth right now.

Srt8 300c
22-05-2015, 18:15
Okay change of plan RUF CTR 3 at Saikkito GP, hopefully that should give you more of a challenge :)

I like the sound of that.

Invincible
22-05-2015, 18:16
I'm not too fond of the Ruf Ctr3, but still - I would be in.

Mahjik
22-05-2015, 18:18
Hmm, never pegged Andy G. as the iRacing type. Figured him for a Mario Kart kinda guy. :p heheh

Andy has played about every sim out there (and has provided limited comments on them). In some respects, he has to so he can determine from a creative direction where he needs to go with his projects.... but also because he loves cars. ;)

For those WMD members that don't remember, Ian held some of the top pCARS leaderboard times at some tracks during development.

Nelly D Racer
22-05-2015, 18:26
Andy has played about every sim out there (and has provided limited comments on them). In some respects, he has to so he can determine from a creative direction where he needs to go with his projects.... but also because he loves cars. ;)

For those WMD members that don't remember, Ian held some of the top pCARS leaderboard times at some tracks during development.

Yeah but he only had a few hundred people before, now he's got almost a 100,000 people on here to worry about :D

ctd
22-05-2015, 18:32
Yeah but he only had a few hundred people before, now he's got almost a 100,000 people on here to worry about :D

Hundreds? That was the tracks he was the absolutely first one to be able to set any records on what ever. :p

Ian Bell
22-05-2015, 18:34
Yeah but he only had a few hundred people before, now he's got almost a 100,000 people on here to worry about :D

Approaching a million actually but it's all relative.

Nelly D Racer
22-05-2015, 18:37
Sorry mean't on this forum :)

Mahjik
22-05-2015, 18:39
Yeah but he only had a few hundred people before, now he's got almost a 100,000 people on here to worry about :D

Even then we had/have some of the fastest sim racers as WMD members. Ian was putting up good times with them. It shows while he may not be able to sim race as often as he would like, he still has his skills from the old days (I'm sure Ian remembers the good times from forums such as HighGear).

Nelly D Racer
22-05-2015, 18:43
I keep forgetting how long Ian's been doing this. Is it 10 years since GTR came out?

eracerhead
22-05-2015, 18:43
<sniff>

Misses HighGear Forums...

Ian Bell
22-05-2015, 18:44
I keep forgetting how long Ian's been doing this. Is it 10 years since GTR came out?

11 now. Shocking.

Nelly D Racer
22-05-2015, 18:44
What's HighGear?

Mahjik
22-05-2015, 18:46
What's HighGear?

It's an old sim racing forum. A lot of the modders used to hang out there and was one of the two major sim racing forums back in the early 2000's.

Nelly D Racer
22-05-2015, 18:47
11 now. Shocking.

Yeah but what a ride, GTR 1 & 2 are still two of my favourite games ever :)

Alan Dallas
22-05-2015, 18:48
Andy has played about every sim out there (and has provided limited comments on them). In some respects, he has to so he can determine from a creative direction where he needs to go with his projects.... but also because he loves cars. ;)

For those WMD members that don't remember, Ian held some of the top pCARS leaderboard times at some tracks during development.
Yes, I'm aware of that. Was just poking a bit of fun. :)

Nelly D Racer
22-05-2015, 18:52
It's an old sim racing forum. A lot of the modders used to hang out there and was one of the two major sim racing forums back in the early 2000's.

Oh okay bit like Race Department and GTPlanet?

Mahjik
22-05-2015, 18:55
Oh okay bit like Race Department and GTPlanet?

Sort of, but much friendlier....:beguiled:

Mark Quigley
22-05-2015, 18:56
Gone all nostalgic in here.
I miss Blackholemotorsport the most, good place for F1 Challenge '99-'02 mods.

Nelly D Racer
22-05-2015, 18:58
Sort of, but much friendlier....:beguiled:

I'm signed up for both, but to be fair I only go there for the F1 mods :D

Srt8 300c
22-05-2015, 19:03
Better get some practice in Ian, sounds like you have some difficult competition!

IgorTheHunchback
22-05-2015, 19:05
How about a race between Ian Bell and the SMS devs v Dan Greenawalt and the Turn 10 devs :-).

Aldo Zampatti
22-05-2015, 19:16
I don't know Ian, but AndyT kicked my butt once after a screenshot session on an FormulaA... I must admit though that I got better since then....

If Ian is racing, count me in ;)

Ian Bell
22-05-2015, 19:44
I keep forgetting how long Ian's been doing this. Is it 10 years since GTR came out?

12 now.

spinkick
22-05-2015, 19:46
GTR was amazing!

BuffaloD
22-05-2015, 20:04
I could use a new car ! I'd have to clean out the garage first ( wife's stuff ). Thinking maybe a new BMW !

Mark Quigley
22-05-2015, 20:12
Gillet Vertigo is still my all time favorite sim car, love that thing.

Gassolini
22-05-2015, 22:32
^ My fave from GTR was the Lister.

Is Remco around? 204070

*cough* I want the Lister back *cough*

/car request thread

mister dog
22-05-2015, 22:39
I have to pre-warn you guys, and this isn't a case of 'I did Judo at primary school'. I am actually the fastest driver in the company.

You sure it's not a case of 'let the boss win'? ;)

Brocass
22-05-2015, 22:41
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO6M4ngKRp0

:D

mister dog
22-05-2015, 23:04
On topic, i was very impressed seeing Rene Rast at work with PCARS in the past year, i think he would be able to give the aliens a run for their money. He has the triple screen setup at home so no biggie for him to set a lap (once he's home that is).

RomKnight
22-05-2015, 23:44
he has the current 2nd best time around nords with the r8 with +0.237s from 1st.

mister dog
22-05-2015, 23:48
he has the current 2nd best time around nords with the r8 with +0.237s from 1st.

He drove the real Shleiffe in the R8 only last weekend so i'm not surprised :)

NVI0U5
22-05-2015, 23:58
that would be pretty cool, beat the devs just as long its an actual devs time, not Joni Varis in Ian's account lol

RomKnight
22-05-2015, 23:58
No such thing as too much practice ;)

x ImJakeyy
23-05-2015, 00:28
Yeah but what a ride, GTR 1 & 2 are still two of my favourite games ever :)

Man the amount of hours I spent just driving one or two cars around donington solo (Not the best of all PC's when your 10 :p) was brilliant fun, loved these dev's since.

x ImJakeyy
23-05-2015, 00:30
He drove the real Shleiffe in the R8 only last weekend so i'm not surprised :)

Ye he used pCARS to practice the track, shame wasn't the full VLN or new R8 for him, but he got most of the track and a similar car for help :)

FLX81
23-05-2015, 09:02
Meh. Been dere, done dat. When the project started, Ian set a time with the FA at Willow Springs that was so weak, I annihilated it in my 146. attempt, no contest.

Psychomatrix
23-05-2015, 09:43
GTR 2 is still today a great racing simulation :). I love the old GT1 Cars wished so that some of them here in pc like the lister or the viper...

mister dog
23-05-2015, 09:47
GTR 2 is still today a great racism.
I had a giggle :)

Bealdor
23-05-2015, 09:48
GTR 2 is still today a great racism. I love the old GT1 Cars wished so that some of them here in pc like the lister or the viper... Simply all of them.

Check your auto correct Psychomatrix. :rolleyes:

WhiteNinja636
23-05-2015, 10:11
I like the idea, it would definitely add more of a community feel to the game.
My only stipulation is that Ian has to do it on a xbox one + controller.

Pugamall
23-05-2015, 10:14
204110

Psychomatrix
23-05-2015, 11:07
Check your auto correct Psychomatrix. :rolleyes:
Lol yeah better I deactivate :)

Ryzza5
23-05-2015, 11:41
I have to pre-warn you guys, and this isn't a case of 'I did Judo at primary school'. I am actually the fastest driver in the company.

You or your AI counterpart (that's programmed to be faster than the other devs)? :)


Looking forward to it anyway!

cluck
23-05-2015, 12:14
Will Ernie, the fastest milkman in the West - aka Pete M - be setting a time? If so, I'm in, it's about the only way I'm going to be faster than one of the devs :o.

blackduckrun
23-05-2015, 12:42
Will Ernie, the fastest milkman in the West - aka Pete M - be setting a time? If so, I'm in, it's about the only way I'm going to be faster than one of the devs :o.

Ha! Don't listen to this guy, he is one fast chicken.

x ImJakeyy
23-05-2015, 14:24
204110

Wait there are 2 wookies?

Has Ian been hiding his body double for a while?

Bealdor
23-05-2015, 16:42
Wait there are 2 wookies?

Has Ian been hiding his body double for a while?

Don't be silly. That's his wife. :cool: