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spidey11
25-07-2015, 14:07
This thread is for the Thursday race event - semi enduro

Thursday race:
Zolder

Race time:
Thursday 30 July. AEST of 9:30pm (2130hrs) lobby will then start with 15 minute qualifying.

Car class:
GT4 class - choose any GT4 vehicle.

Race:
Semi endurance race. Depending on the track chosen the laps will be advised when the track is revealed to keep and approx. race time of one hour. One mandatory pit stop however you a free to pit as many times as you like/need. Last weeks tyre wear was x6. Keep it the same or lower it?

All driving assists allowed, if you don't use them you do t have to, but I'm not forcing the people who need them or like them to go without.

Names of participants:
Spidey11
buggie_brain
Hkraft300
Essteedee
Subgtracer
Rooz31
Furters
Farmerboy

buggie_brain
26-07-2015, 04:08
Count me in this one also mate!

spidey11
29-07-2015, 12:44
bump.

what cars ladies?

NicoHulkenberg27
29-07-2015, 12:47
1 hr of spa? (GT3)
50/50 for this race
btw, the Race time should be 30July
u have a copy and paste mistake haha

spidey11
29-07-2015, 12:58
Thx loklun, fixed up the typo :)

Furters
29-07-2015, 13:09
I'm tentatively in, depending on what car

ChrisK
29-07-2015, 13:12
If I can keep the cough under control I'll be there. Don't care about cars.

buggie_brain
29-07-2015, 20:57
How bout lmp2 or 3. Something like that?

Hey Furters why don't you pick something that you don't mind driving or suggest something? Most of us here are pretty open to what car we drive and we would rather have ya racing with us mate.

Furters
29-07-2015, 21:05
How bout lmp2 or 3. Something like that?

Hey Furters why don't you pick something that you don't mind driving or suggest something? Most of us here are pretty open to what car we drive and we would rather have ya racing with us mate.

LMP2s would be fine.

I just didn't want to seem like I was being demanding. As long as it's not one of the old Lotus open wheelers, or the caterham thing that handles like a brick and on ice skates, I'm good :)

Furters
29-07-2015, 21:06
Maybe the beastly Audi from the DLC? I'd be happy to host a few practice sessions beforehand if people don't have the DLC but would like to practice with it

jason
29-07-2015, 21:42
You demanding shit Furters ........... Im out :)

I will try to make it for Tonight guys whatever we drive whatever track whatever conditions ............ What ever Furters wants :rolleyes: Will let you know prior , if my spot is taken before that that's fine.

I'm only joking Mr Furters .

spidey11
29-07-2015, 22:03
I'm happy for any cars except the escorts in the rain :( lol

We will work out the laps once we have a car class sorted, but it will be to an approx 1 hour race distance.

Also do people want to keep tyre wear x6 or reduce it?

jason
29-07-2015, 22:26
I'm happy with tyre ware x6 if everyone else is , if people are struggling with that they need to tell us so we know , no shame in that.

Furters
29-07-2015, 22:31
Yeah I like the x6 tyre wear

ChrisK
29-07-2015, 23:42
The audi sounds good !! I reckon it might need 2 tyre pit stops though. lol
Even that Audi 900 I think it's called we raced the other night. That should be pretty easy on tyres I suspect.

Happy to stick with gt4's or lmp2/3 or even the group5 beemer. All good for me !

jason
29-07-2015, 23:48
Ok I would like to stick with gt4s as most should be at ease with them or group 5 beemers. LMPs i'm not a fan off and have not driven yet.

Furters
29-07-2015, 23:54
The audi sounds good !! I reckon it might need 2 tyre pit stops though. lol
Even that Audi 900 I think it's called we raced the other night. That should be pretty easy on tyres I suspect.

Happy to stick with gt4's or lmp2/3 or even the group5 beemer. All good for me !

I think we might need two pit stops anyway

Essteedee
30-07-2015, 00:02
Yeh I don't mind what class but GT4s does create a much closer playing field, I think maybe what we should do, is week by week, choose a class and stick with it for all races? So that way people get use to their car and get faster and improve, rather than chop and changing day by day as I just can't adjust as quick as some ofyou guys can and I'm sure theres others like that aswell. Maybe from now on while you don't establish the tracks til 24 hrs in advance perhaps you can still say what the car for the week is so people can get some praccy in what they feel more comfortable in? Cause theres a huge difference changing from a GT4 to an LMP in the space of 24 hours for example.

Also if anyone struggles with reading my posts I apologize in advance I suck at written text.

jason
30-07-2015, 00:29
Yeh I don't mind what class but GT4s does create a much closer playing field, I think maybe what we should do, is week by week, choose a class and stick with it for all races? So that way people get use to their car and get faster and improve, rather than chop and changing day by day as I just can't adjust as quick as some ofyou guys can and I'm sure theres others like that aswell. Maybe from now on while you don't establish the tracks til 24 hrs in advance perhaps you can still say what the car for the week is so people can get some praccy in what they feel more comfortable in? Cause theres a huge difference changing from a GT4 to an LMP in the space of 24 hours for example.

Also if anyone struggles with reading my posts I apologize in advance I suck at written text.

This is what we should be doing +1

Next weeks cars should be up on a Friday night :) gives everyone who is interested time to play and find out the finer points of the vehicle to be used in the coming races. As for sticking with it I agree we should use the same class for the Wednesday short race format and then Thursday for the long format races .

spidey11
30-07-2015, 01:59
I like wat your saying essteedee. I'm very happy with staying gt4's for the structured events and playing around with different cars in the fun 5-6 Lappers we do.

I'm another +1 for keeping the cars gt4.

jason
30-07-2015, 03:04
Give me a hug roozy :love_heart:

buggie_brain
30-07-2015, 03:14
Sounds like its gt4 then. :)See you tonight gentlemen... Something tells me that im not gonna be as lucky as i was last race and get through an hour long race on 6X tyre wear with 1 stop in a gt4.

ChrisK
30-07-2015, 04:52
I reckon we use the escorts.

ChrisK
30-07-2015, 04:55
2 stops: 3 x 10 lap sprints is the likely outcome.

jason
30-07-2015, 04:55
In torrential rain with lightning and 20 times tyre wear on slicks.

Oh at night.

jason
30-07-2015, 04:57
give me a cuddle roozy

Feel the love :rolleyes:

Furters
30-07-2015, 05:28
I reckon we use the escorts.

That's what we paid them for...

farmerboy
30-07-2015, 06:12
Im in. See you all tonight.

Kobus Maree
30-07-2015, 07:23
password needed?

spidey11
30-07-2015, 07:37
No password needed Kobus, It's PS4 also so just send me a friend request before the race and join in :)

Essteedee
30-07-2015, 07:48
Marking my spot like a dog marks his territory. see ya boys tonight

hkraft300
30-07-2015, 07:55
LMP2...3... Anything with some far king downforce xD
But Gt4 it is, then. The Aston goes alright.


I reckon we use the escorts.


That's what we paid them for...

Giggity

Nice 1 furters

spidey11
30-07-2015, 08:27
I recon we should do Lmp1/2 cars next week for the wednesday and thursday events :)

Furters
30-07-2015, 12:12
That's the second semi-enduring I've quit. I'll stick to our casual races or 11-lappers.

I just can't keep my concentration for long enough then make a stupid mistake that fucks my whole race

ChrisK
30-07-2015, 13:04
Thanks boys. Good racing. Shame about buggs going off at the start.

Got a smoking start from P3 and was in front by T1. Had a pretty full on race with spidey, built up a good 2s lead into the first stop, uneventful.came out on the second stint and was doing well. I wanted to come in later to save my tyres for the final stint so came in on L23 with a 6s lead. First my pit crew dropped a wheel nut then the muppets had a flat battery...I came out just ahead of spidey, my lead gone to less than a second. Luckily spidey also had the flat battery problem in the pits !

He put the pressure on and I eventually cracked on L25 and he passed me as I went off. I was annoyed at myself cos I knew I'd be quicker on fresher tyres so I made a stupid error a few turns later diving up the inside in an overly ambitious pass...we made contact and spidey spun. I waited for him to recover and repass me and I could tell within half a lap that I was going to get thru fairly comfortably so I waited and passed the right way without being a knob. From there the fresher tyres were just too quick.

Thanks for the race mate...great fun and my humble apologies for the rookie error.

ChrisK
30-07-2015, 13:09
give me a cuddle roozy

Feel the love :rolleyes:

Given you didn't turn up I assume you were cuddling someone else !!

jason
30-07-2015, 13:13
I would not do that to you big man :) I am faithful... I think .... Hmmm can't remember , don't hold me to that statement.

hkraft300
30-07-2015, 13:21
Good race guys. Glad I chose hard tires. No fumbles by the pit crew ;) finished P4.

spidey11
30-07-2015, 13:46
All good Rooz, i had no answer for those fresh tyres you had at the end.

My Race:
Started 2nd, pulled out one of my standard starts and lost about 4 places before turn one hahah.
Managed to stick to the inside in turns 2-3-4 and Essteedee gave plenty of room so big thanks there.
Lapping behind Rooz till he goes into pits around the 10-11 lap mark, I stay out and get a little bit of traffic so not a fast lap and i pit straight away.
Came out of the pits behind Roozy, couldn't close the gap, tried to get a sneaky early pit one lap before him on lap 22 I think.
Pit crew give me the battery problem, so back out and after Roozy's stop with his pit problems he's still in front!
I finally get ahead after Rooz goes wide on a corner but my mirrors are full of purple!
Couldn't create a gap, couldn't manage the tyres, had a spin close to the end but Roozy was kind enough to wait for me and we continued the battle.
I was hoping the back markers were gonna help me but I got a solid second place tonight :)

The more we race the more we will all iron out the issue see have with pits, tyre pressures or compounds, or doing driver swaps..... lol

buggie_brain
30-07-2015, 23:16
Good night last night guys, very eventful from my end. I was pretty happy with my pole position but it doesn't count for much when you put it off the track at turn 1 on lap 1! Started first and by the end of the first corner I was last....

Now that's a rookie mistake rooz!

Made many mistakes, had 2 or 3 spins, and got a few cut track penalties So I guess I'm still pretty happy with 3rd.
It could have been a lot worse. I could have had my pit crew put 90 odd litres in, fit a bunch of tires that were already rooted and let the AI take over!:rolleyes:

All In all I'm just happy to race.. Thanks guys

jason
30-07-2015, 23:22
Good night last night guys, very eventful from my end. I was pretty happy with my pole position but it doesn't count for much when you put it off the track at turn 1 on lap 1! Started first and by the end of the first corner I was last....

Now that's a rookie mistake rooz!

Made many mistakes, had 2 or 3 spins, and got a few cut track penalties So I guess I'm still pretty happy with 3rd.
It could have been a lot worse. I could have had my pit crew put 90 odd litres in, fit a bunch of tires that were already rooted and let the AI take over!:rolleyes:

All In all I'm just happy to race.. Thanks guys

lolz :)

ChrisK
31-07-2015, 01:05
or doing driver swaps..... lol

Now THAT was freakin funny ! I couldn't laugh at the time cos I was so focussed but afterwards, that whole episode made me crack up !

hkraft300
31-07-2015, 02:30
Hey it was good to get some commentary from farmer ;)

Reckon I would've caught bugs for 3rd if I made less mistakes :p

0i8u2
31-07-2015, 03:32
Hey guys,
I'm new on here, from the sunny coast, qld.
When is your next event ? Can anyone join ?

Cheers

jason
31-07-2015, 03:42
More queenslanders roozy :)

Add us all bud , all we ask as that you be respectful on the track , we all have accidents there is no getting away from that but we absolutely try to keep them to a minimum and respect race etiquette.

That's all we ask ....will see you on 0i8u2

0i8u2
31-07-2015, 04:33
No worries there, I'll be the one at the back getting lapped :-)
PSN-dadaus007 easier if you all add me and send an invite next time your playing.

jason
31-07-2015, 04:57
Will add you tonight bud when I get home , we are all about enjoyment also champ. Very important for us :)

Some of the guys will be on tonight for sure and across the weekend , there is always someone on. If not all of us .

Add

Rooz31
SUBGTRACER
hkraft300
At least then you have appoint of contact when you are on.

jason
31-07-2015, 04:59
What is the car class for next week guys?

farmerboy
01-08-2015, 22:33
Oi, I'm glad you all had a good laugh, at least I still hung around till the end. :)

I might be a rookie but I bloody well did not initiate that driver swap. Even when the ai pitted, the driver swap option was locked, I couldn't get back in the car!

The previous week I pitted 3 times and they all worked flawlessly, it's not rocket science. This week;
- 1st pit on lap ten, fill me up to 40lt instead of 23
- 2nd pit, took it on lap 15, wanted no fuel and hards and thought that might get me to the end. Got filled to 70lt and pulled out of the pits with 3 tires on blue and 1 on red. Barely got around that lap.
- 3rd pit on lap 16, to sort tires. No fuel please. Fuck you mate, you need another 25lt. Now I got 95lt. Oh, for fucks sake, at least get my tires sorted. Pretty please. "Whats with the attitude bro, get outta the fucking car". Driver swap initiated. Funny part was, with no animation to show the swap, I thought there was some sort of lag. Took me 4 corners to realise I wasn't driving.
- 4th pit. Dont know why, but the ai pitted and wouldn't let me back in. AAARRRRGGGHHHH!

Spent the rest of the race casually watching people lap me. Fun. Lots of fun. Wish there was a spectate function, would have been cool to watch on board other cars at least.

Anyway, whoever was in charge of coding the pit crew/refuelling/strategy/tire change part of this game, a big fat FUCK YOU to you;););)

LOL