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SANtoOos

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  1. Sorry guys, got offered a really well paid job this evening so gotta drop out. Good luck all! I'll unregister now.
  2. I'm gonna activate my car swap rights and use the Merc for this season. I seem to be a little slower in it than the Ferrari at first, but I think it will be good for me to learn to deal with a "looser/bouncier" feel, as my driving style prefers stiffer cars, and the Ferrari was more of the same really...
  3. @SharkyOB @davejm @Count Buffalos and I went to the British GT at Oulton Park, was awesome! Unfortunately weather took a turn for the worse, spirits were low, boots were wet and we forgot to take a selfie Nice to meet you lads! Here's some photos, also going to post a video but haven't had time to look at it. Going to try and practice after dinner tonight.
  4. Nice races last night, forgot how much I enjoyed this! I was so rusty + change of car, almost lost it so many times, and for most of it I had genuine fear I was gonna crash the car. For the first time in years I felt a bit of VR dizzyness, driving through Erik at one of the warm-ups totally freaked me out. So yeah, loved it Yes I definitely noticed this well driven and @Valvertoo, very consistent both
  5. Ah cool thanks for letting me know! Might stick with the ferrari as I got a livery for it anyways
  6. Guys I'll try and join for quali. I'm coming in COLD haven't driven since our last league race, might be cheeky and ask for pressure/fuel help Still deciding wether I'll go Ferrari or Merc...
  7. Yeah unlikely I'm finishing work in time for the race tomorrow. I'll join you next week.
  8. Congratulations @Meers!!! Sorry will try and catch up on all this tonight, haven't touched a steering wheel since our last league race!!! Not sure I can do Thursday yet. Looking forward to getting back on it though.
  9. Congrats on the championship @Erik extremely consistent and fast driving throughout! I don't know what's up with me and Monza, didn't enjoy the race at all car felt terrible and was sliding all over the place, what I love about racing sims is the feeling of getting in the zone and forgetting you're driving a game, Monza is so broken up and awkward I couldn't get that at all. Its weird, I like pretty much all tracks and can usually find enjoyment in a race, even when things go bad. Sorry, have to vent, may need therapy to resolve my issues with this track. Having said that, enjoyed the season very much, great hanging out and racing with you guys. Up to speed in VR and my most memorable races were the ones when my computer crashed and I had to start from the back. Racing people side by side in VR is incredible! Once again top job making this happen @davejmand excellent spreadsheet and meme skills @Meers
  10. That's how happy I was to get into the high 47s (no, I still don't know how to properly upload a replay)
  11. Tried getting some solid laps in last night but the computer crashed twice! Must be the heat? Worried about the race. I'll have another go and keep an eye on temps. I stress tested my CPU for a couple of hours recently and it wasn't going above 80C when at 100% so still plenty of margin. Maybe GPU... Luckily we've had someone fix our windows in the office yesterday (previously we couldn't open them) but it's still super hot. Maybe I'll take the side panel off the PC, do people do that? I'll try and join you for naked practice tonight @mrben09
  12. For some reason also not inspired by Monza @winky, but never driven it in VR, so I'm sure that's gonna change my enjoyment of the track. One and a half hour there will be quite meditative, almost oval vibes. VR guys, not sure if you have this issue, but I stumbled on a life hack for the race starts. The way I have my overlays setup distance wise, the "car position/speed/green light" overlay is uncomfortably close to my virtual face, so my eyes find it really hard to focus on it (I know you can adjust the HUD position so it's farther back, but then I can't read the other stuff) On Thursday's race I accidentally/subconsciously closed one eye and it was much easier to lock on to it The way the weather is going this week, I'm afraid we'll have to address my nudity one more time
  13. I agree we got something good going and too much change will disrupt that! But I like the idea of engineering chaos for the off season races for some good old fun racing I like the current short quali! Seems to mix up the grid a bit, maybe? It also feels exciting, wether I do well or not, I like the pressure of having to get the one lap right.
  14. Mandatory tyre changes could be interesting! Also not into swapping cars, much prefer just picking one. Some wacky ideas : - Picking the track/conditions at random just before practice on thursday? (removes the whole taxing practicing issue, I'm getting a bit fatigued about it as well) - Every one has to pick a car they haven't used before in a rllmuk season? - Changing cars every race? (random?) I know I just said I like picking one car, but could be fun if we know neither the car nor the track before practice. Not sure how to implement this logistically. - High variability weather more often. That Paul Richard race comes to mind when we all pitted for dries and @Valver won heroically sticking to his wets if I remember correctly Maybe not great ideas, it might make it feel a bit more "arcadey", but just food for thought as a way to get some excitement back. Plus we often have great races when we scramble things about a bit! Edit: also up for a single car series or mini series to break it up before we go back to a more conventional format. Maybe that's what we need, just a break from the conventional format for a while and have a series of races where we do something very different, then come back to it when we get tired of the chaos
  15. @davejm something that may or may not work for you, but I went back to softer "springs" on my loadcell brakes, and last night's race felt a lot less like a full body workout Theory is that having very heavy load cell brakes you are able to take advantage of higher "bit depth" and gradation to make finer adjustments, but, for me at least, what I lose in accuracy and definition I gain in being less physically stressed, which made a big difference specially towards the end of the race. I moved to stiffer springs because I was faster over 1 lap, but having had a few races now I noticed I was just working too hard, and it feels like I can still apply the modulation feel I learned then to my softer setup. Just a thought you might want to try if you keep getting knee issues!
  16. Surprised I was able to stay around 2 secs of @Erik for most of the race until our late pitstops. Felt I learned a fair bit about the track/car and my load cell brakes on this race, feeling good at the end, if I had a bit more practice before I could have put some real pressure! Happy with that fastest lap, do we get a mini trophy for our mantelpiece?
  17. Haha thanks! Congrats to you too, I'll be supporting England tonight, but, assuming you get to the final, it will be tougher as my family comes from Italy I think that's the same with a lot of cars afaik. Sharky said his Nissan used the same presets for many tracks and I was complaining last season about my Lexus having the same aggressive preset in most tracks, felt good in most but terrible in one or two. Would make sense as Aris would want to find a versatile setup that fits most people/conditions.
  18. Yeah but don't spend toooo much time on it @Erik Tbh I'm pretty happy with that time, hadn't driven since our last race and was seconds off pace for the first hour of practice and getting a bit worried. Didn't help I tried some blind setup changes for my first few runs, then reverted to basic wet setup and it all clicked. Still need more laps in to improve consistency, there's a few corners I take differently every lap but not sure I'll have the time
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