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  1. Guilty as charged! No idea how I managed to get wedged in there like that. I was Austin Powers'ing my way out but it was slow going as I was using a clutch and H shifter, so thanks to @Valver for the 'nudge' I still can't really believe that this tech is here. There we were, sat in our cars overlooking the bay, looking up at @Erik in his massive Porsche (compared to the older, lower cars) and it amazed me that I could see the branding on the tyres of other cars, or see myself in the mirror (spooky) all in VR. The use of a clutch etc. in VR really adds to the sense of being there. Last night was my first proper go at using it all at once. Amazing.
  2. That's interesting thanks. Yes, it was basically the aggressive preset with a little bit of tinkering - I'll take another look at it!
  3. Not sure I'm going to like the Merc. As I think @Count Buffalos described, it has a strange tendency to do this quite unpredictably.. It does it at the top of the mountain at Bathurst too, which is worse as there's no run off. The 911 does it as well but it's manageable if you lift off slowly and don't scare it. The Merc seems to be randomly upset by it.
  4. Get the macca wheel. You really need a GT wheel to compliment your round one. One for GT racing, one for rally/drifing/old cars in Assetto Corsa. Of course, I may be biased: And it's your birthday
  5. Interesting.. I'm losing a second in the first sector alone. Good to know Edit: Registered for the event too
  6. Hmmm. That time is 0.4 quicker than the time I managed to set after an hour's effort. More gelling with Merc required methinks
  7. This seems to suggest it's not flattened as such.. more gunked up with dead skin and oil - ick. Maybe it depends on the depth. https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/how-to-restore-alcantara-rims.386644/ Others suggest unscented baby wipes. Others say that gloves actually do more damage as they're abrasive compared with skin. As with everything, there are a million online opinions. Either way, I'm with @milko - naked hands and feet all the way baby
  8. Oh, I heard someone mention icky damp gloves last night ( @Yannik maybe?) How many of us wear gloves? My wheel has alcantara grips on it that I occasionally clean - would I be better off with gloves? They always sounded a little bit over the top to me before, to be honest.
  9. My sentiments exactly. I really don't like that track so I spent less than an hour practicing last week. As those stuck behind me will no doubt have noticed, I focused entirely on two things: Getting the two corner exits before the long straights right Tip-toeing over the mountain with no (major) mistakes I'm sure I could have gone faster but that would involve taking too much risk (for me) and at Bathurst a mistake usually costs you the race. Really chuffed with a 3rd and a 2nd, but I'm even more satisfied that I kept it out of the wall for 1hr at that track.
  10. Doesn't time slow down as you go faster? Maybe @Erik is so fast that a second for him is like a tenth for us?
  11. Aye, no issues here. I certainly didn't see anything like the replays portray. Funnily enough, I had a some broadband speed issues in August where it would only connect at 20Mb. To resolve that I'd had a new router and BT master socket fitted in at the house, and BT renewed some kit on pole outside and even dug up the pavement to tinker with something. It's been a rock solid 60Mb ever since. Just to be sure, my gaming PC and work laptop are always connected via ethernet to the router. None of your dodgy wifi here I've been working at home for about 8 years now, so have always needed a decent connection. Nothing to do with gaming, honest!
  12. You're using a controller? Blimey - you deserve a few bonus points for added difficulty!
  13. Well that was a strange race. I usually get jumped at the start and lose a place, probably because I'm super cautious when it comes to being in the right place and speed when the lights go green. Looks like that saved me a drive though this time! After everyone peeled off to serve their drive throughs it was pretty much an hours practice session for me with only the excitement of @Count Buffalos reeling me in near the end to spice it up a bit. Well done to @milko on the win. You were waaaay faster than me and it's only fair that you get the win that you had stolen by the server. To be honest, I had no real idea who was in what position for most of the race as it was obvious something weird was going on. Not sure I'm gelling with the Merc yet. It's very much like the Aston but a little bit more... boring? It never really feels fast like the 911 or Ferrari do. Maybe it's the lack of impending death or the way just wafts around the track. Anyway, great to be racing with everyone again - still the best online bunch ever. (Although maybe the 'muk Gran Turismo lot are ok too)
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