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willmill

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  1. Was a terrible race for me last night, firstly, wheel decided to unplug itself just at the start of quali and had to reboot the PC, then during the race was racing with @mrben09 until I managed to spin and put myself in last place. Was trying too hard to catch up and caught the kerb and spun into the wall resulting in a 3 minute pitstop for repairs. Then on my outlap, managed to spin at the exact same corner and hit the same wall, so decided enough was enough and rage quit. It's only lucky that the mic is on push-to-talk otherwise you would be amazed at how many swear words you can fit in one sentence :)

     

    I won't be racing for a while - going on to nightshift next week for 3 weeks or more, but I'll look forward to the highlights on a Friday.

  2. Well that went better than I had ever hoped for, quali I only managed a 1.54 and was at the back of the grid, but when the race started and I could follow everyone else round the corners, managed a 1.50.? Managed to stay out of the crashes for the most part and due to having a long first stint managed to end up in 4th. Pitted and almost immediately spun and ended up 6th just in front of Meers. Coming into the last corner, he looked like he had run off the track, then appeared behind me again, then I ran wide and ended up 7th (which I think is my highest finish in any race so far)

  3. 34 minutes ago, SneakyNinja said:

    I think I'm falling out of love with this (again). The frustrations of not being able to improve as everyone else does is really overshadowing the fun of racing.

     

    I did some practice over the weekend, and thought, oh 1:50, not bad. then my heart drops when I see the times you guys are setting.

     

    It's a personal failing of mine, I know.. :(

    I know how you feel, I'm the same only slower :) past couple of practises,  I've been only 1 or 2 seconds slower than the guys at the front (which is amazing for me) but I can't do it consistently, so come qualifying, I'm slow again, then I usually screw up the race and end up driving round by myself. This week I'm way down the list, just cant get a feel for this circuit, that's when the rage kicks in and I end up spinning even more than usual. What keeps me coming back is the times when I put in a half decent time and it feels great, also, I don't even bother looking at Count Buffalos/Santooos/Daves times anymore, I just concentrate on beating the next person's time (usually mrben09), he's become my competition - if I beat his time in practise/race then its all good :) 

  4. Thanks @SANtoOos its a ts-xw racer which I believe is similar to the t300, I've read that this is a common occurrence with these wheels, so will take it apart this weekend and superglue in anything that looks broken.

     

    Edit: Doesn't look like anything was broken, but I think the spring wasn't centred on the little plastic cross, so was pushing at the side of the spring rather than in the centre. Repositioned spring and seems to be registering each click. 

  5. 17 minutes ago, Meers said:

     

    Which brake set do you have? Does it have a load cell?

    It’s the thrust master tlcm pedals, have tried changing brake force in the software and different spring configurations, but still doesn’t feel like I can stop in time. Most likely it’s me that’s the problem...it’s just infuriating that it won’t stop when I’ve got my foot flat to the floor

  6. No need to apologies @mrben09 - that was the only highlight of my race tonight. For whatever reason, the car felt totally different than it did in practice. Also, think the downshifter on my wheel is not working properly, will need to take it apart and have a look. Still can't find a setting that feels comfortable for me for the brakes/wheel - I still can't brake , so after next weeks race, I thing I'm done with ACC for a while.

  7. Well, that was a total disaster from start to finish...managed to run into @valver at the first corner, then spun on the 3rd lap into the barrier and had to sit in the pits for 1 1/2 minutes for repairs, putting me last on the grid. When I pitted for repairs, I forgot to remove the fuel and tires, so ended up coming back out with about 140 litres, think I ended the race with 40l of fuel remaining. The steering still didn't feel right after the repairs, so I tried to stay out of everyone's way as best as I could. Let's hope next weeks better for me.....

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    Was an eventful race for me last night, was going fine at the start then spun and hit the barrier, carried on and managed to get up to 4th as everyone started to pit, then pitted and went back down to 10th. A few apologies to make, came around turn 3 to see @Valver and @Speech had spun at turn 3, managed to miss speech, but went for the same bit of road as valver, and spun him out. Also @SharkyOB (not count buffalos as I thought last night) after you overtook me, I was trying to get back passed speech and totally over-estimated my ability to stop the car in time. I saw I was about to slam into the back of you, tried to avoid it, almost made it, but managed to clip the corner of your car by about an inch.  After that the car felt terrible, but managed to limp to the end. 

  9. 6 hours ago, SANtoOos said:

    :o Didn't know! Very sorry Will, will pay more attention 

    Don't worry about it - my SA actually went up 2 points in that race and it also opened up the competition rating. Was a good race, at the start was with Meers and Valver until I hit the wall spinning out of turn 3 - twice in 3 laps, then pitted and had a bit of a battle with BatistutaUK until I spun at turn 1 on the penultimate lap. 

    Just had a quick go on Laguna Seca - think its going to be carnage on the corkscrew and lots of sausages to hit....

  10. Thanks for the race guys, enjoyed last night, even though I couldn't keep it on the track most of the time. Tried not to get in anyone's way or run in to anyone when I was going off track. Had a couple of near misses Think I need to look at how to change default setups, to try and fix any understeer. Hopefully Silverstone is better.

  11. I'm liking the little touches that have been added to the apps. Just noticed that when using the browser, your mii appears on screen and starts messing about. So far he's been a juggler, singing, playing rock,paper,scissors and pulled a dove from a top hat.

  12. So, who wants to give me a tour of the city, show me some jumps and do a bit of racing? This is one of the only games I'd say I was actually half-decent at.

    My PS3 id is in my sig.

    Don't all jump at once!

    I'll add you and I'll invite you if i see you online.....

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