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Had great fun racing tonight even if it wasn't the cleanest race I had, result wasn't bad considering that 1st lap mayhem and contact later on.

Had some great racing against @SharkyOB @Meers & @Valver was in the mix as well, I still definitely still have a lot to learn about proper race craft and I feel I'm getting a bit better with every race. I need to stop making contact with sharky in the races, it's becoming a bad habit of mine. Thanks to everyone here for being great to race against and to learn with in a chill environment.

 

I'm excited for next week GT4s at zandvoort, it will be a home race for me as there's no Irish tracks and I live in the Netherlands now. 

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38 minutes ago, texlex45 said:

Unfortunate one for me tonight. Bumped @Erik at the start and when wanting to give the place back, I thought he had spun towards the back so I gave myself a last to first challenge by accident 😅 recovered well up to P3 but then the internet disconnected, putting me dead last again so I ragequit. Sorry for not saying goodbye to all but just a bit too frustrated at that. Second race in a row now as well where it disconnects from the server even though I have solid ethernet and no other internet issues... 

 

oh well it is what is. Congrats to the podium guys and see ya next week :)

 

You could try to share connection from your cellphone, maybe that would be more stable?

 

Horrible reaction at start by me then overshot T1. T4 we had the tiniest contact to my rear and it was enough to break the grip as I was already oversteering into the corner. Fortunately I didnt spin, instead I had a massive slide and then hit the wall on the inside. Lap 2 I found myself P2 with Santos ahead pulling away. I went full tyre conserving mode just trying to stay with him. He had very good pace in the mid 42s and even if I didnt have damage he may have been able to stay ahead. About 12 laps into the race our gap stabilized around 9-10 seconds. After halfway point he pit and I stayed out to try to make use of clean air and relatively good tyres that I had overpressurized a bit at the start and were now still above 27 PSI despite it getting dark and colder. Somehow it worked and despite the horrible pitstop I won over 15 seconds in the final 18 or so laps to finish first.

 

edit: here is my pretty messy pole lap of 1:40.881: https://streamable.com/wvg8a8

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6 minutes ago, davejm said:

Apologies for our contact @EuroVapeSim2!  I tagged you and sent you sideways, but I managed to nudge the front of your car to send you back the right way and I think it worked :D  Hope it didn't cause too much aero damage!

I completely forgot about that, I wasn't even sure who tagged me when it happened but I just remember ending up straight again and continuing on. I somehow managed to escape any real damage from contacts with other cars, so no worries. Well the crew chief said nothing but I did end up off the track in the esses later on and rolled headon into the wall, this made my lights flash or completely turn off under heavy braking which made the last 20 minutes of racing and seeing apexes tricky.

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I bloody love Kyalami! :wub:

 

I put in a personal best in the practice session, and then beat it again in Qualifying to nab 7th position on the grid - which I was really happy about

 

Got a decent start and capitalised on others having incidents ahead and ended up running 3rd!  I knew it wouldn't/couldn't last, and sure enough the natural order resumed as the faster guys caught me up.  I dropped a few places and settled into running, I think, 5th?   Then a few laps later I made an unforced error, went wide,  and that allowed a mid pack group to catch me up - next thing I know @milko clattered into me and span me out onto the grass, just as I was breaking for the Leeukop hairpin.  

 

Lucky I was on push to talk because I was furious and swearing like a fucking sailor :lol:

 

I mentally regrouped, and managed to bash out some half-decent consistent laps and had a really solid mid part of the race.  I'd fuelled  long, so by the time I pitted I was up (artificially) into 3rd again.  I lost a couple of positions while in the pits, but came out behind Dave in 6th, and managed to hold the gap front and back to finish 5th due to @texlex45 's unfortunate connection woes.

 

Some great mid pack racing.  Overall brilliant result, so I'm having a beer to celebrate my *almost a podium* finish 🍺 

 

Congrats to our winner, and nice to see so many drivers tonight!

 

I'll post the race Highlight vids later...

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Yeah sorry again @Valver I had been looking forward to mixing it with you too as I felt I had the lap time pace to get by. If it’s any consolation, karma sorted me out pretty aggressively.

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2 minutes ago, milko said:

Yeah sorry again @Valver I had been looking forward to mixing it with you too as I felt I had the lap time pace to get by. If it’s any consolation, karma sorted me out pretty aggressively.

 

No worries, don't sweat it, no real harm done.  :hug:

 

 

 

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Just now, Valver said:

 

No worries, don't sweat it, no real harm done.  :hug:


good, then I can say it looked from my angle like you’d practically stopped dead in the corner entrance 🤬

 

:hug:)

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It was not the expected race but I am happy with the result! A 12 to begin with is not so bad seeing the level you have, you are very fast!

 

Regarding the incidents, I want to apologize to @Willmill and @batistutauk for a small touch in the first round without much importance, I will try not to repeat it!

 

The summary of my career is that a car spun when hitting another in the last corner and it was impossible for me to see it and avoid it by breaking the car and having to forcibly enter the pits to repair the car on lap 6, which has weighed down everything my career.

 

 

I have also been very solid and have not made mistakes apart from being very slow compared to you haha


Thanks to all and especially to the google translator!

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Yeah what a track! @texlex45hope you sort out your connection gremlins, it's a horrible feeling when it cuts out :(

 

A bit frustrating to lose the lead as it felt I drove pretty well and probs made the least mistakes ever, but like @Erikpointed out my pace dropped off after the pitstops (that always happens to me in the endurance races) ... It's probably to do with not overinflating the tyres at the start to deal with the drop in temps and not being able to get them back in operating range after the stop so need to sort that. Slightly overfueled as well, so gonna give that fuel overlay app a go! At the end of the day, couldn't have done much better tonight, so 2nd is pretty decent, as I would have expected Tex to finish ahead as well. Really enjoyed getting in the zone there! And no PC crashes so VR seems stable. Congrats Erik for pulling off that splash and dash strategy and recovering well from that incident! 

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@mrben09 you look pretty hard done by from about 2’16 in those highlights, damn.

 

 

5’14 to see me get airborne when I had one of my traction trouble moments and tried straddling a sausage as I got out of it. Stunt driving! Fairly impressed with myself that I actually held on to that one. 

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32 minutes ago, Meers said:

The results after 6 races!

 

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Bed now, story later!

 

My name is still wrong Meers - Alastair if you don't mind 🙂

 

Also, looking at the simgrid results table Daniel Witschi seems to have the fastest lap with a 01:41:925 - so I think the extra points need looking at @davejm?  (does it show fastest laps even if they are invalid?)

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7 minutes ago, Valver said:

 

My name is still wrong Meers - Alastair if you don't mind 🙂

 

Also, looking at the simgrid results table Daniel Witschi seems to have the fastest lap with a 01:41:925 - so I think the extra points need looking at @davejm?  (does it show fastest laps even if they are invalid?)

 

Oops, sorted.  The extra points for pole and fastest lap aren't automatic, I have to manually add them so got the fastest lap one wrong.  Well spotted!

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8 hours ago, milko said:

@mrben09 you look pretty hard done by from about 2’16 in those highlights, damn.

 

It wasn't the best sequence of events I have ever experienced. That said I could not get anywhere near the consistent performance I was getting during the week. But getting round that corner would have maybe gained me 3 more places in the end. 

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8 hours ago, Valver said:

My name is still wrong Meers - Alastair if you don't mind 🙂

 

Sorted your name mate, sorry. In my defence - it was late when I updated the sheet.

 

The pole and fastest laps are added as well now.

 

8 hours ago, milko said:

Also it’s got WillMill’s forum and real names swapped. And my car number is 42 not 4. Apart from all that, nice job @Meers 😉

 

Also sorted. Excel doesn't like sorting 4 colums (3 is the max I think) so that's where it went

 

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Also @daifuco, what is your racing number?

 

And @DjScream3, are you planning to use your full name?

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9 hours ago, EuroVapeSim2 said:

Had some great racing against @SharkyOB @Meers & @Valver

 

Yeah, really enjoyed our battles last night!  Sorry I was having to brake so early though, I honestly couldn't brake any later as I was trail braking right to the apex as it was, but I could see how much everyone was closing on me in the braking zones so hopefully I can sort that out and it's not just the car.

 

10 hours ago, EuroVapeSim2 said:

I need to stop making contact with sharky in the races, it's becoming a bad habit of mine.

 

No worries mate, I was really aware of my braking issues so I knew exactly why it had happened.  After the first lap carnage where I sideswiped you in the confusion I deserved everything I got 😅

 

A scrappy night for me, just couldn't get comfortable with the car as I have done in the past at Kyalami and certain parts of the track (the esses and sausage curve mainly) were a lottery on pretty much every lap.  Not sure why I was feeling so out of sorts, need to practice more I think and defo pay more attention to the conditions we'll be facing in the race.  Still, some great racing last night and the turn out was awesome!  Bring on next week 😍

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9 hours ago, Valver said:

 

No worries, don't sweat it, no real harm done.  :hug:

 

 

 

So I did disappear towards the end of the race. I'm going to test out using my mobile data for a couple practice sessions and see how it does, maybe it's better than my home WiFi, I know my phone is faster.

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8 minutes ago, EuroVapeSim2 said:

So I did disappear towards the end of the race. I'm going to test out using my mobile data for a couple practice sessions and see how it does, maybe it's better than my home WiFi, I know my phone is faster.

 

So I wasn't seeing things after all! You were completely gone from the game, leaderboard included. So assuming you crashed, I started to take it a bit easier which apparently allowed you to overtake me. Hence I quipped "where did you spring from?!"

 

Ishn't dat wierd?!

 

I'm on a wired 500Mbit connection, so I think it wasn't on my end this time. Sorted my wires out recently too.

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Morning guys.  Some info about the SGP community and how things are now set up:-

  • The community is free for anyone to join (any member of SGP, that is)
  • Any member can join and register for 'open' events; which we'll organise from time to time
  • The league race events are now 'closed'
    • You'll be added to these events by an admin (I'll do it when I create the events)
    • Please cancel registration for any event that you can't make (otherwise it will appear as a 'no show' on your driver profile)
    • You can change car if I've got it wrong!
  • I've created a new 'open' event for the next mid-season break (1st July)... 
    • This is a multi-class race @ Suzuka
    • https://beta.simracing.gp/events/ax_j5fi8TAyoCQaSAnLPh
    • You'll need to register for this event manually (as I won't know what class & car you want to use!)
    • It will be a 1.5 hour Endurance with 2x mandatory pit-stops
    • Qualifying will be based on timings set on the practice server in the week leading up to the event
    • I'll be reaching out to invite members of the PowerQ community to this race.  With the SGP community being; barrier to entry is much easier and I won't have to create registration forms etc.
    • It'd be good if you could register now so that numbers for the event look healthy for when sharing off-forum.  You can change the class & car at any time; so don't worry if you're not sure.  Just choose register and choose any car for now.

@Count Buffalos I've added you to the remaining league/series events; but let me know if you can't make any and I'll remove you.  Or the same as anyone else if you can't make any of these events you can just cancel registration yourself.

@jonathanhoey I haven't added you to any of the closed league events; but if you feel like joining us at any time let me know and I'll add you to these events.

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40 minutes ago, Meers said:

I'm on a wired 500Mbit connection

I think it's safe to say it's my internet then, curse you KPN

 

51 minutes ago, SharkyOB said:

After the first lap carnage where I sideswiped you in the confusion

I sort of just ended up on the outside of you because of what happened in front, I got away without damage so no hard feelings.

 

15 minutes ago, davejm said:

Btw, be sure to sign up to the Suzuka race before the server gets full...

 

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:D :D:D

Signed up in a GT3 may change at a later date to a GT4.

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27 minutes ago, SharkyOB said:

Just registered 😀

 

Same here. :D

 

12 minutes ago, EuroVapeSim2 said:

I think it's safe to say it's my internet then, curse you KPN

 

There's your problem then. I'm with Ziggo, so far they've been excellent and I've been with them since they took over Essent's @Home ISP.

 

Here's their offers. I'm on 600Mbit now apparently.

 

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11 hours ago, milko said:

incredible having 18 cars going on, what a race. That's very unlucky @texlex45. I somehow turned in a PB for qualifying for fourth, felt like @SneakyNinja in disguise! 

 

 

Aye, guilty as charged. I was in the 1:44's all week, then pulled a 1:42 out of the bag on the day. Again, no idea how. I did save the replay of my 0.8s improvement so I'll take a look and share it if I find anything useful.

 

Great win @Erik - well done on another stellar performance. I'll happily take 3rd place even if was due to the misfortune of others rather than my pace. (Seems to be my MO - sneak about, avoiding issues and quietly hoover up points.)

 

What a group of people, and what a game!

 

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11 hours ago, Erik said:
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Ha! Love that second shot, with me (black Aston) right in the middle of the frame. It's almost like everyone can sense the BACK OFF! that I'm mentally projecting :) 

 

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