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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:18 
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Two hours' sleep. One of our drivers has gone AWOL. Up to 10th. Time for me to drive again!


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:57 
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Just finished my last stint of the race (a triple! On one set of tyres!) 106 laps in total at 4 mins a lap so about 7 hours of driving - yikes.

Up to 7th in class, P22 overall. :attitude:


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:10 
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Welp, that didn't work out as planned. Server disconnects meant I had to jump back in the car for another hour. Now I'm destroyed. Leaving the other two to finish off.

Down in P11 now though. :(


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 20:01 
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Oh, we finished 10th. Really happy with that. :)


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 22:32 
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Well done! There's a really nice le mans 24 series on Amazon that I binge watched.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 22:43 
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Well done! There's a really nice le mans 24 series on Amazon that I binge watched.

Jack Bauer drives a racing car?

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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 22:54 
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krazywookie wrote:
Well done! There's a really nice le mans 24 series on Amazon that I binge watched.

Jack Bauer drives a racing car?


He rides a bike pretty well.

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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 20:18 
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Week 16 - Toyota/Save Mart 175 @ Sonoma Raceway (55 laps, 110 miles)
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Q: 9
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After missing three weeks due to other commitments I came back to the NASCAR iRacing Series at one of the only two road courses on the calendar. Let's be kind to these cars, they handle like utter barges at the best of times, but put them on a very slippery, dusty desert track and it's quite the challenge. However I did ok in qualifying and put the car in 9th. Got stuck behind two teammates in 6th so decided to pit a couple of laps early for the one and only pit stop and managed to undercut them as I managed to stay out in 4th after they pitted.

Unfortunately a lap later I managed to destroy my engine when accidentally putting it into 1st gear when I meant to change up to 3rd! This meant I had to wait 30 mins for a new powerplant and by this point there were only two laps left. A big shame as I was doing well, but considering last year I was about 5 seconds a lap slower here, I'm definitely making an improvement. Back to Daytona next week and I definitely have unfinished business there after the Daytona 500!


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 17:35 
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Week 21 - Overton's 200 @ Pocono Raceway (80 laps, 200 miles)
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Q: 10
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Missed another four weeks due to other commitments which means trying to win my division has gone out the window now (you are allowed six drop weeks in the 36 week season). Did surprisingly well considering I'm not usually very good at the tricky triangle. Got tangled up in the first incident on lap 1 but didn't suffer any damage luckily. Had some interesting moments when making some passing manoeuvres but was really pleased to squeak into the top 5 at the end.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 15:34 
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Week 23 - Pure Michigan 200 @ Michigan International Speedway (100 laps, 200 miles)
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Missed Watkins Glen but came back for Michigan. My team has basically fallen apart in the last month or so. An hour before the race I was invited to join another team and using an unfamiliar setup managed to bring it home in 8th after incurring some damage scraping the outside wall which dropped me from P5 to P25. I'll take that.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
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Week 27 - Tales of the Turtles 200 @ Chicagoland Speedway (133 laps, 200 miles)
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I put in a surprisingly good qualifying time here as car #29 of 30, outqualifying most of my team. However I made a silly error of not loading my race setup before gridding. After two laps I noticed my water and oil temperature rising to critical levels and had to pit to remove some grille tape. This put me a lap down but I soon got it back when a caution flag came out. Unfortunately in this race anything that could go wrong did. I got turned around by another car which at the same seemed really odd as we weren't really that close, but my team told me that I was blinking on track, which meant my internet connection was having problems. I tried disconnecting and reconnecting but this didn't resolve it, so I had to go for the dreaded router reboot. By the time I rejoined I was 11 laps down, although my connection seemed solid again.

From that point onwards it was just a case of trying to get as many laps back as I could. By the end I was only 4 laps down, but it was a struggle. Shame as I had a top ten car, but after all the issues I'd take P18.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 21:53 
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In turning left AND right news I'm now focused on racing two series this season (Blancpain Sprint Series and IMSA Sportscar Championship), both in the same car, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3. So far this is paying dividends as I've racked up three top 5 finishes in as many races (P5 at Sonoma, P4 at Circuit of the Americas and P4 at Laguna Seca).

The funniest thing that happened this week was this. I'm the green car in front:


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 15:28 
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That was some pretty late braking. Still he recovered well.....

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Week 29 - The Apache Warrior 200 presented by Lucas Oil @ Dover International Speedway (200 miles, 200 laps)
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Q: 6
R: 14

Managed another good qualifying session here and put the car 6th on the grid. Racing at Dover is pretty frightening as the track is reasonably short but the speeds are very high due to the banking. One mistake and you're usually in the wall with a lengthy repair. I managed to run inside the top ten for 160 of the 200 laps when car #14 pinched me off at the entry to the corner as I took the low line. I managed to save the car but on corner exit I made a mistake by pushing up back into him, which sent me into a spin and I collided with the wall. Luckily I escaped major damage and was back out again in under ten minutes. I managed to recover to P14 which still gave me an iRating gain as I was ranked car #25 of 29.

I'm now up to 2200 oval iRating which is a career high. My goal for finishing the year was 2500 which may be a stretch now, but I'm still really happy with my progress in 2017, especially with the upheaval of changing teams and the fact I haven't been able to race much at all over the summer.

I'm on holiday next week but the week after is Talladega!


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 0:42 
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We lost in the World Cup final to Finland - third year running. :(


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 0:03 
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Now my endurance team has just disbanded. :(


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:09 
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Oh, how come?

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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:22 
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Oh, how come?

Team owner doesn't have time to run it as he's just started a new job.

Something will probably rise from the ashes, not sure what yet though.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:33 
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Can you run it?

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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:16 
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Can you run it?

I've just started a new job too! Plus I'm just a lowly driver. He was the heroic one who stayed up the full 24 hours as engineer and strategist. I couldn't and wouldn't want to do that.

I have my own mini-team which runs occasionally in the Blancpain Endurance Series. Those races are 2-4 hours which is much more manageable.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:25 
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I've just started a new job too! Plus I'm just a lowly driver. He was the heroic one who stayed up the full 24 hours as engineer and strategist.


Holy Shit. I am having so much trouble getting my head round that.

I am jealous in a way of being able to get that passionate about something but then also glad I don't get quite that obsessive.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 13:16 
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He only had time to do a few races a year so he made sure he made them count. Since I joined last June we've raced 24 Heures Du Man (twice), 12 Hrs of Sebring, 24 Hrs of Daytona, Petit Le Mans and 6 Hrs at the Glen.


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apparently gT sport is like racing http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... n-progress

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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
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Looks good. I can't play this with a pad though and my wheel isn't PS4 compatible.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:24 
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Came so close to my first road win a couple of days ago. Here's the last few laps where I try in vain to get around the leader. I'm the green Merc and he's the BMW with the white wheels:


Here's an incident I had on lap 3 of the same race where I get squeezed off the track. Perhaps I would have won if this hadn't happened as it cost me quite a bit of time as I ended up going for an early pitstop to get out of slow traffic:


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:34 
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Would your opponent get a reasonable penalty for that incident?

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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
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Would your opponent get a reasonable penalty for that incident?

Only if I protested, which I didn't. It wasn't egregious enough for me to bother, would probably be deemed a racing incident anyway. They don't penalise for poor driving, just malicious.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 13:37 
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Two F1 drivers racing...MX-5s.
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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 20:12 
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I did pretend racing cars at Rockingham.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 20:36 
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Trying to work out which sim that is, considering iRacing doesn't have the UK Rockingham.


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