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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 21:11 
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Oh, the track was Donnington. I think the SIM was FP2 or something? Dunno.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 21:14 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 22:24 
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Ah, probably RFactor2.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:17 
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Sadly this is what happens when someone with 700 iRating drives a faster car class than the guy in front with 1700 iRating. Drives right up the back of me along the straight and then doesn't allow for my earlier braking zone, nudging me off into the barrier and destroying my car.



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:23 
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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:34 
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Why didn't he overtake?

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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
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Why didn't he overtake?

Another GTE on the inside who he was battling with.

If I had been him I'd have just given up the place and tucked in behind, I was going to run wide to allow them through anyway.

I protested it but I suspect because he's got such a poor iRating it'll be deemed as incompetent rather than malicious.

It sadly ended a streak of 12 races where I gained iR.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:02 
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*Gives driver the Pundylicious Driving Award* Proud of ya!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:02 
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I got punted all over the place in a quick race before work on GT Sport this morning losing safety rating all the while. It was my own fault, I did a race before doing enough practice laps to get a decent qualifying time so ended up in a roomful of idiots. Still made me grumpy as fuck, though.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:36 
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I got punted all over the place in a quick race before work on GT Sport this morning losing safety rating all the while. It was my own fault, I did a race before doing enough practice laps to get a decent qualifying time so ended up in a roomful of idiots. Still made me grumpy as fuck, though.

Yeah I probably don't do enough practice unless it's a track I haven't raced before. I only really drive the Merc now in the road discipline so I pretty much know how it's going to handle.

Blancpain Sprint Series is at Homestead Miami road course this week so I definitely had to practice that as it's very rare they use rovals.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 13:40 
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Here's a good example of a tough but respectful fight between two decent drivers (sub please check). I succumb eventually, but I use all the defensive driving techniques I can muster. Of course if you watch it until the end you can see why I'm not that upset over losing the position. Also a great example of a driver behind being able to gain ground on two drivers who are losing time fighting each other:


Here's me in the same race overdriving after my pit stop trying to catch the front two:


And here's me making a mistake with three laps to go. The driver in front's tyres are shot and I didn't realise how early he was braking for the corners and I rear-end him. Thankfully it doesn't spin him out and he recovers without losing too much time. If I'd have spun him out I would have waited for him and given the place back. Half a lap later he spins himself anyway because he has no grip - guess I'm just kinder on my tyres than some drivers! That gave me 2nd place for my joint-best road finish and best ever championship points haul. A win still eludes me!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 22:35 
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Wow, a very bad-tempered NiS at Texas tonight. One driver decided to drive through three cars causing wrecks, including me. :(


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:55 
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Week 34 - The AAA 250 @ Texas Motor Speedway (250 miles, 167 laps)
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Q: 12
R: 23

Due to stupid work I missed the last four race meetings, so it was good to get back into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Toyota Camry last night. What was shaping up to be a compelling race was marred by some boneheaded driving by one driver in particular, who caused three wrecks by just driving through people. I had some handling issues in the first stint which dropped me back to the back of the field after a fairly decent qualifying (I was car #17 of 29), but my race engineer tweaked my rear suspension and it was much better after that. Coupling that with me being especially good on my tyres, I managed to get back up to P9 when this happened:



This basically destroyed my engine and I needed a 37 min repair, effectively ending my race as there wasn't enough time left. This was bad enough, but the same driver proceeded to do the same thing twice to someone else:




From the in-game chat I think there will be a number of protests against him. It was a shame for me personally, as I felt I could've got a top 10.

I am currently toying with the idea of running the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series which starts next Tuesday night at 1am. My iRating isn't high enough to get into the top splits so I don't really stand a chance of getting into the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, but it could be fun anyway.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 13:13 
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There's no way those could be accidental. I did think that yours could be but after watching the other videos, yeah.. He knew what he was doing. How annoying.

The curse of playing online with other people.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 13:17 
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The curse of playing online with other people.

You say that, but 99% of the racers I compete with are fine. It's so much more enjoyable than trundling around with 40 AI drivers. This is the exception rather than the rule.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 13:26 
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My team are livid. They say next time they see him he's going to eat wall. :DD


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 13:48 
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The curse of playing online with other people.

You say that, but 99% of the racers I compete with are fine. It's so much more enjoyable than trundling around with 40 AI drivers. This is the exception rather than the rule.

Especially at an organised online event, that's very rare.

Are they sure it was him behind the keyboard?

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Grim... wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
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The curse of playing online with other people.

You say that, but 99% of the racers I compete with are fine. It's so much more enjoyable than trundling around with 40 AI drivers. This is the exception rather than the rule.

Especially at an organised online event, that's very rare.

Are they sure it was him behind the keyboard?

Probably yes. Despite these moves he was still pretty fast and finished 8th. If it was his kid or something I would have expected much more destruction derby. These moves were subtle and deliberate.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 13:58 
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My experience of NASCAR is limited to Talladega Nights, Cars and Days of Thunder - but isn't contact allowed?

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My experience of NASCAR is limited to Talladega Nights, Cars and Days of Thunder - but isn't contact allowed?

Oh yeah, rubbing is racing! But that tends to be either short tracks (bump and run to move a slower car off the racing line if they have been blocking you for a while) or bump-drafting on superspeedways (Daytona and Dega) to push the car in front to make you both go faster.

It doesn't mean dump your competitor into the wall and end their race.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 14:14 
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Would you be allowed to, though?

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Would you be allowed to, though?

Allowed to do what, the former or the latter?


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Would you be allowed to, though?

Allowed to do what, the former or the latter?


The latter. Outright smash them out of the race

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 14:16 
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Coming from outside the racing line and bumping the rear quarter of a faster driver who is on the racing line is *not* rubbing :)


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
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Would you be allowed to, though?

Allowed to do what, the former or the latter?


The latter. Outright smash them out of the race

Well no. He should get penalised. I'll see what the outcome is of my protest. The fact he did it three times does not bode well for him.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:12 
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Some quality work there, like the way it escalated, from the 'may be accidental' to the blatant 'fuck yo car!'.

912 Pundy-nanas.

Bet he was good at Destruction Derby 2 on the PSX.


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Just over an hour before Round 1 of the excellently named NiPS Series. I'm flagging already. My spotter is going to fall asleep as it starts at 3am his time.


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Finished P8 as car #29 out of 40 racers in split #6 of 7. Had the pace for top 5 but got involved in a wreck with 10 to go and had to pit for damage. Two teammates wrecked out but the other got 2nd!

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121st/283 in the overall standings after Round 1 - top 10 get a pro licence and entry to the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series (NPAS). I was one of only two British drivers who entered last night!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 14:34 
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Good work. I don't know how you keep in on the road for these long races. Anything more than ten or fifteen laps and I find that I'll usually have a lapse in concentration at the wrong time and bin it.


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