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Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 @ Kyalami 75' - Thu 6th Sept 2012

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Knut Omdal Tveito, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
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    Server name: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM GTL
    Class: Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 ( Download )
    Track: Kyalami 75' ( Download )

    Practice start time: GMT 19.00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 19.20 (single lap)
    Race start time: GMT 19.30 ( 15 laps)
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    Practice start time: GMT 20.00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 20.20 (single lap)
    Race start time: GMT 20.30 ( 15 laps)

    Note 1: Only default skins from the mod.
    Note 2: Since the Simbin lobby is down we are still using the Altbierbude lobby. See here for information on how to switch lobby

    Server password: click here
    Racing rules: click here

    Entry List:
    1. Knut Omdal Tveito
    2. Ross McGregor
    3. Rupe Wilson
    4. Simon Bacon
    5. Rokas Charlapavicius
    6. Hans Sneep
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    Rules:
    This is being held in our Club, using Club Rules, and should be driven in that spirit.
     
  2. Ross McGregor

    Ross McGregor
    Premium Member

    Looks interesting... i'm in!
     
  3. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Keep Yoga real Premium Member

    yes please :)

    Holly mother of god these things scream like a banshee in labour... 10000 revs and 6 gears.... I've just had to fit a 5 point harness and roll cage to my rig, might even get the skid lid out for a bit more realism...
     
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  4. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
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    Yeah it's quite wild in terms of speed and sound, but handles well imo. Here's a little clip of a real 33/3 (not a longtail though).
     
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  5. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
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    Sounds rather nice. I love the bug on the camers lens, is that modelled in game? :p
     
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  6. Simon Bacon

    Simon Bacon
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    Sign me in please
     
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  7. Oh.. I fell in love with Kyalami in my GPL days, hopefully I will make friends with Alfa too.
    Sign me up please.
     
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  8. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
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    Signing up
    Nice video,
    during a holiday I drove over the track with a caravan behind me (still in one piece ha ha ) just after the 24U so al the signs where still in place was great !!
     
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  9. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    Server up
     
  10. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    I'm kind of 50/50 about whether I'm going to be able to make it, that's the only reason I've not signed up yet.

    If I can make it, I will. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Roland

    Roland
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    Well, a few quick laps definitely makes me WANT to be there, like Stu I'm just not sure yet..
     
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  12. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Yeah, looks unlikely I'm going to be there tonight :(

    Sorry gents, but have fun anyway
     
  13. Roland

    Roland
    Premium Member

    In!:)
     
  14. Ross McGregor

    Ross McGregor
    Premium Member

    Extremely sorry guys, i have to do some work-related stuff tonight but haven't had a net connection until now. I'll see if i can hop on for race 2.
     
  15. Roland

    Roland
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  16. First of all I want to apologize to Roland Warmenhoven for ramming him off in the second race :( It was circumstances playing their part but I know that's unacceptable.

    Ok...Now about the races...

    Race 1: Started from pole after Knut decided to use his "evil" tactics :cautious: (and they paid off eventually) and start from the back, so I was on pole. Unfortunately my race pace was no where near the race winning material. I was on the egde of my sofa defending like mad from Knut and everything was going...well not according to plan, but.... then I went slighly too deep into one of the corners and counter steered into the solo crash of the evening :D. I lost 40+ seconds there and that was it - a lonely 4th place.

    Race 2: Less than .2 of a second down in qualifying, but it wasn't enough for second even, I was third. The start was reasonable, but I once again became a "Trulli roadblock". But compared to the first race I wasn't able to keep my rhythm at all. Once again I was side by side with people in a front-straight. And then in "The Kink" I used too much curb and got slightly loose. A slight correction and I though I saved it, well I did, but then I saw Roland flipping in the mirrors - a reason for my catch. Then just couldn't concentrate and dropped from 1st to 3rd and I thought "well, that's it" but then a guy in front of me spun (at the infamous "Kink" no wait.... before it) and I got up to second where I stayed to the finish.

    All in all a poor evening and I'm really :mad: for the crash, but it's up from here. (Maybe I just need some vitamins).

    Rokas
     
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  17. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
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    A great night of fun, these cars are just AWSOME . made even better with the fact my connection held up.. i got my old faithful out the box linksy wag160n it way better than my parents coal powered modem.. joys of moving back home :)

    now for the racing,,,
    was a bit off the pace when we first started practice, i was using a setup for another track and it was not good... i managed a full back flip on the main straight twice.. strange but true..it was set way to soft.. So with help from the Knut :notworthy: i was soon upto speed
    and got a great feel for the car... and by the time qually had finished i was up the front ..(benefits of t/speak ) you should all come on even if you just say hello , i learn so much from Knut's pointers...
    We set of in race 1 and Wow we were so close to start with but i soon had dropped a wheel in the grass and lost 3 second and it took me the next 8 laps to catch back up. the fact i was catching was a surprise to me :alien: .. but i made it in the end .And as soon as i got there Rokas had his little mistake and i shot by i was really hoping for a 3 way battle till the end (together we might of slowed Knut down a bit). i could also see Roland in the background slowly catching . Then there was 2 and struggled to keep pace with Knut on his own.. he just pulled away:cry: made me feel human again.. 2nd place was way more than id imagined.
    But it was great fun and the car was just so good
    ( i want more of these races )
    Race 2
    Qually was real close with Knut starting from the rear. So as the race started we were of and running lap after lap real close .
    first to drop was Roland :( then i got up the inside of Rokas into a corner and was driving for all i was worth.. only to see Knut drive of into the distance so i was determined to keep my self on the track... but as a came round the last corner Knut had already warned me to keep it tight as he'd spun.. i almost lost it in shock. This was my chance so i got my head down and drove as fast as i dare for a couple of laps and then tried to keep the gap constant... the laps rolled by with a few scary moments and i was soon on the last lap heading for a win
    Believe me nobody was more surprised than me..
    Great fun again ...
    Thanks to Knut for a great event and all who raced .... see you all on track soon...:D
     
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  18. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
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    Wow wat a great Car an Sound, something new for most of us but worth for more!:) there are some great cars in this series, World Sportscars of the 70 ties,LolaT70 - Matra M650 - Healey XR37- Porsche 908 - Chevron B16 an more!!!

    Looking forward to it,Great find Knut !!

    Only 6 of us but YOU have Missed something,better be there the next time:cool:
     
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  19. Roland

    Roland
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    @Rokas Charlapavicius, don't worry about it, it was obvious that it was completely unintentional, and these things just happen. Only thing, according to RD Basic racing rules, one should pull over and wait up after an incident like this... ;)

    It was a great night of fun, I enjoyed a really REALLY fast car a lot more than I thought I would, especially around here as Kyalami suited these cars really good! Excellent combo, Knut!:thumbsup:
    And though my pace wasn't quite up there with the front guys during P1 and Q1 despite some really useful advice from Knut, and I was quite a bit too careful getting off the line in R1, I still managed to (barely) keep the top 3 guys in sight for the first half of the race, as they seemed to have a really close fight all along.. Imagine that in THESE cars!
    Then after Rokas had an unfortunate crash, (but a SPECTACULAR sight though:D ) I inherited 3rd place and was slowly gaining on Rupe and Knut as they seemed to keep eachother busy all the time. Never came close, but I absolutely had a blast.

    Q2 went better, and as I decided to go all-out and even lose all of the unneeded fuel, I even got myself on the front row, yes even on POLE!!! (as Knut decided to not go out again:))
    Start was better, but not as good as Rokas' , and as he took the lead I followed him around. He seemed to struggle to get his tyres working, and I could easily keep up and even tried an overtake as I had Knut and Rupe hounding my tail. The overtake failed :laugh: and I spent the rest of the race trying to get the leading trio back into sight (failed as well:roflmao: !) with Hans behind me closing in slowly...

    Both races were over before I knew:cry: , partly because this car is SO fast and partly because this car is SO much fun.
    Pity that the numbers were low, but I'm confident Knut will grant all you guys a second chance on racing this beast some other time!

    Thanks! to Knut for this one, Grats to Knut and Rupe for the wins, and thanks to all others for racing. CYA soon.
     
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