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Classic Formula 2 @ Searspoint - Sunday July 8th 2012

Discussion in 'rFactor 2 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Marco Bijl, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)


    Event Details
    Car: Classic Formula Series
    Track: Searspoint
    Club Racing MOD: Downloadable via server
    Weather: Dry

    Time Schedule
    19:00 GMT Practice
    19:30 GMT Qualification
    19:40 GMT Warm-up
    19:45 GMT Race (18 Laps)

    Server password: click here
    Racing rules: click here

    MOD Installation.
    To join this event, you need to download the custom mod above. Both track (install first) and mod (install second) must be installed to join the server.

    • Chatting of any kind during Qualifying and the Race is strictly prohibited in the chat. There is no need to say sorry/thanks/pitting/leaving pits/etc. Anything that needs to be said can wait until after the session.
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  2. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    Server is up! :) Race will be 18 laps.
  3. Can't get the mod installed. I still don't get this RF2 installation stuff.
  4. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    Do you have Searspoint 1.35 installed?
    What did the info screen said? Where did it had the X mark?
  5. Super Koala

    Super Koala
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    Count me in Marco, If I have to race on my own then so be it. At least I'll win. No I probably won't, I'll be last again
  6. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    Will put you on, and try to join you. Can't promiss yet, but will do my best to be there!
  7. The red X is HistoricOpenWheels 1.1

    Green check mark for SearspointRW 1.35.
  8. Super Koala

    Super Koala
    @ Simberia @Simberia

  9. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    @Scott Beck
    Do you have 1960's World class racing mod in version 1.0, or 1.1?
  10. Super Koala

    Super Koala
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I don't know you Scott but please don't think I'm being patronising

    Go to manage Mods in the Rf2 launcher

    1960 world racing should be at or near the top of the list. It should be version 1.1

    If it is, right click it and select install. You should be then good to go.

    If it is 1.0 you need to download version 1.1 from the ISI downloads page

    Searspoint 1.35 is found here at the rf2 Mods, tracks thread.

    You need to install this in the rf2 packages file then go to manage mods in the rf2 installer

    Click on options and you should see searspoint in the list. Right click this and select install, you should be good to go

    Come on man we need people to race :)
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  11. I'm not thinking that at all. I welcome your help and anyone else's.

    I'll go check what I have and report back. Thanks.
  12. My 60's mod was 1.0. Updated to 1.1 and it works online now. Thanks for the help!
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  13. Super Koala

    Super Koala
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    That was a fun race. Both Myself and Marco learned a lot. Next time take the train.

    No that is my poor attempt at a joke. Lots of pit stops for me, that's okay, I needed to change my CD and refresh my glass.

    First thing I learned, don't floor the throttle until the lights go out

    Second thing (I expect everyone knows this) the Spark F2 pulls a bit to the right with the accellerator. Torque I suppose

    You can get back to the pits on three wheels.

    Looking at Marco's example, steady consistent driving and lap times with these cars. Mind you that probably goes for all cars.

    I couldn't get close enough to put Marco under pressure without overcooking it myself

    There were times when I just could not stop laughing and we had to restart a couple of times

    And that is what it's all about

    Pit stops were long, over 200 secs for me a couple of times but it seemed to be that even for a light bump and mis alignment. Towards the end of the race I didn't bother and limped home. I think this could be realistic. A pit crew of one man with a spanner and they didn't have CD's then. Those 33.3 rpm LPs took ages to load into the player
    Pit stops and damage, well I think those cars were a bit fragile

    I just wish more people would join in the thrills and spills these cars provide
  14. Sorry I missed this event, Peter and Marco. I really enjoyed your last post there, Peter. :D My Sundays usually include prior commitments, and today was no exception and included a few additional distractions in case I was tempted. Knowing how much trouble I usually have at Sears in the F3s, my story for this event would have been much shorter than Peter's. Glad to see Scott got his installation in order.
  15. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    Well, what can I say about it ;) Think Peter just said about all :)

    Was very busy during the day again with all sorts of stuff, so did not have a good chance to practice. Not much experience in the F2's either, and that combined with Searspoint, is a recipe for dissaster.

    Qualy I did not get 1 complete hotlap in. Perhaps that was because I was trying to hard. Last attempt I lost it at the second to last corner, while I was really quick. Anyway, no time for me.

    Start of the first race was hillarious. I had a good start, went around the outside of Peter, and found out that the F2's with cold tires really can NOT turn around :) Braking in the corner is a bad thing to do as well with these cars right after start. So, I could not slow down enough, and went straight in the wall. Peter was laughing to hard, so he followed me right in the wall :) Restarted the race.

    Second try. Not much better. Kept it on track a bit longer, but ended crying in the corner again. Both me and Peter got out of the race with a suspension problem, so the race weekend restarted, which means no more grip on track! Damn....

    Third try. At the last second before the race started, I decided to run for the bathroom to take a piss. When I got back, I had to jump in my seat as the light almost hit green. Was a second late orso. Started slowly because there was no rubber on track, and started my 18 lap run.
    Somewhere in lap 9, I went wide, and just tapped the wall with my right side of the car. Immidiately the steering was way off (I drove around 160 kph when tapping the wall), so went into the pit. Had to wait around 180 seconds for the damage to be fixed, and when I drove out of the pits, I was JUST ahead of Peter.
    Managed to take it home without any big issues after that.

    Things I learned today ;):
    - Dont drive classic formula cars on Searspoint for 18 laps :p
    - Be gentle with the F2's. They are a lot more unstable then the F3's.
    - A "virgin" track to race on, while practicing on rubbered track, is a bad idea :)

    All in all, it was a challenge, but fun! Enjoyed it. Thanks Peter!
  16. Sorry guys , i got thrown out of the game for some reason and then had connection issues so i gave up.
  17. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    Hmm I had the same in pre-practice. Had to do a full reset of the PC. Strange, will look into that.