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Formula Ford @ Brands Hatch 07 - Tuesday April 17th 2012

Discussion in 'RACE 07 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Yves Larose, Apr 11, 2012.

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  1. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose

    Car: Formula Ford
    Track: Brands Hatch 07
    Weather: Dry
    Games: Race 07

    19:00 GMT: Practice
    19:30 GMT: Qualification
    19:50 GMT: Warmup
    20:00 GMT: Race (2x14 laps)

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    We encourage all our drivers to use Teamspeak 3 (download). Talking directly to your fellow drivers increases the fun and the ability to share information in an easy way. It will improve your driving skills dramatically.

    When you have signed up we expect you to be there, if for any reason you can not make it you can sign out 1 hour prior till the practice starts, otherwise you will be reported as a no-show.
    You can not sign up as a maybe, you are there or you are not, we will not reserve grid places for people that might be there, we rather give them to people that will there.

    At the moment qualification starts and not all places are taken reserves can go into the server.

    To sign-up for this event simply leave a post in the thread below.
    1. Mikhail Naebalov
    2. Alberto Casado
    3. Reggie Blain Snr
    4. Erik Bennett
    5. Steve O'Malley
    6. Arunas Linkevicius
    7. Gavin John
    8. Reggie Blain
    9. Marian Zelenka
    10. Marius Neverauskas
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  2. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose

    The use of the green part at exit of T1 is allowed and may run 4 wheels on it if you want.
  3. sign me in, please
  4. In, though the fast blind kink is already giving me pain.
  5. Yes, sign me up. Thank you.
  6. Sign me up please.
  7. Erik Bennett

    Erik Bennett

    Sign me up please.
  8. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose

    Server is up!
  9. Sign me up please
  10. Arunas

    "Polite - punk" - Peter Ell

    I'm in
  11. Happy days I can make this one ... sign me up pls !!
  12. Reggie Blain

    Reggie Blain

    sign me up plz
  13. Marian Zelenka

    Marian Zelenka
    The downforce is strong with this one. Premium

    Sign me up please.
  14. Sign me out, please.
  15. sign me up please:)
  16. Sign me out, can't make it tonight.
  17. i am sign out sorry i am going to uefa
  18. Reggie Blain

    Reggie Blain

    6 mins until quali any 1 else wants 2 join:)
  19. Only 8 of us but good fun anyway. Thanks chaps and thanks RD
  20. Although the race was quite lonely today I am quite happy, my first podium in RD!

    I made a terrible qualy (I was actually talking to the gf all the time), 3 seconds under my best time, so I started 7th (or 8th, no completely sure).

    On R1, I was touched or touched somebody at the first turn (no complaint from my side), and got to be last, as usual. However, this time I had made all my practice with one thing in mind: "leave at least a tyre of margin at every corner". So, I knew almost everybody could make a lap faster than I, but I was confident that I would make many less mistakes lap after lap. QED, Bennet, then Blain Sr, Gavin and O'Malley kindly let me pass after some mishap or another. Around half race, I stabilized 4th, with around 15 seconds to 3rd and 15 seconds to 5th. I just kept going at it and maintained the place until the end. When I checked my times, I had made 10 out of 14 laps in the same second, and not 13 out of 14 because I cruised the last three. Very happy with myself.

    R2, started mid pack, The top 3 of R1 stated on my back, but I knew my race was not against them. I preferred to be cautious, after T1 only Zelenka behind me and as he was getting to my side I let him pass clean. My plans were to keep the same level of consistency until the people in front would start falling. It worked, but for O'Malley, that held a couple seconds in front lap after lap.. until wops, mistake in T1 and I took his place. I was again in no man's land, about 20 seconds from next car either direction. Then I had my only mistake of the night, spun on the fast blind kink, but fortunately I could stay on track and kept going. That put Gavin within 12 seconds of me and around 6 laps to go. I reasoned that I could lose a good second per lap with him and still be in front, so I did not push extra. The difference went down to 10 seconds, next lap 9, then 8.2, then 7.8 and 3 laps to go. Meanwhile, Naebalov had crashed and I was 3rd! I don't know if Gavin made a little mistake or gave up on the chase, because the difference slowly started to grow again, and by then it was last lap, just had to cruise to the finish line and take my first podium.

    Only thing I miss is that I did not have any chance of overtaking or wheel-to-wheel battling with anybody of my level (O'Malley or Gavin had a very similar pace and would have been awesome).
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