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EU Friendly Development Series (MX5 Cup) @ Nürburgring Sprint - Sunday 10th July 2016

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa Racing Club & Leagues' started by Tobias Röhner, Apr 18, 2016.

Added to Calendar: 10-07-16
  1. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Staff Premium Member

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    The Friendly Development Series focuses on the learning experience. Hone your skills with other drivers, whether you're a novice, intermediate or advanced sim racer.

    What is the Friendly Development Series? To learn a bit more, click HERE.

    All premium members can sign up for this event and we have unlimited slots available so make sure to bring a friend. Sign up below and make sure to tag fellow community members who you think are up for a challenge!

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    RaceDepartment #2 - The Friendly Development Series
    Cars: Mazda MX5 Cup
    Track: Nürburgring Sprint

    Practice: 17:15GMT (60min)
    Qualifying: 18:15GMT(15min)
    Race: 18:30GMT (15 Laps)

    Race Director / Coach
    Tobias Röhner


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    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
  2. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Staff Premium Member

    Hey guys. Another Round of FD Series coming up, especially focussing on the MX5 Cup, which will be featured in the first Season of RD MX5 Cup (duh :D)

    Anything you guys would like to practice in particular? i.e. setup, cornering, overtaking?
     
  3. Queequeg

    Queequeg
    Premium Member

    Count me in! A few setup tips and everyone's approach on cornering in general would be cool. I feel like cornering in this car is a lot more about momentum than about traction and therefore requires a different approach.
     
  4. Yes please ... I'm struggling with this car a touch, especially on high speed corner exits. Not been able to complete a single lap of Nordeschleife yet [not without stability control enabled] :(

    Even if I don't make the cut for the Season, this will be good practice/fun :D
     
  5. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Staff Premium Member

    There's some corners like that on Nurburgring sprint, so should be good. We can focus on those :)
     
  6. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper
    Premium Member

    I should be able to make this, sign me up please.

    Need some practise in the car and the Monday events are usually a problem for me.
     
  7. Norman Bruce

    Norman Bruce
    Premium Member

    Sign me up please, I need to know the secrets of the MX 5, I seem to be much slower in the corners than others.
     
  8. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Staff Premium Member

    Okay. So I think one major focus will be on cornering. This car is a bit like a go kart, as in you don't ever want to make your tires spin or go sideways. It always needs to be driven within the limits of grip or too much momentum is lost.
     
  9. Bazooka_Joe

    Bazooka_Joe
    Best of the worst, sometimes worst of the worst. Premium Member

    Sign me up please. I'm terrible with any car with manual gearbox (G27 here) especially during braking, destroying gearbox after some few laps as a result, so sounds like a thing for me! Currently avoiding any cars requiring manual clutch and corresponding shifter action and definitely have to fix that. Braking would be probably my main focus (hello T1 on Nurburgring), but cornering after the braking would be handy too, so no need to change the main learning topic.
     
  10. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Staff Premium Member

    Ah, heel and toe shifting :D I'm no expert on this, but I'll try to throw something your way.
     
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  11. Also use the G27 pedals/shifter combo. It took a week or two of practice to get 'Heel and Toe', but use it all the time now. Moving the throttle pedal closer to the brake helped for my size 8's. Meant I could brake with most of the ball of my foot, and blip the throttle with the outer edge of my foot. Having a Load Cell brake upgrade also helped a lot.

    Getting happier with the MX5, though Nordeschleife is still my nemesis :(
     
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  12. Bazooka_Joe

    Bazooka_Joe
    Best of the worst, sometimes worst of the worst. Premium Member

    I've made several attempts to learn it but never could get it right. Eventually I got fed up with my inability to do it properly and temporarily abandoned all manual cars in racing altogether. I'm still taking them for a spin (literally!) once in a while, but only for a casual drive. I know that all it needs is a bit of practice, so I'll have no chance of avoiding learning on Sunday :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2016
  13. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper
    Premium Member

    Yes me too, I don't have a manual shift but have tried heel and toe in the safety of a pretend sim environment..

    I'm not too bad but I can't put enough pressure on the brake to slow down or I put enough pressure on the brake but can't get to the throttle. So you end up thinking so much about what your feet are doing you kind of lose concentration on what the rest of you is doing! :laugh:

    It's one of those things that I can't quite master yet, not too worried about it at the moment though, the MX5 Cup car is good fun.
     
  14. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Staff Premium Member

    Boys, I have some bad news. I will be delayed on Sunday which means I won't be home until much later... I might be home in time, but don't want to keep you guys on the edge of the seat...
    So how about we delay this to the 8th of July?
     
  15. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper
    Premium Member

    Hi @Tobias Röhner

    I'm away that weekend (British GP) but no problem, I've been lapping by myself and doing quick races as well with the AI to get used to these cars and being in traffic.

    We can easily do this another time :thumbsup:
     
  16. If a delay is needed, that's OK with me :thumbsup:

    However, can only make Sundays.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2016
  17. Bazooka_Joe

    Bazooka_Joe
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    @Tobias Röhner I'm not desperate for it to happen this week precisely (especially since I've spent 0 minutes practicing track/car combo), however I can do weekends only, so Friday is not good. But can wait for the next session happily.
     
  18. Queequeg

    Queequeg
    Premium Member

    Fine with me. Just keep us updated on the final date.
     
  19. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Staff Premium Member

    Cheers guys. I'll let you all know ASAP. Problem is, I'll be out again the coming weekend. We'll figure something out :)
     
  20. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Staff Premium Member

    10th sound good? Sunday in 2 weeks. Sorry for the English guys that get left behind because of the F1 GP, but that's the only feasible day for me before the league starts.