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Group B RWD @ Gravel - 18th - 22nd April 2016

Discussion in 'DiRT Rally Club & Leagues' started by Roy Magnes, Apr 17, 2016.

Added to Calendar: 18-04-16, 19-04-16, 20-04-16, 21-04-16, 22-04-16
  1. Roy Magnes

    Roy Magnes
    Gentleman Driver Staff


    Early Group B cars, loose surface - could it be more fun?

    This is a rally for all members of RaceDepartment, premium or not. So just sign up, tag your friends or enemies, not to mention the fremenies to see who can drive the fastest, and not run off at the same time.

    League Name (must be a member to be able to participate):
    Cars: Group B RWD

    SS01: Wales - Bidno Moorland Reverse - Midday - Cloudy
    SS02: Finland - Jyrkysjärvi - Midday - Clear
    SS03: Greece - Ampelonas Ormi - Midday - Clear
    SS04: Greece - Koryfy Dafni - Midday - Clear
    SS05: Finland - Oksala - Midday - Clear

    SS06: Wales - Sweet Lamb - Midday - Cloudy

    Session Open: From 00:01 GMT 18th of April to 23:59 GMT 22nd of April
    Re-Runs: No!
    Event Restart: No!
    Owned Vehicles: No!
    Career Engineers: Yuuup!
    Service: Before SS: 01, 03 and 05
    Car Setups: Before SS: 01, 03 and 05
    Checkpoints: At SS: 01, 03 and 05
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  2. Roy Magnes

    Roy Magnes
    Gentleman Driver Staff

    We will give results another go and try to post them in this post.
  3. Troopa


    Goooo :)
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  4. Kevin Hopkins

    Kevin Hopkins

    i'll be there sideways with a grin on;)
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  5. Oooh gonna try giving it a go
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  6. That was fun! I just love that lancer 037. I'm currently in 2nd.
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  7. done first four yesterday night and those hairpins still kill me. i was an ace on the handbrake in rbr but i either utterly unlearned the trick or it works rather differently in rd. someone give me a hint plz:
    a) when do i press the button (entry / halfway to apex / apex / past apex / exit)?
    b) how long do i press it (just shortly / longer time / couple of times)?
    c) what about throttle at the same time (none / some / full)?
    d) what about steering (pointing towards apex / more pronounced towards apex/ only light steering input)?

    what happens with me is i either spin the rear so much i end up with the front stuck on the apex or i slide to the outside of the corner with not much drift happening. i can pull it off sometime in some classes, but rwd seems to be especially difficult.
  8. Kevin Hopkins

    Kevin Hopkins

    that's exactly what happens to me as well....but with lots of cursing....please what is the trick.?
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  9. Just don't ask me, I use the rear brakes to set me up for the hairpin (I started out in FWD in RL so....) :)

    But generally, get the car slowed, go towards the apex and quickly jank the handbrake. I can't do it but that is how I've seen others do it with success. The biggest part is making sure to get the car slowed down, when I try to use the handbrake I always arrive to fast and fly off backwards straight ahead :whistling:
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  10. To be able to see the result when you want after finish the rally, you create 2 events.. the first is the one we should race, the second one is just to make possible to see the results of the previous one! You can make it with just one stage... then when you see the results and you can delete it! :)
  11. finished the last two stages, botched both of them after hitting a small rock hidden in a roadside ditch in finland which made me flip over and sideways a couple of times, took ages to get back on road pointing in the right direction ... never got back into the groove afterwards. on sweet lamb i lost it twice in the woods, necessitating a reset on track, so all in all two stages to forget. currently 18th of 20. very good rally layout, though, liked it, thx for setting up.
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  12. Roy Magnes

    Roy Magnes
    Gentleman Driver Staff

    I chose the Opel Manta for the rally, as I feel more safe in that than in the Lancia 037. I felt like I was doing fairly well, even matching the current rally leader on SS04. Then I had one of my usual catastrophes in Finland on SS05, dropping 2 minutes from the lead. 2 spins on the final stage did not help either, but overall I am pleased with my result. These RWD's are really fun to throw around on the loose stuff :)

    Regarding the handbrake hairpins, I started thinking about it while driving the final few stages today. I slow down apropriatly before the corner, start to turn in so the weight transfer has started happening, then I pull the handbrake for a short while, a couple of tenths. From here it is all about counter steering and trottle control to get out again :)
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  13. MentalTM


    Think i finished last, first time I have played in ages, was great fun however
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  14. Group B RWD + Greece = DNF :( ohhh god i hate those cars
  15. Queequeg


    Haven't played Dirt Rally in a long time either and therefore did a lot of mistakes. It was still fun though, the Manta is definitely one of my favourite cars in this game!
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