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GT Club @ Brands Hatch, Thursday, 05 June 2014

Discussion in 'RACE 07 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Dennis Phelan, May 30, 2014.

  1. Dennis Phelan

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    Car: GT Club
    Track: Brands Hatch
    Weather: Dry
    Games: Evo

    19:00 GMT: Practice
    19:30 GMT: Qualification
    19:40 GMT: Warmup
    19:50 GMT: Race (30 minutes)
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    1. Dennis Phelan
    2. Justin Swan
    3. Gavin Hendley
    4. Nelson Ullinskey
    5. Belet Michel
    6. Björn Golda
    7. Marius Neverauskas
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  2. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan
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    Yes please
     
  3. Gavin Hendley

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    Are the Aston Martins in these GT races?
    I give it a go anyway cheers.
     
  4. yes, présent!
     
  5. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan
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    Sign me out please
     
  6. Björn

    Björn
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    Still not entirely sure, but I should be home in time :) I'm in!
     
  7. Dennis Phelan

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    After practicing today the Aston Martin and SEAT were looking good!
     
  8. I've problemes to launch Race today, I don't know if i could participate!
    It's work at new ,i'll be there!
     
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  9. plz sign up
     
  10. Peter Ell

    Peter Ell
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    My name is "Peter Ell" and I want to sign up for this race.
     
  11. Dennis Phelan

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    @gevipelou to enter you first need an FREE RD racing licence. It will take a day or two for it to get processes so you will not be able to make todays race.

    Get the licence here, hope to see you on track soon!
     
  12. Gavin Hendley

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    I enjoyed that race, think the start caught me out with cold tyres and a lot of under steer. It felt quite different to the warm up on heavy fuel:confused:. Lap 2 is where i did damage to my car. I pitted and out before being lapped. Nelson and Dennis seemed to be battling close behind me. Only Nelson lapped on lap 8 and Dennis must had an off some where as he was slowly pulling me in over the next few laps. He eventually passed me as I ran wide. Kept close enough behind him for the next 2 laps but my tyres were going and I had to brake earlier at some corners. Fairly constant laps to be fair in the race that why I'm happy. 30 mins race was perfect. Think I only put 16 laps of fuel in .29 left crossing the line and had to up shift early to slow down consumption. The track was tough on me arms trying to hit them apexes. Well done to all that finished and thanks for the race:).
     
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  13. Björn

    Björn
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    To be honest, I don't like Brands Hatch - maybe it was that. Maybe it was the fact, that I hadn't driven GTs for a while (WTCC Extremes at Nords was the last time, IIRC), Maybe it wasn't so smart to be pretty much dead-set on the Seat for the sake of trying something new. Maybe I suck at setting up RWD cars, or driving them. Consistently :p

    Anyways, for some reason, it didn't work out so well ;) Did quite a few training laps and got to a reasonable laptime. A few offs every now and then, a spin here and there, but nothing major.
    Managed to qualify 3rd with the 'let's get a time in and then try to go further'-lap - maybe that should have been a warning sign ;)

    The start went reeeally well, and by 'start' I mean the actual one, as I quickly threw away the first place gained by shooting past Nelson and Marius as I forgot to brake early (cold tyres, cold brakes) in T2, began to spin and, given the nature of this narrow turn, transformed into an obstacle for everyone else - sorry about that.
    I regained a position as Gavin went into pits and another one when Marius DNF'd but that was about it - I did actually gain some time on Michel and Dennis sometimes, but during the next small off, those seconds quickly were lost in the grass again ;)

    Thanks for racing, everyone, see you (likely, not sure about tomorrow) next week (might actually be wise to go practice GTs in LM a bit right now ;))
     
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  14. Dennis Phelan

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    Yesterday was spent setting the car up and I think I pulled all the speed out that I could handle. Today was drive around and maintain a pace for each of the sessions. I didn't worry about qualifying though I did put my fastest lap up to that time in.

    A slow start but that was OK, long race twitchy cars. The track was clear at T2 when I got there so I took off behind Marius and Gavin, wondering what Gavin thought about his spot on the track! Keeping up and on L2 saw[I think] Gavin lose the rear and Marius who was close behind hit his side and they both took a ride to the infield. So, OK, how long can I hold a lead for? Nelson makes it to me and while he can outbrake me he can't get close enough to pass[or doesn't want to] and I seem to be able to pull out of the corners? Having so much fun I didn't notice the left front going solid red and at the same time clipped a little grass that put me into the infield for a second. Nelson waved bye bye for the rest of the race. I got past Gavin, barely and barely stayed there to the end as Michel was stuck a time behind me as well.

    At the finish, .29l of fuel and front tires at 50%. It had been a struggle but a good race as I didn't get any damage at all!

    Thanks to all for signing up and burning some fuel.
     
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  15. Well I thoroughly enjoyed myself today :thumbsup::roflmao:. Was quick yesterday when I was practicing by myself and felt very confident in my ability. This carried over to today where I qualified second, but felt like I left some speed still left on the table :cautious:.

    Bjorn had a tremendous start, and it was a little scary going into T1 :confused:. We all survived, and I just had a strong feeling something big in turn two was going happen- and I was right! No hard feelings here Bjorn, your spin actually made my race very enjoyable seeing as I had to charge back through the field :D:thumbsup:.

    Knowing Marius was fast, I knew I was likely going to have to settle for a third or second place finish. However, when I was on the tail of Dennis, Michel and Marius got into each other and Dennis inherited the lead with me right behind him :confused:! My BMW was good through the corners, but Dennis's Aston had good straight line speed. We had an amazing battle which was intense and very fun until I got around you :thumbsup:. The main issue was that I knew it was hard to get around you, and I did not want to do anything stupid that would ruin either of our races :cool:.

    Now in the lead, I saw Marius had dropped out and it looked like no one else was quick enough to catch me :D. Brought the win home, but it felt rather hollow considering Marius (whom seemed to have one of the fastest cars, possibly faster than me) had wrecked :notworthy::unsure:.

    That now brings my total club race win number to 4. I remember I won something at Zolder, Alpine Hills and Poznan :cool:.

    Thanks for organizing, and I look forward to Minis tomorrow! :thumbsup:
     
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