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GT Club @ Nordschleife - Tuesday June 14, 2011

Discussion in 'RACE 07 Racing Club & Leagues' started by RaceDepartment, Jun 14, 2011.

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  1. RaceDepartment

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    Required RACE 07 expansions: GTR Evolution
    Class: GT Club
    Track: Nordschleife
    Practice: 18:00 GMT
    Qualification: 18:30 GMT (super pole)
    Warm-up: 19:00 GMT
    Race: 19:05 (2x4 laps with mandatory pitstop, two tires need to be changed)
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  2. Dave Stephenson

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    Time to find the keys to the egg!

    Only a few hours to go but hopefully we can get a race going.

    [edit] gt club, forget the egg then eh :)
     
  3. Dave Flower

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    Hope we can - If you book them they will come !! We hope!!!
     
  4. Dave Stephenson

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    Yay! Jim Morrison FTW!

    Love that quote
     
  5. Bjorn de Haas

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    Bjornos is in for this one
     
  6. Kennett Ylitalo

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    Lots of old faces, nice to be in the track again.
     
  7. Eric Dennis

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    18:00GMT... that's.... 1pm Eastern for the US, right?
     
  8. Dave Stephenson

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    I believe so Eric.
     
  9. Eric Dennis

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    BLAST. At work. Can't get home to my gaming rig. Hate to miss this one but have no choice. Enjoy, mates!!!
     
  10. Nigel Middleton

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    will give it a go
     
  11. Dennis Phelan

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    Eric, 1800 is 2pm at eastcoast !!!
     
  12. Eric Dennis

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    That's still during my work day. I don't get off till 5pm. Wish I could make this race but time is not a friend on this one in my time zone. Will have to stick to the US EST timed races.
     
  13. Omer Said

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    Fantastic cars, fantastic track! Race1 was great, espicially the first laps with some fights. :)

    Then in the second race i hit the barriers to avoid another one when i missed the brake point.

    Thank you Dave and RD and all raced! :)
     
  14. Zeynel Babacan

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    Ahhh get a great start in race 2 and was 3rd. My pc do AntiVir update on the race and for that i get problems and the race was over for me... ARRG
     
  15. Dennis Phelan

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    Zeynel, work on that AV problem!

    Geez, I had a car that drove very well for me and good pit stop plan. What a fine class of racers! Race 1 was a good chase of Stepan and a good fight to keep Kennett behind. I couldn't catch Stepan even pitting earlier and Kennett picked up a lot of speed after the stop. That was one of the most enjoyable races I've ever been in, period. Did I mention, "Love this track!"

    Race 2 I just got hammered by the first lap traffic, never been in a race with soo many cars so close for so long, I couldn't see anything! Memorable in that there were taps but none really knocked drivers off, how did we do that? I lost a splitter after the stop, It wasn't horrible and didn't have to stop but handling suffered. Still a really fun drive!

    Thanks to all and RD, more races here please!
     
  16. Omer Said

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    Ouch..Your race was going great, what a pity :(
     
  17. Kennett Ylitalo

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    Great event! Had tight racing in both heats, mostly with Dennis. Thanks, mate, you really pushed me to the limits in race1 finish.. That last uphill going side by side is always scary.. Luckily that's my strongest point around Nords. Hope i didn't block too much, i tried to give you as little room as possible*. Race two start was tougher, had to do a lot of panicbreaks, got away with minor suspension damage. But 2nd and 3rd are not bad positions to finish, those are actually my 2nd and 3rd podium overall.

    Made a huge mistake in race2 pitstop.. I had the Autopit on to give a little more time to stretch and drink some.. So i did those but forgot to press confirm... Stayed there for 8 or 9 seconds and changed all tires then... In race1 i did tha kamikaze and changed left front and right rear tires only.. It's much faster and surprisinlgy stable when doing 2 lap stints but when those unchanged tires lose their grip in the final lap; it's very scary sometimes as normally you don't notice anything until the first barrier that comes way to close to comfort. Than it's tippitoeing , changing brake balance to front and hoping to see the finish line soon..

    EDIT: Was going bumber to bumber with Andreas in the last uphill too but man, does he know how to brake.. I really couldn't believe you didn't flintch.. I was so sure that i got it.. Need to check replay on that ;) Checked and you just braked just at the right moment, i overshot.. But a lot of guts to not pressing the pedal while behind me..

    * Gave Dennis so much room that he could start living there ;)
     
  18. Stepan Senyuk

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    Thank you all - it was interesting and the sport. I'm happy with my result, because the first time takes part in a class of GT Club @ Nordschleife. I will try more often you ride.
     
  19. Dave Flower

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    I had a great event - no podiums or anything great like that - managed to need splitter in both races - First time in a long long time on Teamspeak and I really enjoyed that too, not half as distracting as I remembers it and Bjorn pointed me in the direction of a really cool setup - thanks again for that m8.

    Race 2 was the best for me - starting on the grid in P3 but quickly dropped down the field, and as Dennis said some very close racing for the first 1/4 lap or so, how no one ended up inthe barriers I don't know. Hope someone sticks a video on of that. The last lap and a half was crazy for me - I had Nigel breathing down my neck around half a second behind me most of the time and boy was I sweating, by the finish line!

    All in all a great event thanks to all who attended to Dave for attending and and organising and to RD for being here and listening.

    Can't wait now for Tomorrow at Donington in the WTCC's then Saturday, OH Saturday in the Porsce Super Cups at Spa - Wooo Hooo!
     
  20. Dennis Phelan

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    Dave- That was a good back and forth for sure!
    Kennet- R1, thanks for leaving to room to try, I decided not to push the point and ruin a good race. R2 with my splitter gone, I just had to pass, just 'cause I could.
     
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