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EU GT3 @ Brands Hatch - Sat 02.08.14

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa Racing Club & Leagues' started by Georg Siebert, Jul 30, 2014.

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    "Compression Session"

    Event details

    Server: #2
    Max servers: 1
    Max number of participants: 18, changed to 19 after track update
    Cars: BMW Z4 GT3 - McLaren MP4-12C GT3 - Lotus Evora GTC
    Track: Brands Hatch
    Download: click here

    Booking: 18:00 GMT
    Qualifying: 19:00 GMT
    Race: 19:45 GMT
    Race distance: 30 laps
    Estimated end of event: 20:40 GMT

    Racing Club rules and License info: click here
    Teamspeak password:
    click here
    Teamspeak installation guide: click here


    This event
    • Time of day will be set at 15:00h.
    • Standing Start for the race.
    • This event has a minimal number of 5 participants to take place.
    • Shorter Qualifying.
    • Longer race than usually: ~45 min.
    • Enabled grip dynamics - the track will gain grip very quickly.
    In general
    • Server will be up, close to or at 18:00 GMT.
    • Booking starts at 18:00 GMT.
    • Sign up window closes at 17:30 GMT sharp.
    • Sign out before 17:30 GMT, if you don't know for certain you can participate in this event or can't book in time.
    • Passwords are sent via private message before or at 18:00 GMT.
    • Penalties will be enabled during this event.
    • Mechanical damage set to 0%.
    • Tyre wear & degradation set to 100%.
    • Fuel consumption set to 100%.
    • Flash your lights to inform slower cars they are about to be lapped and/or call out on teamspeak.
    • Make a new post for a better overview, if you do need to sign out.
    • It is strongly encouraged to be present in teamspeak, as this serves a multitude of objectives: a place to be on the same page during the event and to pick up important information, if needed and to simply converse with one another and to build a sense of community.
    • If you don't want to be disturbed during a qualifying lap, you may turn off your mic/headphones, albeit please remember to enable them again afterwards - especially before the race starts. You will have plenty of time to do so in the transition between the Qually and Race session.
    • To ensure a level playing field, set the ambient temperature to the default 26°C - example.
    • Check & load up your Race-setup after Qualifying, if you have one and choose a suitable tyre type & fuel load for the race.
    • In order to limit the display of plane white car liveries during our races, please click here - rules are included.
    • If you just want to inform youself about car setups or you are truly ambitious it, I got you covered as well: click here.
    • If anything goes wrong with the server, please leave here a message immediately.
    • Our racing clubs are foremost meant to gain online experience, so please help other drivers out when they have questions about the event, car, track, setup or a particular combination. This is not a league race, it's not about who wins, it is meant to be fun.

    Priority access
    If the number of sign-ups exceeds the max number of participants, premium members are going to be given priority access for this event.

    If you haven't already
    Buy Assetto Corsa directly from the RD Store for € 29,99.

    Entry list

    1. Georg Siebert
    2. Catalin Sasu
    3. Olly Stevenson
    4. Paul Hurlow
    5. Pavel Darebný
    6. Mark Breslin
    7. Cayd Breslin
    8. Sander Eefting
    9. Fernando Deutsch
    10. Ken Baldwin
    11. Robert Arlavi
    12. Janko Vanak
    13. Alexander Boroday
    14. Benjamin Hellman
    15. Liviu Tiron
    16. Yerke Faber
    17. Alex Ardisana
    18. Michal Valenta
    19. Gary Lennon
    UTP: 42
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014
  2. Tips and Tricks section
    (comprised of factual information and personal racing experience)

    These cars
    • The BMW has better acceleration - the McLaren has better mid-corner speed - the Lotus is more agile.
    • Pick at least the Medium compound to cover the race distance of 30 laps savely.
    • Because of the longer race than usually and the the fact that cars on Brands Hatch are prone to slide around which increases tyre wear, you might want to pick the Hard compound, in order to have an advantage later in the race.
    This track
    • Located right at the South-East doorstep of London, Brands-Hatch is a world famous circuit saturated with history and tradition.
    • Corner names like (Jim) Clark Curve (T9) or Graham Hill (T3) will give you a hint of that.
    • Driving here, you need a good rhythm, concentration, a brave right foot for yourself and a stable rear end for your car.
    • Brake gently into T1, let the car drop (compress), aim for the long sausage curb on the left.
    • Brake late into T2, go to the inside of the corner early and rotate your car quickly around it.
    • Brake early into T3 and just before the bump, accelerate early as well.
    • T4 is tricky, as in it is elongated and slower further along. Brake from the middle of the road, balance the grip with the throttle and give it the beans up the hill.
    • T5: highspeed turn with but a little braking. Not much curbing either on the apex, nor on the exit.
    • T6: blind one. Pick a braking point and stick to it - a wide curb on the exit makes this turn a forgiving one, sort of.
    • T7: blind again, but slower. Pick your braking point again and if you are brave, you can put your foot down earlier. Pay heed to the exit, there is no curb - Sir Isaac Newton will decide your trajectory into the barrier, if you put all four wheels on the grass.
    • T8: the easiest one on the circuit. Brake and turn in early - cut the inside curb.
    • T9: the last of the rollercoaster: brake early and manage the grip with the loud pedal.
    • Overtaking opportunities: Turns 1, 2, 3, 8 - however in general, overtaking at Brands Hatch is difficult.
    In general
    • A turn is defined by a 'Change in direction'.
    • Take a look back and to the sides of your car at the starting grid before the race - make sure your steering wheel and your tyres are facing the right direction.
    • Be sure to practice race starts with cold tyres to get a clean and fast getaway from the grid - this is also a safety issue to avoid spins and accidents right after the lights go out.
    • You may also share your setups with a short description in the 'Assetto Corsa Setups' forum.
    • Be careful during overtaking and give your fellow drivers enough room to maneuver.
    • Make sure you are sufficiently far alongside the car you want to overtake before committing to a move. Additionally, be sure your fellow driver sees you and is aware/can sense/can predict where you are /where you will be in the next couple of seconds. This will massively reduce unnecessary contact and clumsy accidents.
    • The virtual rear mirror (press F11), the red triangles at the corners of your screen pointing at a close car and a regular look back (map a button) will help you with that.
    Track map

    Spelling error on the map:
    Brabham straight
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2014
  3. I'm in!
  4. Added
    • Flash your lights to inform slower cars they are about to be lapped and/or call out on teamspeak.
    to general notes section.
  5. We need more drivers :( cmon guys sign up!
  6. We have time till Saturday for that, Sander.
  7. Ye i know, just would be a shame if this won't go through;(
  8. I am in guys!
  9. Great to race on new tracks. Have you tested it? Its OK on fps, pits and time registry? Will be great to race the GT3 here ! Would love to see a good version of Brno on AC.
  10. The organizers always test combinations before hosting events for them. So yes, I did. This version has a lot fewer bumps, 22 pit boxes, from whom we only going to use 18, because ->
    some people reported fps drops on this track and overtaking is difficult and hairy at Brands Hatch, what magnifies the problem, if we have a large field of cars.
    What exactly you mean by 'time registry' I can't fathom, Fernando.

    For Brno, there you go: link
  11. kcheeb

    Tuning? I'm so confused ...

    Sign me in please.
  12. I remember had read about some tracks that do not registry lap times or sector times properly. But if you already tested that is great. There are many tracks coming to AC, which is great, but not all of them have good quality. Understandable as the AC platform is relatively new. This Brands Hatch looks very nice.
  13. Yes, for instance the Mosport version here had some problems with registering lap times, however I didn't encounter this issue with the track above in the 3h tests with the Z4 & 12C GT3.
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  14. Dexter

    Premium Member

    sing me up with BMW Z4 GT3
  15. Added
    Estimated end of event: 20:40 GMT

    to the initial description of the event.
  16. Sign me up please Georg :)
  17. I am in if I get licence by then,
    I have question about "Booking: 18:00 GMT", I see that in last patch notes that booking is not needed anymore.
    Since I have game only since last patch, I have no idea what Booking means (anything special needed to be done at that time)?
  18. Booking servers were not replaced, they do still exist. It basically means you need to register for a session, and once booking closes, nobody else can join. When searching for servers, highlight the icon that says "show servers in booking mode".

    So basically for these events, you will have to book between 18:00-19:00 GMT

    Hope that helps?
    • Beer Beer x 1
  19. Yea it helps. Thanks.
  20. Pavel Darebný

    Pavel Darebný
    twitch.tv/Rompex POV Race Broadcasts

    Im In! Love Brands Hatch!

    #BUMP somebody forgot to put me on the list, Thanks :p
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2014