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GTC65 Lotus Elan @ Charade / Nurb GP Tuesday 9th June, 2009

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Stuart Thomson, May 20, 2009.

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  1. Stuart Thomson

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    Class: GTC65 Lotus Elan
    Track: Charade / Nurburgring GP
    Practice: 19.00 GMT / 20.00 UK / 21.00 Europe - (20 min)
    Qualification: 19.20 GMT / 20.20 UK / 21.20 Europe - (10 min)
    Race: 19.30 GMT / 20.30 UK / 21.30 Europe - (15 laps) - The above session timetable will be used for both races.

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  2. Stuart Thomson

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    Entrylist:
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  3. Hans Sneep

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    I will be there to

    Hans
     
  4. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    Me too
     
  5. Stuart Thomson

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    Slight change to event
     
  6. Stuart Thomson

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    Event change
     
  7. Stuart Thomson

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    Server's Up :good:
     
  8. Warren Dawes

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    Sign me up Stuey, I like the little Lotus Elan and I've heard good things about the Charade track, so time I tried it out. :wink2:
     
  9. Kris Leeten

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    Can you add me as tentative?
     
  10. Matt Crouch

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    I'm probably going to be doing a switcharoo on my graphics card tomorrow, but if all goes to plan I should be there
     
  11. Stuart Thomson

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    I'll tentative you right up.
     
  12. Amir Margalit

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    sign me up please.
     
  13. Stuart Thomson

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    I had another brief practice last night on Charade (I think we all know Nurb well enough :D). I've driven this track in Evo in the past - Minis & Audi R8 Prods.

    Those brand new, high tech (relative to the GTL cars :D ) cars, relatively heavy (to the Elan) cars can make some of the corners in Charade seem relatively benign.

    Get in the Elan though, and those little crests and dips suddenly come into play, a bit like how the crests @ Jops were harder in the lighter Alfas / Cortinas than they were in the heavier Muscle cars.

    But - get those corners right in the Elan, and it's simply glorious, because you know that you got it right, this chassis doesn't cover up any small mistakes. Don't get me wrong, it's a wonderful car, and it allows you to put the car where you want it to be, but if where you want it to be turns out to be wrong, it'll tell you.

    I expect this to be a very good race event.
     
  14. Warren Dawes

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    I just had a very quick look at the track, since I have never driven it, and I can agree totally. It's a blast running the Elan on this one, my times were all over the shop depending on which line I took and those dips, bumps, and hills are majestic. I'll probably be hopeless but I'll certainly have a ball driving it.
    You can feel the suspension doing it's thing in these cars, nothing sterile and bland with the Elan. :laugh2:
     
  15. Glenn Morris

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    You two wouldn't happen to be salesmen would ya's?:tongue:
     
  16. Stuart Thomson

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    Merely enthusiastic amateurs. :good:
     
  17. Stuart Thomson

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    Gents, let's see if we can spread the liveries around a little bit tonight, OK?

    I'll be using the all white Elan - # 610

    If you know what one you'll be using, post in here so we get a good spread of colour tonight. (although I suspect a fair bit of green will be unavoidable :wink2: )
     
  18. Stuart Thomson

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    I'm about to head home, so will be offline for an hour or so.

    See you all in the server.

    Anyone who wants to join tonight is more than welcome to, no need to post up any more for this event. Just show up in your Lotus.
     
  19. Warren Dawes

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    I'll use the green and yellow one. :party2:
     
  20. Matt Crouch

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    think I might have to miss this :( My computers fine but I'm feeling rather swiney today
     
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