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HistoricX racing club feedback and suggestions

Discussion in 'rFactor' started by Yves Larose, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

    Hi guy's

    in this thread we'll be talking about suggestions for events, in the next few weeks we'll be trying different things and you are welcome to make suggestions after all its everybody club i will only ask that when you suggest an event that you also think about the less skilled driver so it won't be too hard and not enjoyable for them.

    let's start talking :)
     
  2. Denis Betty

    Denis Betty
    Monkey's B Staff Premium Member

    Have we raced at Mills yet?
    If not I think it's an oversight. I really like that track, especially in the Lotus Cortina.
    Also, how about an endurance race? I guess we'd have to use cars with... less delicate engines.:)
     
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  3. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

    there is alot of tracks that we haven,t raced on :p as for the enduro we have something special brewing ;)
     
  4. Quas

    Quas
    Staff Premium Member

    Mills is a must (imo in B1's or B2's preferably) but we really have dozens of good tracks that we didn't race yet.
    How is it with longer tracks like Nordschleife, Machwerk or even Targa Florio, would you guys like to race on those?
    I think for club racing short tracks that keep the pack together are awesome but i'd love to do a race on Nordschleife or Machwerk if enough people are interested.
     
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  5. I'm in for the longer tracks too, but I guess we have to turn damage off for the really long tracks like targa florio but perhaps not for something like nordschliefe ?

    Same car races, endurance races, long tracks should all be fun

    Bottomline, I love it here and regardless of the format I'll be there...looking forward to see what you guys come up with
     
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  6. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
    Hardware Staff

    I`m all for long tracks, but not the ridiculously long Nords, Mach or Targo.

    Mount Panorama please! :)

    An hour long event there would be OK I reckon.
     
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  7. Quas

    Quas
    Staff Premium Member

    You've missed some great racing in the A4's there a few weeks ago, but we didn't do Panorama '67 yet ;).
     
  8. Nox

    Nox
    Staff Premium Member

    I've raced Zolder '67 on GSC and FTrucks, not sure if you have it for HistorX (but I think so) but I'd enjoy a race there. But honestly, I enjoy most tracks. Targo Floria would be too much I think, but I'd still give it a go if there were enough time to practise beforehand.
     
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  9. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
    Hardware Staff

    What about Charade?
     
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  10. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

    we have something in the making that involve the track you want keep an eye or 2 on the forum. lets just say that it will be a very special something :whistling:
     
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  11. Stig Bidstrup

    Stig Bidstrup
    Blip ! The Throttle Premium Member

    Rouen 1955-1973. from Virtua LM.
    Meadowdale 1958. old American track with a nice flow, good for muscle cars.
    Longford 1967.

    Meadowdale1958
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014
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  12. Has there been any considerations on running time trials?
     
  13. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

    nope we haven,t talked about running time trials yet.
     
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  14. Denis Betty

    Denis Betty
    Monkey's B Staff Premium Member

    This club has always prided itself on being a gentleman's racing club.
    So.... please can we bring back the old rule concerning overtaking?
    The rule stated that when attempting a pass, you should be half a car length in front before the point where either car would start turning in to the corner. If you're not clearly in front at this point, you drop back and try again later.
    This rule greatly reduced the instances of contact and helped to maintain a friendly and fun feel to race evenings.
    I've heard complaints (about the increased amount of bumping) from old school members and TBH I'm concerned that it may be putting people off racing with us.
    I'm not pointing the finger at anybody but I think that once one person gets away with aggressive driving, others feel they have to either follow suit or race elsewhere.
    I hope this doesn't read like a big moan, that's not my intention.
    Your thoughts on a postcard please.

    Cheers
    Denis
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014
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  15. Quas

    Quas
    Staff Premium Member

    I immediatly fired up HGTTC to check tuesdays replays after reading this, sadly it's not there, think it got overwritten with thursdays race :unsure:.
    As far as i'm concerned, that rule was never suspended and i do think we're a gentlemans club. I think most of our regulars are or give their best to be clean 99% of the time.
    That being said i saw the one or the other divebomb without giving back position recently. Bumps will happen, and in my opinion there's nothing wrong with clean aggressive driving in a race but you can't just drive off after pushing someone wide, you have to give the position back.
    I think, our regulars are a friendly & understanding bunch and the best way to go about this would be to mention the incident to the person in question after the race.
    I honestly don't think there would be big arguments or discussions afterwards and sometimes it's good to see an incident from the other persons point of view.

    Just an example, not saying it's related to anything that happened in our club:
    I recently complained about a divebomb in a GSCE club race, fired up the replay afterwards and watched the incident from different perspectives, just to see that from the other persons cockpit view it looked like it was my fault because i've closed the door too late.

    To sum things up, please do not get discouraged if you think someone is a bit too agressive or after being the victim of that 1% of questionable moves in our club.
    Mention the incident after the race and i'm sure the person in question will be understanding and will give his (her?:)) best the next time.
    If not, we'll have to hand out penalties. Like driving the Sprite Sebring in a B2 race ;).

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    While we're at it, i'll mention something that bothers me a little bit in our club:
    What i see quite often is people, when occasionally lapped, overdoing the blue flag thing.
    Can't count the times someone went intentionally off into the grass and completely sacricied his lap just to make it super-easy for me to pass. I feel bad when that happens.
    Of course you shouldn't put up a fight, but it's perfectly fine if you just give me the better line into the next corner or slightly easy off the throttle so i can pass and you can grab a bit of my slipstream.
    Please do not go all out to get out of the way, stay on track at racing speed :thumbsup:.
     
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  16. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

    Denis we are going to dratf an up to date version of what we had in the GTL club so expect to see it in the next few weeks ;)
     
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  17. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    Got the HistoricX mod finally working so i am ready to race!
     
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  18. Quas

    Quas
    Staff Premium Member

    Great, see you in the club :thumbsup:.
     
  19. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    First i will look if i like the mod enough. Till now i didn't .
     
  20. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    Decided to uninstall the HistoricX mod.