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EU HistorX Lotus Elite @ Bedford Autodrome - Tuesday 12th July 2016

Discussion in 'rFactor Racing Club' started by Quas, Jul 8, 2016.

Added to Calendar: 12-07-16
  1. Quas

    Premium Member


    If you are a fan of oldschool racing with vintage cars from the 50's, 60's and 70's this is the club race to join.
    All premium members can sign up for this event and we have unlimited slots available so make sure to bring a friend. Sign up below and make sure to tag fellow community members who you think are up for a challenge!

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    GTTC A1
    Lotus Elite '59 '61 '63

    Track: Bedford Autodrome (National Challenge) Download
    Pit box allocation: Download

    Race 1
    Practice start time:
    GMT 18:00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 18:20 (10 mins free laps)
    Race start time: GMT 18:35 (16 laps)

    Race 2
    practice start time:
    GMT 19:00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 19:20 (10 mins free laps)
    Race start time: GMT 19:35 (16 laps)

    Entry List

    1. Jarek Kostowski
    2. Tim Ling (maybe)
    3. Hans Sneep
    4. Allan Ramsbottom
    5. Stuart Thomson
    6. Denis Betty
    7. JeffL
    8. Jack Smith
    9. Yves Larose
    10. Peter Stokman
    11. Sven-Arne Andersson
    12. Roland
    13. Joe Cannarozzo
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  2. Tim Ling

    Tim Ling
    It's a million-to-1 chance, but it just might work Premium Member

    Once again, I hope to be racing in this one, but my wife has another band rehearsal on Monday, and that kinda messes the week up a little.
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  3. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

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  4. Allan Ramsbottom

    Allan Ramsbottom
    i canny increase the speed captain.. Premium Member

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  5. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Sign ups please :thumbsup:
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  6. Quas

    Premium Member

    We just decided to go on a spontaneous 3 day trip to visit family in Poland before all crap brakes loose with the restaurant. We'll be going late tonight, bloody shame as i love the Elite, i was voting we go next week just to be able to attend this race but it's her mother's birthday so my argument was invalid :unsure:.

    Anyway, this is one extra round of events from me to say THANK YOU to all of you for 3 wonderful years in this club. I loved every minute of doing events for you guys and if it wasn't for the restaurant i'd be doing this as long as you'd have me, open end.
    I don't want to make shallow promises as to when and how i'll be back and i'm not saying goodbye yet, but the plan is to sneak away from work for at least 2 races a week, once we get a bit of a routine going.
    With Denis in charge and Yves doing as much work for us as ever, i'm confident this club will continue to be my happy place, very glad i'm "leaving" (temporarily!) on good terms, did my best to keep this little community within a community going and i'm 100% sure so will Mister Betty :thumbsup:.

    Thanks for all your help & patience @Yves Larose , thank you for taking over and keeping the club alive more then ever @Denis Betty and thanks for bringing my favourite simracing software to RD @Rupe Wilson .
    Last but not least thanks to @Bram & RD for giving us this little corner to play in and pretty much letting us "do our thang" here :thumbsup:.

    Thanks to all of you who raced here for countless hours of fun, i can't put in words how much enjoyment i got from spending my free time with you fine gentlemen.
    Hope nobody minds if i give a special mention to @Hans Sneep , thanks for supporting my events and our club by always signing up first, thanks for being a good sport and driving every combo no matter if you struggle with it and always giving your best to finish. It doesn't take top alien splits to be a top racer, i've seen this guy finish like a boss on 3 wheels with half the car missing :D. That is oldschool club racing spirit.

    Speaking of missing and boy i will be missing this!
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
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  7. Denis Betty

    Denis Betty
    Old cars rule! Staff Member Premium Member

    I'm in.
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  8. Quas

    Premium Member

    Server is up

    I'll be on for at least an hour.
  9. JeffL

    Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good.

    I'm down
  10. Jack Smith

    Jack Smith
    Premium Member

  11. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Had a quick go on the server last night... pretty nice :thumbsup:
  12. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

    I'll be there
  13. Peter Stokman

    Peter Stokman
    Premium Member

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  14. Sven-Arne Andersson

    Sven-Arne Andersson
    Premium Member

  15. Roland

    Premium Member

    Cr*p! Forgot to signup!
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  16. Joe Cannarozzo

    Joe Cannarozzo
    Premium Member

    Sign me up for race 2
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  17. Tim Ling

    Tim Ling
    It's a million-to-1 chance, but it just might work Premium Member

    First of all I want to say a huge sorry for my car ending up in the middle of the track and just sitting there :sick::thumbsdown::poop: . My wife has injured her knee and can't walk, and someone came to the front door, so then I had to rush to answer it. I tried to steer the car onto the grass, but it obviously didn't stay there. So very, very sorry :(:poop::cry:
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  18. Denis Betty

    Denis Betty
    Old cars rule! Staff Member Premium Member

    Had to quit out of R2 because I'm pretty sure I was lagging and causing problems.
    Sorry to those affected.
  19. Tim Ling

    Tim Ling
    It's a million-to-1 chance, but it just might work Premium Member

    I was so gutted I had to bail last night as it's the first time I've ever felt hooked up in the Elites, I was really enjoying the driving, and the racing just made it even better. More Elites please! Maybe at Toban or Lime Rock Mountain?
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  20. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Well...I did wonder :roflmao:. I wouldn't worry too much, mate. At least your car had a high vis livery so we could avoid it. :thumbsup:

    Rather a good night, I thought. The track worked very well with the Elites, even back in the GTL days they never let us down for close racing. After R1 where everyone ironed out the wrinkles, the grid for R2 was incredibly close, something like 83% within 1 sec.

    R1 I had a very nice race indeed with, at various points, @Yves Larose , @Roland & Joe (possibly a few others as well, apols if I've missed you out), swapping places a fair few times right through the race. I think I ended up 4th at the end?

    As was mentioned on TS though, any mistake, no matter how slight or marginal, was punished by about a 3-4 place loss, the racing was that close.

    R2 was better in terms of result, laptime and drive (2nd and no mistakes), but quieter in terms of racing. I got into P3 fairly uneventfully, watching Sven racing Allan for the lead, but Sven had a pretty nasty off with about 3 or 4 laps to go, putting me up to P2 and while I was closing on the overheating (I think ?) Allan, it was him in conservation mode, and the lead was never in real doubt.

    Thursday's Alfas have more grunt and more grip, and I suspect that second Chicane is going to be more of an issue for them, just due to the physical dimensions and the Alfa's fat tyres. The Elite is svelte enough to drive straight between those sleeping policemen and just wiggle it's bum in a little slide on it's skinny tyres on the way out. The Alfa will not be able to, so it'll be interesting, to say the least.

    Thanks Jarek for the event, Denis for the admin & RD :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2016
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