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EU HistorX Test Cars @ Northamptonshire - Thursday 8th December 2016

Discussion in 'rFactor Racing Club' started by Denis Betty, Nov 29, 2016.

Added to Calendar: 08-12-16
  1. Denis Betty

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    Test Cars.jpg
    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.
    Not a premium member yet but interested to race with our group of friendly drivers? Click here for more information and learn how you can participate as well. See you on track?!

    Server Name:
    RACEDEPARTMENT.COM
    Server and Teamspeak Password: click here
    Racing Club Rules: click here


    *DOWNLOADS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT*
    Track: Northamptonshire
    (RF3 Champ layout)
    Test Cars: Download
    Pit box allocation: Download

    Cars: Test Cars

    Porsche 911E '68

    Race 1
    Practice start time:
    GMT 19:00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 19:20 (10 mins free laps)
    Race start time: GMT 19:35 (14 laps)

    Race 2
    Practice start time:
    GMT 20:00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 20:20 (10 mins free laps)
    Race start time: GMT 20:35 (14laps)

    Entry List
    1. Denis Betty
    2. Slyfrequency
    3. Hans Sneep
    4. Allan Ramsbottom
    5. Roland
    6. T_rac3
    7. Knut Omdal Tvieto
    8. Sven-Arne Andersson
    9. Jack Smith
    10. Nuno Rodrigues
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  2. Denis Betty

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    All, we have something quite different to try out this week. For the past few weeks, @Stuart Thomson has had his head under the bonnet of the HistorX mod (hence his sporadic - at best - attendance record that some of you might have noticed), and we are going to be testing out the fruits of his labour this week. He has created 3 "new" cars (with the possibility of a couple more to come) to pad out, or give more options to, some of the GTTC classes.

    It started with an idea he had of dropping the relatively punchy Lotus Cortina engine into the Escort RS2000 body to create a "pseudo-Mexico". In testing, it became apparent that the Mexico, lightened from the RS2000 mass but still with those relatively wide and sticky tyres, was actually a pretty good rival for the sole B0-class 914, albeit setting its times in quite a different way. To that end, he looked where else natural competitors were a little scarce and targeted those areas.

    Continuing on that same blueprint - a more powerful chassis, a less powerful engine, to create an admittedly inaccurate, but gap-filling vehicle - he has dropped an Alpine 1600 engine into a Porsche 911S 2.0 body to create a Porsche-esque 911E ('68), and a Lotus Elite engine into the TVR Griffith 400 to create a TVR Grantura-alike ('64). The Grantura should be another car to add to the Alpine 1100 + Lotus Elite class, while the Porsche should weigh in around the Simca Gr2 / Rallye 3 / Gordini Gr2 sort of performance.

    To test these new cars out and give everyone a load of space to get used to the new handling characteristics, we're going to be using a familiar, and wide with generous tarmac runoff areas, track - the default ISI Northamptonshire track, in it's middle length "British rF3 Championship" layout...also known as Silverstone International.

    The download consists of all 3 cars, and multiple liveries within those cars, both default (created from the actual manufacturers colour cards) and custom user skins, based on the ones he has been doing for the other lower powered and Sprint class cars.

    Not that we are anticipating any problems, but there's always a chance something might sneak through that wasn't picked up in testing, so please let us know if you find anything of note.

    To install, extract the zip file into your rFactor root folder.

    Many, many thanks to the HistorX mod team for their gracious permission to allow us to do this.
     
  3. Slyfrequency

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    This sounds like some super fun, got next Friday off, hopefully I'll be able to get back in time from work. Sign me up up @Denis Betty
     
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  4. Hans Sneep

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  5. Allan Ramsbottom

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  6. Victor Jimenez

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    @Denis Betty I configured the connection parameter in rfactor network settings and the ping is down in the previous race.

    And...

    Sing me up please
     
  7. Roland

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    Sign me up please!
     
  8. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    @Denis Betty
    Sign up for race 2 at least. will try my best to be there for race 1 too.
     
  9. Stuart Thomson

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    Yeah - sign ups pls :thumbsup:
     
  10. T_rac3

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    Hi Denis,
    Sign me UP, please. Thank you
     
  11. Nuno Rodrigues

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    sign me up please. Another not working day thursday!!
     
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  12. Victor Jimenez

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    I'm not going to be able to participate in the race, See you in other race
     
  13. Sven-Arne Andersson

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    @Denis Betty I try to handle this car so sign me up please. ;)
     
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  14. Stuart Thomson

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    I've come home feeling double ropey, so I'm not going to be about tonight unfort.
    Hope it all goes well. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Slyfrequency

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    Won't be able to make it tonight, just finished work and have 5 hour journey home...
     
  16. Yves Larose

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    Still too sick gents so i won't be racing today, have fun ;)
     
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  17. Jack Smith

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  18. Sven-Arne Andersson

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    Thats it. I could not handle this car . I shall now practice the Escort instead. Hope it is better to handle for me.
     
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  19. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    In practice 2 now...
     
  20. Roland

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