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International Formula Masters @ Nordschleife: Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Discussion in 'RACE 07 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Dennis Phelan, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
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    Server name: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM IFM
    Car: International Formula Master
    Track: Nordschleife
    Weather: Dry
    Games: Race 07, Evo, Race On

    19:00 GMT: Practice
    19:30 GMT: Qualification Superpole
    19:50 GMT: Warmup
    20:00 GMT: Race (2 x 3 laps)

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    Entry List:
    1. Justin Swan
    2. Dennis Phelan
    3. Björn Golda
    4. Arunas Linkevicius
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    Server is UP!
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2014
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  2. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan
    RD-DVLC

    Are you not in this one Dennis?
     
  3. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
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    you're not going to race unless I do? :cautious:
     
  4. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan
    RD-DVLC

    LOL! it's not that, I know how you like Nords and thought you'd be up for some open wheel green hell.
     
  5. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
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    Well, I won't let you go into Hell alone, I'm in.
     
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  6. Looks like a bucket load of fun, but I've got my league commitments :cautious:. I wish you guys a big sign up list and a safe and fun race :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Björn

    Björn
    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

    Theeere it is, thanks a lot! I'm in, of course!
     
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  8. Arunas

    Arunas
    "Polite - punk" - Peter Ell

    Hope to find some time for this fun :)
    I'm in (maybe)
    unpredictable BDay
     
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  9. Same here, else I'd have loved to do this one. :( Ah well. Best of luck all. :)
     
  10. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan
    RD-DVLC

    Sorry Dennis, think I'm gonna have to rest my knee up for a day or 2. Really hurting after the WTCC's :(
     
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  11. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
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    No problem with a sign up post showing up at any time. Would be nicer to have a larger grid for these great cars!
     
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    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen Premium Member

    No sticky but the race is tonight? Pity I don't find any time to do Nordschleife until Friday.
    Where are all the people? I will test this combo on the weekend. Why did I never think of this before. Must be HUGE
     
  13. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan
    RD-DVLC

    I may still try this. Knee feels better today.
     
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  14. Arunas

    Arunas
    "Polite - punk" - Peter Ell

    Sorry I'm out
     
  15. Björn

    Björn
    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

    That was great fun, as expected :)

    Just like the last two days, my laptimes weren't that competitive and I found myself at about 10secs behind the fastest driver, though I'm not sure what I'm missing, might post a video later for you all to evaluate my driving ;)
    Maybe I should head over and give the track a more thorough inspection, it's merely an one hour drive ;)

    Anyways, qualified 4th out of 5 drivers, started okay but lost P4 to Justin anyways. While we were falling behind the top-3, I still had a blast hunting Justin :D I finally was able to pass him in lap 3's Hatzenbach as he went onto the grass. Getting away a bit further, I was able to bring home P4.

    With Justin leaving, I had to start from P1 in race #2 and actually survived until somewhere after Adenauer if I recall correctly - had to let everyone go through the next few kilometres and was now back to P4. Following an incident between P2+3, though, one driver left and I got a bit closer.
    Another small incident (I guess), and I could actually see Dennis and Dinca battling. One of Dennis' dogs decided to intervene to my advantage and I could gain P2 ;) Getting around the last few turns of lap 3, I suddenly saw Dinca in front of me and could pass him on the straight, still unsure whether he went off or was waiting for Dennis - it turned out to be the latter, sorry for that :)

    Anyways, good fun although it was a rather small grid.

    Edit: Just checked out Race1's hotlap replay and (I think) I can easily spot approximately 5-6 seconds at some slight offs and not going for the pass, so I guess key's just practice, practice and practice all over again ;) Here's the vid (lap 2 of race 1) anyway, in case somebody's interested :)

     
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  16. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan
    RD-DVLC

    Was a good battle Björn but I had nothing to defend with on the straight parts as it felt like I was dragging an anchor behind the car. I should have run some laps in practice, close to other cars and maybe I would have noticed my lack of comparable straight line speed.....but I didn't. I'm one for usually taking simbins stock setup and getting on with it, today I decided to tinker at my own expense!! never again LOL
     
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  17. Dennis Phelan

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    I found Burin in the TS lobby and hauled him in for his first RD race. Good company!

    My Q lap was slower than most all of my practice laps, two itsy bitsy errors took their toll.

    R1: A good launch and off I go looking at rear wings of Dinca and Burim. For a while I think there's hope as I learn how to drive the IFM on this road and find ways to go quicker but, they open a gap and I'm in the no mans land for the rest of the race but at least given a chance to lay on some throttle!

    R2: Blorn drops the ball early and I slip into the lead, anyone seen me when I get the lead? ?Having just learned how to drive this car I hammered it for two laps keeping the lead. L3 and I put a pair of wheels high on a curb and spin, then do it again as I regain track, Dinca comes up and waits, I let him take the lead but he's holding back. Everything would have been alright but one of the Pomeranian's we're caring for jumps up in my lap. Alls good except that I cannot turn the wheel all the way and he keeps trying to lick my face, blocking my view. Oh well, just bring it home, lol!

    This track, these are different cars!
     
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