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Invitation: F3000 @ Nordschleife on 23rd and 30th July

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Reik Major, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    To all racers who like to challenge the Nordschleife in a F3000, the PrestoGP league is running two great fun events in the summer break there.

    Sign up:
    Every licensed RD-racer, who likes clean and fair racing is very welcome to sign up for one or both races in this thread:


    At the moment the two PrestoGP Nordschleife servers aren't password protected to attract new drivers. Once it uses a password, it will be the common RD-password you can find here.

    Time schedule (the sign up thread only shows UK-times as we're used to it):

    GMT - UK - GMT+2 (for example Germany)
    18:00 - 19:00 - 20:00 Free Practise
    19:00 - 20:00 - 21:00 3 Practise Starts
    19:07 - 20:07 - 21:07 Qualifying - 15 mins Superpole
    19:22 - 20:22 - 21:22 Warmup (Duration: 5 minutes)
    19:27 - 20:27 - 21:27 Race 1 - 4 Laps
    19:50 - 20:50 - 21:50 Race 2 - 4 Laps (Reversed Grid)

    Important notes:
    It is allowed to drive backwards in pits on the practise servers (allready open) and in free practise to start a timed lap immediately as long as you can ensure you don't desturbe incoming traffic (use track map!). However this won't cut off the warm up lap in Super Pole, so make sure to take fuel for 2 laps there. ;)

    There's no forced pit stop but if you want or have to make one be sure there's no speed limit in pits. Nevertheless the limiter will engage automatically when crossing the entry line. So make sure to disable it manually afterwards again.

    Recording lap times:
    Every lap time driven on the servers get recorded, so even when preparing you get a nice hot lap challenge and are able to compare your best lap time to other ones. If you like to make use of this free service, just sign up at www.prestogp.com with your exact player name used in Race07 (should be your real name).

    To display the best lap times of all drivers (even if you're not registered) go to www.prestogp.com, and click on lap times -> Nordschleife -> update

    Please don't feel discouraged by the best lap times. The time gaps at this long track will be big and everyone should find a few counterparts to match in speed and to have fun with. ;)

    Sharing Setups:
    It's a very special tradition of PrestoGP to share setups, tips and videos to help each other preparing and reach a great level of skill, fun and gentle atmosphere. It also helps every new comer to improve quickly. However no one is forced to do so.

    If you like to see the so far posted setups and lap videos you may want to have a look in this thread. Continuing posting questions, suggestions, setups and other stuff should take place in the sign up thread (or here).

    Let's enjoy the (Green) Hell now! :p :devilish: :cool: :)

    PS: Even if you're uncertain if you should sign up or not, you're very welcome to show up on the practise servers and have some fun there and maybe get some tips from the guys around...
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2014
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  2. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
    more about staying on track. Premium Member

    Second event coming! To have a good run at this you need to sign up!
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  3. Any tips on how to learn Nords quickly? I'm new to European racing and since I saw the challenge of Nords, I've stayed away. But now I'm interested in joining this server even though I have no idea how to tackle Nords.
  4. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
    more about staying on track. Premium Member

    300 laps is a good base to start with. Any cars works but I think the WTCC are a fun drive.

    Print out a good map of the source that identifies many corners and study it, matching your ontrack visuals to map corners
  5. What is "300 laps" ?
  6. Björn

    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

    "300 laps" as in "you likely need about 300 laps in practice sessions until you somewhat know the track" ;)
    Though less will likely be enough to at least memorize all turns ;)
  7. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    Hey Björn, how about you signing up at prestogp.com and putting in some hot laps on the server to see where you fit in? ;)
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  8. Björn

    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

    I'm waaaay, waaaaaaay below said 300 lap mark (in my defense, I've only really started simracing about a year ago, even less in terms of MP) ;) Though I've actually been to you guys' server for a lap or two last week. Still had most of the track memorized, but I'm not exactly trained in the F3000, either.
    Still, I might just do a few laps if training on the Rad for tomorrow starts to bore me ;)
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  9. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
    more about staying on track. Premium Member

    @JoeNathan26 , I caught your message as I was headed to bed and forgot to note something of importance, you need a free RD racing licence. Send in your application and you'll have one soon. Sorry though, not in time for this event but the Race 07 Club runs Nord's events regularly too.
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  10. Reik Major

    Reik Major
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    No pressure intended Björn. Just keep racing mate. ;) :thumbsup:
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  11. Alright, thanks guys. And usually for me, I learn a track and can be consistent within only 50 or so laps. Is that abnormal?
  12. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
    more about staying on track. Premium Member

    @JoeNathan26 , I think a "normal" track can be learned very quickly as far as layout and turns go. Some tracks are trickier than others but for most of us I think 50 laps and all the racing is over already. Just saying I think we have to learn tracks quicker than that.

    Nord's, Machwork and other long tracks need much more attention paid to, Nord's especially as it's a fav of so many drivers and held in such high esteem.
  13. I'm not quite sure I caught this part. What do you mean that the racing is over already? crashing out? FYI, I'm fairly new to Sim Racing.
  14. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
    more about staying on track. Premium Member

    In my opinion, most tracks can be learned fairly quickly. A few fine details might take a few more laps but a driver can be up to speed on a track in a very short time. Yes, if it takes you 50 laps to learn a track and you started practicing 30 minutes before the practice goes to P2 the race would be near the end at 50 laps. If you do need 50 to get up to speed do plenty of laps prior to an event.

    Everyone is different! Maybe I learn the basics of a track faster and don't worry about the fine points? We all take sim racing to our own levels, just have fun.
  15. Oh i get it now. I wasn't saying that I learn the track during the race, I make sure I get plenty of practice before. Any help on my post for the mods? sorry for off topic, just cant wait to race the Porsche's and CARTS :D