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Mini Friday @ Thunderforest: Friday, 25 April 2014

Discussion in 'RACE 07 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Dennis Phelan, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
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    Server name: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM MINI
    Car: Mini
    Track: Thunderforest [download here]
    Weather:
    Dry
    Games: Race 07

    19:00 GMT: Practice
    19:30 GMT: Qualification
    19:40 GMT: Warmup
    19:50 GMT: Race (80 Minutes)

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    Entry List:
    1. Dennis Phelan
    2. Bob Miley
    3. Nelson Ullinskey
    4. Arunas Linkevicius
    5. Björn Golda
    6. Dinca Andrei
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    Server is UP!
    You MUST sign up for this race before 2000 GMT on Thursday, 24, 2014 or you may not be permitted to participate in P2 and the following sessions!
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2014
  2. Missed my mini Fridays and can make this one. Could have made the others but only knew on the day.

    Sign me up please. New track.
     
  3. THAT CHICANE!!! :O_o::confused:

    Yep, sign me up please.

    Also, a few other tidbits of information. This will be my only race this week (I might actually even have to pull out, but I think I'm good for now). I am going to race go-karts this year and I have a lot to do this week plus vacation Tuesday and Wednesday. The go-kart races will be on Fridays starting next week and going until September so this could very possibly be my last Mini Friday race for a long long time.

    Because of that, let's make this a damn good race :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  4. Dennis Phelan

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    We learned something about the track during the last events:
    You can complete only two laps during Qualifying.
    Basically it''s Superpole!
    Cannot be changed, sorry.
     
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  5. Arunas

    Arunas
    "Polite - punk" - Peter Ell

    I don't know if I'll make it in time, so I'm in as maybe..
     
  6. Mark Bushell

    Mark Bushell
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  7. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan
    RD-DVLC

    You need to switch to manual stops
     
  8. Dennis Phelan

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    I think he might have hit the garage!
     
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  9. Björn

    Björn
    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

    Can't let Nelson go with that small of a field, can we? Sign me up (for now, at least, not entirely sure whether I'll make it, but it's pretty likely :))
     
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  10. Mark Bushell

    Mark Bushell
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    Yes your right Dennis that is the garage wall but I didn't do it myself :( I couldn't do anything to stop it apart from quit out (after 3 laps I think) :cry:
     
  11. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan
    RD-DVLC

    That's because AUTOPIT isn't very good on non standard content, I found that out a long time ago. You'll have to practice boxing the manual way ;)
     
  12. Dinca Andrei

    Dinca Andrei
    Premium Member

    I would like to race with RD this Friday so i am in,thanks
     
  13. "You MUST sign up for this race before 2000 GMT on Thursday, 24, 2014 or you may not be permitted to participate in P2 and the following sessions!"

    WUT?
     
  14. Björn

    Björn
    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

    Not enforced (yet) :) Come join us!
     
  15. Nah, i'm against 80 minutes format, always have been and always will. It isn't really a fun format, it's endurance... 40 minutes with Mini, that sounds fun, 80 minutes, that sounds like work.. I already did PrestoGP race on wednesday, hour in wet Shanghai with F3000, that enough serious racing for me.. I'm actually 100% sure we would have a lot lot more participants with shorter format but "it's always been like this" is the chosen modus operandi. As a matter of fact, i could get ten drivers to join weekly if it was shorter races. My quote of that "sign ups on thursday" was a sign of "what, you have maybe 5 drivers each week and your gonna make it even more hard to join.. nice decisions..."
     
  16. Dennis Phelan

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    restarting bjorn arunas
     
  17. Björn

    Björn
    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

    Phew. I like battles. I like close racing. I really do! But for 60minutes straight - oh boy, that was exhausting!

    First things first - Qualified 3rd (out of only 5 drivers :() with a sub-par lap compared to practice results, but managed to pass both Bob and Dinca in front of me at/after the start.
    However, Arunas started well, too and was clinging to my bumper waiting to make the pass a few km's later. What followed was a leeeengthy but great battle as I was hunting him, almost never getting more than 2secs get between us, but I couldn't quite make the pass.
    After falling 'back' to 2.5secs due to a smallish error in chicane #1, I went in for a kind of early pit (at about 34mins in) and managed to pass Arunas during his pit one lap later. It wasn't meant for long, though, as another error on my side gave him the opportunity to pass again.
    After one stressful hour, he missed his brake point to T1 and I could claim P1 with a small gap behind me - which went bigger as Arunas miscalculated his fuel and had to pit a second time while I could carry on and recover a bit :D

    Great race, thanks for driving everyone!
     
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  18. Dennis Phelan

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    Qualified at a "safe" speed.

    I failed to get my car completely setup and a simple "too much steering lock" made every lap a real experience. I came to grips with it but sometimes it got the best of me. No serious damage though and I could press on to finish. Watching my tire wear I could see the car might still be handling well at the end if I didn't get new ones so, off to the finish line we go on just one set of tires. Lapped by everyone but still in one piece and a good experience on used up tires.

    Thanks to Dinca, Bob, Bjorn and Arunas for the race!
     
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  19. Dinca Andrei

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    Oh man sorry for that nasty accident..in first part of the lap...Even at 50% damage the car was trashed since it rolled after colision...Limped to pits for fix but the car still didnt perform right and i could still see damage indicator been red so i tried for some laps and it was a disaster...the tiries wear was so huge that after 4 laps it felt like on ice..dont know what was happening but i decided to pit out of the race.Thanks Dennis for this event and grats to all 4 :)
     
  20. 80 minutes of time trial. Pushed every lap and made lots of mistakes so had to pit 3 times, but did manage to beat my quali time I think.
    Congratulations Bjorn.

    @Kennett Ylitalo you used to do the mini Fridays every week a few years ago when the grids were full and people had to go on waiting list.