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EU MX5 Cup @ Vallelunga Classic - Monday 27th June 2016

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa Racing Club & Leagues' started by Tobias Röhner, Jun 20, 2016.

Added to Calendar: 27-06-16
  1. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
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    Keep up the momentum, brake late and hard. MX5 Cup racing!

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    Cars: Mazda MX5 Cup
    Track: Vallelunga Classic

    Practice: 18:00GMT (30min)
    Qualifying 1: 18:30GMT(10min)
    Race 1: 18:40GMT (20min)
    Qualifying 2: 19:00GMT(10min)
    Race 2: 19:10GMT (20min)

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  2. Craig Patteson

    Craig Patteson
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    Sign me up
  3. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper
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    Did about thirty laps tonight and feel fairly comfortable. Have no idea if I'm quick enough but I'll give this a go. Sign me up.

    Is the turn oversteer just caused by too late downchange on the gearbox.

    Can't decide whether to use second or third at the hairpins. Trying to to use second but it causes the car to kick its tail out. Seem to lose more time than taking it in a high gear.
  4. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
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    You definitely want to use 2nd gear there. I think you might even want to utilize the kick to turn the car.
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  5. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper
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    Yeah for sure 2nd feels better. I can see why a manual shifter is preferred though. I can't seem to get quite get through the gears fast enough and still keep the car stable with the paddles. Just requires more practise that's all. Fun car though.
  6. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper
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    Watched a couple of handy vids I see one person is using 3rd for the first hairpin and 2nd for the other one. So I'll try that when I get home from work tonight.

    My worry is judging by his lap times, although I thought I was doing well last night I appear to be 8 seconds a lap slower than him! :O_o:
  7. Freddo Soprano

    Freddo Soprano
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    From my experience, 3rd for the first and 2nd for the second hairpin is the right thing to do.
    I think for the first hairpin, you might not follow the rubber band on the ground at the entry, but instead use the outside/inside/outside usual technique
    For the second one, if you do not want to spin when downshifting, you have two solutions :
    - either you know how to heel and toe properly
    - or you release the clutch pedal slowly, and put an egg under your right foot when taking back the gas pedal
    Can't say i'm the best driver of these monday nights sessions, but these techniques worked well for me (gained 2 sec. that way)
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  8. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper
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    Thanks @Freddo Soprano thats useful to know. I really need to learn heel and toe more. I have tried in the past but can't quite get it to be an automatic routine. Thinking too much about it. Still learning the car at the moment so I'll keep trying. Nice circuit to drive these cars on though.
  9. Freddo Soprano

    Freddo Soprano
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    So do I !
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  10. speedyx56

    Premium Member

    Sign me up :)

    Hoping this time my router and my tinnitus won't be acting up, disconnecting from the first race and driving half-deaf in the second wasn't exactly a fun experience...
  11. BioForce

    no brain - no pain Premium Member

    In please :thumbsup:
  12. Pete Beardsley

    Pete Beardsley
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    Only 8 seconds? Stop bragging! :( :D
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  13. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Staff Premium Member

    Will update this some time tomorrow. Sorry guys, I was out for once :D
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  14. Hi can you please sign me up as a freemium :) thx
  15. Tommi Saari

    Tommi Saari
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    Sign me up, please.
  16. MoerasGrizzly

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    Sign me up please!
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  17. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
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    Server's up by the way!
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  18. Geof

    I never lose. Either I win, or I learn. Staff Premium Member

    Sign me in, pls.
  19. Martin Faber

    Martin Faber
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    Sign me in to! It has been a while. Do I need a download pack for this car? If so, can someone give me a downloadlink? Thx..
  20. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper
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    It's part of the Japanese Car Pack released a few weeks back. Purchase via Steam as always. Sorry can't remember the price off the top of my head but it's not much.