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Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge @ Sebring - Tue 14th April

Discussion in 'rFactor 2 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Gijs van Elderen, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

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    Event Details

    Server:
    RACEDEPARTMENT.COM PORSCHE
    Cars: APEX Porsche GT3
    Track: Sebring

    Weather: Dry
    Road condition: Rubber on track were possible
    Tyre wear: Normal
    Fuel use : Normal
    Mechanical failure: Time scaled

    Assists:
    TC:
    Medium
    ABS: Low
    Auto-clutch: Allowed

    Practice: 19:00 GMT
    Qually: 19:20 GMT 10 min
    Warm up: 5 min
    Race: 30 min

    Racedepartment Calendar: Click here
    Server password: Click here
    Racing rules: Click here
    Clock GMT: Click here

    A Porsche setup to start with: Click here

    Note: Unlock gear-ratio in the tuning menu ==> click on the tuning box at the bottom of the car selection screen.

    Sign up list
    1. Gijs van Elderen
    2. Amedeo Fiorella *
    3. Joao Fernandes
    4. Frederic Schornstein
    5. Driver
    6. Driver
    7. Driver
    8. Driver
    9. Driver
    10. Driver
    11. Driver
    12. Driver
    13. Driver
    14. ....
    Note: Please sign out well in time (at least 1 hour before the practise session begins) if you're unable to make the race. Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015
  2. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    Server is UP!
     
  3. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
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  4. Oscar Hardwick

    Oscar Hardwick
    RDTCC S9 Champion Premium Member

    Sign me up please :)
     
  5. Amedeo Fiorella

    Amedeo Fiorella
    Premium Member

    I'm in! Which build will we use?
     
  6. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    We are up to date. :) Build 946
     
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  7. Joao Fernandes

    Joao Fernandes
    Premium Member

  8. Oscar Hardwick

    Oscar Hardwick
    RDTCC S9 Champion Premium Member

    Sugar. Have double booked myself so will have to drop out :(
     
  9. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

  10. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Gijs I'll try to make it. Thanks for the prompt.
     
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  11. Amedeo Fiorella

    Amedeo Fiorella
    Premium Member

    Guys I'm sorry, I think is going to be a long day at the university, I can't make it on time :( if there's a chance I can show up I'll tell you as soon as I know!
     
  12. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Sorry Gijs, I cant do it. Hope to see you soon for one.
     
  13. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
    TXL Racing Premium Member

    I will join
     
  14. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
    TXL Racing Premium Member

    In the end 4 drivers, Gijs gave me a set as I joined for qualy after my first timed lap I did a few adjustments, another outlap another correction and went for it and took pole by 1 tenth ahed of Gijs and 2 or 3 ahead of John.
    Before the race I changed the brake pressure and wasn't comfortable in the first laps with high fuel and less brake pressure and Gijs went past. After that it was a hard fight until the end. I got past as he made a mistake. Driving without ABS made it very difficult to try and outbrake Gijs and my engine went quite hot in the dirty air.

    After that I slowed a bit to cool my engine down and Gijs came way to close. With worn tires it was a lot harder to push, but I couuld stay ahead. Lots of fun and close racing even though we were only 4 cars on track,but with the right guys it is fun :)
     
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  15. Joao Fernandes

    Joao Fernandes
    Premium Member

    I was having a hard time pushing the car.
    Never felt comfortable pushing it to my limit and that last corner was making things worse. :p
    I tried to keep up but after a few mistakes the left front tire was done and had to be more careful. Even a few seconds behind still had fun. ;)
     
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  16. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
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  17. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
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    Mostly in a race with a big grid i end up racing by myself from start to finnish. :sick:

    With small grids: There is always that 1 guy that makes you go racing. :geek: Mostly it's Joao who for some reason finds me on track, but this time it was the GT-king. :)
     
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  18. John Broadmeadow

    John Broadmeadow
    Apex Racing UK

    Thanks for the race guys :) Just jumped into the practice session to see whether I was around the right sort of pace and seems I'm not as far off as I expected.

    Ended up using the default setup I think as I didn't reload the shared one after rejoining the session, but it seemed quite nice to drive and turned in quite nicely on the brakes.

    Couldn't quite nail a lap in quali but got a decent enough banker to be close. Probably better for my nerves to not be on the front row anyway, I have only done a couple of races on rfactor ever (normally race on iracing) so wanted to be quite cautious!

    Race was mainly just a test of consistency as much as anything. Didn't know how much I would need to manage the tyres in a short race like this, but had to push a lot to stay in touch with the top 2 and stay ahead of Joao. 3/4 seconds off was better than I expected though so will definitely be back for more :)
     
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