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Practice race at Wednesday

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Nicolai Nicholson, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Nicolai Nicholson

    Nicolai Nicholson

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    Anybody up for a practice race/two stint race on Wednesday at the usual time?

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  2. Nicolas Rouge

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  6. Anthony Ishak

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    I am in.
    sorry posting from my IPhone

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  12. Nicolai Nicholson

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    My view as a driver:

    I suggest we go for the 2x18 laps variant tonight as I think that could be quite entertaining considering the amount of guys that have signed up :)

    I think the 2 race setup should be the permanent solution for practice races, it offers better practice when it comes to race starts (2 starts) and traffic handling. It is also more forgiving as you get a second chance if you are unlucky in the first race. This is useful as everybody naturally are less prepared for the practice race than the real race.

    But more importantly it is good fun some variety, and the 2xrace setup with the reverse top 8 order in the second race can be very entertaining to compete in I think :)

    I believe if everybody participating are focused on doing two steady races and also are a bit competitive this can be a very fun event, if you get within the top 8 in the first race you are in for some more fun the next :)

    Anyone wishing for normal 36 laps race?
     
  13. David Turnbull

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    11. Vincenzo ( I'll try )
    12. David Turnbull (pretty sure ill be there, 2 race would be fine in my view)
     
  14. Valerio Vinassa

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    maybe to late now say but I prefer 2 stint 18 laps and reverse grid simply for the reason that you have say Nicolai:)
     
  15. Anthony Ishak

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    2 stints is ok for me :)
     
  16. David McCradic

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    Too much to do, can't make it.
     
  17. Valerio Vinassa

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    Fun and interesting event with a bit of stuff of learn
    Congratulations All Drivers especially Nicolai THE NEW CHAMPION:tongue::)
     
  18. Bob Laube

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    YES!
    Congratulations All Drivers especially Nicolai!
    and:
    SORRY to Fabrice Renault for touch in Lap1 in R1

    CU next Week
     
  19. Nicolai Nicholson

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    Thank you Vale and Bob :)

    I obviously had two very enjoyable races, and I am very happy about my preformance tonight, thinking first and foremost about the fact that I made almost no mistakes, except a wide in t1 in the first race. It should also be mentioned that Valter held the same pace as me most of the second race, I was not able to close the gap before he made a mistake towards the end. I also noticed his qual time was 0,003 off mine :)

    For each race this season I have done less and less hotlap practice and more and more stint practice. More spesifically, I learn the track with super soft and maybe 4 laps fuel. When my time is maybe 2-3 seconds off the benchmark (Jere and Reik) I start doing stint practice.

    I think the hotlap practice often gets very frustrating. As I push for a new PB, I might do a small mistake, and I might as well press esc and do another outlap.

    I find stint practice more enjoyable. Here my goal is to to do each lap as fast (or faster) as the one before without making major mistakes throughout the stint. After the stint I look at the telemetry and adjust the setup to acheive more even tyre wear and better balance.

    One practice session takes me about 40 minutes, I start up the slow starting game, :) join a 18 lap server, do one hotlap attempt, mostly to refresh the track in my mind, and then I do a stint.

    I do some hotlap practice the last hour or so before the race to have it fresh in mind when qualify starts.
     
  20. Peter Marshall

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    Nice job Nico. :)