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Practice race variant; Wednesday 10th of August

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Nicolai Nicholson, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Nicolai Nicholson

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    I recently thought about an interesting alternative way to arrange a fun race, a way that demands zero preperation from the participants :)

    The "scheme"
    We just agree on day and time of race (e.g. Wednesday 10th of August at 7pm), but not on track or car. Nobody will know what we are racing until the server is open. This means that one needs to use the practice session to prepare for the qualify and race.

    Preferably one would limit the selection of tracks to simple/known once, and also avoid very "tricky" cars.

    Such a practice race can be announced much closer to the race day than a "conventional" fun race. Also, it would be a different experience, where everybody will need to spend the same amount of time in preperations (practice session).

    From the participants' perspective, all you need to do is to join the server when it is opened at the agreed time (at this time you'll learn what track we are racing) and chose a car among those availeble to you :)

    What do you think? I would be keen on doing such a race on Wednesday (10th of August) if enough people are interested.
     
  2. Kurt Kjellin

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    Sound fun, works for me. But im not home 10th:frown:
     
  3. Andy Paries

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    I like that idea, would be great fun. :)

    7pm UK time ?
     
  4. Reik Major

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    great idea! I love to compete under exactly same conditions. This would be a great challenge to start from zero with a unknown car-track-combo. So we all can prove how quickly we adjust to new conditions. :)

    I'd be in! :)
     
  5. Nicolai Nicholson

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    Time and length of sessions can be agreed upon. I just wrote 7pm to demonstrate that contrary to the "classic format", practice session would be very important. Therefore it makes sence to say when practice session starts instead of when qualify starts... :)
     
  6. Valerio Vinassa

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    nice idea ---surprise race---:)
     
  7. Valter Ostman

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    Sounds fun. Some of my cars are brand new with zero on the odometer.
    I hope it will be a Saleen, I like the noise they do, quite like the sound of a big Scania truck.
     
  8. Reik Major

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    Is it possible to decide until tomorrow afternoon, if we'll launch such an event allready this wednesday? I'd like to be in but need to know if it's starting this wednesday to make some planing...
     
  9. Nicolai Nicholson

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    I guess it all depends on how many wants to join :) I think we should be at least 8?

    01.nicolai
     
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  11. Valerio Vinassa

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  13. Anthony Ishak

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    Interesting fun race, I am sorry I can’t join you guysdue to early work commitment.
     
  14. Peter Marshall

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    Sadly, I have not been too well of late. :( Best for all that I do not attend...
     
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  16. David Turnbull

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    hope its nothing serious Peter and that your back on top form in no time, get well soon.
     
  17. Nicolai Nicholson

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    Get well soon mate :)
     
  18. Reik Major

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    yeah, recover quickly mate :)
     
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  20. Nicolai Nicholson

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    ok, so we are 6 people... what to do :) I earlier thought that we needed to be at least 8 for me to to make it worth while (because Norway is playing the Czeck Republic in football/soccer at the same time).

    What do the rest think, too few or not?