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Practise Race, Spa 08, 18th July 2012, Sign ups.

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by David Turnbull, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    hi guys,

    next practise race will be spa 08 on wednesday the 18th of july, usual prestogp times apply, i think we might carry on with the 2x10 laps though, its been quite exciting at monza and at hockenheim in the fun race, if everyone agrees with that? anyhoo here go's

    7pm - Practise
    7.55pm - practise starts
    8pm - qualifying (superpole)
    8.05pm - warmup
    8.10pm - race 1
    8.35pm?? - race 2

    1. David
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  2. 1. David
    2. Kennett

    How about 2x15 laps? I think we need to lengthen the sessions just a bit to get different tire tactics in use... Wouldn't like to do third race in a row with supersofts. I'll go and do some laps, check where the threshold is for tire compounds.
     
  3. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    10 laps of spa would be ss or softs wouldnt it? i cant remember what i used in stints for it before but id imagine if someone used supersoft for a 10 laps stint at least 3-4 laps would be feeling rather slippery, softs would last the distance no problem im sure so opens up a slight strategy option with supers for speed first few laps or softs for overall stint, im quite happy to go with what the majority deceide though (or nico decides)
     
  4. Im in again
    1. David
    2. Kennett
    3. Jonas
    4.
     
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  5. Al be there :thumbsup:
    1. David
    2. Kennett
    3. Jonas
    4. Alfonso
     
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  6. 1. David
    2. Kennett
    3. Jonas
    4. Alfonso
    5. Nicolai

    I'm cool with whatever you decide (I'm guessing Kennett didn't consider the fact that Spa is about 50% longer than the average track when he suggested 2x15)

    For me it makes good sense to have 2x10 (relative to 1h 7min race length) at Spa because it demands less preperation from the drivers to deliver a good race.
    However, at some point before the season starts (preferably the last fun race) we should use normal race length and setup to help prepare for the season start, especially for the new members.
     
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  7. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    yup no problem nico, what about making hungaroring a full race distance seeing as thats the first race of the season anyhoo, can always throw in 1 or 2 more rd fun races too if we can get them arranged.
     
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  8. Sean Greenlaw

    Sean Greenlaw
    PrestoGP Veteran

    1. David
    2. Kennett
    3. Jonas
    4. Alfonso
    5. Nicolai
    6.Sean
    Im in :thumbsup: i think more laps maybe a good idea 15 laps i think softs would be best choice:thumbsup: like you say Nico the laps will be longer so slight longer anyway
     
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  9. count me in guys :)

    1. David
    2. Kennett
    3. Jonas
    4. Alfonso
    5. Nicolai
    6.Sean
    7.Chirlie
     
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  10. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
    PrestoGP Veteran

    too exciting last night I'm in:)

    1. David
    2. Kennett
    3. Jonas
    4. Alfonso
    5. Nicolai
    6.Sean
    7.Chirlie
    8.Valerio
     
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  11. Need all the practice I can get.

    1. David
    2. Kennett
    3. Jonas
    4. Alfonso
    5. Nicolai
    6.Sean
    7.Chirlie
    8.Valerio
    9. Bob
     
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  12. Dino Paolini

    Dino Paolini
    Premium Member

    1. David
    2. Kennett
    3. Jonas
    4. Alfonso
    5. Nicolai
    6.Sean
    7.Chirlie
    8.Valerio
    9. Bob
    10. Dino
     
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  13. Reik Major

    Reik Major
    Premium Member

    So if practise starts for you in Great Britain at 7pm it should be 8pm for the "normal" europeans, right? Or to say it in GMT it should be 18:00 GMT (due to summer time), right? I just like to make it as clear as possible because of the newcomers. That's why GMT times should in general be named, too, so everyone can calculate himself.

    1. David
    2. Kennett
    3. Jonas
    4. Alfonso
    5. Nicolai
    6.Sean
    7.Chirlie
    8.Valerio
    9. Bob
    10. Dino
    11. Reik

    PS: Will the damage level be reduced a little bit? Was a little bit disappointing to read from the Hockenheim race, that many drivers suffered from susp damages during the race...
     
  14. The damage level was at 60% at Hockenheim, I can move it down to 50% for the next race.

    I have not watched the replay of the Hockenheim race myself, but in general I must say I'm not sure I agree with this statement:

    The practice races should have the same safety regards as the official races. Usually we are a bit less prepared and that makes us a little more dangerous, and the consequences are less severe outside a league race, but I do not think one should think of the practice race as an arena to be more aggressive and take larger risks with other people's races.

    I know sometimes one must cross the line to learn where it is so to speak, but that can rather be done on the practice servers as you mention yourself.
     
  15. Mentalnote taken:
    default aggressiveness = -1 // base value
     
  16. Sean Greenlaw

    Sean Greenlaw
    PrestoGP Veteran

    I agree Nico, i tend to try and drive safe as i can even if on a public 100mb wtcc, f3000 etc, i think its even more important with the f1 cars, alot of the time with the f1 car its next to impossible to pass unless car ahead makes a mistake and they are a willing participant in the pass:thumbsup:.
    We raced on the RD server was the damage on that server perhaps 100% ? or did you make that server to Nico ?
     
  17. Hey guys, mind if I join in? And if so does anyone have a link for the track?
     
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  18. I think its important to become really familiar with these F1 cars, and to my surprising I have become quite used to them without risking much to see if e.g. overtaking in particular situations is possible, its also possible while always braking yourself out a bit, thats what Ive learned in this league.
    Not on 100MBit though cause Im banned on their servers :O_o::roflmao: (no joke! :D)
     
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  19. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
    PrestoGP Veteran

    simply copy and paste your name in row mate :) 1. David 2. Kennett 3. Jonas 4. Alfonso 5. Nicolai 6.Sean 7.Chirlie 8.Valerio 9. Bob 10. Dino 11. Reik 12 Nik PS is hard write in column the name dont stay :-(