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RDGTC S7 | General Discussion

Discussion in 'RD GT Championship' started by Bram Hengeveld, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Martin Fiala

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    I know next to nothing about the league rules, but speaking generally how it works in R3E, I believe you have it backwards - passing is disallowed under yellow unless stated otherwise.
     
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  2. Lorenzo Bonder

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    Maybe because it was a sector yellow flag still active, you can't overtake at all after you're done going through that sector, hence giving the two spots back.
     
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  3. metaDp

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    No overall standings after Round 3?
     
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  4. Kenny Paton

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    Once Davy gets the time to do the poster they'll be posted. My fault for the delay so apologies.
     
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  5. Robert Severikangas

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    Congratulations to Mr. C! Very well deserved championship title, enjoy it while it lasts :cool:

    Hopefully next time I’ll get ya. Thank you to everyone, it was an amazing experience! Special thanks to @SweAlex , @Magnus Stjerneby , @Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan and my father for pushing me, discussing setups and coaching me through this championship, wouldn’t be able to perform this good without you guys.

    A bit about me and my thoughts about this fantastic league:

    I’m a 25 year old dude living in southern Sweden, working in a factory building trusses for a living. Always been a fan of cars and racing and also computers, so why not combine them? I’ve played racing games for about 15 years, but I’ve never done any racing, always been a drifter. But about 6 months ago I grew a little tired of sliding around, and tried some hotlapping in Assetto Corsa with @SweAlex , and then he told me about this awesome game called Raceroom Racing Experience that his brother @Magnus Stjerneby plays a lot, needless to say I was hooked instantly :D I think the drifting has learned me a lot about car control, and I think that is a big part in me getting faster and faster at a pretty rapid pace. Anyway that’s enough about me, now let’s dig into the championship!

    Car choice:
    It’s simple, number 7 is my lucky number, that’s why my first choice was the #7 Bentley :D

    Race 1:

    I went in to this with the goal of finishing top 10. Other than that I didn’t know what to expect or to think. I didn’t practice a lot, I didn’t calculate fuel or even think about pit strategies, I just went for it. I managed a 2nd place in the qualifying session, felt really good. But when the race came, I was so nervous I was shaking :D I got a good start but immediately lowered my tempo, I was scared of messing something up, which led to me dropping some positions. Managed to get the pace back up a bit but it was not enough, and then came the pit stop. I put in wayyyy too much fuel, and basically just went on to finish the race, and I finished 6th with about 20litres of fuel left :whistling: I met my goal, but I wasn’t satisfied, and told myself that next time it’s top 4!


    Race 2:

    Bigger goals this time! Not much more practice but I was feeling a lot more confident and this time I had planned my pit stop and race strategy with my father a long time before the race! It was just a matter of trying to put it in to reality. I qualified 3rd, almost a second behind @Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan and @Adrian Campfield . Race start: I had a good start, but Bogdan just flew away increasing the gap by what felt like 3 seconds each turn :confused: Quickly realized I was never going to challenge him or Adrian, so I set a steady pace and just kept it there. Pretty uneventful race for me. Calculated fuel perfectly and finished with 2 litres in the tank. Confidence grew and I thought to myself that next race I’m gonna finish top 2!


    Race 3:

    This time I knew already from the beginning that Bogdan is going to obliterate me, so I focused on pit stop and a really steady pace. Set a really good qualifying time putting me in 2nd, 0.7sec behind Bogdan and 1.2sec in front of Adrian. Got an amazing start but as I thought, Bogdan just flew away :grin: I had a really strong pace from the beginning and that really showed, I wasn’t really challenged from behind besides the first lap or two, so I kept on going strong. Finished 2nd over one minute after Bogdan.. So I decided that next race I have to beat him, because it’s Spa and I just have to outpace him there!


    Race 4:

    I was extremely nervous the whole week leading up to the race. I wouldn’t be able to practice the whole week because I was working late shift, and I knew I had to finish 1st and Bogdan 7th in order for me to take the championship. I did some practice the weekend before the race, but wasn’t really happy with pace. Did some more practice the Friday and Saturday before the race and that was when I really felt fast. Watched a lot of leaderboard times and comparing my hot laps and race pace with everyone I could find. And then me and Bogdan timed our pit stops and we found out I would be about 4-5 seconds faster than him in the pits, so I grinned like a baby inside knowing that if I could just be in front of him when going in to the pits, I was going to have a really good chance of winning the race. Qualifying: I set up my fuel a couple of minutes before the session started, and when it changed over to quali, I instantly clicked ‘Drive’ so that I could get out first and get free space in front of me. Boom. 2:16.032. I did not believe it myself, I had gotten down to 16.5 before but 16 flat?! I was so confident in this time that I just did that one lap, I then fueled up to full tank and went for some warmup laps. Pole position! The nerves got me again and I was shaking the last final minutes before the race start. But I got a good start and managed to keep the first position for a little while. Messed up a little a couple of times and Bogdan squeezed past me, but I knew that if I just stayed close I would eventually get past him again. I thought to myself that ‘this is going to be a reaaally long race if we’re going to keep going like this’ but then he made a mistake and went off the track, which meant I was back in the lead again, and now I could push the lead further and further. The pit stop strategy worked out perfectly and I came out 6-7 seconds in front of him and from there on I just pushed and pushed, making sure I got some room to breathe. Scored my first league win, and man, did it feel good :cool: Didn’t get the championship title but there is always the next one :grin:


    This league was a really cool experience and taught me pit strategies and managing a steady pace, I’ll go in to the next one with bigger confidence and bigger knowledge! I’d really like a longer one next time please :D Thank you again everyone that participated and managed this!
     
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  6. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

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    @Robert Severikangas btw you are on my blacklist no help persons from now on:))) forgot to tell you that:roflmao::roflmao:
     
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  7. SweAlex

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    First of all I want to thank everyone how has been involved in the RDGTC!


    I joined the sim racing for the first time 8/6-2017. (Got Robert Severikangas join at the same time)
    So by the biggining of the season I had maby 5-6 club races in me in simracing.
    I had a feeling that I was going to be a mid pack driver.
    And it was better that I expected.


    1st race I was very nervous.
    How fast am I?
    How do I handle the long 90 min race.
    Only did 60 min before.
    Worrying about my concentration.


    Race No.1 Silverstone

    Did a very good start.
    Some small mistakes in the beginning and lost some places.
    Did a pitstop that I think was my best this season.
    I was able to take 4th place. Happy like hell with that result! This season is going to be very fun! :):)


    Race No.2 Nurburgring

    Did a very good start again.
    And then my bad luck came. When Kuismin was 3 wide in to T1. He missed the breaking point and took me for a spin.
    Unlucky for me because I felt that I had 3 place in me that race. But manages to take 7th place. Overtake Saussey less then 1/2 lap to go. (I would be really mad if that happened to me)
    Was disappointed after the race but a race is 90min and lots of things can happen.



    Race No.3 Monza

    Felt that I have speed to be in top 4 this time.
    Again a very good start.
    But lap 2 or 3 I think a missed the breaking in to T1. Run straight ahead thinking it’s the best so I don’t get in trouble.
    Bad choice to do that. Got me 2 peneltys.
    1 stop and go and 1 drive trough.
    Didn’t gain any position.(next time I know better)
    My race was ruined!
    I managed to drive from last place to finnished 12th place. After the race I was really disappointed on my self for the stupid penalty.


    Well well.


    Race 4 Spa

    This time I really wanted to do the best.
    I saw some of you on the leaderboard that it’s going to be a tuff race for me.
    Find a really good setup. Even more good on the race day.
    First time I used one setup for qualifying and one for the race.
    Started P2. 2.16.4 qualifying! I was in front of Bogdan:D
    Had a lap that was 0.3 faster but a mistake in the end and no time for another try. How could I be so fast?

    The start. My slowest start so far.
    But got in to turn one good.
    Lost the second place to Bogdan down the hill to eau rouge.
    He is bloody fast in that car on the straights :devilish:
    Then I was hunted my Myhre all the way. From start to Finnish :thumbsup:
    Very good experience for me to feel so much hunted/pressured and not doing mistakes.
    Thanks


    Last thing.

    I want to thank everyone that has been involved this season.


    Specially my brother Magnus Stjerneby that had nagging me for years to start with sim racing.
    Thanks for all positive thoughts and all the practice and help!

    And my friend Robert Severikangas for all practice and help with some of the setups!

    And also many thanks to Bogdan that I had the luck to practice with and learning some driving skills from!


    Hope to have a lot more fun races with you all! :D
     
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  8. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

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    Any chance of a final article?
     
  9. Kenny Paton

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    I'm putting stuff together and will give it to Paul this week.
     
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  10. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

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    I want to milk this as much as I can, from now on I will introduce myself as RDGTC CHAMPION Mr C, that's my name
     
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  11. Kenny Paton

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    What, as if your real name isn't long enough:whistling:
     
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  12. Bram Hengeveld

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    RDGTmrC
     
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  13. Anders Myhre

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    A romanian friend of mine said ur name means bricklayer. You are Mr.Brick to me now :thumbsup::p Goes well to your camaro aswell :D
     
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