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RDHGP S6 - Round 2 - Anderstorp GP - 100km - 25th Nov 2010

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Stuart Thomson, Sep 17, 2010.

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  1. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Knowing Me, RDHGP S6, Knowing You, Round 2. Aha!

    Welcome back to Round 2 of RDHGP S6. After the False Start that was our first attempt at Mosport, and the subsequent rescheduling discussions, we finally managed to open Season 6 and I hope that it didn’t disappoint – it certainly didn’t for me. As a lot of us had been saying and predicting, it was more than pretty even in laptimes, with less than 2 seconds covering the first 21 qualifying positions.

    There were a few accidents, but as I had hoped after a quick review of the race, nothing was reported to me. The nature of Mosport means that there tend to be very few “little” accidents, the track’s high speed and high cresting tending to exacerbate loss of control, and relatively short and slippery run-offs surrounded by hard walls and tyre barriers mean going off is more likely to be race ending than elsewhere. Combine that with the difference in car performance, braking distances and our still relative inexperience in them means that we are still working out the knots. Considering that, I’m pretty happy with Round 1.

    The only issue I have is that there was a driver in Round 1 who was very aggressive in Lap 1, passing a lot of people, but nearly always with sparks flying off the cars as they made contact. I’m not going to name names here, you can check your replays if you think it might be you, and if it was, please adjust your driving accordingly.

    There were some people with technical issues, which is always unfortunate, especially at the first round of a League. I will give the benefit of the doubt for Round 1 with regard to technical no-shows, but after that, if you don’t show, you will get an infraction. Furthermore, blaming the skinpack at any stage will not be considered a valid technical reason for a no-show. There were 26 people on the server all using the skinpack without issue, so we know that it works.

    Round 2 takes us over 3,800 miles NorthEast to the Gislaved Municipality, Jönköping County, Småland, Southern Sweden and the Scandinavian Raceway at Anderstorp.
    Circuit Notes

    Located about 50 miles North East of fellow circuit venue Falkenberg, the Scandinavian Raceway at Anderstorp was built in 1968 on local marshlands. It became very popular just as Ronnie Peterson was at the height of his powers. The circuit hosted the Swedish F1 Grand Prix on 6 occasions during the 1970’s, notably it was the site for the first and only win (and also the first and only appearance) of the infamous Brabham “fan-car” in 1978. However, after the deaths of both Peterson and fellow Swede Gunnar Nilsson in that 1978 F1 season, public support for the event dried up and the Swedish Grand Prix was no longer on F1’s calendar.

    The circuit has changed very little since its inception. People’s impression of Anderstorp is one of a convoluted and twisty track, but it actually only has 8 turns in its 4.03 km layout, which is actually 2 fewer than Mosport, generally perceived to be a simple, high speed track. It’s the nature of the Anderstorp corners that give this tight and twisty impression, however, with 4 of the 8 corners being 180° or more, and the rest being between 90° and 120°. Most of these have fairly wide radii, so you feel like you’re turning forever. Anderstorp has one of the longer straights in the League season, but in the context of the lap, it’s more of a relief to just be going straight for a while.

    Now, the track map attached here, and the one on the Racing Circuits db differ in their location of the S/F line, Racing Circuits agreeing with GTL, so for the purpose of the track notes below, I will refer to the corners as numbered and named on the map, but in the order we will be driving them. If my memory is failing me, and GTL agrees with the map, I’ll re-write the below to be consistent.

    Therefore, the first corner we approach as a timed lap starts is TR6 – Södra. It is positively cambered for the first half of the corner, but that camber flattens on exit as we accelerate onto the long, and not-quite-straight Flight Straight. The straight bears slightly right and narrows before the hard braking zone into T7R – Norra.
    Norra is a relatively basic 90° right hander, with no, in fact possibly some negative, camber to add some difficulty to it and keep drivers honest. A short burst of acceleration out of Norra takes us rapidly onto the approach for one of the trickier corners and Anderstorp, T8R Läktar.

    Läktar itself is an almost set-square regular 90° right hander, with no real camber to speak of. The difficulty comes from that simplicity and by the way speed that drivers want to take it, the high bumpy kerb on the inside and the high bumpy kerb on the outside exit both waiting to unsettle the car and snap the nose around. The corner begs to be attacked, but drivers not treating this corner with respect will pay for it.

    Out of Läktar, it’s a blast to T1R, the (in our case) ironically named Start Kurva. This is the first of a run of those wide, but mid speed hairpin 180° turns. Some Industrial Strength positive camber allows this to be taken far quicker than their radius would normally allow. Once out of there, the camber turns over as you brake hard for the first left hander of the lap, T2L – Opel. Almost the mirror image of T1R, heavy camber allows it to be attacked, opening onto a short straight. You go past the link on your right where the South Circuit short course rejoins the GP course, and then it’s heavy braking into T3L – Hansen.

    After the previous corners, this is a bit of a sucker punch, negatively cambered so too much speed or too late a turn in will run you off the outside. Negotiating this turn takes you under the Gislaved Bridge and into T4R – Continental. An almost punchbowl of a corner it’s banking allows some speed to be wound on, with the difficulty being the immediate and hard braking required as the camber comes off for T5L – Gislaved.

    This is the tightest corner on the circuit, and it is again flat or almost negatively cambered, so caution is paramount. Out of Gislaved, no doubt trying to hold onto your snaking rear end under acceleration, and across the S/F line to complete a lap at the Scandinavian Raceway.


    The Race Director has some notes for drivers. Please see the track map above for location of Race Direction note:-

    All Corners Without Exception – The kerbs are not deemed as track, therefore 2 wheels must be within the white lines, on the tarmac, At All Times. Again, there are NO exceptions to this rule at any point on the circuit. Any exception to this rule is deemed illegal, any advantage gained by this method must be ceded immediately. Report people deliberately and excessively cutting.

    T6R – Södra. As always, be aware in Lap 1, of people as you turn in here, it will be slow and crowded. has the possibility to cause huge problems if drivers don’t respect each other. Round 1 was actually pretty good, so I’ll assume we all want to finish a race and not just start one.

    T7R – Norra. As mentioned previously, you will need to be aware of the differences in braking distances and relative manoueverability of the cars.

    T3L – Hansen. It is very easy to drift off the outside here, and the base of the bridge is waiting for people being overexuberant. It is also a dangerous place to rejoin if you do go off, as people may well be unsighted as they round the corner. If you go off there, take your medicine and do not just try and force your way back onto track.

    All points on the track – General Items
    No lights are to be flashed at any stage, under any circumstances, during the race.
    No Chat during the Quali or Race except by Race Control for information.
    The Track must be re-entered safely so as not to ruin other peoples races.
    Car damage must be assessed realistically to know if it is possible to make the pits or not.

    Incidents, Investigations and Penalties

    There were no incident reports and therefore no driving penalties levied for Round 1.

    I will give people whom I know were having technical issues the benefit of the doubt for Round 1 and not levy any no-show penalties on them. I’ll even be lenient on Fernando who at least posted up to say he couldn’t make it. Others with whom I’ve had no contact whatsoever will receive an infraction.

    There are 3 No-show penalties being levied after round 1
    · H. Smolders
    · G. Migazzi
    · G. Camargo

    All receive an infraction for Round 1. 2 consecutive no-shows will mean removal from the League.
    Please remember, the League staff will only review incidents if they are reported to them.

    No report = no review.

    Please try and remember the incident reporting guidelines: review, cool off, review again. Only after following the above process, and if you are convinced you still need to report it, should you let the League staff know. Please give as much information as possible during the report (time of incident, drivers involved etc.) Accident reports made within 24 hours of race completion will be ignored.

    Any accusations or complaints aired in the Chat during or after a race will mean a penalty levied on the person complaining or making the accusations, even if a subsequent official complaint gets found in their favour. I simply will NOT tolerate any post race finger pointing.

    You have chosen your car and livery already, and you must only drive your chosen car at any time during an RDHGP event. Every driver has a unique livery in this season of RDHGP.

    Scoring System
    Points are scored down to P20 (75% distance completion required) so people can fight for some points no matter where they are on the track, and hopefully have a season long battle with people around them in the League.

    The Distribution is as follows for 100km events :
    P1 - 25 pts
    P2 - 22
    P3 - 20
    P4 - 18
    P5 - 16
    P6 - 15
    P7 - 14
    P8 - 13
    P9 - 12
    P10 - 11
    P11 - 10
    P12 - 9
    P13 - 8
    P14 - 7
    P15 - 6
    P16 - 5
    P17 - 4
    P18 - 3
    P19 - 2
    P20 - 1

    1 point for fastest race lap
    1 point for qualifying on Pole
  2. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Thread opened.

    I roll.
  3. Top preview again Stu and lets hope round 2 goes off without a hitch.......:rolleyes:
  4. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    Thanks Stuart ,great preview again
  5. Tim Ling

    Tim Ling
    It's a million-to-1 chance, but it just might work Premium Member

    Always enjoy your previews Thommo, top stuff.

    Good luck guys
  6. i will not participate this time..because job..dont be home all next week (i goign to see what Belgium guys doing :))...have fun guys..
  7. Looking forward to the next thrilling installment of S6 :D.

    Thanks Stu
  8. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    remember to update your GPCOS status accordingly, Dubravko
  9. i cant..because my gpcos dont work very bad...i dont see in my profile thia event..and my race history of any race..i see sometime flag..than dont ..few people try to fix that..but ..no result..so i cant change in gpcos that sorry.
  10. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Ah, yes. I remember now, the special characters in your name caused issues.

    OK, because of that, you can update your status in the event threads
  11. i hope this time I will be more lucky

    great stuff Stu

  12. Thanks!
  13. Only one race I won in GTL, and that was on this track, in gbsimracing league couple of years ago (cant remember exactly). I love this track maybe because of that win, and maybe I will be competitive and more careful. So, I'm looking forward to race start, yeah! :)
  14. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car

    Thanks Giving (holiday only recognized here in the USA) lands on the 25th and I have to attend a family dinner. So I won't be able to take part in this one. Have fun boys.

    And as always, hell of a briefing sir :good:
  15. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    All - Dubravko is the only driver excempt from GPCOS updates, because he has issues with GPCOS, his login and account, and I've been involved in trying to fix it.

    Everyone else needs to update their allocation.

    Plus the event password has now been updated for Round 2 as per the RDHGP custom.

    If you can get the password, you can do your allocation.
  16. Allocation says 22nd Nov. but don't think I have to worry
  17. Nice brief Mr T, top marks again for setting the scene for what should be a top race.
  18. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    The date is when you've updated your status, not the race date, Ralf. I've checked and you're fine :good:
  19. Great Briefing - I just hope my car isn't unpacked from it's hypothetical flight from Canada to find loads of screws missing and doors that don't fit properly, as per Swedish tradition. I guess I can always exchange it for a bag of rancid meatballs and some Daim bar cake though.

  20. Nice brief mate
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