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RDHGP S7 - Round 0 - Testing - Monza 70 / Hockenheim Nat - Thu 14 April 2011

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Stuart Thomson, Mar 14, 2011.

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  1. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Welcome to the Pre-Season Testing event for Season 7 of the RaceDepartment Historic Grand Prix.

    This will be a very cut down briefing compared to the actual race events, as the event is mostly a practice session - we will NOT be having a separate qualifying session, I'll roll straight to Race and just go with whatever the game gives us.

    The breakdown of the events will be as follows:

    Practice1: 19.00GMT - 40 minutes
    Race1: 19.40GMT - 10 laps
    Practice2: 20.10GMT - 40 minutes
    Race2: 20.50 - 10 laps

    We will be using RD CLUB RULES and CLUB PASSWORD for this event. If you take anyone off, or even if you think you might have, STOP AND WAIT FOR THEM. Failure to do so could jepoardise your place in the League.

    This is a non-competitive event, merely for us to work any last minute kinks out of our setups, test the preliminary skin pack I'll be providing, make sure no-one has any problem connecting / staying in / viewing anyone elses skin. Don't go treating it like a League race.

    Event 1 will be round Monza (70s layout) I will be rolling here @19.00GMT, irrespective of what track the server is currently on.

    Despite this being a familiar shape to all of us, the lack of any Variantes whatsoever - only 3 real turns, to be honest - means that this is a pure power circuit. This is here for people to work on their top speeds / gearings / tyre pressures / relative slipstream efficiency. The muscle cars in the pack will certainly dominate here, but the rest of us shouldn't get too depressed about it - this is almost a charicature of a power circuit, nothing in the League is this simple, nor this biased towards grunt and top speed.


    The Race Director has the following notes for Drivers:

    T1R - Curva Grande - Very inviting, very high speed corner. Some cars will drift to the outside, some will try and take a tighter line. Be aware of both approaches, especially on colder tyres.

    T2aR & T2bR - Lesmos - The first part is a pretty standard 90, people can drift off the outside easily. If you do, take care on rejoining the circuit. T2bR can be attacked a few ways, some cars need to throw their nose at the inside apex in a slide, some will track through true and take it slightly more sedately. Just be aware that your car may need to be handled differently to the ones around you, and adjust accordingly.

    T4R - Parabolica - the only real thing to worry about here is outbraking yourself (again, be considerate on getting out of the gravel), or getting wobbly by over exuberant use of the loud pedal.

    Event 2 will be at Hockenheimring National Layout


    Hockenheim National has a varied profile, there are a few decent length straights, some heavy braking sections, some parts where high speed stability is called for, some others where precision at lower speeds and traction out of corners is at a premium. It's not really a pure "handling" circuit, it's more a game of two halves.


    The Race Director has the following notes for Drivers:

    T1R - Nordkurve - it's a nother tempting corner this, but there are cuts on the inside AND the outside overrun. People will be cutting across from wide of the corner - don't just park your car on a tight inside line and expect people to be able to a) see you, and b) avoid you.

    T2R - Einfahrt Parabolika - Tight corner approached at high speed, there will be quite a large difference in braking distances here, so be aware of what and who is around you.

    T3aR + T3bR - no-name double apex - Again, a high speed approach funnelling cars down to a very low speed for a couple of tight turns. The lighter, grippier cars will no doubt be having a go through here, so the heavier cars need to be aware of their lines.

    T9R - Sudkurve - This is the only other real problem corner - everything between T3 & here is pretty well defined. People will try and sweep around this corner, but be aware there is a cut waiting on the outside if you take liberties on the run off area.

    That just about wraps it up for now, I look forward to seeing some, if not most, of you there.

    Current skinpack available and mandatory for this event: GTC-65 v2.2
  2. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Thread open, welcome to 1965.


    Oh - one more thing, on the real League events, I'll be asking for a "Like" from each driver.

    Not to feed my ego, but so I know who has and who hasn't read the Rules, Regs & Race Director Info.
  3. And so it begins :letsgoracing:
  4. Great posters, Stu. As usual.
  5. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Sick flyers again Stu! :thumb:
  6. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car

    hehehehe!!! I can't wait!
  7. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car

    And yeah, those flyers are very very nice.
  8. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    Tension is building...

    Great top banner an flyers
  9. Very good briefing post. Rd should have you on salary!!! :)
  10. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car

    You think this is something...Wait until you see the briefings for the League races...brilliant stuff.

    Or you can check out the archived threads for last season too.

    And yeah, some of the guys here should be paid, and Thommo is one of them.
  11. Not done the test event last couple of seasons, but should be able to attend this one :)
  12. Just inquiring when the test server will be up and running, i think I'm having some trouble connecting to the multiplayer servers.....:rolleyes:
  13. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    Jay, the Boss server is up you can try that(track Portland) GL
  14. I gave the Boss server a go but still no joy. Every time i try and join a server it say's... Game not available. Host may be running an updated of modified game. Now i changed my hard drive a few weeks back when there was still a couple of races left in S6 and i couldn't get it to work then, so i had to put me old hard drive back in to play the last two rounds. I was hoping it was going to work when the test server goes up for S7 but after trying the Boss server I'm not to sure....:rolleyes: If not i might have to keep putting me old hard drive back in to play..:confused:
  15. Might sound daft Jay, but you applied the 1.1 patch right? :)
  16. Was also the first thing i thought.
  17. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    you can also get that message if there's a track or vehicle being used that you don't have installed
  18. Thats what i thought, so i reinstalled but still no go...:rolleyes:. Going to install the skin pack and give it a go:pray:
  19. No still get the same message, that was with v2.1. I might have to use me old hard drive just for the league...:rolleyes:
  20. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Current skinpack available and mandatory for this event: GTC-65 v2.2
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