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Renault Megane vs Nissan 370z @ Sebring - Wednesday February 20th 2013

Discussion in 'rFactor 2 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Marco Bijl, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
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    Event Details
    Server: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM DUEL
    Car: Renault Megane and Nissan 370z
    Track: Sebrng (Download here)
    Mod: Click here. NO download from server Download here
    Weather: Dry
    Road condition: Pre-rubbered

    Time Schedule
    20:00 GMT Practice
    20:30 GMT Qualification
    20:40 GMT Warm-up
    20:45 GMT Race 15 laps

    Server and Teamspeak password: click here

    Sign-up list:

    1. James Andrew
    2. Craig Booth
    3. Tiens Van Zyl
    4. Albert Muller
    5. Frederic Schornstein
    6. Marco Bijl
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  2. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
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    A little strategic fun event :).
    As we all know, the Megane is quicker then the 370z. So, that would mean an unfair fight.

    However, if you pick the megane for this event, you have to make a pitstop for fuel. The 370's will easily run the 15 laps, so they save some time there.

    What do you pick? The faster car with pitstop, or the slightly slower car, but no need to stop....... Tactics, tactics and tactics :).
     
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  3. Craig Booth

    Craig Booth
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    I like these mini special events, although I couldn't join the last one. I hope they are regular and drivers sign up for them.
     
  4. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
    Premium Member

    Craig it's the idea to fill the wednesday evening with every week something different. :)
     
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  5. Sounds awesome. Please sign me up for my first race here. I've not yet driven the Nissan or Sebring so will have to get some laps in to see what's what!
     
  6. Sign me up please :)
     
  7. Craig Booth

    Craig Booth
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  8. Sorry, can't make it :(
     
  9. Sign me up please. Dying to race the Meganes again.
     
  10. Marco Bijl could you sign up Albert Muller?

    He's out in the field today but told me he would join tonight. Not sure if he must make the post himself? Might only be able to make a post just before practice tonight.
     
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  11. Hi Guys

    I would like to join the race. :)
     
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  12. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
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    Is there a server up? I can't see one.
     
  13. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
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    I am so sorry, I just noticed the server wasnt up, and the mod wasnt here....
    Been sick for 2 days, so my deepest appologies guys.....

    Here is the mod:
    Click here
     
  14. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
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    Server is up now as well....
     
  15. No problem :) Hope you get well soon Marco
     
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  16. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
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    I'll be running along as well.
     
  17. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
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    Ok, now this was fun :p
    Started out to only do qualy. Grid was not so big, but reasonable close (besides our local alien Frederic:p). I could not keep up with him, about 2 - 4 seconds, depending on how hard he pushed :p
    James was quick with the 370, and I soon realized that my calculations where a little bit off, and that he should be able to win this if he could keep it constant.
    Somehow, I managed to end up pole, after Frederic had to leave. James was behind, and Tiens was the third in row. Start went ok, nog great, but I managed to keep the lead, and take a little gap. Since the Megane is a bit quicker then the 370, which was right behind me, and James decided to give Tiens a hard time to let him pass, I managed to get a little gap between me, and Tiens who had gotten by. Within notime, he was on my tale again, but I managed to keep my head cool, and stay in front of him. Felt a lot of pressure, so made a unexpected move, and made an early pitstop. No tires, just fuel. Got out with a 30 second gap behind Tiens, but in front of James, who had spun unfortunately. Pushed really hard for the next few laps, and passed Tiens again when he made his stop. Got a 8 second lead, and 5 laps to go, so figured I could do a little bit more carefull, as I did not changed my tires. Bad move... Within 1 lap, Tiens got almost 2.5 seconds back on me, so I had to push again. My tires got worse, so it was hard to keep a good pace, but I did it :) I won mysefl my first clubrace on RD.

    Damn I had fun. We talked about the smile on the face whilst driving rfactor2. Well, I can tell you, it was huge again.

    Thanks again for being here guys, remember to post any new setups in the forum, and see you soon on track again. Now I have to think of a new event for next week :)

    Marco signing out :p
     
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  18. I have to say it was epic fun :D

    Still grinning. Pushed hard and as soon as Marco pitted I tried to push and pushed a bit too hard. Got out of the pits behind Marco and tried to catch up but was just too slow.

    Great race everyone and thanks for setting this up Marco. James also had a good race and think if he had a bit more time to practice that he could have beaten the Meganes.

    See you guys on track soon
     
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  19. Craig Booth

    Craig Booth
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    Apologies guys, I totally forgot about this race. Not used to racing Wednesdays, so give me a slap when you see me next. I really wanted to race this as well :(
     
  20. My first race at Race Department and my first competitive RF2 outing. Small grid but friendly people.

    I had done a few days of practice to get a setup that was drivable and fast enough to be respectable but to hear Marco say that I might have won if I'd managed to avoid spinning was a surprise. As it happened I did spin about four times but never hit anything and merely lost time.

    I love mixed class and endurance racing plus Sebring is entirely new to me (as was the 370) so I was just loving every minute. Really enjoyed the chat and the racing and looking forward to more. Thanks everyone.

    craig As I tell my wife all the time: there's a calendar/reminder on your phone, so use it!
     
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