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S3 | [R8] - Nordschleife

Discussion in 'TNGTC GT3 - GT3 Pro' started by Andrew Holmes, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Adam Morris

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  2. Andrew Holmes

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  3. Ben Milden

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  4. Gareth Williams

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  5. Liam McEwan

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  6. Omari Watson

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    THIS WEEK
    This week we arrive in Germany at the legendary Nordschleife, also known as the Nϋrbϋrgring. This daunting circuit is comprised of 154 turns, including the legendary Carousel and Mini Carousel corners. To give drivers an idea of its length, the fastest lap – set by Stefan Bellof in WEC in 1983 – is 6 minutes, 11 seconds. We will be running a two-hour Endurance race around this iconic venue this week!

    THE CIRCUIT
    The Circuit is an incredible sight, 154 corners, 12.93 miles, long straights and blind corners; it is the most iconic and deadly race venue there is. The track is incredibly hard to remember, because of the massive amount of turns, bumps and crests. The sheer length of the lap is incredible too; a GT3 class car is lucky to scrape a lap time under eight minutes. As well as being an incredible facility for racing, the Nordschleife is a venue that has taken many egos, and many lives too! ‘The Ring’ claims the lives of anywhere between 3 and 12 lives per year, and over the years has claimed over 200 lives. A famous crash in the circuit’s history was the huge fireball that was Niki Lauda’s Ferrari; somehow he managed to return to racing in the same season. Below is the track map for this insane venue:
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    · 154 Corners
    · 12.93 miles (20.81km)
    · Absolute Lap Record: 6:11.13 – Stefan Bellof (WEC)

    PRESS CONFERENCE
    Q: How do you prepare for such a gruelling event as this one?
    Q: Who will be the first retirement?
    Q: Is there any way of knowing every inch, bump, turn, crest and corner on this circuit?
    Q: Will you prioritise top speed for the massive straights, or corner speed?
     
  2. PRESS CONFERENCE
    Q: How do you prepare for such a gruelling event as this one?
    A: Same way as always
    Q: Who will be the first retirement?
    A: Me probably
    Q: Is there any way of knowing every inch, bump, turn, crest and corner on this circuit?
    A: Nope, I don't think that anyone could know every inch of this circuit
    Q: Will you prioritise top speed for the massive straights, or corner speed?
    A: Corner speed, so that I can stay alive
     
  3. PRESS CONFERENCE
    Q:
    How do you prepare for such a gruelling event as this one?

    By turning on my PS4.

    Q: Who will be the first retirement?

    Ben cause his hip will probably give up.

    Q: Is there any way of knowing every inch, bump, turn, crest and corner on this circuit?

    I know all the turns, etc but that doesn't really make much difference

    Q: Will you prioritise top speed for the massive straights, or corner speed?

    Why not have both?
     
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  4. PRESS CONFERENCE
    Q:
    How do you prepare for such a gruelling event as this one?
    Transform my car into a bumper car :sneaky:

    Q: Who will be the first retirement?
    The person who crashes or rages first
    Captain Obvious :coffee:

    Q: Is there any way of knowing every inch, bump, turn, crest and corner on this circuit?
    Yes,
    drive the track for 24 hours straight.
    Go to a ninja warrior academy in China.
    Study the track on Wikipedia like your life depends on it.
    Do full analysis detailed research on the track
    Then crash on the first lap at turn 1 and die :unsure:

    Q: Will you prioritise top speed for the massive straights, or corner speed?
    That's a though one.
    Be fast around the track or be fast on 1 straight and be able to wear 'my deal with it glasses' when I come sailing past you
     
  5. I took the hint about not participating in the forums on your podcast lol

    Q:
    How do you prepare for such a gruelling event as this one?

    Drive.....crash.....drive.....crash.....drive....crash

    Q: Who will be the first retirement?
    erm

    Q: Is there any way of knowing every inch, bump, turn, crest and corner on this circuit?
    U can....only if u really want to....and i dont

    Q: Will you prioritise top speed for the massive straights, or corner speed?
    Somewhere in the middle
     
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  6. Q: How do you prepare for such a gruelling event as this one?
    Just practicing

    Q: Who will be the first retirement?
    I hope not me, I'm wanna finish this one

    Q: Is there any way of knowing every inch, bump, turn, crest and corner on this circuit?
    It's like trying to learn 5 tracks at once. Very difficult but still possible

    Q: Will you prioritise top speed for the massive straights, or corner speed?
    I'll try a set up that gives me the best time in the whole lap. It's not a 40minutes race to try keep someone behind at straight
     
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  7. Q: How do you prepare for such a gruelling event as this one?
    A: Prepare to crash and struggle from 1 mile to 12 miles back to pits for repairs

    Q: Who will be the first retirement?
    A:The first person to lose a wheel cause to ain't getting back to the pits with that.

    Q: Is there any way of knowing every inch, bump, turn, crest and corner on this circuit?
    A: yes it's very possible to know every part of the track but can you keep the car on every part of the track with out crashing

    Q: Will you prioritise top speed for the massive straights, or corner speed?
    A: I'm in a Aston what do you think
     
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  8. I have never done a fast clean lap in this track so can anyone tell me what times are we expecting?
     
  9. Ben Milden

    Ben Milden
    Premium Member

    I may not be racing this week as I've hurt my back and currently cant get out of bed. Yes I'm old lol
     
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  10. My only semi-clean lap came out at 6:47 but I expect that's slow
     
  11. Adam Morris

    Adam Morris
    (TNGTC) #86 M3 GT3 - O&M Racing Premium Member

    Try Getting Deep Heat Muscle Rub Works Wonders And Helps With The Pain I Used It When Put My Back Out At Work
     
  12. Adam Morris

    Adam Morris
    (TNGTC) #86 M3 GT3 - O&M Racing Premium Member

    Q: How do you prepare for such a gruelling event as this one?
    A: Lots Of Monster Energy And Keep Out Of Walls
    Q: Who will be the first retirement?
    A: Ermm... Ben's Back Will Retire Before His Car Does :)
    Q: Is there any way of knowing every inch, bump, turn, crest and corner on this circuit?
    A: Yes, But Im Pretty Familiar With This Track Already So Its Not Needed
    Q: Will you prioritise top speed for the massive straights, or corner speed?

    A: Both :) Im In A M3 After All I Have The Luxury Of Having Adjustable Gears
     
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  13. Ben Milden

    Ben Milden
    Premium Member

    Got the spray on stuff but reacted with hot water bottle so now have heat blisters to......not winning
     
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  14. Adam Morris

    Adam Morris
    (TNGTC) #86 M3 GT3 - O&M Racing Premium Member

    Management Status Update

    . @Ben Milden Will Be Returning To Help Me With Day To Day Runnings Of The League (Deputy-Organizer) As Well As Continuing His Current Commitments, This Means He Is Allowed To Issue License Penalties Where Needed Basically Everything I Can Do, Only Difference Is That He Doesn't Have As Much Power Everything Will Still Be Controlled By Myself And All Decisions Will Be Made By The Both Of Us But At The End It All Goes Thru Me.

    Organizer - Adam Morris

    Deputy Organizer - Ben Milden

    League Advisers - Andrew Holmes
    And Gareth Williams
    (Subject To Change)
     
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  15. Adam Morris

    Adam Morris
    (TNGTC) #86 M3 GT3 - O&M Racing Premium Member

    Ouch Sounds Nasty Thats Why You Want The Gel Stuff Dude Just Rub It In
     
  16. Ben Milden

    Ben Milden
    Premium Member

    Lol to late now. Been in bed since Saturday night bored as truck
     
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  17. Adam Morris

    Adam Morris
    (TNGTC) #86 M3 GT3 - O&M Racing Premium Member

    haha Being Bed Bound Is The Worst Hope Gets Better Dude Hope You Can Make It Thursday Gonna Be A Crazy Race You May Need Alot Of Painkillers For The Race :)
     
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  18. Ben Milden

    Ben Milden
    Premium Member

    PRESS CONFERENCE

    Q:
    How do you prepare for such a gruelling event as this one?
    Staying in bed! Setup anyone lol

    Q: Who will be the first retirement?
    Could be me if things are like this but I will try and race

    Q: Is there any way of knowing every inch, bump, turn, crest and corner on this circuit?
    Yes you can us things to remember parts of the track I've separated it into 3 parts

    Q: Will you prioritise top speed for the massive straights, or corner speed?
    Overall performance is important so if that's high or low downforce we shall see
     
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  19. Ben Milden

    Ben Milden
    Premium Member

    Will try of course any points will be good points right now
     
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  20. Adam Morris

    Adam Morris
    (TNGTC) #86 M3 GT3 - O&M Racing Premium Member

    Exactly Dude Especially With The Guys Behind Getting Closer Every Week And You , Me And Omari Are Really Close Now.