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S5 | Rounds 1 & 2 | Zolder

Discussion in 'PS4 | Thursday Night GT Championship' started by LIAMATTHURSO, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. LIAMATTHURSO

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    Race Facts


    • Race Times: 9am & 10am
    • Laps: 27 & 14
    • Expected Pace: Low 1:29s
    • Last Time Heres Winners: Andrew & Afghan Gaz
    • Weather: Dry



    The Track


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    Zolder was originally built in 1963, Facing very minor changes until the current iteration of the track, which was finished in 1986. The track is 4.011 km (2.492 mi)
    in length, with 10 official turns. Zolder has previously hosted F1 (On 10 occasions), DTM, Blancpain, 24 hours of Zolder, FIA EU Truck Racing & EU Nascar Series. Zolder will mostly be remembered for the death of Gilles Villeneuve in 1982, Zolder losing the Belgian GP in 1983, Before one last appearance in 1984, With Michele Alboreto winning for Ferrari, fittingly with Villeneuves #27 on his car Before the fixture permanently moved to Spa-Francorchamps. The circuit currently boasts a lap record of 1.14.089 Set by Sebastian Bourdais in 2007 (Remember him?). Zolder is also currently in use for cycling events, Hosting the BMX World Championships as recently as 2015. Previous lap records of the previous iterations are held by Rene Arnoux, And Francois Cevert, both in F1 Cars.



    TNGTC Is Back!

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    On the 23rd of March,TNGTC Will be back, with new rules, and new teams. So while we're here, lets remind ourselves of the changes.

    We have a new points system, aimed at making the championship closer, so now in the feature race, points will go 20, 17, 14, 11, 9, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1. The sprint will now go 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Both races will reward 1 point for fastest lap & pole position. Endurance races will no longer be worth 50 points down, but will now go 40, 34, 28, 22, 18, 14, 10, 6, 4, 2. Endurances will reward 2 points for pole position and fastest lap.

    We also have a new steward, @Rob McEwan will be joining @Thomas While as a steward, and will be replacing @Jonathan Seekings who is taking up a race seat for season 5.

    Hotlap



    With S5 Approaching, will there be change at the top, will we see new race winners, will we see a new champion, or a repeat champion? Will Spam Fritters Racing still be the team to beat, We will know the answers, in a few months time. Now onto the Questions.



    New season, new start, what will your objectives be for a good season?


    There are some new partnerships this season, but who of the new pairing looks strongest?



    The calendar for this season has been well received, but is there any tracks missing you would have liked to seen make an appearance?


    What was your personal highlight of last season?



    Finally, do you like this thread, and would you make any suggestions?

     
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  2. Jonathan Seekings

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    Endurance races will no longer be double feature race points? I know i'm not the sharpest tool in the box, but that looks remarkably like double the feature race points to me mate :p
     
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  3. LIAMATTHURSO

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    No idea what you're on about :whistling:
     
  4. Andrew Holmes

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    New season, new start, what will your objectives be, for a good season?
    For a good season definitely. The main goal for me is to work on being both fast and consistent as I was either one or the other last season. I will try to win as many races as I possibly can, however, getting meaningful points is key at every round.

    There are some new partnerships this season, but who of the new pairing looks strongest?
    I think Gaz and Liam will be strong again. They're double teams champions and Gaz is double Drivers' champion so it's clearly a strong pairing. Nic and Omari will be a team to watch. Adam and Ben should be strong together until Ben changes car. I don't think you should count Benji and I out though.

    The calendar for this season has been well received, but is there any tracks missing you would have liked to seen make an appearance?

    Well clearly with a performance point of view, I'd like Le Mans back, but obviously that's just me. I would've liked Sonoma to have been the circuit we used in Season One rather than the full one, I also wish Watkins Glen would've been consigned to the history books. Very happy that Donington's back.

    What was your personal highlight of last season?
    Probably either Bathurst (I'm not amazing over one lap so I was pleased to get pole and then go on to win) or Zhuhai with the double win!

    Finally, do you like this thread, and would you make any suggestions?
    Hot Lap videos or something like that but I know that's a big ask. Other than that, pretty good.
     
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  5. Ben McCluskey

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    New season, new start, what will your objectives be for a good season?
    I would like to continue the form of S4 and win a few more races. Fighting for the championship would be good but it's hard to say if I have the consistency yet to challenge for it. It would be nice, but first I need to beat my teammate nd he's in great form atm.

    There are some new partnerships this season, but who of the new pairing looks strongest?
    Spam Fritters will be strong again. Old guy and Alan should also be a big treat. Nic is always there no matter what car he's in, hopefully Omari can race as he will also be right up there. Andrew is also looking really quick and I'll be trying to keep up. This season should be the closest and best league season ever!


    The calendar for this season has been well received, but is there any tracks missing you would have liked to seen make an appearance?
    Nordschleife
    :cautious:


    What was your personal highlight of last season?
    Winning Imola and my Nordschleife qualifying lap


    Finally, do you like this thread, and would you make any suggestions?

    MORE PICTURES!!! :p:p:p
    (You know who to ask ;))
     
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  6. Frank Finch

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    New season, new start, what will your objectives be for a good season?
    I'm not here to finish 4th... but a mid-pack finish would be nice ;) My goal is to keep improving and score more points than last season.

    There are some new partnerships this season, but who of the new pairing looks strongest?
    Gaz and Liam will be a strong team again, but of the new teams, I think Ben and Adam are also strong contenders for the title. They both show great pace and consistency and they know how to set up a car.

    The calendar for this season has been well received, but is there any tracks missing you would have liked to seen make an appearance?
    It's a shame Brands Hatch isn't on this season's calendar. I love that track. But I'm looking forward to the newly added tracks though. Laguna Seca is such an amazing track. A real GT3 roller coaster!

    What was your personal highlight of last season?
    My personal highlight was most definitely my flying pace during the first few (and only :() laps at Le Mans. The Aston performed so well in the rain that day!

    Finally, do you like this thread, and would you make any suggestions?
    Yes, I like it and keep up the good work!


    Fun fact:
    Did you know that Zolder means attic in Dutch?
     
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  7. Dominic Ollivierre

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    New season, new start, what will your objectives be for a good season?
    If you ain't 1st ya last boy... just to have fun ...


    There are some new partnerships this season, but who of the new pairing looks strongest?
    Sensimelia boyz...


    The calendar for this season has been well received, but is there any tracks missing you would have liked to seen make an appearance?
    Zolder is a silly track...
    Brands should always be on...
    Rest is a balanced selection...



    What was your personal highlight of last season?
    Nords?... once I race unscathed it's a highlight...


    Finally, do you like this thread, and would you make any suggestions?
    No differnt to the ones before in terms of presentation really... but more serious and relevant questions...
    have polls every thread as a banter where drivers vote on predictions of say an overtake, a dnf, winning team, something fun...
     
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  8. Lance Loomis

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    New season, new start, what will your objectives be for a good season?
    I would like to finish mid-table, which is usually my objective, but I'm really going to push for a better finish this year. More practice should help with that, and the SLS is handling a lot better than I expected.

    There are some new partnerships this season, but who of the new pairing looks strongest?
    It can be anyone's day, on any week.... with that said.... everyone will be chasing Gaz and Liam. They will have some close competition from Andrew/Benji, Dom/Omari, and Adam/Ben.... after that it's best of the rest.

    The calendar for this season has been well received, but is there any tracks missing you would have liked to seen make an appearance?
    Calendar seems to be really nice this season... maybe a tad bit long but can't complain.

    What was your personal highlight of last season?
    Not many highlights, but I did manage some sprint race podiums... one in the Aston and one in the Vette.

    Finally, do you like this thread, and would you make any suggestions?
    Don't think we need a track history, but it was kind of nice. I think everyone else has hit the nail on the head.
     
  9. Ben Milden

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    A1: Win the championships simple as that

    A2: I think Liam and Gaz are the bench mark others have the ability to beat them but it must be on a consistent basis. Watch Dom and Omari and Andrew and Benji

    A3: I love Brands Hatch to but like everyone is saying calendar looks good and fair

    A4: not many but enjoyed Bathurst and spa

    A5: I liked Benji's and thanks for all your hard work mate. This is neat and tidy so I'm happy with it


    Good luck everyone let's have a good clean stress free season
     
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  10. LIAMATTHURSO

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    New season, new start, what will your objectives be for a good season?

    Win more races, have less bad luck, and just be able to push gaz more


    There are some new partnerships this season, but who of the new pairing looks strongest?

    I appreciate people saying me and gaz will be the team to beat, but the pairing of Omari & Nic, and The old man & Adam will be tough, plus theres also andrew and benji.


    The calendar for this season has been well received, but is there any tracks missing you would have liked to seen make an appearance?

    Snetterton :cautious:

    What was your personal highlight of last season?

    The win at watkins is up there, but i would have to say the fact that i seem to have found a new level, or invigoration in my driving through last season, and i hope to keep it.



    Finally, do you like this thread, and would you make any suggestions?


    Well i've just done what Adam asked, and his #1 request was more track information and history, and keep it cleaner. I appreciate everyone's suggestions and input and will use what i can



    Also can i just ask, if anyone has a hotlap for an upcoming race and wants me to use it in a thread, please just PM me the video, (it's easier than me having to go do a lap every week) Thanks.
     
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  11. Andrew Holmes

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    I've got one for Monza when you do the thread, think I've got one for donington as well
     
  12. LIAMATTHURSO

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    Awesome, just message me them when you can and i'll use them.
     
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  13. Adam Morris

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    try mixing the cars up for the hot laps if you can mate for a couple of them anyway lol would be nice to see
     
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  14. Adam Morris

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    New season, new start, what will your objectives be for a good season?

    I Think its about time I was in the fight for the championship, as long as I'm right there threw the season all be happy bens looking very strong as well.



    There are some new partnerships this season, but who of the new pairing looks strongest?


    Out of the new pairing I reckon the 2 strongest will be myself and ben and omari and Nic




    The calendar for this season has been well received, but is there any tracks missing you would have liked to seen make an appearance?


    BRNO :(



    What was your personal highlight of last season?


    Winning 4 Races




    Finally, do you like this thread, and would you make any suggestions?

    Yeah the new threads are great, only thing I would suggest maybe we try proper track guides for each event where someone commentates over the hot laps.
     
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  15. Andrew Holmes

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    I only post times I do in testing. It's not as though I'm making hot lap videos, I'm just posting good Laps
     
  16. Andrew Holmes

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    What I'd add to that is do it in a car that's not being used for the season. So McLaren or Ginetta. Make it the same car every week
     
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  17. Ben McCluskey

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    I'm certainly not the quickest driver here and these laps are not extremely quick but I do think I'm one of the most consistent
    ...until tyre wear kicks in :(
     
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  19. LIAMATTHURSO

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    I was just gonna post it in the actual thread but ok.
     
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    I already did ass
     
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