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S5 | Rounds 11 & 12 | Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway

Discussion in 'PS4 | Thursday Night GT Championship' started by LIAMATTHURSO, Apr 27, 2017.

Who was driver of the day in Dubai?

Poll closed May 4, 2017.
  1. Max Verstappen

    11.1%
  2. Max Verstappen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Max Verstappen

    11.1%
  4. Max Verstappen

    22.2%
  5. Jonathan Seekings

    55.6%
  1. LIAMATTHURSO

    LIAMATTHURSO

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    Race Details

    • Race Times: 5pm & 6pm
    • Laps: 29 & 15
    • Last Time Here Winners: Adel & Adam
    • Weather: Dry

    The Track


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    First constructed in 1957, the Laguna Seca Raceway is situated in Monterrey, California. The racetrack is 2.238 miles (3.602 km) long, with a 180 feet (55 m) elevation change. Its eleven turns are highlighted by the circuit's signature turn, the downhill-plunging "Corkscrew" at Turns 8 and 8A. A variety of racing, exhibition, and entertainment events are held at the raceway, ranging from superkarts to sports car racing to music festivals. The name Laguna Seca is Spanish for "dry lake": the area where the track now lies was once a lake, and the course was built around the dry lake bed. After the course was reconfigured, two artificial ponds were added. The first race, held on November 9, 1957, was won by Pete Lovely driving a Ferrari. In the intervening years, the track has hosted USRRC, Can-Am, Trans-Am, Formula 5000, IMSA GT, CART, American Le Mans Series, Grand American, Monterey Historic Automobile Races, Speed World Challenge, AMA (American Motorcyclist Association), WSBK Superbike World Championship and MotoGP motorcycle races. The track itself has undergone significant changes over the past two decades to meet evolving safety homologation requirements. Changes include the addition of the entire infield area in 1988 (present day turns 3, 4, and 5, eliminating the straight that started at present day turn 2 and ended at present day turn 5) extending the track from its original 1.9-mile (3.1 km) length to meet the minimum-track-length criteria of the FIM for MotoGP events. (Old Track pictured below). In 1989, the year following the last Formula One race in Detroit, choices for a new location for the United States Grand Prix came down to Laguna Seca and Phoenix. The aforementioned 1988 improvements to the track were made in part to lure the F1 race. In the final decision, Laguna Seca was thought to be too remote and too small for an F1 crowd, and so Phoenix was granted the Grand Prix. On August 20, 2006, Toyota F1 test driver Ricardo Zonta set an unofficial lap record of 1:06.039. The official lap record is a 1:05.786 set by Marc Gene, in a Ferrari F2003.

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    Hotlap



    This week we have @Ben McCluskey with a side by side of the RUF RGT-8 Vs an Aston Martin V12.



    Last Time Out


    Dubai made a return after it's S4 absence, and it wasn't long until it provided drama. only a few seconds in, Adam and Oz collided, effectively ending both their chances. Gaz pulled away, Liam made an early jump up to P2 from P6, With Ben, Matt & Benji, all fighting behind. the race didn't change much from there, with Gaz winning, Liam took P2 for a 3rd Spam Fritters 1-2 in a row. Matt took P3, surviving a late spin. Ben claimed P4 in his VW, Failing a post race emissions test, and Benji took P5. After the race Gaz was penalised for a qualifying infringement, and will start last in Laguna Seca, handing a great chance to the likes of Liam and Andrew. The sprint saw the 2 victims of the feature taking 1 & 2, With Oz leading Adam home, Gaz climbed up to P3, Keeping up his record in Dubai sprint races, Jamie took P4, And Liam claimed P5.



    Questions

    Last time we raced here it was S2, Are you glad to be back here?


    Gaz starts last in the feature race, prediction of where he will finish?


    Who is the favourite in Gaz's absence?


    How much of a nonce is Adam for what he did in the feature?
     
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  2. Ben McCluskey

    Ben McCluskey

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    Last time we raced here it was S2, Are you glad to be back here?

    Not in an Aston. Feels great in other cars.

    Gaz starts last in the feature race, prediction of where he will finish?

    DNF

    Who is the favourite in Gaz's absence?

    Not Alan

    How much of a nonce is Adam for what he did in the feature?


    Not as much as Liam is ;)
     
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  3. Ben Milden

    Ben Milden
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    A1: yes it's a good track except the kerbs which are like ice. I'm expecting my car to be fairly strong on this circuit

    A2: top 15 I think

    A3: well Gaz is racing so it's hardly an absence. What you mean is who is favourite with cheating Gaz at the back? Alan ftw

    A4: Pretty huge but at least he owned up and even didn't finish the race possible through embarrassment

     
  4. Frank Finch

    Frank Finch
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    Last time we raced here it was S2, Are you glad to be back here?
    I joined halfway through S3, so this will be my first time at Laguna Seca. I like this track though. It's a pretty technical track, so I guess I'll end up somewhere at the back. But like a wise man once said: it's better to race at the back, than not to race at all.

    Gaz starts last in the feature race, prediction of where he will finish?
    Probably 4th, unless I can hold him up long enough ;)

    Who is the favourite in Gaz's absence?
    With a lot of tight corners, this track probably suits the M3 best. So I think either Liam or Adam will take the victory in the Feature.

    How much of a nonce is Adam for what he did in the feature?

    We all make mistakes and he paid dearly for his. So he is still no Crashtor Maldonado.
     
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  5. Andrew Holmes

    Andrew Holmes

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    Questions

    Last time we raced here it was S2, Are you glad to be back here?

    No I very much dislike this track. Once again another track that doesn't promote overtaking. So when I'm coming through the field and I make a gutsy move and I run into you, don't blame me, that's the only way a Mercedes can overtake around this Go-Kart reject of a track.

    Gaz starts last in the feature race, prediction of where he will finish?
    Probably still end up either winning or on the podium.

    Who is the favourite in Gaz's absence?
    From what I've heard it's Adam but I don't know many times so can't really make that call.

    How much of a nonce is Adam for what he did in the feature?
    No idea, wasn't there.
     
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  6. Adam Morris

    Adam Morris
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    last time we raced here it was S2, Are you glad to be back here?

    A: Yeah I suppose so love the track its just very hard to pass here so traffic may be a issue

    Gaz starts last in the feature race, prediction of where he will finish?


    A: Most likely In the Top 7 at least

    Who is the favourite in Gaz's absence?


    A: Hopefully me :) pace feels strong enough to win but there's at least 6 of us with a chance to win here so ill wait and see what happens

    How much of a nonce is Adam for what he did in the feature?

    A: Id say just as much as Liam is Spams NO.2 Driver so 100% nonce haha :)
     
  7. Adam Morris

    Adam Morris
    (TNGTC) #64 M3 GT3 - Bangers And Smash GT

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    Messages For Laguna

    . @Night4001 And @Gareth Williams are both banned from Qualifying in the Feature race at Laguna Seca, both are allowed to Qualify in the Sprint. Jeremy's Ban is from the 25 Penalty points total he now has.

    .This is a quick message for everyone, can drivers that Arnt really working with their team mates Atm try and make an effort to help one another as that's what your their for I can understand that not everyone gets along but in the best interest of all drivers I feel this needs addressing but it would be greatly appreciated if drivers work better with their counterparts and help each other improve. @Aidan Lucas And @ozwheels you are both Teammates, with Aidan being new to project cars I would like you to help him where you can with setups and learning the game ect to help him improve.

    . I know that everyone helps each other here which is one of the good things about this group but just a reminder to all that you have a teammate that deserves help first before your competitors this is including myself :) as the old saying goes theres no "I" in team haha
     
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  8. Andrew Holmes

    Andrew Holmes

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    There's an "I" in Slightly Mad Motorsports;)
     
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  9. Gareth Williams

    Gareth Williams

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    I don't see one :cautious:
     
  10. Andrew Holmes

    Andrew Holmes

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    Then you Sir are blind.
     
  11. Gareth Williams

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    There's two I's in our team name :p
     
  12. Ben McCluskey

    Ben McCluskey

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    If that's so, there's no 'I' in Our Future ;)
     
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  13. Andrew Holmes

    Andrew Holmes

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    Sounds good to me. Don't let the door hit you on the way out
     
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  14. Ben Milden

    Ben Milden
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    Banter
     
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  15. Adam Morris

    Adam Morris
    (TNGTC) #64 M3 GT3 - Bangers And Smash GT

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    Random Much Ben Haha
     
  16. Gareth Williams

    Gareth Williams

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    Bens banter is as dry as a desert
     
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  17. SkaankyPuppy

    SkaankyPuppy

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    Last time we raced here it was S2, Are you glad to be back here?
    As long as I keep it off the sand yes.

    Gaz starts last in the feature race, prediction of where he will finish?

    5th

    Who is the favourite in Gaz's absence?

    Ozwheels

    How much of a nonce is Adam for what he did in the feature?

    It was a mighty error lol
     
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  18. Jamief430

    Jamief430

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    Last time we raced here it was S2, Are you glad to be back here?

    I wasn't here in season 2. But I hate this track with a passion.


    Gaz starts last in the feature race, prediction of where he will finish?

    Behind me. I am adiment he will not get passed.

    Who is the favourite in Gaz's absence?

    Hopefully my teammate @SkaankyPuppy. He's doing well atm and hope it continues. Or second choice is Adam :)


    How much of a nonce is Adam for what he did in the feature?

    Silly question we all know he's a nonce.
     
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  19. Ben McCluskey

    Ben McCluskey

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    Too late. I got bumped into a Ginetta
     
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  20. Ben McCluskey

    Ben McCluskey

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    Big news

    Spam fritters drivers Afgan Williams and Dave will not be able to race due to health and safety reasons. Gaz does not match the minimum requirements of hair for protection incase of a crash and Dave is below the minimum height to drive a gt3 car.
    Lord Alan has also agreed to ban the m3 and that everyone must drive the Ginetta.

    In other news
    Ben has been placed in a retirement home.
    ....At last
     
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