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S5 | Rounds 25 & 26 | Silverstone

Discussion in 'PS4 | Thursday Night GT Championship' started by LIAMATTHURSO, Jul 2, 2017.

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  1. LIAMATTHURSO

    LIAMATTHURSO

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    Race Details


    • Race Times: 4pm & 5pm
    • Laps: 20 & 10
    • Last Time Here Winner: Gaz
    • Weather: Random
    • Hotspots: Brooklands & Copse

    The Track


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    Silverstone is the current home of the British Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 1948. The 1950 British Grand Prix at Silverstone was the first race in the newly created World Championship of Drivers. The race rotated between Silverstone, Aintree and Brands Hatch from 1955 to 1986, but relocated permanently to Silverstone in 1987. On 30 September 2004 British Racing Drivers' Club president Jackie Stewart announced that the British Grand Prix would not be included on the 2005 provisional race calendar and, if it were, would probably not occur at Silverstone. However, on 9 December an agreement was reached with Formula One rights holder Bernie Ecclestone ensuring that the track would host the British Grand Prix until 2009 after which Donington Park would become the new host. However, the Donington Park leaseholders suffered economic problems resulting in the BRDC signing a 17-year deal with Ecclestone to hold the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Silverstone is built on the site of a World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, RAF Silverstone, which opened in 1943. Silverstone was first used for motorsport by an ad hoc group of friends who set up an impromptu race in September 1947. One of their members, Maurice Geoghegan, lived in nearby Silverstone village and was aware that the airfield was deserted. He and eleven other drivers raced over a two-mile circuit, during the course of which Geoghegan himself ran over a sheep that had wandered onto the airfield. The sheep was killed and the car written off, and in the aftermath of this event the informal race became known as the Mutton Grand Prix. The next year the Royal Automobile Club took a lease on the airfield and set out a more formal racing circuit. Their first two races were held on the runways themselves, with long straights separated by tight hairpin corners, the track demarcated by hay bales. For the 1975 meeting a chicane was introduced to try to tame speeds through the mighty Woodcote Corner (although MotoGP would still use the circuit without the chicane up until 1986), and Bridge Corner was subtly rerouted in 1987. The track underwent a major redesign between the 1990 and 1991 races, transforming the ultra-fast track
    into a more technical track. The reshaped track's first F1 race was perhaps the most memorable of recent years, with Nigel Mansell coming home first in front of his home crowd. On his victory lap back to the pits Mansell even found time to pick up stranded rival Ayrton Senna and give him a lift on his side-pod after Senna's McLaren had run out of fuel on the final lap of the race. Following the deaths of Senna and fellow Grand Prix driver Roland Ratzenberger at Imola in 1994, many Grand Prix circuits were modified in order to reduce speed and increase driver safety. As a consequence of this the entry from Hangar Straight into Stowe Corner was modified in 1995 so as to make its entry less dangerous. In addition, the flat-out Abbey kink was modified to a chicane in just 19 days before the 1994 GP. Parts of the circuit, such as the starting grid, are 17 metres wide, complying with the latest safety guidelines. Mark Webber's lap of 1:33.401 in the 2013 British Grand Prix is the outright lap record for the current Grand Prix configuration, which has only been in existence since 2011. Below is an evolution of Silverstone from its beginning to its current layout.

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    Hotlap




    This week we have some washed up old man attempting to go kind of quick


    Last Time Out

    The feature race saw a Spam Fritters lockout of the front row, with them holding that into T1, In T2 Jeremy had an odd spin. Soon it became Gaz from Matt, as a kerb trainlined Liam. The order never changed, however there is confusion as to whether matt was allowed to qualify, but the stewards will have the last say on that. Benji beat Adam, to make it Gaz, Matt, Liam, Benji, Adam (Provisionally). The sprint qulaifying was the best of the year, with only 2 allowed to qualify, so it was a Coyote Motorsports front row. Frank though dropped back, after he and Seeks touched, putting Seeks in the pit wall, subsequently slowing Liam. Frank then had an accident at T1, Taking Jamie & Matt with him. Jeremy still lead but had the Spam drivers right behind him, and duly dropped to P3. Soon though a glitch to Liam put him last bar 1. Gaz still lead, from Benji, Adam, Matt & Jeremy. The order stayed the same but Benji and Adam duked it out on the last lap, with Adam nearly completing the move into T3, But over cooking it. On the last straight Adam had a run but the finish line came too soon for him.

    Questions


    We're slowly approaching the end of Project Cars, will you miss it or will you be happy to see it done?


    Is there a particular discipline you would like to see in pCars 2?


    Alot of new tracks have been announced, but is there any you would love to see?


    Are there any other new games coming out you are excited about?
     
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  2. Frank Finch

    Frank Finch
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    We're slowly approaching the end of Project Cars, will you miss it or will you be happy to see it done?
    I still think Project Cars is a great game, but I bet pCars 2 will be so much better, especially with the new Live Track 3.0 feature. I also hope the BoP of the GT cars will be more equal so that we can drive the car we want, not all the same (non-GT3) car ;)

    Is there a particular discipline you would like to see in pCars 2?
    As long as there is GT and LMP racing, I am content. I hope there will be a better way to do multi-class racing, so I can do 24H races in a proper way next year. 24H races, as in plural, you say? Yes, I hope to do the 24H of the Nürburgring AND the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year!
    And it's not really a discipline, but I sure hope it will fully support PSVR. Or else I bought those overpriced goggles for nothing.


    Alot of new tracks have been announced, but is there any you would love to see?
    Paul Ricard and Zandvoort! :D

    Are there any other new games coming out you are excited about?

    I pre-ordered GT Sport like 15 years ago. I already played the closed beta, but I can't wait to see how the career mode and (private) lobbies have turned out.
    And as for non-racing games, I can't wait to play Death Stranding. I am a huuuuge Kojima fan and the teaser already looked amazing!
     
  3. Ben McCluskey

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    We're slowly approaching the end of Project Cars, will you miss it or will you be happy to see it done?

    Not really with us moving to a better version of it. however if I'm slower on pcars 2 then I'll probably want the old game back hehe

    Is there a particular discipline you would like to see in pCars 2?

    Online Multi driver teams for endurance racing

    Alot of new tracks have been announced, but is there any you would love to see?

    Valencia (not the street version. look it up)
    Assen TT
    Sachsenring
    Argentina
    Brazil F1 track

    Hungary
    Philip Island
    Rainbow Road
    Canada
    Aragon
    Motegi
    Estroil
    Qatar
    Bahrain
    Abu Dhabi


    Are there any other new games comingout you are excited about?

    Isle of Man TT game
     
  4. Frank Finch

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    Motegi, nice one! And Rainbow Road... :roflmao:
     
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  5. Ben Milden

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    UPDATED


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  6. ozwheels

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    I'm thinking about purchasing the T3PA pedals. Does anyone have any opinions on them? Specifically about the conical brake mod. Is it as good as some people say?
     
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  7. Jonathan Seekings

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    Not better than me
     
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  8. Jamief430

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    We're slowly approaching the end of Project Cars, will you miss it or will you be happy to see it done?

    YES. YES. YES

    Is there a particular discipline you would like to see in pCars 2?

    Nope rallycross will be just fine. Providing Adam (snake) Morris. Is not crash bandicoot.

    Alot of new tracks have been announced, but is there any you would love to see?

    Thruxton.


    Are there any other new games coming out you are excited about?


    GTA6 haa
     
  9. Ben Milden

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    A1: will miss it has been a fun time and I won a championship which dave didn't so you no

    Been fun to help make the league what it is 5 seasons is way more than we expected

    A2: btcc, v8 supercars (all)

    A3: Malaysia, Sebring

    A4: call of duty ww2 so I can relive my childhood
     
  10. Ben Milden

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    Race Report

    Feature

    Q: 11th
    R: 6th

    Wet but sort of fun picked off a few on the opening lap and the big Bentley was flying early on passed a recovering Benji and caught Matt who I was racing all race basically. Lost the car a few times and had the menu glitch letting benji passed and a glitch on the old pit straight which put me off the road. Wet races suck but this was less suckey (is that a word?)



    Sprint

    Q: 9th?
    R: 5th
    Wet also but tried to make the most of it fair bit of contact out there some of which was my fault so apologies to any involved. Changed my tyre pressures for the expected rain but wasn't a good move and also put more rear wing on which made me slower than A turtle with a broken leg on the straights

     
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  11. Ben McCluskey

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    Anyone who has affected by flooding tonight, please ring 07 69 69 69 21 21 thank you.

    Also pm me if you want to learn a life hack on how to remove brown stains on your underwear from driving through stowe every lap.
     
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  12. Frank Finch

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    Race report

    Feature:

    Q: 7th
    R: 8th
    My car felt like Bambi on ice. When the fog cleared and the rain got heavier, my tyre temps dropped to 60 degrees and things only got worse. A frustrating race with undeserved points.

    Sprint:
    Q: 2nd
    R: 8th
    My 3rd front row start of the season, just not because I was driving so well. I lowered the tyre pressures even more and put more downforce on the car. This helped a lot! I tried to keep Jamie behind me for the biggest part of the race, and for the first time I won the battle when Jamie made a mistake coming into Brooklands in Lap 8. Felt a lot better about finishing P8 than I did in the Feature.
     
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  13. Jonathan Seekings

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    Feature p9.
    Decided to start in 2nd gear to try and cut the wheelspin, but just bogged down and lost a few places off the line. Was just about holding onto the back of the mid pack until i had two coming incidents with frank, the second one causing damage and hit to pit.
    Forgot to change to wet tyres and almost immediately came out of the pits and spun damaging the car again.
    After finally getting back it was a lonely race and decided to pit again towards the end because tempa were so low. Probably my worst race of the season.

    Sprint p6.
    Somehow managed to come round in p5 after lap 1 and then p4 after lap 2, but thej benji ruined it and overtook me. Had a scrappy battle with ben and matt (hopefully itl wasn't too forceful?), but ended up behind them. However, having raced matt in most of the wet zuhai sprint i was confident matt was going to spin at some point..... and he did at stowe on the last lap (the crowd went wild and so did our chat), and i came through to equal my best result of the season.

    Overall considering i only had one practice session this week i am very happy with my results last night. Not here next week so have two weeks to learn a completely new track.
     
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  14. Ben Milden

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    M3 next race yadda yadda
     
  15. LIAMATTHURSO

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    Decided to take a few photos from last night's feature, hope you all like them!
     
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  16. Ben McCluskey

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    As most of you know, I have also a strong passion for taking photos. This video has probably been expected for a long time now and it is finally here, so sit back and enjoy a short montage of some of my personal favourite photos I've captured during my time racing on project cars in this league.

     
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  17. Ben McCluskey

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    Hi everyone, it's me again!

    Want to relive the terrifying experience of driving around Lake Stowe? Why not watch my highlights ;)
    P.S. You may need a pillow to hide behind

     
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  18. Ben Milden

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    Nice work you two
     
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  19. LIAMATTHURSO

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    A compliment off Ben? Has hell frozen over?
     
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  20. Adam Morris

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    Stewards Decision

    @ozwheels receives a 5 second time penalty and 5 penalty points for exceeding track limits.

    . @ozwheels Due to the 5 penalty points awarded for the track extensions at the previous race you have been awarded a Qualifying Ban For Sonoma GP Feature Race Thanks.
     
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