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S6 | Rounds 5 & 6 | Snetterton

Discussion in 'PS4 | Thursday Night GT Championship' started by LIAMATTHURSO, Nov 6, 2017.

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  1. LIAMATTHURSO

    LIAMATTHURSO

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    Race Details

    • Race times: 1 & 2pm
    • Laps: 23 & 12
    • Predicted weather: Cloudy
    • Hotspots: N/A

    The Track

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    Snetterton Circuit is a motor racing course in Norfolk, England, originally opened in 1953. The circuit is named after the nearby village of Snetterton to the north-west of the circuit. After its use as a USAF base, Snetterton was first used for motorcycle racing in 1953, organised by the Snetterton Combine, an association of clubs in Norfolk and Suffolk. The track was used by both Team Lotus (Formula One) and Norfolk Racing Co (Le Mans) to test their racing cars. In the 1960s and early 1970s the circuit was 2.7 miles in length. In October 2005, Jonathan Palmer of MotorSport Vision, the owners of Snetterton Circuit, announced that the circuit would undergo extensive rebuilding work, in order to lengthen the circuit and improve its facilities. On 23 September 2010, MSV announced that construction of the new infield section and track improvements would be finished in time for the 2011 motorsport season.[6] The main development was the addition of a new one mile infield section, after Sear Corner, which was replaced and renamed Montreal, in deference to it being modelled on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve hairpin. The final chicane before Senna Straight was also removed and replaced by an extension to Coram curve coupled with a new, tight, left-hand corner named Murrays. In addition to the track work, the redevelopment also improved spectator viewing and increased safety.


    Formation Lap Info


    Drivers will begin to line up out of the bomb hole, and the leader will accelarate anywhere from the pit entry to the line.


    Snetterton in S4

    Instead of a hotlap we will look back at the 2 races here in S4, Commentated by @Jonathan Seekings






    Questions

    Who will land the Williams hot seat alongside Stroll?

    How would you rate your first 2 events of S6?

    After this round car changes are allowed, any considerations?
     
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  2. Jamief430

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    Who will land the Williams hot seat alongside Stroll?


    That's easy. Seeks obviously :)

    How would you rate your first 2 events of S6?

    Well both races so far I've had a competitive car bit have had stupid cenarios mess it up so not great.


    After this round car changes are allowed, any considerations


    Ben will be on car 60000 by next race
     
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  3. Ben McCluskey

    Ben McCluskey

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    Who will land the Williams hot seat alongside Stroll?

    Don't care

    How would you rate your first 2 events of S6?

    Achieving 3 podiums out of 4 isn't bad. Just hope to keep consistency scoring podiums and maybe the odd win.

    After this round car changes are allowed, any considerations?


    I won't be changing car any time soon, finally starting to get the McLaren balanced with the setups.
     
  4. ozwheels

    ozwheels

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    Who will land the Williams hot seat alongside Stroll?
    Kubica
    How would you rate your first 2 events of S6? I didn’t get to race even though I took pole. I was violently removed from the track while in 3rd. I barely won a race that should of been more easy. I ran out of time to race.
    After this round car changes are allowed, any considerations? The McLaren is OP so maybe that.


    The penalty system works.
     
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  5. Ben Milden

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    Who will land the Williams hot seat alongside Stroll?

    I hope Kubica

    How would you rate your first 2 events of S6?
    Over achieved in a car not capable of fighting the two fastest cars on the game

    After this round car changes are allowed, any considerations?


    As usual with me changes are coming
     
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  6. Kike Luna

    Kike Luna

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    Who will land the Williams hot seat alongside Stroll?
    Kvyat, Kubica, Di Resta, Wehrlein...
    How would you rate your first 2 events of S6?
    Didn't attend.
    After this round car changes are allowed, any considerations?
    I'm seriously thinking about changing. The Audi is a boat in PC2.
     
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  7. SkaankyPuppy

    SkaankyPuppy

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    Who will land the Williams hot seat alongside Stroll?
    Luca Badoer
    How would you rate your first 2 events of S6?
    Poo sticks
    After this round car changes are allowed, any considerations?
    Possibly one with a little more downforce?
     
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  8. Adam Morris

    Adam Morris
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    Who will land the Williams hot seat alongside Stroll?

    Hopefully Di Resta gets a 2nd chance deserves it really

    How would you rate your first 2 events of S6?


    Underperforming

    After this round car changes are allowed, any considerations?


    No I'm Loyal :)
     
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  9. Ben McCluskey

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    3 McLaren's races ruined because of pit glitches. Not good lol.
    At least that annoying experience was replaced with a sweet victory. Hopefully Scooby let's me drink some of his champagne ;)
    #VenezuelaNumber1
     
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  10. LIAMATTHURSO

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    Maybe practicing less is the key. Turned up about 45 mins before the race to do my first laps, and managed a 44.2

    Q4

    Unfortunately only managed a 44.7 in that one.

    R3

    Got a good initial launch getting past benji, but he eventually held his P3 and Adam got by. Passed adam soon, got onto Benjis wing, and we pitted together, but his tyres werent changed, ending what couldve been a close fight for P3. Oh well it makes up for Sakitto.

    Sprint

    Lets just not go there.
     
  11. LIAMATTHURSO

    LIAMATTHURSO

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    Whoever rated this beer, Benji is too young.
     
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  12. ozwheels

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    So that’s how you made up 15 seconds in the pits.
     
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  13. Ben Milden

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    RACE REPORT

    Firstly just want to say a big thanks to @Frank Finch for his coverage of the races, really well done and I actually don’t think you need a co-commentator lol

    Also that was the best night of racing I’ve had for a long time everyone was driving really well

    Feature

    Q: 9th
    R: 4th

    Well the Porsche has this cool thing where if you take 55 litres of fuel out to do a quali lap it actually goes slower lol. No front grip no speeds started 9th. However knew the car was quick in race trim so kept the faith

    Start was chaotic I got a normal good launch and positioned myself alongside Ramsay but the straight is narrow and when matt had to avoid a mclaren he came over towards me and spun across the front of my car into Ramsay. Just a racing thing shame for the other two

    My strategy was to just keep pushing and hope people fell off the road but I did more than that by keeping pace with the group of mclarens ahead. One by one they crashed or had issues

    Scooby spin
    Adam pitlane glitch
    Benji pitlane issue

    After I pitted I found my self p4 but somehow matt was on my tail and we battled most of the last stint but held on for a great result


    SPRINT

    Some how started last 13th

    R: 5th

    Employed the same strategy as the feature just wait for mistakes and crashes. Again it worked passed Seeks when he spun out, dave ran out of talent, passed lance into Montreal then Gaz crashed followed by a nice overtake on Oz. Then a few more crashed to put me p6 into the last lap. Tried to pass Jaime but got onto the grass and thought that was it but he then crashed onto the Bentley straight. Felt bad as he had earned the place but that’s racing and I will take p5 from last

    Well the Porsche did me proud but I want to be fighting for podiums and wins and despite my love for the car it’s just not fast enough. Thanks to @Lance Loomis for the first 3 races top bloke just isn’t working from my side as I need setup help lol. All the best mate
     
  14. Adam Morris

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    Race Report
    Feature Race

    Q.5th

    My qualifying didn't go as planned took me a while to get a feel in the car which was strange considering my pace in practice and on the 1 lap i was on to for a time to challenge for the 1st row, when liams car decided to become Goku from Dragonball Z and instant-transmissioned in front of my car i slammed my brakes on losing all the time and then disappeared back up the road after that couldn't hook up a lap.

    R.10th

    Well what can i say about this race everything was going great having battles with Liam and Benji until i decided to pit to try and get the undercut on them next thing i know the cars doing 360s in the pit lane and the AI kept crashing into pit garages and wouldn't straighten the car up my race was lost from there, really annoyed as My teammate had a similar glitch in the pits where it wouldn't allow him to change tyres so he had to pit multiple times.

    Sprint Race


    Q.2nd

    R.DNF

    Car felt horrible had pace for like 3 laps and then was passed by Killer_Ramsey after that i tried to push the car to regain my position spun twice and then retired so overall terrible race yet again.

    Congratulation's to @Gareth Williams for winning the Feature Race and Also to Benji for holding off Scooby to win the Sprint Race.

    @Frank Finch Great stuff with the Broadcasting glad you decided to do commentary really enjoyed it mate please do commentary more often :)
     
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  15. ozwheels

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    The fuel tank is at the very front of the Porsche. Fuel is heavy, that is important for you.
     
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  16. Ben McCluskey

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    yeah my pit people kinda forgot how to change tyres
    I even requested the pit stop after turn 1 on the lap of pitting, and the second time it was fine. Random
     
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  17. SkaankyPuppy

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    Q- 7th or 8th I can't remember lol
    I had issues saving setups for some reason, so had limited quali due to this, but it was what is was.

    Feature R-5th
    Got a tidy start, but had to avoid a slow starting McLaren. I moved to the left to go around, but shortly after got turned with contact and ended up in the armco. Had damage from this and needed to pit, so came in on lap one. After that is was a case of head down and try and get back into the points for a recovery drive. Had fairly good race pace in the end and moved up from 12th or 13th and gradually came through the field as people had accidents, issues and pit stops. Mid way through the race I was coming down the straight and saw Ben come out of the pits, but I couldn't quite get past around turn one without the possibility of carnage, so sat behind. I had better pace than Ben, but could not find a way past. Had some good close battles with him until I got a little hot coming out onto the back straight and lost the back, but managed to not hit the barrier. Caught Ben again after a few laps, but there was not enough time left to make any moves, so finished 5th. Happy with a decent recovery drive, from rock bottom but one.

    Sprint R - 4th
    Got a tardy start with this stupid rolling start. Not sure how much of a good idea these are, as no one seems to do the same thing, when to go is a contentious point, with some people taking advantage and going a fraction early, plus tyre and brake temps drop like stones.

    Lost out to Oz on the start, but kept pace and stuck with the pack. Gaz got his braking slightly wrong and slid into Jez in Turn 2, spinning and then hitting Oz. I managed to avoid Gaz rejoining and caught Oz. We both started catching Jamie and the rest. It was apparent Oz had damage and I was able to go up the inside into turn 2 a couple of laps later and then was able to have a crack at Jamie. Managed to get passed Jamie, then got my head down. Eventually got another place as Liam went wide on the finial long bend, then a few laps later the same happened to Adam, which raised me up to 4th. I couldn't quite catch Killer Ramsey for a podium, but was overall happy with the result.

    I came away from the evening feeling pretty chuffed, as I did not expect a result here, as only had a couple of hours practice. Even with the contact at the start of the feature, it felt like a good couple of races. No other major contact with people and put a few good moves on too. Tidy darts.

    On to Monza!
     
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  18. Lance Loomis

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    Wasn't too happy about the sprint start but since there are no rules about passing too early I"m going to let it go.....

    We should change the formation lap to you stay on the side you gridded.... meaning the leader will always start on the racing line.... allowing the leader to pick is what caused the chaos
     
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  19. Lance Loomis

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    Did you change tyres mate, or just repair damage?
     
  20. ozwheels

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    Feature
    Q: 2
    I didn’t expect to be that far off of pole. I was even more surprised after the session seeing it was all in the last sector!
    R: 2
    I was in no mans land for the whole race. There was no way I was keeping up with Gaz unless he crashed, which he didn’t.

    Sprint
    Q: DNQ
    R: 7
    Made a good start although I’m not sure how the left line had a huge gap in between the cars towards the front. Followed Gaz around until I got caught up with him and Night at turn 2. Pretty much wrong place wrong time thing. It was hilarious though in the replay watching how far Gaz’s car went after I barely touched him. Maybe he had a lightweight chassis and that’s where pole came from? My race was compromised after that damage and I fell through the order until lap 11 or 12 where I put a wheel in the grass braking for turn 2 and lost a place to Gaz.

    If we keep rolling starts then during the week there should be a rolling start practice. It could be during the practice thingy on Tuesday Adam wants to start doing. It would help with the confusion a lot in my opinion. I also like the idea of staying on the same side of the track where your grid box is.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2017
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