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Spirit of 76 @ Misano - Friday 8th July, 2011

Discussion in 'rFactor 2 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Stuart Thomson, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

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    Server name:
    RACEDEPT.COM So76
    Class: Spirit of 76 mod (Download) - Race 1 - Fiat X-1/9 Dallara | Race2 - Lotus Europa
    Track: Misano
    Practice1 start time:
    GMT 19.00 (20 min)
    Quali1 start time: GMT 19.20 (10 min - 3 lap limit)
    Warm-up1 start time: GMT 19.30 (3 min)
    Race1 start time: GMT 19.35 (25 min)
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    Practice2 start time: GMT 20.00 (20 min)
    Qualification2 start time: GMT 20.20 (10 min - 3 lap limit)
    Warm-up2 start time: GMT 20.30 (3 min)
    Race2 start time: GMT 20.35 (25 min)

    Upgrades: All allowed

    Server password: click here
    Racing rules: click here


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  2. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    As it's the first run out for this mod (I'll run 4 consecutive Fridays in July with it), we'll keep the races to be single make ones for this event. As the 2 cars in the mod are English & Italian (Lotus & Fiat), I'll stick to alternating Italian and English tracks for the 4 events.

    And yes, I'm aware of the Imola 60s / Spirit of 76 time clash :good:
     
  3. Eck Simpson

    Eck Simpson
    Premium Member

    You can't do this Stu... I'm not available on a Friday...
     
  4. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    The venue will be changed for this race - found a nasty invisible object/obstacle that destroyed my car, even though I had 4 wheels fully on the racing surface. That won't do.
     
  5. Sad! Really liked the flow of this track.
     
  6. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Yeah - it is a shame, but people would be more gutted if they suddenly smashed their car up on an invisible brick after 20 minutes racing.
     
  7. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
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    Alternate Venue selected
     
  8. Tim Ling

    Tim Ling
    It's a million-to-1 chance, but it just might work Premium Member

    Can't make this, sorry
     
  9. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    This event is the first for these cars, so numbers don't matter too much. Think of this one as a test event.
     
  10. Chris Butcher

    Chris Butcher
    Red Bull Gridsters 2012 Champion

    I'll be there but probably won't be in the server until the 1st warmup session.
     
  11. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Server is up
     
  12. Chris Butcher

    Chris Butcher
    Red Bull Gridsters 2012 Champion

    Stu - there is a patch released for this mod. Is this patch purely graphical - or is it required/not required?
     
  13. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    It's been applied on the server, so I'd have to suggest you add it to your local install
     
  14. Ok, this see how this went.

    1. the numbers were low, I say that didn't matter and peeps lost out on some cracking racing.
    2. only 2 cars to drive, well you can't drive more than 1 in a race & to me both cars are fantastic.
    3. track was great.

    All in all I had loads of fun tonight & can't wait until next week to drive these cars again.

    Thanks Thommo/RD & thanks to all you guys that showed up tonight, good on ya.
     
  15. Jack Smith

    Jack Smith
    Premium Member

    :D Agree with you now Bob but at first I almost signed out after offline practice last night because I couldn't get around the track in the Lotus :wink: but after a while I figured it out a bit and wow I could drive it like I stole it... which means my times improved. I found the Fiat had less of a learning curve and at the end of event 1, I was not that far behind the leaders time wise, compared to my past history. Come race 2 I was slow to adjust from the Fiat to the Lotus but halfway through the event I began to get the hang of her again using some advise from Bob and Stu. Unfortunately I had one off track experience very early in that race, although I thought I had control of the situation as it happened but to my surprise I slid off and that put me 20 plus seconds behind the pack. No one up front made any major misstakes, mistaskes, mistakes because of the very elite field of drivers but to find something positive I was very close to the average pace for the remainder of the race.

    I'm ready now for the next event. Thanks to Stu, WD Hans, cheers to all drivers and winners.
     
  16. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    Racing with a small group an having big fun ,new cars an new track (for me than) to much trouble with the Fiat bud a great race with the Lotus P2 in Q an even had the lead for a short time but could not hold that, it was a long time a go I run on P 1 lol...

    Looking forward to the next Race !!

    Thanks Stuart great cars,an thanks to my fallow race drivers !!
     
  17. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
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    Taking this as a test event, I think it went very well.

    2 superbly driveable cars, well matched and balanced timewise on Misano, I suspect the Lotus is slightly gruntier out of the 2, and this coming Fridays track (Essington GP) will probably suit it a little better than the Fiat.

    I had a ball racing both these cars, this mod is a definite keeper.

    A double win for me, but I suspect (I am totally sure) that I was beneficiary of some accident based waiting in both races to allow me to get in front.

    Looking forward to Friday's run already.