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TC-65 Jag MKII vs Jag MKII 4.2 @ Zolder Tue 13th Aug 2013

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Rupe Wilson, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

    Class: TC65 - Jaguar Mk2 (default + skinpack) vs Jaguar MKII 4.2 ( Download )
    Track: Zolder Default track

    See Main Forum for Official Race Time Clock

    ------------------------- Race 1 ---------------------------------
    Practice start time: GMT 19.00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 19.20 (single lap)
    Race start time: GMT 19.30 ( 13 laps)
    ------------------------- Race 2 ----------------------------------
    Practice start time: GMT 19.50 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 20.10 (single lap)
    Race start time: GMT 20.20 ( 13 laps )

    Note1: CLUB RACING RULES for GTL Please Read
    Note 2: only use the liveries that are provided please
    Note 3: We are using the SIMBIN lobby for this event. See here how to switch lobby
    Note 4: Odd Number Sign ups Race1 = JAG MKII / Race2 = JAG MKII 4.2, Even number vice versa.
    Note 5: We run Super-Pole qualification: You only get a single attempt to set a time (1 Out-lap + 1 timed lap). If you mess it up, tough luck!

    Server password: click here
    Racing rules: click here

    Entry List:
    1. Rupe Wilson JAG MkII / JAG MKII 4.2
    2. Hans Sneep JAG MKII 4.2 / JAG MkII
    3. Simon Bacon JAG MkII / JAG MKII 4.2
    4. Jack Smith JAG MKII 4.2 / JAG MkII
    5. Antonio Tavares JAG MkII / JAG MKII 4.2
    6. Warren Dawes JAG MKII 4.2 / JAG MkII
    7. Steven Walker JAG MkII / JAG MKII 4.2
    8. Driver JAG MKII 4.2 / JAG MkII
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    This is being held in our Club, using Club Rules, and should be driven in that spirit.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2013
  2. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

    Thought we would have a JAAAAAG week ...:) maybe get some last minute sign ups for the Endurance once they drive the beast and fall in love:inlove:
  3. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep

    Signing Up
    (link skinpak not working )
  4. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

    Remember the forum update last night, we might find a few links not working just shout them out and ill redo them:)
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  5. Simon Bacon

    Simon Bacon

    Sign me up please Rupe. Summer 'madness' at work is winding down and I'm itching for a bit of GTL:thumbsup:
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  6. Jack Smith

    Jack Smith

    Sign me up please.
  7. In please, Rupe.
  8. Tony Wiltshire

    Tony Wiltshire
    "I'd rather be Sim-racing" said Noddy

    Clashes with my GPL league so won't be available, have fun.
  9. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

  10. Since I can't make the enduro on Thursday, I'll give this one a go.
    Always fun to drive the Jaaaaaag. :)
  11. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

    I know one is a little quicker but, the fun will be can the quicker guys keep up in the slower Jag.
    if the not as quick guys in the faster Jag can hold there line and not go off track it might put us all on a level the playing field.

    Finding the right words can be hard when you not trying to say the word "Slower driver"..
    Damn i just said it .......:mad: you guys know what i mean:p
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013
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  12. Steven Walker

    Steven Walker
    Slowly getting better! Premium

    Hope it's not too late for me to sign up. The boss has just given her permission. :laugh:
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  13. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

    second session has started
  14. Steven Walker

    Steven Walker
    Slowly getting better! Premium

    Well.... It was a last minute request to join tonight's race because the BOSS was dragging her feet, but finally prized permission out of her. Good job too because I had put a couple of hours of practice in in anticipation (of course) of the possibility of a positive response.;)

    Race 1: Started with the standard MK2 Jag and thought, judging by other peoples practice laps, I could be quite competetive. I managed to bag myself 2nd place on the grid and not having practiced a standing start, I managed to draw alongside Warren from the green light.I had the inside but was unsure of how to take the first bend as tightly as I needed so I braked early and ceeded the place to him (better that than taking it too hot and pushing him wide). Kinda wish I hadn't because he went and left everyone else for dead. I managed to keep him in sight till around lap 6 or 7 but he was just too fast and all that was left for me to do was to try and keep The Rupe behind me. Managed to keep him behind me till about lap 11 when I made a couple of minor mistakes and lost momentum which let him get alongside me into the second chicane. Great driving on both parts meant we were side by side through that section but I had to give way as I could not put the power down without spinning the rear end up and I lost second place......bugger :mad:. So I finished in 3rd spot and thorougly enjoyed the battle between us.

    2nd Race: Managed to get pole position in the 4.2L and had no idea how it would get off the line but judging by how it got out of the pits I thought that it would be a ticklish clutch kinda start (if you know what I mean). To my absolute surprise I got it spot on and got a rocket of a start and found myself with a very comfortable lead within the first minute/lap. I must admit that by about half race distance my concentration started wandering and my lap times started dropping but that , as it turned out, was good for me because it revitalised my lap times and concentration which meant that I finished in 1st place. WOOHOO!

    Well done to 2nd and 3rd and great race by the rest. Thoroughly enjoyable evening again gents and hope to see you in Zandvoort!:thumbsup:
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  15. There's nothing like thrashing the ol' gangster saloon around a racetrack to put a smile on your face. :)
    Despite Rupe's concern that the 4.2 Jaaaaag might be superior to the default MkII Jaaaaaag, these two cars were actually closely matched on Zolder. If anything, I was slightly quicker in the MkII because you could push it more confidently, it's handling was ideally suited to this track. The 4.2 needed a little more care with a slightly looser tail end.

    Race 1 in the 4.2 was pretty lonely, after I jumped away early and didn't make any mistakes.

    Race 2 in the MkII was heaps more fun, due to starting at the back with Rupe. We both had some close laps behind Antonio, who was proving tricky to pass, driving nice tight lines. Rupe managed to pull off an impressive pass on Antonio through the first chicane (I didn't think it would be possible there :cool:), and started pulling a gap to us both. After a couple more laps, I found a pass on Antonio and set off after Rupe again. We both settled into a good rhythm, nose to tail, when Rupe mentioned over TS that "we're catching Steven". Steven replied with some cheek about taking things easy to let us catch up :p . At that point I think Rupe and I started pushing harder, but then fell over each other in the process and making little mistakes. With a few laps to go, Rupe let me by to see if I could catch the cheeky bugger out front. I managed to reduce the gap to under 2 secs but ran out of laps.
    Well done Steven, but Rupe and I might want to get revenge if you stir us up like that. ;) :roflmao:

    As usual, I loved the Jaaaag's, the most under-rated car in GTL. Great fun.
    Thanks to the others who joined, and thanks again to Rupe for organising.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013
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  16. Jack Smith

    Jack Smith

    I had two good starts only to lose it in the early parts of the races and had to fight from behind both times. I had good battles with Hans and Simon along the way. Only regret is that my back did start to give me trouble again. It seems the physical setup I have now puts too much stress on my hips and back.

    Thanks to Rupe for the hard work, wd to all podiums, especially Warren and Steve, cheers to all drivers for the fun racing.
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