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TC65 Healey Sprite set @ Barnerwood raceway- Thu 7th March 2013

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Rupe Wilson, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

    Class: TC65 - Austin Healey Sprite set ( Download )
    Track: Barnerwood raceway - ( Download )

    See Main Forum for Official Race Time Clock
    Practice start time: GMT 20.00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 20.20 (single lap)
    Race start time: GMT 20.30 (24 laps)
    Practice start time: GMT 21.00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 21.20 (single lap)
    Race start time: GMT 21.30 (24 laps)

    Note 1: We will be using both Healey's. Race1- 1098cc and Race 2- 1275cc+ the liveries from the download pack
    Note 2: We are using the SIMBIN lobby for this event. See here how to switch lobby
    Note 3 : We run a superpole qually, you get one chance only at a outlap and qually lap. Take it easy on your outlap and get you car in a good position to run you qually lap, leave enough room to allow for the unexpected from the car infront
    you don't get another go if you have to take avoiding action..

    Server password: click here
    Racing rules: click here

    Entry List:
    1. Rupe wilson
    2. Jack Smith
    3. Paul Bennett
    4. Victor Karacharov
    5. Hans Sneep
    6. Brian Harlow
    7. Rene van Zijp
    8. Warren Dawes
    9. Stuart Thomson
    10. Roland Warmenhoven
    11. Driver
    12. Driver
    13. Driver
    14. Driver
    15. Driver
    16. Driver
    17. Driver
    18. Driver
    19. Driver
    20. Driver

    This is being held in our Club, using Club Rules, and should be driven in that spirit.
  2. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

    Its time for Healey fun. Another new track that's only small and should produce the same fun as the
    Mini /Abarth from the previous week.
    long sweeping bends into tightening corners should have us on out toes.
  3. Jack Smith

    Jack Smith

    Sign me up please.
  4. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett

    Yes please Rupe
  5. Hi guys. May I also join the event?
  6. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep

    Signing up
  7. OK, time to give it a go. Sign me up, please, Rupe. Can't do too much damage..........can I?
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  8. Welcome to the GTL Group Brian, nice to have you join us.
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  9. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

  10. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

    Will be on tomorrow night for some practice:) 20:00
    I mean Wednesday night:redface:
  11. Rene van Zijp

    Rene van Zijp

    Sign me up, please
  12. Yes please Rupe.
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  13. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium

    Looks like I will be able to make this one after all, so sign me in please.
  14. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium

    The Sprite is pretty stable overall, the 1098 especially as it doesn't have the torque to really break the rears free, so getting it somewhere predictable and consistent (which your setups certainly tend to, Warren) is perfect.
  15. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett

    Done some testing with Rupe&Tim last night the Sprite is a nice little driver.
    The track has two tight chicanes unforgiving it's very easy to cut them and loose your lap.
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  16. Roland


    Yes, please!
  17. Rene van Zijp

    Rene van Zijp

    One of the nicest events for me. And had a lot of fun.
    Took advantage of the fact a couple of drivers in front of me lost there places. What happened? For a few laps on fourth place as I can remember.
    Than I lost seconds per round.
    Eventually finished on satisfying place for me.
    Thanks for the fun, guys.
    Thanks for organizing this event, Rupe.
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  18. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Premium

    Well after a good night testing, I woke up this morning as felt like death and through the day it got worse...I went to bed and thought id be ok later .. but no.. still felt worse.. I think ive got flu or something.. So i spent most of the race sneezing and coughing and sweating .. not good at all..
    but i still had fun..
    We had a new guy racing tonight .. Brain.. after a few issues we got him in for the second race.. sorry to all if it caused a bit disruption...
    But hopefully were through it now and next time we can have a better start to the night..
    But welcome Brian and hope you enjoy our little club and look forward to racing with you again..
    dont worry youl will soon be up to speed and enjoying it more.. just shout if there anything else you need.. we can always drop on T/speak to help out..
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  19. A very interesting couple of races.
    It's hard to imagine that the same track and almost the same car (except for a slightly bigger engine) could be so different. Race 2 was waaaaay more tricky than race 1. :O_o:
    The track did have it's demons though, especially avoiding the dreaded cut track warnings. :devilish:

    Race 1 in the 1098 was really nice, the car was pretty stable and flowed the track pretty well. I had a good race with Stuart but he was always comfy and in control, he even slowed up towards the end to orchestrate a very close finish, I think. Grats Stu. :thumbsup:

    Race 2 in the 1275 was very tricky. The car was much more of a handful, making the cut track warnings deadly. During practice I was collecting cut tracks like Jack's sister collects fan mail. So I was very careful during the race and managed to avoid them. Unfortunately, most of the other drivers were getting stop n go's, so there wasn't much close racing.
    I had plenty of excitement though, dodging spinning cars that kept appearing in front or re-appearing from the grass back on track but out of control. :p

    Thanks to Rupe for organising, and to all who joined us.
    Special welcome to Brian, having his first outing, you sure had a lot to deal with and not much time to learn. Rest assured, it will get much easier after a couple of races, especially when you get everything setup and become familiar with the screens and processes. Then you can concentrate on the driving and learning to love these old classic cars. ;)

    Rupe, I hope you get over that nasty wog quickly.
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