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TC65 @ Lakeside - Thu 30th August 2012

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Knut Omdal Tveito, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

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    Server name: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM GTL
    Class: TC65
    Track: Lakeside International Raceway ( Download )

    Practice start time: GMT 19.00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 19.20 (single lap)
    Race start time: GMT 19.30 ( 20 laps)
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    Practice start time: GMT 20.00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 20.20 (single lap)
    Race start time: GMT 20.30 ( 20 laps)

    Note1: Default skins only. ( Default list ).
    Note2: Since the Simbin lobby is down we are still using the Altbierbude lobby. See here for information on how to switch lobby

    Server password: click here
    Racing rules: click here

    Entry List:
    1. Knut Omdal Tveito
    2. Rupe Wilson
    3. Ian Strom
    4. Simon Bacon
    5. Hans Sneep
    6. Martin Vrba
    7. Rokas Charlapavicius
    8. Stuart Thomson
    9. Peter van Zanten
    10. Konstantin Paul
    11. Driver
    12. Driver
    13. Driver
    14. Driver
    15. Driver
    16. Driver
    17. Driver
    18. Driver
    19. Driver
    20. Driver
    Rules:
    This is being held in our Club, using Club Rules, and should be driven in that spirit.
     
  2. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Keep Yoga real Premium Member

    Yes please,
    i will have to do some practice,:) i feel really rusty at driving
     
  3. Sign me up please.
     
  4. Simon Bacon

    Simon Bacon
    Premium Member

    I'm in please.
     
  5. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    Signing up
     
  6. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Keep Yoga real Premium Member

    ok ive managed to change to the lobby Altbierde....:)
     
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  7. Me too, please...
     
  8. Haven't attended any races since January... Let's see how it will go :) (and it's my first GTL event aswell). Hopefully nothing will go wrong on race day :cautious:
     
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  9. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

  10. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Signing in. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Yes please thx :rolleyes: time to drive after a couple off weeks :cool:
     
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  12. Sign me up
     
  13. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    Server's up
     
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  14. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
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    i will be on the server tonight for a bit of testing...:) still unsure what to drive...
     
  15. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    This track is a bit of a leveller - but it doesn't look it from the layout initially. The twisty bits are very, very demanding. Any mistakes cost a shedload of time.

    We've had Fiat 131's beating AC Cobra's round here, and Mini's being all over Mustangs.
     
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  16. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Well, I had a little bash with Rupe last night round here and came to a few conclusions.

    1. This RMI version feels more interesting than the previous one we used. The gradients, blind corners, bumpy surface etc all make it feel more challenging than the previous one. This is a good thing.

    2. It still feels like it's a good leveller track - Rupe & I had some nice laps with a Mustang and a Cortina to-ing and fro-ing.

    3. The car I was fastest in was the one I feared might have been compromised the most because of the new layout - so what the hell do I know? :O_o:
     
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  17. Sounds like a Mini track :D

    Shame I can't make it. Both busy, and I think my graphics card moved on to greener pastures yesterday... Currently using a basically useless onboard card. Haven't tried how any games work yet.
     
  18. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    I wish I could make this one, but unfortunately :(.
    Lakeside is almost a home track for me, not far from my home. I've even driven my old Cooper S around it many years ago :D . And yes, it's a track where almost any car can be competitive, I drove in a league race there once, driving a Mustang, and another driver in an Abarth snuck in front of me and I had a hell of a time beating him. Admittedly, he was a very good driver, but even the Abarth can be equal to the big guns. ;)
     
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  19. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    OK problems with the track.

    Knut will be choosing a couple of default alternatives

    Server is now back up - please rejoin
     
  20. That was one hell of a club event for me. I mean my expectations were to not get more then 2 laps down from the leader and beat at least 1 car.

    Race 1: Got completely carried away in qualifying and done more than one lap. Made no difference though as random grid situation pushed me from 2nd to 7th (that's sort of a penalty:D ). I managed to jump up to 4th at the start as there was few incidents at the front. Then in the first few laps got up to 2nd with few passes in the hairpin and stayed in 2nd for the last 16 laps or so as Martin was in his own league. But to my very big surprise I got fastest lap so atleast I won something today.

    Race 2: Qualified 2nd again, but this time I got to start from it. Didn't had the greatest getaway (that's something to work on) and then spent half a race battling with Stuart (sort of, as I had to catch up twice after going slightly wide) until he went slightly wide in the first turn and I passed him while scrambling for traction. Then a drive home for second, again, miles behind Martin.

    Congratulations to Martin as I said he was in his own league. Also well done to all the finishers. :thumbsup:

    And of course a special thanks for Knut who helped me to get myself set up for this race. :) But I still have a few things to sort out before the next one.
     
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