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Who's got the Retro Pack and fancies a fun race with the Retro Cool cars?

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Jim Hawley, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    As the title say's

    How many of us have it and would be up for a run?, I'm thinking Weds 17th of August, maybe at Goodwood? as it's in keeping with the retro theme and it's a nice fast track

    Only if we can get 10+ drivers to make it fun

  2. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
    PrestoGP Veteran

    OK Jim, sounds fun, if nothing unexpected happens, I will drive:)
    I hope we will run it on a Presto GP password protected server:)
  3. Im in:D
  4. YES!
  5. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
    PrestoGP Veteran

    will be there:)
  6. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Half way there:D c'mon chaps:tongue:

  7. Valerio Vinassa

    Valerio Vinassa
    PrestoGP Veteran

  8. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose

    guy's the RD racing club have been running them for a weeks now you might want to get out and look around the forum :wink:
  9. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    We do m8:) I have taken part in quite a few RD events..as has Valter and Kurt + many more, and I often check to see if there's anything interesting coming up, I keep waiting to see F3000 at Brands Hatch... but alas it doesn't seem to float the RD boat:wink:

  10. I'm in Jim :)

    And Yves, you are probably right that we could be better at considering RD-events. If someone (like Jim) sees some cool race that would suit us, feel free to suggest it in our forum, and maybe a bunch of us could join.

    Personally I admit that I am almost never outside the PrestoGP part of the forum. The only reson for this is that being both admin and driver takes up so much time, so I have to "save it in" everywhere else. Therefore I only do the things I have to do. In turn I try to do these things as well as I can :)
  11. One thing though, we should make time for a practice race where we test out stuff for next season.

    As it is about a month until the first race at Spa, I think we should use this track (Spa) also for the practice race, this way we'll get a maximum number of guys to join.

    So, I think we should have a practice race where we test out the hottest alternative format to what we currently do. Also, we can consider making it a race with changable conditions (e.g. rain in start and then sun or other way around, or preferably, unknown).

    After the race we can vote if we want to go for (parts) of the test format or remain with the current one.

    Any thoughts?

    As for the retro-race, could we consider doing it at a track that I/we already know (and is already installed on server), like e.g. brands hatch or something (or is Goodwood an ingame track)? It will make the "enjoyable race/time invested" ratio more favourable for me at least :) And if needed, moved to another date if it falls on the most desired date for the "next seasons format practice race" :)

    Sorry for the late notice.
  12. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Good idea for the practice race Nico,

    We have raced goodwood before in a fun race so I would have thought it's on the server already, I just thought it would be good with the retro theme, glorious goodwood an all that

    Plus its easy to learn, its a simple layout

  13. Sean Greenlaw

    Sean Greenlaw
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Ye good idea nico we should really get practise race for spa to try out new things, will we be trying no pit speed limit ? spa has a nice safe exit and entrance for high speed. Still quite a long pitlane for 2 stopper but monza for example would be a really fast pitstop track with no speed limits.
  14. Which track layout of Spa? 2003, 2004 [as previous seasons] or the newer 2008?

    How many laps? SuperPole? All the usual questions. :)
  15. Doesn't matter to me. I would say default is the one that is currently hosted (2004). If anybody are keen to change this, give me a shout.

    Depends on the length of qualify and warmup :)

    Depends on what we want :)

    We can try out free pit speed if the majority want to try it :)

    One posibility is:
    Qual: 5 min super pole
    Warmup: 5 min
    Race: 80 minutes

    Or whatever mix people think would prefer. Would be great if the three sessions roughly added up to 90 minutes though :)
  16. Okey-dokey :)
    I'll stop defacing Jim's thread [soz m8] and keep an eye open as always... cheers!:)
  17. Reik Major

    Reik Major

    Yeah, a practice race at the default track (Spa 2004) would make the most sence to me, too. So we won't see any bad surprises caused by a new (unknown?) track. And if we like to test the suggested things, why not test all the suggested things?

    So I agree with Nicos suggestion:

    - super pole,
    - therefore 80 mins race
    + no pit limiter

    For me the next two wednesdays would suit well. :)

    @Nico: If you like to host such an event, I'd recommend to start a new announcement thread so we get as much attendence as possible by hopefully all signed up drivers. :)
  18. Jim Hawley

    Jim Hawley
    PrestoGP Veteran


    If you want to use the weds 17th for the practice race that's fine, we'll re organise the retro fun run for another date, Maybe we could do the fun run on a Saturday morning?

  19. Goodwood retro or Escort V8 mod.

    Hi. I would love this. Either the Retro add on or the Escort V8 mod. Here is an offline video I made:
  20. Enough of my hi-jacking this thread Jim, I'll put us back on subject :)

    Retro-race at Goodwood, possibly 17th of August at 8pm UK time :