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WTCC @ Estoril, Tuesday, 02 December 2014

Discussion in 'RACE 07 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Dennis Phelan, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
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    Server name: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM WTCC
    Car: WTCC '06, 07 [Vauxhall Vectra excluded]
    Track: Estoril
    Weather: Dry
    Games: Race 07

    20:00 GMT: Practice
    20:30 GMT: Qualification
    20:40 GMT: Warmup
    20:50 GMT: Race (2 x 20 minutes)

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    Entry List:
    1. -Dennis Phelan
    2. -Daniel Linder
    3. -Peter Ell
    4. -Björn Golda
    5. -Alex Odell
    6. -Arunas Linkevicius
    7. -Stig Bidstrup
    8. -Nelson Ullinskey
    9. -Gundars Brigis
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  2. H34d5h07

    H34d5h07
    No money, no team racing.

    I really really dislike this track *cough cough mostly due to never really mastered it cough cough*
    But I I'm in for this. I am also up for the GT event as well.
     
  3. Peter Ell

    Peter Ell
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  4. Björn

    Björn
    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

    I'm in, as well :)

    Actually, let's make that a maybe, my ISP's acting up again :(


    If you want to see how other RD members have designed their cars, feel free to download & install the RaceDepartment Race07 skinpack (v201448):
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    For more information on the pack and how to get your car added, see this topic.
     
  5. ajokay

    ajokay
    Real-ish Racer

    I'll give this a go!
     
  6. Arunas

    Arunas
    "Polite - punk" - Peter Ell

    I still don't know how to drive fast here since Microprose's GPII :D
    So don't blame me if I will not be on the grid :D
     
  7. Stig Bidstrup

    Stig Bidstrup
    Blip ! The Throttle Premium Member

    Sign me up :thumbsup:
     
  8. Sorry for the late sign up! I'm not huge fan of this track, but I don't dislike it either :whistling:
     
  9. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
    more about staying on track. Premium Member

    Who am I going to race with today? We need some slower traffic on the grid please.
     
  10. H34d5h07

    H34d5h07
    No money, no team racing.

    Yeah, I'm in the same boat. I can't really explain why. Not a huge fan of it, but at the same time, it's alright :cautious::unsure::rolleyes::whistling:
     
  11. Gundars

    Gundars
    Pedal to the metal Premium Member

    Here we come ,Sing me up please Dennis ;)
     
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  12. Björn

    Björn
    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

    Still having problems with the connection, I'm currently on the phone with my ISP (or its hold/waiting loop, to be precise ;)) - we'll see if I can make it to quals :)
     
  13. ajokay

    ajokay
    Real-ish Racer

    Sorry i haven't made it again guys. My sister was in a car accident and i went to go see her, didn't get back until now.
     
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  14. Peter Ell

    Peter Ell
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    I wish the best to your sister Alex. I hope it's nothing serious.
     
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  15. H34d5h07

    H34d5h07
    No money, no team racing.

    Haha, my game crashed once again in race two, when I went from 6th gear to 1st, crossing the finish line. :cautious:
    I really need to stop do that, but you know, I like going up in smoke :inlove:;)

    At first I had planned to use my Honda, but it didn't really felt that good. :cautious:
    In P1, I felt I wasn't that fast, and car felt unstable. So I went with the Seat, and that was my cup of tea today. Similar setup, but x10 times better. :geek:

    Manage to pull up fast qualification, but @Peter Ell stole the pole, so ended up in 2nd. :rolleyes:

    Race one, had a decent start, and I also noticed that Peter were little slow, but I never mange to pass him. so I just took it slow in T1 to avoid any retarded actions. Me and Peter raced together for a few laps, but once my tires started to worn off, he slowly crawled away. For most of the race, Peter had 3 seconds lead, and sometimes he were even up to 4 seconds. Towards the, he had managed to increase the gap 6-8 seconds. and I had done the same towards the guy in rd place.
    I finished in 2nd place.

    Race two, Had really good start, and stole a few positions right before T1. I can't remember, but someone (I think @Dennis Phelan) together with @Björn Golda were fighting each other, and I tried to figure out, if possible, too surprise them both, perhaps pass them. It never came, but they both were involved in a small incident, so I passed them both, and started to hunt down @Nelson Ullinskey. I can't really remember, but I think after 2-3 laps, I were right behind him, and used draft to try pass him, on the start/finish straight.
    He was on the left side, and me on the right, so when the breaking area came, I completely missed my breaking point, and couldn't really do anything. I manage to slow the car down, so at least didn't went off the track.

    However, Björn were now right behind me, and we both started to hunt down Nelson once again.
    We were soon behind him. My memory are a little foggy atm, but Nelson went off, and me and Björn both passed him. Little later I saw they clashed together, and that gave me some breathing room.

    Towards the end, Nelson were nowhere to be seen anymore, and Björn had actually manage to catch up with me, and I had to be careful. I never really felt threated by him, but one mistake, and he would had passed me. I did ofc, a few tiny ones, but so did Björn, (I guess both did it due to tires were pretty much worn out - at leats in my case :redface:) so in a way it made for a very tense racing between us, and it could had gone either way. :thumbsup:

    When we both crossed the finish line, he was just behind me with 0.01 seconds :confused:

    I hope to see you guys on Thursday!
     
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  16. Björn

    Björn
    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

    Wishing all the best for her - hope she gets well soon!


    As far as this event goes, I went in practically unprepared (4 laps yesterday to get fuel figured out) as I only got back to a normal internet connection mere minutes before qualifying - it's a provisional solution (I hope!) but it works.
    Got P6 in qualifying, but I didn't exactly expect more ;)

    Had a nice start, though, and got by @Gundars Brigis rather easy as he left some rubber on the road - he quickly gained back his position through the first few turns, though
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    With @Dennis Phelan breathing down my neck, I kept on to Gundars and it paid off when he went off for a few metres, losing valuable speed - both of us went by and Dennis and I had a short fight for a few laps - he went by once or twice, but couldn't grab the line to stay there ;)
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    While @Peter Ell and @Daniel Linder were long gone, @Nelson Ullinskey and @Stig Bidstrup kept losing time fighting for P3 - I slowly got up to then, and when Nelson went onto the grass shortly, I went by. Carried on to put some pressure on Stig, but him fighting like a champ and my tyres.. well.. gone, I couldn't get past him - P4 :)
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    Starting from P4, I got by Gundars again and kept Daniel behind me for a whopping three and a half turn when I touched Dennis in front and Daniel slipped through and took off!
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    Had another small battle with Dennis until his car got a bit squiggly through T1, he let off the throttle a bit and I went by - 'twas quite a way to Nelson and Daniel in front, though, but thankfully, they kept losing time here and there. Having finally reached them, Nelson reshaped the grass strip for a moment and both Seats got by.
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    Daniel and I got into a nice fight for the last few kilometres and while I got close, I couldn't quite make the pass - P2 it was :)
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    Thanks for racing, everyone - see you in the big ones on Thursday! :)
     
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  17. H34d5h07

    H34d5h07
    No money, no team racing.

    @Björn Golda

    It's probably due to it's late, and I'm tired, but I laughed till I cried when I read this:
    "kept Daniel behind me for a whopping three and a half turn" :laugh::laugh::laugh:
    Trust me, it's not that great of a Achievement :x3:;):laugh::laugh:
     
  18. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
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    @Alex Odell , the best wishes for your sister.

    A tough track and a dedicated grid! I had an Alfa in the garage and it looked pretty so I took it out for the event.
    I like the track as in it's tough but it's usually too tough for me but I still like it. Quali showed that I had no speed.

    R1: Well, no speed eh. We were in a number of clashes throughout the race and a podium actually looked to be a slim possibility but just dreams. An off at the infield left handed put me back in 1st place, pole for R2.

    R2: Pole disappeared on the front straight, all too quickly and I had a nice tussle until L4 when brain fade really came on strong. Into the gravel and then just plain do it again and again so I decided to pit. Nelson brought me back to my senses demanding that I start commentating , which I did till the end. @Daniel Linder if your PC had crashed a microsecond sooner, Bjorn would have had the race!

    I think too much yard work the past few days left me in bad shape for this event. Easier cars to drive on Thursday :O_o:
     
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  19. H34d5h07

    H34d5h07
    No money, no team racing.

    I really really wish, the best wishes for your sister, and that her recovery will be fast and non-painful.
     
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  20. ajokay

    ajokay
    Real-ish Racer

    Thanks guys! Yeah, she's fine. Bruises, aches and pains, maybe a cracked rib, but she's up and about. The car though, that's wrecked!

    In better news, I grabbed a G27 in a Black Friday sale last week, and I've painted a Seat Leon up ready for next time!

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