19.00GMT - TC65 Mini Cooper @ Sprints - Tuesday 19th May, 2009

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Stuart Thomson

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Servername: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM
Class: TC65 Mini Cooper Sprints
Track: Birmingham Short / Lakeside / Virginia South / Castle Combe Chicaned / Knutstorp
Conditions: 16.00 In-game Race Time
Practice: 19.00GMT / 20.00 UK / 21.00 Europe - 15 mins
Qualification: 19.15 GMT / 20.15 UK / 21.15 Europe - 5 mins
Race: 19.20 GMT / 20.20 UK / 21.20 Europe - 10 laps
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Stuart Thomson

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Event edited after last night's success with more, shorter events.

Let's see how we go on this one.
 

Glenn Morris

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Verr noice.
5 tracks in one night, something for everyone!
Too bad it's a midweeker though. Same old excuse for me Stu..
Bloody work!!
 

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Once we get onto the Cortina as COTM, I'll make one of the weekend events a sprint night :good:
 

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That means I'll do an enduro event on the Thursday where there's no League race to keep the balance.
 
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Bert Van Waes

The changes sound good Stuart.

Sign me up for this mini battle of the ages!:skywalker:
 

Ryan Callan

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It's my birthday this day and after lots of umming and aahhing, my friends have decided they are free that night so I will be out for this. Sign me out.
 

Bob Luneski

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Just ordered GTL and it should be delivered tomorrow.

This will be my first GTL event since I've never played it before. Any tips? I've heard that the addon tracks are installed the same way as in Race07. True???
 

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This will be my first GTL event since I've never played it before. Any tips?
Bob, the best tip I can give is to be very patient with the learning curve. Most of these cars handle differently and require some time to tune into them. The high powered cars can be very tricky to control, so be prepared to have fun with lots of oversteering spins and understeering too. This game is more about car control than racecraft, so I reccommend you to pick the more basic cars to learn first (off-line practice is best). The best cars to learn first are the Cortina and Alfa (and the Mini for FWD), before you tackle the over-powered beasts.
It may be frustrating at first, but if you perservere and get used to it, the driving can be very rewarding and on-line races can be very funny if everyone has the right attitude. :)
 

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Yup - +1 to what Warren said.

The Mini's the only FWD car in the game, and it's a hoot, but the whole crux of GTL - irrespective of the vehicle involved - is not about shaving tenths here and there to get a good time, it's about being in control of the car to be able to race.

It's also about mutual respect on the track, which in turn leads to fun events, because it's not about muscling past, it's not about being last of the late brakers, it's not about cutting the track for that last tenth.

The attitude Warren mentions is everything in GTL, and thus far, it has been an exemplary department to be in charge of for me. Adjust your expectations to enjoying the process of throwing these old classics around, rather than the result, and I think you will enjoy yourself.
 

Steven Palmer

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Just ordered GTL and it should be delivered tomorrow.

This will be my first GTL event since I've never played it before. Any tips? I've heard that the addon tracks are installed the same way as in Race07. True???
Bob, being one of the newer members of this "Gentlemen's Racing Club" I can only back up what has be said by Warren and Stuart. I got my copy of GTL early in the year and it's only now that I'm starting to feel comfortable racing with these cars. They are totally different to GTRe and Race07 cars., especially coming down the lower end of the gear box. Just try crashing through the gears approaching a corner hoping for a bit of engine braking and I'll guarantee you'll end up arse first in a barrier.

Ok, I don't drive GTL 1 tenth of the time I spend driving Evo, but it is well worth taking a little bit of time getting used to the cars. They are all so diverse in handling, it may seem a little overwhelming at first, but the guys in the GTL club are more than helpful with setup advise and driving tips.

As Stuart said above, it really isn't about winning, it's about having a good time, and here in the GTL club we do :good:

A couple of newbie tips that helped me with these old cars.

1. If the back keeps coming round under braking Decrease the Coast a click

2. If coasting round a corner, off the throtle, and the rear starts drifting round Increase the Power a click.

I know Warren said to avoid the more powerful cars first off, but I recommend every newcommer takes a GT40 or Pantera around LeMans and pretend your Steve McQueen :laugh2:
 
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