2019 RD MINI Challenge | Pre-Qualification

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Bram Hengeveld

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Pre-Qualification Details:

  • Dates - Sunday 6 January until Thursday 10 January 2019
  • Circuit - Suzuka Grand Prix (Kansai in game)
  • Server Name - RACEDEPARTMENT.COM PREQ
  • Server Password - click here
  • Skin Pack - no
  • Live Broadcast - no
Pre-Qualification Schedule:
Server is open 24 hours a day on the dates displayed above

Server Settings:
  • Automatic Clutch: Yes
  • Automatic Gears: Yes
  • Traction Control: No
  • Anti-Lock Braking: Yes
  • Stability Control: No
  • Spin Recovery: No
  • Steering Assist: No
  • Braking Assist: No
  • Auto Pitstop: No
  • Flag Rules: Full
  • Fuel Usage: 2x
  • Tire Usage: 1x
  • Mech Failures: Normal
  • Damage Multiplier: 50%
Pre-Qualification Results
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* Attended but no valid lap completed: Krzysztof Wozniak.
 
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tell me about it...Car is awful, game play is awful, graphics awful....I played Reiza stock cars better all round game play, so no idea what is wrong with Automobilista. My system is Nvidia 1060, 16gb ram, i7 4th gen, but not impressed with the game......anyways, it is like the car is on ice? but all is fun
 
tell me about it...Car is awful, game play is awful, graphics awful....I played Reiza stock cars better all round game play, so no idea what is wrong with Automobilista. My system is Nvidia 1060, 16gb ram, i7 4th gen, but not impressed with the game......anyways, it is like the car is on ice? but all is fun
It's effectively a FWD street car with upgraded slick tires and a roll cage. That's it. Drive it at an appropriate speed for the corner and it will behave like it should. At least on my set-up, the Mini feels very weighty and solid--you know when you are asking the front tires to do too much and you know when you have hit the sweet spot of using all four corners of the car optimally to glide through a corner.

Not an easy car to push to the limits, though...
 
In truth I am really not that good, but being 'poor' still should allow a lap without falling off. Already I am contemplating quitting...Geez I am sooo frustrated!!!
 

Jopamir

"CarryOn Racing Team"
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Hi,
is it ok to Pre-Qualy with any car instead of your own(skin)?
Because if I chose my liverie the server says it doesn't recognize that car and kicks me off...
thanks
 

PicoBp

#26 | HSRC - Banzaaaiii Touring Car Crew
Premium
Hi,
is it ok to Pre-Qualy with any car instead of your own(skin)?
Because if I chose my liverie the server says it doesn't recognize that car and kicks me off...
thanks
Skin doesn't matter for pre-qual, only your player name. ;)
 

PicoBp

#26 | HSRC - Banzaaaiii Touring Car Crew
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In truth I am really not that good, but being 'poor' still should allow a lap without falling off. Already I am contemplating quitting...Geez I am sooo frustrated!!!
You need smooth pedal handling with this beast. Try to brake before turning in, gradually ease off the pedal, and hold a minimal throttle input when cornering to keep the back end settled. Be patient on corner exits, only give it full throttle when your steering is nearly straight. You can lift off the gas to get it to rotate better. Wheel should mostly be turned within +-45 degrees range, except for the hairpin and some slower corners. You need to kick the gas on downshifts or the front will bite and throw you off balance. Also shouldn't stomp on the brake, as even with ABS it will loose grip.

It's a really fun car, but hard to push the limits until it all clicks with you. Try to start out slow and increase the speed lap by lap, you'll get there. ;)
 

alexSchmurtz

SpeedyMite Racing
Staff
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Hi,
is it ok to Pre-Qualy with any car instead of your own(skin)?
Because if I chose my liverie the server says it doesn't recognize that car and kicks me off...
thanks
Tamas is right: don't try to use your skin, you need to join the server with one of the original cars. We will provide a skin pack that you will have to download for the next rounds, and then you will have to use your skin. And use your real name in game please.
 

Jan Larsen

500RPM
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Good grief almightly FWD deity, I had forgotten how bad the handling of this car was. FWD just does not work for racing cars. Any particular advice from you fast guys how to drive this thing? I cant setup my way out of it since its basically locked. Catastrophic understeer everywhere except lift off where its catastrophic oversteer. I know its classis FWD behaviour, but its extreme in this car. My fronts are nuked after only a few laps which just invokes even more frustrating understeer.
If I behave well and stop smashing Mini's in the wall (I creamed 7 tonight and set 1 timed lap...) can I pick another car? Anything will be fine - gokart, soapbox, wheelbarrow, I'll accept it all :whistling:

Disclaimer: Not knocking anyone at all, just the car.
 

Luka Berk

100RPM
Premium
How often does the live timing refresh? I set a faster time afterwards but it still shows the one from the first session I joined :O_o:

EDIT: Nevermind, apparently I wasn't recorded in any other session...somehow.
 
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