2019 RD MINI Challenge | Pre-Qualification

Discussion in 'RD MINI Challenge by Extreme Simracing' started by Bram Hengeveld, Dec 18, 2018.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Added to Calendar: 10-01-19
  1. Davy Vandevenne

    Davy Vandevenne
    Executive Producer Video Content Staff Premium

    Messages:
    2,178
    Ratings:
    +1,506
    Today.:) Tomorrow Race Day!:thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Fatalist88

    Fatalist88
    Premium

    Messages:
    96
    Ratings:
    +45
    Awesome - genuinely excited for it.

    Also, thank you RaceDepartment for sorting all this out - it must be a proper ball ache at the best of times!
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Beer Beer x 1
  3. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    RaceDepartment Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    Messages:
    9,502
    Ratings:
    +1,291
    I'm saying nothing :whistling:
     
    • Haha Haha x 5
  4. Anders Myhre

    Anders Myhre
    Premium

    Messages:
    165
    Ratings:
    +108
    So excited :D
     
  5. johndough247

    johndough247
    Premium

    Messages:
    401
    Ratings:
    +251
    Definitely a bit of excitement and nervousness for us non-aliens :D...off work due to the flu today, but I keep checking here every half hour for an update lol
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Fatalist88

    Fatalist88
    Premium

    Messages:
    96
    Ratings:
    +45
    So what you thinking is going to be the cut off time is for split 1?
     
  7. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
    RaceDepartment Founder Staff Premium

    Messages:
    44,561
    Ratings:
    +17,798
    Results are now available in the first post. Please check here

    Please note that the final divisions for round 1 will be posted in the Round 1 thread here.
     
  8. Alexsna

    Alexsna
    Premium

    Messages:
    55
    Ratings:
    +18
    Where its the cut?
     
  9. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    RaceDepartment Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    Messages:
    9,502
    Ratings:
    +1,291
    covered in the briefing PM
     
  10. Fatalist88

    Fatalist88
    Premium

    Messages:
    96
    Ratings:
    +45
    I think you are safe :)
     
  11. johndough247

    johndough247
    Premium

    Messages:
    401
    Ratings:
    +251
    [​IMG]
    :D Looks like we made it!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. Murat Erdogdu

    Murat Erdogdu
    Premium

    Messages:
    523
    Ratings:
    +112
    May anybody share a hotlap around 2.30.xxx. Really interested in how it can be done on this track and want to see the usage of track limits without game warning. ☺
     
  13. rustyjabs67

    rustyjabs67
    Premium

    Messages:
    29
    Ratings:
    +17
    Well I did my best, sadly missed the cut but pleased I beat my times each session I did. However this is top sim racing up against some quality drivers.....Talking of quality, a huge thank you to Bram Hengeveld for taking time out of his schedule to help with my driving....I appreciated it. Good luck to all.....
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Beer Beer x 2
  14. Jakal31

    Jakal31
    Premium

    Messages:
    214
    Ratings:
    +106
    Maintaining and carrying speed through...that's the trick, and that's really the only trick.
    Abuse of track limits is not needed for those 2:30s-2:31s. Most times attempting such just slows you down in the end anyways. And, AMS is rather strict about track limits. It might not register as a "cut" if you do not gain time through...but if you gain time, the sim will know and it will take that away.

    I saw plenty of 2:30-31 laps where the driver never even came close to the acceptable track limits, let alone close enough to be deemed abuse of the limits.

    ....tire pressures. Tire pressures are very important. All about balance.
    That, and not over driving the car. In these cars, that is very very easy to do, sometimes without even realizing it.

    I personally find it easier to carry my speed through if I heel/toe the car.
    If I just dog it down into a lower gear and blip the throttle, I typically still end up blocking the rears a bit, which kills all the speed one wants to carry through. I also find it much easier to balance the car if I'm tossing it in (like T1 here) when heel/toeing.

    Of course, even doing 31s...I STILL find some of the faster guys rolling up on me like they have 50 more horses under the hood :O_o:
    ...maybe I had a bit too much wing on the car. :roflmao:
     
    • Love Love x 3
  15. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
    RaceDepartment Founder Staff Premium

    Messages:
    44,561
    Ratings:
    +17,798
    Anytime mate. Just keep on driving laps and you'll get there very soon.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. Jivesauce

    Jivesauce
    Premium

    Messages:
    16
    Ratings:
    +3
    Bram, how does one get added to the reserves? I should have entered but thought I would be too slow after my first experience with Automobilista, but after a couple hours practice I was able to get down to a 2:32.7. Sadly, the Friday races start a little too early for me to participate here in the U.S.
     
  17. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
    RaceDepartment Founder Staff Premium

    Messages:
    44,561
    Ratings:
    +17,798
    Hi,

    The sign-ups for this season have closed already and the skinpack is finalized. Unless there is a massive dropout somewhere down the line which i dont expect I don't think we will reopen the signups. So for now your best bet is to wait if that happens.

    Note that our server was set to medium grip yesterday which equals driving on ice :) Offline and online times with different settings can't be compared really.
     
  18. Jivesauce

    Jivesauce
    Premium

    Messages:
    16
    Ratings:
    +3
    Just yesterday or for all the pre-qualifying days?

    Regardless, you're probably right anyway, best if I don't get in and get in everyone's way. Thanks again!
     
  19. Jan Larsen

    Jan Larsen
    Premium

    Messages:
    529
    Ratings:
    +192
    I see my lap was invalid. Not that it mattered time wise, but what was the reason?
     
  20. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    RaceDepartment Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    Messages:
    9,502
    Ratings:
    +1,291
    hold tight, news coming
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.