500KM Enduro @ Nordschleife - Saturday May 22nd 2010

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After last years succes its time to get into your race seat again, 2 classes on the Green Hell for 2,5 hours.





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GT Pro
GT Sport

Schedule
Servername: Racedepartment.com enduro
Track: Nordschleife (tourist layout) - Default track
Practice: 18:00 GMT - 30 Min
Qualification: 18:30 GMT - 20 Min Superpole
Race: 24 Laps
Weather: TBA

Practice server
- RACEDEPARTMENT 500k
- LiveTimings -> VIEW


Race Restart
The race will be restarted at the moment a driver suffers disconnection on the grid before the start lights turn on. We will go back to the qualifying session so the driver who is disconnected can rejoin the game. At this moment everybody needs to stay in his pitbox! Only the driver who has rejoined the session drives to the end of the pit lane, turns around and drives in the wrong direction through the pitlane till he gets disqualified.
A disconnected driver will start the race as last on the grid.
To keep the qualifying standings as they are we will have no warm-up session before the race starts.

Chat
Chat, as stated in the rules, is absolutly not tolerated! We dont want to see any "thanks" , "sorry", "np" etc. during qualifying or race. If a driver makes room for you, flash your lights 1 or 2 times to thank him.





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Congratulations to the winners! Henkrik Horvath and Joao Andias are the guys to beat next time :)

Here are the race results.


GT Pro
  1. Henrik Horvath
  2. Michal Szabo
  3. James Chesters
  4. caramidaru andrei bogdan
  5. Satoru Ohno
  6. Kimmo Kokkonen
  7. leon STEFAN
  8. Dave Stephenson
  9. Steve Bean (DNF)
  10. Ondrej Kapal (DNF)
GT Sport
  1. Joao Andias
  2. Linus Pettersson
  3. Nigel Atkins
  4. Andreas Loffler
  5. Marcel vd Aa
  6. Peter Bartfai
  7. Yves Larose
  8. David Zafiu
  9. Stefan Werner
  10. Freddie Besems
  11. Dennis Phelan
  12. Michael Herrmann (DNF)
  13. Chris Sykes (DNF)
 
Entry list

  1. GT Pro: Remco de Wildt
  2. GT Pro: Steve Bean
  3. GT Pro: Kimmo Kokkonen
  4. GT Pro: Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan
  5. GT Pro: Michal Szabo
  6. GT Pro: Dave Stephenson
  7. GT Pro: Dan Coldrick
  8. GT Pro: Ondřej Kapal
  9. GT Pro: Satoru Ohno
  10. GT Pro: Leon Stefan
  11. GT Pro: James Chesters
  12. GT Pro: Henrik Horvath
  13. GT Pro: Denis Malevanyi
  14. GT Sport: João Andias
  15. GT Sport: Linus Pettersson
  16. GT Sport: Freddie Besems
  17. GT Sport: Dennis Phelan
  18. GT Sport: Chris Sykes
  19. GT Sport: Nigel Atkins
  20. GT Sport: Andreas Löffler
  21. GT Sport: Marcel vd Aa
  22. GT Sport: Yves Larose
  23. GT Sport: David Zafiu
  24. GT Sport: Michael Herrmann
  25. GT Sport: Stefan Werner
Reserve list
  1. GT Pro:
  2. GT Pro:
  3. GT Pro:
  4. GT Sport: Dinca Andrei
  5. GT Sport: Péter Bártfai
  6. GT Sport:
 
I've picked two posts and quoted them here as trackguide for the Green Hell, enjoy :wink:

- The video will give you a very nice view of the racing line.
- A nicely written article with very usefull tips which will be the key to survive this event.


Track Guide | How to drive the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Finally a new PB @ Nordschleife 6:21.316:)







Overtaking at the Nord

On the contrary to the popular believe there aren’t many places to do it over the 20+ km lap of the Nord.
The best and the only true overtaking zone of the Nord is the “power hill” area around the toll straight (Castel to the right into Tiergarten) where typical draft overtaking can be done easily if there are the hp to go along with it (the track is much wider here too).
So yes, be prepared to do 16 km behind that slightly slower driver waiting for the power hill…

In general overtaking is all about getting (wining) a better line than your adversary and not bumping him out of the way (more on this later at the end of the post*).

Other overtaking points that require more skill and little bit of luck are some of the hard braking areas around the track.


  • Aremberg (km 3) – It is easier to do it from the inside line (be careful with understeer, don’t hit the other car on the outside), but can be done from an outside line (harder and be careful with understeer/ oversteer and hitting the inside car).
  • Bergwerk (km 9) – Taking the Inside line while breaking into this right hander (again be careful with too much understeer hitting the outside line car).
  • Karussell (km 12) – With a good exit from the previews turn (hard breaking from a very quick area) it is possible to win the inside line (the quickest) to the karussell (just be careful not to hit outside car when entering the concrete banking).
  • Tiergarten (km 19) – With a mother of a long hard breaking is possible (and hard) to win the inside line to the final chicane into the pit area (very dangerous nevertheless as the understeer can be mortal for both cars).
A better tactic and perhaps easier (and safer) than disputing breaking points along the narrow Nord is to wait… along the 16 to 17 km leading into the power hill, the adversary is likely to do small line mistakes somewhere. Stay close (not too close) and capitalize on them while he exits his “wrong” and slower turn exit, typical places for this to happen are:


  • Adenaurer Forst (km 5) – Power exiting and overtaking after this S.
  • Wehrseifen (km 7) –The front racer understeers into the tight downhill S and the behind racer capitalizes taking the inside line.
  • Ex – Mühle (km 8) – Usually the mistake here is oversteering, so capitalize on that and again carefully power exit from an outside line (inside line works too if the front racer is understeering).
  • Brünnchen (km 14) – After the famous (infamous) right turn (specially with rain) the usual mistake of the front racer is too much entry speed and the corresponding understeer, power through the small valley on the inside line.
All the above overtaking situations are possible and some require more “help” from the front racer than others. Of course all the above doesn’t take into account giving laps situations or when the front racer permits the overtaking. Speaking of this, as most of you know it isn’t well seen in endurance racing aggressive line defenses unless the final of the event is thereabouts. The reason is simple, the all idea of defending a line for 2.5 hrs is kind of a mute point, so avoid extremely defensive slow inside lines and parking the car in the middle of the track (opt for a line when going into a turn, don’t use the “middle” line).

Regarding overtaking (last but not least), here stay some common public server overtaking mistakes.

On the Nord there are 2 very fast one line sections:


  • Flugplatz area (km 1-3) – Speeds up to 300km (GTP)
  • Kesselchen area (km 9 -11) – Speeds up to 280km (GTP)
These zones are absolute “one liners”.

Just because the 2nd racer (the one behind) is in the slipstream and is much faster this doesn’t give him the right to force an overtaking. Even if the 2nd racer goes side by side it is very dangerous for both as these zones require crossing lines to be made at high speed.

Other “one liner” areas but done at average speeds (3rd, 4th gear) are:


  • Km 6 to 7, km 12 to 14 (big one) and km 15 to 16.
"Danger" areas
Ok, the track is “hard” as I typed earlier, but in truce is not as “mortal” as other known tracks. A good example of this is Le Mans 77, a less forgiving circuit.
Unless someone falls asleep, the only true “mortal” (kills the engine) areas are the long hard breaking into the final S before the pits (Tiergarten) and the breaking into Wehrseifen (km 7) as there is a barrier on the outside of the track.

All other common exiting areas (Aremberg (km 3), Metzgesfeld (km 6), Ex – Mühle (km 8), Bergwerk (km 9), the all Karussell area (km 12), Hohe Acht (Km 13), Brünnchen (km 14), Pflanzgarten (km 15), Schwalbenschwanz (km 16) and Galgenkpf (Km 17)) will give you a lost spliter/wing and maybe a lost wheel, but the car will move along “limping” to the pits (once it took me 16 minutes on 3 wheels to undo a mistake in the Aremberg area).

*Finely and speaking of bumping and accidents; remember, each touch on another car is on average about 1 to 3 km/h less when arriving at one of the 3 high speed areas for both cars. So those small bumps and touches that somewhat are acceptable in Mini or STCC/WTCC sprint races are far from welcome here.

Just as an example, on a recent race at a public server I was bumped from behind 3 times at a few breaking points (heavily but no suspension or wing damage), the car was doing 10 to 15 km speed less up-hill top speed.
Ok, this is sufficinent, sorry for the long post, hope it is posted in a way it permits you jump the parts you don't want to read.



Just to finish, there will be 2 races within one, 2 separate classifications, but as always in this endurance events, it will be all about finishing it. So good luck to all and lets all overtake this new challenge :good:.
 
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GT Pro


Dan Coldrick


Kimmo Kokkonen


Dave Stephenson



Steve Bean


Remco de Wildt



James Chesters


Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan


Michal Szabo




GT Sport


Freddie Besems



#41 Ramon van Rijn / #69 Michael Herrmann / #81 Nigel Atkins


Marcel vd Aa / Yves Larose

David Zafiu


Linus Pettersson


Andreas Löffler
 
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Before you sign up please be aware that this is a special event, you need to be prepared!

  • It is a VERY long endurance event. If you tend to leave an event after a minor crash, you should NOT sign up. It is for the hardcore enduro guys who can manage with the occasional "you have a suspension problem" message.
  • If you sign up we expect you to be there! A no show wil be awarded with infraction points.
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Driver: Remco de Wildt
Class: GT Pro
 
let me add one overtake position if you run uphill through Klostertal you can overtake out of the slipstream ofc you not only need a good slipstream there
but also a better exit out of Bergwerk, the next spot to overtake is the corner befor Karussell
where you should avoid by all cost to place a move is wehrseifen even if it looks like there is the door open it is not trust me :) it will end with the outside
car gets pushed into the barrier
anyway its a place to let someone past if you get a blue flag but under position fight 99 out of 100 trys end for the outside car in a DNF
 
The one with Freddieb 299 on it. The other one i made for Stefan Beemsterboer also for the long distance races.


And i have to make a picture of it, but i get back to it. (it is not on my computer yet after a new installation)
 
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