All-In Sprints @ BTB Thompson 62 - Tues 21th July

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Stuart Thomson

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Servername: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM
Class: TC65 (+Elite) / GTC65 / GTC76 (3 x sprint race) 1.TC65(+Elite) -> 2.GTC65 -> 3.GTC76
Track: Thompson 62 (click to download)
Conditions: 13.00 In-Game Race time
Practice: 15 mins
Qualification: 10 mins
Race: 12 laps

Note1: Click here to read the password and golden rules!
Note2: Sprint Pack may be used - please download and install the Sprint Pack whether you have a skin included or not. Only the skin "owner" may use the skin for their vehicle.
Note3: GTC65 Elite runs in the TC65 Class
Note4: Only the Sprint pack is in use, default skins otherwise.

We're giving a Bob's Track Builder course a thorough going over in this event. It's a nice course, 1.25 - 1.45 lap times depending on car choice. Not the widest of tracks, no real run-off areas, so please be careful with your car choices.

And before anyone says anything, No - the name wasn't the reason why I chose this one.
 

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Entrylist:
  1. Stuart Thompson 62 (Mini Cooper / Renault Alpine / Ford Escort)
  2. Hans Sneep (Abarth / Lotus Elan / Porsche 914)
  3. Kris Leeten (Lotus Cortina / Ferrari 275 / Porsche 911)
  4. Warren Dawes
  5. Glenn Morris (tentative)
  6. Matt Crouch
  7. Sam J Simpson (Ford Mustang / Lotus Elan / Porsche 911)
  8. Amir Margalit
  9. Avi El (Lotus Elite / Renault Alpine / Porsche 911)
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Kris Leeten

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No event on Thursday? Well then I'll give this strangely named circuit a go :) Must be pretty good seen the size. Review in a few moments (or days.... :) )

Update1: File not found... :( (found it :) )
Update2: While waiting to retry the download I noticed there isn't the 'usual' league car restriction. I that case I will be using the following cars:
Cortina/Ferrari (really curious how it drives)/911(though I should try the Beemer sometime)
Update3: Did a few laps on this bumpy circuit. the textures are a bit raw, but that could be due to my settings. Very narrow entry for T1, lot's of camber & bumps in the road and some raw edges make this a difficult track (to me) Lot's of trees out there
 

Warren Dawes

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I should be there for this.

Haven't found a Dawes 59 track yet though. :laugh2:

EDIT: Just had my first look at the track, rather interesting. Is it supposed to be so bumpy?
 

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As I understand it, yes, it's deliberate.

Mind you, if we find that the BTB tracks don't work well in GTL for any reason, then we could feed that back to the BTB forum. But if they are going to the effort to build these things, the least we can do is try them out.

There will be an event on Thursday, just trying to put it together on the right track(s). It'll be an event we haven't done for a while, a classic Cortina vs Alfa night.
 

Glenn Morris

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Knock me up as a tentative please Stu..
I've no idea if I'm working or not, but if I'm not, I'll rock up and give that rum Elite a workout...

Cheers mate
 

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Hi Stuart, sorry I haven't been around much, usual reason:embarrassed:, sign me up for this one, 'Stang, Elan, 911 will be car choices, noticed during testing that some of the tree shadows are a bit much at 17:00 ingame, to the point they obscure the track totally. could we maybe use 13:00 for this as I hate changing settings for just one track, I usually forget to turn them back up, hehe.

Sam
 

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Yeah - I found the same thing - the flyer was meant to be earlier - forgot to change the copy / paste - it'll be 13.00 / 14.00 in game time.
 

Kris Leeten

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the least we can do is try them out.
... Did anyone find the 'Oval' out there? :) Just follow one of the side roads (pay attention to the 'wrong direction' warning so you don't get DQ'ed) And suddenly you enter an oval with banked curves. Looks nice & drives good but it's a bit too small though (overall length).
On the Oval you also get the 'wrong direction' warning, but it's too short to get you DQ'ed so you can keep driving here.
 

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No Kris - didn't see that. That's a nice little thing - I mean, on Monza in GTL, look behind you as you exit Parabolica, you'll see the end of the old banked oval, but it's invisible walled off.
 

Amir Margalit

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Hi Stuart, sorry I haven't been around much, usual reason:embarrassed:, sign me up for this one, 'Stang, Elan, 911 will be car choices, noticed during testing that some of the tree shadows are a bit much at 17:00 ingame, to the point they obscure the track totally. could we maybe use 13:00 for this as I hate changing settings for just one track, I usually forget to turn them back up, hehe.

Sam
sam good to see you back :good:. stuart sign me up please. i promise not to say even one bad word about the track choise:smile:
 

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Try downloading Brianza.... :thumb: With some fast cars this is a first class oval!

Link to Brianza for GTL here
If Brianza is the default "Monza with banking loop" style track from rFactor, we can't use it unless ISI sanctioned it's conversion, which I'm not sure they have.
 

Kris Leeten

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You're absolutely right (didn't think of that little criteria :shut-mouth:)
Still: offline it looks even nice :) Especially with the texture-upgrade :cowboy:
 
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