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EU Apex GT3 @ Adelaide - Friday 24 May 2019

Discussion in 'rFactor 2 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Craig Dunkley, May 17, 2019.

Added to Calendar: 24-05-19
  1. Knut Mattheisen

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    Very very cool race... love this track...
     
  2. Jasje

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    What a race!

    Qualified P2. After 2 laps in the race it was clear that @Pauli Ahonen was the faster guy. Managed to stay 5 seconds in front of P3. Then P1 crashed and all of a sudden I was in P1. Kept a lead of about 5 seconds to the guys behind for the next 30 laps.

    In the end my tires were completely shot, did a small lockup and lost some time behind traffic (yellow/white 650s didn't care for the blue flag) and all of a sudden, at the start of the 2nd to last lap Pauli Ahonen was right behind me. Had a couple of crazy stressy minutes but I managed to defend well and keep him behind me and won! First online race win for me so I was stoked!

    Thanks all, great track and great lineup.

    @everyone: what tires did you use? I went for the mediums and ended the race with about 60% thread which meant I was 1,5 sec slower at the end than in the first few laps. I guess I'll have to work on my tire wear. So in general for 50 min races in GT3 nobody changes tires?

    Congrats to P2 and P3! Looking at my deltas I think they battled for at least 20 laps when they were 3-4 seconds behind me. That must have been pretty intense too.
     
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  3. Knut Mattheisen

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    I used the soft tires - wich was a bad decision. In Round 18 i had on the left front tire less then 45%. And i had to make a stop. Stupidly i did not have configured the pitmenu buttons, so i had to drive my second stint on softs too with the same result. in the last rounds i just slided... Start P5 - Finish P7 with a tire change stop. So what. The feeling between the walls with this cars is pretty cool...
     
  4. Jasje

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    My initial plan was to start with the mediums and swap to softs at lap 25. But the top guys didn't pit so I did the same, with success.
     
  5. Knut Mattheisen

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    Lessons learned for me...
    And grats to you Jonas, and the other guys on podium.
     
  6. Pauli Ahonen

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    I did it with softs, the tire life on rear left was down to 15% at the end. The grip still was there.
     
  7. Knut Mattheisen

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    Realllyyyyy ... ? :confused:
     
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