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EU Blancpain GT @ Zolder - Thursday 5th September 2019

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa Competizione Racing Club' started by Ricoow, Aug 30, 2019.

Added to Calendar: 05-09-19
  1. Ricoow

    Ricoow
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    That is going to be more of a hassle :p
     
  2. Vlad Zap

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    Well, qualification was pretty close. It's a first time when I drove faster than 1:30. I had a lap on 0.2 better but track limits are the same for all competitors :)

    But the real trap was related to the weather during the race. I didn't realize that light rain is not a blocking point in ACC to use dry tires and setup. The same day I won online race in rain using wet setup/tires. So, I had no doubts to use the same approach and made the first and biggest mistake in this race. Well, formation lap sent me some first warnings - my tires are warm enough for driving 90 km/h :roflmao: I'm only had a hope that other leaders made the same mistake. Thanks to warm tires I had pretty good start and got 2nd position. But just at the end of the lap I was not able to keep @Asterix I had big problem with tires overheating but decided to stay on track hoping that rain will make the track colder and with much more water on the surface - so, my strategy will pay back. But in few laps I was not able to stop my car before corners. So, I visited pits, where for some unclear reason I spent 22 seconds :O_o: just to change my tires. On returning lap I'm making the second big mistake - on cold tires car spins on the exit from the last chicane, I hit a barrier and got nice message "Severe damage of the front". Well, my bonnet is jumping like crazy and I'm thinking if it make sense to continue this race - dry tires, wet setup, damaged car. But hopefully I had a company of @Giorgio73 Defending my 11th position bring a sense to my race. My defensive driving was just on the edge of racing rules and @Giorgio73 was really correct trying to overtake me in a fair way. In result I kept my position and finished 5th getting profit from other racers' mistakes and lack of fortune.

    Thanks to all for this race! See you next race!
     
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  3. Ricoow

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    Blancpain GT only does pitstops with crews of 2/3 for the tyres. They are not allowed F1 style 2 second pitstops ;)
     
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