BMW 320 Gr5 @ Le Mans Sarthe 79 Enduro - Thu 29th July

What do you want in the Le Mans event

  • Just 2 x tyre wear

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    15

Stuart Thomson

The Stoat Without Fear ™

Servername: RD GTL Racing Club
Class: BMW 320 Gr5 mod
Track: Le Mans Sarthe 79 plus the required v1.1 fix
Start Time: 19.00 GMT
Prac & Quali: 60 min (unlimited laps) - we will forego prac & roll to a 60 min quali session @ 19.00GMT
Race: 26 laps

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Note2: Default skins that come with the mod only
Note3: As this is a long race, at least one, probably multiple, pit stops will be required, so please check out Warren’s pitstop tutorial here: http://www.racedepartment.com/gt-legends/3302-gtl-pitstop-hints-tips.html
 

Stuart Thomson

The Stoat Without Fear ™
Entry List
  • Stuart Thomson
  • Steven Palmer
  • Nigel Atkins
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  • Bob Hutchins
  • Tom Wilson
  • Carlos Diaz
  • Neil Gault
  • Tudor Morris
  • Nils Norberg
  • Bob Miley
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  • Andreas Loffler
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Stuart Thomson

The Stoat Without Fear ™
I'm not 100% sure.

As it's a single make race, there will be no need to even stuff out, so whatever we do will affect everyone equally. Everyone will have to stop at least once anyway, so it's a case of
i) do you want to do multiple pitstops and increase the strategy, or
ii) keep it as simple as these events can be.

I would leave it in the hands of the drivers to tell us what they want to do, I'm easy either way - I'll stick a vote up for the options.
 

Stuart Thomson

The Stoat Without Fear ™
All - I've added a poll regarding Tyre Wear & Fuel Usage multipliers.

If it's a tie, we will go with my preference, which is 2x tyre wear and 2x fuel usage, so it's nice and busy in the pits, and increases the strategic elements of fuel & tyre conservation.

Please vote.
 

Stuart Thomson

The Stoat Without Fear ™
You got the fastest race lap in a Porshce 906 at the last season finale with a 4:13.810.

Assuming that these are around 10 seconds or so faster, that comes in at about 105 minutes, whereas the same pace as the 906 is about 110 mins, 10 sec slower gives 115 mins.

So it will be a long one.

Those numbers are without pitstops, which would add about a minute per stop, give or take.
 

Neil Gault

1000RPM
I voted for 2X everything, should make it more realistic. Can't wait for this.
I know in GTR2 that 2x tyre wear screws with the tyre temps a bit in that tracks and cars where it was normally possible to run with soft tyres but as soon as 2x is used then they start to overheat and make them unusable, and the high speed tacks do indeed make the rubber rather warm sometimes.
 

Stuart Thomson

The Stoat Without Fear ™
I'm having a test along these lines - once I've done it a few times and got some consistent results, I'll come back. Thanks for bringing it up Neil - I'd rather find this sort of stuff out now than during the race :good:
 

Neil Gault

1000RPM
Stick my name down on the list plz regardless of what tyres or fuel is used it is LeMans and any race there is special :D
 

Chris Butcher

Red Bull Gridsters 2012 Champion
Just got the game today :) My amazon purchases never usually arrive in time :), gives me plenty of time for practice :)
 

Stuart Thomson

The Stoat Without Fear ™
I know in GTR2 that 2x tyre wear screws with the tyre temps a bit in that tracks and cars where it was normally possible to run with soft tyres but as soon as 2x is used then they start to overheat and make them unusable, and the high speed tacks do indeed make the rubber rather warm sometimes.
OK some testing results - I've set up a few RD servers over the past week when I've had a free moment, all with 2x fuel and tyres.



What I've found is the following -
  • the tyre temps all look the same as when it's set to 1x or normal, the tyres never get out of a healthy mid-green, never verging on yellow, for me while doing 5 & 6 lap stints, not driving conservatively, either.
  • According to the in-game garage, the most you could do on a full tank is 6 laps.
  • However - setting the car up with 1 laps worth of fuel (by the garage), and driving flat out - full throttle, no short shifting, dropping down gears aggressively and taking the lowest possible gear through corners - actually got me about a minute into the next lap ie 1.25 / 1.3 laps (onto the long straight), which means 3 garage laps is closer to 4 actual laps. XD confirms that the garage reading is a little on the thirsty side.
  • That means a full tank is about 8-ish laps worth, and as I've done nearly a full tank length with no tyre issues, I think we'll be fine on that front as well.
  • Working on the premise of 8+ laps per full tank at no compromise speeds, if careful driving can get you out to a firm 9 laps a tankful, it might mean you could squeeze a 2 stopper out of this.
  • Obviously you will need to do your own testing to confirm or disprove my findings for yourselves, as no-one dirves quite the same.
  • The car doesn't have a fuel warning light (at least not one I noticed) - you need to use XD or the "Benzindr" gauge in the bottom right of the cockpit. The gauge drops off very quickly once it starts to move.
  • I found the car to be slower overall than the 906 (which is mostly due to the 906's extremely low drag I suspect), but this does mean that the race will be edging up towards 2 hours in length once pitstops are factored in. Bob did some independent testing and confirmed the laptime findings.
There's no real nasty gremlins that I've found in the 3 or 4 tests I've run.



We'll stay 2x for both, and if it goes tits up, it'll be my fault, and my fault alone.
 

Wayne Reed

2000RPM
Hi stu mate i cant make this race now i have to fly to scotland at 4 in the morn on friday so i need to be in my bed sorry mate

have a good one guys good luck to you all
 

Ondrej Kapal

3000RPM
29th July is far away... and I am maybe going to Finland rally, can I be added there as reserve please? I will correct my participate in time, thank you
 

Stuart Thomson

The Stoat Without Fear ™
The Le Mans event went up early because of the vote on it, Ondrej. It's only 10 days away now.

I'll put you on as reserve.
 
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