Clio Cup @ Nurburgring Mullenbach - Monday 2nd August 2010

Billy Davies

75RPM
Apr 17, 2009
80
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Race 2 much better. From last (18th I think) to 8th. Closed right up on 7/6/5th but was running out of fuel and had to do the last lap in 6th gear just to make sure I made it to the end. Might have sneaked in another position or 2 otherwise. ;)

Great race. Thanks everyone.
 

Adam Vaughan

2000RPM
Nov 11, 2008
2,745
9
30
Server 1:

Qual: Got pole with a 45.1 i think and got that early so sat out expecting it to be beat but it wasnt.

Race 1: Nothing to say here as I got a nice lead after some turn 1 spins and drove a lonely race.

Race 2: started 8th and picked up few positions and got behind freddy besems and coming down into turn 1 I was right on his bumper and unfortunatly freddy brakes earlier there and as I swung left to try a move up the inside I knocked him flying off. Sorry freddy I didnt mean it. After that was about 11th and got my way up behind dave and bjorn who where having an awesome battle so i got involved and changed positions a few times and gave dave a naughty tap up the front to kill his momentum on the straight lol. Sorry dave i thought I was clear. After that I finished 5th.

Although there where a few incdents its hard on this track to follow people on the tight section and I thought everyone did well again.

Cheers dave for a awesome event and sorry for not slowing down race 1 to pass the line. I wasnt aware of what the time was till I wondered why you where parked there. lol sorry dude. Wd all.
 
Sep 18, 2008
588
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I managed to do a 44.9 in Qually ! Damned happy with that and got me pole with just under 0.100 from Oliver who showed he had awesome speed on the track as well.

So server 2 I just managed to hold of Oliver till the very end. He had the same speed and some laps faster even so had a hard time driving defence lines. The very last corner a backmarker decided to try and ruine my race and nearly managed to do so. :S

Race 2 I got a stop and go like some others....clutch in and car started rolling. Then entered the pits to fast and got another stop and go.
After that I was dead last but managed to fight back to 10th.
 
Jun 10, 2008
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First, I want to apologize to Mark Guy and Mustafa Gungor for my stupid braking mistake in the T1 (race 1).

*My car is black, gray and brown, #32.

Qualifification: Tonight, there was a lot of competition and I had to give my best to get the 4th position in the penultimate lap.

Race 1: I made a stupid mistake of beginners at the start. In fact, I braked a bit too long in the first turn and I picked Mark guy and Mustafa Gungor.



I have waited for them and I left in 18th (final) position. I gave everything in order to gain some places, then I started a cool fight with Mike Bell for a while.



After several attempts, he made a mistake in the last corner and I could enjoy it.



I continued my ascent up Freddie Besems with whom I am well fought also. I managed to overtake on the inside of T1 and I continued my ascent.



Later, I caught Dave Stephenson, which was stopped on the road, certainly out of gas. I finished 7th.

Race 2: I started second and took the first position in the first corner (again xD) to Freddie Besems.



Afterwards, I made no mistake and I walked away slowly. I finished first :) (finally!).

Grats to the podium for the race 1 and 2. Thanks Dave and RD for this cool event, cyu next time guys ;)

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Since i have installed this latest mod, i have many minidumps (hopefully not in this race). Anyone else have the same problem?
 

Freddie Besems

1000RPM
Feb 28, 2009
1,146
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right on his bumper and unfortunatly freddy brakes earlier there and as I swung left to try a move up the inside I knocked him flying off. Sorry freddy I didnt mean it
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Adam, i know it was unintentional. Indeed i'm braking earlier, somewhere i must loose a second on this track.

Also i wasn't making it all to hard for all you faster drivers just holding my lines even given to much room/space for overtaking me, since i was starting on pole in 2nd race and knowing that when forcing to hard i would loose my Clio and therefore on this track it is almost impossible to return to your position for such a driver like me.

Anyway thx for waiting and showing how to response. Great example.
 

Adam Vaughan

2000RPM
Nov 11, 2008
2,745
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right on his bumper and unfortunatly freddy brakes earlier there and as I swung left to try a move up the inside I knocked him flying off. Sorry freddy I didnt mean it
unquote

Adam, i know it was unintentional. Indeed i'm braking earlier, somewhere i must loose a second on this track.

Also i wasn't making it all to hard for all you faster drivers just holding my lines even given to much room/space for overtaking me, since i was starting on pole in 2nd race and knowing that when forcing to hard i would loose my Clio and therefore on this track it is almost impossible to return to your position for such a driver like me.

Anyway thx for waiting and showing how to response. Great example.
Am not saying you should brake later etc, I should of been more aware and was looking to get past at the first oputunity. My fault dude completely.
 

Dave Stephenson

RaceDepartment Technical Administrator
Staff
Premium
Sep 4, 2007
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Well that was errmm, EPIC!

I chose this track knowing the shortness would bring close racing and cars to deal with at every turn :) seems it worked.

Both races where great, me Bjorn had similar pace all night after qualy within a tenth of each other we spent the second have of race one battling it out until with a lap and a half to go the engine started coughing, oh man, fail for sure :D

Started way down in R2 but got a really solid start with Mike rolling in behind me into the inside of turn on we came out with half the filed behind us. I took a glance to the timings and set my target of catching back up to Bjorn for some more bumper to bumper action. Sure enough within a few laps I was there, I have no idea how many laps we raced each other, seemed like hundreds. Passes, fakes, bump drafting we had it all going on, truly brilliant, most fun I've had in a race for a long time. I changed the front end for race 2 to give me more pace at the top of the hill instead of the bottom. It deffinately worked for the better, putting me right on Bjorns bumper in T1 almost every lap.

Inevitably Adam caught us up and broke up the party for a couple of laps, grrrr! :p. And yes Adam I agree that was a cheeky pass of the highest order! That allowed Bjorn back through too, so a second down on him and around 3mins left on the clock it was time to get back to work again. I think I made it past before the line to to be perfectly honest I can't remember, so much of the race is just a blur. Brilliant race Bjorn, thanks for a truly remember-able race :D :thumb:

Cheers dave for a awesome event and sorry for not slowing down race 1 to pass the line. I wasnt aware of what the time was till I wondered why you where parked there. lol sorry dude. Wd all.
You shouldnt have mate, don't worry about it, that's results fixing. I had the opportunity for a splash and dash but I knew you were on the last lap so I took my chances and tried to stretch out the fuel. didnt work :D what can you do...

Thanks to everyone who came, hope everyone in the other service had as much fun as us. See you all next week.
 

Mike Bell

One-time RDTCC Race Winner
Sep 26, 2009
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First, I want to apologize to Mark Guy and Mustafa Gungor for my stupid braking mistake in the T1 (race 1).

*My car is black, gray and brown, #32.

Qualifification: Tonight, there was a lot of competition and I had to give my best to get the 4th position in the penultimate lap.

Race 1: I made a stupid mistake of beginners at the start. In fact, I braked a bit too long in the first turn and I picked Mark guy and Mustafa Gungor.



I have waited for them and I left in 18th (final) position. I gave everything in order to gain some places, then I started a cool fight with Mike Bell for a while.



After several attempts, he made a mistake in the last corner and I could enjoy it.



I continued my ascent up Freddie Besems with whom I am well fought also. I managed to overtake on the inside of T1 and I continued my ascent.



Later, I caught Dave Stephenson, which was stopped on the road, certainly out of gas. I finished 7th.

Race 2: I started second and took the first position in the first corner (again xD) to Freddie Besems.



Afterwards, I made no mistake and I walked away slowly. I finished first :) (finally!).

Grats to the podium for the race 1 and 2. Thanks Dave and RD for this cool event, cyu next time guys ;)

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Since i have installed this latest mod, i have many minidumps (hopefully not in this race). Anyone else have the same problem?

it was a good fight gregory - hope some of u r coming to the american clio race tonite and have more battles :)

if you look in the bottom picture for the yellow aand blue car and orange and black - thats me and dave after his good start and my better start :D
 

Bjorn de Haas

4000RPM
Mar 15, 2009
4,373
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Dave that was indeed epic i could not sleep for the hour after haha, still pumped up wit adrenaline.
You, Adam and me had a great fight and most important it was all fair.
We gave each other room to race and to attack and defend:)