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Form BMW @ Porto, Thursday, 15 January 2015

Dennis Phelan

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Server name: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM FBMW
Car: Formula BMW
Track: Porto
Weather: Dry
Games: Race 07

20:00 GMT: Practice
20:30 GMT: Qualification
20:40 GMT: Warmup
20:50 GMT: Race (2 x 20 minutes)

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Entry List:
  1. -Dennis Phelan
  2. -Nelson Ullinskey
  3. -John Grant
  4. -Reggie Blain
  5. -Reggie Blain Snr
  6. -Björn Golda
  7. -Matthias Klein
  8. -Ralf Eiden
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John Grant

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Server name: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM FBMW
Car: Formula BMW
Track: Porto
Weather: Dry
Games: Race 07

20:00 GMT: Practice
20:30 GMT: Qualification
20:40 GMT: Warmup
20:50 GMT: Race (2 x 20 minutes)

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Server and TeamSpeak Passwords: Click Here
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  2. -Nelson Ullinskey
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Björn

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Should have time for that - in :)


If you want to see how other RD members have designed their cars, feel free to download & install the RaceDepartment Race07 skinpack (v201502):

For more information on the pack and how to get your car added, see this topic.
 

Dennis Phelan

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Well I thought that''s the way they have always been set up.
When the new servers came online and I had to use DS for the first time it's what I picked.
I really don't know what the difference is between pro and semi pro. We allow other than cockpit view which I think we still have and the DS does not allow traction control or ABS if I set it right.

Help me out here if you can!
 

Björn

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Not entirely sure about the difference, but semi-pro might provide better grip.

I think we've been on pro earlier, though :)
 

Björn

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Fun cars! Fun track! Unfortunately, that doesn't make the track any less dangerous ;)

Potential imminent death aside, I got pretty fast pretty soon - all using Dennis' great setup posted above, plus minor adjustments (+2kPa on the rear wheels, +1 tick for both 5th and 6th gear). Carried the speed into quals and got pole position.

Had a fairly good start into the race, though @Matthias (No. 1) got off the line a bit better - still managed to keep P1 through the first corners and soon build up a small gap.

Avoiding a final-chicane-disaster worked out pretty good for quite some time, and it wasn't until I saw the replay that I realized it was a pretty weird collision box around the front bumper that finally did sent me off :( @Nelson Ullinskey, whom I had lapped moments before, must've gotten nervous and joined my crashsite - sorry for that!

After waiting, I got going again and brought the wreck that I was now driving home and thus saved P2 as Reggie DNF'd and pretty much everyone else had to pit, I think ;)

Another decent start into race #2 got me into P4 early and with @Dennis Phelan looking to avoid a three-wide into the chicane both Matthias and myself got through rather easy.

Soon enough, I got closer to Nelson (No. 14) and with Matthias a few metres behind, we had a nice, short battle for 2nd place - though I couldn't quite find a way around him. Actually, it was now Matthias catching up again, and after not quite nailing the first chicane, he got past me, which made the battle all the merrier...

...for a while. Unfortunately, it wasn't too long until I clipped the barrier going into the first chicane and left my front wing behind. Yikes.

Concentrating on keeping the car, that now had a far bigger turning radius, on the road, Dennis in P5 was gaining second per second. But suddenly, it was Matthias who re-appeared in front of me, apparently in steering trouble himself - and bigger ones, as well, it seemed.
After a few more miles, I got by and reclaimed P3 - and with Nelson joining the no-front-wing club during the final lap, even 2nd place got into my reach again, but alas, not close enough :)


By the way, is aero damage supposed to be beyond repair in these cars or was my pit menu acting up?


Anyway, thanks for the racing, guys - see you next time!
 

Dennis Phelan

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I don't know about the wing repair thing. Previous to the event I had a pit preset that included tires and fix everything, I used it in the first race and got tires and my front wing replaced. Between races I tried to make a preset that was only for a fix everything but no tires and it would not let me do it. So, I modified the original preset to be just fix everything and though I did not need it was present for R2.

I played th my setup a bit making only a couple of small changes before the race, Reggie Snr was a bit quicker at times but I liked it.

R1, a rather poor start but no problem, no traffic. At some point I missed a corner, I think it was the 1st turn and lost a front wing. On the way into the pit I flipped the car but the stop went well and I was on the road, playing it safe for the rest of the race.

R@: A great start but Matthias and Blorn were closing so to avoid putting too much pressure on myself I slowed after the hairpin to let them by. A quick spin lost me some time during the race but nothing broke that I can remember. I had been working to stay ahead of Snr but he ran into some problems and I was content to maintain a good pace without trouble. Eventually trouble found me out and both Matthias and Bjorn were slowing ahead of me. I reined in my desires and maintained my pace making no real attempt to close to them, just let it happen, but it didn't and I was behind at the end.

Overall, much better than Tuesday! Really fun cars these!
 
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Dennis Phelan

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@Ralf Eiden While at today's event most agreed that the server was set to Pro in the past so all servers will now be set to that. When setting up the DS the only visible change is that Pro does not allow any option for abs or traction control. By going back to today's event @Björn I can see that Pro allows one to make a pit preset that allows for aero damage that was not allowed for under Semi Pro.
 

Reik Major

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Yep, the difficulty levels only regulate how many aids can be used. No impact on the track (grip) itself.