EU Formula Retro @ Spielberg Historic - Sat 6 September 2014

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Track: Spielberg Historic

This is a special event. I've created the thread very early so you have time to practise and so that we can get a big a grid as possible. Low assists will be available, all skill levels welcome. We don't run the Retros very often, so make the most of it - get signing up!

Practice: 19:00 GMT
Qualifying: 19:20 GMT (20 Minutes, unlimited laps)
Warm up: 19:40 GMT
Race: 19:50 GMT - 40 LAPS (I estimate approximately between 70 and 80 minutes)

Pit strategy is up to you, however bear in mind you can not add fuel in a pit stop, only change tires. Note: Some people reported cars stalling when they go to the grid. If you aren't using auto-clutch, hold the clutch pedal in when you click to go to the grid. See here.

Server password: click here
Racing rules: click here

Let's fill up the grid! You can ask other drivers to practice or race with you by using the tag function of the forum. Just type an @ directly followed by the user name and this person will receive a notification.

Our racing clubs are foremost meant to gain online experience so please help other drivers out when they have questions about the event, the car, the track, the setup or a combination. This is not a league race, it's for some fun, so please join us on TeamSpeak and build a little community spirit!

Please tag me, like this @Andrew James to be sure I see your sign up.

Example of track limits for a track.

Sign Up List
  1. Andrew James
  2. Srinath Sundareswaran
  3. James Bolton
  4. Tal Segal
  5. Cai Williams
  6. Jeff Lasecki
  7. Stig Bidstrup
  8. Gabriel Sterr
  9. Mark Breslin
  10. Corrado Conti
  11. Alejandro López Arjona
  12. Sven-Arne Andersson
  13. Wedsley Dias
  14. Davy Vandevenne
  15. Franco Becagli
  16. Jan Mikuž
  17. Francisco Mora
  18. Arjan Smittenaar
  19. Angelo dos Santos
  20. Genci Estebanez
  21. Jonathan Menéndez
  22. Jyri Kettunen
  23. Lasse Ougaard
  24. Anders Nilsson
  25. Gary Lennon
Reserve List - Should we have no-shows by the time quali starts, those on the reserve list will be tagged and invited to join in the order they signed up.
  1. Calum McLure
  2. Jörn Horbelt
 
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JeffL

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Just took this combo for a spin at sunset. How BADASS is that. Sign me up
 

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Mod Edit: No lap times please
 
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@Andrew James In plz. :thumbsup:

Usually I manage to have only 15-20 mins available to set a car up, ......
so for this event I should at least get 20-25 mins to set up the car...........luxury!! :)
 

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@Andrew James In plz. :thumbsup:

Usually I manage to have only 15-20 mins available to set a car up, ......
so for this event I should at least get 20-25 mins to set up the car...........luxury!! :)
Hopefully people can share their setups. There are a few weeks for people to tweak around with their setups as well.
 

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I love this. The only thing that can stop me from racing is going to be my health or my Wife's. Unfortunately,not much I can do about that if either of us is going to end up in the ER> I hope not but a lot of that has been going on lately.

But I am signing up anyway and hoping for the best.
 

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I love this. The only thing that can stop me from racing is going to be my health or my Wife's. Unfortunately,not much I can do about that if either of us is going to end up in the ER> I hope not but a lot of that has been going on lately.

But I am signing up anyway and hoping for the best.
I hope things get better soon Corrado.
 
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Thank you guys. I am really hoping by the time the race rolls around this won't be an issue anymore. I am a transplant survivor, I had a transplant over 10 years ago, so my health is a bit up and down, but I usually manage.
My wife was just diagnosed with 2 separate and very serious Heart issues. She is basically in Congestive Heart failure, so when her pulse goes up too much for too long, I have to get her in the car and drive her to the ER. In the past 4 months we have been there over 30 times.
Twice it happened during a race (not here, but at iRacing, which is good because no one cares there). I'd hate to make a commitment to race and then having to bail out without notice. That's why I haven't been racing much in the past few months.
 

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Thank you guys. I am really hoping by the time the race rolls around this won't be an issue anymore. I am a transplant survivor, I had a transplant over 10 years ago, so my health is a bit up and down, but I usually manage.
My wife was just diagnosed with 2 separate and very serious Heart issues. She is basically in Congestive Heart failure, so when her pulse goes up too much for too long, I have to get her in the car and drive her to the ER. In the past 4 months we have been there over 30 times.
Twice it happened during a race (not here, but at iRacing, which is good because no one cares there). I'd hate to make a commitment to race and then having to bail out without notice. That's why I haven't been racing much in the past few months.
This is, ultimately, a game (despite how seriously some people take it) and you shouldn't let it be a stress. Sign up if you feel like racing, and if you have to jump out because of real life important situations, that is perfectly fine, I don't think anyone in the club would hold that against you (and if they did, they'd be jerks anyway). This is for fun, not to feel like a chore. You're welcome any time.
 

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This is, ultimately, a game (despite how seriously some people take it) and you shouldn't let it be a stress. Sign up if you feel like racing, and if you have to jump out because of real life important situations, that is perfectly fine, I don't think anyone in the club would hold that against you (and if they did, they'd be jerks anyway). This is for fun, not to feel like a chore. You're welcome any time.
Thank you, I appreciate the thought and I agree: it is a game, especially compared with the crap life throws at you.
Nevertheless, sometimes I think it is one of the few things that keeps me sane.
The greatest thing about racing, simulated or not, is that only the next turn is important, the next pass, the next race. It helps one detox from the stress of daily life where so many things have to be managed at once (few of them pleasurable).

I tried quitting simracing so that I wouldn't feel guilty for playing while my wife was suffering in bed. I eventually realized that a) I am not a doctor, there is little I can do, b) depriving myself of fun does not make her better, and c) I need a way to abandon real life every once in a while and live in a world where things are more under my control.
So if it is Simracing, watching a movie, reading a book, play tennis, I am not being egotistical as long as I can still be there for her and I can be a good father, husband and man in general.

At the same time, a lot of us, including yours truly, spend a considerable amount of time practicing and preparing for these races and we count on each other to make sure that time is not wasted.
A 20 car race is excellent, a 10 car race can be fun, a 3 car race, when 20 people signed up, is a bummer. So if I sign up I want to be reasonably confident that I can show up on the day of the race.
Thank you again for the nice words.
 
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