EU GT3 @ Donington Park, Sunday 28th February 2021

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I have one question for you. How the hell did you manage to keep left rear from overheating in the Audi? I did try softs on practice server, but even with rear wing at 6 I could not keep it under 95C and couldn't post time better than what I could do on mediums.

I've been running the Audi elsewhere for a bit now. Rear tire heat build is just a thing it does. Even on meds at Mosport for example exiting T3 was getting temps in the 110c range. That's with 2x wear and 34c track temps. You just have to deal with it. I haven't found a way to dial it out without slowing down. Being able to run softs on the R8 is limited to certain tracks and certain temp ranges only.
 
I have one question for you. How the hell did you manage to keep left rear from overheating in the Audi? I did try softs on practice server, but even with rear wing at 6 I could not keep it under 95C and couldn't post time better than what I could do on mediums.

I have no clue, maybe I just didn't drive it hard enough? :roflmao: For reference though, I was well over a second faster on softs. Can't say for sure, because of the different fuel loads.

The pressures I used for softs were 18/19 front, 16/17 rear, and mediums had one more click on each of the rears. Wings were 1/4, diff power was lowered to 50% to get on throttle earlier on T1 by having less wheelspin. Not sure if there's anything else I changed wrt the default setup that might have impacted rear temps.
 

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I've been running the Audi elsewhere for a bit now. Rear tire heat build is just a thing it does. Even on meds at Mosport for example exiting T3 was getting temps in the 110c range. That's with 2x wear and 34c track temps. You just have to deal with it. I haven't found a way to dial it out without slowing down. Being able to run softs on the R8 is limited to certain tracks and certain temp ranges only.
That's what I've experienced as well, thanks for confirming it.
 

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I have no clue, maybe I just didn't drive it hard enough? :roflmao: For reference though, I was well over a second faster on softs. Can't say for sure, because of the different fuel loads.

The pressures I used for softs were 18/19 front, 16/17 rear, and mediums had one more click on each of the rears. Wings were 1/4, diff power was lowered to 50% to get on throttle earlier on T1 by having less wheelspin. Not sure if there's anything else I changed wrt the default setup that might have impacted rear temps.
Well, my setup was a far cry from default, and I probably drove it harder, so it lit up that rear left in no time. Felt pretty good on mediums though
 

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If you want good track cut systems, just drive in ACC or rF2.

No very happy with AC - it is superior to ACC in many ways. Don't get me wrong, ACC is a cracking sim, more precise than AC. I do have it here and it runs like a charm. However it is closed and quite specialised. The first of these is not a good thing. I won't include rF2 because I don't rate it as a serious simulator, there is nothing about it that is realistic. The engine sounds alone remind me of a few classic games during the BBC Micro era ... :roflmao:

It is what it is with this game

That can be a good thing - an accepted standard, however imperfect, can stabilise focus and development into the areas that really matter - like driving fast and competing. The rest we can improvise as we are.

Sadly not.. since nobody cares...

Right sure, if I ever get the time to write him I might mention this discussion and see what he thinks.
 

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I basically agree Jack, I have spent a fair bit of time with ACC, and like it very much.
But in the end the bulk of my limited knowledge is with AC, one day I am in a group C car, the next Mazda mx5 cup, the next a Nissan GT3 car, etc, etc.

I can cross link knowledge from one car to another.
Don't forget the great variety of tracks we can race on AC. Nothing beats driving at more than 200km/u through the German forests or the French country with a Group C car!
 

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Well I'm having 600 hours playtime in ac and I only race in this club or was practicing for this club since early 2017.
I have less than 200 hours in rF2, which is my second most played game on steam, racing in that club when I took a break from AC.

I only have 40 hours in ACC...

So I totally agree, it was just "facts", not that I would prefer any other sim above AC :D
 
It reminds me of all the fun I have had in club racing ( sprinting )
With groups of ordinary folk like myself.
Had the opportunity to be with someone in historic F1 racing, pre 1990 I think, it was not fun at all, just so serious.
Had all the pleasure sucked from it.
I am not saying ACC is like that but it sort of draws on the similarities.
That is at the present how I see ACC and AC.
Hope I have not upset anyone.

maybe more a reflection of this forum, and not AC or ACC. Who knows.:unsure:
 

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Well I'm having 600 hours playtime in ac and I only race in this club or was practicing for this club since early 2017.
I have less than 200 hours in rF2, which is my second most played game on steam, racing in that club when I took a break from AC.

I only have 40 hours in ACC...

So I totally agree, it was just "facts", not that I would prefer any other sim above AC :D

I'm in the four-figure range with AC - I have a bad habit (as in always) of not closing the game launcher after leaving the game, so I'm not entirely sure how many hours I've actually played the game :unsure:. That said, according to Steam, I've managed to unlock 13/709 achievements in the last 7/8 years :confused::roflmao:.

I like rfactor2 (300+ hours), but it is really frustrating to use. I'm not going to mention the UI or bugs.

I've got about 30 hours of tinkering with ACC & I'm embarrassed to say that I've also bought 2 DLC packs :redface:.
 

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I'm in the four-figure range with AC - I have a bad habit (as in always) of not closing the game launcher after leaving the game, so I'm not entirely sure how many hours I've actually played the game :unsure:. That said, according to Steam, I've managed to unlock 13/709 achievements in the last 7/8 years :confused::roflmao:.

I like rfactor2 (300+ hours), but it is really frustrating to use. I'm not going to mention the UI or bugs.

I've got about 30 hours of tinkering with ACC & I'm embarrassed to say that I've also bought 2 DLC packs :redface:.
Nothing wrong with any of that ... :)
 
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I'm in the four-figure range with AC - I have a bad habit (as in always) of not closing the game launcher after leaving the game, so I'm not entirely sure how many hours I've actually played the game :unsure:. That said, according to Steam, I've managed to unlock 13/709 achievements in the last 7/8 years :confused::roflmao:.

I like rfactor2 (300+ hours), but it is really frustrating to use. I'm not going to mention the UI or bugs.

I've got about 30 hours of tinkering with ACC & I'm embarrassed to say that I've also bought 2 DLC packs :redface:.

In CM, on there's stats on how much actual driving you've done. I reference that for hours. I leave the launcher running for long periods so steam hours are a bit useless.
 
I know the horse has bolted, the horse is back, the gate is locked and everyone had gone home for tea.

But before I decided to bin my Donington replay, sat in suicide sid's car for the whole race, for the first third he was okay, quite a competent driver, I would say good.

( but totally driven by frustration and anger, to the point of not making being able to make rational decisions. )

Then that typical 911 thing struck, overheating tyres after a spin, then the frustration of being overtaken turned into more frustration and anger with the 911.

He then decided to take his frustration and anger out on anyone he could find.

Finally got to the bottom of it all. :)
 

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I know the horse has bolted, the horse is back, the gate is locked and everyone had gone home for tea.

But before I decided to bin my Donington replay, sat in suicide sid's car for the whole race, for the first third he was okay, quite a competent driver, I would say good.

( but totally driven by frustration and anger, to the point of not making being able to make rational decisions. )

Then that typical 911 thing struck, overheating tyres after a spin, then the frustration of being overtaken turned into more frustration and anger with the 911.

He then decided to take his frustration and anger out on anyone he could find.

Finally got to the bottom of it all. :)

Brilliant ! 10x for such a succinct analysis Ernie !

He should have called 911 (in America) for some help ... :roflmao:
 
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Maybe that's why it's called a 911. Cos when you crash you know what number to call!

Fun fact, the 911 was originally launched as the 901 but Peugeot moaned and said they owned the rights to cars with a 0 in the middle of the name, so the 1 was added and the 911 name was born!
 
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