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EU GT3 @ Road America - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa Racing Club & Leagues' started by Craig Dunkley, Feb 17, 2019.

Added to Calendar: 24-02-19
  1. Craig Dunkley

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    hahah .I did warn you m8, when she bites, she bites hard, you have little chance of saving her...don't get me wrong, she is a great car, but until you become the master, expect to get bitten often...if you stay with her you will be rewarded..staying with her is the hard part.
     
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  2. demetri

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    Thank you. I'm surprised your tires got shot by the end of the race. Mine were still decent for lap times in the vicinity of half a second off my best lap of the race and I think I could've squeezed another 20 or 30 minutes from them without much worries if I had to. This track is not really hard on tires, you just have to keep them from overheating too much at Carousel.
    As for the strategy, it usually pays off to load up to about 3/4 of the race if you're not changing tires. Every 5 liters you have to add is +1 second at the pit stop and it's not only the loss of time, but also the loss of tire temperatures, so if you're stopping midway you're spending about 11-12 seconds in the box and making your tires pretty cold and not grippy when you finally get outta there. Stopping at that point you might as well change the tires getting yourself a brand new set already up to the temps in exchange for a few seconds longer stop (20 seconds for the one with tires change).
     
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  3. Bobby Pennington

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    Yep, but in AC and VR it doesn't work and just makes you drunk as a monkey on a unicycle swinging a football bat. It's like having one eye in it's normal place looking forward and your other eye is on the side of your cheek just rolling around seeing whatever.
     
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  4. marek2209

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  5. Jani1980

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    [QUOTE = "newbert, Beitrag: 2921890, Mitglied: 514322"] Thanks for today's race, guys! Once again, my performance re-iterates that I suck at this! :laugh:But it's still great fun. Had to quit after about halfway as by then I was getting a BlueFlag almost every lap. (Maybe I should change my username to "Blue Flag Bert". :D) That ratcheted up the pressure on me (Didn't want to ruin anyone's race...) so when I slid into the wall a second time, I decided to give it up. I have a question about set-ups though -- the damn "CrewChief" kept telling me that my tires are cold (and I was understeering a bit) even deep into the race. I lowered the tire pressure as low as it'll go, but I was still getting these messages. Can anyone provide a tip or two to cope with always cold tires? Thanks! [/ QUOTE]

    Don't give up. You reminded me of me. Only blue flags are seen and still tried to learn from everything and continue to learn
     
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  6. Zeljko "Goose" Gusatovic

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  7. Kek700

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    @newbert
    Some people are just fast out of the box, with only
    a bit of refinement and car setup to get the next
    level. ( and with a xbox pad and 17” monitor, that really hurts :confused:)
    When I went on line after spending time with AI
    I could not believe how fast real humans can be.
    I think my first online Gt3 RaceDepartment race,
    I was 7 seconds off the pace, also quite a few races after that ( bugger ).
    If I had been fast out of the box, I think I would
    have given up long a go. There is a real satisfaction
    In constantly improving, it took me about 12 months of
    effort to get were I am at the moment, ( okay, I know that’s not very far ) :(, still get hammered by the best drivers in RaceDepartment .
    But no more blue flags.:)
    Still not a quick driver, but I have learnt how to
    run a race and that can count for a lot.
    The journey is much more satisfying than the finish
    line.

    You will get a lot of help from this forum too.:thumbsup:

    What
    @Jani1980
    said is good advice , we have been racing together
    for at least a couple of years that I can remember.
     
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  8. Jani1980

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    __________

    I drove a good year before I dared to fight someone on the track. Many new ones do not think of the fact that this is not a public race and this behavior is unfortunately seen immediately.
    It makes fun with the people even if some maneuver something exaggerate in their front position but luckily they are not always there.
     
  9. newbert

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    Thank you for this. Don't worry about me - I'm not giving up. I'm having too much fun!
     
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  10. Zeljko "Goose" Gusatovic

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    @Craig Dunkley several times during the race (and many previous races) someone has had their mic permanent on, so every now and then, as you all have heard, someones laughing or coughing or unintentional 'flicks' the mic and I nearly had several heart attacks during the race.
    Is there anything we can do about it?
     
  11. RobertR1

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    Yes that does get old. Is there a way to force push to talk on the team speak server?
     
  12. pattikins

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    Hearing the sound of beer cans being cracked open, followed by the odd beer burp does kill the immersion side of things. It's like having Barney Gumble in the car. To add insult to injury, there is no way I can make it to the fridge in time during the pitstop.
     
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  13. newbert

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    Perhaps, you should get one of those mini-fridges placed next to your wheel! A urinal would be nice as well, for us older guys! That would make it a true "pit stop" ! :D
     
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  14. Phantom Kneo

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    @Bobby Pennington No problem and apology accepted. I was good racing though. We were side by side coming out of Turn 7 I think. I figured you didn't see me and thought I was behind you. I did not have the pace w/ the 650S and I was struggling to keep temps in the medium tires. So I couldn't defend to save my life. So I would given the place back anyway. My ping was really high dues to internet issues and my fps was suffering as well. I just starting racing online it is good test for me and great fun!! See ya on the track!
     
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