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EU GTR 3 @ Slovakia Ring - Wed 18 Sep 2019

Goffik

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Cars: GTR 3
Track: Slovakia Ring

Wednesday 18/09/19
Practice:
19:00 UTC (30 minutes)
Qualifying: 19:30 UTC (15 minutes)

Warmup 1: 19:45 UTC (5 minutes)
Race 1: 19:50 UTC (20 minutes)

Warmup 2: 20:10 UTC (5 minutes)
Race 2: 20:15 UTC (20 minutes) - Reverse grid to 5 places


Entry List
- 32 slots
  1. FeltHat
  2. Calvyn White
  3. paulbee058
  4. Free slot
  5. Free slot
  6. Free slot
  7. Free slot
  8. Free slot
  9. Free slot
  10. Free slot
  11. Free slot
  12. Free slot
  13. Free slot
  14. Free slot
  15. Free slot

Reserve list
  1. Reserve
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Goffik

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NOTE

We will no longer accept "maybes" and question marks. If you sign up then you're expected to be there, as per our Club Rules. You're also expected to complete the event in full, which should not be an issue given that we do not use damage in RD club racing.

Failing to do these simple things shows great disrespect to your fellow drivers, and anyone doing so from now on will receive the appropriate penalty.

Club Rules said:
2. When you have signed up for an event we expect you to be there. If for any reason you can not make it you can sign out up until one hour prior to the practice session. Signing up means you are committed to finishing the entire race.

*snip*
  • 1st offense: PM warning.
  • 2nd offense: Two week racing ban.
  • 3rd offense: 30 day racing ban.
  • 4th offense: 1 year racing ban.
 

paulbee058

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holy moly, gt3 event with no sign ups, ive seen everything
For me it’s the track. Can’t work it out. I’d be a mobile chicane so thought it best to stay away. I’d probably have given it a go in 92 DTM but spent more time ploughing the fields in a GT3
 

Goffik

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Avoiding things you're not very good at isn't much of a way to improve. You learn by doing.
 

paulbee058

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Avoiding things you're not very good at isn't much of a way to improve. You learn by doing.
@Ross Garland I absolutely agree - but learning in someone else race? Not so sure. I have genuinely spent several evenings on it since announced, but it hasn't clicked for some reason. I've never felt comfortable joining a race where there's every chance of my spoiling someones race by getting in the way or worse! I tend to find that in these situations I either cause an incident by braking too early or too late. It will come with time and I haven't given up on the circuit, but I haven't grasped it yet in a GT3
 
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Goffik

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It's a shame I'm not much of a tutor really, or I'd substitute some of these events for some kind of extended race practice. Nothing like the academy Bram used to run, but something more relaxed to help people learn some technique and gain confidence.
 

paulbee058

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It's a shame I'm not much of a tutor really, or I'd substitute some of these events for some kind of extended race practice. Nothing like the academy Bram used to run, but something more relaxed to help people learn some technique and gain confidence.
I would sign up to something like that in a heart beat.
 

balage06

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This new schedule is pretty unfortunate for me, because we have been organizing our league events on Wednesday evening for years, so I'm unavailable on most occasions, otherwise I'd sign up...
 

Goffik

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If we don't get enough sign-ups I'll start the server with a really long practice session, in case you guys want to do a bit of tutoring. If I can free myself up I might pop on in case I can offer any advice.

Remember that the R3E servers are always online too, so if anyone ever wants to arrange an impromptu training session for any of our events then they're welcome to do so at any time.
 

Calvyn White

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I don't know if I'm going to be able to take part in the race but I've made a setup for the Audi R8 LMS. Whether this Audi setup will work on another car such as the BMWs etc I have no idea. My experience with a GT3 is limited. I've never experienced any advantage in using the same setups with different cars.

And this is how I drive it.

Into the first right-hand corner hard on the brakes down the third gear make sure you get to the apex be patient with a throttle but get it on hard as soon as you can drag 5th gear up the hill getting into 6th about halfway up it.
Hard on the brakes for the next right quickly down the third waiting to pick second halfway through the corner be careful the back-end may lock up. Timing is important in choosing that 2nd gear. A short shift to 3rd wouldn't go amiss if needed out of the corner.
You should be in 5th by the time you hit the next right-hander slowing down to 2nd gear whilst gently breaking around the right-hander. After 3rd gear up to 4th just. Brake hard down the second keep it close to the double left apex treated like one corner as it is sort of. Use all the track on the exit and short shift 3rd if you feel you need to.
Keep it tight to the left on the apex try not to touch it can turn the car into a spin. Use all the exit up to 5th down the hill to the hairpin.
Down the 2nd gear keep it tight on the left, short shift to 3rd as you go around the right gentle on the throttle try not hit that right curb on the exit. It can mess you up and as you're about to go down a long straight it will mess you up for the entire section of the track if you touch that curb and lose any exit speed that you may have. Important to get a good exit onto this long straight.
Full throttle until the right hand turn onto the start and finish straight. Hard on the brakes down the third gear quickly let the car coast let it go wide and you'll be surprised how early you can get the throttle on. From 3rd gear on to the start and finish straight itself.

Well, there's my very basic description of how I drive the Audi around this particular circuit.

As some of you are aware it's a challenging circuit with many different things fast corners, slow corner, sharp corners, long sweeping corners all sorts of stuff very awkward to get a rhythm going and awkward to set up a car.
Despite the awkwardness of the track and setting up the car, the track has plenty of opportunities for overtaking.
And these overtaking opportunities should be practiced for your breaking abilities.
Sometimes what I like to do is pretend there's a car beside me and I'm undertaking him into the hairpin and I need to know if I'm going to make that corner without going wide and slamming into the other car who's probably going around the outside of me.
Practicing you're overtaking whit a imaginary car is something I often do I want to know if the braking is anything different when I'm a car width to the right or left from the racing line I need to know what my car is going to do on that surface whether it's bumpier or not if it's bumpier there's more chance of a lock-up and lockups don't slow you down.

If there are any questions don't hesitate to ask.
For instance, if you could describe to me in the way the car is behaving that is not to your liking I can probably suggest some things that you can change to bring in more in the line of your liking. Don't be shy.
If there's any help I can give I will do so. But I am far far from being an expert.

P.s. If you use or try my setup up and you found my description useful, as many YouTubers say please leave a "like" or and donate vast quantities of cash.;):roflmao:
 

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Lars Hansen

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For me it’s the track. Can’t work it out. I’d be a mobile chicane so thought it best to stay away. I’d probably have given it a go in 92 DTM but spent more time ploughing the fields in a GT3
Right there with you. It's just a b*tch of a track IMO.
Granted, it can be learned but with sim-time being limited by the horrors of real life, I tend to stick to tracks I have at least a basic idea of how to run. :)

It's a shame I'm not much of a tutor really, or I'd substitute some of these events for some kind of extended race practice. Nothing like the academy Bram used to run, but something more relaxed to help people learn some technique and gain confidence.
It's not that hard tbh. I mean, hell I've done it a few times, so how hard could it possibly be? :p
Basically, it's looking for the classic mistakes; braking too late, turning in too soon, not using the entire width of the track, etc.
All it really requires is having a basic grasp on racing technique, and to be semi-coherent in English.
 

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I don't know if I'm going to be able to take part in the race but I've made a setup for the Audi R8 LMS. Whether this Audi setup will work on another car such as the BMWs etc I have no idea. My experience with a GT3 is limited. I've never experienced any advantage in using the same setups with different cars.

And this is how I drive it.........
@Calvyn White thank you for taking the time to make a setup and share your guide to the track. I will give it a go this evening :thumbsup:
 
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Dux

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Oh so much would love to join but on date sadly (lol)
 

Goffik

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It's not that hard tbh. I mean, hell I've done it a few times, so how hard could it possibly be? :p All it really requires is having a basic grasp on racing technique, and to be semi-coherent in English.
If it were that easy, I'd be running the RD driver academy instead of watching it die. Knowing what to do isn't the same as communicating it in an interesting, coherent and easily understood manner.

Perfect example is the French classes I was forced to take in my school days. First two years, I had a total bitch of a teacher, Madmoiselle St Martin. Learnt almost nothing, was deemed useless as languages, placed in the "bottom" group for the following year. That year I had Mr Reed. Despite no interest in French whatsoever, I actually looked forward to his classes because they were fun, and learnt more than I had in the previous two years. So much in fact that they put me in the "top" group for the year after, predicting I was on target for an A or B grade in the final exams. That put me back with St Martin though. All progress lost, hated every second, ended up scraping a D in the exams.

So yeah, the ability to properly pass on knowledge is just as important as the knowledge itself.
 
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