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Discussion in 'R3E Racing Club & Leagues' started by David DeGreef, Aug 6, 2019.
Again sorry about the late braking into one, but boy we were having fun.
Apologies to @Mike Wyatt ... I saw you gaining on me and meant to leave you room on the inside but reacted too late. I left some room but clearly not enough as you tapped my rear and spun. We were having a nice battle for P3. But I waited for you and let about 4 guys by. But I heard say "go go go" lol so I went. We continued to battle eachother, but shame about your penalty.
Had the pace for a top 5, maybe a Podium. But settled for P6. Led a few laps though
Thank you @David DeGreef for hosting and sorry about your DQ. Congrats to the Podium and all finishers! Thanks guys, this was fun!
No problem, Dean. I had my nose in as we came over that blind rise and I don't know if you closed me off or I drifted out into you but as soon as we touched the Porsche went crazy. When I saw you had stopped I told you to go ahead b/c I it was probably my fault more than yours for choosing a poor place to try to pass. Yeah, it was fun though
Yeah, the penalty was bad enough (released the pit limiter just a second too soon on exit) but I made the poor choice again about tires and only changed the fronts and the car became completely undriveable. On almost every turn, the rear end would start drifting out in slow motion at about the apex and just keep drifting until I hit something and it came to rest. After several of these I figured I didn't need this kind of frustration and pulled the plug.
Great race everyone! Enjoyed the car and the track.
This turned out to be a good combo for these cars and provided some nice tight racing. Good race everyone.
I also went with just fronts and it was almost undriveable. I’m not sure the time savings in pit was worth it.
I agree. This is the 2nd time I've tried to change just fronts and while the first time made the car difficult to handle this time it was literally uncontrollable. If you look at Dave Wyatt's stream at the 13:25 mark you'll see me trying to make turn 1. That's what was happening on all of the higher speed corners. I assume the physics involved made the front tires grip heavily which sent all the centrifugal force to the rears and they didn't have the same grip available as the fronts did so they just let go and once they got loose there was nothing I could do but sit and wait until it came to a stop.
I did some races against the AI:
One race I only changed the front tires which resulted in lots of spins, so 4 tires was my choice for the pit stop.
Another race I tried starting with half fuel and refueled and changed 4 tires. Any time gained with lighter fuel load was negated plus another 4-5 seconds for the refueling.
It looked like it was going to be a real battle with the top 3 qualifiers separated by 1 tenth of a second.
Lap 3 D. Bock sees a squirrel.
Lap 4 I try to take the lead from M. Wyatt through Portimao Corner.
Lap 5 M. Wyatt channels Joey Chitwood in Corner 1
After M. Wyatt ricocheted off the curb in Corner 1 J. Smith kept after me throughout the rest of the race never more than 2-3 seconds behind.