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EU MINI Friday @ Taruma - Friday February 5th 2016

Discussion in 'Automobilista Racing Clubs & Leagues' started by Bram Hengeveld, Jan 29, 2016.

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  1. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

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    i'll be sure to give you a "gooood" setup:)))
     
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  2. Lars Hansen

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    Set-up??
    It's GSC Minis. :D
    You can change the rear wing, and the tire-pressure, and that's it. ;)
     
  3. xnorb

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    There's still weight and tire wear.
    Don't know how much of a difference it makes for the Mini, tho.
     
  4. Andy_J

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    Thanks for the sarcastic tag;) @Bram but the races are too long for me. With my old disabilities I wouldn't be able to last that long. My Arthritis hurts bad enough after a 20 minute race these days.
    Cheers
    Andy
     
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  5. Dietmar

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    Can be managed, question is whether you are quicker than with doing a pit stop ;).

    For me it was never an option, I am not that good at managing tires.
     
  6. Kevin Bradley

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    Hi @Bram

    Thanks for the tag - yep, I'm in!
     
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  7. Dave Stephenson

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    I'll be sure to make sure you get a good hairy view for the entire race :p
     
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  8. Damo

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  9. xnorb

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    Just ran a test race (well, wrecked in lap 5) and oh boy, why can't i join easy club races for once? :)

    That right, right, left section leading to the last bend ... no clue how to take that fast without the danger of getting on the gras (which leads to a spin without any chance of catching) and for some weird reason my tires always smoke like crazy even when i only hit the brakes very gently.
    I think i lose 5 tenths there alone :D
     
  10. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

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    I'll make sure to bring my friend dc67a1247f5dfd04528a9b62f1fbab4b.879x1000x1.jpg
     
  11. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

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    "when in doubt go flat out "
    Haven't been in the minis for quite a while but I remember that at high speed lift-off oversteer is a bit thing. Two things if there is a coast settings put it higher than one and second never completely take foot from acc, even when braking keep it pressed 5-10%
     
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  12. Dietmar

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    I guess the second right is the issue? Get earlier on the break than you think and I need to release the break before turning in (at least that was my main issue).
     
  13. Dennis Phelan

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    Ya'll are wimps if you come up with reasons for not being able to run for 80 minutes, which happens to be the proper length of a Mini Friday event. I'm 70 years old, probably not going to win but I'll be racing for 80 minutes! Damage is going to be set to none, right?
     
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  14. tightlines

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    may need a bathroom break at my age lol:redface:put me down as a maybe please
     
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  15. Bram Hengeveld

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    @xnorb the factory settings of the MINI cars allow low ABS, it's pretty much impossible to race this little buggers without it.

    As @Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan rightfully pointed out a little bit of trailbraking does wonders and when you loose control in oversteer hit the throttle (just like in a real life FWD car, saves a ride to the hospital once people realize that. Saved my live once during a blown tire).

    If you hop on Teamspeak we'll help you out of course :)

    @tightlines you can park the car in the grass a safe position for a small wee break. Make a coffee and hop back in :)
     
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  16. Slalom823

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    70 and racing strong! Dennis you're a stud!
     
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  17. Ramon van Rijn

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    Sign me up plz
     
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  18. Dave Stephenson

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    definitely not buying a wheel or simracing :D
     
  19. Ramon van Rijn

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    No, I am not buying a new wheel again :) Mine is only three weeks old LOL. The game however, was already bought months ago. The non-steam version.
    [edit] and this non-steam version was updated to steam in time for the free-new-game :)
     
  20. Dave Stephenson

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    It was only a joke Ramon :D I'm going back under my rock now...
     
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