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US Porsche 911 GT3 Cup @ Red Bull Ring - TUE 09 Jul 2019

Discussion in 'R3E Racing Club & Leagues' started by David DeGreef, Jun 28, 2019.

Added to Calendar: 09-07-19
  1. David DeGreef

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  2. Sean Armstrong

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    That was so much fun guys. I look forward to next week and hopefully doing the pit stop right the next time.
     
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  3. sc4dr

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    No we didn't bump and rub fenders, but I could feel you breathing down my back!
     
  4. BP

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    Well I'm glad I won something LOL thanks for the credits David, we had a few nice battles...the car definitely grew on me as time passed, had I not done some practice laps earlier today it would have been a different story.

    Being fairly new/rusty, I'd never done a race that needed a pitstop so I had no idea how the pit stop presets worked; Didn't realise you have to click on the fuel amount to turn it green (again this is in the pit stop presets, not during the race) for it to be an automatic refuel. I assumed it was like all the other sims, where if it shows a specific fuel amount that's what you'll get, no addition action required (I had 36 Liters set). Well, lesson learned, went from 2nd to 12th since I attempted pitting 3 times :roflmao:...excited for next week's race...see you guys then!
     
  5. TrumpetReich

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    Question: what tires did people take? Fronts only, rears, both? I took just fronts and man were those rears getting slidey at the end.
     
  6. David DeGreef

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    I took fronts only, and although neither really needed it, I should have changed all four as it felt a little unbalanced after the PS.
     
  7. Larry Downing

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    Great race and a great time. Thank you David for starting R3E server on US time. I will have TeamSpeak next week.
    I apologize to anyone i was in the way of.

    See everyone next week.
     
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  8. BP

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    @David DeGreef Does the game penalize you for not taking any tyres? I didn't realise a tire change was required (I missed that message), I only took on fuel. I crossed the line in 8th but in the final time sheet I was 12th.
     
  9. David DeGreef

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    What satisfies a mandatory pit stop is a minimum of two tires. You may change all four, as well as adding fuel, but to meet the requirement two tires must be changed. Setting this up during warm up (or sooner if you have a good idea of your strategy) in the Presets is advisable as all you need to do then is a pit call during the race and then drive into the pits. When you do this you will see the presets in green and no further action is required. If they are not green you did not set up properly, but no worries you can still navigate to each and hit select/enter. Be sure to check out links in OP as there is plenty of good tips in there.
     
  10. Tennracer

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    Thanks to all that participated in the race. I had a great time. I'm still getting over my fault of a pit-stop but that's on me. Hope to race with you all soon and good racing.
    Larry
     
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  11. sc4dr

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    Hey David, Can I call the #33 planters/ newman car for next weeks race?? It's GTO right?
     
  12. Sean Armstrong

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    I feel the need to apologise to whoever drove the bright green and white car. I cut you off exiting the pits like a jerk in a moment of confusion over how putting works in R3E. I watched the replay and realize now how close that was. I almost caused an accident doing that and I am sorry.
     
  13. Lars Hansen

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    Just to add to this (and this is mainly aimed at Raceroom newcomers), don't refuel if you can possibly avoid it.
    Refueling in R3E takes forever, so you're much better off just filling the tank to the brim at race-start.
    Also, while it is possible to change only two tires to satisfy the mandatory pitstop, it's not always a good idea.
    If the car in question has TC it becomes a viable option; change the fronts and use TC to mitigate the wear on the rears.
    Without TC (as some of you apparently found out tonight) it can make a car rather more lively than intended. :D
     
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  14. John Addison

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    Well now that I understand the pit stop deal...looks like i had it backwards lol I planned to re fuel and not change tires...da.....And the pit crew did what they knew was right........ changing all four but not adding fuel. Caused my last lap departure.
     
  15. Rory Wetherington

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    That was a fun race!,tough and challenging. and a bit of drama mixed in as well.. Loved it.
    and I also took only front tires on the pit stop.
     
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  16. Wilko Jones

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    I hope I didnt ruin R. L.'s race when I had that off at turn 5. I was trying to get the car pointed the right way, but the wheel stopped responding, and I sort of panicked. That was a bone headed re-entry on my part, and I should have brought the car to a full stop instead of trying to recover from a gravel trap.

    Other than that, the race went better than I expected.

    Also I am going to save setting up what the pit crew is going to do for when I am in the pits. Trying to set that up out on the circuit is upsetting. I wish R3E had a simpler way of selecting presets. Press the pit request button more than once to cycle through the 3 presets, or something?
     
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  17. Racker2

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    What a great event! My first race in about 6 years and good to be back. No Problem, Wilko, I had a few misadventures of my own. I take full responsibility. The car is a handful, especially under braking. Any tips? I took 4 tires and felt a huge improvement on re-entry. 9th place.
    R.L.
     
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  18. FeltHat

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    shame they improved the car just right after the event :p:D
     
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  19. Rory Wetherington

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    they just updated/patched RaceRoom, including the track surface @redbull Ring :)
     
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  20. David DeGreef

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    Yeah, something to check out...again.
    I didn't mind it being a bit rough. Reminds me of a track I love, Sebring.
     
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