RD Mazda MX5 Cup 2020

Bram Hengeveld

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Guys don't forget round 1 is tonight
 

Bram Hengeveld

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We have two spots left as two people withdrew last minute (without saying a word, thanks for that).
 

G-Slev

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Apologies for clouting you Antony, and for whoever was lapping me at the time - I didn't realise.

A raspberry to whoever took me out early on and didn't wait.

Good race all round.
 

stigs2cousin

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Well, that was lively.

I concurr to what Gary said, its more fun when you don´t get " set back" to the last position.

aside from that it was fun.


MFG Carsten
 
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G-Slev

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Well, that was lively.

I concurr to what Gary said, its more fun when you don´t get " set back" to the last position.

aside from that it was fun.


MFG Carsten
It's poor some people didn't wait after causing a crash, but hey - it's racing. Nobody died.
 
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Incident Reports after round 1
  • Bram Hengeveld vs Ries Notenboom
  • Alen Pecanin vs Phil Clark
 

AyrtJ97

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Great racing guys, didn't know that racing for the 20th place could be so much fun. Sadly I started losing (my already low) pace after the first blue flag, when I let the guy behind me go past me without realizing.

My most sincere apologies to two guys, first, around the 5 min. to go mark, on the straight after the first hairpin, my PC lagged for a sec, and next thing I knew, I was spunning and hitted a guy who was lapping me, and then, at the 2 min. to go mark, on Tilts, I braked too late and hitted yet another lapping car. I know that kind of behaviour is unacceptable. Once again, my most sincere apologies.

And sorry for the low pace and the troubles it could cause to other drivers.
 

Michael Murphy

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Good fun. A bit robust from some drivers at times but in the whole scheme of things, nothing worth reporting.

Awareness from lapped cars was good but I had a few others paving the way!

Some fast guys at the front but managed to 'punch' above my weight and get 4th place, nearly 3rd if I hadn't started to bottle it near the end

Looking forward to next round and hopefully will make time to learn the track in advance!
 

hape

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hi Michael
imho discussing laptimes is not so good for drivers which are new and than they will not drive.
I think thats not the spirit which this event should have.
In my expirience consistency gives a better result at the end.
But this is only my oppinion - so i did not write my laptimes - sorry.
hape
 

Michael Murphy

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Fair enough. If that was a problem though I think people's minds would have already been made up after 1st round and participation doesn't seem to be a problem.

I also think it is good to have something to aim for. Most people are aware of their relative pace and generally strive to improve, so could be a way to help and encourage others as well as add some more communication / club atmosphere. I for one would be happy to share any setup improvements, etc that I stumble upon. I'm not someone that goes for knife edge speed but instead aim for reasonable pace and most importantly, as you say, being stable and consistent.

It's a bit of a lonely experience as it stands, preparing for and post race. Considering there are 28 drivers, there not much chat activity between here and discord. But I will be quiet on the subject if not deemed appropriate...
 

ipeaceonu

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So, what's a good laptime around 'Nemuno Ziedas Fast Lap' for round 2?
This is my first tournament with RD, I enjoyed the race last night, way above my skill level though. I did think there would be a bit more to it, maybe a practice server up on the day and the chance maybe then to swap set up tips or just make the experience a bit more enjoyable than just turn up , drive, hope you can keep up.

Anyway, I am currently on AC trying to learn the track, I will keep discord open in case anyone wants to share times, tips etc.
 
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Bram Hengeveld

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Incident Reports after round 1
  • Bram Hengeveld vs Ries Notenboom
  • Alen Pecanin vs Phil Clark
Outcome from the stewards
  • 2 points penalty; Ries Notenboom; Avoidable collission, leaving no carswidth while trying to overtake
  • 2 points penalty; Phil Clark; lapped car making avoidable contact
 

AyrtJ97

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This is my first tournament with RD, I enjoyed the race last night, way above my skill level though. I did think there would be a bit more to it, maybe a practice server up on the day and the chance maybe then to swap set up tips or just make the experience a bit more enjoyable than just turn up , drive, hope you can keep up.

Anyway, I am currently on AC trying to learn the track, I will keep discord open in case anyone wants to share times, tips etc.
I was checking the results right now. I think you did a pretty good job honestly, but I totally get what you mean.

I can't get into AC just now, but the best time I managed while trying out today's circuit yesterday was a 1:24.3, with a stock setup, 30L of gasoline and without TC, but my pace is a bit slow so...