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RDRC S9 Round 5 - Rally Spain (29th March - 4th April 2021)

Roy Magnes

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I have just done the first leg, and as usual I have made notes along the way.

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ss01 - Safe start, but it felt more slippery than during testing. I think I might have taken the wrong tires?
ss02 - The car is moving all over the place, I have no confidence at all. I must be on wet weather tires instead of the softs I thought I chose.
ss03 - Felt a lot better on this one, I definitively was on the wets for the loop...

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ss04 - Drove by far too safe on this one, really struggeled to see the road on the first half of the stage.
ss05 - Still keeping it sensible, I don't feel comfortable pushing on the wet surface, not even with the correct tires on...
ss06 - Left the road on a number of corners on this one. I even hit the same rock as Alex did, but I hit it with the rear door and avoided a puncture.

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I do see that I took the same route towards that hairpin as Alex above too, but I took no picture of that.
Happy to have survived the first leg, partially with the wrong tires. I feel like the second leg is a bit more open for a push, so look out for that. Or a big crash :geek:

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Ole Marius Myrvold

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There some sexy Lancer pictures in this thread. I wonder if I should push for a "NSFW" tag on threads! :confused:
 
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No punctured tyre,
no hit humans,
no going-offs,
no resets,
no more than two tyres off the asphalt.
no bent metal,
no failed brakes this time,
no pace,
no skill,
but I forking finally finished a rally with no mistake and in one go, too. I really dislike these tarmac physics in DR2, especially because they seem to be different from other locations (I like Monte's tarmac, e.g.), and these physics profit people who drive with controllers and questionable cameras. But I made it, and that's all that counts. I could possibly drive between 5 and 15 seconds quicker per stage, but that's with a possibility of >95% that I am going to bin it.

Though the first screenshot tells the kind of speed I was going at.

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Ole Marius Myrvold

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So, after the messy rally that was Rally Poland, it proved hard to find any Spanish company that wanted to support the slightly weird Norwegian in the BMW M3. Instead of running the "your logo here" pink car yet again, it was decided that the Easter should be celebrated, and like always, this team went way OTT with what design and stuff to put on the car. So for Rally Spain, there will yet again be a quite distinctive BMW M3 driving around. One might say it borders to being eggcellent.

Put on your sunglasses!
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Very happy that we aren't racing circuits together when I see your liverys Ole. I'd be very distracted from the bright colors and end up crashing. :roflmao:
 
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Hey Mathieu, Looks like asphalt is your thing!
Yeah its more the other way around, rally is not my thing :D I didn't play much Dirt rally before this championship but always wanted to. This championship sounded too cool not to participate in so I went for it. I didn't even ty Spain stages before this week, maybe thats just beginners luck!

I normally invest my time, still am in fact, in circuit racing (ACC at the moment). So I guess that would make me a tarmac specialist, but I prefer to say I suck on all other surfaces than tarmac :D
 

Ole Marius Myrvold

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My god, these sponsors :D

I have an entire folder with such sponsors! :p Not everyone was used on that car!

To round out the self-promo style here, I would like to point out that I do make more normal cars as well...
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And this Volvo, based on the late 90's rumour that Tom Walkinshaw had convinced Volvo to enter F1 (Walkinshaw and Volvo owned a company together), but it ended up with nothing. Anyway, that made me think of "what if". Arrows-Volvo.
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Ole Marius Myrvold

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Oh well, enough with livery stuff. I have done my one 4.5km test stage to check that my game works. It does, so now I'm going LIVE! So I guess it's fail-time, as I really don't like tarmac in rally games, no matter what game!


EDIT: Rally finished! :) The stream is always there for watching re-live if someone for some reason wants to see me screwing up SS2,3,4,5 and 6 :p
 
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After a disappointing Rally Poland, I had a great run again while trying to push and be consistent at the same time. Had one huge moment on SS5 inside the town just before the end (spinning at high speed after touching a street lamp), where I almost totalled my car. :thumbsup:
 

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Note to self: Don't drink and drive :O_o: I was doing just fine up until SS6. Then my wife invited some neighbours in for some chatting and drinks, and I took a break and joined them for a while. Well, SS7 - S12 speaks for itself :roflmao:

-SFR_MangoJon[VR]

ooooh, so if you lose the championship, you'll blame your wife? That will be interesting! :roflmao:

This also reminds be that I haven't posted about the rally on DiRT Rally Norway :redface:
 

Magnar Haarstadsveen

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Hello. I had a good rally here in Spain. I did one silly mistake on ss 4, i missed a note and slide off the road. I was lucky and did not hit anything but struggled to get back on to the road. Lost 15 sec there. The rest of the stages was ok for me so i'm happy with this one.
 

EG Racing

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Hello everyone!!
Overall happy with my home rally, except for a mistake on SS9 where I lost about 40s. :poop:
I could have pressed more, but surely I would have ended up at the bottom of a ravine and I preferred to make sure to finish......:thumbsup:
At the moment in the top 10, although after the weekend I know I'll be out.

Video training ......in spanish language............

Regards!!

 
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