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Discussion in 'rFactor 2 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Craig Dunkley, Apr 7, 2019.
Welcome aboard m8
Sign me up please with LMP2
Unfortunately my probable slot is not looking too good right now.
Got really bad lower back pains, could be attributable to running but we've also discovered that eSports can also cause it too, especially Racing Sims, due to the seated position and pressure exerted on the pedals etc.
Hoping it clears up soon but you never know with backs...
You'r on the grid Ingie
Unfortunately have to sign out for this race , sorry
sign me up with GTE please
Just lost my connection Stephen ...(homeplug) on wireless ..hope it comes back before event? ..it may not?
I am still on wireless Stephen, it is looking doubtful ..I can not risk racing on a wireless connection
@Craig Dunkley Stephen is not in yet… But I can take over if you're not there, no worries!
Really? he would contact us me or Denis? ....I am coming in TS
@alexSchmurtz thanks for hosting
So all went well despite the low number (that might even have helped with less passing! ). Thanks to all that showed up, everybody did a great job!
Thanks a lot for the racing! @Gasper Zupan You're a gentleman! I had great fun!
Many thanks Alex, really appreciate it I have no idea where Stephen was. Glad it went well ..I am still on wireless, need to find out why my homplug has failed. No idea why the numbers were so low? ..I hope the guys that turned up enjoyed themselves
Congrads to the podiums
Really sorry guys I have been felling a bit crap all day I get bother with IBS, went for a lie down at 7pm I thought I set an alarm but no just woke up 10 minutes ago.
@alexSchmurtz thanks very much for hosting.
Cheers Stephen, glad you're ok!
Thanks Alex for hosting at the last minute, shame not many people got to start.
Just thought i'd finish up by saying that although there was a much reduced field we still made a race of it and I had a lot of fun as well. First time ever managed to get the LMP2 setup fast as I spent the best part of a few days getting my head around how to set it up to not understeer like what happened last weekend at Imola, although now suffered from heavy throttle inputs making the car a bit slow out of the hairpin, ended up in pole for the race in front of Matt!
Reduced field also meant it wasn't quite as stressful lapping the GTE class so it kind of worked out, it was also good practice in building up patience in the LMP.
I cannot believe I had the pace over Matt le Gallez but did, first few laps I got 4 seconds on him, but as we all know experience is king in multiclass. Made a small mistake passing a GTE too heavy on the throttle and span out (no contact). Matt passed of course, I followed 1 second behind and kept pace to just over half distance where I had to pit for fuel, and this is where the contest ended. Pit strategy was too simplistic taking fuel half way and taking way too much and lost time, must have been 10-15 seconds too much. Matt must have filled the tank and put only what was needed to finish which was the faster strategy. Clawed back the defect to 13 seconds with 10 minutes to go and that was the best i could do, started making mistakes again and capped off with another 10 second mistake off track on the last lap and so was 25-30 or so down at the end. But coming 2nd to Matt is still a big step forwards for me, I think proves that setup and lots of practice does work. Also gave something for him to think about!
Also running medium tyres was another mistake, but given I cooked the softs in the GT3 on Friday was not confident, and they were consistent enough.
I really hope we can do more multiclass races in the future as its definitely what i'm into, but maybe held at more traditional wider race tracks that suit it. Thinking anything on the ILMS or WEC calendar would make sense.