EU Social Event: BMW M235i @ Vallelunga - Tue 22May18

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa Racing Club & Leagues' started by RasmusP, May 16, 2018.

Added to Calendar: 22-05-18
  1. RasmusP

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    BMW M235i Racing + Vallelunga - Will you be able to pinpoint it through the hairpins?
    Fasten your seat-belts and be careful with the right foot - this car likes it sideways!


    Wait? What is this?
    For this event you need absolutely nothing special. A copy of Assetto Corsa, keyboard, console controller, or steering wheel it's all fine. Today we are going to focus on getting you on the online track (for the first time) and giving you a great experience and making you a better driver.

    Make sure to be on time for the extended practice session and have teamspeak installed and be with us for the full length of the event. This is the longest session of almost an hour to get familiar with the car and the track. That's right, you don't need to practice offline first. You can come by fully unprepared

    After practice we move to qualification to decide the racing order and do a short fun race of only 30 minutes so everybody can return to their wives, girlfriends, mom in time.

    Who can join?
    All premium members using their full Real Name in the forum, race servers and teamspeak can sign up for this event and we have unlimited slots available so make sure to bring a friend. Sign up below and make sure to tag fellow community members who you think are up for a challenge!

    Not a premium member yet but interested to race with our group of friendly drivers?
    Click here for more information and learn how you can participate as well.

    Server and Teamspeak Password: click here (TEAMSPEAK IS MANDATORY)
    Teamspeak Installation Guide: click here
    (Handy guide to setup teamspeak)
    Tracks, Cars, Apps Installation Guide: click here (Handy guide to install non AC content)
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    Server Name:

    • RACEDEPARTMENT.COM EU BMW M235i #02
    Car: BMW M235i Race car - Dream Pack #1 DLC
    Track:
    Vallelunga (4085m) (24)

    Fixed Setup: Yes (default) ; Tyre + Fuel open
    Driving Assists: Factory Settings
    Jump Start: = Drive-Through
    Recommended App: Helicorsa (Download)

    Schedule: Tue 22May18
    Practice: 19:00 GMT (30 minutes)
    Qualifying: 19:30 GMT (30 minutes)
    Race: 20:05 GMT (30 minutes)
    *Note: Daylight savings are active again so we're back to 19:00 GMT event time. Your local time stays the same!

    Entry List
    1. Neilski (ask me anything in TeamSpeak)
    2. Ronnie Böhme
    3. Lum
    4. Medilloni
    5. Richard Dastardly
    6. LUC4
    7. hape
    8. Paulo Ribeiro
    9. paddy redmond
    10. Snake3rd
    11. Dennis Phelan
    12. Raf Nix
    13. Des Bain
    14. Jens Roos
    15. Free slot
    16. Free slot
    17. Free slot
    18. Free slot
    19. Free slot
    20. Free slot
    21. Free slot
    22. Free slot
    23. Free slot
    24. Free slot
    UTP #32 NC

    Reserves please stay off the server when official practice starts. Staff will let you know on teamspeak when and if you can enter the server

    Reserve list
    1. Free slot
     
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  2. RasmusP

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    A message to all Drivers
    If you run off track, you have to check and see that its clear before you re-enter the track. Do not just keep the gas pinned and pull back on track.
    When entering the track from the pits stay off the racing line until you are up to speed and do not race on your out lap. Let other drivers by in qualifying.
    On re-entering the track stay off the racing line until you are up to race speed and do not block any fast approaching car. Remember, you've made the mistake by going off so let them by cleanly.

    Golden Rule
    1. Be 100% sure it's not your fault and just carry on like nothing happened and take the risk of being banned for 30 days.
    2. Play on the safe side and wait for the affected drivers, knowing 100% sure you will not get a ban.
    Track limits
    1. No more than 2 wheels over the white/yellow line without a complete lift of the gas please if it is safe to do so.
      You will be penalized if you break our rules
    Note: Please use your full real name in teamspeak. Not doing so may result in you being kicked from the server if an admin cannot identify you as a premium member.
     
  3. Ronnie Böhme

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    Yes, please! This will be fun.
     
  4. RasmusP

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    I bet it will be! :)
     
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  5. Lum

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    Indeed it will :D Please sign me in :)
     
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  6. suspectmonkey

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    Sign me up please :thumbsup:

    PS: I think this event needs made sticky ;)
     
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  7. Neilski

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    You're in :D
     
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  8. Medilloni

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    Count me in please guys, great track :)
     
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  9. Neilski

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    You're in ;)
     
  10. Neilski

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    And this is the thread I thought I was in when I posted this remark ;)
    ...here's the usual reminder about this car being a low-revving beast - the power curve shown in the launcher is wrong and so you should fetch the updated JSON file from this thread if you use Sidekick for optimal gear shifts. Makes a difference to both your speed and fuel consumption, from what I can see.
     
  11. Richard Dastardly

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    Not a fan of this place :S I'd imagine it works better in more agile single seaters. I'll join for experience.
     
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  12. LUC4

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    Count me in please:)
     
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  13. Neilski

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    You're both in ;)
    And I have yet to try these cars here but they may end up being a lot of fun (fingers crossed!).
     
  14. RasmusP

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    I agree that this track isn't awesome with slow and heavy cars in general but with the BMW 235i it's fun for me.
    You can nicely drift out of the corners and brake deep into the hairpins. I hope for some nice side-by-side corner exit drifting and an intense battle on the long straights :)
     
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  15. Richard Dastardly

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    Well feel free to get sideways, makes it easier for the rest to get ahead :p
     
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  16. Medilloni

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    Possibly, just on thread, tl;dr :sleep: :p

    I went to Vallelunga as an apprentice mechanic 40+ years ago, our cars were 2ltr sports cars which, compared to these days aren't so nimble;) The drivers used to rave about:
    - the multiple lines you could use in traffic or/and dicing with others.
    - being careful not to scrub speed off on the gentle curves (main 'straight') down to 1st corner (and having tried the BMW today, I think it's true even in this car).
    - uphill double right hander absolutely crucial for setting up a pass/not getting passed on following straight.
    - home for 'king of the late brakers'
    Edited: for long waffle!
     
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  17. suspectmonkey

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    I really love this track, and strangely I’ve only driven it in lower powered cars like the M235i, MX-5 Cup and TT Cup. Its a good one for trying to keep the speed up and scrub off the bare minimum to get around a corner! I probably have a preference for the shorter track layout mind as I love going flat out through that right/left section over the crest :)
     
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  18. hape

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    i'm in
     
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  19. Paulo Ribeiro

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    Add me please.
     
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  20. Tennracer

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    I would like to be added to the fray. Just as a heads up I'm here for the first time and kinda cheated with some practice racing after finally getting the track.

    Sorry I posted this in the wrong place. Should have been in the US thread.
     
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