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US *Special* Multi Class @ Spa - Tue 27 Aug 2019

Discussion in 'R3E Racing Club & Leagues' started by David DeGreef, Jul 17, 2019.

Added to Calendar: 27-08-19
  1. stevem

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    I was thinking 90 min.
     
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  2. ko41

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    What's up for next week?
    Never mind, found it. :rolleyes:
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  3. David DeGreef

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  4. Mike Wyatt

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    Well, finally got home and processed my video of last night's race.
     
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  5. Wilko Jones

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    With September and the return of the school year, my schedule had changed and this my possibly be my last race. I have to get up very early in the morning, and being awake after 8pm will be problematic, because it's kind of dangerous to drive a bus while tired. Thanks for putting up with me and my quirks, it was fun and hopefully I can make some appearances in the future.

    - Bill.
     
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  6. David DeGreef

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    So that's where you developed your racing chops? Hopefully when you are able you will join us. See you next time Bill.
     
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  7. sc4dr

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    I chuckled during the beginning of the race. -Greg -"someone has their wing setting low" -Brandon- "Or someone has it too high" …. Priceless
     
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  8. Luke Maney

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    I think maybe mirroring real world races might help? The race this weekend is F1 at SPA, so maybe you should of put together an X17 race at SPA? And I actually like doing 90 minute races occasionally (have done 6 hr races before at Le Mans). The only reason I didn't do this one is because I didn't believe I could hang with Bock (Damn Bock:confused:). I practiced for about 100 to 200 laps but just couldn't find consistancy enough.
     
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    No it was a computer issue and I'm not sure what it was exactly. Today was hurricane day, took about 4 to 6 hours to pass by but it was barely a hurricane (just became a Cat 1) so no damage, all is well. Power was out for surprisingly only 6 hours for me. Better than the 3 months without power after hurricane Irma 2 years ago!
     
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  10. BP

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    I like the 90 min races! they are brutal on my hands and back most times, but I like being pushed mentally and physically. No problem with the combo, but I personally think you should have done P1 instead of the 911 class to make it closer to the real endurance races. I wish we had 3 classes running actually. I would love to see a 3 class race at Bathurst or Suzuka!
     
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  11. David DeGreef

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    You are in luck, sign up here.
    https://www.racedepartment.com/thre...he-rd-belgian-grand-prix-this-weekend.172603/
     
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  12. 2112

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    I tried it with low aero but was too skittish on the track. Then I remembered hearing that Spa, despite it's speed, was considered a moderate to high-downforce track so I set the DF as high as it would go then got the car comfortable. Once I was comfortable I started lowering the DF until my times became consistently slower. Then I raised the DF until I could turn consistent times while still pounding the corners.

    I lost speed in the straights but made up a lot of my time in the twisties, and because I could put the hammer down sooner was able to put distance between me and the following car.
     
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  14. sc4dr

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    My last post got screwed up. My reply is in Greg's quote. Click to expand
     
  15. Minerro

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    Holy crap. I completely forgot about this race. Well, I passed out since it was my day off :/ but damn I really wanted this race.
     
  16. ko41

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    Lap 1
    SpaLap1.jpg

    Lap 2 SpaLap2.jpg

    Lap 3 the last time I saw Bock. SpaLap3.jpg

    I don't think I ever saw another P2 car for the last 60 minutes, would have been nice to have more drivers racing for 4th on back.
    I'm a mid pack driver at best, qualified 7th out of 8 for this race and finished 4th because of attrition.

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  17. FeltHat

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    told you to balast this guy to hell :coffee:
     
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  18. David DeGreef

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    I am not even sure how I would determine to apply ballast. I think at this point I would leave that up to the fast driver if he/she feels as though they have an insurmountable advantage and want to tighten up the field.
     
  19. FeltHat

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    if name=bock
    add balast+100kg
     
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  20. David DeGreef

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    Maybe we strap her to the top of the car?
     
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