EU Studio 397 LMP2 & GTE @ Silverstone - Fri 05Oct18

Discussion in 'rFactor 2 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Daiman Patel, Sep 27, 2018.

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  1. RainhamIron

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    Cheers Ross, it was great racing with you there for the first few laps. As usual I was probably a bit too cautious at the start, but to quote a well worn platitude, I figured "it's a long race" :whistling:

    Gutted to see you spin in front of me, that was shaping up to be a fun, albeit intense battle. I remember thinking to myself at one point when we were turning left at Brooklands, that your rear end looked quite 'lively'. I just couldn't quite figure out where to go for the pass though as generally we were quite evenly matched. But crucially you were quicker than me where it mattered, like out of Chapel for example.

    Real shame too about the penalty issues. I had a warning in the first few laps, and luckily managed to avoid any further ones so somehow escaped with no drive throughs etc.

    Likewise I'm a complete newbie with these P2s so the whole thing was quite daunting. I'd raced with the P3s before but that was single class, so was relatively straightforward. This was the first time I'd ever been in a faster class car in a multiclass race, so hopefully I didn't cause any major issues getting through the GT field!

    The first pitstop was a proper mess as I stopped at 4 or 5 boxes before i finally found my own, I'll put that down to inexperience. Thankfully the second one was fine as by then I knew where I was going :whistling:

    So anyway for the last few laps the fuel was looking marginal, so thought it best to drop the mix to safety car mode and make sure I actually made it to the end. Everything was looking cushty until the last lap iirc, when a GT car spun right in front of me in the middle of the Maggots / Becketts complex. One change of underwear later, and the race was finally over. Phew - absolutely knackered and in need of a beer or 3, but likewise - looking forward to more of this madness ;)
     
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  2. Luka Berk

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    I would like to apologise for not showing up. I admit I forgot about it and was needed somewhere else at the time. I know it seems odd after pretty much flooding the post, won't happen again.
     
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  3. RainhamIron

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    I think this wording is absolutely fine. If anything it's probably going to be more reassuring for inexperienced drivers, than it is off putting :thumbsup:
     
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  4. mancSLO

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    Is there eny fanatec driver to shoving me ingame fbb setting. Or even a csl elite ps4 wheel setting.
    Thx
     
  5. Ross McGregor

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    It looked like I was faster on the straights (I ran the wing at 4) but I felt like you were quicker in the sweeping bends, that might also explain why my rear end looked a bit lively! I found it really tough to stop the car sliding in all types of corners though so hopefully a bit more setup tweakage will help that...

    But yeah, it would’ve been more interesting if I’d not spun early on!
     
  6. RainhamIron

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    I also ran the same wing level, so possibly you were just getting better exits (i.e. better driving?! :whistling:), so yeah maybe you were hampered slightly by other issues.

    Either way that was some v useful experience for us both it seems. After a few laps I started getting slightly more used to lapping the GTs, but eyes were still on stalks for much of the event. Why do we do this to ourselves?? :O_o:;)
     
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  7. BloodySalmonMan

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    HAHAHAHAHA!!! Cheers mate!
     
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  8. Daiman Patel

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    As the saying goes, it's better late than never...

    So I would very quickly like to take this opportunity to very belatedly thank everyone who took part in this event, and remind you all that we shall be returning to the multi-class events starting this Friday night, with a 90 minute race at Road America! If you haven't already signed up for this race then you can find the event thread here! ;) We look forward to seeing you on track again soon! :rolleyes:

    There's no need to apologise mate - I was half expecting you not to join us for this event anyway because I knew that you would be taking part in (and maybe preparing for) a league race on the following day. :giggle: So don't worry about it! See you at Road America! :D

    Oh dear, that's a shame! :redface: Maybe you will be able to join us for this week's race instead! And I can assure you that there will be plenty more of these events over the coming weeks and months! As you have said, these cars look amazing, and also they are great fun to drive! :x3: Just to confuse matters though, take note that the time in Europe shall be changing this weekend as "daylight savings" comes to an end - the time shall be going back an hour - so the times specified in event threads shall be adjusted accordingly. All rFactor 2 events shall commence at 20:00 GMT once the clocks have changed, so for most participants in Europe and North America the start time will not actually change. However, drivers from Australia - specifically in South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria - will be affected by their own time change in the opposite direction.

    It was great to have you with us mate! :) In spite of the numerous issues that you encountered both before and during the race, I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself! We look forward to seeing you for future multi-class as well as other rFactor 2 club events. :thumbsup:
     
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