EU WTCR @ MotorLand Aragón - Sat 16 Jan 2021

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Welcome to the R3E racing club! This is the place to be for relaxed, friendly racing and our events are open to everybody from rookies to the seasoned pros. You will always find people around your level to battle with, so jump on in! If you need any help the don't hesitate to ask on Discord... there's no such thing as a stupid question!

All premium members can sign up for this event. 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 in racing with our group of friendly drivers? Click here for more information and learn how you can participate.

Racing Club Rules: Click here or Watch the Video Summary
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Discord Server: Click here

We highly recommend that you join us on Discord and that you use an app called Crew Chief, which gives you an audio spotter and much more!


Saturday 16/01/21
Practice Server:
RaceDepartment - Practice
Race Server: RaceDepartment - Racing Club
Class: WTCR 2018 / 2019
Track: MotorLand Aragón - Grand Prix

Practice: 19:00 UTC (80 minutes)
Qualifying: 20:20 UTC (10 minutes)

Warmup 1: 20:30 UTC (5 minutes)
Race 1: 20:35 UTC (20 minutes) - Standing Start

Warmup 2: 20:55 UTC (5 minutes)
Race 2: 21:00 UTC (20 minutes) - Standing start / Reverse Grid


WTCR: 30 slots
  1. Goffik - Cupra #66 2018
  2. ko41 - Cupra #96 2019
  3. Kurupt CDN - RS3 #69 ??
  4. Steve Le Gallez - Civic #18 2019
  5. hobsey - i30 #5 2019
  6. PorDallas - L&C #100 2019
  7. rustymoto - Alfa #31 2019
  8. Des Pearce - Alfa #?? 2019
  9. Piotrek Blaszczak - #??
  10. PurgerUK - Audi #52 2019
  11. Jopamir - Civic #18 2018
  12. Ingemar Petersson - L&C #11 2019
  13. Dieter Bromvich - L7C #11 2019
  14. Des Pearce - Alfa #55 ??
  15. Free slot
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Additional Information

False Starts

False starts have been added to R3E multiplayer. Be aware that this feature will now be activated in all club events, so make sure you get practicing your standing starts! If you jump the lights you will get a drive-through penalty.


Manual Cooldown Lap

Manual control of the cooldown lap has also been added to R3E. You can enable it in the Gameplay settings menu. This option is user preference, use whichever mode you prefer.


Discord

We will now be using Discord for voice chat during all club events. Click the link above to join the RD Discord server, and then join the RaceRoom voice channel. If you have issues entering the channel, please ensure that you have associated the correct Discord ID with your RD forum account. We ask that people use the client version of Discord, not the web version, as it has additional important voice chat settings.


Note: Both WTCR classes (2018 / 2019) are eligible for this event. :thumbsup:
 
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Discord

We will now be using Discord for voice chat during all club events. Click the link above to join the RD Discord server, and then join the RaceRoom voice channel. If you have issues entering the channel, please ensure that you have associated the correct Discord ID with your RD forum account.
Any difference whether you use the app or open Discord in your browser?
Will there be a dedicated voice channel for the race?

I've been on Discord a few times, but really don't know much about how it all works.
 

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Any difference whether you use the app or open Discord in your browser?
Better performance, stability and more user options, I would think. Truth be told, I'm not really a fan of Discord and barely use it. I use it to chat to my brother and now for the RD club. That's it.

Will there be a dedicated voice channel for the race?
There's a dedicated voice channel for each of RD's clubs, same as there was on TeamSpeak.
 
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Count me in.

I'll get back to you with regards to what I'll be using after some testing.
 
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Just a note regarding Discord guys. Can everyone please use the downloadable client version, not the browser version. The client has additional important voice chat settings, such as manually setting mic sensitivity, push-to-talk, etc. These will be required for racing online. Thanks!
 
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Bah, am I going to be the only one in a 2018? To be fair I only chose that one because the livery matches my own colour scheme. And the 2019 DHL Cupra gives me eye cancer.
 
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I only own the 2019s, and I think only one had orange, so that is how I ended up with the slow one that I picked.
 

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@Goffik believe me, I could be in GT3 and you lot could beat me so I would worry about the year. Lol

I'm having problems finding any grip and there is some nasty turns on the track.
 

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I'm having problems finding any grip and there is some nasty turns on the track.
The cars each have their own handling quirks so it's worth testing a few of them to find which suits you best. (Says the guy who chooses the Cupra based solely on the fact that it's been "tradition" to drive Seats in online touring car races since Race 07!)

Other than that, focus on technique. These cars are FWD so it doesn't take much overdriving to result in loss of traction and massive understeer. Also, the lack of weight on the rear means it can also get loose when you release the throttle, resulting in lift-off oversteer.

Try to brake earlier and get all the braking done before you turn in. It may feel "slower" but it really isn't, because good turn in and a smooth line will make you faster on the exit. (Remember: Slow in, fast out.) Trail braking can also work well in these cars. Don't hit the throttle too early before the exit as it will just result in more understeer and push you wide. When you do get on the power, make it smooth and don't stamp on the throttle.

(As an aside, it is possible to use extreme steering angles and power in a FWD car to "drag" your way around corners. However, the drivers who use this method are usually the same ones moaning about the physics being "broken", because their tyres are constantly red hot and disintegrating after three laps.)

To keep the rear in check, you simply never come off the throttle. When braking and cornering, always keep a tiny bit of throttle applied as it will help stabilise the car and prevent the rear coming around. You may be able to use the new engine braking setting in the setup screen to do this for you, but I haven't tried that in the WTCRs yet as I'm so used to doing it myself.

Apologies if any of these tips are obvious, but I don't know your level of sim racing experience yet! :)
 
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That's, great. Thank you for your help.

I've been pretty much experimenting with everything you have suggested, so I must be doing something right, just need to practice.

I like the fact you guys allow tuning meaning I can tune it to my liking.
 

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I like the fact you guys allow tuning meaning I can tune it to my liking.
Yeah, I think allowing tuning is essential to a happy racing club to be honest. Humans being humans, we all have our own way of doing things and that includes our driving styles. R3E default setups are generally a good starting point for many (I rarely change anything other than brakes), but wont suit everyone. Forcing limitations on people beyond those imposed by the car itself and general racing rules will just push people away in the long run.
 
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