US WTCR @ Norisring - Tue Mar 10 2020

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Server Name:
RaceDepartment.com US Tues
Cars: WTCR 2018, 2019
Track: Norisring

Tuesday March 10, 2020
Practice:
21:00 ET (30 minutes)
Qualifying: 21:30 ET (15 minutes)

Warmup : 21:45 ET (5 minutes)
Race 1 : 21:50 ET (20 minutes) - NO Mandatory Pit Stop

Warmup :
22:10 ET (5 minutes)
Race 2 : 22:15 ET (20 minutes) - NO Mandatory Pit Stop Top 10 Reverse Grid

Entry List
- 20 slots
  1. David DeGreef
  2. Scott_H
  3. SPC15
  4. Wilko Jones
  5. brc19
  6. Keith_G
  7. SOLO59
  8. emarchena
  9. Open
  10. Open
  11. Open
  12. Open
  13. Open
  14. Open
  15. Open
  16. Open
  17. Open
  18. Open
  19. Open
  20. Open
Reserve list

  1. Reserve
  2. Reserve
UTP# 28

Server is OPEN for practice
Please note that server will be reset on race day approximately 2-1/2 hours prior to start time.
 
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David DeGreef

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In, please. All the cars front wheel drive?
Yes they are.

Once server issues are resolved I will set up for open practice. Thanks everyone for your understanding and patience.
 

2112

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Hate the track almost as much as I hate Monaco, but I am in anyway. The FWD cars should be fun. Wilko is right, we should do them at Macau some time.
 

David DeGreef

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Hate the track almost as much as I hate Monaco, but I am in anyway. The FWD cars should be fun. Wilko is right, we should do them at Macau some time.
'atta boy

Not that anyone asked but speaking of hated tracks I will put Macau at the top of the list for me followed by Shanghai, Sepang, Moscow and Slovakia Ring in no particular order.
 

Ross Garland

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I think Macau is a lot like Monaco... fun to drive, not so fun to race. It's certainly a challenge and these cars are well made for it, but the narrow streets and constant turns mean passing is almost impossible anywhere other than the one long straight or the braking into T1. Oh, and if someone messes up the hairpin... race over for all those behind!
 

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'atta boy

Not that anyone asked but speaking of hated tracks I will put Macau at the top of the list for me followed by Shanghai, Sepang, Moscow and Slovakia Ring in no particular order.
The only part of Macau I do not like is that last hairpin. I can never seem to get that one right. Shanghai is not my favorite, but it is not bad. The others are passable, but they all share one thing in common: Tilke.

That man should be drawn and quartered for his tracks and the abortion he made of Hockenheim.
 
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Calvyn White

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I wont be able to race due to PC problems. It won't send a signal to the monitor...

Sigh. Looks like I am out of commission for a while.
You probably already have tried what I'm about to say.
Different cable, different monitor, TV for testing purposes.
And the course a different graphics card if you've got one. If nothing else it might help to whittle down the problem. Just a thought.
 
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Calvyn White

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To be quite honest I really enjoy this track strangely enough but unfortunately, it's the cars that I have issues with. Therefor old men and ladies. And I'm no lady ;) which means I should be ok with it. :whistling: And if I can I will join up for the event.
The only good thing about this combo that these cars have handbrakes. Very useful for one particular hairpin if I recall. and should be used immediately when going off into one of these short run-off areas. Don't want to find yourself reversing back onto the track.
Overall though I think the combination of track and car is a good one. Not too fast not too slow. Should make for same close and challenging racing.
Not to be rude but you would be wrong not to take part. It is a good track it does grow on you. But of course, 3 or 4+ hours of practice may help. :laugh:
Think of it being something like in between Bathurst and Monaco and we all love Bathurst. :roflmao: :roflmao:
Give it a go it's not like you're going to get billed for the damage.:D
 
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brc19

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'atta boy

Not that anyone asked but speaking of hated tracks I will put Macau at the top of the list for me followed by Shanghai, Sepang, Moscow and Slovakia Ring in no particular order.
I really hated Paul Ricard. It's like a parking lot with psychedelic blue stripes.
 

brc19

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The only part of Macau I do not like is that last hairpin. I can never seem to get that one right. Shanghai is not my favorite, but it is not bad. The others are passable, but they all share one thing in common: Tilke.

That man should be drawn and quartered for his tracks and the abortion he made of Hockenheim.
Who designed Bilsterberg? One of my faves.
 

2112

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Who designed Bilsterberg? One of my faves.
Bilsterberg is a club track which is not designed to be driven by F1, nor does it have the decreasing radius turns or the other crap he put in his F1 tracks to "encourage passing opportunities".

Bilsterberg shows that when he designs tracks to flow well he can do it. The F1 tracks he designed are all abortions.
 
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Keith_G

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Haven't driven the cars or the track but sign me up please, I'm always up for a challenge :D
Front wheel drive cars are not something I ever do so I may have to relearn a few things. Even though I found the track a bit lifeless, I did enjoy learning Paul Ricard so that is something that doing the races every week is very good for. I learn new cars and tracks that I otherwise wouldn't drive because I'm old and set in my ways!
 
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Calvyn White

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Well I obviously haven't been paying attention. I see the track has been changed.
So I just wasted 40 minutes. :(
Anyway I had a go with the 18 versions.
And it reminded me why I not that fond of these cars it's because I'm :poop: in them. So bad it's not even funny, just sad.
It was going fine right up to the point I move my wheel to go around the corner or should I say straight into the barrier, multiple times. I really didn't think this SIM had icy conditions as an option.:cry:
 
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