I don't like them either usually. They'll sometimes end up with some awkward corners or in extreme cases weird pit entrances/exits.
The transition from AS2R to AS1 was challenging but fun, but the transition back from AS1 to AS2R I didn't like as much. The edge of the track in the braking zone is off-camber and the apex of the corner doesn't have any curbing (but why would it for any regular combo).
Overall this combo was fun, certainly not one I would have chosen, but still fun.
It was determined that the minimum penalty for having a pit stop too short would have a 5 second base added to it, as you could actually gain a bit if your stop time was something like 9.8-9.9, so your penalty is now calculated by 5 + (time missed)*3, so in your case 5 + .9 * 3 = 5 + 2.7 = 7.7 seconds.
Rony's (rather weird) rule is that you can only cut the pit exit lines with two tires, so it is more lenient than most races but the pit exit here really forces you to stay near the wall. At BL1 in the FXO you cut with two tires. At WE the pit exit line basically doesn't exist, but you didn't cut the one Rony added anyway.
This doesn't really make sense though. Only one of these is something that the devs didn't intend on happening. You're making the game work in a way that it wasn't intended to do in order to gain an advantage over those who either don't know, or feel that its "wrong" to do so.
Why do you feel the need to use it anyway? You're blazing fast without it (in the cars I've seen you in).
I think the point of it being the historic version is that it really hasn't been "used" in "ages", so it wouldn't have any tire marks on it. Imagine it as if the version history of LFS were the in-game timeline explanation
Edit: Except that some time before we all started driving on it BL didn't have the chicane
It wasn't trouble at Westhill because the new WE1 times were faster due to being the shorter version of the track. At Blackwood the times will be slower for BL1 by .7 of a second according to the posts on this page, and for BL2 the times will be a lot slower. So unlike at Westhill, setting new laps will not automatically update PBs from the old version. Remember that for Westhill the PB times weren't reset, just the hotlap boards were.
Race gaps don't seem to show in longer endurance races for people who join for their stint. In the server replay, gaps are shown, but in my own replay where I joined after many hours and driver swaps, they aren't.
For example, in the replay attached you should be able to see the gaps from Pete to Blacky straight away, but you can't. In the full replay (downloadable from this thread), you can see the gaps at the same time, or at any time.
There seems to be some issue with the gearing help in the garage. For the MRT it shows about 105% of what the gearing actually should be, so for example a 1st gear at 50 mph will show 52.5 mph at top RPM. The FBM is worse, it shows about 86% of the actual speed. A first gear that hits 57 mph will show as 49.2 mph. All other cars seem fine.