I don't think the choice of track is too much of an issue. On the simulators everything feels very different to driving the same combo on a PC. It would be good to choose a track that is reasonably well known, so that there is less time needed to learn which way the track goes.
The projected screen and the rather weird FOV (well, different to what I'm used to) make it difficult to just jump into a car and drive it the same.
I can meet up in the Hut beforehand. I wont be eating there though if we start at 1pm, since they were exceedingly slow to get our food ready last time.
Sorry, I didn't make it clear. Just 1 space, the kids aren't race drivers (yet!).
Last time at the venue there were a couple of simulators set to test a different game. My kids had a go on those when nobody else was using them. They'll be fine to just watch, and have a go on a separate machine if any were available on the day.
Well, I did get some practice on this combo, and I was getting a half-decent pace. Unfortunately I'd forgotten about a certain Christmas party tomorrow night, so I'm afraid I'll need to skip this one. Sorry
I suffered from a mixture of a bad setup and lack of practice. Hope to rectify both in time for the next round.
I was hit by a number of drivers on the second lap of race 2, with drivers trying to pass at the earliest opportunity even though that resulted in a number of collisions, not just with myself. I've checked the replay and none of the collisions warrants further investigation, but it would be better to see more consideration from drivers overtaking during the opening laps of the feature race.
A blown tyre with 3 laps to go ended the feature race for me. My pit crew must have been on a tea break, the time it took them to return my car the the track!
Not much conversation this time around. I had to move heaven and earth to get online in time for my pool 3 race. Managed an extra bit of practice due to the host oversleeping or something, and then had a stonking race. I was in 2nd for much of the time, but then had Dzban catching up rather quickly. I didn't put up too much of a fight as I didn't want to lose time. I remained in 3rd for the rest of the race, with Rolf keeping me on my toes at roughly 2 seconds behind me.
Starting 4th on the grid definitely helped me to keep clear of trouble.
That was the last time I went also. Mansell in a Ferrari overtaking for 3rd place coming into Stowe. Massive cheer from the crowd. I was on the grass bank next to a stand at Stowe, but the view from there was good.
We parked some 3 miles away from the circuit on the grass verge, having first turned the car around. At 7am that was where the queue was backing up to. We walked into the circuit quicker than those sitting in the queue, and considerably quicker after the race. I think there's more 1 way roads these days.
I fully agree with Speedway. When you know what type of riding you're going to be doing (road / off-road), speak to somebody in your local bike shop. They will guide you towards some alternatives, then get some test rides arranged.
If you end up going for a mountain bike, I would seriously warn against getting any kind of suspension. On cheaper bikes it will be worse than useless. If most of your riding is going to be on tarmac with just a little offroad, a hybrid could be the best option. Fat knobbly tyres are no fun when most of your riding is on tarmac, they just create drag.
Give me a chance, I've only just spotted there's activity going on in the Road Sport forums
I'm going back to the car I drove in the original series, the FZ50. Probably. When I practice for the first event if I find I'm too far off the pace I'll be switching back to the RAC. At least with the RAC I know that although I'll be slow, I can enjoy the driving experience!
License name : bozo
Ingame name : A.Turner
Car : RAC
Team : On Your Bike
I'm Mr Consistency. Started 5th, finished 5th, and kept a consistent pace throughout. I did at one stage pass Beano when he ran wide on the first long right hander before the twisty section. That was a place he was having some problems as I saw a few yellows when following from a distance. He retook the position after the pitstops, and after that the speed differential of those ahead meant that I could only wait for a mistake, but nobody made any of significance.
I liked the format of the session, 2 mixed class races on track. Drivers were very polite too, which always adds to the occasion.
A shorter track will make everything even more interesting, I'll be looking out for the next event.