I went along and was enjoying the racing under blazing hot sunshine. Then the heavens opened and stayed open, I got drenched.
The daft thing is that when I got home 10 miles North of there, it hadn't rained a drop! Fickle British weather
I didn't dare race the radical because it's so unpredictable over the curbs. Trying to keep concentration for an hour race is a tall order. Choose the easiest tracks and do 4 time trials for your minimum participation - or did I wimp out?
Another bad event for me
Qualified 5th with a pb which was nice.
Sprint race: 3id guys coming together after T1 meant Niall09 was very slow through chicane. Tonnes of collisions and I saw Exodus being flipped off the track I lost a couple of places from that to FZ50s
I had a bit of damage but was able to carry on. Managed to get past Bean0 but couldn't find a way past lococost. Last lap I hit the barrier too hard coming on to the railway straight and it flipped me! Game over
Feature race: Lap 2 and DaveWS tried a pass through the sweeping curves which I didn't expect... collision, and I was sent into the wall with medium damage and at the back of the field. I couldn't face 28 laps carrying this damage so decided to pit - resigned to my fate of being bumped to the back again and playing catch up.
Changed F12 to repair damage and pressed enter to confirm, except that switches it off again (thinking of other sims). Had to pit a second time which put me 1/2 a lap down, and then had the 'joy' of hotlapping for 20 laps which is not what I joined this league for. Passed a couple and finished... oh I don't care
Steady on Dan, I wouldn't call it a failure. There are varying degrees of success but this is not a failure. Face it, there is no ideal solution for what you are seeking (close racing). At least this method encourages people out of the top 5 to still turn up.
Posted my report on my team website here
I've sinced looked at the replay posted above and compared to my own. Both show Niall09 clipping me which caused my crashing out, so it can't have been lag from my end.
What about a Nokia N95 (standard, or 8GB), or N96. They use S60 OS, TomTom is available for that. I don't know if your existing version is compatible. They also can be connected to an external GPS via bluetooth.
I bought a second hand N95 cheap, just use the internal GPS but there are several Sat Nav programs available. Love the phone, got Wi-Fi as well and a tonne of other 3rd party programs (instead of iPhone's controlling who can release programs)
Whether it is bound to a key or not is not important, the important thing after bumping someone is waiting for the them to start off again before you do, i.e. give the place up and try to pass again later.
Unfortunately this is a rare thing.
The reason I enjoy the Road Sport Cups is because of being able to use the RAC car; my favourtite car and underused elsewhere. I suppose the same fun could be had with one of the LX's which are also underused.
However, they're not touring cars so I understand the options above. I just hope you're not thinking of changing the Summer Cup from RAC+FZ5
I didn't think I had to confirm my team since I thought you only had questions at the top of this thread for those particular teams.
I notice the sign up thread does not list Triple 7 Racing, with myself and Exodus (cmckowen). Or is that just for the teams that are not obviously apparent?
I’m looking forward to the first event. I’d just like to point out it’s not a race to get the first lap of qualifying done.
Unfortunately lots of recent league races have gone along the lines of…
Taking it easy on the outlap, trying to maintain a few seconds gap to the guy in front ready for the first flying lap – yet someone’s right up behind me and pushing to get past! They get past with only 1 corner to go to the start/finish straight, yet mess up and impede me before we’ve reached T3. :doh: :chairs:
Please consider the outlap as positioning yourself with space ahead and behind.
The ballast was aimed to bring balance.
This season it's reverse championship grid for the feature race which aims to do the same thing (the way I see it). I bet it's also to reduce dropout rate, since those doing poorly in the championship get to start near the front.
I think this is a piece of rubber that sits inside the brake spring to make it very much more stiffer.
People have been talking about this over at iRacing, a lot of people like it and claim they are less susceptable to locking up the brakes now. Others say it's too stiff, but I think you're meant to short calibrate your brake to the pressure you like.
Shorter brake travel means less resolution, so people have been combining it with Leo Bodnars Pedal to USB converter. This gives about 8 times more resolsution to the pedals than going through the wheel and Logitech driver.
I've just ordered one of these USB thingies because I've heard great things due to the higher resolution. I'm not bothered about a stiffer brake at the moment.