As I haven't really driven this combo (not even in S1, I think), I sure need a lot of practice. First I'll have to do some testing to find out which car suits me best. Next stept I can actually start to get faster (1.21.xx so far with the XRT). And watch the chicane after start/finish please. Neither of the cars is a cat, you know .
Even that I think that is a joke, I second that.
I know the winner of the next race will be someone who drives FXO.
Yet knowing that fact, I´ll stick with my GTT.
And I´m afraid that maybe pool3 will be reality with this car, at least there is no changes to get up to pool1.
This will be my first race in the OLFSL, and i'm really looking forward to it.... Pitty I did not join the league from start Havent driven this combo before though, so I need some practise. Havent made up my mind yet about what car i'll drive, the FXO is fast, but eats tyres
UF1 race (i missed). Very slow car, very short track with only 1-2 corners. Walls could make damage but speeds were low. Warming-up race i guess.
2-nd race were very very good known. It is first combo of every LFS racer.
I mean, there were prpblems to win (like always), but there were not any surprises. Good known tracks and cars, low powers, low speeds. But now! There is very unstable track with high cerbs and turbo cars. FXO choosers will have good times and tyre problems. XRT pretty fast too, but demand rwd driving skills. RB4 very stable for jumps and grass driving but too heavy and some ambiquous like all 4wd.
1 problem, for starting in P1 (i mean, as high as possible) we need to drive FXO. But choise for race not so unambiguously... Good luck!
Overall it was a bad choice to use car classes for the races, because the classes in lfs are really unbalanced at the moment. If you want to drive top times, then in the gtr class it's fzr, and tbo = fxo. And the race calendar has both of those classes.. On the other hand, the gti/gt is quite good at the moment, and yet that class wasn't used this time. The LRF class is also pretty good, specially the fz50 and rac are quite equal, but I'll bet most will pick the lx6 cause it might be faster then the mentioned two. Which is really is sad - people might like a different car, but still choose the none-fun(faster) car. In this case fxo.
But yeah, it's easy to criticise afterwards, when things are already done. Maybe next time, the staff could do some more thinking about choosing classes or to use them at all. Just a friendly suggestion for the people in charge, but as for everthing else, the staff is doing a great job.
As for me, I love to drive the xrt atm, but the highest it can go, will be pool 3, maybe pool 2, like Jonesy said. Which is crap, cause Im gonna miss some races in the coming months, due to my moving. So I was hoping to get some good points in the races that I can participate. At the moment, Im not sure what to do, to go for pool3 with Jonesy in xrt or get some better points in pool 1 with the uber-train-like fxo. Or, just skip the whole event..
I hate this, but I decided to go with FXO... Just can't keep the other two on track for more than two laps. fxo forgives much more, which I find important in 30-lapper. Gonna suck anyways...
Oh, I also want to say to my team that I'm really sorry about the extensive overtimework I've put on the mechanics because all the cars I've thrashed while practising this combo... The banana shape from first chichane is pretty nice though...
I agree i every word u say, Mac. Its sad that the cars in the different classes arent more balanced. Lets just hope that the devs fix it until next update. Lets put some more power to the XRT and make LX cars more balanced towards their classes too. OPS ....little of topic..srry // The Mask has left the building
What can I say. Got knocked out and into last position, again. It must be me, 'cause I tend to get knocked out in every race. Drove steady laps and icreased right front suspension damage every two laps. Finally ate the first chichane too much and flipped. It happens.
We had some minor startup problems, but the race started without real delay and went very well for me. It seems that a lot of people either crashed or disconnected, because only six people out of thirteen actually made it to the finish line.
I had two accidents, one seemed to be lag related. On lap 4 or so, the guy in front of me spawned a little closer than I expected. I clipped him and went into a drift and ended up in the wall.
The next half of the race I did some overtaking and was able to pass someone who choose a one pitstop strategy.
Overtaking in general seemed to be extremely hard, as the cars are big and the track was rather narrow. But I guess that had a good side to it.
I also had one wipeout in lap 20 or so, but everyone was so spread out that it didn't matter much now.
End result: position 4!
A very good and satisfying race for me, looking forward to the next event!