2020/21 GT Planet World GT Challenge (Round 4 & 5 11/02/2022) World Challenge Super Sprint.

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686
Australia
Sydney
Raptor_Race_13
Banking good points at every event is a must. The opening 2 rounds we've been very closely matched with it being either strategy or luck determining the outcome.

This last round even without the mistake I didn't have the pace to truly threaten for the win.

Sardegna will be a title defining moment, because if I can't close the points gap then you'll be able to cruise to the title.
 
2,216
United Kingdom
Fareham, UK
paoloevans
Banking good points at every event is a must. The opening 2 rounds we've been very closely matched with it being either strategy or luck determining the outcome.

This last round even without the mistake I didn't have the pace to truly threaten for the win.

Sardegna will be a title defining moment, because if I can't close the points gap then you'll be able to cruise to the title.
Yeh it could be interesting. I'm pretty sure you and the Evo will have the edge at Bathurst (I tend to struggle there in the 458)

I haven't driven Sardegna much at all (especially in the Gr.4 458) so it's all unknown at the moment 😀 Very exciting!!
 
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2,953
Australia
Australia
@Invisigoth I believe you were in the pits. I could see the tyre marker on the timing screen next to your name when @paoloevans went past you. As for when I caught you, I saw you down the back straight the lap before I past you. Kind of figured you didn't know I was catching given the lines you took through the sweepers before the pits hairpin. (You didn't hold me up so no worries there).
Yeh, I almost pitted on the first lap... I couldn't see the distance markers clearly. I think my times were fairly constantly around the 1:41 mark. My lines were less about following the racing line and more about "AAArgle! Slow down! Turn ya bastard turn! <screeeeech>.
 
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857
Hungary
Kecskemét
Hi guys :)

Congratulations and thank you for everyone :D . It was a very tough race from start to finish.
@Invisigoth you scared the sh@t out of me in the first corner XD . It was awesome XD ! But of course no problem mate :D :cheers: . This is racing + I had no chance against the two flying leaders :D . The breaking point of the first corner is hard to judge.
The NSX was nice here too - in the first half of the qualification and the first few laps in the race I had a couple of purple first sectors. In the first S combination it was amazingly fast if I got the first corner right.

@Raptor013 yeah, I only had a few wall touches but the "chicane of super bumpy curbs" didn't kill me - which is a great surprise for me :) . I tried to catch up but you and @paoloevans were way too fast :) .
 
2,953
Australia
Australia
@Invisigoth you scared the sh@t out of me in the first corner XD . It was awesome XD ! But of course no problem mate :D :cheers: . This is racing + I had no chance against the two flying leaders :D .
For some reason my brakes just didn't seem to work on the first corner. This is an issue I used to have with the dailies but it stopped happening if I did a warm up first. I think it's only with the rolling starts. I had hoped qualy would count as warm up ... apparently GTS says NO!

You ghosted and I drove through you and into the wall. This put me in front, but I thought I was being terribly rude, so I slowed to a crawl and waited for you to re-gain position.
 
686
Australia
Sydney
Raptor_Race_13
For some reason my brakes just didn't seem to work on the first corner. This is an issue I used to have with the dailies but it stopped happening if I did a warm up first. I think it's only with the rolling starts. I had hoped qualy would count as warm up ... apparently GTS says NO!

You ghosted and I drove through you and into the wall. This put me in front, but I thought I was being terribly rude, so I slowed to a crawl and waited for you to re-gain position.
Do you have that issue at every track or s it a Tokyo only issue?
 
2,953
Australia
Australia
Do you have that issue at every track or s it a Tokyo only issue?
No, It was all tracks. I remember Herbie and I making a bee line strait into the wall at Suzuka, the bug just would not turn in. It didn't start till after one of the updates many moons ago.
 
857
Hungary
Kecskemét
For some reason my brakes just didn't seem to work on the first corner. This is an issue I used to have with the dailies but it stopped happening if I did a warm up first. I think it's only with the rolling starts. I had hoped qualy would count as warm up ... apparently GTS says NO!

You ghosted and I drove through you and into the wall. This put me in front, but I thought I was being terribly rude, so I slowed to a crawl and waited for you to re-gain position.
No sweat mate :D . The cold tire is a thing in GTS and most of the times it can be very tricky when comes the first corner :) . You weren't rude :) . Next time don't le me pass ;) . Let me chase you ;) .
 
2,953
Australia
Australia
No sweat mate :D . The cold tire is a thing in GTS and most of the times it can be very tricky when comes the first corner :) . You weren't rude :) . Next time don't le me pass ;) . Let me chase you ;) .
Yeh, I think they call that "poor sportsmanship" 😛. Yes, the cold tyre thing is a thing, but it's more than that. I didn't get that when I pitted and the tyres were cold. It just seems to be a thing for me. During the dailies the time you get for "warmup" isn't enough time to get any actual heat in the tyres, and any heat you did manage would dissipate before the race actually started.
Do you still have that issue?
Not sure. I haven't done a daily race for over two years.