Barbers GT500 Suzuka challenge. *Event over*

Discussion in 'GTS Online Racing & Leagues' started by Adam Barber, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. VulcanSpirit

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    Thank you; that battle was truly awesome while it lasted. :cheers: Very tricky to pass the NSX with its power advantage, but the GT-R's handling made both cars equally matched after the BOP adjustments, I think. It was satisfying sticking to your diffuser like superglue, even with a few tiny errors which dropped me back a little bit. Was hoping for more of the same in the final half, but good job soaking the pressure up until that spin. :tup:

    Can confirm that I didn't use cones for the race; indeed, I can't remember the last time I've used them! :lol: Did sense that you were going to get a massive slipstream as soon as I jumped in front, so stuck to the outside and hoped for the best (didn't even have radar on at that point!).
     
  2. Qyn

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    Broooo! I thought this race was today! :banghead::banghead::banghead: Sorry I missed it man :guilty: . Sounds like it was an epic race.
     
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  3. Adam Barber

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    You're just going to have to join the next one :lol:
     
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  4. VulcanSpirit

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    No worries mate... for a while, I thought it was today, too.
     
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  5. Invisigoth

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    <looksaroundsheepishly>... Erm......You might have to check the replay, but I think that may have been me after :censored:ing up R130, loosing control and trying to get back onto the track :O.........

    Edit: Did anyone upload the replay?
     
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  6. Pigems

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    I saved it I think, not sure if I shared it or not though.

    Edit: Just shared it in game. :tup:
     
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  7. Ashthebash

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    I think it's one of the main things about Suzuka really, it's not just a track with a bit of everything, when you make a mistake you really pay for it. There are so many tracks you can run wide or make a small mistake and it costs you tenths (my favourite track - Spa - being one), if you get a wheel off in the wrong place at Suzuka it hurts you, and most places are the wrong place!

    Maybe all tracks should have grass and gravel run off areas rather than astro and asphalt
     
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  8. Invisigoth

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    The GTS version of Suzuka has astro... *that's* what spins you if you get a rear tyre on it :crazy:! I have side by side shots of R130 before (GTS version) and after (current version) where they have replaced the astro with concrete.
     
  9. Invisigoth

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    I watched the replay. On @Pigems replay, the only missing marker at casino is the 100m marker and one of the cones. Pigems was in the lead for the first lap, and these were missing before he even got to them, so I guess the game doesn't reset these between qualifying and the start of the race. But I could have sworn when *i* was racing that I saw these in place for most of the race :crazy:. According to the replay I would have creamed the 50m marker, but I ghosted.

    Whilst I could post a myriad of stuff ups (there were so many), here's a few selections:

    Me getting lapped .....
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    And again at the hairpin..........
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    And one of the many times I tried to get back onto the track and got spun out...I had some help this time <looks accusingly whilst tapping foot>

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  10. R_Goldstreiff

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    >>I actually was behind you in the race when you destroyed that 100m board. As everybody else, I had a few hard laps afterwards finding my braking point and making out the marker on the wall to the side. So I can attest for you killing the board in game somewhere around the middle of the race, lol ;)
     
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  11. Pigems

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    Yeah, that board was there until after the pit stop, so lap 16’/17ish. :)
     
  12. Ashthebash

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    Saved replays don't replace the boards or cones and then knock them out at the right time. When I took off at Spa in a TS050 (before they softened the bollards) the replay doesn't show the bollard as being there



    So nice try - but we know it was you!!:lol::lol:
     
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  13. Invisigoth

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    I am the chosen one! Mighty hand of vengeance sent to strike the unroadworthy!

    :p:p:p
     
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