- Upside-down in the final corner
Remember that test lobby I spoke about?
I could! If @rallymorten is cool with it, then i'd love to do a HTRG broadcast from the race the following day!It's been ages I've run my Porsche. Time to remove the cover and take it out of the barn! Maybe will make a one off livery for this event!
WaikeCU - WaikeCU - #55 - Porsche 911 RSR
@Hasse R will you do the commentating afterwards? I really enjoy it!
Not sure how competitive this grid is, but it should be fun!
For what it's worth, I count 19 people, with 18 of them saying they're good for the race. There should be a reasonable chance of a full room.
Would it be good to have sort of a Bump Day?
All 19 participants (or more) can try and set a fastest time throughout next week. The top 16 by Saturday night/Sunday morning will participate in the race on Sunday.
It's always been the plan to have a session this coming weekend, most likely one the weekend after that as well.
The rest of it tends to be a case of whenever-people-decide-people-can-be-bothered, though I usually leave about 24 hours of notice.
With that said, tomorrow at about race time?
An few concerns were brought to my attention after yesterdays test, and I'd like to share them with everyone:
The tyres seem to be a bit more reliable than I'd anticipated. The net result is the concern that the Mediums might be able to double-stint. As such, it's been suggested to up the tyre wear to x2. That way, you should still be able to make a full fuel stint on Mediums - if you take care of them.
A second concern is with regards to fuel usage, and how some cars (but maybe not others) should easily be able to make the race on a single stop. Ideally, I'd have liked the ability to tweak fuel usage to the point where one could only make it in one stop if they did heavy fuel saving, but that'd require being able to set the individual cars fuel consumption. Once again, it's been suggested to up the wear rate to x2, to increase the tactical element.
This is where you lot get to have a say in proceedings because customer satisfaction and all that: should I up the tyre wear? Should I up the fuel usage, and if so, should tyre wear increase proportionally? Or are you fine with it as it is?
Should we decide any of these are worth looking into, we'll run simulations at the test session this Saturday at race time. Be there.
This should go without saying, but do keep in mind that we can't satisfy everyone to the fullest. If you don't get it exactly as you want it, please don't throw a hissy fit.
My opinion - more pits more fun
See, that's kind of what I'm going for - to an extend.
Ideally, you'd have a choice between a one-stop with some serious driving-like-your-grandmother or you'd have a two-stop that's basically flat out.
If, when put at x2 tyre wear, we find the Mediums can last just short of half the race, we could do as @WhiteFlight1 suggests and open it up to Softs, so you could either run a Soft-Soft-Medium (or any combination thereof) or Medium-Hard (or, depending on how good the Hards are, maybe a Soft-Hard?) stints and simply amend the rule to require you to use at least two different compounds.
That does bring the balance of the pit stop time versus time gained on track into question, but it's an interesting idea, and I'd still say it fits the spirit of the event.