GTP_WRS Week 32 : Ride my Rocket

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  1. Argon

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    GTSport Week 32 : Ride my Rocket

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    Hotlap Event in Arcade Mode Time Trial

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    De Tomaso Pantera '71

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    Willow Springs International Raceway : Big Willow

    :: Open to All GTPlanet Registry Members ::

    :: Members are not obligated to take part ::

    Overview (How Does This Work?):
    • You must be part of our registry to participate.
    • These are Time Trial Events, we have Online Races here.
    • Set the game up according to the event, car and track details below.
    • Save Your BEST LAP replay before exiting your session.
    • Be sure and run cleanly to the end of the first sector after setting your fast lap. If you exit right away, your time stamp may not show up in your replay.
    • Report your split times in here, so you can compare your pace to other racers, without revealing the full lap time.
    • Our leaderboard shows how you stack up during the week, before the deadline.
    • Submit your lap via PM to our Fetchbot, before the event deadline.
    • On deadline day, we will publish the results in our leaderboard and in a thread in this section.
    • Identified replays will be checked by your fellow participants to be sure you meet the event regulations.

    Race Details:
    • Mode: Arcade Mode > Time Trial
    • Track: Willow Springs International Raceway : Big Willow
    • Car Type: Garage Car
    • Make: De Tomaso
    • Model: Pantera '71
    • Max Power HP: 325 (Stock)
    • Weight: 3,131 lbs / 1,420 kg (stock)
    Driving Options:
    • Transmission: Auto or Manual
    • Tires: Sports Hard (front and rear)
    • Driving Line, Cones, Markers: Optional
    • Traction Control | ASM | ABS: Optional
    • Brake Balance: Optional
    • Countersteering Assist: Prohibited
    • Tuning: No Tuning Allowed: Power and weight are to be stock
    • In-Race Multi-Function Display (MFD) Functions: Optional
    • Custom Wheels: Allowed
    • Paint and Racing #: Livery editor Allowed
    Course Settings:
    • Time: Optional

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    Standard Clean OLR Rules (These Apply to ALL Events):
    • The event MUST be run using your registered PSN account.
    • The use of the clutch is strictly prohibited.
    • Use of the Handbrake is Prohibited.
    • No Contact with walls or other objects. Any contact with walls, no matter how minor, will result in a DQ.
    • At Least 2 Tires must be in contact with track at all times (See image below).
      • In situations where contact with the track is not possible because tires are airborne (above the ground), then the run is only legal if at least two tires in-line would have made contact with the track if the car were not airborne.
      • If track contact cannot be 100% determined, then consider it dirty.
    • Rumble/ripple strips are part of the track.
    • No contact with walls or objects, visible or invisible.
    • If you're not 100% sure that your lap is clean, then consider it dirty.
    • No hybrids.
    • No cheating of any kind,these are relaxed races and we are experienced racers, we know what times can be done,and we can read your mind. We will know.
    • Nothing that goes against the spirit of the rules.

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    Race Specifics (Rules for This Specific Event):
    • Red and White Rumble Strips and Tarmac are Track Surface. No other surfaces are track.
    • Red marker cones and White lines denote track boundary except where backed by rumble strips.
    • Permanent track marker cones (Red) may not be touched.
    • Start/Finish line speed at start of lap will be monitored to be within acceptable limits

    Steward's Comments:

    What can I say, it's a De Tomaso on a twisty track....have fun!

    Saving Replays, Viewing sector times and Submissions:
    • You need to make sure you use the 'Save Best Lap Replay' (ghost replay), not the 'Save Replay' (See pic below).
    • Before saving your replay ensure that you continue running after completing your fast lap until at least the end of first sector. This will ensure you have a complete replay.
    • To view your best lap replay, go to 'My Library' and watch the replay from there using the 'Replays' option.
    • While viewing your Replay, enter the live timing screen to view your sector splits. You will need to do this after your car has passed the sector markers to see it listed.
    • Simply post the splits that are shown in the live timing screen, and our Fetchbot will parse them and add them together for your total sector time.
    • When saving your fastest lap replay please ensure that you watch the replay to the end and that it displays your full lap time. Any replays submitted that do not show the posted lap time will result in a DQ.
    • Remember - When you submit your time you're also declaring that your run is 100% clean. We request replays for the purpose of verifying to all those concerned that the drivers claim is correct, which in turn safeguards the integrity of the driver, and just as importantly, the WRS. The golden rule is to check your replay before submission. If you’re still unsure, check it again, ask for a second opinion and if you’re still undecided, run the lap again.

    (Best Lap Replay Save)

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    Thread rules:

    The following information cannot be discussed in this thread (they can, however, be discussed on Skype or via other private IM service.):
    • Total Lap Time.
    • Any information which can be used to infer your total lap time.
    • If you choose to Share your Best-Lap Replay via GT Sport before the deadline,your full lap time will be considered to be shared publicly which contravenes our rules. Even if you've only shared with Friends.
    The following information can be discussed in this thread :
    • The first 3 sectors: T1, T2 and T3 times.
    • Any settings discussion.
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    Submission:

    All submissions must be sent by PM (Subject title: GTP_WRS Week 32 Submission ) to (WRSFetchbot):
    • Please submit your FULL LAP TIME in the following format on a single line:
      X:XX.XXX
      (Example-) 1:10.100
    • You will get an automated response within 15min, letting you know whether your submission was accepted, or if you had an error.
    • For those of you who were used to submitting replays on GT6, you no longer have the ability to export the files.
    • If you have an error, don't panic. Just review the instructions for submission and submit again. If you are having trouble and cannot figure it out, please post your question in the race thread.
    • Users can ask the bot for the current submitted time by sending a message with the Subject: "GTP_WRS Week XX Get Entry" and any text in the body.
    • Users can delete their submitted time by sending a message with the Subject: "GTP_WRS Week XX Remove Entry" and any text in the body.
    • If you want to submit multiple times in the week just reply to the conversation with your new time. Fetchy always uses the last submitted time as the final one.
    • The deadline is Monday, July 9th 2018 11:59pm GMT
    • If you are unsure of the deadline try this site.
    Why Use GMT?:
    GMT is World Time and the basis of every world time zone which sets the time of day and is at the centre of the time zone map. GMT sets current time or official time around the globe. Most time changes are measured by GMT. Although GMT has been replaced by atomic time (UTC) it is still widely regarded as the correct time for every international time zone.

    Replay Checking:
    • Division winners and overperformers will be required to submit a replay via the GT Sport Share function for verification AFTER Unofficial Results have been posted.
    • Participants will be expected to check each others' replays for cleanliness, for replays marked in the Results thread as (Replay Verify Required).
    • Video/Youtube/Twitch replays are not accepted as a form of verification.

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    Good luck, :gtplanet:
    WRS Team
     
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  2. Cats_PJs

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    Oh, I will:D
     
  3. GTP_GDS

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    I use to live 20 miles south of Willow Springs, in Quartz Hill, CA
     
  4. GTP_Nail

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    The car was designed by the Italian design firm Ghia by American-born designer Tom Tjaarda[3] and replaced the De Tomaso Mangusta. Unlike the Mangusta, which employed a steel backbone chassis, the Pantera was a steel Monocoque design, the first instance of De Tomaso using this construction technique.[citation needed] The Pantera logo included a version of Argentina's flag turned on its side with a T-shaped symbol that was the brand used by De Tomaso's Argentinian cattle ranchingancestors.[4]

    The logo has the colors of the Argentine flag not because of De Tomaso's ancestors but because the company's founder, Alejandro De Tomaso, was born and raised in Argentina. He emigrated in his 20s to Italy in order to avoid political persecution from Juan Domingo Perón, president of Argentina in those days.[citation needed]

    My WSO (Weapons System Operator) had one of these when I was flying F4s at Seymour Johson AFB North Carolina. As a passenger it was HORRIFIC. Stiff springs...the seat was worse than my ejection seat...and the power came on from the Cleveland 351 like a sledge hammer.:crazy: But I got to drive it at Rockingham ( USA) on the road circuit and it was FUN:p.
     
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  5. Nerazzurri

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    Another combo I probably won’t have a chance to try! Damn work! :mad::banghead:
     
  6. Argon

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    :grumpy:
     
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  7. Renrag39

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    This. Is. Daaaaaaft!

    Something for you to aim for after 40 miles.

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    This will be an interesting TT this week...:crazy::crazy:
     
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    I love this track but I am not sure if I have enough patience to drive this car for extended periods of time...small doses I'm afraid. :boggled:
     
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  11. roamer2629

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    What is the issue dude? I was there for testing, seemed ok to me...maybe we can help.
     
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    Right now, I don't like the car...:grumpy:

    It feels like a tank and in general, I don't like MR cars...strange, since I drive a MR car in real life. I guess it is too different and I am going to have to get use to it but I posted my "safe" lap and I am not looking forward to "pushing it". I will see how the week goes and see where I am slow and by how much...:)

    Any general advice for this combo?

    :cheers:
     
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  13. roamer2629

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    Well we picked tires that allow you to feel the weight of the car. Be mindful of camber at most turns, because weight transfer will make the car unstable if you veer wide. Brake early always applies.
     
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    Thanks Javier! :)

    I am just a little tired as I was outside all day in 98 degree (37c) heat today...:yuck:
     
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  17. Argon

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    I'm out for this one as I'm leaving town on Thursday for Le mans and won't be around for the submission, have fun folks :cheers:
     
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    Have fun, Mike :cheers:
     
  19. Renrag39

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    Turn 5 is critical. It's a nadgery, off camber left. I find entering mid track and skimming the apex slightly late lets me put my foot down earlier for the following right. Shortshift to 3rd as you apex the following right to stabilise the car.
    Another massive wankbag section is the chicaney bit before the hard left into the carpark. Brake and trail on the first (lh) apex, feather/blip the throttle from the next (lh) apex to where the track changes colour, then brake again hard for the sharp left.
    Hope you can understand what and where I mean!
     
  20. Argon

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    I'm slightly disappointed that there isn't a "nadgery wankbag" of a corner :lol::lol::lol:
     
  21. The Grim Reaper

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    Fantastic combo. :tup: I was a little dubious when I saw it and thought here we go, no bloody grip on a twisty track. :irked: But my god it’s hilarious to drive. :lol: I’ve over shot the final turn no end of times and ended up down the pit lane. :dunce: At the moment there’s a search party out to find my car as I went that far off in one turn, i have yet to be seen again on track. :odd: Oh and let’s not forget the moment I put it on its roof. :eek: Maybe driving angry is not a good idea with this combo :D:D:D

    Grim :gtpflag:
     
  22. Renrag39

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    I refuse to discuss S4! :lol::lol::lol:
     
  23. Bass Addict

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    :lol::lol::lol:

    I don't think so and certainly not in my case...I would be off building sandcastles very early in the lap! :boggled:
     
  24. Jump_Ace

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    Ride My Rocket, sounds appropriately suggestive :p And like a Drake song (no offense!) My boss is out this week, so maybe I'll have time on the 4th to play with the Pantera :)



    Jerome
     
  25. Argon

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    Nothing so glamorous unfortunately -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Magic
     
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    Not very good aroud this track.. thinking about it.. I'm crap around most tracis.. :p..
    Anyway have done a few laps to get one on the board..

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    I'm glad I'm out this week you should have seen my laps when I pulled the thread together...Div 6 material :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Oh boy, this looks like a fun combo to come back to after over a month away......will give it a whirl tonight, haven't touched my wheel since May so I am sure it will be a good time. There may be a :censored: or :banghead: going on tonight. :lol: