Historic Racing - Wednesday's 20:30 UK Time - 5th Aug Porsche 356@Dragon Trail Gardens

Discussion in 'GTS Online Racing & Leagues' started by Sick Cylinder, May 15, 2020.

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Which Unicorn Cars do you have?

  1. Ferrari 330 P4

    73.3%
  2. Ford Mark 4

    40.0%
  3. Jaguar XJ13

    66.7%
  4. Ferrari 250 GTO

    46.7%
  5. Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

    66.7%
  6. Alfa Romeo TZ2

    73.3%
  7. Jaguar D Type 1954

    53.3%
  8. Aston Martin DB3S 1953

    60.0%
  9. Ferrari 250 GT SWB

    53.3%
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  1. Zolon32

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    Crikey @richroo ! I've looked at the replay and I honestly can't distinguish your driving from mine. Same throttle modulation, same lines... We even go sideways to almost exactly the same degree. I really don't know what the difference is. Could be something to do with the fact that I'm semi retired, and have three times the number of miles on my motor than you have. I do get a lot of time behind the wheel.

    Possibly the answer is to not drive like we do, and try to adapt to Harsk's style :)
     
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  2. richroo

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    Thanks for taking the time to look @Zolon32 , must be wheel spin and yes time ! I have put no time into gts just run round the track few times then race ..
    Was more thinking a few laps together would be helpful plus would be nice to catch up !
    when do you actually get on as i only see your ps permanently on gts lol.
     
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  3. IfAndOr

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    I think the power button on his PS4 is broken. :D

    As Zo says I think it's just familiarisation. After so much time spent on PC2 I can't put a decent lap in on GTS. I can race a twitching LMP2 machine successfully through rain and snow (with no ABS!) in PC but jump back into GT and nope, crash at the first corner. It's what your brain gets used too.

    And mentioning ABS, Zo does run without it - which can make a difference to cornering speeds and ffb feel. If you can master it!
     
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  4. Zolon32

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    Whenever I can escape from the Mrs using my life as a tool to make hers easier. I leave it on most of the time so that when I get the chance to grab five minutes I'm not soaking them up getting the damn thing going, but (other than the organised racing) I don't have any particular time when I'm on or not.
     
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  5. jammy21

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    As I have also run mainly (99%) on PC2 and GTS have so different car handleding than PC2 it gives me too hard time to adapt my driving style to it. I guess its take some time...
     
  6. Zolon32

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    Hello chaps. Can anyone give me the lowdown on what car/track/tyre combo we're racing this Wednesday?

    Cheers, Zo.
     
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  7. richroo

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    Has the title changed @Zolon32 @Sick Cylinder puts it up there but also page1 should be updated with championships and table !
    not sure if sick has update so pls Mr Cylinder could we know what is going on in advance..
     
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  8. Sick Cylinder

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    Next round - on Wednesday 15th July - is the final round of this series with the Cobra and will be at Sardegna Road CII (C2 is the reverse layout).

    Congratulations to @Harsk100 - your prize is a special Champion livery Cobra - available to download from my gallery now (sorry it's only a virtual car) - please use it for the final round on Wednesday 15th July.
     
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  9. Harsk100

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    The livery is applied on my car now. Thanks!
     
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  10. Sick Cylinder

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    Sorry - I shared the wrong one! I accidentally clicked on the blank livery - the correct one has your name on the number plate and carries the number 1. Please look again - you should now see the correct one. Many apologies!
     
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  11. Harsk100

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    It's ok! I'll fix it as soon I turn on my PS4.
     
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  12. jammy21

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    I'm not racing tomorrow.
     
  13. half_sourly

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    Race Results from Sardegna Road C2

    Race 1:
    Race 1.jpg

    Race 2:
    Race 2.jpg

    Final Standings:
    Wed Leaderboard.jpg

    And a period-appropriate grainy picture of our champion in his winner's livery.
    harsk.jpg
     
  14. Harsk100

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  15. half_sourly

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    Hi Harsk. You've already asked this question and it has already been answered - see Sick's reply to you below; you may have to click "Expand". In short, the answer is, as they say in England "Them's the rules". Or in normal language, the rules are that the worst score is dropped. Your worst score is 20, hence it is dropped.

     
  16. Zolon32

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    @Sick Cylinder What circuit are we racing at next week please? And are we at 100% power/weight?

    Cheers, Zo.
     
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  17. Sick Cylinder

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    100% weight, 142% power, maximum tyre = comfort soft, minimum tyre = comfort medium. NB I recommend soft rears and medium fronts, but racers can choose soft all round if they prefer.

    I am open to suggestions for the first three tracks - it would be best to suggest tracks with short straights as at 142% power the Porsche 356 reaches the rev limiter very quickly on the standard gearing which we are running.
     
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  18. Zolon32

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    I've had a spin around Alsace and, despite the overall length of the circuit, the car never runs to the limiter.
     
  19. AndreasR

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    Dragon Trail - Gardens would be also a nice track to use
     
  20. John Wells

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    Goodwood please.
     
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  21. Harsk100

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    How about Sardegna Windmils in gravel track? Porsche 356 has also competed in rallies as well!

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. Zolon32

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    I'm loving that idea Harsk
     
  23. IfAndOr

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    Actually I might try and update GTS* if that comes about. I quite like the gravel. :)

    Autodrome Lago Maggiore – Center II might be a good choice as well. Short and not too complex.


    *I've run out of free head drive space again!
     
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  24. Harsk100

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    I also have my Porsche 356 ready, I'll be using #1.
     
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  25. Sick Cylinder

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    I just spent over an hour updating this thread with all the necessary information for the new series and GTPlanet lost it all - so frustrating - I'll try again later!
     
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  26. Sick Cylinder

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    Second attempt...

    Porsche v Aston 1950's Battle which climaxes at Goodwood !!!

    Rounds 1-7 Porsche 356 Speedster: Power 142%, Weight 100% - Tyres Max = Comfort Soft (recommended Medium Front & Soft Rear)

    Rounds 4-7 Aston DB3S: Power 100%, Weight 100% - Tyres Max = Comfort Medium


    Drivers listed for Aston so far are: Zolon, Sick, Jammy and Andreas (difficult to believe Harsk hasn't got one yet as he has won 491m)

    Two Champions - Porsche Champion Rounds 1-7 (1 dropped score)
    Aston Champion - Porsche Rounds 1-3 and Aston Rounds 4-7 (1 dropped score)


    All Rounds = 2 x 15 minute races with only the best result counting.
    (If time permits there may be a third non-scoring fun race in reverse grid order)

    Round 1 = Sardegna Windmills Gravel - the car will automatically be fitted with dirt tyres

    Round 2 = Autodromo Lago Maggiore Centre II

    Round 3 = Dragon Trail Gardens

    Round 4 = Willow Springs, Big Willow

    Round 5 = Red Bull Ring Short Track

    Round 6 = Tsukuba

    Round 7 = Goodwood



    NB I tried all the suggested tracks and decided to use Alsace in a later series as it will take quite a lot of learning!

    I hope everyone enjoys this series and also hope we get more people to race the Aston - ideally I would like half the field - it sounds incredible and has a fantastic cockpit view. In testing the cars were very closely matched at the tracks used for rounds 4-7, but for the sake of fairness there will be 2 Champions (the cars may not be as close when used by faster, more skilled drivers).


    NB - If anyone new wants to join this series - you will be welcome - just leave your name in the thread!
    Fast or slow, novice or pro, young or old welcome - just try your best to avoid contact and give back a place if you gained it through contact.
     
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  27. Sick Cylinder

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    If anyone wants a livery for the Porsche 356 or the Aston DB3S, just let me know the race number and I will share one - I have loads of liveries ready to go!

    PS I will be number 58 as usual!
     
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  28. John Wells

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    #50 please.
     
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  29. Harsk100

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    Do we use Aston Martin on rounds 1-3 as well?
     
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  30. Sick Cylinder

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    No.

    John - Do you want me to supply a number 50 via my GTS Gallery or are you making your own?
     
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