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Discussion in 'GTS Online Racing & Leagues' started by Bivittavus88, Oct 6, 2019.
Catalunya testing is going pretty well.
Was actually gonna ask if anyone was up for some practice lobbies, if you're around and up for it?
Yeah, man. I've just jumped off for a smoke/coffee. But, I'll re-open the room, and be back in 15 mins or so.
Nice one, I'll shoot you a friend request in the meantime.
Test lobby room number.
Will there be one on over the weekend mate? I'll try and join if so!!
Hosted by me? More than likely not. Lots of wood chopping/splitting to do.
Ooooh its gonna be pretty. I did a 90 min sim against the ai at 'sunrise' the other day. But 'dusk' looks good!!!
Alright, guys. Following my short test session with the two Max's, I've decided that if anyone wants to change car after running race/stint length sessions, feel free.
If anyone decides they do want to switch cars (while staying in your class) you have until Sunday 27th to make your choice.
Also, seeing an old Group C car hurtling towards you at almost 350ks is a little unnerving down that back straight.
Win loose or draw, I'm stickin with the love bug .
A piece of advise that Lot's wife ignored may help you there.... "Don't look back" .
I run a few laps at dusk. It was amazing. The sky is so beautiful!
GR.3 lap times? Anybody ?
I think we were doing around mid to high 45s as race pace, low fuel qualy runs were about a second quicker.
Hot laps, no idea.
On my simulation run, I was able to run consistent 1.50s on the medium tyres for the 90 mins (bar pit stop laps), and that was being in traffic behind the AI etc.
So I reckon I can do 49 laps...
Race pace laps for me on softs, without short shifting were low to mid 46s. On mediums with short shifting, I was about a second slower.
I didn't run quali pace, flat out laps.
The 'Vette feels like a boat at Catalunya, though. It isn't. It just feels like it is.
I didn't have the time to open a lobby, so I ran offline. Dusk, RM/RM with BoP on (I know, old habbits...), BB +1 and I did 47-48 laps if I'm correct. So in online lobbies this will be 50.xxx or rather 51+ laps to me(?).
I think all the GT3 cars feel a bit like that because it's a narrow track with surprisingly tight corners in heavy cars.
Your Corvette seemed a bit slow on the straight when I was following (I had the slipstream but it felt more like you were down on power).
Best time for the Jag in a very mistake filled session was a 1.36.5 on semi-worn softs with about half a tank of fuel. The GT3 cars can about match the pace through sector 3 although I think the raw power in the short straights should prevent any double passes. I was able to pass the GT3 into the hairpin and maintain a gap until I could disappear down the home straight.
The Jag is absolutely munching its rears with the rearward brake bias...
Yeah, the Vette is about 60hp down on your Merc. That said, I'm 15kg lighter. I did a few more very short runs last night, and I do feel a lot better in lighter, lower powered, mid engined stuff.
Porsche, and Alfa are 100hp down on the Mercedes. But, felt nice. Very similar times/top speed to the Corvette. But, turn in/trail braking felt much better.
The last time I ran the 'vette at Catalunya I seem to remember turn in was nice and sharp for qualy, but during the race you practically had to start turning before you actually got to the corner to get it to turn in.
Nah, you're not going to lose 3 seconds a lap.
I quite like it pretty much everywhere else. But, turn feels very lazy at Catalunya. Then again, it suits a lazy driving style. Which I can usually do pretty well.
I guarantee it doesn't feel as lazy as the XJR-9 does through the hairpin and long right hander before the chicane... Holding about 1/4 - 1/3 revs in second gear and it feels like pushing my bike in a circle when I unlock it from the rack... One impatient squeeze of the fun pedal and I'm in the gravel. Very difficult on the mediums/once the rears have gone.
Hold my beer . After work I'll check it .
That works well for a Race C at Brands, just kinda floating round the corners in higher gears, sipping fuel and saving tyres. The 'vette also sounds a lot more laid back. Some cars like the Porsche, the M3 and the Beetle sound ed off. That lazy V8 of the Corvette makes is seem slower than it actually is.
The V8 burble of the AMG, plus that gear change, oh its so chunky, I love it.
The Merc is very consistent on the Medium tyres. And any performance loss/gain from the rubber was offset against the weight loss/gain from the fuel, which makes it very easy to drive.
I'm running with BB on 2 to the front, and AT on the DS4 so not 'fuel saving'. Full bore for me about 14 laps a time. I did a late splash and dash with about 10 mins left, and decided to shove softs on to take me to the flag and managed 47s.
So I wont be challenging for prizes. But you should at least know what you're gonna get when you come past...
I got the "Shaguar" decal working!
Online lobby, RM, BB +1, 1:48.128 after 5-6 laps. With lower on fuel, there is a chance for the 47.xxx .
@Invisigoth are you keep me company at the back or are you sodding off up the road as well?
No worries . No way I could keep this speed for a "long" time . I'm counting on 48.5+ laps + lame errors .
S'all good, Joey. You'll keep pace with @MaxAttack, and his XJR-9
Watch out for my special 15 stop strategy ^.^