Finished [PS4] MONDAYS - Look for us on Project cars 2

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  1. Sick Cylinder

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    That was an excellent debut IfAndOr - and an excellent fastest lap - if you had completed qualifying I am sure you could have been fighting for the podium.

    We run with full damage and mechanical failures. I haven't had a problem to date with the brakes on this car. I had a lot of trouble with the Lotus 40 - you will need to pit for repairs if your brakes wear out or if you suffer accident damage. You can reduce brake wear by using more engine braking (down shifting slightly early), but don't overdo it or that will cause other failures. Some of the good drivers (i.e. not me) drop their pace slightly to avoid mechanical failures.

    The starts I find difficult - I start in gear, but idling - some people start at high revs in neutral, then pop the car in gear - I find it difficult to do that and avoid spinning out of control.
     
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    The little Lotus cars are more easily damaged If, you can't drive them on three wheels. You have to be very careful, overtaking Al.
     
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    I was driving it rather er, enthusiastically for the first few laps which seemingly came back to bite me.

    They are slightly odd. Time for me to experiment with using the clutch I think.
     
  4. Sick Cylinder

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    Important Change for attention of all racers

    Note - there will be no need to do any rounds in your least favourite car - you can use either car as much or as little as you want. I have made this change because the cars are very closely matched and I know some of you have a definite preference for one car.


    @IfAndOr @John Wells @AndreasR @Flaco13 @Mr Tree @jefaais @richroo @Skip7950
     
  5. John Wells

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    If you can switch off the count down lights in the settings menu, so you watch the start lights instead.
     
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    I forgot to mention that I realised I could use my favoured bonnet view. I was expecting to be forced inside. :tup:

    Probably a good idea John. You would have less chance of jump starts, especially towards the rear of the grid. Although the AI cars would always know when to go I suppose.
     
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    I race with the lights off - it probably makes you slightly slower at the start, but less risk of jump start as John says. Also I found the countdown lights very irritating as it is not a system that is in use anymore in real life racing except at the dragstrip with the "Christmas tree". Yesterday I was watching the World Rally Cross and noticed that they have a race ready light then a green light. Other race series use all reds then off - they stopped using a green light after there was a light failure on the transition from red to green. I wish PC2 would abolish the greens and just go all reds then off like real race series.

    I'm off to do a few minutes practise for the next round - Rouen Les Essarts Short.
     
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    Is Rouen Les Essarts Short, a real track Sick?

    I tried a quick race last night, the time was set too 20.00, looked really good with the headlamps on. Unfortunately had to start again in the day light, didn't know the track to well.
     
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    It used to be a real track, John. Dan Gurney won there twice. After some deadly incidents they stopped racing there. The last racing event was in 1993.
     
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    Thanks Andrea have to go have look on the interweb thing.:)
     
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    Yes quite tricky circuit, please were not racing Lotus here.
    Found this .

     
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    I've put a few laps in and I must say I quite like the circuit. But I can see that any real life crashes there would be dramatic! Getting the car stopped on the long downhill section before the hairpin is tricky - and I'm supposed to be saving my brakes!
    According to the beginning of John's video I'll need a pianist to accompany me as well.
     
  13. Sick Cylinder

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    Here's a short history of the track:



    Hearing the Boogie Woogie piano accompaniment at the start of John's clip brought back memories of my Dad - he sometimes used to play that style (but slower). Apparently he got very good at Boogie Woogie when he was in the RAF - that style of piano playing was very popular in the 1940's.

    I'm just going to have a quick practise myself round Rouen!
     
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    Was your Dad in the RAF doing the War Sick.
     
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    No - he was very lucky to miss it - he did his national service in the RAF just after the war ended, They still had Tiger Moth biplane trainers at Cranwell and Dad was put in charge of maintaining the radio equipment - there wasn't any so his job involved polishing the speaking tubes! (These were tubes which enabled the pilot and navigator to shout to each other).

    I tried both cars at Rouen - normally I'm faster in the BMW. but I struggled to keep it on track so I will probably race the big Mercedes.
     
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    So he had plenty of time to master his Boogie Woogie? ;)

    In pCars is there a way to get your chosen colour scheme to "stick"? Every time I select a car the colours seem to have reverted to what seems a default.
     
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    Start choosing the right car in your room setting and then go to the workshop and choose your car with the right livery. Don´t forget to save the car by pressing "X" ;).

    Cheers
     
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    Results from Rouen

    Rouen les essarts merc vs bmw.jpg

    See you soon
     
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    Look what I found (OK, doesn´t suite 100%)

    16099_02 bmw esc merc.jpg
     
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    Great photo - did you take it yourself Andreas?

    On Monday we are at Ruapuna Park GP - I haven't tried the Merc yet, but the track is very enjoyable in the BMW so I will probably stick with that even though at the moment I am getting a few spins! The corner at the end of the main straight is where a lot of time can be made, but it is risky to brake late.



    Round 3 BMW v Merc.jpg
     
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    Results from Newzealands Ruapuna Park GP

    Ruapuna GP bmw vs merc.jpg
     
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    Good race everyone, didn't the leaders pace though, so settled to race the Al.
    Made some mistakes, but not as bad last week. Sorry about last lap, blue flag didn't come out.

    Has anyone listened too the track side announcements, today in New Zealand, last week French.
     
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    I still haven't quite nailed the starts yet so got a bit bogged down again. I tried charging after Andreas but ended up charging off the track mainly so settled down into a rhythm. I hadn't practiced using the interior view at all so that took a little time adjusting too. I was trying out the helmet cam when I spun out and since I hadn't seen anyone (real) for a good few laps I thought I'd wait for Sick.


    I hadn't realised that. A neat touch.
     
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    Now I know what happened, you all forgot to do the "Haka" before the battle :D

    :cheers:
     
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    I think that was my trouble, I was actually doing the Haka when I missed the start. :p

    Good job we don't use web cams!
     
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    Andreas is a super fast alien, we can never catch him:D
     
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    After doing a bit of practise I've decided to use the Merc for this one - the track has a lot of downhill braking areas which I find very tricky in the BMW.
     
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    I tried out the Merc and it felt a bit like steering a barge after the BMW. I don't know how Andreas makes it go so fast :bowdown:

    Although it doesn't stick to the track I'll probably stick to the 2002.


    I presume that Sakitto is a fantasy Suzuka substitute? Quite good.
     
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    What are you planning to do when Project Cars 2 comes out?
     
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    We will be finishing our Race Seris with some cars an't going too be in Project Cars 2.
    Then starting with Project Cars 2, come and join us for some great races.


    This game still surprises me, did this by accident, try it.

    Suzuka 8 Race time midday, time progression 15x. Sun sets behind the trees, lights come round the track, then the stars when its dark, for last part of race.
     
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