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Discussion in 'GTS Online Racing & Leagues' started by Zolon32, Oct 22, 2017.
Who'd have known it, you're a big ole softy. And there's nowt wrong with that.
(Is that a broom behind you in the lefthand image? Having you been trying to sweep your sorrows away?)
It could be a swingball pole. Maybe he's been hit in the 'nads by the ball.
That would indeed bring a tear to the eye.
I'm working on a photo summary of the Sardegna race. There were plenty of incidents - could be a long one .
Group 3 Road Cars at Sardegna A , 2019-09-10 (Part 1)
No Peugeot on the grid for this one; 2 Alfas, 3 Mazdas, a C7 and a Mustang.
@buybon355 gets off the line superbly from the second row to take the lead.
Early drama for @daan as he struggles with the Mazda...
...and catapults across the track in front of a startled @IfAndOr, into the barrier - and last place.
Then team mate @Venari hits the grass, collects @Sparkz_360 and dumps him into the Armco, while Daan is again off the tarmac (despite the big yellow clue-giving arrows). The leaders head to 'Church Corner', where BuyBon bounces off the barrier
but retains the lead.
The drivers get their rhythm after the early shenanigans.
The lengthy start/finish straight favours the American torque.
At the end of the straight, Ifandor takes @Sutsagrd in a lovely out-braking manoeuvre and the Mustang drops in menacingly behind.
edit - just noticed Venari is ghosted in background, but I don't know why!
The awkward, reducing right-hander sees the rally style adopted by me..
...and somewhat majestically by IfAndOr; Sparkz is all over Suts like a cheap suit as they take the more traditional line.
Hmm, that gives me an idea...
Sadly I'm away from... about now until late Monday evening. If anyone else wants to conjure up something for Tuesday, please do. I'll try to join in.
Group 3 Road Cars at Sardegna A , 2019-09-10 (Part 2)
And into the depths of lap 2...
Maybe @IfAndOr just slowed too much for @Sutsagrd...maybe he brake-checked...maybe Suts doesn't like Vettes...maybe we'll never know. Suts tapped IfAndOr into the Armco, but was then himself punted by @Sparkz_360. Maybe Sparkz was caught out...maybe he sensed and opportunity...
All we do know is that Sparkz and @Venari profited as the revellers in the Blimp enjoyed the antics from above, and the marshal didn't see nothin', capisce?
Now with only clear road between him and me in second place, Sparkz turns it up. Bearing scars from the 'accident' he runs wide on to the grass but those alien reflexes prevent any contact with the barrier.
Meanwhile, Suts goes all Predator on @daan - confusing the hell out of him and forcing himto pass the on the turf. It looks like Suts its finding the Mazda hard work.
Lap 3 - Sparkz inevitably took P2 under braking at the end of the straight, and is now chasing down the leader.
The awkward, reducing right-hander sees the rally style adopted by me...FFS...who runs wide on to grass, letting Venari and IfAndOr through.
Relative calm befalls the rest of lap 3, but IfAndor again takes advantage of the 'Vette's straight line prowess to regain P3 at the start of lap 4.
Somewhere in 4, it was hard to tell whether the evil Mazda was trying to kill Suts, or if he was trying to kill the hated car.
Until now @buybon355 has had a comfortable race, but a blistering lap 3 into 4 sees the Sparkz Mustang battling for the win in the closing stages.
Almost neck-and-neck in the final turn
But Sparks doesn't have the line and pushes the Wild Horse wide, clipping the barrier and losing momentum.
Leaving Buybon with the Chequered Flag by just over a car length.
But the excitement isn't over!
Despite being on for a comfortable podium finish, IfAndOr inexplicably dives for a late pit entry just as the winners cross the line - to finish the race on the limiter.
Leaving the shock final result:
1 Buybon - Alfa 4C
2 Sparkz - Mustang
3 Venari - Mazda 6
4 Woodkski - Alfa 4C
5 Daan - Mazda 6
6 IfandOr - Corvette C7
7 Suts - Mazda 666
Nice one(s) @Woodski_427
Yeah I started my intended finish line pirouette rather early and ended it... Well it didn't end well. It amused the host no end though* and fun is what it's about.
* @daan missed out on the hilarity.
Brilliant write up @Woodski_427.
Car was definitely trying to kill me!!!
But made worse by the fact I had no idea where the track was going despite 6 hellish laps.
And I’m a bit rubbish at this!
Some pics from the Seaside 2019 09 10.
I've been experimenting with some of the camera stuff .
Is that what 0.018 looks like?
The three Corvettes shot is beautiful. Nice work.
Ideas for Tuesday anyone? I don't know what you've already done - but what about a single model as I guess no one is going full Famine to create a balanced mix up.
Mini Cooper- might need stoking up.
90's Civic might be worth doing. We haven't done much FWD stuff.
More photo SPAM : first race N200 at Maggiore 2019 09 17
Feeding @Famine's obsession with pink...D.C. Pink
I'm at a thing today I thought was Thursday but isn't, so I had to Wednesday my Monday and haven't had a Monday to plan a thing. I'll be home at 2-3 and will come up with an inexpensive thing if we don't have anything else planned.
My brain has shut down, but we could - to mark the occasion where a braggard says his car is faster than another one but won't prove it - race the Tesla Model S at wherever everyone votes for?
Won’t be able to join you guys tonight. Have fun!
I'll go and plug it in now.
Just the thing then the Tesla, switch on the autopilot and you can sit back and relax.
Or sticking with the inexpensive theme, what would be the most bhp per credit in stock form? Might take some working out so maybe not one for tonight.
I'm just fearing the brake release over steer I remember this car having the last time I used it at Fuji.
I've just spent hard-earned credits on one .
Yes you remember well . Brake early and straight I'd say, it's a butt-heavy porker. Good grip from mid corner though - so something be positive .
I've had an evil idea - and my foot just fell off - which I'll reveal AFTER qualifying
Are you Kevin Bacon?
Anyway, I was killing time playing wreckfest until just before half 8 and was just about to join in when the wife came home and we started talking about how I'm going to have to apply for my own job again. Ended up just having an early night.
Ahh, that's always a riot that. Had it happen at the school I left - after I left it, thankfully.
So last night's evil plan was a team-up. After qualifying at Willow Springs: Big Willow in the Teslas, everyone got a partner - 1st and 6th, 2nd and 5th, 3rd and 4th - and kept them through the evening. 1-3 place got positive points (+6, +4, +2), while 4-6 got the same points but negative, and each race was reverse grid. That meant the faster driver could just sod off and hope their teammate finished well, or drop back a bit and help by blocking or bump-drafting, or the slower driver could be the cork in the bottle to maximise the faster driver's points... or teamkill, as it turned out.
Race 1 - Willow Springs Big Willow
Team Fambon* - +6, -4 - +2
Team Ifsuts - +4, -2 - +2
Team Venwood - +2, -6 - -4
Race 2 - Sardegna Road Track B
FB - +6, -2 - +4; +6
IS - +2, -6 - -4; -2
VW - +4, -4 - 0; -4
Race 3 - Lago Maggiore GP
FB - +4, -4 - 0; +6
IS - +2, -2 - 0; -2
VW - +6, -6 - 0; -4
Race 4 - Mount Panorama
FB - +4, +2 - +6; +12
VW - +6, -4 +2; -2
IS - -2, -6 - -8; -10
Race 5 - Dragon Trail Seaside
FB - +6, +4 - +10; +22
VW - -2, -6 - -8; -10
IS - +2, -4 - -2; -12
Which I think proves that @buybon355 doesn't like Big Willow. Also nobody got any points from Lago Maggiore, despite being one of the most entertaining races ever.
*Team Buymine looks like an advert
Yeah. Team IfSuts got proper double figure negative points. No one can beats us at that!!
Really good fun and the Tesla is a bit of a revelation!
If @Woodski_427 hadn't set a last-gasp 4th place Q-time at Willow Springs, we'd have been Famwood (0pt), Vengard (-4pt) and Ifbon (+4pt)
Anyway I just woke up. What do we want to muck about with this week?
Edit: I feel the need for speed. Let's do N600 with stock-BOP and SMeds. Winner can't re-use that car, track vote each race (with a points deduction for anyone voting for Horse Thief Mile), blah blah etc. There's a couple of 4WD options available that way too.
Sorry guys. Can’t join you tonight after all.