Rinsky's Final Tour Weekly Endurance Series, Gr.3 / Gr.4, Starting Sat 1/8/22, Lobby Open by 6:30 pm EST, Race / Qualifying Start 7:45 pm

2,857
United States
Theresa, Wisconsin
How do I manage to run the opposite tire from strategy everyone else? 1st race I tried softs, I thought the mediums were so slow that a 2 stopper would take longer than a 3. Then 2nd race I choose medium because it's a 2 stopper and mediums are not far off of the soft pace. It's almost kinda funny. I turned my race into a 3 stopper with some help on the 3rd lap at the COD (proving why using radar is so important) but still managed to claw my way to a 3rd thanks to RHCpeppers misfortune on the last lap and needed Yardsale to run wide just 1 more time to possibly score a 2nd. :) :)
 
1,585
United States
Allentown, Pennsylvania
TheColdWarriors
How do I manage to run the opposite tire from strategy everyone else? 1st race I tried softs, I thought the mediums were so slow that a 2 stopper would take longer than a 3. Then 2nd race I choose medium because it's a 2 stopper and mediums are not far off of the soft pace. It's almost kinda funny. I turned my race into a 3 stopper with some help on the 3rd lap at the COD (proving why using radar is so important) but still managed to claw my way to a 3rd thanks to RHCpeppers misfortune on the last lap and needed Yardsale to run wide just 1 more time to possibly score a 2nd. :) :)
From my front row view of that incident. You attempted to force a pass at the Chicane Of Death. Very early in 90 minute race. Single cars don't always make it through. I've rarely seen 2 wide not result in a crash. If the Lamborghini wasn't 4WD. @Racer283 probably wouldn't have saved it.
 
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1,585
United States
Allentown, Pennsylvania
TheColdWarriors
@fastone371
@Jarkulary
@rhcpeppers
@Racer283
@ThisGuyHere
@Kermit_2142
@QTip8329Wags
@mindesigner
@Yard_Sale

I have learned that 2 of this week's Daily Races may be of helpful to you.

This week's A Race is a 6 lap one make with the Gen 3 Mazda RX-7 at Tsukuba Circuit. This track drives fairly similar with almost anything. Even on sports tires you can still learn something for Saturday.

The more important one try out is the C Race. A 7 lap race with Gr.3 Class at Spa-Francorchamps in the wet. Especially if you aren't very experienced with Spa-Francorchamps in wet. This is your chance to get some track time with other humans. And learn from the over aggressive drivers how not to drive Spa in the wet. I will warn to the inexperienced that Spa is very different and difficult track in wet.
 
2,857
United States
Theresa, Wisconsin
From my front row view of that incident. You attempted to force a pass at the Chicane Of Death. Very early in 90 minute race. Single car's don't always make it through. I've rarely seen 2 wide not result in a crash. If the Lamborghini wasn't 4WD. @Racer283 probably wouldn't have saved it.
What does that have to do with opposite tire choices from everyone else??
 
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United States
Virginia, USA
redhotcpeppers
How do I manage to run the opposite tire from strategy everyone else? 1st race I tried softs, I thought the mediums were so slow that a 2 stopper would take longer than a 3. Then 2nd race I choose medium because it's a 2 stopper and mediums are not far off of the soft pace. It's almost kinda funny. I turned my race into a 3 stopper with some help on the 3rd lap at the COD (proving why using radar is so important) but still managed to claw my way to a 3rd thanks to RHCpeppers misfortune on the last lap and needed Yardsale to run wide just 1 more time to possibly score a 2nd. :) :)
Pit stop time seems to be the determining factor so far. Interlagos pit stops take a REALLY LONG time, while the Seaside pit stops were about average with most tracks in the game. Tsukuba looks to have pretty quick pit stops but fuel lasts a long time so will be interesting to see the different strategies there too.
 
1,585
United States
Allentown, Pennsylvania
TheColdWarriors
What does that have to do with opposite tire choices from everyone else??
Where did you get this about tire choice? Go back in read. I said the only reason didn't wreck Racer283 with you is because the Lamborghini is 4WD and allowed him to save the car. There's a chance I could have been involved depending upon he would have ended up.
 
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1,585
United States
Allentown, Pennsylvania
TheColdWarriors
@fastone371
@Jarkulary
@rhcpeppers
@Racer283
@ThisGuyHere
@Kermit_2142
@QTip8329Wags
@mindesigner
@Yard_Sale

Anyone who saved the replay from our last at Dragon Trail Seaside II. I need you'll took take a look at the incident before Fastone371 and Racer283 entering the Chicane Of Death on either lap 3 or 4.

From both watching the replay and having a front row view in the race. I see no fault from Racer283. And just view it as a bone head attempt to pass by Fastone371. Of which he got self punished for.
 
1,585
United States
Allentown, Pennsylvania
TheColdWarriors
@fastone371
@Jarkulary
@rhcpeppers
@Racer283
@ThisGuyHere
@Kermit_2142
@QTip8329Wags
@mindesigner
@Yard_Sale

Next Race

1/22/22, 185 km of Tsukuba Circuit
3. Tsukuba Circuit
Gr.4, 91 Laps, Qualifying 10 Minutes,
Noon 12:00 Fine, Grid Start
Fuel x3, Tires x5
Fuel at Start 99%
Gr.4 Tires: RS, RM, RH


Tsukuba Circuit is one of the selected returning races from the series' past seasons. This track was made part of our first season shortly it was added to the game. It was a very loved race and almost broke Rinsky's no repeat races rule the following season but, was eventually replaced by a newly added track.

You also may have noticed this is not a ttimed but, instead a lap race. For our 2021 season after I took over the series. I decided to run some of our races as lap races. Knowing the race distance ahead of time can lead to some different pit strategies. So I thought it be subtle change to prevent things from getting too repetitive. The standard length lap races are estimated to be about 90 minutes races.
 
1,585
United States
Allentown, Pennsylvania
TheColdWarriors
Pit stop time seems to be the determining factor so far. Interlagos pit stops take a REALLY LONG time, while the Seaside pit stops were about average with most tracks in the game. Tsukuba looks to have pretty quick pit stops but fuel lasts a long time so will be interesting to see the different strategies there too.
I haven't been able to much tire testing yet. Tsukuba Circuit has a very low average speed. A 58 seconds flat lap time 78.8275 mph. So it's a short race by mileage. I don't think any of our cars can make this a one stop without some major fuel savings. The only Gr.4 car I think would have the fuel range and low enough tire wear would the Megane Trophy. Which nobody took because of most likely because of Sarthe being on the schedule as a x1.5 points payout race. I believe the NSX gets the best mileage everyone's choices.

Tsukuba can be more difficult to plan for. The pits are short and the track is slow. Grip and drive off make speed here. But can also be a difficult place to pass here without. So track position is also important. Which leads to the question can you make up for an extra pit stop in race traffic?

If I remember right Tsukuba had the worst tire wear of the 3 tracks with x5 multipler. But it wasn't high enough to drop tire wear to x4.
 
2,857
United States
Theresa, Wisconsin
Where did you get this about tire choice? Go back in read. I said the only reason didn't wreck Racer283 with you is because the Lamborghini is 4WD and allowed him to save the car. There's a chance I could have been involved depending upon he would have ended up.
Dude, you really gotta start to comprehend what people write, my post race comments were mostly about how I keep ending up on the opposite tire choice from everyone else. You might want to read it again.
"How do I manage to run the opposite tire from strategy everyone else? 1st race I tried softs, I thought the mediums were so slow that a 2 stopper would take longer than a 3. Then 2nd race I choose medium because it's a 2 stopper and mediums are not far off of the soft pace. It's almost kinda funny. I turned my race into a 3 stopper with some help on the 3rd lap at the COD (proving why using radar is so important) but still managed to claw my way to a 3rd thanks to RHCpeppers misfortune on the last lap and needed Yardsale to run wide just 1 more time to possibly score a 2nd."
 
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2,857
United States
Theresa, Wisconsin
I haven't been able to much tire testing yet. Tsukuba Circuit has a very low average speed. A 58 seconds flat lap time 78.8275 mph. So it's a short race by mileage. I don't think any of our cars can make this a one stop without some major fuel savings. The only Gr.4 car I think would have the fuel range and low enough tire wear would the Megane Trophy. Which nobody took because of most likely because of Sarthe being on the schedule as a x1.5 points payout race. I believe the NSX gets the best mileage everyone's choices.

Tsukuba can be more difficult to plan for. The pits are short and the track is slow. Grip and drive off make speed here. But can also be a difficult place to pass here without. So track position is also important. Which leads to the question can you make up for an extra pit stop in race traffic?

If I remember right Tsukuba had the worst tire wear of the 3 tracks with x5 multipler. But it wasn't high enough to drop tire wear to x4.
I think Interlagos had the worst tire wear, at least for me so far.
 
1,585
United States
Allentown, Pennsylvania
TheColdWarriors
Dude, you really gotta start to comprehend what people write, my post race comments were mostly about how I keep ending up on the opposite tire choice from everyone else. You might want to read it again.
"How do I manage to run the opposite tire from strategy everyone else? 1st race I tried softs, I thought the mediums were so slow that a 2 stopper would take longer than a 3. Then 2nd race I choose medium because it's a 2 stopper and mediums are not far off of the soft pace. It's almost kinda funny. I turned my race into a 3 stopper with some help on the 3rd lap at the COD (proving why using radar is so important) but still managed to claw my way to a 3rd thanks to RHCpeppers misfortune on the last lap and needed Yardsale to run wide just 1 more time to possibly score a 2nd."
That question I can't answer. I choose for what would suit me and my car. The Ferrari isn't the best car on fuel mileage and I didn't think I could make it a 2 stop race without some major fuel savings. I was just able to get to my window on RS for a 3 stop race.
 
588
United States
Golden
racer2833
We can all agree the incident between me and @fastone371 is just a racing incident. In races I always have radar on but with the lead up to Chicane of Death it was the race for position. Neither of us wanted to give up the position but on the other hand either of us needed to back off and try for a pass at a better opportunity than trying to squeeze two cars into a narrow chicane with a bad outcome for either party.
 
1,585
United States
Allentown, Pennsylvania
TheColdWarriors
We can all agree the incident between me and @fastone371 is just a racing incident. In races I always have radar on but with the lead up to Chicane of Death it was the race for position. Neither of us wanted to give up the position but on the other hand either of us needed to back off and try for a pass at a better opportunity than trying to squeeze two cars into a narrow chicane with a bad outcome for either party.
After my first row view in the incident and watching the replay. I wasn't planning on making a big deal. Especially since the party that I feel was more at fault. Already got punished for the incident. But someone doesn't like my judgment of the incident. So now I'm to what everyone else thinks.
 
189
United States
Ohio
Q-Tip8329Wags
No idea. Haven't watched the replay from other peoples perspectives and I didn't plan on it. Usually don't unless I'm getting creamed like Yard_Sale showing me a different brake entry into turn 6 where everyone said they would drift wide over the outer curbs into the wall. Usually stuck it hard inside, keeping the car as straight as possible, brake right before the 50M marker and pray it turns enough to clip the inner apex on exit.

After chasing Yard_Sale for a few laps, his 1.47.0 to my 1.48.0, I noticed how wide his entry was into 6. Even after I started doing that, I still couldn't make up a whole second per lap but it really helped with the tire wear and running consistent lap times for 15-18 laps a stint on RS tires.
 
2,857
United States
Theresa, Wisconsin
No idea. Haven't watched the replay from other peoples perspectives and I didn't plan on it. Usually don't unless I'm getting creamed like Yard_Sale showing me a different brake entry into turn 6 where everyone said they would drift wide over the outer curbs into the wall. Usually stuck it hard inside, keeping the car as straight as possible, brake right before the 50M marker and pray it turns enough to clip the inner apex on exit.

After chasing Yard_Sale for a few laps, his 1.47.0 to my 1.48.0, I noticed how wide his entry was into 6. Even after I started doing that, I still couldn't make up a whole second per lap but it really helped with the tire wear and running consistent lap times for 15-18 laps a stint on RS tires.
I hate that turn on the reverse layout. You need to brake so early that it seems that you lose so much time coasting off throttle thru that section
If you carry too much speed then you drift high into the slippery stuff where the curbs are waiting to trip you up and send you into the wall. I brake a tad early there then coast carrying as much speed as I can control, when I get it right I don't have to brake at tightest part of the corner at the end then I can pick up the throttle early. That takes me back to an earlier comment when I said I wished we could see how the aliens handle this section of track.