Open SNAIL-Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge (Season 2): Event #10 at Laguna Seca on Friday, April 23rd, 2021

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  1. Noob01_lmdead

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    Here second race of the night
    Tried to catch the battles all around
    Thanks to @MrDonovan and @GTR4MROD for clean racing
     
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    Fiji f means short or which option?
     
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    Post Race Report
    Event #8
    at Suzuka
    February 19th, 2021
    Event #8. Suzuka. Wow. I'm just gonna first dive in on my experience and battles for the night. Race 1, got off to a great launch with a few places made in the opening lap. A small battle with @Phlano099 erupted until he went a bit deep giving me an opening. At this point, I lost some ground in that skirmish, but set my sights on making back some ground on @Noob01_lmdead (Raul) and @IceWarden with @Roman_GT23 just ahead of them. With my attention ahead, I didn't see that @GTR4MROD was assembling his own attack and before I realized it, he was on my bumber. I immediately had to switch to defense, tightened up my line and placed my car strategically to try and fend him off. After a few stressful laps, @Roman_GT23 had an off at T1&2 Curve affording another position, but GTR4MROD still was on my tail pressuring hard. In the following laps, Roman_GT23's off would become my saving grace, as he caught GTR4MROD and myself and was now hunting the hunter. Romans's pressure forced GTR4MROD to go defensive and in turn allowed my escape. All the while, we were gaining on Raul and Ice until I did catch Ice taking advantage of a small mistake to take the position. This where our 3 way battle started and ran to the finish. My only shot at Raul was on the straight beginning our final lap, but he asserted his position and placed the car perfectly affording me no opportunity with Ice close and ready to strike. We ran like this to the finish line. Great race to both of them and @GTR4MROD....And, thanks Roman. ;)
    Outside of my battles, the top 4, @Harry Rowley (until he did break away), @Yugofan , @MrDonovan, and @MikeGrove had and epic battle for the Race 1 podium. I'll leave it to one of them to elaborate.:tup:

    Race 2 had some good battles early with @Moby45 and @MikeGrove until a few mistakes took me towards the back of the field. With 10 laps to go and not much going right, I put my head down and decided to just get as many back as I could. As luck would have it, and through the team help from @Rob Brown 's defense, I was able to catch up to the back of this mid field pack. After another brief battle with @Phlano099 ,
    and a few spots gaining through others mistakes, I found myself back in a race with IceWarden for 7th place. I threw the kitchen sink at him, but still wasn't enough to get around...Great racing and defense Ice.
    And now, a huge shout out to @TEX36 on an awesome Race 2. Starting in 4th place after race 1, he navigated his way through the leaders to grab 1st place after a few laps. Unfortunately, the heavy defense Tex had to get through allowed @MikeGrove and @Yugofan to make positions and gain ground. By Lap 9, MikeGrove was on Tex's bumper and applying heavy pressure. Tex continued to hit his marks, dropping some fast and consistent laps all while maintaining a defensive stand. This battle raged to the finish line where MikeGrove was only .181 behind and Yugofan just a few car lengths off. As I put the Race Broadcast together, I'll be sure to capture this battle, but for those interested earlier, have a look at the replay. Great battle and great racing fellas.:cheers:


    If anyone else cares to share and elaborate on their battles, feel free. Great racing everyone.:cheers:
    No incidents have been filed. A few were noticed during my brief review of the replays, though most if not all appeared to have been worked out on track. Great Sportsmanship Gentlemen. :cheers:

    Congratulations to our Event #8 Winner @Yugofan
    :cheers:
    and our top 3 overall:
    1ST: @Yugofan
    2ND: @MikeGrove
    3RD: @MrDonovan

    Ballast adjustments have been posted. A 2% weight ballast was added for our winner, and a 1% weight ballast add for our 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

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    Event #8 Replay Broadcasts

    Race 1 at Suzuka , 2/19/21


    Race 2 at Suzuka 2/19/21


    Raul's Broadcast
    For Actual Replays, use in game search tag:
    snailgt3cup

    Roster Changes:
    @MikeGrove will be filling the open Kelly-Moss R&R seat to be teamed up with @Yugofan for the balance of the season.
    @IceWarden will be returning to the primary roster to fill the open Wright Motorsports seat with @GTR4MROD.
    Good luck and welcome both of you back to the primary roster.

    As always,, Great Racing to all Drivers who attended Event #8:cheers:
    Next Event:
    Event #9 at
    Fuji F (w' chicane)
    Condition: 17:15 Fine Weather
    on Friday, March 19th, 9pm est.

    Drivers are welcomed and encouraged to confirm attendance/availability anytime.
    Race event details and confirmation reminder posts to come over the next week.

    See some of you for our next Michelin event, and the rest on the 19th.
    :cheers:
     
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  4. Noob01_lmdead

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    Confirmed.
     
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    Confirmed :cheers:
     
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    Confirming for Fuji F (w' chicane) on Friday, March 19th :gtpflag:
     
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    Confirming to watch @Yugofan slide around in pain on RH :dopey:
     
  9. MrDonovan

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    These two races had so much in them, so apologies in advance: this is a long one :)
    What a pair of awesome races, so close, great racing all.

    Race one - Yugo, Harry & I made a break from the start, with Mike close behind.

    Coming out of the esses on lap 3, Yugo kicked his tail out & I was suddenly in a bad spot next to him. Despite slamming on the brakes we made light contact, which let Mike thru & allowed Harry a break. We never saw Harry again (despite Yugo’s effort incl. a 2:03 flat towards the end).

    Yugo & I were all over each other & Mike, and once Yugo got past I was keen to follow and chase down Harry. In hindsight, a little too keen.
    I had a move going into 130R, but misjudged my speed & had to chuck it sideways to make the corner. Didn’t realize Mike & I connected until I watched the replay, thought he’d just taken avoiding action. My bad Mike, I was too optimistic & should’ve let you back past.

    Once I had clear track I found rhythm and put in a series of 2:03s to close Yugo to 1.5sec. But I never got closer - no matter what I threw at him (inc a 2:03.2), he had an answer. Beautiful driving Yugo. That 2:03.0 at the end was something special. :bowdown:

    Race two - I bogged down at the start and found myself last by T1. What followed was the closest race I’ve ever been in.

    End of L6 I thought my network had died when three cars ahead all went wide at 130R. First corner L7 we lost two more, and I was suddenly up to 8th - with Yugo on my tail & four more behind him.
    I made the mistake of checking my rear view coming out of the hairpin, which threw me & I missed my braking point into Spoon by 50m.
    Raul was the victim, and after slowing to let him past (& somehow not causing a massive pile up) I was back to 13th.
    I took a deep breath and focused on consistent laps to catch up.

    Two laps later I was back on his tail, and on L10 Moby went wide at T1 & slotted behind Raul, who was right behind Nova.
    Nova got eaten by Degner 1/2 and a few laps later Moby went wide at 130R.
    This left Raul, R4mrod & I racing for 5th on L12, a battle that went right to the end. R4mrod was the meat in the sandwich and did a great job of assertive defensive driving.

    I had two good chances to get past him, and bottled both of them.
    L16 on the back straight R4mrod had a run on Raul, but I cheekily gave Raul a bump draft & got alongside. I couldn’t complete the move cleanly, so took myself wide at 130R and tried to catch up again.
    My favourite was into T1 lap 17(?). I’d gotten past on the outside, but braked too early out of fear of the T1/2 ripple strip. R4mrod held his ground, slid slightly into my tail - which spun me out - but then kindly tapped my front which brought me back in line rather than out in the weeds. Very gentlemanly of you, R4mrod.

    Out of the hairpin L19, I lost the tail, then R4mrod ran off track and Raul was gifted a 1.5sec gap. I knew I had a chance, put my head down, and despite being in slip on the final lap I wasn’t close enough to make a move until the last chicane.
    Raul went defensive as expected, so I tried an untested move around the outside. I somehow got it stopped in front of him and despite a little rubbing we made it thru side by side.

    I was scared of contact on the run to the flag, so left Raul space & only just pipped him by the length of my hood.
    What a finish to such an intense race.

    Thanks heaps everyone I raced near, & thanks Nova for another great round & some awesome pics.

    See most of you for the next Michelin round.
    :D
    @Yugofan @Harry Rowley @MikeGrove @Noob01_lmdead @GTR4MROD @llNovall @Moby45
     
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  10. MrDonovan

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    Confirming for my least favourite track, bl00dy Fuji...
     
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    Awesome Race Report @MrDonovan. :cheers:
    Enjoyable read.:tup:
     
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    Thanks mate, appreciate it :)
     
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    Confirming so @Roman_GT23 will get his show.
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  14. Bologna_Duc

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    Confirm March 19 at Fuji
     
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    Confirming for Fuji
     
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    A bit of a busy week, but finally got around to our Suzuka Race Broadcasts. A special thanks to @Noob01_lmdead (Raul) for his broadcast to tide us over:cheers:.
    I would like to comment and commend every driver on some great examples of good racecraft and on track etiquette. The numbers of side by side and nose to tail battles, and the number of multi-car battles were countless, but great courtesy from everyone in these tight quarters racing situations. These broadcasts were just as fun to play back as they were to race. Enjoy :tup:.
    Event #8, Race 1 at Suzuka on 2/19/21


    Race 2


    Again, all replay broadcasts from every event can be found and viewed from the first page.
    Great racing fellas, and see you all at Fuji for another one.:cheers:
     
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  18. llNovall

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    Race Event Details Post

    Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge
    Event #9,
    Friday, March 19th, 2020, 9pm est
    at Fuji F (with chicane)
    17:15 Fine Weather

    Race Event Settings and Details

    Track: Fuji F (with chicane)
    Time of Day: 17:15
    Conditions: Fine Weather
    Race1 Laps: (24 laps/40+min), Fastest First
    Race 2 Laps: (24 laps/40+min), Reverse Grid

    Vehicle
    '16 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    491hp
    2723lbs
    Tuning Permitted

    Approx Avg lap time spread: mid 1:40's to 1:41's
    Fastest lap Potential: low 1:40's

    Be sure to check your specs:
    Success Ballast Chart and Driver Roster


    -Above are all the Event #9 details for anyone who would like to get an early jump on some practice/lapping sessions.
    Standard Lobby Settings
    Basic Settings

    Room Mode: Practice/Race
    Room Privacy: Public *
    Room Settings
    Room Name: Snail Porsche GT3 Cup. Event #1-12 (Date)- Members only
    Race Type: Race for Real
    Fixed Room Ownership: No **
    Max no of participants: 16
    Required Sportsmanship Rating --
    Required Sportsmanship Rating --
    Track Settings
    Track: As per Race Date
    Select Condition: As per Race Date
    Laps: # of laps to = 40 minutes
    Race Settings
    Start Type: Grid Start
    Grid Order: R1: Fastest First / R2: Reverse Grid Based on Previous Results***
    Grid
    Boost: None
    Slip Stream Strength: Real
    Visible Damage: On
    Mechanical Damage: Light
    Tire Wear: 1x
    Fuel Consumption: 1x
    Initial Fuel: Default
    Grip Red. On Wet Track / Track Edge: Real
    Race Finish Delay: 120 sec
    Overtaking System Usage Time Multiplier: Default
    Qualifier Settings Time Limit: none
    Qualifying Continuation Time: none
    Tire Wear during Qualifying: N/A
    Fuel Consumption Qualifying: N/A
    Regulation Settings
    Filter by Category: N500
    Balance of Performance: Off
    Power Limit: 491hp
    Weight: 2723 lbs
    Maximum Tire Rating: Racing Medium (RM)
    Minimum Tire Rating: Racing Hard (RH)
    Livery Restrictions: No Limit
    Type of Racing Number: No Limit
    Assign Car Number Automatically: None
    Tuning: No Limit
    Kart Usage: Off
    Ghosting During Race: None
    Shortcut Penalty: None
    Wall Collision Penalty: None
    Wall Collision Detection: Default
    Side Contact Penalty: Off
    Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collission: Off
    Replace Car at Course Out: Off
    Flag Rules: Off
    Limit Driving Options
    Countersteering Assist: Prohibited
    Active Stability Management (ASM): Prohibited
    Driving Line Assist: Prohibited
    Traction Control: Prohibited
    ABS: No Limit
    Auto-Drive: Prohibited

    -Confirmation to Attend Post/Reminder will be posted to the thread by Friday, March 12th. Please look in on this thread and reply here or via psn.
    (Any Drivers who wish to confirm attendance early may do so at any time).
    Reminder: Reserve driver priority is based on date and time availability was confirmed.

    See most of you for some practice sessions, and the rest of you on the 19th. :cheers:.
     
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    Confirming my confirmation to committing to race on the 19th
     
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    Room open :)
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    Just tagging all drivers to have a look at Kermit_2142 's Porsche Revival event using the 993 Porsche 911. Have a look and sign if anyone is interested in racing.:cheers:
    TPC Revival Event - Kermit's Porsche Carrera Club Sport Challenge - Saturday 27th March

    @Rob Brown /no1needs2perish (Platinum)
    @llNovall /II-NOVA-II (Platinum)
    @nmcp1 /nmcp1 (Platinum)
    @TEX36 /TEX36 (Gold)
    @Phlano099 /Phlano_099 (Gold)-absent
    @Roman_GT23 /Roman_GT23 (Platinum)
    @Noob01_lmdead / rauljimenez76 (Gold)
    @Bologna_Duc /Bologna_Duc (Gold)
    @GTR4MROD / GTR4MROD (Gold)
    @Yugofan / Yugofan (Gold)
    @GTP_Guido / GTP_Guido (Gold)
    @MrDonovan / MrDonovan (Gold)
    @Harry Rowley/Harry Rowley (Gold)
    @Stryker13 / DrSpyderPig (Platinum)
    @MikeGrove /PX7-Grove (Platinum)
    @IceWarden / Ice_Warden (Gold)
    @GCimprezaFTW /GCimprezaFTW (Gold)
    @Moby45 /Moby45 (Platinum)
    @Missedapex420 /Missedapex420 (Gold)
    @Granadier/TPC_Granadier (Platinum)
    @Kermit_2142 / Kermit_2142 (Platinum)
    @aedenmaddok / aedonmaddok (Gold)
    @CANOWORMS1 / CANOWORMS1 (Gold)
    @RadStewart / heated_seats (Gold)
    @VetteVillain / VetteVillain (Gold)
    @Drummer79 / Drummmer1979 (Gold)
     
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    Thankyou Nova. I thought some of you guys might be interested in another Porsche special event I’m hosting. Would be a pleasure to have you.

    Hopefully I’ll be out again in the GT3 in the near future too :cheers:.
     
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    Hey all - thanks for the laps yesterday, and apologies for running into pretty much everyone at some stage...

    Did a full length trial today. Fuel will be very close, I made it with some short-shifting. Tyres weren’t as bad as I expected.
    Fastest lap was a 1:40.15 in a light car towards the end, but most pace was in the high 40s/low 41s.
    Now I just need to practice not running into people... ;)
     
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