Thursday Fun Night (Re-named)

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  1. dranddad

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    Our Endurance race 28th May 2020 room open 18:30 GMT pre Race

    After a very long extended break

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    Is going to feature

    (Wednesday Fun Night once again re-named)

    Thursday Fun Night

    So as to make things easy to find, keep your eye on this #1 post. I'll update this with new TFN for upcoming evenings.

    New members that wish to join us, add my PSN name or more in members list below

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    New for 2020.
    Endurance and Mini race-series
    Time Trials and Head to Head races

    Sister Kart thread runs on a Saturday
    All kart weekly race

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    See post two below
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    Starting off with an easy Abarth 500 with a twist of Lemon.

    @ everyone's favourite Tsukuba Circuit.
    3rd and 10th Jan
    Race details to follow.
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    Next upcoming race @ TFN
    17th Jan

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    Really I'm at the wrong track!! are you kidding me (click on image)
    Circuit de Sainte-Croix - B

    Date and Race details to follow.
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    Next upcoming race @ TFN
    January 24th

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    Battle of the flats bring both cars to the pits
    January 24th
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    The American Road Car?
    Ford Mustang 65’ GT350


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    Kyoto Driving Park Yamagiwa
    January 31st 10pm gmt

    These four events makes January a Wrap
    Fantastic job gents, you made these four events so enjoyable now on to February.


    A list of what race events are upcoming.

    If there are events listed below you would like to be next up, let us know by posting in the thread.

    Next Event

    Three tracks one car --------- Lancia Delta Colorado / Maggiore east II / Streets of willow springs II + practise. Power ratio 100 / Weight ratio 86 Handicap

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    Circuit de la Sarthe ---------- Ford GT40 mark I 1966 / '06 The Iconic Le-mans ford of 1966 / 67 / 68 / 69
    Mount Panorama ------------ Porsche Gr3 911 RSR (991) '17 :scared: are you having a laugh :nervous:
    Tokoyo East outer loop ------ Chewy nova sport soft.
    Mixed Tracks ----------------- SF19 Super Formula / '19 Level up 100 pr - 108 wr Indy car style.
    To follow ----------- Lamborghini Veneno '14 beh-neh-noh Venom 6.5lt V12 Beast.
    Red bull ring ------------------- F1500at on three tyre compounds (RS,RM,RH ) 27 laps No Re-Fuelling ( F1 rules )
    Willow Springs Big ---------- N500 Viper GTS '02
    Autopolis Short --------------- Porsche Cayman Gr4 Mug-Race + pits RH
    A more prudent option -------- Toyota S-RF Racing Concept '16

    Red Bull short track ----------- Deafening Silence (can you guess)
    Oval & infield tracks ----------- Nascar (max it out) watch out for this one, maybe a team race.
    Sainte-Croix-B --------------- Gr1 Hybrid-only RH Default BoP nose bleed job.

    Mixed tracks 4 events with handicaps. (3 races per event in two cars)

    If you have events in mind to add to the list, please chirp up.

    Past events.
    1) Tsukuba + Moto bike chicane -- Abarth 500 ‘09 January 10th Great turn out for this race
    2) Circuit de Sainte-Croix - B ----- Greddy Fugu Z / January 17th Great turn out again
    3) Tokyo South inner-Loop ------- Subaru WRX road-car 4WD vs Porsche 911 GT3 RS (911). January 24th Busy grid for this race what fun
    4) Kyoto Driving Park Yagima ---- GT350 race: “The American Road Car 31 st January
    5) Brands Hatch ------------------ Mixed MR - FR - FF - 4WD / Civic type R (fk2) '15 / A45 AMG '13 / Supra RZ 97 / Pantera '71. BoP
    6) Tokyo exp south outer loop ---- Gr2 Fast, scary and eye rattling By Request you
    7) A Little comic relief! as Larry pointed out. Beetle/Samba for a bit of dirty racing :crazy::scared:
    8) Suzuka Circuit------------------ Millionaires Race.- Sauber Merc / Nissan R92CP / Mazda 787B / Nissan LM Nismo / Bugatti VGT Gr1 / Jaguar XJ9 '88 /
    9)Fuji Speedway ---------- Nissan GT-R Nismo '17 sprint races Default Sport Medium tyres.
    10) Suzuka Circuit + MB Chicane - Millionaires Race. Sauber Merc / Nissan R92CP / Mazda 787B / Nissan LM Nismo / Bugatti VGT Gr1 / Jaguar XJ9 '88 /
    11) Kart 125 Shifter @ Willow half mile / Streets / Mount Panorama.
    12) Brazil Interlagos -------------- Fittipaldi (Emerson) EF7. Straight race for the speed demons.
    13) Auto Lago Maggiore west II -- Alfa Romeo 4c Gr4 SS Short sprints plus ROC pairing ROC
    14) Alsace Village----------------Nissan R32 GT-R V-spec II '94 full custom box on SH ROC
    15) Colorado Lake -------------- Megane RS Trophy '11 Dirt tyres. ROC
    16) Dragon Trail seaside ------ Porsche 911 GT3 (997) '09 RH. ROC
    17) Monza Heritage Race Night --- Jaguar E-Type / Toyota 2000GT / Ferrari Dino 246 GT
    18) Barcelona --------------------- Subaru Isle of Man racing hard plus moto-bike chicane rules
    19) Auto Lago Maggiore west II -- Alfa Romeo 4c Gr3 Road Car SH
    20) Tokyo Exp: cent/out/loop ----- Abarth 1500 Under the flood/lights
    21) Dragon Trail Gardens II ------ Lexus LC500 (Power ratio 139 - Weight ratio 81) Maserati S '08 (Power ratio 148 - Weight ratio 88) Sport Soft tyres,


    Edit "A small note"
    Due to members time zones, it may not be possible for all members to take part in all events, due to time.
    If you watch the thread you'll see some events are multiple races (sprints or sprints and feature) these you can jump in and out of as you wish.

    Field of Dreams
    "If you build it, he (they)will come."

    Members.
    dranddad, MikeyLCR, Bassaddition, Pigpin13, Renrag39, MrCooper77, Ruddracer, GTP_Roamer, vrsSTIG, Cobani, hirnsauger69, Monoha, Wookie, Argon56, oldguy58, Suprajef, GTP_ade, Mr P






    Link to VR sign up list :gtplanet:
    GTSport Community. "vrwrs. Thursday Fun Night"
     
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  2. dranddad

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    New for 2020 below is a list of our upcoming monthly Endurance and Fortnightly race series.
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    Track and Car list for 2020



    1. · Goodwood Motor Circuit ----------------------------------- Renault sport Clio V6 24v | - 30th Jan @ 20:00 race 50 min. T/F 10x/8x Manage Fuel.
    2. · Fuji Speedway --------------------------------------------- Group 3 BoP | Tyre / Fuel management T/F 10x 4x -- 27th February
    3. · Kyoto Driving Park ----------------------------------------- Kart 125 shifter (Track Miyabi)
    4. · Sardegna - Road Track ----------------------------------- Toyota Supra RZ '97 (Track A) Tyre/fuel management T/F 12x 4x
    5. · Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps ----------------------- Super Formular SF 19 Tyre/Fuel = T/F 9/1 No refuelling / Two sets of tyres RM/RH
    6. · WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca -------June-------- Greddy Fugu Z --- Racing Hard Tire/Fuel 10/5

    7. · Suzuka Circuit --------------------------------------------- Group 2 BoP Tyre/Fuel T/F 9/6
    8. · Red Bull Ring ---------------------------------------------- Porsche 911 Carrera RS '95 or Renault R8 Gordini '66
    9. · Autódromo De Interlagos --------------------------------- F1 Mercedes AMG No refuelling RS/RM/RH Tyre/Fuel 15x/3x. Tyres any order you like.
    10. · Tokyo Expressway ----------------------------------------- Lancer EVO Final Gr4 (Track SOL) 50 minutes T/F 10x / 8x
    11. · Autodromo Lago Maggiore -------------------------------- Honda Civic Type R (EK) (track Centre) 50 laps--tire 10X--Fuel 12X = 14laps @ fuel map 1
    12. · Sainte-Croix Circuit --------------------------------------- Group 1 Bop (Track B) (C Class)

    Planing on one event per month, numbers on the grid permitting of course.

    Races will not be too long, approximately 45 to 75 minutes to fit into our TFN night.
    All cars will be set to default unless otherwise stated in the OP


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    Track and lap count for our Mini-Series.

    Planed for once per fortnight, or whenever we like to fit a race in.
    · WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
    · Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps--------------------------- Group 1 BoP 14 laps RH Tyre/Fuel 10/7
    · Goodwood Motor Circuit
    · AUTOPOLIS INTERNATIONAL RACING COURSE ---------Group 4 BoP 11 laps --- 13th February @ 20:00 GMT

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    Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Grand Prix Layout ----- Group 2 BoP 18 laps + Joker T/F 10/6 ((Joker X 4 )) RS, RM, RH (RH required)
    · Fuji Speedway
    · Red Bull Ring
    · Tsukuba Circuit
    · Circuit de la Sarthe --------------------------------------- Group 1 BoP 8 laps 10x 6x
    · Autódromo De Interlagos
    · Autodromo Nazionale Monza
    · Nürburgring
    · Willow Springs International Raceway ------------------- Group 3 BoP16 laps (Big Willow)-- Fuel management is needed for this, T/F 10x/8x
    12th March
    · Brands Hatch ---------------------------------------------- Group 4 BoP 13 laps ----------- --------- 23rd January @ 20:00
    · Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit

    · Suzuka Circuit -------------------------------------------- Group 3 BoP 12 laps + Joker T/F 10x/5x
    · Sardegna - Road Track
    · Special Stage Route X
    · Monza No Chicane ---------------------------------------- Group 2 BoP 22 laps Tyre/Fuel 20/7 (RS, RM, RH) Rs required.
    · Sainte-Croix Circuit --------------------------------------- Group 1 BoP laps? 10x 6x
    · Kyoto Driving Park
    · Dragon Trail

    · Autodromo Lago Maggiore ------------------------------- Group 3 BoP 17 laps (West II) -- Mandatory, two Tire change pit stops H/M/S. minimum 5 laps on hard / Do what you need with fuel 12/5
    · Northern Isle Speedway
    · Blue Moon Bay Speedway -------------------------------- Group 2 BoP 24 laps RS/RM/RH Tyre/Fuel 20/12 (infield A) use all compounds
    · Broad Bean Raceway
    · Alsace ----------------------------------------------------- Group 4 BoP 10 laps -------------------- 9th January @ 20:00
    · Fishermans Ranch
    · Sardegna
    · Colorado Springs

    Starting 9th Jan with group 4 BoP, pick any one car in each group then use that car for all three races in each group.

    Following on with Group 3, 2, 1.

    Two fun events.

    In this series category, we also run a fun time trial and head to head members race. You can run the TT offline and post your time in the main thread.

    Next Time Trial and Head to Head
    Autopolis Race Corse Gr4 racing hard tyres please set BoP for the track.
     
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  3. Rinsky

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    This is one thing I wish they would add into the lobby Settings Mandatory Pitstops. We had this in GT6 and I would like to see it return.

    Anyway I just had to say that. Goodluck with your races. If I was available on Thursdays I would give it a try.
     
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    Thank you Rinsky, these race events I use to organise in GT5/6 for a great bunch of members. you could trust them all to stick to the Regs of the event without any question which made it very easy to make up any type of event with the tools we have in GTSport.

    I too hope the guys enjoy it, different yes but all good fun.

    Edit: I've added two dates for this event being the first and so close to the Holidays, I hope it gives members the chance to be able to join if they can't make one of them.
     
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    Once you get a good membership base together you will be able to trust them just like in the past because there are a lot of good people in the lobby section of this forum.
    Doing things a little different is always good in my eyes so helps mix things up a bit.
    If I can find the free time I will pop in and run a race with everyone sometime.
     
  6. Pigpin13

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    @dranddad Am I reading that right? We can adjust the LSD?
     
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    Yes you may, with making the car more sporty it's not wise to try and police tuning.

    If you wish to go ahead, I personally don't bother on a small FF like this. You'll find my events are all about relaxed fun and try to use all the tools available to have something different , we can jump in a car and just race anytime, but veriaty is the spice of life they say.

    Yeah some combos don't work as well as others, I've learnt over the years Joe it's the input (enthusiasm) members put in makes it a good combo not the combo itself.

    I hope you have fun with it Joe, I always use to say, if I can make you smile just once on the night, then I'm a winner.
     
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    Great. I ran some laps and the only thing I adjusted was the gearing. I was impressed with how much you can change the attitude of the car with just moving the gears around. It doesn’t handle horrible. It’s very controllable. I’m looking forward to the race. Should be a lot of fun.

    Just for fun I ran some laps in VR. Other than the steering wheel being on the wrong side, it was fun too. Great combo.
     
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    Glad you like it the extra power/weight ratio does the trick, can make the front nearside tyre complain but that's the idea.

    If you ring it's neck .the tyre don't last to long.

    For out and out fun I found the Honda 800S one of the best here, I'm sure it was made for this track.

    If anyone would like to volunteer some free time for testing, you can see above there is a list growing already, tester would be very welcome.
    Even any ideas for event so long as they are pre-tested wouldn't go a miss, fun is the main factor, racing second .
     
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    The one that comes to mind is the VW bus at Northern Isle. We ran that as a daily race once. It was a lot of fun. Horribly slow but the pack stayed together and drafting was huge. I’d like to see what others think of it.
     
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    Yes done a few races with the Samba TG test track was another. Maxed out Beetle big wings on the Snow was fun fun fun, RR on snow.
     
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    Would anybody be interested in a pre-race night, tonight.

    Practise and a couple of short races, plus work on your strategy for Thursday. :nervous:
     
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    Cheers guys but still in London drinking red and about to eat a huge pork dinner :cheers:
     
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    Ring rats tonight for me :)
     
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    Oops my bad didn't realise it was a ring rats night. Sorry, maybe another night if members are not available.
     
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    Same here Philip
     
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    Gotta get me some ps+ before I can race again. Probably somewhere next week
     
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    Abarth 500 with a twist of Lemon.

    Thursday January 3rd / 10th

    Lobby opening 21:00 / 21:30 Room ID (number) posted on the night.
    Race Start @ 10.30pm GMT (Try to accommodate as many time zones)

    Tsukuba
    40 Laps – 45minuets + 3 pit stops mandatory ( 2 long + 1 short / 1 Short 2 long / 3 of a set = fuel)

    Lap 1 and lap 40 no chicane all other laps you must use the moto bike chicane.
    Full Race Details and Exceptions here

    Look forward to seeing a few on track now the festive season is behind us. :cheers::cheers:

    Add me to your friends list psn (dranddad)
     
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    Abarth 500 Tsukuba Circuit

    Room ID 0475-4233-2794-4947-4116 TFN Coffee Time Event
     
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    Good fun tonight thanks to Phillip and everyone else that joined the race :tup:
     
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    I‘m looking forward to the next Thursday Fun Night. :tup:
    Thanks to Phillip and everyone else that joined the race. :cheers:
     
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    Thank you gentlemen.

    I was so glad to see Joe, Eric, Guido, Mike come and try something a little different, whereby strategy plays a big part in the out come. I thought the 3rd Jan was a little close to the holiday break, 5 in the room was fantastic.

    I'm completely wasted this morning

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    Well there they go Ed, we best get the Coffee and Buggers on ready for the pit stops. not much else for them to do but twiddle their thumbs

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    Guido lead for most of the race.

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    Eric sporting a nice livery

    I think at some point in the race we all had a dose of, do I miss the Chicane or not. Even on the last lap, I still made the mistake and used the chicane, good job Mike was not to close. What away that would be to through away the race.

    Thanks again gents, back here again on the 10th Jan, hopefully it will give other members time to join in, as we get back to norm.

    New details of next event in #1
     
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  23. Mr P

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    This looks cool Phil :cool: I will be there on Thursday also :tup:
     
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    Just a reminder that January 10th

    Re-visit to Tsukuba in the Abarth 500

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    As it was so close to the holidays and members may not have been able to find the time, we'll run this once more.

    Remembers this combo is as much strategy as it is racing, see the OP above for details on pitting time and time gained missing the chicane.

    You may not have the time with busy lives, so here is a little help. You'll find Sport soft works well if your a little conservative with your right foot, there are a number of ways you can try pits stops with this.

    Use long stints then splash and dash at the end.

    Maybe go short 4/5 laps then pit, top up tank, as a full pit-stop is about 2 minutes your stop will be considerably shorter. By the time the long stint guys pit for a full stop you could be some 2 laps ahead before they emerge from the pit lane.

    You may like to try Sport Medium and 2/3 on the fuel save and go longer on your stints, but mind your don't loose to much time on the fuel save.

    I think the brave or head-case may be thinking. Sport Hard fuel save 6 go as far as I can, then SS and splash and dash for the rest of the laps.

    3 Mandatory stops remember.

    This is why I gave you all the Sport tyres to use. Just like F1 they use different compounds and race strategy. Straight race on one compound is fine, but sometimes we crave something a little different.

    Good racing to those that join on the 10th Jan.

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    Here is an Example.

    I just did a 53.00 minute race as a guide.

    Start on Grid Sport Hard full tank, fuel save 6 did 19 laps, with lap 1 short missing Chicane and a pit in lap.

    First pit in changed to Sport Medium and filled half tank and ran fuel save 3 for 7 laps, just.

    Second pit in changed to Sport Soft, filled 10 laps, ran fuel save 1 had to changed to 6 for last lap of 7 running on fumes on pit lane.

    Third pit in Sport Soft again, this time filled 11 laps for the last stint, but ran out on the last straight just before pit lane, so maybe fill 12 laps of fuel.

    You don't have to use all the compounds, you can just stick to one if you wish.

    The little fiat Abarth seems to use fuel pretty quick if you ring it's neck between gears, so these figures are only approximate.

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  25. Mr P

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    Hi do we practice this in advance? free run or online etc? Just checking before I turn up on Thursday totally clueless haha :D:tup:
     
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    I did try to arrange a practice night Ron but it clashed with other wrs and ring rats evenings.

    I don't mind a test night any time (being retired )if members are willing to spend an hour of their free time, I love the company and good entertainment .

    If you would like to I'll be there too.

    You'll find my fun nights are just that, ego's get left at the door on the way in and picked up on the way out.
     
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    Sounds great Phil.. I will go try a few test laps in free run for now to get a feel and hopefully hook up online soon for some testing :tup: I am off work for a while so I'm good for most nights this week :D:tup:

    will send request via psn if that's ok? :cheers:
     
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    Yes sure Ron I'll be about at some time today, unusual for me that I have a busy day in and out.

    Daughter wants picking up from MOT garage later after that I'm free.
     
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    I’ll be available tomorrow for most of the day. If anyone wants to get some laps in
     
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