PS4 Wed 20:30-21:30 UK Time - CLOSED - Suspended until further notice

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  1. AndreasR

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    Results from Spa Francorchamps

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  2. WiSchmo

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    Here's the replay of yesterdays historic Spa-Francorchamps 24h race. I have used the downtime last week to learn a little bit more about my video editing software, which is why you will now have the track-side camera as an inset in the top right corner :D
    Feedback question: Is the inlet too small, too big, or perfectly sized?



    As is the case with most 24h races, most of my time on the track is spent in loneliness enjoying the beauty of the Ardennes landscape and the glory of Project Cars 2's day and night cycle.
    Not being used to the "revolutionary" ;) go on green starting procedure, I have a mediocre start and @beachboy6658 beats me in the sprint to La Source. But I have 24h time to regain that position, so I don't fight him too hard. I don't have to wait for long, as he clips the outside curb with his rear right tire on the entry to the left kink of Speaker's Corner. He catches the slide skillfully, but the delay is enough for me to slip back through. It did look like a lot of fun, though, so I try the very same thing on the next lap. You'll be the judge on who's the drift champion here :lol:
    From there on I have @Oldbass47 on my tail and we cruise around the track with a stable gap of about 3s. I'm constantly being harassed by the race director, who must miss all of the other on-track action, so close is he following my every move and calling me out every time I leave the track for what feels like millimeters :odd: Fortunately, he just points his finger and only twice do I get a 1s penalty.
    @Oldbass47 dives into the pits after lap 5, one lap earlier than my analysts projected would be the optimal strategy. All of the sudden, I'm worried if he changed tires in an attempt to undercut me, but I decide that I cannot make the entire race on a single set of soft tires and change mine, anyway. @Oldbass47 must have had the same idea, because the same 3s are separating us after our stops.
    My pace in the second stint is a little stronger and I slowly build a more comfortable gap. This allows me to take it a little easier in the closing stages as fatigue sets in, having driven for almost 24h straight.
     
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  3. IfAndOr

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    Looks fine to me. It's a nice addition, although for this race it really only featured your car. :)

    Bing, bing! :dopey:
    If you can, as soon as you think you're going over the track limit lift off the throttle until you get back on track, chances are you won't get a warning then. With the throttle on it thinks you're gaining advantage even though most often you're not.


    The 24hr simulation does look nice but because of the accelerated time the track temperature drops so rapidly that it does get very slippy over the course of a lap or so. It doesn't give you much chance to get used to it. Was that soft tyres they begin with?
     
  4. WiSchmo

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    I agree! Hopefully the racing will be a bit closer in the coming races, as people get to grips with the car. It's pretty fun to drive, but with the tiny front tires not so easy to manage (215mm tread width front against 330mm rear).

    Which brings me to your 2nd point. Yes, the standard setup (stable, at least) has the softs equipped. They fade pretty fast, especially the front tires (again probably accelerated by their small size).
     
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  5. John Wells

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  6. WiSchmo

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    Here'a a little tidbit to get into the mood for tonight's race :D



    Hearing that amazing engine rev up never gets old!
     
  7. Sick Cylinder

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  8. Sick Cylinder

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    Important Info Regarding Tonight's Round at Zolder

    Apologies for the short notice, but I won't be able to race tonight. Perhaps @John Wells or @AndreasR (Simbalora) could Host tonight so the meeting can proceed.

    settings for tonight:

    Game date: 27/07/82
    Time: 11:00
    Time Progression: x20 (into the night)
    Weather Slots: 4 Medium Cloud / Light Cloud / Light Cloud / Clear


    Apologies for not hosting - I was looking forward to Zolder!
     
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  9. AndreasR

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    Results from Zolder

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    Great to race with you guys again!
     
  11. WiSchmo

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    Great to have you back, @Tavilha! :tup: Hopefully we'll see you around for some of the next races.

    Here's yesterday's replay from my perspective, again with the TV camera as an inset.
    This time there's quite a bit of on-track action and close following, so I hope it's more entertaining than the last one :)



    I don't have the time for a proper write-up this week, so here's a bullet point summary:
    • Terrible start, I lose 2 positions
    • Lap 2: Sorry for the bump into the hairpin, @beachboy6658 :rolleyes: Glad to see you recovered to a podium finish.
    • Lap 10: Pit crew locked a wheel nut and the delay puts me right behind a three car battle with @rj5992, @Don Mejillone and @richroo
    • Lap 14: Scary moment accelerating out of turn 4. Gravel is sticky like glue and guides me directly into the armco barrier that somebody must have deliberately placed at an angle to catapult cars back into traffic... I'm really glad I didn't wipe out @richroo, although it's super close and there is some contact
    Really enjoyed the race yesterday and the sunset was spectacular. Already can't wait for next week's race! :lol:
     
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  13. John Wells

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  14. John Wells

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    Sick is it okay to use num 79, can't find 81.
     
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  15. WiSchmo

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    #79 is a beautiful car, @John Wells ;) Welcome to the team!
     
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  16. AndreasR

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  17. Sick Cylinder

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    81 is yellow John.

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  18. WiSchmo

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    Hi guys :)

    Here's the replay from my on-board of yesterday's race:



    I will stick with a bullet point summary again. Please let me know if you find this better than the full write-up!

    • Again a mediocre start that loses me a position. I'm not too sad, though, because just look at @richroo's and @rj5992's getaways :eek: No way I would have kept my place under any circumstances
    • Lap 1: @rj5992 gets sucked into the gravel approaching the Skyline. We go side-by-side through the Esses with minor contact as I fail to listen to my spotter :rolleyes:
    • Lap 2: I decide to be cautious through the last corner, which enables @rj5992 to get a better exit onto the pit straight. He decides to go for it into Hell Corner but locks up his rear tires. We go through the corner, cars leaning against each other. Hard but respectful racing! :tup:
    • Lap 3: @richroo decides the best way through the Cutting is backwards ;) It doesn't work and I find myself chasing @AndreasR, who runs wide through the Skyline but manages to keep the car on track. Could this be the day I challenge for victory? The answer is a clear "no", as I first play ping-pong with the walls through the Dipper and then run wide into the Chase. @rj5992 slips past and I can barely prevent @Don Mejillone from doing likewise
    • Lap 4: As you can tell, this is quite an eventful race :dopey: I see @rj5992 slide into the right-side track barrier in the Dipper and steer left to seize the opportunity. Too eager, I overdo it, hit the left-side wall, spin, and lose my position to @Don Mejillone. To add to that, I completely lose it into the Chase :yuck: @richroo is approaching fast, and frustrated and determined to not lose another place, I veer to the left . Seeing it in the replay, it probably wasn't the cleanest of moves, and I'll keep that in mind for future races. Kudos to @richroo to avoid a collision!
    • Lap 5: I can't believe my eyes! @rj5992 and @Don Mejillone must have tangled through the Dipper and, all of the sudden, I'm back in P2 :lol:
    • Lap 8: I settle into a rhythm and enjoy the glorious sunset. We really have to do more of these 24h sims!!! :D I keep my position after the pits to a hard charging @rj5992, who in turn manages to pass @Don Mejillone with the undercut
    • Lap 12: @John Wells is very considerate, letting me pass on this twisting track. How do I repay the favor? I lose the rear through Sulman Park and spin right into his path for a major collision :guilty: I lose my front lights in the process and am more than happy that the sun has begun to come up again
    • Lap 13: On the final lap, I have another spin through the Esses and curse myself for having thrown away 2nd place like that. Fortunately, it seems I'm not the only one struggling who's on worn tires, and the gap is big enough to bring it home
    :gtpflag::gtpflag::gtpflag:

    Haha, so writing this took about the same amount of time as doing the full write up, but there was just so much going on in the race!

    Since I extract the TV replay from the game to create the inset, anyway, I've decided to also upload them to my channel (also retrospectively for the previous Ferrari 512 races). You can find them here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFwIY8hOxdeO4m2TD8HsJjw
    I won't post them here as to not clog up the thread (unless requested otherwise ;))

    See you guys on track next week! :cheers:
     
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  19. rj5992

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    Awesome write up again @WiSchmo ! Apologies for the dive bomb, I was trying to occupy your inside mirror to try and coax you a little wide on exit so I had an opportunity into T1 but, like you said, I locked up my rears and became a passenger!

    I preempted the extra tyre wear and opted to change to hards but mid race I realised it was a race through the night (hards wouldn't have got the heat in them at night) so reverted back to my default pitstop for softs. Turns out my default stop is for fuel and no tyres though! Was very interesting trying to keep extremely worn tyres on the track towards the end.

    P.S. I noticed on your video that you have the floating 'cards' above opponents vehicles. There is a setting to turn that off if you so wish to remove some distraction. Also, if any of you haven't got it, I highly recommend the Timing Board that WiSchmo has on, I have mine in exactly the same position and it's great for finding out who's around you, who's lapping you and who's being lapped.
     
  20. John Wells

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  21. AndreasR

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    No, it isn´t ---> the yellow one is #61
    @John Wells
     
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  22. Sick Cylinder

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    Thanks Andreas - yes John it is number 61. My old eyes are obviously starting to fail!

    Lovely photos John - these night to day transitions help produce some great pictures - I especially like the shot with the flames!
     
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    Thanks Anders, Sick the flames in this, lighting, are really great,those photos would even better in HD. They all way look sharper, you can see the track building all lit up, from top mountain.:)
     
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  24. WiSchmo

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    I hope we have better weather tomorrow ;)



    See you guys on track!
     
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    Great video WiSchmo trying hard in those, conditions.:D
     
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  26. Sick Cylinder

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    Sorry everyone, but I probably can't race tonight (due to daughter working late and needing a lift home). Perhaps @John Wells or @AndreasR can host tonight (Wednesday from Imola).

    If I am able to get Mrs Cylinder to collect daughter, I will be able to Host and race - can't ask her at the moment as she is also working late!

    Settings for tonight from Imola
    Date: 11/08/82
    Time: 11:00
    Time Progression X 20
    Weather: 4 slots / sync to race
    Medium cloud / Light cloud / clear / clear
    Car Class: Group 4
     
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  27. AndreasR

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    Sorry guy's just home from work, I had an emergency at work so cu next time hope you had a good one :cheers::gtpflag:
     
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  29. WiSchmo

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    Here's my on-board from yesterday's (skeleton) race:



    I can wrap this one up fairly quickly, because it was probably one of my messiest races, and I was alone on track most of the time.

    • Lap 1: I have a semi-decent getaway this time, but it's just good enough to keep @AndreasR at bay. We go into the Variante Tamburello side-by-side for some tense first corner action, from which I manage to come out in front.
    • Lap 2: In the unfamiliar position of leading our "Iceman" ;), I try to keep maximum focus and actually manage not to screw up during the first lap. However, I can tell that @AndreasR could be much quicker, if he just found a way past my Ferrari. He gets a great exit out of the last corner, so I decide to cover the right side of the track: a good decision, because that's where @AndreasR planned to make his move. He tries the switchback to the left side, but has lost enough speed that I keep the lead albeit being on the outside line for the 1st corner. However, having driven with my mirrors almost exclusively, I completely miss my braking point and rejoin in 4th place... Bye bye, race win :banghead: But don't worry, I'll get you eventually :D
    • Lap 12: From thereon, it's a lonely race. That's a good thing, because nobody can see my multiple spins and off-track excursions. It really is a messy race, as I just can't manage to keep my concentration up. Nonetheless, the sunset that starts on this lap is spectacular again :)
    • Lap 16: I really don't know what happened here, but when I start my last lap I pass @beachboy6658, who parks his car about a 100m in front of the finish line, thus handing me an unexpected podium position my drive really doesn't deserve :confused: The timer has already gone to 0:00, but leader @AndreasR crosses the line before the countdown expired and I knew we all have to drive another lap. Did @beachboy6658 miscalculate? In the end it doesn't matter, as his time penalty tally is larger than the gap between us before he slowed down, but a strange incident nonetheless.
    Cheers, and see you all on track next week! :gtpflag:
     
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  30. Sick Cylinder

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    Hi Simba and other racers - are those the correct results? Rich, Simba, Wischmo, Beach, John?
     
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