Who knew the 787B was so fast?

Discussion in 'GT3 Race Reports' started by Gil, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. Gil

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    I finally sat down and decided to run the last of the Enduros on the Memory card I use for comps.
    All that remained was the 78 Laps at Mistral.

    I was up against a Nissan R390-GT1, Mazda 787B, S2000LM, Toyota GT-One, and one other car.
    I chose to run the R390-GT1 with no power mods, some suspension tweekage, and T2 Tires.

    First off I'd like to say, DAMN that 787B is awfully fast.:eek:
    Thankfully, with the tires I was running I only had to pit twice.
    Once on lap 28, and again on 56.
    I was running fairly consistent laps in the 1'33-1'35 range once the tires heated up.
    Of course the only real competition in this race was the 787B.
    If it hadn't been pitting in every 4 laps I would have lost, and lost badly.
    We tossed the lead back and forth, with me pulling ahead or back into the lead at each of its pit stops.
    I got passed the last time on lap 70. The 787B was pulling about 1-2 full seconds faster each lap than I was. I saw doom looming in the future as I wasn't gonna catch up unless he either pitted in, or spun off into the bay. Either option would have made me very happy. Especially, as I had more than two hours invested in this.
    As we took the last turn, 787B leading by 3-5 full seconds. Imagine my elation when the durn thing pulled off into the pits on lap 76.
    I knew that I had to grab the lead, and get at least 8 seconds ahead, and hold my lead to the Finish line.
    When I won the race the 787B was within spittin' distance.
    I was very happy that it was considerably shorter than the Race at R246, which I had completed a few days previously.

    Anyway, I managed a "double whammy" on the prize car front.
    I won the F686, and as it was the last race in the series. I took the prize car for that. A bright shiny F094H.
    As I have been lucky of late with the Enduros, I have sold the 686 (it was my third).
    I may try to clean up the Formula GT with the the 094. Or I may just try the R390 with some added power, and a pit strategy.:confused:
     
  2. ving

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    well run :)
    yeah the mazda does rock.
    i wonder how it would have gone if you had softer tires?
     
  3. vat_man

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    Gil - dude! It did win Le Mans, unlike the Toyota and the Nissan.
     
  4. RVDNuT374

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    I think the 787B runs T7 tires in that enduro; which is why it's so fast.;)
     
  5. Gil

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    All I know is that it was kicking my butt all over the place. I almost used the Mazda, but I thought that might be overkill. The only other time I did this one I did in (O, the shame) an F1 car.
    I have since learned the error of my ways. My current game save has maybe 300 miles of F1 driving outside of the F1 championship.
     
  6. Eibach23

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    I used an R390
     
  7. TheBigOne

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    What kind of tires were you using?

    Oh and congrats.
     
  8. GT3-Ownage

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    my friend has a 787b and it does go fast, you should unlock it early in the game and use it to your advantage
     
  9. IntegraToaster

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    like thee wind(race its won at)
     
  10. GT3-Ownage

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    thee? :lol:
     
  11. ZZII

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    I did.;)
     
  12. GT3-Ownage

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    lol so did i
     
  13. IntegraToaster

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    favorite le mans car...owns all the rest i mean it has a rotary engine man cant beat that
     
  14. GT3-Ownage

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    yeah go rotarys