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  • #266750
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    @george this is fantastic help, mate, very much appreciated !

    I’ll definetly come to you to ask questions in the (probably very near) future ! :)

    #266743
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    @george

    Yeah, I suppose I can keep myself in Class D. I won’t be part of any Class D races anyway until the end of the season, so whenever I want it or not, I’ll just have to stick with it.

    I suppose it’s better to start buying tracks rather than cars. If I buy cars, I probably would have to buy tracks aswell because the calendar is full of tracks I don’t yet own.

    BTW, I saw in your link. What is Week 13 exactly? I thought the series ran in a 12 week period.

    Also, I see in that link that the series for next season are going to change. Is that always the case after every season? Do they publish the calendar (i.e. the tracks for each week) before the end of the week?

    Cheers again ! very helpful !

    #266705
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    Aaaah wait, I see ! they changed it to Rookie Class, so that’s why I doesn’t add up… Damn, I’ll have to buy content !

    #266703
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    Yeah, I’m close to Class C now. Only need 2 more races/time trials. :P

    Mind if I ask you something @george ? I played 2 races at Laguna Seca with the Legends Ford but none of them counted towards my MPR. Why? was it because it only had 3 people in the race both times? is there a minimum participants requirement for a race to count towards your MPR?

    Cheers !

    BTW, how do you chat on iracing?? I see your name online but cannot talk to you…

    #266446
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    I’m certainly enjoying it. I like the difficulty. It’s fantastic to try to build up confidence in such tricky cars to drive.

    I’m not new to sims, but I’m new to this enviroment of being constantly controlled in case of mistakes. It’s so strictly regulated, and I love it. You don’t get that level of seriousness in any other racing sim.

    #266413
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    I’ve just got my membership ! Doing my first steps in the Mazda.

    Any tips for a beginner?

    Fernando Morcillo is my name in game in case anyone wants to befriend :)

    #265951
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    This certainly wasn’t the first time. Remember we all were wondering if it was really better to get knocked out of Q3 and save tyres than do the whole qualifying after Mark Webber went from 18th to 3rd at China in 2011.

    But these were special circuimstances. First, the rain in qualying. Secondly, new Silverstone is probably the most overtaking-happy track of the calendar? of the races we’ve seen since the modification in 2010, plenty of overtakings at very different places were in order. Even in 2010, with the hard Bridgestones no KERS and no DRS.

    Overtaking’s certainly a lot easier these days. But I suppose it’s still a massive disadvantage to start outside the top 10 for qualy to be pointless.

    #262695
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    Seems like a nice idea. Specially with a track so long. You can see racing even during “safety car” situations.

    But how do they know when to actually hit the brakes or accelerate?Because I see a couple of issues with people slamming on their brakes midway through a sector with people behind… do they have to pass the lights or just accelerate as soon as they see it?

    #259691
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    Those sort of incidents are so so tricky. No way Muñoz could see him.

    BTW, I’d not have raised my arms in that situation…

    #258620
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    I used to play BATRacer a lot. Has it changed? I heard they were developing a new version of the game.

    #258572
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    Argie here.

    Short story, it won’t happen. :P Costs are way too high, that’s the mean reason. Argentina now hosts the WRC, the Dakar, WTCC, MotoGP and a long list of very important touring car series. Plus the annual Porsche Cup and Formula Truck visits from Brazil.

    Plus, there’s enough problems already here. Had Termas been re-designed around 4 years ago, then maybe. But NOW, very very highly unlikely.

    #258077
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    I started last year with my F1 related readings, based on Keith’s recommendations. I’ve read Jackie Stewart’s autobiography (it’s quite long and sometimes it’s boring, but you read it all in his voice ! it’s very nice), and Peter Warr’s too (EPIC book ! loved it from start to finish). I still have in my bookshelf the McLaren M23 Haynes Owner’s Manual which I’m reading now, and the enormous “Inside the Innovator” by Karl Ludvigsen (about Colin Chapman, also recommended by Keith but not reviewed on the website).

    Another one Keith missed is Mark Donohue’s “The Unfair Advantage”. It was the first book of motorsport related stuff I’ve read in english. As he was a mechanical engineer like me (well, sorta, I’m still in university), I decided to have a go and I got it.

    Excelent from every angle. He goes into detail on all the cars he drove and how he worked to make them faster, all the different ones aswell ! from amateur races, Trans Am, to Can Am, Le Mans and F1. I reckon if it came with a perfume, it’d be racing fuel in a little glass bottle, cuz that book screams motorsport. Recommended !

    #256842
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    I saw it, and god that’s boring ! to think that Lopez left this:

    To join such a boring touring car series… with 2 incredibly short races, dominated by a long way by 1 team… Dunno. It’s Europe and all, but still.

    #256846
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    I saw it, and god that’s boring ! to think that Lopez left this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DnNtqV9BcG0#t=97

    To join such a boring touring car series… with 2 incredibly short races, dominated by a long way by 1 team… Dunno. It’s Europe and all, but still.

    #256848
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    I don’t understand this championship at all. Just 20 cars, very short races, a horrible track for a first race of the season, with just the 2nd round starting 4 days later, a team utterly dominating the field and nothing interesting at all…

    In hindsight, if Pechito Lopez wanted to race hard, he could’ve well stayed here in Argentina.

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