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  • #270476
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    This is starting to look very fishy

    #270326
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    Here’s that SRF race I did on Sunday, I was a bit too cautious after that caddy race if you’re wondering why I wasn’t defending hard. Worked out for me in the end though :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqMYKFvrKdo

    #270300
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    Yeah in other cars it’s a bit easier because you can adjust on the throttle more, but the SRF just pushes like crazy on the throttle so you have to hit the apex perfectly and be super accurate when you put your foot down. It doesn’t help I’m avoiding 2nd gear here too so I cant let my minimum speed drop, I have to be pretty much perfect to do a fast lap with no 1x.

    #270285
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    @fer-no65
    Oh it’s a real pain, I was struggling to stay on track most laps. I’ve gotten better at getting up to speed over the years, the last few tenths always take a while though.

    I never got around to racing the Solstice this week unfortunately, I did a Caddy race and got smashed out of the lead which put me off driving for the rest of that day :/. I had a fun race in the SRF to compensate though, currently uploading that to youtube.

    I’ll probably try again with the Solstice and Caddy next week, and take a week off the SRF unless I’m feeling particularly masochistic. I might do a L79 race instead if I have time to make a set, I think that would be fun at CotA.

    #270251
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    Does everyone on here have a memory of less than a year? Singapore 2012 anyone? Turn 13 – barely any overtakes there before. That amazing overtake on Bruno Senna, which was overtake of the race, and was a contender for overtake of the season?

    The one where he cut the previous corner you mean?

    He gets in accidents because he’s either too aggressive or misreads his opponents. In my opinion he’s only looking better this season because he has a good car and mediocre (and overrated) teammate. Massa was at his best in ’08 and ’09 especially, since he came back he hasn’t gotten anywhere near that form.

    #269653
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    @fer-no65 Yeah I had a quick go yesterday, the car is actually a lot more stable around there than I expected, a mix of understeery set and traction control I guess. If you go in for qualifying bear in mind the tyres are only good for about 3-4 laps (fastest on first lap but lacks a bit of top speed so it evens out). I managed an 18.1, not sure where people are finding 17.4′s, must be missing something.

    I might join you in GTC this week too, love Mid Ohio.

    #269608
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    How many times have the tyres on the outside of turn 2 eaten you so far @Fer-no65 ? :D

    #269455
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    Just watched the two passes, to me the first one looked fine, Fuoco saw him coming but misjudged the undercut. The second one was certainly pretty bad, you cant move across like that when you’re not fully ahead. If Latifi had been slightly further up on Fuoco there could have been an almighty accident.

    #269367
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    Heh yeah my win ratio suffers from being in the top split all the time. I sometimes get an easy one if I race midweek but usually have to rely on the leaders taking themselves out. Having said that my record so far this year is 5 races, 3 wins, 4 top 5′s and one d/c (yes I’ve been lazy :P)

    #269058
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    Ok, I have a rough idea that I’m just going to race for fun this season, so might join you for a few Solstice races @joey-poey

    #268517
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    @fer-no65 The grip levels can vary a lot with the weather, here are the settings and setup I was using http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3243916.page (it was two seasons ago so not sure the setup still works). I’m using an old stock Logitech G25 and single monitor.

    The L79 is actually quite nice to drive, it’s obviously quite frenetic being an F1 car but it pretty much does what you expect, you can really play with it on the throttle which I like.

    #268502
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    @kingshark
    It was a great race today but a bit sour for me only having the highlights to watch. It just makes the strategy so hard to follow in a race like this (they don’t mention when they skip laps) and nothing quite builds up with the same energy.

    But as I said above, paying Sky only guarantees they have the money to buy out more sports, and the greater share they have the more they can charge for the privilege. I’m worried if the BBC viewers drop too low Sky could get exclusive rights and then I’ll be out of options.

    #268500
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    @fer-no65 Yeah it’s tricky, here’s a demo lap I did for the world cup earlier this year, I ended up doing pretty well in the race but it took a lot of practice to get consistent laps in.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdVhYD6b6ss

    Nice work, Lime Rock isn’t the easiest place to overtake or make up time on. My L79 race went pretty well, finished 47 seconds ahead and lapped 3/4 of the field. Was good training for lapping traffic I suppose :P

    #268330
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    Heh yeah I usually stick to hosted races in week 13, doing the Lotus 79 at Long Beach later which hopefully should have better driving standards :P.

    Have you tried the Caddy yet? It’s an absolute beast (not necessarily in a good way), like driving a bucking bronco. I always preferred the Solstice to the MX5, although I haven’t driven either in a long time. The SRF is fairly similar to the Skip but I’m not a big fan, feels heavy in comparison and the rear end is very tight.

    #268295
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    I might run skips, I fancy something low maintenance this season.

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