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  • #164792
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    The important point is that the tech has to translate to road cars, if it does (and I have no idea if it does or not) then it’s not just a publicity stunt. This is one reason why the KERS rules, especially this years, are rediculous. They’re not learning anything from putting the same limited system back in the cars, I understand that the recession put a damper on things but it’s better to have nothing at all than have a system that isn’t being significantly developed.

    P.S. This thread is super depressing

    #158537
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    Ouch. To be fair when you’re following someone they can sometimes obscure accidents ahead (and no yellow flags for skip).

    Haven’t done any laps at The Glen yet, hopefully it wont take too long to learn! I decided to cut my losses at Silverstone, had one race and finished second but I could feel an accident coming on :/.

    #163871
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    I’m the same as you Dan, no interest in riding bikes myself but I really quite enjoy MotoGP. Handily it’s usually on when F1 is on an off-weekend so I get to watch it instead while I have sunday lunch :D.

    I think the riders’ skill is a lot more apparent than in F1, I cant help but be amazed when Stoner gets his back wheel out.

    #163899
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    Welcome Rick! I’ve never thought of a reverse points system before, it would probably make things a bit fairer at the rear end of the grid. Of course you could do the same by giving all positions a point, but I like the thought of the leaders being on low numbers.

    #163746
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    I’ll second A Short History of Nearly Everything, great book for a general history of science.

    I read The Trouble With Physics by Lee Smolin recently, it was pretty heavy duty stuff but offers some interesting insights into the world of science (a lot of it is complaining about egos).

    #163720
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    No one does it like Murray, he certainly had his faults but he’s got that rare ability to make anything sound exciting.

    #163688
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    I’d be pretty surprised if he added even one…

    #163656
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    I think he would probably fit in well at Ferrari, it would probably keep Alonso happy at least.

    #163648
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    I would guess the best way to find out for sure is to call/email the circuit directly, they might just not offer them on the website due to low demand.

    #162714
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    Really shocking stuff, they were lucky it was in a reletively underpopulated area this time. Hopefully any fanatics over there are doing ok.

    #158535
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    Still in my first season with the skip, knowing a few tracks from other games certainly comes in handy though. I’ve raced Zandvoort quite a bit on GTR so I’m pretty quickly up to pace compared to places like mid-ohio. Only two tracks left that I dont know thankfully.

    Quite a bit of time seems to come from learning the car, back when we were running Summit Point I was still getting the hang of the lift oversteer and couldn’t push 100% even for one lap (not that it doesn’t sometimes still bite me in the arse), I can just about mix it with the big boys now, just need to work on concentrating for a whole race distance :P.

    #162812
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    Icthyes – I used to love those highlights programs! I think the main problem with TV and rally is due to the stages being so big it costs too much to cover it properly (I seem to remember seeing a TV program where a director or something said as much).

    Not sure what channel WRC is usually on, I caught a couple of highlights programs on Dave last year and they were pretty dire.

    #158532
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    I didn’t know that worked with the brakes, I usually calibrate them in options.

    Skett: be sure to read the forums, they’re full of great tips.

    Joey: not sure if you’re doing this or not but make sure you’re always on either the throttle or brakes (especially turns 5 and 10), other than that the quick corners seem to be about balancing oversteer with the throttle while keeping steering more or less static (power understeer!). I’ve found the curb at the last corner is really slippery, I steer well clear of it now.

    Now I just need to make back the 1.00 safety rating I’ve lost from the last two events and I’ll be happy…

    #158527
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    Joey: I’m loving Laguna, seems there’s finally a track I find easier than other people! I’m wondering if it’s just my style, I’m more comfortable with the back end hanging out and playing with the throttle.

    I think I can get down to 38′s with a bit of work, hopefully some more wins on the way :D

    #158519
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    Damned Road Atlanta, two races now I’ve been doing well until someone in front of me spins then you just have nowhere to go(usually means going straight over grass and getting a slow penalty).

    I’d be up for an MX-5 race if I’m around, weekend would be best.

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