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  • #255734
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    I’m lucky enough to have my own helmet for my racing. I raced the first 2 years with a plain white Bell, but finally after all that time I saved up enough money (these things are incredibly expensive) to get my own personal helmet. It is a Bell GP2 painted by Brett King in California.

    Some pictures:

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/t31.0-8/413397_2984012648244_651922483_o.jpg

    https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t31.0-8/r90/1172714_10203442553533407_2128912079_o.jpg

    https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10001522_205988369611327_1504599578_n.jpg

    #254567
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    Is anyone going to St. Pete for the race tomorrow? If anyone is Florida, I’ve heard it’s worth going. I haven’t seen the Stadium Trucks yet, but I’ve heard they are awesome and I’m going a little early just to catch them race, as well as the Indy Lights (which also look fantastic this year).

    #247107
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    Kubica was always great to listen to on international streams. Many say it Koo-bit-sah, which is reasonable for non Polish speaking commentators, but Kue-bic-ah? Like, Cubic-ah. Its probably because the u in Sun and the u in Cubic are pronounced differently, but both are correct, so when an English speaker sees it and doesn’t know a precedent for its pronunciation, they pronounce it either way. Its actually Koo-(like the French Coup) bee-tsah, but as in Kvyat, the ee is very short.

    Still, there are many Polish names that are far more difficult for commentators to say. We have an American driver named Kwasniewski, Canada has Rzadzinski, Internationally Giermaziak is never pronounced correctly, and neither is Szczerbinski, who also races in the Porsche Supercup. Growing up racing in the US, I’ve heard my last name being pronounced 20 different ways, and not once was it pronounced correctly (its Czaczyk, simply pronounced Chachick).

    However, the greatest mispronunciations by English speakers must be of French words. Peugeot being pronounced Pue-gee-ot, Citroen being said Cit-rone, or Renault Ren-olt. These are all said by Americans, so we don’t have any of these cars here, but they’re still funny to hear.

    #246561
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    1. M. Schumacher
    2. Alonso
    3. Vettel
    4. Hakkinen
    5. Hamilton
    6. Raikkonen
    7. Webber
    8. Massa
    9. Barrichello
    10. Button

    I find it weird how low Hakkinen is on this list. Are we basing this on their results in the 21st century, or just including drivers that drove in the 21st century?

    #246466
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    Man do I love the BTCC! The NGTC cars look awesome, far better than any other touring car series anywhere. Although not as station-wagony as the famous TWR Volvo 850 Estate, this reminds me of that car.

    Looks like both Pirtek entries will stay with the Hatchback style. At least we’ll have a good comparison between the new and the old cars.

    #158715
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    Not brag or anything but….

    Living in the US, I got the chance to actually drive these Skippys in Florida. I did a 3 day racing school in Sebring, and then took part in the Karting Shootout, going for the $35,000 grand prize. I didn’t get the prize because of several mechanical issues (I had a misfiring engine in one session and an electrical problem in another), but I did get an F2000 test and am working out a deal for a seat in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge next year!

    Anyway, having that experience, I can say that the Skippys are incredibly accurate. I trained quite a lot before the event in the car at Sebring, and can honestly say that it helped me a lot. I may not have won, but I did lead a session and had the second fastest time of the event, and I put that down to all the sim racing I’ve done. A lot of people don’t understand just how much sim racing helps with racing in real life, but I really do believe that it was because I’ve been racing online for years now, that when I finally did get into a real car, it all felt natural. And of all the sims, iRacing is the most accurate for me.

    Now if only it wasn’t so darn expensive….

    #244442
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    Uh oh, he’s back….

    #243182
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    Da Costa is apparently replacing Kvyat, which is kind of a slap in the face to Da Costa imo. Lets see if he can redeem himself here though.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/110823

    #242761
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    Biggest crash I’ve seen in a while. After Cisneros landed right in front of the camera, I was sure of the worst, I didn’t think anyone could get out of a car that crushed. I couldn’t believe that he got out of their alive. Shows just how well built those cars are, because it looks like he went roof first into the guardrail.

    #241322
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    I know personally that not having a quick team mate is hugely detrimental if you’re with a inexperienced team. However, ART probably have more knowledge in this sport than any other team, so I don’t think its actually hurting him quite as much as he says it does.

    Not to mention the fact that at this point last year, he had less points than he does now, with Gutierrez as his team mate at the time. So no, this is just him trying to come up with an excuse as to why he hasn’t improved much from last season.

    I know that Abt is still his competitor, but thats just being an ass. It seems more like Calado’s trying to glorify himself, and gain pity from others. For me, it isn’t working.

    #220485
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    Macau: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6068293
    Its just over 10Km, and it might get pretty tight, but it should be possible.

    #224383
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    Schumacher and Hakkinen are not licensed, but Senna was licensed last year by a Brazilian game studio called Reiza Studios. Here is the site for the game they are developing: http://www.reizastudios.com/news/en/1/new-game-with-ayrton-senna/

    #220333
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    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6015022

    Same pits.

    Not the best thing, but I aimed it at 90′s F1 cars, not modern day cars.

    #238744
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    Live stream for this anyone? Thanks.

    #207670
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    I saw the title of this thread and thought: “Who could this be by?”

    Somehow, I got it right!

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