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Thanks so much to @Erik for the coaching session last night!!  It's convinced me I need to start using the Motec app so I can try to understand more what the car is doing and how setup changes affect things.  I defo feel a bit overwhelmed by the amount there is to learn, but I'm up for the challenge :D

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1 minute ago, SharkyOB said:

Thanks so much to @Erik for the coaching session last night!!  It's convinced me I need to start using the Motec app so I can try to understand more what the car is doing and how setup changes affect things.  I defo feel a bit overwhelmed by the amount there is to learn, but I'm up for the challenge :D

 

You can do it all without motec by paying attention to tyre widget, tyre wear and temperatures in setup menu and watching replays... But its easier to just drive some laps and then go see in MoTeC what pressures and temps you had. ;)

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23 hours ago, davejm said:

 

How is your break @Meers?  For season 6 I'm going to be having all the races under the one series on simracing.gp, so the leaderboard will auto update on there.  So there wouldn't necessarily be a need for the spreadsheet, unless you want to have it as a record for the future?  (or as a learning tool with what you're doing to grab the results).

 

Oh man, that sounds great. I wasn't aware that was a possiblility now. No worries, saves me a lot of work haha.

 

As for a learning tool, I have plenty of learning opportunity for stuff like this at work, trying to streamline workflow internally for us, so no worries about that either. :)

 

Edit: break's going fine mate. Although we have a lot of rain in these parts unfortunately. Been at the beach with the kids on Sunday, the only nice weather day we had so far. 😅

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1 hour ago, texlex45 said:

@davejm Is there a practice server for Bremgarten? 

 

No mate, the practice server only works for ACC.   I've got some PC parts to make a dedicated server (which I'm going to be able to use for AC and ACC) but haven't got around to building it yet.

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37 minutes ago, davejm said:

 

No mate, the practice server only works for ACC.   I've got some PC parts to make a dedicated server (which I'm going to be able to use for AC and ACC) but haven't got around to building it yet.

Ah ok no worries mate. Was just wondering how you knew about @SharkyOB 's time on Bremgarten and thought there might be a server to answer that :) 

 

Did quite a few practice laps tonight to get the hang of the car and track and boy oh boy is it fun 🥳 The sliding, the turning the car with the throttle and managing the momentum is such a fun and different experience from the aero heavy GT3s. Managed a 2:38.6 as my fastest lap today but no idea whether thats any good or not... 

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13 minutes ago, texlex45 said:

Ah ok no worries mate. Was just wondering how you knew about @SharkyOB 's time on Bremgarten and thought there might be a server to answer that :) 

 

Did quite a few practice laps tonight to get the hang of the car and track and boy oh boy is it fun 🥳 The sliding, the turning the car with the throttle and managing the momentum is such a fun and different experience from the aero heavy GT3s. Managed a 2:38.6 as my fastest lap today but no idea whether thats any good or not... 

 

Ah yes, there is a separate Assetto Corsa thread so we were discussing times on there.  I managed a 2:39 so far, and I think Sharky has done a 2:31

 

https://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?/topic/258168-assetto-corsa/

 

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I've sent out an email to registered members of the simracing.gp community to drum up interest for the multi-class race at the end of August.  I know this is some time away, but could I ask the regulars to register for the event, just so we can get it as fully populated as possible for any cross-community reach outs that I do?  Even if you're not sure to be racing, please register for now if you can.

 

https://beta.simracing.gp/events/LtlOt3l0Ts02XRH1osfPF

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1 hour ago, davejm said:

I've sent out an email to registered members of the simracing.gp community to drum up interest for the multi-class race at the end of August.  I know this is some time away, but could I ask the regulars to register for the event, just so we can get it as fully populated as possible for any cross-community reach outs that I do?  Even if you're not sure to be racing, please register for now if you can.

 

https://beta.simracing.gp/events/LtlOt3l0Ts02XRH1osfPF

 

I've signed up for this in the Ferrari 488 GT3, looking forward to trying out a new car and I've never driven Suzuka so a new track for me as well.

 

I cancelled my registration for the bremgarten races tonight, I got my second vaccination yesterday and feeling rough today. maybe if I'm feeling better later I'll jump into the second race.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, EuroVapeSim2 said:

 

I've signed up for this in the Ferrari 488 GT3, looking forward to trying out a new car and I've never driven Suzuka so a new track for me as well.

 

I cancelled my registration for the bremgarten races tonight, I got my second vaccination yesterday and feeling rough today. maybe if I'm feeling better later I'll jump into the second race.

 

I've got my second jab tomorrow!

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10 minutes ago, EuroVapeSim2 said:

 

I've signed up for this in the Ferrari 488 GT3, looking forward to trying out a new car and I've never driven Suzuka so a new track for me as well.

 

 

The Ferrari is super slippery around Suzuka.  Some tips; the EVO variant has really aggressive throttle maps and the car is designed to run at relatively high levels of TC (TC5 is recommended, even when dry).  I believe the default aggressive presets were carried over from the non-EVO variant.  It is worth bumping up the engine map to the most aggressive (it gave me noticeable gains) but if you do that, set those TC and TC2 values to 5.  I run ABS at 4 in the dry.

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Suzuka is slippery and very abrasive. It destroys tyres even quicker than Silverstone, Zandvoort or Paul Ricard. edit: also in ACC cars use 2018/2019 tyres there that are less durable than 2020 tyres

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5 minutes ago, davejm said:

I've got my second jab tomorrow!

I'm feeling better as the day is going on, ibuprofen really helped the aches. Waking up this morning all I wanted to do is sleep all day.

 

4 minutes ago, davejm said:

the EVO variant has really aggressive throttle maps and the car is designed to run at relatively high levels of TC (TC5 is recommended, even when dry). 

Thanks for the tips, I've signed up in the EVO variant for now but will try out both versions and change if I feel I'm quicker with one over the other.

I've not adjusted any engine maps when driving the Aston, I'll have to look into them for the Ferrari. I have plenty of time before the race to understand the car.

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4 minutes ago, davejm said:

Morning guys.  Phenomenal night in Assetto Corsa last night :)

 

Next week will be a Porsche Cup event at the Nurburgring.

https://beta.simracing.gp/events/9BMg_t1rt6XVRkAC5gWnI

 

This will feature a 15 minute qualifying session with 2 x 30 minute races.

 

The practice server is live! :)

 

More dancing along a track with a difficult car... sign me up after yesterday's epic racing 💯

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1 hour ago, davejm said:

@Erik is it your Silverstone Endurance today?  If so, good luck.   Is it the RCI one?

 

Yeh it is, event starting in 2 hours. Not many cars in our class, I guess people refuse to drive anything but GT3, but 10 hours in traffic should be interesting.

 

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2 minutes ago, Erik said:

 

Yeh it is, event starting in 2 hours. Not many cars in our class, I guess people refuse to drive anything but GT3, but 10 hours in traffic should be interesting.

 

 

 

 

Good luck mate! Hopefully the GT3s stay patient 

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On 30/07/2021 at 07:42, davejm said:

Morning guys.  Phenomenal night in Assetto Corsa last night :)

 

Next week will be a Porsche Cup event at the Nurburgring.

https://beta.simracing.gp/events/9BMg_t1rt6XVRkAC5gWnI

 

This will feature a 15 minute qualifying session with 2 x 30 minute races.

 

The practice server is live! :)

 

Well I had a go - and found the Porsche to be a reluctant dance partner! 

 

After two laps or so I found the front tyres were ridiculously under pressure and offered hardly any grip (using the aggressive pre-set).  I had to fill them with a LOT of air to get any sort of stick to them.  I'm still at the stage of randomly gaining half a second on any given corner as I mess with lines and entry speeds.  I think the best lap I managed was about 2.01.  I can see online that Cup times at the ring are frequently in the 1.57s, so there's a lot more work to be done!

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Valver said:

 

Well I had a go - and found the Porsche to be a reluctant dance partner! 

 

After two laps or so I found the front tyres were ridiculously under pressure and offered hardly any grip (using the aggressive pre-set).  I had to fill them with a LOT of air to get any sort of stick to them.  I'm still at the stage of randomly gaining half a second on any given corner as I mess with lines and entry speeds.  I think the best lap I managed was about 2.01.  I can see online that Cup times at the ring are frequently in the 1.57s, so there's a lot more work to be done!

 

 

 

Nice one mate, gives me something to aim for when I give it a go.  Looking forward to getting back into ACC.

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On 31/07/2021 at 13:09, texlex45 said:

 

Good luck mate! Hopefully the GT3s stay patient 

 

Yeah well they didnt. We were taken out multiple times by gt3s and spent minutes doing repairs. 10 hours of dodge the GT3 or be in the wall. In final 30 min I stopped evading dive bombers and had 6 more contacts and 3 overtake me on the grass on the outside. Dirty even by the Nurb 24 h champion, again.

 

P5 still but it could have been worse. 3 cars were DQ'd, 2 before race even started, and I dont want to know how much worse it would have been with them.

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Just had to restart the server as the software updated.  Think a couple of peeps were on.

 

The session timing was slightly out too, 10am rather than 2pm so that's sorted now.  So if you've done some setups and sorted tyre pressures etc will need to adjust.

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5 hours ago, Erik said:

 

Yeah well they didnt. We were taken out multiple times by gt3s and spent minutes doing repairs. 10 hours of dodge the GT3 or be in the wall. In final 30 min I stopped evading dive bombers and had 6 more contacts and 3 overtake me on the grass on the outside. Dirty even by the Nurb 24 h champion, again.

 

P5 still but it could have been worse. 3 cars were DQ'd, 2 before race even started, and I dont want to know how much worse it would have been with them.

 

Yikes that sounds rough... 

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Practice timings:-

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This week's event is an 'open' event so whereas for the league races I'd usually add everyone; for this one you do need to register.  So don't forget if you're planning to race!

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1 hour ago, Count Buffalos said:

Is this the Cup Suzuka race? I’ve lost touch a bit I think! 

 

This week is a Porsche Cup race at Nurburgring.

 

The Suzuka race is a multi-class race (GT3 or GT4) at the end of August, which is a week before the start of the new league season.

 

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If you're ever unsure about what is scheduled then if you bookmark the simracing.gp community page it defaults to the events page when loaded:-

https://beta.simracing.gp/communities/yhRbHTPRAZwJqbJakJneM#events

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