Jump to content

Assetto Corsa Competizione | Season 11 | Final Round @ Silverstone


davejm
 Share

Recommended Posts

9 hours ago, milko said:

So good to be back racing! I surprised myself by how well the car settled in to following @Meers next up. A few laps of that and I got my chance after Horrid Chicane went wobbly for him, and that went well too, I got by nicely around the exit. Second place! 

 

Then it started to get a bit wavey woo, including an absolutely magnificent drift through acqua minerali, I'm so proud of that one, but I knew disaster would come eventually. So it did, I eventually lost it coming out of Villeneuve (another nemesis on this circuit for me, easier to count the bits I don't crash frequently in), hit the wall and back down to sixth. And then I got the pit entry a bit wrong, came in slightly hot but hard on the brakes... and got disqualified! The indignity! Seriously that must be quite a harsh limit, I can't have gone very far into it over the mark.

 

I had an amazing first stint, got in 2nd place after Phil and Trevor came together in the first chicane, then had you breathing down my neck. It made me a tad nervous because you were much quicker, so I got lucky (again) when you lost control of the Porker when you did. Gutted for you though!

 

I had a very consistent race overall, barely made any mistakes. I couldn't keep up with @Ian Paskin though, he was just too quick. I also got 2 track cut warnings so I had to push a bit less in my second stint, which allowed @davejm to close the gap on me slowly but surely. He then wiped out at some point as well (unlucky, mate) which gave me a 20 second lead on P3 with only 4 minutes to go.

 

10/10 would race again! Amazing scenes!

 

8 hours ago, davejm said:

Results are in.  The ranking thing is interesting, @SneakyNinja and @Valver with more ranking points than myself and @Meers.  I wonder how it is all calculated?! :)

 

That's weird indeed. Maybe it's more points for gained positions?

 

8 hours ago, Valver said:

I find it interesting to see that Trevor, who caused multiple incidents (see the video below) still gets a decent score there.

 

Yeah, Phil was a bit erratic as well I noticed. They're very fast hotlappers though!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Meers said:

Yeah, Phil was a bit erratic as well I noticed. They're very fast hotlappers though!

 

Agreed - those guys were fast when there was no traffic about.   Trevor was easily able to catch me up by 0.5 to 1.0 sec a lap when he had clear air.  But as soon as it came to racing/overtaking, he was missing his braking spots, dive bombing and generally a red mist seemed to descend.   He'd fly past, go wide, or off, and I'd then I'd go back in front again, get a 1.5 second lead as he rejoined and then the cycle would repeat a few laps later.  At the first left and the hairpin I held my breath expecting a shunt each lap.  Just got hit the once - so no real harm done - just my tattered sanity 😆

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, SneakyNinja said:

 

Consistency and rugged good looks I reckon, eh @Valver ?

 

:) 

😆  Yeah, this is me just about to get in the old Sim-rig.  Gotta be worth another 500 ranking point for the one handed log-holding alone!

 

image.thumb.png.5b1f8194efe776d2d0d7d825e8c66399.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 minutes ago, Valver said:

Agreed - those guys were fast when there was no traffic about.   Trevor was easily able to catch me up by 0.5 to 1.0 sec a lap when he had clear air.  But as soon as it came to racing/overtaking, he was missing his braking spots, dive bombing and generally a red mist seemed to descend.   He'd fly past, go wide, or off, and I'd then I'd go back in front again, get a 1.5 second lead as he rejoined and then the cycle would repeat a few laps later.  At the first left and the hairpin I held my breath expecting a shunt each lap.  Just got hit the once - so no real harm done - just my tattered sanity 😆

 

A wise man (probably @Erik) once said - "catching up to someone is one thing, overtaking them is something else entirely".

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Meers said:

 

A wise man (probably @Erik) once said - "catching up to someone is one thing, overtaking them is something else entirely".

 

Aye, luckily for me I seem to be better at attacking & defending that I am at hot lapping.

 

Not a great race for me. Not up to my usual mid-field pace and made the mistake of not changing my tyres so had to pit twice. In my defence, I'm pretty sure our pitstops used to be more flexible, but I failed to digest the mandatory 0/1 stops text that was staring me in the face.

 

A sign of what was to come was the notification I got during practice along the lines of "Unfortunately we've had to downgrade you to a GOLD driver" or something. Didn't quite catch it at the time as I was driving. (Badly apparently)

 

Great to be racing with you all again though and looking forward to more battles! :) 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, SneakyNinja said:

In my defence, I'm pretty sure our pitstops used to be more flexible, but I failed to digest the mandatory 0/1 stops text that was staring me in the face.

 

We used to just do fuel but it limited the strategy a bit as 95% of the time that just meant the best move was to pit as late as you can to minimise the stop time.

 

3 minutes ago, SneakyNinja said:

A sign of what was to come was the notification I got during practice along the lines of "Unfortunately we've had to downgrade you to a GOLD driver" or something. Didn't quite catch it at the time as I was driving. (Badly apparently)

 

What was that from?! The game or something else?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Why they went for CotA instead of one of the (much better) other US tracks, such as Sebring, baffles my mind.

 

I want Sebring. Please give me Sebring. Sebring's awesome. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Aris spoke about that.  It wasn't a simple case of them choosing their own favourite tracks, there were loads of factors to do with the laser scanning, logistics, licensing etc.  So these are the ones they were able to do in the timeframe they were aiming for.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • davejm changed the title to Assetto Corsa Competizione | Season 11 | Round 1 @ COTA!
33 minutes ago, milko said:

there's a non-zero chance I will have to miss this week due to work :( Hopefully not though.

 

I'm in a similar position :(  We have an evening cutover, and I'm just trying to work out if I can delegate it to someone else.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's my son's birthday on Thursday. He'll be in bed at 8PM CEST but I'm not sure if there's still visitors around the house. I will register, but I may have to cancel it just before the race because of said visitors. We'll see closer to the time.

 

 

Also, very big change in the house hunting episode.

 

Before we put a bid on the house I showed you guys the other week, we did a bid on another house, but were overbid by someone else. Well, that party has withdrawn and since it was our first choice, we were overjoyed that we could have another shot at it. So we did another bid (same as our first one) and they accepted it! This house is bigger and has a bigger garden as well, but needs more work done to it. But it's more to our liking in the end, so we went for it.

 

So I had 3 houses at some point. I cancelled our 2nd choice (the one I posted about before) and they were sad about it but it's business they said (we hadn't signed anything yet). The estate agent of that one is still going to sell our current house.

 

Thing is... we are looking at moving somewhere in November. Which means I'm going to miss a few races, unfortunately.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, mrben09 said:

It looks like none of their other wheels support it ? They all seem to be compatible with the R9 and above.

 

Oh that's strange.  I would have assumed the other rims would work with this new wheel base too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, mrben09 said:

It looks like none of their other wheels support it ? They all seem to be compatible with the R9 and above.

 

Yeah, looks like you're correct based on this reddit:

 

 

Assume they've dropped the bluetooth to cut costs, but is that a deal breaker?   The fact they've made the new flagship FSR rim compatible suggests that future rims will have both the contact coms and the bluetooth of previous rims, so you should be able to get alternate rims if you want them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • davejm changed the title to Assetto Corsa Competizione | Season 11 | Final Round @ Silverstone

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Use of this website is subject to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Guidelines.