Yeah, sorry lads, I'll have to concede as a DNS for this one. Tried reinstalling Bathurst add-on, reseting the PC, reseting the router. Changing teams, changing cars. Speeds and ping seemed to be normal with a quick speedcheck. My internet seems to be holding up everywhere else (touch wood) but who knows what the extra demand in my area is like with current circumstances.
Post by Alberto Ibanez on Apr 15, 2020 19:27:16 GMT
Sorry for that Matt, maybe next one.
My leg started hurting at the hip height some laps into the race and at some point it was quite uncomfortable and I could not be constant and started going off track, so I parked the car. Have fun on the second race.
Post by Alberto Iquino on Apr 15, 2020 20:38:11 GMT
My apologizes to Ray too. I behaved too much aggressive at the beginning and kicked him out of 10th at the 1st corner entry, so he drove on two wheels. And sorry to Jonatan too, because of the hitting when trying to pass Brian, the same like with Juha. After all this, I had a lot of fun racing with you guys and I hope to make other awesome battles in Michigan. Thank you for this!
Post by Thiago Canola on Apr 15, 2020 21:12:22 GMT
Missed the 1st race by mistake. In my mind the qualify would start 3PM EST. Stupid.
I used my time to practice a little bit after seen the livetime you guys running in the low 42s. wow I noticed the front tires would be fried within 3 laps with my old setup so I had to play with toe/caster/camber/bar to make it drivable in the long run. In the qualify I couldn't match the front runners, very good lap times from Ryan, Wilks, Jundt, Ray, Jacob, Janik.
At the start I had a fantastic jump somehow, from 7th to 4th. I thought I couldn't keep the pace, I was set for 4th position. The engine was overheating in lap 1 and 2. Lost the concentration and had a small off track. Jonatan almost got me at that moment. I lost contact with the front pack but started to understand the car and the pace was improving and in consequence the gap was closing. Wilks had a problem and pulled over, then Jundt was struggling a little. In the first chance we had a fight in the last uphill turn. Then laps later I had a good chance to have a clean pass in T1 and he didn't try to defend this time.
Ryan was 3 seconds ahead. I kept pushing 100% closing to 0.8s with 3 laps to go but I didn't negotiate well with traffic and dropped to 2s behind and that was it.
Got things figured out a bit better for 2nd race, had a blast battling with Coxon and Juha for several laps. Very clean for TinTops!! Then while trying to chip into the 4 secs to Jundt and Thiago, had a misunderstanding with a backmarker, or maybe it was lag? Got squeezed onto grass, ass the car disappeared... Anyway, I spun, and badly damaged the handling Fun over! Made things worse couple laps later, by running off track, misjudging re-entry and ruining Jonatan. Last hit was Esc, and a Rage quit worthy of a NASCAR driver.
Post by Jacob Fredriksson on Apr 16, 2020 14:48:30 GMT
Two top 5's is not too shabby. Lovely track this, one of my all-time fav's.
Race 1 was spectacular, had a race long battle with Miller for 4th, in which he eventually prevailed but only just. I didn't do a single mistake in that race, that was a win in itself.
Ahead of race 2 I found something in the setup that gave me a couple of tenths, and all of a sudden I was for a long time fastest of the FWD cars in qualifying, eventually just ousted by Ray in the Alfa in 5th. But then I did the worst start of my life, I didn't know you could start this badly! Was last heading onto the back straight! But race 2 was a bit messier, and near the end I was again battling for 4th. This time with Coxon, who had a slight edge on pure pace, but was little more uneven, so I got within striking distance in the last few laps, but didn't do anything over-aggressive, because, a top 5 is not too shabby.
Fun races all, can't we re-do Bathurst after the season is over? It was hellishly disappointing to retire from that one after 10 laps like that, haha.
After having been rather decent at the first visit of this track, I did some practice laps before the event(shocking, I know).
While initial Q pace seemed blistering, it only went downhill from there. I don't quite know what I am doing.
The car dropped off massively after a few laps, so did my braking performance for T1, it's like I forgot how braking works. At first I was on brake setting 4, then thought they might be too cold, dropped it to 3 but couldn't tell if that did anything positive.
Also changed arb and toe settings, but it seemed like the car dropped off with turning the front and keep a consistent radius through the race.
R1 had a very good start, but my fore-mentioned braking failures(mine, not the brakes themselves) led to me drop to 3rd, re-gain 2nd only to wonder if my exists of the last and 2nd turn were so bad that the works BMW of Ryan was out-draggging me nearly every time. Either my gearing was off too or maybe a few HP more together with the slipstream help the works car.
In the end, that made me lose 2nd aswell, but at least save in 3rd.
R2 was another decent start to 2nd behind Ryan(who took it with a great time) and he seemed nervous as he apparently either went a bit wide sometimes or drove more cautiously/defensively.
I "dropped" to third and later climbed back to second, but decided to let Thiago go and take the points for another third instead as I just didn't feel comfortable with my car. Might've been close to Thiago's FL, but that wasn't much of an indicator of my pace later on.
WD to Ryan on his win in R2, resisted the pressure to take a deserved win!