It's crazy how anyone can win this championship, because the cars are just so F!@#? unreliable! It's the 70s and it's exciting as hell.
I join the Home of the Heartbroken with Jua Bos, Michael Drechsler, David Sabre, Jacob, and more. Let us all mourn our fallen engines.
This time I have to blame myself, when going green, I was a few seconds fully in the limiter until I realised it ain't going forward, testing earlier today, .9 of pressure seemed safe, though the temps were slightly higher than I would have liked. But a few missed shifts and revving the first two gears relatively high to stick to the end of the trail just was too much...
I didn't really have a lot of time to prep last week. Saturday night started feeling out the car and yesterday morning I felt like I found a pretty decent pace and I was ready to go. Knew the tires overheating was going to be an issue for me and I was also intently watching the engine temps because I couldn't seem to keep them anywhere near 'optimal' no matter what I did (same with the tires, really...not sure what they want at this point)
Decent quali and start, but I was trying too hard to keep up with the leaders and eventually started missing some shifts and over-rev'd the car a few times. Decided to take it a little easier at some point just before my engine went boom, but it was all for nil and a little too late. Duly noted, will be taking better care of the car next round!
Fun cars though and I'm looking forward to seeing the broadcast when it's sorted and back up. Thanks to our hosts and broadcast team! Will be seeking to improve (and can only go up from here!) for the next round.
Grats to winners in both divisions and podiums. Also, every single car that survived
Post by François Remmen on Jan 31, 2022 19:59:21 GMT
Really an entertainment this DRM mod. great job to everyone involved in this.
In addition, I have more rest this year I can also enjoy simracing with you, of course being competitive plays a part. this was not reflected in qualifying. for some obscure reason the car feels fuzzy at the start of a qualifying session. so start at the back. but how good does that p6 feel. muhahah
the mod is really super cool, the tires go down step by step but in the end really driving on ice. I also had too little gas to take Jan, I just had to take that P6.
I enjoyed it and when I look at the calender again, man man the nurburgring, Zandvoort, will be a party!
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Took it reaaallyy easy, and just wanted to be there at the end. Long season, and up to very stiff competition, so i am glad with the performance
Same here. I even had lifted to let Jaques and Jundt pass so I didn't had to push. I was really pissing my pants about the engine reliability.
I'm glad I finished.
By accident or not, Jundt found the sweet spot to not blow his engine up and still keep good laptimes. I felt very stupid and upset in the end but he won on his merit.
Thank you Jason and Jonatan for the broadcast!
I didn't get it in gear on lap 2 I think, then I remember last lap once. I drove like either at max boost or two clicks(1.4?) down and went to nearly the red line of some gears, 2nd and 3rd? Temp was like 100° max.(97-100) for the oil I think.
I streamed the race so it's possible to "research"(even for myself) what I did. maybe I got lucky enough with not missing too many shifts?
would it be possible to use tire stacks that aren't solid? like the ones used at Flugplatz Diepholz last year. protects from cutting, but doesn't destroy your car if you just brush up against them.
was fun racing while it lasted. saw thiago really back off, started to do the same, extra bit of braking changed the rhythm, brushed the tires with the rear. was surprisingly drivable after, but overheated the rears and quickly spiraled out of control. grats to podium(s) all survivors.