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RACE Round 02: Nurburgring Sprint - 12/oct

Discussion in 'Season I' started by assettocorsamods, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. assettocorsamods

    assettocorsamods Administrator Staff Member

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    Round 01: Sunday 12 October 2014
    Track: Nurburgring Sprint
    Practice: 17:30 UTC - 30 minutes
    Qualify: 18:00 UTC - 15 minutes
    Race : 18:15 UTC - 45 minutes
    Car: Fiat 500 Abarth

    Place to discussions :).
     
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  2. assettocorsamods

    assettocorsamods Administrator Staff Member

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    Moved the posts in Calendar thread.
     
  3. Zoinx

    Zoinx New Member ACM Club Driver

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    1.54.158.....5, 6 laps default test setup ........anyway I do not know how to setup ... :)

    PS: wait suggestions.....
     
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  4. ihlades

    ihlades Co-admin Racing Zone ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    From my perspective you can inflate the rear tyres all the way and ignore the low temperatures. This way you'll gain some top speed but make the car's rear end more playful (on lift-off and mid-turn brake). You can counter this by reducing the negative camber on the front wheels, gaining some traction out of corners as well.

    Also, front tyres temperatures are crucial in FWD with semislicks. Your driving style influences this as well as tyre inflation, camber and toe.

    Ultimately it's a trade-off between top speed/traction and corner stability/grip.
     
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  5. TCLF

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    I do this but with increased front camber, never can have enough oversteer in these boats :p
    I take that this is on an ideal track? if yes, I'll do some laps too. right now at a 1:56.low at a green track
     
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    ihlades Co-admin Racing Zone ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    It depends on driving style/experience I think. I'm quite brutal with the pedals so I usually end up sideways when adjusting the line mid-corner. Manageable, but I really need to stay focused.

    BTW, I find the increased traction is very helpful in the first two-three corners plus the last one. For me -0.8 camber vs. -1.4 is about 0.1-0.2 seconds faster.
     
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  7. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    1:54.7 for the moment.:rolleyes:
     
  8. ihlades

    ihlades Co-admin Racing Zone ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    What type of tarmac?

    @TCLF, do you mean you've got 1:56 in the first lap on green or after the track has improved? I see you can shave off about 1.5s once the track gains some grip.
     
  9. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    On this track (current server setting):
    Code:
    [DYNAMIC_TRACK]
    SESSION_START=98
    RANDOMNESS=1
    LAP_GAIN=2
    SESSION_TRANSFER=1
     
  10. TCLF

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    first 2 or 3 laps
     
  11. Zoinx

    Zoinx New Member ACM Club Driver

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    1:53.8xx.....Qualy...setup......less gasoline.....:)....
     
  12. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Server is up already, with 1h practice. It will automatically go into qualy and race at usual times.
    Race length: 24 laps.
     
  13. TCLF

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    ihlades Co-admin Racing Zone ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    This was an awesome race on my behalf. I'll try to tell you what I saw, so I'm not talking about all major events in the race, only those that I saw from the cockpit. I got a good start and took advantage of the battle between @TCLF and @luchian so I put some 5s between me and the second place. I knew I had a good setup, I was happy with the way the car handled and got used with the track and its condition (the best lap was a 1:52.332 and I think that was the fastest throughout the race).

    The deciding factor was however @TCLF's experience and sheer pace. Having saved his tires in the first half of the race he was now catching up on me, more than 0.5s per lap. Once he got behind me he tried to pass, which resulted in a nice battle (although short). He failed to pass me on the first try in Turn 1 when we traded places twice, but succeeded to take the lead about five corners later. He rapidly set himself at about 2.5s ahead of me, because of a problem I had with my pedals.

    With 9 laps to go I figured I had plenty of time to catch @TCLF. After all I was faster for the better part of the race until then. But at last, that was not case. He had cleverly saved the tires and he was consistently fast. He did 1:52.8 - 1:52.9 from there 'til the end each and every lap while I was struggling with the grip and the pedals.

    To sum it all up:

    It was an epic display of experience and pace from @TCLF who consistently looked fast! @luchian also had an unfailing pace at around 1:53.2 - 1:53.4, and in the final laps he was clearly gaining on me (too bad he was already too far to catch me and have some nice battle). @Zoinx was looking good in the fourth place but he crashed in the final turn of lap 1 so that was that.

    I haven't followed @DaggTxs or @KashunatoR, the other two racers today, but I will do so right about... now. Thanks for the replay!

    I must say I'm really enjoying this league, even if only two races took place so far. But I really enjoyed this second one. Being relatively new to simracing I'm excited I get to race along you guys, maybe you can show me a trick or two. ;)
     
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  15. TCLF

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    when will the standings be updated?
     
  16. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    In about 3-4 hours. I'm just as curious :).
     
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