General rules and series registration
Admin wrote: Race length changed to 40 minutes due to "on the edge" fuel consumption in Porsche 935. Comparing Manfeild and Anderstorp it would be a threat for 935 to make one stop race as the only car on grid. BMW, Toyo and Ford need less fuel and can race 45 minutes at the limit with safe margin.
40 minute race is safe for 935 too. I hope you understand it.
I'm sorry but I disagree to this. Everyone knows the faster car is the 935, so the rest of the cars and particularly the Capri and the Celica levels the lack of speed using less fuel than the 935.
If the lenght of the race is reduced to allow the 935 to not make a pitstop, the rest of the cars lose their fuel consumption advantage and makes no sense to take the Celica, for example, because we are going to lose time on track and we will not have a chance to gain it back.
Of course, there is a flipside of the story. 45 minutes races would be better if Capri and Toyo are little slower and 935 and M1 would be on the edge with fuel - faster cars should be forced to little slow down to save fuel and it would be a perfect combination for this series.
Hard times with DRM Trophy but if we will make a key to run this series, it will be easier in the future. Let's test it next week.
I'm releasing fixed setup online. Now it's new impression.
1- I can feel most of you having a blast racing these machines unlike me so why not spend more time racing then?
2- To bring tire management and race strategy into play like profi races. I made a quick offline test race to see how pitstops go and I found out changing both front and rear tires take 41 seconds while changing only front tires take 27 seconds. The aggressive drift driving style has to pay the price by changing all 4 wheels, +14 seconds of pit-box time sounds ok to me. On the other hand, pit limit on race session is 80kmph which is safely doable without penalties imo (not tested the other 2 tracks yet).
3- We know weight penalties will be applied beginning from the 2nd Rd. As an experienced boy, I can assure you races will be inch close and battles will take much longer if things go according to plans. We all know decently made overtakings take some serious time and is not an easy task when paces are identical. Which means we will need more racing time.
I would avoid "forced pitstop": when I watch the DTM and see all these cars entering the pits like a storm of bees it makes me sad.
Is it possible, like admin, setting the pitstop menu excluding the refuel!?!?
So the advantage of Capris would be untouched.
About the 1 hour race for me it's not a problem but keep in mind that sometimes, and mostly on the technical tracks, we could risk to have 7 or 8 "survived drivers" that (in the last 15/10 minutes) walks around the track to complete the race.
It's not a huge problem obviously, but could be a little boring. That's all.
Keep calm and wait the chequered flag...
300 kmph pit limit makes perfect sense to me to avoid penalties.
P1: 2017 1st DRM Trophy. Ford
P1: 2015 R2P S37 Steel Wheels by Simracers 1979 Formula 1. Ligier-Ford Cosworth
P2: 2014 R2P S33 True Power by Simracers Grand Prix 1979.
P2: 2012 GP1979 Season 3.
P3: 2018 5th Historic GT Season.
P3: 2018 3rd Historic GT Season.
Anyway, with 45 minute races Porsche and BMW probably will make it without the pitstop but we must set comparable circumstances for all cars, despite of being slightly slower by Toyo or Capri. I wouldn't pay attention to Capri or Toyo disadvantages - Tamas proved Toyota can be comparable and quick. Please wait for weight penalty in the second race.
I personally don't matter if the race should be 45 or 60 minutes, with or without pitstop - I will race under every condition.
I'd still prefer 300 but a safer speed like 120~150 would also work. Safer and not too much lost time in pit lane. Plus, we can set gear2 or gear3 to that speed so it can be used as pit limiter.