Round 5 - KNUTSTORP

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8 months 2 weeks ago - 8 months 2 weeks ago #5552 by Philipp Pichler
Philipp Pichler replied the topic: Round 5 - KNUTSTORP

Paul Anstey wrote:
The Falcon is a heavy car to get away from a standing start

Good point Paul, I thought my poor start was self-inflicted but as the Falcon is heavy and has not that much power to compensate it, this was maybe the main reason.

Matheus Nolli wrote: I'm still curious about why Anstey chose the Falcon. My two cents are on personal challenge.

I canot speak for Paul but from my point of view this sounds a bit funny
Because I chose the Falcon too and that choice was simple as I was faster with the Falcon than with Mustang or the Jaguar.
But it´s possible that he had other motives.

Now to my race. Well the qualy was not bad, in fact I was really suprised. Less than a second to the polesitter and P6. A new feeling for me but I suspected that it would be difficult to hold that position. And with the poor start I lost one place to Laszlo. A bit later Aitor passed me on the straight (The Mustang had more top speed) and I couldn´t find my rythm. Therefore I was not able to follow both. After a mistak into turn one Ales passed me aswell. And the rest of my race performance was horrible but for one who don´t like unstable cars this had to happen...
A good race pace is the big challenge for the last race, hopefully I can achieve this.
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8 months 2 weeks ago #5554 by Jorge Herrera
Jorge Herrera replied the topic: Round 5 - KNUTSTORP
I think that I even open the "password" post... I think I readed "posted 1 month and 1 week ago" and I probably thought... no, is not that...

Anyways... was our fault... the info was there and both we didn't see it....well; I saw it.. but was too late...

See you in the last race

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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #5555 by Admin
Admin replied the topic: Round 5 - KNUTSTORP
Nobody's fault, just Murphy's law. Example: the password for Virginia is set now. In this thread it's always written the password and specified track: "Race password in the race day at Virginia North is: final".
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8 months 1 week ago #5558 by Paul Anstey
Paul Anstey replied the topic: Round 5 - KNUTSTORP

Matheus Nolli wrote: I'm still curious about why Anstey chose the Falcon. My two cents are on personal challenge. If you're ok with that, Paul, I'd like to ask you about it and about how was your performance with the other cars. Anyway, great sportsmanship!


I chose the Falcon early in the week as I was around 6/10 faster with it than the other cars just on defaults. Are you saying in the quote above you didn't think the Falcon was a challenging car to drive. Not my experience especially the 2nd half of the race the car's back end was all other the place. Don't put too much into my fastest time. I'm capable of the odd one every now and then but the 1:13.9 in practice was just that a one off. I don't think I got closer than 3/10th to that time after that. It's consistency that counts and looking at the lap times I fell away from you times substantially throughout the race as a result of the tyre situation and the odd mistake especially into T1. My left rear had almost no tread another few laps and it probably would have gone. May have been the same for the Jaguar. The other reasons why I went with the Falcon are I'd never raced it before and I noticed when driving the Jag the engine health took a nosedive so didn't want to take that risk. If there were 3 races at this track with the same car choose I'd try out all 3 although that Mustang did seem very slow.

@Matheus : Do you use either GID or XD plugins. I use the XD plugin this gives fuel usage which seems to be pretty accurate so its easy to make your fuel calculations from it. You can also see your engine health as a %. Useful with these cars. :)
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8 months 1 week ago #5559 by Matheus Nolli
Matheus Nolli replied the topic: Round 5 - KNUTSTORP

Paul Anstey wrote: I chose the Falcon early in the week as I was around 6/10 faster with it than the other cars just on defaults. Are you saying in the quote above you didn't think the Falcon was a challenging car to drive. Not my experience especially the 2nd half of the race the car's back end was all other the place.


That's nice to know, thanks. This is something I appreciate in multi chassis/cars racing: each driver may be faster with different cars and strategies.
I guess I came from a a series of championships based on unbalanced (maybe simplistic) mods where everyone would converge to the same car. :lol: I think this comes from the quality of Historic GT mod (and Marek's great car selection)

Paul Anstey wrote: My left rear had almost no tread another few laps and it probably would have gone. May have been the same for the Jaguar. The other reasons why I went with the Falcon are I'd never raced it before and I noticed when driving the Jag the engine health took a nosedive so didn't want to take that risk. If there were 3 races at this track with the same car choose I'd try out all 3 although that Mustang did seem very slow.


I usually don't have problems with engine health - when I feel safe to do so, I set the gear ratios to benefit from some drafting or some eventual speed pick ups, so I rarely over rev. Even my real car's tuner keeps pushing me to allow the engine to rev :P I noticed this was the race I damaged the engine the most, though.
I would guess my tires lasted a little longer because the Jag allowed for some negative camber in the back and I didn't need to slide as much to deal with the middle of the corners, maybe? That's my guess. In the end, my rear tire temperatures stabilized at around 140 degrees celcius and would not rise unless drifting.

Paul Anstey wrote: @Matheus : Do you use either GID or XD plugins. I use the XD plugin this gives fuel usage which seems to be pretty accurate so its easy to make your fuel calculations from it. You can also see your engine health as a %. Useful with these cars. :)


Yep, I do. This championship is my first experience using a HUD plugin, and I decided to do so because of a conversation with Tavares and a topic in this forum that discussed how the engines could be damaged in racing. Somebody said, in that topic, that the engines could start the race with random damage levels, so I felt obligated to have that info on the screen. I never noticed this problem, though. I'm still getting used to the other info it displays and I couldn't get over from using the standard rFactor's HUD for fuel info, yet.

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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #5560 by Admin
Admin replied the topic: Round 5 - KNUTSTORP
I use rfdynhud plugin. I tried to use XD but I like rfdynhud the most, which is IMHO more adjustable than XD.

About the random engine damage at start. Honestly, I didn't notice that thing personally but I know sometimes (I don't know why) it happens.

Plugin helped me a lot in DRM event at Rouen, where fighting for the title and starting from PP I had a strange thing with revs, on the first slow corner exit of lap 1, my car engine overrevved (later I studied if it was a bump on track or somethng and found nothing) in a moment and I notice my engine health fell down to 6%. I had to learn how to manage it for 45 minutes, it was around zero or little in minus at the finish. Terrible thing.
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8 months 1 week ago #5563 by Antonio Tavares
Antonio Tavares replied the topic: Round 5 - KNUTSTORP
Just for the record, XD is configurable to suit the needs and preferences of the driver. it is possible to select the displays that you want visible and hide those that are not necessary; and also it's quite easy to select the position on the screen where you want these displays. I have some experience with it as I've been using it for a long time, so if anybody needs help or tips don't hesitate to say s - I'll be glad to help.

“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.”

(Steve McQueen)
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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #5564 by Admin
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Antonio Tavares wrote: Just for the record, XD is configurable to suit the needs and preferences of the driver.


As rfdynhud is. B)
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8 months 1 week ago #5574 by Antonio Tavares
Antonio Tavares replied the topic: Round 5 - KNUTSTORP
Yes, but rfdynhud seems much more complicated. Long instructions to install, longer instructions to configure, and many unneeded functions imho.
xD is easy to install; it'sa plugin and all you need is to copy-paste some files into plugins and main rf folder. To configure xd you edit the configuration file (*.ini) with notepad, change 3 or 4 lines and that's it. And all the info I need is there: engine health, tires and brakes temps, fuel consumption, lap and sector times, distance to the front and rear drivers.

“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.”

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8 months 2 days ago #5591 by Marek Archipow [Fireball]
Marek Archipow [Fireball] replied the topic: Round 5 - KNUTSTORP
Q: P5
R: P4

Good and fair driving, one overtake after nice battle with Csaba. The race was tough for me but it ended with rather good points.

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