holy fucking **** im so fucking mad at myself right now
i raced for the whole day, now in the middle of the race myfucking wheel decided to go off my table so i thought sure i will readjust the screw of my wheel while on the straight amd boom my car goes **** you
@dr_green im very sorry your dnf was the result of my stupidity
this was one of the best races i ever had and i even had a very good chance of a top5 finish which I was far away from for the whole season and that tilts me even more
i guess **** like this only happens once
Yes, the racing was great this time. It didn't feel like everyone is there to kill you, as it usually does in practice races.
As @VoodooChild mentioned, Your teammate won the first round too, but he managed to gather so many penalty seconds that it doesn't show as a win in results.Well, that was definitely one of the worst races I had here on AOR within my 4 seasons. Not sure why but nothing worked from setup point of view and my car felt awful, so no wonder I finished 14th... Anyway I would like to congratz podium guys @VoodooChild and my team mate for his first win of the season, well done @Blunboi and the well deserved champion of our tier, and as some guys already wrote, no longer slow @Captain Slow
Even with a perfect exit out of the final hairpin and being less than 1 meter off the bumper of the car in front, they pull away from me. I could catch people on the brakes into T1 for the first few laps until the tyres let me down.and Nurburgring didn't he?
anyway @venquessa , can't tell it for sure because i didn't see his setup, but i bet @Blunboi decided to play the strenghts of his R8 instead trying to chase the lambos in the oval part: in the mixed bit he gained 50-100m on me entering last hairpin, and by the time we were back in first hairpin we were again bumper-to-bumper.
my lambo's higher top speed paid off only once when he had a less than perfect exit from last corner into the oval, and still it wasn't easy to overtake him
That shouldn't surprise you, the Audi doesn't have that kind of speed. I was doing exactly the same, sometimes 252-253 IF i managed to cut in low at entry and kept it smooth on the steering. I was running 0-3 and could only hang on while on the banking, in a straight line (like Start/Finish) you gotta accept that they're pulling away or at least aren't gonna get closer. Also i wasn't much faster on the infield than the Lambos, if at all.On the oval I was entering T1 at 265 and exiting it at 249. I watched Jardier's stream and he was exiting turn one at 260-265!
Yeah I used the exact same setup for my TT, Quali, & Race I'm afraid mate. I wouldn't put too much blame on yourself to be honest, for some reason I just really got on with this track quite well, plus I put in at least around 200+ laps of practice this week because I'd finished my university assignments. Overall it was a cracking race, probably my favourite this season alongside Dubai because I managed to keep pace with the Lambo's on both occasions ( @Captain Slow, and @VoodooChild). But Voodoo is right, I gained a lot of my time through the road part because I was just confident in the car, I knew the Lambo had the pace over me in the oval but I also knew I could keep with him in the slipstream so he'd never get too far away. If you like @venquessa I could give you my setup for Laguna once I've figured one out, maybe you could try it and see if it fits your driving style? Just let me know and I'll shoot it over to you@Blunboi Did you use the same setup you did in TT for the race?
Part of me won't let this race go. I was trying, but I was loosing 0.5 seconds on the straight every lap and not making it up in the in field either. I can accept being 0.5 seconds slower than the leaders, that means I'm just slow, but when I'm pushing and on average 1 second a lap slower and 1.4 seconds off the pole pace I am doing something very wrong.
Another part of me says, "Let it go, move on.".
I felt very frustrated like there was something people weren't telling me. Like there was some secret (or common knowledge) about this track that I didn't have. I mean my best lap was a 1:16.1 with a tow. When I pushed the car as hard as I could without a tow I think I got a 1:16.8.
Watching Jardier's stream only made it worse. With literally nothing left on his tyres after 30 laps on them he was complaining about doing 1:15.7s! Apart from him obviously braking later and harder and being more on the limit in the corners than I can ever do he was taking the same lines as I was.
Something is quite wrong with how I drive this circuit and I want to know what it is.
Blunboi won in the Audi so I can't even blame it on the R8