PS4 - AOR GT3 S15 - PS4 Tier 3 - Hockenheim GP - 15.04.20 @8PM UK Time | ApexOnlineRacing.com

PS4 AOR GT3 S15 - PS4 Tier 3 - Hockenheim GP - 15.04.20 @8PM UK Time


PRG_FrankForest

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ROUND 4 - Hockenheim GP

Event Information:
Date: Wednesday April 15th 2020
Lobby opens: 7:45pm (UK time)
● Event starts: 8:00pm (UK time)
● Event format:
- Qualifying: 15 minutes
- Race: 36 Laps (1 formation lap + 35 race laps)

● Weather Conditions:
Qualifying:
Heavy Cloud
- Race:
Light Rain -
Hazy (Sync-to-race)

● In-game time-of-day information:
- Qualifying time: 06/05/20 05:00
- Race start time: 06/05/20 06:00

Manual Rolling Start Information:
Formation Point:


Acceleration Zone:


If you are unsure about the Manual Rolling Start procedure, please read the instructions and watch the explanatory video.

Notices:
● Rules & regulations:
Before you take to the track in the league race, make sure you are fully aware of the rules and regulations of the leagues. As a driver in our leagues, you are required to do your very best to ensure clean and fair racing at all times.
● No-shows: If you are unable to attend the race, please inform the League Coordinator and leave a post in this thread BEFORE the race takes place. Note the rules of participation here.
● Lobby settings: If you are unsure about the rest of the lobby settings that will be used, look here.
● Save your replay: As a means of helping the stewards with any enquiries, all drivers are required to save their race replays and keep it stored for at least one week after the race has taken place. If you are involved in an incident or see something during the race that you feel needs to be investigated, you are free to make a stewards enquiry - however if enquiries are submitted without replay or race footage available, it is likely we can't do anything.

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McKinda

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Can't wait this one.
Done practice session with T2 guys yesterday and I think I'm set for race.
Just gotta make good strategy when to change tires
 

Slicker

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Raoualf21731

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Jan 27, 2020
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Can't wait this one.
Done practice session with T2 guys yesterday and I think I'm set for race.
Just gotta make good strategy when to change tires
What are good lap times in the early morning?

Will be interesting to see how many puddles there are on this track, I think that the last sector will be trickier than ever.
 

Leroy1600

AOR PS4 GT3 S15 T3 Champion
Feb 3, 2020
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I'm in guys! Need some practice never driven this game in the wet! I am a n00b haha!
 

chris130256

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You younger guys probably wouldn't remember but Jim Clark died at Hockenheim April 1968 a guy really worth remembering, look him up, it's worth it.
I remember Jim Clark death. I was 12 at the time and although it was a shock it wasn't uncommon to hear about racing drivers being killed. Luckily it's different these days with fatalities much rarer.
 

Fred Ogega

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I remember Jim Clark death. I was 12 at the time and although it was a shock it wasn't uncommon to hear about racing drivers being killed. Luckily it's different these days with fatalities much rarer.
im sure i am not the only one who quickly whipped out a calculator to calculate your age! :Do_O
which puts you at my dad's age bracket! can't imagine him sitting down on the ps4 behind a rig!
mad respect. hope that i too shall be enjoying the racing sims 30 years from now....
 

chris130256

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im sure i am not the only one who quickly whipped out a calculator to calculate your age! :Do_O
which puts you at my dad's age bracket! can't imagine him sitting down on the ps4 behind a rig!
mad respect. hope that i too shall be enjoying the racing sims 30 years from now....
Thanks Fred. I've been racing on Apex for almost 10 years now and I think I still hold the dubious record of oldest winner which was s14 gt3 Spa. I think racing sims are a great way to keep reactions, concentration, brain and reflexes in top condition. I love racing and always get excited on race evenings. I guess I'll stop when I don't enjoy it any more? Younger people should realise that to me, this is like sci fi and would've been impossible to imagine a simulation so real and being able to race people from all over the world could happen in my lifetime. Get your Dad to have a go. He might enjoy it?
ps.. calculator, again sci fi. Seriously, at my 1st school we used an abacus to do simple calculations
 
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lappedagain

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Mar 20, 2020
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Agree entirely Chris, this is my first attempt at online racing and find it very addictive, bit nervous going online at the start but
a bit happier working my way around it now.
 
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Raoualf21731

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Just realizing that my mother wasn't even born in 1968 o_O :p

What you're doing is so cool, glad we have you around! I hope that I'll get the PS14 when I'll turn 60 :love:
 
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Raoualf21731

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Jan 27, 2020
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If anyone can share some tips to keep the tyres at the right temperatures in these conditions, they'd be very welcomed... It'll be the first time that I do a race like this, I'm not expecting much.

@McKinda, did you have this problem the other night?
 

Kingma

Formula 4 Test Driver
Jan 20, 2019
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If anyone can share some tips to keep the tyres at the right temperatures in these conditions, they'd be very welcomed... It'll be the first time that I do a race like this, I'm not expecting much.

@McKinda, did you have this problem the other night?
Yeah, had a bit of the same feeling, also read about it some time ago, that the wets want to be heated more slowly, and do not like aggressive warm ups. It's because of the grooves, you want the edges of the grooves in the tire to be as sharp as possible, for better grip, because it keeps the part that that touched the track clean of water, and the grooves full of water, for better flow out of that water. Rapid or aggressive warm up will have a big effect by smoothing out those edges, thus allowing water to more easily flow underneath the part of the tire that should have clear contact with the track.

A little edit with a suggestion on how to take these tires on:
Qualy: maybe take 2 laps to warm them up easily, just so they are still in perfect state at the start of you lap. But for your qualy lap, this is less important, if you have some other things to watch or account for, focus on that.
Race: make sure they stay warm during the formation lap, since that is just as important if not more. But watch out for putting on too much steering angle, since understeer rips these tires up. This might involve putting a limit on it, so if somebody behind you is pushing you and with that your tires to hard, maybe make a smart move and let them by. So keep these tires in mind, and they should last you long enough for the race.
These are just suggestions, so while the explanation for why the tires can wear so quickly should be correct, how you want to account for that is entirely up to you. Good luck!
Shamelessly quoting myself, but this is a general thing I compiled for the wet tires, but TL;DR: prevent any tire slip as much as possible to keep the wets happy, since slip, either wheel spin, over- or understeer will reduce tire life quickly, so when heating them up/keeping them warm during the rolling start, make longer left right turns, instead of short left right , since those short burst usually have a lot of tire slip.
 
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Raoualf21731

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Shamelessly quoting myself, but this is a general thing I compiled for the wet tires, but TL;DR: prevent any tire slip as much as possible to keep the wets happy, since slip, either wheel spin, over- or understeer will reduce tire life quickly, so when heating them up/keeping them warm during the rolling start, make longer left right turns, instead of short left right , since those short burst usually have a lot of tire slip.
This is really interesting, please quote yourself more often :)

So far I have the opposite issue: the tires are getting colder every lap and it looks like I can't do much against this but the grip loss is huge.

My setup is very soft so far (anti-roll bars, suspensions, dampers) so probably too understeery. I should try to stiffen everything a bit to see what happens