PS4 - GT3 S9 AM: Round 5 - Road America - 28/03/18 - 8PM UK-time | ApexOnlineRacing.com

PS4 GT3 S9 AM: Round 5 - Road America - 28/03/18 - 8PM UK-time


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ROUND 5 - Road America


Event Information:
Date: Wednesday 28 March 2018
Lobby opens: 7:45pm (UK time)
● Event starts: 8:00pm (UK time)
● Event format:
- Qualifying: 15 minutes
- Race: 1 Hour

● Weather Conditions:
For weather conditions and progression, please visit the Weather Centre.

● In-game time-of-day information (x2 time progression):
- Qualifying time: 15 July 2018, 17:00
- Race start time: 15 July 2018, 18:00

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

Notices:
● Rules & regulations:
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Confirmed No Shows:
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Unconfirmed No Shows:
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Alex Varic

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This will be an interesting race. I can't do low downforce to save my life so I'm gonna have to have a big straight line speed deficit but since I'm a bit of a self-confessed opening lap god anyway I should be fine.
 

Chickano

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It's all about balance my friend, you can run low DF if its balanced and you compensate in other areas of set up. I'm really looking forward to this race as i like this track alot, even though the Audi might strugle with the long straights against other motors like the renault/ ferrari/ lambo. Should be a good ' un though
 

danjbirch

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Done a little testing which didn't go great, anyone else? Seems to me that you need hard tyres for race and Qualy as track temp pretty high, what do others think?

Do love the track but it's tricky at this time of day with long shadows and then getting dark towards end
 

Alex Varic

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Done a little testing which didn't go great, anyone else? Seems to me that you need hard tyres for race and Qualy as track temp pretty high, what do others think?

Do love the track but it's tricky at this time of day with long shadows and then getting dark towards end
Only use softs if you simply can't get the hards to temperature. That's the mistake I made at Silverstone.
 

Chickano

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Only use softs if track temp is below 25 degrees C, otherwise they wont work. Here yes, at this tme of day / year it's hard tyres all the way for qualy and race
 

danjbirch

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Thanks guys, yeah I watched yorkies videos and he said the same.
 

Alex Varic

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It's amazing how close our championship is. 4 races, 4 winners and quite a few other potential winners, the league placements have been masterful.
 
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danjbirch

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I agree, though I feel miles behind you guys after Silverstone but hoping to be more competitive at road America.
 

Alex Varic

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I agree, though I feel miles behind you guys after Silverstone but hoping to be more competitive at road America.
Yeah well everyone struggles at a couple of races and you've been pretty rapid all season so I wouldn't read too much into it.
 

danjbirch

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Yeah it's never been a favourite track i had to put loads of laps in just to get anywhere near a respectable time.
 

biba99

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No, even more competition. ;)
As I am not overwhelmed by this track enough. Way off pace and and far from constant lap times.
 

Alex Varic

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No, even more competition. ;)
As I am not overwhelmed by this track enough. Way off pace and and far from constant lap times.
Watch some hotlaps from good players so you can get braking and turn on points then try to drive like them. It worked a treat for me at Silverstone.
 
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Dennis_Meisner

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Well the mandatory one from me....

The talk about pace - I actually like this track, but in my opinion the Audi don’t
I can go as far as mid 2:12’s in racepace - what are you all going around in?
 

Alex Varic

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Well the mandatory one from me....

The talk about pace - I actually like this track, but in my opinion the Audi don’t
I can go as far as mid 2:12’s in racepace - what are you all going around in?
I will practice tomorrow and see.
 

Tom harper

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Ok so after missing the last two races I'm back this week. Dose any one know what a good lap time is on this track?