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Modern Championship - Round 2 (Sweden)


Maddog40

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Welcome to the second round of the DiRT 4 Rally League Season 2, in the Modern Championship!

Stage Information:
Location: Värmland, Sweden
Date/Time Start: 16/04/18 00:00 GMT
Date/Time End: 22/04/18 23:30 GMT

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A Results thread will be up shortly
 

Nat Strode

Junior Karter
Jul 1, 2017
9
0
Drove much better than I thought I would, meaning no rolls! Did have a puncture in one stage that i had to change.
 

EpilepticToast

2-Time Reigning DiRT League Champion
Dec 11, 2016
168
115
Just finished my run, It was clean for the most part and the pace felt pretty good in the Fiesta on most stages (not in fog :vomit:) but it wasn't enough to challenge current leader @mirk who put in another blitzing drive in the tough conditions. Hoping to hold on to a podium place this time but it might be a bit of a stretch looking at the tight competition this season (y)
 

AddictivePenguin

Pro Karter
Dec 10, 2016
47
34
Finished my run as well. The preparations for this one were quite tough and on Thursday night my setup was so bad I thought I wouldn't even finish in the top 5. But after some long hours on Saturday I think I nailed the setup. I was quite comfortable both at high speed and in the slower, bumpy corners although at the fast sections I lost some tenths due to my too long 5th gear.

Anyway, first stage started with a big scare at a hairpin right after a jump. The stage note was delayed so I missed the braking completely, flew over the jump and went straight, almost hitting some stewards standing in the most dangerous position. I feel like I wasn't the only one to make a mistake there because I ended up 2nd despite losing time.

Second stage was the first with fog and I am quite happy with the fact I didn't crash while maintaining reasonable to high speeds. SS3 had snowfall and honestly it affected my car's handling quite a loot. One corner the car felt twitchy and the other it just wouldn't turn. I ended up making lots of small mistakes which meant my dampers got damaged. As a result SS4 was basically as messy as SS3 due to my stiffer bumpers. Also, SS4 -in my opinion- had some of the worst pace notes I've had in D4. Absolute pain to navigate.

SS5 was small so I just cruised around setting an okay time. I wanted to keep my bumpers in good shape in order to push next stage. SS6 suited my driving quite well and combined with the perfect setup I managed to get provisional 1st place (although I feel like all the fast guys have already set a time so I should be safe. Better not jinx it though). It's been quite a while considering last time I won a stage was in S3 of Dirt Rally in Monte Carlo :lol:

As for SS7 it had the same death-hairpin that SS1 had, but at least this time I knew how to approach it. At this point I realised Iza was 2nd overall, 3s faster than me, so considering I had a gap of ~40 seconds to 4th place, I decided to push as much as I could in the Power Stage. It went quite well but as always, just when you think you got the victory, Mirk reminds you he is the boss in Sweden so you just have to be happy with 2nd! Either way, while I was a couple of seconds faster than Iza it wasn't quite enough to snatch 2nd from him, so I'll have to settle for 3rd place for a second time this season (provided that no one else sets better times the next few hours). Great battle and great event! Lots of fun for me at least.
 

EpilepticToast

2-Time Reigning DiRT League Champion
Dec 11, 2016
168
115
Finished my run as well. The preparations for this one were quite tough and on Thursday night my setup was so bad I thought I wouldn't even finish in the top 5. But after some long hours on Saturday I think I nailed the setup. I was quite comfortable both at high speed and in the slower, bumpy corners although at the fast sections I lost some tenths due to my too long 5th gear.

Anyway, first stage started with a big scare at a hairpin right after a jump. The stage note was delayed so I missed the braking completely, flew over the jump and went straight, almost hitting some stewards standing in the most dangerous position. I feel like I wasn't the only one to make a mistake there because I ended up 2nd despite losing time.

Second stage was the first with fog and I am quite happy with the fact I didn't crash while maintaining reasonable to high speeds. SS3 had snowfall and honestly it affected my car's handling quite a loot. One corner the car felt twitchy and the other it just wouldn't turn. I ended up making lots of small mistakes which meant my dampers got damaged. As a result SS4 was basically as messy as SS3 due to my stiffer bumpers. Also, SS4 -in my opinion- had some of the worst pace notes I've had in D4. Absolute pain to navigate.

SS5 was small so I just cruised around setting an okay time. I wanted to keep my bumpers in good shape in order to push next stage. SS6 suited my driving quite well and combined with the perfect setup I managed to get provisional 1st place (although I feel like all the fast guys have already set a time so I should be safe. Better not jinx it though). It's been quite a while considering last time I won a stage was in S3 of Dirt Rally in Monte Carlo :lol:

As for SS7 it had the same death-hairpin that SS1 had, but at least this time I knew how to approach it. At this point I realised Iza was 2nd overall, 3s faster than me, so considering I had a gap of ~40 seconds to 4th place, I decided to push as much as I could in the Power Stage. It went quite well but as always, just when you think you got the victory, Mirk reminds you he is the boss in Sweden so you just have to be happy with 2nd! Either way, while I was a couple of seconds faster than Iza it wasn't quite enough to snatch 2nd from him, so I'll have to settle for 3rd place for a second time this season (provided that no one else sets better times the next few hours). Great battle and great event! Lots of fun for me at least.
Really great pace from you again man, nice one. I clearly have a lot of setup work to do in that Fiesta if I want to get a podium in modern this season :wideyed:
 

Jamesatpeellol

Semi-Pro Karter
Feb 2, 2018
15
5
Also I'd like to commend the moderators for the stage selections for rally Sweden, it was genuinely some of the most fun stages I've driven since WRC4 on the PS2. The rhythm and flow of the snowy roads was fantastic.
 
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AddictivePenguin

Pro Karter
Dec 10, 2016
47
34
I'll be honest, it was randomly generated using Your Stage so it's not like we had all that much input into it :p

But thank you anyway @Jamesatpeellol :)
Don't you generate many stages and choose the best ones? We all know YourStage -more often than not- produces horrible stages with boring layouts that make no sense. I personally have to generate and test run quite a few stages before I find something I like.
 

Rcfly3r1

Formula 4 1st Driver
Apr 19, 2016
156
95
when you do the first 2 stages and get decent times do the 3rd stage and get p5 to then get told that it has expired coz i didnt check the finish time :(
 

Hayden_430

One Massive Faff
Staff member
F1 Coordinator
Mar 15, 2017
2,725
809
I completed the last stage then it said that the event expired! :/ Stages 5, 6 & 7 were awesome! I do prefer the shorter stages (Because i have less chance of binning it! haahha) was in a decent grove by the end of the event but i'm still using the rented cars and stock setups! kinda finding my feet more with the car and rally events again!