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Progression in Competitiveness

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Stevie

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This is all for me, just because I'm curious.

Road America, last time I raced there in S4, I qualified with a 2:01.228, putting me tenth on the grid, also finishing 10th with a fastest lap of 2:02.076.

For reference regarding times:
S4 in qualifying: -----------------------------------------S6 qualifying:
  1. C. Holstein - 1:59.527------------------------1 - M. Schepers - 1:59.774
  2. M. Schepers - 1:59.833---------------------- 4 - C. Holstein - 1:59.990
  3. E. Imray - 2:00.487-----------------------------27 - E. Imray - 2:00.994
  4. S. Kamke - 2:02.080----------------------------44 - S. Kamke - 2:02. 270
S4 fastest laps/finishing positions:---------------S6 in race/Fastest laps:
  1. C. Holstein - 2:00.650------------------------2. M. Schepers - 2:01.023
  2. M. Schepers - 2:00.475 (FL)----------------4. C. Holstein - 2:00.896
  3. E. Imray - 2:01.396----------------------------20. E. Imray - 2:02.835
16 - S. Kamke - 2:03.621------------------------25. S. Kamke - 2:03.561

My qualifying from S4 was P10, with a 2:01.228, which would've put me 31st! Though I finished 10th in the race, I was 1 minute 21 behind the leader, which would've left me P18 in the race Rates optimistic

In Suzuka
S4 Qualifying Times: --------------------------------------------S6 Qualifying times:
  1. D. Karoni - 1:54.576-------------------------------------3. C. Holstein - 1:54.248
  2. C. Holstein - 1:54.817-----------------------------------10. D. Karoni - 1:54.459
  3. A. Godefroy - 1:55.479----------------------------------22. A. Godefroy - 1:55.062
  4. S. Reithmuller - 1:56.715--------------------------------34. S. Reithmuller - 1:56.073
S4 Finish positions/Fastest lap------------------------------ S6 Finish positions/fastest laps
  1. C. Holstein - 1:56.013----------------------------------- 4. C. Holstein - 1:55.454
  2. A. Godefroy - 1:56.450---------------------------------10. A. Godefroy - 1:56.114
  3. D. Karoni - 1:55.512--------------------------------------21. S. Reithmuller - 1:57.312
  4. S. Reithmuller - 1:57.214-------------------------------49. D. Karoni - 1:55.884
Stevie in S4? Well he qualified 18th, with a 1:56.323 which would've put him a solid 39th place!


I think it's fair to say, given the insane competition, if I made my triumphant return, I'd most certainly be in the Am category.

Interesting to see how drivers compare from seasons though. Especially Suzuka qualifying, where S4 pole man @djawadkaroni, in S6, he went over a tenth faster yet was only 10th position, half a second off pole.

I'll tag those I've used, just in-case they're interested.
@Ycoms @mike66187 @Bucefal @Reith @djawadkaroni @Stephan @Erti147

Also the numbers got all fucked up with formatting
 
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Bucefal

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Competition is tighter than ever, for sure. But if you look at Suzuka numbers, we all improved from S4. Did we all got faster drivers? Did we have better conditions? Did GTE cars had some kind of boost? My point is you'd probably be a bit rusty at the begining @Stevie but I bet you'd still have your place in the Pro/Am peloton. AM is @Reith property, keep out... ;)
 
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Stevie

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Competition is tighter than ever, for sure. But if you look at Suzuka numbers, we all improved from S4. Did we all got faster drivers? Did we have better conditions? Did GTE cars had some kind of boost? My point is you'd probably be a bit rusty at the begining @Stevie but I bet you'd still have your place in the Pro/Am peloton. AM is @Reith property, keep out... ;)
Conditions were definitely different, so a pinch of salt required, but still, everyone is impressive.
 

mike66187

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It certainly is a very competitive season, you can't afford to make a mistake in qualifying which i found out at Suzuka, a tenth can cost you like 3 places easily. I certainly like how everyone is getting along in the Pro class, race after race its close, I've never seen that before.

But if I have to pick a "Rival" for me it has to be @Dan_Suzuki ,this man is always there and he always seems to just edge me out while driving the same car. I have very much enjoyed driving with both him and all others in the PRO class and I will be looking forward to the rest of the season. I think this season has made me a way better driver, not in terms of raw pace but in close racing and in strategy!
 

Erti147

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ye should go even further back to S1/2 for a couple of tracks as example (for folk who raced back then anyway)
 

Ycoms

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For reference regarding times:
S4 in qualifying: -----------------------------------------S6 qualifying:
  1. C. Holstein - 1:59.527------------------------1 - M. Schepers - 1:59.774
  2. M. Schepers - 1:59.833---------------------- 4 - C. Holstein - 1:59.990
  3. E. Imray - 2:00.487-----------------------------27 - E. Imray - 2:00.994
  4. S. Kamke - 2:02.080----------------------------44 - S. Kamke - 2:02. 270
When we went back to RA this season I actually checked back my stream footage from S4. The track in S6 was nearly 10°C hotter than two seasons ago. That kind of shocked me, it really means we all improved quite a bit since then while everything got closer together. Oo
 

Corbs

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they changed the tire model when they released day night to reduce the temperature sensitivity to realistic levels
 

Ycoms

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they changed the tire model when they released day night to reduce the temperature sensitivity to realistic levels
True that, completely forgot this wasn't a thing yet half a year ago.
 

Deerladog

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To me all this says is I am forever destined to be slow and I'll never come close to the good guys no matter how hard I try :(