PC - VLN Series Race 9 - 1963 Lotus Type 25 Climax (social race, no previous sign-ups required) (22nd of November) | ApexOnlineRacing.com

PC VLN Series Race 9 - 1963 Lotus Type 25 Climax (social race, no previous sign-ups required) (22nd of November)


Which days can you race? (you are ansers will be considered as 'sign-up')


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wolfgang

Formula 4 1st Driver
Aug 5, 2016
184
139
Starting 8 o'clock in the morning means we almost start in the dark. But already after the first 5 minutes it is bright enough to race normally. The racers should adjust to it
 

Col.McCoy

F1 Multiple Champion
May 26, 2016
783
520
Ok guys, short information about tonights race
- Race will be the amount of drivers * 10 minutes HOWEVER maximum race length will be reduced to 1u45m! (reason, it's getting to dark with a 2 hour race at the end, especially considering some people might need to do an extra (half) lap. Weather will be CLEAR
- Gentlemans Agreement: Radiator will be set to 100%! (damage is off, but still to get some closer battling, I ask you to put (its default 100%) or let the radiator stay at 100% cooling
- Please don't forget to map a RESET button, we are racing open wheeled cars!

Some non-driver dependant tips:
- Tyre pressure on default or pretty low, my recommendation is to UP them at least with 0.2 Bar! Tyre temps will be a lot better spread over the whole tyre this way.
- A full fuel tank (130 ltrs) will get you 13 laps. Fuel usage is less than 10 ltrs a lap. With a maximum race time of 1u55 (1u45 + 1 extra lap) you are exactly safe with a full fuel tank! So no pitstops required this race.
- My suggestion is to REDUCE the gearing of the final gear. You will be 'exactly NOT topping out' everywhere, when driving alone! I am not putting this one in a gentlemens agreement, as some people might have trained differently, but I think it's the faster way around the circuit and also gives the people who haven't trained a more 'known' car, when it comes to what gears to use in what corners.

I will post the starting order for tonight shortly. Quick reminder, we are forming up after the Audi Ss, when exiting the following right-hander on the backstraight (Bit-Kurve) and last driver has called 'READY', the 'pole' car my take-off anytime, There is no 'last' point where he must take-off, however we ask you to do it BEFORE the chicane.
ONLY at the end of the FIRST lap, we will have a single file formation at the end of the DottingerHöhe. Leader will go off-throttle under the Billstein board and slowly slow down to pitlimit speed! All drivers behind are allowed to catch up. And than its racing untill the end from the exit of turn 2, we ask you to be very carefull between turn 2 and 3 and consider this part of the track as 'no-overtaking' unless somebody really makes a mistake during acceleration.

See you tonight!
 

Col.McCoy

F1 Multiple Champion
May 26, 2016
783
520
At the green light, everybody will hold his grid position and will take-off according the list below.
If your name is NOT on the list, you will follow @AndrexUK if he is there, otherwise you will follow ME @Col.McCoy, when he/I passes the finish line.
You will remain in your grid position that you have, when one of us has taken position at the back of the 'regular' drivers.

Line-up:
  1. @tRIP..
  2. @kraumn
  3. @mpc-v1
  4. @Allaeddine KESRI
  5. @D.Brezancic (maybe)
  6. @TicklishPicklewickle
  7. @atlasgehirn424
  8. @Nila
  9. @Kleinstein
  10. @Beau
  11. @wolfgang
  12. @Enton
  13. @WMDRMartin
  14. @Col.McCoy

The other drivers, you have not participated in a VLN race so far and will start in your respective grid postion after the list above has passed you
@THR Wolf
@Tony Clifton
@EikeSky
and all other drivers intersted racing

PS Small question to @Allaeddine KESRI, can you confirm you have race a VLN?! Or should you be put at the back as well?
 

AndrexUK

2 times PC Project Cars 2 Champion
Staff member
AC Coordinator
May 6, 2015
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5,407
Will try to be there tonight, but have next to no interest in open wheelers.
Will see how long I can survive without any practice!
 
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Col.McCoy

F1 Multiple Champion
May 26, 2016
783
520
Next race will be on Thursday 19th of December.

The plan is to run real snow on the whole track with a 'fun' 4wd.

Would appreciate you guys helping me out with selecting a car, as I will be on vacation. I'll check back on the forum during vacation... if there are like 2 cars we can choose from we can make it a poll-voted as well.
Thanks for joining tonight!
 
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wolfgang

Formula 4 1st Driver
Aug 5, 2016
184
139
Great race night as always.
Andrex and McCoy as always in front.
Congratulations!
But I hoped for something like a podium finish.
With the cars of the AI I had average times of 9:29/30 with full tank and 75% radiator.
With the suggested 100% I had a best of 9:34
In the end I'm happy not to be the last to reach the finish line
I am now looking forward to the race in the snow with the 4WD
 
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AndrexUK

2 times PC Project Cars 2 Champion
Staff member
AC Coordinator
May 6, 2015
5,531
5,407
Ok, so, not 4WD, but can I suggest the Ford Escort RallyCross car!
It's slow enough that we should be a lot closer together over all, and it's very easy to drive, even in Heavy Snow / Blizzard!
So shouldn't have 30s+ gaps between each driver!
And a little harder to overtake for the faster guys starting from the back too!

Was running default setup, but then changing the gear ratio to: 4:375
Pump the tires up a little, about 1.68 on the front, 1.62 on the rear.
Everything else was as it is on Loose!

There is a little playful slide in her, but only a tiny amount. Should suit all skill levels!
And slow enough that you can still react to the corner you forgot about up ahead!

The brakes are rather awesome too, even without ABS! Never touched / needed the Handbrake!

Give it a try! again, i know it's not 4WD, but I tried a few (Audi A3 / Merc AMG 45), and they were not very fun at all.
The WRX cars are just a bit too fast. Some might find them ok, be we want EVERYONE to have fun!
I guess the Lancer EVO might be an option, but we have already driven one of those...
 

Col.McCoy

F1 Multiple Champion
May 26, 2016
783
520
That sounds great @AndrexUK , the real spirit of this VLN.

Anybody else suggetions, let us know and I will put it to the vote. If not, we will go with Andrexs recommendation. As I said, I cant test any cars due vacation
 

TicklishPicklewickle

Project CARS Coordinator
Staff member
PCARS Coordinator
Premium Member
Oct 23, 2016
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I can definitely confirm that the Escort is such a fun car to drive. You can really throw it around but still control it :p
 
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Smolda

AOR PC Endurance League S4 GTE Champion
Oct 23, 2017
300
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Yeah, I heard you complaining about understeer, so I thought that was my chance :)
I only realized you were on controller when I saw the replay btw :D
 
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