2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

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2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Mike » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:59 pm

Race Night

Timeline
8:00PM - Practice
8:25PM - Qualifying
8:55PM - Drivers Briefing
9:00PM - Race Start (72 Minutes) (NOTE: 2 Compulsory Pitstop)

Compulsory Pitstops
There is to be two compulsory pit stops made in the race by each driver. Stopping inside your pit box is sufficient. Whether you choose to take tyres, take fuel, and/or repair damage is up to you.

Race Time
The race session will start with in-game time being set to noon. Time simulation will be set to 20X.

Race Settings
Flag Rules - Black Only
Damage - 50%
Fuel usage - 2X
Tire Usage - 2X
Mech Failures - Normal
Qualifying Time - 30 Minutes
Race Length - 72 Minutes
Time Simulation - 20x
Type of Start - Standing

Driving Aids
Traction Control - 0
Anti Lock Brakes - 0
Auto Clutch - Yes
Driving View - Open

Crossing The Finish Line
Please refrain from post-race chat ("congratulations", etc.) until after all competitors have crossed the line.


Driver Notes
-This track features an open pitlane. That is to say, there is no dividing wall between the pit lane and the track, there is also no pit lane speed limit.
There is however a dividing painted line, which pitting drivers will need to stay to the right of, and drivers not pitting must stay to the left of.
The pit lane is also downhill, so drivers will need to brake earlier than they may think to stop in their box.
-The start on this track is downhill. Drivers are recommended to leave their cars in neutral for the start so they do not roll forward.
-The standing start grid spaces are quite close together, so drivers should exercise caution at the start.

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Re: 2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Obsc3ne » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:10 pm

This track is nuts, should be an awesome race _b

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Re: 2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Growler » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:13 pm

Just tried the track. I love this version but running the GT3's here just feels wrong.
I couldn't do a clean lap without hitting hay bales, telephone poles or a friggin house! I think this round would be very frustrating.
Why don't we just run Bathurst again?

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Re: 2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Mike » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:26 pm

Following driver feedback the race will now take place entirely in the daytime.

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Re: 2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Riftcreator » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:43 pm

Obsc3ne wrote:This track is nuts
You're not wrong there! :crazy:

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Re: 2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Erik » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:03 pm

So far, I think I've collected seven horses, four cows, two pigs, a family of 16 and someone's lounge. I've catapulted myself into someone's paddock twice and spending 7 minutes trying to find an exit again. Yup, this track is pretty nuts.

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Re: 2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Obsc3ne » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:05 pm

Erik wrote:So far, I think I've collected seven horses, four cows, two pigs, a family of 16 and someone's lounge. I've catapulted myself into someone's paddock twice and spending 7 minutes trying to find an exit again. Yup, this track is pretty nuts.
Just like the 60's :)

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Re: 2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Obsc3ne » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:54 am

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Re: 2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Erik » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:42 am

For some perspective, here's an account of the disastrous 1960 Grand Prix at Spa:
That weekend was regarded as one of the darkest in Formula One until the events at Imola 1994. Moss had an accident at the Burnenville curve during practice and did not race for most of the year. Mike Taylor also crashed in practice when a weld on his steering column failed which left him paralysed and ended his career.

In the race Chris Bristow, in a private Cooper, was dicing with Willy Mairesse when he got off line at Malmedy, crashed into a four foot high embankment and was hurled into some barbed wire killing him instantly. Five laps later, Alan Stacey was hit by a bird in the face and also killed.
As I'm solo parenting this week, I may have to miss practice and possibly be late for qualifying. Though this is going to be a race of pure survival so I'm not sure if starting ahead of the field is going to make things any better or not :)

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Re: 2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Obsc3ne » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:38 am

Lessons learned.

1) Chill out on lap 1
2) Wheels are replaceable.
3) Old Spa bites a lot harder than new Spa
4) Don't go and try help stranded Porsches.

Cheers guys, was carnage at it's finest.

Congrats to Riven for the win (and the great lap time) and Growler for being the only other finisher with a bold fuel strategy, and Erik on the podium.

Also big thanks to Mike for doing the series - would be tough having split rounds like this, but it's been enjoyable.

Also as always, cheers Riven and Inspire for giving us the place to race.

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Re: 2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Erik » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:51 am

Thanks for the races and hosting! And this last one surely was memorable!

And thanks twice to Obscene for putting my car back on its wheels against after collecting a pole in the first lap - and for very gallantly attempting to rescue my stuck 911 and getting stuck himself in the process.

Lesson learned from this race: If you make up 7 seconds on someone in one corner, it may be a good indicator that they would have a bit of a problem. So stop acting all surprised when you suddenly find a big red Bentley in the middle of a long sweeping righthander! :D

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Re: 2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Erik » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:08 pm

This was such an eventful race - carnage was the right word and lots of it in the first two laps already!

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Re: 2018 Enduro Series: Round 5 Spa - 7/08/18

Post by Riftcreator » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:58 am

Only 2 cars finished, that has to be some new record!! :larf:

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