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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:20 am 
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Welcome to the Longford 350, January 22nd starting @ 8:00pm

Longford is a temporary street circuit in Tasmania that was used between 1953 and 1968 and hosted a number of event during that time, including the Australian Grand Prix.

It is quite similar to old Spa, its long, it's fast, and it can kill you dead.

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Track
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... t=Longford

We'll be going slightly newer school with the cars being the group C mod that was released over the holiday break. These cars are all pretty even, and a blast to drive. Fast, but not overly difficult.

Choose between 3 mighty vehicles from 1991

Mazda 787b
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Porsche 962C
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Sauber C11 (Mercedes)
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https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... xt=group+c

Race Night Details
8:00pm the server will be rolled
8:30pm Qualifying will commence (15 mins)
8:50pm (ish) - race start
50 laps
15% Damage - Because people will fall off
Day running with no chance of rain
Black Flags only
Only auto clutch only
Fuel\Tires x 2
No mandatory pit stops




Like old Spa, this place has a pit lane integrated with the front straight, so just be mindful to let people know when you're pitting

Once Riven is back from doing real life we'll change the track on the server over.

No car selection needed, just join the KSR discord and show up on the night.


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 Post subject: Re: Longford 350
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:46 pm 
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When is this and what time.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:24 pm 
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Bull wrote:
When is this and what time.


Might help :larf:

Added some details to the original post


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:59 pm 
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Wow! These cars on this track. Hope the local farmer dosen't mind us plowing through his field at the right hander. (Those who don't know this track will find out).


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:52 pm 
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Growler wrote:
Wow! These cars on this track.


That's my thoughts too ...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:08 am 
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Lap 1 pile up in the bridge?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:05 pm 
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Riftcreator wrote:
Growler wrote:
Wow! These cars on this track.


That's my thoughts too ...

Still looking forward to it though. Its not very often we run Longford67 even though its an extremely popular track! :larf: :larf:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:09 pm 

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I would like to differ with respect to "not overly difficult to drive" - is it just me or is the cornering in some of these Group C cars a bit iffy at times? I find myself going sideways around Mid-Ohio quite a lot! (While obviously fun, I doubt this is the most effective means of getting around).

Also, did they forget to mount brakes on these cars? The Mazda is still okay-ish, but I can't get the Sauber or the Porsche to actually stop at all? I find the Mazda the easiest to drive, though with 717 HP it has the least power of all - but at least the car actually brakes.. well sort of. The Porsche sounds awesome and it's a hoot when those turbos kick in but it sure is a handful. The Sauber... I can't really put my finger on it but I just don't enjoy driving the C11, compared to the relatively ease of use of the Mazda and the raw experience of the Porsche.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:07 am 
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The Merc is probably the quickest car around the track, it's just controlling it over a long period of time might be an issue.

In terms of ease to drive, I still don't think they're that bad, you just need to be mindful when the boost comes on (especially when the wick is turned up).

The low damage will help, you can bash these pretty hard without too much consequence which should help the finishing numbers.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:20 pm 

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Is the race going to be on the server 203-114-130-10.colo.sta.inspire.net.nz (203.114.130.10) ?

I'm getting a ping of 200ms to it even though I get 40-60 to strayan servers and my connection seems fine otherwise :-/


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:58 pm 
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barf wrote:
Is the race going to be on the server 203-114-130-10.colo.sta.inspire.net.nz (203.114.130.10) ?

I'm getting a ping of 200ms to it even though I get 40-60 to strayan servers and my connection seems fine otherwise :-/

Where are you located?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:16 pm 

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In Christchurch on VDSL2. Tracert looks like this:
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Tracing route to 203-114-130-10.colo.sta.inspire.net.nz [203.114.130.10]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.84.1
  2    22 ms    22 ms    22 ms  unleash-inet.dsl.unleash.net.nz [116.90.136.126]
  3    22 ms    23 ms    22 ms  ge-1-1-4-2600.core-0.que.akl.unleash.net.nz [116.90.128.225]
  4    24 ms    41 ms    22 ms  116.90.129.76
  5    23 ms    28 ms    22 ms  as23838.akl-ix.nz [43.243.21.22]
  6   191 ms   191 ms   191 ms  as17705.akl-ix.nz [43.243.21.9]
  7   192 ms   191 ms   191 ms  203-114-149-34.sta.inspire.net.nz [203.114.149.34]
  8   198 ms   199 ms   199 ms  203-114-147-17.sta.inspire.net.nz [203.114.147.17]
  9   199 ms   199 ms   198 ms  121-79-193-7.sta.inspire.net.nz [121.79.193.7]
 10   199 ms   199 ms   198 ms  203-114-130-10.colo.sta.inspire.net.nz [203.114.130.10]


is it something going on in akl-ix.nz maybe?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:11 pm 
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That's odd. I'm in CHCH and get a ping of between 30-50ms


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:59 pm 

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I'll do my best to make it but as my family is coming back from overseas after 4 weeks away, I may have other duties tomorrow evening.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:01 pm 
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Just a little info on the pit stops to help everyone out. I take 120 secnds to put a full tank in, The yres also take another 20. Tyres and fuel are done separately.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:55 pm 
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Race night, hope everyone is ready for turbo lag.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:34 pm 

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Thanks for the awesome race guys, it sure was an event!

My first ever pole, followed by a few offs ala Growler in the Viaduct before managing to make my car a permanent feature of the track! Derp. O_o :D

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(Coming over the bridge, I clipped the fence on the right which catapulted the car over the track and ended up exactly in between these fences from which there was no escape. )


Anyways, it was a real hoot and these Group C cars are a blast! Thanks for putting up the race and showing up, it was a good one! And thanks to Obscene for putting this together, I think we should be doing more with these Group C cars!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:25 am 
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That's a real shame Erik, you were very quick!

I really enjoyed last night - crashing ~5 times didn't help my chances though.

The cars are fantastic, and I'm sure we can incorporate them again at some point this year.

Once again, Congrats to Riven for winning and also for putting up the server for us to enjoy.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:57 pm 
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One of the best races I have had in a long time.....

That ending is classic.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:28 pm 

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Great video!! And it shows exactly how I ended up in between those fences! O_o :eek:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:19 am 
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Erik wrote:
Great video!! And it shows exactly how I ended up in between those fences! O_o :eek:


Yeah man that was super unlucky after actually looking at how it unfolded.

These cars were an absolute blast, can't wait to run them again.


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