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Peter Blom
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PostSubject: Re: Round 5 - Portland Grand Prix [Jun 25th]   Sun 25 Jun 2017 - 23:07

Raul Jereb wrote:
I think it was mr. Blom (he had few more kamikaze moves - I have to learn to perform those Smile

What Kamikaze moves Raul? I think you are confused with somebody else, otherwise please point out what lap. Only time I had contact with somebody was around lap 20 because of a massive pile up in front of me in turn 1 which costed me my front wing. Clean race for me for the rest. EDIT I just saw the replay and it looks like Dana blew her engine shifting down before turn 1..that's why she was so slow there, shame she sticked on the racing line which resulted in the pile up.

I enjoyed the race. Shame I had too much wing on my setup but I managed to finish 3rd thanks to all the guys around me having engine problems or crashing. :third:

Well done Grant and Richard you guys were so fast :top:

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PostSubject: Re: Round 5 - Portland Grand Prix [Jun 25th]   Sun 25 Jun 2017 - 23:09

Petr Hlavac wrote:
Unfortunately, the car started to smoke during the last seconds of my stop and the engine got cooked shortly after i rejoined the track.

Welcome to the joys of driving the Porsche. A piece of advice for its future driver of drivers: ALWAYS watch the temperature gauge, and never rev it in the pit lane. I got it through two races without issues.

And yes, it's a fabulous chassis. I only dropped it because I grew tired of obsessively monitoring the gauges. My luck would have ran out sooner or later. :D

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PostSubject: Re: Round 5 - Portland Grand Prix [Jun 25th]   Sun 25 Jun 2017 - 23:27

That one definitely ended better than it started for me.

After a points finish at Long Beach in the underpowered Coyne March and two races in the self-detonating Porsche I finally got my hands on a proper engine, a Cosworth. For this race it was bolted in the back of a T87 Lola, but I'll get a T88 for the next rounds so I could live with it. It also meant I could have my favourite number, 22, and a Belgian driver. No reason to complain!

Or maybe there was one reason: I like Portland, but I can't trail brake. This meant I'd lose time in the long turns, and there's a lot of them at this track. Even with a proper setup a fast time wasn't going to happen so I settled for something safe and stable I could keep going for 100 odd laps and maybe score some points on attrition like I did at Long Beach.

I was far too cautious at the start and dropped back. I then gained a few places, had a nice fight trying to keep Janak and Stephens behind me, and after about 10 laps my virus scan decided it needed to warn me while going through the final turn andrFactor minimised. So much for the so-called gaming mode. Evil or Very Mad

Back in the game I had a Lola minus one wheel, but the engine was still running. I dived into the pits and was greeted by a 600 second repair job. I was dead last but didn't intend to give up. I'd spend hours on the setup so at least I was going to enjoy trashing the car for the remaining 80 laps.

Then the yellows happened and I realised I was getting closer to that final points scoring position. A few pile-ups later I held 12th, and after more accidents and blown engines I crossed the line in 6th. Last, 10 laps down, but the same result I had at Indy, another bag of useful points and a lot better than I expected 15 laps into the race.

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PostSubject: Re: Round 5 - Portland Grand Prix [Jun 25th]   Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 0:53

Well I believe I was in way over my head for this race. I had a good car (88 Lola). I had a number of setups from other drivers.
But after putting in laps every day last week could only manage a couple of laps under 1:04. In Qualification I had a tough time getting in more than 2 laps before I had someone who was much faster wanting to bet by. The track was always full of cars. Hardly mattered though since I knew I would start last. At the start I couldn't quite keep up with 2 86 Marches. For the most part I could handle faster cars coming up behind to pass. But when a large pack of cars came up on me I felt I had no place to go. I damaged the car from that incident. Made it to the pits for a lenthy pit stop.
Turned the ignition off. But turned it back on too soon and blew the engine. All for the best I'd say. Why didn't I race in the Indy lights race instead? Oh yeah there is no Indy lights this year.
I'll try again at Cleveland.
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PostSubject: Re: Round 5 - Portland Grand Prix [Jun 25th]   Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 11:28

Arf, pas de chance sur ce coup-là  :doh: , c'est la course !  :aie:


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PostSubject: Re: Round 5 - Portland Grand Prix [Jun 25th]   Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 12:01

BoB Holada wrote:
Well I believe I was in way over my head for this race.  I had a good car (88 Lola).  I had a number of setups from other drivers.
But after putting in laps every day last week could only manage a couple of laps under 1:04.  In Qualification I had a tough time getting in more than 2 laps before I had someone who was much faster wanting to bet by. The track was always full of cars. Hardly mattered though since I knew I would start last. At the start I couldn't quite keep up with 2 86 Marches.  For the most part I could handle faster cars coming up behind to pass. But when a large pack of cars came up on me I felt I had no place to go.  I damaged the car from that incident. Made it to the pits for a lenthy pit stop.
Turned the ignition off.  But turned it back on too soon and blew the engine.  All for the best I'd say.  Why didn't I race in the Indy lights race instead?  Oh yeah there is no Indy lights this year.
I'll try again at Cleveland.
Bob, I appreciate your kind driving, thanks. :top: This is a tough series to be competitive in and drivers of all abilities are welcome. On to Cleveland.
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PostSubject: Re: Round 5 - Portland Grand Prix [Jun 25th]   Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 12:02

Yves Plaçais wrote:
Arf, pas de chance sur ce coup-là  :doh: , c'est la course !  :aie:
It looks like I got all of the luck there. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Round 5 - Portland Grand Prix [Jun 25th]   Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 12:49

David Sabre wrote:
Yves Plaçais wrote:
Arf, pas de chance sur ce coup-là  :doh: , c'est la course !  :aie:
It looks like I got all of the luck there. Very Happy

Sure, David ! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Round 5 - Portland Grand Prix [Jun 25th]   Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 18:29

Yves Plaçais wrote:
Arf, pas de chance sur ce coup-là  :doh: , c'est la course !  :aie:


Looks familiar to me... :smil20:

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PostSubject: Re: Round 5 - Portland Grand Prix [Jun 25th]   Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 18:51

yesterday race, great fun , after 14 days on isle of Elba (Italy) i got to the PC at around 19 o'clock. found that there is race, downloaded track and patches, first laps in 2 old 86C disaster, many seconds from rest of the field, but added some wings and fialy got to times ot to be last, at the end of Q session i set my race setup, boost to 1 , 1 or 2 clics dow om may rews and added full tank, the car was nearly same driveable as in Q, (1sr split i did -0,3 better than my best Q time). And race? greaaat fun with some battles for positions , with luck no damage to the car ad luckyli avoided some crashes in front of me, only bad was the yellow phases, whe nearly fall asleep, but in full tempo i pushed car to my limits and enjoyed 4 wheels drift on superb track with nice rhytm and great parts of sequences of tihtening turns, great feel of the car , nice mod, great track for battles , i dont like ovals but clasic circuits and cart88 is super combo

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PostSubject: Re: Round 5 - Portland Grand Prix [Jun 25th]   Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 17:56

After this disaster of a race i can conclude 2 things:

a) people can't make a clean pass to save their lives when the car in front is just faster down the straight

b) i better just adopt the tactic of cruising around, not fight with anybody and go to the finish, because with only 6 cars at the end, points and a good result are basically garanteed :smil20:

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PostSubject: Re: Round 5 - Portland Grand Prix [Jun 25th]   Fri 30 Jun 2017 - 14:43

Richard Wilks wrote:
After this disaster of a race i can conclude 2 things:

a) people can't make a clean pass to save their lives when the car in front is just faster down the straight

b) i better just adopt the tactic of cruising around, not fight with anybody and go to the finish, because with only 6 cars at the end, points and a good result are basically garanteed :smil20:

I was wondering too that there were no penalties. Its getting annoying to have a damaged car every time by stupid driving. Lets hope the best for Cleveland.

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