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March 28, 2017, 10:38:03 PM +0100 - Spa (GPL) R - UKGPL Season 31 (2017) Specials Series Trophy
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 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
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Samb
 Black Night Racing
McLaren M9A F1 1969 6 +4.577
153.031mph
1 50:56.862
154.800mph
15 3:20.000
157.734mph
Dunlop  
FullMetalGasket
 Black Night Racing
Lotus 49 (1969) F1 1969 2 +0.974
155.753mph
2 +0.490
154.775mph
15 3:20.238
157.546mph
Firestone  
EvilClive
 Blue Moose Racing
Ferrari 312 (1969) F1 1969 5 +4.315
153.225mph
3 +18.238
153.882mph
15 3:20.449
157.381mph
Dunlop  
Gareth
 REV
McLaren M7 (DFV) F1 1969 1 3:21.570
156.505mph
4 +28.934
153.348mph
15 3:19.858
157.846mph
Goodyear  
Cookie
 Antipasti Racing
Ferrari 312 (1969) F1 1969 3 +1.226
155.559mph
5 +32.136
153.189mph
15 3:21.332
156.690mph
Dunlop  
AndyL
 
Lotus 63 (DFV) F1 1969 9 +8.368
150.267mph
6 +2:05.621
148.690mph
15 3:27.505
152.029mph
Firestone  
DLogan
 
McLaren M9A F1 1969 8 +8.004
150.528mph
7 +2:10.848
148.446mph
15 3:25.914
153.204mph
Dunlop  
AnGex
 Black Night Racing
McLaren M9A F1 1969 4 +3.412
153.900mph
8 +2:30.655
147.529mph
15 3:27.422
152.090mph
Dunlop  
Rainier
 Black Night Racing
Cooper T86b F1 1969 11 +23.760
140.003mph
9 +1L
138.383mph
14 3:40.246
143.234mph
Dunlop  
Doni Yourth
 Blue Moose Racing
Lotus 49 (1969) F1 1969 7 +6.329
151.741mph
10 +3L
148.551mph
12 3:29.396
150.656mph
Disco
Firestone  
bagrupp
 Team Groundhog
Brabham BT26a (DFV) F1 1969 10 +20.232
142.230mph
11 +12L
140.809mph
3 3:35.478
146.404mph
Disco
Dunlop  
DLogan
 
Ferrari 312 (1969) F1 1969 12 DNS ---
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Dunlop  
bagrupp
 Team Groundhog
Brabham BT26a (DFV) F1 1969 13 ---
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Dunlop  
60fps UKGPL8
 
BRM P126/139 F1 1969 12 14 ---
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Dunlop  

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Once again, no reported incidents so the result stands.

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Grand Prix Legends
F1 1969
3:21.570
156.505mph
Gareth
Qualifying
McLaren M7 (DFV)March 28, 2017, 10:38:03 PM +0100
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Grand Prix Legends
F1 1969
3:19.858
157.846mph
Gareth
Race
McLaren M7 (DFV)March 28, 2017, 10:38:03 PM +0100
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« on: March 20, 2017, 06:13:42 PM +0000 »

Another small step for GPL and a huge step for the drivers.

All of the tracks are the original Papyrus circuits that were published on the original CD, but we are running them in reverse direction. There will be a mixture of carsets to use through the season and for the next race we are using an old favourite the extremely quick 69x carset.
Please refer to the championship page ( or below) to see which cars you are eligible to use. The general focus is on fun and close racing for all, with the faster drivers limited to the slower cars.
Once again, running a familiar track in reverse changes how corners need to be approached. Fast corners can become slower and bends that were slow now are maybe not so slow. Eau Rouge might be a challenge?

PRO drivers cannot use: Matra MS80, Matra MS10, Brabham BT26a, Lotus 49b or McLaren M7. They are permitted to use any other chassis once only during the season.

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(2) Driver lists can be found on the championship standings page

Race list       iGOR
Server         tba
IP address    look at IGOR
Date            28-03-2017

Track           Aps (we recommend that you download the folder containing all of the reversed circuits and the reverse season.ini file)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE ORIGINAL PAPYRUS TRACK AND NOT THE NEW VERSION.

Mod            69x
Damage       INT long
Race time      Race starts at 21:30 UK time
Qualifying      ~45 minutes, starting ~ 20:45 UK time
Race length    15 laps
Replay            get here

Shift/R is allowed but must be followed by a SnG in the pitlane within 2 laps.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 11:05:47 PM +0100 »

Sorry to Doni for lap 13.  Sad

Was lining up for a re-pass through ellivnenruB, backed off because I knew you'd be a bit slower through ydemlaM, didn't back off enough, obviously.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 01:53:36 AM +0100 »

Not a problem, Dean.  And in some ways, a merciful relief.  My vision gave out after only three laps in qualifying and the race was a nightmare.  This was an enormous and totally unexpected development as I had pointedly avoided the computer and other media during the day to expressly save my eyeballs for the race.  To have such a failure so early confounds me.  I have related of late that my vision has improved with a switch in meds but it seems to have plateaued and even devolved in the last week.  Further medical advice is in order...

As for the race details, I bungled the start being much too cautious with the R's and bogging down badly.  At least two passed on the way to La Source.  I wasn't too concerned as I believed that the wingless Lotus 49...not a 49B...would be very quick on the straights and keep me in touch.  Evidently, Tim felt as I did that it might be a good choice for this round.  Some offs and shunts by others promoted me to P5 by the end of the first lap and things were looking rosy.  I was playing it safe and soon fell to those recovering.  Andreas and Andy caught me at one stage and AG got by.  I had a bit of a run on him after Les Combes and pulled alongside to pass.  Only at the last moment did I realize that I'd left the move too late for comfort and jammed on the brakes to give Andreas some room.  Very clumsy of me.  I felt so sheepish at the less-than-glorious pass that on pit straight immediately following, I pulled into the stall area and let AG and Andy by for the position.  Later, AG spun and I got a run on him up the hill towards Masta.  I only just eased by before the kink but my slower speed through there may have caught Andreas by surprise.  He tried mightily to miss me but a collision resulted.  Sorry, AG.  I was able to recover but fell back into Dean's clutches.  Only after my shunt with him did I decide to retire.  The crash had killed the engine outright and I'm loathe to reset.  IMO, all that does is promote carelessness and reward mediocrity.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 09:18:57 AM +0100 »

Wow that was an open race! Seems almost anyone could have won with it. My McLaren MC9A was dynamite in a straight line but I forgot just how awful it is through the bends (though that might have been my setup  Grin). Certainly caught me out a few times.

I qualified poorly but benefited from the misfortune of others on the first lap to slot into 2nd place. I could see Gareth up ahead had gone for a high downforce setup as I caught him rapidly on the straights but was left for dust in the corners. I remember understeering off at Les Combes in my persuit which put me in the clutches of Axel. We had a terrific battle for most of the race and slowly we managed to claw Gareth in for the lead once again.

I did manage to snatch first from Gareth but that was short lived as Axel pounced into the lead. It all came to pot when Axel understeered off at Malmedy into the undergrowth. I had no way of avoiding him behind and we had a colossal shunt. Apologies for the Axel, but it happened so quickly I couldn't have avoided you. Somehow my McLaren survived but the delay put me in the clutches of Tim & Gareth once again.

For the last lap me and Tim were battling hard. Tim's wingless Lotus overtook my on the first half of the lap. It was only thanks to the superior straight line speed that I managed to slingshot back into the lead after the Masta Kink. Thankfully just about managed to hold on to capture the win, my first for this series.

Congrats to Tim & Clive for great recovery drives and commiserations to Gareth & Axel for great drives that weren't rewarded with a podium. Congrats to all finishers at this demanding track. Spa sure is fun in reverse Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 11:07:54 AM +0100 »

Some of you may not believe me, but I have deliberately NOT practised any of these reversed tracks except for the couple of short "test" runs of Mosport and Monaco when we were setting this series up.
 I felt that I should not have the opportunity to gain an advantage by knowing these circuits.......maybe I should have taken the chance to improve my performance.Huh lol

As a result I am turning up for these races unprepared and choosing a car on gut feelings ( and luck!). I am finding these reversed tracks huge fun and although I think I know exactly which way the track goes, and how sharp the corners are, nothing is quite as it seems when you are at racing speed. Last night at Spa I opted for the Ferrari simply because I recall having a setup for Mexico that felt stable and quick.
After the first few qually laps I had a big grin on my face. Stavelot was just awesome with the Fezza planted firmly on the road, Masta I expected to maybe lift fractionally, but that was absolutely flat out. Malmedy was just magic in reverse!! just drop one gear and nail the gas over the crest allowing the car to go light and drift wide to miss the bushes  Grin Grin Grin
But, Eau Rouge was a revelation. It took me until at least half distance in the race to get it right. Entering the corner blind and at a stupid speed, dropping down the hill and stomping on the power to blast out of the dip just missing that white wall and up over the S/F line

As for the actual race I was caught out at the start when Tim's Lotus49 was not as quick as I anticipated out of La Source and in an attempt to give him room I got onto the grass and was dragged up the bank. I tried my best to keep the car from spinning back across the track until the pack had passed but I clipped Andy in his Lotus 63...sorry mate Angry
Then it was a case of chasing back from the tail of the field and that almost went t*ts up when I caught another Lotus49 ( Doni) and was amazed when I closed so much through a corner and almost wiped him out, managing to just give him a nudge as I threw the car at the green stuff!! Fortunately no damage, so onwards!
I guess that Tim had a moment at Stavelot and I was onto his tail. There followed a lot of laps where his straight line speed could ease out a few metres, but through the corners the winged Ferrari was just soooo much quicker that I had to back off several times to avoid hitting him. I realised during these laps that I had made a mistake with my 5th gear ratio, because with Tim providing a tow I was maxing out on the straights and the oil temp was rising on each lap  Shocked. I was having to back off at the end of the straights to avoid blowing the engine!! (I think that I would have been forced to abandon that battle at some point just to avoid a big bang.) Even so, the Ferrari was so much easier to drive than Tim's car which he was certainly working hard. It was when he made a small mistake at a fast part of the track and I was caught out yet again having to throw myself at the green stuff to avoid his gearbox that he got away.
I chased Tim for the rest of the race and discovered that I could almost match his laptimes, but I could not close the gap taz

Then I caught a limping Axel with a few laps to go and on the last lap Gareth went for a pit stop, promoting me to an undeserved 3rd.
Grats to Samb and Tim and all finishers.
I hope that everyone is enjoying these reversed tracks as much as I am. Wink
Maybe with the right 5th gear and a little more awareness for the slower cornering on the Lotus49, I might have been closer to
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017, 01:11:34 PM +0100 »

Grats to Tim and Sam & Clive. Commiseration to Cookie.
That was tremendous fun, thanks  Grin.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2017, 03:24:01 PM +0100 »

My first drive in 4WD car since Colin McRae Rally, perhaps. It wasn't very exciting, but I had a thought that the cars not in the original 69 car set would be even less competitive. Oh well...
Andreas towed me up to Doni. Then when he let us past and when I picked the right side to pass Andreas's spin, I was away and clear of that battle.
Doni, I hope that the eye trouble for this race was just a blip as you have been on fire racing this year.
Grats to Sam on the win and the amazing ability to conjure up a fastest lap of exactly 200.000 seconds.
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