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Title: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: EvilClive on November 20, 2013, 09:09:22 PM +0000
Season 25 Friday Trophy - Rounds 31 & 32 - Edmonton

A true GT and Can Am circuit, exactly what these cars were made for. Once again the Heavies should be able to exploit their advantage and even the humble Porsche 910 should be really quick around the twisty bits in the GT's

This round is for the GTs and Can Ams.

                                Heavies                                     Lights
Cars for GT           Chap 2F Porsche 910                Mirage M1 and Ford Mk2B
Cars for Can Am     Mclaren M8D and Lola 260         Porsche 917/10 and Ferrari 712M


"Please ensure you are aware of the new in-series penalties for this season. Details are here (http://www.simracing.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=10879.0). Drivers incurring a penalty will receive a PM informing them of this."


Race listiGOR
ServerTBA
IP addressTBA
Date22-11-2013
Race timeRace 1 starts at 21:05 UK time
Qualifying timeminimum 15 minutes, starting no later than 20:45 UK time
TrackEdmonton
ModGT and Can Am
Damage modelINT (Each driver is allowed a single Shift-R with no stop and go required)
Race length12 laps (GT) and 15 laps ( Can Am)
Red Zonefrom the START line to the exit of the end of the first lap
ReplayAvailable here (ftp://ukgpl3.dyndns.org/Replays/Archive/Season25/Friday/)

Full(ish) moderation of lap 1 red zone.



Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: Doni Yourth on November 22, 2013, 01:13:19 PM +0000
Hiho, Clive!  :)

As it happens, I'll be home this(Friday, the 22nd)afternoon and can make this round thanks to getting my new computer up & running after being KO'd since mid-September.  I'd like to join if at all possible.

Doni


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: garethhall on November 22, 2013, 02:09:38 PM +0000
I really struggle with GT's

For sale: one wheel.
Wanted: map and compass.
:whistling:


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: Walter Conn on November 22, 2013, 02:11:09 PM +0000
I hope that I am able to race today.  :-\ My day has not gone according to plan so far.


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: EvilClive on November 22, 2013, 03:29:51 PM +0000
No Problems Doni  as the grids are never full, just join as usual.  ;)


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: Cookie on November 22, 2013, 05:29:49 PM +0000
This is my ChapF (http://www.sendspace.com/file/6q3ti0) as promised...  ;)


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: garethhall on November 22, 2013, 08:15:56 PM +0000
maybe next time.  :-[


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: Walter Conn on November 22, 2013, 08:52:56 PM +0000
This is my ChapF (http://www.sendspace.com/file/6q3ti0) as promised...  ;)
Thanks, will try it out now

EDIT: Set-up worked great, Thanks again!

On a seperate note, Is there a way to adjust the driver's point of view. I had to change the resolution so that I could see the rearview mirror in the Chap 2F, and the whole picture was stretched wider than it should have been.

I enjoyed both races. I had so little practice before hand that I felt like I was just getting warmed up when the races finished. Thanks all! I had a great time. - WC


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: dave curtis on November 22, 2013, 10:27:56 PM +0000
On a seperate note, Is there a way to adjust the driver's point of view. I had to change the resolution so that I could see the rearview mirror in the Chap 2F, and the whole picture was stretched wider than it should have been.

Hey Walter, if you launch from within GEM+  there is a 'Field of View' section that can be adjusted.
And/or,  if you have a G25/running GPLshift - use the cursor keys to adjust within cockpit view.  Right-arrow pulls right back.

Cheers,
Dave.


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: liveclive on November 23, 2013, 10:47:03 AM +0000
I really enjoyed the two races last night, and not only because I stole a win in the GT's  ;).

Although I had a clear lead over Ronnie in 2nd, it was never enough to give me the "one mistake" cushion that is always nice to have. Ronnie kept the pressure on for the whole race and was only a couple of seconds back, waiting to pounce on any errors I might make.
 For me the Mk2 Ford has taken a long time to bring under control, but now I seem to have developed a setup that works well with minor tweaks on most tracks. Just as well, because I needed to maintain a fast pace to keep the lead  as the gap yo-yo'd on each lap.

The Can Am race was equally enjoyable although my poor little porker srtuggled against the huge grunt of the Fezzas out of the slower corners. Almost all of the race was spent watching Mark's rear end..except when he decided to stop sideways on the exit of T2 and show me his handsome profile in extreme close up!!! So I hit him!! only to bounce off and end up facing the wrong way  :-\
The rest of the race was spent hounding Mark around the twisty bits and hanging on down the straight and closing up under braking to try again but never quite getting a good chance..............great fun  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did.
Grats to all the finishers and to the podium finishers in both races. Incidentally I notice that Ray ( Ronnie) who claimed that he had no interest in the closed wheel cars at the start of this series, is managing to do a very good job of tolerating them!!!  lol. 


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: Doni Yourth on November 23, 2013, 11:15:30 AM +0000
NUTS!  As it turned out, I couldn't make the round, Clive.  Next time, for sure!  :)


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: Walter Conn on November 23, 2013, 01:28:48 PM +0000
On a seperate note, Is there a way to adjust the driver's point of view. I had to change the resolution so that I could see the rearview mirror in the Chap 2F, and the whole picture was stretched wider than it should have been.

Hey Walter, if you launch from within GEM+  there is a 'Field of View' section that can be adjusted.
And/or,  if you have a G25/running GPLshift - use the cursor keys to adjust within cockpit view.  Right-arrow pulls right back.

Cheers,
Dave.

Thanks Dave, that is exactly what I was looking for. I found that the field of view does not change until I delete the gplcgt file. Then open and close GEM+ to create a new one. My new driver's view is 90 degrees for the Chap 2F.
I have not figured out how to adjust the seating position with GPLshift. It sounds like it would be easier, if I could though. I am using the G27. I tried the arrows keys, but does not seem to change anything.
Many thanks, Walter


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: clouds on November 23, 2013, 02:39:21 PM +0000
I was involved in a stupid heap at T3R and started from the very last place pursuing all the drivers in front of me till the end of the race.

For the 2nd race, just after the qualification section, I was watching the flagman waving his chequered flag but suddenly I noticed that he was no more in motion ...uhm...it seemed very strange to me and ...in fact the problem was not the flagman stopped, it was my PC that was freezing. So after 30 seconds I had to reset my PC and bye bye race.


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: maddog on November 23, 2013, 04:01:16 PM +0000
Mine was a mixed bag.  I'd a well sorted pair of perambulators, with a competitive pace, from which to race.  But once online, these two tidy packages needed more bundling than expected, with each threatening to unravel! :o

GT's - I took a wide line through the fast jink, ahead of the dense pack, at the first corner on lap 1.  A green patch in the road put my nose out of line, and a closely following Mirage, put my tail out of line, which created some interesting omni-directional considerations.  After scanning the horizon, I re-encountered the track, and re-selected forwards - leaving the gathering crowd to ponder their own directional options.  

With a strangely large gap behind, and 3rd place in the bag, I'd an unexpected handful of Chaparral under my feet.  This allowed several perambulatory deviations, and provided a fourth at the finish.  And I earned every 1960's inch of it!

Can-Am's - similar situation as race 1 - come racetime, the contents did not match the label on the tin.  Short practice session means less time for improvements, so the challenge was, to stew up some performance from my conglomerate, without overcooking it.  Finally wrestled a pole position on the last lap, but it did not sit well.  So I gambled on a small grid adjustment.  This was not a good idea, as my Lola soon started misbehaving.  After a few laps, it got so I couldn't take her anywhere!  Our spat ended, when I wrenched the wheel from my desk, and immediately wrenched a wheel from my car.  we were not amused.  >:(

Looks like plenty of good, honest dicing in both races, with a skillful conglomerate.  When car and driver co-operate, it's quite a sight to see.  


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: Ronniepeterson on November 23, 2013, 04:53:59 PM +0000
I hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did.
Grats to all the finishers and to the podium finishers in both races. Incidentally I notice that Ray ( Ronnie) who claimed that he had no interest in the closed wheel cars at the start of this series, is managing to do a very good job of tolerating them!!!  lol. 

Great fun again last night, I just love this series full stop. Grats to everyone who raced.

Its not that I have no interest in the GT's and Can Ams its just that I have little ability in setting them up from scratch. Similar in fact to the F2's and 69x cars. Honestly, I just use the default setups with some tweaking of the gearing and maybe the brake balance. The advantage of this for me is that I don't have to waste too much time on setup practice for Friday racing. Obviously I have a few more cars to test for the F2 series on Sundays. However, If anyone has some setups that they are willing to share for any of the F2, 69x, GT's or Can Ams let me know. The good news for me was the track. I LIKE EDMONTON and the last four races have been kind to me. Having said that I'm surprised at the quality of racing we had last night as my other concern with the GT and Can Am cars has always been the tracks used for them and to be honest I would not have thought Edmonton was suitable. I was wrong. Lets just say I'm warming to them a bit more than I thought I would Clive and that's your fault for organising this excellent series. Hopefully something the same/similar runs next season.

See you all on track soon.


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: Cookie on November 23, 2013, 05:37:39 PM +0000

On a seperate note, Is there a way to adjust the driver's point of view. I had to change the resolution so that I could see the rearview mirror in the Chap 2F, and the whole picture was stretched wider than it should have been.

Walter you should use the "Virtual Mirrors (ftp://ukgpl3.dyndns.org/Mods/GT/)" with the Chapparals! Even with my FOV of 94 I can't see the mirror in the roof!

My race...
I really don't like this track and so are my results...
The Mirage is such a gentle car to drive it made me the present of a podium ;D

The CA Fez is not such gentle...
My front tyres became undriveable hot after some laps so I had to resign

SORRY to Raoni for the touch in the starting drag  :notworthy:





Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: Walter Conn on November 23, 2013, 08:15:26 PM +0000
Thanks for the link Cookie, I was wanting to try them out, but did not see them on SRMZ.

EDIT:  ;D oops, I just found your post on SRMZ http://srmz.net/index.php?showtopic=6680&hl=+virtual%20+mirrors#entry60120 (http://srmz.net/index.php?showtopic=6680&hl=+virtual%20+mirrors#entry60120)


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: Mark Jones on November 23, 2013, 10:20:51 PM +0000
A weird couple of races, I was fairly happy with the Mirage but didn't quite have the race pace against the damn Fords - then got knocked into a spin due to an odd internet-warp moment.  Got going again and was looking for an ok finish, but instead I decided to throw it away on the last lap.  Gutted.  I had no hope at all for the CanAm Ferrari, that car just plain doesn't like me.  But I managed to hang on, I think simply by gripping the wheel really tightly every time I approached a corner.  Car felt like a drunken circus animal.  Heard an occasional German buzzing sound but far too occupied to look about and see what it was.  Grimly hung on for a podium.


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: clouds on November 24, 2013, 05:50:03 PM +0000
Out of topic but...guys why Blue Mountain is not downloadable ?


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: garethhall on November 24, 2013, 06:19:20 PM +0000
what a good question  :whistling:


You get it here.
http://srmz.net/index.php?showtopic=9196

 ;)


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: clouds on November 24, 2013, 08:24:24 PM +0000
Thank you m8 !


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: BadBlood on November 25, 2013, 10:08:31 AM +0000
Blue Mountain is now up on UKGPL3. Found it the same time Gareth did. Hard track to nail. Need 7ft springs and the firmness of ride of an American sedan...


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: EvilClive on November 25, 2013, 01:05:21 PM +0000
Blue Mountain is now up on UKGPL3. Found it the same time Gareth did. Hard track to nail. Need 7ft springs and the firmness of ride of an American sedan...

or.............

careful use of gas and brakes at the appropriate points???   Just a technical point, but neither the brakes or steering work whilst all 4 wheels are off of the tarmac.


Title: Re: UKGPL Season 25 (2013) Friday Trophy - Edmonton - Nov 22
Post by: BadBlood on November 25, 2013, 02:17:39 PM +0000
LOL. That must be what I am doing wrong at AVUS!