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« on: December 22, 2014, 11:26:42 PM +0000 »

By semi-popular  demand Santa v the Elves returns to GPL. As a wind down from the Christmas delivery there is noting more that Santa & the Elves like more than to go racing 1960’s style.  This year Santa has challenged the Chief Elf to race that will be out of this world – it will be on the Moon.

The supporting cast (drivers) are asked to assemble in the UKGPL chat Room in IGOR. Chief Elf (Billy Nobrakes) & Santa (whose identity will be revealed on the night) will take turns to pick teams from those present. Please listen carefully for instructions (but this doesn’t mean there is no room for a bit of pre-race banter).  The password will be announced in chat.

As tradition has it the Elves get to race the green machines – Lotus 33 or Brabham BT11, Santa’s get a choice of the red sleigh (Ferrari) or the rednose reindeer = BRM.
Drivers will score points according the standard system. At the end of the race team Santa & team Elf will have their points added together to declare the winning team. The event is unmoderated – but the usual high standards are expected. Unlimited Shift R is allowed & there are no Stop & Go’s BUT each Shift R will cost your team 3 points.

Whilst the votes are still being counted on the preferred frame rate this event will run at 36 frames per second.

Race List = IGOR
Server = UKGPL8 Race date = Sunday 28-12-2014
Time = 21:00 UK time (21:00 GMT) – Assemble in Chatroom
Track the Moon
Race length = 24 Laps
Variant = 1965
Damage Model = Intermediate
Qualifying time =20 minutes
Password = will be announced on the night.
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2014, 12:14:45 AM +0000 »

Lots of fun. Felt crap, drove crap but had a blast.

Happy Crimbo!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 12:52:07 AM +0000 »

Congrats Mark and Axel! You've trained me well on this track. That was some good racing. Very fun!

That was a real exciting first 5 laps. I was in good shape tailing Mark and Rob. Once Axel closed in on us, two elves were more than I could handle. Rob got out of shape and I couldn't slow enough to miss him. My apologies Rob for the contact. I was afraid to close the door on Axel so I was going to try run a wide line through that turn. I wasn't sure where you were Axel.

I let my mind wander later, thinking about the gap to the leaders. I ran wide on one turn and then spun a turn later. Sad

I was very confused near the end of the race. I thought Dean's name showed in prib on my distance board? He never got on the track? When I first saw Rob's car near the end, I looked at prib to see who it was. My mind is screwed or I saw Dean's name in green. So I thought Rob was Dean a lap down. Explains why he was so strong and so difficult to lap now that I realize it was actually Rob lol Thanks for letting me by Rob! I sure thought Dean waited until the last moment to let me by. I wouldn't have tried to pass at that point if I hadn't mistaken who I was actually passing. I put you in the same spot as Axel did me. Do you close the door or not? Had you taken your normal line I was prepared for it. The champion gets no respect? I guess if I'm going to pick on somebody, it might as well be one of the best. Smiley

I paid too much attention to prib when I spun by myself and not enough when I was catching Rob near the end. I like using it, especially the distance board, since we have no peripheral eyesight. Its' distraction tempts me to turn it off, even though I don't look at it much. I never looked at it the first 5 laps. It wasn't until lap 10 that I looked at my tire temps. It was a lap or two after I first saw Rob before I noticed in prib that Rob was behind me although I had actually passed him! Being scatterbrained can be hilarious at times.

Thanks guys! I appreciate it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 02:55:48 AM +0000 »

Fun and crazy race!  My BRM was working well, but started to understeer a little once the tyres got hot.  Axel got past and I couldn't quite get him back, despite two attempts at it.  Left by himself he then spun off  Smiley

Sorry to Robert who I spun in front of trying to get past Axel.  Santas win!
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2014, 09:26:40 AM +0000 »

"Fun and crazy race!"
Yes, I confirm  Grin

I had the contrary with my tyres, had to wait some laps until they got perfect, I knew there will something happen in front...
When Greg and Rob came together Mark was my target. I saw him getting problems with the tyres...

After Marks hairy overtaking by outbraking attempt I should have had a save gap to roll home
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my mind wandered to other things and I lost it...

Hope to see you all at Spa67 on Tuesday for a revanche Grin
   
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2014, 01:33:46 PM +0000 »

Race started fun first laps, until I outbraked myself, and Greg couldn't avoid me. Then chasing back to the leaders but chose the wrong side trying to avoid Mark, had to reset and wasn't a match for Greg at that point so had to settle for 4th...

Was fun for most of the race, great job Mark, Axel and Greg, and congrats Santa! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2014, 11:29:31 PM +0000 »

I haven't calculated the actual scores but Chief Elf officially declares Santa the winner. Thanks to Ronnie for stepping in as the chap in the red suit.

This track is a bit crazy & even I'm not sure that anyone had an incident free race. It is. however, ideal for a fun event.
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2014, 05:26:16 PM +0000 »

Thanks for organising the event Billy.
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2014, 10:45:34 PM +0000 »

This one was good fun at the time, shame it all looks the same when you go off the cliff!
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