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September 09, 2018, 09:42:21 PM +0100 - Syracuse - UKGPL Season 33 (2018) 1955 Grand Prix
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
reason
Ballast
EvilClive
 Blue Moose Racing
Connaught Type B F1 1955 2 +0.356
107.393mph
1 47:22.073
105.200mph
24 1:56.491
106.942mph
Pirelli  
uli
 
Ferrari 625 F1 1955 4 +2.113
105.791mph
2 +1:12.785
102.573mph
24 1:59.246
104.471mph
Englebert  
francesco
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Ferrari 555 SS F1 1955 7 +4.248
103.907mph
3 +1:36.976
101.729mph
24 2:00.123
103.708mph
Englebert  
Cookie
 Antipasti Racing
Lancia D50 F1 1955 1 1:55.645
107.724mph
4 +3L
105.273mph
21 1:56.700
106.750mph
engine
Pirelli  
Clive Loynes
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Lancia D50 F1 1955 5 +2.660
105.302mph
5 +8L
102.753mph
16 1:59.537
104.217mph
Disco
Pirelli  
FullMetalGasket
 Black Night Racing
Gordini T16 F1 1955 3 +1.376
106.457mph
6 +22L
97.116mph
2 2:01.640
102.415mph
engine
Englebert  
Phil Thornton
 Antipasti Racing
Lancia D50 F1 1955 6 +3.243
104.786mph
7 +24L
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accident
Pirelli  
4 UKGPL
 
Lancia D50 F1 1955 8 8 DNS ---
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1:55.645
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Lancia D50September 09, 2018, 09:42:21 PM +0100
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Grand Prix Legends
F1 1955
1:56.491
106.942mph
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« on: September 08, 2018, 01:42:59 PM +0100 »

1955 Grand Prix - Round 9 – Syracuse

The ninth race in the 1955 Grand Prix series is in at Syracuse, a street circuit in Sicily. Situated on the outskirts of Syracuse, the 3.4 mile circuit on public roads is in the shape of a triangle, with two slow corners, an acute hairpin, and concrete walls bordering the fairly wide road for practically the entire distance and demanding maximum concentration. There is no real straight, but the three sides of the triangle each have fast, gentle curves. It is, in fact, what is known as a 'driver's circuit', leaving no margin for the slightest error.

The 1955 race was memorable in that Tony Brooks, a dental student from Manchester England, qualified his Connaught in third place on the grid behind the Maseratis of Luigi Musso and Luigi Villoresi. Brooks made a great start and diced for the lead with Musso over several laps before pulling a way to win by over 50 seconds. Thus, Brooks became the first British driver in the history of the sport to win a major race in a car designed, developed and built in Great Britain (unlike Segrave's Sunbeam which won the 1923 French G.P. and, the 1924 San Sebastian G.P. which was designed by Ernest Henry in in Suresnes, Paris). The Mercedes Benz team did not participate as the race did not count towards the driver’s championship, nevertheless Brooks race average of 99.05 mph over the 2 hour 24 minute race would have been hard to beat.
 
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ServerUKGPL_4
IP address95.144.125.170
Date09-09-2018
Tracksyracuse
Mod55F1 with 60fpsV2newmod
Damage PRO long
Race time~ 21:30 UK time
Qualifying 20:45 UK time - 45 minutes
Race length24 laps
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Driver lists can be found on the championship standings page

Handicapping and chassis allocation.
This season the 1955 Grand Prix cars will be using a token system which allows drivers to purchase any chassis of their choice for a given number of tokens as published on the championship standings page. Drivers classed as Amateurs will be allocated an additional 10 tokens.  The token allocation will not be managed in SRou this season so (unlike the 67F1 Works and 67F1 Privateer divisions) the tokens available to each driver will not appear in the championship table (when the mouse pointer is hovered over the driver's total).  Rather, the available tokens will be published in the race announcement. See table below.

Available Tokens:
Note: These are the tokens available to each driver before the 10 tokens are added for making the race start.

Driver   TokensStatus
bagrupp
15
Pro
Clive Loynes
13
Pro
Doni Yourth
30
Pro
EvilClive
16
Pro
fpolicardi
6
Am
francesco   
7
Am
Phil Thornton
15
Am
DLogan
8
Am
Gareth
10
Am
Jeep
7
Am
Uli   
6
Pro
FullMetalGasket
90
Pro
Will Tway
5
Pro
Baab
18
Am
Cookie
10
Pro
Samb
10
Pro
Ziu Bacubacu
5
Pro
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 09:54:06 AM +0100 »

Something of a challenge this one!

Good luck all.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 10:08:12 AM +0100 »

Something of a challenge this one!
It certainly is but truly authentic. Practice server will be up all day, please take time to practice. No grass run-off areas mean the risk of a big incident is high, please take care.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 04:29:29 PM +0100 »

Not attending this one. Been some major upheaval in my life (rant about living up to your part of a contract before bitching about others may be shared later), and am posting this on the flakiest-ass wifi this side of 1994, while looking for a new place to live. Sad
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2018, 05:11:20 PM +0100 »

Not attending this one. Been some major upheaval in my life (rant about living up to your part of a contract before bitching about others may be shared later), and am posting this on the flakiest-ass wifi this side of 1994, while looking for a new place to live. Sad
Sorry to hear that Dean. Hope you get things sorted out soon.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2018, 08:30:17 PM +0100 »

Tuned in, intending to say something about tonight's race and saw Dean's post....which changed things a little.

Some things are more important even than simracing. Sounds like life is being a little harsh for you right now buddy, hope that you can get some equilibrium back into your world soon.

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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2018, 09:46:17 PM +0100 »

Out on lap 1  Sad. Tried to avoid Tim's Gordini which was sideways after turn 3 but just clipped his rear.  Minor contact nevertheless lost a wheel but Tim could continue. The GPL gods were harsh on me today  2guns. On another day the Lancia would have been unaffected.
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2018, 09:47:18 PM +0100 »

Sorry Phil - The back wheel just clipped the bales and I lost control Sad
If it's any consolation I blew my engine on the next lap, must be karma as I'm normally very good at looking after them.
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2018, 10:33:06 PM +0100 »

In the lead 3 laps to go I lost it under braking into the lefthander to the long backstraight, kissed the wall and damaged my engine, one lap later it popped...

Grats Clive nice fight Grin
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2018, 10:46:05 PM +0100 »

I've loaded the chassis the drivers used into the token calculator spreadsheet.  For the next race the available tokens will be as declared in the table below (the table will also appear in the next race announcement).  The calculated values are automated but selecting the cars is a manual process so please check your tokens to make sure I haven't made a silly error.  There was no token overspend for this round so no one is disqualified.

Available Tokens:
Note: These are the tokens available to each driver before the 10 tokens are added for making the race start.

Driver   TokensStatus
bagrupp
15
Pro
Clive Loynes
8
Pro
Doni Yourth
30
Pro
EvilClive
21
Pro
fpolicardi
6
Am
francesco   
5
Am
Phil Thornton
10
Am
DLogan
8
Am
Gareth
10
Am
Jeep
7
Am
Uli   
6
Pro
FullMetalGasket
100
Pro
Will Tway
5
Pro
Baab
18
Am
Cookie
5
Pro
Samb
10
Pro
Ziu Bacubacu
5
Pro
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2018, 10:50:20 PM +0100 »

Sorry Phil - The back wheel just clipped the bales and I lost control Sad
No problem Tim. It's a bit like trying to avoid a pinball here. I slowed and decided to go to your right but you bounced off the wall so I tried to go to your left. These cars don't turn quick enough in such situations so I couldn't avoid you Sad
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2018, 11:03:17 PM +0100 »

Great race tonight Evil, a fitting tribute to Tony Brooks.
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 12:08:46 AM +0100 »

I'm very sorry Clive, clear my fault  Huh
I finished a fine close fight for 3rd place - THX to you - until that silly crash ...
following seven boring laps
finally finishing but bad feelings  Undecided

btw
over the whole event I had bad framerates (52-56 fps?) always at the same part of the circuit
in practice I tried to reduce the graphic, unfortunately without success
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2018, 07:02:18 AM +0100 »

Fortunately i was able to avoid the incident between Phil and Tim but,i don't remeber exactly in which lap,the spring of my gear box broke.
I was able to change again the gear but with some difficult due to a different feeling and less precise gear engagement.
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2018, 09:33:51 AM +0100 »

Grats to those who made it to the finish. This circuit does not forgive a driver's mistakes and I was extremely fortunate last night. A little sad to see a reduced grid.

Leading up to these final two races I had a chance to challenge Clive Loynes' lead in the championship. I was pretty certain that he would use the Lancia, and all that power would be a big threat around this tricky circuit. The track might be unforgiving, but there are some long and very fast sections where outright speed was going to be a big advantage. I did consider using my favourite chassis, the Maserati 250f, and tried a few laps. There is no doubt that the Mazzer was quick and after 5 laps prib was promising a sub 1:54 lap on race fuel, but when I read the race post about Tony Brooks winning in a Connaught???...….well I just had to try and re-create that victory didn't I??

Then Axel got involved in qually and proved that my fears about the Lancia power were right and despite throwing the Connaught around the track in a 100% all or nothing attempt I could only manage a 2nd spot on the grid. I was astonished ( again!!) when Tim got the Gordini in to 3rd spot  I Am Not Worthy. Clive Loynes was a little further back and I suspected that he was playing the survival game, hoping that getting to the flag whilst others argued with the stone walls.


Axel took the lead from the start and I tucked into his slipstream. My worry was the first lap when cars behind might run out of brakes and do the bowling ball trick, but Axel was quick and dragged us both clear of the chasing pack. The rest of the race was a great battle, both with Axel and the track. Trying to push hard but not destroy the car against those walls or sticky haybales was stressful...but huge fun too!! There were a few contacts with the walls, but nothing that damaged the car fortunately until I got too close to the rear of Axel's car just as my brakes evaporated and I had to flick the car sideways to slow it down and avoid rear ending him. By the time I had recovered control the Lancia was powering away from me and out of slipstream range.

I think there were about 8 laps to go and I wondered if I could reel Axel in again, but I did want a win for the Connaught  Wink I nailed a couple of quick laps and halved the gap but I was risking everything and a certain 2nd spot. So I eased off a little and was resigned to following Axel home, until I came across a struggling Lancia....I could not believe that it was Axel and it took several checks on Prib over the next laps to confirm that I had taken the lead. I was concerned that the speed of the Lancia would allow Axel to catch me so I was absolutely on the limit until I realised that Axel was slow and not able to chase me.
Almost threw away the win on the last lap when I relaxed and ran wide into those sticky haybales, but I kept my foot planted on the gas and ripped myself free with all 4 wheels still attached  sweatdrop sweatdrop


It was nice to do a "Tony Brooks" in the Connaught and take the win. A shame that many were unable to complete the race and it looks like Clive and Tim suffered early exits. Still all to play for at Silverstone...…………………...
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