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February 23, 2020, 09:37:46 PM +0000 - Brands Hatch (GP) - UKGPL Season 36 (2020) 1955 GP
Driver
 Team
Nat. Make Model Class Qualifying Race
Tyres Pos Time/Gap Pos Time/Gap Laps Stops Best Retirement
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EvilClive
 Blue Moose Racing
Connaught Type B F1 1955 1 1:48.091
88.244mph
1 45:28.382
87.400mph
25 1:48.440
87.960mph
Pirelli  
Clive Loynes
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Maserati 250F F1 1955 2 +0.153
88.120mph
2 +19.917
86.767mph
25 1:48.953
87.546mph
Pirelli  
bagrupp
 Team Groundhog
Vanwall VW55 F1 1955 7 +2.652
86.131mph
3 +47.804
85.895mph
25 1:49.631
87.005mph
Pirelli  
Dulima
 
Connaught Type B F1 1955 5 +2.117
86.549mph
4 +48.359
85.878mph
25 1:49.799
86.872mph
Pirelli  
Doni Yourth
 Blue Moose Racing
Connaught Type B F1 1955 8 +2.743
86.060mph
5 +52.092
85.763mph
25 1:50.079
86.651mph
Pirelli  
fpolicardi
 Team7
Connaught Type B F1 1955 3 +1.305
87.192mph
6 +52.114
85.762mph
25 1:49.197
87.351mph
Pirelli  
Phil Thornton
 Antipasti Racing
Connaught Type B F1 1955 9 +2.799
86.017mph
7 +1:15.607
85.043mph
25 1:50.309
86.470mph
Pirelli  
francesco
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Connaught Type B F1 1955 10 +3.132
85.759mph
8 +1:20.540
84.894mph
25 1:50.887
86.019mph
Pirelli  
Enrique Farina
 
Gordini T16 F1 1955 6 +2.597
86.174mph
9 +1:44.983
84.162mph
25 1:51.253
85.736mph
Englebert  
tagomago
 Soggy Bottom Racers Club
Gordini T16 F1 1955 11 +4.220
84.929mph
10 +1L
83.123mph
24 1:52.251
84.974mph
Englebert  
PaulV
 Blue Moose Racing
Vanwall VW55 F1 1955 12 +6.766
83.046mph
11 +8.785
82.859mph
24 1:52.480
84.801mph
Pirelli  
GregT
 Team Baarf
Gordini T16 F1 1955 4 +1.902
86.718mph
12 +19L
85.533mph
6 1:50.044
86.678mph
accident
Englebert  
4 UKGPL
 
Lancia D50 F1 1955 13 13 DNS ---
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{unknown}  

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« on: February 19, 2020, 06:29:13 PM +0000 »

Season 36 – 1955 Grand Prix – Round 3 – Brands Hatch

The third race in the 1955 Grand Prix series sees us crossing the English Channel to Brands Hatch in Kent. The first race to be held at Brands Hatch took place on 16th April 1950, it featured 500cc cars competing over a version of the "Indy" circuit (without Druids Hill Bend) in an anti-clockwise direction. During the 1950s the track was extended to include Druids Hill bend, Paddock Hill bend and the racing direction was changed to clockwise. It wasn't until 1960 that the full Grand Prix circuit was created. The British Grand Prix has been held at Brands Hatch on 12 occasions and the European Grand Prix has been held there twice.  The 1966 Grand Prix was won by Jack Brabham and the 1968 race by Jo Siffert driving a Brabham Repco BT19 and a Lotus-Cosworth 49B respectively.  There have also been numerous non-championship Formula 1 races most notably the Race of Champions in 1967 which was won by Dan Gurney in the Eagle-Weslake T1G.
 
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ServerUKGPL_4
IP address77.102.28.179
Date23-02-2020
TrackBrands Hatch
Mod55GP with 60fpsV2newmod
Damage PRO long
Race time~ 21:30 UK time
Qualifying 20:45 UK time - 45 minutes
Race length25 laps
Replay here

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Driver lists can be found on the championship standings page

Handicapping and chassis allocation.
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 Juniors will be allocated an additional 10 tokens.  The tokens available to each driver 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        Tokens  Status
bagrupp
12
Senior
Clive Loynes
25
Senior
Doni Yourth
12
Senior
Dulima
15
Senior
EvilClive
10
Senior
fpolicardi
8
Senior
GregT
18
Senior
JonnyO
30
Senior
Ziu Bacubacu
10
Senior
5117sebas
20
Junior
Durval Becho
20
Junior
enrique farina
28
Junior
francesco
13
Junior
Gareth
20
Junior
luiz covisi
15
Junior
PaulV
8
Junior
Phil Thornton
15
Junior
Ricardo Valim da Silva
20
Junior
tagomago
15
Junior
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2020, 08:34:36 PM +0000 »


Brands Hatch?  Shocked









Interesting is not it? please visit http://500race.org/brands-hatch/

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2020, 10:26:10 PM +0000 »

Great find!!    thumbup1
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 12:15:27 AM +0000 »

Contratulations Evil, a great drive.

I had hoped to put pressure on later on but I had messed up my race by then and, since we were capable of similar lap times, all that I could have done from where I was throw myself into the trees if I tried to catch you.
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2020, 07:58:16 AM +0000 »

Grats to Evil and clive and all finisher.

i did not expect to get third with a vanwall, but most people took the connaught
so i guess i had advantage against Dulima on the straight, but i had to go to the limit.
Some trouble between Greg and Fulvio helped as well.

Cya next.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2020, 03:09:11 PM +0000 »

Thanks for the comments Clive and Bastian. Grats to the podiums and to all finishers.

At the end it was a comfortable win, but when I joined the server and saw that Mr Loynes was piloting the 250F I was worried, because I know how quick that car can be around Brands Hatch.  scared scared

I copied across my setup from Zolder and expected it to be OK....wrong!! For the first few laps during qualifying I was all over the road and most of the scenery too!! Huh
Clive had already posted a low 1:48 lap, so I knew that he was fired up for a battle. With 20 minutes to go until race start I was changing gear ratios and damper settings....with 12 mins to go I was changing the diff and roll bars  Undecided. But finally I got the car to behave and with race fuel on I went looking for a fast lap and to explore what my race pace might be like. I managed to squeeze up to 2nd spot on the grid and thought maybe Clive would have the lead in a faster car when the race started as I did not want to waste any time doing a run on low fuel when I was getting the feel of a heavy Connaught in preparation for the first few laps.
Then PRIB showed a very quick first sector which would put me very close to pole position, so I focused everything on a banzai lap and threw the car across the S/F line and into the habales at Paddock. It was pole position but only by .15 secs...maybe Clive was sandbagging and would simply up his pace?
I was lucky to retain pole and that meant that I would have to fend off Clive and his 5 geared 250F  Undecided.  So I made the decision to blitz the first lap and forget about saving any brakes, it was all about building a gap so that Clive could not out drag me on the straights. It worked, and at the end of lap 1 I was holding a precious 100 mtr lead. Lap 2 was on a knife edge as I had zero brakes left, but I still managed to ease out a few more metres.
By lap 3 I settled into a proper drive and regained control of the brakes, which allowed me to focus on some steady laps. I still expected Clive to wind up his pace and start to close the gap but, except when I made a mistake, the challenge did not come. Then I suspect that he had a "moment" and the gap doubled...now I could relax and simply manage the gap whilst protecting the engine and brakes.
At the end it was a comfortable win, but the early signs were that I was going to have an uphill struggle against faster cars. Quite relieved that I still had the pace in the Connaught to compete, but kind of worried that so many other drivers have started using this car. I thought that I was the only guy who had discovered the secret speed in this car lol.
I might have to fit a turbo on that Gordini??!! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2020, 08:44:51 PM +0000 »

A splendid victory for my Blue Moose teammie, Clive Gardner!  Pole, FTD & the win.  Superlative performance.

Clive Loynes a fine job to score a good P2.  Only a small slip at half distance cost him a shot at the win.

Bastian a good P3 after a solid drive.

Dulima a close P4 and in the hunt for a podium right up to the flag.  I was close behind him early on and his image was a little shaky.  Dropping back a second or two cured that concern.  Later, I couldn't hold on to him in any event.

A lucky P5 pour moi as clearly Fulvio had the pace on me but an earlier slip put him in my mirrors and despite fighting back, he just couldn't quite manage the pass.  I have to say that I was sweating buckets for the last 10 laps as the pressure was enormous.  Fulvio's judgement was spot-on as he didn't make a charge that put us both at risk and for that, he earns my undying respect.  There were some close moments and I even left room several times in case he came alongside but it just never came.  Back in the day, a minor shunt in these old bangers could be very serious indeed as they weren't fitted with seat belts.  In the days before they became mandatory in all classes, I was an eye-witness to a driver ejection in a sports car at Mosport.  Not something you'll ever forget.

Phil with a distant P7 which was a bit disappointing I'm sure.  He was on for a much higher finish early on.  Poor Greg falling on his sword to avoid pranging Fulvio at Druids and getting truly stuck behind some haybales.  That could only have been infuriating as he had great pace in the tiny Gordini.

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Edit: Quite some time later...

I neglected to mention above that coming off the last corner...Clearways...on the very last lap, Fulvio got a dynamite exit and came within 23/1000 of a second of taking P5.  They don't get much closer than that.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2020, 01:07:36 PM +0000 »

Thanks for the kind words Doni.
Your points (and PaulV's) have moved BlueballsMoose to the top of the team board. For a few seasons it has been a lonely battle against the Soggy Bottom hoards and other well populated teams, with the occasional input from Iestyn.

If anyone fancies joining a team with absolutely no plan or proper management, ( other than a residual handbook from Mrs Fujikawa of the infamous Hiki Waza Team) please feel free to sign away your soul.  Wink  Our comprehensive incentive scheme utilises the subtle skills of another ex Hiki Waza employee, Nikki Nakawaka, who will offer corrective treatment to anyone who fails to perform adequately.
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2020, 10:50:33 PM +0000 »

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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2020, 12:16:41 PM +0000 »

Congrats Clive, Clive, and Bastian!

This race sucked for me. I wish I could have qualified in front of Fulvio. I'd have liked to have seen what I could do in Mr. Loyne's slipstream.

I apologize for the mistake Fulvio. I tried to miss you. I'm glad it didn't do to you what it did to me.

Poor Greg falling on his sword to avoid pranging Fulvio at Druids and getting truly stuck behind some haybales.

I'm not sure I fell on my sword but I did try to limit any damage done. It's been so long or I've never hit those haybales before. I should have tried to go around the left side of them. Smiley Luckily for Fulvio I went left. Had I gone right I probably would have sent him into the haybales and I might have continued unscathed. I suspect Fulvio may have braked better or a little earlier on that lap and I may have braked a little later. It's good example of how cruel GPL can be.

Maybe one day I'll learn to drive these cars well.

Take care guys.
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2020, 10:54:46 PM +0000 »

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.

Driver        Tokens  Status
bagrupp
12
Senior
Clive Loynes
23
Senior
Doni Yourth
17
Senior
Dulima
20
Senior
EvilClive
15
Senior
fpolicardi
13
Senior
GregT
28
Senior
JonnyO
30
Senior
Ziu Bacubacu
10
Senior
5117sebas
20
Junior
Durval Becho
20
Junior
enrique farina
38
Junior
francesco
18
Junior
Gareth
20
Junior
luiz covisi
15
Junior
PaulV
8
Junior
Phil Thornton
20
Junior
Ricardo Valim da Silva
20
Junior
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2020, 08:15:00 PM +0000 »

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