Blancpain WEC Round 4 - Donington GP (18th July)

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Blancpain WEC Round 4 - Donington GP (18th July)

Post  Chris English on Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:04 pm



Mod update is due hopefully tonight (waiting on someone to upload it to Posy)

Mod changes:
Pro Audi - +50KG (for performance equalisation, if this proves to be too much it will be re-adjusted for the next round)
Nissan GT-R physics changed, now running same physics as Aston due to handling difficulties with the Nissan
Mark and Christian Russell moved to Pro class.

Donington version will be the same one we used in BTCC.

All timings based on UK time (add 1 hour for CET)
Quali - 30 minutes starting at 8:45pm
Warmup - 15 minutes (or until 9:30pm)
Race start: 9:30pm
Race length - Timed: 1hr 30 minutes, Time scale x6
Fuel use - x2
Tyre Wear - x1

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Re: Blancpain WEC Round 4 - Donington GP (18th July)

Post  Ben Hackeson on Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:50 pm

Can't load the track atm :/ rFactor keeps crashing.. any ideas? I have made a fresh install, synced and put onto DX9..

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Re: Blancpain WEC Round 4 - Donington GP (18th July)

Post  Michael Pitschmann on Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:19 pm

Hmm strange. Ingame details on high?

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Re: Blancpain WEC Round 4 - Donington GP (18th July)

Post  Tony Barker on Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:22 pm

Ben Hackeson wrote:Can't load the track atm :/ rFactor keeps crashing.. any ideas? I have made a fresh install, synced and put onto DX9..

Hi Ben, In Rf Config Try changing your DX settings to Auto, also make sure your install is not in program files in your 'C' drive. Hope this helps

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Re: Blancpain WEC Round 4 - Donington GP (18th July)

Post  Michael Pitschmann on Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:45 pm

Great race, just missed my first GT win by 3 secs... So behind Chris E and Dan third, all fine. Just lost 30 secs because Mr Lewis was blocking my Pit Box  affraid 

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Re: Blancpain WEC Round 4 - Donington GP (18th July)

Post  Chris English on Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:23 am

It was a really good race! I managed to get a great start and into the lead by the first corner and managed to pull away. I pushing as hard as I could for the whole race. As soon as it got dark my tyre temperatures dropped, it became very difficult to keep the car on track at times, My final pit stop was 2 laps too short on fuel to the end so came in 2 laps later to splash and dash. Unfortunately 2 pit stops in 3 laps massively cooled my tyres and I had no grip and spun twice. That put Dan right behind me for the last 10 minutes of the race. Luckily the Mclaren has great traction out of corners which just kept me in front of Dan's Nissan which had 2-3mph more in a straight line.

Fortunately the fighting with Dan meant I was working my tyres harder and they came up to temperature for the last lap so I was able to hold on for my first endurance win!  cheers 

I think the top 3 had 3 completely different pit strategies, Mike could get 1 more lap of fuel out of his car on every stint (I think he managed 1 less pit stop at the end), Dan made a really early stop and was out of sequence until the last stint to the end and I went flat out, no fuel saving and 5 pit stops.

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Re: Blancpain WEC Round 4 - Donington GP (18th July)

Post  Michael Pitschmann on Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:12 am

Chris English wrote:I think the top 3 had 3 completely different pit strategies, Mike could get 1 more lap of fuel out of his car on every stint (I think he managed 1 less pit stop at the end), Dan made a really early stop and was out of sequence until the last stint to the end and I went flat out, no fuel saving and 5 pit stops.

Yup, had only 4 pitstops, well calculated, 6.4 remain on the finish line Smile If Mr Lewis hadnt blocked my Pitstop I think I had won this one. But thats how it gonna be sometimes Smile

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Re: Blancpain WEC Round 4 - Donington GP (18th July)

Post  Matt Lewis on Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:09 pm

And of course if Mr Pitschmann hadn't blocked my first stop I may have stayed on the lead lap! I even pitted one lap early to avoid further pit holdups but that ruined my strategy costing me an extra stop and fourth place Sad

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