Round 2 Longford 67

Discussion in 'The DNF Series – Mclaren M23 Closed' started by John vd Geest, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

    The Longford Circuit was a temporary motor racing course laid out on public roads at Longford, 23 kilometres (14 mi) south-west of Launceston in Tasmania, Australia. It was located on the northern edges of the town and its 7 km lap passed under a railway line viaduct, crossed the South Esk River via the wooden Kings Bridge, turned hard right at the doorstep of the Longford Hotel, passed over the railway line using a level crossing and traversed the South Esk again via another wooden structure, the Long Bridge.

    Its first race meeting was held in 1953, the Australian Grand Prix was staged there in 1959 and 1965 and the track hosted a round of the Tasman Series each year from 1964 to 1968. It was also the venue for the single race 1962 Australian Touring Car Championship (at 7.242 km (4.501 mi), Longford is the longest circuit ever used in the ATCC), the Australian Tourist Trophy in 1960, 1964 & 1966 and a round of the Australian Drivers' Championship each year from 1958 to 1965. Its use as a motor racing venue was curtailed due to financial issues, following the running of the 1968 Tasman Series meeting.

     
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  2. Aiden Blake

    Aiden Blake Pro Driver

    Hi just checking i've signed up correctly as well as i will have a friend joining too.
     
  3. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Yes, you have registered correctly Aiden. Welcome to the series :)
    Good idea to bring a friend along. The more the better!
     
  4. Aiden Blake

    Aiden Blake Pro Driver

    Good stuff had a practice these things are lethal gonna be a hard race
     
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  5. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

    If you do a fair amount of practice, you should make it to the finish with a good result :)
     
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  6. Aiden Blake

    Aiden Blake Pro Driver

    ;)
    That’s the plan looking forward to it :)
     
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  7. Marc Brink

    Marc Brink Pro Driver

    Have you tried to crash on the Long Bridge? Done it twice and salto'd into the water. :oops:
    Did some sightseeing under the bridge; was a great experience. :D
     
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  8. Toni Talvitie

    Toni Talvitie Pro Driver Donator

    Working this sunday so unregistered from event.

    Have a good one!
     
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  9. Rob Milliken

    Rob Milliken Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Servers up guys !
    This is a beauty of a track !
     
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  10. Kayo Michiels

    Kayo Michiels Pro Driver

    Registered myself and can't wait to meet you guys on the track!
     
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  11. Andrew Williams

    Andrew Williams Pro Driver

    There is no link for the Longford track.
    I assume it is on the one the steam workstop?
     
  12. Bret Metcalf

    Bret Metcalf Pro Driver Donator

    I'm afraid I will be away on Sunday so I have just unregistered to make space for anyone else.

    Regards,
    Bret
     
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  13. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

  14. Andrew Williams

    Andrew Williams Pro Driver

    I must be blind, because as I say, there is no link there, at least for me.

    Car is a link, track is not.
     

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  15. Marc Brink

    Marc Brink Pro Driver

    You're right, there's no link for me either. You can subscribe it from the Steam workshop here.
    A great track btw, Hermann Tilke doesn't create them like that.
     
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  16. Henri Miettinen

    Henri Miettinen Pro Driver

    I tried the track, I think it's pretty boring. You can drive gas pedal fully down like 80% of the lap. But there will be good fights because slipstream. It's like oval racing :D
     
  17. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member Donator

    The SRO download link has been updated.
     
  18. Eric Cline

    Eric Cline Pro Driver

    Going to do some laps tonite if anyone wants to join in...probably in about 2.5 , 3 hours.900pm est
     
  19. Matteo Santini

    Matteo Santini Pro Driver

    Unfortunately I will postpone my debut on rFactor once again, cause I won't be on time for the race start :( So I unregistered from this event.

    I know that this isn't the right place to ask, but beeing a noob on rFactor, I kindly ask to some more experienced drivers on this sim if there are some apps to add, especially for what regards the tire pressures and the health and right operating temperatures of engine and the 'health' of the gearbox. Anyone's help is appreciated, even by private message, to avoid to divert this topic from its purpose. Thank you in advance chaps.

    See you soon :)
     
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  20. Laurent Londes

    Laurent Londes Pro Driver Donator

    Being an rFactor2 noob myself as well, I'm also interested in these things.
     

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