rFactor 2 Round 3 Rouen 74/94

Discussion in 'ACD Historic F3 Closed' started by Andrew Williams, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Andrew Williams

    Andrew Williams Pro Driver

  2. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Are you looking at the wrong series? This is the current one https://www.simracingonline.co.uk/racing/seriesinfo/141

    EDIT Sorry I think I misunderstood you. The Performance tab shows previous history for the same cars run before at this track and the same for any drivers entered.
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  3. Andrew Williams

    Andrew Williams Pro Driver

    Does the performance tab not differentiate between track layouts?

    Last year was on the 55/70 track - where those times in the performance tab were done
    last year.jpg
    This year (Tuesday) is on the 74/94 layout of the track, but the performance tab is showing the same times which were done on the 55-70 layout this year.jpg

    Hope that makes sense :)

    Basically, we are going to destroy Michals track record, because we are using a shorter layout.
  4. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member Donator

    OK I see what you're getting at. The two layouts are in the one track DL file but that shouldn't cause the problem as we have both layouts defined in our Resources as independent tracks. It's a Tech question I can't answer, so I'll add Mark to the discussion so he can look into it.
  5. Mark Hightree

    Mark Hightree Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Should be fixed now.
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  6. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Server is up
  7. Gerhard Hofmann

    Gerhard Hofmann Pro Driver Donator

    if anybody has problems to enter the server (message: attempting direct connect), got to menue-options and delete the SRO Historic F3 file.
    This worked for Klaus and me.
  8. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Probably the rfm file from the previous Historic F3 series run last year.
  9. Andrew Williams

    Andrew Williams Pro Driver

    R1 - Starting from pole. Got away well, then changed from 1st to 3rd gear, which in turn dropped me from 1st to 3rd place :rolleyes:
    Fortunately, Paul and Ken tried to take the first chicane side by side and made contact. I slammed on the anchors and only just managed to avoid the rear of Paul.
    This put me back in 1st place, where I pushed to gain a decent gap to Paul, then brought it home.

    R2 - Pole again, and managed to get off the line this time. Roel had passed Paul so had a 3 second lead by the end of lap 1.
    Thought to myself 'drive with no errors, and this could be another win' then proceeded to outbrake myself into the hairpin at the bottom of the hill :rolleyes:
    Paul took 1st and Ken slipped past too. Squeezed past Ken the following lap, then started to give chase to Paul who was nearly 4 seconds up the road.
    Closed up after several laps, and made the pass after getting a better exit out of the final corner (also looking at replay, I had a much longer 4th gear which pulled me ahead when Paul changed into 5th).
    Noticed Paul run wide later in the lap, so could cruise to the win.
    Enjoyed the race both Ken and Paul :cool:

    Congrats to you both for your podiums.
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  10. Paul Anstey

    Paul Anstey Pro Driver Donator

    Made a late minute change which saw my lap times plummet by a second. :(. Got 3rd though :)
    Race 1
    Got a good start and slipped in behind Ken. Noticed Andrew was going backwards fast. At the chicane Ken went very wide and I think off the track. Not sure whether I was ahead into the first part of the chicane but at some point we hit each other and I very nearly lost it. By the time I recovered I was right up Ken's tailpipe and unfortunately we touched :(. Sorry Ken. Don't take out your team mate. We had a very good go at taking each other out. I see it as a racing incident. How do you see it Ken? Andrew took the lead and I gave chase. Pulled away from 3rd and was glad to see several laps later that Ken had recovered to 3rd. Kept it clean for the rest of the race.

    Well done Andrew. :)

    Now back with my correct setup I managed to do a decent lap to get 2nd.
    Race 2
    Not sure how Roel got ahead of me but I had a good fight with him to regain 2nd place. Then a strange thing happened. At the hairpin which I took normally when suddenly Andrew appeared as if by magic right next to me. I couldn't understand where the hell he came from. I now see reading Andrew's report he went straight on at the hairpin but I didn't see this and thought he was well up the road. Scared the crap out of me I literally jumped out of my seat ;). Further on in the race I ran wide in the fast right hander at the end of the short straight. I saw that the barrier curved around the corner so instead of trying to avoid it and spinning out I used it in Gran Turismo style to get me heading in the right direction. I was sure I was going to loose at least 2nd but got back on the track 3 seconds ahead of Ken. Managed to settle down and get to the flag. Two 2nd places is as good as a win as Andrew missed the last 2 rounds and is effectively out of contention. So I have made up for the disaster of the 8th and 7th place in the last round. Good to see Ken in 2nd for the series but BVR have work to do to stop those dastardly Redline Racing. They must be defeated at all costs. Well I have 5p to throw at it. ;)

    Well done Andrew Blah Blah Blah!!! :)

    Andrew certainly has these cars hooked up. So work to be done. Love these cars. Old school is the best. Aero has killed motorsport. :(
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  11. Paul Anstey

    Paul Anstey Pro Driver Donator

    I have a great idea Andrew. Slow the hell down then we can have a really good race :p
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  12. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member Donator

    I always try and be philosophical about L1 incidents when cars are running so close together. Having grabbed the lead at the start I then ran a little wide going through the T2 kink which allowed Paul to close up going into the 1st chicane. Having checked the replay several times I could probably argue that trying to squeeze ahead at that point wasn't a good idea, but as I've said it was L1. :rolleyes:

    In pre-race practice I made a couple of changes to my Osterreichring setup and I have to say that the car felt the best it has ever been, including the previous series. Maybe finally I've found the sweet spot which allowed me to drive the car rather than the other way around! That is until it all changes at the next track of course. :eek:
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