DTAC Round 12 @ Mont Tremblant (10 August 2017)

Trae00
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August 7th, 2017, 7:53 am #1

Date:  10 August 2017

Sim:  rFactor

Mod:  Historic GT & Touring Cars Mod v1.96

Track:  Mont Tremblant


Race Length:  20 Laps
Practice Opens:  8:00pm
Qualifying:  8:40pm
Warmup:  9:10pm
Race Start:  9:15pm
 * Times are EDT (GMT -4:00)

Race Hostname / IP:  deltasimracing.ddns.net:34298 or 24.159.17.121:34298
 ... may also be listed as DeltaSimRacing on the rFactor Server List

TeamSpeak3 Hostname / IP:  deltasimracing.ddns.net or 24.159.17.121
TeamSpeak3 P/W: delta

Visit the Delta Trans-Am Championship website for more series details.


Must have:
rFactor1 v1.255
Historic GT & Touring Cars Mod v1.96
2017 DTAC Upgrade and Tire Files
ALL DSR member car files
Original terrain.tdf

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Trae00
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August 10th, 2017, 7:12 am #2

RACE DAY!
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Doni49
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August 10th, 2017, 1:07 pm #3

I should be good to go for this, Trae!  :)

Not my favourite circuit by any means but...  I jumped onto the server...hope I didn't damage it...earlier this AM to make sure I was admissible.  NP.  Tried a practice start to assess the pace car.  It behaved very well...no surprises...and no sooner does it pull off into pitlane do we get the green flag.

Best of Luck, chaps!
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August 13th, 2017, 12:09 pm #4

From the classic motion picture, Grand Prix...

Jean-Pierre Sarti: "Before you leave I want to tell you something. Not about the others, but about myself. I used to go to pieces. I'd see an accident like that and be so weak inside that I wanted to quit - stop the car and walk away. I could hardly make myself go past it. But I'm older now. When I see something really horrible, I put my foot down. Hard! Because I know that everyone else is lifting his."

Louise Frederickson: "What a terrible way to win."

Jean-Pierre Sarti: "No, there is no terrible way to win. There is only winning."

Well...  There may be no terrible way to win but I think that there may well be an ugly way.

The stats will show that I won that race at StJo but it was hardly a cause for celebration.  My most sincere and profound apologies to Trae for wrecking him early on thanks to my error.  As I mentioned in pre-race chat, this circuit is low on my list of favourites and that opinion hasn't been elevated despite a win.  I find it a bit too contrived with two 'up the hill and turn into a blind corner' situations.  And if you think that's bad, try it in Grand Prix Legends where the builder has three!  Groan...

It was a simple but foolish error on my part.  Just went into T1 a little too hot and a little too wide.  The tail got too happy and was coming around.  Poor Trae was just too close to avoid and paid a heavy price.  If he weren't so close, he'd have missed me.  HEY!  THEN IT'S HIS FAULT, RIGHT?  IF HE WEREN'T SO FAST...  Some Trump logic there.  :)

(Sorry, couldn't resist that.  No politics here, pls)

Feeling really bad about the whole deal, I pitted and took the default repair damage in an effort to do pennance for my crimes.  Groan...  The indication was for a stop fully 126s in duration.  Double graon...  Oh, well...  Actually, I'd planned an early stop after burning only 5-6 gallons.  My pre-race trials indicated that with a fuel cell top up after only those many laps that I'd make it the rest of the way.  As per usual, I didn't take tyres.

Regaining the track miles behind everyone, I drove the snot out of the AAR 'cuda not so much to gain back time but more in anger at myself.  I could see Ziggy and Volzie way ahead and Trae well clear, too.  Then the stops rolled around for each and I was surprised to see that I passed for P2.  I was still light-years behind Ziggy but as the laps counted down, I could see that I was gaining hand-over-fist on the stopwatch.  Some laps 6-8s.  NO!!!  Could I catch him?  As noted, I was pounding the 'cuda hard and could feel the grip slipping away in the late laps.  I didn't dare take a look at the wear rates.  I was right with Ziggy over the S/F line to start the last lap.  Again, the nature of the T1 complex would figure into the mix and Ziggy got a bit wide over the top, slid sideways, corrected but the counter-slide won out.  I skipped by staying far left and came within an ace of falling off myself.  Lucky boy.  Cruised in for the last two miles for an ugly win.
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Trae00
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August 14th, 2017, 8:05 am #5

Congrats Doni!

And there's certainly no reason to feel bad about the accident, as it was just that.  Like I said during chat ... pretty sure I've done the same thing lately.  😉
I saw you push wide and thought you were going to ride it out in the grass, so I kept my foot in it.  I think I had already beat your poor rear bumper about off, I just wanted to finish the job!

My own driving kept me from making up much time, though I did explore a tremendous amount of the grounds.  😄

Looking forward to the Glen!
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