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Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

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Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

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1.Over Half way done with this season, Have your thoughts on these cars changed?
2.Do you feel confident racing at night? How does it affect your racing?
3.What are your thoughts on this track?
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by undeadskydiver » Wed May 17, 2017 2:52 am

Pre-Race Interview is up!!
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by undeadskydiver » Wed May 17, 2017 3:06 am

1.Halfway through the season, have your thoughts on these cars Changed?

Nope i Could race these cars every night and still find them awesome and Challenging!!!!


2.Do you feel confident racing at night? how does it affect your racing?

Yeah for the most part obviously it adds a new element to an already challenging event. It affects me by having to rely more on memory for a lot of the darker corners/ sections of the track.

3.What are your thoughts on this track?

I like it. One of the ones I always forget how much i like. Lots of deceptive corners, even the ones that look like you gotta crawl around you can probably fly around.
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by undeadskydiver » Wed May 17, 2017 12:12 pm

Did a few laps last night, 1:44.7XX gets kind of rough as the sun is setting the whole front half of the track
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by 2pfspiff » Wed May 17, 2017 3:59 pm

Trying to get my shift swapped so I can race. I will let you know in couple of days if I will be there.
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by Shneeb108 » Thu May 18, 2017 8:44 am

Pre-Race Interview

1.Over Half way done with this season, Have your thoughts on these cars changed?
I came in late into the season, but actually really like these LMP900's. They have it all with speed, grip, and handling. Would like any of the LMP series cars at any track.
2.Do you feel confident racing at night? How does it affect your racing?
Night racing is ok with me as long as the track is fairly lit up. Learning the lines becomes even more important at night and markers are very beneficial too. Night seems to be a little easier on the tire temps.
3.What are your thoughts on this track?
I like this track because it has it all and some tricky corners also, especially the double apex near the end. After heading into the sun set and then hitting this corner, it takes a lot of experimentation to find the best line there. Might have to watch some ghost runs to see what others are doing there.
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by McNasty0421 » Thu May 18, 2017 7:16 pm

1.liking these cars more now that I've had some solid race time with them.
2.always like the nite events.helps to know track but definitely makes me brake a little earlier but with these cars that's prob a good thing.
3.this track oh s always tough ..only hope it doesn't get spread thin too early. This is a long lap here
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by 2pfspiff » Fri May 19, 2017 12:08 pm

Got my relief to swap to nights and allow me to work days, I will be there.


1.Over Half way done with this season, Have your thoughts on these cars changed?

A) I always liked the Prototype's. Easy car to drive in my opinion.

2.Do you feel confident racing at night? How does it affect your racing?

A) I enjoy night racing. I usually like to get more practice so I learn my marks, but if I remember correctly the lighting at this track is pretty good.

3.What are your thoughts on this track?

A) This is a tough but fun track.
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by WI99hockeyDAD » Fri May 19, 2017 5:05 pm

1.Halfway through the season, have your thoughts on these cars Changed?

Yes my thoughts on these have changed.  At first I thought they would be another class where 1-2 guys just killed everyone and lapped the field.  These cars are closer than I thought this class would have been.  I really like that there are 3 different manufacturers and the each have a strength and weakness on every track.  Last race I could keep up with the fast  guys on the straights and even gain ground, but I got whipped on the slow twisty section.  So good job for not making us run identical cars.   I am still finishing -1 lap typically, but a lot of that has been my unforced error at some point of the race.  At least with these cars I feel as if I have a chance at finishing on the lead lap.  


2.Do you feel confident racing at night? how does it affect your racing?

I really like these cars at night. I feel fairly confident.

3.What are your thoughts on this track?

I really like this track.  It is the first track I raced in this league and at that time I was about -10sec per lap off the leaders.  I think there are a few places on the track that you can get caught and tagged with a penalty and think "***?"  But everyone has the same track to run.  
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by WI99hockeyDAD » Fri May 19, 2017 5:05 pm

1.Halfway through the season, have your thoughts on these cars Changed?

Yes my thoughts on these have changed.  At first I thought they would be another class where 1-2 guys just killed everyone and lapped the field.  These cars are closer than I thought this class would have been.  I really like that there are 3 different manufacturers and the each have a strength and weakness on every track.  Last race I could keep up with the fast  guys on the straights and even gain ground, but I got whipped on the slow twisty section.  So good job for not making us run identical cars.   I am still finishing -1 lap typically, but a lot of that has been my unforced error at some point of the race.  At least with these cars I feel as if I have a chance at finishing on the lead lap.  


2.Do you feel confident racing at night? how does it affect your racing?

I really like these cars at night. I feel fairly confident.

3.What are your thoughts on this track?

I really like this track.  It is the first track I raced in this league and at that time I was about -10sec per lap off the leaders.  I think there are a few places on the track that you can get caught and tagged with a penalty and think "***?"  But everyone has the same track to run.  
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by some evil dude » Sat May 20, 2017 9:20 pm

1. Half way through the season, have your thoughts on these cars changed?
I believe so. They were very twitchy and hard to read at first. Since this is my rookie year, I never jumped into one of these before, but have done a lot of development. These cars are quite enjoyable

Do you feel confident racing at night? How does it affect your racing?
NO. I have poor short term memory & excellent for long term. I would be tempted to tail someone, but that only makes them nervous so...

What are your thoughts on this track?
This is entirely new to me. The majority of these corners are decreasing radius, which means hitting the apex perfectly is vital or a lot of overtaking is going to happen. I've also started playing with viscous lock and managed to shave off 2 seconds. So appearently, the diff is a big deal here with changing radius on slow corners.
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by McNasty0421 » Sat May 20, 2017 9:25 pm

Practicing in a few in anyone wants to join
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by McNasty0421 » Sun May 21, 2017 10:20 pm

Practice up now
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Re: Round 6: Dubai Autodrome - GP (23May17)

Post by undeadskydiver » Thu May 25, 2017 12:04 am

results updated for this race!  HERE

And vote for the Season 10 Car  HERE The cars you will be voting on are the 3 most suggested cars in the pre-race interview question from a couple of weeks ago.
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