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Round 1: Autodromo Nazionale Monza - Short (1Aug17)

jeromef1

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Nicolet, QC, Canada
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Jerome Berthiaume
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177904
 
Race Settings
Weather Slots: 1 (Clear)
Weather Progression: Sync to race
Starting Time: 12:00
Time Progression: Real
Laps: 50
 
Pre-Race Interview
1. What is your goal this season?
2. What is your favorite circuit on the schedule this season, and what is your less favorite?
3. How many hours a week are you practicing? How much practice is enough for you?
 

Hootius

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Charles Sumner
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304260
1. What is your goal this season?
I finished tied for 6th in S7, so I want to improve on that. I also want to be a contender for at least 2 podium finishes this season, especially since it looks like some of the big guns are taking a season off and waiting for PC2.

2. What is your favorite circuit on the schedule this season, and what is your less favorite?
Snetterton, that's why I picked it lol and least fav just might be Monza short if I don't pick up the pace.

3. How many hours a week are you practicing? How much practice is enough for you?
Probably practicing around 5 hours a week, but try to keep it an hour at a time to avoid going stale.
 

sg_rus_us

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Los Angeles
Pre-Race Interview
1. What is your goal this season?

Top 5

2. What is your favorite circuit on the schedule this season, and what is your less favorite?

Favorite is Laguna Seca here as well as in real life. Love this place. Least favorite only one - Monaco.

3. How many hours a week are you practicing? How much practice is enough for you?

2 hours in project cars and 2 hour per week on real track on my Z3. To be very good I think I need close to 7 hours per week.
 

Klutchion1

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New Jersey
[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1. What is your goal this season?[/font]

My goal is to become an overall a better road racer. I have been racing oval for years and I thought I should try something new full time.

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]2. What is your favorite circuit on the schedule this season, and what is your less favorite?[/font]

My favorite circuit on the schedule is Monza short. It seems like I have a lot of fun on that track and I cant wait. My least favorite is Snetterton just because I hate racing in the rain.

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]3. How many hours a week are you practicing? How much practice is enough for you?[/font]

I normally like to practice every other day for about 2 hours. Once I feel I lose pace I like to stop practicing so I dont get out of rhythm.
 

macattack0922

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United States, Atlanta, GA
1. What is your goal this season? 
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[li]Last season went better than I could have expected. I hope to improve though. I had a few races last season that were terrible for me. This season I hope to improve on my consistency. [/li]
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2. What is your favorite circuit on the schedule this season, and what is your less favorite?
[ul]
[li]My favorite track for this season will be Laguna or Brno and my least favorite will be Bannochbrae.[/li]
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3. How many hours a week are you practicing? How much practice is enough for you?
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[li]I will likely practice an hour or two a night if I am able to find the time. Generally 5 hours a week or so. [/li]
[/ul]
 

_dray_

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united states,florida,wildwood
my goal this season is to start running up front ...i like to win and you cant do that from the back of the pack!


my favorite track is probably catalunya ...i can really get dialed in on that track

i have brought it down to an hour or 2 a day but after last season i was on a mission to improve and hope i have!
 

RacerLance

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USA Atlanta, Georgia
Hello everyone, look forward to the season - this is my first time engaging this type of event and I am very excited.
My goals are try not to DNF and finish at least in the middle of the field at the Checkered Flag!

Kind regards,
Lance
Atlanta
 

Hootius

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Welcome to the family Lance. Definitely going to be quite the unique race to get your feet wet with us lol Feel free to keep an eye on the PSN chat, normally you'll see some of us posting, getting a practice lobby up from time to time throughout the week.

Obviously with a bunch of us running different cars, we can't be as helpful as we want when it comes to setups, but our practice lobby's are relaxed and fun and we do help encourage each other and give track advice to help.
 

Bubba18

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Feb 6, 2017
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Louisville, Ky
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Mark Kaelin Jr
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387063
1. What is your goal this season?
This season my goal will be to improve upon my standings finish from last season which was my best at 8th. I will also be working on getting my first podium of my project cars career.
2. What is your favorite circuit on the schedule this season, and what is your less favorite?
My favorite will probably be spain since I have had success there in the past in both project cars and f1 2016. I don't think I have a least favorite. I like all the tracks selected.
3. How many hours a week are you practicing? How much practice is enough for you?
I usually don't have a lot of time to practice through the week/weekends but when I do get a chance its for about an hour at a time to 2 hours. Id say 2-3 hours is probably enough for me.
 

porq_chopz

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[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1. What is your goal this season?[/font]
Finish in the top 10 of points by the end of the season. This will be my first season that I should be able to partake in all of the races.
[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]2. What is your favorite circuit on the schedule this season, and what is your less favorite?[/font]
Laguna Seca is hands down my favorite track. Least favorite would probably be Snetterton
[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]3. How many hours a week are you practicing? How much practice is enough for you?[/font]
[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]I try to practice an hour or two the night prior to really get into the feel for the track. Throughout the week I try to get at least 5 hours in before the night prior though.[/font]
 

Hootius

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Q:4th
Really happy with that quali lap I turned. Best lap I hit all week by over .5s (granite I only ever practiced on race fuel lol). I got my lap in early, then just monitored the rest of quali. I knew a lot of guys were pushing super hard, so I was treated to a pretty decent show in the chicane as quali went on lol

R: 4th
Got off the grid pretty clean and the first 15 laps or so we smooth for me. I wasn't trying to push it and get my tires to last until Lap 25. I had a chance to take advantage of other's misfortunes, but I made a mistake of my own on Lap 21 and drove in too hard into Turn 1 trying to lap Lance and I ate the wall hard. Had to pit to fix the damage. I tried to be cute and put a Hard on the left front and a Medium on the left rear to help tire wear get to the end of the race. That plan backfired hard and after a handful of laps, I was about 1.5s slower per lap due to terrible handling. That allowed KDawg to catch back up and take the final podium spot (which in all honesty, he deserved. He had a great car this week.). Was able to limp the car to the finish and keep a Top 5 finishing spot.
 

Pitricio

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San Miguel, Santiago, Chile
I was happy to see Fifi on the track. It's nice to see you back.
It was my first time here and I enjoyed the dynamic of this race, it was very fun.
My left leg is slightly tired because of the constant heavy braking on the first turn and the parabolica.
Nice battles with Macattack and Kdawg.
See you next week.
 

_dray_

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united states,florida,wildwood
Q:9

Couldnt get the car over the line under 52 and i knew it was there frustrating but fun to try to get there

F:7

My best league finish so ill take that....pit strategy wasnt the best so there was no chance to finish higher!
 

Hootius

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_dray_ said:
Q:9

Couldnt get the car over the line under 52 and i knew it was there frustrating but fun to try to get there

F:7

My best league finish so ill take that....pit strategy wasnt the best so there was no chance to finish higher!

Gratz bud, keep it up
 

porq_chopz

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Well that race sucked.

Q:12
R: DNF

Things in qualifying were rough, but then again I can't put down good times in any form of qualifying but it's in the race I make up for time that I miss. So I was ok with my starting position. Then the race began, and I was running in the top ten on around lap 9 and blew my engine. Still trying to figure out what exactly caused it. I opened up my radiator after qualifying to ensure cooling, but I'm guessing that getting into the log jam at the chicane around lap 5 and running into the rear of the guy in front of me might have done some damage to the front which contributed to my problems. Either way, this was not how I wanted to start the season. And my teammate getting a disconnect leads Bad Boys Racing to 0 total points after round 1. We have a lot of work to do over the next 8 races. Finishing in the top ten in points at seasons end is still my main goal, very possible but will take some major work.
 

Pitricio

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porq_chopz said:
 I opened up my radiator after qualifying to ensure cooling, but I'm guessing that getting into the log jam at the chicane around lap 5 and running into the rear of the guy in front of me might have done some damage to the front which contributed to my problems.

I think it was the impact. I'm running with 0 radiator opening and the engine can make it the whole race.
 

porq_chopz

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Pitricio said:
porq_chopz said:
 I opened up my radiator after qualifying to ensure cooling, but I'm guessing that getting into the log jam at the chicane around lap 5 and running into the rear of the guy in front of me might have done some damage to the front which contributed to my problems.

I think it was the impact. I'm running with 0 radiator opening and the engine can make it the whole race.
Thats what I was thinking. I was going to pit to repair the damage, but it was driving straight so I didn't think it was THAT badly damaged. Wish I had a water temp gauge to be able to see if I need to slow it down and pit for damage repair :(
 

Hootius

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porq_chopz said:
Pitricio said:
porq_chopz said:
 I opened up my radiator after qualifying to ensure cooling, but I'm guessing that getting into the log jam at the chicane around lap 5 and running into the rear of the guy in front of me might have done some damage to the front which contributed to my problems.

I think it was the impact. I'm running with 0 radiator opening and the engine can make it the whole race.
Thats what I was thinking. I was going to pit to repair the damage, but it was driving straight so I didn't think it was THAT badly damaged. Wish I had a water temp gauge to be able to see if I need to slow it down and pit for damage repair :(

That is the only issue I have with the Ruf, the degrees on the dash are in C and I only know F cuz 'Murica and what not lol  I've ran hot a few times without realizing it until I got the Dash app.
 
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