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Round 2: Snetterton - 200 (8Aug17)

jeromef1

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Nicolet, QC, Canada
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Jerome Berthiaume
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Race Settings
Weather Slots: 1 (Thunderstorm)
Weather Progression: Sync to race
Starting Time: 12:00
Time Progression: Real
Laps: 39

**Pre Race Interview**
1. Snetterton is a new one for the GT3 League. How do you like this track as a whole?
2. This week will be the only rain race for the season, and we're going to be in a full-fledged thunderstorm. Do you like the challenge of rain racing or do you find it to be completely unenjoyable?
3. What's the one new track coming to Project Cars 2 that you're excited the most for to race on in this league for next season?

**Race Recap**
Tuesday night was Race #2 of Season 8 for the PS4 GT3 crew. Last week the league had a very unique race in at the Monza Short setup. How do we follow up a race like that? Well we shipped everyone off to a rarely used track, and decided to flood it!! Snetterton 200 in thunderstorm conditions for the only rain race on the season’s schedule.

Unlike last week’s tight qualifying battle, this qualifying session belong totally to last week’s race winner, Patricio Campos (Pitricio). Patricio put down a killer time and took the Pole by a whopping .778 secs, for his 14th career Pole in the league. Tyler McIntosh (MacAttack0922), Charles Sumner (Hootius) and Kyle Spencer (KDawgHonda777) had a very heated battle for outside of Row 1, all 3 drivers only being separated by .063 secs! Vince Nadal (TSpottr723) rounded out the Top 5 for qualifying.

Patricio proved that his qualifying lap was no fluke at all, as he ran away with the race for the 2nd week in a row, taking the win and the fastest lap. Tyler was able to hang with Patricio in the early laps of the race, until a disconnect cost him a shot at a great finish (unfortunately the league saw 4 drivers have connection issues during the race). Off the start, Vince had a great jump at the lights, and was able to overtake Charles and Kyle S. by the end of Turn 1. During the first 15 laps or so, the 3 drivers had close and hard fought battle that saw positions swapped back a forth several times. The finishing order between the 3 would come down to who could have the cleanest race, which went to Kyle S. as he was able to stay straight and come home in the runner up position. Charles was able to overcome a pit road issue that required him to hit pit road a 2nd time, and came home with his first Podium finish in the league. Vince had a few unfortunate spins, but had a fast and consistent car to keep the 4th position. Mark Kaelin (Bubba18) improved a spot on his qualifying effort to round out the Top 5. The biggest mover in the race belonged to Dallas Johnson (Porq_Chopz), who jumped up 5 positions from his 11th place qualifying spot, and brought his Mercedes home in 6th place.
 
The top 10 finishing order was:
1st – Patricio Campos (Pitricio) – 10th career win and 5th Hat Trick, both PRL PS4 records

2nd – Kyle Spencer (KDawgHonda777) - Back to back Podiums and personal best finish
3rd – Charles Sumner (Hootius) - First career Podium
4th – Vince Nadal (TSpottr723) – 2nd Top 5 of the season

5th – Mark Kaelin (Bubba18) – 1st Top 5 of the season
6th – Dallas Johnson (Porq_Chopz) - Personal best league finish

7th – Max Lewin (RiteAidKid84) - Personal best league finish
8th – Kyle Ely (Rocckson2Kyle) - First Top 10 of the season
9th – Lance Lewin (RacerLance) - First career Top 10 finish in the PRL APCC League
10th – Tyler McIntosh (MacAttack0922)

 
Both Championship battles opened up a bit after Race #2, by in large part to Tyler McIntosh (MacAttack0922)’s unfortunate disconnect. In the Driver’s battle, Patricio Campos (Pitricio) now owns a 8 point lead on Kyle Spencer (KDawgHonda777), with Charles Sumner (Hootius) 4 pts behind Kyle S. in 3rd place. The Team battle saw Cromo Ramrod’s (Patricio and Charles) lead jump up to 20 points over Attack Racing (Tyler and Kyle S.). The Team battle for 3rd continues to stay tight as Vin Rin Racing (Vince and Mark), Speed Syndicate (Drayton and Mark) and Vertical 3 (Max and Lance) are only separated by 7 points.
 
Next week, the crew will pack our bags for Italy, as speed will be at a premium at the very fast Imola circuit. You can catch the race from one of our many drivers’ points of view who stream the races on Twitch:
Hootius’ Twitch handle is OldManHoot. Rocckson2Kyle’s Twitch handle is Klutchion. Bubba18’s Twitch handle is Bubba1889. KDawgHonda777 is also his Twitch handle.
 

macattack0922

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1. Snetterton is a new one for the GT3 League. How do you like this track as a whole?
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[li]I hated this track. 100%. But, the more I practice, the more it feels like it flows really well, and what else makes a good track other than one that flows? [/li]
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2. This week will be the only rain race for the season, and we're going to be in a full-fledged thunderstorm. Do you like the challenge of rain racing or do you find it to be completely unenjoyable?
[ul]
[li]I love racing in the rain. [/li]
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3. What's the one new track coming to Project Cars 2 that you're excited the most for to race on in this league for next season?
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[li]COTA. 'Murica. Enough said. [/li]
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Klutchion1

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1. I recently tried Snetterton 200 without the rain just to get a feel for the track. I do like it a lot it's very unique and I'm excited for my first race in the rain in a league.

2. I hate racing in the rain because I'm one of those thunder foot drivers so I will have to make adjustments for my braking and throttle.

3. I am really excited for Daytona. I always wanted to race there road course when the 24hr happens there and finally I can in a couple of weeks.
 

Hootius

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1. Snetterton is a new one for the GT3 League. How do you like this track as a whole?
I fell in love with this track in career mode. The 200 layout I find the most fun and looking forward to this race.

2. This week will be the only rain race for the season, and we're going to be in a full-fledged thunderstorm. Do you like the challenge of rain racing or do you find it to be completely unenjoyable?

I enjoy the challenge and seems to help me keep pace a little bit more than I can in the dry.

3. What's the one new track coming to Project Cars 2 that you're excited the most for to race on in this league for next season?
CotA by far. I can't wait to whip the Porsche through the Esses.
 

_dray_

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I am not a huge fan of this track....but its kind of fun!

I am also not a huge fan of racing in the rain.... but it's kind of fun!

Daytona is kind of my home track so probably have to go with that although an additional monza layout should be interesting and in all fairness im excited for all new tracks shouldn't these games have EVERY track for every racing discipline they offer what's wrong with these people gee whiz!
 

porq_chopz

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[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1. Snetterton is a new one for the GT3 League. How do you like this track as a whole?[/font]

I don't mind this track too much, but the thunderstorm will be a whole new factor.

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]2. This week will be the only rain race for the season, and we're going to be in a full-fledged thunderstorm. Do you like the challenge of rain racing or do you find it to be completely unenjoyable?[/font]

I do enjoy a good challenge from time to time but a full blown thunderstorm we will see. Getting used to this Mercedes is a task on it's own.

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]3. What's the one new track coming to Project Cars 2 that you're excited the most for to race on in this league for next season?[/font]

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Long beach is one of the tacks I'm looking forward to the most, that and the Daytona road course.[/font]
 

BenCharlesB

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Hey Everyone,
I'm not going to be able to make this race. How do I go about having a reserve driver take my place? 
Thanks!
 

Hootius

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Thanks for giving us the heads up Ben. You are all set. If a reserve driver is around, we'll get it all taken care of.
 

Hootius

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Q: 3rd

R: 3rd


Was happy with both results. Of course I picked this track due to my experience and confidence at it, in hopes of getting my first podium. As the race played out, Kdawg and I had pretty equal cars so I knew it would come down to who would make the mistake. Unfortunately it was me. I made an air pressure adjustment when I pitted, and that turned the tire change off somehow. So I had to go down pit road a 2nd time to get tires. At that point, the only thing that saved my podium was Mac's unfortunate disconnect. Regardless on how I got my podium, I was just happy that I had a car with podium speed. Also had a really fun battle with TSpottr and Kdawg the first half of the race, good times.
 

porq_chopz

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Q: 11
R: 6
After putting down a decent lap considering it was a full second faster than what I was able to put down monday night I was happy with my qualifying spot, figuring the race would let me make up some spots. Boy did it ever, had some close calls with bubba throughout the race and when it all came down to it he wasn't that far in front of me at the end of the race and if I had an extra lap or 2 i think I might have gotten him. Riteaid wasn't too far behind me either which would've made an extra lap really exciting. Overall, I placed 6th which if I recall correctly is not only my best PRL Project Cars finish but my best PRL finish in general and I for one am happy about that. Bummed my teammate got disconnected for the 2nd week in a row though.

p.s. Awesome write up of the race recap!

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Klutchion1

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Q: 8
R:8

I didn't feel like I had a strong car all week. It was sliding around turn 1 a lot and just that left and right corner killed me all night. I come from the oval side of racing so Road is a completely new driving style for me. Also I never raced in the rain. I had a lot of fun, I spun out a few times got back to 5th and then decided to pit because I had no grip on the left front tire. All in all I had fun and I cant wait until Imola.
 

macattack0922

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Huge congrats to all the podium finishers, especially Pitricio on a super strong race. I am definitely disappointed with having to disconnect, but it is what it is. I am looking forward to Imola. I have lots of work to do!
 
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