• Fall Season Test Race - Nurburgring Sprint - 9-10-17

    Join us on Sunday September 10th for a fun-run with the Ford Escort at Nurburging Sprint.

    The Escort is a nimble touring car, fitting for tighter, lower-speed tracks. Nurburgring Sprint (not GT) is a technical layout that will give us a fine chance to get used to our new ride.

    We will run 1x fuel, with a mandatory pit stop.

    This event will be standing start. AC now allows gear selection before the green, but be aware that it also allows (and penalizes) false starts! So don't go before the green!

    The server is set for 2 minutes between the Qualifying session expiring and the start of the race. Be sure to check the remaining time when the session advances so as not to get caught out.



    The Orange Zone for this event will be through Turn 7 (Warsteiner) as shown on here on the track map.

    Race Schedule
    Practice: 8-8:45 p.m. Central Time (US) - 45 min
    Qualify: 8:45-9:00 p.m. Central Time (US) – 15 min
    Warmup: 9:00-9:05 p.m. Central Time (US) - 5 min
    Race: 9:05 p.m. Central Time (US) - 60 min

    Note that AC (finally) supports timed races, so the lap count will not be pre-determined.

    Download the skin pack here.

    Password and server connection information here

    Join us on Teamspeak for voice chat. Connection information here

    All CMS Rules and Regulations are in affect for this series.

    We will be using a vintage skin pack for this event, download link to follow shortly. The server is also not up yet, I will post here when all is ready (Tues at the latest).
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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Fall Season Test Race - Nurburgring Sprint - 9-10-17 started by Hutch View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. Hzamora's Avatar
      Hzamora -
      IŽll be there
    1. HeatCAN's Avatar
      HeatCAN -
      Should be able to make it, as well!
    1. Swordsman's Avatar
      Swordsman -
      Here's a (long) video by Aristoletis (AC's Physics coder) using the Escort to explain weight transfer in great details.
      There are couple of basic setup suggestions in there for the Escort that work pretty well.



      Basically - if you don't want to go thru the whole thing...
      Springs one-click below maximum both front and rear (adjust height to keep front ride height to 150mm)
      Brake bias 66%
      +2 psi to +4 psi for tires (35 - 37 psi should be good for hot tires)

      I could add that lowering diff power to 20% is helpfull when track has low grip (as on the practice server).

      The beast can be a little more tame this way, but still be ready to work hard to hit those apex, tons of steering input required! (or maybe it's my driving that sucks...)
    1. Phil E's Avatar
      Phil E -
      I plan to make this

      My setup I worked on the other day is similar to Ari's. I think I have the front lowered a bit more, but then I have the Chris Snow patented locked diff (near max power and coast). From my understanding, a locked diff was what the Trans Am guys would run, and it helps alot when powering out of corners. I also added a bunch of front camber and toed out the fronts so probably have alot more oversteer that I was countering with the tight diff. I will try Ari's setup later to compare.
    1. Swordsman's Avatar
      Swordsman -
      I don't think Aris setup is super optimized, it was just to make his point about weight transfer. I was planning to fiddle with camber in front to get a bit more grip and perhaps go full stiff at the rear.
    1. Hzamora's Avatar
      Hzamora -
      I went my own way and is a bit far from those numbers, except for the camber. -1.6 . I use the car closer to the ground and that needs softer suspension.
    1. AngeloRacer's Avatar
      AngeloRacer -
      Ok, someone can give me a crash course of how calculate the fuel for a timed race in AC? Because I dont have the slight idea of how to do it.
      I dont have the digital information of how many fuel left in the tank with this Escort, only graphical representation, which makes impossible estimate.
      There isnt a native clock ingame for me to simulate something like 20 or 30 minutes, is all based on laps, not time.

      I need a third party app for this? if so, which one?
    1. Swordsman's Avatar
      Swordsman -
      Angelo, you need an app to get fuel information (consumption and remaining fuel)
      My latest test show 2.1 - 2.2 liter/lap for Nurburgring Sprint.

      Try this one
      fuel-usage-app

      I personnaly use Stats Bar Plus which has many more useful data too.
    1. AngeloRacer's Avatar
      AngeloRacer -
      Thanks Patrice.
      Now I have to learn how to use it in a proper way.
      Living and learning.
    1. Hzamora's Avatar
      Hzamora -
      Just think in 70 liters to be safe
    1. davidan's Avatar
      davidan -
      This looks really fun. I can't make tonight's race, but I will try to join in some of these as it gets going. Glad to see it picking back up!
    1. AngeloRacer's Avatar
      AngeloRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hzamora View Post
      Just think in 70 liters to be safe
      Thanks Hernan. I dont think I will race tonight, but Im trying to work a way to take part in the actual season.
      Car is addicting.
    1. Christopher Snow's Avatar
      Christopher Snow -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
      I plan to make this

      My setup I worked on the other day is similar to Ari's. I think I have the front lowered a bit more, but then I have the Chris Snow patented locked diff (near max power and coast). From my understanding, a locked diff was what the Trans Am guys would run, and it helps alot when powering out of corners. I also added a bunch of front camber and toed out the fronts so probably have alot more oversteer that I was countering with the tight diff. I will try Ari's setup later to compare.
      Yeah, well...don't hold me to that, as (with just a handful of laps in) I'm running 20/20. However...

      I am reminded of Jody Scheckter: Before he ever left South Africa, he was racing there in Renault saloon cars and he did run a welded diff at one point. If I can find his book, I recall a photo of him going sorta sideways with it....

      Apparently he was copying a well known national level racer from down there (Scamp Porter). When they realized just how MUCH he had copied, they started throwing tarps over everything when he dropped in to visit.

      http://portergordiniracewinner.blogs...8-gordini.html