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    Default Race Recap - GT3 Series at Donington



    Wow!! What a race!!! 31 cars still running at the end!!

    Race Replay (2GB)

    GT3 Points Standings

    Race Results

    Fin Pos Start Pos Car # Name Car Interval Laps Comp Out Laps Led Average Lap Time Fastest Lap Time Fast Lap# Inc
    1 3 117 Victor Tanaka Mercedes AMG GT3 0 52 Running 33 01:27.290 01:25.278 3 26
    2 4 188 Miguel Alcrudo Ferrari 488 GT3 -7.669 52 Running 0 01:27.438 01:25.954 4 10
    3 2 129 Marius Valiokas Audi R8 LMS -8.263 52 Running 13 01:27.449 01:25.493 26 20
    4 5 123 Leif Peterson Ferrari 488 GT3 -17.358 52 Running 0 01:27.624 01:25.928 3 5
    5 7 100 Jimmy Hume Mercedes AMG GT3 -22.367 52 Running 0 01:27.720 01:26.092 16 8
    6 6 143 Kris Hudson Ferrari 488 GT3 -22.7 52 Running 0 01:27.727 01:25.871 2 18
    7 12 109 John Ehlers Mercedes AMG GT3 -1:05.320 52 Running 0 01:28.546 01:26.312 9 9
    8 11 279 Peter Hebron Audi R8 LMS -1:07.350 52 Running 0 01:28.585 01:26.584 6 4
    9 9 236 Lowesky D'Oleo Ferrari 488 GT3 -1:20.066 52 Running 0 01:28.830 01:26.296 11 15
    10 14 221 Drew D Lidkea Ferrari 488 GT3 -1:21.595 52 Running 0 01:28.859 01:26.556 2 7
    11 19 349 Jay Steffey BMW Z4 GT3 -1:21.638 52 Running 0 01:28.860 01:26.659 35 14
    12 17 211 Tim Collier Ferrari 488 GT3 -1:22.820 52 Running 0 01:28.883 01:26.736 5 11
    13 20 169 Kenneth Rodriguez Ferrari 488 GT3 -1 L 51 Running 0 01:29.038 01:26.928 13 14
    14 23 250 Rafael Sosa BMW Z4 GT3 -1 L 51 Running 0 01:29.484 01:26.993 4 19
    15 21 312 Christopher Rines BMW Z4 GT3 -1 L 51 Running 0 01:29.601 01:27.084 25 13
    16 27 277 Paul Hamilton2 Ferrari 488 GT3 -1 L 51 Running 0 01:29.628 01:27.247 23 17
    17 22 21 Joey Trungale Ferrari 488 GT3 -1 L 51 Running 0 01:29.636 01:26.995 17 10
    18 15 274 Matthew Overton Ferrari 488 GT3 -1 L 51 Running 0 01:29.645 01:27.021 31 19
    19 10 214 Liam Park Ferrari 488 GT3 -1 L 51 Running 0 01:29.820 01:26.902 2 11
    20 16 222 Marco Calabi Ferrari 488 GT3 -1 L 51 Running 0 01:29.000 01:26.597 42 29
    21 25 398 Vincent C. Marsh Audi R8 LMS -1 L 51 Running 0 01:29.876 01:27.730 12 8
    22 24 297 John-Taylor Tami Audi R8 LMS -1 L 51 Running 0 01:29.893 01:27.222 13 14
    23 28 244 Larry Ford Ferrari 488 GT3 -1 L 51 Running 0 01:29.911 01:27.301 15 20
    24 18 320 Andrew Cheslock Ferrari 488 GT3 -1 L 51 Running 0 01:30.216 01:27.739 26 10
    25 13 260 Chuck Raymond BMW Z4 GT3 -1 L 51 Running 0 01:30.238 01:26.791 14 12
    26 30 216 Anthony M James Mercedes AMG GT3 -2 L 50 Running 0 01:30.847 01:27.540 19 24
    27 31 242 Adrian Herrera Audi R8 LMS -2 L 50 Running 0 01:31.877 01:29.093 15 20
    28 32 307 John Prince Ferrari 488 GT3 -2 L 50 Running 0 01:32.378 01:28.234 45 8
    29 35 314 Jacques Richard BMW Z4 GT3 -3 L 49 Running 0 01:32.867 01:28.246 5 9
    30 26 278 David Anderson Ferrari 488 GT3 -4 L 48 Running 0 01:29.970 01:27.626 20 12
    31 33 329 Raymond G Rodriguez Ferrari 488 GT3 -18 L 34 Disqualified 0 01:58.039 01:28.122 5 30
    32 8 122 Jarrod Keen Mercedes AMG GT3 -24 L 28 Running 0 01:27.894 01:26.685 12 11
    33 29 238 David Slee Ferrari 488 GT3 -33 L 19 Disconnected 0 01:29.410 01:27.646 8 17
    34 1 111 Humberto Roca BMW Z4 GT3 -45 L 7 Disconnected 6 01:26.451 01:25.247 2 8
    35 34 324 John Addison Ferrari 488 GT3 -47 L 5 Disconnected 0 01:37.343 01:31.869 5 6


    Congratulations to our class winners:

    Pro

    1st - Victor Tanaka
    2nd - Miguel Alcrudo
    3rd - Marius Valiokas

    AM

    1st - Peter Hebron
    2nd - Lowesky D'Oleo
    3rd - Drew Lidkea

    Silver

    1st - Jay Steffey
    2nd - Christopher Rines
    3rd - Vincent Marsh


    Post your stories below!!!
    Last edited by TimCollier; 06-27-2019 at 01:16 PM.
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    That was fun! Thanks again for letting me join your league. My race recap:

    Botched 1st qualifying lap and played safe on the second for a decent starting spot. Started P19 and was slowly trying to make moves carefully (Sorry Tim for the bump in Melbourne). Karma returned the favor as I was pitted trying to make a move into Melbourne in the following laps. Back to P20. Kept my head down and tried to be clean. Drew and I had a fight for 10th at the end while he was also battling for 9th with Lowesky. Tough track to pass and super sweaty when I was done, but had an awesome time with my fellow racers! Thanks everyone and extra thanks to Tim and Miguel and Danny.

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    I have to begin by apologizing to Liam Park, I made a move that maybe he did not expected or was on the optimistic side and we both spun out. From then on I had to be aggressive as I fell way back from Chuck Raymond and I had to at least get back to his bumper. I know I did not make some friends along the way, but difficult track to pass and sometimes you have to send it. I was fuel saving like crazy at the end and almost lost the 2nd place. It was a great race. See you all in the next one.

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    Jay ( I am Lowesky D'Oleo BTW) I have to say I am not entirely proud of that race but it is what it is. I was fuel saving for 10 laps so I had to let Peter Hebron go and stop trying to get to him. I crossed the finish line with 0.1Gallons of fuel. The pressure from behind almost made me run out. I was sweating blood!!

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    That was quite the dumpster fire for me! Great qualy and then somehow this happened: https://youtu.be/LxwA3iV8CEk

    I did what I could after that, and could have been much more aggressive rejoining, but was not, letting almost the entire field go by. My error in the first place was being careful behind peter because I was smack in the middle of AM as a silver driver.

    Mentioned this on discord; we have a passing problem both up and down, and myself and others experienced this last round. I could have put the pressure on Jay in the lowest "class" but was block by an AM driver that eventually spinned himself out.

    I think there needs to be some recognition of the overlap between some of the silver and AM drivers. How on earth am I supposed to race for position when the guy in front of me is also mixed in with AM drivers and an AM driver who is slower won't even attempt to allow a fast paced pass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simracinglawyer View Post
    Great qualy and then somehow this happened: https://youtu.be/LxwA3iV8CEk
    You're running a mid engine car, going downhill, while turning. and the tap on the brake is going to push the weight of the car forward, when its already getting thrown to the right by turning left, getting that rear end lose and trying to step out on you. Its hard to tell, but it looks like you lifted off the brake a bit, and thats when it finally steps out. The car doesn't step out here on you normally because you're usually at least under partial throttle, if not full, which keeps the rear end planted behind you. But in this case, because you have traffic and have to check up, you're essentially trail braking into the corner and lifting.

    As for passing with the Silver/Am mix, it depends on whats happening "in the moment." Are you faster than the AM behind you, with the next Silver ahead within a second? Hold position. Did the AM catch you? Let him by and use him as a Pinch to get through the next cars. He's faster, and if he starts to get held up, he'll most likely force a pass ahead. Be prepared, and try following him through. Its a balancing act, and it depends if you're impacting someones race, and for how long. If you're not getting any close to the guys infront, or not getting through, might as well let an AM through. Maybe he'll shake things up.
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    Waited till this morning so I could cool down...it hasn't worked 2nd race 2nd crap qualy. I had at least a 28 in the car but again on the 2nd lap the car just cant handle it when I try to push and off I went!

    The race started well from near dead last. and was going ok for 3 laps I think! Someone who can remain nameless took me out going thru T-8. I had the right to protect my position and there was no need to just dive in when you could just wait a bit and overtake on the straight or into the esss's. And 3 or 4 laps into a 1 hour + race makes no sense.

    Onto Spa but If I cant find speed my sponsor's are not going to take much more of this
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    I always want to race clean and go my best to be aggressive but considerate. If anyone ever would like to talk with me about how I drove or made a pass, I would greatly appreciate your feedback. Send me a message and we can discuss both sides.

    I don’t think I was ever around JJ, but if it was me, I’m truly sorry.

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    Great race gang and props to the field for a very good effort to stay clean! Good job. Also, notice 25 drivers were within 1 lap of the lead which meant most everyone was able to race, keep clean and enjoy the event.

    As for my evening, I was pumped about this event as I'm naturally a bit more competitive here as I've raced this track so many times over the years... and Week 11 last season I spent a lot of time on a setup that felt really good with the additional fuel load this league requires. I qualified 8th which was a slight disappointment as I felt that I left about half a second out there. I would've picked up a couple of spots but that's really not a big deal at all in a 75 minute race.

    The first lap of the race I was being a bit too conservative and lost a few spots, finally settling into around 10th after 6 laps or so. I was focused on conserving tyres and incidents so that I'd be set up to drive hard in my 2nd stint if needed. I was focused on staying smooth. I was in a pack with Chuck, John Ehlers, and Drew plus one other driver I can't recall, for about 20 minutes and it may have slowed us down a bit compared to hotlapping but it was a ton of fun and very clean racing IMO.

    At around the 45 minute mark, my computer froze in the turn before the back straight and that was all she wrote for me.... Crashed to desktop! I hate to think if I took anyone out with me and if so, I'm so sorry... I tried to steer right to keep on my side of the track but I don't even know if the game was still taking inputs from me at that point....

    Congrats to the podiums...

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