Mexityre 21st March Round 4

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Mexityre 21st March Round 4

Post by snafu » 04 Mar 2024, 17:25

Just put a benchmark time up on the server for everyone to ridicule / annihilate over the coming weeks.

I notice the main page still lists the pre qualifying server as Westwood Park.

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Re: Mexityre 21st March Round 4

Post by André Jahren » 05 Mar 2024, 07:59

The web page is updated :-)

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Re: Mexityre 21st March Round 4

Post by snafu » 05 Mar 2024, 19:46

Thanks Andre,
I would hate to think someone might think it takes me 1:51 to get around Westwood. :grin:

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Re: Mexityre 21st March Round 4

Post by Olaf Lehmann » 11 Mar 2024, 15:27

Track.ini with wider grid and more distance between pitstalls.

@Andrè: It seems the race date at HIES website is wrong. There is written 23th of march.

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Re: Mexityre 21st March Round 4

Post by snafu » 12 Mar 2024, 00:07

Olaf Lehmann wrote:
11 Mar 2024, 15:27
Track.ini with wider grid and more distance between pitstalls.

@Andrè: It seems the race date at HIES website is wrong. There is written 23th of march.
Hi Olaf,
I don't see any downloadable file. Is it just me?

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Re: Mexityre 21st March Round 4

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Re: Mexityre 21st March Round 4

Post by snafu » 15 Mar 2024, 15:00

Thanks Olaf,
Hi André, I notice the server has been offline for a few days, will it be back shortly?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Mexityre 21st March Round 4

Post by André Jahren » 17 Mar 2024, 08:12

snafu wrote:
15 Mar 2024, 15:00
Thanks Olaf,
Hi André, I notice the server has been offline for a few days, will it be back shortly?

Thanks in advance

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Hi,

As always the server goes down when I'm not home. I'm currently in Spain, and will be back on the 19th.

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Re: Mexityre 21st March Round 4

Post by André Jahren » 21 Mar 2024, 19:08

Todays race will be 32 laps

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Re: Mexityre 21st March Round 4

Post by André Jahren » 22 Mar 2024, 08:09

Qual
A really good qualifying session, with a solid new PB.

Race
After a good start I saw John even had a better one and passed me down the straight. So I found myself in P2 following him in to turn 1.

Then as I breaked a bit early In to the hairpin, and saw Rainer almost hitting me from behind and as I tried to avoid that he managed to get past me on the exit. Dag also had come back after a poor start, and followed me closely through the S’es, and passed me down the back straight.

So after a lead across the starting line, I now found myself in P4.

Rainer and Dag slowly pulled away and I focused on getting in to a good rhythm, not over stressing my tires.

Then something must have happened to both Dag and Rainer on lap 6. I was suddenly closing fast on both of them and passed Rainer down the back straight, and saw Dag pitting on the same lap. So then I was back in P2.

At this point John had pulled away and had a solid lead, over 14 seconds ahead.

After a few laps in P2 my car was getting lighter and the balance better, and I noticed that the gap to John wasn’t increasing any more. And I was actually managing to close in on him. Not by much, only a few seconds over the next 10 laps.

So has we passed the half race distance I was curious if John was on a one stopper or a non stopper.
And as he did go quite a bit longer then the half distance before he pitted I thought that he might be on a non stopper. But then he pitted on lap 19 with a 12 second lead.

Then as John came out with fresh tires with only 12 laps to go I was curious if I could managed to hold him off.
After a few laps I saw that I did managed to keep the gap quite stable.

3 laps from the end my tires was gone, and I needed to slow down to be able bring the car home.

Congratulations to John and Tim for joining me at the podium.

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