rFactor 1 Barcelona - What should the laptimes be around?

Discussion in 'Historic Group C' started by Ege Çağdaş Aladağ, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Hello everyone!

    I know I'm not registered at all yet, but I'm thinking of registering only for this one race. I wanted to do a bit of practice today, messed around with the Porsche 962 and now I kind of get why these are called 'monsters'. After I managed to get used to the car, the track and the setup I was using to keep the car in control while the massive power delivery in high revs was trying to make me go round all the time.

    Now after I managed to put in some laps with a fuel amount of about 16 to 10 litres, I would like to know what my laptimes should be like.

    My best was a 1:33.4 I think I was going up to 34.5's from time to time. Of course I need more practice and a more improved setup, but I would really love to learn what your laptimes look like and how far I'm off because I do not want to ruin anyone's race because of being too slow or inconsistent. Hope you understand.

    Ege C. Aladag
     
  2. Nigel Middleton

    Nigel Middleton Administrator Staff Member SRO Team Member

    I would say 1:30 or lower.
     
  3. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member SRO Team Member

    Ege don't look at it in this negative way, as the experienced faster guys have the ability to deal with slower traffic, just the same as in a multi-class race. All you need to do is stick to the racing line and don't do anything unpredictable.
    Your own experience and skills will be be improved a lot by competing in any race, no matter how slow or quick you are :)
     
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  4. Thanks Nigel, thanks Ken.

    I decided to register for the first race, and I managed some laps in the mid 31's today, so hopefully I'll be able to not get lapped a thousand times in the race. :)
    Of course I'm going to keep practicing, both for pace and consistency.
     
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  5. Martyn McClune

    Martyn McClune Pro Driver SRO Team Member

    Can anyone help ?
    In live timing my lap times around Barcelona show but not as valid.
    Do I have to install any software or have settings in Assetto enabled
     
  6. Nigel Middleton

    Nigel Middleton Administrator Staff Member SRO Team Member

  7. Hey guys after more testing over the last couple of days I really found myself improving on the consistency side. One problem I'm having is the overheating of the tyres, I noticed in some corners (1-3-4-9 and the last 2) I'm literally cooking my tyres, they don't really go down under 95 at all, and I see temperatures of about 110 if I'm trying a bit too hard to push on a corner. If I hold myself back, then the laptimes just get slower a lot.

    Another thing I saw was that I was still heating my tyres on the straight. That didn't really make sense, so I tried to lower the camber and tried again but it didn't help so I set it back to what it was. So if you guys could help on that part I'd be very happy!
     
  8. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member SRO Team Member

    I should be able to do some testing on Friday and will let you know what I experience.
     
  9. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member SRO Team Member

    According to the tyre files the optimum temperature for soft tyres is 107.2c and for med/hard 105.2c.

    I did see an odd increase in tyre temps on the main straight at Barcelona, more at the rear, but it was only small and quickly dropped back further round the track. Maybe it's something to with the DF created by these cars, pushing them down harder as speed increases? Having said that, I used the default setup, which had very long gearing, and only did 5 laps on mediums. The hard tyre data suggests they have a lower heating level and not much less grip than soft/med.
    I would think with due care they should be ok for 60 mins, but I guess we'll see :)

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  10. Firstly thank you for these. How were your laptimes looking? Also I wonder if a 1 stop with mediums would work out. One more thing, where can I see the tyre data you mentioned in your post? Nevermind, found them!

    Oh and if the optimal temps are that high then I'm actually not heating my tyres enough? o_O
     
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  11. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member SRO Team Member

    Only 5 laps on default setup with LM type gearing, so nothing sensible to report on lap times. The only way to test out the tyres is to run a full stint and see how they behave :)
     
  12. Hey Ken, I have another question: Is there a 2 compund or a mandatory pitstop rule in place for the race?
     
  13. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member SRO Team Member

    There are no specific additional rules in force for this series regarding tyres or stops. Any that we would be using would be shown on the event page here:

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