Discussion in 'Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale Campionato' started by Ken Jagger, Nov 26, 2019.
Server is up
I'm a bit ill but I will try to race. So it's possible I pull aside at any time.
MERDE! I mis-calcultated on the start time and missed Q and the race start. Sorry. My bad...
Still having troubles with clutchless downshifting, especially from 3rd to 2nd. 15 minutes of race everything was ok and then I made mistake at last braking zone. After first damage time gearbox becomes very fragile and probability of new missshift is growing exponentially. Second half of race i had to heel-toe to finish the race.
Once again, my apologies for missing the round. My math skills let me down converting GMT to EST. Pity, too, as I was cutting 2m30s laps comfortably. Quite astonished to join the server and find the race underway by a good 7-8 minutes. I would have thought it impossible to join a race already in progress.
The server is set that way to allow disconnects to get back into the race.
Yes the gearing on these cars can be tricky on the downshift from 3rd-2nd if you don't get the revs right. It is possible to blip the throttle to smooth that, even with clutch-less paddle shifting.
If we were running normal 100% damage, it would even prolly be impossible to gearshift without clutching, which just would be.. normal I guess.
Race report :
Very nice battles here with Jos, Victor, Paul, James... Fought roughly half of the race with Victor, very clean and fair ! He prolly deserved the podium but I've been pretty lucky.
A bit of a shame that we were far less drivers for this 2nd opus, hopefully Doni and maybe others will be there for next one !
Congrats to all, specially to Tim, Laurent and Maxime for the pondium finish I though that i could be a bit more competitive in this race, but i was by far the slowest car on the track.. I didnt have much time to set up the car, i tried to do some changes but i had a massive understeer that turned at oversteer specially when i was pressing the brakes, so my car was quite undrivable for my style.. Except that, i spent about one and a half minute at pit stop cause of my mistake, so the result of being last was quite expected.. Seems that cars like this, cant be driving easy with a joypad, the steering its very sensitive to make corrections, its much easier for me the front wheel driving cars.. Anyways even if i finished last and oversweated (as we saying at Greece ), i enjoyed it a lot
You drive with a joypad ? That must be really hard I can imagine ..
Thanks for moving over so nicely !
Started the race from P3. Dropped the revs a bit too much again .. Jos had a good start once more, I'm starting to suspect him to use auto-clutch He was slightly in front, I tried to get around the outside in T3, he pushed me wide but I kept the inside for the next corner and got ahead. Davide made a mistake and spun and I could claim P2. Lonely race from there on really. Sorry I couldn't push you Tim. Tim is able to drive on the limit all race. Well, almost since he made a mistake in this one I have a deficit of about 0.5+ seconds per lap at the moment. I'm hoping to close the gap someday Davide always drives on the limit as I have seen him race, but also goes over the limit now and then and with this car it is punishing for sure. If I was to drive on the limit I know I would make errors as well so I try to go maybe 98% and keep it on track.
I can assure you Jos doesn't use auto-clutch, just have a look at his huge amount of very well done videos on his youtube channel. He loves true classic driving.
I stand corrected then !! Great start Jos ! Where can I find the channel ?
I'm not sure Jos has spotted there were some race related forum pages, I will point at it to him.
Meanwhile, here is his channel with loads of very good mixed reality tripple screen simracing vids.
Thanks ! He is not kidding around !! Let's fix my comment by saying he knows how to properly clutch for a race start
It is hard believe me, specially when i want to do corrections... A used G25 or G25 logitech wheel is on my near plans, we will see.. Until then i will fighting with my joypad
It was useless to defend myself, i was 1 lap behide, would be unsportsman behavior if i slowed you down..
auto-clutch!? Lol... I've seen the rest of the comments. No offense taken
Yes, I was a bit wide on T3, sorry .
Thanks to the organisers for putting this together. It would be great to get more populated grid but we'll get there.
@Maxime Tendil Thanks for sharing my channel details and letting me know about the forum.
I've now uploaded the race to my youtube channel:
I hope you like watching bits of it. Particularly the beginning where there is more action... There are a few race incidents that completely spoiled my race but, hey, that's racing. Hope next time I'm more lucky and can fight with Maxime... He is a notch up my level, so a good target for me. In this one, I was glad to catch Paul at the end... Particularly after the early race action...
All the best and see you at the next race!
I already subscribed, its a pure pleasure to watch you driving, really Can i ask what wheel, shifter and pedals you are using Jos?
Thanks Vasilis. I use Leo Bodnar’s SimSteering System V2, the SHH shifter and Heusinkveld ultimate pedals. Quite a combination!
Oh dear i just saw the price of Leo Bodnar’s SimSteering System V2... 2.900 pounds?! Its a DD for sure isnt it?