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Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

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Post  clacksman on Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:22 pm


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Race Day: Friday May 4, 2012

Car: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) '06 [P]

This event is being run with the Tuning:Prohibited restriction enabled as well as ABS and TCS being disabled. The only possible tuning is the brake balance being adjustable along with GT Auto wheels/paint, oil change, and engine/chassis refresh. See the Rulebook and Technical Regulations tab for full details.

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Oil change, car wash, wheels, paint and refreshes are allowed.

  • Front - Prohibited
  • Rear - Prohibited
  • Extension - Prohibited
  • Wing - Prohibited
  • Racing Modification - Prohibited
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These figures are achieved with a fully broken in, oil changed and engine refreshed car.

  • 529 hp
  • 492 ft-lb
  • 1421 kg
  • 00/00 Max Aero
  • 549 Max Performance Points
Tires: Sports Hard

Track: Tsukuba Circuit 2.05 km / 1.27 mi

Race Distance: 39 laps | 79.95km | 49.53 mi

Registration Deadline - 9:00 PM EST

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Drivers Meeting - Open 9:20 PM EST | Closed 9:30 PM EST

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  • Suzuka Circuit East Course 2.24 km / 1.39 mi | 44 laps | 98.56km | 61.16 mi
  • Tsukuba Circuit 2.05 km / 1.27 mi | 39 laps | 79.95km | 49.53 mi
  • Circuit de la Sarthe 2005 13.65 km / 8.48 mi | 9 laps | 122.85 km | 76.32 mi


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Race Type: Race For Real
Max # of Participants: # of Drivers qualified for the division
Race Quality: Standard
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Course: Tsukuba Circuit 2.05 km / 1.27 mi | 39 laps |
Fixed Host Status: Checked (Fixed Host)

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Course: Tsukuba Circuit 2.05 km / 1.27 mi
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Game Mode: Normal Race
Laps: 39 laps
Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
Grid Order: Reverse Grid Based on Previous Race Results
Boost: OFF
Penalty: None
Automatic Race Start Cycle: Disabled
Race Finish Delay: 180 seconds
Visible Damage: On
Mechanical Damage: Heavy
Slipstream Strength: Weak
Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption: On
Grip Reduction on wet Track/Track Edge: Real
Shuffle Base: NA
Shuffle Ratio: NA

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Car Restrictions: Unrestricted
Performance Points: 549PP
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Drivetrain: FR
Tire Restriction: Sports: Hard
Vehicle Tuning: Prohibited
No Skid Recovery Force: Checked (Skid Recovery Force prohibited)
No Active Steering: Checked (Active Steering prohibited)
No ASM: Checked (ASM prohibited)
Driving Line Off: Checked (Driving Line prohibited)
No TCS: Checked (Traction Control prohibited)
No ABS: Checked (ABS prohibited)

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  Wallhugger60 on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:28 am

I'll be missing the rest of this series. So I won't be opening any practice rooms for it cuz I'll be in Ca. I'm sure clacksman or one of you other capable fellas will be setting up practice lounges. Good luck to all. That last one at La Sarthe should really great. Get that beast into 5th for more than 2.3 seconds lol. Have fun guys,

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  vkaifh on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:53 am

after a first round of testing I'm at 1'01.029. I'm very confident to get into the 1'00s but don't think under one minute is possible even for aliens.
Did that motivate you to prove me wrong? Razz


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Post  AgentWD40_FL on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:56 am

i'll be at tuesdays event, but this coming weekend, i'll miss all the racing. i'll be around for practice sessions tho.
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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  clacksman on Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:05 am

vkaifh wrote:after a first round of testing I'm at 1'01.029. I'm very confident to get into the 1'00s but don't think under one minute is possible even for aliens.
Did that motivate you to prove me wrong? Razz

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  clacksman on Fri May 04, 2012 7:18 am

I should be in tonight, will register after dinner. Haven't really practiced yet.

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  vkaifh on Fri May 04, 2012 1:55 pm

I made it into the 1'00s only once and tires could be a problem tonight too. The very short pit stop at Tsukuba might make a one stopper a very valid option.

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  redsoxboy80 on Fri May 04, 2012 5:06 pm

So I was breaking in a new Corvette on Daytona just now, and I noticed at around 40 laps or so (100 miles) that the handling improved by a ton, and my laps times started dropping by a noticeable amount. Honestly it was like someone just flipped a switch to make the car handle the bumps better. This is just me using a DS3 and putting absolutely no effort into the drive btw.

So here's my question: Do the car's chassis break in too? I guess that would explain a few things, but I figure I'd ask anyway.

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  clacksman on Fri May 04, 2012 5:10 pm

redsoxboy80 wrote:So I was breaking in a new Corvette on Daytona just now, and I noticed at around 40 laps or so (100 miles) that the handling improved by a ton, and my laps times started dropping by a noticeable amount. Honestly it was like someone just flipped a switch to make the car handle the bumps better. This is just me using a DS3 and putting absolutely no effort into the drive btw.

So here's my question: Do the car's chassis break in too? I guess that would explain a few things, but I figure I'd ask anyway.

I've had handling get noticeably worse at about that distance. It was a New Beetle Cup car. GTAuto chassis refresh fixed it up. Sometime after that I tested two identical standard S2000s; one low-km and refreshed, and one 'fresh' off the UCD, and the refreshed car was much easier to drive and faster by about .4 sec/lap.

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  clacksman on Fri May 04, 2012 7:00 pm

Registered, gonna wander out for practice in a few minutes.

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  group44 on Fri May 04, 2012 7:58 pm

Storms overhead, presently sitting in the dark duh!
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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  clacksman on Fri May 04, 2012 9:02 pm

group44 wrote:Storms overhead, presently sitting in the dark

Lame. 50 or so laps of practice, didn't hit a 00.x but I got close once.

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  GTP_Viginti3tres on Fri May 04, 2012 10:45 pm

rough race but stuck it out till the end. Had some trouble with the pit. Got damage on turn 3 first lap had to pit but missed the entrance and ended up just driving through. Once i came around, I got in and all fixed up then on cold tires, promptly put it right back into a wall. On the subsequent pit got punted from the pit entry for goin too fast. Came all the the way around and got all fixed again. By this time im on like lap 5 and already three laps down. With my confidence shook, it was hard to push after that. I just wanted to run consistently and make it to the end. Thought about throwing in the towel but no good comes from quitting. Every experience is valuable no matter how challenging.

Cant wait for the next round. Hope I dont have to work. Thank you guys. Sorry Forgetful if I braked to early on that L1 turn 3, I was trying not to overrun the corner on cold tires.

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Post  no_affiliations on Fri May 04, 2012 10:53 pm

Glad you made it out; pits were unforgiving tonight. I intend to practice pitting at least once next week.
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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  Forgetful on Sat May 05, 2012 12:04 am

My replay is junk. Not worth recording. If someone else has a decent one to upload i'd be willing to post it to the youtube channel.

I had a strange race that didn't involve pitting. At the start of the race, during the black screen, my wheel rotated all the way to the right. I just figured it was re-centering, but when the race started I was full lock right.

I managed to get that sorted and catch back up to the back of the field by T3, but I got greedy trying to get beside Vig and put him off. I came to a dead stop but we ended up in a 'after you, no, after you' situation, so I rolled on while Vig backed out.

I put it in the sand a few times, but found myself in third late in the race after Vk's trouble. He was able to reel me in with a few laps to go, which means my no pit strategy was not good. I was kind of glad not to finish third. It would have felt dirty. Sad

Anyways, a tough race, but I'm looking forward to the next one.

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  vkaifh on Sat May 05, 2012 6:58 am

I have the replay and since I was the host it should be okay, I haven't looked at it though. I already have it as a zip file on my laptop but now I don't know how to upload it. I use photobucket for my pictures but it looks like they only let me upload media files.
Any advice on how to upload?

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Post  clacksman on Sat May 05, 2012 7:49 am

vkaifh wrote:I have the replay and since I was the host it should be okay, I haven't looked at it though. I already have it as a zip file on my laptop but now I don't know how to upload it. I use photobucket for my pictures but it looks like they only let me upload media files.
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Upload to google documents, set sharing to 'anyone with the link', post link. Or upload to gamefront and post link.


This was one of those races where crashing less helped a lot.

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  vkaifh on Sat May 05, 2012 8:09 am

all right, so lets try this. With a bit of luck you should find the replay here:

Tsukuba 05-04-2012

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Post  Forgetful on Sat May 05, 2012 11:33 am

Ah-thank-you What a Face

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Post  Rooster722 on Sat May 05, 2012 12:56 pm

So how did this one turn out ? Obviously, my race ended on Q lap 1, one big bolt of lightning and a thunderous boom, lights out. Sad At least G44 had company on the sidelines.
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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  clacksman on Sat May 05, 2012 1:32 pm

rsb, me, vk, not sure after that. Lots of errors to go around, if you had run and simply not died you'd likely have won.

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Post  Forgetful on Sat May 05, 2012 2:10 pm

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Post  redsoxboy80 on Sat May 05, 2012 2:13 pm

So here's what I don't get. I noticed the braking performance was actually better at 3/1 than it was at 3/2. And by performance I mean shorter stopping distance. I don't know. Guess I'll figure it out at some point.

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Re: Corvette Cup 2/3 | Friday May 4 | Tsukuba

Post  Forgetful on Sat May 05, 2012 2:31 pm

As with everything, there's a point where more is too much. With 0 ABS at play there's a pretty low threshold for braking sensitivity.

What is likely happing at 3/2 is that extra 1 at the rear is preventing some forward weight transfer under initial braking. Less weight on the fronts under braking means less braking force.

Remember, your brake balance settings is a sensitivity setting that determines the rate the brakes build to their maximum braking force, not an overall strength setting, so a higher number means slightly more force at a lower brake pedal pressure.

If you want better (shorter) braking distance, you want you front brakes to grab harder, sooner, and you really don't want your rear brakes bring the rear down at all.

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