PCARS 2 - SEASON 1 - DIV 2

Discussion in 'Sunday Night Project CARS [PS4]' started by stucar17, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. dj2ca

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  2. stucar17

    stucar17 Moderator Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    for those of you yet to hear, the new patch has hit and available to download....
    i have tested very briefly this morning, and it would seem that the tyre model has changed, giving some pretty high temps for this weeks round at Indy Road.

    I am planning on doing a few race runs tonight, and may look at changing the date to get a cooler than 57* track temp to keep the tyres in check a little more....

    If really keen for a run tonight let me know, or keep an eye out for me online from about 9 sydney time.
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    ok everyone....after testing last night we have come up with a much better, non tyre melting date etc for this weeks race,....
    race date is now 1/10/17
    Qual at 5pm
    Race start at 6pm

    The tyre temp were heaps better, front left got to about 110 before dropping down again.....Track temp at about 31*

    Other things we found were
    - Seemed to be more slip stream
    - The rear of the car was a little looser it seemed...
    - If you have PS Pro you can adjust the graphic / framerate levels in options
    - There were drivers who had a different level of fuel it seemed for qual....we dont have a work around for this at the moment, nor do we know why it's happened.
    - we didn't test the pit stops to see if any change, however i have seen somewhere written that having 'manual pit stops on' can have an effect on what happens in the pit lane. We will test this after the season to see if we can get it to work
    - Kart has a direct line to Ryan Story

    Will be testing again later tonight after work xmas party, hopefully with a full race distance, if any changes will let you know....
    Stu
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    @VARDZ are you here for this round ??
    Havent seen you at all !
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    Further to my post above guys i have just tested with @@Nathan Storrier , @@Ant_427 @@annelorrianne and @@arnold watson and we found that with teh tyre settings on "accelerated" wear, there was terrible clipping from about lap 20, and it got progressively worse as the race went on....
    SO, i just tested with the wear on "AUTHENTIC" and it was perfect.....All temps were as previously tested (FL max of about 110*) and the wear was fine with no clipping at all....

    The other thing i found was that in qual if you jump to pit, it auto sends your fuel to the amount in your pit strat ... i need to test a little more, but for me i ended on 95L after jumping back into pit during qual.....The race fuel was fine for everyone.

    We also found that even though the fuel was not burning off, the lap times seemed to indicate the weight was coming off the car.....For the first few laps the brake zone is at about the 500 m mark with the added weight...;)

    Good luck tonight, the track grip goes up and down ..... PLEASE be careful turn 1 and don't ruin someone's night....
    Stu
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    @stucar17 you're doing your double @ again...
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    Congrats on the win @Jim_aka_The_Man
    Solid 2nd to @stucar17 and a very fortunate 3rd to @garyw61 after @Bounty05 spun on the last? lap.

    Not much to report from my end. Very lonely race throughout.
    Qualified 7th.
    Got a pretty decent start and was coming up alongside stu but had to settle back into 7th as I ran out of room heading into the 1st corner. The rest of the lap was clean and then @disturboed had a good run on me back on the main straight but overcooked the brakes into T1 which allowed me back in front.
    A lap or so later saw @Telum, myself and turbo were nose to tail down the back straight. Unfortunately, turbo punted familiar into the next race at T7 which gifted me 5th and which is where I stayed for the rest of the race.
    For the next 20 odd laps I was about 6s behind @garyw61 but could never make any head room into that gap.
    A few errors later in the race saw that balloon out to 15s so I just settled for the position and cruised home.
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    I must have driven one of the all time worst races I have ever driven last night, absolutely pathetic on my part.

    I had pace, no question. But I think what caught me out was not doing any running on heavy fuel. Anyway, I qualied on pole by a good few tenths with one of my best laps, and in fact was on track for a 25.2 before losing a couple tenths in the final sector.

    Good start, everyone got away cleanly it looked like and no issues through Lap 1. A few laps in and I was holding a gap to Jim of about 1/2 a second. Little bit tight for my liking so decided to push a bit harder for a lap or two. Off the back straight I got loose into the turn and around she went. Pack was still all bunched up, so got going again in last spot.

    Not long after whilst getting a good run on Sui and a draft from Familia on the back straight, the car just straight locked up under braking and i drilled Familia in the back so obviously waited for him to get going again. Now I was over 15 seconds off the lead and I knew I had a very hard job if I was to get anywhere near the podium.

    But I choked yet again and made several errors, a lot seemed to come from that turn after the back straight, it proved my nemesis for sure. I would pass familia & fatmix only to hand back the positions soon after.

    Eventually all i could finish was 7th, so gutted as on paper i was looking good for my best Div 2 result ever.

    Gratz to Jim and the podium on a well driven race.
  9. stucar17

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    Well that was an interesting night of racing !...

    Was a bit disappointed to have just 8 guys on the grid, but it is what it is.....Qual was pretty close, except for @disturboed, he was miles ahead and i was expecting him to dominate the night....My qual went to plan and i ran a high 25 which i thought was about par for me.....Up until with 1 min to go on qual, i ducked to the right at the end of the pit lane to get out of peoples way, and was told i had been DSQ for "driving the wrong way"..... thanks to everyone who offered a rolling start in order, but it was all a bit of a joke as it lined me up in position 3 anyway o_O:confused:

    Got a solid start and was just hoping that everyone got through the first lap clean, which looked like happened. Was sitting 3rd, behind turbo and @Jim_aka_The_Man hoping they would get stuck into it, but when turbo fell off on about lap 3, i nearly lost it myself and was passed by @Bounty05 for 2nd..........so still in 3rd, with @garyw61 looking keen to get past. Was a bit of a bugger as the gap to jim was too big to close unless he made a mistake....

    The next 28 laps was some great racing, gary had a bit of a look at 1, but got himself into a half slide which gave me a little breathing space behind to the tune of about 4 seconds..... but i was just focussed on staying with bounty to see if he made a mistake to give me an easy pass......It didn't really happen, the gap got out to no more than 1.5 sec the whole race and with about 12 to go i made a bit of a push to close the gap.....managed to get to his bumper, but saw a little lag so dropped back to see if it would clear itself.......

    Thankfully it did, so with 5 to go i had another push and managed to close back up (with the help of a small mistake from him) and lap 29 i managed to get a great run onto the front straight, and with the slipstream was on the outside at T1.....We went side by side through 1, 2 and 3 with no contact, but the different line he had to run saw a small slide which gave me the pass ..... and a 7 sec gap to jim in first.... great racing bounty....

    The last 3 laps were pretty cruisy, even though Jim had got off the throttle and the gap was down to 6 sec, but was an enjoyable race for 2nd.....

    Well done jim for the Win, and Gaz for a solid run in 3rd.......hard luck stores have to go to turbo who had great pace all week and bounty who drove a great race for 29 laps ....

    Hopefully we have 10 next week for the enduro..... long race can get ronery with a small grid......