GT Sport Season 17 Division 2 - Powered by Torque Tuition

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sunday Night League by Torque Tuition' started by Hatfield, Sep 27, 2021.

  1. emmo46

    emmo46 Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Attention, attention. I will be hosting this division. Please ensure you have befriended me before Sunday.
  2. Matthyus

    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    You mean I'll have a friend. Nawww
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    emmo46 Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    You have a friend. :inlove:
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  4. Hatfield

    Hatfield GT Sport League & Teams Championship Organiser Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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  5. Rangeraus

    Rangeraus Team Driver

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    Hopefully this helps

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  6. Matthyus

    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    Round 1 Results
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  7. Matthyus

    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    Another what coulda been.
    2 major accidents / self inflicted spins put a spot to a possible podium finish.
    Well done to the winners, kept it clean to take home the trophy.
  8. sparklehead83

    sparklehead83 Team Driver Gold Member

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    Drive of my life tonight, apart from 2 little mistakes that cost me first place I was very happy. Moving up from div 3 I was hoping for top half finishes at best, so this came as a surprise.
  9. sparklehead83

    sparklehead83 Team Driver Gold Member

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    Although saying that road cars are my jam, I'm slow in anything with racing tyres as standard.
    Loving the car choice this season
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  10. Ben Campbell

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    Thanks for the race.
    Qualified 4th. Someone jumped the start which gave me 3rd.
    2nd place visited the sand on the cork screw when I was up there clacker. Gifted 2nd.
    Maintained the gap to 3rd after that as sparkles had disappeared into the distance.
    Watch in my rear vision mirror as 3rd made a mistake on the quickest corner of the track and lost a couple of spots.
    Seen sparkle pit 3secs up the road early so followed him in. Still had enough fuel for 3 laps due to fuel saving.
    After pits I found myself right behind sparkle and kept the pressure on and stayed glued to him. Eventually he had a small bobble after we traded places for a lap and gave me the lead. A few laps again in the rear view I seen him tank slap and cudos to him for not turning it around. That gave me a large lead to manage to the end.
    First win for me and coming from div3 I thought I had no chance, consistency paid off for me.
    Bring on the next rounds.
    Thanks again
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  11. T F Eccles

    T F Eccles Professional Gold Member

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    Funny, I'm the opposite. Don't do as well when we choose a road car.
  12. sparklehead83

    sparklehead83 Team Driver Gold Member

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    Horses for courses I suppose. I can't find the limit in race cars and havent the reflexes or skill required to handle them when I do. Road cars seem to have more body flex and respond totally differently to brake and accelerator use in my opinion
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    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    I've found that you can maintain speed throughout the corner easier in this car. That or I'm just learning new driving skills....
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  14. emmo46

    emmo46 Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    I enjoy road cars. I have still got some work to do to close the pace gap to the quick guys in this div and maybe I can't. Last night I managed a good lap to start 5th. Emerged from turn 1 in 4th and for a few laps stayed close to @Ben Campbell and @Matthyus but then they started to pull away and @sparklehead83 was alarmingly disappearing off into distance. I was happy at that stage to stroke along and see what developed as I had a comfortable gap back to a battling pack led by @Blunty075 .
    After about half a dozen laps @Peter P broke free from that pack and was eating the gap like a crocodile so I decided to push harder to defend the gap and spun at the dreaded turn 6. That dropped me back to eighth with a couple of cars chewing my rear bumper. I crept away from them as they fought over which of them would feast on my bumper and managed to catch @doodah and made a pass that took all the way from turn 2 to turn 5 to complete. I then ran wide again at turn 6 and he passed me again and then pulled way so I couldn't repeat the pass. I closed a little on him and was right on his tail when we both pitted.
    Exiting the pits a strange thing happened, @doodah27's car was inside mine almost completely and as we rejoined the track we separated as I was aware he was there and moved to the right for a tight line to turn 3. we entered side by side and then I saw in my mirror that he had spun, not sure if there was a glitch or he got a shock as we entered the turn for me to be suddenly there.
    At this stage I was 6th with gaps both fore and aft and just headed for home. Fortunately for me @Peter P and @Matthyus went off course and I moved up to 4th again. Blunty was ahead and for a couple of laps I closed on him but then I got untidy and he pulled away again and 4th is where I finished.
    I am very happy with 4th place as 3rd was possible if not for my mistake but all things considered I was very lucky to retrieve the 4th I threw away early in the race.
    I am glad this track is behind us as it is cruel to little errors and I hope to be closer to the front runners at some of the upcoming tracks.
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  15. Se7endan

    Se7endan New Recruit

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    It was great fun racing these cars & racing you guys, really looking forward to the rest of the season racing in Div2 as usually I'm Div3 & yes happy we got Laguna out the way as its the least forgiving track out of the 7...

    Due to being disconnected during quali, I couldn't post a time & Started the race at the back of the pack. Managed my way up to 9th where i could see i was catching up to Emmo battling with Doodah i think, Eventually being right on Emmo's rear bumper with Spleece right up mine coming down the main straight & missed my braking mark for the hairpin,putting me on the marble's allowing Spleece to come up the inside. By then i had 3laps of fuel left so decided to pitt on lap 13 trying an undercut which didn't work out, to end up finishing 9th which was reasonable considering.
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