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Post by PTRACER » 2 years ago

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Post by Cheeveer » 2 years ago

Yay, thanks. Though I suspect that anything other than a Merc won't be able to break 4 minutes? 4.06 is still my best with the Vanwall, even if I managed to make it run pretty good.
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Post by PTRACER » 2 years ago

You know, I reckon the D50 might. I was doing 4:02s in that initially and I felt it was a beautiful car to drive on the limit. You'll get much more out of that than the Vanwall anyway.
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Post by EB » 2 years ago

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Do you have the quote?
I heard them say it, rather than read it. Moss spoke about it at the Classic Car Show one year, and Brooks told me at the FOS. Oh and they said the gearbox was shit too.

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Post by Cheeveer » 2 years ago

4.02,39 at Spa with the Lancia. If my computer hadn't turned on the screensaver just before La Source, I might had gotten below 4 minutes.
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Post by Cheeveer » 2 years ago

4.01,24 now, but I think my 5th gear is too tall. Will do one more try later on that I can record.
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Post by Cheeveer » 2 years ago

4.00,49 with the Merc, however with some traffic after Stavelot...
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Post by Mawerick » 2 years ago

Sounds like I may have to do some digging and dust off the trusty old Sidewinder wheel...
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Post by PTRACER » 2 years ago

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4.00,49 with the Merc, however with some traffic after Stavelot...
Very good :twothumbs: What about doing it in Practice so you don't run into any AI?
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Post by Cheeveer » 2 years ago

Nah. Traffic is double edged sword. Especially here. They either give you a tow or you catch them right at an apex.

Makes it more fun too!
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Post by Albergman » 1 year ago

Anybody tried the Isle of Man or Dundrod in the 55's yet? Haven't seen any times posted on CRank other than mine.

Also, any way of posting a Spa replay? I can't imagine how you guys are so fast!! I'll post an Isle of Man and Dundrod if it's possible.

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Post by Cheeveer » 1 year ago

Here's the race result from a race I did at Dundrod before. It's an amazing track for these cars, for sure. "D. Splaash" is me.
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Dundrod Ulster TT
Race Length: 21:34.04 - 5L
1	14	J. Fangio	MER	166.0 km/h
2	4	D. Splaash	VAN	1.76
3	24	A. Ascari	LAN	14.49
4	6	J. Gonzalez	FER	31.02
5	2	N. Farina	FER	33.13
6	18	K. Kling	MER	34.27
7	16	S. Moss	MER	38.12
8	26	E. Castellotti	LAN	39.49
9	30	J. Behra	MAS	40.56
10	28	L. Villoresi	LAN	53.30
11	20	P. Taruffi	MER	54.55
12	8	M. Trintignant	FER	58.45
13	32	R. Mieres	MAS	1:07.40
14	34	L. Musso	MAS	1:11.09
15	22	T. Brooks	CON	1:12.08
16	36	P. Collins	MAS	1:31.90
17	42	M. Hawthorn	VAN	1:40.42
18	44	H. Schell	VAN	1:48.19
19	38	R. Manzon	GOR	Retired
20	40	E. Bayol	GOR	Retired
Fastest Lap
4	D. Splaash	VAN	4:16.24

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Post by Mawerick » 1 year ago

I found the old Sidewinder wheel yesterday and plugged it in today. Amazingly, it still works despite having sat unused for close to a decade. Been about the same time since I last used it for GPL.

My first lap with no major offs @ Spa resulted in a measly 4:06.67 with the D50. I got a lot of work ahead...
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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

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I found the old Sidewinder wheel yesterday and plugged it in today. Amazingly, it still works despite having sat unused for close to a decade. Been about the same time since I last used it for GPL.

My first lap with no major offs @ Spa resulted in a measly 4:06.67 with the D50. I got a lot of work ahead...
My first lap with no major offs was rather slower than that, so I would call that a very competitive time! :wave:
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Post by Mawerick » 1 year ago

Dunno. I know I lost time at Eau Rouge and a bit at Malmedy, maybe also Blanchimont.

Meh, should give it more than a few laps at a time.

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Post by John » 1 year ago

Maw was blindingly fast back in our FMB League heydays. He would lap Monza at 1.24 and go "Meh, I'm slow".
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