LFS World Series Round 3 Race Report

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LFS World Series Round 3 Race Report

Postby VTRacing » Sun May 04, 2008 11:02 pm

Bah, don't have the skills or the hosting server to do a Quincy-like race report justice, but I'll do my best.

Qualifying: I equalled my pb with a 1:21.5, which was 0.08 behind arrow but 4 positions lower than him on the grid to line up 17th. That gives you some idea of the closeness of the field. :) Vincent Staal hosed everyone with a 1:20.4 I think, a great effort from the Dutchman. The current WR holder Marcel Krause (sandman90) was 2nd for Germany.

A decent start for me, though with fps dropping to about 13-14 through the first lap it was like driving a slideshow. Dropped a spot or two, but basically cruised the first few laps. Lap 5 I saw the first "Serbian Incident" when Boris Ninic started a war with Russia:

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Meanwhile up the front there was a furious battle for 3rd:

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On lap 7 I crunched the wall, stupidly, through the first turns, borking my right front camber settings for the rest of the race:

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Meanwhile Arrow was benefitting from some inspired driving by the Czech team:

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And began to close on the next pack, filling the 2nd half of the top 10:

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I spent about 20 laps stuck behind another of the Czech team (Poly), with the Serbian Darko Nikilin getting past me towards the end. There were a couple of other interesting battles through the field like this one for 5th place between the US driver Scott and the Finn Vuorinen, with the Austrian drivers keeping in touch:

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Coming towards the last 2 laps, I had resigned myself to 12th place, with Nikilin and Poly too far ahead for me to mount a serious challenge. However, Euro-style racing was to play into my hands. As the hour had passed and we approached the line on the 44th lap, my Czech friend decided that it would be hilarious to crash his Serbian adversary once they'd crossed the finish line:

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Unfortunately for both concerned, Vince had not yet crossed the line to complete the race so there was ONE LAP TO GO!

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Tragedy for the Serbian, who was left upside-down. The Czech bounced however, and managed to crawl across the line in 11th.

Vincent Staal won the race by a massive 28 seconds, and revealed to the field the secret of his success:

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I had an absolute hoot doing this race, with which I felt much more comfortable than the one at Blackwood. Bring on the LX6.

Flinty's Stats for the race can be found here.
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Re: LFS World Series Round 3 Race Report

Postby Sapient » Mon May 05, 2008 9:06 am

Great race report VT!!!!! :yes:

Is it just me or are most of the country skins really shit? Apart from the Aussie skin of course which is shit hot!
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Re: LFS World Series Round 3 Race Report

Postby KNAPPO » Mon May 05, 2008 12:38 pm

Sapient wrote:Is it just me or are most of the country skins really shit?


Nope its not just you mate.
Some are straight out awefull.

Good read VT :yes:
Now that all those people know where the ‘1’ was on the old logo they can spend the next 25 years looking for the ‘F’ in the new one.

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Re: LFS World Series Round 3 Race Report

Postby Quincy » Tue May 06, 2008 9:53 am

Well done Boys, hard luck Arrow, great finish VT, I was up with the sparrows Sunday morning, casting a line in, catching a bream, thinking about the race!!

Man i'm stinging for the next round... you still in VT??
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Re: LFS World Series Round 3 Race Report

Postby VTRacing » Tue May 06, 2008 10:00 am

I'm in for round 4.

I haven't done any practise, but I'm keen to tame the monster.

And this will be my 3rd round, so I'd better make it worth it.
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Re: LFS World Series Round 3 Race Report

Postby Sambo » Tue May 06, 2008 10:49 pm

One of my favorite cars to setup VT, ill help where I can.

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Re: LFS World Series Round 3 Race Report

Postby VTRacing » Tue May 06, 2008 11:25 pm

I thought I'd thanked you somewhere Sambo, but it might have gotten lost in some edits. I really appreciate your help with this one. The qualifying set was really nice, pity I couldn't drop into the 20s with it.
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Re: LFS World Series Round 3 Race Report

Postby Sambo » Wed May 07, 2008 12:10 am

Mate you did the hard work, i just clicked some buttons. You were racing very well with the set we had. If we had some more time we could have given vince a run for his money :)

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Re: LFS World Series Round 3 Race Report

Postby VTRacing » Wed May 07, 2008 7:54 am

Maybe not Vince at that race, he was in a different league.

But it would have been nice to mix it with ze chermans.
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Re: LFS World Series Round 3 Race Report

Postby Quincy » Wed May 07, 2008 11:26 am

i've done a little work on this next round... still needing to squeeze some more time, sometime next week will be good for me to work through some set issues with you guys... (except of course Monday and Thursday is out aswell LFSEA...)
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