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PS4 GT3 Pro League - S6 - Round 2 - Bathurst - 30/11/16 - 8PM UK time


YabbaTheHutt

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Round 2 - Bathurst
GT3 Season 6





Event Information:
Date: Wednesday 30th November 2016
45 minute free practise and 2 lap test race starts: 7:00 (UK time)
Lobby opens: 7:45pm (UK time)
Event starts: 8:00pm (UK time)
Event format:
- Qualifying: 15 minutes
- Warmup: 5 minutes
- Race: 29 Laps

Weather Conditions: (Sync-to-race weather progression)
1 weather slots:
- Overcast

In-game time-of-day information (x2 time progression):
- Qualifying time: 08:00
- Race start time: 08:00
- Race finish time: 10:00

Manual Rolling Start Information:
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Acceleration Zone


Notices:
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YabbaTheHutt

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Not a track that have been kind to me... Slightly nervous about this one :nailbiting:
 

Chicolini

Formula Karter
Aug 11, 2016
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Yeah also for me. I don't aspire a top finish here, but staying out of trouble is my goal.
 

NumptyNed

F1 Reserve Driver
Jul 15, 2016
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I hate this track, I jumped on for a few laps last night and managed a 2:09:500 but I just struggle to finish a lap cleanly.
 
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mzeleni8

Formula Karter
Nov 9, 2016
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Holy hell that downhill mountain section is a stuff of nightmares.

Any good setup for a rookie :), where do you get your setups anyways, I'm not exactly an expert with mine so I find them online and tweak them a bit.
 

Archie619

F1 Senna Equivalent
Jun 28, 2016
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I think I won Bathurst last season purely from keeping it out the barriers. I wasn't the quickest by far but I seem to have the ability to be consistent.

Not looking forward to this one. Might attempt to make a new setup that's a bit more stable on the uphill and downhill sections
 

NumptyNed

F1 Reserve Driver
Jul 15, 2016
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I will happily give up some top end if I can make the car more stable in the downhill section.
 

YabbaTheHutt

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Is there a track similar to that crazy hill?
I would say that Nordschleife is equal in bumps, corners where you can't make a mistake without crashing and long straights. Can be a good start. Bathurst is also a track that learning the track is very important (braking points, turn in, apex) to be able to dare to go fast. And of course, watch videos on other people driving there. Maybe you pick up something ;)
 

Play4Stefano

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Jun 15, 2016
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@YabbaTheHutt I suggest to forbide overtake in first lap and consider overtaking rules/zones as we did in last season.
I hope I was helpful...

I copied and paste this from S5 thread:

***Last year we had a special rule that I think was very good: It was NOT allowed to overtake in the uphill or the downhill section of the track, only on the top of the hill at the the 2 short straights between uphill and downhill. This because the track is like Monaco in this section, tight with walls nect to the track. And with 2 really long straights where overtaking is much safer I propose that we do the same this season.
Why don't you test the track and see what you think. Is this a good idea or not?***


***Thanks to the fact that the track is very narrow I suggest that we don't overtake each other in the uphill section or the downhill section of the track. It is very easy to hit a wall, spin and stop all traffic. My suggested areas of no overtaking is:
From corner 3:

Up to the top of the mountain where there is to small straights with a bit more room:

At the sign where the downhill starts, No overtake:

After the downhill section we can start to overtake each other again:


So what do you think? Does this kill the racing or does it help to keep us from crashing?
 

YabbaTheHutt

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@YabbaTheHutt I suggest to forbide overtake in first lap and consider overtaking rules/zones as we did in last season.
I hope I was helpful...
I think it's a good idea to at least be very careful with overtaking in these zones. It's very tight between the walls in the uphill and downhill sections and it's hard to avoid them being alone...
What do you others think?
 

Chicolini

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Aug 11, 2016
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I suggest to forbide overtake in first lap and consider overtaking rules/zones as we did in last season.
I hope I was helpful...
I do understand your concerns but in my opinion we should not implement rules about where to overtake and where not. That is not what racing is about. Of course the uphill and downhill section are very tricky, but with the use of common sense it is clear that overtaking in this area is not a good idea in general. So I don't think many of us will try this anyway.
Yes, maybe is will become safer and the risk of crashes wil reduce if we apply these rules, but for example if someone in front of me is much slower in the hill section, but faster in the fast section I cannot pass him during the race, altough maybe I can get faster overall laptimes.
It is basically the same situation as Monaco. It is just a fact that overtaking is almost impossible so everyone should take into account that this is very risky. Just a characteristic of these kind of tracks where we have to deal with.
If a driver causes crashes because of wreckless driving/overtaking we should bring that to the stewards afterwards, just like during every other race.
 

Archie619

F1 Senna Equivalent
Jun 28, 2016
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It's all about using common sense. If someone goes a bit wide and leaves a gap I'll be going for that gap and if its the last lap and theres a hint of a gap I'm going for a lunge lol I might even pull a Maldonado and just invent a gap when its not even there :joyful:

We have a good bunch so I don't see any need to implement the no overtake zone. I don't think we used the zone last season. I remember Gary and I having a few close calls around those sections and never touching.