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B2O iRacing 24 Hours of Spa - July 22, 2017

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Brainling, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. Brainling

    Brainling Core

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    Let's go race GT3 cars at Spa! That's right, it's another 24 hour race at a historic and storied track. This time it's all GT3, all the time: Audi R8 LMS / Mercedes AMG GT3 / BMW Z4 GT3 / McLaren MP4-12C GT3 / Ford GT GT3

    Drivers:

    Audi R8 LMS

    Mercedes AMG GT3

    • Matt Holmes (2nd choice)
    • Ken Lindberg (1st choice)
    • Denis
    • Noel (2nd choice)

    BMW Z4 GT3

    McLaren MP4-12C GT3

    • Matt Holmes (1st choice)
    • Ken Lindberg (2nd choice)
    • Noel (1st choice)

    Ford GT GT3

    Setups:

    None Yet

    Lap Files:
    None Yet

    Schedules / Fuel Calcs:
    None Yet
     
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  2. Brainling

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    My obvious first choice is the Macca, but under the assumption that we may not field a Macca team, the Mercedes is my strong second choice.
     
  3. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    I'll run Macca or Merc, my preference being Merc as it's more likely to be in one piece around here after 24 hours.
     
  4. Brainling

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    I'll do whatever's best for our teams and driving the Merc is probably the smarter choice for that reason. The Macca is a handful and asking people who don't drive it regularly to keep it on the track for several stints is not real fair.
     
  5. Deb

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    I'll miss this one :( Headed to Europe that day. But I will get to see the track in real life :D
     
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  6. Skid_Marc_

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    #WorthIt #WeWillForgiveYouEventually
     
  7. SavreticD

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    Merc for me
     
  8. SavreticD

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  9. Noodleguitar

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    For me they're very close at Spa but my first choice would be the McLaren MP4dash12C and my second choice would be the Mercedes SLS.
     
  10. SavreticD

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    Time of day will be afternoon according to forum and Robin Esterson

    Starts: Rolling
    Time of Day: Afternoon
    Field size: 60 Cars
    Race length: 24 Hours (1440 minutes)
    Weather (Default):
    - Temperature: 78° F
    - Wind Speed: N @ 2 MPH
    - Atmosphere: 55 RH, 0% Fog Cover
    - Skies: Partly Cloudy
     
  11. Kinger

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    I'm out on this one. Fake family and I will be in Aruba.
     
  12. Sam Roselaar

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    i'll pass on this one because of a knee injury.
    i've never drove spa anyway and my "love" for GT3 doesn't help :p

    good luck with the race and preparation guys!
     
  13. Deb

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    My flight doesn't leave for Frankfort until 4:10. Do you think I could take one stint early before I head out?
     
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  14. SavreticD

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    Im interseted will we practice or what?This event its so close :)
     
  15. Jes_971

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    You can put me down for the Merc please.
     
  16. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Yep we're really late to start practicing, good point.

    Let's kick it into overdrive this week.
     
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  17. Bedo

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    I can run either car. As much as it is unpatriotic of me to say that the Merc is an understeering pig, I can easily race the McLaren. In fact, I would prefer to run something different for a change.

    1st choice: McLaren
    2nd choice: AMG
    3rd choice: Ford GT3


    I will be able to drive anytime between 12pm and 7pm EST so feel free to slot me in for 2,3 or 4 stints.

    VRS set for the merc isn't bad:
    https://virtualracingschool.appspot.com/#/DataPacks/13340001/1459231508
     
  18. Bedo

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    Briefly tried the McLaren, and on Spa, it was constantly trying to kill me. Seems like you need to run the nose really high to get an even rake and the wing seems to do nothing at high speed. Especially at Blanchimont (the fast left-hander kink before the bus stop), the car is trickier to drive than through Eau Rouge... and that's no walk in the park. It has also been a long time since I've driven that car so I'm open to tips.

    As much as the AMG is an understeering, squealing pig it seems far safer and easier to drive for 24H.
     
  19. SavreticD

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    Try this for Merc,this is Noel set for Nords and I like it so much,I change few things for Spa and its not understeering.Try and see,also I tried in colder weather so see what you can do for hot
     

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  20. Bedo

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    Just tried it around suzuka, feels pretty good!
     
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