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VLN Championship Series

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Deb, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Deb

    Deb Moderator

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    Ran VLN this morning with Reid taking the first two stints and I took the next 2. We started 47th on grid, 29th in class, so didn't need to start in the pits :p I guess there was considerable mayhem at that start. I didn't get to see it because I was at the salon (a girl has to have her priorities :)), but it must have been a mess. Reid emerged from the mayhem in 12th position and by the end of his second sting was in 10th. I was able to keep the car on the track for the most part so we ended up finishing the race in 6th!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  2. SavreticD

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    Nice,I started on pole in 2nd split and got collected on lap 5 by maniac in 1st corner.Realy he braked 50 meters later.I mean....just wow.Shame I wasn't in 1st split.I will try to run again at 3am GMT.Btw I said I will be on TS but nobody was there so I disconnect on race start
     
  3. Brainling

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    One of these days I'll do a VLN race. Couldn't swing it yesterday.
     
  4. Deb

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    Wow, too bad, VLN can be crazy :eek: Yeah, I missed the start since I had an appointment so didn't get in until right before the third stint. Reid and I were talking on Discord so weren't on TS. Good luck if you run the second race!!!!!
     
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  5. Noodleguitar

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    Nice progress @Deb and too bad of that 1st corner incident @SavreticD , the braking zone there is very dangerous.

    I did the race on Saturday, started 7th in top split (AMG). I got a 4x in turn 1 from behind but it was light and no damage I think, so it was fairly clean. I had a few moments of racing with the GT3s around me. Most of them were very aggressive so that was not enjoyable from my perspective. On the broadcast you could even see PRT and MSP were driving very naughty at the front, which ended when MSP punted PRT off in a seemingly intentional manner.

    I did have a whoops going over a curb which caused me to clip a wall. Luckily I was able to pit that lap and used my fast repair.

    In total I saw 1 Porsche the entire race (who decided he didn't want to get passed by driving in the middle of the road).

    The Mazdas were as usual, some scared away when I came close, others noticed you but enjoyed their right to the racing line, and yet others did not notice me at all it seemed like. That's what killed my race in the end. A Mazda was drifting over from the left side to the right side of the track very slowly not too far in front of me. And because the closing rate is so high, I didn't have enough time to figure out where exactly he was trying to go before hitting him. This is the timestamp of the incident on the broadcast:


    Luckily there wasn't much time left in the race so I knew I was pretty solid in 7th at that point. Without a fast repair I just parked it in the wall somewhere as driving a broken car is not that enjoyable around the Ring.
     
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  6. SavreticD

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    Yea I said shame I was not in 1st split but yesterday I check broadcast and Im not sorry,man is that racing?I mean very bad,dirty racing,I realy dont like that.Noel I also parked but 1h before end,didnt enjoyed much any more.I got 11 min towing and I manage to be on P9 1h before end but still I just didnt care.I will upload that crazy move so you will see.
    Btw good job in 1st split. I would like when you have time to help me to get that little more speed if you want
    And hey Im famous now,see pictures haha
     

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  7. Deb

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    Wow, that's too bad, Noel :mad: We were in a lower split, not sure which and the driving was not aggressive, more inexperienced. No Mazda. Always glad when you survive a race on the Ring, the Mazda pace is just so different.
     

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