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#3576 Posted : Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:20:40 PM(UTC)
I can't improve much leaving Ambleside, best I've done is barely get a car length ahead. I notice I didn't start the ghost run very well either, I must have changed up to 2nd too early because I can easily get ahead of it off the line, but so far I'm getting overtaken subsequently. Anyway I'm sure I can figure that part out. The hardest corner I find is the one at 57% where you have to make a sudden turn which can upset the car, and you have to carry as much speed as possible through there. I usually turn too late or too early.

I'm not confident I will improve but maybe if I keep trying, I will figure it out somehow.

I tried a few other cars too like the Viper '08. I would be surprised to find something better than the Pagani. I suspect the MC12 time Jezza did, he would be able to match or better that in the Zonda for example.

edit - next run I improved... by 0.018s. As usual, did part of it better than before, part of it worse! I reckon this is more or less my best with this car, I don't see any meaningful improvements coming. It's a decent time though for AWD I think.

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#3577 Posted : Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:34:45 PM(UTC)
Thought I’d join the current challenge at last! Tried a handful of S1 cars I had around but they were all a bit lacking, so joined you in the Pagani. It’s taken a few runs to get used to the course and tune, but managed 1:30.574 putting me a bit ahead of FN. looking at the leaderboard I probably need to find some more competitive tunes as a couple of the ones I tried are up there ahead of me. I’ll try a few more as familiarity will be helping now 🙂
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#3578 Posted : Tuesday, September 14, 2021 4:00:17 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: FullNietzsche Go to Quoted Post
I can't improve much leaving Ambleside, best I've done is barely get a car length ahead. I notice I didn't start the ghost run very well either, I must have changed up to 2nd too early because I can easily get ahead of it off the line, but so far I'm getting overtaken subsequently. Anyway I'm sure I can figure that part out. The hardest corner I find is the one at 57% where you have to make a sudden turn which can upset the car, and you have to carry as much speed as possible through there. I usually turn too late or too early.

I'm not confident I will improve but maybe if I keep trying, I will figure it out somehow.

I tried a few other cars too like the Viper '08. I would be surprised to find something better than the Pagani. I suspect the MC12 time Jezza did, he would be able to match or better that in the Zonda for example.

edit - next run I improved... by 0.018s. As usual, did part of it better than before, part of it worse! I reckon this is more or less my best with this car, I don't see any meaningful improvements coming. It's a decent time though for AWD I think.


The best times for each car which I assume are AWD are:

1.27.871 (Alfa 155)
1.28.702 (CC8S)
1.28.705 (MC12)
1.28.735 (Zonda)
1.28.885 (EB110)
1.29.035 (NSX 92)
1.29.212 (MC12 FE)
1.29.256 (Viper 08)
1.29.336 (CLK-GTR)
1.29.615 (Ford GT)

The MC12 and Zonda therefore appear pretty well matched. That said, I think a perfect run for me in the MC12 would be 1.29.5 (current pb of 1.29.7) so I’m a long way off the best times.
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#3579 Posted : Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:55:09 AM(UTC)
I tried the MC12 for a few runs last night chasing Jezza (and messed them all up) but can see it has the potential to equal the Zonda. Whether or not I can get any extra time out of it I'm not sure, but will try to next time I'm on.
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#3580 Posted : Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:48:08 AM(UTC)
Just got within 0.035s of my time with the Alfa after a couple of runs. I could probably edge past it but not much more. Also tried the CC8S and EB110.

edit - two tenths quicker, a tenth behind Smoke.

And a few more runs, 0.05s behind now. I can go a little bit quicker I think.

And another tenth. I'm sure Smoke will beat it but it's given him something to do 😊

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#3581 Posted : Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7:18:24 AM(UTC)
Thanks FN, I've been refreshing this hourly this afternoon while in work to see your progress, it was only a matter of time :)
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#3582 Posted : Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:23:52 AM(UTC)
I tried a few other cars (Ford GT, Alfa 155) just to see but I can't get close to my Zonda time so I'm done till the next event...I almost always struggle on Road events as it generally needs a lot more precision than I can manage...dirt I am better at as it is less precise
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#3583 Posted : Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:26:44 PM(UTC)
I spent half an hour on this last night but got frustrated as no matter which car I was in I was a good second or more off the pace. Best I think I did was 0.6 behind, so gave up, it wasn't going to happen lol. I might get chance over the weekend, providing I'm driving a little better :)
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#3584 Posted : Friday, September 17, 2021 2:14:03 AM(UTC)
I managed to improve by about 0.05 last night. I got the tricky last section perfect so, even though my start can be improved on, I’ll struggle to beat that. Will try a couple of other MC12 tunes tonight just to see if there is one obviously better but I doubt I’ll go much quicker in this car.
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#3585 Posted : Friday, September 17, 2021 3:20:39 AM(UTC)
nvm

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#3586 Posted : Friday, September 17, 2021 3:34:34 AM(UTC)
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I spent half an hour on this last night but got frustrated as no matter which car I was in I was a good second or more off the pace. Best I think I did was 0.6 behind, so gave up, it wasn't going to happen lol. I might get chance over the weekend, providing I'm driving a little better :)


For the Alfa 155 I was using Nalak28's tune btw if that helps.

I haven't tried again since the other day. I just tried quickly now and it looks like I should be able to go a little quicker if I put my mind to it.

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#3587 Posted : Friday, September 17, 2021 4:08:54 AM(UTC)
I tried the 155 the other night when I went through a few, I think it was Nalak's tune I had. And i definitely *should* be able to go quicker as it's very scrappy in places, but putting my mind to it is clearly a problem!
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#3588 Posted : Friday, September 17, 2021 5:23:08 AM(UTC)
Great success... I just went 0.001 quicker! 😂

Ooh and a tenth on the next run.

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#3589 Posted : Friday, September 17, 2021 5:33:21 AM(UTC)
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Great success... I just went 0.001 quicker! 😂

Ooh and a tenth on the next run.


I'd have been more than happy with that improvement last night!
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#3590 Posted : Friday, September 17, 2021 5:35:28 AM(UTC)
Four tenths on the next run. Still not optimal but I will leave it there for now!
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#3591 Posted : Friday, September 17, 2021 5:45:53 AM(UTC)
Are you still running the 155?
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#3592 Posted : Friday, September 17, 2021 5:57:47 AM(UTC)
Yes, and same tune. I had left a lot of time on the table at various points.
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