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#26 Posted : Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:30:43 PM(UTC)
This week's trial had me join a team of only 4 of which 2 quit pretty much right after the start of the first race. I really don't understand why as chances are usually much better with smaller teams, but oh well. I used the 74 Civic which destroyed the drivatars and had half the pack including my remaining mate not able to finish in time.

The civic is a real beast. It is more suited to dirt and slides a fair bit on tarmac in my opinion, but it's always controllable and very, very fast. I was busy and missed the first few seconds of the second race, my teammate decided to leave - joke's on him because I still won the race as well as race #3. B700 road races are fairly easy, especially when there are so many good cars to chose from. I would like to try a few other 70s cars, but sadly my time this week is very limited.

Oh yeah, the Star Dew Rally was a fun event for which I took the Bugatti 35C. I didn't even know before that it would be eligible as a French brand, but there it was as the only car for which I had a B700 tune. Fun to race against all the modern day cars with this oldie which surprised me on the dirt, leaving the competition behind.

I don't know about all the B700 events but except for the off-road buggy mess there isn't really much competition, I hope they'll up the game a bit in the next series.
Rank: C-Class Racing License
#27 Posted : Sunday, May 31, 2020 12:28:47 AM(UTC)
The Trial - Wild Side
This one was interesting. The AI were crash bandits and someone brought in an S2 910...so of course the AI had one in response. Dude still couldn't take first. lol. Not sure how they do that, but it only ruins it for everyone because you are now guaranteeing the AI will have a top driver. Just gave them 500 points or more...650 in this case. Ran the A110 and still managed 2nd - 4th in each race. Yes, I beat the guy with an S2...shows how bad (sorry corrected) he was at racing. Later ran the A110 again, was nice and smooth. Seemed unimpressive but climbed the pack steadily and set a good pace. Ran The Trial later with probably my worst tune ever, lol. BMW 2002. Granted, it still did well, but it was horribly unforgiving. If you ran anything but a nearly clean race, it just did not have the pick up to regain.
Renault Alpine A110
Tune: 122 194 612

Playground - Spring Games
Ok, as I have said before, I'm no prized tuner. But occasionally, I hit it well enough. Despite having bad luck in losing teammates, both cars performed really well. Consistently was the last one tagged in virus, and after everyone else had left, ran a Flag game as a solo performer. Still scored 3 times against a field of 6 players. I'll take that as a win...lol.
Ford Deluxe 5-Window Coupe Tune: 165 503 579
Datsun 510 Tune: 606 081 884

Star Dew Rallye
This was what I had originally tuned the A110 for. Ran great. Pulled a steady lead and was off and running. Saw the Bugatti was also allowed so ran that as well. Surprised me in that it also excelled. Really fast low end, good top. A little loose as it has Vintage Racer tires on it, but ya just gotta slide the turns a little. Both cars finished about 6 seconds ahead in the first race, and 10 seconds in the other two.
Renault Alpine A110 Tune: 122 194 612,
Bugatti Type 35C Tune: 263 353 878

Buggy, buggy
VW Class 5 Baja Bug - used El Barto's tune. Look it up, it's a great one.
The first race gave me a little PTSD as it was one of the races from the Buggy Trials that were so difficult. But again, this tune triumphed.

Car in Front
Toyota Celica GT Four - ran ok, won the races, but underwhelming.

PR Stunt Trap
Koenigsegg Regera - first past, East to West, took it easily

PR Stunt Zone
Drove up, ran it twice, hit my mark. Someone here had recommended the RS200 and I am glad they did...has made a number of the zones so much easier.
Ford RS200 Evo
Tune: 926 984 829

PR Stunt Danger Sign
Of course, had to bring out the Gremlin again. I start back where the fork in the road is, then head straight across the field directly toward the ramp. Takes you right between two trees and on to the gravel road. Just gotta make sure not to hit the cart on the left side. I haven't yet made it completely over the water yet, but that is my goal.
1973 AMC Gremlin X

Edited by user Sunday, May 31, 2020 10:02:30 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Corrected an unapproved word

Rank: Racing Permit
#28 Posted : Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:22:04 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Baker8989 Go to Quoted Post

I bought a new one and it still doesnt complete for me?
This "Win a Cross Country Series event at the Castle Cross Country Circuit in your Buggy"
I have no idea what i am doing wrong..

Does it need to be higher than Pro level drivatars?


You have to take a blueprint race, otherwise you are not in the correct car class. And for the difficulty you need atleast highly skilled.

Edited by user Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:23:16 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: B-Class Racing License
#29 Posted : Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:12:34 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: OdEssA VL Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Baker8989 Go to Quoted Post

I bought a new one and it still doesnt complete for me?
This "Win a Cross Country Series event at the Castle Cross Country Circuit in your Buggy"
I have no idea what i am doing wrong..

Does it need to be higher than Pro level drivatars?


You have to take a blueprint race, otherwise you are not in the correct car class. And for the difficulty you need atleast highly skilled.


Not for the weekly. Only for the championship. For the weekly Forzathon, you just have to win. You can knock the difficulty down as low as you want/need.
Rank: D-Class Racing License
#30 Posted : Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:04:06 AM(UTC)
For the trial (very fun this week), I have tried various cars (camaro, ford capri, cuda) I won in every of this cars but in my opinion the ideal car for this trial is the Holden Torana (best acceleration and very good speed but a little tricky to drive).
In your opinion?
Rank: S-Class Racing License
#31 Posted : Sunday, May 31, 2020 10:09:37 AM(UTC)
The Torana is a very good car but, looking at current Rivals times for these three courses, there are only top 50 times for it at Reservoir Run (34th and 37th).

In contrast, some of the other 70s options dominate the Rivals boards:

Elan.- top 3 times and 7 of the top 10 at Derwent Reservoir, 13th at Batham Gate and 11th/13th at Reservoir

74 Civic - 3 of the top 4 times at Reservoir, 4th at Derwent and 4th at Batham

Cuda - 3rd and 6th at Batham, 8th at Derwent and 9th at Reservoir.
Rank: C-Class Racing License
#32 Posted : Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:14:27 PM(UTC)
Well, I did trial many times this week. It would be easier to count cars that I wasn't using ;)
Most fun: RWD high power AMC Gremlin, Challenger, Jeep Renegade and Renault Alpine. RWD Talbot Sunbeam, Lancia Stratos and Firebird SD-455 wasn't bad either.
Firebird did have suprisingly much traction for stock tires RWD car.
Weirdest: brick on wheels a.k.a. Scout 800A and Reliant Supervan
I was suprised too be only one too overtake all AI in first race in Reliant. On 2nd and 3rd teammates did better ;)

PS. In one of the trials there was that one guy who likes to ram. But it wasn't normal rammer, he was doing it on purpose to lose. On first race he pushed me into trees and later two teammates in water at that 90degree left corner after downhill section. In 2nd and 3rd race he was pushing everyone of the road and stoping sideways on corners, so noone can pass. He was trying very hard to make us lose. But I was trying even harder to carry us to win :) It was a shame, because it was one of few trials, where everyone had tuned cars and some skill to drive.
It was first time I felt I need to report bad behavior/driving, but I wasn't able to find his gamertag.
Rank: S-Class Racing License
#33 Posted : Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:54:57 PM(UTC)
I used my rally tyre '73 Escort for the Trial. It has a silly amount of grip for B class, so you can do far more of any course at full throttle than is sane. I doubt it would be competitive on the leaderboards, but I think I won 2 races and was 2nd behind a human in the 3rd. Less grip and more speed will probably give faster times for these courses.
Rank: C-Class Racing License
#34 Posted : Sunday, May 31, 2020 9:17:49 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ziperrPL Go to Quoted Post
PS. In one of the trials there was that one guy who likes to ram. But it wasn't normal rammer, he was doing it on purpose to lose. On first race he pushed me into trees and later two teammates in water at that 90degree left corner after downhill section. In 2nd and 3rd race he was pushing everyone of the road and stoping sideways on corners, so noone can pass. He was trying very hard to make us lose. But I was trying even harder to carry us to win :) It was a shame, because it was one of few trials, where everyone had tuned cars and some skill to drive.
It was first time I felt I need to report bad behavior/driving, but I wasn't able to find his gamertag.


Had the same thing in one of mine. Was a guy in a Scout, I think. Was it a guy named SauceBoss? (Not his whole name in case that is against the rules...let me know) At first I thought he was just a lousy driver, running me off the road, but then I saw him intentionally causing havoc with other drivers. Got past him, but still, bunch of guys in the back of the pack for us.

Edited by user Sunday, May 31, 2020 9:18:23 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: B-Class Racing License
#35 Posted : Monday, June 1, 2020 1:10:03 AM(UTC)
Since everyone is talking about different options on trial cars, I did try few and Holden Torana really is fast and has good grip, also Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 is nice, but finally the car I always had good time with - Chevrolet El Camino, Its a bit heavy, but it makes up with raw V8 power :), not to mention it set better times than any other.
So if anyone wants to try them, they all run vintage tires and race suspension:
Chevrolet El Camino, tune - 184 071 283
Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1, tune - 570 080 408
Holden Torana, tune - 198 239 482

On a subject of low life that are in game just to make life difficult for others, just screen shot or even better make a video and off to support with them.
Alfa Romeo - made in Italy, perfected in my garage
Rank: S-Class Racing License
#36 Posted : Monday, June 1, 2020 4:30:26 AM(UTC)
Tried your El Camino and Torana El B. Both are very nice to drive and easily capable of winning the trial. A little off the pace of the Civic though. I tried Batham Gate rivals and ran 2.25 in the Torana and 2.26 in the Camino, so top 20/30 times which is very good, but some distance off the 2.18 I’ve done in the Honda.
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#37 Posted : Monday, June 1, 2020 4:53:13 AM(UTC)
So I re-ran the trial 3 more times for a total of four because it was actually fun this week, despite being street scene which can be a bit of a mess, but also to see if the first time was a fluke. I used the Firebird Trans Am SD-455 every time and took 1st place in every single race. Just as a disclaimer, I'm nowhere on the leader boards so I'm not implying that I'm better than everyone, just that I was well suited to this week's trial. I had one fantastic team that managed to take 4 of the top 5 places in all three races and no one went out of their way to ram me as I made my way through the field.

Overall, I found this weeks playlist pretty enjoyable. I think I'll go back to the trial again before the season changes and try a different car.
Rank: C-Class Racing License
#38 Posted : Monday, June 1, 2020 4:56:23 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: IngoingCake8592 Go to Quoted Post

Had the same thing in one of mine. Was a guy in a Scout, I think. Was it a guy named SauceBoss? (Not his whole name in case that is against the rules...let me know) At first I thought he was just a lousy driver, running me off the road, but then I saw him intentionally causing havoc with other drivers. Got past him, but still, bunch of guys in the back of the pack for us.

Some other name. Can't remember, It was 2 words and bunch of numbers ;)

Rank: D-Class Racing License
#39 Posted : Monday, June 1, 2020 5:38:46 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: RED RIDER NL Go to Quoted Post
So I re-ran the trial 3 more times for a total of four because it was actually fun this week, despite being street scene which can be a bit of a mess, but also to see if the first time was a fluke. I used the Firebird Trans Am SD-455 every time and took 1st place in every single race. Just as a disclaimer, I'm nowhere on the leader boards so I'm not implying that I'm better than everyone, just that I was well suited to this week's trial. I had one fantastic team that managed to take 4 of the top 5 places in all three races and no one went out of their way to ram me as I made my way through the field.

Overall, I found this weeks playlist pretty enjoyable. I think I'll go back to the trial again before the season changes and try a different car.


Yeah, I've re-run the Trial a couple of times this week as I am enjoying driving my Capri...have won 8 out of the 9 races and the one I didn't win was because the Chevy Cuda BJ (or whatever the thing is called...the one with the BJ on the end of it's name) was just too quick. The final race of the third run was weird....only 2 of us for the whole trial and we were 2-0 up so my team-mate didn't even bother trying.....I was like 3rd or 4th when I missed a checkpoint a third of the way through....ended up with a reset after the 5 second timer so was miles behind all the AIs yet somehow managed to still win the race!! Seems if you are at the front the AI are right with yu harassing you but, if all the team are way behind, the AI slow up loads
Rank: B-Class Racing License
#40 Posted : Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:01:03 AM(UTC)
Thank you Jezza.
Honda, the car I tried to tune few times and nothing unusual came out of it ... same this time. With AWD and first tire upgrade, it just matched El Camino times. Without that, its just another slidy useless car for me. :(
Alfa Romeo - made in Italy, perfected in my garage
Rank: Driver's License
#41 Posted : Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:59:06 PM(UTC)
I've had a rough weekend, and the some things getting me down has made me think about not even bothering with this week. I had everything done except the Trial and PGG, and I wanted a distraction tonight. They may be bit sparse for me, but I'm still going to share what I've done:

Weekly Challenge
  • Own and drive any Buggy
  • Rack up 10 Air Skills in your Buggy

Car Used: 1969 Volkswagen Class 5/1600 Baja Bug
Tune: Seasonal Tune - 137 784 103 (tune by Valorster)

This isn't the tune I was going to use this tune, and I was building my own. I had put this one on as a test, called it a day, and forgot which tune I had put on until the very end of this AND the Championship. It is a pretty solid tune on ground and tarmac and holds up well. To get the Air skills, I went down to Bamburgh Castle and jumped around the dunes.

  • Win a Cross Country Series event at the Castle Cross Country Circuit in your Buggy

Course Used: Castle Drop - 225 217 681

Quick and simple track that's only 0.9 miles. AI has a chicane to the left, but you can go straight. But be careful if you do: the turn from the second checkpoint is a SHARP right turn. Weaves through the dunes, goes into the castle and goes to where the Danger Sign usually goes, and it ends mid-air.

  • "Test out the all-terrain capability of your Buggy and drive it for a total of 10 miles through the open countryside" (note: if this doesn't register on your currently owned car, try buying a new one, which has fixed the issue in previous seasons)

I just did the "Sugar, Oh Buggy Buggy" Championships. That's much more than 10 miles, and you'll get it during the second race. Sooner if you drive to the races.

SEASONAL EVENTS
  • The Trial Co-Op Championship: "Drive on the Wild Side" | Street Scene | (B700) 1970s

Car Used: 1970 Chevy El Camino SS
Tune: Lyla - 558 040 443

This week's tune name theme is more Britpop, specifically Oasis. I went for speed for once on this one, and it paid off. Vintage tires, built up brakes, gears, etc... but stock engine. It'll get off the line, but it steers like an aircraft carrier. So keep that in mind when you're turning/braking. Got third in all three races.

  • Seasonal Playground Games: Mortimer Gardens | (A800) Horizon Special: Muscle vs Tuner

Car Used: 1932 Ford DeLuxe 5-Window Coupe
Tune: Live Forever - 871 039 779

I decided to be a goof when I saw that the '32 DeLuxe was an option. This a good mixture of speed, agility, and heft. Not won yet, but it's very good handling for PGG.

  • PR Stunt: Swan Dive Danger Sign | 800.5 feet
  • PR Stunt: Greendale Speed Trap | 200.0 mph

Car Used: Koenigsegg CCGT
Tune: Zoner - 160 891 674

As usual, this car is very good on a speed traps. Just be careful with traffic. As for the Danger Sign, your best bet is to start on the road where the Meadows Sprint is, go to the end of the road and cut through the field. It'll take a bit of tree dodging and timing of a jump beforehand, but you can get a pretty clear shot.

  • PR Stunt: Rolling Fields Speed Zone | 106.0 mph

Car Used: Jeep Trailcat
Tune: Flatout - 130 018 811

I was just a little cheeky with this one. Started at dirt road just west of the Coombe Speed Trap, got a run up and cut through the field. The one good thing about Dirt Speed Zones is they seem to have more forgiving shoulders.

  • Championship: "Star Dew Rallye" | Dirt Racing | (B700) Country: France

Car Used: 1980 Renault 5 Turbo
Tune: Songbird - 108 284 167

This is a sound all-around. It might lag a bit in the beginning, but it's good at cornering and has a decent top end when it gets there.

  • Championship: "The Car in Front" | Road Racing | (B700) Manufacturer: Toyota

Car Used: 1994 Toyota Celica
Tune: Slide Away - 449 479 221

This car handled quite well and was more than able to keep up. Sorry for not being descriptive, but I built it on Saturday and did the race then... and forgot JUST how good it did...

  • Championship: "Sugar, Oh Buggy Buggy" | Cross Country | (B700) Offroad Buggies

Car Used: 1969 Volkswagen Class 5/1600 Baja Bug
Tune: Seasonal Tuned - 137 784 103 (tune by Valorster)

I'm actually glad I didn't go with my own tune, because I can NEVER make a good B-Class tune for The Ridge for some reason. But with Valorster's tune, I was able to have less issues jumping off the ridge and winning all three races.

Edited by user Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:00:22 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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