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Wow, really pleased with P4 in Wales. So pleased that I had to botch it completely in Poland 😄 Think I had three resets, multiple stops on other business. When it worked, I did have some real nice feeling for the car, but lack of concentration and some misshifts.

 

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Damnit,
after a DNF in USA, I went for Germany, funnily the one I would chose to kick from the calendar, and got a strong 2nd place, no mistakes in driving.
Then came Wales, always a candidate for failure, but I had a very strong day, almost no mistakes, a little tree-touch and slidong off the road on the very last stage is all that cost me the victory there, just 1sec behind @baunau. I even went on to run the Solberg World Cup afterwards, which would've been a Top 20 run, if it weren't for a tire change penalty, though it still got me into Top 50 on that day.

Now today I went into Poland, felt not quite good right from the start. Some touches here and there, broken windscreen, but the first two stages I drove out a lead of over 40 sec to 2nd place. Then 3rd stage I landed a jump sideways and slid frontally into a tree. Terminal crash, impact 120 kph.
At least after the last couple events I feel like I haven't lost my Mojo. The speed for victories is still there, I can drive fast enough. Just... not consistently enough. Not without mistakes that cost lots of time or whole rallies. I should really work on training the 90 % driving style. Whenever I say "this one gotta be real cautious" I still catch myself driving 100 % regardless...

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Rolled on first and third stage but somehow managed to be 2nd then 3rd, when what do you know racenet decides to sh.t itself!

Is it any wonder not many doing clubs this last while, Codemasters need to have a long hard look at themselves with this excuse for a server!

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Well somehow racenet let me finish last stage although car in such bad shape after two rolls I didn’t have enough time in service to fix turbo and engine.

Sitting in 3rd so far and just one second of @Dytut in second!

Poland fair gives the car a wrecking as a small touch of a bank can launch you to the moon and back such is the speeds.

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I f'd it up again...this time T W I C E !

SS1 and SS2 were good, not the fastest runs, but I really tried the 90% pace thing.
I even was going off gas on some places slightly, to do it save. Lost time here and there because of it, but it worked.

But I lost focus quite early in SS3 and got a puncture in the front.
Lost huge amount of time and pushed hard on SS4 and SS5, wich worked well until the second half of SS5, were I started making small mistakes, wich resulted in quite much time lost again.

At this point I knew, I lost the battle against @baunau and was frustrated. The gap was too big, so I wasn't much motivated.
Pretty early on a very fast 5 left on SS6 I crashed against a tree. I pretty much ignored that the tyres have not much grip anymore and slided to the outside.
Front puncture again + engine/radiator/turbo/transmission/bodywork/wheel geometry damage. Everything so badly damaged, that I only could fix radiator and transmission.

Pushed hard on SS7 with much anger in me. F this championship! F the Legacy! F my inconstancy!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!OABDÖKJVBFRVBNF<NVjb.

Ok, thats it.

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Well now, I managed to get through Scotland. Barely. Not comfortable on the stages yet, and keep finding myself in the wrong gear a lot of the time as I don't have a good feel for which are fast three that I can do in fifth or slow three to be done in third.

Overshot a few corners, and went off a few times, and managed to spin a few times aswell. Overall, rather crappy performance. But really fun to blast through Scotland with the Legacy 🙂

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Like always: crashed, puncture, ruined rally.

Was driving very cautious and slowly, but still crashed on SS4 right before the last sector begins on that jump.
Hit that stonewall after the jump on the right.

So I had to do sector 8 + SS5&6 with a puncture and a completely broken car.
Was driving the 2nd half of SS6 in 1st gear and had problems going uphill.

 

I'm thinking of not starting in sweden and stop playing the game for a while.

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Whooo! 

I could hold my own against @baunau with H/clutch in Sweden 😄

Managed a really ****** mistake on SS5 where I went off into the spectators and reset (tried to carry a bit too much speed 😛 ), but other than that I felt comfortable. Baunau had a big three second gap before the last short stage, so I decided that I was going to push a bit and see if it was possible to claw that back. And it was possible 😄 I'm now in the lead by 0.7 seconds.

 

Some misshifts still, but not too bad and most often not where the time loss was too great. Starting to understand the philosophy behind the H-shifter cars, the long gears where you have enough torque to stay on the wrong gear and still have some power really helps when you can't just flick in a downshift mid corner. If I had the flow, I even kept 5th while going through combination of 3-4 corners.

 

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Well, what can I say? I crashed again.

But this time I almost made it! 🤣
I crashed right before the end of the 2nd sector in SS7.
The grip level was weird, I had fresh snow tires, but felt no grip at all at some places. I just slided around like crazy.

Had heavy understeer in the first few slow corners right at the beginning, followed by a almost crash against a snow bank on the very fast section before the downhill-part to the 1 left.

Everything okish so far, only 2-3 seconds down.

Then after the 1 left and the small straight I lost control on the 5 right to 4 right section with these guard rails on both sides going uphill this very long straight...I crashed against that at full speed.
Puncture, almost destroyed car...oh well. It ended like it began 4-5 rallies ago.

Wasn't really able to do much here anyway.
I could keep up with @Janneman60 most of the time, but a) he was slightly faster and b) when I was faster, I did some small mistakes here and there.
Some bigger mistakes, too on SS2, SS4 and SS5.

I'm glad this championship is over.
Was a disaster all the way. Only Australia went good for for me.

@SkyRex Yabby doesn't seem to be in this forum, how do you get his decision for next season?

Hopefully the next class in some RWD thing, the only cars I can drive at the moment it seems.
I'm horrible in all championships/dailies and weeklies in 4WD cars for some reason.

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Congrats to Yabby and thanks to everyone participating.

Since the league has gained a larger lineup now, I felt appropriate to enlarge the price-area. Now the first 5 (FIVE) people will be counted as podium and get choice for the next season.

@yabby
You may pick the vehicle class for the next season

@Janneman60
You may pick the calendar

@baunau
You may pick the Dropout-Rally (The one to skip)

@UnderclassGDfan
You may pick the Safari-Rally (Service Park structure of 2/5.  Five stages to be conquered in one go)

@Dytut
You may forecast the Weather-Rally (Pick one location and cherry-pick the weather options to your liking. Night has to be less than 50% though)



@all
If Yabby or anyone else for that matter doesn't deliver their vote here via these forums and not until Tuesday evening, their vote will be void and it befalls to me to pick. (I might go by what other opinions I read on here though. )  This can be fully expected, as the Club-Page clearly links to this thread and tells everyone to read the rules here.

If Yabby really doesn't vote, my pick for vehicle class would go to the 2000cc, as they are very balanced overall and offer a lot of choice for everyone. Also I wanna drive that S4...

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8 minutes ago, Janneman60 said:

Wow, after a difficult start I bounced back to second place ☺ 

Let's go frostbite next season (whatever that means)

A'ight. The Name means, that the locations climate gets ever colder the further down the calendar we go.

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So fellas here we go:

NEXT SEASON COMING UP
Starting at Midnight!

Calendar: Frostbite
Vehicles: 2000cc
Dropout: Germany
Safari: Sweden
Special Weather: Wettest Wales


Two choices remained void until now, so I filled in those.
Aaand I already have to admit that I will not accept the Gearbux change for the S4 and I will drive it in sequential mode. I imagine it's a late '98 S4, so it's arguably accurate.
Good Luck everyone!

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*sigh*

Long work day, thought I'd be able to drive. Went OK for the start, but lost focus a bit on SS4 and went off. Thought I'd try to push on but lost focus even more on SS5 and went off three or four times.... Meeeeeh. 

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Chose Peugeot 206, usually I prefer big, heavy cars but I have a soft spot for the 206 because of the Richard Burns livery among other things.

A decent first rally for me, some mistakes and trips into the woods, but without big consequences. I was chasing @baunau's pace and made a couple of errors, but then he made a big mistake on SS5 and dropped a few positions. Managed to defend against @HoksuHoo and came 3rd in the end. Congratulations to @Dytut and @UnderclassGDfan, two different Subarus at the top!

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Whoop, whoop, finally a rally without a big mistake, time penalty or puncture 😃

Had a moment on SS3 were I came wide and almost crashed, but managed to come back on the road without any problem.
Struggled a bit with the tyres on SS3 & 6, but was managable.

Wasn't the max possible pace, because I was cautious sometimes, but still pretty good.

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I was kinda thinking about doing this event seriously and do all stages except the first one that i missed. Had a good run going and..... CRASH..

Event log:

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Its quite obvious that im not supposed to do this club because last time i got racenetted. Should probably see this as a sign. Good luck to all other participants 😞

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What with Greece being what it is I ensured I had two spare tyres at each service.

But low and behold on last stage got puncture and yet again it wouldn’t allow me to change.

Come on guys, someone able to help me out with this one, is it a bug, has this happened to others, please help me out here!

@pjtierney could this be reported as a bug and possibly fixed as it is game breaking for me for anything other than dailies, thanks in advance.

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2 hours ago, Frankiestail said:

What with Greece being what it is I ensured I had two spare tyres at each service.

But low and behold on last stage got puncture and yet again it wouldn’t allow me to change.

Come on guys, someone able to help me out with this one, is it a bug, has this happened to others, please help me out here!

@pjtierney could this be reported as a bug and possibly fixed as it is game breaking for me for anything other than dailies, thanks in advance.

Never happened to me to be honest. Did you look behind and confirm there is a spare tyre at the back of your car? You know that a setup is saved together with the number of spare tyres, so if you first choose tyres and then load a setup you might have an unpleasant surprise, right?

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Thanks for getting back to me, my settings normally save one spare and for this event I saved settings with two spares to be on the safe side.

Strange thing is it let me change on second stage without problems but not on last stage. With it being a short stage I thought no worries, I’ll limp on but it spat me into a small tree at low speed and terminally damaged my car, which has only ever happened if I launched it off a cliff or something similar which I’d expect to write car off, but a small tree at 40mph?!

 

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47 minutes ago, Frankiestail said:

Thanks for getting back to me, my settings normally save one spare and for this event I saved settings with two spares to be on the safe side.

Strange thing is it let me change on second stage without problems but not on last stage. With it being a short stage I thought no worries, I’ll limp on but it spat me into a small tree at low speed and terminally damaged my car, which has only ever happened if I launched it off a cliff or something similar which I’d expect to write car off, but a small tree at 40mph?!

 

Take your road car, find a small tree and hit it with 40mph and see what's left 😀 but you are right in the game it is more 140 you need for terminal damage.

I always carry 1 spare and never had trouble with it. And last championship early rally's I was the master of destroying tires/tyres.

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I’d be tempted to think it’s a dodgy up button except the prompt to change wheel doesn’t appear on screen even when the co driver says about a puncture.

Although as I’ve said it happens about one or two times out of ten so seems hard to figure out.

Maybe a fresh install will sort it?

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6 hours ago, Frankiestail said:

I’d be tempted to think it’s a dodgy up button except the prompt to change wheel doesn’t appear on screen even when the co driver says about a puncture.

The prompt only appears when you stop the car completely, but you probably know it. Again, I'll ask if you make sure that a spare tyre is in the car if you look behind in the cockpit cam. If there is one (or two), then something is wrong if you still can't change it. if there isn't, you either didn't take it or it was used automatically between stages when there was no service park.

As for Greece, well, terminal damage on the last stage, of course. Still, the top 6 was completely out of my reach, how do you guys pull off those times is beyond me. Especially on the first stage, in rain, on mediums (I assume). Greece, in rain, on mediums, this fast. Mental.

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I used softs all the way.

Terrible performance on my end.
Many, many mistakes with time penalties.

SS1: Was ok, just a bit slow.
SS2: I crashed twice including a big time penalty and a smoking engine after the second crash.
SS3: Car was heavily damaged and lost much power after half of the stage, but had also a crash.
SS4: Was ok, but the car was still damaged and I couldn't repair everything.
SS5: I crashed again...and got a 22 second time penalty.
SS6: Was ok, but didn't pushed much, because motivation was down.
SS7: Crashed and rolled the car, but still won the stage (lulz).

Meh... 😞

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5 hours ago, danielofifi said:

Really? I always choose mediums when there are 3 long stages in a row.

The average life for softs is 2.5 longs, depending on amount of Toe added (does wear tyres) and surface/overdriving. 3 longs should be easily possible with 4WDs.

That's why im sad the 1/5/1 vote didnt go through, or whatever the option was, would have actual use for mediums, though barely.

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