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On 7/5/2020 at 8:41 PM, Janneman60 said:

Nevertheless I crashed halfway stage 1, not a heavy crash but lost about 10 seconds to @UnderclassGDfan, I took seconds back on ss2 and lost that on ss3.

I was absolutely terrible in SS1, had many mistakes including a roll.
SS2 wasn't much better, only SS3 was ok, but slow.

On 7/5/2020 at 8:41 PM, Janneman60 said:

Starting ss4 I decided to no longer try to hold on with the speed of @UnderclassGDfan as I knew I would crash again. So I was a bit slower in the first sectors and then he crashed out of the rally. Exactly what I was afraid of to happen.

😞 😢 😭

After 2 retirements I'm out of the championship-run, I guess.

@Dytut's 131 doesn't seem to be competitive, the car just can't compete against the Escort.

I hope @denim398 will push you hard through the season, @Janneman60! Or this championship will be quite boring 😄 
I love to drive the Kadett, but it's more difficult to be on my limit in that car, than I thought.

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Another terrible performance from myself.

Had a moment in SS1 in the first half, were I rolled the car off the track.
Got a 17 seconds time penalty for that, uff...
Cost me 20+ seconds in total.
Rest of the stage was okish, bit slow I guess.

SS2 was without big problems, was only once off the track for a short time, but was not that big of an incident.

SS3 was...a huge disaster 🤣
I had the stupid idea to push hard on softs in the first 2 stages and "survive" somehow the wet 3rd stage.
Didn't worked out.
Lost way too much time and was off track twice for a quite long time.
And also got a 12 second penalty at the second off.

SS4 to SS7 was better, but had one big mistake on each stage.

 

Don't know whats going on again with my performance, the car is pretty nice to drive actually.

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Spain was ok.. Except for ss2. Started with touching the inside on the first left, flew straight into je valley. Don't have hud on, but I guess a 30 second penalty. Then I tried to push to regain time.... Went off twice more, and some really bad driving. 

All other stages was ok, but not super fast. Did it all on wets, except for ss7 where I didn't make use of the softs grip at all. 

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Tyre/tire choice and how to maintain them, that was what this rally was about.

For the first 3 stages I took wets. I know a stage (ss3) in the wet with softs is not what you want. Still had to survive the first two stages and leave some decent tyres for ss3. So kept it steady without to much wheelspin. But on ss2 I made a mistake which gave me a half minute loss and I left half the car behind. I made it all up on ss3 and took the lead.

The second leg was obvious with wets. Again took it steady on ss4 and ss5 to save the tyres. This paid of big in ss6 were I was fastest.

On ss7 I could finally have a blast without worrying about tyres.

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First leg of Sweden was rather bad, my setup was way too nervous in the front so couldn't push at all. Did some on the fly adjustments for the second leg, and after that it felt much better. Still impossible for me to match pace, but a step in the right direction. 

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This was that once in a while when you make a setup, do a testrun, and think it is perfect.

First leg I was a bit to eager, on the throttle to fast now and then, and loosing a bit with it. Still slightly fastest in all 3 stages.

The second leg I drove a bit more relaxed and was fastest easily.

In the end a good result. In the total ranking it stays close this way 😀

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1 hour ago, Janneman60 said:

While I was enjoying myself on the Monaco stages it seems most of the others were just struggling there?

Yeah went horribad. Once again I tried to make a setup that was fast, but I soon found it pretty unpredictable. And I really suck at RWD, I think I try do drive them too much like a 4WD.

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Well, was at least competitive again.

In USA I was just slow, did just 2 mistakes wich costed 5 seconds each.
In Sweden I was also very slow (like always) and had a record breaking 3 spins, 3 rolls and 2 big time penalties on a single stage 😄 

In Monaco I was leading after the first leg, but spun the car on a very slow 2 left on the early snow part in SS4.
I managed to get stuck on the snowbank and had to reset and got 8 seconds.
Did an another mistake a few corners later were I just understeered into a red car and had to reverse back.
These 2 mistakes costed me 20 seconds alone.

The most stu*** mistake I did in SS2 and SS6 on the very same spot.
Just a small right/left-combo, wich you can go through almost flatout, but managed to crash both times 🤣

 

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Great stuff, very close at the end. I understeered into a bank on the third stage, then seeing how close thing were, I went Harry Flatters on the last stage, but clipped a bank and spun round towards the end of the stage, only cost me a few seconds,but that was enough.

 

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Cool, actually managed to almost keep pace in australia 😄

Then I threw it away on the final stage, slow slide off stage and kept sliding into auto reset, but the reset hit me with something like a minute penalty even though I was slow 😮

Oh well, some good signs for my RWD performance at least.

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I was doing good untill I made a mistake in ss6 which gave me a puncture. Sure I had a spare but it is a known bug that sometimes the game decides different. So most of ss6 with a flat one. Hoped for service before ss7 but it wasn't there. So also ss7 with the flat tire. So I went from hero to zero.

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I had troubles with the night stages in Poland but made no big mistakes. And I just finished Argentina .    Did one hairpin with too much speed and had some troubles get on track again. But overall I'm very happy with last two events.

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I wanted to end the last rally in style, @denim398 gave me a hard time. After the first 3 stages I had a small advantage. As I was not happy with the understeering Escort I changed the setup.

In ss4 it seemed better, however ss5 I was just slow and lost the lead. I could close the gap a bit on ss6.

Again some changes on the setup and into the last stage. Now the setup was how I want it to be. Slight oversteer and set it up for a corner with the handbrake. 

A good stagetime and fastest untill now.

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Congrats to all of u and the first five are eligible to the usual choices.
Once made, I will assemble another Season.

Though I have to say, I will probably again not participate as in a few days I'm gonna be quite occupied with the new FS2020-

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Though I am a great fan of the h2, h3, gpB classes it seems there are not so much drivers in such a championship.

So let's go modern and fast with R5 cars.

For those who could follow me at the last championship, seek for good competition and want more rallies, take a look at WRCgamersclub (on facebook).

@SkyRex is it possible that, after a long time, we could do a new poll about the forced cockpit item?

Like Skyrex, I am out for most of the next championship because of a loooong holiday

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Errghf...what a season.

Second half was a bit better, but...meh.

Had a very good chance to win in Poland, but ruined it with a very LIGHT ditch on a bank.
But the tyre said haha to me.

Anyway...

Congratulations to @Janneman60 who deserved the victory and also to @denim398, who was sometimes unbeatable fast for me.

Regarding my decision for the next championship: I choose Scotland to be completely dry, no wet surface or rain at any time.
If Scotland is the drop out-rally, wich I doubt, then the same for Wales.

And my personal opinion is, we should open up the forced cockpit cam restriction, because that keeps players away maybe.
I mean, we can always put it back to restricted after a while, but for the moment, we need more racers.

For me personally it is more important, that everybody sticks to the 1 car per championship rule and does not cut like a maniac.
I refuse to leave the track with all 4 wheels at any time, even it is faster.

 

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12 hours ago, UnderclassGDfan said:

@Dytut Your vote is missing.

Anybody heeeeeeere? Helloooooooooooooooooooooo?

I need my dosis of DRC 😞 

Sorry, been a busy week. My vote for what? I was 4th in the championship, so I'm not supposed to choose anything am I?

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Wow. That was an unexpected DNF, to say the least. Car felt good, quite a soft and relaxed setup, was in a good rhythm. On SS1, the car suddenly just went airborne while on the road. Think that section has a small ledge that can unsettle the car, but never experience it to that degree. Oh well, no damage, just a spin.

SS2 also felt real good, had good pace, ran safe. Did some small cuts, no problems. Then a quite small cut in a place that usually doesn't cause any problems flips the car front first, smashes a wheel, and when I get on the road I just nudge the outside of the road at slow speed and another puncture. Wheels failure, DNF. Wow.

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That was over quickly. After being quite fast in the first two sectors, I had a innocent looking contact with a barrier and got a puncture warning. The problem was, I actually punctured both tyres on the right side of the car and had only one spare. I changed one wheel and carried on for another sector, but figured out it would make no sense continuing with two and a half long stages still to come. So there's my first DNF of the season. Unlucky.

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On 8/26/2020 at 4:06 PM, Dytut said:

Wow. That was an unexpected DNF, to say the least. Car felt good, quite a soft and relaxed setup, was in a good rhythm. On SS1, the car suddenly just went airborne while on the road. Think that section has a small ledge that can unsettle the car, but never experience it to that degree. Oh well, no damage, just a spin.

SS2 also felt real good, had good pace, ran safe. Did some small cuts, no problems. Then a quite small cut in a place that usually doesn't cause any problems flips the car front first, smashes a wheel, and when I get on the road I just nudge the outside of the road at slow speed and another puncture. Wheels failure, DNF. Wow.

I went airborne unexpectedly in SS2 as well, or whichever had the fast uncuttable right 6 left 6. Couldve jumped over a 1.5m tall person there. I wasn't even near an edge, i was middle of road preparing for the chicane o-o. After SS3 i went to bed and..  - rage quit on SS4 due to forgetting its wet and not double checking the spares going away after an 'exit to menu' bug. Rest in pieces both rear tyres, TURN ONE.

 

This game is ridiculously unfun lol.

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Well, don't know what happened to the other competitors, but I had a quite smooth and fast rally without any noticable big mistakes.
There was a stage (I believe it was SS4) were I touched about 4 times the bank and every single time thought: "Please no puncture, please!" 🤣

The car had almost no grip anymore towards the end in SS3 & SS6, so it got a bit tricky, thinking about using mediums in Australia, because it should get even worse there.

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Well, i didn't expect DR2 to round down that hard in the SS4 service - i had to leave the engine unrepaired, my SS2 was just that bad. But it rounded down into some brutal misfiring territory when it wasn't misfiring before so pushing its limits hard = pretty simple terminal retirement later on.

 

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