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#1 Dark - guest

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Posted Feb 05 2009 - 12:36 PM

As we all know RSC has been down the last few days and some of us are getting withdrawal symptoms from reading our rank adventures, myself included so its time to have a mirror for the rank attack thread and as suggested i'm starting a thread here which i'll keep up to date too (hope you don't mind Bill and Keith)

Not so long back i decided to set myself a rather ambitious target, i want to reach -70 and a -350 monster rank and have now run at Kyalami, Monaco and Monza. Progress is going well and i think i might actually reach my goals!

Today i managed my first 1:26 lap at Monza in the Lotus which i'm very pleased with but its my Brabham time that i was amazed by being just 100.784% off the WR

Progress today so far

Monza 1967
  Lotus Training 1:26.922 (-0.440)

GPLRank Normal -64.895 (-0.258)
GPLRank Monster -317.748 (-0.440)

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Edited by Dark, Feb 21 2009 - 04:27 PM.


#2 Rudy Dingemans

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Posted Feb 05 2009 - 01:44 PM

Wow, 1:26 at Monza - grats Dark :band: :woot:

Getting into definite alien territory there... (Careful though, they might bite..! :D )

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Posted Feb 05 2009 - 02:07 PM

Nice lap Stew!  :thumbup:

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Posted Feb 05 2009 - 04:19 PM

Blimey, good work Stewart. :thumbup:

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Posted Feb 05 2009 - 06:38 PM

Congrats on the quick time Stewart!!!! :punk:
I've been trying out your setups for Kyalami & been able to knock off a few seconds.
Not quite able to beat the benchmark time but I'm still hammering away at it. :outdoor:
Keep the great setups coming.


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Posted Feb 06 2009 - 05:01 AM

Nice one Stewart! I managed to get 7:49 at Ring and I'm happy with it, but only for short time :)

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Posted Feb 06 2009 - 08:48 AM

Thanks guys!

View Postrachet1, on Feb 6 2009, 12:38 AM, said:

Congrats on the quick time Stewart!!!! :punk:
I've been trying out your setups for Kyalami & been able to knock off a few seconds.
Not quite able to beat the benchmark time but I'm still hammering away at it. :outdoor:
Keep the great setups coming.

Wow thats a hell of a chunk of time you knocked off your PB at Kyalami, well done Rich! :blink:   :clap2:

I'll attach the setups i've been using recently here ;)

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Nice one Stewart! I managed to get 7:49 at Ring and I'm happy with it, but only for short time

Congrats on getting under 7:50 Aleksi! I bet that felt good seeing that time come up! But i see you've not uploaded it to GPLRank yet  :huh:

I've started at Watkins Glen which isn't one of my favourite tracks and one i've always struggled to find time at, there just isn't an easy corner on that track!

Watkins Glen Int. 1967
  BRM Training 1:05.474 (-0.040)
  Matra MS80 (69) Practice 1:01.568 (-0.527)

GPLRank Monster -317.788 (-0.040)
1969 TotalRank Normal 52625.912 (-0.248)
GPL69Rank Normal -23.725 (-0.248)

EDIT: Setups moved to first post in this thread

Edited by Dark, Feb 10 2009 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted Feb 06 2009 - 10:57 PM

just watching your progress, Stewart (and from others too)

right now I am focusing the Charade 1970 race, where I will race with Cooper 65
Dark, do you have the replay from your lap, to get an extra parameter? Maybe you could give me some idea of how to get into the 3:31's.
Tonight I was lucky, getting a nice lap in 3:32.76, but I know I could be a bit faster.

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Posted Feb 07 2009 - 03:46 AM

Hi Otavio, yes i've got a Cooper replay for Charade but i'm not on my main PC at the moment but when i go on later i'll post it, i also have a nice replay of Pierre Fabre in a BT7 which is worth watching.

I've decided i'm really not keen on Watkins Glen, its a very frustrating track, it tends to punish me quite severely when i try to push a little harder in just about every turn. I've had some small improvements though and i'm pleased i got the Honda below 1:05

Monza 1967
  Brabham Race 1:28.247 (-0.517)  
    Practice 1:28.604 (-0.221)

Silverstone Circuit 1967
  Brabham Race 1:27.321 (new)
    Practice 1:28.254 (new)

Watkins Glen Int. 1967
  BRM Training 1:05.474 (-0.040)  
  Honda Training 1:04.988 (-0.396)

GPLRank Monster -317.936 (-0.188)

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Posted Feb 07 2009 - 06:18 PM

agree with you, Dark, it is almost like a drama getting every new tenth in Watkins Glen. By far the least expressive track for any rank.
When I start a series of practicing at any track, usually I could begin going up to 2 seconds slower compared to my final times (as in Rouen, struggled to get into the 2:01's with BRM, Honda and Cooper and then reached a sub 2 minutes) in Watkins my difference does not reach 0.5s, very hard to evolute.
In the other hand, with a clearly better setup, seems a piece of cake improve times already set.


About Charade 1970, Raoni Frizzo seems every day more impressive :shock: this afternoon he got a 3:31.723 with a Cooper 65 and a keyboard!!!!! Only 3 seconds above the overall WR!!!!! :o

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Posted Feb 08 2009 - 06:15 AM

Here ys go Otavio, some Charade replays attached. Thats an unbelievable time set by Raoni  :shock:

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Posted Feb 08 2009 - 09:12 AM

thanks, Dark, later I'll take a look at these replays, it must help me to find some time :)

Is there any warp zone in Charade 1970 I don't know??????  :confused:
Raoni Frizzo – 3:30.964
Cooper 65 and the keyboard, this is insanelly fast

Well, 65 cars have much less problems regarding wheelspin, so the acceleration help must act much less on the 65's keyboard, what must explain why Raoni can go as close as he gets from the WR's

Edited by Otavio Silveira, Feb 08 2009 - 09:17 AM.


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Posted Feb 08 2009 - 01:20 PM

one more step.....




another track changed the colour :)



08.02.2009
GPL Version: gpl67
Car Class: f1

Oops: No track entry for track directory 'glynring'
Update time: Spa Francorchamps 1967, Eagle time 3:20.102 session T improvement -0.390

GPLRank score = 3.654 (change of -0.390)
Monster of GPLRank score = 252.021 (change of -0.390)
Not enough laptimes for a TotalRank

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Posted Feb 08 2009 - 01:20 PM

Just popped in for a "Dark's Rank" fix in the absence of RSC!

Good to see you guys over here. Been doing some BRM hotlapping recently, must get around to uploading the times. I'll get that Monster TotalRank yet!

Happy lapping guys. :D

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Posted Feb 09 2009 - 01:05 PM

It seems that the track builders have gone completely insane and released an 11 mile dirt track which is insanely difficult to get around, excellent  :D

Gothica 1967
  Cooper (65) Training 9:51.795 (new)
  Eagle Training 10:16.948 (new)
  Ferrari Training 10:51.505 (new)
  Lotus 63 (69) Training 9:33.361 (new)

1965 TotalRank Normal 58376.755 (591.795)
1969 TotalRank Normal 53199.273 (573.361)
TotalRank Normal 53992.083 (616.948)

Congrats on going green at Spa Swen  :clap2: and long time time no see Martin, hope all is well with you.

Come on Otavio! Pull your finger out and give Raoni some opporsition  ;)

Edited by Dark, Feb 09 2009 - 01:05 PM.





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