Monday, October 31, 2005

Short test

Did a new short test with the Qual setup. Down to 3.39 and lots more to get.

Sunday Start practise?

Didn´t happen :(
Only 10 or so drivers showed up and I got a wee pit pissed off and insulted one driver totally out character. My bad. Tried my "new" Qual setup and realised that I´m faster in the race setup.
Drove a couple of laps and was makin the same time as usual around 3.42.
Talked to one of my co-drivers for the first time on ventrilo tonite, Neil. Very nice chap!
A bit faster than me too, down to 3.32 if I remember correctly. What else?
Yeah, been studying like mad for the exams tomorrow, shouldn´t have driven but couldn´t resist LOL. I´m going to be on the server every night from now on to hone my l33t skillz. (Big fat joke)
I´ll be lucky to get the car back into the pits for the next driver in one piece.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Tonites tests

Well, this was the first short test at the server. Avg 3,48 not too bad. I´m better at staying on the black stuff. :-)

Only drove 8 laps. I´m still learning this difficult track, way to slow into both Dunlop Curves and Michelin Chicane. Must try too keep the speed thru the turns and accelerate sooner w/o spinning out. Got the top speed ok 208-209 Mph (334-336 Km/h) on Mulsanne. The climb into Porsche is fast 195 Mph(313 Km/h) and trying to stay above 135 Mph(217 Km/h) until I can accelerate out of Karting. Up to 183 Mph(295 Km/h) until braking for Ford Chicanes. Still haven´t figured out how fast I can go there? 85-90 Mph (136-145 Km/h)? Anyway, I got plenty of time after the exam on Monday 31th for practise.

Later this Sunday it´s time for some Race Start Practises, hope they are better this time. Last time was a total mess, got rearended by the same car TWICE. Hope people can understand that this is not a 6 hour short race but a loooong 24 Hour race. So there is no point in racing for the flag at the first turns.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Yesterdays night practise.

Hmm, not so good tonite. Having trouble keeping the damn car on the black stuff.
Tired I supposed. I´m studying for my Netowork+ exams on Monday so that could be the cause.
Running 3.43 at the best but still avg below 3.50. I´m really waiting for tomorrow so that I can go online and practise "live".

Friday, October 28, 2005

Good looking cars...

Just wanted anyone that reads this to have a look at the cars...
No, no pitbabes :-)

We will have access to the server 24/7 from sunday 7pm CET, good. I´m getting bored with driving offline all the time. My concentration just don´t last as long as it should when I´m not online. Practise online is the way to go.


Ok, first attempt at blogging :-)

Ok, this is my first attemp to Blog parts of my life. This particular part has taken over my life recently, annoying wife and kids :-).
Whats the part? Racing for 24 hours on LeMans. I know many of you will think I lost my marbles (Is this guy for real?), but stay with me for a while. Ok, here´s the deal:

150+ People, 40 Cars and 27 Teams make up the Virtual Le´Mans 24H Race.

Driving what? GTP-mod cortesy of Redline. Think about it for a while, 150 mad simracers racing on a classic circuit for 24 hours, sweet! I´m going to report most of what will happend up to the race and then maybe report stuff during the race if I´m not to tired.

Atm, my time around Sarthe isn´t that great, only 3 mins 40,5 secs. Have to keep practising to get down to 3.35 at least.