Category: Doug

ESR Assetto Corsa Competizione League – Round 1 Hungaroring

I’ve owned Asset Corsa Competizione since its release but other than getting all the track competency medals I’ve not spent much time with it. It’s a completely different beast than Gran Turismo and I really struggled with it as a casual game. With my racing time taken up by the Club73 league and GTSport the game stayed on the shelf until the opportunity to play it with some other races in the ESR group. Although I was already racing in the 1hr GTSport league I thought I would give this a go too, if only to get used to the game.

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Eldar Sim Racing 1hr Endurance League – Round 5 Laguna Seca

After having to skip round 4 of the championship at Yamagiwa I was keen to make up for it with a good result at one of my favourite tracks, even if my races here are usually poor and dominated my silly mistakes.

I decided on a strategy of 3 ten lap stints on RSS tires and spending whatever was left on the RS tyre. I worked out there’d be about 44 laps in the race based on my consistent speeds so thought I’d be doing about 14 laps on the final set of tires.

I started the race in P9 out of 14, between Mark_Palmer86 and stealth_racer196. Everyone had a fairly uneventful first lap with no incidents.

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Bayford Meadows Summer Cup Rd 3

Saturday the 26th September saw the final round of the Bayford Meadows SuperPro Summer Cup take place in less than summery weather. It was cold and windy with a feeling of rain to come. On the day, 27 drivers competed in 3 of 7 heats with 15 in the lightweight class that I was entered in to. Coming in to the event I was 4th in the championship and hopeful that I could maintain that.

At the end of the meeting I was disappointed to have finished so badly in 2 races because of (I felt) bad Karts. The last one had been especially bad. I dropped from 4th place in the championship to 6th, beaten to 4th by Steve Best by 3pts. That fight we’d had at round 2 had cost me more than I thought at the time πŸ™

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Eldar Sim Racing 1hr Endurance League – Round 3 Sardegna

The race at Willow springs hadn’t been particularly kind to me even thought I’d done quite a bit of practice. I’d been let down my a poor tire choice and then by making to many mistakes. The Sardega track wasn’t one that I knew at all so I’d have to start off by learning it.
For reasons that I don’t recall I didn’t make any notes to prepare for the race. I did decide on a 3-stop strategy of using the Soft tire for most of the race and then switching to the Medium for the last stint.
My best lap in Time Trial was a 1:24.279 – I’ve no idea why I didn’t record anything. I know I didn’t get as many practice laps in as I would have liked but I can’t remember why.

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Eldar Sim Racing 1hr Endurance League – Round 2 Willow Springs

I’d really enjoyed the previous race at Fuji and this time was determined to make better use of strategy (i.e. actually have one) to keep me in the race and make better use of my tires. The fuel burn was a lot slower than I was used to and conversely the tire degradation was a lot harder.
Looking back at the race, there were 2 clear factors that influenced my performance – mistakes and tire choice.

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