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Race Club Season 3 Round 10/12 – Misano

Despite being primarily a bike track, there’s something about the mix of tight corners and fast straights that make Misano a lot of fun to drive. Some of the kerbs are quite brutal and should be avoided too. As we started qualifying it became apparent that we’d have a small grid (only 12 drivers) and that this might be a good opportunity to score some big points.

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Race Club Season 3 Round 9/12 – Suzuka

Suzuka is a great track – it’s quite technical and very rewarding to drive. It’s one of my favourites in the game with several really challenging corners, especially the high speed 130R. For round 9 we had 16 drivers take the start of the session with quite a lot of spread between the front and back of the grid as the tough circuit really helped the faster and more confident drivers find some pace.

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Race Club Season 3 Round 8/12 – Donington Park

It was supposed to be a wet race at Donington but after trying the server with various levels of rain I couldn’t face it – so instead it was a cold and cloudy weekend. Last season I’d quite enjoyed the Donington races and was looking forward to driving it again. A busy week at work meant that I wouldn’t get much time to practice so I’d have to rely on the few laps I could get in and previous experience.

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Race Club Season 3 Round 7/12 – Barcelona

The circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya isn’t a track I’ve raced on very often – the only other time I can remember is way back in the first season of the ESR championship. It’s never a popular track and some of the Race Club drivers weren’t very impressed when they saw it on the calendar. It’s one of the few tracks we haven’t raced at in the previous 2 seasons (the others being Paul Ricard and Snetterton) so I added it this season for a bit of variety.

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Race Club Season 3 Round 3/12 – Hungaroring

The Hungaroring is one of three tracks Race Club hasn’t yet raced at (the others being Snetterton and Barcelona) and I was looking forward to the evenings racing. This was the first track that I’d driven the Lamborghini at so I knew the track, had a setup and, while I was confident of having some good racing I wasn’t expecting a great result.

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Race Club Season 2 Round 11/12 – Zandvoort

Zandvoort isn’t a track I know at all so I had to spend a lot of time learning it which I recorded in this post. With only 2 rounds left and a couple of disappointing results recently I wanted to spend some time getting some consistency and finding a pace I could lap at. I needed a good haul of points if I was going to keep hold of my 7th place in the championship.

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Race Club Season 2 Round 9/12 – Silverstone

In Season 1 I had my best result at Silvertone with a podium finish in the second race. My chances of being able to repeat this were reduced by the weather (which was wet) and my ability to practice (which was limited by a family holiday). I did get some practice in but suffered not just from a lack of pace but also any consistency at all. Going into the races I wasn’t expecting a good result at all.

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Race Club Season 2 Round 8/12 – Brands Hatch

Traditionally, Brands Hatch is a track I do badly at but this time I was determined to change that and have a good race. In preparation I did a lot of work on my consistency and a lot of single player 30 minute races against the AI. Over time I got my best time down to 1:25.9 with race levels of fuel which I was pretty happy with – my best lap in the AMG in season 1 had been 2 seconds slower than that so I was definitely quicker. Sadly, so was everyone else!

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