Tag: Sprint Race

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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Race Club Season 2 Round 7/12 – Donington

Rounds 7, 8 and 9 of Season 2 would all be sprint races fought out across UK tracks. First up were 2 30 minute sprints around a boiling hot Donington Park. The ambient temperature was in the high thirties and the track temperature just below 50. This would mean tricky driving conditions, particularly in the second half of each race as the tires started to degrade. To try and combat this I worked hard on my consistency and had my brake ducts wide open, trying to get as much air cooling as possible.

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Race Club Season 2 Round 5/12 – Zolder

The fifth round of the championship was held at Zolder – two sprint races in variable and wet conditions. Taking the lessons from Kyalami I did quite a bit of prep for this event and although I was still struggling a bit with consistency I was able to identify the problematical parts of the track and why (mainly standing water) and find ways around them. I knew both races would be about staying on and was determined to hold my concentration and do just that,

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