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    by Published on 12-15-2017 10:01 PM
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    Happy Holidays Everyone! Let's Race! For next next 6 weeks we will have some Thursday Night Fun races using the rFactor ...
    by Published on 12-15-2017 10:26 AM
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    Time for something a little more substantial! Three rallies over three weeks taking us thru the Christmas and New Years ...
    by Published on 12-10-2017 12:08 PM
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    I am happy to announce the final round of the 2017 CMS Time Trial Championship!!!! We will be using Automobilista and the Boxer Porsche Cup car! Your challenge this round will be to use any of the Boxer liveries and turn your best lap at ...
    by Published on 12-09-2017 10:00 PM
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    For testing and for some fun (most for testing) in Dirt 4's new clubs functionality, I have set up a three ...
    by Published on 12-09-2017 09:54 PM
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    Join us on Sunday December 17th for the fifth event in the Historics 2017 Fall Season - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

    Tallies are in for the first five races, and this series is tight! Don't miss the finale at this twisty track!



    This event will be standing start. AC now allows ...
    by Published on 12-09-2017 10:36 AM
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    Both polls are now closed.

    The first "fun event" of this off season will be next Tuesday ...
    by Published on 11-07-2017 12:32 AM
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    F1 2017 Career / #1 Driver for Sauber

    Pre-Race
    Finally, a track that I'm intimately familiar with. However, I am very concerned about the longevity of engine parts. I've already went through 3 ICU's, MGU's, Turbos', etc... and I'm only half way through the season. At some point I fear this is really going to come back to haunt me, but I'm so close to my current rival in points, it's very hard to resist the urge to upgrade to more dependable parts. I fear I will eventually have to dig some of the used parts back out of the garbage bin and put them back on the car.

    Practice
    It didn't take me long to develop a decent setup and after P1 I was confident that I would be able to get out of Q1, not so sure I'll have the pace to finish in the top ten again. The forecast is calling for rain during the race though, so I may be able to take advantage of the conditions. Consequently, I think I'm going to have to sacrifice qualifying speed to ensure that I have a solid wet setup for the race. Softer springs, ARB, and more downforce are what I need and if I can get out of Q1 with a wet setup in the dry, I should have an advantage on race day.

    Qualifying
    Goals, 18th grid spot, beat rival (Romain Grosjean).
    Certain that it is going to rain, I went with the wet setup option and still managed to get out of Q1...barely. Q2 didn't really go any better than Q1 and I finished he session in 14th position. However, Massa had to served a grid penalty, so I'll be starting 13th. This is a big advantage, as I'll be on the racing line for the start.

    Q2/P14 (1:34.237 SS/Tires) Starting 13th due to Massa's grid penalty.
    Pole: Kimi Raikkonen 1:32.043

    Race
    Goals, finish 16th or higher, beat Romain Grosjean.
    Weather Forecast: Rain and lot's of it. Forecast is calling for a wet race from start to finish.
    Race Strategy: One stop strategy. It's going to be wet, so I'll probably be on wets for the entire race, unless the rain let's up. Either way, the plan is to stop for tires on lap thirteen.

    by Published on 11-01-2017 10:30 AM
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    F1 2017 Career / #1 Driver for Sauber

    Pre-Race
    I'm still concentrating on trying to make the Sauber more durable, but it's a slow and tedious process. I generally earn a little more than 500-600 resource points a weekend, which I immediately put right back into the development of the car. However, I'm going through parts much quicker than I anticipated and I need to change the ICU, both MGU's and the electronics yet again. I'm certain that I'm going to have to invest in additional parts just to make it to the end of the season, which is going to result in penalties, but it seems unavoidable at this point.

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    Practice
    I really like this track, despite having never driven it before. It's short, but it's got a really nice flow to it and once I got the car to behave in turn two, I was really pleased with the handling. This was one of those tracks that I managed to get all my practice objectives done in P1, so I used P2 and P3 to experiment with different setups. Not surprisingly, the car handles fantastic on the ultra soft compounds, so I'm considering a two-stop race strategy, but I won't decide on that until just before the race. The team doesn't expect much in qualifying, but I'm confident I can get out of Q1 and possibly into Q3 if I can pull off a perfect lap. I'm going to need to qualfy as high as possible though, as I'm certain to get a 5-spot grid penalty for changing out the ICU.

    Qualifying
    Goals, 18th grid spot, beat rival (Romain Grosjean).
    Car is rock solid and I easily advanced to Q2 with a 1:10.778, which is only about a half second off the eventual pole time. However, I feel ...
    by Published on 11-01-2017 10:29 AM
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    F1 2017 Career / #1 Driver for Sauber

    Pre-Race
    Car is running well, but I am really worried about the gearbox. It seems they self destruct after only four races and this will be the fourth race with the 2nd gearbox. From an R&D perspective, I'm still trying to concentrate on improving durability, but it can be frustrating to be so under powered at every venue.

    Practice
    This track is amazingly quick and fun to drive, but difficult to master. This was the first practice session that I was unable to get a perfect score for my qualifying objective, but that is because I didn't have a qualifying set of tires for the final practice session. However, I found something in practice and I think it's going to payoff in qualifying. I have a good feeling going into the qualifying session.

    Qualifying
    Goals, 18th grid spot, beat (Romain Grosjean).
    As I anticipated, I was able to get out of Q1 with little effort, posting the 10th best time with a 1:47.023. Q2 was a repeat performance and I finished the session with a 1:46.292, which put me in seventh overall for the session. Q3 was only slightly better and my 1:46.241 once again put me seventh on the starting grid.

    Note: A poor or average performance in the practice qualifying objective will have a direct impact on the team's qualifying expectations. Likewise, your final qualifying position will impact the team's race expectations.

    Q3/P7 (1:46.241 US/Tires)
    Pole: ...
    by Published on 11-01-2017 10:14 AM
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    The season finale is here in the inaugural Ricmotech Challenge series. Race 10 takes the series to city of São Paulo, in ...

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