Next season will be somewhat reduced for my part due to the tendonitis issue so Im not gonna be "all in" so to speak. I have however been checking out quite a few new tracks lately and Ive come across some real gems so my six would be :
Lake Kansas Donington 37 (very hard to overtake in the 67s and hardly designed for such cars but man oh man what a piece of art this track is) Valbray Balcarce Brno 49 Borovaya
I had no practice or setup prepared but managed to find a decent setup at first but made some last minute changes that turned the car to crap. Hopelessly understeered and I drove like crap with overdriving and all manner of things one shouldnt do so in a way you put me out of my misery even though I was running 3rd at the time.
Grats Mario and Claudio. Grats Frank for finishing. Commiserations to the DNF`s
It was always about surviving and I did. 18 laps is a long way around this track. Allthough its not quite as unforgiving as Nurburgring or Sachsenring its still tricky and pretty unforgiving.
Had a good scrap with Claudio but I made some small boo boo`s along the way and had to drop back with only a couple of laps to go and by then it wasnt possible to catch him so good job Claudio. I probably had a little more pace in the ferrari but very hard to overtake and Claudio didnt make any mistakes so well done.
Grats Lasse , Claudio and all finishers. Commiserations to those who went out.
Tricky track and very little practice called for a defensive strategy where I traded pace for security. Was expecting a P5\6 and came away with 2nd place. That was a bonus. Managed to jump Uwe in the start and gained one place. After that I tried to hang with Kelvin and Lasse in front of me. Stayed with them for a while but had to drop back a little. Then I caught up to them around midways but made a small mistake and dropped a few sec back again. Had a couple of major moments along the way so all in all lucky to have finished.
The replay director is manual camera angle control. Set it to "in car" and it will stay there for the whole race. The cam will jump between drivers based on the gaps between cars essentially. If there is little action on track the cam will rest with the leader of the race. (same for all patches)
The conservative version is the same manual control version except the distance requirements are different so the cam doesnt jump as much. For bigger race fields like 12 - 15 + drivers
The heli - onboard - tv1 shifts angle as well when the cam jumps between drivers , to get some variation. The "heli" view is actually the "rear susp" cam in an edited version.
The tv1 - on board - tv2 is the same and probably the one I like the best. Shifts between tv angle and onboard view.
Works on all replays so test and see wich you prefer. Activate in GEM before launching gpl.
Yes that is correct. The race will be broadcast *LIVE* on youtube on thursday @ 2000 CET for the whole world to see..(the channel has 7 subscribers or so). One full hour of practice so race starts approx 2100 CET. Racelength 45 min. 33 laps on Kyalami this thursday.
Hopefully it will be a spectacle worth watching and not just a spectacle.
Fall season starts next thursday. So far the stream has been kinda crappy but Olaf figured out at way to change views between drivers automatically via the replay director patch and he found a way to integrate pribluda into the rpy so we get some additional info on screen so the stream should be something actually worth watching now.
Any and all who wants more gpl are welcome to join.
Thank you Tim , from the lap chart I wasnt that fast it seems. And I should congratulate you as well with great progression since you started here not long ago. You are way quicker now and that didnt take long.
Grats to Kelvin and Rainer on the podium and to all finishers , commiserations to those who dropped out along the way. Kelvin is showing some serious consistency in the championship with strong drives every race.
If you guys havent gotten the replay director patch yet it comes highly recommended. Another little stroke of genius from Mr. Lehman , we are gonna use it for the live stream on youtube but its great to watch replays with as well. And the latest version is working really well now. Available for download over at SRMZ.
Im sitting out tonight and for a while to come. Got a tendonitis issue and need to stay away from static activity until it receeds. So a few weeks probably. Once its back to normal I need to figure out how much driving I can do without triggering it , gpl practice will go way down and that kind of sucks but it is what it is. Wishing you all a good race tonight and in the fridays to come.