Sim Racers 4 Life (SR4L) - Wednesday Night Fun Races

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  1. MileSeven

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    Every Wednesday Night, SR4L holds short, sharp fun races from 7:30 PM (UK Time) until around 9PM
    The races are kept to approximately 10 minutes length so that if you make a mistake, you don't need to wait too long for another go.

    There is only one qualy session (held for 10 minutes at 7:30PM) - thereafter starting grids are set by reverse finishing positions from the previous race. Very shortly after each race finishes, the server will be reset and the session advanced to Warmup where the grid will be set. If everyone is ready to go, we switch straight to race to pack in the action.

    If you miss the first qualy, just wait for the next race - you'll start at the back of the grid for your first race.

    To further promote the 'drop in' fun-race nature of these events, the vehicle chosen will normally be used for a number of consecutive weeks so that you're not constantly having to learn new cars. Tracks change every week and are usually announced and loaded on Fridays.

    Details of car and track (and relevant download links) can be found in our forum (follow Main Site link below).

    For January 19th, we are running v1.33 of the 1973 Porsche 911 RSR at Willow Springs International v0.96

    Hope to see you there!

    rF2 server name: !SR4L-3 Wed Nite

    Link to car (MediaFire hosted): https://www.mediafire.com/file/tw3d84dqaapdo0q/Porsche_911_RSR_73_v1.33.rfcmp/file
    Link to track (Steam Workshop hosted): https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2224841303

    SR4L Main Site: http://www.simracers4life.com/
    SR4L LiveRacers (see what's running and best laps etc.): https://simracers4life.liveracers.com/Live
    SR4L Etiquette and Standards: http://www.simracers4life.com/forum/index.php?threads/sim-racing-etiquette.828/
     

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    Good to see a few of you visit us - unfortunately with such short notice, a few of you found the cars too tricky.

    We're generally pretty happy to swap setups though if anyone arrives-and-drives in future weeks...

    Next weeks track will be up on Friday at the latest - quite possibly CTMP (Mosport).
     
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    I had fun in the two races I joined. I really like the format. Thanks for sharing the setup as well.
     
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    CTMP Mosport for Jan12th.

    I’ll post my setup here later.
     
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    Great, same car or different one?
     
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    Same car - we like to keep continuity of vehicle for a number of weeks as it generally means drivers can minimise the amount of practice needed at a new track to actually enjoy the racing.
     
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    Example setup attached to first post.
     
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    Cool, sorry a bit of a noob question, but where do I put it in the game directory. I know how the load it.
     
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    Seek out Userdata/Player/Settings folder from wherever you’ve installed rf2

    I’d (personally) then create a folder specifically for the 1973 911 and place it there. By default, rf2 tries to save setups in folders by track rather than vehicle - but for me it’s easier to look for the vehicle (folder) and name the setup by track rather than try to remember which tracks I’ve raced a particular vehicle at….

    Two (possible) things to note with my setup - firstly, I have a tendency towards oversteer and I might have changed the steering range (under Chassis settings). Both can be fixed!
     
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    Just a reminder that we’ll be online tonight from 7:30PM UK time with the 911 1973 RSRs at Mosport - 10 min initial qualy followed by quick fire 6 lap reverse-grid races until approx. 9PM subject to demand.
     
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    Willow springs would be cool for next week :rolleyes:?
     
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    I’ll take a look, thanks.
     
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    Cracking races last night at CTMP Mosport. Some lovely pack racing - particularly in the last few races.

    For Jan 19th we will use @GertjanD 's suggestion of Willow Springs v0.96 - it feels as if it will also suit these cars quite well.

    Server is up and running. See details in first post.
     
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    Cool, thanks for using my suggestion. See you on track!
     
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    One of our regular SR4L drivers pointed us towards this circuit guide - it uses a classic 911 and the instructors best lap time of c. 1min26 is what I’m getting so far (although the track will continue to rubber in with use). A couple of the IRL landmarks don’t seem to be visible in the rf2 version (e.g. the turn 8/9 water tower), but the general corner guidance is still useful.

     
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    Thanks, do you still recommend using your provided setup? I also wonder whether trail braking is useful with these cars to allow for beter turning in?
     
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    It’s a good starting point but isn’t perfect - I have struggled a bit to get it to turn in quite as neatly as I’d like. From memory, I’ve tried softening the damping a notch at the rear and two at the front (for weight transfer) and also loosened the diff - I’ll look later.
     
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