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Post 30 Sep 2016, 6:51 am

SLOTerp wrote:All this risky behavior in the first race. :eek:.


Says the guy who routinely damages brakes on lap 1...
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Post 30 Sep 2016, 6:57 am

I hate to undermine expectations.
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Post 30 Sep 2016, 11:24 am

newsflash; i am not going 40 mph this turn
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Post 30 Sep 2016, 11:50 am

See... you ARE going to roll the dice! Or maybe you're going to go 20... or 50 and straddle both spaces.

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Post 05 Oct 2016, 6:42 pm

Extra apologies for the delay because this was an exciting one, folks. The RM's dice are hot now after John goes for broke in Foro Sol and careens into the wall. Mike and Turyko both manage to pass through the debris without incident. Next turn is a shootout, can we get a couple across the finish!?

Next Deadline: Turn 38 plots due Friday at Noon EDT/4pm UTC (hard deadline). Will get to this as soon as I can do it. Rough week, as evidenced by me losing track and NPRing in C2...

Turn 37 Results
Fabio and Chris each go 80 into the outside lane of the final corner for free. Giovanni goes 100 and drops his last two wear on the middle lane to pull ahead of Chris. John lets it all hang out in Foro Sol going 60 in the 40 for a naked chance roll. He rolls a 10 and dives from the car as it collides with the wall.

Mike plots 80 through the 60s for a wear, but has to pass through John's debris. He spends his last skill on the roll, and gets another -2 from finishing within 0-2 space, rolling a mod 2 to continue without incident. Turyko goes 60 through the 40 for a wear, and also has to contend with John's debris. Like Mike, he gets -2 from finishing close to the crash and rolls a successful mod 4.

Tim goes 80 through the 60s in the Chicane and Foro Sol for a wear each. Rando goes 80 in the 80s for free.

Jim, Dave, and Marshall all go 120 and end up 3-wide before the chicane; Jim selects the middle, Dave the inside, and Marshall gets a slip and is left with the outside lane. Doug goes 100 in the 120 in S1 and on the line in S2 for free.

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Post 05 Oct 2016, 8:46 pm

a charge of "collusion"against me ,forced me to roll against my will.
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Post 06 Oct 2016, 5:12 am

:lies:

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Post 08 Oct 2016, 6:06 am

A photo finish as both Fabio and Giovanni make their acceleration rolls and nose across the finish line to end the turn! Behind them, a LOT of rubber flying off the tires.

Next Deadline: Turn 39 plots due Tuesday, October 12 at Noon EDT/4pm UTC. Feel free to send multiple moves if you are confident in your plan and perhaps I can do a couple turns at once. (Some of you have already done this.)

Turn 38 Results
Fabio and Giovanni each plot 160 and use naked acceleration tests (Fabio 3, Giovanni 9) to get there. They cross the finish together at 1 and 2, respectively.

Chris accelerates to 120 for free, and Mike drops his last wear on the outer lane in Peraltada. Turyko comes in hot at 120 and lines up behind Mike for his last 2 wear. Tim continues at 80 in Foro Sol for the already-paid wear and then hits the Peraltada 40 space for 2 wear. Rando goes 80 in the Foro Sol 60s for his last wear.

Jim goes 100 in the Chicane 80s for a wear and then into the Foro Sol 60s for another 2 wear. Marshall also goes 100 and gets to move before Dave; he selects the 100s for free and then lines up to the outside. This leaves a clear lane for Dave, who goes 80 through the Chicane 60 for a wear and then clears Foro Sol in the 40 for his 2 remaining wear.

Doug goes 140 down the straight.

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Post 08 Oct 2016, 6:18 am

Doug cracks the top 3 for the sector.
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Post 11 Oct 2016, 1:18 pm

3 more cross the line this turn as more drivers rip the remaining wear off their tires and Mike damages his engine on his way across the finish line. Dave uses his big skill chip on a Chance roll to get an unusual result.

Next Deadline: Turn 40 plots due tomorrow at Noon EDT/4pm UTC (soft deadline). Hard deadline is Thursday at the same time. I already have 2 of the 6 plots so I hope to turn this around quickly when I get the rest.

ALSO: COTA bids are due Tomorrow at Noon! I have confirmed all that I have received.

Turn 39 Results
Chris goes 160 and brings home 3rd. Mike tests top speed to go 160 and rolls at 10, damaging his engine on the way across the finish line. Turyko goes 160 out of the corner and crosses the line right behind Mike. Tim accelerates to 120 for the already-paid wear and pulls out of Peraltada.

Rando goes 80 into the outside lane of Peraltada for free. Dave also goes 80 and takes the middle lane for chance using his big 3-skill chip (mod -1). Jim goes 100 and takes the outside lane for his final wear.

Marshall goes 80 in the Foro Sol 60s for his final wear. Doug takes the 100s in the chicane for free.

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Post 13 Oct 2016, 5:21 pm

Stick a fork in this one, folks. Tim takes 6th in Turn 40 while Jim, Rando, Dave, and Marshall come in turn 41. Doug closes it out in turn 42.

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Turn 40 Results
Tim tests top speed and goes 180 across the finish (naked 4). Rando tests acceleration (naked 8) and pulls out of Peraltada at 160. Dave accelerates to 100 for no cost and exits the corner to the inside. Jim goes 180 for the already-paid wear and pulls up next to Rando.

Marshall goes 100 into the Peraltada 80 space for Chance using his 3-skill chip (Mod 0). Doug eases through Foro Sol at 60 for free.

Turn 41 Results
Jim tests top speed with 2s to go 200 (mod 7) and secure 7th. Rando also tests top speed to go 180 (naked 8) to take 8th. Dave plots 180 and uses a skill chip on each roll for ACC (mod 2) and top (mod 6) to take 9th. Marshall accelerates to 140 to nose across the line and take 9th. Doug uses his remaining 2 wear to go 80 through the Inside of Peraltada.

Turn 42 Results
Doug accelerates to 180 for the already-paid wear and takes 11th.

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Post 14 Oct 2016, 4:12 am

The final numbers
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Post 14 Oct 2016, 4:14 am

The full 36 car field for Mexico City
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Post 14 Oct 2016, 4:22 am

I knew the main straight was the only place I'd be able to use the 180 top speed, but I thought the 80 acceleration and deceleration would get me more of an advantage through the slower sections than it did. In hindsight maybe 60 acc/dec would have been better and the 2 points put elsewhere.

I started lap 3 in 10th and managed to pass three cars on the last lap so the strategy wasn't a total failure. But I did need some luck to pass the last one.

Overall a very interesting track. And thanks to Kal for working us through it. Great job, and on to Austin!
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Post 17 Oct 2016, 2:46 pm

Congrats to Fabio!

I am more than happy with 4th place in this race as I didn't quite get a feel for it until lap 2. When I saw I was the only 140 TS car, I was wondering what I missed - this just didn't seem like a fast track. Busting my brakes early on was no fun but I made it through unscathed.

My impression of the track: It is a 'technical' track. There are some corners that require a certain line and speed that if not hit right will send you back with few opportunities to catch up. On the other hand, cars can break from the pack and run away with the race (see Ling in the C3 race).

I'm not sure I like how the big oval is set up. The increasing speeds are such a radical departure from Doug's other tracks, it almost seems gimmicky. Also, the Ess curves are a bit strange in that running the first line is not necessarily advantageous.

Overall, it was an interesting track but not one I'm clamoring to get back on any time soon. Maybe, like ex-presidents, time will improve my perspective of this quirky track.

Thanks to Kal for running the show and Doug for allowing us to be the first group to run Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez!