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  1. Anyone interested in a little series on AMS using the MCR2000, Thurs evenings race time 9pm BST,
  2. For anyone here interested in an AMS club race on Sunday eve link to details below MCR2000 at Hockenheim (modern) 2 x 20min races. Usually clean races, this should be good fun.
  3. Sorry about the delay but I've been seriously distracted by this madness. What a great start to this series and great success this first event turned out to be with 16 of us in the race. As one of the clubs PRC were ohly able to field 4 drivers it was agreed that I would be put on loan to them for this series to help balance the teams. I have just completed an F3 AMS championship with them as well as other races, so it wasn't that out of place. This first event was setup as two twenty minute races with the second race getting a top ten reverse order grid and using the Formula Trainer. Given the unfriendly nature of this little car IMO, there was always great potential for an attritional race and for me it proved to be so, more the second race than the first, although nothing was intentional. With this being a club rather than individual competition it also brought an interesting new aspect regarding how teammates work with each other, or not. In the first race I got totally screwed by not seeing the lights and missing the start, and immediately lost several places but I managed to avoid most of the problems of spinning cars and was pretty happy overall to finish 6th and points for the team after some really close racing. The second race I started much better and found myself behind hashey. I had a better pace but he made it very difficult to do a clean overtake. Then sadly I got involved in the attrition that started with the bump from Rodders, and later got caught up with Andy's spin who collected Mary Poppins who I then could not avoid which unluckily turned me facing the wrong direction and I had to wait for several cars to pass before I could get going again. The only mistake I made was following team mate Rick, after he allowed me to pass while I was battling with a REVS team member, I got a little greedy on T1 applying the power just a fraction too early and spun out again losing another bunch of time waiting for a clean re-entry, and finally finished with a 9th. Despite this disapointment the racing itself was extraordinary clean and respectful with many close battles throughout the field and I think everyone had a really enjoyable time. This was a great start to this series and I'm really looking forward to the coming F3 race at Okoyama this coming thursday. sorry about the pics but I can't seem to sort that out. But here are Kevins videos of the race. Hope this inspires some of you to get a team together for SHQM for the next series.
  4. Just to let you know that thiis inter-club event is going ahead with the first race tonight. There are three cllubs taking part with 15 drivers so far signed up to participate. If the problem with the first series is due to it being a thursday night, don't worry as there are plans to hold more series on different days to be more inclusive. Let us know what days would be more suitable if you are interested so it can be considered for future events. You can check out all the details of this series on that link above. @Doug Atkinson even if you don't want to organise one ot these mini series, you and the members here are still welcome to participate. and we are using AUTOMOBILISTA!
  5. Hey Guys, Doug has kindly let me promote AMS events here so the idea I had to have inter-club races, inspired by watching the Goodwood Members Event this year, has begun to grow. Basically the idea is to assemble a small team to race for their race clu' from the regulars racing under the facilities of a forum just like SimHQMotorsports here, i.e. the race club. There will be a series points table for the participating clubs (this is not an individual driver based system), so points would be awarded on the basis of the top say 4 from each club team scoring points. There will be a number of events over a few weeks for the overall competition to decide a winner (as in Forum/Race Club). So far I spoke to the admin at REVS and he contacted another admin at PRC (another forum based club of racers) and we have tentatively begun to make arrangements for the first event next month. This has been earmarked to start 11th May (this first event will be run on thursday nights, race time around 9pm BST) and will run weekly for 5 weeks. Apart from those two stipulations nothing is written in stone just yet as the details get sorted out. So is there anyone here who would be interested in the first of this series or even any future ones and getting a club team together? I think for this first event, it has been decided to allow points for the top 3 drivers of each team, so a minimum of 3 team members would be needed in order to score maximum possible points for their race club.
  6. Are there any DRS points on this track? none of the KERS/DRS seems to be available going by the on screen widgets. re: change of car, are you thinking of this?
  7. Hey @Mudcat any chance of an update? You've had a good 3 months now since your first report, hopefully you'll have a more thorough experience to recount.
  8. If you can see the gears move without touching the paddles, doesn't that indicate you have an 'auto' box for those two cars?
  9. What about the Lotus Exos 125 Stage 1? from the official description and this is standard content, not a mod.
  10. I make that 14 entrants so far a lot less than original series so is there a chance this might turn into a single class series after all? Personally I will not be choosing a GT3 again but I'm more than happy to change to the P2s.
  11. Hey nhill40, same here. I so know the taste of that pill too.It reminds me of when you get a bit of sick in your mouth.
  12. This is such a shame, could have been a really fun series. Just to let you all know, there is still interest in A.C. At REVS a couple of weeks back we had 18 turn up for our Weds night A.C. club race, two classes at Spa and only 7 of them were regular members. We have another multi-class race this Weds night if you're interested using the recently updated (and free) mod from IER. (The DNFs shown in the results were due to ptracker/stracker not yet supporting timed races), yes we had a timed race in A.C. But about the problem of commitment to racing, I really don't know. It seems to be worsening. though I hope I'm mistaken. The best chance seems to be with groups who socialise as well as race together (on-line of course) like here and at REVS. Its a pity we can't get admins together to arrange some inter-club competitions. a single event, or multi-race event of some kind or even a number of events like over a full weekend or even shortish championships (a race every two weeks) between two or even more clubs to help bump numbers.
  13. I can report for me that the skin selection does indeed work. And very good it looks too
  14. Very nice Doug very nice indeed. I confirm too.
  15. Fuji - yes Mid Ohio yes Watkins Glen yes yes yes Rouen yes yes Monza yes those would be my choices.