I’ve only ever driven this track once before a couple of years ago in the oAo league, so it took some time to remember it in details and figure out the reference points for braking and turn-in. Another thing I remembered was that back in that race I retired from the lead with a screen freeze, but hopefully it’s not going to happen again.
It’s been some time since I posted any track guides, but I’ve been busy and couldn’t do much practice before any of the races. It’s just less than a day before the actual race, but I thought I’d write this quick guide and upload a lap of the track, which turned out to be my PB as well.
It’s been a busy week with all the different tracks used in the different UKGPL divisions, and I wanted to try and help Novices as well, even if I’m personally not racing there. It makes more sense that such a track guide is more needed to those with less experience, so I’ll try to do more of these whenever possible.
I’ve only driven Dijon’81 in 67 cars before, so I had to do some laps in my good old BT7 to get acquianted with how the track goes and also get some setup dialed in. The track feels quite different in this little underpowered fellow than in the 67 beasts, so despite knowing my way around, it took some time to get used to the new braking, turn-in and acceleration points, and the amount of speed I can carry through corners.
Hey people, I did 2 separate practice sessions at VIR (Virginia International Raceway) earlier today in order to get acquainted with the track and work on my setup. The track is rather tricky, so I thought I’d share my experience of it, even if it’s limited at the moment. You can also find a ZIP file of my setup and replay of the lap at the end of the post.
I did some laps earlier today to test my Honda setup for Riverside 1960, which happens to be Round 2 of UKGPL Season 20 Graduates Cup, and it appeared that the setup is quite old, but it worked quite well after a few changes.
The race through time saw two novice Wazas take to the track in the 65, 66 and 67 white wonders. This post is just a personal view of, what was for me, at least, a fun, but lonely experience. SHE has graciously allowed me some space to describe the chaos.
In race 1, the nippy 65’s were fully competetive in the hands of Evil and Jethro. Evil setting the fastest lap. Nigel took it nice and steady to round out top ten finishes. BadBlood left the handbrake on and valiantly swept the track clean after everyone else.
This post intends is to all Wazas who have Author privileges and would like to write a new post on the blog. It’s not complicated, but there are a few details that you must pay attention to. Here are the steps:
1) Log-in to your account by going to http://gpl.lineage2universe.com/wp-admin
Kiki Nakawaka ( Mrs Fujikawa’s press secretary and velvet enforcer) has offered me the honour of writing a few words of welcome to our new recruits…or suffer.
For many seasons the mighty Waza organisation has swept all before them with their imperious white cars wherever they race. But, there has always been a sadness within our close knit community that we could not take our rightful place at the top of the Novices league.