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Author Topic: Round # 7, Formula Renault 3.5 and GTE Class Cups Zuhai Jul 26th, 2018  (Read 274 times)

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Offline lmntr

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Zuhai
Hazy and Fog
22 - 19 Laps

Offline Skanda-Five

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This track looks superb in fog.

Started on my setups and managed 1:23.9xx in FR flat out qualy trim.100% AI were doing 1:25.5xx so I'm quite pleased with my pace.

I lowered both my ride height and my camber angles. I turned off the viscous lock diff and got a really pointy car with lots of grip. Now to do the same for the GTE.
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Well done Nij I was a little surprised when you didnít pit on the last lap credit where itís due. The strategy paid off well played sir.

Hate races like this. I always loose concentration when Iím in front on my own. I didnít think anyone would challenge TBH. I hadnít even looked at the weather settings. My hards were far to cold second part of the race.

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I had an okay qualifying session in the Renault with a good start that had me a few tense moments.  I made an error in Lap 1 that had me drop to the back so it was just a matter of controlling your aggression and work my way back to the front.  Cream was ahead and Skanda some distance back that I decided I was not going to catch Cream unless he made a mistake so I just brought it home in 3rd.   The GTE Ferrari has been my Achilles Hill in the championship with its oversteery handling when pushed too far.  My team has been trying to bribe one of Creamís team members to obtain a clandestine setup but they wonít take.  In the latter stage of the GTE I found myself just behind Skanda after the pit and my mistake was trying to keep up with him while the fog made it difficult to gauge some of the braking zones so it was inevitable that I would push a little too much and make the Ferrari go into oversteer mode while I watched Skanda pull away on his stuck on rails Ford.  I finished in 5th.   Congratulations to nij_no1 who has shown speed and was able to capitalized with a win!   See you fellows next week at the Nurburgring GP with it threat of rain forecasted.

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Yeah, superb call on the strategy Nij. Nice one.

I managed two 4th places so I'm chuffed. Make hay while the sun shines!

FR was a challenge but GTE was a good run for me. I also opted for an early stop and then banged in 10 practice laps to find myself in a good position.

I really dislike Nurburgring but also tend to do well there.
I'll be happy to grab some more points.
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Thanks everyone didn't think I would win the GTE race thought bag would be too fast. Had a stinker in the 3.5 trying to push too to build a good lead over cream and ended up spinning into a wall race over. Great racing too chaps