Yes Suzanne did get to visit a couple of places she had on her must see list. I did try to get over to Magny Cour for the F1 testing, which was only a 150 km to the east but she could not fit it into our schedule.
Regarding the set up I sure would like to give it a try.
Wednesday when I saw the practice server was up I jump in and started doing a few laps. After 3 I had edged down from 9:30 to a 9:02. Not blazingly fast but having raced the RC event nearly every month this year I am at the least familiar with the track.
John Steen a familiar racer at CMS in the P1 and P2 cars came on line and we started to do laps together while conversing on team speak. He had not driven the track or the mod for a year or so. I shared a few of my insights in some of the trickier places. He was very fast through the slow corners but I had a better handle on the fast ones. We spent 3 hours chasing each other around until he finally found the groove and seriously set in to set a faster lap. Without the talking he soon did a 9:01 and riding on board I could see he was quite capable of bettering that time with a bit of concentration.
I finally called stop as my arms and shoulders were beginning to give out and we started exchanging a bit of info. He asked if I had ever raced and no I said just playing around in Karts. I of course reciprocated and yes he said, I started in karts and then Formula Ford, the Atlantic series, Porches of various models and a list I can’t remember. Seems he had spent 20 odd years racing on most of the tracks in the eastern USA.
I felt a bit foolish having given him a bit of my not so expert advice but he was very gracious and said many times it is only necessary to see what can be done by other to challenge yourself to try and match them. I still was faster through the high speed corners but was a monster in the slow ones chewing at my rear bumper like a big beastie. One of those good nights on track
I had to ask what he thought of the compared experience of driving in the real and virtual world. Without hesitation he said he much prefer the ease of a real car. Driving in the virtual world of racing was a real challenge he said. Not the same thing at all. I have to say it was one of my more fun evening racing just whizzing around bumping and grinding and having a laugh and loving all 170 corners.
We played about with various setups. There are only a few parameters to set in this mod but I would very much like to try your set please.