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Round 10: Suzuka (4th November 2013)

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Laps: 26
Standing start
Unknown weather

Suzuka, one of the best tracks in the world, is the next stop for the PRL Le Mans Series. A track that has given many memorable championship deciders, won't see one this time, as David secured the title. There's still plenty to play for, as Paul's maiden win at Daytona keeps him in the race for the runner-up spot, with Jake having 3 retirements in the last 5 races. Interestingly, no-one has taken more than 2 poles, with David, Paul, Chris and Sam all on two, and Jake on one. Qualifying will be intense, especially when it is so hard to pass here, and there is little run-off. Weather can shake things up too.

Here's Brundle taking us through some dominant German who took pole here:
  1. Can Paul catch Jake for the runner-up spot?
  2. Should the World Endurance Championship race here instead of Fuji?
  3. Do you think the 15th Anniversary Edition of GT6 will be worth it?
  4. To the nearest minute, what will the total winning time be for this race?
  5. Have you tried Sushi before?
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Race Results after 26 laps:

1) David_JV 48:02.447

2) Shyguy2008 +59.512

3) MagnificentGeof +2:38.155

4) Slrmm + 1 lap

5) Jake2013Guy +3 laps

6) Ibbo1981 + 3 laps


Post race:

Leave race reports below.

Questions:

1) Did you have any good battles?

2) What was your qualifying time?

3) Were you happy with your qualifying time and race pace?

4) What would you do differently if you were designing the next game's GT Life mode?

Last edit: by DaveJaVu


GT5/GT6 International Le Mans Series- Season 1 Champion
Races: 32, Wins: 7, Podiums: 22, Poles: 8, Fastest Laps: 8



F1 EPSC
Races: 50, Wins: 4, Podiums: 19, Poles: 3, Fastest Laps: 4



F1 EPS80's- Season 3 Champion
Races: 27, Wins: 10, Podiums: 17, Poles: 3, Fastest Laps: 5


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    Can Paul catch Jake for the runner-up spot?
No. (At least I hope so!)

    Should the World Endurance Championship race here instead of Fuji?
Depends what you're looking from. For spectacle with the overtaking, I would think no. For the circuit, yes!

    Do you think the 15th Anniversary Edition of GT6 will be worth it?
I don't know!

    To the nearest minute, what will the total winning time be for this race?
50 minutes.

    Have you tried Sushi before?
No.

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EAC/EPSC

Gran Turismo 5 (GT Cup and ILMS Season 1)

International Le Mans Series Season 2

International GT Cup

European PS3 80's - Jerez x2
- Barcelona


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1.Can Paul catch Jake for the runner-up spot?
Jake is too good and theres great other drivers too

2.Should the World Endurance Championship race here instead of Fuji?
Should do both, and F1 should race at everytrack in the world.

3.Do you think the 15th Anniversary Edition of GT6 will be worth it? Not sure whats extra in it so will come back to answer this question :-)

4.To the nearest minute, what will the total winning time be for this race? Jake is 50 I go 51

5.Have you tried Sushi before?
Never tried it I'm working my way up to it with eating all the chinees meals at my local takeaway

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what times are good here in these cars btw?

Fez' are cool!, I also founded the GT Cup :) Eric The Penguin>Cookies>Cake>Pie>Socks

Colin McRae - Absolute Legend
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37 seconds flat :PAnyway, I'll open a practice lounge around an hour before qualifying starts, some representative times will be set there. Otherwise I can send you a PM if you want to know Ash.

GT5/GT6 International Le Mans Series- Season 1 Champion
Races: 32, Wins: 7, Podiums: 22, Poles: 8, Fastest Laps: 8



F1 EPSC
Races: 50, Wins: 4, Podiums: 19, Poles: 3, Fastest Laps: 4



F1 EPS80's- Season 3 Champion
Races: 27, Wins: 10, Podiums: 17, Poles: 3, Fastest Laps: 5


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1.   Can Paul catch Jake for the runner-up spot?
Theoretically yes, but I think Jake has it sewn up
2.   Should the World Endurance Championship race here instead of Fuji?
Tough call. I much prefer Suzuka as a pure drivers' circuit. The pre-Tilkefication layout of Fuji was pretty decent, but now the track has lost its fast character, and the final sector is a complete mess. That said, I do think the nature of Fuji suits the LMP cars quite well, and the variable weather conditions usually add spice. The same variable conditions can spoil things though when it gets too extreme and races are red flagged. As a pure driving test I'd choose Suzuka, but I don't like the idea of Japan only having one premiere track, so my choice would be to de-Tilke Fuji and keep the WEC there, so it has its own unique flavour. Of course, a direct comparison between F1 laptimes and LMP1 laptimes would be fascinating.
3.   Do you think the 15th Anniversary Edition of GT6 will be worth it?
Probably not. The overwhelming majority of the game's content will be exactly the same. For the collectionists it may hold a certain value, but for me the standard version of the game will do just fine. Everything else will be available as DLC inevitably anyway. Nothing is really exclusive these days.
4.   To the nearest minute, what will the total winning time be for this race?
No idea. I'll go for 52 minutes.
5.   Have you tried Sushi before?
Yep, tried it and love it. Even taken a course on how to make it.
As for predictions on how the race is going to go; for me not great. The chance of me getting a third pole are, I think, hovering somewhere around zero. I'm hoping for a solid podium finish, but realistically my car lacks the downforce or traction to really challenge for the lead. If it's wet then that may change things, but realistically this is going to be one of my weaker races unfortunately.
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Lounge open for practice, guys!

GT5/GT6 International Le Mans Series- Season 1 Champion
Races: 32, Wins: 7, Podiums: 22, Poles: 8, Fastest Laps: 8



F1 EPSC
Races: 50, Wins: 4, Podiums: 19, Poles: 3, Fastest Laps: 4



F1 EPS80's- Season 3 Champion
Races: 27, Wins: 10, Podiums: 17, Poles: 3, Fastest Laps: 5


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Post race stuff is up.

Q: 1

Very pleased with my qualifying, did a 1:47.3 for pole, roughly what I did in practice. Geoffrey said his time was in the 1:48s, so I was on pole by around a second  :o

R: 1

Got away well, unlike the last 2 races. I was fast in the opening stint, and only Ash could stay close. Me and him pulled away comfortably from the rest. He stayed around 2 seconds behind me in the opening stint, before I pitted on lap 9. He stayed out for a few more laps, then i retook the lead and pulled away. I pitted before him again, on lap 18, so Ash got back into the lead, but only by 7 seconds. Within a few laps I closed again, and passed him going into 130R, and held the lead for the remainder of the race.

Probably my best all round performance of the season, alongside Le Mans. I drove infinitely better than in last week's race. Trial Mountain should be entertaining, come on guys, we need a big grid for it  :thumbs:

GT5/GT6 International Le Mans Series- Season 1 Champion
Races: 32, Wins: 7, Podiums: 22, Poles: 8, Fastest Laps: 8



F1 EPSC
Races: 50, Wins: 4, Podiums: 19, Poles: 3, Fastest Laps: 4



F1 EPS80's- Season 3 Champion
Races: 27, Wins: 10, Podiums: 17, Poles: 3, Fastest Laps: 5


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I hate Suzuka. It was the worst race I have ever driven.

1) Did you have any good battles?
With Paul yes.

2) What was your qualifying time?
Unrepresentative as I went into the gravel on the first Ess on my final lap.

3) Were you happy with your qualifying time and race pace?
No, No and No!

4) What would you do differently if you were designing the next game's GT Life mode?
Make it a proper career and go through championships in a specific order and make Endurance a few championships. Add the Ford Transit of course!

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Original Championship!

EAC/EPSC

Gran Turismo 5 (GT Cup and ILMS Season 1)

International Le Mans Series Season 2

International GT Cup

European PS3 80's - Jerez x2
- Barcelona


European PS3 90's
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