24h Nordschleife Talk

Discussion in 'Race Information' started by Simon Christmann, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. David OReilly

    David OReilly Active Member

    So a few words after the 24 Hours of the Nordschliefe.
    My first words are to than @Markus Broch and his team including the talented and hard working @Simon Christmann. It's a massive event and massive work, thank you.
    Welcome to the new teams that raced, I hope to race against you many times in the future. The pace at the front was incredible. In a clean run we would have been pressed to be P4 or P5.

    For every team and every time this race is a massive adventure and a massive journey. So it was for us at Hagemann Racing. Last year we won this event when everything went right including a good tactical call on tyres on a drying track.
    We welcomed two new drivers to the team @Luciano Santos and @Gerhard Zeller. Both nice guys and good drivers. We created our rota for 5 drivers and Lars started.
    It was clear from the opening hour that there were 3 teams with huge pace.

    AI Bug:Lars tried to pit after 2 hours but there was a mis-communication and he ended up doing 3 hours. In VR I understand that's tough.
    So after 3 hours at lap 21 we again tried to pit. This time AI took the car.
    Simon Christmann wisely suggested that we leave the AI in the car but his pace was poor and he ignored us on the radio so after 1 lap we got him DQ'd and we started from the pit garage again with Lars. Lars drove a lap and we tried once more-AI took the car again!
    One more lap (we figured we would give the AI a final chance to prove himself) and we DQ'd once more.
    This time Lars just did a lap of the GP circuit. Same result, AI took the car.
    @Greg Hall was kind enough to give us a fix for the bug and all drivers implemented the JSON file change.
    It was 3hrs55 mins when @Lars Hagemann finally managed to hand over the car to @Bjoern Hagemann. We had dropped from P9 and 4m40 sec from the lead to P21 and +3 laps!

    Bjoern cleared the Touring cars and handed to @Luciano Santos F in P16.
    Luciano took us to P14 with a solid drive in the wet.
    At 9hrs 15 min I took over and had a scrappy wet stint. Not my finest hour. The wet tyres tempted you on the out-lap but if you pushed that was the only good lap and then the rears were gone.

    11:15 pm (23:15) I handed to Gerhard and went to bed.

    At 7 am Luciano was running in P8. We had had a good overnight.
    Next we had P7. Not sure if that was in mine or Lucianos stint?

    I was so looking forwards to a dry stint in daylight and Luciano said the words "It's raining".
    I took the car with wet tyres once more. I tried a different approach to managing the rear tyres and it worked, they stayed good for 7 laps. In this stint I built the gap to P8.

    Lars took the car at 9:45 am and Bjoern took it home from 10:45am.

    We had drama, fun, met new team mates.

    Congrats to the winners Reborn Racers you took the big one.
    GT Omega and Black Hawk great drives and to Team GPL. You guys were stunningly fast, well done.
    and @Michael Roellin you are unbelievable.
     
  2. Jan Studenski

    Jan Studenski Member

    @Michael Roellin
    Congrats on your touring car class win, 24h Solo Drive, 3 laps ahead of the next competitor.
    L E G E N D A R Y & C R A Z Y.

    Congrats also to Reborn Racers for taking the GT3 win :)
     
  3. Jon Uyan

    Jon Uyan Active Member

    Congratulations to Reborn Racers and Me, Myself And I teams for their wins.
     
  4. Rene von Dobschuetz

    Rene von Dobschuetz Well-Known Member

    Even from the Rennsimulanten.de / GTOmegaracing.com gratulation to the winning teams! Great job done from the Reborn-Racers around Peter Grau, i´ve lost second time after 2015, but i´ve never thought get again into position to grab to victory. But it´s another hint, that endurance racing not even is speed, it´s to be along with the fortune not to have big technical issues, and not to make big failures on track. GTOmegaracing had done an very well job in the rain and for me we had an really good chance to win, if we had become more rain in the last hours. We closed the gap to under 1sec even on drying track, but i thought we could not safe it, if we had got the lead anyway. So our failure in Schwalbenschwanz was not decisive. We want to be in Top5 and are very happy with P2!

    Thanks to every participating team and driver, and over all to P1-Gaming/Media for organizing this big event for us all! We are happy they are doing it again again and again! And thanks for some good new thinks, over all the new raceresult banner! Gread job!

    But some things for me were some backsteps. First i would see additional the old race result with more details, like which driver had which timepart. But that´s little. More i miss the replay function in race / the livestream. It´s for me and really big backstep, that streamproducters didn´t see all incidents and can´t spot on and replay it in stream. It´s for me an qualitatively deficite and i had the feeling i miss a lot of racingstory as spectator! I think we need it for an good performance for all interested spectators und you should find an solution or guys who could work on it...
    Second thing for me is in defizit, that we can´t see in stream which driver is in cockpit. We will have spectators out of the communities looking for the team names, but i think we will have other spectators, family, friends, facebook-followers and even drivers search theirselves re-watching stream after race and search theirselve. I think there is some work to do too for upcoming events next events in 2019, to make it more experience for all who are interested in the stream.

    Myself had lot of problems with micro stutters during driving, especially when other cars came into my focus. I´ve done an big upgrade on my hardware this year and should not have big problems. I´m lucky not to have lot traffic on track, no really hard fights, so it was not really dangerous for others, but it was partially hard to hit braking and turning points. Then our other drivers had some disconnects not seams to lie on client side, we heard about Hagemann-Issue with AI-driven car, we lost one car on driver swap, as the car would not further recognized from surver, can´t rejoin and was out of race (similar like last year 24h Nords!).
    For me there is a lot of work to do from Studio-side, to make rF2 more stable and to guarantee best options for every driver... As i said often: rF2 has the best requirements for endurance simracing and we had seen an really realistic 24h with the hardest circumstances racing could give, rain and wet condiditions in the dark, ultimately with spray and wipers on the windscreen, but we need stable basics to have exciting races! Please give all to sort it out and ask about all you need, to find failures as much as you can. For me it´s more important than more and more content!
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
  5. Jan Studenski

    Jan Studenski Member

    Was that during the whole race, or during certain stints?
     
  6. Rene von Dobschuetz

    Rene von Dobschuetz Well-Known Member

    It was during the whole race. I minimized the settings Stint by Stint down to low, but I think for a 1070ti it's not normal. And even with reducing it wasn't optimal
     
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