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10 Jun 2012
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GT-R 35 Black "tuned" car to Drive round 7

370Z "tuned" car to drive round 8

To take part in round 8.5 time trial for the nissan drive remember to Sign up on Site or your time wont count for the top drivers.  

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Im surprised they are allowing it to be used at all. Im ranked 61 at the mo and out of the 60 people above me 30 are using it.
Will the fastest times using it still be allowed through to the next round?. I have my abs on 2 which is an aid but active steering i feel is more of a cheat
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Active steering? *****, and there was me feeling bad gettig gold with ABS & TC at 1 - guess if it's in the rules then fair enough.

 

Getting gold in 8-5 was one fo the first punch the air moments GT5 has provided, there shoud be more challenges like this IMO.

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Jesus said to Peter "come forth and receive eternal life". He came fifth and won a toaster!
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Set you some new target times to beat on round 7 stages 4 & 5. (Yes thats the Rain event.)

Automatic, TC off, ABS1. Simulation 900 Steering wheel mode.

  

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I'm glad the video is helping, remember any questions feel free to ask me, I'm more than happy to help!!

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RenegadeXtreme wrote:

 

Bit surprised aswell to see alot of the top times are using Steering Assist.



It wouldn't surprise me to see yet another leader board reset if that's the case. Hell, you may as well set your wheel to Amateur, instead of Simulation, and be done with it! :lol:

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Managed to get my golds which is all I was looking for really :)


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I have to say that getting all golds is enough for me. Took quite a while to get the last two challenges. I found the spa challenge pretty frustrating as until it clicked what I needed to do i just seemed to have the other cars in the way and kept touching them at the chicane at the end of the straight. Once I'd sorted the entry to eau rouge I passed them on the bakes at the end of the straight. It took a while to get my head around Motegi and my best was only 1:35:07 -ish but I was suprised how far up the leader board that got me. As I'm over 50 and not a small bloke I wouldn't be the ideal candidate for a racing driver anyway so I'll just be happy with the new cars.
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As I'm over 50 and not a small bloke I wouldn't be the ideal candidate for a racing driver anyway so I'll just be happy with the new cars.


Lol - same here. I'm still pretty fit but not 'that' fit. I too am simply happy with eight free cars :)

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Another tenth off (.5 now), and annoyingly I just yelled out in fury as I hit the last cone on the last corner exit as I was about to get a 31 dead.... Very VERY annoying. Although I love this car now it's annoying at the same time but the control you need to get a good time i do enjoy!

 

The lap if your interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeWh4Z03g-8

 

I expect to achieve my qualifying time this weekend as I don't work weekends and I can actually have a go without having been at work all day and commuting for 2+ hours!

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im giving up on 8-5 its infuriating and i certainly hope they dont introduce more challenges like this one, simply for my blood pressure , well done to all those that did complete it.

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Pedantic_roc wrote:

davey23 wrote:
As I'm over 50 and not a small bloke I wouldn't be the ideal candidate for a racing driver anyway so I'll just be happy with the new cars.


Lol - same here. I'm still pretty fit but not 'that' fit. I too am simply happy with eight free cars :)


 

Ditto guys. :smileylol:

 

While not quite in my 50's YET, 6ft 2, over 200lbs, but average fitness, yeah, not really race driver material here either.

 

Agree totally about getting the cars (and the new race suit) also got some personal satisfaction from a couple of great times on the leadership boards, while no top 100's did get a couple of top 300's which while doesn't sound great, when I look at the number of people taking part and some of my older times when improved still only top 100 THOUSANDS get a little bit of joy from those times.

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As I'm over 50 and not a small bloke I wouldn't be the ideal candidate for a racing driver anyway so I'll just be happy with the new cars.


Another ditto here I'm afraid.

 

I've yet to make a start on rounds 7 and 8. In fact I have to go back and do 6-5, since it has been reset. I'm not looking forward to 8-5... that one sounds real tough. I might have to settle for seven cars...

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GT5_andy_m wrote:

davey23 wrote:
As I'm over 50 and not a small bloke I wouldn't be the ideal candidate for a racing driver anyway so I'll just be happy with the new cars.


Another ditto here I'm afraid.

 

I've yet to make a start on rounds 7 and 8. In fact I have to go back and do 6-5, since it has been reset. I'm not looking forward to 8-5... that one sounds real tough. I might have to settle for seven cars...



Noticed this too.  While I still had a Gold my time was not registered.  I thought it best to register another time and not run the risk of loosing out on a car.

 

8-5 is not really that tough.  It's easy to get a Gold time with smooth driving.  Corners 2,3,4 are all 3/4 throttle and your approach and exit for corner 2 determines how quick you will be through 3 and 4.

 

I golded (by 0.500) this event on my second flying lap and I'm NOT a fast driver in any sense of the word. ;)  Still running it most nights for about an hour and really enjoying the challenge.

 

Wish PD put more tight/techincal challenges like this in the Seasonal events rather than easy cash grinds.  Still think the best seasonal ever was the Expert TTs with the Deep Forest (?) and Laguna Seca, I ran too many laps to count on that and when I finally golded Laguna, it was a 'shout out loud' win.

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Just glancing at other countries and found that for 8-5 I'd be in 20th place in Norway!
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Although 6.5 times have been reset it does say if you have achieved golds in the first 4 rounds you will still receive the prize.

 

I currently have a 1.32.197 on round 8.5 hoping to break into the 1.31s  

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Hi gus72

I took that to mean you'd still get the prizes for 1 thru 4 as at least one of those was reset? To be safe, I took MastrGT's advice and posted a new 6-5 anyway - just to guarantee I will get the car.

 

Good luck breaking into the 1.31's  :)

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Yeah that's what i believe it means, i could be wrong so like you i set a new time to be safe.
If you want to check it for yourself or anyone else does it tells you on the academy main screen scrolling along the bottom.
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Yes, apparently we get the prize if we qualified before the 6-5 times were reset. I didn't recall the whole message when I posted about the reset.

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The last test was reset? How come?
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There was a network problem registering some times.
The same problem with the 8-x series.
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Ahh right, I'll have another go then.
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