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UKGPL event: Spa 1967

Season: Season 34 - 1955 Pro Cup  

Date: Feb 03, 2019 / 21:00 UK   Mod: 1955   Qual: 30 mins   Race: 12 laps   FPS: 60

Last edit: 2019-02-03 23:28:08 by Clive Loynes   League info     Season info     Track info     CRank page

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Past winner/s

Axel Cookie 14×  Gregory Taber 6×  Yannick Verheijen 6×  Mark Jones 5×  Robby Hunter 5×  Y Tim Yeiser 5×  Jim Carvalho 4×  Robert Fleurke 4×  Iestyn Davies 3×  Tristan Bot 3×  Bastian Grupp 2×  Doni Yourth 2×  Jorge Suarez 2×  Mario Wilhelm 2×  Paul Skingley 2×  Tom Johnson 2×  Tom Yeiser 2×  Urban Alsenmyr 2×  Aitor Birle 1×  Alessandro Isacchini 1×  Alex der Gaertner 1×  Bob Simpson 1×  Burt August 1×  Carlos Cendejas 1×  Clive Loynes 1×  Dan Down 1×  Eric Appelmans 1×  Gabor Olah 1×  John Hammonds 1×  José Fierroford 1×  Mark Barresi 1×  Pablo Sosa 1×  Pelle Buchner 1×  Ruben Ramos 1×  Tim Muttram 1×  Tim Roedl 1×  Tom Guerout 1×  Valentin Brusaferri 1×  W. Wayne 1× 


Lap records – 1955 events

If you are signed in (and have a registered lap time on this track), you can see your best lap times below the lap records.

lap time car driver
3:57.855s
Mercedes W196
Urban Alsenmyr
3:58.309s
Lancia D50
Urban Alsenmyr
3:59.914s
Ferrari 625
Alessandro Isacchini
4:00.115s
Mercedes W196 SL
Mario Wilhelm
4:01.085s
Maserati 250F
Tim Muttram
4:01.102s
Ferrari 555 SS
Axel Cookie
4:02.500s
Gordini T16
Tim Muttram
4:02.899s
Vanwall VW55
Quico
4:04.409s
Connaught Type B
Clive Loynes

All records on Track info page


Drivers' comments


I shall take on board the lessons learnt from observing your laps as I have another outing for the Connaught at Spa on Tuesday, with the PDLR league.
They try to do the whole season in the same car and try to pick one that equalises the field. You would be in a Gordini! ;-)

Clive Loynes 02/07/2019 13:32:30


Thanks Clive, I try simply to optimize the car's performance and sure these cars do not have it braking and curve entry, too much understeer and if I wait grip on front wheels lose too much time..
So I search to drive with “ass“ :-))), not force the front uselessy but to accelerate early and control the direction with gas and adjust oversteer during middle and exit corner

For sure this depend from own driving style, and the differential's setting can help to do, high value in coast can help to “turn“ the front when you leave the throttle to point the turn so you can concentrate on throttle only, because (almost for me) they are most faster if we do turn in full acceleration

But for sure your Connaught is not an example for this style, maybe have not power enaugh, I never try this car but almost I try it at Brands

Alessandro Isacchini 02/06/2019 21:37:42


Hi Alessandro and congratulations on your win. You had great speed in the Ferrari and I have watched some of your laps.
It looked to me as though you were able to drive as though in a 65 or 67 car in most places.
On the positive side, I didn't use a lot of car points and get nothing for them.
I survived Eau Rouge, up to the point where Evil joined in and removed my left front wheel! ;-)

Clive Loynes 02/06/2019 19:14:06


I Saw replay now, great entanglement at Eau Rouge impossible to save you, in pribdula I saw often closer you Fulvio and John so at least you all fighted with long slipstream here

Alessandro Isacchini 02/05/2019 13:36:00


I supose that the outcome was inevitable. Trying to run a slow, car and thus needing to follow the faster ones closely to stay in the tow, when they have an accident then so do you!

Clive Loynes 02/03/2019 23:32:30


LOL
You mean that you can drive it like a '67 and not suffer too much?

I prefer Aintree, where you can go just as fast as your brakes will allow! ;-)

Clive Loynes 01/31/2019 16:42:10


This is one of the tracks where I think 55s can be driven well...
I just love it.

Axel Cookie 01/31/2019 15:44:19


Looking forward to round two this Sunday but I don't seem to do too well at Spa in any form.

Clive Loynes 01/31/2019 12:08:27


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