GPL Alternative Track Database

Latest Track released is Watkins Glen '71 by G.Spinning
Thanks for stopping by the track database, please take the time to vote and upload your setups. After all it is you that make the database what it is!

Member Name Log in  to post comments for Kyalami 1993 Date
 ahs1478  

Hi there,

I would like to thank you very much for such a magnificent track. I am using it to train for my real experience with the track
next Tuesday 13 May 2008 when I will race the Reynard 98. See http://www.fantasticracing.com

I have done a BMW course and last year drove an
Alfa GT on this Kyalami track. I only can say that it is astonishing real. It is like being on the car!!

Next week, hopefully everything will
go ok, I´ll leave another comment about my experience and how it relates to GPL.

By the way I am training with the GPL1969 mod so the
cars have got wings, like the Reynard.

Alberto

2008-05-09
 Bill  
Looking forward to seeing your reply :)
2008-05-24
 ahs1478  

Hi Bill and other readers!

Yes, I raced the Reynards. Fantastic! Awsome! I never thought that I could drive at that speed
but I must say that the actual driving on the track and the simulation are incredible close!! I did not make a single mistake with the racing lines
because of that..

Although the actual track does not have a darker path showing the racing lines like in the simulator, for me it
was like it was painted. That gave me so much confidence. Also I knew exactly which gear to use. The Reynards are 6 speed gearboxes but you do
not use the 6th, so again the gears were a perfect match.

Also, I was quite careful braking in with sufficient time, turning rather slower
and gettting out faster. Exactly like in the simulator. Also because what I experienced in the sim, I rather used a bit lower than full rpm´s,
like 50-80% rather than 80-100%. In terms of speed I was right in the middle of the pack. Not the fastest but not the slowest.

A friend
of mine clocked the times with his phone but ran out of memory. So the fastest he measured was 2m39 and the last 2 or 3 laps I was faster. Guess what?
In the GPL I was doing 2m40 when able to do several laps without incident. I can do 2m12 in the Sim but then I crash....

The feelings in
turns 7 & 8 are exactly the same. I really went fast in the mineshaft, only lifting, not braking, before turning in turn 10 at about 200km/h.
I NEVER would have had the confidence without the simulation. Turn 11 and the chicane: Exactly the same feeling. I was very careful with Turns 12
and Turn 1 as again the feeling is the same and I knew they were the ones I had to be extra careful. 

Well I am going to put
a few pictures on http://home.intekom.com/alberto/racing/index.html. My car was
Nº 72.

Ah, the diference between a simulated 1969 F1 and a Reynard 98 is that the Reynard is much more stable and easier to drive. The
braking is easier too. I never locked a wheel.

I thought I did the one in a lifetime thing (I´m 60 years old) but guess what? these
people now bought two Jordans F1 1999.... Something to think about!

 

2008-05-30