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RvdKooij
Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 11:56 am Reply with quote
4118 Posts Den Bosch, Netherlands
kaspur wrote:
Dunno if i can race
Why not? Razz

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kaspur
Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 12:45 pm Reply with quote
930 Posts Netherlands
TraXXion wrote:
kaspur wrote:
Dunno if i can race
Why not? Razz


as karty and fap responded both earlier :p Kinda sucks its midweek aswell

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RvdKooij
Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 4:26 pm Reply with quote
4118 Posts Den Bosch, Netherlands
http://www.kartbaanberghem.nl/Default.asp/id,627/index.html

On the 4th of june Thomas, Laurens and I will race under #37 F1RST Racing... o/

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kaspur
Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 5:58 pm Reply with quote
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great ima try to get the 5th of june off then Smile

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Thomm
Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 7:51 pm Reply with quote
1548 Posts Den Haag, Holland
\o/

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RvdKooij
Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:28 am Reply with quote
4118 Posts Den Bosch, Netherlands
http://www.meteox.nl/3daagse.aspx?soort=grt-054regenverwachting&type=regenverwachting&jaar=-10

Oh dear Razz

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:32 am Reply with quote
1548 Posts Den Haag, Holland
http://www.weeronline.com/cgi-bin/regframe?3&LANG=nl&PLZ=5350&PLZN=Berghem&PRG=citybild

Seems like u'll be lucky here Razz

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RvdKooij
Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:39 am Reply with quote
4118 Posts Den Bosch, Netherlands
Lol, don't know which of the two to believe then... Question Ima prepare for the worst anyway... can someone please lend me some Wellies? Razz

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Rudy
Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:57 pm Reply with quote
467 Posts Lelystad NL
on what layout is the race ?
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RvdKooij
Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:00 pm Reply with quote
4118 Posts Den Bosch, Netherlands
Layout is Euro final (1100m)

http://www.kartbaanberghem.nl/includes/img.asp/id,967
http://www.kartbaanberghem.nl/video/breedband_euro%20final.wmv

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fapex
Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:35 pm Reply with quote
383 Posts Aachen, Germany
i must be zeh off of the event. May have to buy a new laptop for the school and that´s a bit more than karting godverdomme Crying or Very sad
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Rudy
Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:10 pm Reply with quote
467 Posts Lelystad NL
haha i won my first dutch championchip race on that layout in 2001 in a mini in the worst rain evah Smile
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Appie
Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:54 am Reply with quote
2543 Posts AR, USA
Good luck guys

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RvdKooij
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:09 pm Reply with quote
4118 Posts Den Bosch, Netherlands
Well, finally time to write something down... Smile

Wednesday 4th of June, Laurens, Thomas and myself arrived at the kart track in Berghem for a 100 lap endurance race. The race would consist of at least 3 driver swaps and a tank stop. We decided to do 3 30 laps stints and a last stint of 10 laps for the fastest driver.

In the ten minutes qualifying session we chose to give everyone a stint, to get the feeling for the kart before the race started. Both Laurens and I had traffic in our fast lap, so Thomas - who did the first laps on this track - had to set the grid time. He did a very nice 1:05.8 in his first lap, which put us on the 11th place (out of 38 ) on the grid (the laps that followed he also was held up by traffic).

Thomas wanted to start the race, so that's what happened Razz
His start wasn't very good though, but he managed to make up for it in the following corners and crossed the line in 9th position after the first lap. Very soon it became clear to us that that would be the place we would have to fight for... the karts in front of us simply pulled away on the straights.. Thomas' cornering still made for some nice fast lap times, but maximum pushing just wasn't good enough to keep up with the seemingly much more powerful top 5 karts.

After Thomas had finished his stint - he had put a fastest time of 1:05.28 on the monitor - we were in 8th position. During Thomas' stint we had decided to let me do the second stint because it was threatening to start raining.. If it would start raining we figured it would be better to let Laurens drive, because he has more experience in racing in the rain than me.

So while it was still dry I jumped in for the second stint. During the stint there was some very light drizzle from time to time, causing some understeer.. but it was never enough to make it really hard Smile
I had some nice fights with the number 31 and number 7, but again it was really hard to keep up on the straights, even when I was in the slipstream the gap only got bigger.. Nevertheless I managed to set two 1:04.708's in that stint. When I handed the kart over to Laurens we were in 3rd position!

Laurens then refueled the kart and started his stint in 6th position. He had a nice fight with kart number 4, but unfortunately for him it didn't start raining. Smile He managed to climb up to the 4th position with a best laptime of 1:04.890.

This meant my lap time was the fastest and I was awarded to do the last 10 laps of the race. \o/ Started the stint in 6th and in the 3rd lap of I improved my lap time with 0.002s to 1:04.706! Razz The stint was too short to improve positions though; final position 6th.

Looking at the fastest lap times of the top 10, I can easily conclude we were one of the better teams in that top 10. Our fastest lap time was the slowest by far, but consistency and speed brought us the 6th position.

So all in all it really was a nice race and a cool event, but it's a true shame that even the biggest retard would have won in the kart that now came first. I honestly don't think that much faster was possible in this kart. Laurens has done many laps on that track, with various karts so he really knows his way around. He said he was pushing his ass off with this kart, but it really didn't want to go much faster. The 1/10s difference between Laurens and me only confirms this.. that kart was on its max. Fortunately, looking at the race history of kart number 20 it was never faster than the times we did with it, so I guess that's a compliment for the three of us Smile

Here's some action photo's of the event:



Team photo before the start of the qualifying.



Thomas in action



Thomas looking on the wrong side Razz



Laurens in action



Laurens in action



René attack mode



René in action



Standings monitor



Laptimes overview


Lapchart: http://www.mylaps.com/results/newLapchart.jsp?id=832430

And finally, all results in a pdf:
http://www.1stracing.nl/temp/karting/results.pdf

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Appie
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:23 pm Reply with quote
2543 Posts AR, USA
whoohoo nice results lads!

And yes, the issue with karts provided by 1 company definitely can cause the difference between being good, and being the best.

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