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My first competitive race.

Post by tommykl on Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:13 am

So yeah, in a few hours I'll be starting my first competitive go-kart race, in the form of the 24 hours of Eupen, in a team with a few mates. I'm not expecting to be any good, but I'll sure try my best  
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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by BWard on Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:17 am

Good luck!
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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by Milan655 on Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:18 am

24 Hours! Good luck, sounds like a tiring one!
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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by Lucstar88 on Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:32 am

Good Luck!
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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:42 am

Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun! Good luck!
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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by Chives2112 on Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:25 pm

You have my support as well, tommy. Can't wait to hear the results. Very Happy
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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by Mccc457 on Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:45 pm

There's a go-kart mod for NR2003!?

Jut Kidding, good luck! I know those karts can become tight, even after a short race.
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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by Cynon on Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:32 pm

Best of luck!

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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:47 pm

Hope you do well, Tommy!
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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by tommykl on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:58 am

And, well, we ended up last by a fair margin Laughing Laughing 

After a bit more than 1300 laps, we were 106 laps behind. This was in hire karts, so driving wasn't that hard (though I'm having a hard time not cringing every time I move a muscle), but the other teams do that sort of stuff every week, whereas we were only doing it for the hell of it.
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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by BWard on Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:05 am

Good you finished, I would think doing 24 hours of Racing for me would be a hell of a lot of fun and not just really hard work.
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Post by tommykl on Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:18 am

BWardboy88 wrote:Good you finished, I would think doing 24 hours of Racing for me would be a hell of a lot of fun and not just really hard work.
I drove a bit less than three hours myself and was sometimes quicker than those ahead, but we were already ten laps behind by that point. It was fun, but the circuit was incredibly twisty, so it was very tough physically.
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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by Milan655 on Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:00 am

Unlucky, but finishing 24 hours is still an awesome achievement! Were you indoor? I could imagine you would be in extreme pain if you were, so tight Razz
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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by tommykl on Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:37 am

Milan655 wrote:Unlucky, but finishing 24 hours is still an awesome achievement! Were you indoor? I could imagine you would be in extreme pain if you were, so tight Razz
Mainly indoor with a short outdoor section. And yes, I was (and still am) in quite a bit of pain Sad 
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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by Cynon on Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:00 pm

You made it to the finish. Very Happy

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Re: My first competitive race.

Post by navycook75 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:28 am

tommykl wrote:And, well, we ended up last by a fair margin Laughing Laughing 

After a bit more than 1300 laps, we were 106 laps behind. This was in hire karts, so driving wasn't that hard (though I'm having a hard time not cringing every time I move a muscle), but the other teams do that sort of stuff every week, whereas we were only doing it for the hell of it.
Maybe if you stopped taking calls like the telephone you are you could of won.

In all seriousness, at least you tried, and if you ever consider doing it again, you'll get better.
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