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RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

RRC3 - DR2 - Realish Rally Championship 3
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RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby camp_bell » 30 Aug 2020, 22:28

After our first tarmac rally, for Round 3, we head north and tackle one of the fastest and least forgiving rallies in the world, the Thousand Lakes Rally in Finland!

You will need to join the Realish Racing Dirt Rally Club here to take part. Note that both the cars and rally are DLC - you will need all four DLC packs for this season.

Cars: Up to 2000cc
Location: Jämsä, Finland
Stages: 6 (4 short, 2 long)
Conditions: Mixed
Start: 2/9/20 @ 19:00
End: 11/9/20 @ 22:00

The rally should take approximately 30-45 minues to complete. You only have one attempt, however, if you want to practice before your proper run, the stage order is:

Shakedown
Kontinjärvi
Järvenkylä (Wet)
Oksala (Wet surface)
Short service area
Jyrkysjärvi
Paskuri
Kakaristo (Wet)
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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby camp_bell » 03 Sep 2020, 20:06

That was a very whelming run. I started out streaming on Twitch as usual, which for some reason was hitting my performance really hard until OBS crashed part way through stage 1.

Not that the extra frames did me much good, as I hit the end of a guardrail in stage 1 and had to fix a puncture from that, then I had a few more spins and crashes in stage 2. Managed to steady the ship somewhat after that and I thought my final stage was really pretty good, but the damage was done by then.
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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby Mosaegir » 07 Sep 2020, 08:24



In Finland, even the rocks are hiding and trying to kill you.

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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby Goobertson » 08 Sep 2020, 02:52

Finland must be preparing for an invasion the amount of communications i've manage to disrupt, recon i missed a few telephone poles and maybe a couple of tree's en route to death.
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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby nea » 08 Sep 2020, 07:36

Pro-tip: Check the weather before you do your runs.

Went OK considering I was set up for a dry rally. Had a roll on stage 4 which cost me sod-all time as I landed shiny side up and facing the correct way. Had another roll in stage 5 (I think) where I got an 8 second penalty. Not thrilled, not gutted.
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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby Sam Hill » 10 Sep 2020, 01:35

Need to remember not to turn while jumping... Managed a few aerial 360s that I had no right surviving. A puncture on stage 3 was a bit of a scare but managed to scrape to the service. Drove very sensibly in stages 4 and 5 before my attention span ran out and I yobbed it in stage 6. Despite 2 barrel rolls and a few off-road moments in the final stage I pulled a heap of time and finished second. Pretty chuffed.
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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby supernicebob » 10 Sep 2020, 19:49

Haven't had a great week, especially sleep wise, and hadn't felt like practicing but realised I'd have to get my run in today. Therefore had to take it relatively easy as I was conscious of the high chance of having a high speed crash which could potentially be terminal.

This resulted in a fairly uninteresting run, with only the odd moment getting wheels caught in a ditch or taking a fortunate bounce off a bank. No major time losses or damage due to these incidents. I conceded a lot of time on S1 though, so after that it was all about slowly clawing it back and closing the gap to Mark S ahead. Absolutely no chance of gaining even a fraction of a second on Mark G though...

Having been 17s off 2nd after S1, I'd got it down to 10s after S4. S5 wasn't a great effort from me though, and the gap was back up to just under 14s with the final test of Kakaristo to go. Had a solid run on that last, long and wet stage to post a faster time than I'd managed in practice and taken what is currently the rally lead at the time of writing by almost 5 seconds to Mark S.

I'll comfortably drop to 2nd when Mark G completes his run, and then I suspect it will be up to PJ to see whether or not I slip another place down. Either way, pretty happy given the overall lack of practice. Not had much running at all on the Scottish stages so I'll certainly need to put in some more time if I'm to be competitive there next time out.
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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby HFG Ben » 10 Sep 2020, 20:13

I attempted to practice this evening, for my first attempt at DR2. Needless to say, it didn't go well. Will see if I can squeeze some cheeky practice in tomorrow and if I can, I'll do a run tomorrow. Otherwise, my first attempt will be the next round
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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby BlueSpearman » 10 Sep 2020, 23:17

Another nice uneventful run from me. This makes up for Greece as I was expecting to do well there but crap here. I find it impossible to memorise any of Finland as unlike other rallies which have easily memorable sections where you can relax and drive it like a circuit for a bit (Quarry in Wales, Tornado in Germany, Hairpin mountain in Greece), Finland is just a constant 5th-6th gear bouncy castle over blind crests which all look the same. That does mean it's probably closest to driving quickly on roads in real life where you scan the tree tops and telegraph poles as you go through blind corners to get an idea of how the road opens up.

Stuck with the understeer-y philosophy I had in Germany as stability through all the high speed stuff felt more important than instant rotation which could possibly happen all by itself at the worst possible time during a wonky landing. Don't think this was quickest as at the very end of each leg with the tyres gone I was slipping around wet 4-5's in 2nd and 3rd gear, but I'm sure it was safer. Will probably stick with this for Scotland as well then revert to a looser setup again for the last 3 rallies.
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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby PJTierney » 11 Sep 2020, 21:11

Was only 2-3 seconds off @BlueSpearmanfor the first 3 Stages, then it went south as I fatigued on-stream :?

Did get this run in though 8-)

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Also, found a cheeky cut by accident:

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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby PJTierney » 15 Sep 2020, 14:13

Official standings aren't out yet but here's what the game says:

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POS.DRIVER      VEHICLE   STAGE   DIFF   TOTAL   DIFF
1   BLUESPEARMAN   CITROËN C4 RALLY   07:36.629   --   27:58.834   --
2   SUPERNICEBOB   FORD FOCUS RS RALLY 2007   07:57.426   +00:20.797   29:55.831   +01:56.997
3   PJTIERNEY      CITROËN C4 RALLY   08:11.449   +00:34.820   29:56.515   +01:57.681
4   SIN_RACING      CITROËN C4 RALLY   08:16.117   +00:39.488   30:00.719   +02:01.885
5   TSUNAMI_SAM   PEUGEOT 206 RALLY   08:03.552   +00:26.923   31:05.085   +03:06.251
6   ALLIE   FORD FOCUS RS RALLY 2001   08:27.148   +00:50.519   31:18.331   +03:19.497
7   LAZAROS FILIPPAKOS   FORD FOCUS RS RALLY 2001   07:47.456   +00:10.827   31:20.447   +03:21.613
8   NEA102   SUBARU IMPREZA (2001)   08:26.198   +00:49.569   31:30.499   +03:31.665
9   KURISU166   SUBARU IMPREZA   08:27.540   +00:50.911   32:14.226   +04:15.392
10   CAMP_BELL   SUBARU IMPREZA (2001)   08:07.214   +00:30.585   32:17.337   +04:18.503
11   MRRANDOM287   PEUGEOT 206 RALLY   08:45.745   +01:09.116   32:38.177   +04:39.343
12   BOOVOLARI   SUBARU IMPREZA (2001)   10:41.234   +03:04.605   35:29.058   +07:30.224
13   THE SALMON OF KNOWLEDGE   SUBARU IMPREZA (2001)   09:42.971   +02:06.342   35:44.946   +07:46.112
14   WESTBEEF   SUBARU IMPREZA S4 RALLY   10:30.182   +02:53.553   37:33.676   +09:34.842
15   PROJECT MIKE   FORD FOCUS RS RALLY 2001   30:00.000   +22:23.371   59:32.357   +31:33.523
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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby HFG Ben » 15 Sep 2020, 18:44

Let me guess, you got that from asking the Codemasters DBAs to extract a "really important report" from the server :P
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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby camp_bell » 15 Sep 2020, 18:57

Apologies, been a busy couple of days. Full results are now on the website.

Congratulations once again to @BlueSpearman, who also takes the championship lead, winning five stages and nearly 2 minutes clear of the pack! Dominant stuff. Everyone else seemed to have at least one bad stage and the midfield battle ebbed and flowed the entire way.
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Re: RRC3 Round 3 - Thousand Lakes Rally

Postby PJTierney » 16 Sep 2020, 12:41

HFG Ben wrote:Let me guess, you got that from asking the Codemasters DBAs to extract a "really important report" from the server :P

I copy/pasted it from the website :geek:
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