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  • alexis in greece
    started a topic IPS 2018 round 11 Athens

    IPS 2018 round 11 Athens

    At last the box containing the cars arrived safely yesterday.But first things first.
    I owe an apology to all entrants as recently things were not running as they should.But the summer (23 july)bushfires when 100 humans lost their lives seem to have affected me more than i initialy realised.Our summer home sustained non critical damage (around 30k euros worth) but most of all, next door neibhors ,13 y.o. boy (that my wife used to take to cinemas and playgrounds as mother was working hard) along with his oncle and grand parents were trapped and burned to death (along with another 22 people) a few meters from the sea as blinded by the smoke they could not see the passage to it.Then i got involved with the citizens coordination commitee (SEKMA) where we tried to convince authorities to do their duties.Just to give you an example against what we had to fight for, the escorts of hospitalised people had to pay for the seat for sitting next to them,we managed get it for free but it required serious efforts.What we could not achieve though was the public health system to cover the costs of special silicone sleeves needed after hospitalisation costing ~1000 euros /pair.Fortunately there have been privateer sponsors who covered the cost
    Now there is only a couple of individuals still hospitalised and some issues solved,a light depression treatment and i am back to normal or so i think.
    Just to make things more difficult the cars got stuck in Canada for about a month because of Canadian post strike and arrived to Oregon(penultimate round) just before Xmas adding further delays.

    As if we had not already enough problems,the box containing the cars landed Greek soil apparently on feb 4 but there has been a fierce exchange of emails with customs as they required an invoice.Finally a certified statement from Monte was the solution but they charged me TVA on postage cost and a clearing fee ,a total of 32 euros which is affordable.
    A visual check showed the following damages:
    -170 rear tyres rubbing the body
    -30 missing 1 exaust
    -9 drivers head loose in the box
    -64 front body post broken
    -33 hood loose in the box
    -25 decals scratched
    -46 roll bar colour flaked off
    -an exaust pipe found loose in the box
    My aim is to repair damaged cars and run a shakedown on Nick's track in the next few days and run qualifying before march 7 (that i fly off to London for babysitting duties) so the final round will be raced after march 21 that i return.
    Stay tuned

  • alexis in greece
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    Concourse standings:

    For rounds that have no score either the hosts did not deliver a score or scoring received was not in a usable format

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  • Ecurie Martini
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    Upon its eventual return, #6 will go immediately to the autopsy table to figure out what went wrong.

    EM

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  • alexis in greece
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    Standings by class








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  • alexis in greece
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    Overall standings

    or for better readability

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  • alexis in greece
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    Some comments on this round.It seems that several cars liked the anticlockwise version.Especially those that had the right balance to be able to lean on the border at the first corner after the bridge had a serious advantage.An example:

    I firmly believe that the best chassis this season was #54 ,but 111 could handle better than everyone else the said corner.
    Several cars struggled for grip.On a couple of cases ,#170&25 ,the cars struggled also on round 1,raced on this same track clockwise.It seems that Ninco tyres had better long term performance,#30,15,9 performed better than their average.Anyway it is of little importance as next year we are returning to control tyres.
    We had 1 accident,car #6 kept rollling and rolling then on the 1st lap of the last heat it had an excursion to the floor resulting to broken chassis.Car #68 lost one braid on the last heat thus the bad result.
    Until that moment PETER GUNN was leading the pack by half a lap but he had to surrender since the outer lane was much faster.

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  • alexis in greece
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    Some comments on this round.It seems that several cars liked the anticlockwise version.Especially those that had the right balance to be able to lean on the border at the first corner after the bridge had a serious advantage.An example:

    I firmly believe that the best chassis this season was #54 ,but 111 could handle better than everyone else the said corner.
    Several cars struggled for grip.On a couple of cases ,#170&25 ,the cars struggled also on round 1,raced on this same track clockwise.It seems that Ninco tyres had better long term performance,#30,15,9 performed better than their average.Anyway it is of little importance as next year we are returning to control tyres.
    We had 1 accident,car #6 kept rollling and rolling then on the 1st lap of the last heat it had an excursion to the floor resulting to broken chassis.Car #68 lost one braid on the last heat thus the bad result.
    Until that moment PETER GUNN was leading the pack by half a lap but he had to surrender since the outer lane was much faster.

    Some more action photos

















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  • alexis in greece
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    Additional photos




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  • alexis in greece
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    We got a bit late ,final results,standings and photos tomorow
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  • alexis in greece
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    Last night we raced the first half of the race,we had not enough hands so we raced the 2 center lanes ,Nick and his son Stavros driving and me marshalling.Some photos from the cars .not all of them as my camera run out of battery,but we will shoot some more tonight that we will race the 2 external lanes






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    I know that you are bitting your nails for results but i will give you only the top 3,54,98,60 ,because the downhill section on the outer lanes will make many cars suffer,especially 6 19,21 and 17

    But i will give you fastest laps table which is unllikely to change as the lanes we raced are easier

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  • alexis in greece
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    After many delays,both slot related and not ,we managed to run qualifying of the last round on Nick routed,copper braided track,anticlockwise.








    It is the first time we raced it in that direction and it prodused some unusual results.The critical section was dowhill bends that were a problem for many cars

    Nick drove all 32 cars,except #23 that had twisted braids and was desloting in every other corner,fixed for the race.Here are the results

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  • alexis in greece
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    The laptop is not going to be ready today (main reason being hangover from subdays celebrations for electoral victory) so race before the end of the week

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  • alexis in greece
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    Race postponed for tuesday due to hard disk crash after qualy run

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  • Ecurie Martini
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    Great! Thank you for starting my day by crossing something off my "worry" list.

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  • alexis in greece
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    Thanks Al,the good news is we are racing the last round friday.Things are geting smoother,repairs of our summer home ( main reason for my absence from slot activity) are almost complete and life is returning back to normal.

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