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Post 26 Feb 2021, 8:02 am

Ten drivers were on the grid for a test of the Reims-Gueux track, pulled out of F1 history by Doug Schulz.

Here's the track, as modified for TTS:

Note the split in the corner at Virage Thillois. Doug developed it this way to represent how cars would frequently run off the track here and re-enter. We house-ruled that if a crash occurred in either segment, it would only impact that segment. Yes, this mattered.
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Post 26 Feb 2021, 8:41 am

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The Grid


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T0: Bids are on the board and the drivers are waiting for the lights to go out.
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Post 26 Feb 2021, 8:50 am

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T1: Half the field pushes the start.


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T2: Brent gets the initiative but then late brakes before the corner. Uh oh... failure and now he's on 0 brakes. How long will that last?


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T3: Back markers spend wear in Calvaire.
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Post 26 Feb 2021, 8:54 am

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T4: Doug, Brent, & Rob with a 3-wide out front.


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T5: Brent is avoiding the brake pedal.


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T6: Doug gets a slip from the brake-less blue car. Chris gets inside of Rob for 3rd at Virage Muizon.
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Post 26 Feb 2021, 8:59 am

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T7: Jim & Kevin clear Muizon for 2 each.


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T8: Tim opts for Kevin's tail, hoping he'll drop the hammer.


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T9: A conga line in front of RN 31.
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Post 26 Feb 2021, 9:04 am

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T10: The leaders line up for the hairpin. The chase pack goes 3-wide.


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T11: It's getting crowded in front of Virage Thillois.


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T12: Brent shreds whatever brakes he had left and has to retire.
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Post 26 Feb 2021, 9:09 am

Note: The turn marker at T15 is off by one (it says 16) and will remain one ahead for the remainder. You were right, Rando!

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T13: The back-markers clear hairpin, some having to late brake.


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T14: Mike misplots!


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T15: Jim uses his big chip to force pass Rando, who is waving him by.
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Post 26 Feb 2021, 9:33 am

Wear count at the start of Lap 2

Mike 5
Kevin 3
Rob 2
Rando 3
Tim 5
Jim 6
Chris 3
Doug 7
Russ 2

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T16: The back markers are 3-wide in Calvaire.


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T17: Rob spins in the Annie Bousquet, forcing traffic to the middle lane.


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T18: A conga line in front of Boutelle Nord. Russ crashes out in Bousquet.
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Post 26 Feb 2021, 9:39 am

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T19: With a clogged Boutelle Nord, Jim fails a late brake test.


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T20: Doug gets separation from the chase pack and is a turn ahead.


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T21: The marauding horde clears Virgage Muizon. Well, except Mike.
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Post 26 Feb 2021, 9:43 am

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T22: Kevin gets away from the pack, jammed up in front of La Garenne. Tim's lost acceleration with some engine damage.


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T23: The chasers get organized on the RN 31 approach.


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T24: Mike plays catch up at 200.
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Post 26 Feb 2021, 9:52 am

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T25: Kevin's lack of wear is a tad concerning to the chasers.


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T26: With too much speed, Rob dives into the run-off lane and crashes into a farmhouse. With few choices, Chris follows Rob into the village.


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T27: Chris is out of the village. Jim clears the hairpin and passes Kevin. Tim crashes in the hairpin. Rando passes his avoidance test but, alas, Mike does not and spins.
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Post 26 Feb 2021, 9:56 am

After Turn 28, the order of finish could not change.

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T28: Congratulations, Doug! Kevin damages his engine.


1st: Doug
2nd: Jim
3rd: Rando
4th: Kevin
5th: Chris
6th: Mike
DNF Brent (brakes)
DNF Russ (crash)
DNF Rob (crash)
DNF Tim (crash)

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The order of finish.