Portable Driver's Advisor - 2018

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:46 am
I have posted the latest revision of the PDA.

Here: http://driverinfo.johnnesbitt.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:41 am
Thanks for that great effort. Much appreciated by all I'm sure. Cheers - Jim
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:04 am
Hi John,
Thank you for putting together these guides.
In reading the PDA I noted the following:

If a car drops out of place during the pace lap(s), all cars that were behind it in the
column (left or right) advance a place to fill the gap. This is not a pass under yellow.


This rule as written I believe provides an unfair advantage to the cars allowed to move forward.

As an example in the last race I did I was in P2 on the pace lap in and the pole sitter spun warming his tires. Using this rule the 3rd place car would slot into P1 and everyone else in that column would also move forward. This seems wrong especially when the cars are as as closely matched as we are. Doing a full row shift forward affects everyone in the column that doesn't move up by dropping them down 1 position. I would think the 1 car length gap would be preserved and no one should move.

Steve Pence if you are reading this, perhaps this should be discussed during drivers meetings.
Jim Regan
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:03 am
JFR wrote:Hi John,
Thank you for putting together these guides.
In reading the PDA I noted the following:

If a car drops out of place during the pace lap(s), all cars that were behind it in the
column (left or right) advance a place to fill the gap. This is not a pass under yellow.


This rule as written I believe provides an unfair advantage to the cars allowed to move forward.

As an example in the last race I did I was in P2 on the pace lap in and the pole sitter spun warming his tires. Using this rule the 3rd place car would slot into P1 and everyone else in that column would also move forward. This seems wrong especially when the cars are as as closely matched as we are. Doing a full row shift forward affects everyone in the column that doesn't move up by dropping them down 1 position. I would think the 1 car length gap would be preserved and no one should move.

Steve Pence if you are reading this, perhaps this should be discussed during drivers meetings.
Jim Regan


Life is tough. That's the rule. :D If a gap was left due to somebody in the row dropping out (or spinning out etc) it would be harder for the starter to judge the cars being lined up 2x2 for start and the gap ahead would provide valuable room for somebody to accelerate early.

Corollary to that rule is if it happens, you can not regain or make up your position on the pace lap, that would be PUY.
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