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Old 06-04-2010, 08:19 PM   #1
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So I was watching some racing on rclive.com tonight and was confused on how the "pace" colums works. the fastest drivers in a race would show a pace of 10/5:23 ect...

My question is how can you have a time greater than 5 minutes when it is only a 5 minute race?

Also how can you do a ten lap pace in a five minute race with an average lap time of over 30 seconds?
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So I was watching some racing on rclive.com tonight and was confused on how the "pace" colums works. the fastest drivers in a race would show a pace of 10/5:23 ect...

My question is how can you have a time greater than 5 minutes when it is only a 5 minute race?

Also how can you do a ten lap pace in a five minute race with an average lap time of over 30 seconds?
because on the ninth lap they crossed the line at 4:59 or lower so they got to go an extra lap making them able to go to 10 laps. so basically if they cross the loop with less than 5 min they can go an extra lap.
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because on the ninth lap they crossed the line at 4:59 or lower so they got to go an extra lap making them able to go to 10 laps. so basically if they cross the loop with less than 5 min they can go an extra lap.
OK that makes sense. So a person with a 10/5:10 would be faster than someone with a 10/5:11.

Thanks for clearing that up. I must be tired
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Lap 1 30.00 = 1/30.00
Lap 2 30.00 = 2/1:00.00
Lap 3 30.00 = 3/1:30.00
Lap 4 30.00 = 4/2:00.00
Lap 5 30.00 = 5/2:30.00
Lap 6 30.00 = 6/3:00.00
Lap 7 30.00 = 7/3:30.00
Lap 8 30.00 = 8/4:00.00
Lap 9 30.00 = 9/4:30.00
Lap 10 29.90= 10/4:59.90
Lap 11 30.00 = 11/5:29.90
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OK that makes sense. So a person with a 10/5:10 would be faster than someone with a 10/5:11.

Thanks for clearing that up. I must be tired
yes sir. they will, just by a second,man they were close
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Thats not close you forgot about the guy that came in a 10/5:10.122
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yup, if you can shave those 10 seconds off you'll be in the 11 lap crowd, something like 11/5:29.456 ish. you can tell by the end of the first qualifier how far you are from the next lap. 10 seconds or less and you have a shot, thats about 1 less wreck per heat. if you run clean and are 10 seconds off the next lap, just stay consistent.
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Also how can you do a ten lap pace in a five minute race with an average lap time of over 30 seconds?
Wanted to point out another mathematical oddity. Here is my original breakdown:

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Lap 1 30.00 = 1/30.00
Lap 2 30.00 = 2/1:00.00
Lap 3 30.00 = 3/1:30.00
Lap 4 30.00 = 4/2:00.00
Lap 5 30.00 = 5/2:30.00
Lap 6 30.00 = 6/3:00.00
Lap 7 30.00 = 7/3:30.00
Lap 8 30.00 = 8/4:00.00
Lap 9 30.00 = 9/4:30.00
Lap 10 29.90= 10/4:59.90
Lap 11 30.00 = 11/5:29.90
With those laptimes, my average laptime would actually be slightly less than 30 seconds, but can you go 11 with an average longer than 30? Yes you can. Here is how:

Lap 1 30.00 = 1/30.00
Lap 2 30.00 = 2/1:00.00
Lap 3 30.00 = 3/1:30.00
Lap 4 30.00 = 4/2:00.00
Lap 5 30.00 = 5/2:30.00
Lap 6 30.00 = 6/3:00.00
Lap 7 30.00 = 7/3:30.00
Lap 8 30.00 = 8/4:00.00
Lap 9 30.00 = 9/4:30.00
Lap 10 29.90= 10/4:59.90
Lap 11 35.10 = 11/5:35.00

Here, my really slow last lap caused by average to go up. My average laptime now would be longer than 30 seconds but since it came AFTER crossing the line for the 10th lap BEFORE time expired, I still get an 11 lap run.
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