2.4 Hour Online Enduro set for April 29th at Laguna Seca

April 15th, 2012 by EDK

GTP_Registry to host Laguna Seca Enduro!

GTPlanet’s Official Online Racing Registry is hosting a 2.4 Hour online endurance race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday, April 29th.  Fittingly, the race will feature 2 classes of Mazda race cars at their namesake track.  The legendary 787B, winner of the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans, has been selected at the LMP Class car, while the DLC provided RX-7 Touring Car will be the GT Class runner.  Entrants will have their choice of either car, with finishing order being recorded for the overall event and each respective class.  This event is building on the success of our very first endurance feature at Spa Francorchamps, on March 25th.

Check out the main event thread for race specifics and discussion.  Qualifying is open until April 22nd for LMP entrants and until April 26th for GT Class drivers.  Two support races of approximately 1 hour each will take place on Saturday, April 28th.  Please keep in mind that only qualified, GTP_Registry Members are allowed to participate.

Next Weekly WRS Online Event

WRS Online Week 32 will take place on Wednesday, April 18th, with convenient start times for members in both the European and North American regions.  This week’s combo is a reprisal of a classic WRS event, Week 34′s British Invasion, featuring the ’10 Jaguar XKR Coupe at Daytona Road Course.  Again, only qualified GTP_Registry members can participate.  If you’re already in the registry and want to join us, visit the thread and sign up for this week’s event!

WRS Week 62 is Posted!

The next WRS Time Trial is up and running, with several GTP_Registry members already taking part.  This week’s race features a highly tuned version of the ’08 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG, on a classic original circuit, Grand Valley East.  This highly challenging event requires many power upgrades, and allows for all other tuning parts to be installed, including race suspension and race transmission.   Participants are free to select their own tune, or they can check out our GT5 Tuning Forums to look for something that will suit their needs.

The deadline for this week’s race is Monday, April 23rd,  and only qualified, GTP_Registry Members are allowed to participate.  If you are eligible and decide to run this week’s event, be sure to post your splits in the thread, to compare to your fellow drivers and see how you stack up on our leaderboard.

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  1. Amazing race guys. That was epic.

  2. Shockvalue88

    Probably gonna do this one. Laguna seca is one of my favs.

  3. Super Novi

    Seems cool, I might register tomorrow. Hopefully the race will start at noon or somewhere around there.

    • Super Novi

      Actually, I can’t. I have to make a new account, I won’t have a 787B in time :/

  4. Maddens Raiders

    It never fails. Everytime there is an event like this, I’m going out of town on business. Dammit! Good luck to all just the same.

  5. Slonkoo

    Hey guys, am trying to enter to Laguna Seca Enduro and need some help.
    *What division are you listed under in the official registry?* ?????? division what? and where to find it?
    somebody to help? thx

  6. kartracer2442

    so the top 8 or so people from each class in qualifying will get to race?

    • We run more than one lounge, so the top 14 drivers will be in the top lounge, those below that mark will be in the lower lounge. We alternate classes in that regard, so we have mixed class racing in each lounge.

      We limit lobbies to 14 total, as we have found too many bugs to be present with any more drivers. As it is, with 14, we have the mics disabled.

  7. Since you can enter with 16 cars to the race I suggest to leave 8 places for 787B, and 8 for the TC RX-7.

    Also I think would be great if you could use different cars but limited on the tyre option, Performance Points, HP…. that would be really interesting, but I understand the purpose of the host on using the same cars.

    I will see if I can enter on this race… good luck to everyone.

    Great idea.

  8. Zyo2008

    im a little confused in how to register for this race, do i have to create a PSN account that starts with “GTP_” and then my name? i can’t race with my regular account which is the one that has everything?

    • It’s answered below, but to repeat… you need to be a member of the registry to enter, which requires having a GTP_Tag account.

  9. IRONBULL

    If this was a 6, 8, or 12hr event I could see it, but not another 24hr event on a 6-yr old copy and paste game with unreliable servers and abunch of old standard cars. Please PD, get outta here with this no life crap. 24hrs pfft yea right.

    • IRONBULL

      Nevermind my tapatalk sux today. 2.4 hours got it!!! I still hate PD but 2.4hrs is better 24. Servers ul probably still freeze at some point during the race.

    • Always a risk, but we managed the 2.4 hour race without many problems last month. Out of 27 drivers that started the event across two lounges there was a single DC, no noticeable lag, no invisible driver issues and great racing for 2.4 hours. Let’s hope for the same this month.

    • Quakebass

      It seems that you’re blaming the race length on PD, when this race is being hosted and created by GTP members…

  10. Good luck with all the ramming idiots and over-tuned cars.

    • We ran the Spa event in March, and I’m only aware of 1 incident of contact in 2.4 hours of racing, across 2 lobbies, with 27 drivers participating. And that was incidental contact between classes, an error in judgement on the part of the LMP driver.

      We’re running one of these cars in stock specification, and the other car has been de-tuned to about 90% of its potential power. How are the cars over tuned?

    • mcfizzle

      You have to be a part of the GTP_ registry to take part and by joining it you agree to clean racing among other rules. The race pace is fast but people are respectful at the same time. If an LMP driver can’t make a pass safely on a GT car they wait until they can. Therefore there are very few incindents and usually minor at that. We are all comfortable racing together because we practice together and run short races, where we learn what can and can’t do with thesse cars together on the track. Most of us probably have 10 plus hours together on the track before race weekend. It’s some awesome racing. That’s why we don’t have to worry about idiots crashing all over the place.

  11. Nitrousjunky

    How do I register for the event. I manage an international league with 56 active members plus 84 non active members, we race in 4 lobbies with a championships that lasts 14 weeks. One race every week. Our top 5 drivers have broken a few GTPlanet records and we want to put our skills to the test. Our league is already 1 year old and we are ready for the next step.

    • Read the event thread linked in the news article. The first order of business is to join the GTP registry which requires creating a GTP tag PSN account and submitting the registry qualifier. The third post in the event thread details the steps you need to take with links for more information.

  12. 787b stealth car?

  13. How does one become a member of the registry? I wanna take part. :D

    • create an account starting with GTP_your name

      eg my second account is GTP_N99GT…

  14. Felipe Jardim

    Does that mean i have to use a GTP_(Username) format if i register for this?

    • Yes, you need to be a member of the registry to enter, which requires having a GTP_Tag account.

  15. Quakebass

    I only just noticed that the “GTPlanet.net” sign in the back ground isn’t usually there… usually its a green “Rolex” sign… Nice PhotoShopping!

    • That’s Hydro’s work in photoshop. Check out the other pics in the main event thread and you’ll find a few more… some obvious and some so subtle most people don’t notice.

  16. You guys (GTPlanet), do not know anything about cars, since when does the Mazda 787B belongs to the LMP1 class ???
    Far as I know the Mazda 787B belong to Group C… (-_-)

    • A_Higher_Place

      I Can’t stand how these cars are in the same class on this game. Group C was way more powerful than LMP and is to this day.

      I’m sure the typo in this thread was no harm meant

    • We’ve called it the LMP class as a general simplification for the purposes of event to event planning. We won’t have it running against other cars of the same class, and it’s been de-tuned for the purposes of our event (as it was when it originally ran at Le Mans) so the designation of LMP may technically be inaccurate, but not for our purposes.

    • OK… (^_^)

  17. Dr.Frogg

    Mazda buddies!

  18. Amac500

    Wish that gt5 let us make our own liveries, or even just change the number and colors on the cars. A bunch of the same looking 787Bs gets bothersome, just being same paint and number in multiple cars. But oh well, maybe GT6

  19. TheeFrogmanlego

    Yay no live stream, i felt ripped of when i went to see it… it was horrible… * the 24 hours of nur*

  20. 24 hours not 2.4

    • It’s a 2.4 hour race. It’s intended to simulate the long, real life endurance races. But keep in mind that each driver will be driving the entire race. We have a “simulated” driver change, but no backup drivers.

  21. RB26 2jz

    Nice, sounds like hell… fun

  22. RB26 2jz

    Nice, sounds like hell…
    Fun

  23. ProtegeDrifter

    Can’t wait, hope its not like the Nurb one :/

    • mcfizzle

      I don’t know how the 24 Hour Enduro went but the 2.4 Hour Mixed Class Enduro at Spa went great, and I expect the same for this race also. There were 27 participants across two lobbies and there some very good and fast racing and very few incidents. The week leading up to race was a lot of fun as there were one shot 2 or 3 lap depedning on class qualifying runs putting pressure on the drivers, tons of practices with 8+ drivers, and short races to prepare for mixed class racing. The WRS guys do an excellent job of organizing and running these races, just like they always do.

      Anyone on the fence about joining the registry, now is the time to do it.

    • f1_stig

      @mcfizzle the 24 hour race was terrible. most of the teams dropped out.

    • Ealirendur

      … which had nothing whatsoever in common with this event, or the previous very successful Spa Enduro, other than the word “Enduro”. These guys even *gasp* …. Practise!

      There will likely be at least one livestream, but it’s possible that it/they will be entirely from a participant’s perspective.

    • Yeah I’m participating in the race in the top class, and I’ll be streaming my whole race, with commentary.

    • Heathenpride

      The Nurb race was the first attempt at an online 24hr race that I’m aware of and it went really well with some expected teething issues.

      Those who dropped out were tech issues or forfeits, can’t help it when a team withdraws mid race can you? Not the organisers fault that some teams underestimated the toughness of the event.

      Plus, four teams just failed to turn up – FOUR. How is that to be blamed on the organisers?

      Live feed: Been said a hundred times already but still folks just don’t get it: The main purpose of that feed was for the managers not viewers and all managers agreed that it suited the purpose.

      C’mon guys, instead of rubbishing the event why not actually see it for what it is, the first of many that will get better with time.


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