Congratulations to driver champions @GTPGhost and @PASM for GT500 and GT300, respectively. And congratulations to team champions Team GTF (GT500) and Team DVRT (GT300). Introduction Welcome to the first season of the Super GT Cup! Open invitation! This first season is intended to be a semi-casual introduction to GT6's online racing environment. It is modeled after PURE's previous Super GT and GT500 series. We'll be running the Nissan GT-R GT500 and Subaru BRZ GT300 Base Models together in one room for true multi-class Super GT racing action! There will be multiple divisions, or rooms, in the series made possible by our qualifying method, which runs as a time trial lone style qualifier in the week before a race, so spots are unlimited. SIGN UP HERE! If you aren't already registered on our racing database, please do that first of all here: http://pure.gate19.net/index.php?page=register After that, you can sign up for the series here: http://pure.gate19.net/index.php?page=series&sid=17&signup=1 Registration list: http://pure.gate19.net/sgtc17/checkreg.php Teams register by contacting me through PM with their team name, color, and members (4 per team). Green flag/race start time Sundays - 20.00 UTC | 12.00 PM Pacific Standard Time | Saturday 7.00 AM Australian Eastern Daylight Time Click here to view time in your area Schedule *Note, two schedules are made. The first schedule, the "back up" is a contingent we're running as long as the tire bug (where cars' performance is substantially slowed after pit stops) exists. The goal of the first schedule is to run races without the need for stopping for tires. We will switch to the original schedule as soon as the bug is fixed. Thank you for understanding.* Pre-season A. Apricot Hill - December 29th - 116km - 30 laps - Multi-class B. Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit - January 5th - 100km - 17 laps - Multi-class Back up scheduleRegular Season 1. Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit - Single Class January 12th - 75km + 75km heats - 12 laps each 2. Apricot Hill - Multi-class January 19th - 125km - 32 laps 3. Willow Springs International Raceway - Big Willow - Single Class January 26th - 75km + 75km heats - 19 laps each 4. Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit - Multi-class February 2nd - 125km - 21 laps 5. Ascari Full Track - Single Class February 9th - 125km - 23 laps 6. Dayonta Road Course (Day into night) - Multi-class February 16th - 150km - 26 laps - 7. Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit - Single Class February 23rd - 75km + 75km heats - 19 laps each 8. Suzuka - Multi-class March 2nd - 125km - 22 laps Original ScheduleRegular Season 1. Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit - Single Class January 12th - 150km - 24 laps 2. Apricot Hill - Multi-class January 19th - 150km - 39 laps 3. Willow Springs International Raceway - Big Willow - Single Class January 26th - 75km + 75km heats - 19 laps each 4. Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit - Multi-class February 2nd - 200km - 34 laps 5. Ascari Full Track - Single Class February 9th - 150km - 28 laps 6. Dayonta Road Course (Day into night) - Multi-class February 16th - 200km - 35 laps - 7. Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit - Single Class February 23rd - 75km + 75km heats - 19 laps each 8. Suzuka - Multi-class March 2nd - 250km - 43 laps (+ 1 formation lap) The second heat starting grid of dual heat rounds will be determined by results from the first heat. Teams Placeholder Lobby Settings Room Room Mode - Practice/Race Room Privacy - Public Race Quality - Very High Voice Chat Quality - Disabled Fixed Room Host - Unfixed Maximum Number of Participants - 16 Course Settings Everything default except number of laps Weather settings will not be generally used for any races but this is still up for discussion among the drivers when visiting tracks that feature it. Race Settings Start type - Grid Start; Grid Order: Fastest First (N/A to our rolling start format) Boost - Off Penalty - None Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption - Normal Grip Reduction on Wet Track/Track Edge - Real Minimum Number of Pit Stops - 0 Require Tire Type Change - Off Race Finish Delay - 180 seconds Visible Damage - On Mechanical Damage - Light Slipstream Strength - Real Car Selection Method: Garage; Car Filter: Filter by Performance Settings PP Limit - (GT300 cars will be let in first, followed by GT500 according to maximum PP with an oil change.) BRZ: 518 GT-R: 584 Max Power Limit - BRZ Room HP: 364 (Actual HP: 361) GT-R Room HP: 522 (Actual HP: 518) Minimum Weight (kgs) - BRZ: 1,150 GT-R: 1,100 Drivetrain - FR Tires - Racing: Hard Nitrous - Prohibited Vehicle Tuning - Prohibited Limit Driving Options Skid Recovery Force - Prohibited Active Steering - Prohibited Active Stability Management (ASM) - Prohibited Driving Line - Prohibited Traction Control - Prohibited ABS - Available Qualifying Live week-long official observed sole qualifying One outlap, two timed laps, one chance per week only, besides 'Super Pole Position' rules. The deadline for qualifying is 2 hours prior to the race start. All qualifying must be done in public rooms. Pre-qualifying specification checks must be performed before every qualifying attempt. Team mates may under no circumstance qualify eachother. Drivers are at no point allowed to drive backwards unless told to do so by an observing marshal. Only selected PURE officials may observe and record qualifying runs/times. Stewards/marshals do not need to have another official present in order to qualify, only an observing member. All times must be submitted to both the PURE results mini-site as well as posted in this thread for confirmation. Always save your replay in case your laps come under review for cross reference. Track boundary notes The following rules apply to all track boundaries for all races in SGTC: Two tires must remain in contact with hard racing surface track at all times. Curbing/rumble strips and most hard surfaces attached to white boundary lines are track, different considerations may be made at certain tracks. Concrete patches, "greencrete", or turf and other run off is not considered to be track. White lines and curb/rumble strip edges are considered track. Even if you only have two tires on the very limit, (to be reviewed and confirmed by officials) it will be considered clean. These rules are, of course, the same for both regular season qualifying and races. Race fastest laps must be reviewed in order to be confirmed clean and have the driver rewarded. Race and qualifying officials Marshal - our eyes in the race and what used to be known as qualifying "stewards." They can report incidents they are not involved in. All officials above this position are also considered acting Marshals in that they can also run qualifying sessions. @R1600Turbo @Green (GTP_GREEN) @Müle (MULE_9242) @OwensRacing (OwensRacing) @Petros (tpe_rus) @Sail IC (johnkiller2) @SkengD @PhaedrusSocrate @nissman @basse101 @Andil @Spurgy 777 @Third Reign @Jash Steward - only a select few number of members that will work with each other in order to investigate and settle matters of incidents during races, if a steward is involved in the incident the rest of us will make a new thread in which we will debate the details without them. They were chosen by experience and able dedication and the list can change at any time. Contact them or the Core members in order to follow up on your incidents during racing. @Aderrrm (GTP_Aderrrm) @carracerptp (carracerptp) @paulmac2k9 (GTP_PaulMac) @SuperSic (tony1311) @CSLACR (GTP_CSL) Core members - these are your administrators, have final say on all incidents (again, unless they're involved in one of them), and dedicate themselves to driving the future of Pure in its racing and its expansion. In SGTC we will be the rule makers, discipliners, and will be the ones responsible for completing all penalty reviews for a race and posting the summary for them in the main GTP thread. @Denilson (chorda) @Dr_Watson (TnJF) @outlaw4rc (outlaw4rc) @twistedfirework (GTP_Twist) @Wardez (Wardez) All times will be submitted to and collected on a related website interface created by PURE members. All stewards are required to save the replay. Further procedure detail explained here for reference: http://pure.gate19.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=728&p=12570#p12570 Raceday Pre-race If a driver sets a qualifying time and is not sure whether they can make the race, we will wait up to 2 hours before the race start for the driver to say whether they will make the race or not. If the driver does not check in we will assume he can not make it and sort the grids appropriately.This gives us 1 hour before Connect time to sort the 2 rooms. The absent driver's qualifying time will be erased and he'll be put at the back in D2 if there's space. If not, he can't race. Anyone who had a time lower than the driver who dropped out will move up the grid(s) accordingly. 1st driver outside D2 takes D2:16. No room switching after the 2 hour prior to race start deadline is reached. Pre-race briefings by the room host will begin around 10 minutes before green flag start time. We expect all drivers warming up on the track to mind and respect this precedent by removing themselves from the track and doing final preparations (setting up your transmission or other settings for the race). At this time, the room host must make sure the regulations and race settings are set properly for the race (check laps, check damage, collisions, etc.) so that the race can start immediately after checks are done from the pits. Race The race will be started, once the countdown is clear all GT500 cars must stay in position. GT300 cars will then do a few passes of the track (unlimited speed) in order to lap the GT500 cars according to the prescribed amount of laps the organizers have chosen for that particular round. This could be anywhere from a couple of laps to more than 4. The goal with this head start lapping procedure is to make sure that both the GT500 cars and GT300 cars finish their races within time. If you simply allow GT300 and GT500 to race starting on the same lap, the GT300 cars will be lapped multiple times by the end of the race, making them unable to finish under time, adversely affecting their race results. After the GT300 cars have completed their head start run the GT300 cars will file into their respective grid positions and line up behind the GT500 field. The GT500 field will then sort themselves into their grid positions if they haven't already and start off on the main formation lap at the proper pace of 100 kmh / 62 mph with the GT300 field following a few car lengths behind. The race will then start normally at the pre-determined starting point (not always the start/finish line - this will always be noted in the pre-race briefing each week) Race Restart Rules If a driver, or multiple drivers, drop out of the race, and the first lap has not been completed, anyone is free to say they're dropping out to the lobby and do so. All hosts and drivers will be required to wait to exactly 15 minutes after the actual start of the race (in case it's a late start) for the affected drivers to return and report on their troubles. Affected drivers must communicate their situation, and whether they can participate or not, in a timely manner. If, for whatever reason, a driver is completely offline and does not respond to messaging or is not active on the forums then the 15 minute buffer will go on as usual. After this wait the room will assume the driver is unable to race due to technical difficulties, and the race will go on. If three or more cars are involved in first lap incidents due to extenuating circumstances (lag, hardware failures, glitches, black screens) the race will be allowed to restart. Any driver can use the text chat to request a restart during the race. Simply call out for one and the host or acting leader can confirm the restart to the rest of the room. This restart will simply be another formation lap of the non-damaged cars while the damaged drivers repair their vehicles in the pits. The race will "restart" once every one is back in order at the same point it regularly started at on the track. All drivers must line back up in regular starting grid order according to qualifying times. If there was a clear offender that caused the crash, the room may elect to have the driver start at the back, or be ejected from the race entirely. Rolling Start Etiquette A staggered double-file line is used for our rolling start for the first lap after which the race will begin at the pre-determined starting point. (First time pole sitters will be contacted for confirmation of the following regulations) The leader must act as herder, they must not pre-maturely advance from the group, it is their job to keep the pace slow enough until all cars are in position then proceed to formation speed. Even pace at 100 kmh / 62 mph. The pole leader must wait for the grid to line up behind them completely on the start straight before starting the race by applying full throttle at the pre-determined track race starting mark (may not always be the regular start/finish line). No weaving is allowed during formation lap. You must not overlap the car ahead of you. Do not pass any car until you're past the point the pole sitter started the race at. Jump starters will be given warnings or penalties depending on severity. If a driver is damaged on formation then the damaged driver must communicate this through text chat and continue at a reasonable speed to the pit area. The other cars will continue on as normal and the damaged car(s) can join the group as they come around for their first lap. At this point the formation lap will continue on for a second lap after which the race will begin. If it happens once more, the same contingency will be applied and a third formation lap will go on. After this, no more "formation restarts" will be acceptable and the affected drivers must either retire or start far behind the group. Drivers experiencing extreme lag will be asked to leave so the other drivers can race. If, for any reason, a driver misses the formation start and stays behind still on the track the race will not go on, it must be restarted to eliminate the obstacle. Championship 8 rounds, 2 dropped rounds taking only your best 6 results. No winner's ballast. 1 point for pole position, 2 points for fastest lap, fastest lap can be counted in either division. There are four drivers per team maximum. Half points will be given for each race in the two heat format. Points are regular for enduro's. Only top two scoring drivers on each team, each race, will score teams' championship points. Two drivers' and teams' championships for GT500 and GT300. Drivers' championship Each driver will score championship points in any race which they compete regardless of where they finish inside their team. The driver's championship is an individual effort which is independent of the team championship. The individual score will be comprised of a "base score" and augmented by a merit based bonus point system. Each driver's top five scores of the seven races will make up their season total. Full explanation of the scoring system here: http://pure.gate19.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=728&p=12573#p12573 Team championship Only the top two scoring drivers on each team each weekend will score team points. Team points combine the regular drivers' championship points between the two top scoring drivers and applies it to their teams' championship total score, podium bonuses are included but not fastest lap or pole position bonus points. Retirements If a driver wants to give up, under a non-emergency situation, they should find clear track (no cars) and proceed safely to the pits. Park your car in the stall by pushing "start" as you're entering pit lane. Do not simply push start after you decide to quit and leave it be. This causes your car to become a potentially dangerous moving obstacle. This will be grounds for a disqualification for the race and possible follow up penalties. You must complete 75% of the race distance in order to be ranked among the point finishers of the race. Positions for multiple DNF drivers will be ranked according to time of retirement. Machines *Perform oil changes in order to reach maximum power. But remember, there is no longer an engine "break in" period in GT6, so this is the most power you'll get while still staying inside tuning prohibited stock settings.* Nissan GT-R GT500 Base Model '08 584pp - 518hp - 1,100kgs Subaru BRZ GT300 Base Model '12 518pp - 361hp - 1,150kgs Multi-class Racing Etiquette Please watch the following videos describing how to act properly around other classes in a multi-class race. In short: it is the responsibility of the faster to class to make the pass safe, the slower class cars must stay predictable, that means DO NOT attempt to move out of the way for cars unless under extreme circumstances such as a large group of cars fighting through, otherwise, stay in your racing line and the faster car will work around you: Penalties Full detail behind our penalty system here: http://pure.gate19.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=728&p=12574#p12574 Note: this is a suggestion guideline for stewards to judge racing incidents by. Stewards may change time penalties at their discretion depending on the incident. Contact with both parties involved in the incidents to give them a chance to say their piece will be made before the penalties are made public. Once penalties are given out, they can not be reversed or altered unless it's an extreme case. /Incident Penalty Outline / Time penalties 1 - Using an illegal car specification - Disqualification 2 - Over-stepping more than two tires past track boundaries more than three times during a race - 20 seconds 3 - Disregarding pre-defined 'hard' boundaries such as pit lane entry and exit markings - 20 seconds 4 - False race start/Jump start - 20 seconds 5 - Avoidable contact resulting in lost time and not yielding position back to victim * - 30 seconds 6 - Avoidable contact resulting in damage - 40 seconds 7 - Illegal blocking/blue flag rule/forcing drivers off track** - 25 seconds 8 - Not yielding position(s) gained through course cutting - 10 seconds 9 - Rejoining track from out of bounds resulting in blocking race traffic - 10 seconds 10 - Sustained aggressive driving or rule breaking*** - First detailed warning, followed by the racer in question being put on "probation" status. 11 - Committing any offense while under probation - Championship disqualification How to self-serve or otherwise resolve the incidents during the race, effectively ridding or severely reducing penalties, classifying the accident a racing incident 1 - Not applicable. 2 - Let off the throttle by at least 50% for at least 3 seconds after cutting, do more so at your own discretion if a more severe cut has taken place. 3 - See 2. If cutting on pit entry, simply either hold yourself in the pit stall for three seconds after release (use the start button) or give a slow start coming out of the pits by using less than 50% throttle for at least 3 seconds. 4 - Either get back in line or give back positions gained. If you caused the field to al jump start in a mess, the formation lap must be reformed and corrected on the next lap. 5 - Wait for the victim to re-gain control and start again behind them. You are not to attempt a re-pass until going past two major (numbered) corners. 6 - Wait for the victim to re-gain control and start again behind them. You are not to attempt a re-pass until going past two major (numbered) corners. 7 - Wait for the victim to re-gain control and start again behind them. You are not to attempt a re-pass until going past two major (numbered) corners. 8 - Allow the driver to safely re-take their position before the following lap ends. 9 - Allow all drivers past and start behind them. (See #5) 10 - If it’s apparent enough to the driver, simply serving a self-sustained 15 second pit box hold penalty will resolve the issue on track. 11. Not applicable *The rule for yielding positions is that you must wait for the car you affected to rejoin or otherwise reorient themselves into the race on track no matter how long it takes for them to do so. Once they are on an effective course either to continue the race or make their way to pit lane for repairs you are allowed to overtake normally as per OLR rules. **Blue flag rules state that lapped drivers, in the same class, must do their best to allow the leaders an unobstructed racing line. If the lapping car approaches the back-marker during mid-corner or if in a group of multiple back-markers then they must be treated the same as in a mixed class race with said driver(s) being the lower class - this means the lapping driver must follow basic multi-class racing etiquette, allow the drivers to hold regular lines and overtake at the safest following opportunity. *** Being warned the second time will incur a championship points penalty of a value equal to 7th place position in the championship. A third warning will put the driver in probation therein by committing any subsequent offence will cause them disqualification from the championship.