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@JamCar0ne
Nice to have you in D1. Had some good moments on the track last night with you.

I think one of our Alpines might have lost a side mirror on this straight.

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Grid of 10 cars makes a world of difference. Good battles up front (so I hear..) and good battles at the back.
 


Here are the unofficial results from our league night on April 7, 2024

Click here for this season's points standings and click a tab at the bottom for more detail.

Click here if the data linked above has already been archived and you would like to view it.


Division 1
  1. GTP_Worstdriver --- voted to eliminate Round 2 - 90 (102.86 for Prize A)
  2. Nic-KL ------------ voted to eliminate Round 1 - 89 (102.86 for Prize C)
  3. A_Mindful_Place --- voted to eliminate Round 2
  4. Kgffty ------------ voted to eliminate Round 2
  5. Dragonwhisky ------ voted to eliminate Round 2
  6. DRD_Niagara ------- voted to eliminate Round 1
  7. JamCar0ne --------- voted to eliminate Round 3
  8. RacingChamp30 ----- voted to eliminate Round 2
  9. AKZL298 ----------- voted to eliminate Round 1
  10. SomnusMor --------- voted to eliminate Round 2
Division 2
  1. Gurney_67 --------- voted to eliminate Round 2 - 90.1 (77.22 for Prize B)
  2. Flyingdisc315 ----- voted to eliminate Round 1
  3. Canoworms1 -------- voted to eliminate Round 1
  4. TokenTimmy -------- voted to eliminate Round 2
  5. Tex_Hill ---------- voted to eliminate Round 2
  6. Skills_19657 ------ voted to eliminate Round 1
  7. cesarr64 ---------- voted to eliminate Round 2
  8. Stinkysalamisub --- did not submit a vote
The round that received the most elimination votes was:
Round 2 - Bulgari Aluminium Vision Gran Turismo (RH) at Deep Forest Raceway - Reverse - S10 Dawn (10 laps)
Therefore the entire combo has been dropped from next week's line-up. Since @Worst_Driver wins Prize A, he gets to choose an entirely new car and track combo to replace it.

The round that received the second most elimination votes was:
Round 1 - Alpine A110 '17 (SM) at Kyoto Driving Park Yamagiwa - S01 Early Morning (8 laps)
This means either the car or the track will be replaced for next week's line-up. Since @Gurney67 gets Prize B, he has the option to freeze the car or the track, or he can give that option to the Prize C winner. If he gives the freeze away, then he gets to decide what car or track replaces the part of the combo that is left unfrozen by the Prize C winner.

Prize C goes to @Nicktune so he gets whichever option the Prize B winner does not select.

Preliminary prize winners, please don't announce your prize selection until all incident reports have been filed and it has been confirmed that you don't have any penalties. It's also recommended that you review the SNAIL combo history and other data on our car and track history so that you can get an idea how many times we've raced each car and track. Please remember that originality is always appreciated, so picking cars and/or tracks that we've never raced is a plus (but not required). What's more important is that you thoroughly test any combo that you are considering before making it your official selection. For example, any car you select must not hit its rev limiter at any point during a race (even in a draft).

IMPORTANT: When posting your Prize A or Prize B selection, please list the complete in-game name of the car and/or track you are selecting. For example, if you want to choose the Integra Type R as your car selection, post "Honda Integra Type R (DC2) '98". If you want to select Monza for your track, post "Autodromo Nazionale Monza". Being specific helps us to update the lineup accurately and also helps avoid any confusion among the drivers. Also, please be sure to list the HP and Weight (LBS) of any car you select. For track selections, include the time of day (e.g: 09:00 Clear) or else it will be left to default.

Car Selection Guidelines
See Section 3 of the SNAIL OLR, Policies and Guidelines.

Track Selection Guidelines
See Section 3.1 of the SNAIL OLR, Policies and Guidelines
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I just want to say R1R1 last night was epic. @TokenTimmy caught much of the action, including the close finish between myself, @Gurney67 and @Chiochansan I have never experienced that level of intensity before. It was a real treat to be that close for that long. It was also a real stressor.

Anyway, here's some pics of D2 NOT from round 1. OK. I had to include that first one because I wrote the caption last night before Token's post.

Lap 8 of 8. "Ordinarily, by this time I'm lapping totally on my own. Who are these people?!"
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Round 2 had it's issues at the end of the back straight. As can be seen by all the drivers going through the drive through dent lane.
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I wish I had that McLaren, and that guy had a feather up his butt, then we'd both be tickled. :D
I thought it was a 650 but it was a 720s , they were younger guys in the 2 corvettes, camaro and 720 also a EV hummer was with them. those cars were in the second session. we carried less pace but still fun. The first session was pretty much all out. Think I got up to 85-90 or so by the 3rd final lap. Going through the bus stop around the carousel and down the hill to the toe of the boot is such an amazing feeling. the coolest cars were the older ones from the 60's
 
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Prize A pick
Peugeot RCZ GT Line '15 (SH Tires) @ Sardegna - Road Track - C Reverse Early Morning S13.
Mid div lap time: 1:10.
@Akzl298
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We were due for a slower car so here goes. It has never been used in SNAIL since its first showing in GT Sport. It isn't the most exciting car but its very easy to drive. This should make for close racing with the slipstream on the main straight. Also a track that has never been used in that variant.

This is a french car so you can imagine there is something weird or quirky about it. Take a close look at that rear window ;)
 
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Prize A pick
Peugeot RCZ GT Line '15 (SH Tires) @ Sardegna - Road Track - C Reverse Early Morning S13.
Mid div lap time: 1:10.
@Akzl298
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We were due for a slower car so here goes. It has never been used in SNAIL since its first showing in GT Sport. It isn't the most exciting car but its very easy to drive. This should make for close racing with the slipstream on the main straight. Also a track that was never used in that variant.

This is a french car so you can imagine there is something weird or quirky about it. Take a close look at that rear window ;)
looking like 14 laps. yeah somethings off with the swoop\op on the drivers door towards the rear window the 2 windows are level on the bottom , wierd. Will be fun to drive though.
 
Prize A pick
Peugeot RCZ GT Line '15 (SH Tires) @ Sardegna - Road Track - C Reverse Early Morning S13.
Mid div lap time: 1:10.
@Akzl298
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We were due for a slower car so here goes. It has never been used in SNAIL since its first showing in GT Sport. It isn't the most exciting car but its very easy to drive. This should make for close racing with the slipstream on the main straight. Also a track that was never used in that variant.

This is a french car so you can imagine there is something weird or quirky about it. Take a close look at that rear window ;)
like a french version of a audi tt , but isn't at the same time
 
looking like 14 laps. yeah somethings off with the swoop\op on the drivers door towards the rear window the 2 windows are level on the bottom , wierd. Will be fun to drive though.
The back glass has two curves in it. I’ve seen one on a french Youtube channel and its hugely expensive if you break it. And yeah kinda like a french Audi TT, only heavier, less powerful and uglier 😂
 

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Check out our very own @vovik05 putting SNAIL in the news!!


Don't miss GTPlanet's feature of our very own @CoachMK21!


Congrats to @Neovre for making his debut at Le Mans
(where he scored an incredible P5 finish!)





Congrats to all the SNAILs who competed in the
2015 GT Academy USA Finals!!


2015 USA Finalists
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Back Row: @LoCoArMeN, @vovik05, @Ryan Lynch, @Ricky Wilson, @TRL_Importlife, @Tyler Utley, @gtr3123
Front Row: @ConnorWolf, @Crystalline_T
Not Shown (qualified for, but unable to attend finals):@GTP_Compton3, @Matt Sierras, @msgt-sd
* - advanced to Silverstone finals!!

And good luck to the SNAILs who are competing in the 2016 GT Academy Mexico Finals!!

2016 Mexico Finalists
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@Enzo_Goiko (second from left), @Ness (second from right), and @pakicote (far right)


Welcome to SNAIL
From our humble beginnings, SNAIL (aka Sunday Night American Interactive League) is now the largest console-based sim racing league in the world. Our mission is to provide our members with clean, intense, and competitive racing - regardless of skill level! We believe that providing full grids of evenly-matched competitions is the most realistic way to race, improve skill, and refine racecraft! Our league night is Sunday at 9:30pm Eastern / 6:30pm Pacific, but we also have a a wide variety of other events held on other nights of the week. If this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, please keep reading to learn more about us and how to join.

What Makes Us Different
SNAIL is the only sim racing league in the world that's able to combine five key features into one consolidated package. First of all, we provide you with evenly-matched competition to drivers of all skill levels. In fact, the intense level of competition that we produce has established SNAIL as the "go to" place to prepare for GT Academy. And if you want to keep track of your improvement along the way, you'll be glad to know that we keep the most comprehensive race data available on GTPlanet. We also feature an interactive process that allows all of our members to have a say in which cars and tracks we race. And last but not least, we're the only league that awards our members with valuable prizes just for racing with us!

Evenly-Matched Competition
Have you ever watched a professional race where drivers with completely different skill levels were competing on the same track? Of course not! That wouldn't be fun to watch, let alone fun to participate in. Unfortunately, that disparity of pace is something you'll often find in organized online racing. When this happens, you'll be lucky to have just a few drivers that you're truly competitive with. Everyone else will usually either be faster or slower than you. We prevent that from happening in SNAIL by dividing our drivers into separate divisions based on speed and skill. This results in full grids of evenly-matched competition and creates the closest and most intense sim racing experience around!

Prepare for GT Academy
If you'd like to compete in GT Academy, there's no better place than SNAIL to hone your skills to the elite levels necessary to make it to the finals. You need to be the best of the best to make it to Silverstone, and that's exactly what the drivers in our top division are. Half of last year's and half of this year's Silverstone Finalists have raced in SNAIL. And since our race format (which features multiple sprint races) is almost identical to the format used at the GT Academy national finals, they were able to use their SNAIL experience to help them advance to Silverstone. Click here if you want to advice from last year's eventual champion and click here if you want advice from last year's runner-up.

Valuable Prizes
Have you ever wished you could win free stuff just for having fun? If so, then you might want to know that our members win valuable real-world prizes just for racing with us! These prize are based on participation and not on race results. Some examples of prizes our members have won include GranStand sim racing products like this, this and this, ButtKicker products like a Gamer2 and a Wireless ButtKicker Kit. You can also join Team SNAIL and earn even more prizes, such as shirts (e.g. S.N.A.I.L. shirt, F1 shirt, GT Academy shirt), video capture devices (e.g. Hauppauge PVR), sim racing equipment (e.g. Playseat Evolution), and even gift cards (e.g. Amazon and PSN).

Spec Racing
SNAIL has always been a one-make series, but when we decided to prohibit tuning in all of our races, we became the first "spec" racing league on GTPlanet. Spec racing ensures that success is determined primarily by driving skill and not by differences in power, gearing, suspension, weight, or aerodynamics. Because variables in the car are eliminated, spec racing is the truest measure of driver skill! It also produces intense battles for position because all of the cars are equally strong or weak in the same areas of the track. Plus, you'll never spend hours tuning cars or wondering if someone is truly faster than you or if they just have a better tune.

Race Format
Our league night lasts for two hours and is split into three rounds. Each round consists of two races that last 10 to 12 minutes on a predetermined car and track combo. At the beginning of each round, a brief qualifying session determines the order of the starting grid. The first race is set to 'Fastest First' to reward the best qualifiers and the second race is set to 'Reverse Grid' in order to promote on-track action. Points are awarded based on our "perfect" points system. After a round is completed, we move on to the next round and repeat the same process with the next car and track combination. Once all three rounds are complete, we tally up the points and then let our interactive format kick in.

Interactive Participation
Our unique format allows everyone to have a say on which cars and tracks we race. It's also used to strike a balance between familiarity and variety of our car and track combos. In other words, the progression of cars and tracks that we race is slow enough for us to learn them well, but fast enough that they don't get "old". At the end of every league night, everyone votes on which car and track combo they enjoyed the least. The combo that receives the most "elimination votes" is dropped from the next week's lineup entirely. The combo that receives the second most votes is also dropped, but only partially. This is where our prizes come into play:

Prizes
A prize is awarded to the divisions winners with the three highest scores*. The division winner with the highest score gets Prize A. The division winner with the second highest score gets Prize B. The division winner with the third highest score gets Prize C: (NOTE: We now have a new process for breaking ties in the elimination vote)
Prize A: The right to select the new car and track combo to replace the combo that was voted off
Prize B: The right to replace either the car or the track of the combo that received the second most votes
Prize C: The right to "freeze" either the car or the track of the combo that received the second most votes

Promotion and Relegation
Although we split our drivers into separate divisions based on performance and skill level, we realize that our drivers are constantly improving and deserve a chance to climb the ladder of success. That's why we promote and relegate drivers before every season based on the results and data compiled during the previous season. This is also done to ensure that our races are as competitive as possible for all of our league members, top to bottom. Regardless of which division you're in, you will almost always be fighting to gain or defend a position on the track. Simply put, no other Gran Turismo league in the world can offer this much competitive racing to so many different skill levels.

Comprehensive Race Data
It's not always accurate to promote and relegate drivers based on championship points alone. That's why the massive amounts of data we track are invaluable to our league. You'd be hard-pressed to find a sim racing league anywhere in the world that tracks driver data and race results more comprehensively than we do. In fact, our SNAIL Data document contains so much information that we have to archive old data to avoid exceeding the GoogleDoc's maximum capacity! You can use this data to track the points championship for each season and compare yourself to other drivers in categories such as fast laps, total race pace, total points, average points per race, and power rankings.

Rules
We expect all drivers to follow our OLR Rules and pursue good racecraft at all times. If you're not sure what good racecraft is, watch this video. It can be summed up in one simple 'Golden Rule' of motorsports: It is the responsibility of the overtaking driver, meaning the car that is attempting to execute the pass, to make sure that the pass is made cleanly and incident free. If you don't agree with this rule or don't think it applies to you, this is not the league for you. If you ever feel like a driver is not following the rules, please wait until league night is over, then file a Racing Incident Report. Our Stewards will review the incident and issue the appropriate penalties.

Settings
Lobby Settings
Tire Settings:
Based on Dealership PP (not the PP after an oil change)
below 349 PP -> Comfort Mediums
350-399 PP ---> Comfort Softs
400-449 PP ---> Sports Hards
450-499 PP ---> Sports Mediums
500-549 PP ---> Sports Softs
550-599 PP ---> Racing Hards
600 PP & up --> Racing Mediums

How To Join Us
Step 1: Post a reply (by clicking the 'Reply' button at the bottom of this post) stating, "I have read the first post and would like to join," and tell us how you heard about SNAIL. (Do not start a conversation with anyone, just post your request on this thread).
Step 2: Watch the thread for a reply to your post and follow the instructions provided.
Step 3: Purchase the three cars listed in the lineup for our next races.
Step 4: Wait to be assigned to a division and then join that division's lounge on Sunday night.
If you are not sure which division you are assigned to, please check the Offical Driver List

For a list of helpful links and FAQ's, please click here.

I have read the first post and would like to join. Canoworms referred me and I thought it would be pretty fun.
 
I have read the first post and would like to join. Canoworms referred me and I thought it would be pretty fun.
@NoobMaster69

Here's your official SNAIL Welcome Post!

Thanks for your interest!
Here's what you need to know (and do) in order to join SNAIL Racing League:

We run a clean league by enforcing a strict penalty system based on the SNAIL OLR (which is a modified version of the GTP OLR). We also expect all of our drivers to know and follow The Good Racecraft Guide. Please become versed in both if you aren't already. Once that is complete, please follow the steps below to complete your entry into the league:

1. You start a conversation and add zer05ive, JLBowler, nmcp1, SAMHAIN85, llNovall & Akzl298
as participants.

The conversation title should be "Request To Join".

2. SNAIL Administrators will respond with specific instructions on what you need to accomplish to join the SNAIL [Spec] Racing.

3. Place the following links (URLs) in the favorites (or bookmarks) in your web browser for quick reference. Please make every effort to read and understand the following links. Over the years a great deal of time and effort has gone into creating this league and we would like nothing more than to have you but we ask that you take the time and effort to do your homework. 99.9% of any question you may have about SNAIL can be found in the posts below.
4. You drive fast and clean on Sunday 👍

Again, the original post has everything you need to know about what to expect on Sunday night and what you will need to have completed in order to be competitive. If you have any questions, please feel free to post your question on the thread.

During the week we run a number of different events, we encourage all SNAILs to join as many as possible.
Welcome to SNAIL
 
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Gran Turismo 7
Sunday, April 14th, 2024 Lineup
April 2024 Season League Night #2


1. Peugeot RCZ GT Line '15 on SH Tires @ Sardegna - Road Track Layout C Reverse - S13 Early Morning - (14 Laps)
2. Alpine A110 '17 on SM Tires @ Circuit de Sainte-Croix B Reverse - S01 Afternoon - (6 Laps)
3. Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 '13 on RM Tires @ Autodrome Lago Maggiore - S03 Afternoon - (8 Laps)​

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It’s Friday afternoon and @Akzl298 has posted the Sunday Night Combos, which means it’s time to start the Car Show.

We’ve got 2 French cars in the lineup (can we make it 3 next week?) so I had to go to France for my backdrop.

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Mont Saint-Michel in 1999. It’s an amazing site to see. Straight out of a fairytale.

For you history buffs, there’s a nearby town in Brittany called Saint-Malo. Vieux Québec City is modeled after Saint-Malo. It is from Saint-Malo that Jacques Cartier sailed from to go discover Canada. His tomb can be visited at the Saint-Malo Cathedral.

See you Sunday night.
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It’s Friday afternoon and @Akzl298 has posted the Sunday Night Combos, which means it’s time to start the Car Show.

We’ve got 2 French cars in the lineup (can we make it 3 next week?) so I had to go to France for my backdrop.

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Mont Saint-Michel in 1999. It’s an amazing site to see. Straight out of a fairytale.

For you history buffs, there’s a nearby town in Brittany called Saint-Malo. Vieux Québec City is modeled after Saint-Malo. It is from Saint-Malo that Jacques Cartier sailed from to go discover Canada. His tomb can be visited at the Saint-Malo Cathedral.

See you Sunday night.
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Didn't know that and I live 10 minutes away from old Québec. I guess a trip to St-Malo is necessary to confirm that ;)

Here are my liveries (from the showcase as usual, who do you think I am, a patient man and skilled with the livery editor ?)
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One sign that I'm getting older is that liveries from the 90's and early 00's are now considered retro and classic. Time flies.
 
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