2015 GTP Endurance Series: Promoter Noticeboard

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    Sporting Regulations

    - Minor update the to quantity and duration of Qualifying Practice Sessions.
    - 4 Hour Events will now run to the same Qualifying Regulations as the longer Events.
     
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    Championship Standings

    Standings after Round 8 have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships
    - GT3 Championships
    - GT4 Championships
    - GT CUP Championships
    - TCN-1 Championships
     
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    Championship Standings

    Standings after Round 10 have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships
    - LM P1 Championships
    - LM P2 Championships
    - LM GTE Championships
     
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    Technical Regulations

    - BoP for Le Mans has now been published.
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    - Minor updates reflecting the change in the extra class at Round 23, from LM P1 to LM GTE.
     
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    Championship Standings

    Standings after Round 12 have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships
    - LM P1 Championships
    - LM P2 Championships
    - LM P3 Championships
    - LM GTE Championships
    - GT4 Championships


    Provisional Champions

    The following are expected to be awarded the following titles at the end of the season;

    LM P1 Team Champions - @dgriffin28 - ABC Racing
    LM P1 Driver Champion - @DaBomb330 - ABC Racing

    LM P2 Team Champions - @rcb929 - Inferno Racing
    LM P2 Driver Champion - @rcb929 - Inferno Racing

    LM GTE Team Champions - @Pedroeol - Team Wise Racing

     
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    Amendments to Calendar

    - Round 15 - 4 Hours of Fuji has been moved back 2 weeks to Sunday 9th August.
    - The schedule for the day has not changed.

    - There will only be 3 QP sessions for Round 14 - Japan 12 Hour.
    - Please also note the revised session times.
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    A large number of important and significant changes have been made. This is in addition to a a number of minor changes for the sake of clarity and explanation.

    - Removal of the need to Qualify Bronze drivers.
    - Failure to Qualify Rookie Drivers now results in a 1 minute penalty instead of a Pit Lane Start.
    - Revised Individual Lobby Disconnection & Lap Credit System.
    - Blue Flags may be shown to entire sectors if there is a lot of traffic, e.g 'BLUE SECTOR 2' or 'B2'.
    - The message '65 - BLUE' many now be abbreviated to '65 - B'.
    - Clarification that Warnings are issued to a Car, not to an individual Driver.
    - Increase in Warning allowance before a Penalty is issued.
    - Requirement that Drivers now post 'DC' in the chat box before making a Driver Change.
    - Clarification that the only Penalty for not meeting min driving time is that the Driver will not score Championship Points.
    - Event Registration will now open at least 7 days before QP1.
    - Forms now need to be submitted 48 hours before QP1.
    - Revision on how grid time is calculated for teams that do not field 2 Drivers in QP.
    - Reminder that Cars should be in single file behind the SC.
    - Clarification of waive bys under SC.
    - Provision to allow the Chequered Flag to be shown to the overall leader of the Race. This will be used very carefully and with due diligence.
    - Requirement that Final Stint Photos are submitted within 6 hour of the Completion of a Session.
    - New Appendix showing 60kph laps for all tracks, as well as Final Lap time limits.
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    Yesterday I realise that I published a draft of the updated regulations, which was missing some key information regarding the new Disconnection Lap Credit System. This has now been amended. Below is an example of how the new system works in practice;

    Track = Spa
    Weather = Dry
    SC = Not deployed at any stage during this time period


    01 - I disconnect at 14:30 Race Time of Day.
    02 - My last stint photo was at 13:45.
    03 - A Timing & Scoring Update was completed at 14:00.
    04 - Unaccounted time = 30 minutes.
    05 - 107% of my team's Grid Time = 2:00.000
    06 - I am credited 15 laps for unaccounted time.
    07 - I am credited 1 lap for the lap I disconnected on.
    08 - Recovery time to the pits = 7 minutes.
    09 - I rejoin the the track at 14:35.
    10 - I receive a penalty for 2 minutes.


    This system has been put in place to be more accurate, however it should also have the side benefit of reducing the stress on drivers who Disconnect and allow them reset their network connection in a calmer and more thorough manner.
     
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    Championship Standings

    Standings after Round 13 have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships
    - GT300 Championships
    - TCN-1 Championships


    Driver Ratings

    The following Drivers have been re-graded post Round 13;

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    @mustafur
    @NingDynasty

    SILVER
    @megg230
    @Thomas67160
    @thibz

    BRONZE
    @Brutaka
     
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    Championship Standings

    Standings after Round 14 have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships
    - GT500 Championships
    - GT300 Championships


    Driver Ratings

    The following Drivers have been re-graded post Round 14;

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    @Alfa_Avanti44
    @Seth123
    @sk8er913
    @Whitetail

    SILVER
    @Famine
    @Pubs16
     
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    Technical Regulations

    - BoP for the KTM X-BOW S has been amended for 4 Hours of Fuji.
     
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    Calendars & Schedules

    The Season Schedule has seen the following amendments;

    - Clarification of QP Session durations.
    - Reduction in number of QP Sessions.
    - Change in schedule for Round 23.
     
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    Championship Standings

    Standings after Round 15 have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships
    - LM P3 Championships
    - GT4 Championships


    Driver Ratings

    The following Drivers have been re-graded post Round 15;

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    @StigsTC
    @warrior2167

    GOLD
    @littleregret265
    @mcpower_92

    SILVER
    @andrew1990
    @Meister Fetz

    BRONZE
    @bichumau
    @griff_theo
    @meechool


    Event Participation Tally

    - this have been corrected to reflect drivers who have participated in an Event but not in a Race.
    - i.e. has taken part in QP but not the race, including due to non qualification.
     
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    Calendars & Schedules

    The Season Schedule has seen the following amendments following consolation with the GT300 & TCN-1 Team Managers;

    1 - GT300 will replace TCN-1 at the 4 Hours of Brand Hatch.
    2 - TCN-1 will replace GT300 at the London 12 Hour.
    3 - GT300 will replace TCN-1 at the 4 Hours of Indianapolis.
    4 - The 4 Hours of Indianapolis will be replaced with 1000kms Suzuka.
    5 - Only 1 Driver Change will be mandated for classification at Suzuka for GT500.
    6 - The Race will start at 03:00 UTC on the same day as scheduled.
    7 - QP will be moved to an earlier date and time.


    Sporting Regulations


    The following Amendments have been made;

    - Clarification of duties of Pole Sitter/Race Leader at the Start/SC Re-Start.
    - Updates related to the Event changes.
    - 1000kms Suzuka is a 2x points race for GT500.
    - 24 Hours of Spa is now a 4x points race for GT300 (was 3x).
    - London 12 Hour is a 3x points race for TCN-1.
    - Penalty Guidelines for late ERFs or late ERF amendments updated.
     
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    2016 Season Announcement

    - We are pleased to announce the continuation of the GTPlanet Endurance Series into its 3rd season in 2016.

    - A 20 Round Provisional Calendar was announced during last weekend's 24 Hours of Nürburgring, and includes; 4x 24h, 1x12h, 1x8h, 5x 6h, & 8x 4h Races, each with multiple Qualifying Sessions.

    - The 9 Classes fall into one of three categories; PRO (LM P1, GT3 PRO, GTE PRO) PRO-AM (LM P2, LM P3, GT4, TCN-1) AM ( GTE AM, GT3 AM). Each Class has restrictions placed on it as to the make up of each team's Driver line up.

    - Only Rounds 1-6 are guaranteed to take place on Gran Turismo 6 & Playstation 3. Confirmation of the game and system that will be used for Events taking place from April 2016 onwards will issued no later than 30 days before that start of the Event's first Qualifying Practice Session.

    - Application for franchises is now open, current and prospective Team Managers may do so by sending me a PM entitled '2016'.

    - All applicants must participate in a BoP testing process which will start at the beginning of September.

    - The 2016 Teams will be announced once this process has been completed.

    - Driver Restrictions & Calendar
     
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    Championship Standings

    Standings after Round 18 have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships
    - GT3 Championships
    - GT Cup Championships

    Driver Ratings

    The following Drivers have been re-graded post Round 18;

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    @beau231
    @Kjeld Lund

    SILVER
    @Jasogreeno

    BRONZE
    @FastDuck

    ROOKIE
    @meechool
     
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    Calendars & Schedules

    The Season Schedule has seen the following amendments;

    - Suzuka 1000kms moved to the evening of October 3rd, with 1 QP session in the morning and another the previous evening.
    - Change in schedule for Round 23.
    - Addition of a QP session for Spa24 on the Saturday.
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    The following Amendments have been made;

    - Drivers returning to the lobby for a setup adjustment, or car change, must now type 'GA' (Garage Adjustment) before reaching their pit box.
    - Now, only the Premier (top) class in each event is prohibited from making a Driver Change in the final hour of the race.
    - A ratchet has been placed on the penalties for exceeding Stint/Driving Time, so that the more you exceed the greater the penalty will be.
     
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    Technical Regulations

    - BoP for GT4 has been amended.
     
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    Championship Standings

    Standings after Round 21 have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships
    - LM P3 Championships
    - GT500 Championships
    - GT300 Championships
    - GT4 Championships
    - GT Cup Championships
    - TCN-1 Championships


    Driver Ratings

    The following Drivers have been re-graded post Round 21;

    GOLD
    @GT_Vette
    @Manu_Rodry
    @Meister Fetz
    @RobbiefromBC
    @TRL_Andromeda

    SILVER
    @cameronburner
    @Chrisw265
    @DannyB013
    @GTracerEHTeam
    @Il_Conte_Sky
    @Jack Shay
    @Konnor
    @OscarMorales
    @Ph1sher
    @skywalker
    @Tavilha

    BRONZE
    @JakeKing39
    @Lonely_Looser
    @Rob Ledwell
    @TizzleP

    ROOKIE
    @kemao


    Provisional Champions

    The following are expected to be awarded the following titles at the end of the season;

    GT Cup Team Champions - @HP - Green Hell Heathens
    GT Cup Driver Champion - @Beau Albert - Green Hell Heathens

    TCN-1 Team Champions - @CTR Driver - S.C.A.R. Honda R
    TCN-1 Driver Champion - @sk8er913 - Dragon Razor Racing
     
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    Championship Standings

    Standings after Round 22 have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships
    - GT500 Championships
    - GT300 Championships


    Driver Ratings

    The following Drivers have been re-graded post Round 22;

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    @Advqnce
    @cameronburner

    SILVER
    @John Hope
    @Storm_SP17
    @TWR_Kris34


    Provisional Champions

    The following are expected to be awarded the following titles at the end of the season;

    GT500 Team Champions - @Fallen_log - SSR Motorsports
    GT500 Driver Champion - @FLEURY - Team Wise Racing
     
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    2016 Update

    - Provisional Team Driver Rating Restrictions have been relaxed slightly in the LM P1, LMP2, TCN-1, and GT3 AM classes.

    - Provisional Total Driving Time Restrictions have been published. These are in addition to Stint Limits (65m) and Rolling Driving Time Limits (4h in any 6h for races longer than 6h).

    - Driver Restrictions & Calendar
     
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    Championship Standings

    Standings after Round 23 have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships
    - LM P3 Championships
    - LM GTE Championships
    - GT4 Championships

    Driver Ratings

    Driver Ratings and Statistics will be updated after the end of the Season.

    Provisional Champions

    The following are expected to be awarded the following titles at the end of the season;

    LM P3 Team Champions - @andrew1990- MWM Racers Collective
    LM P3 Driver Champion - @Domma - MWM Racers Collective

    LM GTE Driver Champions - @crelou & @FLEURY - Team Wise Racing

    GT4 Team Champions - @NingDynasty - Lightning Speed Motorsport
    GT4 Driver Champions - @Jasogreeno & @TMR - Lightning Speed Motorsport
     
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    Championship Standings

    Standings after Round 24 have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships
    - GT3 Championships
    - GT300 Championships

    Driver Ratings

    The following Drivers have been re-graded post Round 24;

    PLATINUM
    @GT_Vette
    @TRL_Andromeda
    @xChris93_

    GOLD
    @MadMax
    @Il_Conte_Sky
    @Storm_SP17

    SILVER
    @DCWANTCASH2
    @GTP Ziggy

    Provisional Champions

    The following are expected to be awarded the following titles at the end of the season;

    Overall Team Champions - @TeamEdge702 - TNR NISMO
    Overall Driver Champion - @TNR_5zigen

    GT3 Team Champions - @TeamEdge702 - TNR NISMO
    GT3 Driver Champion - @DaBomb330 - TNR NISMO

    GT300 Team Champions - @JonoStan96 - RaceOnOz Racing
    GT300 Driver Champion - @mustafur - RaceOnOz Racing
     
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    2016 Update

    - The 2016 Endurance Season consists of 25 Events over 18 weekends.

    - Each class will be eligible for between 3-7 events (average of 5), with a racing time of between 46-60 hours (average of 51.5).

    - Events 1-6 confirmed to be on GT6. Further events will be confirmed as we go, with good notice.

    - GT4 and TCN-1 have been replaced by TCN-1 & TCN-2 respectively, to better play to the strengths of GT6's premium racing car roster.

    - The 4x4h VLN events scraped and replaced with the VLN series main event, the 6 HOUR RUHR-POKAL-RENNEN.

    - Confirmation that MONTEREY SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS will be an 8 hour event.

    - Addition of 4 HOURS OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS for the 'ELMS' classes. And SILVERSTONE 10 HOUR for the TC classes. This is line with additions to their 'meat-space racing' counter parts.

    - Return of the Super GT classes with just 2 events; FUJI GT 500km, and 1000km SUZUKA.

    - Introduction of four VW Fun Cup events; ASCARI 6 HOUR, LONDON 12 HOUR, SILVERSTONE 4 HOUR, and 25 HOURS OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS. These events will be contested in spec 1966 VW Beatles with racing body kits. 14 Teams, of up to 8 drivers, will qualify for each race.

    - Only Drivers with the same ranking or lower as the maximum limit for Drivers 1 & 2 in each class will be eligible to have their times count towards their Team's QP time. (i.e. In GTE AM only Bronze and silver Drivers are eligible)

    - Rookies' times will only count towards their Team's QP time in the Pro categories. (i.e. LM P1, GT3, LM GTE, and GT500)

    - Rookies can fill any spot, apart from those reserved for Platinum drivers. (i.e. Driver 1 for LM P1, GT3, or GT500).


    - Calendar, Schedule, Team DR Limits, DT Limits
     
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