American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Season IV Season V Open Previous Seasons: Season I Season II Season III Introduction The American Le Mans Series is a pure racing series based on the US and Canada, inspired by the notorious 24hr Le Mans. The series itself welcomes drivers from all types, and competition is always around the corner! The goal of this series is to be as close to the real-world counterpart as much as possible, while also being fair, competitive, and easy on all types of drivers. So, similar to real-world ALMS, the series is comprised of 2 classes (actually, they are three but we combined P1 and P2 as one class). LMP class is the elite driving category, where focus and ability is a constant taming aspect. Cars like the Peugeot HDi or the Audi R10 are chaotic beasts, and not anyone can drive them to the finest. The GT class consists of production cars like the Corvette. In this class, it is just as competitive as LMPs, only that they are slower. Luckily, they can be tuned as serious racing machines, both LMP & GT alike. This series is a "no-sweat" kind of type: You don't have to be a total pro to have fun! Unless you're a dirty driver and prefer dirty NASCAR rooms, you are more than welcome in this series Time and Place Initially, the lobby will open at 8 PM EST every Friday for short practice. Qualifying and the actual race will begin at 8:30 PM EST. Qualifying for all three classes will begin at 8:30 - or 8:45 depending on conditions, then the actual race at 9 sharp. The room will be a public type so no need to FR any Race Stewards. The lobby host can be any competitor who knows how to host a large room and has a decent connection. Procedures Qualifying At 8:30 or 8:45, the host of the lobby will call for everyone to leave the track to reset the times. Once instruction is called, everyone will enter back onto the track and submit their hot laps. You have a limited amount of time to submit your best times, so drive quickly and carefully. Any drivers who have finished their session may exit the track. Do not execute any action that will infuriate other drivers like slow chatting via Chat Box. The Flying Lap At 9, the Automated Race Timer will commence the countdown for the race. At that time, any and all hot lap times are submitted. When the race loads and begins, DO NOT drive off! Stay within your slots until the Race Steward will call out each driver's placement for the flying lap. Once everyone's accounted for, construct a single or X2 file line that incorporates your correct placement, with LMP in front, GT behind. If your slot is incorrect, you will be penalized on accident or not, so pay attention at all times. Drivers must maintain a speed of 60 mph, and may perform the "zig-zag" movement to heat up the tires. LMP should also be close to GT class, leaving a large gap between each class. Flying Lap will end once the driver in front passes the finish line (in some cases, the track may be too long where the Flying Lap's ending will change). The Race Once Flying Lap ends, go ahead and put on your Game Face! Make sure you watch your time, and have two tires on the road at all times! Rumble strips are part of the track; green zones or "overshoot" areas are not (unless your speed is too hectic)! Traffic There will be a time where LMPs will obviously lap the GT class, so the GT class must give the LMP drivers some space to prevent intrusions. It is common sense on what route to take to leave valuable space, but don't try too extreme where you'll risk your own position. Pit Etiquette Make sure you pit properly, from entry to exit. This means entering at a cruising speed, and exiting in a manner that will not damage the fluency of the oncoming traffic. We recommend you to enter and exit within the boundary lines. All drivers must also make one mandatory pit stop throughout each race. Room Settings & Restrictions The following layout will be employed for the race lobby. It also includes Driving Aids all drivers must negotiate to. Driving Aids TCS: Allowed ASM: Banned Skid Recovery: Banned Active Steering: Banned Driving Line: Allowed Room Settings Tire Restriction: Racing Soft, Mediums, or Hard Grip Reduction: Real Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption: On Damage: Light Penalties: Off Distance: No specified distance (1 hour per round) Draft: Weak Boost: Off Weather Changeability (Where Applicable): 5 Surface Water (Where Applicable): 0 Weather (Where Applicable): 0 Points System The following rubric will be utilized to interpret championship points for the series. The position is based on class arrival, not overall arrival. 1st: 20 Pts 2nd: 16 Pts 3rd: 13 Pts 4th: 10 Pts 5th: 8 Pts 6th: 6 Pts 7th: 4 Pts 8th: 3 Pts 9th: 2 Pts 10th: 1 Pt 11th-16th: 0 Pts Disconnection Forgiveness: There will be a time where Disconnections are inevitable during racing. If you are victim and have finished at least 75% of the race, the points will be half of your final position. Performance Forgiveness: If you performed miserably on some races, the first 2 races that you did worst will be dropped. However this will not be ruled in until season ends. Manufacturer Challenge: Drivers with common manufacturers will be placed under a Manufacturer Challenge, in which each driver's points will be combined to form the Manufacturer Score. This style is a minority, and isn't primary in the series. Drivers may wish to not be included in the Challenge. Crews/Teams: Drivers may wish to create a team of two to battle against other teams or solo drivers. The "crew" must have a representative name and share the same manufacturer. Persons who are in a crew will not be able to join the Manufacturer Challenge. Additionally, the crew will rely on each other in order to win. Basically, each member will earn half of the points from the Rubric, until it is combined. Then I add 2 points, and that's your team's final points. Sometimes, I do get decimals, so I just leave it there. In this method, each member would have to really contribute. Registration Use the following format to register for series participation: GTPlaneUsername: PSN: Class: Car: If you arrive in incidents that either your PSN or GTP User has changed, please report it to Race Stewards. The modification will be finalized next to your previous name. The Rides The following contains all homologated vehicles for the season. It is split into classes, and consists of specifications that must be set for fair racing. There can only be two drivers sharing the same car. LMP1 Class Note: We will utilize BermudaKid's spec data for the LMP class. Audi R8 Race Car (Audi PlayStation Team ORECA) '05 - 550 HP/950 KG ** No "additional" aerodynamic parts Audi R10 TDI Race Car '06 - 580 HP/Stock KG Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03 - 550 HP/920 KG BMW V12 LMR Race Car '99 - 570 HP/Stock KG Peugeot 908 HDi FAP - Team Peugeot Total/Team Oreca Matmut '10 - 560 HP/Stock KG Toyota GT-ONE - 550 HP/Stock KG Pescarolo Courage C60 - Peugeot Race Car '03 - 570 HP/Stock KG Pescarolo C60 Hybride - Judd Race car '05 - 570 HP/Stock KG Pescarolo-Courage - Judd GV5 Race Car '04 - 580 HP/Stock KG GT Class BMW M3 Coupe '07 - 590 HP/1342 KG Ford GT '06 - 440 HP/1300 KG Ferrari 458 Italia '09 - 480 HP/1300 KG RUF RGT '00 - 500 HP/1300 KG Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (C6) '09 - 480 HP/1300 KG Lotus Evora '09 - Highest specs possible*/1280 KG * Includes all tuning parts, which encompass engine upgrades and associated parts. Aston Martin V12 Vantage '10 - ??/?? Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR- 480 HP/1300 KG Tunable Assets As mentioned in the Intro, you can tune your cars as much as you want, such as attaching aerodynamic parts, to modifying gear ratios. You may also share your tunes here. The only restriction is to not attach any aftermarket components other than cars that are strictly specified to install such components. Registered Drivers List This section includes all drivers that have registered and/or currently racing in the series. The section is divided into branches: The Registry & Active list is drivers who have registered and is going strong in the series. The Registry & Inactive list is drivers who have registered but hasn't been attending much of the races. Finally, the Reserve list is drivers who have registered during season. At times, drivers under this branch are able to earn points that will follow them when they become Active drivers in the season. Drivers under the 2nd branch are in danger of being replaced by reserve drivers due to inadequate presence in the series. There is also the allowance of Guests, which can race in the series but are not accounted for the championship. That will also be recorded here. Drivers who are in teams will be placed next to each other. Note: Some spots are organized by PSN Name/GTP Name. Registry & Active 1) LMP | GTPlaneUsername: James6653/James6653 - Toyota GT-ONE 2) GT | Cowboys965/Cowboys965 - Ferrari 458 Italia '09 3) GT | Mitch_Z06/?? - Ferrari 458 Italia '09 4) LMP | Freshseth83/Freshseth83 - Toyota GT-ONE 6) LMP | PipiR6/Pipi_r6 - Audi R8 Race Car 7) GT | Kevin01SH/Kevin01SH - Chevrolet Corvette 8) GT | Gogatrs/Gogatrs - RUF RGT 9+10) LMP | Unknown Crew/Team Name | TT13/Mockingbird00000000000 & JoeTruckV8 - Peugeot 908 HDi FAP (Matmut Livery) 11) GT | User: THAT_GUY_2/THAT_GUY_2 - RUF RGT 12) GT | GTPlanetUsername: Yeratel84/Yeratel84 - Ford GT 13+14) GT | Unknown Crew/Team Name | gtamann123/Technicolors & PepsiMaxCrew/Phil Bell - Lotus Evora '09 15) GT | GTP: MrMelancholy15/MrMelancholy15 - BMW M3 16) GT | FlyinHawaiian77/FlyinHawaiian77 - Chevrolet Corvette Registry & Inactive 5) LMP | Nitrorocks/Nitrorocks - Bentley Speed 8 Reserves 17) LMP | Pawel17/PAWEL17 - Audi R8 Race Car Obtained Points: Round I, Daytona - 16 points (2nd) 18) GT | Sinlader/Kakaraot - Dodge Viper Obtained Points: Round I, Daytona - 6 points (6th) 19) GT | GTPlaneUsername: StormPacer PSN: Tez_SP17 Car: BMW M3 Coupe '07 20) GT | datboitrey23/Mercedesc300 Car: ?? 21) LMP | GTPlaneUsername:stvbdkd PSN:STVBDKD Car:Team Oreca Matmut '10 Schedule The Actual Season will be comprised of 12 rounds, each race having a different style and demand to it. The Endurance Listing is an optional inclusion into the Season. Pre-Season Listing The tracks utilized for Pre-Season will depend solely on the competitors. The maximum allowed length is 5 rounds, and must originate from the Season Listing. Each Season round will last approximately an hour. Tracks Used: Indy Road Course, Nurburgring GP/F, Fuji Speedway F Season Listing This is the Season Listing for the series. Each round will accompany both pics (if individuals contribute to do so) and the finishing positions. Daytona Road Course - Florida, USA Results (Courtesy of Kevin01SH): - LMP Class - 1. freshseth83 2. PAWEL17 3. JoeTruckV8 4. mockingbird00000 5. james6653 (dnf) 6. PipiR6 (dnf) - GT Class - 1. Kevin01SH 2. THAT_GUY_2 3. Yeratel84 4. Cowboys965 5. MrMelancholy15 6. Sinladar 7. FlyinHawaiian77 (dnf) 8. Mitch_Z06 (dnf) 9. gtaman123 (dnf) 10. gogatrs (dnf) -----~----- Indy Road Course - Indiana, USA Suzuka Circuit - Japan Autodromo Nazionale Monza - Italy FINISHED Cote D' Azur (AKA Monaco) - Monaco Laguna Seca Raceway - California, USA Date - 5/25/12 Spa-Francorchamps - Belgium (Only possible if drivers have the respective DLC) Nurburgring GP/F - Germany Circuito de Madrid - Spain Fuji Speedway F - Shizuoka, Japan NEW! Circuit De La Sarthe '09 With Weather and Time Change - France Endurance Listing This one-match race will award drivers who participated 1.5 times the normal points from the Points Rubric, therefore making it an optional inclusion in the series. Drivers who suffer from "Disconnection Forgiveness", he/she will receive normal points from the rubric. Nurburgring Nordschleife Type V - Germany Standings Courtesy of Kevin01SH, we'll be using an updated video re-cap that will base our current Standings on.