**COMPLETED** SNAIL-Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Season 2 Champion: Roman_GT23Finished 

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Welcome to the
Snail-Porsche GT3
Cup Challenge

Season 2:
OPEN for SIGN UPS
This Series is open to Snail members and Non-members with all Snail OLR rules to be applied for all races and forum etiquette.
https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/snail-olr-policies-and-guidelines.332619/#post-12630786.
*Note: Disregard Snail OLR, Section 14: "Incident Reporting Instructions". This Series will have it's own Reporting policy and Instructions in the tabs below**
**9:00pm est Friday Monthly**
1 race night/month schedule with an approximate 2 hour total for Qualifying and Racing time frame.


Series Summary of Details

-2 Driver pace classes, Platinum and Gold.

CLASSES WILL BE DISTINGUISHED BY MIRROR, SPOILER, and Number Plate COLORS:
Black: Platinum Drivers/Yellow: Gold drivers
Tire Regulations:
Platinum Drivers: Racing Hards (RH)
Gold Drivers: Racing Mediums (RM)

-Success Weight Ballast System
(New to Series):
to be applied to Podium Finishers up to a 4% point maximum.
(Details shown below in Tab 2.3)

-Vehicle to be used:
2016 911 (991) GT3 RS
Weight: 2723 lbs/Power: 491 hp
Tuning Allowed (many tunes shared and available)

Race Series format
Pre-Race Warmup/Entry period (15 minutes)
Pre-Race Qualifying Session (15 minutes)
Race 1 (Laps to = 40 minutes)
Race 2 Reverse Grid (Laps to = 40 minutes)

*********************************
Event #9
March 19th, 2020
Friday, 9pm est
at Fuji F

Conditions: 17:15 Fine Weather

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Please Browse the Series Details, and follow the signup instructions at the end of this post if you are interested and would like to join us.

Series Details and Information

Season 1 schedule:
*One Friday race night/month (3 weeks in some instances) to be scheduled on the dates shown below.
*12 races over 10 months to be scheduled.
-best 8 performances are kept toward final season standings.

Tracks/Dates to be raced

(See Scheduled Race Event Details tab below for specific time and conditions)
Circuit de Barcelona (July 24th, 2020)
Circuit de Sainte-Croix -B (August 28th, 2020)
Spa Francorchamps (October 2nd, 2020)
Nurburgring GP (October 23rd, 2020)
Lago Maggiore GP (November 20th, 2020)
Monza (December 18th, 2020)
Autopolis International (January 22nd, 2021)
Suzuka (February 19th, 2021)

Fuji F (March 19th, 2021)
Laguna Seca (April 23rd, 2021)
Interlagos (May 21st, 2021)
LeMans (Season 1 Finale)* (June 11th, 2021)
Race night schedule and Qualifying Procedure
-9:00pm
est: RACE ROOM IS OPEN for ENTRIES (Verify your placement, tires, and ballast requirements before making your entry.) Warm up laps are permitted during this time until the room resets for qualifying
*Race entries and Driver placement/tires/ballast are verified.
-9:15pm est: All previously confirmed driver entries must be in by this time. (Standby Reserve drivers will be notified and called to the Race Room at this time if grid spots are still open)
*Do not return to lobby for tuning or cancel your entry at any time during this Open Qualifying session. Park your car in a safe area on track or return to pits (do not cancel entry) if finished lapping early. **(Drivers entering the race room late, after 9:15pm est, may still make their entry and set laps using the remaining time available up to the start of Race 1 if a vacant spot is still available)**
*At approximately 9:30pm est, the Series Director or Host will instruct all drivers to line up past the 1st sector line. Qualifying times will be Recorded, and all late entries and driver's tire compounds will be verified before Race 1 is started.
*Race 1 will be Started at 9:30pm est.
*Late entries after 9:30pm est will have to wait to race for Race 2 and must be sure to have their tires verified before race 2 start.*
-9:30pm est:
Race will be started at this time.
-9:30pm-10:10pm: Race 1 (Laps to = 40mins)
-10:10pm-10:20pm: Race finish, record scores, save replays, set room to reverse grid, 10 minute break/post race party chat.
All drivers must maintain their entry from the end of previous race to start of next race. *Any Drivers that missed Race 1 must make their entry and have tires verified before the start of Race 2..* **Any disconnected drivers must re-make their entry and have tires re-verified before the start of Race 2.**
-10:20pm-11pm: Race 2 (Laps to = 40mins)
-11pm-11:15pm: Race finish, record scores, save replays, post event party chat, and conclude the night.

The schedule below is a guide to stay within a 2 hour time window, but may vary depending on issues throughout the night.
Standard Lobby Settings
Basic Settings

Room Mode: Practice/Race
Room Privacy: Public *
Room Settings
Room Name: Snail Porsche GT3 Cup. Event #1-12 (Date)- Members only
Race Type: Race for Real
Fixed Room Ownership: No **
Max no of participants: 16
Required Sportsmanship Rating --
Required Sportsmanship Rating --
Track Settings
Track: As per Race Date
Select Condition: Default
Laps: laps to = 40 minutes
Race Settings
Start Type: Grid Start
Grid Order: R1: Fastest First / R2: Reverse Grid Based on Previous Results***
Grid
Boost: None
Slip Stream Strength: Real
Visible Damage: On
Mechanical Damage: Light
Tire Wear: 1x
Fuel Consumption: 1x
Initial Fuel: Default
Grip Red. On Wet Track / Track Edge: Real
Race Finish Delay: 120 sec
Overtaking System Usage Time Multiplier: Default Qualifier Settings Time Limit: none
Qualifying Continuation Time: none
Tire Wear during Qualifying: N/A
Fuel Consumption Qualifying: N/A
Regulation Settings
Filter by Category: N500
Balance of Performance: Off
Power Limit: 491hp
Weight: 2723 lbs
Maximum Tire Rating: Racing Medium (RM) Minimum Tire Rating: Racing Hard (RH)
Livery Restrictions: No Limit
Type of Racing Number: No Limit
Assign Car Number Automatically: None
Tuning: No Limit
Kart Usage: Off
Ghosting During Race: None
Shortcut Penalty: None
Wall Collision Penalty: None
Wall Collision Detection: Default
Side Contact Penalty: Off
Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collission: Off Replace Car at Course Out: Off
Flag Rules: Off
Limit Driving Options
Countersteering Assist: Prohibited
Active Stability Management (ASM): Prohibited Driving Line Assist: Prohibited
Traction Control: Prohibited
ABS: No Limit
Auto-Drive: Prohibited
Notes: * There seems to be a glitch that not all friends can find a Friends Only room ** Friends Only room only allows for Fixed Host. Special permission is required to set up a Fixed Host lobby *** In case manual lineup is required, there is and option to set grid manually.
Series Director: II-NOVA-II
Assistant Series Director:
Host: II-NOVA-II
Backup Host: heated_seats/RadStewart
2nd Backup Host: Phlano_099 /Phlano099
Replay Uploader: II-NOVA-II
Backup Replay Uploader: heated_seats/RadStewart
Scorekeeper: II-NOVA-II
Backup Scorekeeper: heated_seats/RadStewart
2nd Backup Scorekeeper:
Fast Lap Data Collector: heated_seats/RadStewart
Photography:II-NOVA-II/GTP_Guido/RadStewart
Chief Penalty Steward: II-NOVA-II
Steward: Rob Brown
Steward: Moby45
Steward: heated_seats/RadStewart
RACE NIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT
16 player Party Chat Policy
We will use the Party Chat feature at the opening of the Race Room with the following Rules:

1.) It is encouraged, but not required that drivers enter the Open party chat to help in the flow of communication to start the night. (Especially drivers new to the series)
2.) Open Conversation is allowed at the opening of the Race Room to the official start of Qualifying, approximately 9:30pm est. *ALL MICs MUST BE MUTED AT THIS TIME, thru Qualifying, and Race 1* (Host will remind all drivers to please mute mics before the call to start qualifying)
3.) Once the race finish countdown is complete, drivers may resume un-muted conversation up to the call to mute mics before the next race.
4.) After the final race finish countdown is complete, drivers may resume party conversations.

Be reminded that no discussions regarding on track incidents are to be discussed, except obviously, if it is simply an apology and no more. Please review the penalty guidelines for more detail on this policy.

And Lastly,

**Please don't be that guy who has their mic on the whole race** (If your headphones do not have a mute feature, simply leave the party chat before the Qualifying Session begins**
Points
Platinum and Gold Level drivers will be scored together under one standing.
  • 1st = 16 points
  • 2nd = 15 points
  • 3rd = 14 points
  • 4th = 13 points
  • 5th = 12 points
  • 6th = 11 points
  • 7th = 10 points
  • 8th = 9 points
  • 9th = 8 points
  • 10th = 7points
  • 11th = 6 points
  • 12th = 5 points
  • 13th = 4 points
  • 14th = 3 points
  • 15th = 2 points
  • 16th = 1 point

*No bonus points for pole or fast laps

Scorekeeping and awarding of points
Race 1: will recieve up to 16 points for a 1st place finish on down as shown above;
Race 2: will recieve up to 16 points for 1st place finish on down as shown above.
Points from both races will be totaled to reflect total points earned for the event.
Perfect night will total 32 points.

Points Tie Breaking Policy follows same policy as Snail League shown below:
In the event of a tie at the end of a race night, the driver with the highest single race finish will be awarded the tie breaker. If both driver have the same best finish, use the second best finish. 2 wins would beat 1 win and 1 2nd place finish or 1 win and one 2nd place finish would beat 1 win and 1 3rd place finish. The driver who wins the tie breaker will be awarded .1 point on the score sheet only for the purpose of breaking the tie for that night. The .1 point will not count toward the season championship.
Driver Classifications
Different Tire compounds for each driver classification will be used to help equalize the pace of the driver talent levels.
Platinum Drivers:
-Upper 1/2 of Snail Driver's List or known pace from Season 1
-will use Racing Hard (RH) Tires
-BLACK painted mirrors and Spoiler winglets, and black Cup Challenge numberplate with white numbers

Gold Drivers:
-Lower 1/2 of Snail Driver's List or known pace from Season 1.
-will use Racing Medium (RM) Tires
-YELLOW painted mirrors and Spoiler Winglets,
and yellow Cup Challenge numberplates with black numbers
-Gold Classed driver pace on Race Medium tires should nearly match the Platinum Classed drivers field

What if the Snail Driver's List is an odd number of Divisions during driver placement/season start?
*Recently archived and current race data from the Snail Sunday night series will be used toward placement of active Split Division Snail drivers.
**New/Ex Snail drivers with limited or old data, and New NON-Snails will be required to run a control time trial for placement.

Drivers who are initially Classed as Platinum at the Season start will be reviewed in the first 2 events attended. If found to be struggling and/or are significantly off pace (more than 1 second/lap consistently), the Series Director will relegate the driver to the Gold Class)
New for Season 2, will be a Success Ballast feature on top of the initial Platinum/Gold Driver Classing. Details outlined below:

Platinum Driver Class Success Ballast Ladder
(4% point weight ADD Maximum, approx 125lbs)
+2% point weight ADD
(For each Overall Event Win.)
+1% point weight ADD
(For each 2nd or 3rd Place Overall Event Finish)
-1% point weight Removed
(For a finish outside the top 5 for drivers with added ballast)
If a Platinum Class Driver manages continued success after the 4% point weight maximum has been earned and applied, Congratulations.

Gold Driver Class Success Ballast Ladder
(4% point weight ADD Maximum, approx 125lbs)
+2% point weight ADD
(For each Overall Event Win.)
+1% point weight ADD
(For each 2nd or 3rd Place Overall Event Finish)
-1% point weight Removed
(For a finish outside the top 5 for drivers with added ballast)
If a Gold Class Driver manages a podium finish after the 4% point weight maximum has been earned and applied, the Driver will be promoted and graduate to the Platinum Class at base specs.
(Once a Gold Class driver is promoted to the Platinum Driver Class through their performance and success, they will stay there for the remainder of the season)

**Drivers who are absent or do not complete both races of an event entered will not recieve any reduction in accrued ballast**
Success Ballast Tracking Sheet
Drivers List

Driver List Priority

Once a 10 month season starts, the Drivers list will be set in "priority order" based on sign up date.
*The series will field drivers as follows:
-16 Priority Drivers (list will be adjusted monthly based on driver activety)
- An open number of Reserve Driver slots will be available and will be listed in no priority order.
*Any Priority Driver who misses 3 consecutive races will be placed on the reserve list.
* As a courtesy, all drivers will be asked to post their absence before 5pm est on the Thursday before race night to allow Reserve Drivers time to be ready. (See Absentee and Reporting Policy Tab)
Race Car Uniformity
2016 Porsche 911 GT3RS
Body
-Required Color Numberplate on sides only
Platinum: Black plate, white numbers
Gold: Yellow Plate, black numbers
-"Porsche Cup Challenge by Yokohama" ID plate is to be applied to blank area on number plates
-"PORSCHE" nameplate on rear, and "GT3 Cup" decal directly below it to a proper scale/size.
-Yokohama decals: Front, Rear on license plates, and 4 lower corners
-VP Racing Fuels: Front lower corner
-HUGO Boss decal lower rocker panel directly in front of rear wheel arch.
-www.porschemortsport.com decal on A-pillar
-IMSA sactioning body decal Front -above Yokohama decal license plate, Rear- off set to right of Yokohama decal license plate, and on both sides-directly below racing numberplate
-United States Flag directly below rear IMSA decal.
-Gold Class drivers: Yellow Box with black "GT3" class lettering: lower left rear face of bumper. Platinum drivers: white lettering over black box (if needed to stand out)
-"Car Number" ONLY: directly above GT3 decal, same number color as side number plate numbers.
(If number color is same as car color, place a box of the class color behind)
-All Numbers/letters are to be used from the gtsport available number/letter offerings.
-Sponsor Name/Logo decals to be placed on doors or quarter panels (Hood optional)
-Team Name/Logo decals to be placed on doors or quarter panels opposite of Sponsor decals. (Hood optional)
-"Contigency (secondary sponsor)" decals may be placed on sides only along the lower rocker panels or staggered behind rear wheel arches
-Driver Name above side doors (Select "Racing Item")
-White GT Sport Windshield banner (Select from Racing Item tab in livery editor.
Spoiler
-PORSCHE decal on spoiler top (Any Color)
- GT Sport decal on SPOILER winglets
Platinum- White decal over black winglet
Gold- Black decal over Yellow winglet
-Race Team "Printed Name" on underside of Spoiler or on rear spoiler lip (Driver choice)
All required decals stated above, other than Sponsor and Team Name decals, will have links posted below for your use
Required Wheels
BBS-RI-D only, stock size, and any color

Example Standard
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5 view Livery picture example link below:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/gt7sp-prod/livery/76/07/86/7143272036367860776_1.png
Penalty Process

Drivers may file incidents after the last race on Friday race night to Monday at 8pm est of the same weekend.

Penalty filing instructions
-Submit your incident(s) by filing via pm to the Chief Steward, all supporting stewards, and the offending driver by including the information listed below.
List of Stewards and Volunteers
II-NOVA-II (Chief Steward)
Rob Brown (Steward)
Bologna_Duc (Steward)
TEX36 (Steward)

Incident filing PM's must include the following in this order for each incident to be accepted:
*Tag: 4 Stewards and Driver you are filing against
*Conversation Title: "Your PSN ID": IR filed against "PSN ID of driver you are filing on"
*Include the following information in the report:

-PSN name of the driver being filed against
-Your PSN name
-Race Number the incident occurred (Race 1 or 2)
-the lap number that the incident occurred
-the time the incident occurred (Use time posted in the middle of the screen)
-description of the incident being filed

(Multiple offenses filed on the same driver may be included in the same group PM)

The offending driver may plead his/her side within the group pm by 8pm est Monday, 10 days after the night Raced.

After the 1 week rebuttle period has ended,(Monday 8pm of Race weekend to the following Monday at 8pm) the Chief Steward and/or any support stewards will review all incidents filed and submit a ruling in the respective incident group pm by 6pm Friday of the next race event.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD AN INCIDENT BE FILED OR DISCUSSED IN THE MAIN THREAD, IN RACE, OR THE INGAME LOBBY. IF THIS OCCURS, A MANDATORY UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT PENALTY OF UP TO 50 POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE SEASON'S TOTAL, AND A 2 WEEK SUSPENSION FROM THE SERIES AT THE STEWARD's DECISION AND DISCRETION

**No Self Reported Incident Reports will be reviewed. It is up to each one of us racers to hold each other accountable for on track performance. If you feel strong enough that an incident should be filed on an offending driver, I encourage all drivers to do so at their discretion.**



The Stewards will be utilizing the penalty guidelines set up and used within the Snail Spec Racing Series. Follow the link below for:
Penalty judging Guidlines
All Stewards are to review a replay of an incident in question and reply to the PM with their opinion as to what "Level" the incident falls under, and a recommended point value within selected level to deduct. Penalty Points may be halted if sufficient on track concession was shown, however, no penalties will be halved for self report.**Again, Self Reported incidents will not be reviewed**
*The Chief Steward will make a final review of all incidents filed, taking into account any rebuttals and the other Steward's grading of the incidents and will make a final ruling for issuing penalty points.

**Please Note: If the Chief Steward deems, in any way, the lead driver lost control, and the chase driver attempts to brake or evade, but still makes contact, no penalty may be issued at the Chief Steward's discretion. **

At a 10 week season's end, the results sheet will be reviewed for each driver. All repeat offenders of the rules of this league will be reviewed by the Chief Steward and Steward Corp on a severity and case by case basis. If the review reflects a consistency or lack of improvement, the Chief Steward may recommend removal from the series by a peer to peer judgement .

Penalty points will be shown in the Overall Season Standings Scoresheet and will be deducted from the event score it was recieved and from following event scores until cleared.
To be linked here
List of Tunes Available or shared


**If you have reviewed the 1st post and Series Details and would like To Join follow one of the 2 options below:
OPTION 1
*GO TO THE "RACE TEAM HUB" TAB Above*:
1.) Browse the Real World Car liveries and numbers in the link provided.
2.) Choose the Team you will race for
3.) Select a car number and associated livery from the list of teams to re-create, (or) Select a personalized number not on the list and create your own livery within that team.
4.) "Copy and Paste" the message below and post in the thread stating your preferences:
"I have reviewed the Series Details and would like to compete in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge-presented by Snail.
Selected Team: (Input chosen team from teams list in the Race Team Hub tab)
With Car No.: (Selected car number from list (or) your own number that is not on the list)
Using: (a rendered Real World livery associated with the chosen number from the list) (or) (a Personalized/user-created livery and number under the selected Real World Race Team)"


(OR)

OPTION 2
"Copy and Paste":
I have reviewed the Series Details and would like to compete in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge-presented by Snail. I would prefer to be assigned to a race team and issued a car livery and number by the Series Director.


(If you choose to be assigned to a team and issued a livery, the livery will be created and provided for you through the "Share" function in GT Sport)

Once your post to join is made, a "Welcome Reply" will follow shortly with a confirmation of your preferences, your preliminary driver placement, and any further instructions needed to be placed.
Reserve Driver Sign up Instructions
To sign up as a Reserve Driver for the series, please copy and paste the statement below in this thread.

"I have reviewed the series details and would like to participate in this series as a reserve driver."

A welcome message with instructions and details will follow shortly after.

Good Luck, and Welcome to Season 2



Fiji f means short or which option?
 
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United States
Bel Air, MD
II-NOVA-II
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Post Race Report
Event #8
at Suzuka
February 19th, 2021
Event #8. Suzuka. Wow. I'm just gonna first dive in on my experience and battles for the night. Race 1, got off to a great launch with a few places made in the opening lap. A small battle with @Phlano099 erupted until he went a bit deep giving me an opening. At this point, I lost some ground in that skirmish, but set my sights on making back some ground on @Noob01_lmdead (Raul) and @IceWarden with @Roman_GT23 just ahead of them. With my attention ahead, I didn't see that @GTR4MROD was assembling his own attack and before I realized it, he was on my bumber. I immediately had to switch to defense, tightened up my line and placed my car strategically to try and fend him off. After a few stressful laps, @Roman_GT23 had an off at T1&2 Curve affording another position, but GTR4MROD still was on my tail pressuring hard. In the following laps, Roman_GT23's off would become my saving grace, as he caught GTR4MROD and myself and was now hunting the hunter. Romans's pressure forced GTR4MROD to go defensive and in turn allowed my escape. All the while, we were gaining on Raul and Ice until I did catch Ice taking advantage of a small mistake to take the position. This where our 3 way battle started and ran to the finish. My only shot at Raul was on the straight beginning our final lap, but he asserted his position and placed the car perfectly affording me no opportunity with Ice close and ready to strike. We ran like this to the finish line. Great race to both of them and @GTR4MROD....And, thanks Roman. ;)
Outside of my battles, the top 4, @Harry Rowley (until he did break away), @Yugofan , @MrDonovan, and @MikeGrove had and epic battle for the Race 1 podium. I'll leave it to one of them to elaborate.👍

Race 2 had some good battles early with @Moby45 and @MikeGrove until a few mistakes took me towards the back of the field. With 10 laps to go and not much going right, I put my head down and decided to just get as many back as I could. As luck would have it, and through the team help from @Rob Brown 's defense, I was able to catch up to the back of this mid field pack. After another brief battle with @Phlano099 ,
and a few spots gaining through others mistakes, I found myself back in a race with IceWarden for 7th place. I threw the kitchen sink at him, but still wasn't enough to get around...Great racing and defense Ice.
And now, a huge shout out to @TEX36 on an awesome Race 2. Starting in 4th place after race 1, he navigated his way through the leaders to grab 1st place after a few laps. Unfortunately, the heavy defense Tex had to get through allowed @MikeGrove and @Yugofan to make positions and gain ground. By Lap 9, MikeGrove was on Tex's bumper and applying heavy pressure. Tex continued to hit his marks, dropping some fast and consistent laps all while maintaining a defensive stand. This battle raged to the finish line where MikeGrove was only .181 behind and Yugofan just a few car lengths off. As I put the Race Broadcast together, I'll be sure to capture this battle, but for those interested earlier, have a look at the replay. Great battle and great racing fellas.:cheers:


If anyone else cares to share and elaborate on their battles, feel free. Great racing everyone.:cheers:
No incidents have been filed. A few were noticed during my brief review of the replays, though most if not all appeared to have been worked out on track. Great Sportsmanship Gentlemen. :cheers:

Congratulations to our Event #8 Winner @Yugofan
:cheers:
and our top 3 overall:
1ST: @Yugofan
2ND: @MikeGrove
3RD: @MrDonovan

Ballast adjustments have been posted. A 2% weight ballast was added for our winner, and a 1% weight ballast add for our 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

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Event #8 Replay Broadcasts

Race 1 at Suzuka , 2/19/21


Race 2 at Suzuka 2/19/21


Raul's Broadcast

For Actual Replays, use in game search tag:
snailgt3cup

Roster Changes:
@MikeGrove will be filling the open Kelly-Moss R&R seat to be teamed up with @Yugofan for the balance of the season.
@IceWarden will be returning to the primary roster to fill the open Wright Motorsports seat with @GTR4MROD.
Good luck and welcome both of you back to the primary roster.

As always,, Great Racing to all Drivers who attended Event #8:cheers:
Next Event:
Event #9 at
Fuji F (w' chicane)
Condition: 17:15 Fine Weather
on Friday, March 19th, 9pm est.

Drivers are welcomed and encouraged to confirm attendance/availability anytime.
Race event details and confirmation reminder posts to come over the next week.

See some of you for our next Michelin event, and the rest on the 19th.
:cheers:
 
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Sydney, Australia
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Post Race Report
Event #8
at Suzuka
February 19th, 2021
Event #8. Suzuka. Wow. I'm just gonna first dive in on my experience and battles for the night. Race 1, got off to a great launch with a few places made in the opening lap. A small battle with @Phlano099 erupted until he went a bit deep giving me an opening. At this point, I lost some ground in that skirmish, but set my sights on making back some ground on @Noob01_lmdead (Raul) and @IceWarden with @Roman_GT23 just ahead of them. With my attention ahead, I didn't see that @GTR4MROD was assembling his own attack and before I realized it, he was on my bumber. I immediately had to switch to defense, tightened up my line and placed my car strategically to try and fend him off. After a few stressful laps, @Roman_GT23 had an off at T1&2 Curve affording another position, but GTR4MROD still was on my tail pressuring hard. In the following laps, Roman_GT23's off would become my saving grace, as he caught GTR4MROD and myself and was now hunting the hunter. Romans's pressure forced GTR4MROD to go defensive and in turn allowed my escape. All the while, we were gaining on Raul and Ice until I did catch Ice taking advantage of a small mistake to take the position. This where our 3 way battle started and ran to the finish. My only shot at Raul was on the straight beginning our final lap, but he asserted his position and placed the car perfectly affording me no opportunity with Ice close and ready to strike. We ran like this to the finish line. Great race to both of them and @GTR4MROD....And, thanks Roman. ;)
Outside of my battles, the top 4, @Harry Rowley (until he did break away), @Yugofan , @MrDonovan, and @MikeGrove had and epic battle for the Race 1 podium. I'll leave it to one of them to elaborate.👍

Race 2 had some good battles early with @Moby45 and @MikeGrove until a few mistakes took me towards the back of the field. With 10 laps to go and not much going right, I put my head down and decided to just get as many back as I could. As luck would have it, and through the team help from @Rob Brown 's defense, I was able to catch up to the back of this mid field pack. After another brief battle with @Phlano099 ,
and a few spots gaining through others mistakes, I found myself back in a race with IceWarden for 7th place. I threw the kitchen sink at him, but still wasn't enough to get around...Great racing and defense Ice.
And now, a huge shout out to @TEX36 on an awesome Race 2. Starting in 4th place after race 1, he navigated his way through the leaders to grab 1st place after a few laps. Unfortunately, the heavy defense Tex had to get through allowed @MikeGrove and @Yugofan to make positions and gain ground. By Lap 9, MikeGrove was on Tex's bumper and applying heavy pressure. Tex continued to hit his marks, dropping some fast and consistent laps all while maintaining a defensive stand. This battle raged to the finish line where MikeGrove was only .181 behind and Yugofan just a few car lengths off. As I put the Race Broadcast together, I'll be sure to capture this battle, but for those interested earlier, have a look at the replay. Great battle and great racing fellas.:cheers:


If anyone else cares to share and elaborate on their battles, feel free. Great racing everyone.:cheers:
No incidents have been filed. A few were noticed during my brief review of the replays, though most if not all appeared to have been worked out on track. Great Sportsmanship Gentlemen. :cheers:

Congratulations to our Event #8 Winner @Yugofan
:cheers:
and our top 3 overall:
1ST: @Yugofan
2ND: @MikeGrove
3RD: @MrDonovan

Ballast adjustments have been posted. A 2% weight ballast was added for our winner, and a 1% weight ballast add for our 2nd and 3rd place finishers.


Event #8 Replay Broadcasts

Race 1 at Suzuka , 2/19/21
Broadcast in Process

Race 2 at Suzuka 2/19/21
Broadcast in Process

Raul's Broadcast
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snailgt3cup

Roster Changes:
@MikeGrove will be filling the open Kelly-Moss R&R seat to be teamed up with @Yugofan for the balance of the season.
@IceWarden will be returning to the primary roster to fill the open Wright Motorsports seat with @GTR4MROD.
Good luck and welcome both of you back to the primary roster.

As always,, Great Racing to all Drivers who attended Event #8:cheers:
Next Event:
Event #9 at
Fuji F (w' chicane)
Condition: 17:15 Fine Weather
on Friday, March 19th, 9pm est.

Drivers are welcomed and encouraged to confirm attendance/availability anytime.
Race event details and confirmation reminder posts to come over the next week.

See some of you for our next Michelin event, and the rest on the 19th.
:cheers:

These two races had so much in them, so apologies in advance: this is a long one :)
What a pair of awesome races, so close, great racing all.

Race one - Yugo, Harry & I made a break from the start, with Mike close behind.

Coming out of the esses on lap 3, Yugo kicked his tail out & I was suddenly in a bad spot next to him. Despite slamming on the brakes we made light contact, which let Mike thru & allowed Harry a break. We never saw Harry again (despite Yugo’s effort incl. a 2:03 flat towards the end).

Yugo & I were all over each other & Mike, and once Yugo got past I was keen to follow and chase down Harry. In hindsight, a little too keen.
I had a move going into 130R, but misjudged my speed & had to chuck it sideways to make the corner. Didn’t realize Mike & I connected until I watched the replay, thought he’d just taken avoiding action. My bad Mike, I was too optimistic & should’ve let you back past.

Once I had clear track I found rhythm and put in a series of 2:03s to close Yugo to 1.5sec. But I never got closer - no matter what I threw at him (inc a 2:03.2), he had an answer. Beautiful driving Yugo. That 2:03.0 at the end was something special. :bowdown:

Race two - I bogged down at the start and found myself last by T1. What followed was the closest race I’ve ever been in.

End of L6 I thought my network had died when three cars ahead all went wide at 130R. First corner L7 we lost two more, and I was suddenly up to 8th - with Yugo on my tail & four more behind him.
I made the mistake of checking my rear view coming out of the hairpin, which threw me & I missed my braking point into Spoon by 50m.
Raul was the victim, and after slowing to let him past (& somehow not causing a massive pile up) I was back to 13th.
I took a deep breath and focused on consistent laps to catch up.

Two laps later I was back on his tail, and on L10 Moby went wide at T1 & slotted behind Raul, who was right behind Nova.
Nova got eaten by Degner 1/2 and a few laps later Moby went wide at 130R.
This left Raul, R4mrod & I racing for 5th on L12, a battle that went right to the end. R4mrod was the meat in the sandwich and did a great job of assertive defensive driving.

I had two good chances to get past him, and bottled both of them.
L16 on the back straight R4mrod had a run on Raul, but I cheekily gave Raul a bump draft & got alongside. I couldn’t complete the move cleanly, so took myself wide at 130R and tried to catch up again.
My favourite was into T1 lap 17(?). I’d gotten past on the outside, but braked too early out of fear of the T1/2 ripple strip. R4mrod held his ground, slid slightly into my tail - which spun me out - but then kindly tapped my front which brought me back in line rather than out in the weeds. Very gentlemanly of you, R4mrod.

Out of the hairpin L19, I lost the tail, then R4mrod ran off track and Raul was gifted a 1.5sec gap. I knew I had a chance, put my head down, and despite being in slip on the final lap I wasn’t close enough to make a move until the last chicane.
Raul went defensive as expected, so I tried an untested move around the outside. I somehow got it stopped in front of him and despite a little rubbing we made it thru side by side.

I was scared of contact on the run to the flag, so left Raul space & only just pipped him by the length of my hood.
What a finish to such an intense race.

Thanks heaps everyone I raced near, & thanks Nova for another great round & some awesome pics.

See most of you for the next Michelin round.
:D
@Yugofan @Harry Rowley @MikeGrove @Noob01_lmdead @GTR4MROD @llNovall @Moby45
 
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4,663
United States
Bel Air, MD
II-NOVA-II
These two races had so much in them, so apologies in advance: this is a long one :)
What a pair of awesome races, so close, great racing all.

Race one - Yugo, Harry & I made a break from the start, with Mike close behind.

Coming out of the esses on lap 3, Yugo kicked his tail out & I was suddenly in a bad spot next to him. Despite slamming on the brakes we made light contact, which let Mike thru & allowed Harry a break. We never saw Harry again (despite Yugo’s effort incl. a 2:03 flat towards the end).

Yugo & I were all over each other & Mike, and once Yugo got past I was keen to follow and chase down Harry. In hindsight, a little too keen.
I had a move going into 130R, but misjudged my speed & had to chuck it sideways to make the corner. Didn’t realize Mike & I connected until I watched the replay, thought he’d just taken avoiding action. My bad Mike, I was too optimistic & should’ve let you back past.

Once I had clear track I found rhythm and put in a series of 2:03s to close Yugo to 1.5sec. But I never got closer - no matter what I threw at him (inc a 2:03.2), he had an answer. Beautiful driving Yugo. That 2:03.0 at the end was something special. :bowdown:

Race two - I bogged down at the start and found myself last by T1. What followed was the closest race I’ve ever been in.

End of L6 I thought my network had died when three cars ahead all went wide at 130R. First corner L7 we lost two more, and I was suddenly up to 8th - with Yugo on my tail & four more behind him.
I made the mistake of checking my rear view coming out of the hairpin, which threw me & I missed my braking point into Spoon by 50m.
Raul was the victim, and after slowing to let him past (& somehow not causing a massive pile up) I was back to 13th.
I took a deep breath and focused on consistent laps to catch up.

Two laps later I was back on his tail, and on L10 Moby went wide at T1 & slotted behind Raul, who was right behind Nova.
Nova got eaten by Degner 1/2 and a few laps later Moby went wide at 130R.
This left Raul, R4mrod & I racing for 5th on L12, a battle that went right to the end. R4mrod was the meat in the sandwich and did a great job of assertive defensive driving.

I had two good chances to get past him, and bottled both of them.
L16 on the back straight R4mrod had a run on Raul, but I cheekily gave Raul a bump draft & got alongside. I couldn’t complete the move cleanly, so took myself wide at 130R and tried to catch up again.
My favourite was into T1 lap 17(?). I’d gotten past on the outside, but braked too early out of fear of the T1/2 ripple strip. R4mrod held his ground, slid slightly into my tail - which spun me out - but then kindly tapped my front which brought me back in line rather than out in the weeds. Very gentlemanly of you, R4mrod.

Out of the hairpin L19, I lost the tail, then R4mrod ran off track and Raul was gifted a 1.5sec gap. I knew I had a chance, put my head down, and despite being in slip on the final lap I wasn’t close enough to make a move until the last chicane.
Raul went defensive as expected, so I tried an untested move around the outside. I somehow got it stopped in front of him and despite a little rubbing we made it thru side by side.

I was scared of contact on the run to the flag, so left Raul space & only just pipped him by the length of my hood.
What a finish to such an intense race.

Thanks heaps everyone I raced near, & thanks Nova for another great round & some awesome pics.

See most of you for the next Michelin round.
:D
@Yugofan @Harry Rowley @MikeGrove @Noob01_lmdead @GTR4MROD @llNovall @Moby45
Awesome Race Report @MrDonovan. :cheers:
Enjoyable read.👍
 
4,663
United States
Bel Air, MD
II-NOVA-II
A bit of a busy week, but finally got around to our Suzuka Race Broadcasts. A special thanks to @Noob01_lmdead (Raul) for his broadcast to tide us over:cheers:.
I would like to comment and commend every driver on some great examples of good racecraft and on track etiquette. The numbers of side by side and nose to tail battles, and the number of multi-car battles were countless, but great courtesy from everyone in these tight quarters racing situations. These broadcasts were just as fun to play back as they were to race. Enjoy 👍.
Event #8, Race 1 at Suzuka on 2/19/21


Race 2


Again, all replay broadcasts from every event can be found and viewed from the first page.
Great racing fellas, and see you all at Fuji for another one.:cheers:
 
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4,663
United States
Bel Air, MD
II-NOVA-II
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Race Event Details Post

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge
Event #9,
Friday, March 19th, 2020, 9pm est
at Fuji F (with chicane)
17:15 Fine Weather

Race Event Settings and Details

Track: Fuji F (with chicane)
Time of Day: 17:15
Conditions: Fine Weather
Race1 Laps: (24 laps/40+min), Fastest First
Race 2 Laps: (24 laps/40+min), Reverse Grid

Vehicle
'16 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
491hp
2723lbs
Tuning Permitted

Approx Avg lap time spread: mid 1:40's to 1:41's
Fastest lap Potential: low 1:40's

Be sure to check your specs:
Success Ballast Chart and Driver Roster


-Above are all the Event #9 details for anyone who would like to get an early jump on some practice/lapping sessions.
Standard Lobby Settings
Basic Settings

Room Mode: Practice/Race
Room Privacy: Public *
Room Settings
Room Name: Snail Porsche GT3 Cup. Event #1-12 (Date)- Members only
Race Type: Race for Real
Fixed Room Ownership: No **
Max no of participants: 16
Required Sportsmanship Rating --
Required Sportsmanship Rating --
Track Settings
Track: As per Race Date
Select Condition: As per Race Date
Laps: # of laps to = 40 minutes
Race Settings
Start Type: Grid Start
Grid Order: R1: Fastest First / R2: Reverse Grid Based on Previous Results***
Grid
Boost: None
Slip Stream Strength: Real
Visible Damage: On
Mechanical Damage: Light
Tire Wear: 1x
Fuel Consumption: 1x
Initial Fuel: Default
Grip Red. On Wet Track / Track Edge: Real
Race Finish Delay: 120 sec
Overtaking System Usage Time Multiplier: Default
Qualifier Settings Time Limit: none
Qualifying Continuation Time: none
Tire Wear during Qualifying: N/A
Fuel Consumption Qualifying: N/A
Regulation Settings
Filter by Category: N500
Balance of Performance: Off
Power Limit: 491hp
Weight: 2723 lbs
Maximum Tire Rating: Racing Medium (RM)
Minimum Tire Rating: Racing Hard (RH)
Livery Restrictions: No Limit
Type of Racing Number: No Limit
Assign Car Number Automatically: None
Tuning: No Limit
Kart Usage: Off
Ghosting During Race: None
Shortcut Penalty: None
Wall Collision Penalty: None
Wall Collision Detection: Default
Side Contact Penalty: Off
Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collission: Off
Replace Car at Course Out: Off
Flag Rules: Off
Limit Driving Options
Countersteering Assist: Prohibited
Active Stability Management (ASM): Prohibited
Driving Line Assist: Prohibited
Traction Control: Prohibited
ABS: No Limit
Auto-Drive: Prohibited

-Confirmation to Attend Post/Reminder will be posted to the thread by Friday, March 12th. Please look in on this thread and reply here or via psn.
(Any Drivers who wish to confirm attendance early may do so at any time).
Reminder: Reserve driver priority is based on date and time availability was confirmed.

See most of you for some practice sessions, and the rest of you on the 19th. :cheers:.
 
4,663
United States
Bel Air, MD
II-NOVA-II
Just tagging all drivers to have a look at Kermit_2142 's Porsche Revival event using the 993 Porsche 911. Have a look and sign if anyone is interested in racing.:cheers:
TPC Revival Event - Kermit's Porsche Carrera Club Sport Challenge - Saturday 27th March

@Rob Brown /no1needs2perish (Platinum)
@llNovall /II-NOVA-II (Platinum)
@nmcp1 /nmcp1 (Platinum)
@TEX36 /TEX36 (Gold)
@Phlano099 /Phlano_099 (Gold)-absent
@Roman_GT23 /Roman_GT23 (Platinum)
@Noob01_lmdead / rauljimenez76 (Gold)
@Bologna_Duc /Bologna_Duc (Gold)
@GTR4MROD / GTR4MROD (Gold)
@Yugofan / Yugofan (Gold)
@GTP_Guido / GTP_Guido (Gold)
@MrDonovan / MrDonovan (Gold)
@Harry Rowley/Harry Rowley (Gold)
@Stryker13 / DrSpyderPig (Platinum)
@MikeGrove /PX7-Grove (Platinum)
@IceWarden / Ice_Warden (Gold)
@GCimprezaFTW /GCimprezaFTW (Gold)
@Moby45 /Moby45 (Platinum)
@Missedapex420 /Missedapex420 (Gold)
@Granadier/TPC_Granadier (Platinum)
@Kermit_2142 / Kermit_2142 (Platinum)
@aedenmaddok / aedonmaddok (Gold)
@CANOWORMS1 / CANOWORMS1 (Gold)
@RadStewart / heated_seats (Gold)
@VetteVillain / VetteVillain (Gold)
@Drummer79 / Drummmer1979 (Gold)
 
1,473
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Just tagging all drivers to have a look at Kermit_2142 's Porsche Revival event using the 993 Porsche 911. Have a look and sign if anyone is interested in racing.:cheers:
TPC Revival Event - Kermit's Porsche Carrera Club Sport Challenge - Saturday 27th March

@Rob Brown /no1needs2perish (Platinum)
@llNovall /II-NOVA-II (Platinum)
@nmcp1 /nmcp1 (Platinum)
@TEX36 /TEX36 (Gold)
@Phlano099 /Phlano_099 (Gold)-absent
@Roman_GT23 /Roman_GT23 (Platinum)
@Noob01_lmdead / rauljimenez76 (Gold)
@Bologna_Duc /Bologna_Duc (Gold)
@GTR4MROD / GTR4MROD (Gold)
@Yugofan / Yugofan (Gold)
@GTP_Guido / GTP_Guido (Gold)
@MrDonovan / MrDonovan (Gold)
@Harry Rowley/Harry Rowley (Gold)
@Stryker13 / DrSpyderPig (Platinum)
@MikeGrove /PX7-Grove (Platinum)
@IceWarden / Ice_Warden (Gold)
@GCimprezaFTW /GCimprezaFTW (Gold)
@Moby45 /Moby45 (Platinum)
@Missedapex420 /Missedapex420 (Gold)
@Granadier/TPC_Granadier (Platinum)
@Kermit_2142 / Kermit_2142 (Platinum)
@aedenmaddok / aedonmaddok (Gold)
@CANOWORMS1 / CANOWORMS1 (Gold)
@RadStewart / heated_seats (Gold)
@VetteVillain / VetteVillain (Gold)
@Drummer79 / Drummmer1979 (Gold)

Thankyou Nova. I thought some of you guys might be interested in another Porsche special event I’m hosting. Would be a pleasure to have you.

Hopefully I’ll be out again in the GT3 in the near future too :cheers:.
 
222
Australia
Sydney, Australia
MrDonovan
Hey all - thanks for the laps yesterday, and apologies for running into pretty much everyone at some stage...

Did a full length trial today. Fuel will be very close, I made it with some short-shifting. Tyres weren’t as bad as I expected.
Fastest lap was a 1:40.15 in a light car towards the end, but most pace was in the high 40s/low 41s.
Now I just need to practice not running into people... ;)