Season 1 [Finished] The Turn One GT500 Cup is an 8-race weekly series using the Gr.2 GT500 cars, competing in races across different locations around the world. The series has two championships: the Drivers Championship, where drivers compete to score the highest amount of points in the season and the Teams Championship, where drivers pair up in teams, and the pair that scores the most points wins the championship. A maximum of 7 teams of 2 drivers can enter. Spoiler: Final Championship Standings Drivers: 1st: TSR_Tomsoft - 81 points, Drivers Champion! 2nd: TSR_JoeToGuy - 68 points 3rd: Amuda74 - 56 points 4th: Nilsemann2002 - 53 points 5th: TSR_Swablu - 42 points 6th: Bondzai - 22 points 7th: ART_James - 21 points 8th: ART_Splurge - 16 points 9th: NS_Zokeo_9: 13 points 10th: ART_Haighy - 8 points 11th: GT_502_sh - 8 points 12th: Emilius73 - 4 points Teams: 1st: Team Simpact Racing Honda - 110 points, Team Champions! 2nd: Team Simpact Racing - 81 points 3rd: Golden Bear Motorsport - 78 points 4th: Turn One - 65 points 5th: Arrows Racing Team - 29 points 6th: Arrows Racing Team Stealth - 16 points 7th: Nukeshot Motorsport - 13 points Spoiler: Registration Drivers and teams can register by replying to this post or sending me a DM via Discord (@Emilius73#1785) with the following information: For registering a team: Team name Car used (both drivers need to use the same car) Title sponsor (if there is one) Tire supplier Main color For registering drivers for your team: PSN username Country of origin Race number Team A maximum of 7 teams can register. Spoiler: Entry List Teams: Nukeshot Motorsport - Honda Turn One - Lexus Golden Bear Motorsports - Lexus Team Simpact Racing - Lexus Arrows Racing Team Stealth - Nissan Drivers: Nilsemann2002 - Turn One - Germany - #62 GT_502_sh - Turn One - Guatemala - #11 Amuda74 - Golden Bear Motorsports - USA - #54 Bondzai_007 - Golden Bear Motorsports - USA - #31 TSR_Tomsoft - Team Simpact Racing - Germany - #23 TSR_JoeToGuy - Simpact Honda - UK - #27 TSR_Swablu - Simpact Honda - UK - #88 NS_Zokeo_9 - Nukeshot Motorsport - UK - #9 zigzagg310 - C&H - USA - #10 Spoiler: Technical Rules Honda Raybrig NSX Concept '16 (2/3 teams) Nissan Motul Autech GT-R '16 (1/3 teams) Lexus au Tom's RCF '16 (3/3 teams) Each car can be used by a maximum of 3 teams. Maximum Power: 650hp Minimum Weight: 2200lbs/998kg Spoiler: Livery Rules Drivers must carry the following elements on their cars: The driver's number, using the provided numberplates on the hood and both sides of the car Driver number on the roof of the car (the numberplate isn't needed here) SRF logos on the front and rear bumpers White or black Gran Turismo windshield decal Important: Liveries cannot carry any offensive, racist, sexist, pornographic, homophobic, xenophobic or political content of any kind. Tobacco sponsorship is not allowed. Failing to meet these regulations will result in a warning, then one penalty point for every race that the livery fails to meet them afterwards. Racing with pornographic content on a livery will result in an instant permanent ban. Both drivers in a team must carry liveries that are fundamentally similar in design. If you need to, you can watch this informative video on how to make your livery compliant. Spoiler: Lobby Settings Lobby mode: Practice/Race Race length: The minimum amount of laps that exceeds 150km Qualifying: 15 minutes At the end of the qualifying session, drivers will be able to finish the lap they have started, but may not start another one. Laptimes will be recorded once drivers have finished their final qualifying lap. If a driver needs to leave the lobby due to a technical problem, their best laptime will be recorded before they do so. Start type: Grid start for the Formation Lap, rolling start for the race Tire wear: 5x Fuel consumption: 2x (0x in qualifying) Tire selection: RH, RM, RS (drivers do not need to use more than one tire compound in the race) Damage: Full (Heavy mechanical damage and visual damage enabled) Corner cutting penalties: Weak Tuning on Other penalties off Flag rules on Boost off Slipstream strength: Real Spoiler: Race Day Procedures The times shown use the US Central (CST/CDT) time zone. You can use this tool to see when the races are held in your time zone. 12:50PM - Lobby opens 1:00PM - Qualifying begins 1:15PM - 5 minute break before the start of the race. During this break, a stuck check will take place. WHAT IS A STUCK CHECK? The stuck check is a simulated start before the Formation Lap, to make sure that nobody has issues getting off the line. 1:20PM - Race begins Race results and championship standings will be posted shortly after the race, once any potential incident reports are checked and penalties are given. Spoiler: Season 1 Calendar Round 1: Suzuka, 26 laps, 10 May Round 2: Red Bull Ring, 35 laps, 17 May Round 3: Autopolis, 33 laps, 24 May Round 4: Laguna Seca, 42 laps, May 31 Round 5: Circuit de Sainte Croix B II, 22 laps, June 7 Round 6: Monza (no chicane), 26 laps, June 14 Round 7: Tokyo Expressway, South Inner Loop, 23 laps, 21 June Round 8: Spa Francorchamps, 22 laps, 28 June Spoiler: Formation Lap Procedure The in-game grid start option will be used, with the drivers driving in a single file for one lap, in the same way as in a Full Course Caution, following the leader. Once that lap is concluded, the green flag waves and the race begins. Each circuit is assigned a Restart Zone, and the leader can choose to speed up at any moment inside this Zone. Overtaking is not allowed until the timing line is crossed. The final sector of the Formation Lap is in double file, weaving is not allowed in the final sector. The maximum speed allowed in the Formation Lap is 100mph/161kmh Spoiler: Full Course Caution Procedure If a major incident occurs on track during the race, the Full Course Caution will be used. This procedure consists of the entire field lining up behind the race leader and driving at a reduced speed until the Race Director signals for the green flag. If a driver is involved in an incident and believes an FCC is necessary, he/she must type "C" in the in-game chat. If multiple drivers send this message and show to have significant car damage and/or the race director deems it necessary to call for an FCC, he will do so by typing “Full Course Caution” in the in-game chat. The race leader must then slow down to a maximum speed of 80mph/129kmh and allow the field to form up behind him/her. When the Race Director calls for the FCC to end, all drivers will continue driving in a line until they reach the circuit's Restart Zone, where the leader will choose when to accelerate. Overtaking is not allowed until the timing line is crossed. Spoiler: Penalties and Stewarding The GT500 Cup is sanctioned by the SRF (Sim Racing Federation) and will follow the “GT” ruleset of their 2020 Sporting Regulations. The full document can be seen here. Drivers will face post-race penalties awarded by the Stewards in case of them causing an incident. Incidents that occur during Qualifying or the race can be reported to the Stewards, via a message presenting the report like shown in the example below: Incident Report Lap 1, Turn 7 Driver that caused the incident: Driver X Other drivers involved: Driver Y, Driver Z Description: Driver X went to the grass to overtake me and forced me off track. He then divebombed Drivers Y and Z, crashing into both of them. This format is used to simplify the process of finding the incident on replay. The penalty awarded and how many penalty points are awarded is decided by the Stewards, depending on the severity of the incident and the amount of drivers affected. Actions that can be penalised include: Crossing the pit entry/exit line Corner cutting and exiting the track Causing an avoidable collision, be it deliberate or accidental Forcing other drivers off track Rejoining the track in an unsafe manner Passing other cars under yellow flags and under the Safety Car. Blocking a faster car under blue flag conditions Blocking other drivers while defending Unsportsmanlike conduct Rage quitting Missing a race and not reporting to the admins This list does not cover all offences that can be penalised. It is up to the Stewards whether an incident is penalised or not. Important: Having more than two wheels off the track will be considered an off track. Accumulating 12 penalty points results in a one-race ban. Penalty points are reset at the end of each season. Spoiler: Points Distribution 1st place: 15 points 2nd place: 12 points 3rd place: 10 points 4th place: 8 points 5th place: 6 points 6th place: 4 points 7th place: 2 points 8th place: 1 point 9th place or lower: 0 points The fastest lap of the race awards 1 extra point in both championships. Points that both drivers in a team earn are counted for the Teams Championship. Spoiler: Weight Balancing Higher finishing drivers will be given extra weight in their cars, and they will have to use it for their next 2 starts. The weight levels given are as follows: 1st place: +5% weight 2nd place: +4% weight 3rd place: +3% weight 4th place: +2% weight 5th place: +1% weight Example: Driver X finished 1st in the race and is given 5% extra weight for the next one. He/she also earned 2% extra weight in the previous race, so he/she will run with a total of 7% extra weight for the next race. 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