The Concept Welcome to the GTP thread for the Gran Turismo Gentlemens Cup! A monthly touring car series for street cars converted into racers. Cars for this rotation will be rear wheel drive sports cars that hang around 550PP. Find our club in GT6! Group #: 1007109 ______________________________________________________________ Important Posts Links below. CARS: Post 2 DRIVER/TEAM SIGN UPS: Post 3 SCHEDULE: Post 4 RESULTS/POINTS: Post 5 _________________________________________________ Race Format Each race night will consist of a qualifying session, a qualifying sprint race, and a main endurance race. *No times decided as of yet. Historically, we have run late on a Thursday night (past 11:00pm EST USA), and it is very likely that we will run at a similar time. There will also be a second night open for practice. Times will be decided on in the coming weeks. Room opens for practice/tuning at 11:30pm. Qualifying for race #1 begins at 11:45pm. The open session will last for 12 minutes (15 mins. for very long tracks like Le Sarthe or Nordschilefe). Qualifying Race starts immediately after qualifying. Race will be a 15* minute sprint, no mandatory pit stops. (*Length changed for the month of March) There will be a 10 minute break where you will be allowed to fine tune your vehicle if a driver so chooses. Main Race. Grid will be set by the finishing order of the Qualifying Race. Race will be 60 minutes in length. Race will have 1 mandatory pit stop that can be taken at any point in the 60 minutes.* *Additional rule for the Main Race. If, for any reason, you leave the club lobby in between the Qualifying Race and the Main Race, then you WILL lose your starting spot for the main, and will have to start at the back. Also, if you do miss the Qualifying Race, and are a group member, you will be allowed the race in the Main. Again, you will have to start from the rear. Success Ballast For Main Event results only: 1st - 80 kg 2nd - 60 kg 3rd - 40 kg Ballast can stack up from race to race, up to 80 kg maximum. After a driver receives a weight penalty, and in the following race finishes outside of the top 3 positions, that driver will lose 20 kg for the next week. Disconnects do not count. Once a driver gets down to 40 kg, the weight will go to 0. Weight penalties will be applied for the entire race meeting. Finishing order in the Qualifying Race will NOT effect ballast. _________________________________________________ Points Qualifying Race Points System 1st – 5 pts. 2nd – 4 pts. 3rd - 3 pts. 4th - 2 pts. 5th -16th – 1 pt. Main Race Points System 1st – 16 pts. 2nd – 15 pts. 3rd – 14 pts. 4th – 13 pts. 5th – 12 pts. 6th – 11 pts. 7th – 10 pts. 8th – 9 pts. 9th - 8 pts. 10th - 7 pts. 11th - 6 pts. 12th - 5 pts. 13th - 4 pts. 14th - 3pts. 15th - 2 pts. 16th - 1 pt. ____________________________________________________________ Racing Etiquette A good guide line to always follow is the GTPlanet Online Racing Rules. To be direct, race smart and race clean. All drivers will be expected to keep two wheels on the track at all times. This certainly includes overtaking. But hey, we're all racers. We know that accidents can happen, even to the best racers. If you feel like you cut the track to make a pass, or rammed into someone to gain a position, you will be expected to give the position back. If you feel there was an incident that should be reviewed, let me know through a private massage with the lap number (and if you can provide the corner, that would also help), and the incident will be reviewed. Point penalties may result. On Track Penalties Certain tracks may have penalties on. In these cases, if you do go off track and a penalty does not go off (which can happen), then it is a legal move. If it is for a position, these situations can always be reviewed. Lapped drivers, or drivers about to lose a lap to the leader are expected to give way to lead drivers in the safest way possible. It is also the responsibility of the lead driver to complete the pass in the safest way possible. __________________________________________________ SIGN UPS Those interested in joining should either reply to the thread or send me a PM with the following information: GTP ID: PSN ID: Car: Car Number: You may change your mind up until race day. You will be expected and required to race in the class that you have sign up for. There will be no switching of cars and classes mid season. Team Sign Ups There will be a Team Challenge to go along with the Driver's Championship! Teams must have a minimum of 2 drivers. All team members must race the same vehicle. Team points will be made up of the total of the two drivers' points collected from the night. This includes both the Qualifying and the Main Race. To those interested in starting a team, please provide this following information in either a reply or a PM: Team Name: Team Car: Driver 1: Driver 2: *Teams are not mandatory to compete in this series. Teams should be made with the consent of both drivers. Signs ups for drivers & teams will be updated in post #3. You may also send me a private message here on the site or send me an email at flip157gt5@yahoo(dot)com with your information. Whatever brand and model you choose will be the car you must run for the entire series. ___________________________________________________________________ Additional Information RH Tires only Tire/fuel -- Normal Slipstream set to real. Grip reduction set to real. Mechanical damage -- Heavy ABS and driving line will be optional This thread will be continuously updated as we progress. If you're interested in running, feel free to comment below. Any input will be greatly appreciated. We thank you for taking time to read this and we hope to see you on the track!