Open GRM Series 3 - GT3 (Begins 7/20/16)

Discussion in 'PCARS Racing Series' started by BradLTL, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. BradLTL

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    Welcome to the (un)official GRM-PCARS series #3.
    This is a 10 round Championship series hosted on the PlayStation4. Although highly competitive the main focus of the racing is fun clean racing. Because of this, rough driving is highly discouraged. The Stewards will be watching.

    The series will be run on **Wednesday nights at 10ET**. The first race will be on: **July 20th, 2016**

    PS+ is required to participate.


    **Click the following link to register: Series Registration Form**




    Car class: GT3 (Open Setup)

    - Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3
    - Audi R8 LMS ultra
    - Bentley Continental GT3
    - BMW Z4 GT3
    - Cadillac ATS-V.R GT3
    - Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
    - Ginetta G55 GT3
    - McLaren 12C GT3
    - Mercedes Benz AMG GT3
    - Ruf RGT-8 GT3

    Rules:

    - Races will be based on time as follows: Practice 30 minutes / Qualification 15 minutes / Race 45 minutes
    - Realistic Driving Aids
    - Fuel usage is set to real and Tire usage will be set to 2x
    - Damage will have a performance impact
    - Flag will be ON
    - Rolling starts
    - Penalties will be OFF
    - Ghost cars will be ON
    - AI drivers will fill the field and be set at 85%

    Points:

    - 1st - 25pts
    - 2nd - 20pts
    - 3rd - 18pts
    - 4th through 16th will be -1pt per position with 16th getting 5pts
    - AI drivers will take points away from humans
    - DNS / DNF / DQ will score 0 points

    Schedule:

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    Results and Scoring:

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    Replays:












    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvg7nA8cuww

    https://www.twitch.tv/argo_jm2/v/86893104.
     
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  2. Sirpiccolo

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    If I wasn't close to going on deployment I'd be all over this
     
  3. BradLTL

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    The VRR group has changed up their series, so we've updated this series to be inline with other GRM series (10 rounds).

    Starts soon, be sure to register!
     
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    Series starts this week! Get registered!
     
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    Looks like we have 6 registered for the series so far, I'm counting those who ran the previous series.

    I managed a actual practice session tonight. Zolder is a fun track. I like all but the first 2 turns. They are too wide and flat, it's very hard to find and hit the racing line. That said, I'm just under a second off the pole time from the bots. The pole time in my practice session was a 1:34.5. I only ran a few laps of the actual race, but was able to make a couple passes and hang with the leaders.

    The tricky bit will be pit strategy. I timed the pit lane delta at 1:07. So, pitting will cost you almost an entire lap. Guessing at a 28-29 lap race, that means if you can run heavy and keep moderate pace (<= 2 seconds race pace) then you'll be better off to not pit.

    Wednesday should be fun.
     
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    Hi! Im interested to join. I live in the Philippines and would like to ask what time is your time there right now so that id know what time the race is gonna be in my country. As of posting today its tuesday july 19 2:11 in the afternoon.

    Hope i could get a response. Thank you cheers! :)
     
  7. BradLTL

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    Looks like there is a 12 hour difference. So the race is 10 PM Eastern Time in the US, it would be 10 AM in the Philippines on Thursday morning.
     
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    Hi! If its 10am this thursday and will run like that for the entire series i would like to join you guys! How do i sign up? :)
     
  9. BradLTL

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    Sounds great. There's a link above (in the original post) to register.
     
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  10. te?

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    Hi! I just finished with the registration how will we be in contact for Thursday (in my country) race? Cheers! :)
     
  11. BradLTL

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    I'll send a Friend request tonight, and then you'll get an invite for the private room for the race.
     
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  12. dBTwelve

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    Will there be a mandatory pit stop? Looking at the rules I think no. Just checking. :)
     
  13. BradLTL

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    You are free to run whatever strategy you feel is best. What I've found is that lap time really plays into the decision to pit or not.
     
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    Thank you sir! Please let me know roughly what time via PS messenger so that i will set an alarm for Thursday on my country. See you and thank you for the opportunity to have me race here. Cheers! :)
     
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    Quick question sorry i forgot to ask. In this series for the traction control, stability control and ABS in the room settings are they on or off? Thank you! :)
     
  16. BradLTL

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    Driving aids are set to real.
     
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  17. dBTwelve

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    Sounds good. Looking forward to this.
     
  18. BradLTL

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    T-minus 30 minutes until the first race. Last chance to get in before the start of the series.
     
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    Good race earlier guys! Hope there will be an update in points. Cheers! :)
     
  20. BradLTL

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    I'll get the points updated, replay posted, and recap my excuses... I mean race... this evening when I am home from work.

    It was a good first race. I'm a bit disappointed by the guys who no showed to the event. I'll call them out on their home website.
     
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    Points updated. Replay is posted (still processing).
     
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    FAQ:

    Q: Can I pick a new car every race?
    A: No, once you've selected a car that is the car you must use for the rest of the series.

    Q: I can't make every race, can I still join?
    A: Yes, most participants will end up missing a race or two. Please don't join if you only plan to make 1 race though.

    Q: Do I have to run every session on race day?
    A: No, show up when you want, run when you want. Just know if you miss the race or qualifying that's your problem we won't wait or restart for you.

    Q: I'm not very fast, can I still join?
    A: Of course, just make sure that you follow race etiquette.

    Q: What if I see a driver cheating, or someone is intentionally causing contact?
    A: Let me know and I'll take appropriate action to ensure it doesn't happen again.
     
  23. te?

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    Hi! Are we racing tomorrow? Cheers! :)
     
  24. BradLTL

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    Yes!
     
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  25. te?

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    10am on my time right?
     
  26. BradLTL

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    Yes, feel free to join a bit later if you don't want to participate in the Practice session.
     
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    Thats fine i didnt practice any lap il use the practice time tomorrow. See you bro! :)
     
  28. te?

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    Great race awhile ago although i didnt get to have a good setup as i was overheating my tires. Didnt expect to still win it. :)

    @BradLTL
    Could i request a sheet with the points standing thats in order? Like a simple note on the 1st post of name and points. Thank you bro. Cheers! :)
     
  29. BradLTL

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    You were about 2.5 seconds faster than me a lap. You didn't mess up enough to were you couldn't get it back. It was closer than I expected.... if only it had been a 40 minute race! :)

    I'm not sure what you are asking for, but I made a copy of the Google Doc (minus some personal information), go to the race results tab:
     
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    Points updated. Replay posted.