Welcome to Season 2 of the Global Sports Car Championship! The Concept Welcome to the Season 2 thread for the Gran Turismo Global Sports Car Championship! This will be a multi - class, sports car endurance series. There will be no prototypes, only two classes of sports cars. Group A will be made of GT3 racers, and Group B will be a one make class. We currently run on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, Eastern Standard Time in the US (GMT -4). Tuesdays and Wednesdays are dedicated to practice and tuning, while Thursday is race day! Rooms on all 3 days open up at 11:30 pm (EST). Please see the series specifications for more details below. **Racing will begin in July. The month of June will be used for final testing and discussions. We are still preseason, so everything is still subject to change. Find our club in GT6! Group #: 1007109 ________________________________________ The Classes We will be running with two classes on track at the same time. The two classes are GT3 and GT Challenge. GT3 really needs no introduction if you're familiar with this iteration of Gran Turismo. They are fantastic race cars to drive from some of the world's top brands. Please see our regulations down below for all information. GT Challenge (GTC for short) will be a one - make spec category. These cars will be slower than GT3 (depending on the track, it's about 10 seconds a lap.) But the upside is that the vehicle is very easy to drive, which will allow for great racing for both new and experience drivers. The car for this category will be the TVR Tamora '02. Base tunes will be provided for this category once we get rolling. Please scroll to Post #2 for full information of cars. _________________________________ Important Posts Links below. CARS: Post 2 DRIVER SIGN UPS: Post 3 SCHEDULE: Post 4 RESULTS/POINTS: Post 5 _________________________________________ Race Format For Tuesday & Wednesday nights: Practice/testing/tuning free for all! All drivers will be allowed for both practice sessions. Showing up to both sessions will not be mandatory, although we'd love to see you! Rooms will open at about 11:30pm EST USA, and last until about 1:00am. For Thursday nights: 11:30pm -- Room opens up for warm up. 11:40pm -- Systems check to make sure everyone can see each other on track. This will consist of us as a group rolling out to some point on the track after the pits to confirm all players are on track for everyone (it's been an issue for us in the past). This will give people time to exit and rejoin, if need be. 11:45pm -- Qualifying. The open session will last for 15 minutes. Qualifying will be on Racing Hard tires ONLY for both classes. Main Race immediately after qualifying. Grid will be set by qualifying order, with a false start check. Race will be 90 minutes in length. Tire Rules: This goes for both classes. For all events, drivers will be allowed to race with the Racing Hard and the Racing Medium tires only. As stated above, qualifying MUST be on the hard tire, which means that you must also start the race on the Hard tire. After the start of the race, you will be allowed to change to the Mediums whenever you feel. All 4 tires MUST be the same compound at all times. There are no requirements to change tire compounds. They're there if you want them. There will also be no minimum number of pit stops to complete. Get to the end of 90 minutes on whatever strategy you come up with. **You will not be allowed to change tires during qualifying. Part of the rooms check will be to ensure that every driver is starting on the Hard tire. We will also be able to check the replay as see what tires everyone starts the race on. A driver who starts the race on the Medium tire will be automatically disqualified for that round, and dropped to last place in class for that round. ____________________________________________________________ Points Points System (for both classes) 1st – 10 pts. 2nd – 9 pts. 3rd – 8 pts. 4th – 7 pts. 5th – 6 pts. 6th – 5 pts. 7th – 4 pts. 8th – 3 pts. 9th - 2 pts. 10th - 1 pt. Classes will be capped at 10 drivers max. In the event of a disconnect, that disconnected driver will receive last place points, based on the number of drivers in that class that day. For instance, if there are 6 drivers in your class, and you DC, you will receive 6th place points. ____________________________________________________________ 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 (Flip55 on GTP) 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. Lapping Slower Drivers / Being Lapped **GT CHALLENGE DRIVERS AT NO POINT EVER HAVE TO 'JUMP' OUT OF THE WAY OF GT3 DRIVERS COMING TO LAP THEM. It is the responsibility of the faster car to safely make the move. I will leave moves up to the driver's discretion, but in general, you are not required to pull over for the faster class. **For drivers about to lose a lap to the leader WITHIN THEIR OWN CLASS, you are expected to give way to lead drivers in the safest way possible, or at least not give them a hard time about it. It is also the responsibility of the lead driver to complete the pass in the safest way possible, as in the above case. **Please remember that we will not run with penalties on for this series. Reason why is because lapped cars ghost, which sort of defeats the purpose of having a multi class series. ______________________________________________________________________ How to Join In Those interested in joining should either reply to the thread or send @flip55 a PM with the following information: ***GT3 has hit its maximum driver cap. We are not taking GT3 sign ups at the moment. Only reserves are available.*** GTC is still open. For Group A PSN ID: Group A Car: Car Number: For Group B PSN ID: Group B Car Number: **FOR CAR NUMBERS: Please refrain from selecting the following numbers, as not to cause confusion: #1 (BMW M3 GT) #3 (Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS) #5 (Playstation Audi R8 LMS) #79 (BMW ALMS Colors) Even if you can't put a number on your car, include one anyway for ID purposes. Cars that cannot have numbers put on are all Audi R8s (don't know why), the BMW Motorsport liveried M3s (listed above), the N24 Schulze Motorsport Nissan GTR (#123), and the GT Academy Nissan GTR. However, all cars with special liveries are playable, but limited to one driver. We'll keep track of this as it develops. You may change your mind on both car and class up until your first race. 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. Signs ups for drivers & teams will be updated in post #3. As mentioned above, both classes will be capped at 10 drivers maximum. _____________________________________________________ GT Challenge Tunes (Group B ONLY) Base tunes for GT Challenge will be available soon! If you would like submit your own, PM flip55 here on the site. This list will be constantly updated as the series continues! ___________________________________ Important Dates See post #2 for details on next event. Flip157 will be the room host for whatever we do. ____________________________________________________________ Additional Information 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!