The Concept Welcome to the GTP thread for the Gran Turismo Touring Car Seres! A touring car series for race cars under 501pp. This championship will consist of 15 races over nine weeks. Most of the series will run with a two race sprint format, where both races will last between 20 and 30 minutes. Three races will be endurance races, which will last over 45 minutes. This series will be hosted here on GTPlanet and on gtracecentral.webs.com. A forum has been posted there as well (click HERE to view). Both sites will simultaneously be updated as details are changed. We will start on February 27th at 11:15pm. Practice on Tuesday, Race on Thursday! ______________________________________________________________ The Cars As of right now, there are 6 cars that I have tested that are close in PP. The limit will be at 501pp, and all of these cars are under that. However, from what I have gathered, they are still very close. Included in the list are the power figures and what upgrades each car has been tested with. All of these cars are relatively inexpensive, and I encourage you to try as many as you can. Once the series starts, you will have to remain in your chosen brand and car for the entire season. Racing Hards only. The following stats were obtained with making oil changes to the cars. BMW 320i Touring Car Rear wheel drive. PP: 500 HP: 337 Weight: 1140 kg Upgrades: Stage 2 Turbo (Mid RPM Range) and Racing exhaust MUST be added. Honda CR - Z Touring Car Front wheel drive. PP: 497 HP: 300 Weight: 910 kg Upgrades: Stage 3 Turbo MUST be added. Honda Integra Type R Touring Car Front wheel drive. PP: 484 HP: 313 Weight: 950 Upgrades: No modifications. Lexus IS 200 GT - 1 Rear wheel drive PP: 489 HP: 332 Weight: 1010 Upgrades: Stage 2 Turbo and Racing Exhaust Mazda Roadster Touring Car Rear wheel drive. Pop up headlights. PP: 501 HP: 266 Weight: 795 kg Upgrades: Stage 3 Turbo MUST be added. Toyota 86 Race Car Gazoo Racing colors shown, base model also available. Rear wheel drive. PP: 499 HP: 359 Weight: 1035 kg Upgrades: Everything EXCEPT any engine upgrades MUST be added. This also includes Stage 3 weight reduction and lighter windows. Special Note: Camber and Toe angles CANNOT be adjusted. Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 Base model shown, VW Motorsports colors also available. Front wheel drive. PP: 496 HP: 341 Weight: 1120 kg Upgrades: Stage 1 Turbo MUST be added. Special Notes: Toe angles CANNOT be adjusted. Tuning Power and weight modifications cannot be outside of what is listed. However, all other parameters are free to tune to the driver's liking. __________________________________________________________________ Race Format We will follow two race formats in this series. For nights with 2 races: Room opens around 11:15pm EST (USA) for practice/tuning. Qualifying for race #1 begins at 11:30. Everyone will be on track together for 10 minutes. Race #1 starts immediately after qualifying. Race will be 20 - 30 minutes, no mandatory pit stops. After race #1, there will be a 10 minute break where you will be allowed to fine tune your vehicle. Race #2 will then begin. The starting grid will be in the reverse order of the first race results. Race distance will be the distance of race #1, plus 1 lap. For endurance race nights: Room opens at 11:15pm EST for practice. Qualifying will begin at 11:30, same as above. The race will start immediately after qualifying. 1 mandatory pit stop will be required. Race will be between 45 - 60 minutes. _________________________________________________________________ Schedule Below is the official schedule. Races with one round listed will be endurance races. All other races will follow the two race format. The first race on here will be on February 27th. *The race of Apricot Hill will be rerun the week before Bathurst, due to major network issues from the first time we tried to run it. The calender will be as follows: Be comfortable driving any course with a time change in both day time AND pitch blackness (these courses are Apricot Hill, Nurburgring, and Bathurst). On tracks where night driving is possible, there will be a mix of day and night racing. ________________________________________________ Points and Requirements 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. Season end points will be made up of your best 10 of 15 races. Points from the final in Bathurst will NOT be dropped. Year End Prizes In series past, we have given prize cars to the top three in final points. However, in GT6, it seems as though the ability to share cars and other things has gone away. This may change in a future update, but there doesn't appear to be anything for that at the moment. ____________________________________________________________ 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. ___________________________________________________________________ Additional Information Racing Hard tires ONLY Tire/fuel rate set to fast. Slipstream set to real Grip reduction set to real. Penalties more than likely will be on weak. Mechanical damage set to light. ABS and driving line will be allowed. 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! __________________________________________________ SIGN UPS Please provide your PSN ID, your selected car, and your selected number (if you can) in a post below. You may also send me a private message here on the site or send me an email at flip157gt5@yahoo(dot)com. Should you choose a car that has a fixed number, please indicate that in your post. Whatever brand and model you choose will be the car you must run for the entire series. 1. flip157 / Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 / #92 2. Somebodyshootme / Mazda Roaster Touring Car/ #68 3. Jay2DaB329 / Mazda Roaster Touring Car / #34 4. sproesser / Mazda Roaster Touring Car / #1 5. elchinox2 / BMW 320i Touring Car/ 6. ares118785 / Honda Integra Type R Touring Car / #18 7. ozwheels3 / BMW 320i Touring Car/ 8. joseneihosue / Mazda Roadster Touring Car / #13 9. draqua_fresh / Mazda Roadster Touring Car/ #64 10. Nail - 27 / Volkswagen Scirocco GT24/ #48 11. BOOMER_067 / BMW 320i Touring Car 12. edward0502 / Mazda Roadster Touring Car / #5 13. duke_adam46 / BMW 320i Touring Car / __________________________________________________ DRIVER'S POINTS STANDINGS (After 14 Rounds) MANUFACTURER'S POINTS STANDINGS (After 14 Rounds) *Manufacturer's points for each round are made up of the two highest finishers. __________________________________________________ Season 1 is in the books! Congrats to ozwheels3 for claiming the series championship! We'll see you guys for season 2!