Welcome to the thread for the Gentlemen's Cup Touring Car Classic! This event will be a 2 hour endurance race at Mount Panorama. All are welcome to join in! The cars for this event are split into two categories: GT300 from Super GT, and a class we've created called ST2. Both classes are the same speed and will be competing for the overall standings. Race and practice lounges will be held in our group lobby! Be sure to join our group in the game! Group ID: 1007109 Race day will be on November 21st, 2015. 1:00 pm EST USA/Canada 10:00 am PST USA/Canada 6:00 pm GMT UK 5:00 am AEDT AUS (Nov. 22nd) ___________________________________________________________________________ Race Format Race times are in Eastern Standard Time, USA. 1:00pm EST -- Room opens for a quick test/tune session. 1:15pm EST -- Qualifying -- Everyone on track for 15 minutes. 1:30pm EST -- Main Event -- Race begins immediately after qualifying. Race time will be 2 hours. ___________________________________________________________________________ The Cars Full specs are in the spoiler tabs bellow for each class. Please note that both classes have been set up to be the same speed. So you will be competing with everyone on track. Only 3 of each car will be allowed for the race. Everyone should be familiar with GT300! Loads of downforce and tons of grip, which lead to a very predictable handling package. These are extremely sophisticated race cars that are loads of fun to drive and race in! **NO POWER MODS ALLOWED FOR GT300.** ***Subaru Imprezza GT300 has been omitted for this event due to the advantage the car may have in the rain from its AWD. Spoiler: GT300 Class Specs 2/3 Available #43 ARTA Autobacs Colors -- 1/1 Available 2/3 Available #19 Wed Sport Colors -- 1/1 Available 0/3 Available #7 Amemiya AsparaDrink Colors -- 0/1 Available 2/3 Available #61 Subaru BRZ R&D SPORT Colors -- 1/1 Available This is a class we sort of... well, almost entirely threw together for no reason. ST2 is a mix of old school touring cars and super lightweight track cars. These cars have less aero grip than the GT300s, which is noticable. With that being said, they have some extra legs on the straights. Fun to drive, and still super quick! Spoiler: ST2 Class Specs 2/3 Available *For the KTM, full suspension, transmission, and drivetrain modifications should also be made. Body kit pictured above optional. 2/3 Available 2/3 Available 2/3 Available There is NO requirement for your ST2 car to be green. I just happen to like that shade of green, as it appears... _____________________________________________________________________ The Track Mount Panorama (You should know what it looks like, but in case you don't...) We'll take to the mountain for this event! Weather will be randomized for the race. Qualifying will be in the dry. There will be part day time and part night time driving in this race, so make sure you can drive this place in the dark! In game start time has yet to be determined, but will be updated very shortly. ___________________________________________ 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, unless otherwise stated in a future post. Lapped drivers, or drivers about to lose a lap to a lead car, 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. If we had a better blue flag system, we'd use it. But we have to be self policing here.____________________________________________________________________ Important Dates More information on times/dates in Post #3. October 31st -- Early test/tune lounge November 7th -- Official practice/tuning lounge Weekend of November 14th/15th -- TBA November 21st -- Race day! ____________________________________________________________________ Signing Up Please provide the following information in a reply with the following information: GTP ID: PSN ID: Category/Car: Car Number:* *Please refrain from choosing numbers 7, 19, 43, and 61, as not to cause confusion with the team cars in GT300. If you would like one of those cars, they are available to one driver. See above for details. Sign ups will be updated in Post #2. _______________________________________________ Additional Information RH tires only Tire/fuel -- FAST Slipstream -- REAL Grip reduction -- REAL Mechanical damage -- Heavy ABS and driving line will be optional Flip157 will be the room host 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!