- Bradford, West Yorkshire
OK, idea 2:
GTTCC Chamonix SpeedwayConcept: The concept of this is drawn from Individual Competition Speedway meetings and is held on the Chamonix Mini Circuit. The top 16 drivers in the GTTCC championship are invited to participate (any driver who would not wish to participate is replaced with the next driver on the list) and the meeting follows a common Speedway format. This means 4 drivers on track in a 4 lap scramble. Each driver will compete in at least 5 heats, and all drivers will race against each other at least once, in varying combinations of drivers and grid positions.
Scoring: Scoring of each heat will follow the standard Speedway scoring of 3,2,1,0. At the end of the 'regulation' 20 heats, the top 8 drivers advance to the Semi-Finals, with the top 2 drivers from these two Semi-Finals rounds advancing to the final for the chance to become Chamonix Speedway champion. Any ties that are present over the cut-off point (example 8th & 9th) will compete in a race-off heat for qualification.
Format: Below you will find the format for the heats. Given that GT6 has standard grids and you cannot go 4 wide on the start line, the Speedway Red/Blue/White/Yellow format is replaced with 1st/2nd/3rd/4th on the grid. The driver numbers next to each heat represents the driver in that championship position before the meeting or from the previous season, depending on which is relevant. Please ask if further clarification is needed.
This heat structure has been taken from here: http://www.speedway-faq.org/common.html
After these heats the Semi-Finals will begin.
SF1 will feature the drivers in 1st, 4th, 6th and 7th in that grid order.
SF2 will feature the drivers in 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 8th in that grid order
The final will feature the 2 winners of each Semi-Final, with the grid order set by points scored during the meeting. Semi-Finals also award points so, for example, a driver in 2nd before the Semi-Finals could be 1st after, depending on results.
This is a longer format than the Chamonix Showdown. Heats with the current generation of GTTCC cars would take approximately 3:30 to complete. Allow 1:30 for organising next heat and recording results and it's 5 minutes per heat. Then multiply that by 23 or 24. This would probably take 2 hours, possibly more to complete start to finish.
For anyone who liked the proposal above but would like a sample of the event format...