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    Welcome to the Hub Thread for the 2016 GTPlanet Sportscar Series. Here you will find all; Series Information, Announcements, and Updates.​


    Calendar
    - Calendars & Schedules

    Regulations
    - Sporting Regulations
    - Technical Regulations

    Competitors
    - Registered Drivers
    - Full Season Entry List
    - Championship Standings

    Events
    - 24 Hours of Daytona

    - 1000km Suzuka
    - 500km Fuji

    - Bathurst 12 Hour
    - Bathurst 6 Hour
    - 24 Hours of Nurburgring
    - Silverstone 10 Hour
    - 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
    - 6 Hour Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen

    - London 12 Hour
    - Silverstone 6 Hour
    - 25 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
     
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    Pre-Season Update

    - Car allocations will not be announced until all TMs have signed off on the BoP. All classes will be announced at the same time.

    - Teams that do not raise their concerns before 5th JAN 2016 will forfeit their right request any BoP changes during the season.

    - The 2016 Sporting Regulations will be published on 6th JAN 2016.

    - Event Registration for L12 and D24 will open on 7th JAN 2016.

    - Event Registration for L12 and D24 will close on 11th JAN 2016, at 09:00 UTC & 18:00 UTC respectively.


    2016 Revised Driver Rating & Driving Time Restrictions

    - For QP the mix of drivers who's times will be counted is equal to that of Driver 1 & Driver 2. i.e. for GT3 AM the average time of either; 2 Bronze drivers or 1 Bronze and 1 Silver will be taken, times set by Gold or Platinum drivers will not count towards the team's grid time.

    - Rookies can take any seat.

    - Driving time limits for Rookies are equal to that of the lowest eligible driver rating.

    - Rookies must take part in QP, and their times will be counted.

    - For all classes save DP, GTLM, GT500, and GT3 PRO, lap times set by Rookies that are faster than the fastest lap time set by an eligible rated driver, will be capped to 100.5% of that lap time.
     
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    Livery Regulations

    Paint
    - Only solid body colours are normally permitted.
    - Metallic colours may be approved in certain circumstances.
    - Wheels may be Silver, White or Black.

    Numberbox
    - Base - Type E
    - Typeface - Type B



    Spotters Guide Photo Submission Tutorial

    Part 1 - GT6
    - My Home
    - Online
    - Community
    - My Page
    - Favorite Car
    - Share Favourite Car
    - Select Car from Garage.

    Part 2 - Desktop Web Browser
    - Login at www.gran-turismo.com
    - Community
    - My Page
    - Favourite Cars
    - Click on your car.
    - Click on the icon in the bottom right corner to open in new tab at full (1920x1080) resolution.
    - Save file.
    - Send file over Skype, or upload to hosting service. Do not send via GTP.



    VW Fun Cup - Supplementary Technical Regulations


    External Parts
    - Aero Kits - Type A
    - Rear Wings - Special Wing - Type B
    - No bare cabin bonnets

    Wheels
    - Standard Size - PDI P525N

    Paint
    - Same as Full Season Car.
    - Wheels may be Silver, White, Black, or Red.


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    Pre-Season Update


    Regulations
    - Sporting Regulations
    - Has not been marked up in yellow as changes are throughout, and it would be a good idea for all returnees to read through the whole document.

    - Driver & Driving Time Restrictions
    - QP driver combinations added for PRO- AM classes.


    Competitors
    - Full Season Entry List
    - Updated, and now includes DP and GTLM.


    Driver Re-Grading
    - Team Managers who consider that one or more of their Drivers should be considered for immediate Re-Grading should contact me (@AJ) via their individual TM thread ASAP. A submission of reason should be made alongside the request.
     
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    Regulation Update


    VW Fun Cup - Supplementary Technical Regulations

    - Wheels may be ANY solid paint colour.


    Sporting Regulations

    - Starting Driver & Pole Position Side may be amended without penalty at any time up to 24 hours before the start of a Race.

    - Rookie Times now eligible to set Grid Time.

    - Rookie Times that are +1.5% quicker than the fastest Eligible Ranked driver will be capped at 100.5% of the fastest Eligible Ranked driver. This will be relative to the permitted mix of qualifying driver ratings.

    i.e. For GT3 AM - If you have 2 Rookies setting times +1.5% quicker than the fastest Silver Driver The quickest time will be capped at 100.5% of the fastest Silver and the 2nd quickest at 100.5% of the fastest Bronze.

    e.g.

    2m00s000ms = Fastest Eligible Ranked Driver Time
    1m58s199ms = Slowest Rookie Time that will be Capped.
    2m00s600ms = Capped Time.
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    - Following further analysis and feedback form multiple teams, Article 5.3h has been revised to +1%.

    - Appendix F LAP DURATIONS has been updated with new tracks, and revised recovery times that always exceed 60kph Lap.


    Driver & Driving Time Restrictions

    - Minimum Driver Rating Requirements Lowered for DP and GTLM, as requested and approved by the Team Mangers.

    - Addition of a PRO class to the VW FUN CUP. Original class becomes PRO-AM.


    Driver Ratings

    The following Drivers have been re-graded pre-season. Please note that some drivers have been moved down a ranking due to non-participation in the 2015 season to reflect the significantly larger pool of drivers used for assessment last year over 2014;


    GOLD

    @andp132
    @lBt_33
    @kross_24
    @sprintr64

    SILVER
    @aboe
    @Ayhancan1998
    @HEMIata
    @kolio123
    @msgt-sd
    @P1K3Y_M1k3Y
    @Phouchg

    BRONZE
    @AJ
    @BionicDerp
    @cmbeal317
    @Dowlin39
    @jammyozzy
    @jonnyb1990
    @Matt Sierras
    @memto89
    @Pluxtheduck
    @TMR
    @WIDFO
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    - Clarification that a driver(s) of the same rating or lower may contribute to another driver's minimum time, in the event that that driver fails to meet the minimum driving time required.

    - In addition, a Silver driver(s) may contribute to Bronze driver's time at a rate of 50%.

    - For Example; GT3 AM (GTD), 24 Hours of Daytona. A Bronze driver only completes 1h00m. A silver driver must then complete his 3h00m, and then a further 6h00m to avoid penalty. 2 Silver drivers would need to complete a further 3h00m each or any equivalent mix that equals 6h00m. Penalty for Bronze driver falling 3h00m shot of minimum is 00h47m.


    Technical Regulations

    - Correction of typo that suggested Oil Change was permitted in DP.


    Invitations to Silverstone 6 Hour & 25 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

    - The final 2 events on the VW Fun Cup calendar will operate on an invitational basis.
    - The aim of this is to reward success, and to offer a consolidation to those teams who fail to make the grid in those events where not all cars in their class will qualify.
    - If an invitation is not taken up by a team, or it has multiple invitations to one event, it may be passed onto another team, or opened up to public entry.

    Silverstone 6 Hour
    6th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Daytona (GT3 AM) - #62 Team Midweek Motorsport Racers
    7th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Daytona (GT3 AM) - #66 DART
    6th in Qualifying at Bathurst 12 Hour (TCN-1)
    7th in Qualifying at Bathurst 12 Hour (TCN-1)
    7th in Qualifying at Bathurst 6 Hour (TCN-1)
    6th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (GT3 PRO)
    7th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (GT3 PRO)
    6th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-1)
    7th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-1)
    5th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-2)
    6th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-2)
    6th in Qualifying at Silverstone 10 Hour (TCN-2)
    1st at London 12 Hour (PRO)
    1st at London 12 Hour (PRO-AM)

    25 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
    5th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-1)
    4th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-2)
    6th or 7th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Daytona & 7th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (GT3 AM)
    6th or 7th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring & 7th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (GT3 PRO)
    1st at Silverstone 6 Hour (PRO)
    1st at Silverstone 6 Hour (PRO-AM)
    1st at London 12 Hour (PRO)
    1st at London 12 Hour (PRO-AM)
    1st in GT500 Championship
    1st in GT300 Championship
    1st in GT3 PRO Championship
    1st in GT3 AM Championship
    1st in TCN-1 Championship
    1st in TCN-2 Championship
     
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    Calendar Update

    - The 500km Fuji event has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.

    - QP session times for Bathurst 12 Hour have been revised;

    QP1 - 23:00 UTC - Friday 12th February
    QP2 - 00:00 UTC - Saturday 13th February
    QP3 - 10:00 UTC - Saturday 13th February
    QP4 - 11:00 UTC - Saturday 13th February
     
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    Series Announcement

    Following a successful trial at the 3rd Annual GTPlanet London 12 Hour, a decision has been made by the Series Promoters to increase grid capacity to 14 Cars for all remaining Events this year, apart from the Fuji GT 500km.

    This will result in not only an increase in competition on track, but also results in an increased proportion of Teams qualifying for each Event, and the addition of a small number of Part Season Franchises.

    There will however be a reduction in a the intensity of Blue Flags that will be issued at the Events listed below;

    - Bathurst 12 Hour
    - 24 Hours Nurburgring
    - 6 Hour Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen
    - 1000km Suzuka

    At these Events, Blue Flags may be issued in the following situations only;

    - GT3 field about to Lap TCN classes for the first time at the start of a Race.
    - Multiple GT3 Cars about to Lap a single TCN Car.
    - Multiple GT3 Cars about to Lap multiple TCN Cars.
    - Single GT3 Car about to Lap multiple TCN Cars.

    It is recommended that all drivers race using a 1st person viewpoint that includes a rear-view mirror, and have proximity arrows switched on. Faster and slower Classes are also asked to take greater care when interacting.



    Calendars & Schedules

    - A significant number of changes have been made to the Season Calendar and Schedule, with many date changes and session times being moved.

    - No further changes have been made to next month's 3rd Annual GTPlanet Bathurst 12 Hour.



    Expansion Franchises

    - RaceOnOZ Racing have been invited to field a car in GT3 PRO at the 3rd Annual GTPlanet Bathurst 12 Hour.

    - There are 2 cars available for the 2nd Annual GTPlanet 1000km Suzuka in the GT300 Class.

    - There are 2 cars available for the TCN-2 season, excluding 24 Hours Nurburgring.

    - If you are an existing team interested in taking on one of these franchises, please contact me via your main TM thread.

    - If you are a new team interested in taking on one of these franchises, please contact me via a PM entitled "2016 GTP SCS".



    Invitations to Silverstone 6 Hour & 25 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

    - Revisions are underlined;

    Silverstone 6 Hour
    6th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Daytona (GT3 AM) - #62 Team Midweek Motorsport Racers
    7th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Daytona (GT3 AM) - #66 DART
    7th in Qualifying at Bathurst 12 Hour (TCN-1)
    7th in Qualifying at Bathurst 6 Hour (TCN-1)
    7th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (GT3 PRO)
    5th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-1)

    6th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-1)
    7th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-1)
    5th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-2)
    6th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-2)
    1st at London 12 Hour (PRO) - #23 Top Notch Racing
    2nd at London 12 Hour (PRO) - #48 Reaper Online Racing
    1st at London 12 Hour (PRO-AM) - #68 Turtle Racing League
    2nd at London 12 Hour (PRO-AM) - #65 Storagetrunks SRT Racing Team


    25 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
    5th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-1)
    5th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Nürburgring (TCN-2)
    6th or 7th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Daytona & 7th in Qualifying at 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (GT3 AM)
    8th in Qualifying at Silverstone 10 Hour & 6 Hour Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen (TCN-2)
    1st at Silverstone 6 Hour (PRO)
    1st at Silverstone 6 Hour (PRO-AM)
    1st at London 12 Hour (PRO) - #23 Top Notch Racing
    1st at London 12 Hour (PRO-AM) - #68 Turtle Racing League
    1st in GT500 Championship
    1st in GT300 Championship
    1st in GT3 PRO Championship
    1st in GT3 AM Championship
    1st in TCN-1 Championship
    1st in TCN-2 Championship
     
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    Sporting Regulations Update

    A significant number of updates and clarifications, as well as a new look. Very much worth a re-read, however here are the key changes;


    - Extra Penalty Time if served in a Pit Stop Window.

    - Additional 30s wait for GAs.

    - Clarification on when Driving Time starts and ends.

    - Limitation of Rolling Driving Time for Bronze Drivers (and Rookies in Bronze seats) to 3 hours in any 5 hour period.

    - Clarification that Rookies have min and max Driving Times.

    - In the Event of Mass Disconnection Timing & Scoring will always be rolled back to the latest Timing & Scoring update. (T&S updates now scheduled for every 30mins, so technically never more than 30mins of racing will be lost.)

    - Removal of 'force majure' clause for missing the Chequered Flag.

    - Revision of Post Race Penalty calculation.

    - Driving Time tables moved to the appendices.

    - Revised Penalty Guidelines.
     
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    Rookie Gradings

    The following Rookies have been given an initial grading;

    GOLD
    @o0Maxx0o

    SILVER
    @GTP_Jonjig
    @Harsk100
    @richroo
    @THGTS040
    @Xradkins

    BRONZE
    @AhmedAl
    @jeremy91
    @Stephen Vann

    The following Rookies have not been given an initial grading and keep their Rookie Status for their next Event;

    @CoachMK21
    @CrazyJohn
    @DamonMartinez
    @Die_Birdy_Die
    @GTR_juansi
    @J_Starscream
    @JamCar0ne
    @Kemocmoc
    @MonGnoM
    @randy1122
    @Scorpion0001
    @Squatch7
    @Vitessekid
    @Zebulin912499



    Driver Re-Gradings

    The following Drivers have been re-graded;

    PLATINUM
    @cameronburner

    GOLD
    @DannyB013
    @GTracerEHTeam

    SILVER
    @alexamenos
    @Dolph Drago
    @OZ
    @GTR_VENTURI
    @KTZ
    @JakeKing39



    Probation

    The following Drivers have been placed on Probation for their next 2 Races and must show improvement in the areas detailed;

    @AhmedAl - Displaying a general Lack of Car Control resulting in poor Driving Standards.
    @CrazyJohn - Not displaying the minimum level of required understanding of the Sporting Regulations.
     
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    Notes on Procedures & Practices

    - Please remember that laps to the Grid and the Parade Lap are deducted from the Driver in the car at the time's count.

    - Everyone needs to leave bigger gaps between themselves and the car ahead under PC and SC.

    - You should only be typing in the text box if you are; responding to Race Control, bringing something to the attention of Race Control, or under the Sporing Regulations (e.g. LHM, DC, GA).

    - If you are asked, for example "ANYONE SEE LESS THAN 13 CARS ON TRACK?" And you reply, for example "I SEE 13 CARS" or "13", from now on you will receive a penalty. This clogs up the chat, and increases the time spent under SC or RED.

    - If the lobby has had to be reset, when you are called back in, load to the Pit Lane as soon as possible.

    - From now on the title of the Lobby will be prefixed with one of the following;

    'O' or 'OPEN' - you are free to join.
    'X' or 'CLOSED' - if you join whilst this message is displayed you will receive a penalty.
    'F' or 'FORUM' - you may only join if your car number has been called on the Event Thread.
     
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    - Calendars & Schedules

    - B12 race day has been moved to Saturday 19th March.

    - FJ5 & B6 have been moved back 2 weeks to 1st - 3rd April.
     
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