GTP WRS-Online : Special IV - Laguna Mixed Class Enduro - Apr 29

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  1. WRP001

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    Laguna Seca 2.4 Hour Mixed Class Enduro

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    :: Only Open to Qualified GTP_Registered Members ::

    :: Members are not obligated to take part ::



    Feature Race
    (Timed 2.4 Hour Enduro)


    Sunday, April 29, 2012

    1:00 PM Pacific | 4:00 PM Eastern | 20:00 GMT

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    Support Races
    (Fixed # of Laps = 50-60 minutes)


    Saturday, April 28, 2012

    11:00 AM Pacific | 2:00 PM Eastern | 18:00 GMT

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    3:00 PM Pacific | 6:00 PM Eastern | 22:00 GMT

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    Qualifying Deadlines

    LMP Class

    Sunday April 22 (10:00 PM Pacific)

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    GT Class

    Thursday April 26th (10:00 PM Pacific)

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    Steward's Notes:

    This event is using the same formula as last month's enduro at Spa with a couple exceptions and clarifications:
    • There is no minimum qualifying speed for the LMP class, however race stewards reserve the right to disqualify a driver if they do not consistently maintain car control and a safe pace.
    • LMP qualifying runs will include only 2 hot laps (same as the GT class).
    • There are specific rules/procedures to address the scenario where the leader takes the checkered flag while a driver is in the pits.
    • Qualifying Times will not be published until the respective class qualification deadline is reached. Drivers are allowed to share their own times via PM or other private communications and others can observe their runs with permission from the driver, but qualification lap times or any information that be used to derive quali lap times should not be posted/discussed in the thread.
    • Posting/discussing practice lap times, tunes and driving techniques is encouraged although not required.
    • The qualification deadlines are at 10:00 PM Pacific instead of 11:59 PM Pacific on the final day. Late qualification will be accepted, but with no chance to race in room A.

    News and Updates:
    • April 8, 2012: Thread posted and registration opens.
    • April 12, 2012: Car specifications updated and finalized.
    • April 22, 2012: LMP qualifying deadline reached -- GTP_Wardez grabs pole position.
    • April 24, 2012: Lap count for Saturday support races finalized: 37 laps (36+1 for LMP and 35+2 for GT).
    • April 26, 2012: GT qualifying deadline reached -- GTP_T-L grabs pole position.
    • April 28, 2012: Support Races Complete -- GTP_MadMax86 won events in both classes, GTP_T-L won GT race 2A. JTV lone survivor of pit bug in LMP.
    • April 29, 2012: Main Event Complete! Great job guys. Congratz to GTP_Biffy, GTP_T-L, GTP_mcfizzle and GTP_MilleRSVR for the wins!!!

    Good Luck, OLR Team:gtplanet:
     
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    Lounge Settings (@ GTP_3D3_A, GTP_3D3_B)

    • Race Quality: Standard
    • Voice Chat Quality: Disabled (with grids over 12)

    General
    • Date: Sunday April 29
    • Time: 1:00 PM Pacific | 4:00 PM Eastern | 20:00 PM GMT
    • Car: Multi-Class
    • Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
    • Qualification: Pre-arranged Qualifying Races (Observed/Verified)
    • Driver Change: One Required Simulated Driver Change - 5 Minute Pause in Pits

    Event Settings
    • Game Mode: Normal Race
    • Laps: Timed (# Laps set to Max: Race will finish just after 2.4 hours - 2:24:00.000)
    • Start Type: Formation Lap w/ Rolling Start by Class
    • Grid Order: Fastest First
    • Boost: Off
    • Penalty: None
    • Automatic Race Start Cycle: Disabled
    • Race Finish Delay: Set to 90 Seconds (110% of estimated lap time)
    • Visible Damage: Off
    • Mechanical Damage: Light
    • Slipstream Strength: Weak
    • Tire Wear / Fuel Consumption: On
    • Grip Reduction on Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
    • Pits: Unrestricted w/required simulated driver change (see below)

    Car Regulations
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    • Class: LMP
    • Car Type: Premium (Available in New Car Dealership)
    • Make: Mazda
    • Model: 787B Race Car '91
    • Performance Points: 706 PP (w/max aero)
    • Power: 750 HP Maximum (750 HP = 90.2% power with allowed upgrades after full break in)
    • Weight: 830 KG Minimum (830 KG = 0 KG Ballast)
    • Oil Change: Required (All cars must start the race with the oil indicator off)
    • Aero: Up to Max Aero Allowed
    • Chassis Reinforcement: Optional
    • Engine Stage Upgrades: N/A
    • ECU Tuning: N/A
    • Intake System: N/A
    • Exhaust: Titanium Racing Exhaust (Stock)
    • Turbo Kits:: Not Allowed - Turbo is verifiable by checking for the turbo meter on the HUD
    • Transmission: Fully Customizable Transmission (Stock)
    • Drivetrain: Adjustable LSD (Stock)
    • Suspension: Fully Customizable Kit (Stock)
    • Brakes: Brake Balance Controller (Stock)
    • Tires: Racing Hard
    • Tunes: Vagabond | Praiano | EDK | MadMax86
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    • Class: GT
    • Car Type: Premium (Available in New Car Dealership after purchase of Racing Car Pack 1 DLC or GT5 XL)
    • Make: Mazda
    • Model: RX-7 TC
    • Performance Points: 607 PP (w/max aero)
    • Power: 497 HP Maximum (497 HP = 100 % power with allowed upgrades after full break in)
    • Weight: 975 KG Minimum (975 KG = 0 KG Ballast)
    • Oil Change: Required (All cars must start the race with the oil indicator off)
    • Aero: Up to Max Aero Allowed
    • Chassis Reinforcement: Optional
    • Engine Stage Upgrades: Engine Tuning Stage I (Stock) - Stage II and III are NOT allowed and are verifiable on the HUD
    • ECU Tuning: Computer ECU Tuning (Stock)
    • Intake System: Sports Intake Manifold, Racing Air Filter (Stock)
    • Exhaust: Sports Exhaust Manifold, Titanium Racing Exhaust (Stock)
    • Turbo Kits:: Low RPM Range Turbo Kit (Stock) - Turbo is verifiable by checking for the turbo meter on the HUD
    • Transmission: Fully Customizable Transmission (Stock)
    • Drivetrain: Adjustable LSD, Clutch: Twin-Plate, Flywheel: Semi-Racing, Carbon Drive Shaft (Stock)
    • Suspension: Fully Customizable Kit (Stock)
    • Brakes: Brake Balance Controller (Stock)
    • Tires: Racing Hard
    • Tunes: Praiano | EDK (revised) | Litchi (DS3) | MadMax86

    Race Regulations
    • Vehicle Tuning: Unrestricted
    • Skid Recovery Force | Active Steering | ASM: Disabled
    • Driving Line | TCS | ABS: Optional


    Simulated Driver Change

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    There will be one mandated (simulated) driver change during the race which must take place in a specified time window. To simulate the change a driver will pause during a regular pit stop for 5 minutes. The time window is long enough that it will throw some interesting dynamics into the race and it will also allow the participants to take a small break during the race for a stretch, drink or a real life pit stop during this challenging event.

    Specifics:
    1. To begin the simulated driver change enter the pits as normal during the driver change window (race clock between 1:00:00 to 1:30:00).
    2. Begin the pit stop as normal allowing AI to take over and then selecting tires and added fuel amount and select OK
    3. After that screen is dismissed hit "Start" which will show the options buttons ("resume", "chat", "options" and "exit").
    4. As long as you see those option buttons you will not be released from your pits. Do not click any buttons including chat or you will be released when you dismiss that screen.
    5. The AI will drive the car into your pit stall and begin your normal pit stop. At this point you should be watching the race timer and the crew member with the release flag.
    6. When the flag man raises the release lollipop, your 5 minute wait officially begins.
    7. Note the race clock time (or current lap time) and write it down. Manually add 5 mins and write down this time which is when you can leave the pit.
    8. Take a break, stretch, pat your dog and do whatever else makes you feel refreshed.
    9. After the target time has been reached on the race timer hit start and proceed with the remainder of your race.

    Driver Change Verification and Infractions:
    • All driver changes will be reviewed and penalties applied for improper execution before the results will become official.
    • If you do not serve the total 5 minutes a double time penalty will be applied to your finish time. e.g. if you serve only 4 minutes then 2 minutes will be added to your finish time.
    • If you accidentally leave the pits early you can avoid a penalty by returning to the pits and serving all of the remaining time on the *very next* lap.
    • Any driver that doesn't attempt a proper driver change will be DQ'd and removed from the official results.


    Qualification

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    Drivers can attempt to qualify for either class (or both). The top qualifying drivers from each class will participate in the "A" race. Drivers who do not make the cutoff will serve as reserves for "A" and participate in a "B" race (assuming there are enough drivers to race in a second lounge). The LMP qualifying deadline is earlier so organizers can "lock down" the LMP class for race "A". Drivers that do not qualify for room "A" in the LMP class can attempt to qualify for room "A" in the GT class. If space is available in the LMP class after the LMP deadline additional drivers can qualify, but can not displace any drivers that qualified before the deadline and will not be able to qualify for room A.

    Qualifying will take place during the two weeks prior to the race event (see windows below). Drivers can arrange ad hoc sessions with an approved steward at any time during the window. All qualifying sessions will require a steward to set up the lounge to proper specs and will consist of short "races" which are observed and verified by stewards and other drivers. Standard WRS track rules are in effect during these races and any infractions will be penalized a minimum of 2 seconds per incident unless it is beyond a reasonable doubt that the "infraction" had a negative impact on the lap time. Each driver can attempt qualifying for a class only once (one shot per class).

    Qualification times for a class will not be published until the qualification window closes for that class. Drivers are allowed to share their own quali times via PM or other private communications and others can observe their runs with permission from the driver, but qualification lap times or any information that be used to derive quali lap times should not be posted/discussed in the thread.

    Qualifying Race Procedure
    1. A race steward will set up the lounge to the proper specs for the class.
    2. The driver will be given an out lap and a single hot lap in free run for a final warm up if desired (Drivers should come to the session already warmed up and prepared).
    3. After the completion of the practice hot lap the race timer will be started.
    4. The qualifying steward and any other observers will monitor the race live to validate the run and save a replay in case of any protest.
    5. The qualifying races will consist of 4 laps: 1 un-timed out-lap + 2 timed hot-laps + 1 un-timed in-lap.
    6. When the driver finishes the final hot lap he should slow down and park on track before finishing the in-lap.
    7. Lap times and any infractions will be noted and announced by the steward.
    8. When the driver and steward are in agreement on the recorded net lap times the driver can exit the track.

    Qualifying Time
    1. The drivers single best hot lap will determine his starting position on the grid.
    2. Any driver in either class that demonstrates in qualification or practice sessions that he cannot keep the car in control and on the track consistently or maintain a reasonable pace will not be allowed to participate in the enduro race. The stewards and event organizers will make that call if it is deemed necessary.

    Miscellaneous
    • Any disagreement over infractions will be handled via replay review.
    • If a driver disconnects before finishing his first hot lap he can return to re-run a qualifying race.
    • Any lap completed (and time noted by steward) prior to DC will be counted and the lap count reduced for the 2nd attempt.
    • A driver will not be allowed to rerun a qualification lap if he DCs after damage occurs to the car in the lap, but he can rerun subsequent laps.

    Qualifying Windows
    • LMP: Friday, April 13th (12:01 PM Pacific) - Sunday, April 22nd (10:00 PM Pacific)
    • GT: Friday, April 13th (12:01 PM Pacific) - Thursday, April 26th (10:00 PM Pacific)

    Approved Qualifying Stewards (in alpha order w/time zone)
    1. EDK (GTP_EDK) - Pacific
    2. Gravitron (GTP_Gravitron) - Pacific
    3. Hydro (GTP_Hydro) - Eastern
    4. MadMax86 (GTP_MadMax86) - EU (Finland)
    5. Speedy6543 (GTP_Speedy6543) - EU (Belgium)
    6. WRP001 (GTP_WRP001) - Pacific
    7. mcfizzle (GTP_mcfizzle) - Central
    8. jtv90069 (GTP_jtv90069) - AU
    9. ealirendur (GTP_ealirendur) - AU
    10. w-g-e (GTP_w-g-e) - EU (Netherlands)

    Scheduling a Qualifying Session

    Drivers should post to the thread requesting a steward to observe their qualifying run and the day/times you would be available. To maximize the chance of making a match with a steward please provide a few times and give a bit of up front notice. Stewards may also post that they have qualifying rooms ready in case anyone is ready to qualify. During those steward prompted sessions the lounge will be set up for free run practice until someone is ready to qualify. Drivers are welcome to practice during these sessions and observe others qualification runs. All qualifying runs must take place in private lounges (not public lobbies).

    A few common track infractions at Laguna Seca that will result in a time penalty
    • Approach to turn 1 (hairpin). Keep at least two tires inside the white line on approach to turn 1. If you clip a marker, but your two left tires are on or inside the while line you won't incur a penalty. If the markers aren't there you still must keep two tires on/inside the line.

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    Finalizing Your Class

    All drivers who have attempted to qualify for the LMP class must state their class intentions by Monday, April 23rd 11:59 AM Pacific. There are three options:
    1. Commit to LMP. GT qualifying not required and any existing GT qualifying times will be disregarded.
    2. Commit to GT. GT qualifying required, LMP qualifying disregarded.
    3. Reserve LMP. GT qualifying required, LMP qualifying "reserved" pending LMP result, but driver will not be able to qualify for LMP-A.

    Rolling Starts By Class

    LMP cars will leave the grid first and get into a staggered formation. Pole sitter on left side and alternating all the way back. Target speed is 63 MPH / 100 KPH. GT cars should form up the same way shortly behind. Both fields should close ranks after exiting the final corner on the formation lap. Maintain formation lap speed until the start/finish line when the pole sitter will accelerate to race pace. All other cars should accelerate when the car in front accelerates. There should be no overlap with the car in front of you during the start. The GT pole sitter should time the start to maintain a safe gap to the LMP cars. Ideally the GT cars would be accelerating to race pace at the start/finish line when the LMP cars are in turn 3 (a little less than a sector).

    Mixed Class Racing Rules

    Both classes must share the road and show some courtesy to the other class!

    LMP Class Ground Rules:
    • Be Patient: Your job is to get around the GT class responsibly. Do not dive bomb a GT class car under braking putting them in jeopardy if you make a mistake. Understand where you car holds the advantage and utilize those areas to execute passes safely.
    • Have good situation awareness. If GT class drivers you are approaching are engaged in close battles don't expect them to stop their battle and let you go by. You may have to slow and pick your passing lines carefully. You may lose a gap you've built over a competing LMP driver, but that's the nature of multi-class racing. Everyone has a right to the road and everyone is going to get stuck behind a slower car at some point in the race.

    GT Class Ground Rules:
    • Be predictable. Pick your line and and hold it. Don't suddenly change your line thinking it will allow faster cars to pass. You will just surprise them and mess up any plan they've already made to get around you. If you are taking a corner on the inside hold that line on exit and allow the LMP car to pass on the outside. If you are on an outside line in a corner, maintain that line on exit.
    • Have good situation awareness. Understand which cars and how many are around you. Is there one LMP class car attempting to pass or a pack of them. Where do the LMP cars have a big advantage over you (straight, under braking, mid corner).
    • Do not block: GT drivers do not have to move aside for an approaching LMP car, but they are not allowed to "block" or interfere with an LMP car trying to pass.


    Remember every driver has their own style and approach to the course. You should take advantage of practices and support races to get to know your competitors and their driving styles and their skill level regardless of which class they are racing. Some drivers have more car control than others, some are more comfortable maintaining close proximity to other cars and some may back off with other cars around.

    This event is for fun and drivers of all skill levels are welcome. If you have a problem with that then this probably isn't the event for you. Unintentional mistakes are going to happen, but this is a very long race and you have plenty of time to recover (light damage). However, at the same time, all drivers are expected to drive at a pace in which they can consistently control their car and not jeopardize other drivers. Do not drive faster than your ability to control the car. If during practices and races you are not able to consistently control your car you may be removed from the race and/or demoted to a lower race class at the stewards discretion.

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    • At 2.4 hours (2:24:00.000 on the race clock) the "white" flag will be waved.
    • The first time the overall race leader (from the LMP class) passes the finish line after 2.4 hours the checkered flag is waved and the leader's race is over. I.e. the first lap completed after 2.4 hours completes the leaders race. After passing the start/finish line the leader should immediately slow to 50 MPH and announce the checkered flag (press start and type "Checkered Flag"). No car should pass him at any time going forward. Any close finishes at the line will be reviewed with replay for the official results. Note: if in doubt, finish your lap and the results will be reviewed.
    • After the checkered flag is announced all drivers should complete their current lap and their race is finished when they next pass the finish line. They should line up behind the train of cars that have already finished moving at 50 MPH. When the last car passes the start/finish line we will announce race end, record the results and then allow everyone to exit track and save the replay.
    • If you are in the pits beyond the start/finish line when the leader takes the checkered flag you can complete your lap *only* if you can exit pit road before the leader passes the pit exit. You cannot past the leader on the parade lap.

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    Feature Race - 2.4 Hour Enduro

    Sunday, April 29, 2012

    1:00 PM Pacific / 4:00 PM Eastern / 20:00 GMT

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    Eligibility

    This WRS-Online event hosted by 3D3 Racing is open to GTP_Registered members only. If you are not currently on the registry run the GTP_Registry qualifier and join now!

    Registration Instructions

    The following must be performed by every driver for every event:
    • Click the registration button above, fill-in and submit the online registration form (use your GTP_ tag ID)
    • Leave a quick note in this thread to let us know you've registered and any other comments.
    The following must be performed only one time per driver (not per event):
    • Send a PSN friend request to GTP_3D3Racing, GTP_3D3_A and GTP_3D3_B with subject line "3D3 Racing" from your GTP_tag ID.
    • Submit the 3D3 Racing Online Driver Database Entry Form. Your information will need to be verified before you are added to the db and before your ID will appear in the registered driver table above. You can view the official driver database here.

    There is a 32 car/driver limit for this event and slots are awarded on the grid using qualification time. Reference the registered drivers table above for availability. This is a stand alone race and points are not tallied for a series.

    Registration Changes

    If you want to change your status or any other registration choices just click on the registration link and fill out the form again and submit with new values. Your last entry will override any previous entries.

    Cancellations

    If for some reason, after you register for the event, you are unable to attend the race please post in this thread so we can update the registration list and make the spot available to another driver. Also click the registration button above and complete the form again selecting "cancel" as event status.

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    Support Races

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    Eligibility

    This WRS-Online event hosted by 3D3 Racing is open to GTP_Registered members only. If you are not currently on the registry run the GTP_Registry qualifier and join now!

    Registration Instructions

    The following must be performed by every driver for every event:
    • Click the registration button above, fill-in and submit the online registration form (use your GTP_ tag ID)
    • Leave a quick note in this thread to let us know you've registered and any other comments.
    The following must be performed only one time per driver (not per event):
    • Send a PSN friend request to GTP_3D3Racing, GTP_3D3_A and GTP_3D3_B with subject line "3D3 Racing" from your GTP_tag ID.
    • Submit the 3D3 Racing Online Driver Database Entry Form. Your information will need to be verified before you are added to the db and before your ID will appear in the registered driver table above. You can view the official driver database here.

    There is a 24 car/driver limit for this event and slots are awarded on the grid using qualification time. Reference the registered drivers table above for availability. This is a stand alone race and points are not tallied for a series.

    Registration Changes

    If you want to change your status or any other registration choices just click on the registration link and fill out the form again and submit with new values. Your last entry will override any previous entries.

    Cancellations

    If for some reason, after you register for the event, you are unable to attend the race please post in this thread so we can update the registration list and make the spot available to another driver. Also click the registration button above and complete the form again selecting "cancel" as event status.

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    Important notes for the Support races. (note: the two formation laps and GT getting a head start will NOT apply to the Enduro on Sunday)

    Summary:
    1. All races will take place in GTP_3D3_A and mics will be disabled.
    2. The races will be set to 37 laps. (36+1 for LMP, 35+2 for GT)
    3. The lounge will be open about 1 hour before the race begins -- watch thread for announcement.
    4. Be on time (at least 5 minutes early, but preferably 15).
    5. Regulation checks will begin promptly at race start time.
    6. There will be 2 formation laps for GT and 1 formation lap for LMP.
    7. The formation lap speed limit is 62 mph / 100 kph and a staggered two wide formation will be used.
    8. No tire warming procedures allowed during formation laps.
    9. Pits are open for the entire race and there is a required short pause in the pits to simulate a driver change.
    10. The race finish delay will be set to 90 seconds (1:30) which is just over the "average" lap time.

    Regulation Checks:

    All drivers should be in the lounge at least 5 minutes before the race start time. We will begin reviewing these rules at that time. Mics are disabled so it will take a little longer to get all the instructions out. Once the steward begins to type out the instructions please refrain from using the text chat unless you have an important question.

    At the race start time we will begin regulation checks. You will be called by name to enter the lounge with the GT drivers entering first in starting order and then LMP cars after regs are updated. Do not enter the course until your name is called and do not exit to the lobby once you are entered.

    Stay in the pits until the system places you on the starting grid and then we'll begin the formation lap procedures above.

    Formation Laps:

    The slower class cars (GT) will leave the grid in order of qualifying and run a single file formation lap at 80 mph (faster than normal formation). Basically the goal of this lap is just to get around fairly quickly and reform for formation Lap 2. At the same time the faster class cars (LMP) will leave the grid and immediately pull to the left against the wall along the pits.

    The slower class will finish lap 1, pass the parked faster class and start lap 2 of their formation lap. The slower class should proceed on formation lap 2 at 62 mph/100 kmh. The faster class will wait until the slower class are all clear of turn 2 and then begin to form up in qualifying order and begin their own formation lap at 62 mph /100 kmh. The faster class should maintain about a 1 sector gap to the slower class for most of the formation lap. The pole car each class is responsible for setting a steady pace while allowing the group to keep together.

    The slower class will begin the race at the start/finish line after their 2nd formation lap. The target start line is the official timing line and the lead car should make sure after the final turn that all cars have formed behind and closed the gap before the group approaches the start. At that point it's up to the lead car to accelerate to start the race and all other cars can speed up when the car in front of you does so.

    The faster class cars will follow the same procedure and starting point, but the goal will be to time their start so that the lead cars from the slower class are approaching the corkscrew when the faster class accelerates to race pace.

    The 62 mph formation laps should be taken in staggered formation. The lead car will take the right side of the track. The second car should take to the left side of the track and alternate all the way back. This helps keep a tighter pack while maintaining better visibility versus single file. Cars should not "overlap" with the car in front of them. No passing before the start/finish line.

    Simulated Driver Change:

    We want to practice the simulated driver change from both a drivers and stewards perspective in case there are any questions or issues before the main event on Sunday. We will follow the same procedure except the required stops will be much shorter and every driver must simulate the driver change on their first pit stop. The GT cars must "pause" for 30 seconds and the LMP cars must "pause" for 60 seconds. Any failure to pause will result in a double-time penalty. So if you fail to stop at all and were required to do so for 30 seconds you will have 60 seconds added to your finish time and lose any positions as a result. If you stop for only 25 our of the required 30 seconds you will incur a 5 x 2 = 10 second penalty.

    Finish:

    Between the extra formation lap and shorter pit pause the two classes should finish the race pretty closely. I'm not sure who will actually finish first, but all cars should have a fair chance to complete the race before the timer expires. We are not setting max finish delay to minimize racing for position between AI controlled cars.

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    Support Races

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    Support Race 2, Room B

    PSN , Time , # of pit stops, Class GT/LMP
    GTP_MadMax86 56'32.487 - 2 LMP
    GTP_Mef -------- +32.132 - 3 LMP
    GTP_MilleRSVR --- +40.560 - 1 GT
    GTP_otxjto ------- +52.064 - 2 - GT
    GTP_Alibubba99 - +1'01.833 - 1 - GT
    GTP_ealirendur -- +1'26.047 - 1 - GT
    GTP_Racingworld + -'---.--- 1 - GT
    GTP_AspecBob + - -'--.--- 2 - GT
    GTP_lapi -------- +-'--.--- 1 - GT

     
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  8. mohitraina91

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    Got to clear my schedule :sly:.

    Going for the LMP again, but may I ask why have you guys opted for a DLC car?
     
  9. Hydro

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    To complete the Mazda theme we needed a car that could maintain a fast enough pace so the classes wouldn't be too far apart - lap time wise.
    We also wanted to try a new car (one that we hadn't used before in events) and the RX-7 TC easily won the contest.
     
  10. mohitraina91

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    Aiight, though that does take out my secondary option.

    Found the Stig :tup:
     
  11. mcfizzle

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    You guys are ridiculous....ridiculously awesome.:tup: So cool, but take some times for your families too.:lol:
    Also, love the choice of RX-7 TC.:tup:
     
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    I'm in for the support race # 1. I love the RX 7 TC, its a fun car to drive and is easy too. EDIT: Theres a section missing on the Support Races section, namely the Qualifying. Its a bit confusing as this is mentioned:
     
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    If I may, this spot race hosted by GTP_Aderrrm may be a good preparation for this race.;)

    I won't sign up yet as car choice and schedule again depend on whether I'll have a wheel at that date or not.
     
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    omg wow, I so want to do this, love the Mazda's and the track, unfortunately though it clashes with the Integra series :nervous:

    An early good luck guys, should be just as awesome as Spa :tup:
     
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    nice event, but i have registered for the laguna sece enduro of Adermm, the week before, and on the 28th ive registered for this one

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showthread.php?t=247691

    So intstead of running two weeks the same races, i will only register for the support races of this event....

    Checked it : with a bit of luck i would be able to run both, just have to switch from one car to the other realy quickly :) on saturday
     
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    This sounds great, I need to work out a few things like a.) if I can make it, b.) which class I want to run and c.) if I just want to run the support race, as last time I was so tired the next day due to "buzzing" way past midnight.

    Sounds like a pretty awesome race though. Should be quite tight on track, still aiming for 14-car fields? It's quite a small place, I'd imagine there will be more scope for collisions :lol:
     
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    Another event so soon? Oh I wish I could participate! It is my daughters very first birthday party! Have fun everyone, I might be able to make a support race on the Sat.

    Al
     
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    :tup: Signed up for the LMP this time, plus I never got the DLC car pack 1.

    Ill have to take note of the time in the next race aswell.
     
  19. WRP001

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    The support races use the same qualifying runs/times as the enduro so you can reference that section. The same qualifying runs apply to either race, i.e. you don't have to run them twice if you are taking part in both days. There will be NO live qualification during race days, it will all be determined ahead of time.

    It depends on the number of entries, but 14 per room will be the max. If there aren't enough drivers to "fill" two rooms we'll run only one lounge and the fastest 7 drivers per class will make the event. As long as we get 20+ registrations we'll run 2 lounges. We will most likely NOT run 3 lounges so the enduro itself will be capped at 28 drivers -- fastest qualifiers make the field so registration is unlimited.

    Ideally everyone who signs up can race in the enduro, but if there is a numbers problem anyone bumped from the enduro will be able to run in a support race on Saturday.

    Maybe you should convince them to take a "mid season" break on this week so those drivers can join this race. :sly: This is really the *only* weekend in the foreseeable future that's open for the stewards so there wasn't any choice.

    My prediction (and I have some connections) is that this will be the last WRS-OE Enduro for quite a while so "get while the getting is good".
     
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    Doing it again? Awwwww yeahhhh, I'm in. No LMP shenanigans for me this time, GT it is.
     
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    Says the guy who has an LMP as his avatar. :sly:

    Seriously though the RX-7 TC is just an awesome car and I'm really tempted, definitely more so than the RM Corvette we ran last time. If the balance is tipped too far towards the LMP class I may run GT myself, but I'm taking LMP as my first choice because I just love rockets.
     
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  24. millross

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    I signed up and I want to run the Mazda :lol:

    Seriously speaking, I can't not run the 787b, so I'll be going for that. It was my favourite car in GT3 A-Spec and I ran it a lot in that. I haven't run it too much in GT5, mainly due to 99% of my GT5 time being spent WRS'ing, where it's not been used yet (Why no arcade....:()

    When I first saw this event I thought "RX-7 for me", but I've handled the BMW Mclaren F1 pretty well these last few days so I think I can manage the quick stuff a little better these days now I'm rid of the DS3 - if practice proves otherwise I'll revert back to the RX7.

    I also fancied the faster option as I raced the Vette at Spa and got overtaken more than anybody else in the history of virtual endurance racing, I can't abide that again quite this soon :lol:

    Have wanged in a reserve status currently, but this is likely to change, I just can't tell just yet.

    Quick question regarding lap limit - at Spa it was set at 99....I assume (hope) you can put it into 3 figures? We're gonna hit 125-130 laps I'd imagine.

    Cheers guys - looking forward to putting practice in - not into rallying at all so this will give me a lovely fill of asphalt for the time being :)

    @Tim - forgive the additional dumb question, but why the last WRS Enduro for a while? Just curious.
     
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    Sad but definitely understandable. I was hoping for a Nürburgring and Le Mans enduros, that's getting greedy though.
     
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    Matt, you can set up to 200 laps (or 199).:tup:
     
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    Because of the schedules of the admins plus we've got some other fun stuff to do as well. :sly:

    When I say "a while" I mean maybe 3-4 months based on current projections. I just felt it was important to point that out because I don't want people to miss this one thinking they'll catch the enduro in May. We do plan to do something special in May, just not this format. So if you are a big fan of the enduro don't miss this one.

    Le Sarthe may be in the future so don't worry too much Scott. Probably not going to happen mid summer though so you'll have to be patient. :sly:
     
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    Cheers Wes and Tim.

    I assumed it might be due to schedule and "real life" and such like ;)

    Now that I'm done with WRS60 I might get an hour or two tomorrow to test out the 787b and start fiddling with online-spec setups.

    I might also buy a stopwatch after last time, to help me out :D
     
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    Question for the race stewards concerning the RX-7. Is it required to run the high speed turbo only. I was considering using the mid range turbo from a tire wear standpoint. I was running about the same lap times with both. Less horsepower, but easier to drive for 2.4 hours also.
     
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    Nope, the car should be run at the specs specified in the OP exactly so everyone runs the same car.

    I actually meant to put in the thread that the specs aren't 100% final until the quali window opens. So it's possible we could take your input as something to test... if it's a change that couldn't be abused (i.e. verified in HUD) and a part that's easily removed without buying a new car (which turbos are) we may consider it as a spec change before that deadline... but the important point is that everyone will/should use the same specs. We'll try out the mid range turbo and see how it looks.

    Understand the thing we're trying to manage is the relative strength of the two cars at various parts of the course. Corner entry, mid corner, corner exit and straight speed so that the interaction between the classes is "safe". Nothing is perfect, but our testing showed the cars worked well together on track with the stated specs. We didn't however, try every combination, so we'll give the mid range a shot if we have enough time to test before the deadline.