GTP WRS-Online : Special X - (Al)berto's Monza Adventure - Dec 2

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  1. Allibubba99

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    (Al)berto’s Monza Adventure!
    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, December 2nd, 2012

    1:00 PM Pacific | 4:00 PM Eastern | 21:00 GMT

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

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

    11:00 AM Pacific | 2:00 PM Eastern | 19:00 GMT

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    3:00 PM Pacific | 6:00 PM Eastern | 23:00 GMT

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    Qualifying Deadlines

    Zonda Class

    Sunday, November 25th (10:00 PM Pacific)

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    Ferrari Class

    Thursday, November 29th (10:00 PM Pacific)

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    Steward's Notes:

    This event came to be when I was asked by Tim (WRP001); “What kind of event would you like to see?” At the time we had not visited Monza for a while and it just happens to be one of my favorite places to race. We have been there a couple times since the beginnings of the planning for this event and every time we have visited the track the races have been eventful and fun! After I had decided on this track it was time to test some cars, I recruited Daniel (Segovia aka GTP_AspecBob) to help test them. With his help and my wife’s patience and understanding we came up the Pagani – Zonda and the Ferrari SP1. It was great to see the Zonda used in the WRS TT and online race recently. It gave you all a taste of what it is like to drive and just might have given me the confidence to try and drive it for this event. This time you are able to tune and paint it how ever you like! The SP1 is challenging but not so much that it isn’t fun to drive. It is also paintable and as most Ferrari's are, a pleasure to look at!

    Since Tim’s invitation to share my thoughts, I have had the pleasure of becoming part of the WRS organizing family. I have enjoyed every second and Kilometer of this experience and I hope you will enjoy this event as much as I have putting it together. Thanks again to my Wife, Daniel and to the rest of the 3D3 WRS online racing family for their help!

    Al

    This event is using the same formula as previous enduros with a couple exceptions and clarifications:
    • There is no minimum qualifying speed for the Zonda, however race stewards reserve the right to disqualify a driver if they do not consistently maintain car control and a safe pace.
    • Zonda qualifying runs will include only 2 hot laps (same as the SP1).
    • 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 should the need arise to use two rooms for the race.


    News and Updates:
    • All regulations will be finalized by the start of the qualifying window on Nov. 15th
    • Qualifying opens Nov. 15th
    • Drivers must finalize their car choice by the end of Ferrari Qualifying Nov. 29th
    • GTP_Litchi wins the pole position for the Zonda Class with a lap of 1'39.085
    • Support Race Details Finalized: 30 + 1 Laps for Zonda and 29 + 2 Laps for Ferrari | 60 second driver change pause required by all drivers
    Good Luck, OLR Team:gtplanet:
     
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    Lounge Settings
    • Race Quality: Standard
    • Voice Chat Quality: Disabled (with grids over 12)
    General
    • Date: Sunday Dec 2nd, 2012
    • Time: 1:00 PM Pacific | 4:00 PM Eastern | 21:00 PM GMT
    • Car: Multi-Class
    • Track: Autodromo Nazionale Monza
    • 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 180 Seconds (doesn't matter given timed finish)
    • 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


    Pagani Zonda R ‘09

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    Class: Zonda
    • Car Type: Premium (Available in New Car Dealership $2,600,00)
    • Make: Pagani
    • Model: Zonda R ‘09
    • Performance Points: 665 PP (w/max aero)
    • Power: 775 HP Maximum (after full break in)
    • Weight: 1070 KG Minimum (1070 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 (note: might want to try it in this car which has over steer issues)
    • Engine Stage Upgrades: Level 2 (Stock) Level 3 Not Allowed
    • 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 (R1's)
    • Tunes: Praiano (w/chassis reinforcement) | TBA

    Ferrari SP1 ‘08

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    Class: Ferrari
    • Car Type: Premium (Available in New Car Dealership $1,500,000)
    • Make: Ferrari
    • Model: SP1 ‘08
    • Performance Points: 590 PP (w/max aero)
    • Power: 594 HP Maximum (594 HP = 100 % power with allowed upgrades after full break in)
    • Weight: 1203 KG Minimum After all weight reductions (1203KG = 0 KG Ballast)
    • Oil Change: Required (All cars must start the race with the oil indicator off)
    • Aero: Up to Max Aero Allowed (Purchased at GT Auto)
    • Chassis Reinforcement: Optional
    • Engine Stage Upgrades: None allowed
    • ECU Tuning: Computer ECU Tuning allowed
    • Intake System: Sports Intake Manifold, Racing Air Filter
    • Exhaust: Sports Exhaust Manifold, Sports Catalytic Converter, Titanium Racing Exhaust
    • Turbo Kits: N/A
    • Transmission: Fully Customizable Transmission
    • Drivetrain: Adjustable LSD, Clutch: Twin-Plate, Flywheel: Semi-Racing, Carbon Drive Shaft (Stock)
    • Suspension: Fully Customizable Kit
    • Brakes: Brake Balance Controller (Stock)
    • Tires: Racing Hard (R1's)
    • Tunes: RKM Motorsports
    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.

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    Qualifying

    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 Zonda qualifying deadline is earlier so organizers can "lock down" the Zonda class for race "A". Drivers that do not qualify for room "A" in the Zonda class can attempt to qualify for room "A" in the GT class. If space is available in the Zonda class after the Zonda deadline additional drivers can qualify, but cannot 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 driver’s 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
    • Zonda: Nov. 15th to Nov. 25th
    • Ferrari: Nov. 15th to Nov. 29th
    Approved Qualifying Stewards (in alpha order w/time zone)
    1. Allibubba99 (GTP_Allibubba99) - NA
    2. ealirendur (GTP_ealirendur) - AU
    3. EDK (GTP_EDK) - Pacific
    4. Gravitron (GTP_Gravitron) - NA/Pacific
    5. hasslemoff (GTP_hasslemoff) - EU (Great Britain)
    6. Hydro (GTP_Hydro) - NA/Eastern
    7. jtv90069 (GTP_JTV) - AU
    8. MadMax86 (GTP_MadMax86) - EU (Finland)
    9. mcfizzle (GTP_mcfizzle) - NA/Central
    10. Porsche (GTP_orsche) - NA/Eastern
    11. Racingworld68 (GTP_Racingworld) - EU (Belgium)
    12. Speedy6543 (GTP_Speedy6543) - EU (Belgium)
    13. WRP001 (GTP_WRP001) - NA/Pacific
    14. 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).

    Finalizing Your Class

    All drivers who have attempted to qualify for the Zonda class must state their class intentions by Nov. 29th. There are three options:
    1. Commit to Zonda. GT qualifying not required and any existing GT qualifying times will be disregarded.
    2. Commit to GT. GT qualifying required, Zonda qualifying disregarded.
    3. Reserve Zonda. GT qualifying required, Zonda qualifying "reserved" pending Zonda result, but driver will not be able to qualify for Zonda -A.

    Rolling Starts By Class

    Zonda 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 Zonda cars. Ideally the GT cars would be accelerating to race pace at the start/finish line when the Zonda cars are in turn 3 (the second chicane).

    Mixed Class Racing Rules

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

    Zonda 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 situational 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 Zonda 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.
    Ferrari 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 Zonda 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 Zonda class car attempting to pass or a pack of them. Where do the Zonda 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 Zonda car, but they are not allowed to "block" or interfere with an Zonda 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 Zonda 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 - Enduro


    Sunday, December 2, 2012

    1:00 PM Pacific / 4:00 PM Eastern / 21:00 GMT

    UPDATE: This race will be held in the private lounge of GTP_WRP001 in order to support 16 drivers

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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 from your GTP_tag account.
    • 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 a first come first serve basis. Reference the registered drivers table above for availability. This is a stand alone race and points are not tallied for a series. Future WRS-Online races hosted by 3D3 racing may have different driver limits and will require re-registration using the same first come first serve basis and participation in future events is optional.

    Registration Changes

    If you want to change your time slot, add a time slot or update your color 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 please click the registration button above and complete the form again selecting "cancel" as your status. Please also post a note in this thread as the table above can take some time to update.

    Delaying or Restarting Race Start

    Once the race countdown timer has started, the race will only be restarted in these cases:
    • Multiple drivers report a black screen/hang, instead of the 3-2-1 countdown.
    • One or more drivers get disconnected before race-pace has begun ("GO" for grid-starts, end of formation lap for rolling starts).
    • Steward realizes there is a condition that would lead to an unfair or poor race experience.

    Once the race countdown timer has started, the race will explicitly NOT be restarted for:
    • Latecomers, even if you've registered
    • Driver realizes he picked the wrong car parts (ie, tires) or driving options (ie, Auto tranny)

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    Support Races


    Saturday, December 1, 2012

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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 TBD's private lounge (pending driver count) and mics will be disabled if more than 12 people are registered.
    2. The races will be set to 31 laps. (30+1 for LMP, 29+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 Ferrari drivers and 1 formation lap for Zondas.
    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 120 seconds which is 110% the estimated "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 (Ferrari) 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 (Zonda) will allow the Ferrari class to clear the grid and then leave the grid and park on the left hand side of the track after the first chicane.

    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 Lesmo 1 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 at the start finish line so that the lead car from the slower class is approaching Ascari when the faster class accelerates to race pace. That should give the GT cars a 1.75 lap head start.

    The 62 mph formation laps should be taken in staggered formation. The lead car will take the left side of the track. The second car should take to the right 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. All cars regardless of class will stop for 60 seconds. Failure to pause will result in a double-time penalty. So if you fail to stop at all and were required to do so you will have 120 seconds added to your finish time and lose any positions as a result. If your stop is 5 seconds short of the requirement 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.

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  10. mohitraina91

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    Already pumped!!! Can't believe it's a month away.

    Looks like a great concept Al, there`s gonna be some epic battles on this track!
     
  11. snowgt

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    Sounds great! And I can probably make the Feature Race.

    I'll definitely take the Ferrari as I don't really like the Zonda. I'll register as soon as I know the colour for my Ferrari. Or, more like the shade of red. :sly:
     
  12. Allibubba99

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    I am going to give the Zonda a shot! Depends on how my qualifying goes wether I stick with it or not! This should be lots of fun!!!!

    Al
     
  13. hasslemoff

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    IT looks great Al.

    I've signed up as a reserve for now and going with a beloved Ferrari.
     
  14. yanaran

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    Sounds like a fun race, but like the last enduro I probably wont be able to make that Sunday time. I might run the support race and any full-distance training races that pop up.

    The Ferrari is very easy to drive around this track, you really have to try hard to make it lose control. Might just be the new physics too.
     
  15. WRP001

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    Guys, feel free to organize a full-distance training race if you want and if you can get enough drivers interested.

    Nothing will be officially scheduled by the admins for the US Thanksgiving holiday weekend (which is one week prior to the event) so feel free to grab a time slot. The days of 11/23 and 11/24 are candidates... Friday 11/23 might be interesting for those who can make it. Holiday in the US and so maybe some NA people could make a typical EU time (e.g. 20:00 GMT). That's about the time slot Frank organized for the La Sarthe Enduro simulation race and might work again. Of course the Canadians probably have to work that day... :p

    If I join it would be more of a last minute thing based on availability... so won't be able to organize... but someone might take the reigns.

    Note: with a simulation race there is no commitment for any driver to finish all 2.4 hours. If you want to run a half length simulation you can start the training race and drop out when you need to. That was my plan last time, but as it worked out I ran the whole thing. :lol: Good thing too because I wasn't able to run the main event.
     
  16. Racingworld68

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    Just like last endurro, I would be organising a 'full distance' simulation race. This would be last weekend before the actual endurro being 23/24/25 november as Tim proposed.

    Ps : Registered for all events (race and support races)
     
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  17. WRP001

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    Can't believe this race is coming up so fast (only 3 weeks from today) and I haven't even run a lap yet. :scared: We'll kick practice sessions up after next Wednesdays races as Suzuka. The qualifying window opens on Thursday already, but it's long enough that people still have plenty of time.

    Let's hope PD doesn't throw in any physics changes in the middle of our quali window... that would really throw a wrench into things.
     
  18. Allibubba99

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    I am so looking forward to this one!!!!!!
     
  19. Racingworld68

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    Same overhere, later today I will get on track with both cars to decide wich one I am gonna run....
     
  20. yanaran

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    I tried the Zonda and it's really brutal! Might as well put TCS as mandatory because I don't see how anyone can survive 2.4 hours without it :)
     
  21. w-g-e

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    So you are not up for the challenge?;)

    I'm out if I have to use TSC for 2.4 hours.:yuck:
     
  22. Allibubba99

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    Spend some time with it, I thought the same at first it is an animal just waiting to be tamed!

    Al
     
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    I would like to organise a full distance practise (2.4hr) on the 30/11. At that moment everyone has qualified, and we can start on quali results. Excact time will be agreed later but would be something arround 20.00 GMT.
     
  24. Allibubba99

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    Qualifying window opens tomorrow!!!!!!

    Al

    Make that TODAY!!!!!
     
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  25. hasslemoff

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    Going into lounge to do a bit of practice and tunning.
     
  26. Speedy6543

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    Joining you now.
     
  27. Allibubba99

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    I will be there shortly too!

    Al
     
  28. mohitraina91

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    Be there soon, I shall be.
     
  29. Allibubba99

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    I would like to run a 20 lap race with a mandatory pit stop to get some in and out pit times for calculations for the support races. If there are enough people around tonight that would be awesome!!!! (9PM central ish)

    Al
     
  30. GTPorsche

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    I could hop in the lounge around that time. I need to break in the SP1 before qualifying, even though I most likely won't run the full race.

    Edit: Am I not an approved steward for qualifying? :lol: