GTP_WRS New Drivers and Promotions

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Vaxen

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-------------- promotions -----------------
GTP_Jammy (@jammy21) D1 Bronze -> D1 Silver (1.63842)
tmtkview (@tmtk) D3 Gold -> D2 Bronze (2.78303)
JamCar0ne (@JamCar0ne) D3 Silver -> D3 Gold (3.14378)
Allibubba99 (@Allibubba99) D3 Silver -> D3 Gold (3.27366)
GTP_Eggstor (@Eggstor) D3 Bronze -> D3 Silver (3.64079)
----------- rookie placement --------------
Mysteron71 (@Mr P) -> D2 Gold (2.22844)
GTP_Frank (@Racingworld68) -> D3 Gold (3.28054)
 
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-------------- promotions -----------------
GTP_Jammy (@jammy21) D1 Bronze -> D1 Silver (1.63842)
tmtkview (@tmtk) D3 Gold -> D2 Bronze (2.78303)
JamCar0ne (@JamCar0ne) D3 Silver -> D3 Gold (3.14378)
Allibubba99 (@Allibubba99) D3 Silver -> D3 Gold (3.27366)
GTP_Eggstor (@Eggstor) D3 Bronze -> D3 Silver (3.64079)
Congrats to everyone on their promotions :cheers:
 

Vaxen

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Hey, @Vaxen thanks for the placement.

Is there anywhere I can find out what the numbers mean?
There's a post somewhere that describes this in some detail, but I'll post a quick summary here.

The numbers following the division placement are your "rating" or "handicap". In general, the numbers go from 0-5, with roughly the following breakdown:
division 1: 0-1.999
division 2: 2-2.999
division 3: 3-3.999
division 4: 4+

The program that compiles the results compares all times submitted against their current handicap rating to determine where the "true zero par" value should be (lots of math here, which I won't try to explain). Participants that post a time better than their handicap indicates they should do will see their handicap drop to a lower value. This is used to determine promotions (once your handicap crosses the magic threshold above, after you've done at least 3 events, you'll be promoted).

One other thing: if you post a time worse than your handicap indicates you should do, it is discarded, so you can only improve your handicap, never drop it. This is done to prevent "sandbagging."
 
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