GTP_WRS-Online Event 29 : Wild l'Ouest

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    Wild l'Ouest



    Online Races based on GTS Week 29 Time Trial

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    :: Only Open to Qualified GTP_Registered Members ::

    :: Members are not obligated to take part ::

    Saturday June 16, 2018

    Worldwide Weekend Time Slot


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


    Wednesday June 20, 2018

    European Time Slot

    3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific / 19:00 GMT / Check Local

    North American Time Slot

    10:00 PM Eastern / 7:00 PM Pacific / 2:00 AM GMT / Check Local

    Toyota TS050 - Hybrid (Toyota Gazoo Racing) '16 @ Circuit de la Sarthe

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    Eligibility

    This WRS-Online event hosted by 3D3 Racing is open to GTP_WRS Registered members only. If you are not currently on the registry, join now by following the GTP_WRS Registration!


    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)
    Lounge Splits

    A more formal formula will be used to determine lobby assignments.

    First, every driver that confirms their registration will be ranked using an event specific handicap equal to the minimum(best) of the following:
    1. Handicap from the official registry (driver does nothing, falls back on official handicap)
    2. Handicap from the official time trial (driver included in official time trial results)
    3. Handicap computed using an unofficial offline ghost lap replay
      • Must conform to all time trial rules and be attached to a post in the online thread
      • Submitted after TT deadline on Monday @ 23:59 GMT
      • Submitted at least 8 hours prior to the event start time
    4. Handicap computed using the best clean lap of an online steward observed qualification race
      • Tire wear set to off, but otherwise conforming to online regulations
      • 5 lap race: 1 out lap, 3 timed hot laps, 1 cool down lap.
      • Scheduled with steward ahead of time (plan ahead and request via thread)
      • Completed at least 3 hours prior to the event start time

    Second, we will sort the confirmed drivers 90 minutes prior to the race and divide them up evenly. If there are an odd numbers of drivers the extra driver will be assigned to the A room. At that point the stewards convene and assign a director and supporting steward for each lobby. Then at about 50-60 minutes prior to the race the room #s and driver assignments will be published to the thread.

    Reserves: Drivers with reserve status at 90 minutes prior to event start will not be included in the lobby assignments, but will be listed with their applicable handicap in a reserve list. They will have to request on the thread to be added to a lobby and the assignment will be at the discretion of the stewards. In that case handicap will be used as a guide, but there are no guarantees last minute confirms/entries will get the room you want and in some rare cases may not get to race at all (e.g. if the room split is such that there is two full rooms or if the new driver would create an additional room that wouldn't be supportable with the number of stewards available). Reserves will be handled on a first to request basis using the online race thread. Do not use the google form to confirm/register at the last minute, but use a thread post instead. If you are on reserve list or not listed at all in the lobby assignments do not join a room until instructed to do so.

    Abuse: Because confirming guarantees you a grid spot it's important that nobody abuses the status. If you are fairly confident (80%) you are going to make the race sign up as confirmed ahead of time, but it's important you update your status as you get more information and for sure no later than 90 minutes prior to the race. At that point if you are not 99% sure you should be on reserve. This is a courtesy we ask, not only for the admins/stewards, but also for the benefit of other drivers that have accurately stated their status. We're going to use a three strike rule. A confirmed driver that "no shows" will receive 2 strikes. A confirmed driver that cancels less than 90 minutes of the race, but before race start will get 1 strike. Three strikes in any 8 week period and the driver risks being suspended from the online participation for 8 weeks. We know "stuff happens" and real life comes first so this allows some forgiveness, but we can't manage multiple rooms effectively if we don't know at least a bit ahead of time who is going to be showing up and we can't have people taking advantage of the system to guarantee their spot at the cost of someone else.

    These rules will only apply for weekly Wednesday events where more than 16 drivers are confirmed. In the case of 16 or less the situation is more relaxed as the stewards just open up one lobby, all confirmed drivers are guaranteed a spot, and reserves are given grid spots on a first come first serve basis.

    Goals of these rules?
    • Creates lounges of similar paced drivers equitably without relying on honor based practice laps.
    • Allows drivers that have improved beyond their handicap to qualify in a "faster" lounge.
    • Allows drivers that did not have time to run the TT to submit an offline lap well after the official TT deadline.
    • Allows drivers to run in an online setup to qualify if they don't want to deal with offline replays. These could be done during any of the practice sessions as long as a steward is present to observe.
    • Allows drivers to fall back on registry handicap if they have no time to pre-qualify.

    We hope/expect the vast majority of drivers are covered by their handicap or TT result and the other two options are only used in a few cases each week. Drivers who have not been official processed should take advantage of #3 or #4 or they will be "approximately" assigned based on our best guess of their handicap.

    Also note that the above procedures will typically only apply to lobby assignments. Within each lobby there will still be a pre-race qualification session to determine grid order.



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    Official Practice Times
    • GTP_WRS club: Open at all hours :gtplanet:
    • Pre-Race: Lobby assignments will be posted ~1 hour prior to the official start time

    Basic Settings
    • Room Mode: PR = Practice, Race
    • Room Title: GTP_WRS Members Only

    Room Settings
    • Room Type: Race for Real
    • Fixed Room Host: No
    • Max Number of Participants: 16 per lounge

    Course Settings
    • Course: Circuit de la Sarthe
    • No. of Laps: 15 (including partial formation lap)
    • Time: Default
    • Time Progression: N/A

    Qualification Procedures
    • Type: Live Online Single Stint - No pits
    • Length: Single out-lap and 2 timed hot-laps.
    • Groups: Group qualifying will be used if the grid size is large enough to warrant in order to avoid traffic during qualification.
    • Notes: Drivers not in the lounge by the time the first driver has entered the track after reset will not be allowed to qualify. They are welcome to join the race, but will start at the back of the grid. If we are running multiple qualification groups and the driver enters before the last group has entered track an exception will be made.

    Race Settings
    • Start Type: Partial formation lap + Rolling Start
    • Grid Order: Fastest First
    • Boost: No
    • Penalty: None
    • Flag Rules: On
    • Tire Wear: 13x
    • Fuel Consumption: 6x
    • Grip Reduction on Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
    • Minimum Number of Pit Stops: 0
    • Require Tire Type Change: Off
    • Race Finish Delay: 180 sec
    • Ghosting: OFF
    • Visible Damage: On
    • Mechanical Damage: Light
    • Slipstream Strength: Real

    Car Selection Method
    • Car Selection Method: Garage
    • Car Filters: None
    • BOP: Off
    • Max Power Limit: 506 (Stock)
    • Minimum Weight: 1,929 lbs / 875 kg (stock)
    • Tires: Racing Hard
    • Vehicle Tuning: Prohibited: Power and weight are to be stock.
    • Custom Paint, Wheels, Number: Allowed
    • Brake Balance Adjustment: Allowed

    Limit Driving Options
    • Countersteer Assist: Prohibited
    • Driving assist: Prohibited
    • Active Stability Management (ASM): Prohibited
    • Driving Line/cones/markers: Available / Optional
    • Traction Control: Available / Optional
    • ABS: Available / Optional
    • Handbrake : Prohibited


    • After the qualification time is complete a steward will record the results.
    • The system will place all drivers on the grid and begin the countdown timer.
    • Drivers should remain stopped on the grid after the countdown timer.
    • A steward will announce the starting order and drivers should proceed into a staggered formation in the order called.
    • Pole sitter will choose his/her preferred side of the track and other drivers will alternate sides.
    • There should be no overlap between cars in the staggered formation.
    • Speed limit on formation lap is 50 mph | 80 km/h and pole sitter should maintain this speed (or less) to keep pack together, in particular in the final sector.
    • Weaving or other tire warming procedures are NOT allowed during the formation lap.
    • Pole sitter will exit the last corner and take care to give enough time to allow all cars behind to safely exit the final corner.
    • Start marker is the start/finish line.
    • The pole sitter should start the race by accelerating to race pace at the identified start marker (track specific and may or may not be the start/finish line).
    • All other drivers should accelerate after the driver in front of you does so.
    • No passing is allowed before the start marker.
    • Be cautious and courteous in the first turn. Dive bombing will be penalized and will not be tolerated.

    Track Boundary Guidelines

    Drivers are expected to do their best to stay within track boundaries per the OLR. Mistakes happens over the course of a long race and the random off or two will be overlooked in most instances, but if a pattern of boundary abuse is observed penalties will be handed out which include 15 seconds for a "minor" pattern of abuse, 30 seconds for a "substantial" pattern of abuse, and a DQ for "complete disregard" of track boundaries. In cases where penalties may not impact the driver (e.g. DC), the penalty may be carried over to the next event and may be applied as a 5 (minor) or 10 (major) grid spot penalty.
    It's up to the admins' discretion exactly what qualifies as "minor", "substantial" or "complete disregard". Going outside the rumble by a centimeter isn't as serious as a car length wide excursions into the run off area. Factors such as dirty air and traffic also come into play. If you find yourself going wide then the next lap you're expected to slow down a bit more to make sure you stay within boundaries. If you make the same mistake multiple times and you want to avoid a penalty you can always self-penalize during the race by lifting for a very brief period upon returning to the track. Continuing to hammer the throttle after repeated boundary overruns may very well end with a post race penalty.

    General Guidelines:
    • Contact with walls should be avoided. Wall riding/bouncing to gain time will be penalized and/or can result in disqualification. This includes pit entry/exit.
    • Rumble/ripple strips are part of the track
    • Runoff areas are not part of the track.
    • If you overrun boundaries by accident, lift momentarily to make sure you don't gain any advantage.
    • Do not complete a pass that was made possible by going outside track boundaries.
    Track Specific Guidelines:
    • Same track limits as the Time Trial.

    Standard Clean OLR Rules Apply:
    • Unless otherwise specified, all rules from the original WRS event apply.
    • You are expected to drive clean at all times as if you are racing in the WRS. All participants are required to follow the GTPlanet Online Racing Rules & Guidelines.
    • 3D3 Race Stewards (who are taking part in race, but will review the replay) reserve the right to kick out or invalidate the result of any driver from the Race Room for driving offensively. If you ignore any warnings from the stewards and are kicked out of the race room, you will not be allowed to participate in future 3D3 events.
    • Contact with walls should be avoided. Wall riding/bouncing to gain time will be penalized and/or can result in disqualification.
    • Rumble/ripple strips are part of the track
    • Runoff areas are not part of the track including green painted concrete.
    • Limit your contact with walls or objects, visible or invisible
    • No hybrids
    • No cheating of any kind
    • Nothing that goes against the spirit of the rules
    • Passing and Blocking: Aggressive blocking is not permitted, but the driver in front has the right to choose his/her line and braking point and drivers behind should respect that line. Be especially careful when you are on older tires than the competition as the speed difference may be significant. These events are "for fun" so just play nice and take a conservative rather than an aggressive approach when possible.

    Good Luck, OLR Team:gtplanet:

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    NOTE
    For this race we won't be running a full formationlap. We will only be running the formationlap untill the start of sector 3. This is just after the first chicane and you will hear the 'beep' of passing the sectormarker. That 'beep' is your race start gentlemen.
     
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    @GiorgosGT7 I can't seem to find you in the WRS Registry.
    You are welcome to join but you have to join the WRS first.
    And give us a post of you introducing yourself so we get to know you a bit first maybe. ;)
     
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  6. Infernuz

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    Are you sure? I have registered to WRS and started a convo with WRSFetchbot. Did i do anything wrong? :boggled:
     
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    No, don't worry. I can confirm that you are registered and you are welcome to race. We do need to get you a division ranking so can you please complete 3 Time Trial events that you can find in our TT forum > here <. You can pick and chose which TT's you want to do and we post a new TT each week on Sunday, you can participate in our On Line Races whilst you get you ranking.

    Welcome to the WRS :cheers:
     
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    Aight, im on it. Thanks! :)
     
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    Found everything I needed to know now. :tup:
    Quite the challenge when people use different GTP- and PSN-ID's. ;)
    Welcome, have fun and see you on track! :gtpflag:
     
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    Honestly, i also thought about that as well. My psn nickname is kinda old so i don't use it anymore . Hopefully in the near future i'll be able to change it.
    Thank you and sorry for that confusion :lol:
     
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    Bass Addict = Bassaddition and already signed up for WW...:tup:
     
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    @Speedy6543 I'll be there for the NA race but, Ill have to park it in the pits at 10:30 to leave for work. Unfortunately I have to fill in on 3rd shift starting Sunday night. I guess y'all could just kick me from the room when the race is over.
     
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    Sorry guys, I don't believe Ill be able to make it today because, I had promised a friend to enter his race and that starts about an hour n a half after this race and that may be cutting it too close. :indiff:

    Sorry.
     
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    Room up
     
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    Room up 0474-5874-8560-7778-0036

    Chat is up too, first come first serve
     
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    I think I just registered. :nervous:
     
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    Wow that was a fun race. I have to be honest I have been struggling with this combo all week and wasn't really looking forward to the race tonight but I had an absolute blast although once again we had a bit or sour to go with the sweet losing @monoha to the dreaded net bug that either causes lockdown on the grid or the car being stuck in auto drive :grumpy:

    Anyway qualification was about as bad as I expected with a very cautious 1st hot lap being followed by a lap that was going well until the first chicane on Hunandiere where I missed my brake point and ended up cutting the chicane so badly I had to give up on the lap.

    Once the race got under way I had a couple of early scalps and ended up having a good battle with Dan (@Fastas ) who had an unfortunate spin coming into Arnage which then left me chasing @Siggers. It was great fun chasing.

    Looking forward to Wednesday and hope the race is as much fun again, thanks everyone for making this one such an enjoyable experience :cheers:and Congrats to @Siggers for the win.

    Qualification
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    Results
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    Great fun with Bass taking turns out witing each other into the cat box . But his ousidepass in( not approching) Indy was a thing to behold ( infact I applied more brakes to avoid his wreck, which I was sure was a out to happen :lol:).He passed Nico ON THE OUTSIDE....OMG. Great fun...the LMP 1 is fun to drive and while the “New”La Sarthe circuit flows nicely it is as smooth as a baby’s behind which steals its previous flavor.
     
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    @GTP_Nail I always have fun racing with you Ned and enjoy the banter in the chat room. Your tip over voice chat just helped me shave .3 seconds on my TT. :tup::tup:

    I am still a bit of a muppet in OLR but I am learning...:O

    :cheers:
     
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    Hey Larry... we are in good company in having visited the Indy cat box... here is JPM savouring the odor of used kitty litter in his LMP2 in OUR CAT BOX.

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    Hey, HEY...get out of our cat box! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Too funny Ned!!
     
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    Thanks to everyone on track last night (and those who didn’t make it to the race).
    I had a blast and was relieved to be almost competitive.. it was good practice so I’ll try and get a lap in for the TT.
    :cheers:
     
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    I was having a touch of insomnia tonight and was generally peeved that I couldn't improve my lap time in the TT that I decided to totally screw myself over and enter the Sport Daily Race C at Circuit de la Sarthe with my trusty Gr.1 Toyota.

    @Argon @dranddad @monoha @GTP_Nail and everyone else that races these great GTP WRS online events. You guys have really helped me gain confidence and, of course, driving 1250 miles this week around La Sarthe doesn't hurt either. I must say it was an enjoyable evening...I guess having my SR back to 99 before starting these races today helped with the match making. I did encounter one fool though who didn't like my rather impressive, clean pass at Mulsanne and was lining me up for the revenge kill at Indianapolis but I broke early and stayed wide and watched him sail into the kitty litter because I wasn't where he thought I was going to be at the apex...enjoy the kitty litter my friend! :lol:

    I would have never considered entering a Sport Mode race in the Gr.1 class...let alone the two victories I notched tonight. I am now back to a Driver Rating of B along with my Sportsmanship Rating of S (99 points)....B/S - Boy Scout! That is me...:)

    Thanks again gentlemen...the drinks are on me!

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    @Bass Addict you are way too hard on yourself Larry but glad that you have your driver ranking back up again. :cheers: You are way more adventurous than me, I gave up with Sport races way back as I could never get a race without some :censored: being a total :censored: head as you mentioned above. It was that or they try to win the race on the first corner and spoil it for all the others who tried to be clean.
     
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    I know Mike...I am working on it. :)

    I really need to learn how to race and being in traffic...sport mode would be perfect for this as a training camp for the WRS online events. I am picking and choosing my events very carefully and I hope to have more experiences like last night. I feel that I am a "B" level driver in the proper race cars and I wanted to get back to that level after I had dropped down,

    I am in for the EU race on Wednesday and if I continue to have insomnia, I will join the NA race as well...:tup:
     
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    Great to hear about your confidence Larry :tup:.

    I might also join the NA race for the same reason as you, sadly.
     
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    You two need to lose a bit more. you'll sleep better :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I am in for the EU race. It can only get better... :gtpflag:
     
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