GTP_WRS-Online Event 93 : Willoween - Oct 31 & Nov 4 (NA Fall Back)

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    :: Only Open to Qualified GTP_Registered Members ::


    :: Members are not obligated to take part ::




    Saturday October 31st, 2015



    Worldwide Weekend Time Slot
    5:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM Pacific / 21:00 GMT Check Local



    Wednesday November 4th, 2015


    European Time Slot

    3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific / 20:00 GMT / Check Local

    North American Time Slot
    10:00 PM Eastern / 7:00 PM Pacific / 3:00 AM GMT / Check Local




    Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6 24V '98 @ Willow Springs International Raceway: Big Willow


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    Stewards Notes:
    NA timeslot is just after we go back to Standard Time, races will be at the normal local time, but EU timezones will see that as 1hr later than last week.
     
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    In the event of a field of 13-16 drivers we will disable mics and race with one grid. With 17+ we will split the grid (SEE Lounge Splits BELOW).


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    (tables will auto update approximately every 30 minutes)


    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 (be sure to use the PSN that's listed in the registry)
    • 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):
    • 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.
    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)
    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 :gtpflag:
    • Pre-Race: Lobby assignments will be posted ~1 hour prior to the official start time
    Basic Settings
    • Room Mode: PQR = Practice, Qualify, Race
    • Room Privacy: GTP_WRS Club Only
    Room Settings
    • Room Comment: #93 Willoween (WW/EU/NA)
    • Room Type: Race for Real
    • Fixed Room Host: No
    • Max Number of Participants: 16 per lounge
    • Race Quality: Standard
    • Voice Chat Quality: Standard
    Course Settings
    • Course: Willow Springs International Raceway: Big Willow
    • No. of Laps: 32 + 1 formation
    • Weather: 0
    • Weather Changeability: 0
    • Surface Water at Race Start: 0
    • Time: 7:00 AM
    • Time Progression: 13
    Qualifier Settings
    • Qualifier Format: Race Alone
    • Time Limit: 5 Mins
    • Start Mode: Start from final corner
    Race Settings
    • Hold Races Automatically: Disabled
    • Start Type: Staggered Formation Lap with Rolling Start (see below)
    • Grid Order: Fastest First
    • Boost: No
    • Penalty: None
    • Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption: Very Fast
    • Grip Reduction on Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
    • Minimum Number of Pit Stops: 0
    • Require Tire Type Change: Off
    • Race Finish Delay: 180 sec
    • Visible Damage: Off
    • Mechanical Damage: Light
    • Slipstream Strength: Real
    Car Selection Method
    • Car Selection Method: Garage
    • Car Filters: Filter by Make -> Manufacturers -> Alfa Romeo
    • PP Limit: 394 PP
    • Max Power Limit: 199 HP (stock + oil change)
    • Minimum Weight: 1320 kg (stock)
    • Drivetrain: FF
    • Tires: Sport Hard
    • Nitrous: Prohibited
    • Vehicle Tuning: Prohibited
    • Custom Rims, Paint: Allowed
    • Oil change: Allowed
    • Brake Balance Adjustment: Allowed


    Limit Driving Options
    • Skid Recovery Force: Prohibited
    • Active Steering: Prohibited
    • Active Stability Management (ASM): Available / Optional
    • Driving Line: Available / Optional
    • Traction Control: Available / Optional
    • ABS: Available / Optional
    • Handbrake : Prohibited
    Tunes:
    N/A



    Formation Lap



    • 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 62 mph | 100 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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    The registration images will show at ~17:00 GMT on Friday. Sign-ups will be recorded via the Button, as usual:

     
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    Room open closed for practice in WRS club.
     
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  8. numbnuts70

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    Signed up for WW/EU.

    I'm off the pace in the TT having only had a quick session on it last night, so I'm hoping to pick up some tips.....unless it's just the Auto gears making me lack pace.

    See Y'all tonight. :cheers:
     
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    Signed up as reserved for WW and EU race.

    @Gravitron I'm Swedish again :p When will my Division status be updated?
     
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    I'll take a look. Google has been screwing us up lately, and this is related to that.

    The WW room will be open in 1.5hrs, hope the time change isn't inconvenient for anyone. Same time as usual for me, we don't go to Standard time until later tonight.
     
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    It is a bit for me, will be racing at 10 PM instead of 9 PM . Oh well, if that's the case I'll laze around till 6 AM the next day, since we'll finish that late.
     
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    WW room is open for business.
     
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    Room open closed for practice in WRS club.

    Edit: Tuesday 10-3 Room open closed.
     
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  14. Bleached

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    Going to start charging up the DS3 and give it a shot!
     
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  15. monkeywall

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    Have to change to resevre for the EU don't know if I can make it.

    I know your meant to update 90mins before race start unfortunatly I won't be able to. All I know is if I'am not there with 30mins to go I won't be. If I show up please let me race
     
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    Sorry guys but I'll have to withdraw from tonight's EU race, real life etc etc.....

    Have fun. :cheers:
     
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    made it home with just under a hour to go :) updated to confirmed. going to warm up see ya on track
     
  18. Vitessekid

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    Still no lobby?
     
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    EU Race lobby is open, the race will be livestreamed:

     
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    Oh, and I finally got that flag fixed for ya. :D
     
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    Thanks! :gtpflag:
     
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    Sorry for leaving the lobby guys, good old genetics have blessed me with the lovely rheumatoid arthritis, and now it's getting that chill in the air here, my limbs are starting to feel it.

    By lap 20 my knees and ankles were crying 'enough' from using the pedals, so I pulled into the pits.

    Will probably give TT'ing and races a bit of a break while my wreck of a body gets used to the impending winter!

    Catch you soon gents :tup:
     
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    Ugh, sorry to hear about your pain. I always assumed from your username that you were born in 1974 (same as me).
     
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    NA room is open.
     
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    @Gravitron Don't wait on me, dealing with a stubborn migraine, doubtful I can make the race tonight.

    Sorry for the late notice and good luck to all.
     
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    Thanks Mike, though you are correct about 74 being the year I was born!

    I've had this condition since I was 24. It's an autoimmune disease that travels round in the blood flaring up wherever it wants, whenever it wants! It is pretty painful a lot of the time, but I try not to let it get me down...it is what it is! :cheers:
     
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    Thanks for putting up with my shenanigans tonight, guys. :D Apologies to Pekka for the safety car taking away a dominant win, but I think you had fun anyway. :tup: Last Man Standing is always a hoot.

    Great job Macca and Mike as well. :cheers: Great racing all around tonight.


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    Feel your pain crispy, I have a similar condition as a byproduct of having psoriasis since I was 14.
     
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    Withdrawn comment.
     
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    Apologies for the LATE results.

    Congrats @Vitessekid on your first win in WRS! :tup: & @GTPGhost for the EU win. :cheers:

    Very close podiums from Alvis and @GTP_Patrick1... and @MadMax twice!!!

    NA results are still being looked at. :lol:


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