GTP_WRS-Online: Special II - #GT500 Triple Mix Test Bracket

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    Welcome to the WRS #GT500 Test Bracket

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    3 Events

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    Introduction

    Here you will find all information you need to join the #GT500 championship. This championship is based around the Triple Mix principle. Which means everybody gets to drive all the cars. For this championship we’ve selected 3 cars for you to use, which you get to know all about further down in this thread.

    Before we dive deeper into the Triple Mix, let’s take a look at another new feature, the bracket system. The brackets are essentially a sort of mini championships within the bigger #GT500 championship. Each Bracket contains 3 events as you can see on the race calendar. The driver scoring the most points within a bracket gets to be crowned as Bracket Champion. So by the end of the #GT500 Championship, we’ll have 3 (different) Bracket Champions next to the Overall Champion of the #GT500 Championship. We chose for this system for the people who can’t commit for 9 events but still want to participate.

    Now, zooming in on the Triple Mix principle. Like mentioned before, everyone gets to drive all the cars. Each first event in a bracket (event #1, 4 & 7) consists of 3 sprint races with a duration of 20 minutes. Every driver will have to use each car in this event. So if a driver decides to go with a car for the first race of that event, the driver isn’t allowed to use that car in the second and third race of that event.

    Every second event in a bracket (event #2, 5 & 8) contains 2 races and the last event in a bracket (event #3, 6 & 9) contains 1 race. A driver has to use all of the cars for these 3 events as well. So if a car is used in the first race of every second event it cannot be used again in the 2nd race or in the last event. This will make things a bit more tactical because the driver has to come up with a strategy when to use which car.

    We understand that the system explained above might raise a few question. Please ask them in this thread, we are glad to help you with them.

    We wish every one good luck and loads of fun!


    Next Event:
    Suzuka - 1 x 60 minute endurance

    Event 3 - Sunday, October 14th
    3:00 PM Eastern / 0:00 PM Pacific / 19:00 UTC / Check Local
     
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    :: Test Bracket ::

    Red Bull Ring - 3 x 20 minute sprints
    Bracket 1 - Event 1 - Sunday, September 23th
    3:00 PM Eastern / 0:00 PM Pacific / 19:00 UTC / Check Local

    Dragon Trail Seaside - 2 x 30 minute sprint
    Bracket 1 - Event 2 - Sunday, September 30th
    3:00 PM Eastern / 0:00 PM Pacific / 19:00 UTC / Check Local

    Suzuka - 1 x 60 minute endurance
    Bracket 1 - Event 3 - Sunday, October 14th
    3:00 PM Eastern / 0:00 PM Pacific / 19:00 UTC / Check Local

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    > If Registration Table is not visible above- Click Here <

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    Register Here


    :: Only Open to Qualified GTP_Registered Members ::

    :: Members are not obligated to take part ::


    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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    TESTBRACKET 1 - EVENT 3 - 60 minute endurance @ Suzuka


    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: Suzuka
    • Duration: 32+1 Formaition lap
    • Time: 17:00

    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: Grid start (We'll do an formation lap)
    • Grid Order: Fastest First
    • Boost: No
    • Penalty: None
    • Flag Rules: On
    • Tire Wear: 3x
    • Fuel Consumption: 5x
    • 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: On
    • Max Power Limit: 603-612-614(BOP)
    • Minimum Weight: x.xxx lbs / 1049-1020-1020kg (BOP)
    • Tires: Racing Soft
    • Vehicle Tuning: 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.
    • 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:
    • TBD

    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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    TEST BRACKET STANDINGS

    Round 1 Race 1
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    Round 1 Race 2
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    Round 1 Race 3
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    Round 2 Race 1
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    Round 2 Race 2
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    Round 3

    Championship Standings

    previous overall standings
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    round 2 results.PNG

    Standings
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    Curious what point system we use check out the example here

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    Videos & Streams
    This will be updated after each round

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    FAQ

    1. I won't be able to all the races, can i still compete?
    yes, as long as there is room everyone can join!

    2. Do i have to re-register after each event?
    yes, after each event the table will be cleaned and everybody has to re-register.
     
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    Attention!!!

    In this last race of the bracket we'll use tyre and fuelwear make sure to check and practice those settings.

    Also we'll keep using the racing softs for this one.
     
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    Thanks for the tag. Definitely hyped for this. Signed up, bravo on the structure. Really good :tup:
     
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    Sundays are going to be tough for me but I will try to join some races.
    The cars are ready :gtpflag:

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    Thanks for the tag, but I've moved on from GT Sport to iRacing :)

    Best of luck to everyone here :cheers:
     
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    Not at home this Sunday. :( Good Luck!
    Sure I'll be in for any race I can do. Great work Kevin and Bart (I guess) :cheers:
     
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    Testroom open if You can't find it send me a friend request GTP_Dutchy
     
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    Looking forward!

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    Not able to join today's race. Let's say that my car's not ready :lol:.
    Will definitely join in some rounds tho.
     
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    My team got a bit lost on their way to the Red Bull Ring! But they'll be there tonight!
     

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    See you tonight Andrew!
     
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    Race Lobby is open

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    Is you cant join please send me a friend request the lobby is friends only​
     
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    Allright everyone that was some awesome racing tonight. I'll clean the reg table tomorrow. After that you can register for next round.
     
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    Guys registration for the next event is open.

    We changed the approach to the championship a bit. We want to do the first bracket as a test bracket to tweak some little settings then after this bracket we'll finalize things and re-start / re-launch the championship. I'm sorry if this caused any inconvinience but we do this to keep the quality of the racing at a high standard.
     
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    So yesterday's event is now declared a test? I was wondering if my memory or my reading is wrong. But it wasn't called a test until today, was it?
     
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    Nope you're right i could've mentioned this better. but after the race i had a conversation with some of the stewards about how to move on with the championship. We think it would be best to restart after some issues with and around the championship.

    However this test bracket will still have its bracket champion.
     
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    Just to be sure. Are these the cars?
    • Honda RAYBRIG NXS CONCEPT-GT '16
    • Lexus au TOMS'S RC F `16
    • Nissan MOTUL AUTECH GT-R `16 Japanese.jpg
     
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    Yes they are!
     
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    Yes they are. Stock, Racing Hard.
     
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    Signed up as confirmed for next sunday. :cheers:
     
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