IRS GT4 Championship Series - Series Complete! Season 2 starts soon!!

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Welcome to the main page of the IRS GT-4 Championship Series! This series is open to all drivers. The series will have an 8 race season with one special event mid-season. This series will only be open to select FR and MR vehicles from the Gr.4 category in game. (please see the list of eligible vehicles below). Only three cars per manufacturer will be made available for competition. Car selection will be on a first come, first serve basis. Series organizers will post the date and time when drivers can request their vehicle of choice. Any vehicle requests made prior to this date and time will not be honored. This is to be sure all participants have a fair chance at using their vehicle of choice.

IMPORTANT - On Saturday June 15th there will be a "Classification Event" held to determine whether there will be a need for a Pro and Pro-Am driver split within the series. If it is determined that drivers will be split into categories any participant who missed the classification event will AUTIMATICALLY be placed in the Pro split for Season 1.

Season 1 of the INTERNATIONAL RACING SERIES GT4 Championship will not feature a team category. Season 1 will be a straight up battle where only one driver will claim the title in their respective class (Pro or Pro-Am).

Future seasons will feature a team format where 1 Pro and 1 Pro-am driver will be allowed to form teams and fight for a team title as well as the overall title in their respective categories.

IMPORTANT INFO RE: BoP and Ballast.

July 13th, 2019 - I realized today that the GT Sport 1.40 update made "BoP adjustments" to several Gr.4 cars when it was released. I have elected to stick with the BoP figures that existed prior to update 1.40 when calculating/applying Ballast for the remainder of the season. PD doesn't always get things right when they make these adjustments and all of the testing for the series was done prior to this update.

Therefor, when adding ballast to your cars please refer to the listed BoP figures in the "Car Regulations" spoiler tab of the OP.

The following Gr.4 cars are eligible for the series (GT Sport BoP stats listed ):
Honda NSX Power = 94%/370 hp - Weight=108%/3,326 lbs
V8 Vantage Power = 99%/395 hp - Weight = 107%/3,183 lbs
Ferrari 458 Italia Power = 99%/370 hp - Weight = 105%/3,124 lbs
McLaren 650S Power = 95%/379 hp - Weight = 110%/3,153 lbs
Chevrolet Corvette Power = 94%/389 hp - Weight = 110%/3,274 lbs
Jaguar F-Type Power = 100%/399 hp - Weight = 106%/3,155 lbs
BMW M4 Power = 99%/390 hp - Weight = 106%/3,188 lbs
Ford Mustang Power = 102%/404 hp - Weight = 105%/3,241 lbs
Porsche Cayman Power = 94%/357 hp - Weight = 109%/3,124 lbs
Lexus RC-F Power = 99%/415 hp - Weight = 103%/3,179 lbs
Dodge Viper Power = 92%/394 hp - Weight = 107%/3,302 lbs
Hyundai Genisis Power = 101%/388 hp - Weight = 102%/3,036 lbs
This series will be utilizing GT Sports in game BoP for race 1. Following the results of Race 1 Ballast will be applied to the top 3 finishers in the following manner:

1st Place = 3% weight increase
2nd Place = 2% weight increase
3rd Place = 1% weight increase

Please note - the maximum amount of ballast a driver can accrue throughout the championship is 5% points. If a driver who has accrued ballast finishes outside of the top 5 in subsequent races 1% point will be removed from their total for the next event. These regulations are not intended to cripple faster drivers to the point that they are not competitive.

Only three cars per manufacturer will be made available for competition. Car selection will be on a first come, first serve basis at a pre determined date and time. Vehicle selections posted prior to that time will not be honored and participants will have to re-submit their choice.
  • Using the stock livery is prohibited.
  • Any livery that contains foul language, pornographic material, and/or political themes is not allowed. Violation of this rule will result in the driver getting kicked from the race lobby.
  • Use of chrome paint chips is not allowed.
  • Official IRS GT4 Championship Series Number plates will be required. Cars must have this number board visible on both the driver side and passenger side doors. Display of the number board on the hood and the rear of the car are optional.
  • The Black Windshield banners must be used.
  • Headlight covers must remain clear.
  • Mid-season livery changes require race organizer notification. Minor alterations to the original livery are permitted if needed to correct imperfections or to add a secondary/small sponsor logo.
  • The official tire sponsor of the Championship Series is Pirelli. Pirelli logos must be placed on front of the vehicle in the area below the headlights and taillights. Designers may use the in-game Pirelli logo or any reasonably similar custom logo.
  • Designers are free to use any lubricant, suspension, ignition sponsor logos they wish for their designs.
  • When designing your livery please be sure to select one of the default number boards in "Racing Items", upon doing so enter the number you will be using for this series then deselect the default/in game number board. This will allow your race number to be displayed above your car in replays. Feel free to contact me via PM with any questions on this. Thank you.
  • Here is a link to the Official Series Number Board - https://www.gran-turismo.com/us/gts.../activities/decal/5526941/8358690804677510656
Schedule/Track List

Classification Event - Saturday June 15th @ 11:00 am EST- Track =TBD, Car = TBD
Race 1
- Saturday June 29th - Catalunya GP Circuit - 16:30 Clear
Race 2 - Saturday July 13th - Brands Hatch GP Circuit - 18:15 Clear - 33 laps +1 formation lap
Race 3 - Saturday July 20th - Nurburgring GP Circuit - 26 laps +1 formation lap
Race 4 - Saturday July 27th - Red Bull Ring - 16:15 Clear - 30 laps +1formation lap

Special Event - Saturday August 3rd - R8 Gordini @ Goodwood Circuit (Two 20 minute races)

Race 5 - Saturday August 10th - Monza GP Circuit - 17:00 Clear 23 laps + 1 formation lap
Race 6 - Saturday August 17th - Autopolis - 18:15 Clear 22 laps + 1 formation lap
Race 7 - Saturday September 7th - Tokyo South Inner Loop - 18:00 Clear 22 laps +1 formation lap
Race 8 - Saturday September 14th - Suzuka GP Circuit -16:30 Cloudy 22 laps +1 formation lap
  • Day - Saturdays at 11:00 am EST
  • Practice: Practice Lobby opens at 10:00 am EST
  • Qualifying: Qualifying starts at 11:20 am EST
  • Pre-Race Announcements: Immediately after Qualifying. Race format/procedure. Important announcements.
  • Line Up: Immediately after Pre-Race Announcements. Remain on track and park vehicle after sector 1 so that grid order integrity is maintained prior to the race.
  • Race: Immediately after Pre-Race check by host.
  • All races will be held in a Friends Only Lobby hosted by GentelmanRacing, unless otherwise specified.
  • Race starts will utilize a rolling start, however, lap 1 will be a FORMATION LAP. Vehicles are to maintain a safe distance to the vehicle in front. Weaving for the purpose of tire warming is permitted only in sectors 1 and 2 of the circuit. It is strictly prohibited in the final sector. Upon completing the formation lap drivers will form up the grid by forming two rows based on starting position. At the conclusion of the formation lap, the driver on Pole will start the race upon approaching start/finish.
  • Qualifying will now use the new GT Sport Qualifier option.
  • Time Limit: 20 minutes
  • Drivers who fail to qualify for an event will be place at the tail end of the field.
  • Tire wear and Fuel Depletion will be turned off during qualifying session.
  • Start Type = Rolling Start
  • Race Length = approximately 50 minutes (lap counts will vary from event to event in order to match this time limit)
  • Grid Order: Set By Game
  • Boost: None
  • Slipstream Strength: Real
  • Visible Damage: On
  • Mechanical Damage: Light
  • Tire Wear: x3
  • Fuel Consumption: x3
  • Initial Fuel: 65%
  • Grip Reduction: Real
  • Race Finish Delay: Set to one timed lap to allow all drivers to complete their current lap.
  • Filter by Category: Gr.4
  • Balance of Performance: On (for Race 1 - then OFF to allow for ballast adjustments in subsequent races)
  • Power Limit: N/A
  • Weight Limit: N/A
  • Maximum Tire Rating: Racing Medium
  • Minimum Tire Rating: Racing Soft
  • Type of Racing Number: No Limit
  • Assign Car Numbers Automatically: None
  • Tuning: Prohibited
  • Kart Usage: Off
  • Ghosting During Race: None
  • Shortcut Penalty: Weak
  • Wall Collision Penalty: None
  • Wall Collision Detection: Default
  • Side Contact Penalty: Off
  • Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collision: Off
  • Replace Car at Course Out: Off
  • Flag Rules: On
  • Countersteering Assist: Prohibited
  • ASM: Prohibited
  • Driving Line: Prohibited
  • Traction Control: No Limit
  • ABS: No Limit
  • Auto-Drive: Prohibited
  • 1st = 25 points
  • 2nd = 20 points
  • 3rd = 18 points
  • 4th = 16 points
  • 5th = 14 points
  • 6th = 12 points
  • 7th = 10 points
  • 8th = 9 points
  • 9th = 8 points
  • 10th = 7points
  • 11th = 6 points
  • 12th = 5 points
  • 13th = 4 points
  • 14th = 3 points
  • 15th = 2 points
  • 16th = 1 point
  • 1 Bonus point: Pole Position
  • 1 Bonus point: Fastest Lap
  • We will be dropping your worst finish or a DNS.
In case of championship tie after the season finale: 1 Bonus point for most wins in the season. If there is still a tie for the lead then most podium finishes will be taken into account.

The mid-season Special Event does not award points towards the overall Championship.
Season 1 will not have a team competition element. This is merely a preview for a Team Championship in future seasons.
  • Pro or Pro-Am drivers are not permitted to team up with another driver in the same category. Pro drivers may only team up with an Am driver and vise versa.
  • You do not have to have a teammate to participate in this series.
  • Just submit a team entry.
  • No more than 2 drivers per team.
  • Team Points are the total of the 2 cars added together.
  • You will only receive team points after signing up as a team.
  • Front Runner Award (Most wins in their driver category)
  • Pole Award (Most pole positions, only the overall Pole winner is considered for this Award)
  • Team Championship (The team that scores the most points in the season)
  • Pro Driver Points Champion (The Pro driver that scores the most points in the season)
  • Am Driver Points Champion (The Am driver that scores the most points in the season)
  • You must post your entry in the thread along with the details of your entry in the following format:
Team Name = Not Applicable for season 1
PSN ID =
Car Choice =
Car Number =
Primary Sponsor = ex. Mobil, Nike, etc.
  • Signups will close after the 2nd points race. NO entries will be permitted after sign ups close.
  • Late entries will automatically be placed in the Pro category. No exceptions!
PSN ID = Desert Penguin
Car Choice = TBD
Car Number = 09
Primary Sponsor - GT Omega Racing

PSN ID = GentlemanRacing
Car Choice = Honda NSX
Car Number = 93
Primary Sponsor = Honda Racing/SimLab

PSN ID: fastone371
Car= Lexus RC F
Car Number= TBD
Primary sponsor= TBD

PSN: juceyJ804
Car: Porsche
Car number: 804
Team: Shark Werks

PSN ID = SDM_Viper
Car Choice = Dodge Viper Gr.4
Car Number = #66
Primary Sponsor = Mutebear

PSN ID = GTP_Nail
Car Choice = Lexus
Car Number =72
Primary Sponsor = Ring Rats

PSN ID = Bassaddition
Car Choice = Ferrari
Car Number = 59
Primary Sponsor = TBD

PSN ID = Alan_2134
Car Choice = Ferrari 458
Car Number = 90
Primary Sponsor = Pepsi/Mountain Dew

PSN ID = Jeeves_ACBC
Car Choice = Honda NSX
Car Number = 18
Primary Sponsor = TBD

PSN ID = nico4711
Car Choice = Ford Mustang
Car Number = 42
Primary Sponsor = TBD

PSN ID = majorPile
Car Choice = Porshce Cayman
Car Number = 26
Primary Sponsor = TBD

PSN ID = SDM_RRDZ
Car Choice = Dodge Viper
Car Number = 91
Primary Sponsor = Dirt Star / Ship Bottom Brewery

PSN ID = R1600Turbo
Car Choice = BMW M4
Car Number = 71
Primary Sponsor = TBD

PSN ID = tympache
Car Choice = Ferrari 458 Italia
Car Number = 77
Primary Sponsor= Privateer :D

LINK TO THREAD FOR SEASON 2:
https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/thre...e-season-starts-monday-september-30th.389661/
 
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Results, Standings and Ballast Tracking

Race 1 results
1st - @Jeeves_ACBC
2nd - @Clean Racer
3rd - @Bass Addict
4th - @nico4711

Race 2 results

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Race 3 results
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Race 4 results
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Race 5 results
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Race 6 results
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Race 7 results
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Race 8 results
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Points Standings
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Ballast Tracker
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Ballast for Race 8 (Final)

Jeeves - 113% - 3,386 lbs
Clean Racer - 113% - 3,386lbs
R1600Turbo - 111% - 3,340lbs
SDM Viper - 112% - TBD lbs
fastone - 108% - 3,333 lbs
SDM_RRDZ - 108% - 3,333 lbs
Bass Addition - 108% - 3,214 lbs

END OF SEASON AWARDS

Front Runner(s)
Clean Racer and @fastone371

Most Pole Positions (2 each)

@Jeeves_ACBC @RoadRageDudez @R1600Turbo

 
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After requests from the community to reconsider the DR rule the Organizing Body has concluded that ALL DRIVER LEVELS are permitted to sign up and race in this series.

Also, a minimum of 10 entries would be ideal in order to facilitate the use of a two tier driver category system. The more drivers we have the better.
 
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Here's some data to help you make a car choice:

List of cars sorted by power: (Highest to lowest)
Lexus
Ford
Jaguar
Aston Martin
Dodge
BMW
Chevrolet
Hyundai
McLaren
Honda
Ferrari
Porsche

List of cars sorted by weight: (Lowest to highest)
Hyundai
Porsche
Ferrari
McLaren
Jaguar
Lexus
Aston Martin
BMW
Ford
Chevrolet
Dodge
Honda

List of cars sorted by power-to-weight ratio: (Lowest to highest)
Lexus
Hyundai
Jaguar
Ford
Aston Martin
BMW
McLaren
Dodge
Chevrolet
Ferrari
Porsche
Honda
 
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After requests from the community to reconsider the DR rule the Organizing Body has concluded that DR A drivers are able to sign up and race in this series.

Also, a minimum of 10 entries would be ideal in order to facilitate the use of a two tier driver category system. The more drivers we have the better.

I am a DR B SR S but have raced with you guys before, does this make me ineligible??
 
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Some changes have been made to the series. The are minor but are intended to attract more drivers.

1. A maximum of 3 cars per manufacturer are now allowed. (previously it was only 2)

2. Series is open to all skill levels. (no more DR limit)
 
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I would like to join please

PSN ID: fastone371

Car= Lexus please

Car Number= TBD

Primary sponsor= TBD

P.S. I may need some help from some of you more gifted GTS users than me, I have not yet spent the time to learn to make my own livery's, I steal them from people who share them.
 
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I would like to join please

PSN ID: fastone371

Car= Lexus please

Car Number= TBD

Primary sponsor= TBD

P.S. I may need some help from some of you more gifted GTS users than me, I have not yet spent the time to learn to make my own livery's, I steal them from people who share them.
I have a few. Pick a number and I'll alter one for you to use.

EDIT: Let me know what sponsor you are using as well.
 
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As of right now we need to recruit more sign ups. I want to hear from those of you that signed up. Are you okay with delaying the season a couple of weeks? The schedule would not change other than it getting pushed out a couple weeks.
 
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I would like to submit an entry for GT4 championship.
PSN: juceyJ804
Car: Porsche
Car number: 804
Team: Shark Werks
You're signed up. Thanks for joining. Send me a friend request because the lobbies will all be friends only. Thanks.
 
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Team Name = Mutebear Motorsports
PSN ID = SDM_Viper
Car Choice = Dodge Viper Gr.4
Car Number = #66
Primary Sponsor = Mutebear
 
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PSN ID = GTP_Nail
Car Choice = Lexus
Car Number =72
Primary Sponsor = Ring Rats

Might I suggest sliding race time an hour, your current time hits during European Dinner...and is too early for West Coast US ( Really its because this old person does not get up that early). Ill post thread on all Ring Rat threads and my Punch List to get it into non IRS threads.