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

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  1. Clean Racer

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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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  2. Clean Racer

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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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  3. Clean Racer

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    Media
    Race 2 with Commentary
     
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  4. DesertPenguin

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    PSN ID = DesertPenguin09
    Car Choice = TBD
    Car Number = 09
    Primary Sponsor = GT Omega Racing
     
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  5. Clean Racer

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    PSN ID = Gentleman Racing
    Car Choice = TBD
    Car Number = 93
    Primary Sponsor = TBD
     
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  6. Clean Racer

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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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  7. Whitey093

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    Car Choice = TBD
    Car Number = 92
    Primary Sponsor = TBD
     
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  8. Clean Racer

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    Car selections can be made starting tomorrow, June 4th at 12noon EST!!!
     
  9. DesertPenguin

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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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  10. fastone371

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    I am a DR B SR S but have raced with you guys before, does this make me ineligible??
     
  11. Clean Racer

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    You are more than welcomed to race.
     
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  12. Clean Racer

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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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  13. Clean Racer

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    @fastone371 please submit your entry and I will update the driver list.

    Also, car selections can be made now.
     
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  14. Clean Racer

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    Car selections are now open people. Post up your car choices.

    What can I do to get you into a car today?:lol:
     
  15. fastone371

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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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  16. Clean Racer

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    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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    How about #14?
    As far as a sponsor I am good with anything, thank you
     
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  18. Clean Racer

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    Cool. I'll whip something up ASAP.
     
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  19. Clean Racer

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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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    All good
     
  21. Bubdub804

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    Are you still taking entries for GT4 championship?
     
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  22. Bubdub804

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    I would like to submit an entry for GT4 championship.
    PSN: juceyJ804
    Car: Porsche
    Car number: 804
    Team: Shark Werks
     
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  23. Clean Racer

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    You're signed up. Thanks for joining. Send me a friend request because the lobbies will all be friends only. Thanks.
     
  24. fastone371

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    I'm all good postponing
     
  25. RoadRageDudez

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    Might eye an entry into this
     
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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.
     
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  29. Clean Racer

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  30. Bass Addict

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    I am unable to make all of the races as Saturdays are tough due to family commitments ...can I join as a reserve? :)
     
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