IRS Michelin Prototype Series Season 2 - Congrats to GTP-Bambi and CWM, your Champions!

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After more than a year hiatus, International Racing Series's (IRS) Intermediate level Prototype series is back for Season 2 for 2020. Under new management, a new title sponsor and some minor tweeks to the original series idea created by @Antares26 back in 2018. IRS looks forward to this exciting form racing formula on Gran Turismo Sport. Look forward to plenty of on-track action in the IRS Michelin Prototype Series powered by Lexus in the coming months.​

March 13th - France 1.5H - Circuit de Sainte-Croix - A (Evening 15:10)
March 27th - Italy 1H - Sardegna - Road Track - B (Evening 17:00)
April 10th - Belgium 1.5H - Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Afternoon 16:45)
May 8th - Germany 1H - Nurburgring GP (Evening 17:00)
May 22nd - Spain 1H - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Afternoon 16:30)

Please fill out the Registration Form for series by clicking here.
  • Drivers of a Diamond ranking will be classed in Div.1 for the series based on the 2020 IRS Driver rankings chart in the IRS Main Hub Thread will be allowed to compete
  • Drivers of a Sapphire or lower ranking will be classed in Div.2 for the series based on the 2020 IRS Driver rankings chart in the IRS Main Hub Thread will be allowed to compete.
  • Car numbers can be chosen from 1-99 for Div.1
  • Car numbers can be chosen from 100-199 for Div.2
  • Teams can have up to a maximum of two drivers
  • No two teams can share the same primary sponsor
  • Sharing primary sponsors between cars of the same team is optional
  • Once the season has started, all registered entry details are final

Vehicle Guidelines
Lexus (Toyota) TS030 Hybrid '12
Power: 355HP (67%)
Weight: 2222lbs (112%)
Tires: Racing Hard
  • Use of the stock livery is prohibited.
  • Offensive liveries and/or decals are strictly prohibited.
  • Use of Lexus decal is required above windshield as per placement guide. Lexus decal on Tail fin and nose are not required
  • Use of the Michelin Tire decals is required. In-game Michelin Decals 01 or 03, Michelin Decals 02, or similar as per location on placement guide.
  • Use of the LMP3 number plate and LMP3 class decals are required. These mandatory decals are provided in the Mandatory Decals section.
  • IRS Decals required as per location on placement guide
  • Drivers National flag required as per location on placement guide
  • Drivers name on vehicle optional via in-game or decal.
  • Michelin Decals on the Tire Sidewalls must match those used in Vehicle Placement Guide
  • Racing number in “Racing Items” of livery editor must match number shown on vehicle.
  • The placement of the mandatory decals must follow the placement guide as shown in the Mandatory Decals section.
  • For cars #1-9, number plates with leading zero (e.g., 01, 02) are not allowed.

Mandatory Decal Guidelines
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Race Weekend Guidelines
All times are in US Easter Standard time
8:00pm - 8:30pm - Lobby open/Free Practice
8:30pm - 8:40pm - Qualifying
8:50pm - 8:55pm - Grid Formation and Pre-race Spec Check
9:00pm - 10:00pm - Race

Lobby Host will be @damonc84 , add NURC_Damon for lobby access
*Times are an estimate, schedule can alter at any given time without notice.
  • Qualifying session is 10 minutes long. Only fuel consumption will be disabled during qualifying.
  • Track will be reset twice at exactly 8:30pm to reset recorded track times.
  • Qualifying begins as soon as the second reset.
  • Cars on a flying lap once the checkered flag is called at the 10 minute mark will be allowed to finish their current laps.
  • Cars will be allowed to exit to pits during qualifying to change settings.
  • Once Qualifying has finished, all cars are required to stay on track to record lap times and set grid order.
  • Races will begin from a manual formation lap.
  • In case of a car hitting another car off-track, the offending car is expected to return the position to the other car at the soonest possible opportunity.
  • When defending a position, cars will only be allowed to make one change of direction.
  • Heavily damaged cars are expected to slow down and make way for the faster cars around them until the auto-repair is finished.
  • Flag rules are enabled to alert lapped cars of approaching faster cars. Lapped cars are expected to reduce speed enough to allow the faster cars through, while faster cars are expected to make their way around the lapped cars in a safe manner.
  • Track limits are generally defined by the solid white lines at both edges of the track. Drivers are expected to have at least two tires within these white lines at all times.
  • Additional track limit rules (e.g., Use of kerbs and runoff areas) specific to each track in the calendar will be given in the thread within the week of each race.
  • Drivers that exceed track limits for any reason are expected to return any position(s) gained (with the exception of gaining position over car(s) involved in an incident), or reduce speed to negate any potential advantage gained.
  • Drivers that have gone off-track are expected to rejoin the track in a safe manner. Cars on track will have right of way over cars rejoining the track so drivers are expected to rejoin only when there is a safe margin behind them.
  • Frequently exceeding track limits is subject to penalties.
  • Crossing the pit exit line is also subject to penalties.
  • The race will begin with a manual formation lap behind Safety Car if present.
  • Formation lap pace speed is 80mph/130kph.
  • The lobby is set to start races at a rolling start, once the countdown ends, all drivers are expected to gradually slow down to pace speed.
  • The formation lap is single-file up until the specified formation zone, where all cars will queue up double file. The formation zone will be indicated by the race host before the start of the race. Drivers are expected to give ample room to cars in front during this period so as to avoid any unnecessary contact.
  • The driver in pole position is free to choose which side of the track they start on, with the rest of the field slotting up in their corresponding slots.
  • The driver in pole position will be allowed to control the start once the cars reach the start zone. Arbitrary acceleration and braking is not allowed at this point.
  • Cautions and Restarts can be called only if incidents involving at least three cars occurs at the following situations:
  • If during the race start up until the first two corners, a Race Restart can be called. All cars involved must type C in the in-game chat, at which point the race director will type out R to signal a race restart.
  • If at any point in the race besides the race start and the final lap, a Caution Period can be called. All cars involved must type C in the in-game chat, at which point the race director will type out SCD to signal the start of the caution.
  • Race Restarts can only be done up to two times every race. Any race start incidents during the second restart will only result in a Caution Period.
  • Caution Periods will last only two laps, the current lap followed by one full caution lap.
  • Pace speed under caution is 80mph/130kph. Cars are expected to drive single-file, giving adequate space to the cars ahead until close to the restart.
  • Restarts from caution are single file, and race leader can accelerate back to racing speed at anytime in the designated restart zone.
  • Any incident report must be submitted within 48 hours of the end of each race weekend. Any reports submitted beyond this period will not be reviewed.
  • Unsportsmanlike Behavior - Race suspension / Series ban
  • Causing an Avoidable Collision - 20s Time Penalty (can be awarded multiple times)
  • Abusing Track Limits - 10s Time Penalty (can be awarded multiple times)
  • Illegal Overtake - 30s Time Penalty (can be awarded multiple times)
  • Illegal Blocking - 10s Time Penalty (can be awarded multiple times)
  • Crossing Pit Exit Line - 20s Time Penalty (can be awarded multiple times)
  • Erratic Movements in Pace Lap - 30s Time Penalty
  • False Start - 30s Time Penalty
  • Failing Pre-Race Spec Check - Back of grid start
  • Mandatory Decal Violation - Warning (1st Offense), Back of grid start (2nd Offense), DSQ (3rd and further Offense)
  • Offensive Livery/Decals - Warning (Livery must be immediately resolved), Series ban (If warning is ignored)
  • Excessive Number of Penalties/Poor Driving Standards - Race suspension
  • For 1H Races: 30-25-22-18-15-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
  • For 1.5H Races: 40-30-27-24-20-18-15-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3
  • Drivers points are taken from finishing position
  • Teams points are taken from the combined points of all drivers in each team.
  • Mid-race disconnections will be awarded the worst possible points from the grid.
  • DNS and DSQ will not be awarded any points.
  • Each driver's single worst points scoring finish will be dropped at the end of the season.
  • Teams standings will reflect the total of all team drivers points with respect to their individual dropped scores.
  • Reserve drivers who have competed in less than half of the total races in the calendar will not have their worst points scoring finish dropped.

Lobby Guidelines
  • Start Type = Rolling Start
  • Race Length = approximately 1-1.5 hours (lap counts will vary from event to event in order to match this time limit)
  • Grid Order: Set By Host
  • Boost: None
  • Slipstream Strength: Real
  • Visible Damage: On
  • Mechanical Damage: Heavy
  • Tire Wear: 2x
  • Fuel Consumption: 2x
  • Initial Fuel: 75%
  • Grip Reduction: Real
  • Race Finish Delay: 180 seconds
  • Filter by Category: Off
  • Balance of Performance: Off
  • Power Limit: Off
  • Weight Limit: Off
  • Maximum Tire Rating: Racing Hard
  • Minimum Tire Rating: Racing Hard
  • Type of Racing Number: No Limit
  • Assign Car Numbers Automatically: None
  • Tuning: allowed
  • 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: Off
  • Countersteer Assist: Prohibited
  • ASM: Prohibited
  • Driving Line: TBD
  • Traction Control: No Limit
  • ABS: No Limit
  • Auto-Drive: Prohibited
  • Any driver who expects to arrive late must inform the race officials via the thread, Private Message or through the IRS Discord. Failure to do this will automatically classifies them as DNS.
  • Late Drivers who join the lobby in between the last 15 minutes of qualifying and race start will have to start from the back of the grid.
  • Late Drivers who join the lobby after the race has started will not be allowed to join, regardless of any instance of a race restart.
  • Visibility checks will be conducted prior to start of qualifying and once more before the start of the race. Drivers must indicate if they are unable to see certain drivers, as any on-track incidents revolving around lack of visibility will not be subject to penalties.
  • For network issues specific to certain drivers, they will be allowed to attempt to fix these issues until 9:00pm. Failure to fix these issues by then will result in the driver not being allowed to start, but will be classified as a mid-race disconnection, making them eligible for last place points.
  • For network issues specific to the lobby, a lobby reset will be performed if deemed necessary.
  • For network issues specific to the host, a new room hosted by either another IRS official present or another driver will be created if deemed necessary.
  • For network issues surrounding PSN, a race postponement can be declared if so needed.

Important Links
IRS Main Hub
IRS Discord Server
 
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GTP ID: DesertPenguin
PSN ID: DesertPenguin_
Class: Div. 2
Car Number: 516
Team Name: KG Motorsports
Primary Sponsor: GT Omega
 
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Bambi

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GTP ID: Whitetail
PSN ID: GTP_Bambi
Class: Div. 1
Car Number: 9
Team Name: To be determined.
Primary Sponsor: To be determined.

Not currently committing to a full time season, just want to put my details down in case I ever fancy a go.
 

Herimopp89

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GTP ID: Herimopp89
PSN ID: Herimopp89
Class: Div1
Car Number: 55
Team Name: TBD
Primary Sponsor: TBD
 
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United States
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GTP ID: Neutty
PSN ID: Neuttyy
Class: Division 2
Car Number: 112
Team Name: TBD
Primary Sponsor: TBD

I am signing up as a reserve if that’s possible. I can not commit to every race as there will be some date nights with my wife.
 

aceboy127

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GTP ID: aceboy127
PSN ID: aceboy127
Class: Div.2
Car Number: 127
Team Name: Top Performance Motorsports
Primary Sponsor: Elf Lubricants
 
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GTP ID: LANAtron
PSN ID: theLANAtron
Class:
Div 2
Car Number: 188
Team Name:
SAS Racing
Primary Sponsor: Converse
 
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MKN Motorsport is proud to launch a logo and a Longines livery for its Lexus LMP3. We hope the large number of "L's" in this blurb do not lead to us losing on track.

@damonc84 Please change my primary sponsor to Longines.
 

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Its Race Week!

Hey all, Will be making posts on Wednesday before every race in the series (Tuesday Today due to early day off) will be making a post tagging series entrants to confirm you presence for Friday night. Also, slight update to the schedule, the dates of the last 2 races of the season have been changed to accommodate for VRR's Red Bull Freedom 100 race at Blue Moon Bay on the 24th of April, as well as continue our scheduling agreement with ARL. Please see the schedule in the OP and plan accordingly.

Round 1 - March 13th - France 1H - Circuit de Sainte-Croix - A (Evening 15:10)
Race Length: 31 Laps (including formation lap)

Entry List
Host/Safety Car: @damonc84
[Div.1] #9 @Whitetail
[Div.1] #17 @Storm_SP17
[Div.1] #22 @FD3SSpiritR
[Div.1] #25 @bloodyboyblue
[Div.1] #26 @Antares26
[Div.1] #55 @Herimopp89 (unless he contracts COVID-19)
[Div.2] #109 @DesertPenguin
[Div.2] #112 @Neutty
[Div.2] #113 @The Gran Finale
[Div.2] #124 @Kross24
[Div.2] #127 @aceboy127
[Div.2] #179 @Drummer79
[Div.2] #188 @LANAtron
[Div.2] #193 @Clean Racer
[Div.2] #196 @Alan_2134
 
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A little update, Clockwork Motorsport will change its team name to CWM Team Superdry, in order to distinguish itself from its new sister team entry below.

GTP ID: Whitetail
PSN ID: GTP_Bambi
Class: Div. 1
Car Number: 9
Team Name: CWM Team Kyocera
Primary Sponsor: Kyocera

GTP ID: Storm_SP17
PSN ID: CWM_StormPacer
Class: Div. 1
Car Number: 17
Team Name: CWM Team Kyocera
Primary Sponsor: Kyocera
 
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A little update, Clockwork Motorsport will change its team name to CWM Team Superdry, in order to distinguish itself from its new sister team entry below.

GTP ID: Whitetail
PSN ID: GTP_Bambi
Class: Div. 1
Car Number: 9
Team Name: CWM Team Kyocera
Primary Sponsor: Kyocera

GTP ID: Storm_SP17
PSN ID: CWM_StormPacer
Class: Div. 1
Car Number: 17
Team Name: CWM Team Kyocera
Primary Sponsor: Kyocera

@aceboy127