Mazda Spirit | Saturday, 11/16/19 | 9:00-11:00 A.M. (U.S. EST)

Discussion in 'GTS Online Racing & Leagues' started by Satomiblood, Jul 1, 2018.

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Which track/lap combination would you like to see for a Group C endurance race?

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  1. Autodromo Nazionale Monza (No Chicane) - 30 Laps

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  2. Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps - 30 Laps

    56.3%
  3. Sardegna (Road Track A) - 30 Laps

    6.3%
  4. Circuit de la Sarthe - 20 Laps

    31.3%
  5. Circuit de Sainte-Croix (C) II - 20 Laps

    6.3%
  6. Other (Please Specify)

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  1. Satomiblood

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    Welcome to my recurring Gran Turismo Sport lobby thread. Inspired by the various career mode events throughout the Gran Turismo series, this thread will feature a different theme each week, ranging from one-makes to manufacturer rivalries and everything in-between. The general atmosphere for these events is casual. There are no livery, driver aid, or rating restrictions whatsoever. All I ask is that players race as cleanly as possible while adhering to the weekly themes. If you’re interested in a particular event, please notify me and you'll be added to the sign-up sheet. You may also send a friend request to my PSN username (Satomiblood). Please feel free to make any suggestions you might have and I'll try my best to implement them. The details for this week's event are listed below:

    Mazda Spirit
    Saturday, 11/16/19
    9:00-11:00 A.M. (U.S. EST)[​IMG]

    A tournament for Mazda cars past and present.

    Room ID
    0475-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

    Race Schedule
    Round 1

    Tokyo Expressway (COL) - 5 Laps
    Dawn | 06:50 | Rain
    Round 2
    Autopolis IRC - 4 Laps
    Twilight | 19:00 | Clear
    Round 3
    Fuji Speedway - 4 Laps
    Noon | 12:00 | Fine Weather
    Round 4
    Dragon Trail (Seaside) II - 4 Laps
    Afternoon | 13:00 | Cloudy
    Round 5
    Nürburgring (GP) - 4 Laps
    Daytime | 10:00 | Cloudy

    Permitted Car(s)
    Manufacturer: Mazda
    Model Years: No Limit
    Category: No Limit

    Atenza Sedan XD L Package '15
    Demio XD Touring '15
    Eunos Roadster (NA) '89
    Roadster S '15
    Roadster Touring Car
    RX500 '70
    RX-7 GT-X (FC) '90
    RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) '02

    Lobby Specs
    General

    Max Number of Participants: 16
    Required DR Rating: Any
    Required SR Rating: Any
    Privacy: Public

    Race Settings
    Race Type: Practice/Lap Race
    Start Type: Grid Start (False Start Check)
    Grid Order: Fastest First
    Boost: Off
    Slipstream Strength: Real
    Visible Damage: On
    Mechanical Damage: Light
    Fuel Consumption: 1x
    Tire Wear: 1x
    Initial Fuel: Default
    Grip Red. On Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
    Race Finish Delay: 120 sec.

    Regulation Settings
    Tuning: No Limit
    Balance of Performance (BOP): Off
    Max. Power Limit: 276 HP
    Min. Weight: 2,205 Lbs. (1,000 Kgs.)
    Max. Tire Rating: SS
    Min. Tire Rating: SH
    Livery Restrictions: No Limit
    Racing Number Type: No Limit

    Penalty Settings
    Ghosting During Race: None
    Shortcut Penalty: Strong
    Wall Collision Penalty: Time Penalty (Strong)
    Side Contact Penalty: On
    Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collision: Off
    Replace Cars When They Leave Track: Off
    Flag Rules: On
    Ghost Lapped Cars: Off

    Limit Driving Options
    Counter-steering Assist: No Limit
    ASM: No Limit
    Driving Line Assist: No Limit
    Traction Control: No Limit
    ABS: No Limit
    Auto-Drive: Prohibited​
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2019 at 11:27 PM
  2. Satomiblood

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    Sign-Up Sheet
    Mazda Spirit

    1. @Satomiblood
    2. @Drummer79
    3. @Pigems (Tentative)
    4. @die996 (Tentative)
    5. @Nick Cannella
    6. @sturk0167 (Tentative)
    7. @TurboTacho (Tentative)
    8. @LineR32
    9. @__________
    10. @__________
    11. @__________
    12. @__________
    13. @__________
    14. @__________
    15. @__________
    16. @__________

    Upcoming Events
    Type R Meeting
    Date TBD
    Time TBD

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    A 5-round sprint series featuring Honda’s Type R lineup.

    Room ID
    0475-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

    Race Schedule
    Round 1

    Autopolis IRC - 5 Laps
    Daytime | 09:00 | Cloudy
    Round 2
    Autodrome Lago Maggiore (GP) - 4 Laps
    Morning | 09:30 | Cloudy
    Round 3
    Suzuka Circuit (East) - 8 Laps
    Dawn | 05:00 | Clear
    Round 4
    Tsukuba Circuit - 9 Laps
    Sunrise | 07:00 | Clear

    Permitted Car(s)
    Manufacturer: Honda
    Model Years: No Limit
    Category: No Limit

    Civic Type R (EK) '98
    Civic Type R '15
    Integra Type R (DC2) '98
    NSX Type R '92

    Lobby Specs
    General

    Max Number of Participants: 16
    Required DR Rating: Any
    Required SR Rating: Any
    Privacy: Public

    Race Settings
    Race Type: Practice/Lap Race
    Start Type: Grid Start
    Grid Order: Fastest First
    Boost: Off
    Slipstream Strength: Real
    Visible Damage: On
    Mechanical Damage: Light
    Fuel Consumption: 1x
    Tire Wear: 1x
    Initial Fuel: Default
    Grip Red. On Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
    Race Finish Delay: 120 sec.

    Regulation Settings
    Tuning: No Limit
    Balance of Performance (BOP): Off
    Max. Power Limit: 300 HP
    Min. Weight: 2,250 Lbs.
    Max. Tire Rating: SS
    Min. Tire Rating: SH
    Livery Restrictions: No Limit
    Racing Number Type: No Limit

    Penalty Settings
    Ghosting During Race: None
    Shortcut Penalty: Strong
    Wall Collision Penalty: Time Penalty (Strong)
    Side Contact Penalty: On
    Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collision: Off
    Replace Cars When They Leave Track: Off
    Flag Rules: On
    Ghost Lapped Cars: Off

    Limit Driving Options
    Counter-steering Assist: No Limit
    ASM: No Limit
    Driving Line Assist: No Limit
    Traction Control: No Limit
    ABS: No Limit
    Auto-Drive: Prohibited

    American Muscle
    (1960-1979)
    Date TBD
    Time TBD
    [​IMG]

    An event reserved for American muscle cars produced during the 1960 to 1979 model years.

    Room ID
    0475-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

    Race Schedule
    Round 1

    Sardegna (C) - 6 Laps
    XXXX | XXXX | XXXX
    Round 2
    Tsukuba Circuit - 7 Laps
    XXXX | XXXX | XXXX
    Round 3
    Goodwood Motor Circuit - 4 Laps
    XXXX | XXXX | XXXX
    Round 4
    Autodrome Nazionale Monza - 3 Laps
    XXXX | XXXX | XXXX

    Permitted Car(s)
    Country: U.S.
    Model Years: 1960-1979

    Chevrolet Camaro Z28 '69
    Dodge Challenger R/T '70
    Dodge Super Bee '70
    Ford Mustang Mach 1 '71
    Pontiac Firebird Trans Am '78
    Shelby G.T.350 '65

    Lobby Specs
    General

    Max Number of Participants: 16
    Required DR Rating: Any
    Required SR Rating: Any
    Privacy: Public

    Race Settings
    Race Type: Practice/Lap Race
    Start Type: Grid Start (False Start Check)
    Grid Order: Fastest First
    Boost: Off
    Slipstream Strength: Real
    Visible Damage: On
    Mechanical Damage: Light
    Fuel Consumption: 1x
    Tire Wear: 1x
    Initial Fuel: Default
    Grip Red. On Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
    Race Finish Delay: 120 sec.

    Regulation Settings
    Tuning: No Limit
    Balance of Performance (BOP): Off
    Max. Power Limit: 350 HP
    Min. Weight: 2,800 Lbs. (1,270 Kgs.)
    Max. Tire Rating: SS
    Min. Tire Rating: SH
    Livery Restrictions: No Limit
    Racing Number Type: No Limit

    Penalty Settings
    Ghosting During Race: None
    Shortcut Penalty: Strong
    Wall Collision Penalty: Time Penalty (Strong)
    Side Contact Penalty: On
    Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collision: Off
    Replace Cars When They Leave Track: Off
    Flag Rules: On
    Ghost Lapped Cars: Off

    Limit Driving Options
    Counter-steering Assist: No Limit
    ASM: No Limit
    Driving Line Assist: No Limit
    Traction Control: No Limit
    ABS: No Limit
    Auto-Drive: Prohibited

    Codename: Viper
    Date TBD
    Time TBD

    [​IMG]
    A 4-race series spanning three Viper generations.

    Room ID
    0475-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

    Race Schedule
    Round 1

    Sardegna (A) - 5 Laps
    XXXX | XXXX | XXXX
    Round 2
    Spa-Francorchamps - 4 Laps
    XXXX | XXXX | XXXX
    Round 3
    Willow Springs (Big Willow) - 6 Laps
    XXXX | XXXX | XXXX
    Round 4
    Autodrome Nazionale Monza - 5 Laps
    XXXX | XXXX | XXXX

    Permitted Car(s)
    Dodge Viper GTS '02
    Dodge Viper GTS '13
    Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe '06

    Lobby Specs
    General

    Max Number of Participants: 16
    Required DR Rating: Any
    Required SR Rating: Any
    Privacy: Public

    Race Settings
    Race Type: Practice/Lap Race
    Start Type: Grid Start (False Start Check)
    Grid Order: Fastest First
    Boost: Off
    Slipstream Strength: Real
    Visible Damage: On
    Mechanical Damage: Light
    Fuel Consumption: 1x
    Tire Wear: 1x
    Initial Fuel: Default
    Grip Red. On Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
    Race Finish Delay: 120 sec.

    Regulation Settings
    Tuning: No Limit
    Balance of Performance (BOP): Off
    Max. Power Limit: 640 HP
    Min. Weight: 3,430 Lbs. (1,556 Kgs.)
    Max. Tire Rating: SS
    Min. Tire Rating: SH
    Livery Restrictions: No Limit
    Racing Number Type: No Limit

    Penalty Settings
    Ghosting During Race: None
    Shortcut Penalty: Strong
    Wall Collision Penalty: Time Penalty (Strong)
    Side Contact Penalty: On
    Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collision: Off
    Replace Cars When They Leave Track: Off
    Flag Rules: On
    Ghost Lapped Cars: Off

    Limit Driving Options
    Counter-steering Assist: No Limit
    ASM: No Limit
    Driving Line Assist: No Limit
    Traction Control: No Limit
    ABS: No Limit
    Auto-Drive: Prohibited

    Group C Classics Cup
    Date TBD
    Time TBD
    [​IMG]

    An event restricted to Group C cars of the late 80s and early 90s.

    Room ID
    0475-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

    Race Schedule
    TBD - See Poll

    Permitted Car(s)
    Model Years: 1980-1999
    Category: Gr.1

    Jaguar XJR-9 ’88
    Mazda 787B ‘91
    Mercedes-Benz Sauber C9 ’89
    Nissan R92CP ‘92
    Porsche 962C ‘88

    Lobby Specs
    General

    Max Number of Participants: 16
    Required DR Rating: Any
    Required SR Rating: Any
    Privacy: Friends Only

    Race Settings
    Race Type: Qualifier/Lap Race
    Start Type: Rolling Start
    Grid Order: Fastest First
    Boost: Off
    Slipstream Strength: Real
    Visible Damage: On
    Mechanical Damage: Heavy
    Fuel Consumption: 4x
    Tire Wear: 6x
    Initial Fuel: Default
    Grip Red. On Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
    Race Finish Delay: 120 sec.

    Regulation Settings
    Tuning: No Limit
    Balance of Performance (BOP): Off
    Max. Power Limit: 940 HP
    Min. Weight: 1,750 Lbs. (794 Kgs.)
    Tires: Racing Soft
    Livery Restrictions: No Limit
    Racing Number Type: No Limit

    Penalty Settings
    Ghosting During Race: None
    Shortcut Penalty: Strong
    Wall Collision Penalty: Time Penalty (Strong)
    Side Contact Penalty: On
    Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collision: Off
    Replace Cars When They Leave Track: Off
    Flag Rules: On
    Ghost Lapped Cars: Off

    Limit Driving Options
    Counter-steering Assist: No Limit
    ASM: No Limit
    Driving Line Assist: No Limit
    Traction Control: No Limit
    ABS: No Limit
    Auto-Drive: Prohibited
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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  3. Satomiblood

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  4. Jump_Ace

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    Sounds like a cool idea man. I'm usually available around 7pm (or shortly after, depending on when the kids fall sleep) just about every day of the week.


    Jerome
     
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  5. Satomiblood

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    I've updated the master post with some lobby specs. I also added a few placeholder posts, such as a sign-up sheet and a link to tuning resources. Feel free to comment if you have suggestions or if you're interested in joining.
     
  6. bigbeefytaco

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    Interested but need to know dates and times before I can commit
     
  7. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood

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    What's your location/time zone and what times would work best for you?
     
  8. bigbeefytaco

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    The only week I’m free this month is from the 16th to the 23rd. Sunday anytime before 8pm EST would work best. But I am just one person. Best to find a time convenient for everyone.
     
  9. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood

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    I've tentatively added you to the sign-up sheet due to your interest. We'll try to nail down a time that suits everyone.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2018
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  10. RadStewart

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    Hey bud,

    Good racing with you earlier. I'm EST, and am available either Sunday Mornings or Evenings, for the most part. I work shift work so some weekends just won't work for me.
     
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  11. Satomiblood

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    Agreed. I just randomly loaded the lobby to see if I could get anyone to join and test how it could all work. This is very experimental. I still need to iron out a time that suits everyone.

    I made note of your BOP recommendation. Ideally, I’d like everyone to be able to tune their setups and transmission, but I wish there was a way to lock out power and weight. I really want to keep it honest, but that might be hard to implement with the S-FR Racing Concept being the lobby meta since the HP cap is set to 349.
     
  12. RadStewart

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    You can always set BOP for power and allow tuning. Then just threaten to kick anyone running the SF-R.
     
  13. Satomiblood

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    Since there are 4 races, what do you make of making each one class specific? Race 1 = N100, Race 2 = N200, Race 3 = N300, Race 4 = N400?
     
  14. RadStewart

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    That works for me as long as you're ok with detuned N200s in the N100 class. There's not a ton of N100 cars that people like to drive. Or maybe we just do a Miata only race for N100?
     
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  15. Satomiblood

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    Detuning is fine. I just noticed that the 2000GT isn’t that far off from N100. So as long as it’s not too far of a drop, I think it’ll work.

    Good races. I have to step away for the rest of the day, but let’s keep brainstorming.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2018
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    @Jump_Ace: How badly do you think BOP will affect your tunes? It's unfortunately the only way to allow tuning while preventing broken stuff from happening. I guess we could just have an honor rule of keeping power/weight limit at 100% and hope drivers keep it there.
     
  17. Jump_Ace

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    With the lower power of these cars, I think the tunes 'should' hold up fine. For faster cars like the MR2, if anything it'd get less hp/more weight. I haven't tried any with BoP on, but there's one way to find out how different the car feels :)


    Jerome
     
  18. Satomiblood

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    I did test out the 2000GT. It just needed a few clicks to the left on the power bar to become N100 eligible and it drove pretty well. BOP didn't hurt it too much. I'll mess around with the rest.
     
  19. RadStewart

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    That 2000GT is gonna slay in n100!
     
  20. Satomiblood

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    Hoping BOP will make the other N100 cars (Miata, S-FR, and Swift) competitive.

    N400 is a ghost town as the S-FR Racing Concept is the only Japanese car in that class. You'll be seeing a lot of N300 cars being tuned up, possibly N500s being tuned down as well.
     
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  21. RadStewart

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    I have no problem running a tuned up N300. All of the skyline variants, the FD, and even the GRMN 86(Can't remember if that one tunes up to 400) are all very competitive.

    EDIT: I guess another option would be an SF-R one make in the N400 class to really even the playing field.
     
  22. Satomiblood

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    Maybe we'll get another Japanese car or two in that class as part of the update later this month.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2018
  23. Satomiblood

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    I added 2 more races - bringing the total to 6 altogether - and changed up the order a bit to improve some of the N class/track pairings. Thoughts?

    Race 1 - N100 - Kyoto Driving Park (Miyabi) (12 Laps)
    Race 2 - N200 - Tokyo Expressway (Central Outer Loop) (5 laps)
    Race 3 - N300 - Kyoto Driving Park (Yamagiwa) (5 laps)
    Race 4 - N400 - Tsukuba (8 laps)
    Race 5 - N500 - Tokyo Expressway (East Inner Loop) (3 laps)
    Race 6 - N600 - Suzuka Circuit (5 laps)
     
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  24. RadStewart

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    Suzuka on Sports is gonna be savage in N600, but I am down.

    I'm gonna start practicing these this week. I'm not going to be able to race the next two Sundays unfortunately, unless it's before 9:30 am. The next 7 weeks after I'm good, though.
     
  25. Satomiblood

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    Let me know if you guys think the lap numbers for each track are okay.
     
  26. Jump_Ace

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    Will fuel and/or tire wear be enabled at all? Sorry if I missed that earlier.


    Jerome
     
  27. Satomiblood

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    Yup. They'll be set at the minimum (1x). No need to pit since the races won't be long enough at that level. The wear on the tire gauge is barely noticeable on most of the tracks upon completion. The only one where the wear is more noticeable, and that probably depends on the car you're driving, is Suzuka. I tested the Civic out on that track and the gauge was almost a quarter in the red up front.
     
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  28. Satomiblood

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    I think I’m going to drop Miyabi from 12 laps to 9. It’s not that much shorter than Tsukuba, which I have set at 8.
     
  29. Macboyilija

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    I like your idea. Unfortunately I am from Holland which means 1 hour time difference from London (BST?). I dont know if this can work out ?

    As far as your idea: I have organised some Japan open lobbies nights. Starting from N100 and moving your way up. Basically the same as you are doing. So I think your idea is good enough to start this series.
     
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    I’ll add you to the list.