This season of GT500 has been put on indefinite hold. A new start date will be announced soon. Season 2 The Turn One GT500 Cup is an 8-race weekly series using the Gr.2 GT500 cars in Gran Turismo Sport (PS4), competing in races across different circuits in game. The series has two championships: the Drivers Championship, where drivers compete to score the highest amount of points in the season and the Teams Championship, where drivers pair up in teams, and the pair that scores the most points wins the championship. A maximum of 7 teams of 2 drivers can enter. Spoiler: Registration Registration will open on Friday, July 3rd 2020. Drivers and teams register for participating by sending a DM via Discord to Emilius73#1785, or by replying to the series’ GTPlanet thread (see here) with the following information: Drivers PSN Username Car used Country of origin Race number Team Team Team Name Title Sponsor (if there is one) Tire supplier Main color A driver can register as a reserve, to substitute a driver if he/she misses a race. To register as a reserve: PSN username Country Race number Points that a reserve scores are credited to him/her in the Drivers championship, and for the team he/she is driving for in the Teams championship. Spoiler: Entry List Teams: Team Simpact Racing Drivers: TSR_Tomsoft - Germany - 23 - Simpact - Nissan TSR_JoeToGuy - UK - 27 - Simpact - Honda Spoiler: Technical Rules Cars available: Nissan Motul Autech GT-R ‘16 Honda Raybrig NSX Concept ‘16 Lexus au Tom’s RCF ‘16 Drivers in a team can use different cars. Maximum power: 650hp Minimum weight: 907kg/2000lbs Spoiler: Livery Rules Drivers must include the following elements in their liveries: Driver number using the provided number plates, on both sides of the car and on the hood The driver numbers on the sides and hood must be written in the provided number font. The number on the roof does not need to be written in this font. SRF logo on the front and rear bumpers Black or white Gran Turismo windshield decal Liveries must not contain any offensive, political, racist, sexist, pornographic or any other inappropriate content. Major changes to a livery are only allowed if a team is changing its name, sponsor or tire supplier. Failing to meet these rules will first result in a warning, then a penalty point for every race that the livery does not comply (more on the Penalties section regarding penalty points). Racing with pornographic/sexual content on your livery will result in an instant permanent ban. Both drivers in a team must run liveries that are fundamentally similar in design and color scheme, even if they are using different cars. (You can also watch this video as a guide for making liveries) Spoiler: Lobby Settings Race length: The minimum amount of laps that exceeds 150km Qualifying: 15 minutes At the end of the qualifying session, drivers will be able to finish the lap they have started, but may not start another one. Laptimes will be recorded once drivers have finished their final qualifying lap. If a driver needs to leave the lobby due to a technical problem, their best laptime will be recorded before they do so. Start type: Grid start for the Formation Lap, rolling start for the race Tire wear: 5x Fuel consumption: 2x (0x in qualifying) Tire selection: RH, RM, RS (drivers do not need to use more than one tire compound in the race) Damage: Full (Heavy mechanical damage and visual damage enabled) Corner cutting penalties: Weak Tuning on Other penalties off Flag rules on Boost off Slipstream strength: Real Spoiler: Race Day Procedures All times shown use the US Central (CST/CDT) time zone. Races are held on Sundays. 12:55PM - Lobby opens 1:00PM - Qualifying begins 1:15PM - Qualifying ends, stuck check and formation lap 1:20PM - Race begins You can use this time zone conversion tool to see when the races are held in your time zone. WHAT IS THE STUCK CHECK? The stuck check is a simulated start before the Formation Lap. This procedure is implemented to make sure that nobody has problems getting off the line. Spoiler: Season 2 Calendar Shown below are the tracks, laps, weather, and in-game daytime setting. 26 July: Suzuka, 26 laps, 16:30 afternoon 2 August: Red Bull Ring (rain), 35 laps, dusk 17:30 9 August: Monza (no chicane), 26 laps, sunset 19:30 16 August: Dragon Trail Seaside, 29 laps, daytime 10:00 --- 1 week break between Rounds 4 and 5 --- 30 August: Fuji, 33 laps, daytime 08:00 6 September: Autopolis, 33 laps, twilight 19:00 13 September: Spa Francorchamps (rain), 22 laps, 11:00 daytime, 20 September: Tokyo Expressway - East Outer Loop (night), 18:00 twilight Spoiler: Penalties The GT500 Cup is sanctioned by the SRF (Sim Racing Federation) and will follow the “GT” ruleset of their 2020 Sporting Regulations. The full document can be seen here. The series uses a system sometimes known as “first, second, third offense, etc.”, which means that penalties will be greater if a rule is broken several times. Example: Driver 1 missed one race without notifying the admins, and was given a warning. Later in the season he missed a race again without notifying the admins, and on this occasion was given a drive-through penalty. Drivers will face post-race penalties awarded by the Stewards in case of them causing an incident. Incidents that occur during Qualifying or the race can be reported to the Stewards, via a message presenting the report like shown in the example below: Incident Report Lap 1, Turn 7 Driver that caused the incident: Driver X Other drivers involved: Driver Y, Driver Z Description: Driver X left the track to overtake me and forced me off the track. He then went for a divebomb on Drivers Y and Z, crashing into both of them. This format is used to simplify the process of finding the incident on replay. The penalty awarded and how many penalty points are awarded is decided by the Stewards, depending on the severity of the incident and the amount of drivers affected. Actions that can be penalised include: Crossing the pit entry/exit line Causing an avoidable collision, be it deliberate or accidental Forcing other drivers off track Rejoining the track in an unsafe manner Passing other cars under yellow flags and under the Safety Car. Blocking a faster car under blue flag conditions Blocking other drivers while defending Unsportsmanlike conduct Rage quitting Missing a race and not reporting to the admins Note: To serve a drive through penalty, the driver must go into the pits at the end of the first lap, without changing tires, refueling, or repairing the car. This list does not cover all offences that can be penalised. It is up to the Stewards whether an incident is penalised or not. Spoiler: Points Distribution Points are given to the following finishing positions. 1st: 15 points 2nd: 12 points 3rd: 10 points 4th: 8 points 5th: 6 points 6th: 4 points 7th: 2 points 8th: 1 point 9th or lower: 0 points The fastest lap awards one extra point in both championships, regardless of finishing position. Points that both drivers score count for the Teams championship. Spoiler: Weight Balancing The top 5 finishing drivers are given extra weight ballast for the next 2 races. The ballast is given as follows. 1st: 5% extra 2nd: 4% extra 3rd: 3% extra 4th: 2% extra 5th: 1% extra Spoiler: Full Course Caution Procedure If a major incident occurs on track during the race, the Full Course Caution will be used. This procedure consists of the entire field lining up behind the race leader and driving at a reduced speed until the Race Director signals for the green flag. If a driver is involved in an incident and believes an FCC is necessary, he/she must type “VD” (which stands for vehicle damage) in the in-game chat. If multiple drivers send this message and/or show to have significant car damage, and/or the race director deems it necessary to call for an FCC, he will do so by typing “FCC” (standing for Full Course Caution) in the in-game chat. The race leader must then slow down to a maximum speed of 124mph/200kmh and allow the field to form up behind him/her. When the Race Director calls for the FCC to end, all drivers will continue driving in a line until they reach the circuit's Restart Zone, where the leader will choose when to accelerate. Overtaking is not allowed until the timing line is crossed. Spoiler: Formation Lap Procedure The in-game grid start option will be used, with the drivers driving in a single file for one lap, in the same way as in a Full Course Caution, following the leader. Once that lap is concluded, the green flag waves and the race begins. Each circuit is assigned a Restart Zone, and the leader can choose to speed up at any moment inside this Zone. Overtaking is not allowed until the timing line is crossed. The maximum speed allowed in the Formation Lap is 124mph/200kmh.