Welcome fellow racers! I am organising a GT3 championship starting next month (Sept 27th), running weekly races on a Sunday at 20:00 BST/15:00 EST. There are two races which clash with the F1 on 25th Oct (USA F1 GP) and 01st Nov (Mexico F1 GP) and will start at 21:00 GMT/16:00 EST/17:00 EDT (US Daylight saving starts), in order to start after the race has finished. Race Format 2 Rooms of 16 drivers, 3 if enough people sign up - points system will be re-worked accordingly if this is the case. Points will be spread across the 2 rooms (see point scoring below). The series will operate promotions/relegations of last 4 finishers in room 1 going down, first 4 finishers in room 2 moving to room one for the next race. Points for 16th in room 1 and 1st in room 2 will overlap (ie both 21 points) NEW: From round 6 onwards, driver promotion/relegations will be 3 drivers, not 4. This will help streamline room performance. Races will currently be run in two legs, with each race lasting approximately 30 minutes, with 15 minute qualifying for each race. The promotion/relegation for each round will be calculated from the lowest/highest combined scores for the two races, with lowest 4 scores in room 1 going down for the next race, highest 4 in room 2 going up. Initial Room Placement Qualifying [COMPLETED] This will be carried out the Sunday 13th the week prior to the start, and will be held in several slots through the day (this can be arranged later). Car for qualifying will be the M3 GT around Spa, as this is a track I am sure everyone knows fairly well. Weather set to Clear, time 14:00, aids as per series rules. Top 16 will be in room 1 for race 1, 17-32 wil be in room 2. Drivers falling outside these places will be reserve drivers, being called up in respective qualifying order. If drivers are unable to make a race and arrange prior to race day, they will be allowed to rejoin the same room the following week, if they are unable to make more than two races in a row, they will move to reserve spot no 1 for the following race. For example, driver in 5th in room one is away for one weekend. Drivers below this position (6th onwards) move up to fill the position for that race, with a reserve driver moving into Room2, the top driver in room 2 moves up to room 1 for that race. In this instance, the following race 5 drivers will move to room 2 (4 + an additional driver to account for the previous move up). This will maintain two full rooms of similarly paced drivers at all times. Based on previous series, reserves will get plenty of races, as there is seldom a full grid, due to peoples commitments. Scoring The championship will consist of 12 races, with best 10 scores counting. If there are two rooms running points will be as below, if there is more interest allowing 3 rooms, points will be adjusted to account for this. Currently points will be as follows. Room 1__Room 2 1st--40___1st--21 2nd--37___2nd-18 3rd--35___3rd-16 4th--33___4th-14 5th--32___5th-13 6th--31___6th-12 7th--30___7th-11 8th--29___8th-10 9th--28___9th-9 10th-27__10th-8 11th-26__11th-7 12th-25__12th-6 13th-24__13th-5 14th-23__14th-4 15th-22__15th-3 16th-21__16th-2 Tracks/Dates/Times NOTE - DAYLIGHT SAVING CHANGES IN UK 25TH OCT, NORTH AMERICA 01ST NOV Race 1 track time 11:00 Race 2 track time 14:00 27th Sept - Watkins Glen - USA [20:00 BST/15:00 EST] Race One: 20 Laps/Race Two: 20 laps 04th Oct - Hockenheimring GP - GER [20:00 BST/15:00 EST] Race One: 20 Laps/Race Two: 20 laps 11th Oct - Silverstone GP- GBR [20:00 BST/15:00 EST] Race One: 18 Laps/Race Two: 18 laps 18th Oct- Le Circuit Bugatti - FR [20:00 BST/15:00 EST] Race one: 20 Laps/Race Two: 20 Laps UK clocks go back 1 hour to GMT 25th October 2015 25th Oct - Brno - CZ [Start Time 21:00 BST/16:00 EDT One Hour Later than normal!] Races 1+2: 16 Laps North America Clocks Go Back 1 Hour to EDT Nov 01st 2015 01st Nov - Monza GP - ITA [Start Time 21:00 GMT/17:00 EST] 08th Nov - Brands Hatch GP - GBR [20:00 GMT/15:00 EDT] 15th Nov - Bathurst - AUS [20:00 GMT/15:00 EDT] 22nd Nov - Road America - USA [20:00 GMT/15:00 EDT] 29th Nov - Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya - SPA [20:00 GMT/15:00 EDT] 06th Dec - Spa Francorchamps - BEL [20:00 GMT/15:00 EDT] ******************************************* FINAL RACE! 13th Dec - Nürburgring Nordschleife - GER [20:00 GMT/15:00 EDT] [Qualifying for Nordschleife will be 45 minutes, not 15, due to track length] ******************************************* Allowed Cars Aston Vantage V12 Audi LMS Ultra GT3 BMW Z4 GT3 McLaren 12C GT3 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3 RUF RGT-8 GT3 BMW M3 GT The M3 GT will be used in qualifying for placement, but this can still be used in the championship if desired, but the car would not have ABS. The Bently is not allowed due to its pace and it being DLC some people do not have. Driving Aids, Damage & Tyre usage Force Real Aids: Yes Stability Control: No TC: Yes ABS: Yes Auto Start Engine: Yes Flags & Penalties: On Damage: Full Mechanical Failures: Yes Tire Wear: Real Time Fuel Usage: Real Time Car Reset: Prohibited Weather Weather will be determined based on an online forecast 5 days before the race day. We will be using http://www.myweather2.com/ forecast. Whatever is forecast 5 days before the event will be the weather (even if the real weather turns out to be different on the day). This will allow practice with race conditions prior to the race. The idea behind this series is to have rooms with similar paced drivers in, creating great CLEAN racing at all levels, with everyone having someone to race closely with, whatever room they are in. The main aim is fun at first, clean racing, a little banter and good structured practicing through the week for the next track in the series. This is an initial draft and may be subject to minor changes, but the basis is here. I hope to be racing against many of you in September! Feel free to tag people who may be interested and spread the word. Ideally we will have committed drivers who will make the majority of races, racing cleanly with each other around some great world tracks. If you are interested please put your name down with PSN ID and send me a friend request, you will be put on the entry list for the series. Driving conduct and penalties. Drivers are expected to drive fairly and avoid contact. If a position is gained by hitting a driver, you MUST wait unti that driver is back up to speed before attempting a pass. Driving behaviour should be in line with any real world series and as similar penalties will be applied for misconduct (subject to stewards review). Persistent penalties will result in exclusion, if advice on driving behaviour is not listened to. We want clean racing, it is no fun being invloved in an incident, being the cause or effect! Please all drivers make sure you save your replay if you can, it will help in regard to incidents, involvement or not. If people can try their best to get screen shots at the end of each session, that would help greatly in the adminsitration, just in case I miss one!