Open [RACE] GRAND PRIX LEGENDS - rcb929 and Honda Racing are Champions!! See you next season!!

Discussion in 'GT6 Racing Series' started by GTracer98, Jul 30, 2014.

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Which day and time works for you?

  1. Friday 8 PM (GMT+2)

    15 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. Saturday 4 PM (GMT+2)

    18 vote(s)
    45.0%
  3. Saturday 8 PM GMT+2

    10 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Sunday 4 PM GMT+2

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. GTracer98

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    Relive the Golden Era of F1!


    It’s time for 60s F1 on GTPlanet! This era will always be remembered for the danger and bravery. Poor safety, unsafe track designs and crazy cars are all unwanted things in general, but it is any man’s dream to drive these cars. So on this special occasion, we’ll have the possibility to feel like the heroes of F1.

    Director: @GTracer98
    Co-Director: @rcb929

    Vehicle

    The car used will be the Light Car Company Rocket – designed by the F1 genius Gordon Murray, it bears great resemblance to an F1 car of the glory years. We’ll all run it at 240HP and 500kg.


    Power output – 240HP

    Weight – 500kg

    Tyres – Comfort Soft

    Tuning disallowed – Turbocharging, LSD, ECU, nitrous oxide system, multi-clutch system, racing brakes. (anything else is legit)

    Driving aids allowed – none


    Open lobby

    Practice/Race
    Race for Real
    Race Quality: High
    Voice chat: Off
    Fixed room host: No
    Max. number of participants: 16
    Boost: Off
    Penalty: Off
    Tyre wear: Normal
    Grip reduction: Real
    Damage: Visible, heavy
    Slipstream: Real


    Teams

    In this series you’ll have a choice of 8 teams, each having two drivers with one extra allowed as reserve. Each team will have their distinct color and as identification. Also, with the recent update, every car will have a racing number using one of the round backgrounds with the old number fonts. Keep in mind that any two team-mates’ numbers need to be related in some way.

    The teams available are:


    Scuderia Ferrari – Rosso Corsa

    Team Lotus – British Racing Green

    Honda Racing – Championship White

    Bruce McLaren Motor Racing – McLaren Orange

    Brabham Racing Organisation – Any black

    Matra Sports – French Blue

    All (Anglo) American Racers – Any dark blue

    Porsche System Engineering - Silver




    Now there's also privateer teams available, but they have less priority than factory teams, meaning, if a lobby is full and a factory driver can't join, the privateer driver will have to leave the lobby to make space.

    Team choice won’t affect car performance, unlike in real life.



    Season

    The season will consist of both championship and non-championship races. In order to be on the championship standings and fight for the championship victory champagne, you’ll need to register, by filling this form:

    GTP name:

    PSN name:

    Team:

    Number:


    Country:

    Timezone (in GMT):




    However, anyone, even if not registered, who has read the rules and has an LCC Rocket available can enter the non-championship races. Those not registered will take a place of any team of their liking. Before each non-championship race, a list in this thread will be posted where each participant will write in his name to confirm his place.




    The season calendar consists of 10 championship races scattered throughout the world. Besides championship races, there are also no championship ones which aren’t raced for championship points. Countries with no represented track in GT6 will host their GP on an alternative track. All tracks with available weather change will make use of it.



    1 South African Grand Prix – Apricot Hill (acting as Kyalami) (39 laps) Finished
    20th September




    2 Monaco Grand Prix – Cote d’Azur (48 laps) Finished
    27th September



    3 Dutch Grand Prix – Ascari (acting as Zandvoort) (28 laps) Finished
    4th October



    4 Belgian Grand Prix – Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (21 laps) Finished
    11th October



    5 French Grand Prix – Circuit de la Sarthe 2005 (no chicanes) (acting as Rouen-les-Essarts)
    (10 laps) Finished
    18th October


    6 German Grand Prix – Nurburgring Nordschleife (7 laps) Finished
    16th November



    7 Canadian Grand Prix – Deep Forest Raceway (acting as Mosport) (27 laps) Finished
    22nd November



    8 Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza 80’s (26 laps) Finished
    29th November

    9 United States Grand Prix – Willow Springs GP (Big Willow) (acting as Watkins Glen) (32 laps)
    6th December

    10 British Grand Prix– Brands Hatch 80’s (34 laps)
    13th December


    Non Championship – Silverstone International, Mount Panorama, Circuito de la Sierra, Circuito de Madrid, High Speed Ring

    Points will be awarded like this:

    1st - 18 points

    2nd -15 points

    3rd - 12 points

    4th - 11 points

    5th - 10 points

    6th - 9 points

    7th - 8 points

    8th - 7 points

    9th - 6 points

    10th - 5 points

    11th - 4 points

    12th - 3 points

    13th - 2 points

    14th - 1 point

    15th - 0

    16th - 0


    Race procedure and penalties


    Each raceday will consist of both qualifying and the race. Qualifying will run in a very simple way: once the room is open, anyone who has joined goes on track whenever they want and start their hotlaps. Once satisfied with their time, they remain on track, waiting for race start. After a determined time period, the race will commence. The 1st lap will be the parade lap, after it, drivers take their places on the grid. At a defined moment, everyone goes for it!


    Accidents happen and will happen and safety was poor in these days. In case of a crash, the driver in question must type “c” in chat box which will act as the yellow flag. That means that all drivers must be more cautious, it’s advised that they lower speeds as well. SC will not be present though as it also wasn’t back then.


    Bad race conduct can be punished by place-loss penalties or disqualifications. But you’ll also lose the respect of fellow drivers; remember, F1 was a gentleman sport back then.

    Penalties can be applied for missing a race without warning, that will usually result in a points penalty.

    Raceday plan:

    Room Opens (2:00 GMT)

    Practice (2:00 GMT - 2:30 GMT)

    Qualifying (2:30 GMT - 2:45 GMT)

    Pre-Race Break (2:45 GMT - 2:55 GMT)

    1 parade lap (2:55 GMT)

    Take positions on grid (3:00 GMT)

    At defined time race goes green (3:00 GMT - 3:03 GMT)

    Finish, victory lane ~ (4:15 GMT - 4:30 GMT)



    Sign-ups are still open, Suggestions are still welcome!
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2014
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  2. GTracer98

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    Driver Standings ( Updated after British GP )

    1. @rcb929 118.5 pts
    2. @hsv 103 pts
    3. @GTracer98 88 pts
    4. @FordMKIVJ5 70.5 pts
    5. @Downhill Dino 57 pts
    6. @PatrisS136 47.5 pts
    7. @Panoz 32 pts
    8. @Ninners 30 pts
    9. @Brutaka 22 pts
    10. @1996mikey2412 14.5 pts
    11. @SmileyWRX 11pts
    11. @Ettick 11 pts
    11. @RyanRacer 11 pts
    11. @PJTierney 11 pts
    15. @Mike458 9 pts
    15. @MrUnknown 9 pts
    15. @Furinkazen 9 pts
    18. @The Stig Farmer 7 pts


    Team standings

    1. Honda Racing: 205.5 pts
    2. Brabham Racing Organisation: 150.5 pts
    3. Scuderia Ferrari: 102.5 pts
    4. Porsche System Engineering: 70.5 pts
    5. Bruce McLaren Motor Racing: 41 pts
    6. Anglo American Racers: 33 pts
    7. Team Lotus: 20 pts
    8. Matra Sports: 18 pts


    Privateers Teams Cup

    1. Goteki House 11 pts
    2. FAS-Ford Cosworth DFV 9 pts
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2014
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  3. GTracer98

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    Here's the sign-up list as of now:

    Factory teams:

    Scuderia Ferrari

    Driver 1: @GTracer98 #2
    Driver 2: @1996mikey2412 #24

    Team Lotus

    Driver 1: @Ettick #21
    Driver 2:

    Honda Racing

    Driver 1: @rcb929 #12
    Driver 2: @Downhill Dino #20
    Driver reserve: @Ninners #44

    Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
    Driver 1:
    Driver 2:

    Brabham Racing Organisation

    Driver 1: @PatrisS136 #36
    Driver 2: @hsv #3


    Matra Sports

    Driver 1: @SmileyWRX #13
    Driver 2:

    Anglo American Racers

    Driver 1: @Brutaka #23
    Driver 2:

    Porsche System Engineering

    Driver 1: @FordMKIVJ5 #30
    Driver 2:
    Driver reserve:


    Privateer teams:

    Furi AutoSports (FAS): @Furinkazen
    Goteki House: @PJTierney #45
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2014
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  4. rallymorten

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    You know I'm in, not sure for how many races :)
     
  5. GTracer98

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    We still need to decide the date and time obviously. ;)
     
  6. FordMKIVJ5

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    Love the idea. The Saturday 4pm GMT+2 timeslot would be perfect for me (3pm BST). Friday 8pm would mean I could not attend. From my calculations the races will last approximately 50 or so minutes?

    Would probably go with Brabham Racing. :tup:
     
  7. GTracer98

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    Nice to see you! :) I used 150 km distance for all races, I'm not sure about the time.

    Oh, I have to mention this: the poll is not complete, I'm waiting for @Terronium-12 to edit it. :)
     
  8. FordMKIVJ5

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    Well I've voted for Saturday 4pm GMT+2 anyway as that's pretty much as perfect a timeslot as there is for me. :lol:
     
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  9. rallymorten

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    Saturday afternoon/early evening seems like a good time here as well.

    I'm so tempted to just take a #1 Ferrari because I can :lol:. I'll make up my mind soon enough :tup:
     
  10. Roflwaffle

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    I'm interested in this :tup:
     
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  11. Ninners

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    I'll keep my eye out on this.
     
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  12. rallymorten

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    I just took the car from a potential team to "Rouen" and instantly noticed that the only grid slots there are for bikes.. that might be a little problem..?

    Either way, I'm positively surprised with the car. It feels a little like the only things that can stop it from accelerating is running out of rpm or a wall, not that I plan to test out if the latter is true. The tyres are interesting choice as well, but (and I never thought I would say this) it actually handles pretty well on them comfys. Just remember, they do have low grip and the car is heavy light, which means low mechanical grip. That paired with road-level brakes equals you have to brake a lot earlier than you're probably used to (yes, I did put it in the gravel a few times) but it's great fun to drive :D

    Also, what's the 8th team?
     
  13. GTracer98

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    The grid slot problem could be fixed bt using another track. Or maybe we can try and line up on the bike slots? :D

    I took my time testing this car in different trims and tyres, this is my favourite trim so far. Glad you like it too. :)

    The 8th team, I haven't decided yet. Maybe you can throw a team from that period that you like and we'll add it in? ;)
     
  14. Roflwaffle

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    Porsche?
     
  15. GTracer98

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    The 1962 Porsche F1? Hehe, maybe.
     
  16. RyanRacer

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    This looks fun.
     
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  17. rallymorten

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    Porsche was actually a good suggestion.

    Apart from that, maybe Cooper, but they didn't seem to have one preferred color, making it a bit difficult to choose one for them.
     
  18. GTracer98

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    Okay, so Porsche it is! :D At least we'll pay a nice tribute to them. :tup:
     
  19. FordMKIVJ5

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    Le Mans style start? ;)

    Oh Porsche? I might have to be a #30 Porsche then. :D
     
  20. rallymorten

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    God damn you, I was thinking the exact same thing! :lol:

    I might have an idea for Rouen's start procedure, if it's possible it'll be the grid system of the year.
     
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  21. FordMKIVJ5

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    You should've known I'd go for that seeing as Dan Gurney drove it. :lol:
     
  22. RyanRacer

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    Here's a suggestion: If the car isn't being run at full power but can be tuned higher with allowed parts then perhaps in a future season you could increase the power specs; as if a reenactment of the 1966 rule change to 3-litre engine displacement limit. You could also allow an LSD, too. By then the Group 6 Prototypes had adjustable differentials. And if the car can be fitted with wings then we could also reenact the 1968 scenario... there are just so many possibilities with this car! :)
     
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  23. buck1

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    I'm interested even though i have never tried the rocket :) but my one worry is no abs :nervous:
     
  24. GTracer98

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    No ABS is not that hard once you learn it. Really, try it, I'm sure you'll learn how to brake without it. ;)

    Good suggestions. :tup: If this series becomes popular and it gets a second season, then your ideas are worth trying for sure. ;)
     
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  25. RyanRacer

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    We have a problem: the comfort tires have just as much grip as the rain tires. :sick: I think at least sports soft's should be the dry compound.
     
  26. Ninners

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    Comforts are fine.
     
  27. Michelin

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    I will keep an eye on this as well.
     
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  28. Roflwaffle

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    Seeing as this gaining a lot of interest, it might be a problem only awarding points down to 6th. I know you're trying to keep it as realistic as possible, but it might be a deterrent for some people.
     
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  29. rallymorten

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    I didn't have any problems without ABS, even when going at 300km/h then slamming the brakes :)

    Also, as I stated earlier, I think this is the one car whose characteristics go well with soft comfys, mainly due to its low weight.
     
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  30. Bo

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    This looks good.
     
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