Snail-Michelin Pilot GT4 Cup Challenge (Season 2)-Event#5 Winner: II-NOVA-II, CongratulationsOpen 

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Post Race Report
Event #2
at Nurburgring GP

on 8/27/21

Event #2 at the Nurburgring GP Circuit. Wow. There were so many races happening across both races for this event...too many to point out specifically, but I am going to elaborate on mine.
Qualifying didn't fair well for a great starting position, and Race 1 didn't get much better on my end. In the opening lap, I shot for an opening that was quickly closed by @Rob Brown who was trying to avoid his own catastrophe. In the attempt to avoid hitting him, I nipped the track edge and spun. After going 5 sec down and trying to push hard to catch up, I lost control putting me now 15 sec behind the pack....I was now praying for a Caution to pop up...never happened. At this point, my goal was to simply find consistency and better lap times in the hope of a good race 2.
And a great Race 2 it was. Around lap 2, @Stryker13 (DrSpyderPig) was already placing heavy pressure, gluing his nose to my rear bumper. In the midst of defending 4th against Pig, I was closing in on @socalnatv (Sand_68) for 3rd place. This was where the race really ramped up. I made multiple attempts to overtake, but everytime I had be careful with Pig and later @GTR4MROD close in tow. This 3-4 car battle for 3rd lasted nearly 15 laps until Pig went wide in the Schumacher S. Now with a little pressure relieved, I was able to turn my attention back onto Sand_68, with @MrDonovan seeking up on me in the closing laps. On the last lap with MrDonovan now on my tail, and time running out, I finally went full commitment getting a great run out of turn 4 on Sand. I pressed to the outside, going 2 wide with Sand into turn 5, and then managed to edge him out to finish the overtake in turn 6 with MrDonovan trying to sneak through. Sand fended him off to the next corner where MrDonovan and @IceWarden made their way past. Just when I thought it was over and I was in the clear, MrDonovan was not satisfied with 4th, and placed all efforts on taking away 3rd place with multiple advances thru the final 2 sectors. At the final corner, he made lunge for the inside, making light but legal contact, and when we seperated, it was a race to the finish line. This is the margin of victory:
Probably one of if not the most intense and enduring multi-car battles I have had. Great racing to @socalnatv , @Stryker13, @MrDonovan , and @GTR4MROD for such a great race.
Again, many other battles were waged across the grid in this same race...please feel free to share and/or have a look at the broadcasts of the races.
Congratulations to @MrDonovan on the overall Event #2 Win. :cheers: Great Racing

And, our Podium:
1st: @MrDonovan
2nd: @IceWarden
3rd: @Phlano099

Ballast adjustments have been made based on the results prior to any issuance of penalties, and the BoP chart updated & edited in the 2nd Post. Be sure to verify or adjust your BoP if necessary before our next event.

We do have 2 incidents reported and under review that could affect the final points Scoring for the event.
Event #2, Race 1 at Nurburgring GP

Event #2, Race 2 at Nurburgring GP

Next Event
Event #3
Friday, September 17th, 9pm est
at Spa Francorchamps
Conditions: 12:00 Fine Weather

Again, great racing everyone, and I'll see most of your for the Porsche Cup Event next Friday, and the rest for Event #3 on the 17th.
Heaps of fun guys - Nova it doesn’t get much closer than that :D
Great work @Rotary_Pilot, Puma Motorsport’s going to be a contender this season!

Thanks heaps all, great racing. Stoked to take my first GS round win, let’s see if I can find some pace at Spa with an anvil in my trunk :cheers:
 
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I have no idea how I got a 5th and a 4th and ended up 2nd overall :). And somehow earned a small anvil for the boot.
The magic of a 2 race format and consistently gaining spots across both races. In the Porsche series last season, @Roman_GT23 did not win one event all season, but won the whole thing with consistently high top 5 finishes in all races. Great racing Ice, well deserved. :cheers:
 
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The magic of a 2 race format and consistently gaining spots across both races. In the Porsche series last season, @Roman_GT23 did not win one event all season, but won the whole thing with consistently high top 5 finishes in all races. Great racing Ice, well deserved. :cheers:
And go figure I go on that drought, then win the first event of the new season and already got the Donkey Kong anvil :lol::banghead::(
 
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Race Event Details Post
Snail Gr4-Michelin Pilot
Cup Challenge
Points Event #3
on Friday, September 17th, 9pm est

Spa Francorchamps
12:00 Fine Weather

Race Event Settings and Details
Track: Spa Francorchamps
Time of Day: 12:00
Conditions: Fine Weather
Race1 Laps: (17 laps/40+min), Fastest First
Race 2 Laps: (17 laps/40+min), Reverse Grid
Lobby Settings can be found below:

Standard Lobby Settings
Basic Settings

Room Mode: Practice/Race
Room Privacy: Public *
Room Settings
Room Name: Snail Gr4-Michelin Pilot Cup Challenge. Event #1-12 (Date)- Members only
Race Type: Race for Real
Fixed Room Ownership: No **
Max no of participants: 16
Required Sportsmanship Rating --
Required Sportsmanship Rating --
Track Settings
Track: As per Race Date
Select Condition: See Event Details
Laps: laps to = 40 min (or choice for practice)
Race Settings
Start Type: Grid Start
Grid Order: R1, Fastest First (Set by host off qualifying)/R2, Reverse Grid from previous results.
Grid
Boost: None
Slip Stream Strength: Real
Visible Damage: On
Mechanical Damage: Light
Tire Wear: 1x
Fuel Consumption: 1x
Initial Fuel: Default
Grip Red. On Wet Track / Track Edge: Real
Race Finish Delay: 180 sec
Overtaking System Usage Time Multiplier: Default Qualifier Settings Time Limit: none
Qualifying Continuation Time: none
Tire Wear during Qualifying: N/A
Fuel Consumption Qualifying: N/A
Regulation Settings
Filter by Category: Gr4
Balance of Performance: Off
Power Limit: No Limit
Weight: No Limit
Maximum Tire Rating: Racing Medium (RM) Minimum Tire Rating: Racing Medium (RM)
Livery Restrictions: No Limit
Type of Racing Number: No Limit
Assign Car Number Automatically: None
Tuning: No Limit
Kart Usage: Off
Ghosting During Race: None
Shortcut Penalty: None
Wall Collision Penalty: None
Wall Collision Detection: Default
Side Contact Penalty: Off
Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collission: Off Replace Car at Course Out: Off
Flag Rules: Off
Limit Driving Options
Countersteering Assist: Prohibited
Active Stability Management (ASM): Prohibited Driving Line Assist: Prohibited
Traction Control: Prohibited
ABS: No Limit
Auto-Drive: Prohibited
Notes: * There seems to be a glitch that not all friends can find a Friends Only room ** Friends Only room only allows for Fixed Host. Special permission is required to set up a Fixed Host lobby *** In case manual lineup is required, there is and option to set grid manually.

Please see the link below to verify your Driver BOP requirements:
BoP Chart and Drivers List


Target lap times:
2:23''s -2:24's is in the ballpark. Need somw lap Intel to narrow down target times.

-Above are all the Event #3 details for anyone who would like to get an early jump on some practice/lapping sessions.
-Confirmation to Attend Post/Reminder will be posted to the thread by Friday, September 10th. Please look in on this thread and reply here or via psn when you know you status.
(Any Drivers who wish to confirm attendance early may do so at any time).
Reminder: Reserve driver priority is based first on level of past participation, and then on date and time availability was confirmed.

See some of you this Friday in the Porsche Cup, and the rest of you on Race night.

NOTE: FOR THOSE RUNNING BOTH SERIES, THIS AND THE PORSCHE SERIES, WE WILL BE RACING BACK TO BACK WEEKS ON 9/10 (Porsche) and 9/17 (Michelin), followed by a 2 week break. Be attentive of the dates over the next few weeks.
 
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Confirmation Post
for Event #3

at Spa Francorchamps
on Friday, September 17th, 2021
Conditions:
12:00 Fine Weather

To all Drivers tagged in this post, please confirm your status by posting here in the thread or via PSN message that you "will" or "will not" be racing by 5pm Thursday (day before race night) to secure your grid spot and/or to adhere to the absentee policy.


The final Driver BOP regulations have been updated and shown in the 2nd post of the thread. Please verify and apply these latest numbers to your car before entering the race room. Check and double check your BoP number prior to each race. Race Director will not be verifying before the race other than to take a screen shot of the driver specs screen to review post race. Any drivers with incorrect BoP values will be issued a 10 point penalty against their score for the event raced. Please verify your BoP.

Also, I would ask that all drivers re-review section 4 of the first post, (Caution process) for the series. Any questions at all, please reach out and clarify before race night.

The race Event schedule is shown below:
9pm est- open room and verify bops/warm up
9:15pm est -15 minute Open qualifying
9:30pm est - 17 laps to = 40 minute Race 1
10:15pm est- 17 laps to = 40 minute Race 2, (Reverse grid)
Race will be using all updated series rules and format. (Caution rules will be used if needed)

Race Event Details
-17 laps for each race.
-12:00 Fine Weather
-1x fuel consumption/1x tire wear.
Race Event Details

BoP Chart and Drivers List
All drivers are required to be in the party chat whether they have a mic or not. Caution calling and directives will be issued through the party chat, and for those without a mic, it would come through your monitor/tv audio.

(In the event a Caution is called during the race, I ask everyone to be patient and cooperative.)

Please review tab 4.1 in the first post and clarify or ask any questions before we get to race night.


All drivers who make it on the grid, please stay in the race event for the night if at all possible, as we could potentially have had to turn some drivers away, leaving it a wasted opportunity for them to race. In the Event of a solo off track or spin, run to gather up as many points as possible (and there is always the possibility of a Caution to get you back up to field). Also, ballast adjustments will only be madenif the event is completed. Stay with it and you could earn some help for the next event.

Primary Drivers will be given priority for each class, then go to the Reserves for each class as needed. Reserve Driver priority will be based on event participation, then based on order of confirming availability. Please reply with your intentions either way.


Anyone with a 👍 has already confirmed and are noted to be present for Friday, September 17th. Everyone else, please confirm, here in the thread or via PSN message, that you "will" or "will not" make it no later than 5pm est Thursday (Day before Race Night). Please reply either way

👍= will be present
(X)= notified of absence
(?)= Questionable


Drivers Roster
👍 @llNovall / II-NOVA-II
(X) @Bologna_Duc / Bologna_Duc (1st)
👍 @stelephant / stelephant
👍 @Rob Brown / no1needs2perish
(X) @IceWarden / Ice_Warden (3rd)
👍 @Fudman420 / Fudman420
👍 @GTP_Guido / TPC_Guido
(X) @Phlano099 / Phlano_099 (2nd)
👍 @Moby45 / Moby45
👍 @GTR4MROD / GTR4MROD
👍 @MrDonovan / MrDonovan
👍 @Noob01_lmdead / rauljimenez76
👍 @Harry Rowley / Harry_Rowley_10
👍 @Stryker13 / DrSpyderPig
👍 @Rotary_Pilot /Rotary_pilot13
👍 @socalnatv / Sand_68
Reserve Drivers (no specific priority order)
@Roman_GT23 / Roman_GT23 (1 event)
@aedenmaddok / aedonmaddok (1 event)
👍 @Deal24 / fullerbunch (1st R)
@Yugofan / Yugofan (1 event)
@fruitloop31 / fruitloop31 (1 event)
👍 @JDMKING13 / jdmking13 (2nd R)


Looking forward to our next event.
 
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The 5pm est Monday deadline for previously participating Reserves to confirm available has expired. All Reserve drivers are now of equal priority up to race night.
We currently have 3 absences reported for Fruday and are in need of 3 Reserves.

@Deal24
@JDMKING13
You both have confirmed available and are now our 1st and 2nd Reserves for Event #3 which guarantees your entry for this Friday.. The next Reserve to confirm available will be our 3rd Reserve and will guarantee their entry as well.

Pre-Race Briefing will be out by Friday afternoon. See you all on Friday at Spa.
 
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jdmking13
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The 5pm est Monday deadline for previously participating Reserves to confirm available has expired. All Reserve drivers are now of equal priority up to race night.
We currently have 3 absences reported for Fruday and are in need of 3 Reserves.

@Deal24
@JDMKING13
You both have confirmed available and are now our 1st and 2nd Reserves for Event #3 which guarantees your entry for this Friday.. The next Reserve to confirm available will be our 3rd Reserve and will guarantee their entry as well.

Pre-Race Briefing will be out by Friday afternoon. See you all on Friday at Spa.
I am available for Friday can’t wait!
 
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II-NOVA-II
So my work fell through this weekend so I am available again to race.
Hey Ice_Warden,
Unfortunately, when an absence is reported, the grid spot is forfeited to any available Reserves. If there was still an opening, you would slot right back in, but all absences have been secured by the 3 available Reserves for this Friday. However, if a spot opens last minute or between now and race night, with this post, you will be the next to bump back in. Moving forward, if you want to hold your spot until absolutely sure you're absent, confirm tentative. That allows me to have a Reserve on the ready, but holds your spot until verified. The only drawback to this, is there is the chance that the spot does not get filled since your absence would be confirmed later than others. I'll keep you posted as we get closer.
 
4,059
United States
Bel Air, MD
II-NOVA-II
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Snail Gr4-Michelin Pilot
GT4 Cup Challenge
Event #3
Pre-Race Driver Briefing
Friday, September 17th, 2021

at 9pm est

Event #3 is set for tomorrow night at Spa Francorchamps. With success ballasting and performance adjustments being applied, expect the racing and the pace across the field to get even closer. Find your car's strengths and pick your spots for overtaking accordingly. And most of all be patient and prioritize consistency....these seem to be the keys to success within this series.

A few quick reminders to all drivers attending:
*Please be patient in high traffic, especially in the opening laps.
**Respect the space of the drivers around you, and make every effort to race as clean as possible.
***Race hard, Race consistent, and race fair.

Let's continue to showcase the clean and competitive racing that Snail has always been known for.

Drivers are also asked to please review or refresh themselves with the series Caution Process noted below:
Tab 4.2 Caution Process. (In 1st Post of thread)
Any questions, please ask.

For Reference:
Confirmation Reminder Post, Event #3

Roster for Event #3
3 Drivers have reported absent with 3 Available Reserves confirmed to race. @IceWarden has rescinded his absence and is available if an opening becomes available. A 16 car grid is set for Event #3.



Our grid for tonight is shown below:
GS Class-hosted by II-NOVA-II
@llNovall / II-NOVA-II
@Bologna_Duc / Bologna_Duc (1st absent)
@stelephant / stelephant
@Rob Brown / no1needs2perish
@Fudman420 / Fudman420
@GTP_Guido / TPC_Guido (3rd Absent)
@Phlano099 / Phlano_099 (2nd Absent)
@Moby45 / Moby45
@GTR4MROD / GTR4MROD
@MrDonovan / MrDonovan
@Noob01_lmdead[/USER] / rauljimenez76
@Harry Rowley / Harry_Rowley_10
@Stryker13 / DrSpyderPig
@Rotary_Pilot /Rotary_pilot13
@socalnatv / Sand_68
@Deal24 / fullerbunch (1st Reserve)
@JDMKING13 / jdmking13 (2nd Reserve)
@fruitloop31 /fruitloop31 (3rd Reserve)
@IceWarden / Ice_Warden (4th Reserve)

Reserves on Standby

Reserve Drivers (no specific priority order)
@aedenmaddok / aedonmaddok
@Roman_GT23 / Roman_GT23
@Yugofan / Yugofan


@Deal24 will be racing for @Bologna_Duc 's solo entry team (Ronin Racing), and points scored will count toward the team score for the event.

@JDMKING13 will be racing for @Phlano099 of Lexus Racing/HPS to be teamed up with llNovall, and points scored will count toward the team score for the event.

@fruitloop31 will be racing for the @GTP_Guido of OuttaSight Racing to be teamed up with @Moby45, and points scored will count toward the team score for the event.


All Drivers that have confirmed to race and are tagged are considered primary drivers for this event and are expected on the grid. If anyone thinks they may be tentative or must cancel, please let me know by 8pm est Friday (Race Day). Any cancelled entries after this time will result in possible forfeiture of primary status or forfeiture of Reserve priority for future events.

Please verify your driver specific BOP Regulations before entering the room:
Driver List and BoP Regulations Chart

It is the responsibility of ALL Drivers to verify your BoP regulations prior to entering the race room or at the latest, 5 minutes prior to the Start of Qualifying. The BoP Tracking Sheet will be displayed here and in other reminder posts leading up to each event. I will not be verifying BoP regulations prior to the start of Qualifying. Rather, the Race Director will screenshot the in game Driver Performance Regulations screen just prior to the start of Qualifying to be referenced during scoring.
Any Driver whose BoP is not correct for the event will recieve a 10 point penalty against points scored for that event.
Please verify your BoP regulations before every race night.

The Race Rooms and Party Chats will be open for entries and warm up around 8:50pm est. Please be in the room no later than 9:10pm est to have your entry verified.
15 minute Open Qualifying to start at 9:15pm est.


Good luck to everyone, and see you all on the grid for the green flag:cheers:
 
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