Snail-Michelin Pilot GT4 Cup Challenge (Season 2)-Event #6 at Lago Maggiore GP, Friday, 12/17/21, 9pm estOpen 

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Alright Gents,
It's past 5pm est Thursday...deadline for all primary drivers to confirm attending has expired. Since no additional Reserves are confirmed available, @GTP_Guido is still eligible to accept the final open grid spot if he confirms before anyone else. With that said, we are now at a first come first serve for the final spot.

@Roman_GT23 has confirmed he could make himself available if there is absolutely no one else to run.
If interested in Racing tomorrow, please post below.

@MikeGrove and @LSGtheSkyChef , I included you into this invite. If interested, post here or pm me so I can direct you where remaining available cars can be found and forward time trialing instructions to be completed before race time.

Hoping to get a full grid for this event.
@MikeGrove has joined the series as a Reserve driver and will be racing tonight. Car choice and driver Leveling is in process and will be set before race time. With Raul confirmed, and MikeGrove joining us, we have a full 16 car field locked in for tonight.
Pre race Briefing will be posted in a little bit.
 
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Snail Gr4-Michelin Pilot
GT4 Cup Challenge
Event #5
Pre-Race Driver Briefing
Friday, November 19th, 2021

at 9pm est

Tonight we are at Monza, a track that will cater to the higher power cars that tend to struggle on the tighter more technical tracks. For the drivers with the better handling and more nimble cars, survival and good track positioning for defense will be paramount in securing a strong result. One certainty for tonight....more battles will be had, and as always, consistency and minimal mistakes take the the podium places. Find your car's strengths and use them to their fullest. And lastly, be patient and aware of traffic and your braking points...especially at Turn 1 in the opening laps.

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 #5

Roster Report for Event#5
Guido has unfortunately retired from the series due to life circumstances. Hopefully we can see a return some time in the future. The open grid spot has been solicited to the highest participating Reserves and has been accepted by @JDMKING13 to join Moby45 on the OuttaSight Motorsports team for the remainder of the season.

Also, 3 Drivers have reported absent with 3 Available Reserves confirmed to race. This should leave us with a full 16 car field tonight.:cheers:

Our grid for tonight is shown below:
Drivers Roster
@llNovall / II-NOVA-II
@Bologna_Duc / Bologna_Duc
@stelephant / stelephant
@Rob Brown / no1needs2perish
@IceWarden / Ice_Warden (1st Absent)
@Fudman420 / Fudman420
@Phlano099 / Phlano_099
@Moby45 / Moby45 (3rd Absent)
@GTR4MROD / GTR4MROD
@MrDonovan / MrDonovan (2nd Absent)
@Noob01_lmdead / rauljimenez76
@Harry Rowley / Harry_Rowley_10
@Stryker13 / DrSpyderPig
@Rotary_Pilot /Rotary_pilot13
@socalnatv / Sand_68
@JDMKING13 / jdmking13
@fruitloop31 / fruitloop31 (1st Reserve)
@Yugofan / Yugofan 1 (2nd Reserve)
@MikeGrove / GroveStreetRacin (3rd Reserve)
@Beeg Brady / Brady_Imawesome (4th Reserve)

Reserve Drivers (no specific priority order)
@Roman_GT23 / Roman_GT23
@aedenmaddok / aedonmaddok
@Deal24 / fullerbunch


@fruitloop31 will be racing for @IceWarden of Team Salt Life for the solo team effort, and points scored will count toward the team score for the event.

@Yugofan will be racing for @MrDonovan of Puma Motorsports to be teamed up with @Rotary_Pilot , and points scored will count toward the team score for the event.

@MikeGrove will be racing for Moby45 of OuttaSight Racing to be teamed up with @JDMKING13 , 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.​
 
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No chance of making race 1.
I’m in for race 2 if that’s an option
I have a reserve qualifying and Racing Race 1 in your place. Points earned in each race will count toward each of your totals for the season. Message me when your online, and I'll pm you when R1 I finished.
 
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@Phlano099 has retired from the Michelin Pilot Cup Challenge series.

@fruitloop31
@Yugofan
You both have 3 events of participation giving you both first right of refusal, but the two of you are tied. Therefore, the 1st to reply to accept the primary grid spot will be awarded primary status and will guarantee their entry for remaining events of the season to be be teamed up with myself under the HPS Race Team. Good luck tonyou both.

If neither of the above care to accept the spot, the opening will then be solicited to the next group of priority.
 
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Post Race Report
Event #5
at Autodromo
Nazionale Monza

on 11/19/21

As expected, some intense battles were waged from front to the back of the grid. Some great defense was also on display by drivers suffering a deficit in straight line speed.
For me, Race 1 was a high point of my season so far. After finding pole position, getting a poor start, and then a poor restart from the lap 1 Caution, I found myself in 5th place at one point. After a few laps and some luck, I worked my way into 2nd place with @Fudman420 out by over 5 seconds. Expectations were low on actually catching him, but I tried pushing. The gap closed to 3.8 sec at one point, before he went back at it and opened the gap back over 5 sec. From there it seemed like I was stuck in the 4-5sec gap range with no way to close....until a small mistake that brought me to within 2.5 sec with around 10 laps to go gave the extra motivation. Now, I saw an opportunity and felt I could close that gap. I pushed well beyond my comfort zone, with time dropping lap to lap. With 2 laps to go I was within 1 sec, and on the final lap managed to get onto Fudmans bumper. All the effort peaked on the final corner for my one and only attempt. Fud overshot, allowing me to over under, switching to the inside...however, he was able to hold the speed on the outside. The result was a drag race to the finish line that ended by a fender margin of victory in his favor. Great race and battle to the end Fudman420.
Race 2 was a few tough battles with @MikeGrove, @Noob01_lmdead and especially @Bologna_Duc for a 4th place finish. Great racing to everyone.
Also, a shout out to @stelephant for some great pace and attack at this event.
Many other battles and exchanges were had across the field, I'm sure.... feel free to elaborate and share any points from your races.
Congratulations to @llNovall for the overall EvenWin5 Win :cheers:

And, our Podium:
1st: @llNovall
2nd: @Fudman420
3rd: @Harry Rowley

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.
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Event #5, Race 1 at Monza
In processing

Event #5, Race 2 at Monza
In processing

Next Event
Event #6
Friday, December 17th, 9pm est
at Lago Maggiore GP
Conditions: TBD

Again, great racing everyone, and I'll see most of your for the Porsche Cup Event in 2 weeks and the rest for Event #6 on the 17th.
 
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Post Race Report
Event #5
at Autodromo
Nazionale Monza

on 11/19/21

As expected, some intense battles were waged from front to the back of the grid. Some great defense was also on display by drivers suffering a deficit in straight line speed.
For me, Race 1 was a high point of my season so far. After finding pole position, getting a poor start, and then a poor restart from the lap 1 Caution, I found myself in 5th place at one point. After a few laps and some luck, I worked my way into 2nd place with @Fudman420 out by over 5 seconds. Expectations were low on actually catching him, but I tried pushing. The gap closed to 3.8 sec at one point, before he went back at it and opened the gap back over 5 sec. From there it seemed like I was stuck in the 4-5sec gap range with no way to close....until a small mistake that brought me to within 2.5 sec with around 10 laps to go gave the extra motivation. Now, I saw an opportunity and felt I could close that gap. I pushed well beyond my comfort zone, with time dropping lap to lap. With 2 laps to go I was within 1 sec, and on the final lap managed to get onto Fudmans bumper. All the effort peaked on the final corner for my one and only attempt. Fud overshot, allowing me to over under, switching to the inside...however, he was able to hold the speed on the outside. The result was a drag race to the finish line that ended by a fender margin of victory in his favor. Great race and battle to the end Fudman420.
Race 2 was a few tough battles with @MikeGrove, @Noob01_lmdead and especially @Bologna_Duc for a 4th place finish. Great racing to everyone.
Also, a shout out to @stelephant for some great pace and attack at this event.
Many other battles and exchanges were had across the field, I'm sure.... feel free to elaborate and share any points from your races.
Congratulations to @llNovall for the overall EvenWin5 Win :cheers:

And, our Podium:
1st: @llNovall
2nd: @Fudman420
3rd: @Harry Rowley

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.
Event #5, Race 1 at Monza
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Event #5, Race 2 at Monza
In processing

Next Event
Event #6
Friday, December 17th, 9pm est
at Lago Maggiore GP
Conditions: TBD

Again, great racing everyone, and I'll see most of your for the Porsche Cup Event in 2 weeks and the rest for Event #6 on the 17th.
I always look forward to the post race reports. It was great to see my name! Thanks for the shout out, wish I could have held my line through a few of the missteps I made. Blowing my T1 braking point in race 2 and bailing into the run off killed my chance of a decent finish, but I finally felt comfortable lapping on track with proximity. Great fun!
 
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HPS/Lexus Racing has experienced some driver and sponsor turn over. First off, a new lead sponsor with corresponding colors has been established and was previewed in Monza. Also, a driver retirement from the Championship series has opened a seat for a new team driver entry with commitment to Jaguar Racing. Lexus and Jaguar will be working alongside the team sponsors to afford the best chances of driver and team success for the balance of the season.
The team will now be known as HPS Racing. A new livery for the Jaguar, raced by @fruitloop31 , has been rendered. Good luck to the newly formed race team.
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Race Event Details Post
Snail Gr4-Michelin Pilot
Cup Challenge
Points Event #6
on Friday, December 17th, 9pm est
Lago Maggiore GP
11:30 Fine Weather



Race Event Settings and Details
Track: Lago Maggiore GP
Time of Day: 11:30
Conditions: Fine Weather
Race1 Laps: (?? laps/40+min), Fastest First
Race 2 Laps: (?? 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:
Need some lap Intel to narrow down target times.

-Above are all the Event #6 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, December 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.
 
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Confirmation Post
for Event #6

at Lago Maggiore GP
on Friday, December 17th, 2021
Conditions:
11:30 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 - ?? laps to = 40 minute Race 1
10:15pm est- ?? 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
-?? laps for each race.
-11:30 Fine Weather
-1x fuel consumption/1x tire wear.
Race Event Details Post

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 made if 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, December 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
@Bologna_Duc / Bologna_Duc
@stelephant / stelephant
@Rob Brown / no1needs2perish
👍 @IceWarden / Ice_Warden
👍 @Fudman420 / Fudman420
@Moby45 / Moby45
@GTR4MROD / GTR4MROD
@MrDonovan / MrDonovan
👍 @Noob01_lmdead / rauljimenez76
@Harry Rowley / Harry_Rowley_10
@Stryker13 / DrSpyderPig
@Rotary_Pilot /Rotary_pilot13
@socalnatv / Sand_68
👍 @JDMKING13 / jdmking13
@fruitloop31 / fruitloop31
Reserve Drivers (no specific priority order)
@Yugofan / Yugofan
1👍 @MikeGrove.
@Beeg Brady / Brady_Imawesome
@Roman_GT23 / Roman_GT23
@aedenmaddok / aedonmaddok
2👍 @Deal24 / fullerbunch

Looking forward to our next event on Friday, December 17th. :cheers:

Note: I'm planning to host a formal practice session this Friday evening around 8-9pm est for anyone interested. Hope to see some of you on track then, and the rest on race night.
 
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