Welcome to the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge-Presented by Snail **Recruitment for Season 1 is now-(OPEN)** 2 Available Priority Driver Slots Remaining, and 6 Reserve Drivers Needed [16 priority, 6 Reserve] **First Come, First Serve** Please sign up only if you can commit to the majority (at least 6 Event nights) of a Season Schedule. Recruitment is open to Snail members and Non-members with all Snail OLR rules to be applied to all races and forum etiquette. Spoiler: Snail OLR and Good Racecraft Guide https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/snail-olr-policies-and-guidelines.332619/#post-12630786. ** **Note: Disregard Snail OLR, Section 14: "Incident Reporting Instructions". This Series will have it's own Reporting policy and Instructions in the tabs below** **9:30pm est Friday Monthly (1 race night/month) schedule with an approximate 2 hour total for Qualifying and Racing time frame. Drivers will be required to be in the Race Room and have their race entry in before 10pm** (See additional details in Spoiler Box below) 2 Driver pace classes, Platinum and Gold. CLASSES WILL BE DISTINGUISHED BY MIRROR, SPOILER, and Number Plate COLORS: Black: Platinum Drivers Yellow: Gold drivers Tires: Platinum Drivers: Racing Hards (RH) Gold Drivers: Racing Mediums (RM) -Vehicle to be used: 2016 911 (991) GT3 RS Race Series format Qualifying (Warmup lap, 2 hot laps) Race 1 (Approx 16 minutes/8 laps) Race 2 Reverse Grid (Approx 16 minutes/8 laps) Race 3 Reverse Grid (Approx 30 minutes/15 laps) Driver and Team Points Scorekeeping/Standings (See spoiler box below for details) **First Race Night will be August 16th, 2019** Please Browse the Series Details, and follow the signup instructions at the end of this post if you are interested and would like to join. Series Details and Series Information (Some details are still being worked on and will be finalized before the Season start date.) Spoiler: Season Schedule (Dates and Tracks) Season 1 schedule: *One Friday race night/ month to be scheduled on the dates shown below, or the first Friday after the Snail Invitational. *10 races over 10 months to be scheduled. -best 6 point nights are kept toward final season standings. Tracks/Dates to be raced-(Default Conditions) *Monza (August 16th, 2019) *Lago Maggiore GP (September 20th, 2019) *Suzuka (October 18th, 2019) *Mt Panorama (November 15th, 2019) *Barcelona. (December 13th, 2019) *Autopolis (January exact date: TBA)* *Kyoto DP- Yamagiwa (February exact date TBA)* *Interlagos (March exact date TBA)* *Fuji F (April exact date TBA)* *Nurburgring GP (May exact date TBA)*- Season 1 Finale *Note: 2020 Event schedule is not yet been released, but the Jan through May 2020 races should likely be the Friday after the Snail Invitational. Spoiler: Race Night Schedule Race night schedule The schedule below is a guide to stay within a 2 hour time window, but may vary depending on issues throughout the night. -9:30pm est: Race Room is Opened (Practice/warm up laps permitted until 9:55pm est, at which point the room will be reset) -9:55-10pm: all drivers are to make their entry to the pits only.(Series director/Host will be verifying tires to their respective drivers during this time). -10pm: drivers will be instructed to line up at Turn 1 **NO ENTRIES FOR THE 1ST RACE WILL BE TAKEN ONCE DRIVERS HAVE LEFT THE PIT LANE FOR THE QUALIFYING.** (Late drivers may make their entries before the reverse grid Race 2 and can race as long as their tires are verified before the start of Race 2 by the Series Director/Host) -10:05pm: Start Qualifying per the Snail qualifying procedure and rules. Leave 5 second intervals.(Series Director/Host will be 1st car off) -10:05-10:15: 1 warmup lap, and 2 hot lap qualifying session (Approx 8 min) -10:15pm: Race 1 start (8 laps). -10:35-1040pm: Race finish, record scores, save replays, and set room to reverse grid. -10:40-10:45pm: all drivers must maintain their entry from the end of previous race to start of next race. *Any Drivers that missed Race 1 must make their entry and have tires verified before the start of Race 2..* **Any disconnected drivers must re-make their entry and have tires re-verified before the start of Race 2.** -10:45pm: Race 2 Start (8 laps) -11:05-11:10pm: Race finish, record scores, save replays, and change lap count. -11:10-11:15pm: (5 minute break): all drivers must maintain their entry from the end of previous race to start of next race. **Any disconnected drivers must re-make their entry and have tires re-verified before the start of Race 3.** -11:20pm: Race 3 Start (15 laps). -11:50pm-12:00am: Race finish, record scores, and save replays, and conclude the night. Spoiler: Race Lobby Settings Standard Lobby Settings Basic Settings Room Mode: Practice / Race Room Privacy: Public * Room Settings Room Name: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge-presented by Snail (Event #1-8, Date) 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: Default No. of Laps: Lap count needed to reach 20+ minutes for R! and R2, and 30+minute R3 Race Settings Start Type: Grid Start Grid Order: R1: Fastest First / R2: Reverse Grid Based on Previous Results***/ R3: Manually set Grid Boost: None Slip Stream Strength: Real Visible Damage: Off Mechanical Damage: Light Tire Wear: 1x Fuel Consumption: Off Initial Fuel: Default Grip Red. On Wet Track / Track Edge: Real Race Finish Delay: 90 sec Overtaking System Usage Time Multiplier: Default Regulation Settings Filter by Category: N500 Balance of Performance: Off Power Limit: 491hp Weight: 3131 lbs Maximum Tire Rating: Racing Medium (RM) Minimum Tire Rating: Racing Hard (RH) Livery Restrictions: No Limit Type of Racing Number: No Limit Assign Car Number Automatically: None Tuning: Prohibited 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. Spoiler: Driver Scoring and Points Structure Points Platinum and Gold Level drivers will be scored together under one standing. 16 points: 1st 15 points: 2nd 14 points: 3rd 13 points: 4th 12 points: 5th 11 points: 6th 10 points: 7th 9 points: 8th 8 points: 9th 7 points: 10th 6 points: 11th 5 points: 12th 4 points: 13th 3 points: 14th 2 points: 15th 1 point: 16th *No bonus points for pole Scorekeeping and awarding of points -Race 1 and race 2 points: totaled and then averaged: [average of points scored from Race 1 and Race 2 will be total points awarded for both races. (16 points max for both races)] -Race 3 points: direct total based on finishing position (16 points max for this race) Perfect night will total 32 points. **Note: points values may be separated by .5 due to averaging odd and even points/placements Points Tie Breaking Policy follows same policy as Snail League shown below: In the event of a tie at the end of a race night, the driver with the highest single race finish will be awarded the tie breaker. If both driver have the same best finish, use the second best finish. 2 wins would beat 1 win and 1 2nd place finish or 1 win and one 2nd place finish would beat 1 win and 1 3rd place finish. The driver who wins the tie breaker will be awarded .1 point on the score sheet only for the purpose of breaking the tie for that night. The .1 point will not count toward the season championship. Spoiler: Driver Classifications Driver Classifications Different Tire compounds for each driver classification will be used to help equalize the pace of the driver talent levels. Platinum Drivers: -Upper 1/2 of Snail Driver's List -will use Racing Hard (RH) Tires -BLACK painted mirrors and Spoiler winglets, and black Cup Challenge numberplate with white numbers Gold Drivers: -Lower 1/2 of Snail Driver's List -will use Racing Medium (RM) Tires -YELLOW painted mirrors and Spoiler Winglets, and yellow Cup Challenge numberplates with black numbers What if the Snail Driver's List is an odd number of Divisions during driver placement/season start? *Recently archived and current race data from the Snail Sunday night series will be used toward placement of active Split Division Snail drivers. **New/Ex Snail drivers with limited or old data, and New NON-Snails will be required to run a control time trial for placement. Driver Classification will be reviewed month to month, and will be amended as needed based on driver performance on previous race event(s). Spoiler: Driver's List and Driver's List Priority Driver's List. (GTPlanet ID/PSN ID) PRIORITY LIST (16) 1. llNovall/II-NOVA-II (Platinum) Snail 2. thracerviewr/TheRaceReviewer(Platinum)Snail 3. Fudman420/Fudman420 (Gold) Snail 4. RobBrown/no1needs2perish (Platinum) Snail 5. TEX36/TEX36( Gold) Snail 6. GTP_Guido/GTP_Guido (Gold) Snail 7. DesertPenguin/DesertPenguin09 (Gold) 8. Bubdub804/JuceyJ804 (Platinum) Snail 9. N38824r/N38824jr (Gold) Snail 10. Raw10_2u/ Raw10_2u (Gold) Snail 11. basswerks1/ basswerks1 (Gold) Snail 12. DaveyHd/ Burgernip_2020 (Platinum) 13. USERID_77a23/USERID_77a23(Platinum)Snail 14. vsfit/ vsfit (Gold) Snail 15. 16. RESERVE LIST (6) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Driver List Priority Once a 10 month season starts, the Drivers list will be set in "priority order" based on sign up date. *The series will field drivers as follows: -16 Priority Drivers (list will be adjusted monthly based on driver activety) -6 Reserve Driver slots will be available and will be listed in priority based on signup as well. (Reserve Drivers must PM me the day of the Race of their intent to be available, and should be ready to enter the race room between 9:50-10pm est if messaged.) *Any Priority Driver who misses 3 consecutive races without prior notice in this thread and/or a pm to me, will be placed on the reserve list. * As a courtesy, all drivers will be asked to post their absence or intentions to race before 6pm est on the Friday race night to allow Reserve Drivers time to be ready. Spoiler: Driver/Car Profiles Driver/Car Profiles Spoiler: Race Team Hub: Details, Team/drivers list, and Team Point Structure Race Teams Race Teams will be comprised of at least 1 or more drivers with a limit of 3 drivers/team. Linked below, are multiple Real World Race teams from the Yokohama Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA with car numbers associated with those team's liveries. You must chose to race for one of these teams, and then may chose one of the options below: OPTION 1: Upon choosing a Real World team at sign-up, anyone who would like to race and re-create a real world car livery under the team and number you select may do so and is encouraged. Please be sure to include this intent in your post to join/participate in the series. https://porschegt3cupusa.imsa.com/teams OPTION 2: Upon choosing a Real World team at sign-up, you are welcome to create your own livery with your choice of sponsor, however, the team logo or decal of the team you sign up for must be used on the car as well and placed as instructed. Also, you must use a number not listed from any real world Race Team liveries listed below. Please avoid contradicting sponsors when creating a custom livery. (Example: Yokohama is this series tire sponsor,avoid other tire manufacturers as main car sponsor. Yokohama livery would be ok.) Please be sure to include this intent in your post to join/participate in the series. Note: ALL listed team's logos/names will be created and shared for use within the series. Sponsor decals for replica/recreated liveries will be your responsibility. (PM me if anyone needs help) Once you are signed to a team and the season officially starts, you will race for that team for the entire season. You may sign to a new team for the next season if you choose. Teams/Drivers - See this link for car pictures: https://porschegt3cupusa.imsa.com/teams Note: Any additional, older/ special event car liveries/colors you can find under the selected Real Race Team Number is allowed to be rendered and raced. TPC Racing (Team Full) No. 5: Team Full- not available No. 15: Team Full- not available No. 36: TEX36 No. 69: Team Full- not available No. 74: Team Full- not available No. 66: Rob Brown (user created # and liv) No. 868: basswerks1 (user created # and liv) Kelly-Moss Road and Race-(Team Full) No. 11: Team Full- not available No. 52: USERID_77a23 No. 61: N38824r No. 79: Team Full- not available No. 99: vsfit NGT Motorsport No. 23: No. 24: No. 25: No. 26: GTP_Guido (user created # and liv) No. 27: Raw10_2u ACI Motorports No. 17: No. 18: No. 65: No. 54: Bubdub804 (user created # and liv) TOPPRacing Performance No. 10: livery created and available, PM me No. 42: Fudman420 No: 56: WRIGHT Motorsports No. 7: No. 20: livery created and available, PM me. No. 45: livery created and available, PM me. JDX Racing No. 3: DaveyHd No. 11: No. 16: No. 43: livery created and available, (PM me) No. 29: theracereviewer. (user created # and liv) Flying Lizard Motorsporsts- not currently a team in the Yokohama Cup Challenge, but had been a very popular Porsche supported team for a long time and great success, which is why they will be included in this series. Linked are pictures of all available liveries for this team. https://www.google.com/search?q=fly...hUkh-AKHSWqA2MQ_AUoAXoECA8QAQ&biw=412&bih=678 No. 44: livery created and available, (PM me) No: 46: livery created and available, (PM me) No. 80: II-NOVA-II No. 81: livery created and available, (PM me) No. 9: DesertPenguin (user chosen no. and liv) Team Standings and Points The points earned on a race night from every driver of a team who raced will be totaled, then divided by the number of drivers on the team to equal the Team Points awarded for the event. Single Driver Teams will be awarded the same number of points the driver earned for the night. Example: (3 Driver Team) Driver 1: 32 points Driver 2: 24 points Driver 3: 27 points Total: 83 points ÷ 3 drivers = 27.67 Team points *Teams Standings will be kept on a seperate spreadsheet page during the season. NOTICE as of 6/11/2019: Anyone having a change of heart on team/livery choices or would like to team up with someone who has signed up more recently, may post here in the thread of their change before August 1st. If choosing a new team, remember that there is a maximum of 3 drivers per team, and that you must choose a real world livery/liveries that are still available for use or change the team name on your car if you created your own livery. For anyone who has chosen their own number and created their own livery, you may make two additional alternate liveries for use under the same number for the season and add it to your sign up post with your original livery or if there are multiple real world liveries under a given number, they may be rendered and used as well. Please remember the Series Uniformity regarding decal placement and Team decaling if any changes or new livery creations are made. Spoiler: Race Car Livery Uniformity Standards Race Car Uniformity 2016 Porsche 911 GT3RS Body -Required Color Numberplate on sides only Platinum: Black plate, white numbers Gold: Yellow Plate, black numbers -"Porsche Cup Challenge by Yokohama" ID plate is to be applied to blank area on number plates -"PORSCHE" nameplate on rear, and "GT3 Cup" decal directly below it. -Yokohama decals: Front, Rear on license plates, and 4 lower corners -VP Racing Fuels: Front lower corner -HUGO Boss decal lower rocker panel directly in front of rear wheel arch. -www.porschemortsport.com decal on A-pillar -IMSA sactioning body decal Front -above Yokohama decal license plate, Rear- off set to right of Yokohama decal license plate, and on both sides-directly below racing numberplate -United States Flag directly below rear IMSA decal. -Gold Class drivers: Yellow Box with black "GT3" class lettering: lower left rear face of bumper. Platinum drivers: white lettering over black box (if needed to stand out) -"Car Number" ONLY: directly above GT3 decal, same number color as side number plate numbers. -Sponsor Name/Logo decals to be placed on doors or quarter panels (Hood optional) -Team Name/Logo decals to be placed on doors or quarter panels opposite of Sponsor decals. (Hood optional) -"Contigency (secondary sponsor)" decals may be placed on sides only along the lower rocker panels or staggered behind rear wheel arches -Driver Name above side doors (Select "Racing Item") -White GT Sport Windshield banner (Select from Racing Item tab in livery editor. Spoiler -PORSCHE decal on spoiler top (Any Color) - GT Sport decal on SPOILER winglets Platinum- White decal over black winglet Gold- Black decal over Yellow winglet -Race Team "Printed Name" on underside of Spoiler or on rear spoiler lip (Driver choice) All required decals stated above, other than Sponsor and Team Name decals, will have links posted below for your use Required Wheels BBS-RI-D only, stock size, and any color Example Standard Spoiler: Example liveries with decal locations 5 view Livery picture example link below: https://s3.amazonaws.com/gt7sp-prod/livery/76/07/86/7143272036367860776_1.png Spoiler: Required League decals, Number plates and Team Decals. Platinum Number plate: https://www.gran-turismo.com/us/gtsport/user/decal/1138839/4981627773941482008 Gold number plate: https://www.gran-turismo.com/us/gtsport/user/decal/1138839/4981627782934069784 Spoiler: Pre-Created/Ready Liveries https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/thre...ce-series-at-9-30pm-est.387501/#post-12747918 Spoiler: Penalty Process and Policy Penalty Process Penalty filing instructions -Submit your incident(s) by filing via pm to the Chief Steward, all supporting stewards, and the offending driver by including the information listed below. List of Stewards and Volunteers II-NOVA-II (Chief Steward) **The offending driver may plead his/her side within the group pm within 7 days of the initially filed penalty reporting pm** UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD AN INCIDENT BE FILED OR DISCUSSED IN THE MAIN THREAD. IF THIS OCCURS, A MANDATORY UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT PENALTY OF 50 POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE SEASON'S TOTAL, AND A 2 WEEK SUSPENSION FROM THE SERIES. Incident filing PM's must include the following in this order for each incident to be accepted: -PSN name of the driver being filed against -Your PSN name -Race Number the incident occurred -the lap number that the incident occurred -the time the incident occured -description of the incident being filed The Stewards will be utilizing the penalty guidelines set up and used within the Snail Spec Racing Series. Follow the link below for: Penalty judging Guidlines https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/snail-olr-policies-and-guidelines.332619/#post-12630811 All Stewards are to review a replay of an incident in question and reply to the PM with their opinion as to what "Level" the incident falls under. **Please Note: If the Chief Steward deems, in any way, the lead driver lost control, and the chase driver attempts to brake or evade, but still makes contact, no penalty shall be issued at the Chief Steward's discretion. ** All penalty points assessed to a driver will be applied to that race night's points that the incident(s) occured with no probation period. At a 10 week season's end, the results sheet will be reviewed for each driver. All repeat offenders of the rules of this league will be reviewed by the Chief Steward and Steward Corp on a severity and case by case basis. If the review reflects a consistency or lack of improvement, the Chief Steward may recommend removal from the series by a peer to peer judgement . Drivers may file incidents after the last race on Friday race night to Monday at 8pm est of the same weekend. After the 1 week rebuttle period has ended,(Monday 8pm of Race weekend to the following Monday at 8pm) the Chief Steward and/or any support stewards will review all incidents filed and submit a ruling in the respective incident group pm by 6pm Friday of the next race event. *The Chief Steward will make a final review of all incidents filed, taking into account any rebuttals and the other Steward's grading of the incidents and will make a final ruling for issuing penalty points. Penalty points will be shown in the Overall Season Standings Scoresheet and will be adjusted to the total points at the season's end. Spoiler: Duty list/series volunteers Series Director: II-NOVA-II Assistant Series Director: Assistant Series Director: Host: II-NOVA-II Backup Host: TEX36 2nd Backup Host: Replay Uploader: GTP_Guido Backup Replay Uploader: Scorekeeper: II-NOVA-II Backup Scorekeeper: 2nd Backup Scorekeeper: Chief Penalty Steward: II-NOVA-II Steward: Steward: Spoiler: Scoring and Series Standings **If you have reviewed the 1st post and Series Details and would like To Join follow one of the 2 options below: OPTION 1 *GO TO THE "RACE TEAM HUB" TAB Above*: 1.) Browse the Real World Car liveries and numbers in the link provided. 2.) Choose the Team you will race for 3.) Select a car number and associated livery from the list of teams to re-create, (or) Select a personalized number not on the list and create your own livery within that team. 4.) "Copy and Paste" the message below and post in the thread stating your preferences: "I have reviewed the Series Details and would like to compete in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge-presented by Snail. Selected Team: (Input chosen team from teams list in the Race Team Hub tab) With Car No.: (Selected car number from list (or) your own number that is not on the list) Using: (a rendered Real World livery associated with the chosen number from the list) (or) (a Personalized/user-created livery and number under the selected Real World Race Team)" (OR) OPTION 2 "Copy and Paste": I have reviewed the Series Details and would like to compete in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge-presented by Snail. I would prefer to be assigned to a race team and issued a car livery and number by the Series Director. (If you choose to be assigned to a team and issued a livery, the livery will be created and provided for you through the "Share" function in GT Sport) Once your post to join is made, a "Welcome Reply" will follow shortly with a confirmation of your preferences, your preliminary driver placement, and any further instructions needed to be placed. Good Luck, and Welcome to Season 1.