[Special Event] Showdown at Laguna Seca

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  1. Granadier

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    Stage 3 of the 2020 FIA Nations series started off with a race combo at Laguna Seca which can only be described as an homage to a legendary battle between two top tier GT2 machines in 2009.



    Unfortunately Polyphony Digital slightly missed the mark by using the Gr.4 offerings for that race along with a tire requirement that turned the race into a one-make Cayman sprint.

    To make up for that, and because I absolutely love this constructor matchup, I'm hosting another one-off special event. It will be a proper race with Gr.3 machinery using a custom BoP (see “Car Regulations” section) to ensure the two cars are evenly matched. Fuel and tires will be enabled but are not intended to be an issue during the race. This will be a sprint with close hard racing greatly encouraged.

    Event Timing:
    July 12th (Sunday) 18:00EST (23:00 GMT)
    Lobby will open at 17:30 EST
    Qualifier will begin at 18:00 EST and last 10 minutes.
    Race will begin at 18:15 EST and go until roughly 18:45 EST.

    Total event duration should be around 45 minutes.
    Sorry about the later timing for our European friends.

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    Track: Leguna Seca
    Time: 18:00
    20 laps
    Gr.3 Corvette & Porsche
    Custom BoP (See Car Regs)
    RM tires
    Qualifying: 10 minutes
    Grid Order: Fastest First
    Boost: Off
    Slipstream Strength: Real
    Visible Damage: On
    Mechanical Damage: Light
    Tire Wear: 1x (TBD)
    Fuel Depletion: 2x (TBD)
    Grip Reduction: Real
    Race Finish Delay: 90 Seconds
    Tuning: Prohibited
    Ghost: Off
    Penalties: Weak
    Side Contact Penalty: Off
    Assists: Counter-steering Assistance, ASM, and Auto-Drive prohibited.
    Cars are limited to 8 of each (BoP):
    • Porsche 911 RSR (108/101)
    • Corvette C7.R (100/96)
    No livery restrictions. As long as they are not obscene.
    GRID START will be used to avoid issues with the start extending the event duration.

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    This is a quick turnaround event that's meant to be a fun and casual celebration of a superb moment in motorsports history.
    Sign up quick before Sunday!

    GTP name -
    PSN name -
    Car choice - (see "Car Regulations")
    Race number -
     
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  2. Granadier

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  3. Granadier

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    edit: weird that the ping didn't work. will try again.
     
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  4. El_Beardo

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    Stick me down as a maybe, for now. I'll confirm with Mrs Beardo in a couple days.
    • GTP name - El_Beardo
    • PSN name - El_Beardo_Grande
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    • Race number - 13.
     
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  5. Drex124

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    The ping didn't work, but put me down for a Porsche.

    GTP name - Drex124
    PSN name - Drex125
    Car choice - Porsche
    Race number - #63
     
  6. DesertPenguin

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    I can't race in the 18:00 EST hour
     
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  7. GOTMAXPOWER

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    The notification failed me but this sounds good, I'll put my name down with the same Porsche from the N24 race, if I find anything else on discover I might swap number.

    GTP name - GOTMAXPOWER
    PSN name - GOTMAXPOWER
    Car choice - (see "Car Regulations") Porsche
    Race number - #912
     
  8. Pigems

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    Hell yeah I’m in! :D

    GTP - Pigems
    PSN - TPC_Pigems
    Car - Corvette
    Num - #420


    Edit: The Ping only works on an original Post, people won’t get the notification if you add them to a post in a edit. :tup:
     
  9. Granadier

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  10. The_Tullster

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    Not for me I'm sorry, time zones. Time slot works out to 8am Monday, right when I start work.
     
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  11. Pigems

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    Call in sick! :D
     
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  12. Granadier

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    Custom BoP values updated in the "Car Regulations" section. Thanks to @El_Beardo and @Drex124 for the help in getting that dialed in.
    • Porsche 911 RSR (108/101)
    • Corvette C7.R (100/96)
     
  13. GTP_Guido

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    I‘m in :cheers:

    GTP name - GTP_Guido
    PSN name - GTP_Guido
    Car choice - Porsche
    Race number - 69
     
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  14. Kermit_2142

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    Yes sounds good, sign me up for bottom of the list/reserve. I should make it ok though.

    I will be jumping in with little or no practice so I’ll take whatever car is left over :tup:. Keep me posted.
     
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    nice
     
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  16. x5abotagex86

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    Dang, a little early for me, goodluck guys!

    Race video in the OP, just amazing lol
     
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  17. GT5Apex

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    Im up for this

    GTP name - GT5Apex
    PSN name - Sunshineonleith
    Car choice - Porsche
    Race number - 93
     
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  18. GTP_Guido

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    Flying Lizard #69 :)

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  19. Granadier

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    LOVE this!!
     
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  20. O604

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    GTP - O604
    PSN - Kaizen-Teian
    Car choice - Corvette (USA! USA!)
    Race number - 64

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  21. NoStopN

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    I’m going to have to sit this one out. Got the GF’s daughter this weekend. Doing things other than racing. But thanks for the invite.
     
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  22. Qyn

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    GTP name - Qyn
    PSN name - TPC_QYN73
    Car choice - Porsche
    Race number - #73
     
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    Sorry, it's too late for me unfortunately. It would have been good fun though.
     
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  24. llNovall

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    Absolutely epic race!! ONE OF THE BEST BATTLES. Great choice and worthy of a celebratory special event. So badly would like to participate, but family plans are set during this time. Good luck to all those attending, and I hope to see a broadcasting of the replay.:cheers:
     
  25. Qyn

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    Gonna jump on for some testing if anyone's interested. Send a FR if needed. 0475-4353-8154-0720-3396
     
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  26. Granadier

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    Only a couple more days till we race!! This looks to be a great one with an 11 entry mixed field of car choices so far. I'm going with this beautiful Sky liveried Corvette from PX7-Infinity for this one (pretend there's two 7's there).

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    Hope to see some attempts at recreating the epic battle on Sunday!!

    Thanks!! I'll definitely have a broadcast up of the race and will post a link here in the thread beforehand.
     
  27. GOTMAXPOWER

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    Massive change to my entry but I'll switch from a green/yellow #912 to a yellow/green #911 for the race.
     
  28. Kermit_2142

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    I'm hoping to make this one (80%), should be good fun. I need to find me a livery, which car do you need me to use?? I don't mind either way.
     
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    Should still be good to go for this one. Sadly, I've not had time to practice, and generally don't get along with LS, so I'll apologise in advance for anyone who gets caught in my several thousand off track excursions.

    Edit: Also tempted to run my own version of this event, at another circuit, with a few differences.
    • Much longer race time (90-120mins) at a different circuit.
    • Bigger difference in BoP. 'Vette will run as a power car. Porsche will run lighter, with less power, for a braking/handling advantage.
     
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  30. GOTMAXPOWER

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    Nordschleife? :sly: