GTPlanet’s WRS Announces Qualifier Results, Week 1 Time Trial is Now Live

Weekly Race Series January 19, 2014 by
efhj[1] Gran Turismo 6

WRS Time Trials

For those who took part in our qualifier and are hungry for some action, Week 1 of GT6 WRS Time Trials is now live.  Titled “BallS1 to the Wall”, the event is an Arcade Mode Time Trial that features the Audi S1 quattro Pikes Peak Courtesy Car, on a returning favorite Original Circuit, Apricot Hill.

The action is already hot and heavy. As of this posting, there are 60 drivers on our Leaderboard, and the top 10 drivers are separated by about 3 tenths of a second!  Check out this First sector video from Time Trial Steward Vagabond, to see what this appropriately titled combo is all about.

GTPlanet’s WRS Registry Qualifier

The initial results of our GT6 Registry Qualifier were announced on Wednesday, January 15th.  More than 300 drivers participated in our qualifier, with drivers being placed in one of 4 divisions, based on the ability they displayed.

Divisions are in turn broken into 3 classifications, with Division 1 Gold containing the most elite drivers.  Congratulations to GTP_Twissy for top billing in our qualifier, and to each of the 7 drivers who raced their way into Division 1 Gold!

  • “GTP_Twissy” / “Twissy”
  • “GTP_BanditKarter” / “BanditKarter22”
  • “GTP_w-g-e” / “w-g-e”
  • “GTP_firstmivec” / “RalliArt/////”
  • “lapierre4” / “lapierre4”
  • “A7XMaverick” / “A7XMaverick”
  • “TRL_GhostDriver” / “GTPGhost”

For those who participated in our GT5 Qualifier, and are curious about just how fast the top drivers were, yesterday we published the actual times from the GT5 Qualifier.

WRS Online Events

On January 22nd, WRS Online will continue to support the online racing platform of GT6, hosting our fourth and final “Unofficial” online race event (“Official” events will begin next week).  We’ll go back to yet another favorite from GT5, with “Fuji(Nissan) GT(-R) V2.0“.  The races are open to anyone listed in the GTP_Registry.

The race features the Nissan GT-R ’07, on a fast and exciting World Circuit, Fuji Speedway GT.  The races will continue to be modified from our normal, hour long format, and will feature a 6 minute timed group qualification session, followed by two 12 Lap Races.

Interested in running?  Be sure and visit the race thread and follow the instructions to register for the event in your time zone!  We now feature 3 convenient time slots, with one added last week for racers in Australia/Asia time zones.  One (or more) of these should work for most members in most regions –

  • 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific / 20:00 GMT
  • 10:00 PM Eastern / 7:00 PM Pacific / 3:00 AM GMT
  • 3:00 AM Eastern / 12:00 AM Pacific / 8:00 AM GMT / 7:00 PM AEDST / 10:00 PM NZ

Want to participate, but you can’t make it on the 22nd?  Next weekend, Parity Racing returns to WRS Online.  Parity Racing is intended to create very close racing action.  Participants may choose the car they use, as long as it complies with the event rules.  They then adjust their car to meet a target lap time, without going over a specified top speed.  The result is some of our closest race action, with drivers from all divisions positioned to compete for race wins.

This week’s event was created by longtime Race Admin Sjaak.  It features American Made cars, at a historic US racing venue, the Indianapolis Road Course.  Interested in participating?  Be sure to visit the race thread to get all of the details, and register for the event.

Want to learn more about Parity Racing?  Check out this video from Online Race Admin Speedy6543, from our last Parity Event on December 28th/29th.

What’s Next?

If you’re interested in joining the GTP_Registry to take advantage of the events we are offering, here’s what to do:

  • Run the GTP WRS Qualifier. The registry is open to submissions at this time, and divisional placement is required to participate in our events.
  • Have questions? Anything related to the qualifier can be discussed in this thread.

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