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#1 SRW_Cossacco

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:02 PM

Hello Everybody,

 

 

Welcome to the first edition of GT Giants Championship! The long awaited details are below, please have a look and get ready for 9 weeks of an incredible adventure with our GT cars. 

 

Please consider the format below as a base, which we will all learn from. It will be refined going forward, if necessary.

 

 

Good luck  :)

 

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It will consist of 9 Rounds, which will span the next nine weeks (from 30th of July, untill 1st of October, 2014) using the following combinations:

GT3 class will contain the following vehicles: 

and GT2 the following:

Each Round (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9) will include:

  • Hot Lap, qualifying top 8 finishers directly to the Live Race
  • Two Heat Races, with top 3 finishers from each (6 total) qualifying directly to the Live Race
  • Live Race, where 14 participants score the Championship points

The final Championship placings will be based on the number of points scored in seven best, out of nine Rounds. Every participant is allowed to drop one round with the GT3s and one with the GT2s

 

Prize pool is $500. Please check the distribution below:

 

                   1st  - $70       

                   2nd - $59

                   3rd - $48         

                   4th - $40           

                   5th - $34           

                   6th - $29       

                   7th - $25          

                   8th - $21         

                   9th - $18         

                   10th - $16          

                   11th - $14           

                   12th - $12      

                   13th - $11       

                   14th - $10     

                   15th - $9      

                   16th - $9     

                   17th - $8    

                   18th - $8       

                   19th - $7         

                   20th - $7      

                   21st - $7          

                   22nd - $6     

                   23rd - $6      

                   24th - $6         

                   25th - $5       

                   26th - $5 

                   27th - $5    

                   28th - $5 

 

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  • Every week, for 9 weeks 
  • Open for everyone
  • Top 8 qualify directly to the Live Race

 

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  • Every Wednesday, for 9 weeks, first at 11:00AM PDT (7:00PM BST / 20:00 CET) and second at 12:00PM PDT (8:00PM BST / 21:00 CET)
  • Both open for everyone (with an exception that top 3 from the first one are not allowed to enter second one)
  • Top 3 from each (total 6) qualify directly to the Live Race

 

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  • Every Thursday, for 9 weeks, at 11:00AM PDT (7:00PM BST / 20:00 CET)
  • For top 8 of Hot Lap, top 3 from first Heat Race and top 3 from second Heat Race
  • Each participant will score between 20 and 2 points

 

For additional details regarding each Round, like Hot Lap or Race specifications and results, please see the posts below


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#2 SRW_Cossacco

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:24 PM

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Class: GT3
Track: Watkins Glen (Long 2)

Assists: 4ejm.png (TC (low, med), ABS (low, high), Stability Control (low), Auto Shift (gearbox), Auto Clutch)

Vehicle setup: Open (with default as a base)

Adjustments available: All

 

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Start: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 

End: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, 8:00AM PDT (4:00PM BST / 17:00 CET)

Open to: Everyone

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 8 qualify directly to Race 1

 

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1. GriVi 1:41.129

2. kbl 1:41.258
3. Thoo24Mass 1:41.554
4. B13A6 1:41.563
5. bakosgabor57 1:41.632
6. DimitrisGiannopoulos 1:41.718
7. Stroggefier 1:41.810
8. shaun24_CZ 1:41.953

 

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Start: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, 11:00AM PDT (7:00PM BST / 20:00 CET)   

Open to: Everyoneexcept those who already qualified through Hot Lap 1

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes private Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start 
  • 15 laps Race session (from day to night)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 3 qualify directly to Race 1

 

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1. lazaros16 26:07.967

2. Lukesky80 26:08.854
3. ingange 26:20.420

 

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Start: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, 12:00AM PDT (8:00PM BST / 21:00 CET)    

Open to: Everyoneexcept those who already qualified through Hot Lap 1 and Heat Race 1

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes private Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start
  • 15 laps Race session (from day to night)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 3 qualify directly to Race 1

 

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1. Mepte 26:00.873

2. MrPiet 26:15.285
3. Gralfindel_PL 26:23.595

 

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Start: Thursday, August 7th, 2014, 11:00AM PDT (7:00PM BST / 20:00 CET)    

Open to: Qualified through Hot Lap 1, Heat Race 1 or Heat Race 2 only

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes open Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start
  • 30 laps Race session (from day to night and back to day)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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1st - 20 points

2nd - 18 points

3rd - 16 points

4th - 14 points

5th - 12 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

 

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1. GriVi 20 points 
2. B13A6 18 points 
3. Mepte 16 points 
4. shaun24_CZ 14 points 
5. Stroggefier 12 points 
6. Gralfindel_PL 10 points 
7. niraceway 9 points 
8. MrPiet 8 points 
9. ingange points 
10. Lukesky80 6 points 
11. lazaros16 5 points 

12. Kobayashi10 4 points 

13. bakosgabor57 3 points 

14. DimitrisGiannopoulos 2 points 

 

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1. GriVi 20 points 
2. B13A6 18 points 
3. Mepte 16 points 
4. shaun24_CZ 14 points 
5. Stroggefier 12 points 
6. Gralfindel_PL 10 points 
7. niraceway 9 points 
8. MrPiet 8 points 
9. ingange points 
10. Lukesky80 6 points 
11. lazaros16 5 points 

12. Kobayashi10 4 points 

13. bakosgabor57 3 points 

14. DimitrisGiannopoulos 2 points 


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#3 SRW_Cossacco

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:36 PM

 

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Class: GT2
Track: Daytona (Road Course)

Assists: 4ejm.png (TC (low, med), ABS (low, high), Stability Control (low), Auto Shift (gearbox), Auto Clutch)

Vehicle setup: Open (with default as a base)

Adjustments available: All

 

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Start: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 

End: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, 8:00AM PDT (4:00PM BST / 17:00 CET)

Open to: Everyone

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 8 qualify directly to Race 2

 

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1. kbl 1:43.499

2. bakosgabor57 1:43.750
3. shaun24_CZ 1:43.816
4. B13A6 1:43.926
5. Thoo24Mass 1:44.234
6. Mepte 1:44.360
7. Gralfindel_PL 1:44.486
8. MrPiet 1:44.524

 

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Start: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, 11:00AM PDT (7:00PM BST / 20:00 CET)   

Open to: Everyoneexcept those who already qualified through Hot Lap 2

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes private Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start 
  • 15 laps Race session (from day to night)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 3 qualify directly to Race 2

 

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1. Lukesky80 26:49.017

2. Litos76 26:56.304
3. niraceway 27:10.782

 

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Start: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, 12:00AM PDT (8:00PM BST / 21:00 CET)    

Open to: Everyoneexcept those who already qualified through Hot Lap 2 and Heat Race 3

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes private Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start
  • 15 laps Race session (from day to night)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 3 qualify directly to Race 2

 

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1. ingange 26:50.574

2. Ragster 26:59.650
3. Kobayashi10 27:03.998

 

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Start: Thursday, August 14th, 2014, 11:00AM PDT (7:00PM BST / 20:00 CET)    

Open to: Qualified through Hot Lap 2, Heat Race 3 or Heat Race 4 only

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes open Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start
  • 30 laps Race session (from day to night and back to day)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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1st - 20 points

2nd - 18 points

3rd - 16 points

4th - 14 points

5th - 12 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

 

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1. shaun24_CZ 20 points 
2. kbl 18 points 
3. B13A6 16 points 
4. Mepte 14 points 
5. bakosgabor57 12 points 
6. Thoo24Mass 10 points 
7. Lukesky80 9 points 
8. Gralfindel_PL 8 points 
9. ingange points 
10. niraceway 6 points 
11. MrPiet 5 points 

12. Kobayashi10 4 points 

13. Theflowww 3 points 

14. Litos76 2 points 

 

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1. B13A6 34 points 
1. shaun24_CZ 34 points 
2. Mepte 30 points 
3. GriVi 20 points 
4. Gralfindel_PL 18 points 
4. kbl 18 points 
5. niraceway 15 points 
5. Lukesky80 15 points 
5. bakosgabor57 15 points 
6. ingange 14 points 
7. MrPiet 13 points 

8. Stroggefier 12 points 

9. Thoos24Mass 10 points 

10. Kobayashi10 8 points 

11. lazaros16 5 points 

12. Theflowww 3 points 

13. DimitrisGiannopoulos 2 points 

13. Litos76 2 points 


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#4 SRW_Cossacco

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:36 PM

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Class: GT3
Track: Silverstone (GP)

Assists: 4ejm.png (TC (low, med), ABS (low, high), Stability Control (low), Auto Shift (gearbox), Auto Clutch)

Vehicle setup: Open (with default as a base)

Adjustments available: All

 

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Start: Thursday, August 14th, 2014 

End: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, 8:00AM PDT (4:00PM BST / 17:00 CET)

Open to: Everyone

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 8 qualify directly to Race 3

 

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1. Shadowbounty 1:57.834

2. shaun24_CZ 1:57.975
3. B13A6 1:57.995
4. StuntmanMike24 1:58.247
5. bakosgabor57 1:58.299
6. kbl 1:58.422
7. Mepte 1:58.491
8. Axfitey 1:58.666

 

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Start: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, 11:00AM PDT (7:00PM BST / 20:00 CET)   

Open to: Everyoneexcept those who already qualified through Hot Lap 3

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes private Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start 
  • 13 laps Race session (from day to night)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 3 qualify directly to Race 3

 

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1. Gralfindel_PL 26:04.952

2. niraceway 26:15.928
3. Lukesky80 26:17.617

 

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Start: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, 12:00AM PDT (8:00PM BST / 21:00 CET)    

Open to: Everyoneexcept those who already qualified through Hot Lap 3 and Heat Race 5

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes private Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start
  • 13 laps Race session (from day to night)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 3 qualify directly to Race 3

 

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1. MrPiet 26:12.196

2. Flaren89 26:14.257
3. Theflowww 26:21.175

 

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Start: Thursday, August 21st, 2014, 11:00AM PDT (7:00PM BST / 20:00 CET)    

Open to: Qualified through Hot Lap 3, Heat Race 5 or Heat Race 6 only

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes open Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start
  • 26 laps Race session (from day to night and back to day)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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1st - 20 points

2nd - 18 points

3rd - 16 points

4th - 14 points

5th - 12 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

 

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1. Shadowbounty 20 points 
2. Axfitey 18 points 
3. B13A6 16 points 
4.
Gralfindel_PL 14 points 
5. bakosgabor57 12 points 
6. Mepte 10 points 
7. Flaren89 9 points 
8. StuntmanMike24 8 points 
9. Lukesky80 points 
10. niraceway 6 points 
11. Theflowww 5 points 

12. MrPiet 4 points 

13. ingange 3 points 

14. Kobayashi10 2 points 

 

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1. B13A6 50 points 
2. Mepte 40 points 
3. shaun24_CZ 34 points 
4. Gralfindel_PL 32 points 
5. bakosgabor57 27 points 
6. Lukesky80 22 points 
7. niraceway 21 points 
8. GriVi 20 points 
8. Shadowbounty 20 points 
9. kbl 18 points 
9. Axfitey 18 points 

10. MrPiet 17 points 

10. ingange 17 points 

11. Stoggefier 12 points 

12. Kobayashi10 10 points 

12. Thoo24Mass 10 points 

13. Flaren89 9 points 

14. Theflowww 8 points 

14. StuntmanMike24 8 points 

15. lazaros16 5 points 

16. DimitrisGiannopoulos 2 points 

16. Litos76 2 points 


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#5 SRW_Cossacco

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:36 PM

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Class: GT2
Track: Indianapolis (Road Course)

Assists: 4ejm.png (TC (low, med), ABS (low, high), Stability Control (low), Auto Shift (gearbox), Auto Clutch)

Vehicle setup: Open (with default as a base)

Adjustments available: All

 

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Start: Thursday, August 21st, 2014 

End: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, 8:00AM PDT (4:00PM BST / 17:00 CET)

Open to: Everyone

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 8 qualify directly to Race 4

 

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Coming up

 

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Start: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, 11:00AM PDT (7:00PM BST / 20:00 CET)   

Open to: Everyoneexcept those who already qualified through Hot Lap 4

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes private Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start 
  • 19 laps Race session (from day to night)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 3 qualify directly to Race 4

 

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Coming up

 

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Start: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, 12:00AM PDT (8:00PM BST / 21:00 CET)    

Open to: Everyoneexcept those who already qualified through Hot Lap 4 and Heat Race 7

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes private Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start
  • 19 laps Race session (from day to night)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 3 qualify directly to Race 4

 

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Coming up

 

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Start: Thursday, August 28th, 2014, 11:00AM PDT (7:00PM BST / 20:00 CET)    

Open to: Qualified through Hot Lap 4, Heat Race 7 or Heat Race 8 only

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes open Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start
  • 38 laps Race session (from day to night and back to day)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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1st - 20 points

2nd - 18 points

3rd - 16 points

4th - 14 points

5th - 12 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

 

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1. B13A6 20 points 
2.
bakosgabor57 18 points 
3. Shadowbounty 16 points 
4. Mepte 14 points 
5. Gralfindel_PL 12 points 
6. Flaren89 10 points 
7. acosta88 9 points 
8. Lukesky80 8 points 
9. MrPiet points 
10. niraceway 6 points 
11. Kobayashi10 5 points 

12. shaun24_CZ 4 points 

13. lazaros16 3 points 

14. francodifonzo 2 points 

 

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1. B13A6 70 points 
2. Mepte 54 points 
3. bakosgabor57 45 points 
4. Gralfindel_PL 44 points 
5. shaun24_CZ 38 points 
6. Shadowbounty 36 points 
7. Lukesky80 30 points 
8. niraceway 27 points 
9. MrPiet 24 points 
10. GriVi 20 points 
11. Flaren89 19 points 

12. kbl 18 points 

12. Axfitey 18 points 

13. ingange 17 points 

14. Kobayashi10 15 points 

15. Stroggefier 12 points 

16. Thoo24Mass 10 points 

17. acosta88 9 points 

18. lazaros16 8 points 

18. Theflowww 8 points 

18. StuntmanMike24 8 points 

19. DimitrisGiannopoulos 2 points 

19. Litos76 2 points 

19. francodifonzo 2 points 


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#6 SRW_Cossacco

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:36 PM

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Class: GT3
Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Without Chicane)

Assists: 4ejm.png (TC (low, med), ABS (low, high), Stability Control (low), Auto Shift (gearbox), Auto Clutch)

Vehicle setup: Open (with default as a base)

Adjustments available: All

 

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Start: Saturday, August 30th, 2014 

End: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, 8:00AM PDT (4:00PM BST / 17:00 CET)

Open to: Everyone

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 8 qualify directly to Race 5

 

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Coming up

 

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Start: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, 11:00AM PDT (7:00PM BST / 20:00 CET)   

Open to: Everyoneexcept those who already qualified through Hot Lap 5

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes private Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start 
  • 20 laps Race session (from day to night)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 3 qualify directly to Race 5

 

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Coming up

 

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Start: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, 12:00AM PDT (8:00PM BST / 21:00 CET)    

Open to: Everyoneexcept those who already qualified through Hot Lap 5 and Heat Race 9

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes private Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start
  • 20 laps Race session (from day to night)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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Top 3 qualify directly to Race 5

 

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Coming up

 

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Start: Thursday, September 4th, 2014, 11:00AM PDT (7:00PM BST / 20:00 CET)    

Open to: Qualified through Hot Lap 5, Heat Race 9 or Heat Race 10 only

Programme: 

  • 5 minutes Practice session 
  • 10 minutes open Qualifying session 
  • 5 minutes Warmup session 
  • Standing start
  • 40 laps Race session (from day to night and back to day)

Unique settings: Tire Wear Off

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1st - 20 points

2nd - 18 points

3rd - 16 points

4th - 14 points

5th - 12 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

 

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Coming up


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#7 SRW_Cossacco

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:36 PM

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#8 SRW_Cossacco

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

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#9 SRW_Cossacco

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

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#10 SRW_Cossacco

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#11 Kobayashi10

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:49 PM

Ah, finally some information.

 

1st question, how many people will be able to enter each heat race?  17?

 

2nd question, how are people going to be seeded into the two heat races?

 

3rd question, why repeat Watkins Glen and Silverstone?  How about Sonoma and Assen?



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:14 PM

Ah, finally some information.

 

1st question, how many people will be able to enter each heat race?  17?

 

2nd question, how are people going to be seeded into the two heat races?

 

3rd question, why repeat Watkins Glen and Silverstone?  How about Sonoma and Assen?

 

1. As many, as possible at the time. It depends if we will get an opportunity to live stream it and then if that will be just a live stream or with commentary. 17 is a maximum, 15 will most likely be the minimum. 

 

2. Both are open to everyone and following the rule of first-come, first-served, so make sure to be on web chat at the right time. In this case it will be much more sensitive than for example during the Sunday races, when you can be a bit late and still make it in. 

 

3. Not repeated, assigned to a different class, which makes for a whole new race. Both of these tracks guarantee the best racing action and both have the latest features allowing to host day to night races. So does Sonoma, but it doesn't guarantee as close races as Watkins and Silverstone do. Assen doesn't have the day to night features and the last time we've had it paired together with GTs in a Midweek Championship, it resulted in a large number of incidents. We don't want that, we want great and close GT racing with 24 hours light transitions.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:24 PM

Unfortunately it is going to be hard for me to do this series, like the midweek series, because of work.

I know it's prime time for Europe, but not prime for the USA.



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:34 PM

Unfortunately it is going to be hard for me to do this series, like the midweek series, because of work.

I know it's prime time for Europe, but not prime for the USA.

 

I've proposed these time frames for a start, but if there will be a very strong demand from the American side, I will be looking for a better solution. We will have to wait and see what the balance is.


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:10 PM

I will try to enter but there are 2 problems to me:

 

1 - I dont think I'm good enough to compete with 900-1100 people

2 - A part of the champ is during school... and i'm going to a new school and it's a new step and I have to think if I should priorize racing or studies.


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

I think we desperately need a qualification for the heat races. right now the lucky ones are those withe the best hardware and  a good connection to the www. to much frustration for a lot of people i think.

And: 17 driver enter the first heat. three of them quallify...........14 stay on the server to get a second chance. so only three new can enter the second heat in worst case.

maybe you could split the hot laps. 4 days to find pos 1 - 8 that quallify directly for the live race as it is now. after this 2 days to qualify for one heat race. race 1 or 2 with no second chance!!  

to get a fair distribution:

pos 1        heat 1

pos 2        heat 2

pos 3        heat 1

pos 4        heat 2

pos 5        heat 1

pos 6        heat 2

and so on........

this way 34 racers got the chance to qualify for the live race with a good race and not with a good pc or web connection  :-)

 

best regards

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:35 PM

disappointment for me....game crased on me for heat 1... and  for heat 2,  I qualified 2nd and the server crashes!!! couldn't re enter quali on time....started 17th and  last.. had to push like crazy, made my way up into 7th... and got into a tangle ... and finally crased :(  :angry:  :wacko:  bad bad day .....

 

 

 

and this is my first post  here by the way :D


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:46 PM

I agree with dahrec's suggestion, although it's not necessary to have two separate hot lap events.  But I would like to see 34 guaranteed spots for the heats (reserve camera and commentator only for the final), and interleave the top times into the two heats.  Reserves will be prioritized by time.
 
Alternative #1:  Don't interleave the hot lap times into the two heats, that way some slightly slower guys will have a chance to make the final (after the top 8 auto qualifiers, P9-P25 to Heat 1, and P26-P42 to Heat 2).  But the top 4 from Heat 1 make it to the final and only the top 2 from Heat 2 make it.  That way there's no point in sandbagging the hot lap event to get into Heat 2.
 
Alternative #2:  Reserve P9-P25 for Heat Race 1, and the top 4 places qualify for the final.  Make Heat Race 2 the free-for-all-whoever-can-join-first server rush that we had today (but you cannot enter both heat races), and only the top 2 places qualify for the final.
 
If we do change it to merit-based entry to the heat races, how about a little sugar for guys in the heat races that don't make it to the final?  Award one point each to the guys who don't advance.  This way the guys who are not fast enough to make it to any of the finals but put the work in to get into as many heat races as they can, have the possibility to score more points than a guy who is fast enough to make it into the finals but only enters a couple of races.  Reward participation and effort!
 
There are eight more rounds, why not try all of these suggestions?  :)


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:54 PM

On a technical note, both heat races appear in the same results page.  But since the qualifying for the final is the result of the individual races instead of best overall times, I would like to see them as separate events in the results.  Since I think most people will agree that people in the first heat should not be able to stick around for the second heat, creating separate events for Heat 1 and Heat 2 should be fine, no?  I know that the heats are not considered important because you only get points in the final, but for me (and a lot of others) the heat races will most likely be the only action we see in this championship so I would like to see the records of the individual heat races.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:59 PM

So I actually made it into Heat 1, and I was able to stick around for Heat 2, so I had a blast.  But I just as easily could have been shut out completely, so I know the system should be improved going forward.
 
In Heat 1 I qualified P12.  The top 9 guys qualified faster than my hot lap time.  For the first few laps wttnn1 was heavily pressuring me (I'm not sure I've ever been in front of him before) but suddenly there was a gap and he didn't pressure me after that.  I looked at the replay, and on Lap 9 going up the fast curvy section, wttnn1 slammed into the armco on the right, then slammed into the armco on the left, so I think he slowed down from all that damage. :P   So I ran as high as P5 and finished P6.  I was completely surprised that I finished that high.  Congrats to ingange for making the final.
 
In Heat 2 my qualy time was just slightly faster, and I started P9.  Near the end of Lap 2 niraceway passed me cleanly braking into a slow right.  Because he was on the inside he entered the corner slow.  I tried to do an over/under on him as I saw some space opening up on the inside, but I just clipped the corner of his car.  I thought he just put a couple of wheels in the grass, but looking at the replay I see he spun out.  So sorry about that! :(  This is the second time in my last three live races that I've had an incident like this, so I know I need to clean it up a little. :mellow:   Also in this race wttnn1 passed me twice (and I passed him once) before he crashed (again, his incident was on Lap 9).  So anyway, I ran as high as P4 and finished P5.  I'm even more shocked that I was in P4 at the start of the last lap.
 
These were the most relaxing live races I've done because I had no expectations of making the top 3 (and yet I had a small chance in Heat 2 to make it if someone had a mishap).  So I had a blast today, :D  but again I know I could have been left out completely, so I am in favor of changing the procedure for the heat races, and not allowing anyone to race in both heats unless there aren't enough people around.






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