GT Sport Season 12 Division 4

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  1. Hatfield

    Hatfield GT Sport League & Teams Championship Organiser Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Round 7: Laguna Seca - 29 Laps - 7:30 - 13/9 - Mazda Retro Round
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    WELCOME to Season 12!!
    As always please take 2 mins to read the following so you have an understanding of what is expected on race night......If you have any questions, or want clarification on any of the rules or regulations please ask!

    ROOM OPEN : Most room captains will 'try' to have rooms open by about 7:50 AEST. Please be on time, or let the room captain or div thread if you may be late. If all agree, the room may wait for you, Within reason. Please remember we have drivers from NZ, and later starts mean a much later night for them.
    QUALIFYING : 8:20 AEST for 10 mins. If a driver joins while qualifying mode is active, room captains will need to grab a quick photo of qualifying results, cancel the race and then set grid by host.
    In practice mode, once 10 mins has been reached, finish the lap you are on and park up off track.
    During qualifying PITS ARE CLOSED

    RACE START TIME : 8:30 AEST (once qualifying has finished)

    LAG ISSUES / ROOM RESTARTS : This is up to the room host/captains. If there is a Disconnection (or cars stuck on grid) at race start, it is sporting to try to get them back in, which may mean a new room to be set up. I always look at 1 or 2 starts if required due to DSC, but as it gets later everyone needs to be aware of getting things going. Please be as reasonable as you can with this....
    SIGHT ISSUES: Ensure that you can see everyone on track. Before qualifying, exit to lobby and spend 30 seconds in spectate mode, scroll through the list of drivers on track and make sure that you can see their car. If you can't see somebody (and they are confirmed as being on track), exit the lobby, re-join, and check again.

    FALSE START CHECK : Please note that the start type is Grid Start with False Start Check
    Please practice this so you know what to expect. Simply, you hold the brakes on until the lights go from all lit, to none lit


    TURN 1 LAP 1 : This has the potential to ruin someones night if we don't use our heads! Should be everyone's goal to get through the first phase with ZERO contact. Give room and run in your 'lane' till you have space to run the normal race line. If your unassisted tap causes someone to spin, you need to redress.

    TRACK LIMITS : As we are running with 'track limit penalties" OFF, we will run with our usual Raceonoz track limit regulations. This means you MUST have at least 2 wheels on the ripple strip OR white line that defines the track limit. If you do make a mistake and have to run outside the limits, be aware that you are not allowed to gain any advantage.
    Please be careful not to cut into the pitlane from the main straight through T1. Watch the outside entry into T2. After T6 on the run up to 7, 2 wheels on the line running up the hill on the inside.

    CONTACT : Is to be avoided at all times..... If you rear end someone and gain an advantage, YOU ARE EXPECTED to give the spot back. Side by side 'rubbing' is racing, within reason, but all drivers are expected to give racing room.
    If you bump someone and they end up off track or teleport back to the corner entry, you must wait for them to rejoin and get back up to speed.
    Show each other RESPECT! It is difficult enough to drive the car at the limit on your own, without someone squeezing you within a millimeter of the grass.
    So be patient and show respect to your fellow drivers.
    If you are redressing contact, please do so out of the way of other cars, off the racing line, or if there isn't much room, off track.

    TYRES : Sports Mediums (mandatory) & Sports Softs

    PIT ENTRY : Pit entry lines are to be followed at ALL TIMES. 4 wheels across the white lines the determine Pit Entry will be seen as a violation of track limits and you will be subject to a penalty depending on severity and quantity of cuts.
    PIT EXIT : You are required to use the pit exit lane, Penalties will be adjudicated in similar fashion to Pit Entry. Please be aware of cars approaching out of T2.
    NOTE: Pitting is NOT COMPULSORY


    BLUE FLAGS : Please observe blue flags, and move out of the way of faster cars if you are being lapped. Failure to observe blue flags WILL result in a penalty

    STEWARDS GROUP AND RACE PROTESTS : This season the stewards will be will be @JonoStan96 @Viperzed & @emmo46. If you have reason to protest, please SAVE YOUR REPLAY, and then let them know via a PM.
    DO NOT BLOW UP IN THE FORUM OR IN THE ROOM CHAT. There have been multiple incidents where the replays from drivers have been different, so its true that sometimes things are not as black and white as they may seem. You have until MIDNIGHT, Monday night to register your protest via PM. Stewards will ask for video evidence from both drivers or room captain to make any decision.

    SAVE YOUR REPLAY : If the room host can ask all drivers to save their replay would be good before exiting the room.....once they exit out and the option goes, it cant be retrieved!

    PARKING UP : If you are unable to continue to race, please enter the pits and leave your game paused without selecting tyres (or no tyres) so that your car stays parked in the pits. Parking up off track activates yellow flags in the sector, and even though penalties are off, we have reports of penalties occurring for passes happening near the parked car.

    MAZDA RETRO ROUND : The final round of this season is the Mazda Retro Round. Laguna Seca used to have Mazda sponsorship, so let's see your best classic Mazda Retro Liveries! (of course this is not mandatory, just a bit of fun and all appropriate liveries are fine to run)

    FINAL NOTE: Could all drivers please confirm their attendance for this Sunday by 'liking' this post in your division. If you are unable to attend, please post in reply as much in your division. This way we can figure out our reserves or if the room can start early in advance.
    (ALSO IF YOU KNOW YOU CANNOT ATTEND, PLEASE POST SAYING SO, SO THAT RESERVES CAN BE ORGANISED IN ADVANCE)
  2. T F Eccles

    T F Eccles Team Driver Gold Member

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    Round 7 Results
    Qualification
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    Race Results
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    Didler27 - DSC lap 16

    Race Timings
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    Didler27 - FL 1:37.853
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  3. T F Eccles

    T F Eccles Team Driver Gold Member

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    Well a forgettable race for me. Was well on the pace during the week, and not far off it tonight. A little too much sausage at turn 6 spun me back to last place. Decided to try an on the fly alternate strategy that ultimately didn't work. Oh well, c'est la vie.

    Congratulations to @shane on the Division win.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
  4. DeanK

    DeanK Rookie Gold Member

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    Well had the strategy of a 1stop at lap19 to get there I had to fuel save done so put an extra lap of fuel in just to be sure that I'll make it home and what do you know ran out of fuel hahaha well done @shane on the race win and div championship
    Congratulations
    Thank you all for the racing this season some of you guys are the most respectful drivers I've had the pleasure of racing with
    Thanks @tfeccles for your efforts week in week out
    See you all next season :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
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  5. Buster_Danis

    Buster_Danis Team Driver Gold Member

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    Sometimes the racing (game) gods smile upon you!
    Tonight was one of those nights for me. Happy to qualifiy 5th thinking I wouldn’t make top 7 given my usual qualli skills.
    Dropped a spot or 2 as the lights went out, but during the first few laps I took full advantage of gaps left from others, then Just kept my head down & tried to keep it on the road and it payed off for 3rd:thumbsup:
    Thanks div 4 for a fun season. As @DeanK was saying, it’s a pleasure to race against such respectful drivers!:notworthy:;)
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  6. Slartybar

    Slartybar Rookie

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    As said above this division has been a pleasure to race in with good clean drivers, I'd be happy to race again in the same division for season 13.
    Thanks for @T F Eccles for hosting and I hope I didn't delay everyone by turning up too late
    I felt quietly confident I could do well here as I have been quick in the past but knew others were also quick. I surprised myself by qualifying 4th after 1 outlap for practice before the race! For the first stint I had good pace and kept with @shane and creating a bit of a gap to 3rd. I thought I was going to get FL lap putting in purple sectors only for @shane to pip me each lap. Well done @shane on the win, you were very fast and deservedly winner of div 4.
    After the pit stop that's when it all went wrong. My daughter decided to link her bluetooth speaker to the TV for the second time this season, costing me time. Then on lap 28 I went wide on turn 4 and got stuck in the sand which put me down in 5th.
    Cant wait for next season!
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  7. Hatfield

    Hatfield GT Sport League & Teams Championship Organiser Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Now that our tables are finalised, I would like to thank everyone for participating in Season 12 of the Raceonoz GT Sport League.

    Congratulations to @shane on the championship, and @DeanK & @Ozglenn on the podium places!

    Big thanks to room hosts and captains for helping out this season @T F Eccles @Ozglenn

    The entry thread for Season 13 is here: (starting on 25 October)
    https://raceonoz.com/forums/index.php?threads/gt-sport-season-13-entry-thread.4202/

    The car vote for S13 is here: (closing 29 September)
    https://raceonoz.com/forums/index.php?threads/gt-sport-season-13-car-vote.4213/

    Between seasons coming up we have a few events:

    Supercars Next Gen 2 - Test Night 27/9
    https://raceonoz.com/forums/index.php?threads/scng-season-2-test-night-27-09.4214/

    Bathurst Tribute Race 18/10
    https://raceonoz.com/forums/index.php?threads/bathurst-tribute-2020-18-10-2020.4201/

    World Endurance Tour 17/10
    https://raceonoz.com/forums/index.php?threads/series-2020-raceonoz-world-endurance-tour-w-e-t.3918/

    Throwback Thursday Series 24/9
    https://raceonoz.com/forums/index.php?threads/throwback-thursday-series-gts-seasons-1-10.4117/

    70's Fun Night 4/10
    https://raceonoz.com/forums/index.php?threads/4-10-70s-fun-night-bananajosh’s-birthday.4210/
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2020