Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sunday Night League' started by Hatfield, Jul 15, 2019.
I'd love to but having to work is getting in the way of enjoying my life.
You beat me to it! I was going to say I would love to but work might not appreciate a day off...
A bit late in putting this up but What a gr8 First lap for div 3/3b
Get your name down for next season here:
Round 7: Red Bull Ring - 24 laps - 04:45 Rain - Racing Heavy Wet - 15/9
WELCOME to Season 8!! Thanks to IgnitiON Controls
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. Once 10 mins has been reached, finish the lap you are on and park up off track.
RACE START TIME : 8:30 AEST (once qualifying has finished)
LAG ISSUES / ROOM RESTARTS : This is up to the room host. 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. After 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. It can also be done pre-qualifying to save time if there is no chance of latecomers.
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.
Be aware when cutting and exiting T1 & 2. Crossing the white line on the right hand side prior to T5 is allowed. Also be aware of the exit of T7-8 and cutting of T8.
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. Contact will possibly end up with bigger hits in the wet, so watch those braking points!
TYRES : Racing Heavy Wets
PIT ENTRY : Drivers MUST make an attempt to use the pit entry / exit lines.
PIT EXIT : Please use the pit exit lane and be aware of cars approaching down the straight.
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 @Hatfield @JonoStan96 @Viperzed & @emmo46. If you have reason to protest, please SAVE YOUR REPLAY, and then let us 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. We 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!
WET ROUND : With the track being very wet, please be more cautious than usual with overtaking/defending. Patience is your friend.
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.
While my competitive spirit shuns giving out advice, my community spirit wins the day today - advice from the bottom divisions will probably fly under the radar anyway
Plus I may just get some better racing out of it.
Plus I get to quote the underrated book "Playing to Win"
http://www.sirlin.net/ptw - Well worth the read.
I'm a firm believer in the idea that:
Some people choose auto, some people are willing to learn a bit more and learn manual, and get faster for it.
Some people use fuel maps, some people are willing to learn a bit more and learn to shortshift, and get faster for it.
Some people use traction control, some people are willing to learn a bit more and learn throttle control, and get faster for it.
However, this mentality would be possibly be labelled as "scrub" behaviour by the author of the book.
When racing in the rain this weekend, you may want to use traction control. Just experiment. Try a few laps. See if you really are quicker with a little or lot of traction control turned on. Otherwise you are just not using a tool that is there for the taking, and may improve your performance...
Like you said in the team chat, it's allowed and there to be used. If using TCS keep you stable and on track, not causing crashes, then use it.
Oh and don't be afraid to give out advice against your competitive spirit as ultimately it makes us all better.
MacNeil not racing this and I’m racing in Division 1 so I am the champion of Division 3
Congratulations! Enjoy the big league!
Yep. Congrats to you @LE_bananajosh. You had a great season. Good luck in Div 1.
Red bull is looking spicy for Div 3 now. With the top 2 drivers out of the way, this could be anyones race in the crazy conditions!
Also, anyone here lose all there saved replays since the last patch update? I only have the Monza race now. A bit sad. I had some cracker replays in there.
I have renamed Turn one roulette corner...
Turn one will be Insane.
Enzo gets wet...
Thank you guys I know this means a lot. Wish me luck in this weeks Division 1 race in Austria
Arrr I lost my net conection
Round 7 Results
We thought that was what happened. Hard luck mate.
All I can say is “Who replaced my qualli tires with ice skates before the race?!!” I had absolutely no confidence during the race with tires that felt like slicks.
& I have to say I’m happy to finally bid farewell to the Dub!
What a Race man that was hard in second for most of the race and got Pat with 3 corners to go sorry Pat