SEASON 5 Driver briefings.

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  1. stucar17

    stucar17 Moderator Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Will add the driver briefings into here for all to see.....
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    stucar17 Moderator Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    14-Oct - ROUND 1 : ZOLDER - 1/6/18 - 27 LAPS
    - Qual Time - @ 2pm (Heavy Cloud)
    - Race Time - @ 3pm (Med cloud / Light Cloud / Med Cloud / Light Cloud)
    - Time progression - REAL
    - Compulsory pit stop - NO
    - Fuel : Real
    - TYRE WEAR : ACCELERATED
    - Weather progression : Sync to race
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    OK everyone, Welcome to Season 5 !
    Please take 2 mins to read through this, the first briefing is probably the most important ! We have a few new drivers, so if you can help them out where needed, invites to prac rooms etc, would be appreciated.

    All the standard stuff remains as it always had, track limits and race room etc. From the prac rooms we have had so far, this car will give some great pack racing, with some really easy regs for a change. As you would have seen in the regs above, there is NO compulsory stop, only 1 type of tyre to use, and its so good on fuel that it wont be an issue. Basically, everyone can run flat out all race.

    Not to put too fine a point on it, i think we only had 2 protests over the last 4 seasons.....would like to keep it that way if we could ;)
    Also thanks to PAGNIAN for providing the prizes for the last season of the year, 2 x Wheelstand lites valued at $199 each !
    Remember you must race and complete 4 of the 7 rounds to be eligible for the PAGNIAN prize draw at seasons end.

    ROOM OPEN : Most room captains will 'try' to have rooms open by about 7:50 EDST. 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 : 8:10 EDST
    RACE START TIME : 8:20 EDST

    TURN 1 LAP 1 : Round 1 is generally the most common where we see contact issues, particularly if we have drivers who haven't done a lot of practice. If you are mid or back of the pack, please make extra effort to slow into turn 1 and not dive-bomb into the mid pack. Giving room on both sides till you get through the turn 1, 2 and 3 complex will see everyone get through without their night being ruined. Take extra effort to not ruin someones night in the first race of the season ;)

    TRACK LIMITS : Track limits will remain as they always have, you must have 2 wheels on OR inside the ripple strips at all times. Make a mistake or 2 and thats ok, but making CLEAR advantage from cutting the track will see you penalised. If you do it consistently, you may even be DSQ from the race.
    Is a few places here where you need to remain inside track limits.
    - TURN 5 CHICANE - drivers must not straight line !
    - TURN 7 CHICANE - drivers MUST keep 2 wheels (or make a clear attempt) on the ripple strips. Drivers making clear advantage here will be penalised.
    - TURN 10 CHICANE - Same as above !


    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.

    COMPULSORY PIT STOP : Not required EXCEPT for the dry to wet round and the enduro. If you havent done pit stops before though, make sure you know where each track control line is just in case.

    CAR SET UP : There are 2 options for car sets up that people can make.
    'LOOSE' or 'STABLE'. It is up to you what setting you use, and it may vary based on the track being used. I would recommend trying both to see what gives the best lap times.

    PIT ENTRY / EXIT : We will be running with Pit penalties ON, so will need to make an attempt to enter and exit using the pit lane lines. We have seen people hit with warnings in game, so be aware of staying in the lane. DONT FORGET TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE AT 60KLMS AT THE PIT ENTRY LINE OR YOU WILL GET DSQ FROM THE RACE IF YOU GO IN TOO HOT.

    BLUE FLAGS : Please observe blue flags, and move out of the way of faster cars if you are being lapped. Best to get off the race line, and with a small lift let them go, so you can continue the fight with those in your class. Failure to observe blue flags WILL result in a penalty

    STEWARDS GROUP AND RACE PROTESTS : This season we will doing any protests just on our own platform. The stewards group will again consist of Myself, Ad2mny and Gary... if you feel the need to protest, you need to make us aware by PM before midnight Monday following the race. You will also need to have Video evidence of your protest, or ask the room host to have a look on their replay. You may appeal any stewards decision, and the final decision will be made by Koastr. If there is an issue in the race DO NOT BLOW UP IN THE ROOM OR ON THE FORUM.

    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 !
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  3. Racepace

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    21-Oct - ROUND 2 : SNETTERTON 300 - 8/6/18 - 23 LAPS
    - Qual Time - @ 3pm (Light Cloud)
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    Race Time - @ 4pm (Med Cloud / Light Cloud / Clear / Light Cloud)
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    Time progression - REAL
    -
    Compulsory pit stop - NO
    -
    Fuel : Real
    -
    ABS and TRACTION CONTROL : Allowed
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    TYRE WEAR : ACCELERATED
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    Weather progression : Sync to race
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    Ok All, Round 2 this week at Snetterton....

    Last week, good roll up, had a few away, so hopefully they are back and we have big grids again this week..... AOC has gone up into D1, but people i messaged about a possible change in other Divs didnt get back to me :confused:

    DRIVING STANDARDS - Round 1 was overall pretty good, we had no protests, however there was some questionable contact, and passes in 2 of the rooms. REMEMBER, you MUST make as much effort as you can to avoid contact.

    - THE START ! If you get a cracking start from the mid pack, you still have the responsibility of getting through clean. If someone bogs down (turning off auto clutch helps with this) you need to be prepared for it. If it happens again in Div 4, we will look at a rolling start to avoid the carnage and ruining the race / night for half the field.
    - LAP 1 - From round 1, the pack racing means that if you are back in the pack a little, you need to brake a little earlier. Also run a slightly different line to the car in front, so if you do make a mistake, you can bail out and avoid contact
    - REDRESSING - If you hit someone off track, you are expected to redress..... Wait for them on the side of the road, and let them past...
    This is a classic example of needing to redress... Contact to rear of car...pushing off track and driving past. If contact looks like this, and you dont give the spot back, expect a penalty !
    NON REDRESSED CONTACT

    TRACK LIMITS - All wheels outside ripple strips


    Thanks to PAGNIAN for providing the prizes for the last season of the year, 2 x Wheelstand lites valued at $199 each !
    Remember you must race and complete 4 of the 7 rounds to be eligible for the PAGNIAN prize draw at seasons end.

    ROOM OPEN : Most room captains will 'try' to have rooms open by about 7:50 EDST. Please be on time, or let the room captain or div thread know 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 : 8:10 EDST
    RACE START TIME : 8:20 EDST

    TURN 1 LAP 1 : Here at Snetterton, T1 is very fast, so is the real potential to run someone out of road on the left side of the track. For those on the right hand side, try to hold your line all the way to the run to turn 2 hairpin..... By then the grid should have shaken out.

    TRACK LIMITS : Track limits will remain as they always have, you must have 2 wheels on OR inside the ripple strips at all times. Make a mistake or 2 and thats ok, but making CLEAR advantage from cutting the track will see you penalised. If you do it consistently, you may even be DSQ from the race. There isnt really anywhere to cut here, as the big sausage curbs are in the right places to make it turn ugly really quick.

    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 are following cars the obvious places where you could rear end someone are
    - Turn 2 HAIRPIN
    - Turn 4 HAIRPIN
    - Turn 8-9 complex
    - Turn 12 onto the front straight

    COMPULSORY PIT STOP : Not required EXCEPT for the dry to wet round and the enduro. If you havent done pit stops before though, make sure you know where each track control line is just in case.

    CAR SET UP : There are 2 options for car sets up that people can make.
    'LOOSE' or 'STABLE'. It is up to you what setting you use, and it may vary based on the track being used. I would recommend trying both to see what gives the best lap times.

    PIT ENTRY / EXIT : We will be running with Pit penalties ON, so will need to make an attempt to enter and exit using the pit lane lines. We have seen people hit with warnings in game, so be aware of staying in the lane. DONT FORGET TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE AT 60KLMS AT THE PIT ENTRY LINE OR YOU WILL GET DSQ FROM THE RACE IF YOU GO IN TOO HOT.

    BLUE FLAGS : Please observe blue flags, and move out of the way of faster cars if you are being lapped. Best to get off the race line, and with a small lift let them go, so you can continue the fight with those in your class. Failure to observe blue flags WILL result in a penalty

    STEWARDS GROUP AND RACE PROTESTS : This season we will doing any protests just on our own platform. The stewards group will again consist of Myself, Ad2mny, Gary... if you feel the need to protest, you need to make us aware by PM by midnight Monday following the race. You will also need to have Video evidence of your protest, or ask the room host to have a look on their replay. You may appeal any stewards decision, and the final decision will be made by Koastr. If there is an issue in the race DO NOT BLOW UP IN THE ROOM OR ON THE FORUM.

    http://raceonoz.com/forums/index.php?threads/pcars-stewards-group.3087/

    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 !
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  5. Anthonyb

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    Re bogging down I don't have a problem with this my start is auto clutch of(i have it mapped to a button) clutch in, 1st gear, accelerator flat light goes green off clutch as fast as possible keep accelerator flat. Never bogged it down yet.
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    sometimes what I've done is forgot to self calibrate my clutch like the brake does after a few hits. and I get a ramp effect which bogs it.
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  7. autech91

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    Another way to launch is auto clutch on or off, rev limiter in neutral and wack it into first as the lights go, stops you rolling forward on hill starts too.
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