Gran Turismo 7 Season 9 Division 2

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sunday Night' started by Viperzed, Apr 26, 2024.

  1. Viperzed

    Viperzed GT7 League Organiser Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    I don't particularly want the start zone to be prior to the final corner. Le Mans is the only track where I'll be altering that (due to the abnormally long lap). Monza has always been a circuit where qualifying means nothing and Slipstream is king, that's just racing.
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    UrsineSaturn9 World Champion Gold Member

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    Just do your best to not get pole ;)
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  3. Matthyus

    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    with a 1.25 lap time, I'm pretty certain that AZDA will be up the front. i'm still half a sec off that time and once I get to 10+ laps, that increases to 1 to 2 secs..
  4. ReignOfF1R3_87

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    I'm out of the race tonight. Done my knee at footy yesterday so kinda can't drive
  5. UrsineSaturn9

    UrsineSaturn9 World Champion Gold Member

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    Round 3
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  6. ADZA_85

    ADZA_85 Team Driver Gold Member

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    The race that was...

    A relatively dull event, wont complain, sometimes those are the least stressful events.
    First up, good to have joined with Div1. I think it at least added to the excitement of 'trying' to catch the D1 back markers, and when a few of them took a spin, i'm sure it was much better to be racing some D2s, then turning circles on your own.
    The split start worked well, We never inconvenienced the lead pack, good impromptu thinking Viper!

    I had a good start, and managed to catch Hat and Mat off guard somewhat, enough to null the tow, and instead, Hat and Mat were battling each other.
    From there it was petty straight forward. A couple of D1s took some spins ahead, and navigated any carnage. A minor medical issue around lap 25, a replaced hip joint locked up and got very uncomfortable and crampy! Came good and cleared up. Load cell brake pedals take there occasional toll on the ever ageing body!



    Pit stop on 15, fresh rubber and a trickly off fuel, brought it home for first win of the season after some poor luck at R1 and R2. Here's to keeping the momentum, and LeSarthe is an all time favourite so looking forward to seeing what strategy and survival techniques can be employed there!

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    Noodles87 Team Driver

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    My first ROOZ pole position on GT7 since Season 5. Nearly a year ago!
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  8. Hatfield

    Hatfield GT7 League & Teams Championship Organiser Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Qualifying was a bit messy on my end in a couple places (sorry @Viperzed ) but I managed to grab 3rd behind @ADZA_85 & @Matthyus

    Split rolling start to Div1 worked well but unfortunately Adza couldn't see his speed in VR and used the pause function to maintain pace which was about 15kph faster than the specified 100 rolling speed.
    I think this caught out @Tanqr7286 as he reduced speed to 100 before we kicked off the start meaning he lost out. (next time don't worry about your speedo if you don't have pole! Just keep close to the guy in front)

    Adza got away well but Matthyus didn't and this enabled me to slipstream past into the first chicane where contact meant Adza could skip away while we battled.

    I did some defending until Matthyus binned it and a small gap opened up. That was basically how to race went from then on, with a car behind making gains, then losing them all to some sort of incident.

    I saved enough fuel to widen the gap at the pitstop for a comfortable 2nd place.
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  9. Matthyus

    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    So close to pole tonight... 0.050 to Adza..
    A poor start meant Hat jumped me and we un-intentionally battled losing the tow to Adza. A late brake until tow into Ascari but to bed any chance of regaining 2nd, although I had the pace over Hat, I just couldn't put it all together to really make solid ground and apply any pressure.

    Some spins from the D1 lads, made some corners interesting.... when the rejoin happened..
    I pitted later than everyone else as I knew I would have fresher tyres for longer, but that last lap on the old tyres was horribad.

    Mixed emotions about my finishing position as Tanq ran out of fuel at Parabolica and I snuck it home for 3rd.

    Onwards to Le Mans, this should be some great fun. A track suited to the car!
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  10. ADZA_85

    ADZA_85 Team Driver Gold Member

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    very respectable time, good use of Ranger there.

    Interesting to see the gear selection through the chicanes, carrying third gear, id never tried that but looks like it kept the car from overdriving and balanced the traction. Good Job and congrats on the pole !
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  11. ADZA_85

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    I never used Pause, best i could do was stay in 2nd gear with mid revs, assuming that was somewhere within the mark.

    I dont like the idea of a prescriptive speed. It should be an average, which in most part i think is whats happed round 1 and 2. I dont feel its beneficial for the whole field to maintain a set speed, it should be a indicative speed for the pole sitter and the field behind to stay as close as possible, any loss is theres! This is similar to all racing categories, Maintain XYZ gap to car in front.

    Im not the only one in VR, so i imagine set speeds are difficult for others as well in this car?
    EDIT: i note the rule says 100kph or similar.

    Why is there no speedo! lol
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  12. Hatfield

    Hatfield GT7 League & Teams Championship Organiser Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    sorry, I thought you were paused since the hazards were on
  13. ADZA_85

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    Na i just have a button mapped to my wheel lol
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    Is anyone streaming races live from this division?
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    Viperzed GT7 League Organiser Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    I believe Nismonath may have streamed one or two
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    Can we get some links up for them.
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    I am streaming in VR under HerbieOfOz on Twitch and YouTube.
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  18. Viperzed

    Viperzed GT7 League Organiser Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Hi everyone,

    Very pleased to announce that we've finally launched a RaceOnOz Gran Turismo based discord server! This will serve as an ADDITION to our already flourishing community on the website. We recognise that the website forums these days are a little outdated and something of a hassle for mobile users, so this seemed like the next logical step for us to make!

    At this stage, we have no future plans to drop support for the website, the discord will be to bolster our options to get involved in this community!

    I hope to see a lot of you over there!
    Cheers, Liam

    https://discord.com/invite/Sv87RRmN
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    Viperzed GT7 League Organiser Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Lap count for Round 4 has been reduced from 28 to 26 laps
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    Viperzed GT7 League Organiser Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Round 4: Enduro Round (90 min race, 24hr Cycle)
    Circuit De La Sarthe - 26 Laps - Custom Weather -Afternoon 15x

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    WELCOME to Season 9 for RaceOnOz GT7!
    Please take a couple minutes 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:
    Room captains may have practice rooms open beforehand but should have the official room up by 7pm AEST. 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.

    SIGHT ISSUES:
    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. Type the number of cars you can see in the lobby chat and cross check with other drivers to ensure clarity.

    QUALIFYING : 7:30pm AEST for 10 mins.
    Feel free to run practice laps prior to qualifying, The host will trigger a 'Room Reset' closer to the commencement of Qualifying.

    PITS ARE OPEN DURING QUALIFYING

    RACE START TIME : 7:45pm AEST

    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 would suggest only having 1 restart if required due to DSC, due to having to set up the room from scratch and also having to set timed laps in order to set the grid. Please be as reasonable as you can with this....

    Race Start - Rolling Start
    For the first time EVER, we are trialling a manually operated double file rolling start in Sunday League. Below you'll find a quick run through on how this will work on the night.

    Drivers will set off from the grid in a sensible manner, beginning their formation SECTOR. Drivers are to maintain side by side formation for the duration of the starting process with NO WEAVING ALLOWED. The speed of the polesitter during this section is totally up to them, however exiting T5, the polesitter MUST hold 100kph (or similar). The field must not accelerate and brake erratically after this point. It is reccomended for cars to maintain one car length to the row ahead, stay perfectly alligned with the car next to you (radar is perfect for this!). The field MUST be set by the start zone. The "start zone" is a theoretical set of lines between which the start of the race may occur, triggered by the polesitter accelerating to race speed. The first line is across the circuit, adjacent to the light pole on the right hand side of the circuit, a few hundred meters after T6. At any point after this line has been crossed by the pole sitter, the race may begin. The second line is in line with the end of the trees on the left of the circuit. If the polesitter reaches the second line and hasn't yet elected to accelerate, the race will begin automatically. Any drivers who fail to obey starting procedure and hold up the lobby by accelerating away at the standing start will receive ONE WARNING over the season, after which they will be sent to the rear of the grid for each breach. Any major issues will require a restart of the race. The race starts will be under the jurisdiction of the Room Captain/s and only they may call for a Red Flag/Restart unless stated prior.

    TURN 1 LAP 1:
    The old saying goes, you can’t win the race on lap 1, but you can definitely lose it. Please be mindful of other drivers on lap 1 coming into turn 1, and for that matter, the entire race. It can be very demoralizing to hot lap on your own for 45 minutes as I'm sure many of you are aware.

    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, position or time wise. Track Limits protests may be launched by any active driver in the race.

    Track Limits will be monitored at EVERY SINGLE CORNER around the circuit. Track limits will be defined as two wheels on the kerb, or white line, whichever is further out. Le Mans is an absolute fiend for track limits, especially at night, I do not want to see anyone exploiting these limits!


    CONTACT:
    Is to be avoided at all times..... If you make contact with someone and gain an advantage, YOU ARE EXPECTED to give the spot back. Occasionally, Gran Turismo track limits may teleport a disadvantaged driver backwards on circuit to ‘reset’ them, if this occurs at the hand of another driver, IT IS EXPECTED that the driver at fault will wait and redress the position.
    Side by side 'rubbing' is racing is allowed and promoted within reason, but all drivers are expected to give racing room. For clarity surrounding racing room, please feel free to PM @Viperzed
    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.

    PIT ENTRY/EXIT LINES:
    Pit Line Penalties are ON so you will be penalised in game if you cut any part of the entry or exit lines. Be mindful entering the pits that you need to commit to entry prior to the Ford Chicanes, as well as navigating a chicane within the lane. You may receive a penalty for misjudging your line on entry. Be mindful not to impede other cars on your way in. On pit exit, cars exiting the lane are reminded to keep drivers right if there are any cars approaching, you will have to give them space.

    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 Head Steward will be @Viperzed. If you have reason to protest, please SAVE YOUR REPLAY, and then let him 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 may ask for video evidence from both drivers or room captains 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 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. Quitting off track results in a sometimes race ending lag spike and may be punished in extreme scenarios.

    ATTENDANCE:
    Could all drivers please inform Room Captains or make a post on the division thread if they do not intend on racing on Sunday night, Room Captains/ Lobby Hosts are advised not to wait for anyone who has not communicated their intentions. If you do not post in your room thread or psn chat that you cannot attend, a spot may not be held for you for the following weeks race.

    TRACK SPECIFIC - Le Mans
    A place where the GT One should truly feel at home, our mid season point is at none other than Circuit de la Sarthe, with a full 24hr Cycle planned for each div. Being the enduro, drivers will have to maintain concentration all through the night, as this round provides a huge opportunity to make your mark on the season!

    Rolling starts are a little different this round so please pay attention to the briefing so there are no errors.

    If the Room Captains could also please include a rough time for the go point (when the pole sitter starts the race) that would assist in the Race Results.
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