Discussion in 'GTLOZ Past Seasons' started by Hatfield, Apr 12, 2021.
No wonder she is so old.
Oddly enough, it started waaay back, when the King at the time had their birthday in the middle of winter and that time didn't allow for a proper celebration.
So they choose another date to have it celebrated on that allowed for a proper celebration (a warmer time).
Makes about as much sense as imperial units
What a great day that is.
@Matthyus Reading that is a moment i will never get back. Oh wait. I’ll take a bit of time from Monday (Good post Johnno)
Long live the queen and that public holiday
Adds to the Div3 thread page count too. 8 pages, nice!
To continue with the theme of ridiculous reasons for public holidays (not that anyone's complaining) next one for us Covidtorians is in celebration of the AFL Grand Final! WTF? I guess it's not that far removed from using a horse race as an excuse for a day off!
Gotta love that an Australian sport only has a celebration in 1 state..
not artificially anyway
Ahem! this is the proud state of Hookturnistan thank you.
Round 6: Suzuka Circuit - 21 Laps - 7:45 Sunny - 20/6
WELCOME to Season 15!!
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. (Qualifying mode should be used so the room can be set to x0 tyre/fuel for qualifying)
YOU MUST START ON YOUR QUALIFYING TYRE AND PITS ARE CLOSED DURING QUALIFYING
RACE START TIME : 8:30 AEST (once qualifying has completed)
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 someone's 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 careful with T8-9, T15 & the Casio Triangle (especially if you run wide at T15 as dirty tyres will affect your braking for T16)
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 : Racing Mediums (mandatory - unlimited sets) & Racing Softs (not mandatory - 1 set ONLY)
PIT ENTRY : Please attempt to follow the pit entry lane. Failure to do so may result in a penalty (especially in the instance another driver is affected).
PIT EXIT : Please attempt to follow the pit exit lane, Penalties will be adjudicated in similar fashion to Pit Entry. Please be aware of cars approaching on the straight. Be careful when exiting that you don't move across the track impeding incoming cars. For cars on the straight, please give room to drivers as they exit the pits.
NOTE: Pitting is NOT COMPULSORY
(a BANG LAP will show an ideal pitstop later in the week)
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 steward will be @Hatfield. 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 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.
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)
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
The SUPER B TEAM commentates the div 1/2 race for Round 5
Thanks to @Viperzed for cutting it all together too
Bang reminds you politely and calmly not to cut the pit exit line (and does a lap)
That was awesome, Bang stays on track but still goes off !!!
Hi guys, so sorry, but I've been called in to work at 6am tomorrow, leaving not enough time to sleep if I jump on and race tonight.
Sorry I haven't been here too much this season - lifes been getting in the way.
Good luck everyone!
See you at the next one, congrats on obtaining a life, I too hope to secure one .
Urrrrghhh! One to forget. Happily ensconced in 2nd place, I came in for my scheduled stop on lap 10 and accidently hit Do Not Change! Had do to another lap on the worn softs before pitting again for the mediums. 2nd to 8th.
Great racing up till that point with @Adam Thompson, @RPeeM808 and @doodah27. Sorry for the last corner bump @Hihatjoe I mistimed my braking run.
At least you have a genuine excuse. You had an extra pit stop and still beat me by a country mile! I couldn't string two clean laps together, no one to blame but my poor driving
I am still dirty I ran off on Corner 1 Lap4 whilst in the lead , without any help from anyone apart from myself...LOL. great to see Doodah score a solid victory