Season 17 Driver Briefings

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  1. stucar17

    stucar17 Moderator Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Driver briefings will be in here.

    I will keep a tab in the second post of drivers who are unavailable so its easy to keep a track of.
    Remember we have extra drivers, so if all are available we will rotate who misses so its as fair as it can be.

    Given all drivers here have been around for a number of seasons, i will try to keep them brief, and on point mainly focusing on track limits and contact .

    Stu
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    stucar17 Moderator Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    DRIVER UNAVAILABILITY
    DIV 1
    R1. - Adge / Stu
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    DIV 2
    R1. - Stef / Andy
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    R3. - Rebort79
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    stucar17 Moderator Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    17/10/21 - Round 1 - Catalunya - 28/6/72 - 26 laps
    2pm qual - Clear
    3pm race start - Med Cloud / Light Cloud / Clear / Heavy Cloud
    - Time progression - REAL
    - Compulsory pit stop - YES
    - Fuel : Real
    - TYRE WEAR : ACCELERATED
    - Weather progression : Sync to race

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    ok all, welcome to Season 17... Cant believe we have been around this long, hopefully we have a great season.

    Usual ROOZ rules will apply, generally around track limits and minimal contact. Obviously using an open wheeler like this it will take some different driving to what we are used to so there isnt a heap of locked wheels.

    As i have said a number of times, we are oversubscribed by 2 drivers in each division. If you are out on any week please let us know so we can maintain a full grid, and so nobody sits out and misses. We will rotate who misses out, assuming that everyone is available to race.
    - you will see above i have listed who is out each week, so thanks to the guys who have let us know early
    - The points scores will be listed here - http://www.thepodium.racing
    - i have split into 2 divs in each div, so everyone will be up for a championship


    Just some general info after a few weeks of testing in these cars.
    - Open wheeler, give a little more room than normal so you dont interlock wheels. That means you will have to have your proximity markers on so you know when and where you have cars around you.
    - There is decent draft, so if someone makes a pass, let them go and use the draft to continue the fight. Has been noticeable that cars battling ahead are relatively easy to catch back up to, so there 'should' be some great racing if everyone gives room.

    - I have found i need to use ABS on LOW to stop the front wheels from locking under braking. You should be able to map a button for this, however if you cant map anything, make sure you have ABS on low in the game options. This can be adjusted when in a online lobby.
    - Fuel. 250L this thing holds... Im buggered if i know where, but there wont be any issues with fuel as far as i know.

    TRACK LIMITS - RACEONOZ uses the curbs to define track limits. If you have wheel on the curb or white line (which defines the track edge) then you are all good. If you run outside of these boundaries with intent to make time, make a pass or make the track shorter, you will be penalized. For 'lazy' track limit breaches we generally look at a 25 second penalty, however for deliberate breaches the penalty could be increased.

    CONTACT
    - Very simply, dont crash into the guy ahead of you and then drive off ! If you make contact (front to rear) and you push another driver off track, you are expected to redress. If you think its a 50/50 call while making a pass then save your replay and pass the info onto the room captain, or mod team (me or Ad2mny) and we will have a look at it. PLEASE don't blow up in the room chat or on the forum. We have found incidents in the past that have looked very different for both drivers.

    ABUSE - Abusing other drivers over the mic, in race rooms, in chats on PSN or a forum PM is NOT ALLOWED. If there is an incident on track, you are required to go through the right channels of protest so the stewards group or mod team can look at any incident. We have already banned a few drivers in the past for abuse, and these drivers have not been welcomed back.

    ONLINE BANTER - Just a reminder to everyone to be aware of who is in your chat room and what might be appropriate. We do have some younger drivers, and also ladies in the series. ALSO a reminder that those NOT in the chat can still hear you through their TV speakers. That means that people in 'their' homes can hear everything that is being said if there is banter in the game chat. If you have a group of people that want to be a little more 'loose' (for want of a better term) then i would suggest a private chat.

    TRACK HOT SPOTS - Round 1 is always a bit of a hot round, and lap 1 round here can be messy if drivers don't use your heads. The run into Turn 1 is long, so make sure you brake nice and early so we all get through the first lap nice and clean.
    TURN 1 - Dont run up the arse of the car in front and drive off !
    TURN 3 - is very easy to either run wide off the inside curb, or miss the apex and run wide onto the ripple strip and spin.

    TURN 7 EXIT - must stay on the ripple strip or to the left of it.

    TURN 10 HAIRPIN - Classic spot for hit up the clacker. Make sure you redress any contact.

    TRACK LIMITS - Drivers cant run wide on the exit of turn 3, into Repsol. Also the chicane is a spot drivers could take advantage. Make sure you stay on track.

    Compulsory pit stop - Drivers MUST make a compulsory pit stop at ANY time during the race. You are NOT required to take tires, but may do so if you wish.

    PIT ENTRY / EXIT -

    ENTRY - Is pretty straight forward, but there have been lots of guys getting pinged for speeding past the control line. You can see the yellow line on the map, so you know where you have to be at 60k... If there are guys in front of you in the lane at the same time, don't hit them into a penalty. If you do, you will have a penalty of you own added to your time.
    EXIT - The exit here is pretty straight forward. Cars on track have right of way on the entry to turn 1, however the car on the LEFT has right of way on the entry to turn 2 IF they are up to race speed. Stay in the pit exit lane till you know you are clear to turn in to turns 1 and 2.


    PROTESTS - As always, save your replay, and if there is an issue PLEASE let the mod team know. DO NOT blow up in the forum or on the mic after the race. You have until midnight Monday night to make us aware of your protest. Please remember that we have a hard stance on any abuse, so please do the right thing if you feel something needs to be looked at.


    For our new drivers, this is where all the race info will be, if you have any questions, just reply below or send me a PM.

    Hope we have a great season, and remember race clean and fair !
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2021 at 7:01 PM