Post by endersai on Jun 7, 2016 23:10:39 GMT
In the tradition of the real-world Blancpain GT series...
The Crowex Master's Series Presents - 24hrs du Arsthe
What: an endurance race (60-90mins) for super cars
When: Friday, 1 July 2016 at 10pm UTC (break week for SATCC)
Where: Circuit de la Arsthe - a track made by Endersai for an abandoned, actual driver changing le Mans event in 2015.
24 cars now, but with up to 28 if I can make enough pit lanes. I have the props to go to 28 drivers!
Pit stops: 3
Pitwatchers: 1 - 2
This will follow the general crew racing guidelines, excepting for the pit lane - see below
The Pit Lane -
The pit lane is a unique design for GTA racing, first designed by Endersai and .fiyah in mid-to-late 2015. The pit has 12 (soon to be 14) pit boxes marked out on its left hand lane.
The pit is subject to a speed limiter which the pit watcher/s will enforce - 50% throttle (for keyboard; buy a controller or just tap W slowly) and no faster than 80mph according to the in-cockpit speedometer. The speed limit is enforced from the entry way once cars cross onto the tarmac from the dirty entry and is no longer enforced past the black Speedophile flag on its exit.
Cars must travel in the right lane of the pit bay until entering/exiting their pit bay on the left. Exiting may only be done if it will not result in a delay to a car already there.
Each pit bay contains a wrench and a speed boost. That speed boost can be used in between pit stops to simulate a KERS or DRS assisted overtake.
Teams must not double stack their drivers through the pits, nor can drivers use another pit bay if convenient.
Farming the speed boost is ill advised as the pit lane, with its speed limit, is monitored by the pit watcher. Speeding in the pits get a verbal warnings first and then a drive through penalty. Next offense is a 10 second stop-go penalty.
For the avoidance of doubt, please watch this video. Note the speed drop when Sebastian Vettel engages the pit limiter; how he stays in the pit lane until he swerves into his pit box and how he rejoins the pit lane itself when he has finished:
The most critical aspect - each team will be randomly assigned a pit bay numbered 1 - 12 (or 14, if I can build out that many). Once all teams are formed I'll put the teams list into random.org/lists, and it will be displayed in order. As with F1, the #1 pit box is the closest to the entrance with #12 being the last one.
The pit watcher will have the list of teams and pits, and ensure that drivers only pit in their bay and not the bay of another team.
To avoid confusion, drivers should test the track beforehand and randomly assign themselves a pit bay from 4-10 and practice identifiying it and using it. Drivers should also assume it's meant to be like a real pit lane and avoid being cute by picking up speed boosts but keeping 50% throttle, going into pit boxes other than your own. In short, assume it's a real pit lane and you're a real racer, not a faux-racer with pretension.
Drivers should indicate their top three preferences for the pre-selected teams and cars. Excepting in certain circumstances - i.e. Sugar_Free_Nos will get a preferential pick because of all the work he does for the crew; and ovivoJR , who is away at the moment, will be placeholder Scuderia Grotti driver until he says he wants/doesn't want it, and The Hunter gets a pick because of his work in testing SATCC cars, tracks and hosting for meetc - I will plot our your preferences in a spreadsheet and try and match up drivers as best as possible.
Where you and your teammate from another PC event want to stay together, I will also try and accommodate this.
The grid will be a mix of factory and customer teams as per below. Factory teams are in the closest to official colours I can manage.
I will do my best to encourage a mix of new and old players, and if you're in @pezby 's new driver playlist he will be a good person to indicate your interest to.
Post below that a) you are interested and b) which three cars/teams are your preference. Places are allocated on best efforts basis.
Also, if your absolute favourite is taken and you get assigned your second or third choice, please don't badger me on Steam, R*SC or the forums to change the car for you. The below list is final.
Progen Racing Team driving a Progen T20 in McLaren orange and black
#1 fab. ICEMAN (GER)
#2 endersai (AUS)
Pit Bay: 3
Scuderia Grotti driving a Grotti Turismo R in formula red and white
#3 ovivoJR (GER)
#4 Superstepa_ (EST)
Pit Bay: 2
Scuderia Pegassi driving a Pegassi Osiris in carbon black and race yellow
#5 - StoryVS (FRA)
#6 - GalantEvo (NED)
Pit Bay: 11
Overflod Racing Team driving an Overflod Entity XF in dark blue and orange
#7 - cloudmcshort (SWE)
#8 - Grumples_Plox (grimreaper977) (GBR)
Pit Bay: 7
Pegassi Corse driving a Pegassi Zentorno in lime green and black
#9 - doompenguin (GBR)
#10 - misssnuggles (AUS)
Pit Bay: 13
Vapid Racing driving a Vapid FMJ in Ford blue
#11 - Sugar_Free_Nos (USA)
#12 - bladecruiser (USA)
Pit Bay: 8
TerrOIL Racing driving a Progen T20 in black and orange
#14 - Dnl_Jackson (GER)
#15 - pavel1269 (?)
Pit Bay: 1
<Customer Grotti Team> driving a Turismo R in <TBC>
#16 - wishofghost1 (GER)
#17 - jsantospt (PRT)
Pit Bay: 6
Blue Ark Racing driving a Zentorno in dark blue
#18 - lewjen (smithyonetwelve) (GBR)
#19 - michiski22 (BEL)
Pit Bay: 9
Devin Weston Racing driving a Reaper in silver
#20 - Benimi (HUN)
#21 - _ShediM_
Pit Bay: 4
Merryweather Racing Team driving an FMJ in grace red and yello
#22 - The Hunter (NED)
#23 - SabertoothWolF (AUS)
Pit Bay: 5
Jiffi Racing driving an Entity in race yellow and green
#24 - Nick420Guy (CAN)
#25 - RichardQG (NED)
Pit Bay: 14
Debonaire Motorsport driving an FMJ in <TBC>
#26 - Ganjalo (FRA)
#27 - Just Hero (GBR)
Pit Bay: 12
ThriftEX Racing driving a FMJ in black, white and red.
#28 - jeffreyb1990 (NED)
#29 - Tonyborbony (NED)
Pit Bay: 10
Envi61 - 1. Turismo 2. Osiris 3. Zentorno
Bezerka3 - 1. Zentorno 2. Turismo R 3. Entity XF
Pit Watcher 1: @pezby
Pit Watcher 2:
Safety Car/Officals Car: Banshee 900R or Sultan RS
When I get home I'll see how many additional pit bays I can add. I will then update the thread accordingly.
13.bladecruiser (REPLACEMENT NEEDED)