Efnet Sim Racing 2020 Simtek GT3 Championship (USA)

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  1. Tom Lory

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    Efnet Sim Racing is very pleased to announce our first rFactor 2 GT3 championship series.

    Two formats, 9 rounds each, three championships - Overall, Twin Sprint and Pro Sprint.

    Join us for real racing in a club environment and compete with and learn from high level sim racers, several with real world racing and track day experience.

    Driver registration and comprehensive information:
    https://efnetsimracing.freeforums.net/board/7/2020-simtek-gt3-championship

    Race server:
    look for "www.efnetsimracing.com" in the rF2 server list

    The server shall be locked on race day.

    Join us on Teamspeak or register for the forum and post your password request.

    Teamspeak 3: (mandatory, microphone optional)
    172.245.177.101

    LiveRacers:
    https://efnetsimracing.liveracers.com/Live/?server=www.efnetsimracing.com

    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/609862125737285

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    Odd numbered rounds are Twin Sprint (~22-25 minutes fixed laps x 2, inverted grid for Race 2)
    Even numbered rounds are Pro Sprint (60 minutes timed)


    Two throwaway weekends per championship per driver

    All rounds are Sunday evening California, USA time (PDT, GMT - 7)

    Official Practice: 4:30 PM PDT / 16:30 PDT / 23:30 UTC (120 minutes)
    Qualifying: 18:30 PDT / 01:30 UTC (15 Minute PRIVATE session)
    Warmup: 18:45 PDT (5 minute Driver's Meeting)
    Race 1 Green Flag: 18:50 PDT

    2020 Apr 19 - Official Test - Watkins Glen GP, USA
    2020 Apr 26 - Round 1 - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
    2020 May 03 - Round 2 - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
    2020 May 10 - Round 3 - Circuit Automobile Paul Ricard, France
    2020 May 17 - Round 4 - Circuit Automobile Paul Ricard, France

    2020 May 24 - USA Memorial Day (OFF)
    2020 May 31 - Round 5 - Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy
    2020 Jun 07 - Round 6 - Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy
    2020 Jun 14 - Round 7 - Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy
    2020 Jun 21 - Round 8 - Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy
    2020 Jun 28 - Round 9 - Hungaroring, Hungary
    2020 Jul 05 - Round 10 - Hungaroring, Hungary
    2020 Jul 12 - Round 11 - Nürburgring Grand Prix, Germany
    2020 Jul 19 - Round 12 - Nürburgring Grand Prix, Germany
    2020 Jul 26 - Round 13 - Spa Francorchamps, Belgium
    2020 Aug 02 - Round 14 - Spa Francorchamps, Belgium
    2020 Aug 09 - Round 15 - Brands Hatch GP, U.K.
    2020 Aug 16 - Round 16 - Brands Hatch GP, U.K.
    2020 Aug 23 - Round 17 - Silverstone International Circuit
    2020 Aug 30 - Round 18 - Silverstone International Circuit

    2020 Sep 06 - USA Labor Day (OFF)

    2020 ESR Simtek GT3 Car Classification

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    Chevrolet Camaro GT3 [​IMG]

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    Ferrari 488 GT3 [​IMG]

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    Lamborghini Huracan GT3 [​IMG]

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    Mercedes AMG GT3 [​IMG]

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  2. Tom Lory

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    Seeing as our forum is in limp mode at the moment, please feel free to sign up/choose, in this thread, a specific car/skin
    combination so we can try to avoid duplicate paint jobs.

    So many incredible cars and skins to choose!!

    LiveRacers live timing:https://efnetsimracing.liveracers.com/Live
     
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  4. Colin Matyac

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    Hello, i was in your test on sunday for watkins glen, and i was wondering if i could sign up for that event because your forum wont let me register and this is the only way i can contact any one of you guys my in game name was JaY
     
  5. Tom Lory

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    Colin Matyac, you are officially registered.

    Our championship rules require that you commit to one car (make and model) for the season except that you may change once before the 5th round. I put you down for the Ferrari 488 but you may pick any car before Round 1.
     
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    Ok thanks so much, is there any other way i can get in contact or stay in touch with everyone, im new to using forums and such
     
  7. Tom Lory

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    You can post questions and comments here and our Facebook page is linked at the top.

    Our forum is messed up but you should still check it for important information every week before the race. Linked at the top.
     
  8. Colin Matyac

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    Why don't you guys use discord, or anything
     
  9. Tom Lory

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    We have a Teamspeak server. 50/50 for people to be on it if we aren't racing.

    Info is in our forum linked at the top.
     
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    ESR Simtek GT3 2020 Official Test Results

    Sunday, April 19, 2020 @ Watkins Glen GP

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    Race 1

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    I came up with a workaround for our malfunctional forum registration.

    New drivers can email efnetsimracing@gmail.com with their info to register for our forum:

    1. user name (real name or proper real sounding name)
    2. temporary password (you should be able to change it)
    3. email address (obviously should be automatic but just in case)
     
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    Tim Porter, #14 Torgue Porsche 991 GT3

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    Tom Lory, #26 GoPro-Evol R&D Porsche 991 GT3

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    Rich Minkler, #76 Team Underground Motorsports Porsche 991 GT3

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    Barry King, #5 Super Cheap Auto Bentley Continental GT3

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    Brandon Smith, #900 CDC Evol R&D Bentley Continental GT3
     
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    I'm not doing good on getting skins done for the race on Sunday, I'll see if I can at least get Pat's done.

    Welcome Colin
     
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    thanks man! that tourgue skin kinda nice though
     
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    whens the race
     
  17. Tom Lory

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    Qualifying is always at 6:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (California) just like it says at the top.
     
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    ESR Simtek GT3 2020 Round 1 Twin Sprint Results

    Sunday, April 26, 2020 @ Barcelona

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    Two weeks in a row now, we've had over 50 drivers complete at least one lap on our server with lap times all over the place.

    It's impossible to know how many of those read this forum or our forum but I am compelled to help out a little with the setup for these cars, at least what has worked at Barcelona (Rounds 1-2) and should translate to Paul Ricard (Rounds 3-4) to help tighten up the range.

    Run as little (angle) rear wing as you can while maintaining control of the car and keeping wheelspin manageable. Too much wing just makes the car slow (top speed and corner to corner) and contributes to understeer that wears out the front tires. Obviously, the wing must be causing aero-push which should be worse at higher speeds but also seems to affect slow speed just enough.

    Second is that the tires seem to want low pressures, adjusting pressures based on tire temps across the tire doesn't seem to work, at least not in the way that we are used to doing it. I recommend starting with the default pressures and doing many laps before you change. If you do change, try less pressure first, very small steps, same amount at each tire, especially left and right. It might be possible to adjust pressures based on temps from the longest corner on the track but then be sure to apply the same pressure to left and right side.

    Somewhere in the Garage Setup there is a note about ideal air pressures, states a range. If those are hot pressures then maybe but if cold pressures then no way, horrible and slow. With the Porsche, I only am shown cold pressures in the garage. The drivers of other cars report the same. I have not found a display for hot pressures.
     
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