OPEN GT Challenge - Season 4

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  1. Jimmi Allison

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    Intro:
    It's back - again.. challenge yourself!
    The challenge series will support multiple splits.
    Based on the hotlap qualifier, will be sorted into several splits with 30 drivers.
    While the Challenge Series has an overall ranking which determines who goes up to Pro Series or Relegation after the Season (which is 6 Rounds long), the CS will base the results off the last 2 races who goes into what split. First 2 races uses the PreQual. As you can see, the grids in Challenge are more fluent and with this we try to always match you with a great group to race. Promotion/Demotion between Split 1 and Pro Series only happens once a season though, after all rounds have been finished, based on Overall Points.

    Required content:
    We will be using all our GT3 cars and tracks as posted below.
    To qualify you need the GT3 pack and tracks used during the season: Monza, Sebring and Spa + the free content.

    Splits:
    Splits will be sorted by our competition system (first race is qualifying).

    Broadcast:
    We will be broadcasting our top split race on our Twitch channel

    Livery submission:
    TOP 90 in the qualifiers can submit a livery (but not required). Deadline is 08-08-2021 at 12:00 (timezone as per rules)

    Name vs nickname:
    We require every participants to use their real name in game, in our competition system and on our forum. We need to be able to recognize you. If you have a nickname and need to change it - contact our staff.

    Season schedule:
    22 July: Qualifying starts
    01 August: Qualifying ends
    13 August: Monza
    27 August: Sebring
    10 September: Lime Rock Park
    23 September: Loch Drummond
    08 October: Spa-Francorchamps
    22 October: Indianapolis RC
    All of these events will be live streamed
    Note: the 23rd of September is a thursday - moved due to conflict


    Race day details:
    Race length:
    15/45 minutes
    Pro Race day: every other Monday
    In-game race time: 15:00

    Schedule:
    15:00 - Open servers through Match maker (outside CS) will be closed down at 19:00
    19:45 - Registration starts
    20:00 - Practice
    20:10 - Qualifying
    20:25 - Warmup
    20:35 - Race 1
    20:55 - Warm up for gridding
    21:05 - Race 2
    Times after registration are estimates please allow +/- 5 mins for sessions to end
    Heavy rubber at start of qual, remember this builds for the sessions until restarted.


    Rules:
    Code of conduct

    A few notes:
    • Race 2 grid will be based off of qualification with top 10 reversed
    • Rolling starts
    • Weather scripted on raceday (announced in a forum post)
    • Points system: (+ participation points)
      Sprint race: 20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
      Main race: 35-30-28-27-26-25-24-23-22-21-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
      Participation (per round - but assigned per race) points: +20 per split.
    • 4 warnings before cut track penalty (but game controls this, so you might get a penalty before if you cut hard)
    • Penalties will be added to race time on the actual race
    • You are allowed to move once to defend position, but NOT when entering braking zone.

    After the season - overall standings
    Position 1-5 goes into Pro Series
    Position 6-10 to go into relegation
    Position 11+ sign up for next Season.

    How to qualify:
    Between 22 july and 1 august - qualify through the competition "GT Challenge" inside our competition system. Top 90 can submit liveries, rest will have a default livery made available.

    Links:
    Protests
    Livery submission
    Discord link

    Qualification sessions at: (timezone as per rules CET/CEST)
    01:00:00
    04:00:00
    07:00:00
    10:00:00
    13:00:00
    16:00:00
    19:00:00
    22:00:00
     
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  2. Tomasz Wach

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    Actually what is the reason that Loch Drummond is moved to thursday?
     
  3. Jimmi Allison

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    A conflict with another event, something that is not announced yet so i cant say.
     
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  4. Adam Baldwin

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    What is the car selection process for GT Challenge? Is the car you qualify with your car for the season? Thank you.
     
  5. Jimmi Allison

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    Hi Adam
    The car you pick when signing up for the qualifying sessions is the car you pick. So make sure you get the right one :)
     
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  6. Fabio Liuzzi

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    Which is the track for the qualifying session?
     
  7. Bill Worrel

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    From what I've read, the pre qualification takes place on the first track of the season - which is Monza.
     
  8. Jimmi Allison

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    Prequalifications for anything in challenge (both series) is the first event yes.
     
  9. Paolo Pennimpede

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    Below where? Am I missing something? Please post list of needed cars.

    Are you going to use all GT3 cars so also Porsche 911 GT3 Cup?
    And old version of Bentley?
    Tnx.

    PS: I know you write GT3 Pack, but I got GT3 pack years ago and I don't have 488GT3
     
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  10. lagg

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    Below seems to be the sentence below that sentence
    The GT3 pack should be the GT3 PACK that they sell in the store (includes the 488GT3)
    https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/1001/
     
  11. Paolo Pennimpede

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    Yes, but as I said I got the first GT3 Pack (without 488GT3), so maybe a list would be nice and easy to do.
    Like this:
    • Aston Martin Vantage GT3
    • Audi R8 GT3 2018
    • Audi R8 GT3 2019
    • Bentley Continental GT3 2017
    • Bentley Continental GT3 2020
    • BMW M6 GT3
    • Callaway Corvette GT3-R
    • McLaren 650S GT3
    • McLaren 720S GT3
    • Mercedes AMG GT3
    • Porsche 911 GT3 R
    • Radical RXC Turbo GT3
    • Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020
     
  12. Jimmi Allison

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    Its the entire GT3 pack as i linked, inside there you can see what content it is. ALL GT3 cars as mentioned is all..well GT3 ;)
     
  13. Luca Martino

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    Hi!
    Is there a limit of attempts to try the quali? :)
     
  14. Donat

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    I think you can attend every session there is and do as many laps as you can in a single session, at least that's what it was like last season.
     
  15. Jimmi Allison

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    No, none
     
  16. Adam Baldwin

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    Attached you will find Monza base setups for the Aston, Audi, BMW, Boatley, Ferrari, McLaren x2, Porsche, and Corvette. Enjoy :)
     

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    Thank you :)
     
  18. Pedro Crulas Gomes

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    Hello, i searched but couldnt find, ambient and track temperature of qualy servers ? also the virtual day time is on it pls ?
     
  19. Jan Wenninger

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    Hello, was there a problem with pre-qualy session 2.8? Because it is still showing up in my sessions with the join button...more importantly though, my laptime has not been added to the leaderboard from that session.
     
  20. Paolo Pennimpede

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    Same here..
     

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