VRC 2018 GT3 Spring Series

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  1. Depco

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    The VRC 2018 GT3 Spring Series

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    VRC is proud to announce the VRC 2018 GT3 Spring Series.

    • The series will use the Excellent Studio 397 GT3 Power Pack Mod.
    • GT3 Power Pack must have been obtained by driver prior to registration. Mod will not be provided by VRC.
    • This series will consist of 2 Pre-Season Races and 12 Points races. Highest 10 finishes will be scored
    • Race Weekend will start at 16:35 GMT on Sundays.
    • Races will be 45 or 60 minutes in length. See Schedule for specific race lengths
    • Each driver is required to perform a mandatory pit stop, taking on at least 2 tires.
    • The driver may choose when this pit stop happens. The pit stop does not include penalty stops.
    • Allowed assists will be ABS, Traction Control, and Auto Clutch.
    • Assists will be limited to level one (1) only, if used at all.

    All VRC Rules and Regulations will be enforced. Rules are subject to change at the discretion of VRC Administration.

    Schedule


    Pre-Season


    Jan 7 - Monza
    Jan 14 - Zolder

    Regular Season

    Jan 21 - Portland International Raceway (Champions Race, 1 hour race) - Results: http://simresults.net/180121-RJ4
    Jan 28 - Portimao - Results: http://simresults.net/180128-9SI
    Feb 4 - Valencia Street - Results: http://simresults.net/180204-k9M
    Race recap video:
    Feb 11 - NOLA - Results: http://simresults.net/180211-u5s
    Race Recap Video:
    Feb 18 - Istanbul - Results: http://simresults.net/180218-k1b
    Race Recap Video:
    Feb 25 - Abu Dhabi (Night, 1 hour race) - results: http://simresults.net/180225-1mJ
    Mar 4 - Adelaide Street Circuit - results: http://simresults.net/180304-8vF
    Mar 11 - COTA - results: http://simresults.net/180311-8WE
    Mar 18 - Zandvoort - results: http://simresults.net/180320-X2O
    Mar 25 - Valencia Ricardo Tormo (Night) - Results: http://simresults.net/180325-jr8
    Race Recap Video:
    Apr 1 - Okayama - results: http://simresults.net/180401-1AR
    Race Recap Video:
    Apr 8 - Sebring (1 hour race) - results: http://simresults.net/180408-7Kw


    The Series will be held according to the above schedule. However, the schedule may be changed based on the discretion of the VRC administration.

    Each week the results file will be uploaded to the Simresults website and linked in the schedule.

    10 of the 12 races will be scored. This means that each driver has 2 weeks in which he/she may take off without adversely affecting their overall points total. Otherwise the 2 least favorable races will be ignored among the 12 races of the series.

    Just because the series has begun does not mean that we are not interested in gaining new drivers. If you are interested in joining us for this series please read the registration instructions below and drive with us in this fantastic series.

    In order to ensure the safe and consistent racing our members have come to expect, registration for the series will be mandatory. Please announce your intent to race in this series and which vehicle you will be driving in this post. You will then be considered "registered" for the series. You need only register once for the entire series.

    Registration for this series also requires new members to register at our forums.

    www.virtualracingchampionship.com

    Upon completion of registration on the forums drivers can announce their intent to participate in the series at the series registration page: http://vrc.createaforum.com/series-sign-ups/vrc-2018-gt3-spring-series/

    Discussion for this series will be done here: http://vrc.createaforum.com/vrc-business/vrc-2018-gt3-spring-series-discussion/

    We are excited to host this series. We look forward to seeing you on track.
     
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    We have 16 sign ups so far. Pre-season starts in 11 days, come join us to have some great GT3 action!
     
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    Where is the server located that you guys will be racing on?
     
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    Server is located in U.S, Winsconsin. I'm in Finland and the ping is around 150 usually, no problems

    Pre-season starts on Sunday. We have 23 drivers signed up already. Make sure not to miss the fun ;)
     
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    We have had very few issues with the server and lag. Early last year we started using a new server box and the bit rate has been dramatically increased since then as well. Ping and latency should not be a problem for anyone at this point. However, we do 2 Pre-seaspn races to be sure everyone has a solid connection and make sure any potential problems are addressed before the points races start.

    We also recently have subbed to a standard Liveracers account and will have the full liveracers functionality available for our membership.
     
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    Which layout of Lime Rock Park will be used?
     
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    no chicanes. very fast lap 46-48 seconds.
     
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    Due to the popularity of our GT3 series (currently at 32 registrants) it was decided that Lime Rock park was not large enough to ho hold that many drivers safely. The initial pre-season race will now use the RaceRfactor 2014 Monza track. The original post has been updated to reflect this change.
     
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    First pre-season event was held in Monza. We had 28 participants which was a great start. We continue working on getting everything ready for the season start on 21st of January. Next up is second pre-season event in Zolder on Sunday 14th of January. We hope to see a large grid again. Pre-season is perfect time for getting in grips with the car and for meeting other drivers taking part in this series.

    See you on track!

    -Matt
    VRC admin team
     
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    Second pre-season event was held in Zolder on Sunday 15th. We had a max peak of 24 participants for this second event.

    Next we are heading for the series opener in Portland International Raceway which will be held on 21st of January. This will be one of our 1 hour races.

    We are looking forward to a great series!

    -Matt
    VRC admin team
     
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    The Series opener has been completed. Everyone had a good time and the driving was clean and competitive. The OP was updated with the results of the race.
     
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    This comes a bit late, but we had our 2nd race of the series on 28th of January. It was a great event with a big grid. Current series leader is Maciej Bekas but the competition remains close. Next we will head to Valencia Street Circuit, race on Sunday 4th of February.

    http://simresults.net/180130-b7P

    -Matt
    VRC admin team
     
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    Valencia Street Circuit is in the books. 18 drivers appeared for this race. It was very clean and there were fights up and down the grid. To say it was an exciting race is an understatement. The OP has been updated with the race results.

    Next week we travel to NOLA (Layout A) for some wheel to wheel action. If you are interested in joining in on the action register for the league here:

    www.virtualracingchampionship.com

    Register for the series here:

    http://vrc.createaforum.com/series-sign-ups/vrc-2018-gt3-spring-series/

    See everyone next week at NOLA.
     
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    VRC has completed the NOLA race. This track was difficult to pass at and it showed. The action was bumper to bumper and overtakes were difficult to come by without an error of some sort being made by the leading driver. I'd like to thank everyone who came out for this race and look forward to seeing every one next Sunday for Istanbul.

    OP was updated with the race results.
     
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    Thanks for updating the thread Matt... Completely forgot to come over here and post the race results. I'll update the OP.
     
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    Abu Dhabi has been completed. A small grid for this race, but the night time racing was fun. Watching the sun rise a treat to end the race. OP updated with the results.
     
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    Adelaide Street Circuit was completed and the OP has been updated.
     
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    COTA race completed. OP updated with results
     
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    Zandvoort race is in the books. OP was updated with results.
     

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