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2.5h WEC @ Circuit de la Sarthe (Le Mans) - Sat 31st May

Discussion in 'rFactor 2 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Daiman Patel, May 19, 2014.

  1. Daiman Patel

    Daiman Patel
    RedShift Racing Staff Premium Member


    Following the success of the inaugural WEC club event, and with the 24 Heures du Mans looming, the next instalment shall be hosted at Circuit de la Sarthe - a mini 2.5h endurance race - literally a petit Le Mans! This gruelling event will be a real test, and separate the boys from the men. After the dominance of Porsche at Silverstone, stock GT3 physics will be used to ensure that everyone begins on an even footing. Driver swaps will not be mandatory. The race will traditionally begin at 3pm (in-game time), and we shall drive into the evening and beyond, until the dead of the night.

    Event Details:
    Track: Le Mans 1996 v1.0 (Download)
    Car: Audi R18 (Download, Template), GTE (Download, Template)
    Safety Car: VWEC 370z (Download),requires ISI 370z (Download) (NEW)

    You will have the following cars to choose from:
    • Audi R18 TDI 2011 (LMP1)
    • Ferrari F458 GT3 (GTE)
    • Porsche 997 GT3-R (GTE)
    • Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 (GTE)
    Customs skins
    Skin Sharing will be enabled :thumbsup:
    [if you do driver swaps, remember this bug]

    Weather: Sunny
    Road condition: Rubber on track were possible
    Tyre wear: Normal
    Fuel use: 1x
    Mechanical failure: Time scaled
    Blue flag penalties: Off

    Traction control:
    ABS: Low
    Auto-clutch: Allowed

    Race - Saturday, 31th May 2014
    16:00 GMT
    Qualifying: 17:00 GMT - open session (quickest lap used) [no Parc Fermé]
    Warm up: 17:45 GMT - 15 minutes
    Race: 18:00 GMT - starting procedure + 155 minutes [formation + rolling start]

    Server password: click here
    Racing rules: click here

    Driver/Team notes:
    • Each car can have 1-4 drivers (Driver Swap Tutorial)
    • Premium members get priority when signing up
    • Cars with multiple drivers get priority over cars with a single driver
    • The ratio of GTE to LMP1 will be 2:1 (minimum of 10 LMP1 cars)
    • Drivers/teams with known racing experience will get priority to race in LMP1
    • LMPs must have their headlights on at all times (additional flashing is encouraged)
    • Blue flag: Signals a faster car is behind you. Caution is required, but moving over is not.
    • The faster car is expected to look for a sensible passing opportunity. They are responsible for initiating a safe pass. Straights are preferred over corners. Corner exits are preferred over corner entries.
    • Slower cars are expected to keep to their racing line and cooperate with safe passes. Moving out of the way is not advised, as it leads to unpredictable situations.
    • Faster cars may flash their headlights to indicate that they are about to make a pass.
    • Patience is key!
    Race information:
    • Remember to test pit-stops and driver swaps (Driver Swap Tutorial)
    • Ensure that all drivers in the team have driven some laps in traffic, and different track conditions
    • Whilst not racing or preparing for a driver swap, drivers are not permitted to be on the server; timing software will be provided so that team members are able to monitor the race
    • Presence on TS is not mandatory, but is recommended in case communication with drivers or teams is required
    Start procedure:
    • Manual formation lap (single file) + rolling start
    • Game is set to standing start => clock will already be ticking when we do the formation lap
    • The speed of the formation lap will be dictated by the pace car
    • When the pace car pulls in the leader will dictate the pace
    • No overtaking before the start/finish line
    • Note: The pace car will slow down in the Porsche curves (yellow section), so everyone has a chance to close up on the pack - no need to drive too close to other cars before that section!

    How to sign up:
    • State which class you want to race in and name all drivers for your car
    • You can always add or remove drivers to your car later on
    • Your final line-up should be clear 24 hours ahead of the event
    Sign up list:

    1. Stefan Woudenberg / Gijs van Elderen
    2. lSd Racing: Nicky de Fré
    3. Marçal Bonet Andreu
    4. Redshift Racing: Daiman Patel
    5. MadCape Racing: April Dillon
    6. Christian Michel / Simon Christmann
    7. Rolf Just
    8. Figjam Racing: David O'Reilly
    9. SIMCO: Balazs Kiss
    10. Antonio Castagna
    Reserve List (LMP1):
    • Driver(s)
    • Driver(s)
    • Driver(s)
    • Driver(s)
    • Driver(s)

    1. Redshift Racing: Dennis Coufal
    2. Redshift Racing: Rui Martins
    3. Redshift Racing: Yuri Kasdorp
    4. Redshift Racing: Ricardo Edelmann
    5. The Venus Project Racing: Kristian Puhov
    6. The Venus Project Racing: Luka Oslakovic
    7. Richard Hill
    8. Damir Dubarič
    9. Pete Bone
    10. lSd Racing: Davy Lauwereys
    11. lSd Racing: Steven Pubols
    12. Pär Öqvist / Rickard Norgren
    13. SIMCO: Tamas Cseh
    14. SIMCO: Imre Bende
    15. Sergio Fernandez / Jose Mancera
    16. Claudio Barrera
    17. Juan Roguez
    18. Aleksi Kivelä
    19. James Scanlan
    20. Driver(s)
    Check the time for this event*
    Local time:
    Click here
    Countdown: Click here

    *time when race session starts

    Pace car added!

    Start procedure added

    utp: 122 DP

    Livestream and timing:
    Livestream (presented by @Ricardo Edelmann :thumbsup:)
    Last edited: May 31, 2014
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  2. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
    Premium Member

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  3. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    Yup. :thumbsup:,

    But i think we need an other driver. Or are you going to drive 4,5h. :whistling:
    I'll be :sleep: after a +/-1,5h stint.

    Requirements: a cool avatar. :cool:
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  4. Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford
    Premium Member

  5. Pete Bone

    Pete Bone
    Premium Member

    Yes yes yes!

    It will most likely kill me but i don't care. GTE 997 again for me please.

    Are the GTE cars going to be closer matched this time around?
  6. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
    Premium Member

    A 3rd driver would be great. :) I could do 3 hours, but that would be max. :p
  7. Yuri

    Yuri 'I get custom nicknames' Kasdorp Premium Member

    I really want to do it, don't know with who yet though so don't sign me up yet :D
  8. Daiman Patel

    Daiman Patel
    RedShift Racing Staff Premium Member

    Ooops! I knew that I had forgotten something. :whistling:

    I shall sort out this (the track), the mod, and server tomorrow. :thumbsup: Or @Dennis Coufal will do it now! :p Thanks for that. So everything is now available.
    Last edited: May 19, 2014
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  9. PaulH

    Premium Member

    Respect guys, this is "real " endurance racing :notworthy:
  10. Dennis

    RedShift Racing Staff

    All done :thumbsup:

    @Stefan Woudenberg LMP car has new better lights, feedback welcome :)
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  11. Daiman Patel

    Daiman Patel
    RedShift Racing Staff Premium Member

    Have you got a team-mate Pete?
  12. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
    Premium Member

    Will try to check it tonigth after work else it will be next week as I will be off to France tomorrow. :)
    This bit should probably be changed to 2-4 drivers :p

    Anyway, best of luck to those of you who enter. :)
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  13. Pete Bone

    Pete Bone
    Premium Member

    At the moment i don't, i guess i'll have to wait until someone wants a teammate or sit this one out.
  14. Daiman Patel

    Daiman Patel
    RedShift Racing Staff Premium Member

  15. Ricardo Edelmann

    Ricardo Edelmann
    Lights out, Spot on! Premium Member

    Skins are done!;D
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  16. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Guys I am sad to say I will miss this one. I am working that day and not home till 6.
    Have fun, ill sneak a peek at a livestream if available.
  17. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    Just in time to take the wheel for 1 stint. ;) Do want to join. :p
  18. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)


    Thats where I will be during that day, so no racing for me :). Going to enjoy the smell of burning rubber, and the sound of rumbling RD (ex) Staff Members :).
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  19. I have three hours of green hell one day before so this would be totally unprepared. Probably best I don´t subscribe tbh... It´s a shame because Le Mans is always a blast to drive.