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2012 | 100 Laps of Mid Ohio

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Marco Bijl, Jul 4, 2012.

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  1. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
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    100 Laps of Mid Ohio - INTRO & INFO

    The RaceDepartment staff expects people who sign up to read this entire article!

    Event: 100 laps of Mid Ohio
    Date: Sunday - 22nd July 2012
    Platform: rFactor2
    Class: Nissan GTR, Nissan 370Z, Maserati Cup 2012, Renault Megane
    Track: Mid Ohio Without chicane
    Broadcast: If possible
    Driver Swaps: None


    INTRODUCTION
    Welcome to first official Racedepartment World Endurance Series event.
    The Racedepartment World Endurance Series, or RDWES for short, is a series of (semi)endurance races we will hold during the year.
    For this first episode, we will visit the Mid Ohio track in the USA. Mid Ohio Sports Car Course is a road course auto racing facility, located in Troy Township, Ohio US, just outside the village of Lexington. Since it’s opening in 1962, it has been optimized a few times, which results in the current layout available for rfactor2. The track is perfectly suited to host multiple classes running at once, with its wide lanes and overtake opportunities all around.
    There will be NO driver swaps allowed in this event. Total race length is 100 laps, which will equal about 2.5 hours of racing.


    AVAILABLE CARS
    The cars available will all be from the GT classes. In addition to the GT Endurance Series by ISI, we have decided to include the Renault Megane Trophy, and the Maserati GT 2012.
    RaceDepartment will try to stay up to date with the latest patches and releases of these mod’s. This list will be updated according to the latest decisions of the staff concerning implemented patches and releases.
    Available choices will be:

    GT1
    Nissan GT-R

    GT4
    Nissan 370Z
    Maserati GT

    One-Make Racing
    Renault Megane

    SKINS
    For this round, a custom MOD will be created. This mod will contain a few skins for each car, in Racedepartment style. Everyone is free to pick a skin from the available options.

    SCHEDULE/SESSION INFO - ALL TIMES IN GMT
    Official Practice: 16:30 (90 minutes)
    Qualification: 18:00 (30 minutes)
    Warm-up: 18:30 (5 minutes)
    Race: 18:35 100 Laps

    All drivers must be in the server at least 15 minutes before qualifying, anyone who joins after the start of qualifying will start from the back of their specified class with the exception of people who experience last minute technical issues. The server will be open for unofficial practice before official starting time, and will be restarted at 16:30 GMT exactly. From that moment on, the server will stay up, so a nice rubber pavement can be made.

    Signups.
    To sign up for this event, you must have a valid license from Racedepartment. If you sign up, we do expect you to show up!. To sign up, please take a look in the Sign Up Thread.

    For now, we have limited the signup list to 28 entrants. If needed, we can expand that number with an additional 20 drivers, so all can have a go at this.


    Notes.
    · Chatting of any kind during Qualifying and the Race is strictly prohibited in the chat. There is no need to say sorry/thanks/pitting/leaving pits/etc. Anything that needs to be said can wait until after the session.
    · If you feel you were wronged in any way during an event and wish to report the incident, simply send the event organiser a private message. Please include a description of the incident along with a video. If you are unable to create a video, please include details such as who was involved and where the incident happened with a timestamp. Do not post reports/accusations in the thread itself - negativity and anger gets us nowhere.
    · We encourage all our drivers to use Teamspeak 3, download here. Talking directly to your fellow drivers increases the fun and the ability to share information in an easy friendly way. It will improve your driving skills dramatically, Log in here
    · Please take into account that rFactor 2 is still in beta stage and that technical problems might occur. If you spot a bug please post a (constructive) report in the dedicated bug forum here.
     
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  2. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
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    To sign up, copy the following text, and enter it in a message below.

    - I have read and understood all rules for this race, and hereby would like to sign up. I will participate in the {REPLACE WITH CAR OF CHOICE} car

    Signups
    Nissan GTR:
    • Esteve Rueda
    • Mark Birney
    • Tim McIver
    • Nick Newcombe
    • Kacper Kolodziejczyk
    • Frederic Schornstein
    Nissan 370Z:
    • Stefan Woudenberg
    • Ruslan Bayramkulov
    • Brian Clancy
    • Tomasz Matuszewski
    • Jimi Hughes
    Maserati GT:
    • Corrado Conti
    • Roma Ljubchik
    • Jonas Lex
    Renault Megane.
    • Marco Bijl
    • Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan
    • George Mastrokostas
    • Claes Axelsson
    • Ruben Freitas
    • Ken Hunter
    • Mike Bishop
    • Neil Harvey
    • Tiens van Zyl
    • Frans van der Linden
    • Scott Webber
    • Mo Kader
    • Thomas Martens
    • Bjorn Petterson
    • Namgung Joong-Ki
    • Henrik Lek
    • Dan Coldrick
    utp:43
     
  3. Marco Bijl

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    Please use this thread for the general discussions about this event.
     
  4. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
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    I have read and understood all rules for this race, and hereby would like to sign up. I will participate in the Nissan 370z car.
     
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  5. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
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    I have written, ehh read and understood all rules for this race, and hereby would like to sign up. I will participate in the Renault Megane. ;)
     
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  6. Would love to join a eventuellt like this, only problem I cant find a date.
    Please make it a day that Im avaible, ;)
     
  7. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
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    Hmm must have lost the date with the copy/paste action :(

    It's sunday 22nd july 2012.
     
  8. - I have read and understood all rules for this race, and hereby would like to sign up. I will participate in the Renault Megane.
     
  9. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
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    lukadeu, I think you missed an important point.
    Before you can compete or sign up for this race you need to apply for a license.

    Read and follow the steps here: http://www.racedepartment.com/forum/threads/read-this-first.43576/
     
  10. I have read and understood all rules for this race, and hereby would like to sign up. I will participate in the Nissan GTR car
     
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  11. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
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    Faster cars need to drive AROUND the slower ones, like in real life?
    So my slow 370z can stay on the race line and the GTR's needs to drive around them?
     
  12. In endurance race I raced, it was as you say in most cases. In straight zones the fastest cars could pass without any problem if the pilot with the slower car is not difficulting the overtaking, as well as braking points. But during turns isn't habitual to found people taking risk in overtakings, these races are long. :D
     
  13. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

    Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan
    Mr. C Premium Member

    I have read and understood all rules for this race, and hereby would like to sign up. I will participate in the Renault Megane.
     
  14. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
    Premium Member

    Yeah, I know I did some 10, 12 and 24 hour races myself. As I was driving in the GT2 class I always could keep the racing line and the GT1's, LMP2's and LMP1's drove around me.
    It would be nice to have a race director who takes care of penalties. If as example a quicker car pushes a slower car of due to unpatient behaviour: a 2 minute stop and go penalty... :p A good way to learn to be patient.
     
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  15. I have read and understood all rules for this race, and hereby would like to sign up. I will participate in the Renault Megane:D
     
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  16. I have read and understood all rules for this race, and hereby would like to sign up. I will participate in the Nissan 370Z car.
     
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  17. Tom

    Tom
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    Shame it's on a Sunday, I'll have to work until 7pm GMT on that day. :(

    Good luck guys!
     
  18. - I have read and understood all rules for this race, and hereby would like to sign up. I will participate in the Nissan GTR GT1 car
     
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  19. I think it's always easier that the cars being lapped to try to stick to the racing line as much as they can. It's easier for the car doing the lapping knowing that the slower car is going to hold the line and not make some erratic move to try and get out of the way. The faster car will find a way if the slower car gives him the opportunity.

    I know sometimes the cars doing the lapping get criticized for being a little over aggressive and impatient, but for me it takes two to tango and is not always the quicker guys who are at fault where lapping/passing incidents occur.

    I'm saying this as a guy who is more often the one being lapped too, lol, rather than doing the lapping.

    :)
     
  20. - I have read and understood all rules for this race, and hereby would like to sign up. I will participate in the Renault Megane car
     
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