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CotM Event Times

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Andy Marsden, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Late Morning/Early Afternoon (1100-1300GMT)

  2. 1930 GMT (30min practice/20min qualify)

  3. 1930 GMT (1hr practice/30min qualify)

  4. 2000 GMT (30min practice/20min qualify)

  5. 2000 GMT (1hr practice/30min qualify)

  6. Other (Please Specify)

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  1. Hi guys,

    Stuart and I have been discussing various matters over the timings of the Car of the Month (CotM) Saturday events and are unable to come to a concrete decision on when the best time to run these would be.
    We throw the idea to the general GTL population, i.e. you guys.

    We want the events to be ideally placed so we don't alienate racers from certain timezones however we also don't want the events to start or end too late and put people off that in that way as well.

    We are well the aware that the majority of Club Members who are part of the RD Gentleman Drivers GTL Association (the GTL Clubbers) are from various parts of Europe but we don't want to put off the smaller ratio from the US and Australia (we cannot run without Mr Dawes for example! :D)

    I don't want to sound all dramatic and say this could make or break GTL but....it could in a way so your opinions do count.
    Therefore if you could explain the reasons for your poll choice (especially if you choose Other) that would be much appreciated and is encouraged.

    The ball is in your court now guys (so to speak) so let us know what you think :good:


    RDGDGTLA Management aka Andy & Stu
  2. Simon Bacon

    Simon Bacon
    Premium Member

    Voted the late morning option seems a fair bet for all.
  3. personally, i love a good event that starts at 20:00.... but on a weekend... the later the better the sexeh'er... not sure how deep into the evening you'd need to go to include other timezones... 22/23/00? so just voted other for the jollies....
  4. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    Surprise surprise, I voted for 20.00GMT and 30 mins practice. However, I could make the 19.30GMT at a pinch if that becomes the preferred option for others.
    I'm not big on lots of practice but if the 60 min option is agreed, no problem, I'll just join a bit later.
  5. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    :D - I initially set the races up with an hour practice so you and any other antipode style gentlemen racers could join a bit later and get a bit more kip.
  6. also, since i never got to state it under "other" - i prefere an hour prac... especially since there's always an acclimitization period transferring in from gtre...
  7. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    A compromise of 20.00 event start with Qual & Praccy being set to 40+20?
  8. Is that 40mins Q or Prac?
    I voted for 2000 (30/20) myself though your comprise is comfortable as well Stu-Man :good:
  9. I voted for 2000 GMT (30min practice/20min qualify)

    I also would of voted for the late morning/early afternoon ( preferably early afternoon)
  10. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    I voted for 19.30 (30 min Pract 20 min Quali.)

    But see the rest of the vote's I have no problem with 20.00+30 min P+20 min Q
    (my time zone is one hour later)

    The race will be about one hour so two hour racing for me is enough .

    I am working on Saturday so racing in the morning is not possible


    40/20 is no problem.
  11. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    I voted for other since all times suit me i dont mind at all. Already happy that this is kicking in again :thumb:
  12. Ok for me any time on saturday and It makes no difference to me on practice and quali. I would even be cool with superpole if it was possible.
  13. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    Oops. I was a little trigger-happy with the voting. I voted
    2000 GMT (1hr practice/30min qualify)
    instead of
    2000 GMT (30min practice/20min qualify) which is more suitable
  14. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    That's OK Knut, once we close the poll, we'll take everything into account including the comments in the thread, not just the votes. There are a lot of good ideas/comments so far, and I really want to give GTL a fighting chance, so nothing is wasted. :good:

    @ Marty - Superpole's not an option in GTL I'm afraid.
  15. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff

    Didn't vote but they are all good for me, whatever happens I'll miss every other event due to league commitments and/or the prep for them for the forseeable anyway, so I'll just go with the flow.
  16. I voted 20:00 GMT - with the short praccy/qual sessions. I have other events that take place on weekends so I can't make every GTL event. However, I think the 20:00 GMT time slot suits more timezones.

    Reason for the short praccy sessions? I usually do most of my practice before events. I am not the kind to just turn up and then try and figure it out :D.
  17. David Cuthill

    David Cuthill
    Premium Member

    I voted for 2000 GMT (30min practice/20min qualify). Early morning would also have been good for me.

    My main problem is that Saturday is the one day that I can never be sure of being available.
  18. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    OK Gents - I'm going to close this poll now and sort of ignore all the votes now that I'm the solo maniancal dictator of GTL.

    I'm going to compromise between the people who want:-
    • an early start, an earlier finish
    • a shorter practice and quali session length
    • a decent practice session length for acclimatisation from other sims
    From now on, we will be using a 40 min practice / 20 min quali standard session lengths.

    Thanks for voting everyone.

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