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Ferrari 250 GTO Road Racing Series - Details

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Stuart Thomson, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Here are the details for the upcoming Road Racing Series

    What?

    250gto.jpg
    Ferrari 250GTO part1 & part2 (large download - do not leave until the last minute)


    Where?

    Bathurst 67
    Longford 67
    Sachsenring 67
    Charade 70
    Le Mans 70

    When?

    Bathurst 67 - 25/8/11
    Longford 67 - 01/09/11
    Sachsenring 67 - 08/09/11
    Charade 70 - 15/09/11
    Le Mans 70 - 22/09/11

    How Long?

    Race duration - 2 x 75km

    How Much?

    P1 - 15 pts
    P2 - 12 pts
    P3 - 10 pts
    P4 - 8 pts
    P5 - 6 pts
    P6 - 5pts
    P7 - 4pts
    P8 - 3pts
    P9 - 2pts
    P10 - 1pt

    And?

    Historic Club Rules will be in use for this Series, so you are required to stop safely and wait if you take anyone off.
     
  2. Awesomeness, right there :good:

    Shame it's almost two months away :eek:
     
  3. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    Just the name GTO gives me goosebumps. I'll do everything in my power to be there:good::D
     
  4. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    Can run Bathurst maybe Longford bud then I am on Holiday an missed the rest, Dam....
     
  5. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    Goody, it will run Thursdays which will suit me better. By then we should have DST starting to finish too, which helps me even more.
    Downloading the Ferrari now to have a look at it, but I'm sure it will be a classic. :)
     
  6. As always, this is going to be great & can't wait for it to roll around. To quote Senad "Awesomeness ", lovely.
     
  7. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Yeah - but I'm getting a little concerned that we won't get the numbers for these races to work at 150km distance.

    Historic attendance Numbers are down, and I had to cancel a cast iron classic GTL event in the week, and an undersubscribed enduro event in the Caterhams.

    I'm considering a re-think on the format, to tell the truth. Or just giving up.
     
  8. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    But the numbers usually drop during summer though? I agree though, with 150 km it would be nice with a larger grid.
     
  9. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Well, you say that, but the League attendance is holding around the 22-25 drivers per event.
     
  10. Ross McGregor

    Ross McGregor
    Premium Member

    As with the Boss series, i'm sure we'll see a sudden increase in club attendance due to its championship-like nature. Mind you, 150km might be too long for some folks so i don't know whether it's worth considering 100km (a la RDHGP) or 2x25min races? I'm happy with 150km myself but maybe it'll put some 'casual' racers off? (Just speculating here)

    The car's great by the way, and the tracks will suit it perfectly.
     
  11. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Actually - the Boss series was 2 races, wasn't it?

    Maybe 2 x 75 km races (about 30 mins each) would work.

    It's easier for me to work it out using distance with these, as the laps (and therefore laptimes) are generally quite long.
     
  12. Ross McGregor

    Ross McGregor
    Premium Member

    Yeah- Boss series were all double-headers. I can see 2x 75km being more popular, as at least if you get DNF'd on lap 1, race 1, there's still another race to look forward to. And the tracks are quite narrow in places too, so first lap incidents are more likely.
     
  13. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    OK - format changed to 2 x 75km races (approx 30 mins each)
     
  14. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    It is a belter isn't it? You can see why I thought it would be ok to run this car on some tricker tracks, it's pretty benign in it's handling.

    Not saying it's docile, as it can be provoked into sideways action, but there's no nasty gremlins lurking about in the shadows.
     
  15. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    Sounds good:good: But if the numbers are really high enough at the end, maybe we could have an enduro at Le Mans? Would be a nice finale of the series:)
     
  16. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Yep - if the numbers permit it (and the drivers want it) we can go full-on enduro at Le Mans
     
  17. Ross McGregor

    Ross McGregor
    Premium Member

    All sounds good, should attract 20+ drivers every race or i'll eat my old pc...
     
  18. I knwo I have not done many events of late just been that busy with sim building work not getting much time to race. But can I hit on a point that Bram said in the Le Mans Legaue to get more people in events and leagues there really needs to be more done to promote it having things on the home page. I know it helped me with my old GTR2 events. you need a nice talk about like what you do for the legaue where you have all about the track and what to look out for there awesome and will get people thinking oh that sounds good. Then alos you could get some of us to right about what we feel the club events are like to race in. Its only my 2 pence worth but it could well help :D
     
  19. I personally much prefer enduros, but such a format would also be interesting. And I thank the organizers for the early announcement. Now, I can try the car (I have not had a chance yet) and will study tracks a little (none of which I have not ridden). :wink:
    BTW - still (as Knut suggested), nice to do at least one stage as enduro.:rolleyes:
     
  20. Chris Butcher

    Chris Butcher
    Red Bull Gridsters 2012 Champion

    This. Looks. Awesome!

    Great work Stu - just one thing, is this going to be a sign up like a league, or a sign up on a race by race basis? Reason I ask is I won't be able to do the first one - I'm at Leeds Festival then :)