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Grand Prix 4 Touring Car Championship - Season 4

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Milos, Mar 22, 2015.

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  1. Milos

    Had things gone my way, who knows.. Premium Member

    GPTCC is back, better than ever!


    RULES: (any changes from season 3 will be in red)

    1 - General Rules
    a) The GPTCC is an AI championship where the game races for you! Races will be simulated using Grand Prix 4, by myself every thursday. YOU DO NOT NEED TO OWN GP4 TO COMPETE HERE!

    - If you're interested in joining the series please post it in the thread. What I need from you is:
    Driver name (can be fictional, you don't have to use your real name)
    Driver number (make sure it's not used! Look in the money tables to see which numbers are free)
    Prefered Team (where you'd like to drive. The team needs to have an empty place though. If you want to start a new team, which you are only allowed if there is a team slot left, I need your team name again, aswell as team nationality. There are no team managers, so you have to drive for it.)
    Sponsors (for both qualifying and race)
    OPTIONAL: Team livery (can use the default one from the DTM 2013 mods); driver helmet.

    If there is a spot available you'll be added the series at the start of the following race, if not you'll be added to the waiting list and contacted once a seat becomes available.
    If you want to pair with someone in a team, please tell me your team name and nationality.

    b) All participants are expected to stay active. There will be activity penalties:

    Missed 1 weekend: Nothing, I'll let you through. It can happen
    Missed 2 weekends: 200$ fine, if the driver goes in-debt he has to sell his own skills at half price to get out of the debts (that means -10 skill gets you $5). This way you can't sell variation.
    Missed 3 weekends: 500$ fine, plus a kick from the series if there's somebody on the waiting list. The debt rules I said above apply here too.
    Missed 4 weekends: Kick from the series, and a ban for the rest of the season. The driver can rejoin in the season after.
    Once a driver gets kicked, he will start the season he returns on (if he returns) with 500$ money to spend.

    c) It is every participants responsibility to read the rules. Not having read the rules is not a viable excuse in disagreements. If you complain without reading the rules you are risking of losing your seat.

    d) The GPTCC reserves the right to deny entry without explanation.

    2 - The Racing


    a) Each race weekend will feature one qualifying session, and 3 races of ~25% distance. Moderator reserves the rights to adjust the amount of laps run during a certain weekend, that means race 2 can have more or less laps compared to race 1 if it's needed.

    b) The racing will be split into three separate events, lasting between 15-30 minutes approximately.

    c) Race 1 will use the grid from qualifying, the Race 2 grid will use the results from Race 1 and Race 3 will be a reversed grid race using the results from Race 2 with the last placed finisher starting from pole. Drivers who retire from Race 2 will start from the back of the grid in Race 3 in the order in which they retired.

    d) The series will use the following points system:

    *Retired drivers will also be getting points

    e) In the event of the occurrence of a game breaking bug - i.e. pitstop bug, drivers running out of fuel - the race results will be taken from an appropriate time, usually one sector prior to the bugs appearance. However if less then 75% race distance has been completed the results will be declared null and void

    f) The GPTCC reserves the right to alter the calendar where necessary

    g) Driver mistakes value and rain chance for each track will be fixed, and announced by the game moderator.

    3 - Performance
    a) Drivers will be able to improve both their own and their cars abilities by buying upgrades

    b) The base perf is set at 670bhp, 2000 chance of failure for the car and 16000 skill, and 200 variation for drivers.

    c) All new drivers entering the series will start with 1000$ to spend, and an extra 50$ for every race they missed.

    d) Drivers will not be able to purchase upgrades in between sessions. You will be notified when the market opens and closes. The moderator will tag you if you have not made your purchases before the market closure

    e) Drivers will be rewarded the following amounts according to their finishing positions in the races:

    f) There is no pole bonus for starting from pole in Race 2 or 3

    g) Drivers can carry over a maximum of 2000$ from one season to the next. Anything extra you have will go to your bank account. The bank account is limited to 2000$

    h) Drivers are able to buy the following upgrades:
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    4 - Sponsors

    a) Drivers may also choose one qualifying and one race sponsor in order to boost their earnings:
    A-top 6 start (300$)
    B-Pole (1000$)
    C-Beat Teammate (200$)
    D-Top 10 (150$)
    E-Improve on previous quali result (200$)

    F-Front row (800$)

    A-top 6 finish (300$)
    B-Win (1200$)
    C-Beat Teammate (200$)
    D-Finish (
    -Improve on grid position (200$)
    F-Podium finish (800$)

    b) Qualifying sponsor rewards are only given out in the first qualifying session. No qualifying rewards are given out for the Race 2 or 3 grids

    c) Race sponsor rewards are only given out to drivers who are classified as finishing the race. Any driver who retires from a race becomes illegible for receiving race sponsor rewards for that race.

    d) After the result of the first race session of the season has been posted, drivers will only be allowed to change their sponsor if they pay the amount of money you gain if you achieve that sponsor objective. (ex. B->D on race costs 100$). You can only change 1 quali or race sponsor during the season, NOT both.

    e) For sponsors "C", you need to have a teammate to get any reward.

    5 - Liveries
    a) All liveries must display both the drivers's name and personal number

    b) Drivers are allowed to design and use their own helmets, please use the shape found here:http://www.mediafire.com/download/rtodu744fhh41di/Arai GP-5 RC 2008.rar
    If you don't send a helmet, I will use the default helmet!

    c) Likewise drivers are free to design there own cars,
    if you want to design your own car drop the game moderator a private message, saying which manufacter you want to be running with (Audi, BMW and Mercedes are the available choices)

    You are also allowed to use a default livery. Here are all the default liveries you can use:

    DTM 2005-6 (only possible to use these until the end of season 4):

    DTM 2013:

    d) Livery updates during the season are allowed.

    e) Liveries must be sent in TGA, TEX or PSD format, in any other format the livery will be considered not sent, and I will use a placeholder livery instead (check rule 5g). If you have a good reason behind it, then tell me.

    f) Drivers are allowed to chose their own personal numbers from between 0 and 99 (including decimals!), with #1 being reserved for the series champion

    g) If you don't send a livery, I will use a placeholder livery that will contain only 2 colors by your choice. Don't expect this to be the work of art!

    Older threads:


    Drivers Waiting List:
    @Tim Engberink

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  2. Milos

    Had things gone my way, who knows.. Premium Member

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2015
  3. airutonpurosuto8912


    Rejoining! At the moment Team Haiburiddo is currently working on their livery, and they will run the season with Audi. They currently expect a better season.
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  4. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    I'd give people an extra race before the penalties, but good idea.
  5. Joel

    #NR6 Premium Member

    I guess it's quite natural that I will be in. With Das OMR as per usual. Looking for that 4th championship!
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  6. Milos

    Had things gone my way, who knows.. Premium Member

    I'll have to ask the GPGSL though first about it :p Even though they do it based on championship points, I got the idea from that.
  7. kedy89

    Premium Member

    Talking about the activity penalties?
  8. Milos

    Had things gone my way, who knows.. Premium Member

  9. kedy89

    Premium Member

    You can't compare the 2 series. While the GPGSL has like 1 race in 2 weeks (at maximum), you have 1-2 per week here. Try finding a own system, and don't copy ;)
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  10. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    I do think there is starting to get too much being stolen from GPGSL, and we should have some original ideas.
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  11. Milos

    Had things gone my way, who knows.. Premium Member

    edited in that case
  12. kedy89

    Premium Member

    How about
    1 GP missed: no problem, can happen
    2 GPs missed: xxx$ fine
    3 GPs missed: xxx$ fine + possible kick for remainder of the season
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  13. Milos

    Had things gone my way, who knows.. Premium Member

    that still seems a bit like GPGSL tbh, maybe a bit more GPGNC this time.
  14. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    I like the activity stuff, and Tobi's seems to be a good way. Maybe put the kick on race 4.
  15. kedy89

    Premium Member

    you could also argue the gpgnc stole from the gpgsl then. they'll always look kind of similar.
    gpgsl: activity check every 2 weeks, perf points reduction for drivers (whole season), additional wcc points reduction for teamowners. 3rd warning = kick.
    gpgnc: 1 check per race, perf points reduction for 1 race. 3rd warning = possible kick. about 1 race in 2 weeks.

    As we deal with money here, it'd make sense to use it for penalties.
  16. Milos

    Had things gone my way, who knows.. Premium Member

    what about this then :D
  17. Benutzername

    Online Martini Racing - Founder and driver

    I am in again. OMR with Joel
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  18. kedy89

    Premium Member

    I will probably use my suggestion from above for the F1 series, and I wouldn't have asked the GPGSL for any permission with this system. It appears to be fitting for the series, and doesn't resemble the one of the GPGSL I'd say.
    Can't see your idea anymore, but the fact that you had already asked in the GPGSL thread implies that you took the rules of the GPGSL, and slightly adjusted them. Makes a difference imo.
  19. Milos

    Had things gone my way, who knows.. Premium Member

    it was pretty similar to yours, 1 race was a 200$ fine, 2 races was a 500$ fine and 3 races was a kick

    It still gave me an idea so I guess it's the best to be fair and ask..
  20. mystaaRS

    If you get a Quali Place, you can get a Race Pace

    Ill join for now (TBC) ;)
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