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GTC-TC-76:ENDURANCE Mercury Cougar @Watkins Glen - 20th June 2013

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Rupe Wilson, May 29, 2013.

  1. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    Class: Mercury Cougar (link to mod given on sign up)
    Track: Watkins Glen long layout( Download ) alternative download Here Optional TV Cams HERE

    See Main Forum for Official Race Time Clock

    This is a Endurance event :
    Qualification start time: GMT 19.00 ( 30 min )
    Race start time: GMT 19.30 (36 Laps Approx. 80 min)

    Important Please Read

    for this event we are using a modified version of the original Mercury Cougar mod made by Team 21 and Freinds, permission was granted by Team 21 to Yves Larose to make the modifications to the mod but an official release was denied but Team 21 agreed to a private distribution of it so therefore the download link of the modified mod will be pm to each participants upon sign up. it is strictly forbidden to give the download link to anybody and/or to upload the modified mod on any site its important cause its Yves reputation that is at stake here for future permission. the modifications are the following

    - Tyres wear have been modified to suit the new fuel tank capacity and fuel consumption.
    - The fuel tank have been reduce to 80 ltr compare to the 140 ltr of the original mod.
    - The fuel consumption have been made higher then the original mod.
    - The hud is now in English.
    - Liveries have been add.

    Note 1: tyre and fuel will be set at normal
    Note 2: only the skins that come with the mod please, the first 20 sign up have to pick a different liverie after that the next 20 sign up follow the same rule. to see the liveries choice Click here
    Note 3: Unpack simply extract the GameData file to the main GLT folder and let it override if asked if you already have the mod install it is recommended that you move it to a temporary location before installing the new one, it is also recommended that after the event you replace the modified version of the mod by the original one to avoid any conflict in further event using it.
    Note 4: We are using the SIMBIN lobby for this event. See here how to switch lobby
    Note 5: Qually is an unlimited lap type of qually.
    Note 6: Racing Room must be given to all driversand this works both ways. Divebombing into and across a corner denies people the chance to make the corner correctly just as much as someone obliviously (or deliberately) cutting the nose off of another driver who has achieved partial overlap fairly.
    On this track at the exit of turn 1 there is a big white kurb you are allowed to put 4 wheels on it but not pass that kurb, at the inner loop you are allowed to put 4 wheels on the white kurbs but not pass them, at the exit of turn 10 there is also a big white kurb again you are allowed to put 4 wheels on it but but not pass it. these are the only exception on the track please refer to the track map below.

    Pic1 and Pic 2

    Note 7: The pit entry and exit is a bit tricky on that track, you are required for the pit entry to obey the pitlane line that start between turn 10 and 11 and to maintain a decent speed to avoid any incident. On the exit please stay to the right of the white line until it end and be very mindful of possible upcoming cars.

    Server password: click here
    Racing rules: click here

    Entry List:
    1. Yves Larose #69
    2. Rupe Wilson #67
    3. Antonio Tavares #7
    4. Ian Strom #57
    5. Guus Verver #79
    6. Steven Walker #22
    7. Rui F. Martins #28
    8. Peter van Zanten #88
    9. Norman Bruce #48
    10. Roland Warmenhoven #15
    11. Ross McGregor #76
    12. Warren Dawes #41
    13. Tim Ling #1
    14. Warren Schembri #16
    15. Hiroshi Awazu #44
    16. Rickard Norgren #14
    17. Neil Gault #76
    18. Eck Simpson #5
    19. Paul Barrass #98
    20. Krzysztof Babij #25
    21. Andreas Löffler #28
    22. Jason Holden-Jones #44
    23. Tony Wiltshire #57
    24. Pär Öqvist #48
    25. Christopher Hall-Nelson #7
    26. Christopher Mattiuz #22
    27. Marcin Piatkiewicz #15
    28. Jorge Ferreira #25
    29. Dave Flower #79
    30. Markus Hakamo #88
    31. Kjell Eilertsen #1
    32. Mate Orban #67
    33. Calum McLure #16
    34. Driver
    35. Driver
    36. Driver
    1. Driver
    2. Driver
    3. Driver
    4. Driver

    Pitting Rules and Procedure Click ME
    Also rule: 8,&9 Failure to pit correctly will result in a penalty !

    This is being held in our Club, using Club Rules, and should be driven in that spirit.
    and thanks to Yves for making this happen

    Important please make sure to check if you have the skin #55 install if so delete it from the team folder its name is "PetrolheadsCATS55" the skin is most likely to cause problem. sorry i though i had it remove from the download file.
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  2. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    A little bit of history

    The track

    With its rise from ragged infancy in 1948 to its position as America's premier racing facility surely qualifies The Glen as an astounding and unlikely success story, which continues to be written over 60 years later. Law student Cameron Argetsinger dreamed of bringing European style competion to the village where he spent his summer vacations and he drew up a challenging course that encompassed asphalt, cement and dirt roads in and around the village of Watkins Glen. The dream became reality on October 2, 1948, "The day They stopped the trains", in the first post-World War II road race in the U.S. for five years, the top names in America sports car racing visited the small village and huge crowds came out to watch them race. since then the course have moved to a temporary location in 1953 until today, since its move the course have evolved to what it is today.
    Full Story

    The car

    The introduction of the Cougar finally gave Mercury its own pony car. Slotted between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, the Cougar would be the performance icon and eventually the icon for the Mercury name for several decades.
    The Cougar was available in two models (base and XR-7) and only came in one body style (a two-door hardtop). Engine choices ranged from the 200 hp (149 kW) 289 in3 two-barrel V8to the 335 hp (250 kW) 390 in3 four-barrel V8. A notable performance package called the GT was available on both the base and XR-7 Cougars. This included the 390 in3 V8, as well as a performance handling package and other performance enhancements.

    The 1967 Cougar, with the internal code T-7, went on sale September 30, 1966.[3] It was based on the 1967 refaced first-generation Mustang,[4] but with a 3-inch-longer (76 mm) wheelbase and new sheet metal. A full-width divided grille with hidden headlamps and vertical bars defined the front fascia—it was sometimes called the electric shaver grille. At the rear, a similar treatment saw the license platesurrounded on both sides with vertically slatted grillework concealing taillights (with sequential turn signals), a styling touch taken from the Thunderbird.

    A deliberate effort was made to give the car a more "European" flavor than the Mustang, at least to American buyers' eyes. Aside from the base model and the luxurious XR-7, only one performance package was available for either model: the sporty GT.

    The XR-7 model brought a simulated wood-grained dashboard with a full set of black-faced competition instruments and toggle switches, an overhead console, a T-type center automatic transmission shifter (if equipped with the optional Merc-O-Matic transmission), and leather/vinyl upholstery.

    The GT package, meanwhile, supplied a much larger engine, Ford's 390-in3 (6.4 L) FE-series big block to replace the small-block 289-in3 (4.7 L) standard powerplant. Along with this came an upgraded suspension to handle the extra weight of the big engine and give better handling, more powerful brakes, better tires and a low-restriction exhaust system. The Cougar was Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year for 1967.

    Full Story
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  3. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    Ok guys. here it is .. ive posted it early to give time for testing

    This is an Endurance event with pit stops

    1. There is no practice time for this event on the night at 19:00 GMT its 30 mins of qually time
    2. Race start at 19:30GMT - its about a 80 min race..
    3. Please take it easy on your opening laps its a long race lets all enjoy the race its just for fun as are all club races..
    4. Normal fuel. 2 pit stops will be required, approx 12 laps each stint.. (you won't make it on a one stop strategy..) 80 ltr is a full tank and will get you about 13 laps (14 laps if you conserve fuel)... pit on lap 12 to be sure or before...
    5. Normal tyres. You will be able to make it to 14 laps per tyres set depends on how you drive..you will need to change tyres when you refuel.. both the fronts and rears wear at about the same rate.. by about 10 laps in each stint i was on about 15 % wear left and the car was starting to slide and i was loosing about a second or more a lap and some corners the car was sliding when pushing hard...
    6. Please don't discuss lap times but feel free to talk about setup, how to drive the car, racing line and everything else.
    7. feel free to post your setups.
    8. Before pit entry you will of announced you are making a pitstop (pic 1) In the left hand corner before pit entry. keep to the outside on exiting the corner keep your speed up until you slow for the last right hand corner(pic 2), Drivers who are not pitting. The pitting driver/car has the right to the apex you must stay out of the Apex. Only if there is no car pitting you can claim the Apex of the corner.
    9. On the pit entry obey the white line that begin between turn 10 and turn 11 and maintain a decent speed to avoid any incident.
    10. On exiting the pits drive the full length of the pits with the limiter on. again obey the white line and be mindful of upcoming cars so stay to the right till the first corner..
    11. "Edit with the date you want" will be a official practice night if any body is interested. (reply in post also for practice) to be confirmed
    12. here is how to alter your plr file for the pits stops ( Click me ) pit stop hints provided by Warren Dawes:thumbsup:
    13. XD is very useful for this event (Click me )
    Big thanks to Yves Larose for helping in the testing and setting up of the event..

    Any question just ask
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  4. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    Yes please Yves:thumbsup:

    This whole event was all done By Yves Larose

    front page article, all the flyers and writing
    thanks for all the work you did, :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    All i had to do was copy and paste..:thumbsup:
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  5. One of my favorite tracks, I'm in :thumbsup:
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  6. Tony Wiltshire

    Tony Wiltshire
    "I'd rather be Sim-racing" said Noddy

    Raced here in GPL last night, great track. Would love to take part in this but three races in one week could undermine happy relations in House Wiltshire so will probably have to let this one go. BTW I was wondering why you don't approve of lap times being discussed in open forum? Also can I enquire why you modded a mod (if you know what I mean) to suite Endurance requirements and didn't use the in-sim wear factors?
  7. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    We dont discuss lap times, we want people to join the event for the fun of racing and not to be put off by laptimes, Fastest lap times are not as important as consistent laptimes over a event distance.
    Laptimes on an empty track are virtually useless once you are in a pack and taking compromised lines.
    As you will see there are plenty of guys who practice and we all help each other. the faster guys giving tips to the slower guys, The sharing of setups. So as a communinty we all help each other, with no need for the fastest lap to be discussed.

    As the the moding of a mod, we will always look at our option for an event and try to provide a good competition for all, Sometimes the tyre and fuel multiplier can give weird or unnatural effects.
    So the fuel tank was reduced in size and the consumption was increased to give a better pit window of opportunity...
    quote from Yves
    "to explain the modified mod over the multiplier is simple, i didn't like how the tyres were falling with the multiplier and how the car was getting harder to drive when the tyres had started falling and if you test both options (multiplier vs modify mod) you,ll see that i haven,t just modified how fast they wear but also how they wear making the car easier to drive when the tyres start falling."

    This was tested and agreed on. :)

    I hope you all like what Yves has achieved and with the consent of team 21.

    I know im looking forward to it :)
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  8. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

    i'll take the Number 69 liverie Rupe, guy's don't forget to choose your liverie at sign up, they can be seen by Click here
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  9. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    download.jpg I was holding back on choosing to give the other guys a chance to pick first.:)

    what a great selection of skins
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  10. Please sign me up as well. :thumbsup:
    Thank you Yves. :)

    I could take #57 if it is not already claimed.
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  11. yes please, #79
  12. Steven Walker

    Steven Walker
    Slowly getting better! Premium Member

    Yes please. Car #22 please. :thumbsup:
  13. Tony Wiltshire

    Tony Wiltshire
    "I'd rather be Sim-racing" said Noddy

    Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions, much appreciated.
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  14. Rui F. Martins

    Rui F. Martins
    Premium Member

    sing me up please #28 if avaible :thumbsup:
  15. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    We have an officail practice night to set up, any one want to start with a night...

    im thinking the Saturday night before the event the 15th June
  16. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

    good for me :thumbsup:
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  17. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    Its looking good Yves, driver slots filled already...:)

    think ill take the #67
  18. nr 88 pls
  19. Norman Bruce

    Norman Bruce
    Premium Member

    Sign me in #48 please,
    I might not be able to make the official practice ( 15th June) but I'm a definite for the race.
  20. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    The 15th was only a suggestion, please add a date it might work for all of us or we can 2