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GTL timetable

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Stuart Thomson, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    OK gents - we are entering the Winter RD League season, and so it's probably the right time to think about the GTL schedules. I know a few of you are also in other Leagues that run over the weekends, so I'm trying to take that into consideration with the proposals below.
    1. The tracks used in RDHGP will not be used in any Racing Club (RC) event from now until the end of the RDHGP season.
    2. As the RDHGP is using the 76ers this season, they are also coming off the menu in the RC until season's end. Both this point and the previous are designed to keep the League events nice and fresh, just like the embargo on laptime discussions. They worked well last year, so if it's not broke...
    3. Saturday events - I am looking to move back to the CotM format. For those who weren't around until recently, CotM = Car of the Month, where we have every Saturday within a calendar month running the same single make car in a variety of event types. It could also be a way of really getting to grips with the mod cars, as well. And because it lasts a month, the people who race alternate weekends in other leagues would not miss out quite so much on the new cars.
    4. Tuesdays - I'd keep the same blend of events as currently (sprint/sprint & feature/enduro/single make/matched makes), but only using the TC65 & GTC65 class.
    5. Thursdays - on the Alternate Thursdays between RDHGP races, we'll have full class events using the TC65 + mods & GTC65 + mods
    Any comments for feedback on the above is always welcome. Even if I don't integrate the feedback into the schedule, I always consider suggestions on their own merit, so please - fire away.
  2. That all sounds fine to me, it gives plenty of variety for the Racing Club whilst still keeping the RDHGP League kinda fresh and different to the Club stuff. I think the COTM idea for weekends is a better idea (even though I often miss those events on a weekend).
    I think we should keep throwing in the occasional mixed class race, these work very well in the Racing Club when people are prepared to experiment and not just pick the fastest car to win all the time.

    Unfortunately, I'll be away for about a month starting next week, so I'll miss the first two RDHGP rounds and lots of Club activities, but I'm sure you'll all have lots of fun with this "classic" sim. I hope we see more of the League guys also joining in the Club fun too, we really do have a great time together. :)
  3. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

  4. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Totally agree - that's exactly what the Thursday between RDHGP is for :good:

    And - as I'm doing the results now, I'll be able to keep track of who drives what. :spy:
  5. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    The Aston has just received some new physics (thanks to Sam for pointing this out to me), so if people were up for the CotM suggestion, the DB4 will be the first one. The TR4 was giving us some very strange results in XD (superheated brakes and tyres), and I'd prefer to keep the mods down to the absolute rock solid ones that are good enough to be defualt GTL cars.

    So far, the Skylines, Corollas, 250SWB, 904s have all met that criteria, the Fulvia & R8 Gordini haven't. If the TR4 is a little unpredictable, then I'd rather omit it so as not to compromise the overall experience.

    There are a few more mods around that I want to try out, some that are differently specced versions of default GTL vehicles - Abarth TCR, Porsche 911 2.0, Escort 1600, Alfa Junior etc. We never really gave the Dino a proper crack as well - because it was too slow to fit in with the 76er pack, but that doesn't mean it's not going to be fun to race on it's own, or against suitably specced competition.

    I'll sort something out in the "Useful Links" thread :good:
  6. This looks absolutly cool to me Stuart! :)

    Only can say i'm looking forward to some more mods, as i missed the Skyline and corolla events. But as i can read and see, they will come, so. :D

    No worries here. As long as the leagues i enter are fine (and you guys always make sure they do) i have both ears ro rest on, and here and there i try to pick up some events...
  7. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    Looks very good Stuart:good:. And new mods are always welcome.

    One question though. I remember you planning a "team-event". What happened to this format? Just curious...
  8. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    we had one - it was OK but possibly Spa was the wrong track to use for it.

    We'll have another go one of these days.
  9. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    OK - after some feedback, I've simplified the upcoming events a little bit. After tomorrow's Abarth event, and while the League is on, I'll only be using a single track per event, and a max of 2 races.

    So - to keep it simple but not boring - it'll either be two different (but similar) layouts of the same track, close enough so that you'll only need to find a single setup that will handle both layouts - OR - the exact same layout and 2 vehicles, so even though you need 2 setups, the track will be totally familiar and allow you to feel immediately comfortable.

    Hopefully the above measures will make people feel comfortable enough to sign up and join in, without making the events too samey and boring.

    Also - as promised above - we've got a Team event back on the calendar.
  10. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    Just great Stuart,team event will be perfect.

    About simplifying the events I agree,the setup for Laguna Seca with three races and a choice out of 13 different cars is to much for me.

    That is why I did not sign up,and you now, I don't do that often.
  11. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Some schedules for races going into December:

    Sat races - as we have not been getting a massive turnout for these (League requirements etc) and the GTR2 club is running on a Saturday, the Saturday events are on hold until further notice.

    Tue 8th - GTC65 Elan vs 904 - Cadwell
    Thu 10th - RDHGP S4 R4 - Zolder
    Tue 15th - TC65 full field Round 3 - Goodwood
    Thu 17th - Team Event - Birmingham GP
    Tue 22nd - TC65 full field Round 4

    Also - all mods have been tested and are working fine. I have put all the mods back onto the server except the TC65 cars, which will go back on as well over Christmas, once the TC65 Full Field events are completed.

    We'll probably load up some holiday short course servers over the holiday period.
  12. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    Team event 17 December,

    I would like to join bud on this date, we are celebrating our fortieth (40) wedding day .

    So maybe on another date? I hope..

    O ,btw you are all invited :party2::pizza2::beer::airplane::car2:
  13. David Cuthill

    David Cuthill
    Premium Member

    Congratulations Hans. I'm off to buy my flight ticket now...
  14. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

    O,I forgot to tell my location,

    My location-01.jpg

    Here you sleep-02.jpg

    Here are the festivity's-03.jpg

    the boat to pick you up-04.jpg

    See you all....
  15. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    We'll definitely have another one soon if this one is a success, Hans. Maybe even in the as yet untried-by-RD 72 class.....

    Grats on the 40th :good:
  16. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    OK - as we approach the end of the RDHGP S4, I thought i'd take the time to give you an idea of how the GTL Club schedule will look until Season 5 starts. The first event in S5 is our normal "testing" event, scheduled for Thursday 15th April.
    • after the first one on Tuesday 2nd, the GTC72 full field events will run on alternating Thursdays from 18th Feb to 18th March
    • Once the RDHGP finishes, it's slot (the other alternating Thursday) will be taken by TC65 events between the likeliest choice of cars for Season 5 - Alfa, Cortina, Mini, Falcon, Corolla, NSU & Abarth TCR.
    • Tuesdays will be the usual mixed GTL events - Single make events, Power Class, GTC65, Team events, Rivalry events etc. Hopefully once the League finishes, Tuesdays will pick up as normal Club events once again.
    So the proposed event calendar would look something like this (Tuesday events will be created nearer the time, and I've ommitted the Saturday Le Mans RDHGP finale so as not to confuse things too much):
    Date                    Track                Type            Vehicles
    Thursday 28-Jan-10      Oesterreichring      RDHGP           RDHGP
    Tuesday 02-Feb-10       Nurburgring Sprint   GTC72 FFS       GTC72 FFS
    Thursday 04-Feb-10      Interlagos           TC65 + Mods     TCR vs Falcon
    Tuesday 09-Feb-10   
    Thursday 11-Feb-10      Jarama               RDHGP           RDHGP
    Tuesday 16-Feb-10   
    Thursday 18-Feb-10                           GTC72 FFS       GTC72 FFS
    Tuesday 23-Feb-10   
    Thursday 25-Feb-10                           TC65 + Mods 
    Tuesday 02-Mar-10   
    Thursday 04-Mar-10                           GTC72 FFS       GTC72 FFS
    Tuesday 09-Mar-10   
    Thursday 11-Mar-10                           TC65 + Mods 
    Tuesday 16-Mar-10   
    Thursday 18-Mar-10                           GTC72 FFS       GTC72 FFS
    Tuesday 23-Mar-10   
    Thursday 25-Mar-10                           TC65 + Mods 
    Tuesday 30-Mar-10   
    Thursday 01-Apr-10   
    Tuesday 06-Apr-10   
    Thursday 08-Apr-10                           TC65 + Mods     Full Field   
    Tuesday 13-Apr-10   
    Thursday 15-Apr-10      Testing Tracks       RDHTC           RDHTC   
    Any questions or thoughts, as always, let me know.
  17. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car

    TCR vs Falcon... that's gonna be a hell of a race right there lol!
  18. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    As I said in the event thread, I was looking for a track with a long straight to let the Falcons do what they do best, but enough twisty bits to let the TCR's do their thing.

    Also, we'll have Tuesday 9th Feb off before the last Thursday League race.
  19. Kevin Hopkins

    Kevin Hopkins
    Premium Member

    miss COTM as the weekend is the only time i can race GTL.

  20. Yeh same here mate. The last one i ran only had 4 people attending, so I think that was the reason it was scrapped....