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Race #4 Bahrain: Pre-Race Briefing

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by Mike Partington, May 13, 2015.

  1. Welcome to the Fourth Round of the 2015 Formula SimRacing Season Pro Series.
    The password to join the server will be visible when you log in to GPCOS in the Control Center next to the server's IP address.

    Before proceeding to the event, pay attention to the following:
    • Read the updated rules package for 2015 here.
    • Check Cutting/Extending Exceptions here.
    • rFMod Download (Bahrain Mod.)
    Also please make note that there is a new system in place for protests for the pro series. You can find all information here and you can find the Pro protest form here. This is designed so that all race directors can quickly access all protests when updated. The old system will be ignored.

    Top 10 have automatically gained the right to race and do not have to prequalify:

    Back of the Grid
    Schedule for Sunday 17th May
    The Free Practice session will be 10 minutes in length and will be run in the "Practice 1" session. Every participating driver should join as soon as possible after the server opens to make sure that they don't miss the start of Qualifying and also to make sure that their game is configured & working properly.

    The Qualifying 1 session will be 10 minutes in length and will be run in the "Practice 2" session. Drivers can use what ever setup they want, as long as they only drive with qualifying fuel loads.

    The Qualifying 2 session will be 5 minutes in length. Only the top 10 drivers from Qualifying 1 will be allowed to go out on track. Drivers will be allowed to do one flying lap (one outlap, hotlap and inlap). The drivers will all be on track at the same time eg not private. Parc Ferme will be enforced. You will only be allowed to change your fuel load, engine boost, engine brakemap, front wing angle, steering lock, brake balance and brake pressure after the session is over, so make sure you have your race setup loaded when entering Qualifying 2. The session will be closed, meaning if you happen to join late, or for some reason drop out of the server during the session, you will not be able to rejoin the server until the server has moved to Warmup.

    The Warmup session will be 10 minutes in length. While in the garage, make sure you add the appropriate amount of fuel in to your car since refuelling is not allowed during the race. You can drive freely in the Warmup session to try to get a feel for the heavier car after qualifying on low fuel.

    The Race will be 34 laps long. Drive carefully during the race, especially at the start and first lap in general.

    Red Flags will NOT be used unless in very specific situations which are specified in the rule documents.
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  2. Will parc ferme really be enforced? I thought that had been abandoned because it was impossible to enforce.
  3. Kris Cobb

    Kris Cobb
    Avid Chronic Racing | Team Principal

    No its not possible to enforce Parc Ferme.
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  4. Note that you still have to use same compounds you qualified on in Q2.
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  5. So just to clarify this year if we make Q2 we can use a Q setup then switch to our race setup in Warm-up without being penalized?

    Here's to hoping I can actually get that far to make use of that though :confused:
  6. Don't forget to allocate for the race.
  7. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Mike what does that mean for any protests filed after Malaysia?
  8. This new system is only in place from Bahrain onwards. China logs and protests have been completed. If there is anything in particular that hasn't been addressed please let me know via pm or skype.
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  9. Kris Cobb

    Kris Cobb
    Avid Chronic Racing | Team Principal


    There will be prequalifying. If you do not show, you do not race (except for current Top 10 in Championship)!
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  10. Seems im going to be a uncertain for Bahrain due to electricity load shedding in my country :mad:
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  11. Everyone that was in pre-q can race. 19 drivers as Yoichi pulled out last minute
  12. My RF2 just went dead guys, says "searching matchmaker" and nothing on Launcher. Anyone know how to resolve this? HELP!!!