RaceDepartment Le Mans Series Season 7 by Vesaro (2017) Round 5 | Thrustmaster 12 Hours of Suzuka October 7th, 2017 Session Timetable 10:55 | Race server reboot 11:00 | Official practice & Briefing (no duplicate cars allowed from this point) 11:40 | GT qualifying (30 minutes) 12:10 | Qualifying switch-over (5 minutes) 12:15 | Prototype qualifying (30 minutes) 12:45 | Warm-up 13:00 | Race start [Saturday 7th October] (in-game: 13:00 / 1:00 PM) 01:00 | Race ends [Sunday 8th October] (in-game: 01:00 / 1AM) All times are posted in GMT. Server Details Name: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM LMS R5 Password: Click here Track: Matsusaka (v1.03) Cars: EnduRacers Endurance Series (v5.0) (alt. link: v5.0) Safety car: RD Safety Car - Nissan 370z (v1.2) Live timing: HERE Track map: HERE Track map [alt.]: HERE Server status: HERE Weather data & forecast: HERE Steward Notes Please review the latest version of the regulations before joining. Please make sure your line-up is up to date. Communicate any changes in the Sign-Up thread. The current state of your line-up can also be found here, in the opening post. Safety-first Zones The following diagram indicates the location of Safety-first Zones for Round 5, the Thrustmaster 12 Hours of Suzuka: The yellow zone, which will be in effect during the first lap following a start or restart, shall commence along the start / finish straight and end along the Backstretch, just before 130R. The orange zones, of which there are 4, shall be enforced for the duration of the race, and are positioned as follows: Starting prior to Snake, and going through the chicanes to the exit of Anti-Banked Curve Degner (starting at the entry, ending just before the bridge) Hairpin 130R (starting at the end of Backstretch) Please refer to the image at the top of this post for corner and section names. For those unable to easily distinguish the yellow zone from the orange zones, the yellow zone colour has been switched to blue in the track diagram below. Please click on the thumbnail to expand the image. Pit Entry Positioning For the race at Suzuka, we recommend that any cars intending to enter the pits should stay as far right (towards the inside of the track) as possible when exiting Casino Triangle and entering the Last Curve. Any cars looking to overtake should do so around the outside / left side of the track, as the pit entry lane is approached. Physical Driver Swap Penalty Position Following a physical driver swap, the new driver is expected to drive to the end of the pit-lane and stop for 5 seconds (the time for an in-game driver swap) to account for any time that could be gained. Race Control should be informed when a swap is due to be performed so that a steward can be sent to oversee the pit-stop and ensure that the 5 second "penalty" is served. Please refer to the attached images ('Physical Driver Swap Penalty Box #.JPG') which show where the driver is expected to stop the car after a physical driver swap has been performed. REPORTING AN INCIDENT DURING THE RACE To help simplify the process of reporting collisions, crashes, cutting, and questionable driving during an event, a form has been created that will allow a team to submit all of the necessary information to Race Control so that the incident may be reviewed and actioned by the live stewards. The form can be found here: RDLMS S7 - Incident Report Form (OPEN FOR RESPONSES) You must submit the form for each incident that you would like to raise during the course of the race. When dealing with an incident we shall contact you via TeamSpeak if we require any more information. We shall also inform you via TeamSpeak if and when any action has been taken in relation to your report. This thread may be subject to changes. Please review regularly.