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S2000 @ Pace Park - Wednesday January 12th 2011

Discussion in 'RACE 07 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Michael van Scheppingen, Jan 5, 2011.

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    Class: WTCC 06 / 07 / 08 / STCC Vauxhall Vectra + Safety Car
    (C30 2008 excluded)

    HDI Removed! The Car needs some more tweaking

    Track: Pace park Download
    Weather forecast: Dry
    Start Time: 19:30 GMT

    Practice 2: 30 min Start @ 19:30 GMT
    Qualification: Superpole 10 min
    Warmup: 5 mins
    Race: 2x 30 minutes
    Pitstop: 2 Tyres minimum

    This event will be started with a single formation lap with a safety car
    The formation lap pace will be 80 Kph or 50 Mph. The race starts when you pass the start/finish line and you may accelerate AFTER you cross this line.

    Safety car rules.

    Make sure you have the chat on during the race.

    The safety car is the only car allowed to use the chat during race.

    The safety car will only use: Full course yellow, Safety car deployed. From this moment you cannot overtake a other car. Just slow down you pace, and connect behind the safety car.

    When safety car is deployed. It will use the chat; Safety car this lap in. After that wait for the Green flag. Then its allowed to accelerate.

    Safety car will only be used during start.

    When a huge crash happens with a lot of drivers involved minimum 4. A full course yellow will be given.

    Make sure you download the safety car. ( DOWNLOAD LINK WILL BE UP THIS EVENING).


    Notes: Click here to read the password and the rules!

    Most important RD rules:

    • Only sign up if you are sure you can participate.

    • Sign-ups can be refused by the race director.

    • No cutting in any sessions.

    • If you hit another driver, wait and give back his position

    • No chatting during Qualify or Race. Even sorry isn't needed. Do it after the qualify or race session is completed and all drivers are off the track.

    • No abusive language during any sessions.

    • Listen to the race director at all times.

    • If you feel harmed by an accident caused by another driver you can use the incident report option. Send the Incident report accompanied by a video to the race director through PM only.

    • If you sign up for this race we expect you to be there 10 minutes before the qualify starts. If you are not present on the server, the racing staff will confirm the reserves.
    Note from the race director:

    Grid will be closed 10 minutes before start of qualify! Signed up reserve drivers already present on the server during official practise, earn their starting position at this point.

    Drive relaxed, fast and fair \o/
  2. Hey guys, this is a quick summary of how things should go for the upcoming event. It involves setting up pre-race, racing, etiquette, and a few other reminders.

    Here you should be getting a handle on your car, whether it's wet or dry. Get comfortable racing around others, and get your awareness up.

    You should also be practising your pit stops. As with all Wednesday races we require a mandatory 2 tire stop each race. The practice will help you with pit entry, and prevent you from getting a stop and go because of speeding into pit lane.

    Now as added excitement of the Wednesday races, we have changing weather. With this in mind during practice you should set a few presets. Here are examples of mine:

    1) Two dry front tires
    2) All four dry tires
    3) Two wet front Tires
    4) All four wet tires
    5) Full damage repair (In short races like in ERC, you NEVER repair damage unless it is a puncture. You lose too much time in the pits to make it worthwhile)

    Setting these presets will decrease your chances of having a problem when pitting.

    It's also beneficial to practice both with full race fuel, and with qualifying fuel. Running all your practice with 5-10 litres of fuel will not help when you put in your 45 litres for race time as it adds weight and changes the behaviour of the car.


    We run 10 minutes of Super-pole which is an individual qualification. When you leave the pits you have 3 laps and they are as followed:

    1) Out-lap - Used to warm up tires. Also: do not damage car this lap :)
    2) Hot-lap - Your one and ONLY lap to qualify with. It's sometimes better to relax a bit so you don't make a mistake and run off, leaving you with a poor qualification and bad starting position
    3) In-lap - A cool down lap which you run and enter the pits when finished , you can hit escape when done your hot lap, but it's more fun and real to finish the in-lap and also gives you another chance to practice pitting in.


    Warm up:

    Use this session to get comfortable with race fuel, and to once again practice you pit stops. At this point make sure you have all your presets set in place, and that you're comfortable and ready to race. Also a good time to hit the bathroom!


    With a full grid, on-track behaviour is critical. Because one aggressive move doesn't just affect you and one car, but more like 5-10 cars. Remember this! Everyone is here to race and have fun just like the rest, but think about how one bad move takes the fun out of it for someone else. We all like to do well and make passes, but keep the big picture in mind. Races are of decent length, with changing weather and with pit stops. Things happen as the race unfolds. Let it get there, use caution in the first lap.

    I will not tolerate:

    Opportunistic behaviour just after the start into the first corner! Which means no dive-bombing in to the first corner through the pack to gain a couple of places or excessive contact causing other drivers to spin.

    Excessive contact when passing another driver in a corner. And if you're a skilled driver - meaning ranking Top 50 and beyond - you should be able to do it clean. If you're not able to do so please do not sign up for this event or I will prevent this for your next event

    A few rules of thumb when around multiple cars:

    1) ALWAYS be aware of cars behind you and their position. Do not just think about the car in front of you. The car behind you is just as important

    2) When changing lanes to pass, or miss cars ran off, check before changing

    3) If you are defending and attempting to block, you can only make one lane change. Swerving to block will NOT be tolerated

    4) If a car has a run on you and you see him go inside, BE AWARE. You cannot just turn into a car that is fully beside you (and I mean nose-to-nose beside you). He is there, and you have to concede position. More than likely if you turn into him and he is there, you're going off and your race is hindered and he is at no fault.

    5) When entering pits do so in a safe manner, that does not cause obstructions, or interferes with the racing line for others.

    6) When re-entering the track from the pits, please do so in a safe manner. However remember that you ARE racing for position. Remain behind the pit exit line until it merges into the racing surface. DO NOT pull a Schumacher and swerve into the racing line in front of a full speed car (this will end in sorrow).

    7) When you are receiving the blue flag, do not panic. Have a look behind and see how close they are and plan for a safe position to allow them past you. You do not need to hit your brakes. Simply back off the throttle off the race line and they will find their way as they are at full pace.

    I suggest to everyone that races in ERC to use teamspeak, even if you don't have a mic. It is beneficial, because if someone runs off they announce it, and it provides early warning. Even if you leave the mic muted.

    Michael van Scheppingen

    1. Matthias Klein
    2. Alexander Lauritzen
    3. Menno Hagen
    4. Mark Sørensen
    5. Ethan Bass
    6. Eric Plimmer
    7. James Fellows
    8. Jakob de Boer
    9. Simon Gardner
    10. Aristide Romanov
    11. Linus Broström
    12. Keith Barrick
    13. Ondrej Kapal
    14. Hugo Hekkenberg
    15. Peter Duivelaar
    16. Mark Guy
    17. Jadran Dimic
    18. Jonas Orfelt
    19. Helder Moreira
    20. Leonardo Tuma
    21. Barry Morse
    22. Morten Wernersen
    23. Frans Linden
    24. Wesley Hartog
    25. Yuri Braham (Safety Car)
    26. Felix Luding


    1. Felix Luding
    2. Goran Markesic
    3. Murat Erdogdu
    4. Fred Visser
  3. Me :)
  4. Sign me up please
  5. Hi Alexander, Welcome!

    Now you can race :)

    From what I have seen in practise @ Barcelona you are a RWD Ace \o/.
    It's good to see a new BMW driver in our ranks. Darius be aware of this dude! He's fast :)
    Hope you don't mind driving the five speed Beemer now and then :)
  6. Sign me uppa :)
  7. Thanks a lot for the nice words. I'm looking forward to have a nice races here :).

  8. Sign me up please.

    Thanks Michael for taking the time to break a race down. Can I just add from my own observations to point 7. Ive seen many leaders when in a close battle for the lead arriving on the back of a lapper just muscling there way past. Normally this results in the lapper disapeering off the track or loosing further places. I agree the lapper should choose a good spot to allow past but sometimes they are not given the chance. I think the leader has just much to play in the role of making there way through the field and other peoples races shouldn't be ruined because you want to keep 1st.

    Loving the weather, it will bring the field closer together. I might have a chance of beatening Mr Wickens without nudging him off or letting his tyres down. :)
  9. Sign me up please, I have read and understood the rules.
  10. Sign me up please, I have read and understood the rules.
  11. Sign me up please.
  12. Hi

    Sign me up please.

    I have read and understood the rules.
  13. Hi

    Hi Alexander, Welcome!

    Hope u not driven me off the track, like old days:=) when i was faster then u... but now i just lucky to see u ass:=))))))
  14. Hi Mark. Hehe thanks :). good too see you here again and I'm looking forward to race whit you m8 :).

    Regards Alexander
  15. Sign me up please, I have read and understood the rules.
  16. Im In
  17. Sign me up please!:)

  18. Sign me up please Michael
  19. I think I should have time for this so sign me up please.
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