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US [US SERVER] GP2 @ Mugello - Monday, August 11th

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa Racing Club & Leagues' started by Ryan Ogurek, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

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    Screenshot Courtesy Joao M Alves

    Once again, its "Open Wheeler Monday"; this time with the Gran Prix 2 car, on the flowing curves of L'autodromo Del Mugello. Put your understanding of downforce and tyre heat to the test through Arrabbiata and see if you can hold it together on this amazing circuit.

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    Special Notes:

    • As long as written chat isn't available the use of Teamspeak is mandatory. If you can't join our Teamspeak channel and stay in it for this event please sign out in time.,
    • Book your slots in time from 01:00 GMT which leaves you with a 60 minute time frame to book your slots on the servers. If you can't book in time make sure to sign out before 02:00 GMT so your spot can go to somebody else.
    • Passwords will be given out on Teamspeak during the booking period.
    • When You Enter A Passworded RACEDEPARTMENT.COM SERVER YOUR PROFILE NAME IN ASSETTO CORSA HAS TO MATCH YOUR REAL NAME YOU USED TO GET YOUR LICENCE. And only your real name no letters or numbers added please. there are no exception to this rule. If you are having problems with this, contact a member of staff before the event has started.
    • How to change your profile name CLICK HERE
    • Remember if you sign up and don't show up without signing out your name goes in the black book..Entry into the black book is not good for your licence. Already we have 27 drivers listed in this book,
    Cars: GP2 | Download
    Track:
    Mugello

    (you have 60 minutes to book your slot on the server before practice begins)
    Booking: 02:00 GMT | 22:00 EDT | 19:00 PDT
    Practice: 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 20:00 PDT
    Qualifying: 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT | 20:30 PDT
    Race: 03:45 GMT | 23:45 EDT | 20:45 PDT (24 Laps + Rolling start)



    Important:
    • First lap will be a controlled, single file pace lap.
    • The lead car controls the pace, and must stay between 80-150km/h (50-93 mph).
    • The lead car cannot accelerate to full race pace until his car is positioned between the final corner and the start/finish line. Once they're within in this designated zone, the lead car is free to accelerate to race pace at the point of his choosing.
    • There will be no overtaking during the pace lap, and no overtaking is allowed until your car has crossed the start/finish line.
    • If there are any queries regarding further clarification of this rule, please contact the event organizer.


    Racing Club Rules: click here
    Teamspeak Password:
    click here
    Teamspeak Installation Guide: click here


    Let's fill up the grid! You can ask other drivers to race with you by using the tag function of the forum. Just type an @ directly followed by the user name and this person will receive a notification. Example @@RaceDepartment

    Our racing clubs are foremost meant to gain online experience so please help other drivers out when they have questions about the event, the car, the track, the setup or a combination. This is not a league race, it's not about who wins, it's for some fun, so please join us on TeamSpeak and build a little community spirit! The more fun we make it, the more inclined people will be to join in and make the grids bigger.

    Priority access
    In case of a large amount of sign-ups premium members are given priority access to enter this event.

    NOTE TO CLUB MEMBERS:
    I would just like to remind everyone these club events are just for fun. No matter if you are posting record lap times, or if you are vastly off the pace, how fast or slow you are does not matter. As long as you are able to follow the rules, and be courteous towards other drivers, you have something to contribute as well as something to learn from others. Please don't be discouraged by how well you know the car or track. If you are someone who is normally competing for podiums, but you don't know the track, look at it as a test of your instincts and an opportunity for the slower members to place higher. I realise everyone wants to be competitive, but this results in lower sign ups as people tend to shy away from events they are not as fast in. So please, sign up for events you are slow in as well. This is all about the fun and the learning experience, leagues will come later for all the :alien:'s.

    Entry List Server
    1. Ryan Ogurek
    2. Keith Griffall
    3. Chris Stacey
    4. Jeff Lasecki
    5. Justin Talent
    6. Fred Locklear
    7. Patrick Clarke
    8. Erik Anderson?
    9. Michael Young
    10. Ashley Cowan
    11. Matt Horst
    12. Driver
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    NOTICE

    The soft compound tyres (which is the only one currently available for this mod) will not last 24 laps. We are still deciding how to work around this the best way, so keep an eye on the OP to stay updated on changes.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2014
  2. Joao Alves

    Joao Alves
    Premium Member

    Hey, nice screenshot :D

    Sign me up please.
     
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  3. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

    I almost put you in the list right off the bat :p
     
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  4. Keith_G

    Keith_G
    Premium Member

    I'm in, please sign me up! @Joao Alves , I need to practice with you to be up to speed a bit more!!
     
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  5. Joao Alves

    Joao Alves
    Premium Member

    I usually practice at ~9-10PM Eastern. You're more than welcome to tag along!

    Also, for future reference it's @Joao M Alves, as @@Joao Alves was taken. ;)
     
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  6. Keith_G

    Keith_G
    Premium Member

    Hey, who is that other guy!! I'll try to get together with you on that time. Are you on TS. Maybe I can get a server setup for practice with anyone who wants to.
     
  7. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

    I already have a server set up for practice. I'll pm the password to everyone who joins this race in a few
     
  8. Keith_G

    Keith_G
    Premium Member

    Thanks Ryan! - I was just talking to Logan and he was showing me that it was already set up for practice:) I have some extra server machines sitting around at the office also, so if we need another US server someday I can easily set one up. Not sure what good it would do now but it is available.
     
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  9. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

    No problem. And thanks for the offer, we will discuss that through PM at some point:thumbsup:
     
  10. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

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  11. JeffL

    JeffL
    Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good. Premium Member

    Over yon berm doth thy track of thou future lie. Sign in.
     
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  12. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

    NOTICE

    The soft compound tyres (which is the only one currently available for this mod) will not last 24 laps. We are still deciding how to work around this the best way, so keep an eye on the OP to stay updated on changes.
     
  13. Justin

    Justin
    #1 overuser of the :P emoticon

    Sign me in, been looking forward to seeing these cars at a club event. :) I suppose the most simple solution to the tyre problem is to lower the wear rate % down? I wouldn't actually mind a race where tyre life is a huge factor though.
     
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  14. Fred Locklear

    Fred Locklear
    Moving bollard Premium Member

    Pppput me down also. Guess I should download and try the car before Monday though :)
     
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  15. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

    That's one possibility, the other idea is to have a pace car (we already have a volunteer to drive the pace car) and round everyone up for a pit stop half way through. Sounds kind of interesting, so we may test that out tomorrow evening.
     
  16. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    Why not just do 2x15 lap races?

    The safety car/pitstop thing will really complicate things. Because people wont be in the same order they pit.
     
  17. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

    True. The 2x15 isn't bad except it wont work for all races. Just because it requires someone to reset the server. That can cause a lot of confusion too, especially if everyone isn't on TS. I think for this the best option is probably to reduce tyre wear.
     
  18. Keith_G

    Keith_G
    Premium Member

    maybe we should just let everyone pit to change tires when they want if they need to. That might make for some interesting strategy. could even make the race longer so they have to pit at some point, like maybe 30 laps.
     
  19. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

    That is another option, but there are some drawbacks to that also. For one, you have to cross the start/finish line before clicking back to pits, which means if your pit box is at the back you have to drive further at pit speed.
     
  20. JeffL

    JeffL
    Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good. Premium Member

    Rocket Sim-ence;)