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VSCC | S4 | R1: Albert Park

Discussion in 'RD Stock Car Championship' started by Chris Stacey, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    Round 1.jpg No more sandbagging. The gloves are off. Time to see where everyone stacks up!

    General Information
    Date: Saturday 15th October 2016
    Track: Albert Park GP (DOWNLOAD)
    Start time: 19:00 AEDT (08:00 GMT)
    Virtual Time of Day: 13:00
    Starting Track Grip: Medium (normal progression)

    Race Format
    • 19:00 AEDT (08:00 GMT) - Practice - 60 minutes
    • 20:00 AEDT (09:00 GMT) - Qualifying - 15 minutes**
    • 20:15 AEDT (09:15 GMT) - Warm Up - 10 minutes
    • 20:25 AEDT (09:25 GMT) - Race - 75 minutes (formation lap + standing start)

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    Your presence on TeamSpeak is mandatory for all rounds. You must set up your teams' Sub-Channel within the VSCC S4 sub-channel, using your team name. To create a sub-channel, please follow the simple steps below.

    1. Right click the RD Stock Car Championship channel, and click 'Create Sub-Channel'.

    2. Enter the appropriate details. Click OK

    Incident reports
    Sometimes crashes and incidents happen. It's just part of racing. However if you feel you've been unjustly disadvantaged by a fellow driver breaking our League Regulations and all attempts to resolve the matter privately have failed, you are free to submit an incident report to the league director via Private Message, which will then be submitted to an independent steward panel from the staff group who will review it and issue a verdict.

    Reports will be accepted up to 48 hours post-race. Any later and they will be rejected.

    Pit Lane Exit Line
    Crossing the pit lane exit line during Qualifying and the Race is strictly prohibited. It is there for a reason: To safely usher you back to the racing line. Drivers who cross this line during Qualifying and/or the race will be issued a 10 second time penalty added to their total race time for every instance.

    Crossing the line in Practice and Warm Up is permissible, however please ensure that you are not inhibiting other drivers or causing accidents. You can still be reported and penalised for dangerous driving in practice sessions.

    On tracks where a pit exit line is not present, a recommended safe re-entry line will be provided in the race notes, and all drivers must adhere to it as closely as they are able.

    ** Qualifying
    It is very important you understand the format for qualifying, as it is not the conventional system you may be used to. Any penalties issued by Automobilista for breaking the rules of qualifying will not be rescinded. It is up to you to sufficiently understand the rules of the session.
    • The session will last for a total of 15 minutes.
    • Each driver will have a maximum of 6 laps they are allowed to complete. This includes out-laps and in-laps.
    • This means you will have 1 out-lap, 4 hot laps and 1 in-lap.
    • Drivers who exceed the 6 lap total will be immediately disqualified from the session, and will start the race from the back of the grid.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2016
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  2. David Armstrong

    David Armstrong
    Premium Member

    Is the in-lap necessary? Will AMS disqualify me if I run 1 out-lap and then 5 hot laps, then immediately press esc?
    Alternatively, is it ok to do 2 sets of [1 out-lap, 1 hot lap, 1 in-lap]?
  3. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    You can do whatever you like, so long as you don't complete more than 6 total laps :)
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  4. alexSchmurtz

    Premium Member

    Be careful that as soon as you cross the line after the 6th lap, you enter the 7th and get DQ (it is managed by the game). You need to press escape before the end of lap 6 so you won't get a time for that lap. Just wanted to make sure it is clear for you: some people have been surprised in the club race 2 weeks ago…
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  5. David Armstrong

    David Armstrong
    Premium Member

    Thanks, this is kinda what I wanted clarifying. It's starting a 7th lap, rather than completing a 7th lap that will DQ you. i.e. 4 hot laps is the maximum possible.
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  6. ARG1980

    Copenhagen APEX Premium Member

    I think pressing ESC is not adding to the realism, just like crossing pit lanes and speeding in pit lane. This a league so I think it should be so realistic as possible. You can't press ESC in the real world ;)
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  7. Discovery.Tv

    Premium Member

    Either you press ESC or you drive to the pits on your in-lap, it will count like 1 lap.
  8. Sniper

    Premium Member

    Correct 4 hot laps max
  9. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    Confirmed Entry List for Round 1
    Sign outs beyond this point will be penalised.
    1. @Sniper (Tony Binelli)
    2. @Kevin Harris
    3. @Chris Stacey
    4. @Casper (Jamie Pyatt)
    5. @Jeremy Talbot
    6. @Sam Smith
    7. @Discovery.Tv (Erhan Jajovski)
    8. @Fred Locklear
    9. @Sean Rogers
    10. @Steve Le Gallez
    11. @alexSchmurtz
    12. @Nick Milton
    13. @Jack (Jack Trooper)
    14. @Michael Stead
    15. @Red Time (Leigh Nielsen)
    16. @Stiggy (Brodie Steen)
    17. @kedy89 (Tobi Kederer)
    18. @Tobias Röhner
    19. @Aidan Keranen
    20. @Queequeg (Gabriel Sterr)
    21. @Davy Vandevenne
    22. @Michael Nelson
    23. @Matheus Machado
    24. @Mike Bell
    25. @EireGreen™ (Michael Klein)
    26. @MrRandom287 (Matthew Wheeler)
    27. @Thomas Hinss
    28. @Shaun.A (Shaun Allan)
    29. @Otune (Oli McGown)
    30. @Valrys (Allie Ferrie)
    31. @Niranjan (Niranjan Kumar)
    32. @David Armstrong
    33. @Ross McGregor
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  10. Craig Patteson

    Craig Patteson
    Natural Born Racer XB1 Gamertag RIPDazza8405 Premium Member

    Good luck to all drivers :)
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  11. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
    #17 Talking Door Racing Staff Premium Member

    Off to some sleep before the race.

    Good luck to everyone!
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  12. Shawn Jacobs

    Shawn Jacobs
    Premium Member

    Good luck all! I'll be trying to keep track of the race on liveracers, hopefully the dodgy internet over here will at least enable me to do that :)

    edit -

    Just to add, it's not the worst place to get sent for work :D (woke up at 5:30am this morning so I went for a walk)

    Last edited: Oct 15, 2016
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  13. Ross McGregor

    Ross McGregor
    Premium Member

    Well that was short!

    Took a bit of kerb at the fast chicane on lap 2 and it sent the car skywards. I didn't think I'd taken anymore than normal but there you go. Esc'd as soon as I realised the car was sliding onto the track. It was going ok up to that point, but I have to say the front two were lagging quite a bit from my point of view. Hopefully lag isn't a big issue as the season goes on.

    Good luck chaps!
  14. Valrys

    Premium Member

    Rolled the car over a rumble strip (bet that looked spectacular) and was 10l the wrong side of making it on fuel. Final safety car came out just as I was planning to splash and dash, so while I was coasting with my clutch in in order to make it another lap to get to the pits, I misjudged the lack of engine braking and smushed it into a wall killing the engine.

    Disappointing, but well done to my teammates who gained 15 and 14 places respectively over their grid slots.
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  15. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
    #17 Talking Door Racing Staff Premium Member

    I hope the results get reviewed and the penultimate considered.

    Anyway, well done to TDR for outpacing the whole field. In worst of cases we get a 1-2:rolleyes:
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2016
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  16. David Armstrong

    David Armstrong
    Premium Member

    Thanks for the race @Chris Stacey.

    Got through the whole race without a scratch. Made my stop with about 20 mins to go, changed tires (which were like ice) and dropped from about 5th to 20th :O_o: I'm guessing just about everyone else pitted under yellow. I'm still scratching my head as to what happened :(
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  17. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    That was a pretty crazy race. I had a fun race, but got strategy wrong by not pitting on the middle safety car at like L16. Lost a lot of time with that, but didn't have enough fuel to go to the end.

    Then on the final SC I got that bloody windows update message that Alt+Tab'd me and I was in the wall... Luckily I didn't lose any positions out of it.

    Really enjoyable though. My head hurts from all the strategy and driving at the same time.
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  18. Sean Rogers

    Sean Rogers
    Premium Member

    I also had a windows issue, game crashed to desktop after only 13 laps :(
  19. Nick Milton

    Nick Milton
    Captain Slow Premium Member

    Well I loved it, my problem was pit stops, I made a pitstop, but somehow got a penalty,went straight back in and hit pit button again( I now know that's not what you do)
    So came in again for penalty, I wasn't sure how you did them, I know now :(
    But was pretty pleased with race pace, getting out of way for blues after all my pits stop was a nightmare!

    Ban blue flags,
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  20. Jeremy Talbot

    Jeremy Talbot
    Premium Member

    Worst race ever.

    That is all.