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WEC support series info inside with full season schedule- RS.01 & Other

Discussion in 'Xbox One | World Endurance Challenge' started by Michael Watts, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    Support Series
    Renault RS.01/Other support Series
    This is a support series that will be raced on Wednesdays in between Primary WEC GT races.

    Current schedule:
    Race #1: Catalunya GP, Spain: March 30th 8pm EST 22 laps- RS01 cup debut-complete

    Race #2: Hockenheim classic, Germany: April 13th 8pm EST- BMW m1 Procar spec-complete

    Race #3: Zolder, Belgium: April 27th 8pm EST 25 laps -RS01 cup #2-complete

    Race #4: Brands Hatch Indy, England: May 18th 8pm EST- Ginetta G55 GT4 cup spec race- complete

    Race #5: Imola, Italy: June 1st 8pm EST 22 laps- RS01 cup #3 -complete

    Race #6: Le mans, France: June 15th 8pm EST-LMP Timed Event- complete

    Race #7: Silverstone GP, U.K: June 29th 8pm EST- RS01 Cup #4-complete

    Race #8: Oscherschleben GP, Germany: July 6th 8pm EST- Modern DTM- complete

    Race #9: Azure Circuit, Monaco: July 13th 8pm EST- RS01 cup #5-complete

    Race #10: Nurburgring Combined, Germany: August 3rd 8pm EST- Merc old vs new multiclass raceday (timed 60 mins)- complete

    Race #11: Le circuit de Bugatti, France: August 17th 8pm EST- RS01 cup #6 FINAL RACE

    Race #12: Bannochbrae, Scotland: Date TBD- (Class,laps TBA)

    *schedule is tentative, dates may change based on WEC scedule, Races may be added or removed so keep an eye out.

    Day: Wednesday alternating in between main WEC series
    Time: 8:00 pm EST; 5:00pm PST (start of practice)
    Comms: Party Chat
    Damage: Full
    Mechanical Failures: ON
    Tire Wear: 2x
    Fuel Usage: NORMAL
    Flags and Penalties: ON
    Auto Start Engine: YES
    Assists: SET TO "REAL" ( can be personally switched off if buttons assigned)
    weather will be set the Preceding Sunday at 13:00 Local time.
    Time Progression: real time
    Practice Lobby to open 20 minutes before qualifying, followed by a 15 minute qualifying session, 5 minute warm-up session and then the race.
    *No cautions in Support series*
    Mandatory Pit stop: On

    expect an average of 45-60 minute races
    Any deviations will be announced formally in the Race thread as it pertains to the Race Weekend. Some support races may differ in rules and settings, they will be clearly marked if so.

    Updated Points:

    1st: 50 points
    2nd:45 points
    3rd: 40 points
    4th: 36 points
    5th: 32 points
    6th: 28 points
    7th: 26 points
    8th: 24 points
    9th: 22 points
    10th:20 points
    11th:18 points
    12th:16 points
    13th:14 points
    14th:12 points
    15th:10 points
    16th: 8 points
    Bonus Points: 1 Point Pole Award, 1 Point Fastest Lap (Race).

    All drivers should adhere to the standards of driving that are outlined below. In addition, the Racing Rules applicable to all racing series' on www.racedepartment.com apply here as well and are incorporated by reference:


    1.1 PASSING. It is the responsibility of both the overtaking Driver and the Driver being overtaken to assure safe overtaking. Where two Cars are reasonably alongside each other, each must permit the other Racing room. A Car traveling alone may use the full width of the racetrack. Overtaking may be either right or left depending on prevailing conditions.

    1.2 BLOCKING. Any Driver who, in the sole opinion of the Chief Steward, moves in reaction more than once, altering their line based on the actions of pursuing Competitors, or who selects a defensive line and then returns to a racing line between corners or sections of the racetrack may be warned or penalized pursuant to the rules, and such decision shall be Conclusive.

    1.3 INCIDENTS. Any Driver who, in the sole opinion of the Chief Steward, is responsible for: an incident where a Car spins, or goes off-track, or suffers a flat tire or other mechanical difficulty requiring it to pit directly for repairs, or an incident of contact resulting in a change of position, may be warned or penalized pursuant to the rules, and such decision shall be Conclusive.

    1.4 UNJUSTIFIABLE RISK. Any Competitor who, in the sole opinion of the Chief Steward, engages in any behavior deemed to represent an unjustifiable risk or reckless endangerment may be warned or penalized, and such decision shall be Conclusive.

    Penalties shall include, but not be limited to private or public reprimand, deduction of points, loss of grid position, if applicable, for the following race or any other race subsequent to the event in question, loss of all points for the race, loss of points in he overall standings, suspension, and ban. Note that the last two cannot be imposed without at least two of the other examples are first issued in a single season.

    Each incident of contact shall be reviewed by the Associate and/or Chief Steward (unless they are involved, and then review will be by a Co-Director of the Series that is not involved) and he will reach a penalty consensus. The Stewards or Directors may consult other series administrators or drivers during this process. Any event involving contact between two or more drivers may be brought to the Stewards as an inquiry by any driver(s) involved in the contact.

    If it appears from the official video recordings or from any other additional evidence that there may have been a breach of driving standards or behavior, on or off the track, in a manner the Directors consider to have brought the Championship into disrepute, either Director may request that the Chief Steward consider to investigate this matter further.

    Steward Inquiry an Appeal:
    Any penalized driver shall have a right to the Stewards, (or one or both of the Series Directors if a Steward is involved in the disputed incident). The two administrators shall choose a regular driver to form a three person tribunal. This body will either uphold the original penalty, or issue a less punitive penalty by majority. If there is no majority consensus, then the least punitive decision shall apply. This decision is final.
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  2. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    This is Toast's Project now :thumbsup: as personal life has limited my involvement. He will be administrating this Series. I will run what I can here.
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  3. 2pfspiff

    2015 pCars World Endurance Challenge AM Champion

    Hey Toast I am in when I can make it. I good for the 30th.I definitely would like to see the car changed though. Wouldn't mind seeing an old school car like the older IMSA cars or the Historic cars. Also shorter track lengths
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  4. That is a neat idea spiff, but I'm thinking it won't attract many numbers unfortunately. Mike, Robert is planning something similar still to what you listed above as the support for new indycar season so I think I'll re evaluate again on touring/dtm. A new thought that crossed my head was spec lmp3 radical racing. They are fantastic to drive and rarely used in leagues. I do want to maintain something in line with a good support series to gt3 WEC so a prototype or open wheel spec would be best bet. If the poll has a clear winner by next week then we stick with rs01 or change.
    On default setup. I love the idea but trust me there's too many stupid holes that make it so the only simple way to use it is turning damage/fuel/tire off and avoid pitting (pit strategy under DS is bugged to hell). I'm all for that though as I currently run that format in PRL's thursday random car league and it's the most fun racing league I've entered. You don't need to worry about damage, but that by no means allows ramming/excessive contact. It really makes it a full sprint race where it's full up to your ability to push 100% the entire race with little consequence.
    Now, the guys who run on this site always stick to damage on/ fuel on/ tire on in leagues so if I follow that route as per the norm, tuning and pit strategy would have to be open to all. Maybe I'll construct another poll on this topic to aid in the direction of this before next wednesday.
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  5. what do you mean AC? DTM audi, what are you referring too? I thought the only modern DTM was the merc...

    and my own lmp3 prototype selection ( I like it lol, so will you. Trust me here its very fun...)

    Suggestions have been taken into account for open TBD races on schedule (excluding crossovers with Robert's new league). If the poll decides no default setup we will have to axe cayote noose spiff :( but you could suggest fusion somewhere else and I'll see if I can sneak it in there...
    Expect a full car/track combo schedule in the next few days with some of the good ideas presented in this thread.
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  6. Peter Hooper

    Peter Hooper
    Premium Member

    Have fun with this series Nic. Ironically I'm also running a series in this car on another site and also starting at Catalunya as well although due to my holiday this coming weekend I'll miss that round. Should be a lot of fun.
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  7. if you're ever free late on a wednesday, join us! You're gonna love some of the races I'm planning mate
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  8. what series is that btw Peter ?
  9. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

  10. Hey Toasty, sorry you're right it was the Merc, I could have sworn it was an Audi DTM lol. Then again, I've never driven it.
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  11. thanks Mike, yeah I got a little confused there AC. Ok clear winner for open tuning, gonna put up a poll for length of racing now. thanks guys
  12. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    10 lap heat, then reverse the field for 15-20 laps. Need points for heat race to maintain incentive
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  13. 2pfspiff

    2015 pCars World Endurance Challenge AM Champion

    Maybe 25 laps. Could set up a mandatory pit stop in the final race.
  14. I do like that format a lot but it takes a lot of planning and I think it's a bit complicated for the support series. The point layout is competitive enough I believe it will be close in the standings throughout.
  15. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    True, would take two lobby's. keep it sprint but I do like the forced stop idea.
  16. every race will have 1 mandatory pit stop now to adjust what you want, or to buy as much time as possible in the pit by not doing anything.
  17. 45 min will be the target lets see what poll goes for
  18. OP updated with new schedule! let me know if you really hate it, I reckon it'll be great racing.
  19. 2pfspiff

    2015 pCars World Endurance Challenge AM Champion

    I like it.
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  20. Peter Hooper

    Peter Hooper
    Premium Member

    Just a small group of us over on the Console Racing Site. We run Time Trial challenges every fortnight which is a lot of fun and this RS01 series which is to be run every few weeks. Should be a lot of fun :thumbsup:

    Is where Originalkid6 has come from who is interested in the Indycar series.
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