EU GT3 @ Nürburgring GP - Sat 19th July 2014

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"Riding into the Sunset - in a McLaren"

Event details

Server: #2, #4
Max servers: 2
Max number of participants: 48
Cars: BMW Z4 GT3 - McLaren MP4-12C GT3 - Lotus Evora GTC
Track: Nürburgring GP

Booking: 18:00 GMT
Qualifying: 19:00 GMT
Race: 20:00 GMT
Race distance: 15 laps

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Teamspeak installation guide: click here


Notes
(these have been edited to consolidate and include new information for events organized by yours truly, please read carefully)

This event
  • Server will be up, close to or at 18:00 GMT.
  • Booking starts at 18:00 GMT.
  • Sign up window closes at 17:30 GMT sharp.
  • Sign out before 17:30 GMT, if you don't know for certain you can participate in this event or can't book in time.
  • Passwords are sent via private message before or at 18:00 GMT.
  • Penalties will be enabled during this event.
  • Time of day will be set at 16:30h for Qualifying.
  • The above means it will be darker than usual.
  • Turn on the lights of your car for extra effect.
  • The grip levels might be affected, because of the late time of day.
  • Set your surface in the race options to 'Optimum'.
  • Standing Start for the race.
  • This event has a minimal number of 5 participants to take place.
  • If the sign up number exceeds 24, said names will be split across the two servers evenly, in order of sign ups.
In general
  • Make a new post for a better overview, if you do need to sign out.
  • There are no ping restrictions per se - pay heed to yours, if you're connecting from a distance (Australia, US) to the NL servers. The 0.21 update improved the netcode noticeably.
  • It is strongly encouraged to be present in teamspeak, as this serves a multitude of objectives: a place to be on the same page during the event and to pick up important information, if needed - to inform drivers they are about to be lapped during the race - and to simply converse with one another and to build a sense of community.
  • If you don't want to be disturbed during a qualifying lap, you may turn off your mic/headphones, albeit please remember to enable them again afterwards - especially before the race starts. You will have plenty of time to do so in the transition between the Qually and Race session.
  • To ensure a level playing field, set the ambient temperature to the default 26°C, enable fuel consumption, enable tyre wear and disable mechanical damage in the configuration windows - example.
  • Check & load up your Race-setup after Qualifying, if you have one and choose a suitable tyre type & fuel load for the race.
  • In order to limit the display of plane white car liveries during our races, please click here - rules are included.
  • If you just want to inform youself about car setups or you are truly ambitious it, I got you covered as well: click here.
  • If anything goes wrong with the server, please leave here a message immediately.
  • Our racing clubs are foremost meant to gain online experience, so please help other drivers out when they have questions about the event, car, track, setup or a particular combination. This is not a league race, it's not about who wins, it is meant to be fun.

Priority access
If the number of sign-ups exceeds the max number of participants, premium members are going to be given priority access for this event.

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Entry List


Server #2
  1. Georg Siebert
  2. Olly Stevenson
  3. Joost Kamp
  4. Duco Jansen
  5. Lee Williamson
  6. Ken Baldwin
  7. Liviu Tiron
  8. Dusko Avramovski
  9. Nathaniel Dwayne Hale
  10. Steve Lorenz
  11. Tony Winslade
  12. John Drew
  13. John Spillers
  14. Niall Geoghegan
  15. Hamzalija Meco
  16. -
  17. -
  18. -
  19. -
Server #4
  1. Edwin Collingridge
  2. Christopher Anderson
  3. Gavin Hendley
  4. Daniel Holst
  5. Pavel Darebný
  6. Samuel Fuller
  7. Alex Ardisana
  8. Andrew Mooney
  9. José Almeida
  10. Michael Wheeldon
  11. Mark Breslin
  12. Benjamin Hellmann
  13. Cayd Breslin
  14. Chad Cook
  15. Justin Talent
  16. -
  17. -
  18. -
  19. -

UTP: 59
 
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Tips and Tricks section
(this is planned to be a reoccuring section below my events and is comprised of factual information and personal racing experience)

This event
  • Click here for submitted setups for the BMW Z4 GT3.
  • Click here for submitted setups for the McLaren MP4-12C GT3.
  • Click here for submitted setups for the Lotus Evora GTC.
  • The BMW has better acceleration - the McLaren has better mid-corner speed - the Lotus is more agile.
  • Good and (if done right) fruitful overtaking opportunites are Turns 1, 3, 8, 11, 14 and 16 (track map).
  • Pick at least the Medium compound to cover the race distance of 15 laps savely.
  • This track requires you to brake hard and steady and to carry momentum through the various corners.
  • The Schumacher-S should be taken flat out, if possible.
  • Restrain yourself to cut T14, the entry corner of the chicane, to gain considerable time. At least two tyres must be within the track limits at all times.
  • You may inform yourself about this issue in this thread: click here
Wadim Kogay in the #333 green 458 during the Blancpain Endurance series race at Monza in May 2014:

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In general
  • A turn is defined by a 'Change in direction'.
  • Be sure to practice race starts with cold tyres to get a clean and fast getaway from the grid - this is also a safety issue to avoid spins and accidents right after the lights go out.
  • You may also share your setups with a short description in the 'Assetto Corsa Setups' forum.
  • Be careful during overtaking and give your fellow drivers enough room to maneuver.
  • Make sure you are sufficiently far alongside the car you want to overtake before committing to a move. Additionally, be sure your fellow driver sees you and is aware/can sense/can predict where you are /where you will be in the next couple of seconds. This will massively reduce unnecessary contact and clumsy accidents.
  • The virtual rear mirror (press F11), the red triangles at the corners of your screen pointing at a close car and a regular look back (map a button) will help you with that.
Track map
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"Kehre" = hairpin
"Kurve" = turn
"Bogen" = curve
 
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kcheeb

Tuning? I'm so confused ...
Hi,

I've just applied for my license and would like to race on Saturday.

Thanks

EDIT: lol, just saw on my post I'm already licensed :redface:
 
is there any requirements?
Personaly im driving with an xbox 360 controller and there fore use traction controll on 1 and abs on 1 with 10% stabillity control.. is this allowed?
 
is there any requirements?
Personaly im driving with an xbox 360 controller and there fore use traction controll on 1 and abs on 1 with 10% stabillity control.. is this allowed?
All input methods and all driving aids are allowed per se, however I encourage drivers generally to drive with 'pro' settings (no SC/TC) or with as low aid values as possible.
It's perfectly understandable to use driving aids when using a controller, tho.

Edit:
If the sign up number turns out to be exactly 25, I'll drop out in favor of a full grid of 24 cars and to avoid a low number of cars on either servers.
 
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kcheeb

Tuning? I'm so confused ...
Edit:
If the sign up number turns out to be exactly 25, I'll drop out in favor of a full grid of 24 cars and to avoid a low number of cars on either servers.

I'm guessing I'm a fair ways away from the servers, probably resulting in a high ping. If my ping is too high, I can drop. Is the server up, or should I make the call on race day. I'll see the server and will know if my ping is too high to race.

I've raced on some European servers with a ping in the 135 range without too much issue. Typically around the start when we're all bunched together.
 
@Ken Baldwin
You can check your ping to our Eu servers right now. The 24/7 and the #2 server are located in the Netherlands, running atm, activate filters 'list empty servers' 'list pw protected servers' & 'list servers in booking mode'. Type in "racede" in the search window.
 

kcheeb

Tuning? I'm so confused ...
@Ken Baldwin
You can check your ping to our Eu servers right now. The 24/7 and the #2 server are located in the Netherlands, running atm, activate filters 'list empty servers' 'list pw protected servers' & 'list servers in booking mode'. Type in "racede" in the search window.

Here's the pings:

#2 - 161ms
24/7 - 148
#3 - 293
#4 - 117

If it's one room on #2 server could be dodgy. If push came to shove, I'd rather see an organizer get a chance to race.

If there's enough room, I'll give it a go. And if I'm lagging in Practice or Qualifying I can drop, no problem.
 
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