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Race #4 Bahrain: Pre-Race Briefing

Mike Partington

Sep 29, 2010
Welcome to the Fourth Round of the 2015 Formula SimRacing Season Pro Series.
The password to join the server will be visible when you log in to GPCOS in the Control Center next to the server's IP address.

Before proceeding to the event, pay attention to the following:
  • Read the updated rules package for 2015 here.
  • Check Cutting/Extending Exceptions here.
  • rFMod Download (Bahrain Mod.)
Also please make note that there is a new system in place for protests for the pro series. You can find all information here and you can find the Pro protest form here. This is designed so that all race directors can quickly access all protests when updated. The old system will be ignored.

Top 10 have automatically gained the right to race and do not have to prequalify:

# Driver Status Explanation Date
1. Pascal Chapon Participation confirmed 2015-04-29 23:01:30
2. Nikodem Wisniewski Participation confirmed 2015-04-30 17:22:47
3. Lionel Klue Participation confirmed 2015-04-30 18:54:36
4. Michele D Alessandro Participation confirmed 2015-04-30 22:45:50
5. Andrew Pienaar Participation confirmed 2015-05-01 09:52:20
6. Christian Befumo Participation confirmed 2015-05-01 23:03:22
7. Sergio Rodriguez Participation confirmed 2015-05-02 15:03:28
8. Dmitry Zaharov Participation confirmed 2015-05-03 07:24:10
9. Eugene van Loggerenberg Participation confirmed 2015-05-03 13:10:04
10. Yoichi Participation confirmed 2015-05-05 21:53:08
11. Sander Kallas Participation confirmed 2015-05-07 11:29:51
12. David Cook Participation confirmed 2015-05-09 19:38:03
13. Dewald Nel Participation confirmed 2015-05-11 13:58:14
14. Mihajlo Vicentijevic Participation confirmed 2015-05-11 20:02:15
15. Juan Sanchez Lopez Participation confirmed 2015-05-12 07:00:21
16. David OReilly Participation confirmed 2015-05-12 10:26:58
17. Andrea Ventura Participation confirmed 2015-05-12 12:11:04
18. Will Barnes Participation confirmed Please add teammate too, Jacques Wengler 2015-05-12 16:57:01
19. Craig Baxter Participation confirmed 2015-05-13 15:49:45
20. James Sadler Driver will not participate 2015-05-13 22:02:41
21. Giordano Valeriano Participation confirmed 2015-05-13 22:07:09
22. Wim Klop Driver will not participate 2015-05-14 11:56:50
23. Jeroen Kweekel Participation confirmed 2015-05-14 17:25:50
24. Robert Cori Participation confirmed 2015-05-15 03:03:39
25. Ben Eastman Participation confirmed 2015-05-15 15:35:34
26. Giacomo Ranzini Participation confirmed 2015-05-16 13:17:43
27. Andrea Cannatà Participation confirmed 2015-05-16 18:19:20
28. Georg Winter Participation confirmed 2015-05-16 18:54:46
29. Luca Participation confirmed 2015-05-16 19:21:20
30. Claudio Bivacqua Participation confirmed 2015-05-16 19:30:40
31. Renan Lopes Driver participation uncertain 2015-05-17 03:05:48
32. Jacques Wengler Participation confirmed 2015-05-12 16:57:01
Back of the Grid
Christian Befumo
Giordano Valeriano
Michele D'Alessandro
Wim Klop
Schedule for Sunday 17th May
13:00 GMT, Server Opens for PQ
13:05 GMT, Pre-Qualifying
13:20 GMT, Practice
13:35 GMT, Qualifying 1
13:45 GMT, Qualifying 2
13:50 GMT, Warmup
14:00 GMT, Race Start
The Free Practice session will be 10 minutes in length and will be run in the "Practice 1" session. Every participating driver should join as soon as possible after the server opens to make sure that they don't miss the start of Qualifying and also to make sure that their game is configured & working properly.

The Qualifying 1 session will be 10 minutes in length and will be run in the "Practice 2" session. Drivers can use what ever setup they want, as long as they only drive with qualifying fuel loads.

The Qualifying 2 session will be 5 minutes in length. Only the top 10 drivers from Qualifying 1 will be allowed to go out on track. Drivers will be allowed to do one flying lap (one outlap, hotlap and inlap). The drivers will all be on track at the same time eg not private. Parc Ferme will be enforced. You will only be allowed to change your fuel load, engine boost, engine brakemap, front wing angle, steering lock, brake balance and brake pressure after the session is over, so make sure you have your race setup loaded when entering Qualifying 2. The session will be closed, meaning if you happen to join late, or for some reason drop out of the server during the session, you will not be able to rejoin the server until the server has moved to Warmup.

The Warmup session will be 10 minutes in length. While in the garage, make sure you add the appropriate amount of fuel in to your car since refuelling is not allowed during the race. You can drive freely in the Warmup session to try to get a feel for the heavier car after qualifying on low fuel.

The Race will be 34 laps long. Drive carefully during the race, especially at the start and first lap in general.

Red Flags will NOT be used unless in very specific situations which are specified in the rule documents.
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David Cook

Oct 14, 2011
Will parc ferme really be enforced? I thought that had been abandoned because it was impossible to enforce.

Ben Eastman

Jun 26, 2011
So just to clarify this year if we make Q2 we can use a Q setup then switch to our race setup in Warm-up without being penalized?

Here's to hoping I can actually get that far to make use of that though :confused:

Kris Cobb

Avid Chronic Racing | Team Principal
Dec 24, 2013

There will be prequalifying. If you do not show, you do not race (except for current Top 10 in Championship)!

Ben Eastman

Jun 26, 2011
My RF2 just went dead guys, says "searching matchmaker" and nothing on Launcher. Anyone know how to resolve this? HELP!!!