• CMS GT3 Cup Challenge - Round 1 - 4/12/17

    Round 1 - Sebring International Raceway

    The inaugural round of the CMS racing 2017 GT3 Cup Challenge is fast approaching, drivers and teams will be travelling to Sebring Florida for the Opening round of what is likely to be a very competitive and challenging series beginning at Sebring International Raceway. Are you prepared for (2) - 25 minute sprint races, with the second race inverting the finishing order of Race 1.

    About Sebring International Raceway

    An Enduring Legend

    Sebring International Raceway is America’s oldest road racing track, with over six decades of storied history.
    The legendary circuit evolved from Hendricks Field, a World War II airbase used to train B-17 combat crews.
    On December 31, 1950, aviation and racing enthusiast Alec Ulmann promoted a six-hour race using the runways of the old airbase.
    Sebring burst onto the sports car racing scene and into the history books in March 1952 with a 12-hour endurance race that is now second only to Le Mans in international prestige.
    Each year on the third Saturday of March, 3.74 miles of concrete and asphalt challenge the giants of sports car racing to one of the world’s most grueling endurance tests.

    A Heroic Field

    Former winners read like a Who’s Who of motor racing: Mario Andretti, Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Al Holbert, A.J. Foyt, Bobby Rahal and Tom Kristensen.
    Sebring is also famous for celebrity participation. Steve McQueen nearly won the race in 1970, while James Brolin, Paul Newman, Gene Hackman and even journalist Walter Cronkite have competed in the race.
    Sebring winners include major manufacturers such as Porsche, Ferrari, Nissan, Jaguar, Audi, BMW, Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota.
    For six decades, Sebring has been a staple of the international sports press, from the cover of Sports Illustrated to ESPN to The Wall Street Journal.

    A few points for this race:
    • The Orange Zone will run from Start/Finish Line to the exit of Turn 5
    • Stay bunched together on the formation lap, and accelerate on the green flag
    • Exercise caution when rejoining the track from the pits
    • Be especially careful rejoining the track after a spin or an off!
    • Be aware of slow-down penalties at turn 7 (hairpin)
    • Be aware of slow-down penalties at turn 16 (LeMans)
    • A slow-down penalty will also be assessed if you go wide at turn 15
    • If you do receive a slow-down, use your Relative Black Box (F3), and re-join when it is safe
    • Be mindful of abusing track limits!!!!
    • Unlimited fast repairs!
    • Have fun! Have fun! Have fun!

    Dynamic Weather
    Race 1: Morning
    Race 2: Afternoon

    The "ORANGE ZONE POLICY EXPLAINED" This zone constitutes the outlined Orange Zone area on the track during the 1st Lap. This zone should be regarded as a PASS WITH EXTREME CAUTION area during the first lap of any race. Should an incident occur because a driver chooses to attempt a pass within this “Orange Zone” the driver initiating the pass will likely be held responsible.

    Outside of the Orange Zone, clean and responsible driving is the order of the day. If you begin to spin, hold the brake down so your car's actions will be more predictable to drivers attempting to negotiate the track safely. Please take the utmost care and use your Relative Black Box (F3) to safely rejoin the track if you have an off.

    CMS GT3 Cup Challenge Sporting Regulations


    Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
    Practice: 6:40pm - 8:35pm CT, 7:40pm - 9:35pm ET, 11:40pm - 1:35am GMT - 115 minutes

    Driver's Briefing/Pre-Qualifying Break: 8:35pm - 8:45pm CT, 9:35 - 9:45 ET, 1:35am - 1:45am GMT - 10 minutes

    Qualify: 8:45pm - 9:05pm CT, 9:45 - 10:05 ET, 1:45am 2:05am GMT - 20 minutes

    Race 1 Start: 9:05pm CT, 10:05pm ET, 2:05am GMT - Duration 25 minutes

    Race 2 Start: Approximately 5 minutes after Race 1 has been completed - Duration 25 minutes

    Thanks for the briefing, Warren
    This article was originally published in forum thread: CMS GT3 Cup Challenge - Round 1 - 4/12/17 started by Z_Stig View original post
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