• CMS GT3 Series Nurbugring VLN Round 8 - Drivers Briefing

    CMS GT3 Series (Sprint): Race 9 Nurburgring - VLN (Late Afternoon)

    Next up for the Champion Motorsports GT3 series is a trip to capricorn NÜRBURGRING, Nurburg (Eifel), Germany, for round 9 at the illustrious Nurburgring and the 15.183 mile Gesamtstrecke-VLN layout and 60 minutes of grueling Sprint racing...

    The Nürburgring – Nordschleife

    Widely considered to be the world’s most demanding road course, the Nürburging’s Nordschleife twists and turns, rises and falls for 12.9 miles through Germany’s Eifel Mountains. The ‘Ring boasts an elevation gain/loss of nearly 1,000 feet per lap and many of its 70+ bends like the Hatzenbach, Adenauer Forst, Wehrseifen, the Karussell, Pflanzgarten and Schwalbenschwanz are steeped in motorsports lore.
    Constructed between 1925-27, the Nürburgring originally consisted of two circuits – the 14.1 mile Nordschleife and a companion 7.7 mile Südschleife which were occasionally combined to form a mammoth, 17.6 mile Gesamtstrecke. The Nordschleife, however, was the centerpiece of the facility and hosted the German Grand Prix Formula One and 1000K sports car races through the 1970s when major safety renovations were implemented. But the 1976 German Grand Prix saw world champion Niki Lauda nearly perish in a fiery accident and the race was subsequently moved to Hockenheim.
    However, the German Grand Prix returned to the Nürburgring after the Nordschleife’s start/finish area and much of the Südschleife were demolished to create a modern circuit – the 3.2 mile Grand Prix Strecke in 1982-83. While the modern circuit played hosted to the German Grand Prix (and occasionally the European Grand Prix) from 1984-2014), the German Touring Car Championship and other events, the Nordschleife (shortened to 12.9 miles to make way for the GP Strecke) is still used for testing and club races and, in combination with the GP Strecke, the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. When not in use for races and testing, the Nordschleife is open to the public for lapping days.


    A few points for this race:
    • The Orange Zone will run from Start/Finish Line to the exit of Turn 7 BILSTEIN-Kurve
    • Stay bunched together on the formation lap, and accelerate on the green flag
    • Exercise caution when rejoining the track from the pits
    • Beware of drivers receiving "slow downs" out of the Bilstein-Kurve or at NGK Schikane
    • If you do receive a "slow down" penalty, try your best to yield the preferred line.
    • Be mindful of abusing track limits!!!!
    • TWO fast repair!
    • If you spin, hold the brakes!!
    • Be especially careful rejoining the track after a spin or an off!
    • Have fun! Have fun! Have fun!

    Weather Forecast
    Dynamic Weather
    Late Afternoon

    BoP Ballast & Fuel Limits
    All cars 65% fuel capacity
    No BoP ballast

    This race will be a rolling start. The pole sitter will go on the green flag. Good luck drivers and teams!
    Must Read:CMS iRacing GT3 Series Sporting Regulations
    (Please take note of new rules regarding OZ penalties)
    FOR PROPER PROTEST PROCEDURE - See Rule #13 in the Sporting Regulations above

    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.

    Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
    Practice: 6:40pm - 8:20pm CT, 7:40pm - 9:20pm ET, 11:40pm - 1:20am GMT - 100 minutes

    Driver's Briefing/Pre-Qualifying Break: 8:20pm - 8:30pm CT, 9:20 - 9:30 ET, 1:20am - 1:30am GMT - 10 minutes

    Qualify: 8:30pm - 9:10pm CT, 9:30 - 10:10 ET, 1:30am 2:10am GMT - 40 minutes (OPEN QUALY)

    Race Start: 9:10pm CT, 10:10pm ET, 2:10am GMT - Duration 60 minutes

    Pass: ring
    This article was originally published in forum thread: CMS GT3 Series Nurbugring VLN Round 8 - Drivers Briefing started by Miguel Alcrudo View original post
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