Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
Like Tree19Likes

Thread: 1974 Porsche IROC Series, Season 6 - Goiania - Feb. 20th

  1. #1
    Joe Miller is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Gulfport MS
    Posts
    435

    Default 1974 Porsche IROC Series, Season 6 - Goiania - Feb. 20th

    Welcome Drivers:
    Here are details for the 1974 Porsche IROC Series, Season 6 Race 2 . Using The "Porsche 911 RSR" mod for Automobilista (AMS).
    All drivers are welcome.


    Our Second race in the series is February 20, 2018 at Goiania, Qualifying at 8PM CST/9PM EST
    (full schedule below)

    Location: Parque Lozandes, Goi‚nia, Brazil - 2.383 miles / 3.835 km
    The Autůdromo Internacional Ayrton Senna at Goi‚nia is undergoing something of a resurgence, providing a sharp reversal of a decade or more's neglect and decline.
    The circuit in the Goi‚s region of Brazil was one of number of circuits which sprang up in the 1970s to capitalise on interest in the sport in the wake of Emerson Fittipaldi's F1 successes. Goi‚nia was envisaged as being a hub for outdoor sporting activities and land was secured for these purposes, with the landowners donated half of it and the municipality buying the remainder.
    Construction began in 1973 and was executed at a frantic pace. FISA had included the new circuit on the calendar for the World Championship for Makes (for sportscars), twinning the September event with the traditional October Buenos Aires 1000kms in neighbouring Argentina. It was touch and go whether Goi‚nia would be ready, but the cancellation of the Argentine leg of the overseas trip led to the inevitable dropping of the Brazilian event. Contractors thus were able to take their time and complete the circuit in anticipation of the 1974 season.
    When it opened on July 28, 1974, drivers and riders found a modern and fast circuit, with gentle elevation changes and ultra-modern facilities. The concrete pit garages complete with viewing terraces above, imposing control tower and large covered grandstand were all comparable with the best in the world at that time. An innovative feature was the continuous spectator bank around the perimeter, which allowed huge crowds to gather and enjoy the racing with a grand view of most of the circuit.
    Goi‚nia was considered to be very safe, particularly for motorcycle racing, boasting huge run-off areas which required very little in the way of armco barriers, save for the around the circuit perimeter. Even today's modern 'Tilkedromes' with their swathes of painted asphalt pale in comparison.
    The abortive brush with the World Sportscars was the first and only chance that Goi‚nia had to gain international class car racing in its early years; when the 1974 calendar was published there was no South American leg. Nevertheless, Goi‚nia carved out a reputation as a venue for regional and national level racing and regularly hosted the region's biggest sporting events.
    The search for a signature event continued into the 1980s, when finally organisers managed to tempt the Motorcycle World Championships over for the first Brazilian Grand Prix in 1987. Wayne Gardner took victory for Honda in the 500cc race. Two more events followed in 1988 (won by Eddie Lawson) and 1989 (won by Kevin Schwantz). Riders loved the circuit and the atmosphere among the crowds of up to 100,000 who turned out to watch was electric.
    Time, however, was not being kind to Goi‚nia's track surface, which was beginning to break up and become uneven. A complete resurfacing was required and, when not forthcoming, the FIM had no hesitation in dropping the circuit from the calendar and electing to race instead at first Interlagos, and then Rio's JacarepaguŠ circuit.
    In the 1990s, the circuit was renamed in honour of Ayrton Senna after the Brazilian's death, though in reality he had never raced at Goi‚nia. Racing continued, with the local stock cars, truck and superbike series all featuring.
    A resurfacing project was eventually approved and carried out by the municipality, but this turned out to be a disastrous botch job. Instead of using asphalt designed for the rigours of racing, the circuit was treated with the road surface used on the streets of the city; almost inevitably, this proved inadequate and was soon in a worse state than the surface it had replaced.
    And so began the period of decline. Brazil's major championships began dropping the venue from their calendars until it reached the point that the circuit was virtually abandoned, save for a handful of local races. Still owned and operated by the municipality, the circuit's operating budget was gradually reduced, to the point where is was reported that electricity was turned off completely between events and site security patrols cancelled. Vandalism became common as the circuit became a gathering ground for less desirable elements of society. Dead bodies were even found dumped within the grounds as the circuit became caught up in the city's drug wars.
    By 2011 the regional governor had had enough and announced plans for a new facsimile course to be created in a neighbouring district a few miles away. Funds for the circuit would be raised by private investment and proceeds from the sale of the land occupied by the current circuit, which would be turned over to condominiums. Hermann Tilke attended the announcement and design plans were circulated, although contracts were still to formally be negotiated.
    The writing appeared to be on the wall for the original circuit, however, opposition began to grow. The original landowners threatened to take the local government to court, as they had placed a covenant on the sale in the 1970s that stipulated the land could only be used for public sporting events. Estimates of the revenue the land sale would generate also proved wide of the mark and political opponents began questioning the project's viability.
    With no realistic offers for the land on the table, the governor announced a u-turn in 2012, cancelling the new circuit and instead making R$ 30 million available for renovations of the existing facility. Work started immediately, including the removal of more than 70 truck loads of rubbish from the site.
    Major construction works began in summer 2013, including the demolition of the original pit buildings, control tower and media centre, to be replaced with new facilities to FIA standards. The troublesome track surface was also addressed, with a complete resurfacing ordered, this time to proper racing standards. In addition, the grandstand was refurbished and a new car park with 10,000 spaces built, while retaining barriers and walls around the circuit perimeter were renewed.
    The plans eventually envisage the creation of a multi-sports facility, with an arena, a park with basketball courts and a skating rink all set to emerge. Work on the circuit itself is scheduled for completion in April 2014 when it will host a round of the popular Stock Car Brasil series.
    .
    ~ In your TRACK list, the track is:
    " Goiania \ Goiania "
    .
    ~ Race length is 45 minutes.
    ~ Race Pit Speed 37mph/60kph (pitstop not required)
    ~ Do not use off-course areas to gain an advantage.
    .
    Race Day and Time:
    Tuesday, February 20th,
    Server Name: MNRL CMSRACING.COM
    Qualifying at 8PM CST/9PM EST (15 minutes)
    Warmup, 5 minutes,
    Race Start: ( MNRL TWO WIDE MANUAL FORMATION LAP START, SEE BELOW FOR START PROCEDURE )
    ~Server Settings

    .
    FORMATION LAP START PROCEDURE
    ...
    --------------------
    TWO WIDE MANUAL FORMATION LAP START!
    .
    When lights turn green, proceed double file at a pace set by the pole man.
    UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED, POLE MAN IS TO PACE THE
    FIELD AT 50 MPH (80KPH) UNTIL THE CHAT "GREEN FLAG GREEN FLAG" IS DISPLAYED.

    ~PLEASE MAINTAIN A 2 TO 3 CAR LENGTH GAP TO THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU.
    ESPECIALLY AT THE END OF THE FORMATION LAP BEFORE WE GET TO THE GREEN STARTING ZONE.

    ~BRAKE WARMING IS ALLOWED BUT PLEASE DO SO WHILE MAINTAINING YOUR GAP AS TO NOT CAUSE STACK BRAKING OF THE CARS BEHIND YOU.

    ~PENALTIES MAY BE ASSESSED FOR LACK OF GAP MAINTENANCE.

    ~IF YOU SPIN OFF THE TRACK DURING THE FORMATION LAP PLEASE MOVE TO THE END OF THE LONGEST LINE.

    ~IN THE CASE THAT A DRIVER IN FRONT OF YOU IN YOUR LINE DOESN'T MAKE THE GRID OR SPINS OFF DURING THE FORMATION LAP YOU ARE TO MOVE FORWARD AND FILL THE GAP. YOU WILL NOT BE PENALIZED FOR PASSING.

    ~NO TIRE WARMING.
    .
    When you see "GREEN FLAG GREEN FLAG" in your AutoChat, the race begins for all.
    (Entire field does not have to be in the start area for race to start)

    RACE CAN START ANYWHERE IN THE GREEN START AREA,
    WATCH FOR THE "GREEN FLAG GREEN FLAG" IN CHAT TO START THE RACE!
    Note: !CMS ORANGE ZONE RULE IS IN EFFECT! The Green Starting Area is also considered part of the Orange Zone.
    .................................................. ...................
    Race review and penalties:
    The race review team will review the start after each race, as well as review any incidents for which an incident protest was filed, and issue any penalties as appropriate. The results of these reviews will be posted no later than one week before the next event. All drivers are required to read the race review/penalty thread before the upcoming race so that they will be aware if they are required to serve any penalties. Any driver receiving a penalty will also be notified via PM. NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the driver briefing for an event, the review team typically will only review the start for each event. Therefore if you experience an incident during an event that happens after the Start, you will need to use our Incident Protest Form to file an official protest if you wish to have it reviewed.

    !!!PLEASE be familiar with CMS rules and regulations!!!
    Rules and Regulations
    Protests
    .................................................. ...................

    Server should be up shortly after the previous race.
    In the SERVER LIST, look for
    MNRL CMSRACING.COM ...

    1974 Porsche IROC Series schedule is as follows:

    (Click each track name for the relevant download from CMS storage)

    February 6 - Cordoba

    February 20 - Goiania

    March 6 - VIR

    March 27 - Barcelona (2003 layout/spring)

    April 3, 2018 - Road Atlanta


    The Porsche 911 RSR mod can be found here -RSR74_V1.12
    Here are the download links for the custom skins and the SRS update.
    Everyone will also need to download and install these :
    MNRL Skin Pack
    SRS update
    Note: (If you are getting a Vehicle Collision Mismatch There has probably been an update to the Skin Pack. Please re-download and reinstall the MNRL Skin Pack.)
    (If you are getting an SRS Mismatch please re-download and reinstall the SRS update)
    (If you are getting other errors try this.)

    (Note: You May need to reinstall any SRS update after doing this)

    .................................................. ................
    Here is the link for our race password:

    Password

    Link for Automobilista (AMS) if you don't have it:

    Automobilista on Steam



    .................................................. .................................................. .......................................
    In addition to Registering at Champion Motorsports, you should
    also register here:
    Champion Motorsports Stats Database

    Only need to register once, this will enter you into the
    CMS points keeping and standings system.

    Also you can optionally sign up for the Seniors Championship if applicable.
    SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP SIGN UP LINK

    Please Join Us on TeamSpeak. Here is a link for details TeamSpeak info.

    .................................................. .....................................

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE CHIEF STEWARD:

    As usual, the lift/blip is in effect. Repetitive speedshifting
    will result in motor damage and failure.
    Lift and Blip Video


    (Att: All Drivers!) !PLEASE GO HERE TO PICK A CAR! Drivers interested in registering for this series, please visit the car selection thread.
    1974 Porsche IROC (AMS) Series Details and Car Selection Thread.
    Last edited by Joe Miller; 02-20-2018 at 11:03 PM.
    aaron page likes this.

  2. #2
    AngeloRacer's Avatar
    AngeloRacer is offline Angelo dos Santos
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Brasilia DF - Brazil
    Posts
    779

    Default

    Brazilian Stock Car video about the circuit, with a full onboard lap.




  3. #3
    Tom
    Tom is offline Tom Nasella
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    South Daytona Florida
    Posts
    349

    Default

    headin' to the server if there are any other retired old coots out there that want to practice. (2 P M)

  4. #4
    Jason Whited's Avatar
    Jason Whited is offline Senior Community Leader
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Soutwest Virginia, USA
    Posts
    1,321

    Default

    Here is something a bit more similar to what our experience at Goiania will be like.



    ...struggling to find any footage of a 911 RSR at this track, but someone might be able to dig something up. If someone does, please post it here as I've been searching but keep coming up empty handed.

    Absolutely LOVE this track. Such a good (and often times, violent) flow to it. ...however, in previous races at this track that I've done I've found this track doesn't always reciprocate the love I have for it
    Hoping this time around will be different.
    Denis Turcotte and faspit like this.

  5. #5
    Jason Whited's Avatar
    Jason Whited is offline Senior Community Leader
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Soutwest Virginia, USA
    Posts
    1,321

    Default

    For those that may be struggling with the course/car here is a really forgiving setup you could attempt to dial in for your own use.
    Not the fastest, by any means, and only meant to be a place to start for those feeling the car is a bit "finicky". ...should allow room for quite a bit of error without the usual understeer and/or tank slappers.


    911 RSR Base setup.
    Tom and faspit like this.

  6. #6
    DaveS's Avatar
    DaveS is offline Dave Slee
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Surrey, BC Canada
    Posts
    2,565

    Default

    Thanks for posting the setup Jason, I'm now able to keep the car on the track (most of the time)
    HeatCAN and Jason Whited like this.
    Dave Slee (DaveS)
    #38 iRacing CanAm Racing Team


  7. #7
    Tom
    Tom is offline Tom Nasella
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    South Daytona Florida
    Posts
    349

    Default

    Man it sure is easy to "cut the track" here! I've had it happen just getting two wheels off gaining absolutely nothing and even while going straight. Hope it's a bit more lenient during the race.
    oldnslo likes this.

  8. #8
    Jason Whited's Avatar
    Jason Whited is offline Senior Community Leader
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Soutwest Virginia, USA
    Posts
    1,321

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    Man it sure is easy to "cut the track" here! I've had it happen just getting two wheels off gaining absolutely nothing and even while going straight. Hope it's a bit more lenient during the race.
    It will allow you 5 warnings before giving penalty (which is either stop and go or drive thru, can't remember off the top of my head)

    I've found that sometimes it helps to lift off the throttle a bit more than I usually might, if I run off a bit, especially on corner exit beyond the sims given limits.
    It's definitely more strict than most are accustomed to, but it's lenient enough that with some practice and getting to know the places the boundaries are more strict, it is possible to keep it within the constraints (most of the time...hehe)
    Tom and faspit like this.

  9. #9
    Jason Whited's Avatar
    Jason Whited is offline Senior Community Leader
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Soutwest Virginia, USA
    Posts
    1,321

    Default



    ...and I've finally found a half decent pace! FINALLY! (Only took 100+ laps, but that's besides the point)

  10. #10
    DaveS's Avatar
    DaveS is offline Dave Slee
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Surrey, BC Canada
    Posts
    2,565

    Default

    And I totally forgot about tonight's race!!!!!!
    Dave Slee (DaveS)
    #38 iRacing CanAm Racing Team


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •