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Thread: Stormin' Norman's MNRL Gurney Eagle - Season 5, Race 5 Info (Nov. 14th)

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    Welcome Drivers:

    Here are details for the 1966 Gurney Eagle Tribute Series, Season 5 Race 5. Using The 1966 Gurney Eagle Tribute mod for rFactor 1.


    The race is at Zandvoort '79 Tuesday, November 14th, Qualifying at 9 PM EDT
    (full schedule below)

    Location: Zandvoort, Netherlands - Length: 2.626 miles / 4.226 km


    Zandvoort has been the centre of the Dutch racing scene and its most important circuit (at least for four-wheeled racing) since the late 1940s; helping put the seaside resort town on the world stage.
    Nestling among the sand dunes the town is named after, the circuit owes its origins to a far-sighted local official. Mayor H. van Alphen saw the potential for racing to transform the fortunes of the town after a street race in 1939 proved a success. He began planning a permanent facility, but the outbreak of war brought a halt to such aspirations. Nevertheless, Mayor Alphen continued to quietly pursue his ambitions, telling the Germans he would like to hold a parade for the winners of war, for which they built a new road little did they realise this was a ruse to avoid locals being sent to Germany to work as prisoners of war. Instead, the road they crafted would eventually form the main straight of the new circuit!
    With the war over, the town began rebuilding and the new circuit was integral part of the plans. A panel of experts was formed by the Dutch Automobile Racing Club to look at linking the parade route with other trails through the dunes to create a circuit. Former Bentley Boy Sammy Davis was brought in as a consultant on the layout (and not John Hugenholtz Sr. as is sometimes credited while he was the founder of the automobile club and would go on to be appointed as circuit director and have a long association with Zandvoort, he was not instrumental in the laying out of the circuit). The result was a semi-permanent course, modern in amenities and twisty but still fast in nature. The pit structures, main grandstand and asphalt surface were completed in time for the inaugural race to take place on August 1948.
    From the outset, Zandvoort was popular with the drivers and teams, and was often used for testing as well as racing. Formula One was quick to adopt the course, organising the first Dutch Grand Prix in 1952, following on from non-championship events held in previous years. Zandvoort would remain a permanent fixtures on the F1 calendar until 1985.
    Gradually, the circuit became a fully enclosed venue, as the public roads which formed part of its routes were closed off. There were no other significant changes in this period, save for the installation of a dividing pit lane wall in 1968 and the erection of Armco barriers around the perimeter in 1972.
    Speeds grew ever higher and by the beginning of the 1970s the circuit suffered a number of tragic fatalities, which tarnished its reputation and led to calls for change. Two English drivers lost their lives at the fast Tunnel Oost kink Piers Courage in 1970 and Roger Williamson in 1973 in a horrific fiery crash, when his car overturned and marshalling and fire procedures proved grossly ill-prepared. Fellow competitor David Purley struggled in vain to free his friend, before having to beat a retreat in despair.
    It was clear changes would be required if Formula One was to return and circuit authorities complied, with a reconstruction of the fast Bos In corner into an S-bend named Panoramabocht. This became popular with spectators due to the overtaking that became prevalent at this spot.
    Further safety changes were demanded by the end of the decade, with the clumsy new chicane added at the Hondenvlak esses. This was hastily completed in time for the Grand Prix, with input from drivers Niki Lauda and Jody Scheckter: it's probably fair to say they proved better drivers than circuit designers! The chicane was not a success and by the following year the Hondenvlak esses were no more. In their placed was a new chicane section, named after the Marlboro cigarette concern which had become a naming sponsor for the resulting corners.
    Sadly, the costs of running a Formula One event and ever-more stringent safety requirements proved a drain on resources. With no funding for changes and a debt from the previous year's race, the 1985 Grand Prix would prove the circuit's last F1 event, Niki Lauda taking what was also to be his swansong victory.
    With financial problems increasing, there were a number of attempts to close the circuit. Even from the earliest days, the track had had its opponents in the local government and complaints about noise were often cited. A serious proposal to close the municipally-owned facility in 1982 drew strong protests and resulted in heavy losses in the local council elections for the ruling party. Zandvoort was saved in the short term, but with the financial losses mounting, a proposal in 1985 to sell off part of the land nearest the town to build a holiday resort were approved.
    To keep the circuit viable on the remaining land, the authorities proposed a much shorter layout , similar to one first suggested in 1978, which would feature large earth banks to shield the town from vehicle noise. These plans were approved in January 1987, only for the circuit to be declared bankrupt in June.
    In September 1987 a new foundation company was established to take over running of the circuit and, with the funds from the sale of the land, plans for the short course were finalised. This was to be an interim measure, until circuit funds had stabilised. Bulldozers finally moved in in mid-1989 and the new short course quickly emerged. A section of the old course from Hunzerug to Schievlak and the Marlboro Corner remained, locked away and dormant, while the rest of the old course was transformed into a golf course and holiday villas.
    At only 1.5 miles in length, the new Zandvoort was a pale imitation of its previous incarnation, but at least racing had been saved among the dunes. A new left hand bend at Hunzerug led to a twisty chicane section before a short straight took the cars to a new Bos Uit corner, which rejoined the main straight closer to the pits.
    A new annual event, the non-championship Marlboro Masters of F3, was launched in 1990 and soon became the circuit's biggest draw, attracting all of the up-and-coming stars of European racing. This brought much needed funding and prestige back to the circuit and bit-by-bit the facilities were improved. Circuit finances had recovered to the extent that the long planned extension could become a reality. The first sign of change came in 1998 when new pit buildings emerged and by the following season the extensions had been completed.
    The new course once again featured the demanding Slotemakerbocht and Schievlak corners, before turning sharp right into a new loop at the remnants of the former Marlboro Corner; in deference to modern sensibilities around tobacco sponsorship, this was now known as Mastersbocht. A straight then rejoined the short course ahead of the Nissan chicane which was subsequently renamed the Audi-S as a result of a new sponsorship agreement. In time this changed again, the corner now being named after a former circuit director, Hans Ernst.
    The extended layout has seen major championships return to Zandvoort. The A1 GP Series held wildly popular races here during its short lifespan, attended by up to 120,000 spectators. The DTM touring car series also made it an annual trip to the seaside between 2001 and 2013, while the FIA GT Series and its later Blancpain variants have also now become firmly established.
    Still there are concerns as to Zandvoort's future. Court orders reducing the number of 'noise' days led to the Masters F3 event switching to Zolder in Belgium for two years, while the Provincial Executive explored the possibility of creating a replacement course at Julianadorp in the north of the country. These plans came to nought and some form of stability has since been secured with the signing of a new lease on the land, which should racing continue through to at least 2041. Further security came in early 2016 when the facility was bought by Chapman Andretti Partners, a company formed by entrepreneurs Menno de Jong and Bernhard van Oranje, the latter of whom is a Dutch prince and some-time GT racer.
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    ~ In your CIRCUIT list, the track is:
    "GPC79tracks, #12_Zandvoort"
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    ~ Race length is 45 minutes.
    ~ Race Pit Speed 62mph/99kph
    ~ Do not use off-course areas to gain an advantage.
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    Race Day and Time:
    Tuesday, November 14th,
    Server Name: MNRL CMSRACING.COM
    Qualifying at 9 PM EDT (15 minutes)
    Warmup, 5 minutes,
    Race Start: Standing
    ~Server Settings

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    !We will be doing a Standing Start!

    Note: !CMS ORANGE ZONE RULE IS IN EFFECT!
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    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
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    Server should be up shortly after the previous race.
    In the SERVER LIST, look for
    MNRL CMSRACING.COM ...

    The 1966 Gurney Eagle Tribute Series schedule is as follows:

    August 29 - (Official Practice Race) Watkins Glen
    September 12 - Kyalami
    September 26 - Silverstone
    October 10 - Monaco
    October 24 - Nordschleife
    November 14 - Zandvoort
    December 5 - Interlagos

    Download Gurney Eagle mod here
    Download the Gurney Eagle Skin Pack here

    Relevant track downloads for Gurney Eagles Tribute Series
    Watkins Glen ,Kyalami, Silverstone, Monaco, Zandvoort, Interlagos
    Nordschleife
    *Watkins Glen, Kyalami, Silverstone, Monaco, Zandvoort, and Interlagos are part of the GP79 track pack. If you already have this track pack installed please delete and install this new one. It has been updated and your old GP79 tracks won't work. Current version is 2.6.
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    rFactor on Steam



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    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 threads.
    Gurney Eagle Car Selection Thread.
    *Parts of the Gurney Eagle thread are time sensitive. Drivers who choose make their choices before Sunday, September 3rd, will be able to customize paint scheme as well as number and a few other things. Further details and instructions in Eagle car selection thread.
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    It's actually kind of hard to find footage from this one. This, and a few other -1 minute vids, and that's about all I can dig up on a glance.
    A bit of nice footage here though.

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    P.S.

    I hate "Scheckter chicane" and predict it will be the death of my car.
    Keep getting some weird roll from the front as I come through there, subsequently leading to my demise.

    Care and caution should be used in this part of the course.

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    Also of note...do NOT use off course areas to gain advantage (and there are a few of them here...the ability to run wide as the grass isn't all that "grassy", nor slippery, in many places)....these off course areas will be heavily scrutinized post race, so beware! Back off if you do run off (I'd imagine we all will at some point) and don't gain time or you'll lose it post race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Whited View Post
    P.S.

    I hate "Scheckter chicane" and predict it will be the death of my car.
    Keep getting some weird roll from the front as I come through there, subsequently leading to my demise.

    Care and caution should be used in this part of the course.

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    Also of note...do NOT use off course areas to gain advantage (and there are a few of them here...the ability to run wide as the grass isn't all that "grassy", nor slippery, in many places)....these off course areas will be heavily scrutinized post race, so beware! Back off if you do run off (I'd imagine we all will at some point) and don't gain time or you'll lose it post race.
    Yes, really hard with all those bumps, not easy to set the car. To do it fast you're slower on the rest of the track!
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    Sorry guys, I tried, been sick all day, the start was the end for me. Thanks for sharing your setup Jason, Thanks to Joe, and Jason for holding this group together this season. Thanks to the Crew who does all the testing and editing for our group to race simular cars under the skins. I always loved this concept and glad we are continuing with it.
    See you folks next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faspit View Post
    Sorry guys, I tried, been sick all day, the start was the end for me. Thanks for sharing your setup Jason, Thanks to Joe, and Jason for holding this group together this season. Thanks to the Crew who does all the testing and editing for our group to race simular cars under the skins. I always loved this concept and glad we are continuing with it.
    See you folks next season.
    Good effort Frank! Especially considering your hand was a handicap lately. Hope that is doing better.

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