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    Default 2017S2 - Rd. 6 - Sebring Driver's Briefing - REQUIRED READING



    NARS 2017 Season 2 Round 6
    Sebring International Raceway - 12h Circuit
    Thursday, September 14, 2017


    Mod File: NARS_2017_S2_F

    Track Download: Virtua_LM Sebring v2.02


    Classes: P2, GTE, GTC

    Event Details:

    Practice: 5:30pm Central Time (US), 10:30pm GMT - 165 minutes
    Qualify: 8:15pm Central Time (US), 1:15am GMT - 15 minute Private Qualifying - Unlimited Laps
    Warmup: 8:30pm Central Time (US), 1:30am GMT - 10 minute drivers briefing
    Race: 8:40pm Central Time (US), 1:40am GMT - 90 minutes

    GMT clock

    World Clock


    Track Conditions and Weather Forecast:

    Temperature: 73-75F (22-23C)
    Skies: Sunny and Clear
    Wind: E @ 9mph
    Dry Weather

    Local Race Start Time: 3:00pm
    Time Acceleration: 2X

    Optional Downloads
    TeamSpeak Chat Client Highly recommended to enhance your CMS Racing experience
    New improved CMS rF2 Spotter Plugin with CMS driver names! Highly recommended to greatly enhance your racing experience!
    Relative Time Plug-in to see all cars on track relative to your position, current position in class, and a color indicator to display driver's car class ** Note: This plug-in does not work in DX11 **

    Driver Briefings:

    Password see THIS post

    Penalties to be served:

    - R. Gomez, NQ (pending from Mosport race)
    - E. Budzinski, NQDT (pending from Mosport race)

    *** VIR Race Review Pending ***


    Start type: Manual Rolling (see below).

    Orange Zone Info: (What is an Orange Zone? See rules & regs.)




    Orange Zone is through the exit of Turn 5

    NOTES:

    1. All events will be run in 100% dry conditions for the entirety of the race but weather conditions such as sky, humidity, outside temp, track temp, wind speed and direction will change for each race. See Track Conditions above for forecast.

    2. NO MANDATORY PIT STOP.

    3. Fuel and Tire usage will be set to 1x.

    Warm Up Session:

    Once the Warm Up session has started THE TRACK WILL BE CLOSED for the Drivers Meeting and no one is allowed to be on track during the drivers meeting. If someone does go on track while the track is considered Closed they will get a warning message from the Admin to get off the track, if they do not get off the track after this warning in a timely manner their qualifying position will be forfeited and they will be put at the back of their class for the rolling start.

    Start Procedure:

    A: For this series, we will continue to use a modified rolling start. This will include a one-lap, single file rolling formation lap controlled by the driver that won the pole position for P2 and GTE. For the start of the formation lap the GTE and GTC class will be considered one class. Once the green flag has dropped the P2 class will start their formation lap following the Pole Sitter at a pace speed of 60mph (100kph). The pole sitter for the GTE class will wait at least 5 seconds before the GTE and GTC classes start their formation lap at a speed of 60mph (100kph).

    If a driver other than the Pole sitter for the P2 or GTE/GTC class advances from their qualifying position at the start of the formation lap they will be required to allow all cars in their class (GTE & GTC are considered one class during the formation lap) to advance and they will have to start the race at the rear of their class field. If they do not follow this procedure they will receive a NQ for the next race they attend.

    B: The race starting point will be as show below:



    So everyone closes up on Ollman Straight, and at the bridge over Sunset Bend the Prototype or GT Class Pole Sitter will accelerate to the start/finish line. No one is allowed to accelerate or pass another car until the S/F line.
    Anyone found doing so and having an advantage over the driver ahead of them before the start/finish line will be penalized. A per-track Orange Zone will also still be in effect. If you lose control on the formation lap, you MUST let all cars pass and rejoin at the end. The penalty for not doing this is no qualifying at your next event. If you cause an accident on the formation lap, you will be DQ'd from the race results, and will not be allowed to qualify at your next event.

    C. Do not weave back and forth, abruptly speed up or slow down, or jam on the brakes in an attempt to warm your tires or brakes during the formation lap.[/B] This could easily cause an accident with another car anyone found doing so may receive a NQ for the next race they attend.

    D.
    Be advised that as the game places you on the grid the car directly in front of you is NOT the car that you qualified behind. It would be the car ahead and in the opposite lane.

    E.
    As the leader starts rolling you need to allow the car in the row ahead and in the opposite lane to "fall in" behind the car directly ahead to achieve single file in the proper qualifying order.

    F.
    If you lose control on the formation lap, you MUST let all cars pass and rejoin at the end. The penalty for not doing this is a no qualify/drive thru at your next event. If you cause an accident on the formation lap, you will be DQ'd from the race results, and will receive a no qualify/drive thru at your next event.

    Pit sharing:

    Be aware that some of the tracks that we use will have less pit stalls than we have drivers. Therefore it is very likely that you are sharing a pit stall with another driver. The best way to deal with this is for you to always pit as far as you can to the inside of the pit stall. This way if the driver your sharing with pits on the same lap as you, there will be room for them to receive pit service as well. If done correctly this works quite well. If you have never done this I recommend you practice this until you feel comfortable with it. Essentially you are splitting the stall in half. If you pull too far to the side the crew will not service you. If you don't pull far enough to the side the crew will not service the driver you are sharing with.

    Track boundaries:

    Unless otherwise specified in the driver briefing all CMS league wide rules and regs regarding track boundaries are in effect. Both qually and race replays are reviewed and anyone found to be routinely abusing the track limits will receive a NQ (no qualifying for the next race you attend) or even the possibility of being DQ'd from the results if abused constantly throughout the race.


    Sebring 12h is now up and cycling on the server!


    You can see a replay of this year's race below:

    Part One:



    Part Two:




    An in-car view around the track:





    For help in getting around this very twisty track, here's another VRS video:




    Good luck everyone!
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    Just a question.
    Why are we not using the League Edition version of Sebring, the same as the WRS series?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngeloRacer View Post
    Just a question.
    Why are we not using the League Edition version of Sebring, the same as the WRS series?
    What is the difference? LE is better optimized GPX wise? I know there are a lot of background stuff going on on this track; birds, airplanes, fireworks etc. I always use minimum track detail on this one to reduce stutter.
    @Tim recommend no clouds to ease off the load also.
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    Main difference is that at some points there are different barriers to prevent people cutting the track.
    It makes more sense to use it.

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    I went with the same version that we used last season.

    As for track cutting, that's not a problem in this series.
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    Love the tutorial laps you give us Tim, thanks.
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    Probably won't have power for the race Thursday......just hoping to make it through Irma unscathed at this point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    Probably won't have power for the race Thursday......just hoping to make it through Irma unscathed at this point!
    Everything buttoned down........this waiting to see where she is going is probably hurting me worst than the storm will!
    "Stay safe" to everyone in her path!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fryman View Post
    Everything buttoned down........this waiting to see where she is going is probably hurting me worst than the storm will!
    "Stay safe" to everyone in her path!
    Ain't that the damn truth! I'm in South Daytona and it's actually looking better for us at this point and the biggest thing is that they are showing max sustained winds projected to be around 75 mph whereas a day or so ago they were talking possibly 105+ (sustained!) for this area. Hopefully what I just read on Weather Underground isn't a misprint!! Stay safe!!
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    Big reminder that it's race week in NARS, and we're at the famed Sebring Raceway for a 90-minute enduro!!

    Hoping everyone is doing well, and able to make this week's race! The points battles are getting tighter by the week with only 4 races left!
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