2020 NARS Endurance Racing Series

Final Standings

NARS VWSC Final Standings

Race Reports

Petit LeMans – October 8, 2020

Laguna Seca – October 22, 2020

Sebring – November 5, 2020

Bahrain – December 7, 2020

The following was the Series presentation at the beginning of the year.


Introduction

First, in response to the strong response to the VWSC series established with a global-friendly timeslot on Saturday mornings every other week, the mod used will also be featured in the well-established and popular NARS Thursday night timeslot.  NARS will provide a second opportunity for the CMS rF2 community to race this custom-developed mod that included George Angelidis, Felix Shendel from SimRacing United, our Ross Smith and Ales from URD amongst many others.  We will be using the same tracks and overall race rules as for the Saturday morning VWSC series.

There will also be some special events throughout the season and details will be provided as the race details are finalized.

Cars

We will use the Studio 397 Oreca 07 LMP2 and a custom-made adaptation of URD’s EGT mod for Champion Motorsports’ use. You must own both to connect to the server.

Oreca 07 LMP2 – https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/17/

CMS GTE Pack – Connect to our Discord server, VWSC channel, for more information!


Tracks & Provisional Calendar

We will use the following layouts. You must own the respective track for each race to connect to the server.

Sebring International Raceway
July 09 – 60 Minutes of Sebring (USA)
https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/18/

Road America
July 23 – 60 Minutes of Road America (USA)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=822332297

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
August 6 – 60 Minutes of Spa (Belgium)
https://cmsracing.com/downloads/tracks/exm_spa.rfcmp

Watkins Glen International
August 27 – 60 Minutes of Watkins Glen (USA)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1508582012

Circuit de la Sarthe
September 10 – 2.4 Hours of Le Mans (France) (10x time compression)
https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/37/

Road Atlanta
October 8 – 100 Minutes of Road Atlanta (USA) (10x time compression)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1227712083

Laguna Seca
October 22 – 60 Minutes of Laguna Seca (USA)
https://cmsracing.com/downloads/tracks/LagunaSeca_v1.02.rfcmp

Sebring International Raceway
November 5 – 1.2 Hours of Sebring (USA) (10x time compression)
https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/18/

Bahrain International Circuit
November 26 – 80 Minutes of Bahrain (Bahrain)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=748075241


Points (within each class)

60 min     80 – 100 min     2.4h

1st:            25          32                        38

2nd:         18           23                        27

3rd:          15           19                        23

4th:          12           15                        18

5th:          10           13                        15

6th:          8             10                        12

7th:          6              8                          9

8th:         4               5                         6

9th:         2               3                         3

10th:       1                2                         2

11th+:      0.5            1                         1

Pole in each class: 1 point

‘Drop’ Races. The lowest score for one race night will be dropped for every driver in calculating their series standing.


Event Schedule

  • 7:00 PM Eastern – Server Reboot / Practice
  • 9:00 PM Eastern – Qualifying (10 mins LMP2|10 mins GTE)
  • 09:20 PM Eastern – Pre-Race Announcements / Warm-up
  • 09:30 PM Eastern – Feature Race

Note: for the 2.4h of Le Mans, Qualifying shall start at 8:30 PM Eastern and Race Start at 9:00 PM.


Start

Rolling start, pace lap managed by the lead cars of each class at with a gap of approximately 5s between classes. Race starts upon crossing the start/finish line, no-overtaking before this point.


Orange Zone

The OZ will be in effect and will be an automatic review post-race.


Settings

  • We will use the latest retail build of rFactor 2.
  • The damage setting is 100%.
  • Crash Recovery is off. That means your car can fly off the track and land upside down. Drive carefully!
  • Driving View is open.
  • Auto Clutch is available.
  • 2x fuel on all cars.
  • Weather will always be live weather conditions.
  • Once again there will be PRO and AM individual championships.
  • There is no pre-registration for the competition. Just show up, drive, and have fun!
  • The server name will be “CMS VWSC TrackName”.
  • The server race password will be given 24 hours before race day.

PRO and AM Group Settings

As with the VWSC series, we are going to allow ABS usage for those that choose to use them. Each driver should decide what they want to use, or not use. There are two unique settings for each Group.

PRO Drivers

PRO drivers (LMP2/GTE-Pro) can use ONLY in-setup game aids (both LMP2s and GTEs have Traction Control ONLY). In GTE you must select 1 Traction Control Mode you will be in the race (Conservative = high TC, Intermediate and Aggressive = low TC). Within each mode, you have 4 maps you can select and tune in-game.

Anti-lock brake settings

To change the map, you are in while driving, please assign a button to your wheel as shown below. ABS mapping is doing nothing since ABS is not allowed in the GTE-Pro class and thus not needed to be assigned.

Traction control settings

Should a Pro driver use ABS from the rFactor 2 game aid menu, they will be penalized by two race spots for each offense when the results are checked post-race at simresults.net. Example: A Pro driver uses ABS on 2. They would be penalized 4 spots in the race results and points.

AM Drivers

AM drivers (LMPC/GTE-Am) can use anti-lock brakes (ABS), on settings 1-2 but must enable it from the rFactor 2 game aids. Similarly, they can change the ABS mapping while driving similarly to TC as shown above.

The server is set to allow ABS at 1-2. Because rFactor 2 cannot separate which cars are which class, drivers will need to set their car settings allowable to their group.