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    Default 1986 Opala Tribute Series, Season 7 - Curitiba - July 3rd

    Welcome Drivers:
    Here are details for the Sixth round of the 1986 Opala Tribute Series at Curitiba.






    (Att: All Drivers!)Drivers interested in registering for this series, !PLEASE GO HERE TO PICK A CAR AND FIND RELEVANT FILES!

    All drivers are welcome.
    Round 6 of the Opala '86 Series is Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Qualifying at 8PM CST/9PM EST

    Location: Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba, Pinhais, Paraná, Brazil - 2.304 miles / 3.707 km
    The Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba is one of Brazil's top motorsport venues, with facilities that arguably exceed that of Formula One venue Interlagos. Even so, it is a facility which has always faced uncertainty throughout its life; a political row led to its effective closure for nearly 20 years and, since its resurrection in the 1980s, question marks have remained as to its long term viability.
    The story begins in 1959 when a group of businessmen led by Flavio Chagas Lima announced a new project for a sporting complex in the Pinhais municipality of Paraná state. At its heart was a motor racing circuit designed by local architect Ayrton 'Lolo' Cornelsen, who had helped with the urban planning of Curitiba itself. He would go on to design circuits at Luanda in Angola, Estoril in Portugal and Rio's original course at Jacarepagua.
    Lolo's vision was to create a multi-use sports facility, with the track playing the leading role. Alongside the track would be volleyball and basketball courts, an artificial lake for boating practice and a separate go-kart track. For children, there was a playground and a mini railway.
    Land in the municipality of Pinhais was found, near to other sports venues, including a horse racing track and water park. In addition to the circuit, plans were also put forward for a new headquarters for the Automobile Club of Paraná.
    The project bubbled under for a few years and Lolo eventually moved to Rio de Janeiro to oversee works there, leaving completion to Chagas Lima. A modified circuit design was approved, though many of the supporting sporting facilities never saw the light of day. State Governor Paulo Pimentel lent his assistance for the earthworks and access roads and, gradually, the circuit began to emerge.
    By 1966, the circuit had been completed, save for asphalt surface. The oval outer course stretched for 1.68 miles and was intended for testing, while the twistier 2.61 miles road course would see the racing action. Both courses were run in an anti-clockwise direction in this first incarnation. The circuit was designed to be fully visible from all spectator vantage points and boasted amenities including a go-kart track and a large parking area. The new circuit was christened the Autódromo Paulo Pimentel in honour of the governor.
    Such was the anticipation, a race was actually held on the dirt surface in 1966. Rumours abound to this day (but always denied by Chagas Lima) that the race outcome was somewhat fixed, given that the winning car – a Ford Galaxie – should have been outclassed. Its driver, however, was the owner of an aggregate business and, elated by his victory, donated the gravel that would allow for the paving the following year...
    These early years saw a mix of four and two-wheeled competition as the circuit established itself as a major sporting venue in Paraná. It also put a great deal back into the local community, organising philanthropic events in aid of local hospitals, churches and charities.
    Politics would intervene, however. A struggle for power within the Automobile Club of Paraná in 1971 led to the Confederation of Brazilian Autosport threatening to intervene, to the great upset of Chagas Lima. Unhappy with the direction of motorsport in the region, he elected to close the circuit for competition, just five years after its completion.
    And so a period of hibernation began, punctuated by only the occasional use of the facility as a stage on a local rally event. As if to emphasise its dormant status, Chagas Lima put the land to work for arable pasture, with cows regularly seen grazing the infield (leading locals to nickname it the 'vacódromo ' - vaca being the Portuguese for 'cow'.)
    For 17 years the impasse remained, until a group led by businessmen Adeodato Volpi Junior brought about an accord between the various squabbling parties and persuaded Chagas Lima to reopen the circuit in 1988. The passage of time meant that new investment was needed to bring the track up to modern safety standards and so local businessman Jauneval de Oms was given a 12 year lease, with a further optional 12 year extension, to operate the circuit.
    Track modifications were made, including the reversal of the circuit direction and the creation of a new complex to bypass the original banked oval corner at what was now the start of the lap. This also necessitated a modification of the infield section, with the creation of a new corner called Pinheirinho. A new pit and paddock, located closer to the Vitoriŕ corner, was also constructed and the whole track was resurfaced.
    The revived circuit was named the Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba – a somewhat controversial move given the rivalry between Pinhais and its bigger neighbour – and dedicated in honour of Raul Boesel, the local racer who had been crowned World Sportscar Champion the year before.
    It was sportscars that initially brought the circuit to international attention in 1996, when the BPR GT Series organised several 'Temporada' end-of-season away trips to Brazil. A two-hour race was held at Curitiba in front of huge crowds, who cheered wildly as Brazilian hero Nelson Piquet triumphed alongside Johnny Cecotto in a McLaren F1 GTR. Reaction to the circuit from the visiting European drivers was very favourable.
    The next time the circuit featured on the international calendar was 2006, when the FIA included it as a round of the World Touring Car Championship, a position it held through to 2012. Again, it met the approval of many of the drivers, though there were some complaints about bumps.
    While the WTCC has moved on to pastures new in South Amercia, Curitiba continues to boast a full calendar of events, including rounds of Stock Car Brasil, Formula Truck, the Brazilian Championship of Makes and Moto 1000 GP, alongside local championships for two and four wheels.
    In 2014, the circuit moved to clarify rumours that it would be sold off for condominiums by stating the rumours were untrue, though did not rule out completely the possibility of such offers, if received, being given serious consideration in the future.
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    ~ In your TRACK list, the track is:
    " Curitiba / Curitiba "
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    ~ Race length is 2 x 20 minutes (two 20 minute races)
    ~ Qualifying session will determine grid for both races!
    ~ Race Pit Speed 37mph/59kph (pitstop not required)
    ~ Do not use off-course areas to gain an advantage.
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    Race Day and Time: Tuesday, July 3, 2018,
    Server Name: MNRL CMSRACING.COM
    Qualifying at 8PM CST/9PM EST (15 minutes)
    Warmup, 5 minutes,
    Race 1 (20 minutes)
    5 minute break/warmup
    Race 2 (20 minutes)

    ~Server Settings

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    FORMATION/STANDING START PROCEDURE
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    SINGLE FILE FORMATION LAP START!
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    WHEN THE STARTING LIGHTS COUNT DOWN TO GREEN, PROCEED SINGLE FILE AT A PACE SET BY THE POLE MAN.

    POLE MAN IS TO PACE THE FIELD AT A MINIMUM/MAXIMUM SPEED OF 50 MPH TO 80MPH/80KPH TO 130KPH (SLOWER AT TIMES FOR SOME CORNERS)

    PROCEDURE IN A SAFE MANOR LEAVING A REASONABLE GAP BETWEEN YOU AND THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU.

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

    ~ CAREFUL TIRE WARMING IS ALLOWED.

    ~IF YOU SPIN OFF THE TRACK DURING THE FORMATION LAP PLEASE REJOIN AT THE BACK OF THE FIELD.

    PLEASE BE PREPARED TO SLOW DOWN AT THE END OF THE FORMATION LAP TO ENTER YOUR STARTING BOX MARKED IN RED.

    ONCE EVERYONE COMES TO A FULL STOP AND ARE IN THEIR PROPER STARTING POSITIONS THE STARTING LIGHTS WILL COUNT DOWN TO GREEN.

    AT THE GREEN LIGHT BEGIN RACING.

    ~PENALTIES MAY BE ASSESSED FOR ANY UNSAFE MANEUVERS DURING THE FORMATION LAP.

    ~ORANGE ZONE RULES ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE START OF THE RACE

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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 ...

    1986 Opala Tribute Series schedule is as follows:

    April 24, 2018 - Guapore

    May 8 - Taruma

    May 22 - Velopark

    June 5 - Cascavel

    June 19 - Salvador

    July 3 - Curitiba

    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)

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    Here is the link for our race password:

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

    Automobilista on Steam
    Last edited by Joe Miller; 07-03-2018 at 09:59 PM.

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    Don't know if the track had dropped to light use as I got on the server with 20 min left in practice and no one on it... if not, I'm gonna stink here.

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