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Thread: 2019 NARS Winter Sprints - Round 1 - Barbagallo - Driver Briefing

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    Default 2019 NARS Winter Sprints - Round 1 - Barbagallo - Driver Briefing

    NARS 2019 Winter Sprints Round #1
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019

    The Sprint series will consist of 2 - 20 minute races.
    Normal qualifying sets the grid for the first race while the second race grid will be the inverted finishing order of the first race.

    Of special note:
    Damage setting is 100%
    Crash Recovery is off. That means your car can fly off the track and land upside down, rFactor will not right your car. Drive carefully!
    Car choice is open all series, you can use a different car for every event if you like.

    Track Download

    Both GT3 DLC Carsets

    The series will use both Studio-397 GT3 DLC Car Packs.

    Event Details

    Practice: 6:15pm Central Daylight Time (US), - 120 minutes
    Qualify: 8:15pm Central Daylight Time (US), - 10 minute Qualifying - Unlimited Laps
    Warmup #1: 8:25pm Central Daylight Time (US), - 5 minute drivers briefing
    Race #1: 8:30pm Central Daylight Time (US), - 20 minutes
    Warmup #2: 8:55pm Central Daylight Time (US), - 5 minute set grid for Race #2
    Race #2: 9:00pm Central Daylight Time (US), - 20 minutes

    Local Race Start Time: 2:00 pm
    Start type: Standing Start
    Time Acceleration: 1x
    The server practice session is set to 120 minutes @ 2:00 PM track time so drivers can test fuel, tire, and lighting.

    Driver Briefings

    The password for the server is rockandroll, as a reminder it is case sensitive.

    Orange Zone

    Event Notes

    1. Weather conditions for this event shall be Partly Cloudy, 40% Humidity, 10C, 5mph North wind.

    2. No mandatory pit stop.

    3. Fuel usage will be set to 1x.

    4. 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.

    Starting Procedure

    For this series, we will use a Standing start with no formation lap.

    Pit Sharing

    Be aware that some of the tracks that we use will have fewer 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

    Please stay within the white lines. It's really in all of our interests if you do! Be aware that the built-in track policemen will give you a warning then a penalty or penalties if they think you have gained by the corner cut.

    IMPORTANT! These penalties are not under the control of the race admins, and drivers have to fulfill them or after a few laps, rF2 will DQ your entry.

    Race Comms (Discord)

    • Comms quiet during Qualifying so others can concentrate.
    • Driver's meeting will be on Discord, not in the text.
    • All drivers should use Discord until after the drivers meeting.
    • Drivers are welcome to disconnect from Discord or continue to monitor race control after the drivers meeting.

    Important Series Updates

    Drivers! Be sure and read this update to the series.

    The server is now online and ready for practice!

    Last edited by Doug Atkinson; 01-18-2019 at 02:37 AM. Reason: added no formation lap

    Never let up for a second....or that may be where you finish!

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    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Grants Pass, Oregon


    Gonna miss this one, I'll be there for Bahrain.
    Scott Beck
    Rothmans Racing

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    It's RACE day, see you all tonight!!
    Pretty sure we have the grid sorting fixed and will get it right tonight

    Never let up for a second....or that may be where you finish!

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    LOL that'll put the hex on it .

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    Almost time to cook on the Barbagello.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Soutwest Virginia, USA


    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Atkinson View Post
    Almost time to cook on the Barbagello.

    Oh....right. Wrong "Barbagello".

    I'll show myself the door.

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    Why are there no starting lights? I got a false start penalty when I went when the timer was '0'. Then I couldn't remember how to serve it.
    ôLife isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning how to dance in the rain"

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    some tracks have issues with the lights.

    I never look for the lights because they're unpredictable. In the HUD, theres a clock there thats blank before the race starts. The race starts when the countdown clock appears (in this race, 30:00 appears and starts going down), the race starts. I use that, its very reliable
    JT Tami

    Champion Racing

    2011 NALMS LMP1 Champion - #97 Champion Racing Audi R10 TDI

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    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    South Daytona Florida


    Can't wait to read some race reports....that was about as fun as it gets for me. Gotta watch the replays before I do one but for sure I had a blast!!

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    Speaking of, any volunteers to play correspondent for the Sprint Series? If some one likes to write, toss in a 300-500 word report with 2-3 images. Don and I just do not have the available time to do it. Any takers?

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