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    CMS-TXL GT3 Sports Car Series
    Autódromo José Carlos Pace
    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019


    This week, the GT3 Sports Car Series heads to South America to Autódromo José Carlos Pace, also known as Interlagos.

    This 2.6 mile circuit demands a balanced setup, left to right, and front to rear, to compensate for the nearly equal number of left and right hand turns to go with the two long straights combined with heavy braking zones and tight, twisty sections combined with elevation changes. Focus on making the most of every braking zone to create a nearly perfect lap. This race will end after 6pm local time, meaning shadows may plan a part in visibility, so be prepared!

    Before we get going, just a few reminders about the series.

    - For more information regarding the league, go HERE and read through the season format and schedule

    - Everyone needs to be ready for race night, running the appropriate car number as outlined in the Registration Thread. Everyone has had plenty of time to change their car number in iRacing for these events, and there's no excuse for not having it ready on race night. If you do not run the correct number on race night, a point deduction will be assessed for that race. This system is used to aide in determining the classes running on the track, so each competitor can know who they are racing against, so please take 60 seconds and change this number before entering the server Wednesday night! If you attend practice on Tuesday night and your number is not correct, we will point it out in the forums afterwards, so again there is no reason for anyone to not be prepared.

    - If you haven't yet, take the time to read the CMS General Competition Rules. You must be aware of these rules before participating in any league event!

    - The starting procedure for all the events this season is the same...during the formation lap, everyone will hold their double-wide position, and the pole sitter will control the field. When the pace car pulls off the track, HOLD YOUR PACE SPEED and do not jump the start! The pace speed will continue until the lights turn green, at which point the race will start! Anyone caught jumping the start anywhere in the field will be subject to penalties.

    This is a 75 minute race, and the start of these races should be conservative and about keeping the fenders straight. Tires and brakes are cold, we just need to work our way through the first lap.

    For this week's Orange Zone, note the track map below:



    This zone constitutes the outlined Orange Zone area on the track during the 1st Lap. This zone should be regarded as a PASS WITH EXTREME CAUTION area during the first lap of any race. Should an incident occur because a driver chooses to attempt a pass within this “Orange Zone” the driver initiating the pass will likely be held responsible.

    The Orange Zone will run from start of the race to the exit of Turn 3.

    Notes for tonight:

    Be aware of cars exiting the pits

    If you wreck, HOLD THE BRAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fuel Capacity for all cars is set to 75%

    Incident Count Limit: 30

    Have fun!



    Event Schedule:

    Wednesday, July 24th

    Time of Day: Afternoon

    Practice - Server opens at 8:00pm Eastern US/7:00 Central US/12:00am GMT

    Practice session will be 90 minutes.

    The last few minutes of practice will be used for a pre-race driver's briefing.

    Qualifying begins at 9:30pm Eastern US/8:30pm Central US/1:30am GMT

    Qualifying will be 10 minutes, 3-lap, solo event.

    Race - 75 Minutes

    NO FAST REPAIRS

    DYNAMIC WEATHER

    DYNAMIC TRACK STATE


    Good luck everyone, let's have some fun!!


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    Tim Collier
    Miguel Alcrudo
    David Anderson
    Liam Park
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    Such an awesome track!
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    It's RACE NIGHT!!

    Good luck tonight everyone!!!
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    Just drove 10 hours to Syracuse NY and back but should be able to do another hour tonight. Hopefully Red Bull will do its job tonight.
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    I can't emphasize enough how tonight's race will have multiple factors, of which pit strategy and attrition will definitely come into play throughout the night.

    75 minutes here is an eternity compared to the 45 minute official races....so that means the first 30 minutes are a warm up for the last 45!!

    Let's have a great race, be cautious and considerate through the first couple of laps, and keep in mind that this is a 49-50 lap race!
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    I owe an apology to several drivers - especially Ken - for causing what I believe was the second incident to start the race (the turn 3 crash). Coming out of T2 I was to the left of Ken and thought we both had lots of room. Suddenly there was an Audi on my left who had gotten a really good run out of 2 and, with no room for error, made one at the worst possible moment. Ken held his line and I drifted just slightly right when the car on my left arrived and it was enough to tap him.

    I'm not actually sure what I should have done differently there. I was trying to be steady and predictable. Was breathing the throttle in a huge pack the right move? I'm open to constructive criticism.

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    For me after one of my best qualy i was taken out in T1, i dont believe it was intentional but after a 3 min tow and 9 in repairs i decided to call it out!! Great showing of drivers!! Thanks everyone that showed up

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    Sorry to hear that Miguel. First 3 corners on this track are insanely tough. I too was collected in turn 3 ... but after that it seemed to be a very solid effort and race by all. Nice size field. Thanks for supporting CMS Guys.
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