GT5: OCAUGTC - OCAU Grand Touring Car Championship feat. JGTC, DTM & More!

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  1. mr_mordred2095

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    THE NEXT RACE IS WEDNESDAY 23 Feb
    DON'T MISS IT


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    Was thinking of creating a small racing series for us GT5 fans, as there doesn't seem to be much inter-OCAU competition at the moment :)

    Who would be interested in the following? Please note, -LOTS- of this post is copied from here: http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showthread.php?t=172492 . Full credit for layout/rules and everything goes to them, they're pro :) Mods: The images are hosted at photobucket, so no stress :)

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    The GTC:
    * 10 Race Series
    * Popular GT/Classic tracks such as Grand Valley & SS Route 5, maybe having a "Special Event" race or two such as SSR7 etc mid-season.
    * Limited to JGTC cars (The Supras, Lexus', Nissans etc.) any other cars would be subject to approval by a race organiser (probably me.). I want this to be a very equal power/weight/downforce series. All of the JGTC cars are generally within 50kg of each other. The heavier ones usually have better downforce, so it's a much/muchness.
    * Pick one car, stick with it for the season or incur a points penalty.
    * Point for positions 1->11. 16 Person Grid.
    * ~1/2 hour races. I want to try to stick in pit stop strategy somewhere here.


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    The Times:
    Track will be announced in the 2 days lead-up to the race. This prevents people spending all week absolutely perfecting their car for the track, and gives those who have less track time, a remote chance at being competitive if they know how to tune their car.

    I'm tentatively setting the race to Wednesday nights 10:00PM AEST (9:00PM QLD, 7:00PM WA).
    This should give most people the chance to get home from work, have family/dinner time and get into relax/race mode.



    The Points:
    Points are awarded as per standard race style. 1st gets the most, last gets the least. The actual figures will be decided once number of teams is confirmed.


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    Points System
    1st - 70
    2nd - 60
    3rd - 50
    4th - 40
    5th - 30
    6th - 20
    7th - 10
    8th+- 0



    Current Standings: ​

    70 - 1. Fleshgear (BennyBagems)
    60 - 2. Rusty (hr31gts)
    50 - 3. The Beast (JesseDeya)
    40 - 4. SMACKMYBITCHUP
    25 - 5. MrMordy
    20 - 6. Sciflyer
    10 - 7. cpn083
    0 - 8. grantly

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    OCAU JGTC Race ONE (Official)

    TRACK: Suzuka Circuit
    LAPS: 25
    WEATHER: Fine


    RACE RESULTS:
    1.BennyBagems Best lap 1.56.249
    2.hr31gts Best lap 1.57.282
    3.JesseDeya Best lap 1.56.612
    4.SMACKMYBITCHUP Best lap 1.57.409
    5.MrMordy Best lap 1.54.011
    6.Sciflyer Best lap 2.00.948
    7. +4 cpn083 Best lap 2.03.835
    8. +19 grantly Best lap 2.10.917
    (Thanks Rusty for the results update!)


    OCAU JGTC Race Two (Official)

    TRACK: Laguna Seca, CA
    LAPS: 25
    WEATHER: Fine
    TIME: Wed 23rd Feb, 2011 - 22:00 AEST


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    EVENT SETTINGS

    Game Mode - Normal
    Start Type - Grid (false starts will NOT be enabled)
    Boost - No
    Grip - Real (track edges and wet track)
    Grid Order - Fastest First (based on the free practice time before the race)
    Penalty - Strong
    Race Finish Delay - 120sec (this will give everyone a chance to finish their last lap)
    Mechanical Damage - Heavy (you must pit to repair damage)

    REGULATION SETTINGS

    Power - 532 BHP (max)
    Weight - 1100kg (min)
    PP - Unrestricted
    Tyres - Unrestricted

    No Skid Recovery Force - Ticked
    No Active Steering - Ticked
    No ASM - Ticked
    Driving Line Off - Ticked
    No TCS - Unticked
    CONSIDERATIONS PRIOR TO RACE START

    • When you join the room, say hi and let the host know you're with OCAU. Because we can't lock the rooms we'll need to boot strangers at regular intervals.
    • Give yourself plenty of time!! Don't expect to turn up with 5 minutes to spare and be able to load the correct car, change your setup and get a qualifying lap in. The race host will launch on time to be fair to those who have been trying to out qualify each other in the allotted time.
    • Keep an eye on these forums. The race host will put the unique number identifier up in here when the server goes up.
    • As soon as the server is live you can start qualifying. Your fastest time in practice will be your starting position.
    • Be considerate of others trying to qualify, this is not the time to practice your drifts :)lol:).
    • Consider your race strategy in advance. Don't just concentrate on fast laps during practice but get to know your tyre wear and figure out when you might want/need to pit, and/or what tyres to run.
    • Car changes need to be staffed through MrMordy and may come with a points penalty - generally speaking car changing mid-season are not recommended.

    CONSIDERATIONS DURING THE RACE
    • Have fun! Remember this is not for sheep stations, it's better to show consideration to your fellow gamer than to ruin someones evening with a stupid pass attempt or first corner lunge.
    • If you're fairly beaten, concede the place. For example, if someone is breaking into a corner along side me and has the inside line I will accept that I cannot win the battle without unfairly chopping into them. Suffice to say if you don't protect your line and are beaten then please be gracious. I'm not saying don't fight though!! This is not a carte blanche to do kamikaze dives up the inside at every corner. Nuff said.
    • Along with the point above, try and hold your line, particularly on the straights. By all means you can move to defend your line or break someone's slip stream once, but constant line changes (swerving) to prevent overtaking is not acceptable. Firstly, it's not in the spirit of international motor racing and secondly it's a recipe for disaster when coupled with even a little bit of network lag. If someone has a good tow on you, move to the inside to make them go the long way around the outside and then hold your line!
    • Rage quits are not cool and will be frowned upon. If you really can't go on, park your car off the track and sit it out so the final standings reflect reality. This hasn't been a huge problem in the test races, but it would be a shame if people were to ditch out just because they weren't doing as well as they would have liked. Remember, with damage on heavy anything can happen before the end of a race so never give up!
    • Microphones are encouraged, but please mute yours if possible during the race. Race hosts are especially encouraged to have a microphone and use it to inform drivers of important notices.
    • In line with the above, please keep text chat to a minimum during the race to avoid distracting chat window pop ups.

    Good luck gents!




    ^^^^^^^^^^^Big thanks to The Beast (JesseDeya) for the 2nd half of this post!^^^^^^^^^
     
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  2. Menthu_Rae

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    Sounds good but can we make it 9:00pm AEST? Also what can we do about people with wheels versus those of us with DS3? :(
     
  3. TomJ

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    I like it but I doubt I could attend all races, even if there were in a row.

    I think your AEST and QLD are backwards. Also consider WA who are 3 hours behind, 6pm would be the earliest on a weeknight for me at least....

    The pick one car options needs to be restricted before starting because of the obvious. Maybe give the DS3 guys a 10-15hp advantage :)
     
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    http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showpost.php?p=12852086&postcount=662

    From what I've read 1:23:839 was the fastest time so far, and I was using a DS3. From what I understand I was within a couple of tenths of a second off the fastest non-SRF time (he was using a wheel I think??). In the JGTC cars I tested today, I very rarely struggled with rear-end traction (in comparison to other cars...) and the steering seemed to be ok? They were certainly much easier to deal with than the beemer in that qualifier :/

    I'd prefer to run the tourny with SRF and Active Steering off. ABS and traction control I don't see as a biggy, and IMO should be open. Opinions?

    Yes, my times ARE backwards! 10PM too late for Sydney/Melb people? This would make it 9PM QLD, and 7PM WA?

    The some skylines and NSXs have a slight power/weight ratio advantage over some of the others, I've got more thorough testing to do just yet :)
     
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  5. Joehax

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    It might be hard getting a solid number online at the same time week in week out. How about a time trial where a random car and track are selected each week and points awarded in a league type thing?
     
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    Something about 16 JGTC cars lined up on a grid gives me wood though :(

    Even if we have to have 2 separate races... Who knows, we'll see what numbers we can gather. And hey, 25 people online 3 nights a week at the same time works in WoW xD

    Edit: We may even be able to have teams of drivers? A person may be a team by themself, or there could be two people negotiating between themselves who gets to drive for the team that week.

    There's a LOT of OCAU'ers who love the GT, this 'team' plan may even avoid qualifiers (leaving people out sucks!)?

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE POST SO I KNOW I'M NOT WASTING MY TIME
     
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  7. Joehax

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    Ooh I like the idea of teams!

    I am interested btw
     
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    interested....

    love the JGTC idea too
     
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    interested! :thumbup:

    I could go 6.30pm WA time if that helps you NSW/Vic guys, but not any earlier than that
     
  10. shintemaster

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    I'm interested although certainly no GT gun.
     
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    I've done a little more vehicle testing. Cleaning up the first post with some formatting and adding test results shortly.
     
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    Count me in, as long as my game doesn't lock up.
    I'm keen as mustard.
     
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    Updated first post. Added some cars, put in 512HP power restriction. Penalty will be 'weak' and damage light, so if you get into a solid prang, you can have full car control and power again after 15 seconds or so.
     
  14. Rusty

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    Registering my interest! Put me down as yes :)
     
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    Interested, but unsure if ill be able to make it all the time (work/family).

    Also - I consider myself ok, but not excellent at GT5... i'm probably going to end up in the rear half of the field due to inexperience and frustration (especially as it is 1/2 hour races....)
     
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    Pick yourself up a team-mate, they're great for situations like this! :D You can help each other with car settings and everything too :) If you can't make the race one week, you may be able to help set it up for the track at least ^^ :)
     
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    Very interested! Will we be using the voip on the ps3? perhaps have IRC running alongside to help with the organising/joining of races. :thumbup:
     
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    Count me in.
     
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    was interested but not anymore because i don't want to use some crappy jap car.
     
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    Good on ya mate.
     

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