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****2018 Special Events (Endurance)****

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Nejtun, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:13 AM.

  1. Nejtun

    Nejtun Moderator

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    Hi all,

    In order to hopefully make things easy for organising drivers and teams for the 2018 iRacing endurance events I am going to try to gather names and cars as early as possible.

    If you could put your name -events- preferred car (in that order) then it allows us to have an idea of the pool of drivers and interest for the race well in advance.

    ***Do not worry about stint lengths or what hours you will be available at this stage as I am just gathering information***

    Based on this year and current iRacing forum requests, here is the likely and possible events for 2018:

    you can check the progress of this ----------->HERE<---------------
    January:

    Roar before the 24 2.4 Hours Daytona Road Course
    Cars : Kia Optima Ford Mustang Global Mazda MX5

    Daytona 24 Hour 24 hour Duration Daytona Road Night
    Cars : (likely) Ferrari GT3 Audi R8 Mercedes AMG , Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE , C7 DP

    March:

    Sebring 12 hour 12 hour Duration Sebring Day
    Cars: (likely) Ferrari GT3 Audi R8 Mercedes AMG , Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE , C7 DP

    April:

    Nurburgring 24 24 hours Duration Nurburgring Combined 24h Daytime
    Cars: Global Mazda MX5 Kia Optima Porsche GT3 Cup + 1 GT3/GTE car

    May:

    Indy 500 200 Laps Indy Oval (solo event, not sure if possible to do this as a team)
    Car : Dallara DW12

    June:

    24-Hours of Le Mans Duration 24hour Circuit Lemans! Daytime
    Cars: Audi and Porsche LMP1? Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE ?? 2x GT3??

    6 Hours of the Glen Duration 6 Hours Watkins Glen International Boot Daytime
    Cars: (likely) Ferrari GT3 Audi R8 Mercedes AMG , Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE , C7 DP

    July:

    24 Hours of Spa Duration 24 Hours Spa Franorchamps Endurance pits Daytime
    Cars: (likely) 5X GT3 cars (ford Excluded)

    August:

    500Km of Road America Duration 78 Laps Road America Daytime ( solo or team event )
    Cars: Audi 90 , Nissan GTP

    September:

    Petit Le Mans Duration 10 Hours Road Atlanta Daytime
    Cars: (likely) Ferrari GT3 Audi R8 Mercedes AMG , Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE , C7 DP

    October:

    Bathurst 1000 Duration 161 Laps Mount Panorama
    Cars: Holden and Ford V8 Supercars (2014)

    Two extra requested races are Suzuka 24 hour and Silverstone 24 hour which would most likely be daytime and same car list as Le Mans.

    As mentioned this is just a provisional list to make administration of the events (hopefully) easier as the year unfolds rather than a mad dash to each event people realise they didn't leave themselves enough time :)

    Nejtun.
     
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  2. Deb

    Deb Moderator

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    I've listed my initial impressions, but may want to try the DP at some point with plenty of practice time. I would probably put Bedo down for the same as well. Would it make sense to include VLN?


    January:

    Daytona 24 Hour 24 hour Duration Daytona Road Night
    Cars : (likely) Ferrari GT3 Audi R8 Mercedes AMG , Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE , C7 DP

    Car: AMG, Ferrari GT3, Ferrari GTE


    March:

    Sebring 12 hour 12 hour Duration Sebring Day
    Cars: (likely) Ferrari GT3 Audi R8 Mercedes AMG , Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE , C7 DP


    Car: AMG, Ferrari GT3, Ferrari GTE

    April:

    Nurburgring 24 24 hours Duration Nurburgring Combined 24h Daytime
    Cars: Global Mazda MX5 Kia Optima Porsche GT3 Cup + 1 GT3/GTE car
    Car: AMG, Ferrari GT3, Porsche GT3 Cup

    June:

    24-Hours of Le Mans Duration 24hour Circuit Lemans! Daytime
    Cars: Audi and Porsche LMP1? Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE ?? 2x GT3??

    Car: Porsche LMP1 (we'll see) AMG or Ferrari GT3, Ferrari GTE,

    6 Hours of the Glen Duration 6 Hours Watkins Glen International Boot Daytime
    Cars: (likely)

    Car: AMG, Ferrari GT3


    July:

    24 Hours of Spa Duration 24 Hours Spa Franorchamps Endurance pits Daytime
    Cars: (likely) 5X GT3 cars (ford Excluded)

    Car: AMG, Ferrari GT3


    September:

    Petit Le Mans Duration 10 Hours Road Atlanta Daytime
    Cars: (likely) Ferrari GT3 Audi R8 Mercedes AMG , Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE , C7 DP

    Car: AMG, Ferrari GT3, Ferrari GTE


    October:

    Bathurst 1000 Duration 161 Laps Mount Panorama
    Cars: Holden and Ford V8 Supercars (2014)

    Two extra requested races are Suzuka 24 hour and Silverstone 24 hour which would most likely be daytime and same car list as Le Mans.

    Car: Porsche LMP1 (we'll see) AMG or Ferrari GT3, Ferrari GTE
     
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  3. Noodleguitar

    Noodleguitar Moderator

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    No Bathurst 12 Hour? Consider me disappoint :\

    It would be really cool if they could get the day-night transitions in before most of the 24 hour races have past but that might be too much to ask for at this point.
     
  4. Nejtun

    Nejtun Moderator

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    @Noodleguitar not sure about bathurst 12 hour , if it gets included in the schedule i will add it , but nowhere near getting one yet !
    @Deb Maybe a new post for VLN when we know the dates? would be nice to all be in the same ones as often as possible
     
  5. John Navara

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    I have updated the spreadsheet. I am hoping to make most of them next year. We will see how my schedule works when things get closer.

    John
     
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  6. Slider

    Slider Hardcore

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    January:

    Daytona 24 Hour 24 hour Duration Daytona Road Night
    Cars : (likely) Ferrari GT3 Audi R8 Mercedes AMG , Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE , C7 DP

    Car: DP

    March:

    Sebring 12 hour 12 hour Duration Sebring Day
    Cars: (likely) Ferrari GT3 Audi R8 Mercedes AMG , Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE , C7 DP


    Car: DP

    April:

    Nurburgring 24 24 hours Duration Nurburgring Combined 24h Daytime
    Cars: Global Mazda MX5 Kia Optima Porsche GT3 Cup + 1 GT3/GTE car
    Car: GTE or GT3

    June:

    24-Hours of Le Mans Duration 24hour Circuit Lemans! Daytime
    Cars: Audi and Porsche LMP1? Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE ?? 2x GT3??

    Car: LMP1

    6 Hours of the Glen Duration 6 Hours Watkins Glen International Boot Daytime
    Cars: (likely)

    Car: DP


    July:

    24 Hours of Spa Duration 24 Hours Spa Franorchamps Endurance pits Daytime
    Cars: (likely) 5X GT3 cars (ford Excluded)

    Car: Anything

    September:

    Petit Le Mans Duration 10 Hours Road Atlanta Daytime
    Cars: (likely) Ferrari GT3 Audi R8 Mercedes AMG , Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE , C7 DP

    Car: DP

    October:

    Bathurst 1000 Duration 161 Laps Mount Panorama
    Cars: Holden and Ford V8 Supercars (2014)

    Two extra requested races are Suzuka 24 hour and Silverstone 24 hour which would most likely be daytime and same car list as Le Mans.

    Car: LMP1
     
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  7. Nejtun

    Nejtun Moderator

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    Myself, Deb, Bedo, John & Dino added to spreadsheet, Keep em coming folks !!
     
  8. Peeble

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    Added myself to the spreadsheet.
     
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  9. Slider

    Slider Hardcore

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    Add me in Nissan for RA event, and C7 for Petit Lemons.
     
  10. ShadniX

    ShadniX Casual

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    I'm interested in running the races where there is a GT3 available. Preferably the AMG, because it is the car I'm used to and own.

    I plan to run the "Roar before the 24" in the MX-5.

    Maybe I really should buy and learn to drive a GTE car these days...

    Regarding the car list for Le Mans - that leaves me a bit puzzled. Out of the blue, I'd expect LMP1, LMP2 (the HPD) and GTE as the more likely combination. What information do I miss that would put the GT3 on the field?
     
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  11. Nejtun

    Nejtun Moderator

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    @ShadniX the list for most of these events is just provisional based on the 2017 schedule, I think iRacing released the list last year in December 2016 so as soon as the new one is out I will make the changes ;) Doesn't hurt to grab a GTE car though , they are pretty nice to drive. updated you on the spreadsheet!

    @Slider got you updated too :)

    Everyone else please throw in your early thoughts on which races you may take part in, either in this thread or add yourselves HERE.
     

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