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

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Nejtun, Oct 12, 2017.

  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

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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

    John Navara Casual

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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.
     
  12. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Really great idea laying the ground work for 2018 early. These things have a way of creeping up on you even though you know months in advance they're coming lol.

    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

    Preference: Mercedes AMG GT3 or Corvette C7 DP but willing to drive anything here.

    March:

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

    Preference: Mercedes AMG GT3, Ferrari GTE or Corvette 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

    Preference: GTE (first) GT3 (second) Porsche GT3 Cup (third).

    May:

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

    Will not compete.

    June:

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

    Flexible/no preference.

    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

    Will not compete.

    July:

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

    Preference: Mercedes AMG GT3.

    August:

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

    Non-committal at this time. May compete if a Team requires a Driver.

    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

    Non-committal at this time. May compete if a Team requires a Driver.

    October:

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

    Non-committal at this time. May compete if a Team requires a Driver.

    Good job @Nejtun.
     
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  13. Nejtun

    Nejtun Moderator

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    @Duke Got you down, thanks!
    Keep 'em coming gang, the nice colours are starting to run out :D
    LETS RACE!
     
  14. Jes_971

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    January:
    Roar b4 24: Mustang or MX-5
    Daytona 24: Ferrari GT3 or Ferrari GTE

    March:
    Sebring 12 hours: Ferrari GT3 or Ferrari GTE

    April:
    Nurburgring 24: GT3 or GTE

    June:
    24 hours of Le Mans: LMP 1 or GTE
    6 hours of the Glen Ferrari GT3 or Ferrari GTE

    July:
    24 hours of Spa: Ferrari or Mercedes GT3

    August:
    500km of Road America: Audi 90 Solo

    September:
    Petit Le Mans: Ferrari GT3 or Ford GTE

    October:
    Bathurst 1000: V8 Holden Commodore - 2 driver team

    You da man, Nejtun!!!
     
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  15. Anson Bennette

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    (The first car listed is my 1st preference, followed by next preferred)
    N.B. Haven't actually raced the GTE as of yet, as i'm trying to focus on the Audi, but intend to next season.

    January:
    Daytona 24 Hour 24 hour Duration Daytona Road Night
    Cars : Ford GTE 2017

    March:
    Sebring 12 hour 12 hour Duration Sebring Day
    Cars: Audi R8, Mercedes AMG , Ford GTE 2017

    April:
    Nurburgring 24 24 hours Duration Nurburgring Combined 24h Daytime
    Cars: Audi R8 (preferred); Mercedes AMG

    June:
    24-Hours of Le Mans Duration 24hour Circuit Lemans! Daytime
    Cars: Ford GTE 2017; Audi R8 if included

    6 Hours of the Glen Duration 6 Hours Watkins Glen International Boot Daytime
    Cars: Audi R8, Ford GTE 2017

    July:
    24 Hours of Spa Duration 24 Hours Spa Franorchamps Endurance pits Daytime
    Cars: Audi R8

    September:
    Petit Le Mans Duration 10 Hours Road Atlanta Daytime
    Cars: Audi R8 , Ford GTE 2017
     
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  16. Nejtun

    Nejtun Moderator

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    Added you both in Jes and Anson ;)
     
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  17. SavreticD

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    I can say only for Daytona and Sebring,I would like to race in Merc
     
  18. Sam Roselaar

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    hey everyone :)

    I've been gone for a long time because of school mostly, but i'm planning on playing iracing more often again. With my knee healing slowly but surely and school getting boring i really think i can make more time for iracing. i've even sparked up some interest for GT3 so i'm thinking about joining league. Anyways i hope to be racing with everyone again soon, i've missed it alot.

    sry for my bad english after all these months english is still not my first language :p

    January:

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

    not sure if i'm driving, but probably will
    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

    will only drive if we can form an R8 team
    Audi R8


    March:

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

    will drive
    Audi R8 > Mercedes (or anything when needed really)


    April:

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

    will drive
    Porsche > Audi R8 > Mercedes
    big preference to porsche


    May:

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

    not driving

    June:

    24-Hours of Le Mans Duration 24hour Circuit Lemans! Daytime (don't you mean day/night cycle? :p)
    Cars: Audi and Porsche LMP1? Ford GTE 2017 Ferrari GTE ?? 2x GT3??

    will drive
    any car


    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

    will drive
    Ferrari GTE (most likely)

    @SavreticD dreamteam again? :)

    July:

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

    most likely won't drive but you never know
    preference to Audi R8 at this point


    August:

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

    not driving

    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

    most likely won't drive but you never know
    preference to Audi R8 at this point


    October:

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

    absolutely not driving this
     
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  19. SavreticD

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    Finaly,I told you long time ago :)
     
  20. Sam Roselaar

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    yes you did, and immediatly after you said that, i raced GT3 at gilles villeneuve. since then i've been enjoying some more GT3 and surpisingly my favourite car is the audi R8 :)

    hope to see you on track soon.

    edit: in fact, do you want to drive silverstone with me in 1 hour? i kinda want to race it. wait nvm i forgot noone drives audi :p
     
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