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[League] B2O Blanclpain Sprint Series - Season 2 Week 2 - 23 March 2018

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Skid_Marc_, Mar 20, 2018.

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Week 2 Track Selection

Poll closed Mar 24, 2018.
  1. [Official VRS GT3] Sebring International Raceway - International

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Sebring International Raceway - Modified Course

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Sebring International Raceway - Club Course

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    This week the Band of Others Blancpain Sprint Series rolls into southern Florida's Sebring International Raceway on the heels of quite a bit of on-track activity including Indycar testing, the Trans-Am season opener, and, of course, the Sebring 12 Hours!

    Don't forget that you still have three weeks to try out different cars, in league, before you are locked to one! Also, there is a track vote included this week! We've run Sebring quite a bit the last few weeks, so if you want to mix it up a bit, Sebring has some great short-courses!

    Big thanks to the handful of you that showed up last week at Okayama, to kick the season off! I know it isn't a very popular track, but your dedication is valued! Hopefully we'll see more of you back this week!



    League Format:

    League consists of 3 sessions as follows:
    1. Open Qualify Session: Full Fuel - 7:30 PM EST (60 minutes). Drivers must record a clean lap within 103% of the fastest recorded lap time. Those who cannot do so are placed at the tail end of the field for the Qualify Race.
    2. Qualify Race (Inverse Grid "Opt In"): Full Fuel - 8:30 PM EST (30 minutes = 10 minute Warm Up + 20 minute Sprint Race). "Opt In" Inverse Grid based off results from Open Qualifier. Drivers outside of the 103% rule are automatically placed at the tail end of the field. (No Pit Stop)
    3. Main Race (Grid determined by Qualify Race): Full Fuel - 9:10 PM EST (60 minutes = 10 minute Warm Up + 50 minute Race). Grid is set by results from Qualify Race. One Pit Stop is required for tires only at the 25 minute mark.
    Pit Window: 5 minutes in duration. Drivers must pit for tires within this window or incur a penalty. Pit Stop is only required in the Main Race.

    Fast Repair: One fast repair is available. If taken outside of Pit Window Driver must perform a drive through penalty within Pit Window.

    Scoring:

    Championship Standings

    What makes Band of Others League unique is our ongoing commitment to provide scoring options that allow Drivers of all pace to score well.

    All bonuses (and penalties) are geared toward rewarding people for clean driving and participation.

    Scoring is % based on number of laps completed. All Drivers must complete 90% of the Leaders laps to achieve maximum points.

    Qualify Race Scoring: Positions 1 - 10 score. First place scores 10 points for race win with each lesser position scoring less one point. Race winner is also afforded 1 bonus point for race win.

    Main Race Scoring: Race winner is scored 50 points + 1 bonus point, all positions following are scored -1 point from the previous position.

    Bonuses: Qualify and Main Race only.
    • + 1 point for Race winner.
    • + 3 points for Race finish.
    • + 5 points for Race finish with 0 incident points.
    • + 10 points for 8 Race participation (proposed) Test Season Only
    • + 10 points for 16 Race participation (proposed) Test Season Only
    • + 25 points for referring a friend (proposed) Test Season Only. NOTE: Both Driver and friend MUST complete 8 Race minimum for either to score bonus.
    Penalties:
    • - 3 points for every 10 incidents.
    • Car contact resulting in loss of control (drive through penalty).

    NOTE: All drive through penalties MUST be served within 3 laps of offence.

    Open Setups:

    If you have a good setup please post it here.

    If you are unwilling or unable to share your setup with other League Drivers then you are not permitted to use it during League events.

    Car Selection:

    All Drivers have until Week 4 to test different cars and still be scored in League.

    Starting Week 5 you must commit to one car for the remainder of the Season else you will not score points.

    After Week 5, you are allowed to change your car at any time in the season, but you will forfeit any points scored in a race not completed in your Week 5 car.

    Track Selection:

    B2O Blancpain Sprint Series attempts to follow the official iRacing Blancpain Sprint Series for its seasonal schedule. However, we may hold a poll offering track/layout changes due to the following conditions:
    • Our ongoing commitment to encourage close and competitive racing means we may offer a shorter version of a race track to keep the cars closer together. For example if the official series is at "Suzuka - Grand Prix" Layout, we may offer the choice to run the "Suzuka - East" or "Suzuka - West" layouts to keep the cars closer together.
    • Some tracks are disliked or not owned by a large portion of the community so we may fall back on a community favorite.
    • IMPORTANT: The Official iRacing BSS track of that week will ALWAYS be the Default track for the B2O Blancpain Sprint Series. This track will ALWAYS be included as Polling Option #1.
    See you on the track
     
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  2. ShadniX

    ShadniX Casual

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    Friendly reminder for EU folks that the daylight saving time is still out of sync and league will start an hour earlier than usual.
     
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  3. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Apologies but I won't be able to make this either. Things are just getting crazier around work and I'm no longer in a place where I can guarantee anything.

    I cannot wait for mid-April to come and go.
     
  4. Deb

    Deb Moderator

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    Ooops, I am in NYC, so I will miss too. I did vote earlier in the week, so you can remove my vote and now its tied :p
     
  5. Nejtun

    Nejtun Moderator

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    I wont be able to participate tonight, I have not been well enough to put more than an hour in iracing this week ( used the time to spam Elite Dangerous a bit though !) Apologies all, got hospital next week as well so won't be back for league until at least the week after that.
    bummer.
     
  6. Noodleguitar

    Noodleguitar Moderator

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    I'm hosting the qualifying session now.
     
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  7. SavreticD

    SavreticD Core

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  8. SavreticD

    SavreticD Core

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    Yeah Club.Ok, see you next week,don't have motivation for this right now
     
  9. Noodleguitar

    Noodleguitar Moderator

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    We didn't end up doing a race because there were only about 5 of us around at the end of the qualifying session.
     
  10. SavreticD

    SavreticD Core

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    And on Oky we had only few people,what is happening!?
     
  11. Deb

    Deb Moderator

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    Nate, I hope whatever it is, you get to feeling better.
     
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  12. Nejtun

    Nejtun Moderator

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    thanks Deb, shouldn't put me out of action for too long , should be back in the car ASAP , going for the Mclaren this season!
     
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