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[League] B2O Blancpain Sprint Series - 2018 Season 1 Week 12 - March 2, 2018

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Skid_Marc_, Feb 27, 2018.

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Week 12 Track Selection

Poll closed Mar 3, 2018.
  1. [iRacing Official BSS] Mount Panorama

    7 vote(s)
    70.0%
  2. Nürburgring Grand Prix - WEC/BES

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Sebring International Raceway

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    We are down to the final week of the season!

    A bit of a conundrum in scheduling will require your help to sort out..

    Official:
    The B2O Blancpain Sprint Series does its best to follow the iRacing Official "Blancpain Sprint Series" schedule for that season. The track of the week is always the first track option if there is a track vote. This week's track is Bathurst. However, due to the "Bathurst 12 Hours" a few weeks ago, we already swapped Bathurst into the schedule for use as a Warm-up to the Special Event.

    Make-up:
    Of course, if Bathurst was swapped to earlier in the season, then a track had to be lost, and that track was Oran Park. Nobody cares. However, poor planning caused the same issue with Daytona, and we ended up skipping Nürburgring GP earlier in the season with the intentions of coming back and picking it up later in the season.

    The Next Event:
    To complicate things, though, we're down to just 2 weeks away from the next Special Event, the "12 Hours of Sebring". This being the final week of the season, we could swap out Sebring. This would also be a repeated race in the season, but it would be good practice to the teams running GT3 before Sebring.

    Keep in mind that our usual B2O League / Practice Pals "Week 13" Event should be IMSA @ Sebring, this season, as few people participating in the "12 Hours of Sebring" will want to run anything else the night before the big event!


    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. Kenadian

    Kenadian Staff Member Site Admin

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    Standings updated finally, sorry for taking so long getting to it.

    Let's do our best to fill the grid this week all and end the Season with a bang!

    C'ya there.
     
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  3. Kenadian

    Kenadian Staff Member Site Admin

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    I'm guessing most of the people who voted Bathurst didn't turn thousands of laps we did leading up to and including the Bathurst 12 hr.
     
  4. Noodleguitar

    Noodleguitar Moderator

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    I did 330 laps in 12 hours and voted for Bathurst :D
     
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  5. Kenadian

    Kenadian Staff Member Site Admin

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    Ya but you're an idiot so your vote doesn't count.

    ...plus it's your favorite track so your critical thinking skills are extremely compromised.
     
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  6. Brainling

    Brainling Core

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    I voted Bathurst too. I love the place and driving a GT3 car on Sebring does me no good for next week.
     

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