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[League] iRacing Season 2 Race 1 - B2O Blancpain Sprint Series - Mar. 17, 2017

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Skid_Marc_, Mar 17, 2017.

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Season 2 - Week 1 Track Selection

  1. Road Atlanta - Full Course (iRacing Default

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  2. Road Atlanta - Short Course

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  3. Road Atlanta - Club

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  1. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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  2. Skid_Marc_

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    Tonight kicks 2017 Season 2 of the Band of Others Blancpain Sprint Series!

    We will be running Road Atlanta, a prominent road course in the Endurance World and home to the Petit Le Mans! The 2.54 track is located just north of Braselton, GA, USA on 750 acres of rolling hills, with a height of 921ft above sea level at its highest point (turn 11), and 796ft above sea level at its lowest point (turn 5). The track features a variety of turns on the front half of the course, with a long 'straight' dominating the back half!

    Some things to keep in mind for the new season:
    • Car Selection: You have from Week 1 to Week 4 to run different cars, and see which car you plan to run for the season! Starting Week 5; you must commit to one car, and you will only score points in THAT car for the rest of the season. 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 to change the layout/track pending the following conditions:
      • We want to encourage close and competitive racing, so we may offer a shorter version of a race track to keep the cars closer together. ie, 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 bomb with a large portion of the community, so we may fall back on a community favorite if no one wants to run the track that the Official iRacing BSS is running
      • IMPORTANT: The Official iRacing BSS track of that week will ALWAYS be the Default track for the B2O Blancpain Sprint Series, it will ALWAYS be included as Choice #1 in the poll.
    This is going to be a rough week, thanks to a last-minute update from iRacing yesterday, but I'm looking forward to kicking off the season with you guys tonight!!


    League Format
    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.

    Qualify Race:
    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.

    Main 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 is only 5 minutes in duration.

    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.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
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  3. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    I think a short layout is preferred but we'll see I guess after tonight's head count.
     
  4. Skid_Marc_

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    Due to the new tyre model and lack of practice since the updated tyres yesterday, I think I voted for the full layout.
     
  5. Kinger

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    I voted for the long circuit just so I have a better chance and taking a pull on my beer down the long back straight.
     
  6. PancakesYUMMY

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    WHERE ARE RESULTS FROM LAST SEASON?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
     
  7. Duke

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  8. Skid_Marc_

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    Pancake, there is an entire thread created solely about the points last season. Its even pinned. Good job missing/contributing to it...
     
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  9. Kinger

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    Whew, not one of my better performances last night. (In either race.) Still a good time as usual though........ Congrats to the podium!
     
  10. Raysracing

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    Where does one go to introduce and get signed up for practices and races?
     
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    Thank you
     
  13. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Guys I'm unsure of whether or not I'll be able to make League tomorrow night? I thought I'd be leaving work by now but it appears as if I'll be here a few more hours, coming in early tomorrow and leaving late yet again.

    My apologies.

    Noel, would you mind paying for the Sessions this time around? Just remember we're starting an hour earlier due to daylight savings time.
     
  14. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    I don't believe that @Noodleguitar will be here either, but it shouldn't be a problem! Best of luck at work!
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    I got a lot done last night and have yet to see how today goes. With any luck I may be able to get out of here on time but probably won't know for sure until around lunch.
     
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  16. Noodleguitar

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    Good that you mention the DST, I'm not on that until tomorrow so I probably would have forgotten again :p.

    I can definitely set up at least the first qualifying session. After that I'm not sure if I can stay around because I have to practice for a NEO race which is tomorrow. I might be able to do the qualify race as well but I'll have to see.

    So to be clear, the track for this week is CotA combined with Nürburgring Combined right, limited to the Lotus 49?
     
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  17. Skid_Marc_

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    Perfect!
     
  18. Raysracing

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    Im a total newb, but I cant find the race under hosted sessions. What am I doing wrong?
     

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