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[Special Event] 2018 iRacing Bathurst 12 Hours

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Skid_Marc_, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    Preparation for the third event of the iRacing Special Events calendar is upon us!

    This is a team event. Two Drivers Minimum!

    Track:

    Mount Panorama Circuit
    Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
    4.0 Miles (6.213 km) - 23 Turns


    Date: 10-11 February 2018

    Race Times:

    Saturday 13:00 GMT / 08:00 EST
    Sunday 01:00 GMT / Saturday 20:00 EST

    Race Length: 12 Hours

    We are attempting to get as close, in "Registering iRating" as possible, to attempt to get multiple cars into the same split. Drivers who's names are underlined will need to register the team between 12:30-12:55 GMT (07:30-07:55 EST). If your name is not underlined and your iRating is grayed out, then please DO NOT register for the session until after the session has started. If you're unsure of who is registering on your team, be sure to join TeamSpeak early, and we'll walk everyone through registration.

    Also, as we learned at Daytona, there is no reason to panic if the sessions don't launch immediately! ;)


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    BAND OF OTHERS ENDURANCE - #065 (Team ID: 58669)
    Registering iRating: 1778

    Anson Bennette @Anson Bennette
    iRating: 1778
    Marc Gammack @Skid_Marc_
    iRating: 2824
    Sam Roselaar @Sam Roselaar
    iRating: 2403

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    BAND OF OTHERS ENDURANCE - #000 (Team ID: 93325)
    Registering iRating: 1871

    Nejtun Cameron @Nejtun
    iRating: 2343
    Hans Mohr @ShadniX
    iRating: 1871

    BAND OF OTHERS ENDURANCE 2 (#095) (Team ID: 40248)
    Registering iRating: 1795

    Lucas Biron
    iRating: 2817
    Kelley Grant @Kelley G
    iRating: 1795
    Dino Topic @Slider
    iRating: 3454


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    BAND OF OTHERS ENDURANCE (#95) (Team ID: 49169)
    Registering iRating: 1839

    Jes Colman @Jes_971
    iRating: 2042
    Matt Holmes @Brainling
    iRating: 1635
    Ken Lindberg @Duke
    iRating: 2689
    BAND OF OTHERS ENDURANCE - Lake House (#078) (Team ID: 33095)
    Registering iRating: 1869

    Debra Bennett @Deb
    iRating: 1571
    Michael Belyea @afroducks
    iRating: 2557
    Bedo Magardichian @Bedo
    iRating: 3156
    Reid Wesphal @reid
    iRating: 1478

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    BROKE RACING TEAM (#70) (Team ID: 29132)
    Registering iRating: 1853

    Davey Riendeau @Fromthenavy
    iRating: 2545
    Stephen Morsillo
    iRating: 1161

    GT3 Cup
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    (Solo)
    Noël Lüneburg @Noodleguitar

    iRating: 4866
    **Please read!**

    Drive Time and Team Registration


    SCHEDULE

    The above schedule has an "Availability" tab!
      • Please put an "X" in the hours which you are available to drive during the race!
      • Please add the number of consecutive stints you are willing to drive (1, 2, or 3) in the bottom row of the chart!


    Please note that just adding your name in this thread, or on this list, does NOT guarantee a seat in the actual race. You MUST show up to group practice sessions before the event! Band of Others' #PracticePals will still primarily focus on BSS practice, especially on Monday, so please plan on slightly earlier/later practices, or even separate practices for Special Events! The final teams will only be made up of drivers that practice and actively participate in this thread! In 2017, we were usually pretty late getting everything sorted. The sooner we can confirm everyone who is racing, the sooner we can finish the schedule and finalize paints!
     
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  2. Deb

    Deb Moderator

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    I may test the Ferrari GT3 tonight just to see how it does. Probably too slow on the straights, but it might get through the corners really well.
     
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  3. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    I'll probably test both the Merc and the Ferrari and see which one I think I can last longer in around here.
     
  4. Brainling

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    My preference is the Porsche, but if we can't field a Porsche team my GT3 preference would be in this order: Audi, Ferrari, AMG.
     
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  5. Anson Bennette

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    did someone say Audi??? :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    Are you seriously asking? Or are you mocking the nimblest, and best sounding, of the German GT3 cars? o_O
     
  7. Slider

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    In order of preference: Audi, BMW, Mclaren, Ferrari, Mercedes.
     
  8. Jes_971

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    I'm running the Ferrari GT3. Ran it last night and managed a 2:04 but that was completely on my limit. 2:05 - 2:06's are probably my race pace for now but that will hopefully change with more practice.

    Looking for one other driver to split driving duties.
     
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  9. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    The Ferrari is a beast around Bathurst, for sure. Ferrari Baseline was about 0.2 seconds faster than the Merc's. Audi feels REALLY good zipping around there until you finish the lap and realize your 0.6 seconds down..
     
  10. Noodleguitar

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    That is why the Audi was so damn fast at Bathurst earlier, before they nerfed it.
     
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  12. ShadniX

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    The official special events page lists all of the GT3s listed above, so it should be good, I think? http://www.iracing.com/specialevents/

    I'll give the Porsche a test drive - just out of curiosity if I'm able to get it over the mountain on a somewhat consistent basis. If that works out as bad as I think it will, then I'm looking for a Merc team. Boring, I know...

    (Also, I'd really prefer a lower split for this one than the Daytona race...)
     
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  13. Skid_Marc_

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    I'll keep an eye on it, but until iRacing confirms the change, I'm just following the Special Events page. I buy that it is a long shot for iRacing to "create a group" of GT3 cars specifically for the event, but this is also very much within iRacing's control, just like adding a 6th car.

    More than likely I don't see this effecting us very much, either way, as neither the BMW or the McLaren are likely to have a team anyways.
     
  14. Anson Bennette

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    I'm seriously asking. The Audi is the only GT3 car i've been running all BSS season - nerfed or not .:)
    In fact, I was one of those idiots running it at Daytona:eek:
     
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  15. Anson Bennette

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    see above.

    Audi - main
    Porsche - alt
     
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  16. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    I'll be testing both the Merc and the Ferrari. If I can put down similar lap times and be reasonably safe then I'd have no preference on which I drive. In other words I'd be happy to partner up if I can make the Ferrari work and if you'd have me.
     
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    @Duke
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    McLaren were as stubborn IRL about their damned MP4-12c "McLaren" windshield banner as they are in iRacing.

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    Some 650s porn shows that they've finally given up on it.. LOL! (This is Scott McLaughlin's ride for the 2018 B12h, btw)

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    I whipped this up, hopefully it will work for you!
     
  18. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    Something about the post above won't let me add anything more to it. Maybe it's the fact that the logo is 9300 x 1496? That can't be it, can it? Maybe Photobucket down-scaled it.;):D

    Anyways, "LiquiMoly" over the windshield banner and centered on the front bumper, and some cars have it centered on the rear bumper as well.
     
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  19. Deb

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    I tested the Ferrari last night and it is amazing around Bathurst!!!! I was just using baseline setup and full fuel and was more than pleasantly surprised at how well it gets around that track. Slower than the Merc on the straights but I think you can make up for it in the corners. And the Mercs seemed to be crashing out and I kept tooling around the track. Right now I am faster in the Merc but can't put down as many laps. I think I can get as fast or faster in the Ferrari and keep it on the track. So, I think for me, move me to the Ferrari first, Merc second, same for Bedo.

    If anyone has a Bathurst set for the Ferrari or the Merc, please post!
     
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  20. Jes_971

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    Oh, I'll have you alright. We'll see what pans out.
     

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