[League] B2O GTE Sprint Series - Week 4 at the Nürburgring!! - January 4th, 2019


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LEAGUE Race: January 4th, 2019 - 7:30pm EST / 12:30am GMT
PracticePals: Monday December 31st and Wednesday January 2nd - 8:00pm EST (January 1st and 3rd - 1:00am GMT)
Cars: GTE
(Ferrari 458 GTE, Ford GT - 2017, Porsche 911 RSR)
Week 4 Track: Nürburgring Combined - Gesamtstrecke 24h
League Page: http://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/LeagueView.do?league=1584

"'Ring"-ing in the new year this week with the ever-popular Nürburgring Combined circuit in all of it's 25.38km (15.77 mile), and 170 turn, glory! Easy, right?! Don't forget, as the 4th week of the season, this is the final opportunity to do any car-swapping you want to test out before committing to one points-scoring entry for the rest of the season! GL, and hope to see you all in practice tomorrow!

Ferrari 488 GTE
George Bates
Lee Belcher​
Linux Dominique Drole
Debra Bennett​
John Fleuret
Arjuna Kankipati2
Nöel Lüneburg
Hans Mohr
Kathy Smith
Ford GT - 2017
Marc Gammack
Davey Riendeau​
Elliot Roberts​
Porsche RSR GTE
Michael Belyea​
Nejtun Cameron​
Mike King4​
Matthey A. Holmes​
Ken Lindberg
Denis Savretic

2019 Season 1 IMSA Schedule;
Week 2: Road Atlanta - Full Course
Week 4: Autodromo Nazionale Monza - Grand Prix
Week 5: Watkins Glen International - Boot​
Week 6: Brands Hatch Circuit - Grand Prix​
Week 7: Daytona International Speedway - Road Course​
Week 8: Twin Ring Motegi - Grand Prix​
Week 9: Suzuka International Racing Course - Grand Prix​
Week 10: Autódromo José Carlos Pace - Grand Prix​
Week 11: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps - Endurance​
Week 12: Nürburgring Grand-Prix-Strecke - BES/WEC​

2019 Season 1 iRLMS Schedule;
Week 1: Autodromo Nazionale Monza - Grand Prix
Week 3: Circuit of the Americas - Grand Prix
Week 4: Nürburgring Combined - Gesamtstrecke 24h
Week 5: Twin Ring Motegi - Grand Prix​
Week 6: Suzuka International Racing Course - Grand Prix​
Week 7: Autódromo José Carlos Pace - Grand Prix​
Week 8: Road America - Full Course​
Week 9: Daytona International Speedway - Road Course​
Week 10: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps - Grand Prix Pits​
Week 11: Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans - 24 Heures du Mans​
Week 12: Silverstone Circuit - Grand Prix​

League consists of 2 sessions as follows:
  1. Open Qualify Session: Full Fuel - 7:30 PM EDT (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. Race ("Opt In" Inverse Grid determined by Qualify Race): Full Fuel - 20:40 EDT (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 between the 25-30 minute mark (25-20 minutes remaining).
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.


GOLD Championship
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 80% of the Leaders laps to achieve maximum points.

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

  • + 1 point for Race winner.
  • + 3 points for Race finish.
  • + 5 points for Race finish with 0 incident points.
  • - 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.

Drop Weeks:
  • 1 drop week will be included after 6 rounds are completed.
  • 2 drop weeks will be included if 10 or more rounds are completed.

PLATINUM Championship
A more straight-forward non-handicapped championship. This championship follows the FIA 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 points format.

  • +1 Started on Pole
  • +1 Led One or More Laps
  • +1 Led Most Laps

BRONZE Championship

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:
The B2O Sprint Series league tries to follow the iRacing Official schedule to make preparing for each week as easy and accessible as possible. GTE cars are utilized in two different series, which allows us a little leeway in track selection each week!

After each race, participants will be a polled to select the track for the following week. (ie. Our track selection for 2019 Season 1 Week 1 is between [IMSA] Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari - Grand Prix and [iRLMS] Autodromo Nazionale Monza - Grand Prix

See you on the track!

Don't forget about Practice Pals every Monday and Wednesday 8:00p EST (Tuesday and Thursday 1:00a GMT)!
Did some laps ealier in the RSR. This track is incredible in GTE cars. Just enough grip to get some serious speed going, but also can be a real handful if you aren't hitting corners right.


So just ran an FFS, first time in 488 GTE on the ring. @Skid_Marc_, not sure who was running a 7:50, but that would be a real alien time. VRS had a 7:57.8. My best lap, last lap so on low fuel, was an 8:05.8. and time of day was dusk. There were over 37 GTEs in the session and I had the best lap time, next closest was over 8:07. Of course, as always on the Nord, most had no lap times. I was still finding a fair amount of green time. The 488 is very nice on the Nord :)
Did you remember track temp Deb?Mine is 27.8 dropping to 26.1 after hour or something.Ya,50s....I have no idea how to do that with full tank lol :D

Maybe 50s are Q laps?That ok but with full no way for me


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Yeah, Juan E. Lopez' time looks insane. He managed a 7:53 in the Porsche as well. What a pleb driver in the Ferrari. VRS should fire that guy. Looks like a worthless s.o.b. ...
Hehe ya,some people are really fast.I just dont know how to compare lap times now because it's not fixed weather. Not sure how much lap time is in +- 1-2c on track temp for example.Its really hard to compare now.

I did some laps 2 days ago, in iRacing date and time and default weather(April.1.2019 6pm) and fastest was 55 something but that is not race pace,just fastest I did on ful tank.I believe race pace would be like 58s or something like that.At least for me.
Anyway,I hope I will be able to race and I wish we can add a bit of time to our race,50min is short for this track,lets race longer here haha :D
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