Welcome to the 2012-A Le Mans Race Series! As the name suggests, this race is for Le Mans Cars. Please read the following below if you wish to partake. If you already participated in the 2012-S season, you can skip down to the "Major Changes" segment.
We race in private rooms, in order to keep out unwanted strangers. If you wish to partake in this event, please send a Friend Request to PSN account "Gojet-64".
If this is overwhelming, feel free to ask us any questions.
For the most part, this is all you really need to know. Keep reading below for detailed info.
No rules can be changed on the day of a race.
Because of the speed differences between LMP and GT, drivers of both classes are expected to avoid hindering each others' races.
GT drivers should always be prepared to yield their position to faster LMP cars, especially on straits. LMP drivers should always remain aware of GT drivers. LMP drivers do not have the right to ignore GT drivers.
However, no matter how much emphasis is placed on LMP and GT drivers staying aware of each other, accidents will happen throughout the season. As mentioned above, bad-talking other drivers is not desirable.
The GT class will be open to any race car, to ensure simplicity. This includes RM cars, DLC touring cars, as well as race cars from other racing series'.
The following cars will be allowed to race in the LMP class.
Audi R8 Race Car
Audi R10 TDi Race Car
Bentley Speed 8 Race Car
BMW V12 LMR Race Car
Jaguar XJR-9 LM Race Car
Mazda 787B Race Car
Mercedes-Benz Sauber C9 Race Car
Nissan R89C Race Car
Nissan R92CP Race Car
Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car
Pescarlo C60 Hybride - Judd Race Car
Pescarlo Courage C60 - Peugeot Race Car
Pescarlo Courage - Judd GV5 Race Car
Peugeot 905 Race Car
Peugeot 908 Race Car
Toyota GT-ONE Race Car (TS020)
Toyota MINOLTA 88C-V Race Car
Each race will take place on Sunday, at 12:00 PM Eastern U.S. Time, starting on the first Sunday in August (August 5th). Each race will be about 45 minutes long, and require at least one or two pit stops. Each race can be postponed to a maximum of 20 minutes.
At the end of each segment will be an endurance special. These races will be about 90 minutes long and award double points.
Optional Test Sessions
July 22nd ------- Free run and short races
July 29th ------- Full race test (Le Mans 12 laps)
Autodromo Nazionale de Monza ---------- 26 laps Results
Rome ---------------------------------- 45 laps Results
Cape Ring (full) ------------------------- 20 laps Results
Suzuka 280 km------------------------ 48 laps Results
Fuji Speedway F ------------------------ 30 laps Results
Special Stage Route 5 ------------------ 32 laps Results
Daytona Road Course ------------------- 25 laps Results
Nürburgring 12 Lap Endurance -------- 12 laps Results
Nürburgring GP/F ----------------------- 35 laps Results
Tokyo R246 ---------------------------- 30 laps
Grand Valley Speedway ----------------- 40 laps
200 Miles of Spa ---------------------- 46 laps
Indianapolis Oval ----------------------- 60 laps
Circuito de Madrid ---------------------- 34 laps
Twin Ring Motegi ----------------------- 25 laps
1.5 hours of Le Mans ------------------ 25 laps
Endurance Race Info
Track: Suzuka Circuit (Weather Change)
Time Progression: N/A
Start Time: N/A
Nürburgring 12 Lap Endurance
Track: Nürburgring 24H (Time/Weather Change)
Time Progression: 16
Start Time: 16:00
200 Miles of Spa
Track: Circuit de Spa Franchorchamps (Weather Change)
Time Progression: N/A
Start Time: N/A
1.5 Hours of Le Mans
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe 2009 (Time/Weather Change)
Time Progression: 16
Start Time: 15:00
Due to the fact that some players do not have the Spa or Motegi DLC, only the top 11 normal race scores, and the top 3 endurance race scores, will be counted.
That is, if you take part in every race, your lowest score of each race type will be dropped.
This will keep the championship standings fair for everyone, whether they have DLC or not.
The following days will be skipped due to holidays occurring at that date.
Septempber 2nd (Labor Day, Monday)
November 11th (Veterans Day)
Upon room creation, drivers are free to practice for the length of the session until the race. There will be no PP limit during practice. (Although it is recommended that you practice with the PP you'll be racing with).
15 minutes before race start, The PP limit will be set to 625 to let the GT Class cars in, then set to 710 for the LMP Class. A 10 minute free-qualifying session will then take place.
For the Nürburgring endurance, these times will be 10 minutes earlier, due to the much longer laps. Once race time arrives, the race will begin. Races can be delayed for up to 20 minutes upon request of a racer.
All assists will be allowed, except for SRF (Skid Recovery Force).
There will be no penalties, light damage, real grip reduction, weak slipstream, and race delay will be 3 minutes (maximum).
All normal races will be sunny and have weather change turned off. The endurance races will be based on the real-life weather at that track, with the weather changeability set to 0.
Points will be awarded based on where drivers finished in their class.
1st: 60 points
2nd: 56 points
3rd: 52 points
4th: 49 points
5th: 46 points
6th: 43 points
7th: 41 points
8th: 39 points
9th: 36 points
10th: 33 points
11th: 30 points
12th: 27 points
13th: 25 points
14th: 23 points
15th: 21 points
16th: 20 points
Any driver who starts the race, but gets disconnected during the race, will be given 20 points. Regardless of how much of the race was completed.
Endurance races award double points.
Many prizes of high value will be awarded. The class winner of any race will win a Tuning-Essentials Kit, valued at 72,500 Credits. (Full Customize Transmission, Full Customize Suspension, Full Customize LSD, Racing Exhaust, and a Stage 3 Turbo Kit).
The top three finishers in each class of the endurance races will each win a random suit and helmet, and the class winner will win a Level 23 ticket. The points leader of their class by the end of a segment is awarded a Level 22 ticket.
The overall winner of each class will win a Ticket 1000. The top 3 will each get a Level 24 ticket.
Also, any driver who starts the race will be given a set of Racing Soft Tyres.
All prizes will be awarded after each race. Endurance races and Segment ends will have their prizes given out throughout the week, due to the daily limit of sending items.
Added GT class
Race schedule revised to include more Real-World circuits
Added DLC tracks, and score compensation for those who don't have the required DLC.
Weather is no longer random
Results from Nürburgring GP/F: 35 laps
|3||agent_geff||Audi R8||Late Finish|
|1||WAGG__da__DOGG||Nissan GT-R GT500||188|
|2||Gojet-64||Nissan Skyline R34 TC||180||-8|
|3||JCH8r||Dodge Viper CTS-R||125||-63|
|4||eciraing||Honda NSX GT500||120||-68|
|6||henderse||Ford GT LM||52||-136|
im in, i dont like that you have to run one car all year tho. would like to see it set where you have to change the car up a little bit
Yeah, I was thinking of changing the system, in that people can freely change cars, rather than be stuck with one.
I was considering adding a system that would not necessarily force you to change cars, but rather encourage it.
It would work similar to a success ballast. I was thinking that, each time a particular car wins a race, it receives a 1 point penalty for each future race. If the car wins 2 races, it's a 2 points penalty per future race, and so on.
Hey Gojet. Glad to see you decided to go wtih the 2 classes. Sounds fun. I should be able to make this again. I think I'll probably try GT class this time.
Hey Gojet count me in! I think this will be my third Le Mans season and I am looking forward to it. Not sure if I want to run LMP cars or GT cars, either way it should be a lot of fun. I wished the emphasis would be placed on trying to only run 1 car for the whole season or how you have had it in the past where everyone gets one free car change, but that's just my thought. Your series your rules, I'll be there either way.
Unfortunately I know I will not be able to make both test sessions as I will be gone both of those Sundays. Too, bad that would have been a great time to test different cars with everyone else.
All right! Lets Get It On!!!
Count me in for another season. I don't know which cars to use yet, but I will for sure use one LMP and one LMGT (if this is the right way to call it) for the entire race.
Question, we are okay to switch classes during the season. How will the scoring work then? If a driver switches back and forth between classes, does the driver gets two (LMP & LMGT) score lists? If two class scoring for the season, then at the end of season, there will be two 1st place winner right? If this is the case, then If winning the series is important for anybody, then you must stay with the class you start right?
Got to change my sig soon man. LOL