Monday Night Racing is a series of scheduled races designed to help introduce the broader forum membership to some PlayStation MVPs, moderators, and maybe a few special guests, who like racing in Gran Turismo or any other appropriate racing simulator (for now, we use the latest version of GT). Think of it as a social gathering, too, so chat headsets are welcomed, to keep communicating efficient.
Monday Night Racing will be an ideal event for someone who has not yet raced on-line before or for any GT fans who needs good drivers to challenge themselves, too. The bar-to-entry will be kept as low as possible, so please join in expecting to have fun while racing cleanly. While this is supposed to be a fun event, we do expect you to act maturely and respectfully to other drivers. We will be experiencing as much different content, including new DLC, features and updates of GT as possible, so these events will also help you to learn about GT, to keep actively racing in it, and to meet new racing friends.
The posted time range is for two hours, but some nights it carries on for a while longer, so you have a fairly broad time frame in which to join in on the fun.
Please read all of this post, and the next one, for instructions and tips.
To keep the racing organisation simple and to ensure that a broad range of cars are always used, the weekly events will be a series of general performance ranges escalating through the month (see table below). This will help to keep the racing open for players of all abilities, just so long as you keep within your own capabilities, you stay in your best behaviour, you race fairly and keep it fun for everyone.
Please be sure to know GT well enough, so that you don't hold up the racing because, quite frankly, the more you fiddle, the less we race.
Weekly race details will be in the next post and the event calendar. Usually, these will be posted around Fridays, give or take a bit, as needed.
Keeping In Touch:
There are numerous ways of keeping track of updates for this event:
Time: 8PM - 10PM Eastern Time (longer is more common, and please be on time for the first start)
Races: usually there will be 3-4 races per hour of ~15-20 minutes each
|1st wk||smaller street cars|
|2nd wk||smaller tuned or race cars|
|3rd wk||bigger street cars|
|4th wk||bigger tuned or race cars|
|5th wk||something random or specific, including some DLC|
A room number will be announced in the post below after the lobby is created. This way everyone can easily find the weekly group without using up your friend slots. However, only so many can fit into a lobby, so please either be patient getting in or don't hog the room if it is always full because others may be wanting to race, too. Disconnections can be a problem by losing room numbers, though, but we will just have to deal with them the best we can.
Room Number Instructions:
- in GT6, go to On-line/Lobby
- at the bottom-left, click on "ID"
- click the "Specify Room Number" button and enter the long room number given in the race announcement post
This allows you to enter the correct room, if there still is room for more players.
General Racing Rules:
- use normal on-line clean racing etiquette and keep contact to a minimum
- if you mess up someone's race, give them their spot back ahead of you
- keep two inside wheels on the track at all times
- no shortcuting, draft dodging, retalliation or other bad behaviour, including foul language or arguing (please discuss concerns with me in private)
- when re-entering onto the race course after an accident, give approaching cars the right-of-way
- no retalliation: if you have an issue with another driver, save the replay and contact me
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Monday Night Racing Weekly Details (if used, the club number is - 1003954)
When it comes to Bond cars, British Bond cars, one brand does not come to mind first - Jaguar. (Pronouncing Jaguar with two syllables is just as valid as using three.) One reason for that was that the older company that made the luxury cars didn't go after the promotional value of having their cars in a Bond movie. Jaguar Cars changed that, in 2002, with Die Another Day and in most recent Bond movies. GT6 also has the XKR model of the same year, only it is a "performance" version, which fits perfectly with MNR's 4th week plan. (Ahem, FYI, PDI did not include an armaments package in our list of accessories for this car.)
The Jaguar XKR R Performance '02 is a relatively heavy car originally put on Sports Hards. Hards were OK most of the time, but sometimes they suddenly just let go of the road. Not on a Jag, they won't. Because of its cost and presumed luxury, and more because of its over 1700 Kilos, tires will be bumped up to Sports Mediums. I bought a red one because I have enough British Racing Greens.
The tracks are a mix of fast and twisty ones, some of which we haven't used for a while and, despite the fact that DAD partly takes place in an ice palace on a glacier in Iceland, we won't use a snow course, this week.
Three practice club time trials have been posted.
"I think it would be foolish to get involved with someone in the community... especially James Bond." As said to M by the icy Ms. Frost.
"A vodka martini with ice, if you can spare it." James Bond
The lobby usually opens between 7:30-7:45 (Eastern) and racing will start at 8, so please be early and ready for the first race. If the room is full, try to attend a bit later. There ususally is room for more, so if you get a false "full" error, leave the on-line system and retry entering.
Monday, January 26
|Time||8 PM - 10 PM, Eastern (or later, depending on interest)
Please get your car ready before you enter the lobby, so that you don't slow down the starts!
|Car||Jaguar XKR R Performance '02|
|Tracks||High Speed Ring - Reverse | Côte d'Azur | Cape Ring|
|Laps||10 | 8 | 5|
|Max. Horse Power||408|
|Min. Weight (Kg)||1735|
|Tires - maximum||Sports Mediums|
|Tire Wear & Fuel||Fast|
|Drafting / Grip||Weak / Real|
|Weather = *||-|
|Time Progress = #||-|
The complete room number will be added to this post after the lobby is created. Don't enter the dashes.
Room Number: 1472-4711-????
I will try to make it, but the time may be a bit early as I get off work at 5:30 PST 8:30 EST and that is when it has already started. Perhaps if you started 10 Eastern then more people like me from the west can make it without having to drive at mach one home
This is an experiment to find out when people can race. Maybe, if there is enough support, we can race longer, so check when you get home.
If players can or prefer to race later, then the schedule can be changed, or we can alternate start times.
It all depends an the amount of support this event gets.
I just saw this event today. Would have attended, but I upgraded my Racing Station to the Black Diamond Edition Racing Station by SWERV_GRIFFIN Enterprises, and am assembling the new Racing Station as I type this post.
Maybe I can attend this Event next week.
Pics of the upgraded rig to follow in the Driving Rig Thread