02-07-2015, 07:44
Over a Vmotorsport we are running a few Time Attack events

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Gamertag: time: position on the project cars time trial leaderboard

GT3 cars only


Mount Panorama

Bathust Time Attack

Willow Springs Int Motorsports Park - GT3 TIME ATTACK


Big Willow Time Attack

10-07-2015, 08:18

Mount Panorama

Time Attack

The Circuit

Pit Straight
Located at the base of the Mount, what makes Pit Straight interesting is that the finish line is not the same as the start line. This is because if they were the same spot on the Straight, the race would be 1000.293 kms, not the famous 1000. It also allows fewer cars to line up around a corner before the green light.

Hell Corner
So named because of the crashes it's seen, Hell corner is the first of 23 bends along the track. It is believed there once was a tree stump at the corner, before the days of barricades, and that motorbike riders who dropped their bikes on the corner would be fatally injured and on his way to Hell.

Mountain Straight
A scenic, yet tremendously fast way to ascend the Mountain, Mountain Straight allows cars to reach speeds of up to 250km/h. Mountain Straight is 1.111kms long.

Griffins Bend
Named after the Mayor of Bathurst who opened the track to racing in 1938, Girffins bend has claimed many an eager driver screaming off Mountain Straight. This corner provides a negatively-cambered road which tests drivers to their limits.

The Cutting
The Cutting gets its name from the obvious: the track is cut into the rock of the mountain. It provides drivers with a 1:6 gradient exit at the top, and is one of the tightest corners on the track. Overtaking is virtually impossible here, though that doesn't stop drivers from trying. It is very hard to recover from spins due to the gradient and closeness of the walls.

Reid Park / Sulman Park / McPhillamy Park
The track between The Cutting and Skyline are referred to for the parks that surround them. This is where the die-hards camp for the week leading up to the Great Race, and even with the sounds of the cars, it is said their cheers and jeers can be heard by the drivers.
Sulman Park has the highest point of the track, topping out at 862m above sea level. Sulman merges to McPhillamy, which is the site of the long-stay camping ground, seeing fans hunker down for over a week before the on-track events begin.

Brock's Skyline
Providing breath-taking views over the Bathurst Region, Skyline ends with a steep right hand corner signifying the decent of the Mountain. After the news of Peter Perfect's death, fans flocked to leave messages of support and pride from a man who's racing career touch the hearts of many on the very walls of the track. Those messages can be seen here.

Brock Skyline immediately following his passing

The Esses
So named for its ‘S' shapes, the Esses provide a unique experience for drivers descending the Mountain. Accidents here force drivers into quick thinking as the line of sight coming off Skyline is slim to none. Drivers rely on instinct to master the curves coming down the Mount.

The Dipper
The third sharp corner in the Esses is the Dipper, aptly named as it literally dips off on the track. It is a steep, sharp left-hand turn. Prior to the construction of safety barriers, drivers would rely on all their skills to not only stay on the racing line, but the track itself after coming off the Dipper.

Forrest's Elbow
Named after Jack Forrest, a motorcycle racer who scraped his elbow away after dropping his bike on the corner, it is a sharp left-hand turn that leads on to the high-speed straight on Con-rod.

Conrod Straight
Conrod straight is the fastest section of the Mount Panorama track, with V8 Supercars touching the magical 300km/h limit. The straight is a considerable descent with a hump in the middle before again dropping down and entering the Chase. It was on Conrod Straight that a number of deaths have occurred; all caused from the excessive speed the straight produces. This part of the track was originally called Main Straight, though later renamed Conrod after a conrod failure that occurred in a driver's car, causing them to retire from the race.

Conrod Straight

The Chase
Added in 1987, the Chase was added in preparation for the World Touring Car Championship to adhere to FIA rules. The length of Conrod Straight exceeded the maximum length allowed on a WTCC track, and therefore was built to standard. The Chase breaks up Conrod straight and incidentally created the fastest right hand bend in Australia.

Murray's Corner
Murray's Corner is the final corner of a lap at Mount Panorama before crossing the finished line (interestingly not the start line). It is a right-angled left-hand turn onto Pit Straight.

Sports Cars
GT3 Sports Cars Germany Markus Winkelhock
Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT3
2:03.3091[6] 8 February 2015

ikasabian McLaren 12C 2:05'943 pos 134
lldemonii McLaren 12C. 2.06.692 pos 156.
frogpro007 McLaren 12C 2:07:188 pos171
Stormycans McLaren 12C 2:07.259 pos 171
Alsimo Audi R8 LMS 2:07:834 pos176
Steel Jockey McLaren 12C 2:09935 pos 225
ZonkedRaptor999 McLaren 12C 2.10.932 pos 278

29-07-2015, 09:12
Willow Springs Int Motorsports Park - GT3 TIME ATTACK


Big Willow

Willow Springs International Motorsports Park is located in Willow Springs near Rosamond and Lancaster, California, and is about an hour north of Los Angeles. It is a historic race track, in existence more than fifty years. Construction of the track began in 1952, with the inaugural first race held on November 23, 1953. The main track is a challenging 2.5-mile (4.0 km) long road course that is unchanged from its original 1953 configuration. The interesting elevation changes and high average speeds make it a favorite of many road racing drivers.

The main track at Willow Springs Raceway, informally called the "Big Willow", consists of 9 turns. The layout is built for speed, but combines speed with turns and elevation changes to offer a unique challenge.

The main track at Willow Springs Raceway, consists of 9 turns. The layout is built for speed, but combines speed with turns and elevation changes to offer a unique challenge. It is possible for a capable car to exceed 160mph on the front straightway.

Turn 1: "Castrol corner" is a 90 degree high speed left-hander.

Turn 2: "The Rabbits Ear" is a double apex sweeper

Turn 3/4: "The Omega" is an uphill and downhill section with camber change, this is the most technical segment of the layout

Turn 5: A quick left-hander that sets up for the fastest sections of the track

Turn 6: "Monroe Ridge" is a gradual bump. It is common for fast riders on higher powered motorcycles to lift the front wheel over this downhill section. A good line and drive through this turn is essential for a good lap time.

Turn 7: "Repass Pass" - a slight bend in the track.

Turn 8: High speed right hand corner. The lead in to this turn is the fastest section of the racetrack and coupled with the turn itself - probably the most critical for a good lap time. It is also the fastest turn on any racetrack west of the Mississippi River.

Turn 9: Decreasing radius right hander, with a big dip right before the apex. A good line through this turn is crucial for top speed on the front straightway to the start/finish line.

Post your Gamertag,Car used and clean lap time that you have managed to get around Willow Springs International Motorsports Park. Also the position on the time trial leader board. How quick are you?

Real Track Records(as per Willow Springs Website)
WSIR Auto Lap Records

Driver - Michael Lewis
Sanc. - SCCA
Car - GT-3
Time - 01:27.033
Year - 5/96
Avg. - 99 mph

Time Attack is a regular event at the Willow Springs Raceway

Willow Springs International Motorsports Park

Steel Jockey McLaren 12C GT3 1:13:967 time trial screen shot
ikasabian McLaren 12C GT3 1:14:188 pos 119
Stormycans Mclaren 12c gt3 1:15.941 pos 197
frogpro007 Audi gt3 1:15:965 Pos 172
ZonkedRaptor999 BMW M3 GT 1:17:310 pos 249

13-08-2015, 04:26
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13-08-2015, 08:52
Firstly thanks for the track information. Some really interesting stuff in there :)

I may well sign up to this. I'll have a look at the weekend.

14-08-2015, 03:45
Firstly thanks for the track information. Some really interesting stuff in there :)

I may well sign up to this. I'll have a look at the weekend.

GO for it, we also run a league race of a monday night. last race of the current GT3 series this Monday. then onto a new series formula gulf 1000

31-08-2015, 01:37
our fg1000 series starts tonight if anyone is interested 31/8/15 7.30pm EST Australia