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calvins48
03-08-2015, 19:01
| OFFICIAL RACE THREAD |

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DATE: Sunday, August 9, 2015
TIME: 5pm Eastern

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ2Ch8lMVPw


RACE SCHEDULE*:
Race 1: Road America (June 28)
Race 2: Sonoma Raceway GP (July 12)
Race 3: Watkins Glen International GP (August 2)
Race 4: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (August 9)
Race 5: Willow Springs International Raceway (August 16)
*Dates subject to change.

TUNER'S PIT RACING ASSOCIATION
The TPRA (Tuner's Pit Racing Association) is a prestigious online racing league that was established way back in April 2008. We were arguably the first organised racing league to promote and hold online racing on Gran Turismo 5: Prologue on the PS3 with just a handful of members.
Today, we have over 650 registered members from around the world and provide racing on Gran Turismo 6 on the PS3 and of course Project CARS on the PS4. We are proud to be able to post one of our Project CARS series here!
Please visit us at www.tunerspit.com and follow us on Twitter @tunerspit for more information, to join our league (for free) and to get racing!

We hope to see some of you on the track this Sunday at this event! Get Online And Race!

PARTICIPATION
If you want to participate in this event, please just mention your PSN ID in this thread. I will then send you a Friend Request. Alternatively, send calvins48 a Friend Request and we'll go from there.

FORMAT
-- Practice 1 will last 15 minutes.
-- Qualifying will last 15 minutes.
-- The race will be held over 22 laps. It should last around 30 minutes.

REGULATIONS
-- The race will begin under a Rolling Start.
-- Full flags and penalties.
-- Tyre wear will be set to off.
-- A pit stop will not be required for tyres.
-- Fuel usage will be on and set to Real.
-- A pit stop will not be required for fuel.

RECOMMENDED FUEL
To avoid racers running out of fuel, it is recommended to start the race with around 80 litres. Some cars have better fuel economy than others, so it is wise to test the cars to see what car can start the race with as little fuel as possible. However, these more economic cars may be slower overall (in terms of out-and-out pace) than their less economic counterparts. Please make sure you start the race with enough fuel.

UPDATE 3.0 - FUEL
In the soon-to-be released Update 3.0, the above fuel concerns will be easier to manage. First - the game will display on-screen how many laps you can complete corresponding to the current fuel load you have chosen, saving you having to work it out in your head or on a calculator.
Second - players will no longer be disqualified for running out of fuel after finishing the race. Update 3.0 will be released in the coming weeks.

EVENT ENTRY PROCEDURE
-- The PS4 Party Chat will no longer be used.
-- Just before the event start time, drivers will be invited to the in-game Lobby.
-- If players wish to use voice communications, they will be able to use the in-game chat.
-- Once all players are in the Lobby and have signaled they're ready to start, the host will start the event and Practice 1 will commence.


LOCATION: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, California, USA
RACE LENGTH: 22 laps
VEHICLE(S)/CLASS: GT3 (cars listed below)
TYRE COMPOUNDS: GT3 Hard Slick, GT3 Medium Slick, GT3 Soft Slick


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WEATHER FORECAST: Clear


LIVE BROADCASTING
Twitch: TBD
Ustream: calvins48

VOICE COMMUNICATIONS: In-game chat


[B]STRUCTURE & SESSIONS
Privacy: Private
Number of Laps: 22
Maximum Grid Size: 16
Max Number of Human Opponents: 15
Fill With AI Opponents: No
Opponent Skill: N/A
Opponents All Identical Car: N/A
Car Class: GT3
Rolling Start: Yes
Practice 1: 15 Minutes
Practice 2: No
Qualifying: 15 Minutes
Warmup: No


CONDITIONS
Weather Slots: 1
Slot 1: Clear
Slot 2: N/A
Slot 3: N/A
Slot 4: N/A
Weather Progression: N/A
Date Type: Custom
Day: 9
Month: August
Year: 2015
Starting Time: 14:00
Time Progression: 2x


RESTRICTIONS
Force Interior View: No
Force Manual Gears: No
Force Realistic Driving Aids: No
Allow ABS: Yes
Allow Stability Control: Yes
Allow Traction Control: Yes
Damage: Visual Only
Mechanical Failures: No
Tyre Wear: Off
Fuel Usage: Real
Auto Engine Start: Yes
Flags And Penalties: On

flatspunout
05-08-2015, 01:39
Where would one sign up for this race?

calvins48
05-08-2015, 05:48
Just post your PSN ID and I'll send you a friend request. :)

If you'd like to officially become a member of our league, then please go to www.tunerspit.com and join for free!

calvins48
08-08-2015, 12:28
Friendly reminder: This event is tomorrow! :)

Sproket
08-08-2015, 19:23
Hi. Is this starting at 10pm UK time?
Thanks

calvins48
08-08-2015, 21:54
Hi. Is this starting at 10pm UK time?
Thanks

Yes, correct.

Sproket
08-08-2015, 22:34
Ok nice count me in with McLaren #60 Blue.
So I've got to tune that one, a Formula Gulf, a Lotus 78, a 190e, a Formula Rookie and my LMP1 now. ;)

calvins48
08-08-2015, 22:45
Ok nice count me in with McLaren #60 Blue.
So I've got to tune that one, a Formula Gulf, a Lotus 78, a 190e, a Formula Rookie and my LMP1 now. ;)

Lol nice. Friend request already sent! :)

Sproket
08-08-2015, 23:09
Accepted. :D

chig88
09-08-2015, 11:08
Shame this is on a Sunday. I would've signed up if it was Friday/Saturday - looks good! :)

calvins48
09-08-2015, 16:30
Shame this is on a Sunday. I would've signed up if it was Friday/Saturday - looks good! :)

Sorry, only day I can really run my events is Sunday. We have another Project CARS race that runs on Friday nights however! Check it out at www.tunerspit.com! :)

flatspunout
09-08-2015, 20:17
Friend request accepted, just moved and internet installed this morning. #41 Ruf

calvins48
09-08-2015, 20:56
And we are LIVE!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/16840820

Sproket
09-08-2015, 22:21
Great race tonight guys. Congratulations to Calvin. Hope we get a few more next time. :D

calvins48
09-08-2015, 23:20
| OFFICIAL RESULTS |

Qualifying
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Race
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Congrats to the top 3: calvins48 and newcomers Sproket555 and flatspunout!!

Thanks to all those that came out! Great to see some new names out there, too. Hope to see everyone at the last race of the series at Willow Springs this Sunday, August 16 at 5pm Eastern! :sHa_biggrin:


We join the action in the video below just after calvins48 has taken the lead on lap 1. The video then shows the subsequent battle for the lead (and slight coming-together) between calvins48 and the pole-sitter Sproket555...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlwfEN5FwZQ


Sproket555 leads the field into turn 1.
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Lights alblaze, calvins48 chases down the leader on lap 1.
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calvins48 passes for the lead heading up to the corkscrew on lap 1.
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The battle for the lead between Sproket555 and calvins48 lasted half of the race!
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calvins48 oversteers out of the last corner on lap 12...
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...which causes a coming-together between himself and Sproket555, who takes the lead!
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Sproket555 then locks up into turn 1 on lap 13...
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...then oversteers into the dust coming out of turn 1, handing calvins48 back the lead!
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At some angles, this game looks very realistic!
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Sproket
09-08-2015, 23:51
I really enjoyed that race. We both took different lines round parts of the track. Shame the sand has glue in it. But that will teach me for exploiting track limits.
I have stuff to do next Sunday but will be up more races like that.

We do a GT3 league Friday's 4pm EST if interested?
Maybe we could host a little later and get everyone on??
Thanks again mate :)

Sproket
10-08-2015, 22:45
Great vid and pics mate. Shame I can't do willow springs.
What's on after that?

calvins48
11-08-2015, 12:14
Still in the works.