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    NVIDIA Challenger Series Round 3: Ford Falcon at Ruapuna

    I am still on vacation at the moment, but I wanted to make sure that you still receive your usual driver briefing on time. I will be back in work on Monday May 23, so AndyT is still your point of contact for any questions until then.

    Round 3 of the NVIDIA Challenger Series is now open.

    Enter via the Community Events screen in-game, on all platforms. You will be driving the Ford Falcon FG at Ruapuna Parl.

    Only teams which registered during preseason will be eligible to score team championship points.

    All drivers are eligible for driver championship points.

    In the 2016 season, there are separate Divisions for PC and Console players. The PS4 and Xbox One physics/handling code is the same. There are some minor differences between the two consoles and PC, which is why we have separate Divisions for PC and Console.

    Event regulations

    Please read the FULL regulations on our Esports website. It is your responsibility as a competitor to read these. If you breach the rules either deliberately, or accidentally, ignorance is not an excuse.

    TRACK LIMITS

    It is critical that you obey the rules on track limits.

    Drivers must use the track at all times. For the avoidance of doubt, the white lines defining the track edges are considered to be part of the track but the kerbs are not. A driver will be judged to have left the track if fewer than two wheels remain in contact with the track. These images from a previous Round may help you to understand what is valid, and what is not.

    It is possible that you can cut the track or run wide without the game penalising you, and therefore your time & ghost will still appear on the leaderboard. SMS staff will review all of the ghost laps in the top 30 positions on all platforms to check whether drivers have stayed on track for their entire lap.

    If we can see from your ghost that you cut the track or ran wide at any point, then we will not include your time in the official results.

    In exceptional circumstances where many drivers go off track, we may have fewer than 20 valid times in a Division at the end of the event. However, to avoid further confusion this season, we will no-longer consider times from outside the top 30 to fill out the remaining points positions if these circumstances occur. Only the top 30 event ghosts will be considered from now on.

    You must obey the track limits rules around the entire circuit, but please pay particular care on all wide kerbs, on any tarmac/concrete/painted run-off areas and in any areas of sand, gravel or grass.

    At Ruapuna you should be particularly careful on exit kerbs & run-off areas. Especially at "Flexopass Corner", "Pothole", "Crown Lift Carousel", "Cookram Nissan", and "The Rock Sweeper."

    If you are unsure which corners these are, please see this circuit map.

    Improved times with track cuts

    If you improve your time on the leaderboard, but exceed track limits on your new lap, then your time will be eliminated. If this happens, we do not roll back to your previous valid lap time. Only your fastest lap on the leaderboard at the end of the event will be considered for the final results.

    Therefore, if during a lap you think that you might have cut a corner or run-wide even slightly, please back-off & abandon the lap, rather than set an invalid lap for the leaderboard. Otherwise you risk setting an invalid lap that you cannot replace with a faster, valid lap before the end of the event, meaning you miss out on possible championship points.

    DISPUTES AND APPEALS

    If the SMS staff decide that your ghost is marginal on track limits, we may contact you to ask for additional evidence. The only additional evidence that we will accept is chase camera footage of your actual lap, not of the ghost. In light of recent events in the NCS, any footage you give to us must now include the final corner from the lap before your flying lap.

    If you think that your lap is close to the limit of the track at any point, please save the replay. Then if we ask you for any additional evidence, you will be able to provide us with chase camera footage of your lap.

    Failure to provide this footage can result in your time being left out of the official results.

    We may also request this same video evidence if you claim after the event that a lap deemed to be invalid by SMS staff, was valid. The procedure is the same as the one above. Failure to provide this footage will result in your time being left out of the results.

    Assists

    You should be able to run with assists on. In "Help & Options" if you turn the individual assists on, or set them to "Real", you should get these same settings in the event. However, only the chosen car's real-world assists may work.

    SMS staff during LGCS Round 2

    I am on vacation until Monday May 23, so Andy Tudor, SMS staff and the moderators will handle any questions/disputes until then.

    That's all the boring stuff out of the way now. Good luck this weekend!
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    can anyone please tell me why when i set a lap time and save it ,the time of the ghost is .001 slower than the leaderboard ???

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    Can anyone answer why I can change Anti Roll Bars and Brake bias using mapped functions on PS4. Surely those should be at default in a non tuning competition and non changeable. My lap was set without using those but then I found out I can change them when by mistake I pressed the wrong key in my keyboard when trying to change seat position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSchoonsBeard View Post
    Can anyone answer why I can change Anti Roll Bars and Brake bias using mapped functions on PS4. Surely those should be at default in a non tuning competition and non changeable. My lap was set without using those but then I found out I can change them when by mistake I pressed the wrong key in my keyboard when trying to change seat position.
    The answer in the last round was if it is mapable it is not seen as part of the car default setup
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    I believe you couldn't adjust roll bars in the previous rounds, so i guess because they're not available in real life on those cars(?), but V8's do have adjustment of roll bars from the cockpit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmch15 View Post
    I believe you couldn't adjust roll bars in the previous rounds, so i guess because they're not available in real life on those cars(?), but V8's do have adjustment of roll bars from the cockpit.
    That's correct. It's fine to adjust the roll bars from the cockpit in this round.

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    Nice to see you on the leaderboard Andy G
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Barron View Post
    That's correct. It's fine to adjust the roll bars from the cockpit in this round.
    OK. Thanks guys. I'll explain it to the guys in our teams.
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    I have to hand it to those guys with the 1m17 laps, that took way more skill than I possess . The top-10 battle was quite tight wasn't it

    Attachment 233532

    As with Round 2, 4th to 8th place are separated by just one tenth of a second .

    I have to say, once you are dialled in to how the Falcon drives, it's a lot of fun. But the road to that point is teeth-gnashingly frustrating . Really looking forward to driving this again at Bathurst for the final round .

    Congrats again to the top 3, those are all simply astonishing laps. At the start I knew we'd see very low 1m18 times and maybe somebody would break into the 17s. I didn't expect to see times quite that far into the 17s, so hat's off to you three .

    Me, I'm quite chuffed with 8th and nice to see fellow RSR Team Alpha teammate JetPistol in the points aswell .


    EDIT : The above is all assuming that the laps are valid of course.
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    Morning,

    did not make it in the top but I want to share some experiences I made regarding ghost upload, etc.
    Maybe it helps if you might want to improove the game:


    I tried a little on friday and once more on saturday.

    Friday I have set a 1.20.638 - the ghost uploaded showed a 1.25.xxx. So a wrong ghost has been uploaded.
    Before I tried once more on saturday, I checked the board, same time and same wrong ghost (Nothing updated on the server as assumed here before).

    Then I improoved a little and made a 1.20.332 - the ghost then uploaded was showing a 1.21.xxx.
    2nd time a wrong ghost got uploaded.

    The ghost uploading process seems to be very buggy to me, there seems to be no reliability to have the right ghost on the leaderboard. I ask myself if this is a reason why so many ghosts were off track the last event and have been disqualified.


    The white line on the right side of the straight before the last turn in Ruapuana is floating above the ground (has also been reported by some ppl after the track has been released last year).

    On Ruapuana I could have 2 wheels on the track but the trackdetection invalidated the lap (I recongnized this between corner 7-8).

    There were some ppl on the leaderboard which had a time and ghost but no name. When I picked such a ghost, the ghost ingame was just named 'ghost'.


    cheers
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