PS4 - AOR GT3 S12 - PS4 Tier 1 - Round 3 - Long Beach - 20.02.19 @8pm UK time | ApexOnlineRacing.com

PS4 AOR GT3 S12 - PS4 Tier 1 - Round 3 - Long Beach - 20.02.19 @8pm UK time


VSR Davidben

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ROUND 3 - Long Beach

Event Information:
Date: Wednesday February 20th 2019
Lobby opens: 7:45pm (UK time)
● Event starts: 8:00pm (UK time)
● Event format:
  • Qualifying: 10 minutes
  • Race: 46 laps (1 formation lap + 45 race laps)
● Weather Conditions:
For weather conditions and progression, please visit the Weather Center

● In-game time-of-day information:
  • In-game date 07/04/2019
  • Qualifying time: 07 April 2019 01:00 (AM)
  • Race start time: 07 April 2019 02:00 (AM)
Manual Rolling Start Information:
Formation Point:


Acceleration Zone:


If you are unsure about the Manual Rolling Start procedure, please read the instructions and watch the explanatory video.

Notices:
● Rules & regulations:
Before you take to the track in the league race, make sure you are fully aware of the rules and regulations of the leagues. As a driver in our leagues, you are required to do your very best to ensure clean and fair racing at all times.
● No-shows: If you are unable to attend the race, please inform the League Coordinator and leave a post in this thread BEFORE the race takes place. Note the rules of participation here.
● Lobby settings: If you are unsure about the rest of the lobby settings that will be used, look here.
● Save your replay: As a means of helping the stewards with any enquiries, all drivers are required to save their race replays and keep it stored for at least one week after the race has taken place. If you are involved in an incident or see something during the race that you feel needs to be investigated, you are free to make a stewards enquiry - however if enquiries are submitted without replay or race footage available, it is likely we can't do anything.

Useful Links:
League Information
Race Calendar
League Rules


Informed No Shows:
 
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VSR Davidben

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Welcome to Long Beach!

Traditionally the grand prix at Long Beach is held in April and this year our GT3 league is one of the supports series. A street circuit will always come with some extra challenges, even though the track is quite wide at most parts in comparison with some other street tracks. Overtaking will be a challenge, but if you manage to avoid any kind of damage, you will get a good result. The race will take place under the artificial lights as we're driving in the middle of the night. Weather will be heavy clouds for both qualifying and race.

We return to real-time progression for this race.

And remember the wise words from a certain F1 driver:
You have to be alert on a street circuit!
 
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Slicker

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practice race sign-ups now live:-

 

Jarryd Vermeulen

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Looking forward to the race.. let's hope I'll have a clean race and no bad luck this time. See you boys on track
 

NICK-NITRO

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Do you mean the pit exit line? I remember from indycar league you weren't allowed to cross that with all wheels. Don't know what's the rule for this one tho. I would think for safety reasons no
I’m with you on that 1, take a look at the tier 2 thread as it’s been discussed
 
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NICK-NITRO

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Donington rule should be perfect
Unfortunately it looks like you can still extend a full car length into the pit exit and take the wide line ignoring track limits into t1 even though it wasn’t aloud in indy car:oops:
 

Jarryd Vermeulen

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Unfortunately it looks like you can still extend a full car length into the pit exit and take the wide line ignoring track limits into t1 even though it wasn’t aloud in indy car:oops:
So you can go right across to the wall and then brake for T1?
 

igor55

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Fantastic mate... of course when we see a car infront say in the pits we dont take that full wide line to be safe. I think people will use their common sense and not be idiots.
What's this common sense thing you are talking about :p
 
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Callum246

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On the xbox tiers, we are told to not cross 4 tyres over the pit line, we are still discussing it but I better mention this to @seppel165
 

VSR Davidben

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Round 3 - Long Beach
Driver briefing

Track Limits

For this track we didn't find any potential corner cutting which could not get recognized by the in-game track limit detection. Therefore all parts of the track the in-game track limits apply.


Pit Entry
The pit entry at Long Beach is very close after the exit of the final turn (hairpin) and requires hard braking at a section of track where cars not entering the pits will be on full throttle. It is strongly advised to try to ensure that any drivers alongside or immediately behind you are aware that you intend to enter the pits on that lap. This can be by either:
  • Informing the driver via voice chat.
    • With a short message such as: "P5 pitting this lap" (try not to assume that others will recognise your car from only your voice/name)
  • Flashing your lights a few times in the final section of track.
    • If you do flash your lights to inform of an intended pit entry, then you must make an attempt to enter the pits. Flashing your lights in most other situations is forbidden by the rules.
  • Keeping to the inside/right during and while exiting the final hairpin.
    • As this is not the normal racing line, this should help avoid the situation where a car behind on full throttle does not have time to react.


Pit Exit
The pit exit at Long Beach leads the exiting car directly onto a section of track which is commonly used as the normal racing line for cars on approach to turn 1 (picture below), and can easily lead to incidents if drivers on track are not fully aware that a car is exiting.
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During the race; cars exiting the pits have priority over the pitlane, and it is the responsibility of the driver passing the pits to ensure there is no contact, it is strongly advised for all drivers to run with the 'track map' section of the HUD visible, and to check for people exiting the pits using that, before committing to taking the racing line which crosses onto the pit exit.

However, it is also advised that drivers exiting the pits should try to help ensure that others are aware they are, by either:
  • Informing the driver via voice chat.
    • With a short message such as: "P10 exiting pits" (try not to assume that others will recognise your car from only your voice/name)
  • Flashing your lights a few times after you have exited your box but before the pit limiter line.
    • As it is a night race, this is usually quite visible, despite the pit wall blocking direct view.


During qualifying; cars on track, and on a flying lap, have priority over cars exiting the pits to begin an outlap. To reduce the likelihood of issues, people planning to exit the pits are strongly advised to either:
  • First use the 'Monitor' section from the pits, to view the full track map, to ensure that there should be a significant section of free track to pull out into.
  • Exit the pits very slowly (or stop your car before the section that crosses the racing line), and check for cars approaching using the 'relative' display on the HUD, before continuing.



General information
As this is a night race, drivers are reminded of the rules covering the requirement for having working/active headlights at all times:



 
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