PS4 - AOR GT3 S15 - PS4 Tier 4 - Rouen Les Essarts - 01.04.20 @8pm UK time | ApexOnlineRacing.com

PS4 AOR GT3 S15 - PS4 Tier 4 - Rouen Les Essarts - 01.04.20 @8pm UK time


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ROUND 2 - Rouen Les Essarts

Event Information:
Date: Wednesday April 1st 2020
Lobby opens: 7:45pm (UK time)
● Event starts: 8:00pm (UK time)
● Event format:
- Qualifying: 15 minutes
- Sprint Race: 11 Laps
- Feature Race: 23 Laps (1 formation lap + 22 race laps)
PC: Starting order top 16 reversed from sprint race and all remaining drivers from P17 downwards in combination with the manual AOR Rolling Start.
Consoles: Starting order top 8 reversed from sprint race and all remaining drivers from P9 downwards in combination with the manual AOR Rolling Start.

● Weather Conditions:
- Qualifying:
Hazy
- Sprint Race:
Light Cloud
- Feature Race:
Hazy

● In-game time-of-day information:
- Qualifying time: 27/04/20 09:00
- Sprint Race start time: 27/04/20 10:00
- Feature Race start time: 27/04/2020 11:00

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.

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Coldtyre

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Mar 17, 2020
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Gentle reminder to be careful on this track, at pit exit, at the hairpin braking zone, and generally with the curbs.

I expect there's going to be a lot of dodging debris on this one. It's the worst place to have reverse grids on, LOL
 

Davidgrundstrom

Formula 4 Test Driver
Feb 23, 2019
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Gentle reminder to be careful on this track, at pit exit, at the hairpin braking zone, and generally with the curbs.

I expect there's going to be a lot of dodging debris on this one. It's the worst place to have reverse grids on, LOL
wreckfest on the first couple of laps, especially when you crasch you get thrown back at the track.... key is not to get damage haha, this will be interesting
 
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BMTM_Shifter

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May 24, 2019
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WTF... First time I did this circuit in privat practice. First lap didn't even make it round at REDUCED speed :eek: .After 1 hour of practice managed to get round in a decent time. But needed to be very careful. one little mistake and you loose bodyparts. AND THOSE curves.....:sick:. This is not normal. Now I understand that they call the racing pilots 20 years ago Hero's or people with supernatural powers :oops:. Its going to be a wreckfest on wednesday.The one who can dodge the best wins the race LOL :ROFLMAO:
 

Coldtyre

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Mar 17, 2020
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You have to change your mindset and race like a 60s driver, not a modern one. It means driving at 90-95% of the limit rather than 100% , and anticipate that you will mostly use the middle of the road. It's a middle ground beween circuit racing and rally, you have to pick your battles between when to attack and when to leave some margin.
 
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BMTM_Shifter

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You have to change your mindset and race like a 60s driver, not a modern one. It means driving at 90-95% of the limit rather than 100% , and anticipate that you will mostly use the middle of the road. It's a middle ground beween circuit racing and rally, you have to pick your battles between when to attack and when to leave some margin.
Indeed, I came to the same conclusion. Don't go for the 100% but leave room for adjustment. And like always, be patient and at the Corners, Slow in, Fast out.
 

Fot79

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May 13, 2019
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Indeed, I came to the same conclusion. Don't go for the 100% but leave room for adjustment. And like always, be patient and at the Corners, Slow in, Fast out.
Any time reference? I have not found anything on this track
 

BMTM_Shifter

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May 24, 2019
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with my basic setup i did a 1:56 (after an hour practice :eek:) . Seems i need to tweak a lot because my straightline speed is not sufficient.
 

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Remember this ;)
● Standing Start: In-game Standing Start (for sprint races of the 2-race rounds only)
So the sprint race will have a standing start and the feature race will have the AOR Rolling start with reverse top 8 results from the sprint race.
 

Coldtyre

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Mar 17, 2020
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So qualifying will determine the sprint race and we will take off as soon as the lights go out.

Then, on feature race, does the admin make the grid?

Or do we just start it with a gris made of the sprint race finishing order, and shuffle manually during the formation lap?
 

Davidgrundstrom

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Feb 23, 2019
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So qualifying will determine the sprint race and we will take off as soon as the lights go out.

Then, on feature race, does the admin make the grid?

Or do we just start it with a gris made of the sprint race finishing order, and shuffle manually during the formation lap?
sprint race is racing as soon as the lights go out.
Feature race we will be standing on the grid as we finished last race. then wait 5 second, do a formation lap and during that lap reverse the top 8! and at the end a regular AOR rolling start
 

Michel--NL

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So qualifying will determine the sprint race and we will take off as soon as the lights go out.

Then, on feature race, does the admin make the grid?

Or do we just start it with a gris made of the sprint race finishing order, and shuffle manually during the formation lap?
Unfortunate there is no option for the admin to determine the starting grid.

● Starting order main race: Normally we all start in the position we have qualified in. But since we have a starting order that is based on the top half from the the sprint race, we need to place ourselves correctly during the formation lap. When the lights go out, everybody starts to move slowly around 10mph (16kph). Remember to stay as far to the left or right on the track to make it easier for cars to pass. Remember your starting position (obviously) but also who is in the position right in front of you.

@CHRSMELLYANAN could you post the screenshots from the results after the first race in the PSN chat Tier 4, so everybody can have a look where they need to start.
Please all remember you starting position.
 
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Slicker

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is this only practice and no Qualy and Race. maybe i join at 8:00uk because can't earlier. until when whil the lobby be open?
the plan is: 1hr practice session, qualy, 20 min race with race 1 settings, followed by 1hr practice and 20 min random grid race with race 2 settings
 
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BMTM_Shifter

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the plan is: 1hr practice session, qualy, 20 min race with race 1 settings, followed by 1hr practice and 20 min random grid race with race 2 settings
not sure i can make it but if there is no password involved i can try to join.