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Endurance League


What time/day would you like to race on?

  • Tuesday evenings (Race start at 6-7pm uk time)

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Thursday evenings (Race start at 6-7pm uk time)

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Saturday Mornings (Race start at 9-11am uk time)

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Saturday Early Afternoon (Race start at 12-4pm uk time)

    Votes: 3 42.9%
  • Saturday Late Afternoon (Race start at 5-7pm uk time)

    Votes: 6 85.7%
  • Saturday Evening (Race start at 8-10pm uk time)

    Votes: 4 57.1%

  • Total voters
    7
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Stephan

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Hello everyone!

We're getting closer to start our highly anticipated and asked for Endurance league!

Before we get going, we'd like to do two things:

1. validate our current idea and thinking with you drivers, cause this is only going to work if it works for you

2. Nail down the classes we're going to run


What we are planning is to run a 3h endurance race every 3 weeks and be in sync with the GTE leagues calendar.
Races would be on Saturday nights
Incident limit will be 50x
This would be a team series, with no individual driver championship, obviously.
Drivers are 1-3 with 2 being the recommended amount. iRacings fair share rules would apply
We'd be looking to broadcast this as well, but will likely need more commentators to do that. Know anyone interested in a commentary career? Drop us a line :)
We'd also enforce that the driver qualifying is the driver gridding.

Classes:
We have a few options here, please vote on top what you'd be interested in, multiple votes are possible.

Please share your thoughts and discuss the concept. This will only be possible with all of you :)
 

Justin || Taz

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I personally have voted LMP and GTE just to add some variety into it
 

Niclas Domino

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Yea Multi class all the way
 

Stevie

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Just to expand a little further:

- GTE I think is a given, and if we had a large number of them we'll run classes like we do in the GTE League (Pro and Am e.g.)

- Driver limit 1-3 means you can enter if you want to do the whole 3 hours by yourself, or equally you can team up with one, or two other drivers and compete just the same.

- Championships:
'Team series only', basically you're entering a car and declaring how many drivers will be racing that car.
 

SmokingPuppy841

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Oct 24, 2016
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I would like to see LMP1 and LMGTE (and if their is enough entries maybe LMGTE PRO and LMGTE AM) personally.
 

Rin Hato

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Oct 17, 2016
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3hrs racing by myself? Awesome!
 

Asger8907

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Personally I'd rather see longer races (could be less frequent if economy plays a role) since short races often might lead to teams slacking towards the end of the season, i.e making turn outs substandard.

Maybe the last race of the season could be a long race. Maybe like 12 hr where teams would get points every 3rd hour or something?

Still sound great though!
 

Jess

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@Stephan @Marvin I am happy to offer my commentary service for this event in iracing, since I love commentating endurance races. :) Did stream iracing with the new graphics card gtx 1070 in january and no lag at all. This is a good idea by the way.
 

poisike78

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I'm interested and this sounds like a good idea. Only one thing, wouldn't it make sense to have it longer, 4h? How would you split the 3h between the recommended 2 driver teams? Or am I missing something?
 

CarbonUK

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I'm interested and this sounds like a good idea. Only one thing, wouldn't it make sense to have it longer, 4h? How would you split the 3h between the recommended 2 driver teams? Or am I missing something?
if its only 3hours could possibly reduce the maximum fuel size to encourage more stops
 

Stephan

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Driver fair share is basically 1/4 of what an equal share would be. So, one could do a single stint, the other a double - would be just fine.

I think it's good to start with 3h, and if it catches on, gradually extend it, but that's my personal thinking.
 

Stevie

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I'm interested and this sounds like a good idea. Only one thing, wouldn't it make sense to have it longer, 4h? How would you split the 3h between the recommended 2 driver teams? Or am I missing something?
My hope would be initially, at least, the races are of decent length that if someone wanted to, they could do it on their own. This can then boost numbers rather than forcing everyone to team up
 

mike66187

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Aug 11, 2018
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Interesting idea, no clue if i have enough time for this as well
 

CarbonUK

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well i'm up for this depending on the race start time, just a idea but maybe a endurance season can last over two iracing seasons that means 8 races instead of 4.
 

Stevie

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Interesting idea, no clue if i have enough time for this as well
Just think, if you teamed up with 1 or two other drivers and competed in GTE, then you could do like one stint, be done for the evening and have got some valuable practice in for the GTE League. :p
 

Faerge

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Well, I've been following endurance racing for quite a few years now, so if you are in need of more commentators, I'm willing to offer my service
 

Stevie

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Well, I've been following endurance racing for quite a few years now, so if you are in need of more commentators, I'm willing to offer my service
Good to know. I'll be in touch