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Endurance Multi-class Idea


Stevie

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So, I mentioned in another thread that I'd been daydreaming about a multi-class endurance thing.

LMP1 + GTE/3
- 6 round season.
- 3 hour races.

This is a proper 'Team' season. For both LMP1 and GTE3, no car can be driven by solely one driver. For every race, each driver must compete in the race.

With a 3 hour race, I presume that both classes would need to pit at least twice for fuel anyway, so it makes no difference. But, here's how it'd be regulated.

Each team signs up with 3 drivers. All drivers must compete at each round of the championship. If for whatever reason one of your drivers can't race, you score only 2/3 of the points of whatever you earn, plus a time penalty of equal to one driver swap will be automatically added to your time. Two drivers missing equal you score just 1/3 of the points for the position you finish in and an additional time-penalty of at least two driver swaps will be automatically add to your time.

As it's a 6 round season, we'd probably have a poll of either doing 6 rounds of the iLMS calendar or make one with 6 proper tracks.

But yeah that was my idea. No idea how much further it'll go from this but if interest blows up then I guess it'll happen.

Interest:

- @SmokingPuppy841
- @VRT Ringrose
- @Cloud
- @Marvin
- @ramdrop
- @TheKillSwitchh
- @Caspi4n
 
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SmokingPuppy841

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I love Endurance racing so here is my opinion.
I would go LMP1+GTE since they clearly work well together.
I think each time should Sign-Up with 3 drivers and if possible a reserve so hopefully no one is a man short.Also,if they sign up with up to 4 drivers you can rotate who runs each wee.
Their would be 3 points systems:Drivers,Teams and Cars.
This means that if you race solo you score for all 3, but your piers can no longer win the title.I think 2 drivers should be Allowed as long as you go ABA so their is still 2 driver swaps.
Definitly interested if it happens.
 
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Stevie

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If you guys know people who'd be interested in this/potential team-mates tag them in this.
 
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Marvin

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Definitely interested. Would prefer GT3 over GTE.
 

Stevie

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Final round is actually a super multi-class with LMP1, HPD, GTE, FR2.0 and Mazda
 
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ramdrop

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I think what you could do if you're using 4 cars;
-HPD/D7 Prototype
-GTE
-GT3

But then that is just IMSA lol.

It's a tricky situation because most of the ideas mentioned around here are already live series.

To attract as many as possible, maybe set a focus on free tracks in the calendar @Stevie
 

Stevie

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I probably would stick with LMP1, there's a lot of buzz around them still.

As for tracks, if I created a calendar, honestly it wouldn't be something I'd focus too hard on. With a 6 race season, I'd want actually good tracks rather than just the freebies. It'd be less focus on the cheap stuff to be fair.
 
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SmokingPuppy841

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I have a list of the 12 best tracks for iLMS which I will publish in a couple of days.Hopefully some of you like the ones on there.