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PC VLN Series Race 7 - 12 September - Car Mercedez-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 (social race, no previous sign-ups required)


I can and want to re-run the M1 Pro Car race on the 12th September


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Col.McCoy

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Hello everyone!

Our seventh race of the season in the VLN Series 2019 will be the Mercede-Benz 300 SEL 6.8.

There will be NO qualifying. A reverse grid will be setup according to driver points and thereafter random grid placement by who first enters the lobby. (explanation will follow in 2nd thread)

Event Information:
● Track:
Nürburgring Combined
Date: 12 September August 2019
Lobby opens: 19:45 (UK time)
● Qualifying: NONE
● Race starts:
20:00 (UK time)
● Event car: Mercedez-Benz 300 SEL 6.8
● Event format:
  • Qualifying: NONE (I will post the relative starting order as per sign ups on the evening before race night (reversed grid by points and newcomers will start according grid position after all point drivers have formed up.
  • Race length: TBA (minimum 90 minutes)
In-game time-of-day information (time progression): 2x
  • In game date: actual race date
  • in game start time (qualifying): N/A
  • in game start time (race): 19:00 (progression 2x)
Lobby settings:
  • Weather: Thunderstorm -> Medium Rain -> Light clouds
  • Assists: Realistic driving aids (which means NONE for this race)
  • Damage: Performance impacting or OFF
  • Mechanical failures: OFF
  • Tyre wear: Authentic (x1)
  • Fuel: Authentic (x1)
Rules and regulations:
  • Track limit and drive-through penatlies: OFF
  • Pit exit penalty: ON
  • Competitive Racing License: OFF
- Start: manual rolling start, no formation lap (See information below!)
- Pitstop: Manual


Manual rolling start:
Due to the length of the track will not have a formation lap.
Drivers (with points) will form up according the reversed grid procedure as published on the day before race day.
All new drivers will hold there grid spot, untill the last driver with points has formed up and follow after as per remaining grid position.
Make sure to familiarize yourself with the rolling start procedure:
(read here or watch the video)

Our workaround is that we get into formation after the Schumacher-S and start the race after the Warsteiner Curve. The acceleration is earliest at the 'line' but NOT BEFORE the last driver of the pack has reported READY.











Formation zone (end of curbs on the left)
Acceleration line (at the line): (wait for the last car to call READY)


Anybody that not have participated in one of the VLN races, look for all pictures, videos and spoilers at one of our previous race thread:

SPECIAL information
Following multiple tests and positive feedback we will keep the second single file formation for the rest of the season untill further notice.
In order give all drivers that occur damage in the first lap a bit of a break, there will be a single file formation at the end of the first racing lap!
For races that are done with damage OFF, the second line-up will help those people that had incidents in the first lap, due to their starting position (reversed grid).
2nd Formation zone will start at around the top of the hill on the Dottinger Höhe (Antoniusbuche) and Acceleration Zone will be out of Turn 1 (Haug-Haken) on the GP Circuit.
During the single file formation, the nr1 car will slowly (no braking just off-throttle) slow down to a certain speed. Pit limiter recommended when using 60kph as a limit!
All cars behind are NOT allowed to overtake when crossing the top of the hill.
They are however allowed to slow down less and join the single file in front of them, even if there is a big gap!
The cars that have damage, may enter the pit WHEN approaching the pit entry. This means NO OVERTAKING during single file!

Small video of single file formation point and acceleration point. Speed will be defined per race (this example it is 60 kph). Important parts at 55s and 2m35s
Single file formation zone (underneath Bilstein board at Antoniusbuche)
Single file acceleration point (out of Haug-Haken)


To sign up, reply to this thread with your Forum name and your [Steam ID]!
Drivers that have collected points and sign up latest on the 5st of September, will be guaranteed a spot.

Drivers (1/30)
  1. @Col.McCoy
  2. @TicklishPicklewickle
  3. @Kleinstein
  4. @wolfgang
  5. @Enton
  6. @ApexMaibom
  7. @AndrexUK
  8. @Royalt
  9. @WMDRMartin
  10. @Allaeddine KESRI
 
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Col.McCoy

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May 26, 2016
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Point system explained in spoiler below (current drivers standing included)
In order to reward drivers that return to this serie, a point system has been introduced with the first Social race.
This system does not reflect any rankings!
It only awards those drivers that show up for a race, finish them and/or take podium places.
During the 2019 serie, the system will develop and future class selection 'may' depend on the amount of points you have gathered.

For this race, following points can be earned:
Attendance: 1 point
Finishing: 2 additional points
Finishing 3rd: 4 add. points
Finishing 2nd: 6 add. points
Finishing 1st: 8 add. points

Following information is only relevant if we have a full lobby:
In order to keep the system fair and avoid abbusement of points by drivers that already gathered them, there will be a penalty for people who sign-up and not show up (or cancel there sign up less than 12 hours in advance). This penalty ONLY occurs, when there are 30 or MORE drivers signed up ofcourse!
The penalty for not showing up will be: MINUS 2 points, where you can never go below -2!
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Just sayin, the 1st race of the new endurance league will probably be on 12th september ;)
 
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Col.McCoy

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@Nila I hope to have some time today and tomorrow to test out the 4WD. As we are 99% sure can have some rain in the session, I just want to test the differences.
Probably will be single car make with the amount of attendance we had so far
 
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you can have the 12th september back as we have to postpone the enduro league by a week!
 

Col.McCoy

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@Kleinstein yeah sorry, didnt have the time yet. Got back last night and will do some testing the next few hours.
Will post the car and weather this afternoon
 

Col.McCoy

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Ok guys, we will have some raw racing/drifiting on our hands:

Car: Mercedez-Benz 300 SEL 6.8
In-game start time: 19:00 (2x progression)
Weather (sync to race): Thunderstorm -> Medium Rain -> Light Cloud
Race length: amount of drivers * 10 minutes (minimum 70 minutes, once all drivers are in lobby and the vote is unanimously this can be increased to minimum 90)

As for damage: damage initially will be set to 'mechincal failures OFF' and 'performance impacting'. However upon request damage might be OFF in total.
As for tyres, this car has 'track' tyres that are driving pretty damn good in the wet!
Track limits: they will be OFF for this race