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KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Mike » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:01 pm

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The KSR Enduro Series returns in 2018! Last run in 2012, we return with five of the most iconic endurance races in motorsports. This time around all drivers will be in GT3 cars, using the fantastic Simtek GT3 mod.


Schedule

06/02/18 - Round 1: Bathurst 12 Hours (Doubles as a round in NZrFL 45: APAC GT3)
20/03/18 - Round 2: Sebring 12 Hours
15/05/18 - Round 3: Nurburgring 24 Hours
19/06/18 - Round 4: 24 Hours of Le Mans
07/08/18 - Round 5: Spa 24 Hours

All races are on a Tuesday night following the real-life event, except for Spa which is delayed one week.


Download Links
Simtek GT3 Mod: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... earchtext=

Tracks
Bathurst: https://mega.nz/#!uNkw1YyS!eGuGLcve10dr ... a3ou5Tdp_k
Sebring: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... xt=sebring
Nurburgring: https://mega.nz/#!nQlCQRgL!Fd5qxj3nl5o4 ... H6-j0HLfjk
Le Mans: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... 1117395228
Spa: Will be posted 4 weeks in advance.

For those unfamiliar with installing non-steam workshop tracks, instructions are below:
1: Download file, and save to your rFactor 2 Packages folder - this can be found by right clicking rFactor 2 in Steam, going to properties, local files, browse local files.
2: Launch rFactor 2
3: On rFactor 2 Launcher screen, click on the box icon (second icon on the left)
4: Scroll down the list until you find the track name
5: Click on the track name, then click on install at the bottom
6: Repeat Step 4 & 5 for each track
7: Done!


Race Night

Note: Each Endurance Round there are to be 2 CP's (Compulsory Pitstops)

Timeline
7:30PM - Official Practice
8:15PM - Qualifying (30 Minutes)
8:45PM - Drivers Briefing
8:50PM - Race Start (72 Minutes)

Qualifying
A standard qualifying session will be used to determine the starting grid. Due to the track length, Round 3 (Nurburgring Full Track) will have practice and qualifying joined into a 45 minute session starting at 8pm.

Race Settings
Flag Rules - Black Only
Damage - 60%
Fuel usage - 2X
Tire Usage - 2X
Mech Failures - Normal
Practice Time - 45 Minutes
Qualifying Time - 30 Minutes
Race Length - 72 Minutes
Time Simulation - All races will have their full time simulated in the 72 minutes (i.e. either 10x or 20x)
Type of Start - Standing

Driving Aids
Traction Control - 0*
Anti Lock Brakes - 0
Auto Clutch - Yes
Driving View - Open

*The Simtek GT3 mod has built-in traction control available in the car set-up.

Crossing The Finish Line
Please refrain from post-race chat ("congratulations", etc.) until after all competitors have crossed the line.


Sign-ups

Be aware that the different cars have different handling characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses. Some cars may be more suited for a particular track, but then others will be more suited to a different track.
You must use the same car for both the Endurance Championship and NZrFL45: Asia Pacific GT3 Championship.
Please register which car and livery you would like to race with in the reserved skins thread to be posted shortly.
Then make sure you sign up at the Points Site, if you need any help you can post here.

Teams
There is a teams championship as well, so grab a team mate and register your team of two on the points site. Teammates do not need to be in the same make of car.

Car Changes
No car changes are permitted in this league.


Drop Round
As this league is spread over a longer period of time than usual leagues, we are allowing each driver to have one drop-round out of the first four. Prior to the fifth and final round starting anyone who has completed all four rounds previously will have their worse result dropped from the points site in the form of a points penalty. This way more drivers will be able to fight for the league title despite real-life commitments.

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Riftcreator » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:59 pm

POINTS SITE OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS FOR BOTH THE GT3 CHAMPIONSHIP, AND 2018 ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUES

PLEASE SIGN UP ASAP!

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Erik » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:37 am

I can't see anything more in the drop down menu than the previous NZrFL:44 Caterham 7 Classic round?

Am I looking in the wrong place?

Update: DUH - I had the "Historic championships" box ticked. :p Never mind, nothing to see here. :crazy:

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Riftcreator » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:55 pm

The below settings are now confirmed for this Endurance League.

2X Fuel Usage
2X Tyre Wear

2 X CP's (Compulsory Pitstops) You must stop in the pit box, what you do in that stop is up to you.

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Growler » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:48 pm

Riftcreator wrote:The below settings are now confirmed for this Endurance League.

2X Fuel Usage
2X Tyre Wear

2 X CP's (Compulsory Pitstops) You must stop in the pit box, what you do in that stop is up to you.
Good decision. That works!

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Mike » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:27 pm

A gentle reminder that everyone needs to sign up on the points site in addition to posting in the reserved car thread.

After you've made an account on the points site, click "Drivers" -> "Edit Data" -> "Seasons", then click the edit button on the seasons listed there. Please make sure your name is the exact same as it is in rFactor, and that your car number is correct.

If you need any help doing so feel free to post here.

Thanks.

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Mike » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:28 pm

The link for Sebring has now been posted.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... xt=sebring

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Erik » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:53 pm

I've downloaded and installed the Sebring map but I now have this weird issue that I cannot set a timed lap, no matter what I drive practice or qualifying? It's like the game is not registering that I'm crossing the finish line (to begin my hot lap)? Does anyone else have any issues with this on this particular version of Sebring?

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Erik » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:48 pm

I finally managed to fix the issue by starting an offline / AI race (at the back as I couldn't register a time). When I crossed the finish line at the end of lap 1, the timer suddenly jumped to life. From that moment on I could back out of the race and now practice and qualify work again as they should. Pretty bizarre but I'm happy it works now.

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Mike » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:21 pm

I've never encountered that problem in testing. And we have ran this track in a previous league without any issues. Sounds like a weird bug. Glad it's sorted now.

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by samk115 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:52 pm

Hi guys.

I have created an account on the points site and activated it via the Email link but when i try and login it says access is denied.

Is this just a usual needs 5-10 minutes to authenticate kind of thing or am i having an issue?

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Riftcreator » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:18 pm

samk115 wrote:Hi guys.

I have created an account on the points site and activated it via the Email link but when i try and login it says access is denied.

Is this just a usual needs 5-10 minutes to authenticate kind of thing or am i having an issue?
PM Riven with the name you signed up with and he can have a look, my access on there doesn't quite stretch that far.

Here is a link to send him a PM https://www.kiwisimracing.net.nz/forum/ ... mpose&u=15

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Mike » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:02 pm

The link for Nurburgring has now been posted.

https://mega.nz/#!SUVniazK!Fd5qxj3nl5o4 ... H6-j0HLfjk

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Riftcreator » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:40 pm

Been a long time since I've raced at that track, looking forward to it _b _b

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Riftcreator » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:54 am

Thanks to Mike for reminding me I hadn't uploaded the previous race results, all done now.

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Mike » Wed May 16, 2018 9:23 pm

Link for Le Mans for anyone who wants some early practice:

https://mega.nz/#!QwAxCR4A!1ioROxHPLyOg ... q_h0QmnQzA

This is the modern layout.

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Growler » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:35 pm

Can we get a server up?

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Erik » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:56 pm

The GT3 Endurance series now only shows under "Historic races" for me on the KSR Points Site but we still have one more race to go?

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Riftcreator » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:25 pm

Erik wrote:The GT3 Endurance series now only shows under "Historic races" for me on the KSR Points Site but we still have one more race to go?
uh oh!

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Riftcreator » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:27 pm

Well, it seems I have closed off the season ...... doh!

I don't have sufficient permissions to restore it, only Riven can. I'll flick him a PM.

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Mike » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:26 pm

Sorry for the delay in posting, but here's the link for Spa:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... =537632245

We'll be doing the 1966 version, in which the 24 hours of Spa was won by Jacky Ickx and Hubert Hahne in a BMW 2000ti.

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Erik » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:45 am

Just a word of warning.. the 1966 Spa track is NOTHING like the Spa we know today!

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See both overlayed - the black is the current track and the grey is what we'll be racing instead.

I've been racing the Porsche 917K on the 1966 Spa track and it is absolutely terrifying. This makes our endurance race at the Ring look like a drive around the park. 1966 Spa is held on public roads, so it's narrow and there are absolutely no run-off areas or armco barriers. If you go off you will either hit a wall, a house, a tree or fly off a bank. If you go off, that's your race over - you're dead.

It would be very helpful if we can get the track setup on the server for practice this week? I think this race is going to be absolute carnage :D

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Mike » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:58 pm

Server is now up, big thanks to Riven and Inspire.

Drop rounds have also been applied, and there are technically 8 drivers still with a mathematical chance of taking out the league, not too shabby.

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Re: KSR 2018 Endurance Championship

Post by Riftcreator » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:02 pm

Final Points.
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