Congratulations to Inex for winning the championship, and to SR2 for winning the race.
Our race was compromised badly by the last SC as we didn't have enough margin on our tyre wear to pit when the SC came out. Unlucky for us, as it probably cost us 2nd place in the team standings.
Anyway, the race itself was fun even though I managed to screw up our driver change halfway so I had to do 3 hours straight. Only criticism I have is that I got divebombed a few times and one time I got barge-passed so that's something that can be improved imo.
Imo, only Fe25 was a real FXR-track. The problem rather was the FZR being restricted too much, I think.
Problem is that at long tracks this will worsen the icecubing of the tyres, making accidents more likely to happen after restart, and at short tracks (like upcoming race) the harmonica-effect caused by doing this with 30 cars on-track may still mess up the restart.
First of all, thanks for this nice effort to bring some proper GTR-racing back to day-to-day LFS-racing.
I agree with Rudi here, you guys should try running regular restrictions. Even if people have the skills to adapt their setups, I think most don't want to put in the effort of doing it to drive on a server that is mostly empty to begin with. Besides, to me personally as a relatively experienced GTR-driver, it's totally unattractive to have to do races in GT3-spec to be able to race a regular GTR-race later on.
You're mostly fishing from the same pool of drivers as those that are driving on cargame and the AMG/AS3-server, plus those that are driving GTAL/IGTC/MoE/etc. So in my opinion, to make it easily accessible and attractive to those drivers, it would be best to make the server unrestricted GTR/NGT as GT2 is already available on cargame. In this spec, the rookies will generally keep out of the GTR-action both in class and on track (on longer tracks GTR's normally won't lap NGT's in a 15-minute race), and the NGT-class seems to be quite popular among GTR-drivers as well. I know this is being done already, but what the heck
If the server proves to be popular and the threshold to be promoted to GTR-class isn't too high, I'd gladly drive a couple of races in an UFR, anyway.
I can't check the tracker while racing and I didn't get a message from my team that we were fighting for position. If it's true what you're saying and if the rules say the blue flag doesn't apply in a situation like this, the protest still stands for causing an accident. I simply wasn't given enough room through T1.