Thanks Cameron, I have had some layout PMed to me so i will put them in a file and see what one is best :P Good work
Edit - What do you think of this calender ? Made it 10 rounds because 8 was to short.
1. 20 February 2013 - FE2X - FE25 - Grid 30
2. 06 March 2013 - WE1 - Extra chicane maybe
3. 20 March 2013 - AU1X - Layout #1 from above - Grid 14 - *see below
4. 03 April 2013 - SO5
5. 17 April 2013 - KY2
6. 01 May 2013 - AS2
7. 15 May 2013 - AU1X - ??????? - Grid 14 - *see below
8. 29 May 2013 - BL1/R
9. 12 June 2013 - SO1X - SO11 - To allow grid of 30
10. 26 June 2013 - FE1
*-Possibly 2 races for fastest X then the rest - Separate Points table maybe (not sure)
16:50 GMT - Must be on server and Teamspeak channel
17:00 GMT - Qualifying Starts (30 min / 2x15 min sessions)
17:35 GMT - Track open for practice
17:50 GMT - Grid Stacking
18:00 GMT - Formation lap begins
18:05 GMT - Green Flag
18:35 GMT - Checkered Flag
18:50 GMT - Race 2 Grid Stacking
19:00 GMT - Race 2 Formation Lap
19:05 GMT - Race 2 Green Flag
19:35 GMT - Race 2 Checkered Flag
I am not 100% sure about the timetable. If the series goes ahead, I think I will change it. May be different for 1 race, 2 races and/or autocross events
Suggestions for tracks: SO6R(really, it's great with that car), AS4(makes for good races with lots of drafting action), FE3, AS3. Maybe SO3R.
Not sure about SO5. It's so dull with those cars. Very stop-and-start-ish, with no rythm at all. If you want a good South City track, try SO6R. Maybe SO3R, or even SO2R too.
As far as Autocross tracks as concerned, please consider using NDR's Mini-FBM tracks. They were made for restricted FBMs(25, 37 or 45% for the oldest tracks), but I belive they could work decently with un-restricted cars. Some have worked perfectly with 31%-restricted RACs in the RACCAR league.
I like the idea, but make sure you define very precisely before the start of the season who is eligible for the "rookie class", and who is not. Otherwise you will face some controversy at some point.
Standing, via LFS' standard procedure. Better keep things as simple as possible.
Better have a standard qualifying, especially for the non-autocross tracks. As I said, with this kind of leagues it is good to keep things simple. No strong feelings either way, though.
On an unrelated topic, I'm not a big fan of Safety Car procedures. I understand the need for it in critical situations in real life, because of safety concerns. However, it does bear an ethic concern because it basically washes away the leading cars' advantage, and often creates more carnage at the restart. It's a very artificial and "gimmicky" thing to simulate Safety Cars in simracing, when there's no concern whatsoever on "safety". But if you really want to have one in your series, all power to you, of course, you're the boss.
Last thing. Please, please, take your time before announcing your league officially. Give some thoughts to the observations of us independant obervers. And make sure you sort out every detail. Thanks. And best of luck.
On your timetable it looks like the full event will take over 2 and a half hours to complete. This would probably rule it out for me (and anyone else who has a family!). Can you reduce the gaps between qualifying and the races? Also, if it were possible to avoid 7pm (i.e. have it completing before then or after then) then that would be best for me. Appreciate not everyone will think like this, though - this is just my opinion.
Ye I will be looking at the timetable again. Also I think it is best to go on Sundays form the majority of people internationally. I will be changing the dates and times for the events and a few track changes.
Due to the tight calender for 2013, I think it is best to postpone this series for 2014 possibly, or maybe the end of 2013. This will allow us to get better dates with no cross overs with other series.