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Race Review - Pre-Season Round 0 : Mid Town Ring

Layout Racing League - Round 0, Mid-Town, Race Summary

The pre-season race was one to remember, with tight, hard-fought battles through the field to the finish.
It was 9397 asserting his dominance and leapfrogging his rivals to cross the line and claim his and the series' maiden win!



Qualifying


The streets of the Mid-Town Ring proved to be tricky and slippery, catching out certain drivers throughout the session. Katila topped the sheets early before 9397 set the pace and stood on provisional pole before 6Speed's Getrag pipped him right at the end. Them being the only two drivers to dip into the 35's, 3rd place was taken by Air Support's Kadir, closely followed by World Class Lion's Katila, who took forth from Cyankill by less than 4 hundredths of a second.

GT4Tube put in a great lap to secure 7th, upholding the cruise community while Kage and biroot rounded up the rear, 3 seconds down on the pole time.

Race

7. Vinsu +6L Accident 8. Cyankill +8L Mechanical 9. Getrag +9L Mechanical 10. Kage +15L Mechanical
Fastest Lap : 9397 - 1:36.07
Penalties :
Vinsu 25 SECOND POST-RACE TIME PENALTY - DRIVING INFRINGEMENT
Getrag DRIVE THROUGH PENALTY - PIT EXIT VIOLATION


The race proved to be full of action and errors, with mid-field battles lasting from lights to flag. No one was certain who was going to win, with the pit-stop bringing traffic into play.


Getrag leading the field through the opening laps

On the start, it was boost-time for Getrag, creating a gap to the rest. 9397 made a poor getaway, with Katila and Kadir getting the jump into turn 1. The field was relatively well-behaved in the opening laps, with no major incidents, apart from a careless tap from Vinsu onto Rydh which sent the latter into a spin down into the Carpark Hairpin. Vinsu would later retire, nullifying his post-race penalty for the incident.


Rydh getting the lightest of love taps, going round down at Turn 6

The first stint of the race witnessed tough battling for the podium spots, with pushing and shoving between the pack, all with great respect. 9397 eventually came out on top, with Kadir and Cyankill fighting hard for the final step of the podium.



Lap 4 and the tough street-circuit caught out its first victim, with Cyankill clipping the exit wall at Saxon Gate Chicane and coming undone from 4th position. Katila advanced up to 4th while Cyan lost ground waiting for the drivers to pass before rejoining.

Cyan would later retire the car on Lap 14, after making 2 pit-stops following camber damage, citing the huge gap to the cars ahead as the cause. A pity as with the pace he had a podium challenge would have definitely be on the cards.


An error from drivers seeing free positions being given away

A couple of laps later, Kadir dropped it coming in to Turn 3, running down the escape route and letting 9397 up into 2nd place.
Kage brought the car into the garage on Lap 7 with suspension damage, taking it one too far with flirting with the barriers on pit entry, ending what was a miserable race in last place.

Getrag fell foul of the pit-exit line coming out of his pit stop, receiving a Drive-Through Penalty, which would ultimately see him drop down to 3rd place behind 9397 and Kadir, before retiring from the race. A sad ending to his race which was proving to be strong and possibly an easy win!



As the race wore on, drivers felt the fatigue of a street circuit, most drivers scraping their cars along the walls and pushing too hard. With only 5 laps to go, GT4Tube made his one and only pit stop, putting in a great in lap to come out ahead of Rydh, and began to hunt for the podium spot and close the gap to the struggling Kadir ahead.
Kadir slipped and slid, struggling with tire temperature with only 2 laps remaining, and the Cruise sensation was slowly catching up. With no safety-car in sight, it looked like the Air Support rookie would be easy takings, however, Kadir managed his tires well enough to maintain the gap at the close of the race and take home a well-deserved 3rd place. Rydh himself felt the brunt of one of the walls in Sector 2 and dropped back from the podium charge, leaving GT4tube to bring home 4th, an excellent result!


Carpark Hairpin, Turn 6


Podium Ceremony, (from left) Kadir, P3, 9397 P1, Katila P2

However it was 9397 who took the race win, setting the fastest lap in the process ahead of Kadir and Katila!

An interesting race with the turnout we had and we hope to see much more action in Round 1 of the LRL - Layout Racing League.

Thank you to all participants for this race and congratulations to our race podium finishers! Race and Qualifying replays are attached.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the series start formally.
Attached files
LRL Pre-season R.mpr - 4.7 MB - 59 views
LRL Pre-Season Q.mpr - 2.9 MB - 59 views
Nice Race summary! Good work Nova!


Nova become LFS FIA! Smile
Wow you put nice effort on this report. My aim was to get zero damage during race, and I succeeded in it pretty well, I think it helped me to preserve the race pace.
Provisional Event Calander - LRL 2019
Provisional LRL Event Calander - Subject to changes

Round 1 - Broker Hill National, GTi (8 June 2019)
Round 2 - Mid-Town Ring, XRT (15 June 2019)
Round 3 - Lmaoring, GTi (29 June 2019)
Round 4 - Scawen's Racetrack, LX4 (6 July 2019) [Subject to change]
Round 5 - Monaco, UF1 (13 July 2019)
Round 6 - Woodland Raceway, XRT (27 July 2019)
Round 7 - Rony RGE Sprint 8 Reversed, FZ5 (3 August 2019) [Subject to change]
Round 8 - Hong Kong E-Prix Circuit, GTi (31 August 2019)
Round 9 - Norisring, TBO (7 September 2019) SEASON FINALE

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Points system
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Points system -
Top 12
(P1) 18-14-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (P12)
+ 1 (One) point for Fastest Lap
Do you accept "external" layouts? I'm currently working on very accurate copy of New York E-Prix track used in Formula E season finale, it could provide interesting race.
Sure, once you're done just attach it here, it might replace the upcoming Avus track if I cannot finish it in time Smile
LRL ROUND 1 INFO



Round 1 confirmed will be this Saturday 8th June at the Broker Hill race track



Get ready for the season beginning!

WE3X_Broker_Hill
Laps: 23
Cars: GTi (XRG, XFG)
Wind: Off
Weather: Clear Day
Server PW: TBA
Mandatory pitstop: Yes
Track Record: 1:24.62 (XRT)
Previous Event: GT4Tube [TC] Fun Event 2
Server connect URL: Layout Racing League


Provisional LRL Event Calander - Subject to changes
Round 1 - Broker Hill National, Car class : GTi (8 June 2019)

15:15 UTC - Start of 20 minute qualifying session
15:35 UTC - 5 minute break
15:40 UTC - Drivers briefing
15:45-15:50 UTC - Race Session start

Rules > https://www.lfs.net/forum/post/1948610#post1948610


Round 2 - Mid-Town Ring, XRT (15 June 2019)
Round 3 - Lmaoring, GTi (29 June 2019)
Round 4 - Scawen's Racetrack, LX4 (6 July 2019) [Subject to change]
Round 5 - Monaco, UF1 (13 July 2019)
Round 6 - Woodland Raceway, FZ5 (27 July 2019)
Round 7 - Rony RGE Sprint 8 Reversed, XRT (3 August 2019) [Subject to change]
Round 8 - Hong Kong E-Prix Circuit, GTi (31 August 2019)
Round 9 - Norisring, TBO (7 September 2019) SEASON FINALE

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Round 1 confirmed
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Points system -
Top 12
(P1) 18-14-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (P12)
1 point for Fastest Lap
Looks super cool! I'll try to be there as much as possible :-)
Looks great. I was thinking FZ5 for Midtown, but XRT is always a good choice.
Quote from lucaf :Looks great. I was thinking FZ5 for Midtown, but XRT is always a good choice.

Thanks for suggestion Tongue
FZ5 and LX4 now make an appearance on the calander... hold on to your underpants!
Short vid of my first laps at the pre-season event:
Ready to kick some ass today Smile can't wait Big grin
You should add this to league section Smile
Round 1 - Broker Hill Pre-Qualifying Reminder

Qualifying for LRL Round 1 takes place at 15:15 UTC, today 8 June 2019.
USA, Washington DC - 11:15
United Kingdom - 16:15
Tokyo - 00:15
Australia - 1:15
Finland - 18:15
Server connect URL: Layout Racing League
Round 1 server password : lay0uts
Server is passworded 30 minutes before Qualification!


Server is open and practice session is underway
80% of racers were speeding under caution, penalties?
6.4.2 Drivers should maintain a regulated speed while catching up to the leader and/or Safety Car. Safety Car speed under caution is 100 km/h (60 mph).
Quote from Mikus1212 :80% of racers were speeding under caution, penalties?
6.4.2 Drivers should maintain a regulated speed while catching up to the leader and/or Safety Car. Safety Car speed under caution is 100 km/h (60 mph).

Hey Mik,

Yeah. Niko forgot to audit the rulebook, this rule is supposed to be changed. As stated in the Pre-Race Driver Brief where everyone was listening, I stated that once Safety Car is called, drivers are to not pass other cars, and catch up to Safety Car at slightly reduced racing speed, then follow SC speed of 100/60..

Rules will be updated, but this is why the Driver Brief is important.
Race 1 of LRL @ Broker Hill has concluded.

Congratulations to Trespasser for the close fought win ahead of [TC] Pete.

Race review will be published within 2 days, stay tuned!
Round 2 @ Mid-Town Ring will be held next Saturday 15th June 2019, see you then!
Will be better if you just get rig off that safety car, because its never going to be fair for everyone. Its not going to work properly in this game, unless you will have 20 spotters(i doubt) that will spot every driver if he is speeding or not.
Yes, agreed. Safety Car (SC) will remain, however, there will be a change in SC procedure to eliminate the "speed limit" issue, so drivers won't be lapping at different speeds under SC.
thanks for another nice event&layout
LRL Round 1 Event Results

Layout Racing League - Round 1, Broker Hill, Race Summary


We welcome the first official race for Season 1 of LRL, around the high speed Broker Hill circuit! 21 hungry racers put in their best but we see a new winner - Trespasser beating experienced counterpart [TC] Pete at the end with a better strategy!



Qualifying



It was an open guess to who would be taking pole position; a new track, new rivals, but it was AA|Mikke who stamped his authority once again to take a stunning pole position ahead of rookie AS|Kadir, who was the only other car to break the 1:33 barrier. Azyer lined up 3rd, beating LCS-R Texas at the end of the session. Pete put in a respectable time after little practice, and behind him followed Trespasser, MRc Michal, and our Pre-Season event winner, 9397.

Race

16. maneljuvi +1L Accident, 17. AA|Azyer +6L Technical, 18. [WCL] T.Soini +19L Technical, 19. AA|Mikke +19L Technical, 20. [MRc] KIG +20L Technical, 21. Sainted +22L Accident
Fastest Lap : [TC] Pete - 1:33.17
Penalties :
AA|Rane 10 SECOND POST-RACE TIME PENALTY - PIT EXIT VIOLATION

With a closely packed field, Round 1 was going to be exciting and so it was!


The pack ploughing into Turn 1 - incident free!

The start saw Mikke get a perfect launch to pull a gap down into the first corner ahead of his teammates, with Tofu BRO getting an excellent run in his more powerful XRG to gain 2 places and jump into 7th on the run into Turn 3. Further back, the XRGs of Katila and SIMOX moved up the order, taking places on the start. M3ciek got swamped by the pack, running wide into the run-off at Turn 3 and dropping down a couple of spots.


Sainted clipping the anti-cut devices, rolling - bringing out the Safety Car!

The first Safety Car period was triggered on the opening lap, with Sainted misjudging his entry into turn 5, turning turtle on the racing line. Great avoiding actions by drivers behind saw no further crashes, and the field now experienced strategy for the first time in LRL.


Early pitters taking advantage of the Safety Car period

Mikke, Tofu BRO and Katila made the call to come in for their one and only pit just as the Safety Car was called - taking advantage of the theoretically slower on-track speed; however, due to miscommunications, the Safety Car ended up too far down the lap, and drivers ended up driving briskly to catch up to it, before then following the SC speed. This meant, the early pitters did not fully benefit from their pit-stops!

Some drivers chose to pit on the second lap, and dropped down the order as the field passed. MRc KIG fell victim to a Bad Connection, followed shortly by Mikke retiring from the race.


Green Flag!

The restart saw Kadir lead away from Pete, with Michal and SIMOX promoted to 3rd and 4th following the pit sequences. The top runners, yet to pit, were eager to set the pace, and we saw what was to be a titanic battle for the lead! Trespasser was the man-on-the-move, making a move down the inside of maneljuvi before passing GT4tube for 11th.

The early pitters were keen to make up positions, and frantic mid-field battles ensued, with Trespasser, Texas and Jeff along with others providing the server with fantastic overtakes throughout the race!


The nail-biting mid-field battles - That's not the right line!

The middle of the race saw the dull period, with drivers putting in consistent stints and maintaining their gaps. Rookie Robert slowly slipped down the order as he battled to keep his car on the track. Meanwhile, Kadir and Pete engaged in a mega tussle for the lead, swapping places on multiple occasions before the latter maintained the lead, Kadir closely following.

Azyer retired from the race with a Technical (disconnect), which promoted Pre-Season winner 9397 up into 6th, but yet to pit; dropping back to the tail of the mid-field after making his pit-stop near the end of the race.
AA|Rane committed an unfortunate error, crossing the pit exit line and receiving a post-race penalty, dropping him one place, to 12th.
A slightly hairy moment with 2 laps to go with PitlaneRacer and the leader Pete almost saw an accident, and quickly followed was an incident with maneljuvi, rolling over on the same kerb that caught Sainted out, however, slid far enough off track to not warrant a Safety Car.


A close shave, heart-in-mouth moment



Race leader Pete pitted on the penultimate lap, hoping to jump ahead of Trespasser! However, overheating his clutch leaving the pits combined with the avoiding action the previous lap saw him lose out - just, to Trespasser, who stormed away and claimed his and the league's first win! Pete held off Kadir for P2, with Texas in P4 finishing best-of-the-rest. Tofu BRO finished a respectable P5 in a train behind Texas, with SIMOX and Jeff close behind.

With the fastest lap going to Pete, he gains one extra point!

Driver's Championship


An exciting championship is ahead - see you for the next race on 15th June for Round 2 at Mid-Town Ring!
Round 2 - Mid-Town Ring, XRT (15 June 2019)
Round 3 - Lmaoring, GTi (29 June 2019)
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Attached files
LRL_Race1_Broker_Qual.mpr - 5.3 MB - 48 views
LRL R1 Broker R.mpr - 9.1 MB - 39 views
Nice hard work Race summary!

pls fix


No shit quality Wink
@GT4tube, did you choose such setup for purpose? Your car behaves like and old american car, I mean old.
Cut my stream down to include just quali and the race.

Cheers for hosting!

@Nova, can you use the [TC-R] tag in the standings please? Thanks!

Quote from mbutcher :Cut my stream down to include just quali and the race.

Cheers for hosting!

@Nova, can you use the [TC-R] tag in the standings please? Thanks!

Hey Pete, nice driving! The messy SC period was evident in your onboard - we'll fix it for Round 2 - no more fiddling with 100kph on and off! Rules will be updated later today.

And yep, your tag is now changed! Server is always open for practice, See you for the next race this coming Saturday. Wave

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