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Race Green 300km of Westhill 2022 - information and discussions
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Race Green 300km of Westhill 2022 - information and discussions


2 years ago event at the Westschleife layout turned out to be success,last year's attempt to extend distance unfortunatelly was not so successful,so we'll return to original 300 kilometers distance this year. But to spice up the competition,we will add few more cars to last years selection of 5 original cars - a total of 39 different cars are up for selection in this year's race,all balanced to be on similar performance level to ensure that driving skill will be the deciding factor for entry's race pace. Cars' transmission layouts cover practically all possibilities - there are plenty of front wheel driven cars and all wheel driven cars,while rear wheel driven cars feature all 3 possible engine locations. Cars' weight ranges from lightweight below 600kg to heavyweight over 2000kg. Also engine size and power has huge variability - from 660cc 3 cylinder to 6.5 liter V8,while having also a V10 engine in the field,power ranges from 125 to 404 horsepower.

Also the track has received some updates - a total of 3 new sections have been added,one of them quite long,while 3 sections have been updated. Track length has been now extended to 14.42 kilometers and the track features a total of 84 turns (this number however is a bit variable as it depends from definition of a turn). To reach the distance of 300 kilometers,it is required to circle the track 21 times,where a good laptime will be below 9 minutes - with average speed a bit below 100km/h,the race length is expected to be over 3 hours. As always it will be allowed to race alone or in a team with up to 3 drivers - the track alone is an endurance factor,so it is highly advised to enter the race in a 2 or 3 driver team unless driver is ready for a proper endurance to race alone. A mandatory 30 seconds pitstop has been added to ruling this year as part of cars balancing and encourigement to create teams (some cars can finish race distance on single tank of fuel).



Timetable:
Sunday,12th June
15:45 UTC / 17:45 CET - 60 minutes open track qualifying
17:00 UTC / 19:00 CET - race start for the 21 laps race
* the shown CET time is current (summer) time - if not residing in CET time zone,always refer to UTC for correct time zone convertion!


Qualifying:

Due the track length an outlap is very long and takes more than 1/7 of the qualifying time - all the drivers should be patient and leave large gaps (preferably even out of visibility range) to ensure a clean hotlap! Organization is encouraging to drive multiple hotlaps back to back as it will ensure more completed hotlaps.
Multiple driver entries are allowed to qualify only with 1 driver! The driver who qualified the entry must complete a minimum of full 10% of entry's total distance during the race (3 laps in case entry completes whole distance)!

Race:
Race will feature an extended starting grid - cars will be placed on grid in rows seperated by 20 meters distance between them to lower the probability of early incidents. Every entry is expected to be familiar with pitlane entry,exit and driver change procedure for error free pitstops.
Race requires a minimum time spent in pitstall of 30 seconds. That can be done either with single pitstop or sum of multiple pitstops. Entry which has spent less time will receive penalty time added to his finish time,which will be calculated by doubling the missing time to complete neccesary minimum time and adding additional 10 seconds. Drivers failing to pit at all will receive 150 seconds penalty added to finish time (30s*2 + additional 90s).

Track limits:
Due the low average width of the course it is important to point out about track limits - track is defined by paved surface (asphalt/tarmac/cobblestones) and 2 wheels have to be on it at all times! Drivers may not cut corners over grass and also may not run wide on grass when exiting turns with more than 2 wheels. If such event happens due a mistake,driver has to lift off throttle to make sure no advantage is gained. Fastest laps in both sessions will be checked for any violations while other drivers might be randomly checked during whole race. Best way to avoid any penalties is to stay fair!
There are serveral sections where leaving paved surface with all wheels is tolerated - these are marked with white and red chalk arrows. All around the track there are posts on both inside and outside of turns - even if these have no legal use and they are just visual help to determine track limits,drivers still should avoid knocking them down.

Cars and restrictions:
To level out performance of all 39 available cars,an restriction table has been created - the used restriction method is voluntary air restriction in percents. Each car has it's advantages and disadvantages,but overall deemed to have relatively equal performance after our limited testing.

Car setup limitations:

Slick tyres are not allowed!
Mods configs are not allowed to have rollcage,crashbars and lightbars - please select configs without these (illegal equipment)!

Cars list:

Original LFS cars:
• FXO - 4%
• FZ5 - 20%
• RAC - 27%
• RB4 - 1%
• XRT - 0%

Mods:
ACOSTA STARLIN - 32%
ADDA EIGHT-R V10 - 37%
AHMED 2.7S - 27%
ALEXIS GR-2 - 0%
AM PHOENIX - 21%
BUNTA - 25%
BZ30 ROADSTER - 0%
BZG COUPE - 22%
CAMMERA 730 TURBO - 21%
CVF2008 - 0%
DEVIL Z - 11%
DORITO-FC7 D - 23%
EDM 540 - 8%
EM30 - 0%
ESPRESSO D - 0%
GE20 - 27%
GT-V34 - 10%
IBUSHA SAGA 2.6 STREET - 2%
PINEWOOD P110 DRIFT - 32%
REGINA 41S - 39%
SCHANCKE 16V - 0%
SDWIMP67 - 0%
SEATTLE - 14%
SOICHIRO MSX - 5%
SOSISON - 3%
TANGO MPI-R - 3%
TAZ06 STREET - 9%
TDN YANNY 20T - 15%
TEZZA GIDA - 12%
UF1 1200GTS - 0%
UZM 1500 TURBO - 16%
X13 COUPE STOCK - 0%
XF GT TURBO - 11%
XM-5 94 TURBO - 15%

It is advised to test several cars before signing up to decide the best car for your or your team's performance! Cars have different handling characteristics,some might be slightly less competitive. Cars list and their full specifications data can be found in this spreadsheet (test laptime and fuel range refers to 2021 layout where the testing was done).
Some cars still have WIP status and some do not have skins support.
Drivers are responsible to use correct restriction in all sessions and also in pre-event practice!
DISCLAIMER: Race Green Events is not affiliated to any of these user created cars! This means that organization of this event cannot affect existance and quality of these cars. We will contact mod creators 2 weeks before event start to ask them to withhold any perfomance affecting updates - before that we will monitor any updates and check for their effect on cars performance to decide if any alteration of restriction is needed.

Other info:
Blue flag behaviour - due long lap very rarely such occasion might happen. Even if the usual Race Green Events' rule of "you may not block lapping car's passing manouvre" is used also here,it is advised to try not to stay ahead of lapping car and let by in safe location before lapping pass is needed. Lapping cars still have to be very patient,wait for safe opportunity to lap and not force a pass in narrow turns.

Basic racing rules - we'll use as always basic rules of clean racing and judge incidents with common sense. It is advised to avoid any contacts in any situation to ensure clean and fair racing.

Rejoins - in case of time out,rolled or undrivable car it is permitted to rejoin the race. To ensure better visibility of race positions,the rejoined entry will receive back the completed laps as soon as possible - race administration will check the replay during race. If the timeout or telepit has happened before reaching 1st split of a lap,one lap will be deducted to avoid possible misuse!

Postrace action - after the distance has been completed,3 highest finishing cars are asked to take a place on a podium for post race media,located between tribunes. It can be accessed when followed the track - after the roundabout section on the left side of the straight. After top3 have taken their positions and photos are made,all other competitors also may join the area besides podium for further photo sessions.

Chatting - is limited during the race session. Allowed are short communications like appologies,thanking for letting by or between drivers of same entry when deciding when to pit and make driver swap,allthough it is encouraged to use external voice chat application (Discord,Teamspeak,phone call or whatever suits best). Race Green Events can offer a private voice channel in it's discord server if needed.
Unneccesary conversations will receive warning first and if not stopped - entry will receive drive-through penalty.
Not competing observers may not use chat at all!

Skins - specific car skins are not required in this race,allthough it is highly suggested to have a skin that displays entry number on car's side. Feel free to use event's official full logo on your skins! Also skins must fullfill lfsworld skin upload requirements and drivers may not use skins they don't have rights to use - like private skins of others or other teamskins.

Name format - entry number (may not be colored black or dark blue) required in front of your registered name,number and name must be seperated by a space.

Event server - server is online,is set in practice mode and has an Airio for laptime tracking (due hexadecimal code,most mods laptimes cannot be shown on simple !top table). Airio can spectate connections with very high and unstable ping for safety reasons (stable connections even from Australia should not be affected). Server will be open for public use until race weekend. For private practice feel free to use the attached layout.
Server link (click2join): Race Green Events

Event will be held using the latest stable version of LFS (currently 0.7D),compatible older versions are tolerated.

All information here can be changed,if so,notification will be posted about changes.

Signups:
To sign up for this event,please visit the signups thread! Signed-up drivers will receive server information and password at least 24h before round start (planned in friday evening European time in weekend before event) via PM on this forum! Make sure you have enabled PM receiving!
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Question1:

If I read correctly. All you need to do is having minimum of 1 pitstop which lasts 30 seconds. And there is no need to adjust anything ( refueling, tire change, and so on )

Am I correct?

Question2:

Is the register plate free to use of anything you want? Or is it restricted to e.g. Entry number?
Quote from UnknownMaster21 :Question1:

If I read correctly. All you need to do is having minimum of 1 pitstop which lasts 30 seconds. And there is no need to adjust anything ( refueling, tire change, and so on )

Am I correct?

Question2:

Is the register plate free to use of anything you want? Or is it restricted to e.g. Entry number?

Q1: As far as I understand, that is correct. (meeting RTFR XL rules)

Q2: Based on experience from previous two runnings, you should be open to write anything on your licence plate without any issue.
Quote from michal 1279 :Q1: As far as I understand, that is correct. (meeting RTFR XL rules)

Q2: Based on experience from previous two runnings, you should be open to write anything on your licence plate without any issue.

Understood. My vehicle has no licence plate at all.
A1: Yes,what you do in the 30 seconds mandatory pitstop is totally up to you,if your car can run the distance without service,you can even do a work free pitstop.
A2: Numberplate (car registration plate) is free,but of course you should not write anything rude there.
X13 Stock Coupe...

I found it ultimately very, very very slow. Especially when people are planning to make sub 9 minute laptimes. Mine was 9:11 at best.

I have to enhance setup quite heavily, or just considering to change new car.

EDIT: I am just slow... Seems like I can't tackle corners enough fast. My hands are getting tired right after warm-up lap is done. How on earth I would manage to make 23 laps? Perhaps with random dude, but that is out of the question...

...I have to think something...
Following cars have been updated and therefor it was needed to alter their restrictions:

JDM SPORT COUPE: 3% (0%) - Engine power,tyre size and weight changed
XF GT TURBO: 11% (3%) - Engine power,tyre size,weight and drivetrain changed

(car performance updates will be tolerated until 29th may,after that modders will be asked to withhold performance updates until end of the event)
missunderstanding
Quote from WayBack :How accurate is this spredsheet? i know i did only 2 laps so far but there is no way i can save exactly 1 minute not atleast with my broadster
and the test lap time is 8:03:04
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1W3TCLLhHvfkuLCPIfzi_lfK4K37mLKOVPs0lkc9Qi84/edit#gid=0

Quote from Eclipsed :Cars list and their full specifications data can be found in this spreadsheet (test laptime and fuel range refers to 2021 layout where the testing was done).

To add some info - the 2021 layout was more than a kilometer shorter.
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Following cars have been updated and therefor it was needed to alter their restrictions:

AHMED 2.7S: 27% (17%) - Engine power changed
Following cars have been updated and therefor it was needed to alter their restrictions:

EDM 540: 8% (7%) - Engine power and weight changed
Server is now passworded and password has been sent to all entrants via PM.

User "PioneerLv" has not activated PM receiving in this website!

If someone else hasn't received it due some mistake,please give a notification!

Signups are still open and new entries will receive PM at some point during saturday/sunday.
Unofficial results
Qualifying:


Race:



If you want to make a protest,please include all neccesary information.
Template:
Quote :Session:
Lap/MPR time:
Involved drivers:
Description of incident:

Deadline for protests - wednesday 15th june,21:00 UTC

MPR files download
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Official results


Event results sheets

Results and statistics on NDR tracker:
Qualifying / Race



PENALTIES:

52 Quicksilver - the unserved drive-through penalty has been converted in 30 seconds post race penalty.
8 JaR enjoyer - receives 150 seconds added to finish time for not completing the mandatory pitstop requirement.
28 [DM] SC Brothers Racing - receives 150 seconds added to finish time for not completing the mandatory pitstop requirement.
64 Westhill FenceSports - receives 150 seconds added to finish time for not completing the mandatory pitstop requirement.

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A month later than last year,the most challenging RGE event returned with a very colorful field - a total of 14 different cars were represented in the 21 cars big grid. From the choice of 39 cars,20 were selected in 31 entries. One of the entries was not complete,7 did not arrive for the event,2 did not complete a single timed lap during qualifying. The heaviest car was 2.5 times heavier than the lightest and engine power ranged from 168 to 404 horsepower. And yet cars seemed to be balanced well enough to have 6 different models in top6 of final results,while in top16 only 2 models had multiple entries. With 4 cars on grid the lightweight mid-engine Acosta Starlin was the most popular car,while the LFS's home grown XRT was 2nd most popular with 3 cars on the grid.

With this variety also the previous tradition of 3 different cars on the podium was repeated - the Team S1dus entry was dominating the event with their all wheel drive RB4. The only multidriver entry this year never had the sligtest challenge from competition as they set an almost 13 seconds faster laptime than the competition in qualifying,while they were charging away from the field very fast,leading every single of 21 laps to finish with safe 4.5 minutes gap from 2nd place,which effectively is about half a lap gap. Both of the drivers were entered also in the 1st edition of the event in 2020 just in seperate entries,where Litti with the same RB4 finished 2nd just 4.5 seconds behind winning team,while Gábor qualified 18th using XRT,but did not start.

Their teammate Unite entered this event for the first time under name Saab and finished 2nd,repeating RAC's success from last year. Despite 2 pitstops he finished just 2 seconds ahead of closest rival Atmaca,run by Onur with FXO - the winning car of 2020 was not entered last year,but returned on podium right on return. Best of the non-standard LFS cars finished 4th,unsurprisingly it was the most popular car in the event - Acosta Starlin,run by FU Racing and their driver Nosle. Last year's winner Ferat Motors finished 5th,Michal was running XRT for the 3rd year in row.

Seems like the decision to extend the track was not really popular with the drivers,while the addition of mod cars was the real boost to event's popularity this year,resulting in biggest grid in event's short 3 years history. Regarding future plans - we'll check the situation next year to decide if we're ready to extend the distance or run same 300 kilometers again,while the track might get few twistier sections removed to give it a little more speed. Of course with like 10 months time for preperation we'll have plenty of new cars available for selection for next edition and if we're lucky,maybe even with new graphics/lighting to fulfill the original wish to start the event on late afternoon and finish under sunset.

Race Green Events thanks all drivers for participation and guys behind the scenes for their input and efforts - Maciek,Deko and modders. As always everyone is welcome to share their experience from the event,either in form of text,pictures or videos! Also (even if that rarely happens) - we're awaiting winner's speach!
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