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Welcome to Season 2 of the OPC Racing Championship on GT Sport.

 

Season 1 was a good introduction to ease us all into some championship racing on GT Sport. Now it's time for Season 2. Where things get a lil more serious. With a new car for us to race around 10 weeks of races. And a focus more geared towards driving ability, and management of tyres and fuel. It should be a fun series.

 

As with every OPC event. It's open to drivers of all skill levels. Simply copy & paste the list below, and add your name to sign-up. If your not already on my PSN Friends List, then pop me a Friend Request once you've signed up.

 

Let's get to the details.

 

Car

  • McLaren 650s Gr.4

Lobby Name -  Lobby Opens: 20:00 UK Time / Race Starts: 20:30 UK Time

OPC Racing

 

Race Schedule

Race 1 - 1st February

  • Nurburgring GP (14 Laps) 20:30

Race 2 - 8th February

  • Willow Springs International Raceway: Big Willow (21 Laps) 08:00

Race 3 - 15th February

  • Kyoto Driving Park Yamagiwa + Miyabi (15:30) 11 Laps

Race 4 - 22nd February

  • Autodromo de Interlagos (17 Laps) 13:45

Race 5 - 1st March

  • Autodrome Lago Maggiore GP (14 Laps) 19:50

Race 6 - 8th March

  • Suzuka Circuit (15 laps) 07:45

Race 7 - 15th March

  • Blue Moon Bay Speedway (33 Laps) 10:30

Race 8 - 22nd March

  • Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit (19 Laps) 10:00

Race 9 - 29th March

  • Dragon Trail Seaside (16 Laps) 18:30

Race 10 - 5th April

  • Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit (13 Laps) 18:15

Rules & Regulations

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Race Settings
Start Type - Grid Start
Grid Order - Fastest Firt
Boost - Off
Slipstream Strength - Real
Visible Damage - On
Mechanical Damage - Light
Tyre Wear - 5x
Fuel Depletion - 3x
Initial Fuel - Default
Grip Red. on Wet Track / Track Edges - Real
Race Finish Delay - 180 secs

 

Regulation Settings
Filter by Category - Gr.4
Balance of Performance - On
Maximum Tyre Rating - No Limit
Livery Restrictions - No Limit
Car Number Type - No Limit

Tuning - Prohibited

 

Penalty Settings
Ghosting During Race - None
Shortcut Penalty - Strong
Wall Collision Penalty - Invalidate Time
Wall Collision Detection - Default
Side Contact Penalty - On
Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collision - Off
Replace Cars When they leave the Track - Off
Flag Rules - On

 

Limit Driving Options
Countersteering Assistant - Prohibited
Active Stability Management (ASM) - No Limit
Driving Line Assist - No Limit
Traction Control - No Limit
ABS - No Limit
Auto-Drive - No Limit

 

Points
1st. 25
2nd. 22
3rd. 20
4th. 18
5th. 16
6th. 14
7th. 12
8th. 10
9th. 8
10th. 7
11th. 6
12th. 5
13th. 4
14th. 3
15th. 2
16th. 1

As with all racing. Please be respectful and fair to your fellow drivers. Both on and off the track. Any incidents on track should be settled on track with common courtesy. Most importantly, please have fun.

 

Don't forget, if missed out on one of the 16 places on the grid. You can still sign up as a reserve driver. And also join us for our weekly Community Night every Wednesday at 20:00 UK Time.

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Race 10 Results

 

1st. Tassie_tiger - 25 points

2nd. gus72 - 22 points

3rd. RenegadeXtreme - 20 points

4th. PhoeniX-J-five - 18 points

5th. NAC72 - 16 points

6th. itsnotmyname - 14 points

7th. el-ve - 12 points

8th. Evilcat69 - 10 points

9th. babaoriley3 - 8 points

10th. nizzo323 - 7 points

11th. skells22 - 6 points

 

Final Standings

 

Driver Championship Standings

 

1st. RenegadeXtreme - 185 points [Orange]

2nd. Evilcat69 - 179 points [Black]

3rd. NAC72 - 176 points [Orange]

4th. gus72 - 168 points [Green]

5th. PhoeniX-J-five - 164 points [White]

6th. Tassie_tiger - 150 points [Blue]

7th. I---V6---I - 140 points [Black]

8th. itsnotmyname - 113 points [Red]

9th. babaoriley3 - 80 points [Red]

10th. PSDazmaniac - 73 points [Green]

11th. el-ve - 71 points [Pink]

12th. nizzo323 (r) - 51 points [Yellow]

13th. GT-Ava - 42 points [Blue]

14th. skells22 - 33 points [White]

15th. LordRoss - 30 points [Pink]

16th. smokey019 (r) - 21 points [Red - 3][Blue - 8] [Pink-10]

17th. Divine-Decree - 11 points [Yellow]

18th. MightyYogi - 6 points [Yellow]

19th. dna_danny (r) 4 points [Blue]

 

Team Championship Standings

 

1st. Orange - 361 points

2nd. Black - 319 points

3rd. Green - 241 points

4th. Blue - 204 points

5th. White - 197 points

6th. Red - 196 points

7th. Pink - 111 points

8th. Yellow - 68 points

 

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Agree about the tuning. Being a tuning noob along with @LordRoss last season the one race we shared a good setup really put the cat amongst the pigeons, even ruffled a few feathers during the practice session beforehand

 

Still never won mind

 

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Touch wood looks like I back up and running after yesterday forced no show as I had a quick check abd ecerything seems to be back to normal

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It's that time of the week again. Race 7 of the OPC Racing Championship. 33 laps of Blue Moon Bay. A tri-corner oval race. Should be interesting.

 

I'm sure a lot of you are expecting carnage. But it can be a clean and competitive race if you choose it to be.

 

Oval racing is completely different from circuit racing. You'll find yourself in close contact with cars all around you for periods of time. So the driver and spacial awareness needs to be high.

 

There's a few things to keep in mind.........

 

  • This is 33 laps. It's not a sprint. You don't need to get to the front of the pack as early as possible. Be patient and bide your time. Most winners on ovals can be as far back as 6th or more on the last lap. 
  • Because of the high speeds and lateral forces. The cars are naturally going to drift wide on the exit of corners. Please be aware of any cars on your outside. Lift off the throttle a bit to make sure you leave space.
  • The track is wide enough to comfortably have 4 cars side by side. So don't crown other drivers.
  • The inside line isn't always the quickest way round a corner on an oval.
  • Tyre wear is going to be at a higher level due to the high speed lateral forces. So be mindful of that when selecting tyres for the race.
  • Fuel usage is also going to be increased due to the high speeds.
  • Slip streaming isn't just a useful tool for overtaking. It also allows you to save fuel by short-shifting earlier, and coming off the throttle more.
  • Keep your steering input to the bare minimum. It will do wonders for your tyres. And any sudden directional changes will most likely result in an accident.
  • There's only really the one corner you'll need to brake at. Perhaps two if grip levels become an issue at the end of their phase.
  • Have fun. And stay relaxed. Oval races even out the playing field a bit. And takes a different type of skill to perform well. This is a good chance to get a better result this championship.

 

And on those notes. I'll see you all this evening. Keep it clean people 

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Ran a practice race earlier to get a feel for the track. 

 

28 minutes with one crash, no idea where that stands.

 

Was surprised at the fuel usage Tbf. 

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This is something you cannot really practice well in Custom Race Settings.

 

I had a go last night, and it's impossible to get a proper feel of how this Race will run.   You need a One Make Custom Race.  Then you can practice Drafting at least and even then, with the AI... that ain't going to pan out well.   This is a type of race that needs a Lobby and a huge amount of practice together.  I've seen it all through my days when Nascar driving, it takes a lot of skill and judgement to race Ovals successfully.

 

The Nascar type of racing is Alien to a lot of drivers, hence why GT Mode does not work well when these tracks appear.  I don't even run these races myself as it's just pointless wrecks.   And I've so much experience with this type of race.

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Yeah I wanted to know how fast the car could take the corners to hopefully avoid hitting the back of someone or the wall. 

 

Guess we’ll find out in a few hours 😬

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Drafting around the corners will catch people out, more speed and less grip under Aero..  I don't think it will end pretty tonight.   You can't practice Drafting with the AI Cars.  This is something that comes from racing together.

 

I'm really thinking of sitting this one out.  All I can vision is Carnage.

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If it gets that bad we’ll just turn it into destruction derby for one night

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Lmao

 

I've a Lobby open now and I'm more concerned with writing on the Forum than driving....   that speaks volumes in my mindset  LOL

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I’ve got to put the daughter to bed now but should be able to hopefully join a lobby pre race this week.

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Only just shut mine down.  Psml

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The daughter is just dropping off so should be on soon. Will probably have to FR you to see the room as I couldn’t before.

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Yup, think I sent one ages ago but it denied me. 

Itsnotmyname has set one up anyway so jumping in there 

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Ah that’ll be my privacy settings. Had it set like that from playing too much destiny and getting loads when in the tower

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I'll be racing for MightyYogi tonight even though im not liking this track much.

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There are no excuses for that kind of driving so i'm out.

 

Driver Lineup

 

Team Red
1. itsnotmyname
2. babaoriley3

Team Blue
1. GT-Ava #29
2. Tassie_tiger

Team Orange
1. RenegadeXtreme
2. NAC72

Team Green
1.gus72
2.PSDazmaniac #19

Team Pink
1. LordRoss
2. El-ve

Team Black
1. Evilcat69
2. I---V6---I

Team White
1. skells22 car 22
2. PhoeniX-J-five #5

Team Yellow
1. Divine-Decree
2. MightyYogi

 

Reserves.

 

1. dna_danny

2. nizzo323

3. Siege_FalconIX

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I hit the wall 1st @smokey019 then you hit me from behind while i was recovering from hitting wall

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Besides hitting you I got in the way of other drivers when the tyres were gone who then hit my car because they probably weren’t expecting it to be sitting stationary on the track.

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