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OPC Racing Championship - Season 5

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Welcome everyone to Season 5 of the Official PlayStation Community Racing Championship.

 

Season 4 was a lot of fun with the Gr.3 cars. But for Season 5, we are going old school. Bringing back an old favorite from the Gran Turismo 6 days. And introducing Sprint races. As we also reduce the main Feature race. So that's 2 races each week. Twice as many points on offer.

 

As with all OPC events. The championship is open to all drivers of any skill level. Simple copy & paste the driver list below. And add your name to sign-up for the championship. Pop me a Friend Request on PSN if your not already on my Friends List. And you are good to go.

 

Car

  • Renault Sport Megane Trophy '11 (The MR one)

Lobby (Lobby opens at 20:00 UK Time. Feature Race starts 20:20 UK Time. 10mins practice for Sprint race following Feature race)

  • OPC Racing

Race Schedule (F=Feature Race / S=Sprint Race)

  • Week 1 - 23rd August

F - Autodrome Lago Maggiore GP [05:00] 9 Laps

S - Autodrome Lago Maggiore West [06:10] 6 Laps

 

  • Week 2 - 30th August

F - Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit [09:30] 13 Laps

S - Brands Hatch Indy Circuit [10:00] 10 Laps

 

  • Week 3 - 6th September

F - Kyoto Driving Park Yamagiwa [10:00] 11 Laps

S - Kyoto Driving Park Miyabi [11:30] 13 Laps

 

  • Week 4 - 13th September

F - Suzuka Circuit [16:30] 9 Laps

S - Suzuka Circuit East Course [18:15] 10 Laps

 

  • Week 5 - 20th September

F - Circuit de Sainte-Croix A II [13:20] 5 Laps

S - Circuit de Sainte-Croix B [15:10] 4 Laps

 

  • Week 6 - 27th September

F - Autodromo de Interlagos [08:30] 11 Laps

S - Autodromo de Interlagos [09:15] 5 Laps

 

  • Week 7 - 4th October

F - Dragon Trail Seaside [16:30] 11 Laps

S - Dragon Trail Gardens [17:00] 5 Laps

 

  • Week 8 - 11th October

F - Nurburgring GP [12:00] 9 Laps

S - Nurburgring 24h [15:00] 1 Lap

 

Rules & Regulations

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Race Settings

Start Type - [Feature Race] Grid Start with False Start Check  / [Sprint Race] Rolling Start

Grid Order - [Feature Race] Fastest First / [Sprint Race] Set by Host (reverse grid from feature race)

Boost - Off

Slipstream Strength - Real

Visible Damage - On

Mechanical Damage - Light

Tyre Wear - [Feature Race] 7x / [Sprint Race] 1x

Fuel Depletion - [Feature Race] 5x / [Sprint Race] 1x

Initial Fuel - Default

Grid Red. on Wet Track/Track Edges - Real

Race Finish Delay - 180

 

Regulation Settings

Filter by Category - Gr.4

Balance of Performance - On

Maximum Tyre Rating - No Limit

Car Number Type - No Limit

Tuning - Prohibited

Kart Usage - Off

 

Penalty Settings

Ghosting During Race - None

Shortcut Penalty - Strong

Wall Collision Penalty - Time Penalty (Weak)

Side Contact Penalty - On

Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collision - Off

Replace Cars When They Leave the Track - Off

Flag Rules - On

Ghost Lapped Cars - Off

 

Limit Driving Options

Countersteering Assistance - Prohibited

Active Stability Management (ASM) - No Limit

Driving Line Assist - No Limit

Traction Control - No Limit

ABS - No Limit

Auto-Drive - Prohibited

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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OPC Racing Championship - Season 5 Week 8 Results

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Feature Race

1st. RenegadeXtreme - 25 points

2nd. Evilcat69 - 22 points

3rd. babaoriley3 - 20 points

4th. windywinder - 18 points

5th. NAC72 - 16 points

6th. PhoeniX-J-five - 14 points

7th. smokey019 - 12 points

8th. skells22 - 10 points

9th. I---V6---I - 8 points

10th. PSDazmaniac - 7 points

 

Sprint Race

1st. RenegadeXtreme - 25 points

2nd. I---V6---I - 22 points

3rd. babaoriley3 - 20 points

4th. Evilcat69 - 18 points

5th. NAC72 - 16 points

6th. skells22 - 14 points

7th. PhoeniX-J-five - 12 points

8th. smokey019 - 10 points

9th. windywinder - 8 points

 

Final Championship Standings

 

Season 5 Main Championship

1st. RenegadeXtreme - 352 points

2nd. PhoeniX-J-five - 302 points

3rd. Evilcat69 - 296 points

4th. I---V6---I - 270 points

5th. NAC72 - 220 points

6th. PSDazmaniac - 215 points

7th. windywinder - 191 points

8th. babaoriley3 - 173 points

9th. skells22 - 154 points

10th. smokey019 - 124 points

11th. Tassie_tiger - 104 points

12th. WESTIE_UK - 14 points

13th. itsnotmyname - 6 points

 

Feature Championship

1st. RenegadeXtreme - 183 points

2nd. PhoeniX-J-five - 163 points

3rd. Evilcat69 - 160 points

4th. I---V6---I - 127 points

5th. NAC72 - 122 points

6th. PSDazmaniac - 99 points

7th. windywinder - 98 points

8th. babaoriley3 - 80 points

9th. skells22 - 65 points

10th. Tassie_tiger - 59 points

==. smokey019 - 59 points

12th. itsnotmyname - 6 points

 

Sprint Championship

1st. RenegadeXtreme - 169 points

2nd. I---V6---I - 143 points

3rd. PhoeniX-J-five - 139 points

4th. Evilcat69 - 136 points

5th. PSDazmaniac - 116 points

6th. NAC72 - 98 points

7th. windywinder - 93 points

8th. babaoriley3 - 93 points

9th. skells22 - 89 points

10th. smokey019 - 65 points

11th. Tassie_tiger - 45 points

12th. WESTIE_UK - 14 points

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Final Race Report time 

 

Qualifying

 

Bit of a delay to my qualifying as my wheel stopped working. Again. First attempt at lamp felt slow but I found a lot of time in second half of lap to go a 0.9 clear. My second attempt at a lap didn't go so well. Caught some traffic. Had a bit of a lag spike. So bailed out of it. By the time I made my last attempt, I had been bumped down to second. Wasn't a great lap. But just managed to edge pole by 0.2 seconds.

 

Feature Race

 

Didn't get the best of start. Evil got the run on me into first corner. I kept it tight to make sure I didn't lose any more positions.  Got a good exit out of 4 and passed Evil around the outside of turn 5. And then pulled out a gap to over 3 seconds. Tyres looked ok after 3 laps. So I pushed on for a 1 stop. But then the tyres fell off the cliff fairly quickly. Losing a second of my lead. Evil and a number of others pitted end of lap 4. I pushed on and pitted end of lap 5. Was a real struggle with no grip on front end.

 

I came out the pits in 2nd place. Just over 3 seconds behind Evil. Gradually reeled him in over the next few laps. Managed to get up inside on lap 9 at the chicane. Left a bit too much room. Ran the car around the outside of final corner. He didn't know I was still there. So a small bump off the track. He slowed down for me (thanks) and the race continued on the final lap. Again got a good exit from turn 4. Ran around the outside of 5 and inside of 6 side by side. Giving me the inside line down the hill to the hairpin to get the pass. Bringing the car home for the win.

 

Sprint Race

 

Starting from last place. As usual, I took the first corner fairly easy to avoid any incidents. Came around corner 2 where a few cars had gone wide. Made up a few positions. Got a nice slap off a gar that was recovering. But somehow my car just stayed planted to the road. Was now behind PJ5 and skells. Had a lil battle next few corners. Managed to get passed both at chicane as skells braked a bit early. Caught up to Nac in 2nd and got passed after he went wide onto the grass.

 

V6 was a few seconds up the road in the lead. But caught up fairly quickly. Did make an attempt at a pass round the outside of a corner. But I lost the back end and hit the side of him. So eased off the throttle to allow him to go. Sitting close behind V6 for the next few sectors. The back end of the car stepping out a few times with the lack of downforce. Made the pass along one of the flat-out bits before carousel. Pulled out a lead and controlled the gap from there to take the win.

 

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I guess that brings season 5 to an end 

 

It's been a good championship for the most part. Really enjoyed driving the car. Had some good races. Mixing it up with race strategy. And the Sprint race reverse grid changed things up a bit. With different drivers taking away a lot of points. Especially in the earlier weeks anyway. Some of the tracks didn't quite work in races with this car. And a few spots missing on the grid. If filled. Would have made for some great racing throughout the grid.

 

There's a few things that will need to be addressed for the next championship. Which I will post details on tomorrow. With the festive season fast approaching. It's going to be a fairly short one. But we'll do an endurance race afterwards to fill the gap. Should be fun.

 

As always. Thanks everyone for the races and the feedback along the way. It was an interesting championship. Hopefully the next one will bring some great races with it.

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Congratulations @RenegadeXtreme on the championship win(s) and thank you for organizing another great season.

 

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Congratulations to ren on the championship win, same as evil, thanks for organising it all, enjoyed it and looking forward to the next one 

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Congrats to Ren on the championships, and thanks for hosting as usual. This season was the most competitive I’ve been in a championship for a long time, hopefully be able to keep that up for the next one!

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Thanks all.

 

Apologies for the delay in posting details of the next championship. I slept in this morning. Had an appointment to get to and some shopping. Just got home. Need to change a track and sort out the times. And I'm good to go for posting.

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Congrats to @RenegadeXtreme for the clean sweep and sorting the championship out.

It's been an interesting season and brought more people into the race equation I think, only bummer was the lack of cars. 

Had some really fun and good racing for the most part. 

Got a bit fed up with being tipped/bumped into spins/almost spins to get by on a regular basis by the end of the season but there we go.

 

I'm totally fine with hard racing and overtakes, but when it's not even an overtake and just a punt round, over a season it starts wearing quite thin. More so when on some occasions it was more than once per race. 

 

Feature

Thought I might have been able to secure 2nd in all the categories but after gaining huge pens in the feature for others bumping me, and for whatever reason not being able to clear them until coming to a virtual stop at the end of the 9 laps.

 

My tyres were dead too. It makes no sense why. Brake bias to the rear and the pace wasn't fast. 

I've checked the replay and the amount of wear makes no sense at all.

 

It cost me even more places and then clearing the pen at the end cost another.

 

Sprint race, got caught out by random stopping quite a few times around the lap leading to touching grass in avoidance.

 

Not so sure on next season so will have to see how it goes

 

Cheers for the races guys

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Well here we are... my final races(or are they? Never say never.)

 

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Sprint Race

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