Bathurst 333 | Sunday 02/02/20

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  1. Simon Fillingham

    Simon Fillingham Well-Known Member

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    After a prolonged absence of Special Events at RaceRoom, you'll want us to return with something big, right? Something to awaken you from hibernation after the relaxed festive season...

    Well, it's time to wake up, as we present the Bathurst 333!

    Our first Special Event of 2020 and boy you'll need perfect 20/20 vision as you tackle 333km of the infamous Mount Panorama circuit in the newly updated GTR3 class or the GTR4 class with its recent new additions from BMW & Porsche.

    Set a time on the Leaderboard to qualify for the live-streamed main event on 2nd February which coincides with the official Bathurst 12 hour endurance race weekend. You'll need patience and a huge amount of respect for the mountain as FULL damage will be enabled on race day.​

    COMPETITION PORTAL
    ELIGIBILITY
    • All drivers are eligible to enter the LB Qualifying
    • Improve your position on the LB to boost your chance of being invited to a higher division race.
    • Qualifiers of each class will race together on the race day servers with the class split being announced in the gridmail when final numbers have been attained.
    • Drivers MUST own the required content to participate in the Bathurst 333 competition.
    SCHEDULE
    • Leaderboard (LB) Qualifying | 14/01/20 - 27/01/20
    • Email Invitations #1 | 27/01/20
    • Email Invitations #2 | 29/01/20
    • Gridmail | 31/01/20
    • Bathurst 333 main event | Sunday 02/02/20
    • Incident review submission deadline (IRSD) | 04/02/20 @ 06:30 CET
    • Official result declared | within 48 hrs of IRSD
    LEADERBOARD QUALIFYING
    • Damage - Off
    • Fixed setup - Off
    • Ballast - Off
    BATHURST 333

    - Schedule (all servers, times in CET)
    • Practice | 19:00 (60 mins)
    • Qualifying | 20:00 (20 mins)
    • Race | 20:20 (113 mins. (Approx. 54 laps/333km))
    - Race server setup
    • Flags | Visual only
    • Cut rule | Disabled
    • Damage | Full
    • Mandatory pitstop | Off
    • Wrecker prevention | On
    • Fixed setup | Off
    • Tyres | x1
    • Fuel | x1
    • Time of day | Afternoon
    • Daylight progression | x0
    - Server Driver Assist Settings
    • Driver Assist Transmission - Free Choice
    • Driver Assist Steer - Forced Off
    • Driver Assist Traction Control - Forced Factory Default
    • Driver Assist Autopit - Free Choice
    • Driver Assist ESP - Forced Off
    • Driver Assist Brake - Forced Factory ABS
    • Driver Assist Raceline - Forced Off
    CAR CHOICE
    • Drivers are free to use any car for the LB qualifying and have free choice for the multiplayer races. If you enter both the GTR3 and GTR4 competition, you must specify which race you participate in, when you reply to the invitation mail.
    BROADCAST
    • Server #1 of the Bathurst 333 main event will be streamed LIVE with commentary on our YouTube & Twitch channels. Link to broadcast will be revealed here when finalised.
    • @Lewis Mcglade & Miguel Santiago Carou (@Skenys) will provide commentary of the event on server #1.
    ENTRY FEE
    • Entry for this Special Event is set at 200 VRP. This will entitle all LB entrants an invite to the Bathurst 333 on 02/02/20.
    PRIZES
    • All drivers who take the chequered flag will be entered into a prize draw where 1 driver (per server) will be chosen at random to win 500 VRP!
    INCIDENT SUBMISSION
    • Any driver who feels they have been the victim of unfair driving or would like the stewards to look at a particular incident must submit the incident HERE by 06:30 CET on 04/02/20.
    RULES
    PRACTICE SERVER
    • Name: Bathurst 333 | Practice
    • Password: 333


    BROADCAST Server #2



    RESULTS
    1. Server 1
    2. Server 2
    3. Server 3
    4. Server 4
    5. Server 5
    6. Server 6
     
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  2. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Daylight progression is not a good idea for official races. Still causing fps loss for people on low-mid systems.
     
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  3. Simon Fillingham

    Simon Fillingham Well-Known Member

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    For sure. We don't want drivers not to give this a go in fear of poor FPS for the main event. If it's still a problem we won't hesitate to go x0 (off).
     
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  4. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    There are still issues which is why it got turned off in ranked servers. Especially at Bathurst with the walls in close proximity FPS drops and glitches could be deadly. I'm not sure it's worth the risk at the moment.
     
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  5. Simon Fillingham

    Simon Fillingham Well-Known Member

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    Promises to be a spectacular event. There's something very special about Bathurst and when the mountain calls its hard to resist. It's one of the ultimate tests in motorsports and even to drive it in our simulators, I find it very special. I could turn laps there all day looking for that perfect sector 2 and daring to brake that little bit later into the Chase each time. There's nothing like it.

    I hope you can all experience the buzz come race day!
     
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  6. Stickdeath1980

    Stickdeath1980 Active Member

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    and if your from Acutal Aus/NZ we have a race at Aus-NZ Racing
    Event Details Date: Saturday February 8th 2020
    Car Classes: GTR3, GTR4 Max.
    grid size: 36 Fuel and Tyre Usage: 1x Damage:
    Full Event Schedule Pre Qualifying (to be done using Leaderboard Challenge mode): Closes 11:59pm AEDT 6/2/2020 Practice: 5:00pm AEDT (150 mins) Qualifying: 7:30pm AEDT [6:30pm AEST, 9:30pm NZDT, 4:30pm AWST, 8:30am GMT] (30 mins) Warmup: 8:00pm AEDT (5 mins) Race: 8:05pm AEDT (120 mins + 1 lap
    https://discordapp.com/invite/SHXyZXZ
     
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  7. Simon Fillingham

    Simon Fillingham Well-Known Member

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    it's the wrong cars, but this promo vid captures the spirit of Bathurst perfectly. you watch this and you just wanna turn laps and test your luck on some of the most famous tarmac on the planet!

    Enjoy...

     
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  8. Thomas Jansen

    Thomas Jansen Sector3 Developer Beta tester

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    As some requested it on Discord, here is my M6 setup for Bathurst :p I always use TC3 (60%)
     

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  9. KOKORO ga PYONPYON

    KOKORO ga PYONPYON Well-Known Member

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    I will enter again this year!
    Bathurst after the big update feels more difficult than last year.
    And since there is only one broadcasted server, the competition is more intense than last year.
    I did my best, only pray.
     
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  10. Simon Fillingham

    Simon Fillingham Well-Known Member

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    We have decided to disable 'Daylight Progression' for the Bathurst 333 to reduce the potential performance drop on 'lower-end' machines. Post #1 has been edited to reflect this change.
     
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  11. fischhaltefolie

    fischhaltefolie Well-Known Member

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    Those cars never ever are wrong.;)
     
  12. Simon Fillingham

    Simon Fillingham Well-Known Member

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    Very true.
    The R3E Bathurst 1000 is all ready to drop when JF gives us Supercars, day/night & driver swaps! :D
     
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  13. Skidmark

    Skidmark Well-Known Member

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    Is there a reason I can't challenge a car with my livery / if I challenge a car with a livery I don't have I have to buy it?
     
  14. Flamedphoenix

    Flamedphoenix Well-Known Member

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    Yes you need to buy the livery which you want to Challenge
     
  15. Skidmark

    Skidmark Well-Known Member

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    Thanks but the livery I own is the one I'm NOT allowed to challenge. I can challenge other liveries but only if I buy them.
     
  16. Simon Fillingham

    Simon Fillingham Well-Known Member

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    The commentary team has been put together for the Bathurst 333!

    Lewis McGlade (CUPRA Simracing series comms) & Miguel Santiago-Carou (RRLeagues comms) will keep us entertained throughout the broadcast as the fastest GTR3 & GTR4 LB qualifiers tackle this infamous mountain road course!
     
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  17. Nakamuza

    Nakamuza Member

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    It's weird that you need to own the livery of the ghost you want to challenge. I can understand you can't race with it unless purchaced, could it not be possible to remove the livery or have a ghost livery so it's possible to challenge all cars?
     
  18. Giangio

    Giangio Member

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    will you do something about the M4 overpower in gt4? the championships and events are single-brand
     
  19. Simon Fillingham

    Simon Fillingham Well-Known Member

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    not this time, Giangio. rest assured S3 are doing their best with BoP.
    333km of Bathurst is a long way on a treacherous track. No certainty BMW will take the chequered.
     
  20. Giangio

    Giangio Member

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    I have tried them all and also here has an advantage, the speech was for other championships