By now, you have probably seen my posts with the initial plan for our Le Mans race this year, complete with polls that you all participated in. Well, the results are in and the final plan has been created. In this post, I have all of the specifics, including time and eligible cars, for this race. You can also begin to sign up for the race in this post.
The race will be held at 4:30 PM eastern US time on Sunday, June 14th. The voting for a date was pretty spread out. I realize that everyone has their own time that would work best, but a final decision had to be made, and I’m sorry if you won’t be able to make the race on this day. However, if this date is problematic for a large amount of people, the date can be moved, but I would like to avoid this scenario if possible.
The race will be on Le Mans Full and will be run endurance style for 2.4 hours. This is going to be a long race, but it will be handled the same way as any of our other races. Drive like you are in an actual race, and not an online public matchmaking lobby, and you will be fine. If you are new to racing with us or need a refresher, take a look at SVTyler’s post on driving etiquette. If you follow those guidelines, you will be just fine in the race. In terms of assists and lobby setup, damage will be set to cosmetic, collisions will be set to default, and all assists are allowed. That way a crash, tire wear, or a bit of lag won’t end your race. Also, while all assists are allowed, many of us use very few of them, mostly limited to driving line, manual without clutch, and the occasional ABS. Just something to keep in mind.
We will be racing GT and LMP cars for this race. There will be a set PI for each class that you must match. I understand that this is different than what we have done for the last two series, but the voting called for matching PI, and trying to match lap times in either of these types of cars would be too difficult. Since we are running two different classes, I want to make my own notes about driving etiquette. GT cars should ALWAYS yield to LMP cars. The LMP cars are much faster and being scored separately, so being lapped by one will not affect your position or score if you are in a GT car. Also, if you are racing an LMP car, it is highly encouraged that you have a mic so you can warn GT drivers how and when you are going to pass. I usually don’t race with a mic in (hence the nickname “Silent Bob”), but since I’m going to be racing an LMP car, I will have a mic in for this race. I recommend that you do the same, regardless of what car you are driving. One last note about the cars. To make the field more diverse and for better pictures, custom made or storefront paint jobs, and unique numbers for each driver are highly encouraged. It may be too difficult to organize everyone having their own number, but try and give your car a unique paint job to help it stand out.
Listed below are the cars that are eligible for both classes. At the top of each section next to the name of the class is the PI that the cars must match or get as close as possible to without going over (I only say this because I know the Z4 maxes out at R3 795 and there may be other cars that get close but don’t match). Listed next to each car is their initial PI and the DLC they are a part of, if applicable. If it is not listed, it is not eligible for the race. However, if you think I forgot a car or want to plead a car’s case, leave a comment on this post on why you think that car should be included. Also, no aspiration, drivetrain, or engine swaps are allowed.
UPDATE: I realized there was no Aston Martin in the GT class, so I did some testing on the DBR9, and figured out that it can get into the R3 class and be equal with the other cars if drag tires are used (the extra tire wear on drag tires isn’t an issue since we are running cosmetic damage). So, I have decided that both Aston Martin DBR9s are now eligible for the GT class so long as they are on drag tires and match the PI of the other GT cars.
On the subject of drag tires, I want to say that they are highly discouraged on all cars other than the DBR9. I know it’s Le Mans and you want to get as much power out of the car as possible, but don’t use drag tires to get the maximum restriction removal or improve acceleration. It will be unfair to slower cars with race tires, and the handling downgrade would probably decrease your lap times even if you have more power.
GT (R3 800)
|2006||#007 Aston Martin Racing DBR9 (DRAG TIRES REQUIRED)||R2 825|
|2008||#009 Aston Martin Racing DBR9 (DRAG TIRES REQUIRED)||R2 825|
|2009||R8 LMS||R3 744|
|2010||Z4 GT3||R3 721|
|2005||#2 BMW M3 GTR||R3 735|
|2001||#6 Prototype Technology Group M3 GTR||R3 735|
|2009||#92 Rahal Letterman Racing M3 GT2||R3 756|
|2010||#79 Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 Art Car||R3 756|
|2011||#4 Corvette Racing ZR1||R3 754||Meguiar’s Car Pack|
|2006||#62 Risi Competizione F430GT||R3 763|
|2008||#90 Farnbacher Racing F430GT||R3 763|
|2010||#89 Hankook Team Farnbacher F430GT||R3 763|
|2010||#83 Risi Competizione F430GT||R3 763|
|2011||#62 Risi Competizione F458 Italia||R3 763||November Speed Pack|
|2009||#40 Robertson Racing Ford GT Mk7||R3 761|
|2010||#33 RSR XKR GT||R3 752|
|2011||#08 West Yokohama Gallardo LP560-4||R3 759||January Jalopnik Pack|
|2011||#59 McLaren GT MP4-12C GT3||R3 744||July Car Pack|
|2011||#35 Black Falcon SLS AMG GT3||R3 724||April Alpinestars Car Pack|
|2005||#51 Panoz Esperante GTML||R3 752|
|2011||#050 Panoz Racing Abruzzi||R3 759||February American Le Mans Series Pack|
|2005||#31 Petersen-White Lightning 911 GT3-RSR||R3 744||Porsche Expansion Pack|
|2007||#80 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSR||R3 756||Porsche Expansion Pack|
|2011||#17 Team Falken 911 GT3-RSR||R3 760||Porsche Expansion Pack|
|2011||#045 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSR||R3 760||Porsche Expansion Pack|
|2003||#77 CUSCO SUBARU ADVAN IMPREZA||R3 737|
|2013||#91 SRT Motorsport GTS-R||R3 751||September Pennzoil Car Pack|
|2013||#93 SRT Motorsport GTS-R||R3 751||September Pennzoil Car Pack|
LMP (R1 998)
|2008||#26 Andretti-Green Racing ARX-01b||R1 954|
|2008||#66 de Ferran Motorsports ARX-01b||R1 954|
|2008||#15 Lowe’s Fernandez ARX-01b||R1 954|
|2009||#66 de Ferran Motorsport Jim Hall Tribute ARX-02a||R1 989|
|2009||#66 de Ferran Motorsports ARX-02a||R1 990|
|2011||#009 Aston Martin Racing AMR One||R1 976||April Alpinestars Car Pack|
|2009||#007 Aston Martin Racing Lola||R1 989|
|2011||#6 Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing Lola||R1 989|
|2006||#2 Audi Sport North America R8||R1 981|
|2011||#2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15++ TDI||R1 981||November Speed Pack|
|2011||#2 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 TDI||R1 986||February American Le Mans Series Pack|
|2008||#2 Audi Sport North America R10 TDI||R1 991|
|2011||#4 Forza Motorsport R10 TDI||R1 991|
|2009||#2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15 TDI||R1 995|
|2003||#7 Team Bentley Speed 8||R1 971|
|1999||#15 BMW V12 LMR||R1 971|
|2002||#6 Team Cadillac Northstar LMP-02||R1 975|
|2010||#89 Intersport Racing Oreca FLM09||R1 910|
|2010||#55 Level 5 Motorsports Oreca FLM09||R1 910|
|2010||#99 Green Earth Team Gunnar Oreca FLM09||R1 910|
|1998||#12 Risi Competizione F333 SP||R1 978|
|2011||#33 Level 5 Motorsports Lola||R1 947||January Jalopnik Pack|
|2003||#11 JML Team Panoz LMP-01||R1 967|
|2008||#7 Penske Racing RS Spyder Evo||R1 953||Porsche Expansion Pack|
|2008||#16 Dyson Racing RS Spyder Evo||R1 953||Porsche Expansion Pack|
|1999||#3 Toyota Motorsports GT-ONE TS020||R1 959|
If you are participating in this race, please leave a comment on this post with your Xbox Live Gamertag, and please indicate if you are a member of the Club Garage in the game. Once again, if you need an invite to the Club Garage, please comment on one of SVTyler’s posts, as I can’t/don’t know how to get you in the Club Garage.
I will be posting reminders for the race over the next few days with links to this post. If you have questions, please leave a comment on this post or one of the reminder posts.