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 TIME

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

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.

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THE CARS

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.

CAR LIST

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.

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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)

Aston Martin

2006#007 Aston Martin Racing DBR9 (DRAG TIRES REQUIRED)R2 825
2008#009 Aston Martin Racing DBR9 (DRAG TIRES REQUIRED)R2 825

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Audi

2009 R8 LMSR3 744

BMW

2010Z4 GT3R3 721
2005#2 BMW M3 GTRR3 735
2001#6 Prototype Technology Group M3 GTRR3 735
2009#92 Rahal Letterman Racing M3 GT2R3 756
2010#79 Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 Art CarR3 756

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Chevrolet

2011#4 Corvette Racing ZR1R3 754Meguiar’s Car Pack

Ferrari

2006#62 Risi Competizione F430GTR3 763
2008#90 Farnbacher Racing F430GTR3 763
2010#89 Hankook Team Farnbacher F430GTR3 763
2010#83 Risi Competizione F430GTR3 763
2011#62 Risi Competizione F458 ItaliaR3 763November Speed Pack

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Ford

2009#40 Robertson Racing Ford GT Mk7R3 761

Jaguar

2010#33 RSR XKR GTR3 752

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Lamborghini

2011#08 West Yokohama Gallardo LP560-4R3 759January Jalopnik Pack

McLaren

2011#59 McLaren GT MP4-12C GT3R3 744July Car Pack

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Mercedes-Benz

2011#35 Black Falcon SLS AMG GT3R3 724April Alpinestars Car Pack

Nissan

2003#3 HASEMISPORT ENDLESS ZR3 736
2005#46 Dream Cube’s ADVAN ZR3 736

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Panoz

2005#51 Panoz Esperante GTMLR3 752
2011#050 Panoz Racing AbruzziR3 759February American Le Mans Series Pack

Porsche

2005#31 Petersen-White Lightning 911 GT3-RSRR3 744Porsche Expansion Pack
2007#80 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSRR3 756Porsche Expansion Pack
2011#17 Team Falken 911 GT3-RSRR3 760Porsche Expansion Pack
2011#045 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSRR3 760Porsche Expansion Pack

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Subaru

2003#77 CUSCO SUBARU ADVAN IMPREZAR3 737

Viper

2013#91 SRT Motorsport GTS-RR3 751September Pennzoil Car Pack
2013#93 SRT Motorsport GTS-RR3 751September Pennzoil Car Pack

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LMP (R1 998)

Acura

2008#26 Andretti-Green Racing ARX-01bR1 954
2008#66 de Ferran Motorsports ARX-01bR1 954
2008#15 Lowe’s Fernandez ARX-01bR1 954
2009#66 de Ferran Motorsport Jim Hall Tribute ARX-02aR1 989
2009#66 de Ferran Motorsports ARX-02aR1 990

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Aston Martin

2011#009 Aston Martin Racing AMR OneR1 976April Alpinestars Car Pack
2009#007 Aston Martin Racing LolaR1 989
2011#6 Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing LolaR1 989

Audi

2006#2 Audi Sport North America R8R1 981
2011#2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15++ TDIR1 981November Speed Pack
2011#2 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 TDIR1 986February American Le Mans Series Pack
2008#2 Audi Sport North America R10 TDIR1 991
2011#4 Forza Motorsport R10 TDIR1 991
2009#2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15 TDIR1 995

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Bentley

2003#7 Team Bentley Speed 8R1 971

BMW

1999#15 BMW V12 LMRR1 971

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Cadillac

2002#6 Team Cadillac Northstar LMP-02R1 975

Chevrolet

2010#89 Intersport Racing Oreca FLM09R1 910
2010#55 Level 5 Motorsports Oreca FLM09R1 910
2010#99 Green Earth Team Gunnar Oreca FLM09R1 910

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Ferrari

1998#12 Risi Competizione F333 SPR1 978

Honda

2011#33 Level 5 Motorsports LolaR1 947January Jalopnik Pack

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Mazda

2009#16 Dyson Racing B09/86R1 958
2010#16 Dyson Racing B09/86R1 958

Panoz

2003#11 JML Team Panoz LMP-01R1 967

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Peugeot

2009#9 Peugeot Sport Total 908R1 998
2011#10 Matmut-Oreca 908R1 998

Porsche

2008#7 Penske Racing RS Spyder EvoR1 953Porsche Expansion Pack
2008#16 Dyson Racing RS Spyder EvoR1 953Porsche Expansion Pack

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Toyota

1999#3 Toyota Motorsports GT-ONE TS020R1 959

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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.

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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.