Chief Moderator: Vlad Vosblod
Season 22 will commence on 30 October 2011. We will continue to run eight divisions on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. There will a mixture of the mods and the original cars so there should be something for everyone. Sundays will see the 67 “Works” and “Privateers” division alternate with the “GT Team Challenge”, Tuesdays will have the 65 “Pro’s” and "Novices” and our all new "Intermediate" division alternate with the 66 “Historics” with Fridays alternating the “Spec Race Challenge” and “Porsche Cup Challenge”.
In order to make the rules easier to understand the divisions have been broken up into Pro, Int and Novice; in brief Pro (67 Works/65 Pro/66 Historic/Porsche) will have pro settings hence no resets, Int (67 Privateers/65 Int/GT's) will allow one reset only with a compulsory SnG and Novice (65 Novice/Specs) will allow unlimited resets with a compulsory SnG.
ALL divisions will now operate with full first lap ‘red zone’ moderation, the length of the red zone will be advised by the Division Moderator prior to each event.
The only rule change for Season 22 is a tidy up of the Warp wording which has been widened to include side by side collisions. Races will continue to start at 9.30pm UK time but, in order to reduce starting glitches and accommodate moderators available time, the Divisional Moderator will have the option to start the server for anything up to an hours Qualification (ie from 8.30pm). Starting issues allowing, servers will start at no later then 9pm UK time.
As ever, drivers are being asked to read the rules, dates and track selection for each division and enter the divisions they prefer. The objective here is to ensure the drivers are happy with the rules, dates and track selection of their chosen division(s) before committing to the season. The moderators reserve the right to adjust the driver allocation as necessary but this is unlikely for all but the Pro/Novices and Works/Privateers divisions.
Newcomers to GPL will generally enter the Novices Trophy that utilizes the 65 cars. Here they will be able to get up to speed with racing on-line without the demands of the challenging 1967 cars. Once they are comfortable on-line, they may decide to move on to the higher divisions with the faster cars. Faster newcomers and experienced drivers who like the 65 cars, are best suited to the Intermediate or Pro Trophies (to be run on the same night as the Novices Trophy).
Drivers of all abilities who enjoy the 66mod can enter the Historic Trophy division. The top drivers in the championship will be restricted to the slower chassis and you will need to complete 50% race distance in order to score. The Spec races have a slightly different format in that there will be one longer race with 5 races utilising the 65 mod and 5 with the new 69X mod.
For the GT’s we continue with our general GT division and our specialist Porsche events, both of which have a team ethos.
Drivers will not be restricted to entering a single division. Drivers can enter as many divisions as they like but they cannot enter both the Novices and Pro or the Privateers and Works Trophies.