|Chief Moderator: Badblood|
Season 30 will commence on 29th of May 2016. We will run up divisions on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. As is now usual, there will be a mixture of the mods and the original cars so there should be something for everyone. Sundays will see the 1967 Works Trophy and Privateers Trophy divisions alternate with the 1966 Historics Trophy which runs on a single grid, celebrating the 50 year anniversary; running the original 1966 tracks. Every Tuesday will see the regular 1965 Professionals Trophy and Amateurs Trophy divisions alternating with the reinstated 1967 F2 Trophy division. We are opting to handicap the faster drivers in some divisions.
Fridays continues to be our fun night, we are going to include a full season of the new 1966 Can Am mod
plus the Special Events Friday featuring pitstop refuel patches. This is the place to find the "forgotten" cars in form of the 67 GTs, the 1971 CanAms and the 69extra mod.
The divisions continue to fall into two categories: Senior and Junior; in brief Senior divisions (67 Works/65 Pro/66 Historic) will run under Pro settings (hence no resets), Junior classes (67 Privateers/65 Amateur/Formula Two) will allow one reset only with a compulsory SnG.
NB No-fault Shift-R is NOT in operation and all Stops must be taken within two laps of the incident (unless on the last lap when a time penalty will be added). Failure to take the stop within TWO laps will result in exclusion from the race result.
Standard divisions operate with first lap ‘red zone’ moderation, the length of the red zone will be advised by the Division Moderator prior to each event. The Friday series will have no red zone and will be moderated on the basis of severe reported incidents only.
Rule changes for Season 30 : To be detailed.
In-series penalties remain in place to try and encourage drivers not to try risky manoeuvres. The details are here.
We will be using the 60fps patch for all races this season.
Races will continue to start at 9.30pm UK time but the Divisional Moderator will have the option of starting the server early for anything up to an hours Qualification (ie from 8.30pm UK time). Qualification should start no later than 9pm UK time (starting issues allowing).
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/Amateurs and Works/Privateers divisions.
Newcomers to GPL will generally enter the Amateurs 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. The most able drivers will want to run in the Works division of the 1967 cars but less experienced drivers should opt for the Privateers.
As always, drivers should check the specific division page for division specific rules.
Drivers will not be restricted to entering a single division. Drivers can enter multiple divisions but they cannot enter more than one 1965 or 1967 division and must choose either the Privateers or Works Trophies, but not both.