This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

1,326 posts in this topic

For some reason I did not have enough fuel  in R 1 so I had to retire.  R 2  I moved up through attrition but had a bad pit strategy.  In reality I still lost tons of speed in the last turns. 


Thanks Ivan for the hints at the set-up and your tireless labor on behalf of the series.  I will be absent for the next race as my wife and I are going to Hawaii for a couple of weeks.  Hopefully, I will send some pics with my "official absence" report.


Grats to the podium - - they had unreal speed.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

You're welcome Bill, it's my pleasure!

Here is my short race report for Rd 5 @ KWS:

Q: I was P8 in practice and could do a 45.9 by myself, so I was happy about my pace and looking for top 10 in quali.

Alas, I messed up final turn coming off Out Lap which of course gave me a bad launch to start the lap. I then blew it again at the final turn on the Hot Lap! 46.3, P16, which was a bit disappointing but not really surprising.

R1: I got a good start and was slowly making my way through the pack. I was catching Ethan and closed on him very quickly heading into the final turn. So much so that it caught me out when we were at the apex and I had the choice of rear ending him very hard or trying to avoid. I chose the latter, got two wheels on the apron and went sideways. Unfortunately, Rhys was behind us and I collected him and we both went spinning and bouncing off the wall and each other. I thought my race was over but the car was pretty much undamaged and I got going again losing only 4 places. So sorry to Rhys for my part in bringing more bad luck to him in yet another race.

Finish P15. Not bad, but again a bit disappointing as I felt I was in position for a top 9 if I could have gotten by Ethan and survived the rest if the race.

R2: got another good start and was getting through the pack. Watching the replay I saw that I took out Pedro. Sorry Pedro when the car got loose at the bottom of the final corner there was nothing I could do especially since if I never even saw you.

On lap 25 I caught up with Diogo who was chasing Reggie for 7th. I was surprised i was actually lapping faster than both of them at that point, seeing as I caught up to them! ;) Diogo got past Reggie and I thought I might have a go at him on the back straight but decided to bump draft him instead see if we could draft like we had done in practice and maybe get a couple of positions that way in the last three laps.

Unfortunately, I ran a bit wide out final turn and lost the chance. At that point I decided to keep a safe slip stream distance and just bring it home for my first TPS Top10!

P9 and ecstatic about it!

Thanks to Ryan for all his hard work helping me run this league and on the tremendous effort for all of the TPS events, to Toby for the excellent commentary and my drive of course, and to all who raced, making this event exciting and always one to look forward to.

On to Virus Parc Club!

(Please don't crash into Mr. Jundt at his home race! ;) )

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

My report


Q: Not a very good last corner before the hotlap and lost some speed there, still made 45.9 but I knew I could do better...


R1 - Had a good start and folowed my teammate Caiado with Duarte Lopes coming along. We lost a few seconds to the top4 on the first 5 laps, but then we were keeping the distance.

But everything went wrong when pitting, because I had a stop and go for speeding, I came in on the next lap and I postponed the penalty, so I came in again...I was dissapointed, but it was my mistake so nothing to complain about


R2 - Started well again (from 23rd I think), had  very good first laps, gaining some posotions, and finally I came behind Ivan. He slided on the last corner and lost a lot of speed, I tryed to go on the outside but I guess he didn't see me and hit me hard. I went to the wall, spun, had some damage, and I just tryed to get to the finish. The car was 10 kms slower than before the crash... :???:


See you guys on Vitus.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Round 5, KW Superspeedway: 


Qualifying -

Driver: Simon Kilov

Penalty: Warning

Time: After completing Qualifying Hot Lap

Reason: Deliberately crashing car at the conclusion of the qualifying lap.

Explanation: While TPS Rules refer to Post Race, the spirit of the rule intends to make the racing and broadcast simulate real racing. Drivers should understand that having drivers crash their cars on the broadcast reflects poorly on the driver and the league, in general. 


Race 1 -

Driver: Diogo Lopes

Penalty: 5 points, 2 endorsements

Time: Lap 1, T=287

Reason: Contact with Gonçalves.

Explanation: Diogo hits the left rear of Hugo in the final turn, spinning him out.  Endorsement is doubled for opening an lap incident.



Race 1 - Other Penalties

  • None

Race 2 - 

Driver: Jack Keithley

Penalty: 5 points

Time: T=372

Reason: Contact with Gonçalves.

Explanation: Jack hits Hugo in the final turn causing him to lose momentum, and taking the position. 




Race 2 - Other Penalties

  • None

The following drivers have been removed from the league for failure to report and absence:

  • Eric Nelson
  • Lasse Sorensen

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the most important principles in the Touring Pro Series is attendance. If a driver signs up, he is expected to attend all races in that championship.

However, the management realise that real life can get in the way. All we ask is that the absence is reported as far in advance as possible, as a form of courtesy, should there be any replacement drivers waiting.

Absence must be reported at the very latest by 23:59GMT of the day before an event:

  • If you post after the deadline, then you will have one strike against your name - three late reports in this manner (after the deadline but prior to the first official session of the race event) will result in removal from the league.
  • If you post after the event has been started (within 48 hours of the beginning of the first qualifying) then you will only have two chances during the season before you will be removed from the league (report like that counts as "double strike").
  • A single failure to report absence after the 48 hour deadline will result in removal from the league.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Event Details
Server: ATCC5 TouringProSeries
Mod: SSR MvS-S2000 v1.14 Download Info (via Simsync)
Track: Vitus Parc (Available via Simsync)
Server password: tps123

Time Schedule
Official Practice: 02:00GMT / 21:00EST
Qualifying 1: 02:30GMT / 21:30EST (Super-pole)
Warmup 1: 02:40GMT / 21:40EST
Race 1: 02:45GMT / 21:45EST (23 laps)
Race 2: 03:15GMT / 2215EST (23 laps)
Click THIS link to see what time it is in your country (in many countries the race will start on December 15th).

Server Settings
Fuel Usage: Normal
Tyre Usage: Normal
Mechanical Failures: Normal
Qualifying: Superpole for Race 1 (Race 2 grid determined by Race 1 results, with top 8 reversed)
Parc Fermé : No
Formation Lap: Yes
Type of Start: Rolling Start in Race 1, Standing start for Race 2

Damage: 100%
Time Scale: Normal
Flag Rules: Black Only

Weather: Forecast calls for possible rain.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Notes for the drivers:
  • All drivers must be in the server with fifteen minutes to go until the qualifying session (02:15GMT). Unless you have made prior arrangement, you risk losing your spot to a reserve driver. Once you are in the server, please try to stay there as much as possible for easier monitoring of attendance.
  • This track has significant elevation changes and and high curbs. Combined with the threat of rain, there will be many opportunities to create contact by misjudging braking points and re-entering the track after an off. Be aware of other drivers braking points and adjust yours accordingly.
  • On the opening lap, the natural funnel points will be at T1 and T6, be extra vigilant at these corners. Remember you will have cold brakes and unoptomised tyres on the opening laps, so drive accordingly!
  • You are not expected to wait for another driver should you be at fault in an incident. However, should you choose to wait (to avoid being reported post-race) then do so in a safe position and within a lap of the incident. Accidents caused by drivers waiting in dangerous areas will be penalised severely.
  • The staff will investigate all lap one incidents and any observed on the live broadcast - but aside from that, any incident needs to be reported within 72 hours for the staff to be able to review it - it is also fair to say that lap one incidents will be dealt harsher penalties then those during other parts of the race due to the potential for damage involved.May I remind you of the TPS Rules & Regulations.
Rolling Start Details:
  • Excessive weaving, hard braking, hard acceleration and general tyre warming behaviour is not allowed in ATCC.
  • Anybody who spins out during the formation lap will be able to resume their position but must be extremely cautious while moving back through the field, flashing their lights if necessary. This is the only time excessive flashing of lights may be used.
  • Drivers proceed two-by-two, with no overtaking.
  • Your speed may not exceed 105kph/65mph during the formation lap.
  • All drivers must maintain this speed until the pole sitter is between the final corner and the Start/Finish Line, at which point he may begin accelerating.
  • Drivers must wait for the leader to cross the Starting line before overtaking. (Drivers do not have to wait to cross the Starting Line themselves before accelerating and racing.)
  • The formation lap is part of the in-game race distance.
Track Boundaries:
  • Track boundaries at Birmingham are the default TouringProSeries rules, which can be read via the link above, article 6.3.
  • Curbing and additional area beyond the curbs, which may be used, are indicated by the blue and white curbing and concrete and a"AstroTurf" textures beyond the curb.
Pit Entry/Exit:
  • When entering the pits, you must not cut across the pit entry line, you must keep all four wheels inside the entry line at all times.
  • When exiting the pits, you must keep in the pit exit marked out until it ends, with all four wheels. As ever, those not pitting may use these areas freely, but have to give priority to any drivers using this area for pitting purposes.
  • Drivers will be allowed to turn their headlights on (during the final sector) to warn those behind of their intention to pit, this is the ONLY exception to our headlights rule. Make sure to turn them off again before exiting the pits.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Current Division Allocation
Server allocations no longer include special rules for rounds 1 and 2 based on prequalification. Server allocation will now be set only by the championship standings - the top 24 drivers in the overall championship prior to an event will compete in Division One for that event. In case of absence, drivers will move up in championship order from Division Two to Division One. In event of a tie of points (drivers on minus points are classed as equivalent to 0), PreQualification results, then a driver's best result will be used. If there is a still a tie, the date of sign-up will be the final deciding factor. If your name appears in the allocation below, you are expected to show up for the race. If you cannot race you must sign-out in the Absence Report Thread HERE at least by midnight GMT on the day before the race. If you don't see your name on the list below and you are signed up, let me know via PM. If you wish to sign-up, please follow thin instructions in the Sign-Up Thread. Sign-up Thread will remain open for the foreseeable future.

Division One

  • Miguel Neto
  • Simon Kilov
  • Andre Caiado
  • Jack Keithley
  • Hugo Gonçalves
  • Francisco Villar
  • Duarte Lopes
  • Reggie Blain
  • Alexander Lauritzen
  • David Jundt
  • Ethan Bass
  • Rhys Gardiner
  • Chris Shepherd
  • Jonatan Acerclinth
  • Ivan Navarro
  • Dennis Phelan
  • Pedro Amaral
  • Matthias Klein
  • Vinicius Ferreira
  • Yuri Braham
  • Domingos Vaz
  • Scott Søvik

Reserve Driver List


Drivers reporting absent:

  • Andrew Beranek
  • Diogo Lopes
  • Bill Kaiser
  • Matthew Barron
  • Dariusz Swiderski
  • Daniel Wood (late)
  • Jim Eagan (late)
  • Jonathan Motteram (late)
  • Francisco Villar (connection issues)
  • Andy Vandevelde (After the fact)



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ivan, I have given up on trying to use the Race Series. I have completely removed it from my system.


Withdraw me from the remainder of the season, please.


Thanks for all the(unknown)work you put into this, mate. Good on ya!



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am back in action guys and will be here for the remainder of the season.  Thanks for allowing me back into the league after such bad luck with my 4yr old G25 breaking.  I am now driving around in this ; 







Didnt really want to step foot back in the FWD SEAT but never-the-less, must complete the season for brownie points. .... See you on track.  ;)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.