Under the team name "Jabber" and "Jabber2", Russ Addie, Ragnar Winsloff, Donald Fitterer and myself, (and one youngster, Trevor Blackburn) will be competing in this weekends Daytona 24 hr Race 1 beginning at 8 PM EST. Russ will get the team started, followed by Donal, Randy and then back to Russ and Donal before Ragner and Trevor take over for the next 5 1/2 hours (as the Americans get some much needed rest). As the sun rises in the states, Donal will again take the reigns for 7 of the next 11 stints, aided by myself for 2 stints, and Ragnar for 2. Simultaneously, as that 6 1/2 hours goes by, Race 2 will have begun at 8:45 AM EST. Russ Addie is again scheduled to take the helm, followed by double stints from Trevor, Ragnar and Randy. Trevor and Randy will test their skills once more as Russ completes his final stints in Race 1. At approximately 4 PM EST, Ragnar jumps in Race 2 for a double stint, then rushes back to Race 1 for spotting and his final stints less than 30 minutes later. In race 1, Trevor drivers just before Ragnar's arrival and again immediately after. Donal is scheduled to get the car back just after 8 PM EST and drive to the finish. From 5 PM EST, Russ and Randy are scheduled to complete almost 8 hour of driving, Russ taking 4 double-stints, Randy driving 3. The final 7 1/2 hours of Race 2 will be completed by Ragnar and Trevor, who finishes the race, each doing 3 double-stints. That is the pre-race intentions. What actually happens, and the adjustments made will be anyone's guess. Just after the schedules were made, iRacing reduced the horsepower in the LMP2 Dallara P217. Original stints were estimated to be about 36 minutes each. The reduction may now allow us to run 1-2 laps more per stint, thereby throwing out the original plans; at least making it a necessity to make changes on the fly. We'll do our best and hope that we can bring home Jabber and Jabber2 cars successfully to each race's finish! Follow along with us from 8 PM EST Friday night until almost 9 AM Sunday morning.
Almost posted on Kenneths post but decided would have been rude to change subject so much. Been looking at this series as an easier introduction to endurance racing, I know some do not like the Green Hell I may be the odd one out, but if anyone interested I intend to run a few of these races that begin March 29 through to November sundays 1:00GMT & 13:00GMT. Races are mainly 4hrs with an odd 6hr so good for teams of 2 or 3 or solo if your up for it format & cars below, I would like to run the BMW Z4, I have setup I worked on tonight my PB from 8:31 down to 8:14.08, of the 3 GT3 cars I believve the easiest at this track. Merc GT3 & Porsche GT4 are also make a good combo in hell. Let me know if your interested I intend to run 29 March 4hr solo if necessary unless anyone wants to team up for a few hours of hell at Nords Combined VLN, 9 races total.... Jumping into 12 & 24hrs straight of the bat & a team with little experience just seems a little ambitious to me & I will try anything once. Cars/Classes
GT3 Class: BMW Z4 GT3, Audi R8 GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT3
GT4 Class: Porsche Cayman GT4
CUP Class: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
TCR Class: Audi RS 3 LMS TCR
MX5 Class: Global Mazda MX-5 Cup
Race Length (Average): 4-6 Hours
Team Racing: Enabled but not required
Timeslot: SUN 1:00 GMT &13:00 GMT
Qualifying Attached: Yes
Practice: 10 min
Qualifying: 30 min
Penalties: Stop and Go =50 Inc and every 20 after
I'm sorry that we couldn't get the Daytona 24hr together. I think Bathurst is too unforgiving. I propose that we run Sebring on March 3/13-15 and Petit Le Mans on 10/2-4. Le Mans on 6/20-21 might be a possibility. I feel the GT3 Mercedes is the best choice as it seems faster than most other cars and a bit easier to drive. 4-6 drivers seems about right per car. That can be changed if need be. We should plan on practice to work through driver changes and car setup. Maybe some hosted sessions and there is a weeks open practice before each race. Let me know if you are interested.