Weekly Briefing



Discord

Most league communications and pre- post-race discussions are in discord nowadays.
All drivers must join for our server, for instance to receive notes about penalties. Thank you
Please join by clicking here https://discord.gg/pAduK2q

New Driver? Welcome !

Welcome to all the new members and thank you for joining us !
It is very important that you familiarize yourself with our rules and philosophy.
Every week you will receive a race briefing via the iRacing message system, usually on Sunday.

There is a section with track specific rules that change every week and must be learnt.

It is very important that you read the information at Race Briefing – General Info (click) and the links within to League Rules (click) and Information for New Drivers (click)
Thank you for your patience.
Ask if anything is not clear.


BRIEFING – Mosport

38 Laps , 150.10 km
40+ Liters suggested. Always check with your own driving

~1.00 Liters per lap

  • No active overtakes until after Moss corner, Turn 5 Right, magenta in the map above.
  • The first lap is always problematic at Mosport, we need to be extra careful and try to avoid side by side into the difficult corners, Turn 2 and 5 in particular.
  • T2L is very dangerous in the early race: cold tyres, low grip; cars tend to spin or understeer.
    There are a lot of cars on a less than ideal line. Cars on the outside are pushed wide towards the grass, then they either career against the barriers or spin back on the track causing havoc.
    Cars on the inside risk to drift wide and crash onto other drivers alongside.
  • T3R is easier but can have similar problems when cars are pushed wide and run into others on the outside.
  • T5R, the Moss hairpin, is also quite dangerous. Heavy braking and the usual concertina effect, followed by a difficult corner that can spin you, push you wide onto other cars or make you jump on the curb and spin in the middle of the track.
  • Lapping at the Moss hairpin is strongly discouraged the whole race; there are easy opportunities just before and after it.
  • Tyres can lose a lot of grip towards the end of the race. Be aware of the potential issues.
  • Traffic is a problem in qualify on this short track.
    If you are not on a fast lap, get out of the way immediately for incoming cars.
    If you already recorded a great lap, please consider not going out anymore to avoid creating traffic.

Last season race was very clean, most problems happening at Turn 8 Right. This was the incidents report

Penalties and Safety Points

Post race incident reports and penalties (we hope there will be none) are communicated in discord.
You can read philosophy and details in this page.

Barcelona incident report at this discord link, only visible to registered members.
There were quite a few contacts but nothing major or nasty, thank you for driving clean !

However, we had some DQ for passing (new drivers) and causing accidents in the no pass zone.
Let’s try to pay attention, please.
As always, please refer to discord for the details.

Rules

  • Take it easy at race start.
    The goal is to get going safely and get in line. You must not attempt to gain places.
    Do not try to get a great start on the lights, it is unnecessary risky
  • No lane change at the start, at least until the first corner and longer if necessary.
    Stay in your lane and try to maintain a constant distance from the car in front. No sudden braking, do not drive faster than the cars ahead of you.
    If by doing so you pass cars in the other lane it is fine, perhaps because they had a slow start. However, you must not attempt to outbrake others or take advantage of the situation to gain places
    Always go for the safest action. If a car ahead of you has a very slow start it is ok to pass it.
  • Be careful about the concertina effect braking for slow corners in the early race.
    Try to be as smooth as possible, with gradual braking and no sudden changes, but expect to have to slow down a lot, especially later in the field.
  • No 3-wide attacking for the entire lap 1
  • No blocking
  • No dive bombing
  • If you get a black flag slow down, you must serve it off-line without hindering other cars.
  • Respect blue flags – which means helping the leaders through, but do not expect lapped cars to immediately pull over
  • No unsafe rejoins
  • Stay on the racing surface
  • No team games, such as giving each other a draft in qualify. Not everyone has a team, let’s make it fair for all.
  • No chat in qualify and race, it is welcome in practice sessions
    More details in the League Rules page

Broadcast

Every race is broadcast live on youtube by Apex Racing TV.
Donations are unfortunately needed to cover the cost.
Details on how to donate in our discord, thank you for your help !

Every Sunday we get together to watch the race broadcast, starting at 11pm GMT.
There is chat dedicated to watching the race in our discord

Every race of the season in the playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcUhOuH8YTXVXvvXkfaVBhI8y2NWuqM4f