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2014 12 Hours of Sebring - Rules and Regulations

Post by LMR Deftone MX on Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:55 pm

Welcome to the 2014 TORA Endurance Championship - the ultimate test of teamwork on Forza Motorsport 4 and Forza Motorsport 5.

The first event of the year is the 2014 MSA TORA 12 Hours of Sebring which takes place on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of March 2014.

The race will start at x time and Saturday the 29th of March 2014 and finish on Sunday the 30th of March 2014.

Teams can consist of up to 4 drivers. Ideally you want the full four to make the 12 hours less challenging on yourselves and your consoles. Teams must drive in the same car throughout the event. If any team members switch into different cars throughout the race then their session will not be counted in the team's overall distance.

Drivers Championship

Each round of the TEC will score towards the overall Drivers Championship. Drivers will gain points for where their Teams finish overall.

Team Championship

Each round of the TEC will score towards the overall Teams Championship. Teams must use the exact same name throughout the entire TEC to continue scoring points however we will offer a thread for team names to be changed prior to the next event taking place.

*Note in the event of tie at the end of the season class wins will be the deciding factor

There will be 0 Car Caps but due to lobby restrictions class caps will be in force [/b]

TBC in each class
TBC total cars

Race Rules

The race will be split up into six stints that will last two hours. Each stint will be competed by one driver from each team, so you will not be racing on track with your team mates during the event. Driver changes take place when the stint is over at the 2 Hour mark, where we will then go back into the lobby and the drivers and lobby hosts will change over. At this point the host will enter the distances covered by the drivers into the database which will be combined for the final results at the end of the race. The race will be scored on "distance driven" where bigger is better. Driver must stop where they are on track at the end of each stint for their distance to be recorded by the Lobby Host. To accommodate for the stint changes a 15 minute turnaround will be applied for 'a pit stop with driver change simulation' so in reality the stints only last 1 Hour 45 Minutes. The final stint will be a similar to the previous stints, however the timer will be extended to the full two hours. When 2 hours is reached all drivers will stop where they are on track and give their covered distance to the Lobby Host. Once this is recorded the field will then cruise round to the start line to finish the lap they are on - this is only for TV purposes and not how the race will be scored.

There will be one mandatory pit stop per session.

The first stint will start under a Rolling Start following standard TORA procedures. The lead car will take the grid around at 80mph Maximum and will then slow down to 60mph for the last section of track where the cars will line up 2x2 in their qualifying order. For the remainder of the stints, the gird will be set by doing 1 lap around Camino Mini. The grid will form up as per qualifying order from the previous stint. The grid will then be set to Lobby Points with a 1 second roll off for the stint to commence.

Safety cars will not factor into the race as the entire event is based upon your endurance. If there is a crash you will have to recover and continue to the end of your stint and deal with any damage that you pick up. This should be incentive enough to stay out of the wall. Damage will be set to Limited to replicate fuel and tyre wear.

Qualification for this event will be held the week before the event to ensure hosts are setup to the host the races throughout the weekend. Each qualification round will last 45 minutes and drivers will not be allowed to use the sessions as a practice. The team will qualify as a whole, so out of the 4 possible times that could be set by the entire team then the best time will be taken. For example, if Driver 3 sets a better time then Driver 1 then Driver 3's time will be taken as the best time. Each driver may only compete in one qualifying session. There will be lobbies hosted throughout the week to accommodate racers in European time zones and American time zones.

*Note qualification now takes place a week before the event.

- Collisions will be set to off during all Qualifying sessions.
- Collisions during all races will be on.
- Damage will be set to limited.
- TCS, Driving Line and Normal/Simulation Steering are the only allowed driving aids that may be used. ABS, STM, Auto-brake and Auto-gears are prohibited. Manual gears must be used but it is up to the competitor if they wish to use the clutch or not.

Livery Requirements

- Its not offensive
- It doesn't include any direct tobacco sponsorship
- It has sponsors

There will be mandatory Numberboxes for the TEC in 2014, and these will be distributed when requested in the Livery Thread.

Car Numbers

Each competitor in the team must be registered with TORA and have a TORA Race Number. This is for admin purposes only. The number that is displayed on the car during the 12 Hour event must be one of the competitors TORA numbers who is present within the team. Whichever driver's number the team uses is up to you.

Car List

2014 MSA TORA 12 Hours of Sebring Car List and Build Rules

All cars must run with stock rims except were specified

Car List


Acura ARX-01b - PI 990 - Remove 1st Stage Restrictor (602bhp), 330 Front Tyre Width, 340 Rear Tyre Width must have following rim to BBS RK means exploit is removed
Aston Martin AMR-One - PI 998 - Remove 1st Stage Restrictor (625bhp), 360 Front Tyre Width (Stock), 370 Rear Tyre Width (Stock) (5% Power Handicap)
Aston Martin Lola - PI 998 - Remove 1st Restictor (694bhp), Stock Front and Rear Tyre Widths (5% Power Handicap)
Audi R18 - PI 998 - Remove 1st Stage Restrictor (583bhp), Stock Front and Rear Tyre Widths (5% Power Handicap)
Lola Honda - New PI 994  - Remove 1st Stage Restrictor (556bhp) , 340 Front Tyre Width, 370 Rear Tyre Width
Lola Mazda - New PI 994 - Remove 1st Stage Restrictor (620bhp), 325 Front Tyre Width, 345  Rear Tyre Width
Peugeot 908 - PI 998 - Stock (700bhp), Stock Front and Rear Tyre Widths


Aston Martin DBR9 -R2 825 - Race Driveline (Runs with HANDICAP - 20% Power - 5% Front and Rear grip)
BMW M3 GT2 R3-758 - Race Breaks Race Drive Line, Front 300, Rear 310
BMW Z4 GT3 - R3-791 - Remove 1st Stage Restrictor (711bhp), Race Breaks, Front 325, Rear 340 (15% Power Handicap)
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 R3-761 -Race Breaks, Front 310, Rear 335
Ferrari 458 Italia - R3-765 - Race Drive Line, Front 300, Rear 325
Ford GT - R3-763 - Race Breaks Race Drive Line, Front 285, Rear 310
Jaguar XKR GT R3-759 -Race Breaks, Front 320, Rear 340
Lamborghini Gallardo R3-761 - Race Breaks, Race Drive Line Front 310, Rear 330
Panoz Abruzzi R3-762 - Race Breaks, Front 300, Rear 320
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR 2011 - R3-765 - Race Breaks, Race Drive Line, Front 305, Rear 320
SRT Viper GTS - R3-796 - Remove 1st Stage Restrictor (568bhp), Race Brakes, Front 320,  Rear 340 (15% Power Handicap)

The PIs noted above must be adhered to. Cars must have the correct and noted upgrades. There will be no leeway from this. All cars must run with stock rims except were specified

There will be 0 Car Caps but due to lobby restrictions class caps will be in force [/b]

5 Lobby's of which will have 14 cars in each lobby
Each Lobby will have 6 LMP and 8 GTE
Split into class sizes of 30 LMP1 and 40 GTE Teams
70 Teams Total for now
Each entry must have more consist of more than 1 driver
Registration may be only entered by a driver racing in that team we are not allowing multiple entry's to be made by 1 driver for several entrys to ensure a fairer system for our community.

If team does not Q will start back grid from pits, in class order and will have x feet taken off opening distance = 1 lap of sebring

LMR Deftone MX

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