Round 3: Watkins Glen International - Boot (June 30)

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Round 3: Watkins Glen International - Boot (June 30)

Post by AaronWebb85 » Thu May 07, 2020 10:21 am

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Race Time of day: 2020-06-27 15:15
Race Length: 60 minutes
Max Incidents: Drive through at 13x, DSQ at 20x
Max Fuel: 65%
Start: Rolling
Fast Repair: 0


Pre-Race Notes


Okay Gents, we've made it through the first two rounds and are now headed in to complete the first third of the 2020 Season 3 GTE at Watkins Glen - Boot Layout. Watkins Glen is a fast paced circuit with sweeping turns, a notorious bus stop chicane and the infamous uphill esses. Tonight's race should provide plenty of excitement for our drivers as they battle for points and positions. 


Racing at Watkins Glen

Most of you have some good experience racing at Watkins Glen. We raced here last season so this season is in essence no different as it pertains to the expected conduct of our drivers. As is the case with any venue that we visit, we caution you that on lap 1, your tires are going to be less than optimal so headed into turn 1 we ask that you give each other enough space to race. If you have someone to the inside or outside of you as you make that turn in, BE MINDFUL AND KNOW YOUR SURROUNDINGS. 

Likewise, heading up the esses for the first lap has caught many a driver of guard as there is always the possibility of losing the rear end of the car, especially if you tend to run a loose setup. While going two wide through the esses is doable, we advise against it. If at all possible, and you are able to, form into a single line as quickly as possible to promote safer racing through the esses. Please do not attempt to go three wide through this section of the track by any means. This will only end in disaster. Also through the bus stop on the first couple of laps whil everyone is scrapping for position can be daunting. Again, give each other enough space to race. Keep an eye on your relative to know where your competitors are in relation to your vehicle.

Pit entry coming out of the last corner typically means that you might be carrying a lower rate of sped out of the final turn. If possible, please announce your intentions to enter pit road in the event you have cars behind you so that they can be made aware and not ram you as you attempt to slow going in for service. 

Upon pit exit, we advise you to be mindful of your relative box and know where the cars out on track are in relation to you. The racing line coming out of pit road belongs to the cars on track. Stay to the right hand side of the racing surface!!! Before you even make an attempt to merge onto the racing line, make sure that you will not impede any car already out on the race course. Likewise for the cars racing on track, be mindful of the cars exiting pit lane as you will encounter a noticeable speed difference and the closing rate can be quite fast. 

The rest of the Watkins circuit is fair game for battling, overtaking and drafting. There are ample overtake opportunities here so it is incumbent on you to make it work in your favor. 



Final Thoughts

This is just a reminder that the GTE series is broadcast to a live audience via the GSRC channel. We expect for you to do your absolute best out there and put on a good show for those who are watching. We also encourage you to tell your family and friends about your online racing. Invite them to watch the live broadcast or if you stream via Twitch, YouTube, etc., invite them to watch live. It can only work to the benefit of growing our community here at PRL.


So with that, we want to wish everyone good luck out there tonight. That is all.


Cristian & Kenny 
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Re: Round 3: Watkins Glen International - Boot (June 30)

Post by teddywoods72 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:37 pm

'PRL Practice Session' is going to be for 5 hours tonight, beginning at 8PM ET. 65% fuel. Weather state shouldn't change throughout the session this time.
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Re: Round 3: Watkins Glen International - Boot (June 30)

Post by westracing01 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:12 pm

Oh boy, BoP change for the BMW AND a Tire Parameter change along with a change to minimum ride heights... This is going to be interesting for tonight's race.

EDIT: After some quick testing... This is going to be VERY interesting.
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Re: Round 3: Watkins Glen International - Boot (June 30)

Post by dvdstvsn » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:30 pm

Hey all,
Gonna have to miss tonight's race. Have to work nights every other week, most weeks it's fine for the race. Plus Watkins has kicked my **** in IMSA this past week as well. Good luck all and I'll be watching the GSRC cast in the back ground.
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Re: Round 3: Watkins Glen International - Boot (June 30)

Post by westracing01 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:34 pm

Woohoo! Podium at my home track (originally from Upstate NY)!!! Wasn't a fluke either. Actually had pace to race guys that are damn fast!
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Re: Round 3: Watkins Glen International - Boot (June 30)

Post by Paulowsky21 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:01 am

westracing01 wrote: Woohoo! Podium at my home track (originally from Upstate NY)!!! Wasn't a fluke either. Actually had pace to race guys that are damn fast!
Congrats on the podium, really deserved. 
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Re: Round 3: Watkins Glen International - Boot (June 30)

Post by Ken Rodriguez » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:38 am

Here is the link to the lap 1 review. It will show up once it has finished processing in about an hour or so.

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