GEARS 100 Miles of Laguna Seca
|GEARS 100 Miles of Laguna Seca|
|Date||Wednesday, 17th August 2011|
|Location|| Laguna Seca, Monterey County,|
|Course|| Permanent Racing Facility|
|Class/PI||R3 700 - R3 760|
|Race Distance||100.80 miles (45 laps)|
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The GT Endurance Auto Race Series 100 Miles of Laguna Seca was the first Really Rubbish Racing Special Event, and run under the GEARS regulations. It was a 100 mile (45 Lap) long endurance race, held on Wednesday, 17th August 2011 at the Laguna Seca circuit in Monterey, California, USA. The race was started by a rolling start with a randomly determined grid. The event was won by Sodamn Insane 6 in his Jaguar XKR GT in little over 1 hour, 6 minutes. RumblyLizard's Porsche 911 GT3-RSR came second, with Smifaye's BMW M3 GT2 rounding out the podium in third.
Cars entered in the GT2 class must fit into these rules in order to be considered legitimate to race. Rules have been taken and slightly modified from the official Forza Le Mans series :
- All GT2 entries must be from the year 2006 or onwards.
- All GT2 entries must be R3 Class with no upgrades applied. However, on request championship officials can make exceptions.
- GT2 Class entries must have a Performance Index rating of between R3 700 and R3 760
- GT2 Class upgrades are not allowed. If you wish to use an upgrade please ask championship officials for advice and assistance.
- You may upgrade your rims provided that you stay in the same PI number. Change is bad.
- As this is an endurance race, all assists will be forced off with the exception of manual gears. There will be no requirement to use the clutch.
The race started cleanly, with Mr Flobadob leading the pace to the second corner, however he oversteered betweens 3 and 4, momentarily losing control of the car and allowing Ajokay through Into the lead. the Ajokay Motorsport jaguar then began to build a lead whilst the cars behind fought for position. RumblyLizard and Tomcheesey made contact which each other through turn 6, causing the Feta Motorsport car to spin to the inside, nerfing the tyre wall. Meanwhile, Sodamn Insane 6 made his way up from last on the grid to 4th by the end of the first lap, and set about picking off RumblyLizard and Smifaye ahead of him. The next step was to erode Ajokay's 5 second lead, which he did so by lap 10. The 2 jaguars fought for several laps, before a mistake at the Corkscrew on 2 sucessive laps allowed the Leyton House Reloaded driver right onto the leader's tail, and he passed with a late lunge into the Andretti Hairpin.
Having given chase for a few laps, Ajokay retired on lap 15 with an internet disconnection, carrying straight-on at turn 10 and hitting the barriers. His Xbox controller was badly damaged in the accident.
Smifaye was under pressure from RumblyLizard, the gap decreasing with each passing lap. RumblyLizard made it past the Black Cats Racing Team driver after about 7 laps behind Smifaye. RumblyLizard then set about chasing down Sodamn Insane 6.
-- others please fill in the gaps, and the rest --
|1||16||Leyton House Reloaded||Jaguar XKR GT||Sodamn Insane 6||8||45|
|2||69||Rumbly Lizard Motorsports||Porsche 911 GT3-RSR||RumblyLizard||6||45|
|3||55||Black Cats Racing Team||BMW M3 GT2||Smifaye||4||45|
|4||20||Feta Motorsport||Ford GT Mk.V||Tomcheesey||5||45|
|5||71||JemTech Racing||Ferrari F430 GT2||Bookoi||3||43|
|6||04||E-Motoring||BMW M3 GT2||Mr E 004||7||42|
|7||7||LH Racing||BMW M3 GT2||Mr Flobadob||1||42|
|DNF||23||Ajokay Motorsport||Jaguar XKR GT||Ajokay||2||15|
- Fastest lap: Shouty, 1:22.562