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Using on the experience and feedback gathered throughout the past few seasons, we have decided to update the THR Catalog of Penalties. The updated catalog is valid with immediate effect. In the interest of consistency, it will already be applied for the decisions concerning Round 1 of the Audi 90 GTO championship.

Changelog

1) No decay for penalty points
If you receive a penalty point in a championship, you will retain it until the end of the season of that championship for all purposes.

To better understand why this is a change: penalty points serve two purposes. First, to reduce the number of points a driver found guilty of an incident has in the championship. Let's understand these as "passive penalty points". These did not decay in the past and will not decay in the future either. The second purpose "active penalty points" is to track how frequently and heavily drivers got in trouble during the same championship, and to apply further penalties based on the number of penalty points gathered by a driver. This second purpose previously had a decaying factor built into it, clearing the active penalty points of a driver once they had 3 clean races without adding any penalty points to their score. That decay was removed in the interest of fairer racing across the entire season.

2) Revision of the weighting of default penalties
In several past championships, we noticed that the intensity of a penalty didn't always make a tangible impact against the advantage a driver got from causing an incident, especially in 1 vs 1 situations. That is why this category received the highest boost in default penalty points. Also, an intensification can add up to 2 points to any penalty now.

3) More transparency on intensified/mitigated penalties
The new penalty matrix is meant to help drivers understand some examples of what may lead to intensified/mitigated penalties in incidents they caused.


Thank you to everyone who provided feedback to us.

THR continues to work on improving the onboarding process for new community members.

The first step was that new members can no longer immediately participate in the main event races on Sunday, but should first go through a process.
https://thracing.de/2022/02/22/thr-changes-onboarding-process/

Second step is that we provide clearly organized information that makes it easier to get started with THR.
This information can now be found for new (and old members) in the channel #info-and-help and in a better readable form here:
https://thracing.de/info/

We also set up an FAQ which can be found in the new #faq channel and also in a better readable form here:
https://thracing.de/faq/

Our website now also has prominent links to the new content in the menu under the THR-tab.

Many thanks to @margar17 for putting this information together so cleanly!

We had an interesting start into a new championship...

Podium

HappyKojot
margar17
Nat Stevenson

Detailed Race Results

Live stream from the race:


Quotes from our members race reports

it's me ! It was my 1st championship race here and had a lot of fun ! I wasn't sure also that it was the end, so I continued racing for one more lap

Flow

nice first race for me ! just the start a bit crazy

nicohuck

Nice finish Davidgrundström. I felt a bit guilty for how much time I cost you with four tires on 0% remaining life/grip.

ValentinK

congratulations guys for the podium .. despite my commitment I could not drive this car at my best and I could not have a good race .. I fought with someone but I don't know who it was ... it was fun anyway

Simone Porcu

Crazy pace by @margar17 once again, I saw him creeping up in my mirrors and decided it was best not to fight him as he's just an alien.

Dobby

I did a pretty stupid mistake in T1 and just lost the rear. Gladly it seems no one else really suffered from that mistake. I was not locked in the pits. I just was last after T1, as I needed to let the whole field past. before I could rejoin the track.. This was one of the most entertaining races I had. Some great battles with lots of you guys!

margar17

Congrats to the winners and podium finishers of the race!

And many thanks to every participant. It was a pleasure to have you on track!
(There are some open incidents which might inflict the results afterwards.)


The detailed standings (including the given penalties) can be found here:
https://bit.ly/Audi-90-GTO-Championship

For more information about the Championship itself follow this link:
Audi 90 GTO Championship




Since the foundation of THR we have been constantly trying to evolve.

Therefore, before the start of the new championships, we refine the following three THR racing rules:



Starting with the upcoming championships we will change the procedure a little bit:

From now on there are 2 entries per championship in the ServerManager under the menu item "Championships":
http://51.38.184.130:8772/championships?server=4
One entry for the Practice Events on Saturday, a second entry for the Main Event race on Sunday.


If you want to participate on both days, you have to register twice from now on.

After the Sunday race I will delete the registrations again and you have to register for the next week.

Why we do this:

Over the past few months, we've noticed from time to time that new members have joined THR and immediately participated in the Sunday Main Event races.

Since we want to be a beginner friendly community, this is usually ok.

Unfortunately, there were races where it quickly became clear that the new members were not ready for the combination of car and track.

Therefore, we are changing our onboarding process. Members joining THR should first participate in wkdy races (Wednesdays) or practice event races (Saturdays), so that we can see if a direct participation in the championship race on Sunday makes sense. Also the participation in the THR Academy can give us helpful information.
If we determine that a new member is race fit, then we will give the okay for the Main Event race on Sunday.

We are aware that this means more work for us and we will learn in the next few weeks how to deal with it in the best way.

If you can't participate in the described events and/or you think you are experienced enough, you can do the following:

Advantages of the new process

  • racers can prove their eligibility before participating in the Main Event races on Sunday
  • in addition to the Sunday races, the number of racers registered for the Saturday races is now also visible in #available-slots
  • we don't need a summary championship anymore, because the Saturday races are stored separately

Disadvantage

  • you have to register twice if you want to race on Saturday and Sunday


We go back to the Golden Age of Grand Prix Racing.
To be more precise, we go back to 1923, a time when races sometimes lasted longer than 7 hours. A time when racers competed on paved or gravel tracks. A time when there was no concern for the safety of the drivers.
A time when real heroes were sitting behind the steering wheels.

To celebrate this time, we have chosen two tracks on which we will drive the 1923 GP cars.

Tracks

race.jpg

Opel Rennbahn
https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/rennbahn-1928.41300/
Here is an article directly from the Opel website. Including an interview with the Thomas Lächele, who brought the track back to life:
https://www.opelpost.com/05/2021/opel-rennbahn-2/

Lost Heaven (The track from Mafia)
https://sharemods.com/fx8zqx2uh57x/actk_lostheaven.7z.html

Cars

Ernest Friderich practicing in the Bugatti Type 32 for the French GP

1923 Gran Prix Cars

All files from here:
https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/authors/nicecuppatea.464114/
Install this fix manually after installing the other downloads first:
"1923 pack - camera fix, rainfx data, Delage AI fix 1.0"

Race Format

Opel Rennbahn
1st Qualifying > 10 minutes
1st Race > 30 minutes
Lost Heaven
2nd Qualifying > 10 minutes
2nd Race > 30 minutes

The week after we start with two new championships.

First championship - First title

In a thrilling title fight Simone Porcu prevailed in the last race against Maddie Shepherd.

Maddie won the last race, but Simone crossed the finish line in 4th place to secure the championship win.

Second place thus went to Maddie, who raced in the Honda at the beginning of the championship and repeatedly showed her skills.

pitman also had a good season, but was rarely able to match the speed of the first two. Nevertheless, he finished the season with a good third place.

Podium

Maddie Shepherd
Philip Kraus
Stefano Bucci

Championship Winners

Simone Porcu
Maddie Shepherd
pitman

Detailed Race Results

Live stream from the race:


Quotes from our members race reports

Congratulations to Maddie, Philip and Stefano! @gilvil77 this will be close!

Phil Noobson

thank you very much ,,, everyone for the fight and the fun … you are special

Simone Porcu

glad I put in an extra liter before that race

Maddie Shepherd

Congrats to the winners and podium finishers of the race!

And many thanks to every participant. It was a pleasure to have you on track!
(There are some open incidents which might inflict the results afterwards.)


The detailed standings (including the given penalties) can be found here:
https://bit.ly/GPL-Championship-5

For more information about the Championship itself follow this link:
GPL CHAMPIONSHIP 5




We have a new champion

After an exciting season, margar17 was able to win the competition with his Porsche 906.

margar17 was the dominant racer of the season. In addition to two second places, he won two of the six races and thus secured the title in superior fashion.

The race for second place was closer.
Flashor achieved the same number of points as Valentin Knechtel, but was able to enjoy second place due to the better placings. Third place accordingly went to Valentin.

Podium

Philip Kraus
Flashor
Valentin Knechtel

Championship Winners

margar17
Flashor
Valentin Knechtel

Detailed Race Results

Live stream from the race:


Quotes from our members race reports

@Mika Hakala fantastic battle, Mika!! So clean
What an amazing championship, these combos are absolutely incredible!!

Dani Martinez

congrats to everyone for taking part in this championship and making it a great one.

franglais

Great battle Philip, one of the best in my life

Flashor

Congrats on the win, Philip. Nice run to P2, Flashor

ValentinK

Thank you guys for making my first thr season so wonderful!

Dobby

Ok, that was overall an excellent experience for my first season with you guys.

Steve Hayward

Congrats to the winners and podium finishers of the race!

And many thanks to every participant. It was a pleasure to have you on track!
(There are some open incidents which might inflict the results afterwards.)


The detailed standings (including the given penalties) can be found here:
https://bit.ly/ACL-GTC-Championship

For more information about the Championship itself follow this link:
ACL GTC Championship




Podium

Simone Porcu
Phil Noobson
Stefano Bucci

Detailed Race Results

Live stream from the race:


Quotes from our members race reports

grats podium

Stex

One of the best tracks there is.

Dobby

Congrats on 2nd @Phil Noobson

Maddie Shepherd

Congrats to the winners and podium finishers of the race!

And many thanks to every participant. It was a pleasure to have you on track!
(There are some open incidents which might inflict the results afterwards.)


The detailed standings (including the given penalties) can be found here:
https://bit.ly/GPL-Championship-5

For more information about the Championship itself follow this link:
GPL CHAMPIONSHIP 5