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.
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.
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/
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
nice first race for me ! just the start a bit crazy
Nice finish Davidgrundström. I felt a bit guilty for how much time I cost you with four tires on 0% remaining life/grip.
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
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.
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!
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.)
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://22.214.171.124:8772/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:
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.
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.