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So, I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring for a Mock Season. I'm using the Street Meet mod, and assigning cars to different teams and drivers to do a fantasy Australian Sports Car Championship. I'll run you through the teams an points structure.

Teams: (not in any order)
Team BMW/Walkinshaw: #2 (Bryce Fullwood), #22 (Chaz Mostert)
Brad Jones Racing: #4 (Jack Smith), #8 (Nick Percat), #14 (Todd Hazlewood), #21 (Macaulay Jones)
Erebus Penrite Racing: #9 (David Reynolds), #99 (Anton de Pasquale)
Kelly Racing: #7 (Andre Heimgarner), #15 (Rick Kelly)
Matt White Motorsport: #28 (Thomas Randle)
Melbourne Performance Centre Team Audi: #37 (James Golding), #25 (Broc Feeney)
Matt Stone Racing: #34 (Jake Kostecki), #35 (Garry Jacobson)
Triple Eight Race Engineering: #88 (Jamie Whincup), #97 (Shane van Gisbergen)
DJR Team Penske: #12 (Fabian Coulthard), #17 (Scott McLaughlin)
Team Sydney: #19 (James Courtney)
Team Eighteen: #18 (Mark Winterbottom), #81 (Scott Pye)
Tickford Racing: #5 (Lee Holdsworth), #6 (Cam Waters), #23 (Will Davison), #55 (Jack le Brocq)
Toyota Team Gazoo Australia: #56 (Brodie Kostecki); #86 (Tyler Everingham)
Earl Bamber Motorsport: #911 (Will Bamber)
Porsche Team Australia with Sonic Racing: #777 (Jordan Love), #36 (Cooper Murray)
Miedecke Motorsport with R-Motorsport: #35 (Zane Goddard)
Honda with Wall Racing: #24 (Tony D'Alberto)
Garry Rogers Motorsport: #31 (Richie Stanaway), #33 (Dylan O'Keeffe)
Kostecki Brothers Racing #38 (Kurt Kostecki)

It's a massive grid.

Points system: I'm going to use the IndyCar system. I'd use the actual V8 Supercars point system but there are too many cars for it to work effectively, so I'll use the IndyCar system which works much better with a large grid, and is easier for my small brain to understand.

Schedule:
It's a bit off the cuff. I think it'll go like this:
Daytona
Adelaide
Watkins Glen
Barbagallo
Talladega
Hidden Valley
Martinsville
QLD Raceway
Bristol
Symmons Plains
Coke Speedway
Lakeside
Darlington
Philip Island
Charlotte
Winton
Sonoma
Bathurst
Gold Coast
Indy
Sandown
Pocono

With the way I'm running this, I'm not planning to use screenshots but instead write detailed reports of the races, because that's how I function best in terms of skills and I fele like doing something different will be nice.

Anyway, I'll post the first few races soon. See you guys then!
 

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So, Daytona. It was a massive surprise in qualifying with Jack Smith on pole from Jamie Whincup and Lee Holdsworth. Reigning champ Scott McLaughlin began the season with 15th. Off the start, it was lucky to stay green with Gazoo Racing's Tyler Everingham's engine blowing on lap 10. It went yellow soon after though, with Jake Kostecki and James Courtney spinning after contact. It was Jack Smith who led the field back to green from Andre Heimgartner and James Golding. Macauley Jones spun on the restart and came back out five laps down, jut as James Golding took the lead. Scotty Pye's engine let go on lap 40, with Chaz Mostert suffering a similar failure on lap 97. At the halfway point Jamie Whincup was leading from James Golding (the only other car on the lead lap). Everyone was lucky that a caution didn't occur when Cam Waters and Jordan Love spun into the wall and retired on Lap 110; they were just able to get back to the pits. On lap 150, it was basically certain that the winner would be James Golding or Jamie Whincup, with both having a lap on third place. However, a spin from the leader (By nearly a lap) and pit strategy let Mark Winterbottom back on the lead lap. On lap 170, Scott McLaughlin's bad day ended with a camshaft failure. David Reynolds suffered a similar failure shortly after. On Lap 181, the race took another turn with Jamie Whincup losing the lead lap. Then the race went yellow, letting him back and giving all three a chance at the race. Well, for just one moment. Golding and Winterbottom were out as part of the Big One with Fabian Coulthard, James Courtney and Broc Feeney, all of them retiring. A late yellow for a Randle spin ensured a Whincup win from Anton de Pasquale, Will Davison, Jack le Brock and Andre Heimgartner.

Adelaide: James Golding continued his strong start to the season, taking pole from le Brocq and de Pasquale. Last race's winner Jamie Whincup qualified well off the pace in 21st, while Zane Goddard put the car in the fence on his Quali lap. After a clean start, the yellow flag came out on lap 10, with Golding spinning and ending up on the tail of the lead lap. The restart was anything but clean with Rick Kelly, Cam Waters and Shane van Gisbergen crashing into each other and losing laps for repairs. Indeed, there was so much carnage that by the time the yellows came out for the second time on lap 20, only 17/36 cars were on the lead lap. This time, it was Scott Pye finding the Turn 4 fence and Macauley Jones whacking the back of his car, forcing them both out of the race, and causing a pileup which eliminated Todd Hazlewood, Lee Holdsworth, Kurt Kostecki and Dylan O'Keeffe. Will Bamber ended up leading the restart from fellow Porsche driver Cooper Murray, and Anton in third. Rick Kelly dropped a valve on lap 39 and retired. Bryce Fullwood and Jack Smith ended up in the fence in separate incidents on lap 65 and the third caution of the race was called. Scott McLaughlin retired on lap 89 with a similar failure to last race, with Anton nearly having a lap on the field; only Bamber and Chaz Mostert were not down one lap yet. Mark Winterbottom had a major shunt at Turn 8 on the final lap, but for the reason that it was the final lap yellows were not called. Anton won easily from Will Bamber, Chaz Mostert, le Brocq, Murray and Nick Percat. He also took the championship lead.

That's all from the streets of Adelaide today, see you next race at the Glen!
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Rightyo, I have time for one more right now, so that's what I'll do.

In qualifying at Watkins Glen, Chaz Mostert took pole from Holdsworth and Percat. Championship leader Anton de Pasquale is eighth, while Race 1 winner Whincup is 10th. It was not a clean start though, as Jake Kostecki spun across the field at Turn One and was lucky not to hit anyone. The course went yellow before the first lap was over, with Hazlewood first from Le Brocq and Courtney. Off the restart, the lead changed hands a number of times before Golding begun to drive away. In terms of the championship, Whincup and de Pasquale lose the lead lap before the one third mark. This proved to be important as the caution came out for the second time on lap 31. This was due to a spin from Tom Randle. Despite the caution being cleaned up quickly, the green didn't last as Caution Three came again on lap 37 due to Todd Hazlewood suffering an engine failure. The same thing happened at the end of this yellow period, as while it lasted one more lap, Shane van Gisbergen spun to bring it back on lap 44. Another occurred on the restart due to a clutch failure for Everingham. Then on the fifth consecutive restart, Fabian Coulthard spun, leading to another caution on lap 53. At this point there were only 8 green laps in the last 23. The eighth caution came out on lap 63, albeit after the number of green laps in the middle portion of the race were doubled, this time for Mark Winterbottom suffering an engine failure. The ninth came after two more green laps for a failure for Practice One winner Scott Pye. The six drivers on the lead lap were the major beneficiaries of these constant cautions as they were able to stay on the lead lap much longer than in previous races: Golding led from Le Brocq, Holdsworth, Heimgartner, Will Davison and Cooper Murray. During this caution, the race changed when Golding pitted and was pushed behind the barriers; his day was done, and suddenly there was four cars within three seconds of each other fighting for the race win. De Pasquale at this point was eighth, and this meant that he was likely concerned by Le Brocq winning, as he would lose the lead in the championship as a result. However, after another yellow for Scott McLaughlin in the wall at turn 6, the checkered flag was presented to Will Davison, who took the first win for Ford in this series, winning from Heimgartner, Le Brocq, Murray, Holdsworth, O'Keefe and Stanaway. With the action at Watkins Glen done, Anton leads the championship by eight points from Will Davison, then le Brocq, Heimgartner and Murray. See you guys at Barbagallo Raceway for the fourth race of the season!

Quick edit: I'll make sure to provide results at the end of each race from now on. Just forgot this morning, sorry
 
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Not sure if you guys can tell it's a bit of a day where I have nothing to do, but here goes again. In Perth, Jack le Brocq put his car on pole from Hazlewood, Winterbottom and champ leader de Pasquale. 2nd in the Championship, Davison, is eighth. Off the start, le Brocq ran off the road and dropped to 10th. The first yellows came out on lap 10 for a spinning Everingham. On lap 30, Winterbottom's horrid luck continued, with him hitting the wall and retiring. The yellow came out on Lap 40, for Jack Smith's engine blowing, with Lee Holdsworth leading Mostert and Cooper Murray. There was another yellow on Lap 53 for contact between Coulthard and Everingham, where the Toyota Gazoo driver suffered a gearbox failure. With 30 laps to go, Golding led from O'Keeffe and le Brocq. A yellow came out on lap 84 for a spinner in the midpack. Chaz Mostert suffered an engine failure on lap 93. On lap 100, with twelve laps left, O'Keeffe led from le Brocq and Golding. Anton was sixth and down a lap, while Davison was thirteenth. However, Golding spun late on and le Brocq ended up winning from O'Keeffe, Heimgartner, de Pasquale, Courtney, Golding, Holdsworth and Percat.

Top 10:
1. 55 (Le Brocq)
2. 33 (O'Keeffe) +22.2
3. 7 (Heimgartner) +33.0
4. 99 (de Pasquale) +51.3
5. 19 (Courtney) +52.2
6. 37 (Golding) +1:04.3
7. 5 (Holdsworth) +1:16.5
8. 8 (Percat) +1:31.8
9. 35 (Jacobson) -1L
10. 911 (Bamber) -1L

Final race today: Talladega. This could be fun. James Golding on pole from Jack Smith and the two Team 18 Volvos. It was a surprisingly clean start with Golding, Smith and Jake Kostecki being the top 3 after 40 laps. By this point, Tony D'Alberto's NSX and Zane Goddard's Aston Martin had dropped out with engine failures. On lap 51, Jake Kostecki suffered the same sort of engine failure as the other two, from the lead. Todd Hazlewood had a valve failure on lap 63, and Jack Smith became the second unlikely-high running position to suffer an equipment failure on lap 65. By this time there were still no cautions, and Golding was still leading, from Pye and Holdsworth. However, the race took a massive twist on lap 96 when 1 and 2 ended up out of the race: Golding with another engine failure and Cam Waters with a tyre deflation and a big hit on the wall. Brodie Kostecki also found the fence on lap 100. Andre Heimgartner was by now the leader from Mark Winterbottom, Lee Holdsworth, Nick Percat and Scotty Pye. The first yellow finally occurred on lap 119 when, in separate incidents, Mostert and Jacobson collided and found the wall and Holdsworth stopped on track with a slipped clutch. Pye and Winterbottom were 1-2 for the Volvos at this point. With 20 laps to go, it was down to Winterbottom Heimgartner and Percat on the lead lap. Cooper Murray suffered an engine failure on lap 178. The nearly-man Mark Winterbottom ended up winning by a lap from Percat. It was good for Frosty to finally get points on the board after far too many retirements.

Top 10:
1. 18 (Winterbottom)
2. 8 (Percat) -1L
3. 7 (Heimgartner) -1L
4. 23 (Davison) -2L
5. 81 (Pye) -2L
6. 55 (le Brocq) -2L
7. 99 (de Pasquale) -2L
8. 88 (Whincup) -2L
9. 97 (van Gisbergen) -7L
10. 17 (McLaughlin) -8L

Champ Top 10:
1. 55 (Le Brocq) 177
2. 99 (de Pasquale) 170
3. 7 (Heimgartner) 160
4. 23 (Davison) 153
5. 8 (Percat) 133
6. 88 (Whincup) 112
7. 911 (Bamber) 104
8. 33 (O'Keeffe) 102
9. 36 (Murray) 100
10. 31 (Stanaway) 85

That's it for today. See you guys tomorrow at Darwin!
 
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Really getting into this. In Darwin, Heimgartner put his car on pole from Murray, Courtney and Holdsworth. Heimgartner held his lead off the start and indeed all the way until the yellows came out on lap 21 for a spin with Davison and Goddard. Shortly after the green came back out, Waters cut a tire and found the pit wall. Heimgartner did pit under the caution but he returned to the lead after the pit cycle, from Percat and de Pasquale. On lap 51, James Golding spun off into the gravel trap and retired. He was soon joined in the retirement area by Everingham and Coulthard both of whom had their own incidents. Murray also ended up in the gravel trap on lap 65 and just found the wall. Several laps later, Fullwood and Holdsworth crashed into each other and retired. Scott Pye also ended up retiring with a suspension failure on lap 78. After all the retirements, on lap 87 the second caution came out for Randle hitting the wall at turn 3. Andre Heimgartner ended up winning easily but it was action behind him that was important in terms of the championship: Jack le Brocq spun and retired on lap 99, losing the championship lead.

Race Results:
1. 7 (Heimgartner)
2. 14 (Hazelwood) +17.9
3. 95 (Goddard) +26.2
4. 8 (Percat) +32.1
5. 99 (De Pasquale) +56.9
6. 18 (Winterbottom) +1:13.3
7. 35 (Jacobson) -1L
8. 19 (COurtney) -1L
9. 911 (Bamber) -1L
10. 23 (Davison) -1L

The circus then moved on to Martinsville, where silly season rumours began to swirl. Shane van Gisbergen would need to improve in order to keep his seat at Red Bull, being 19th in the championship. Andre Heimgartner put his car on a second consecutive pole, from Courtney, Reynolds, le Brocq, Hazlewood, Holdsworth, Jacobson, Davison, Winterbottom and Anton. The yellows came out on lap nine for a spin for Golding and Jacobson. The race went back green on lap 12 but went back to caution on lap 17 for Nick Percat's engine failure. The yellows returned on lap 27 for Jake Kostecki spinning into the wall. James Golding hit the wall on lap 48, but there was no caution as he was able to get it back to the pits. A full course yellow came out on lap 66 for a crash involving D'Alberto, Randle and Stanaway. The yellows returned on lap 100 for a Whincup spin. At this point, Anton was leading from Mostert, and with Will Davison a further lap down. The fifth caution of the race (lap 120) was necessitated by Cooper Murray grinding to a halt on the backstretch with an engine failure. On laps 139 and on the restart on lap 143, there was double cautions for midpack spinners. At this point it was still the 99 from 22 and 23, with Andre Heimgartner being the only other car not to lose a second lap. Shane van Gisbergen's poor race ended on lap 155 with a cam failure. Yellows returned on lap 195 for Jack Smith's engine going in a big way, and on lap 200 Anton led a lap on the field as the ninth caution came out following WIll Bamber smashing into the fence. There were two further yellows in a row due to spins (likely one was Fabian Coulthard who lost two laps during this time). Jake Kostecki spun on lap 237 to bring out caution number twelve. And then thirteen. And fourteen, this time due to Waters dropping a valve. By this point it was obvious that the Australian drivers, De Pasquale and Mostert excepted, were not handling the tiny Martinsville track.

The fifteenth caution came out on lap 287 for a spin by Macauley Jones, and Kostecki and EVeringham firing into the wall when they tried to avoid. Yet another yellow occurred on lap 333 for Broc Feeney's engine. The nineteenth caution, though, change the complexion of the race. This allowed Will Davison back onto the lead lap due to clever pit strategy. And caution 20 let him right onto the back of Mostert. Cautions 21, 22 and 23 all occurred relatively quickly, due to many spinners through the field, including at least one for Brodie Kostecki and Scott McLaughlin. Then on lap 427 Brodie Kostecki suffered a cut tire. Wil Davison used the 40 laps to his advantage, leading the field back to green. Then, fifty green laps before the caution returned on lap 478, with Chaz Mostert leading this time. In the end, Chaz Mostert won from Davison and De Pasquale, having mastered the circuit that caused so many to fail.

Race Results:
1. 22 (Mostert)
2. 23 (Davison) +7.0
3. 99 (de Pasquale) +9.1
4. 7 (Heimgartner) -2L
5. 33 (O'Keeffe) -3L
6. 18 (Winterbottom) -4L
7. 55 (le Brocq) -4L
8. 19 (Courtney) -5L
9. 5 (Holdsworth) -9L
10. 14 (Hazlewood) -10L

Champ Top 10:
1. 7 (Heimgartner) 242
2. 99 (de Pasquale) 235
3. 23 (Davison) 213
4. 55 (le Brocq) 203
5. 8 (Percat) 165
6. 33 (O'Keeffe) 147
7. 88 (Whincup) 143
=8. 22 (Mostert) 127
=8. 19 (Courtney) 127
=10. 911 (Bamber) 126
=10. 35 (Jacobson) 126

We'll see you at Queensland Raceway. But first, our first edition of the Racing Monthly!
 
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Racing Monthly:

We have today a look at some early rumours for silly season, and also some rebalancing news.

First we'll look at rebalancing. The cars #6 (Waters), #12 (Coulthard), #17 (McLaughlin), and #97 )(van Gisbergen) have been slightly buffed due to poor early performance relative to real life standings, and the reverse is true for the #37.

Then we move to silly season rumours, the prime of which is the aforementioned Van Gisbergen. He is being linked to the second Matt Stone seat given how well Jacobson in the 35 is performing. The other rumour at this early stage is that Triple Eight are considering either promoting Garth Tander or Mark Winterbottom as the replacement should they cut him loose.

Edit: I forgot to end it. See you guys tomorrow, for more of the ATCC!
 
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Alright, with the BOP changes QR will be interesting.

QR cancelled due to an AI issue with the pit lane. TWO cars finished. So yeah, the less said about that the better.

After that the field was glad to return to NR03 stock tracks at Bristol. Le Brocq took the qualifying pole from Reynolds, Stanaway and Anton. Will Davison and James Courtney were a long way down the order in 20th and 21st. Early on, Holdsworth and Percat tagged the wall and lost a couple of laps, while Anton was leading at lap 10 from Mostert, Winterbottom, Stanaway, Reynolds and Murray. The first yellow was Lap 16 for a spinning Reynolds. The second was on lap 23 for Will Bamber being spun up into the wall. On lap 43, the big one occurred between Le Brocq, D'Alberto and Percat. Will Davison hit the wall on lap 56, but no yellows were called. At this point it meant that it would be a good round for Anton if he survived. Another to crash and get back to the pits was O'Keeffe on lap 92 with Murray leading for Mostert, Frosty, Hazlewood and Waters. However, Mostert retired with unknown issues on lap 101. A long yellow was calle don lap 112 and lasted ten laps due to oil on the course. Courtney retired on lap 140 with an engine failure. Tom Randle then hit the wall on lap 188 but didn't bring out a caution again. What did bring out the yellows was a Heimgartner spin on lap 218, dropping the Kiwi to 13th. Halfway through, there were only two cars on the lead lap but Hazlewood and Winterbottom were within half a second of each other. The yellows came out on lap 270 due to Golding retiring. What followed was a nearly 50 lap long battle for the lead with Winterbottom and Hazlewood fighting it out with each other. However, Hazlewood spun and lost the lap, leading to a big lead for Frosty. Love hit the wall on lap 360. A lot of backmarkers were taken out between laps 350 and 400, although Fabian Coulthard joined them with a header failure. Brodie Kostecki cooked his engine and retired on lap 430, leaving eighteen cars running. With twelve laps to go, the big one happened. Fullwood, Reynolds, Murray and Pye were all taken out; particularily heartbreaking for Pye as he was taken out from third. Hazelwood easily won in the end from Winterbottom and Holdsworth, after getting his lap back under a yellow.

Race Results:
1. 14 (Hazlewood)
2. 18 (Winterbottom) +12.4
3. 5 (Holdsworth) -8L
4. 99 (de Pasquale) -10L
5. 97 (van Gisbergen) -12L
6. 35 (Jacobson) -14L
7. 7 (Heimgartner) -14L
8. 6 (Waters) -17L
9. 17 (McLaughlin) -17L
10. 81 (Pye) RETIRED

The big championship gainers are Hazlewood, van Gisbergen, Kurt Kostecki and Waters up 8-10 spots each.

Beginning to wonder if this mod is the right one as we head into Symmons Plains. This race is only 42 laps so it isn't going to cause as much drama as others but there's ample opportunity for overachievers in qualifying to take a surprise result. O'Keeffe took pole easily from Heimgartner, de Pasquale, Percat, Courtney and Stanaway. Winterbottom hit the fence during the quali session and started 36th. The first half of the race was very uneventful; the first three from quali were stationary in their positions, now from Holdsworth, Percat and Hazlewood. Mostert crashed on the last lap, but O'Keeffe easily won from Heimgartner and Holdsworth.

Top 10:
1. 33 (O'Keeffe)
2. 7 (Heimgartner) +18.8
3. 5 (Holdsworth) +27.2
4. 18 (Winterbottom) +37.0
5. 8 (Percat) +54.3
6. 99 (de Pasquale) +54.7
7. 35 (Jacobson) +56.1
8. 14 (Hazlewood) +57.3
9. 22 (Mostert) RETIRED
10. 55 (le Brocq) -1L

Championship Top 10:
1. 7 (Heimgartner) 308
2. 99 (de Pasquale) 295
3. 23 (Davison) 232
4. 55 (le Brocq) 223
5. 33 (O'Keeffe) 197
6. 8 (Percat) 195
7. 35 (Jacobson) 180
8. 18 (Winterbottom) 178
9. 5 (Holdsworth) 170
10. 88 (Whincup) 166
 
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Three big pieces of news today.

First, Erebus have confirmed they will field three cars next year. It is believed the car will be a Camaro regardless of the rulebook next year. The car will be for Will Brown as per Will's contract agreement.

Secondly, the championship is considering moving to MENCS19 models. It will certainly be interesting if this is the case. The MENCS teams would likely partner with teams for this (think Penske and DJR, Ganassi and 888).

And finally, QR has been dropped from the 2020 calendar. It is rumoured that Road America will replace it but nothing is confirmed yet.

See y'all at Coca-Cola Speedway.
 
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Do you have a set of these cars I could download and look at? :D
I don't actually have any liveries for this. I can't download the PSP9 app yet because I don't have Firefox or Chrome due to data, and then it would still either be exceedingly basic or I wouldn't have enough time for likely three months to restart the series. So, yeah, it's a mixture of data and time issues that mean I haven't got any liveries painted. I'd love to, though, and if the opportunity arises I'll get straight to it. Sorry.
 
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Hello everyone, first of all I'd like to get your opinion below about whether we should stay with Street Meet or move to another series (I think I'd choose MENCS, BR MCLM or NextGen4. Anyway, Onwards to Coca-Cola!

Mark Winterbottom put himself on pole from Jamie Whincup, le Brocq, Hazlewood and a suprising Jack Smith. In the early laps, James Golding ended up in the lead from Whincup, Mostert and Holdsworth. The yellows came out on lap 19 for a back pack accident between Goddard and Jones. On the restart, the Big One occurred. Kelly, Feeney, D'Alberto, Reynolds, van Gisbergen, le Brocq, Winterbottom, Love, Smith, Courtney, Heimgartner, Holdsworth and McLaughlin all got taken out. Davison and Brodie Kostecki suffered retirements on lap 48 to bring out the third caution. Coulthard hit the wall on lap 68 and retired. At this point, Whincup led from Mostert, Pye, Hazlewood and Golding. The yellows came out again on lap 132 due to a crash between O'Keeffe, Percat and De Pasquale who had a cut tire. On the restart, Pye and Golding crashed out. At the end, Hazlewood won from Mostert and Whincup.

Top 10:
1. 14 (Hazlewood)
2. 22 (Mostert) +13.8
3. 88 (Whincup) +13.9
4. 6 (Waters) -1L
5. 35 (Jacobson) -8L
6. 911 (Bamber) -11L
7. 38 (K. Kostecki) -12L
8. 2 (Fullwood) -15L
9. 28 (Randle) -19L
10. 86 (Everingham) -23L

At Lakeside, Cooper Murray got on pole from le Brocq, O'Keeffe, Winterbottom and Holdsworth. James Courtney ran off the road at the first corner and lost a lap. Murray lead from le Brocq, Holdsworth and O'Keeffe on lap 10. The first yellow came out for a spin for Le Brocq and a resulting accident between McLaughlin and both Kurt and Jake Kostecki. At the halfway point of the race, Murray led from Heimgartner, Winterbottom, Davison and Holdsworth. Le Brocq pulled in for repairs on lap 31 and didn't return. On lap 40, Broc Feeney suffered an engine failure and retired. The second caution occurred on lap 50 for a multi-car accident between Courtney, Jacobson and Goddard. Fabian Coulthard crashed on the final lap, while Winterbottom won from de Pasquale, Murray and Holdsworth.

Top 10:
1. 18 (Winterbottom)
2. 99 (de Pasquale) +2.5
3. 36 (Murray) +23.6
4. 5 (Holdsworth) +28.2
5. 22 (Mostert) +30.7
6. 7 (Heimgartner) +45.9
7. 14 (Hazlewood) +49.6
8. 24 (D'Alberto) +1:14.6
9. 23 (Davison) -1L
10. 31 (Stanaway) -1L

Championship Top 10:
1. 7 (Heimgartner) 336
2. 99 (de Pasquale) 335
3. 23 (Davison) 254
4. 18 (Winterbottom) 228
5. 14 (Hazlewood) 225
6. 55 (le Brocq) 223
7. 33 (O'Keeffe) 214
8. 8 (Percat) 213
=9. 88 (Whincup) 210
=9. 35 (Jacobson) 210
 

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Hello everyone, first of all I'd just let you know this will be my final post on Stunod until Saturday due to camp. I've just done one race today as I need to leave at 11am. Anyway, we'll now go to Darlington.

Anton got on pole from Mostert, Golding, Winterbottom, Davison, Hazlewood and Percat. Off the start, Jake Kostecki suffered a gearbox failure immediately, while Anton held his lead. Both Red Bulls immediately lost a lap due to spins. Will Bamber retired on lap 41 wiht an engine failure. At this point, Davison led from le Brocq, Mostert, Golding and Percat. David Reynolds suffered a cam failure on lap 44. The first yellow came out on lap 52 for an accident between Davison, Jacobson and Randle. The second yellow came out on lap 71 for a similar accident with Whincup, Fullwood, Pye, Heimgartner and Mostert. The third yellow came out on lap 85 after a very short green period for Waters in the fence. At this point, Winterbottom led from Le Brocq, de Pasquale, Percat, O'Keeffe and Golding, all on the lead lap. The yellows returned on lap 111 for Smith, Love, D'Alberto and Holdsworth crashing. Brodie Kostecki suffered a engine failure on lap 132. When the fifth caution came out on lap 169, with Coulthard stationary on the backstretch, Percat was leading form O'Keeffe, Winterbottom, Golding and le Brocq. Broc Feeney brought out the sixth caution on lap 229 with a similar failure to Coulthard. After this, Percat and Winterbottom had a massive battle for the next several laps, with Percat winning by ten seconds from Winterbottom and de Pasquale.

Top 10:
1. 8 (Percat)
2. 18 (Winterbottom) +10.8
3. 99 (de Pasquale) -1L
4. 14 (Hazlewood) -2L
5. 97 (Van Gisbergen) -3L
6. 37 (Golding) -4L
7. 36 (Murray) -4L
8. 55 (le Brocq) -4L
9. 17 (McLaughlin) -7L
10. 33 (O'Keeffe) -8L

See you guys on Saturday!
 
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Hey guys, so I'm going to start working on some more liveries soon for this while I work on some other things as well. So I need to make a decision on what series I'll use. I'd like to know your ideas on what mod I should use.

We begin today at Charlotte, as Philip Island didn't work for me. Todd Hazelwood took the pole position from Scott Pye and Will Davison. The yellows came out on lap 3, after a mixed-up start left Hazlewood leading from Reynolds and Mostert, for a large spin. Nobody was taken out but Holdsworth (from third), Winterbottom and Kurt Kostecki lost a lap as a result. Jordan Love, Rick Kelly and Kurt and Jake Kosteckis suffered several laps lost for repairs. The big one occurred on lap 39. It was caused by Everingham and Coulthard and also eliminated Golding, le Brocq and Courtney, and dropped Kurt Kostecki several laps further down. On lap 57, the second Big One occurred, removing Smith, Heimgartner, Jacobson and Hazlewood from the race. This meant that Percat was leading from Murray and Mostert. The caution came back out on lap 113 for a spin by Jordan Love. At this point, only the aforementioned top three drivers and Scott McLaughlin were on the lead lap. Reynolds and Brodie Kostecki crashed due to a cut tyre for Reynolds bringing back yellows on lap 137. Mostert's engine failed on lap 162, changing the complexion of the race. Now McLaughlin led from Percat, Murray and Waters. Jake Kostecki finally retired on lap 174. Murray suffered a gearbox failure on lap 188 leaving only Percat and Waters on the lead lap, with de Pasquale and McLaughlin just off it. The caution finally returned after 100 laps on lap 229, with Percat and McLaughlin a lap up from de Pasquale and Waters. Davison suffered an engine failure on lap 250. The seventh caution occurred on lap 258 for a spin by Scotty Pye. Now Percat and de Pasquale were a lap up on McLaughlin and Waters. Pye brought out the eighth as well after suffering an engine failure on lap 287. Another hundred-lap green flag record occurred until at the end, Goddard, D'Alberto and Randle suffered an accident. Percat won from McLaughlin and Pye.

Top 10:
1. 8 (Percat)
2. 17 (McLaughlin) +1.2
3. 99 (de Pasquale) +4.3
4. 6 (Waters) -3L
5. 911 (Bamber) -5L
6. 5 (Holdsworth) -5L
7. 31 (Stanaway) -7L
8. 97 (Van Gisbergen) -7L
9. 88 (Whincup) -12L
10. 22 (Mostert) -17L
 
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We'll have a lot more liveries coming tomorrow morning but for now, we have the next race in the mock season. I'll be busy tomorrow but will try and do two on Thursday. Anyway, on to Winton, where four cars including David Reynolds' Erebus were missing due to grid space after a draw among the lower positions of the championship. Jacobson put his car on pole from Winterbottom, de Pasquale and Heimgartner. Winterbottom jumped off the line and pulled seven seconds on the first three laps until the caution came out due to Lee Holdsworth spinning into the gravel. The yellows returned on lap 19 after Winterbottom lost oil pressure and stopped on the backstretch. Jacobson led from Davison, le Brocq and Hazlewood at this point, but after first some pitstops and then De Pasquale having his own engine failure under the caution, the leader was Percat from Davison, d'Alberto and le Brocq. D'Alberto took the lead for the first time this year on lap 30. The third yellow came out on lap 40 due to Jake Kostecki in the gravel trap. The fourth caution then came out on lap 54 due to failures for Stanaway and van Gisbergen. A late yellow came out for another incident of Kostecki in the gravel. In the end, Heimgartner just had enough of a lead after the final pit stop to lead Hazlewood home from Bamber and Jacobson.

Top 10:
1. 7 (Heimgartner)
2. 14 (Hazlewood) +0.64
3. 911 (Bamber) +7.3
4. 35 (Jacobson) +9.0
5. 23 (Davison) +11.5
6. 55 (le Brocq) +23.9
7. 8 (Percat) +24.4
8. 22 (Mostert) +38.5
9. 33 (O'Keeffe) +41.1
10. 24 (d'Alberto) +1:28.4

Championship Top 10:
1. 99 (de Pasquale) 405
2. 7 (Heimgartner) 386
3. 8 (Percat) 339
4. 14 (Hazlewood) 297
=5. 18 (Winterbottom) 284
=5. 23 (Davison) 284
7. 55 (le Brocq) 275
8. 33 (O'Keeffe) 256
9. 911 (Bamber) 249
10. 5 (Holdsworth) 248

(Edit for my early guys: Sorry I hit post early, the rest will be done soon)
 
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Hey guys, this afternoon I'll have another race or two, but for now here are some liveries for next season.

The #5 Tickford Racing car:
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The #6 Tickford Racing car:
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The #15 Kelly Racing car:
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The #18 IRWIN Racing car:
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The #19 Team Sydney car:
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The #21 Team CoolDrive car:
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The #23 23Red car:
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The #777 Erebus car:
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These are just a selection. I have plenty more ready and/or on the way.

EDIT: For those in the know, ther is no #777 in the current Supercars. That's the third car for Will Brown.
 
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Welcome back! I have a few news items, and also two races today. We begin at Sonoma. Will Davison started on pole from Hazlewood, Nick Percat, Holdsworth and Courtney. Hazelwood and Percat really cleared out early, the two having ten seconds back to Davison when the first caution came on lap 7 after Waters crashed due to a tyre failure. Coincidentally, Heimgartner suffered a cam failure. After fifty laps of green running, and with Le Brocq leading by nothing from De Pasquale, Murray slid into the gravel trap, bringing out the second Safety Car on lap 65. The third yellow came directly after the second ended on lap 69; Winterbottom lost three laps after sliding off the road and into the gravel. Le Brocq then went out with an engine failure on lap 84, and when D'Alberto suffered a loss of oil pressure on lap 92, the top five (Mostert, de Pasquale, Jacobson, Bamber and Stanaway) were covered by seven seconds. The yellows came out for this and Dylan O'Keeffe blowing an engine in the back complex. Pye then crashed on the restart, bringing the pace car back just after it left. When racing resumed on lap 100 of 112, Stanaway seemed to have too many lapped cars to pass to make a shot of winning the race but the other four were all right up there. In the end, they stayed in that order barring 4th, as Stanaway's decision to pit under the D'Alberto safety car was vindicated but he didn't have enough time to cleave his way past all of the remaining traffic and mount a serious attack on the top three.

Top 10 (no gaps cause I forgot to screenshot the end of the race):
1. 22 (Mostert)
2. 99 (de Pasquale)
3. 35 (Jacobson)
4. 31 (Stanaway)
5. 911 (Bamber)
6. 14 (Hazlewood)
7. 8 (percat)
8. 88 (Whincup)
9. 97 (Van Gisbergen)
10. 5 (Holdsworth)

Then, onto Bathurst, the double points round. Holdsworth took the Great Race pole from Davison, Hazlewood, Winterbottom, Courtney, Pye and Heimgartner. Championship leader de Pasquale was 12th, 3rd in the championship Percat was 16th and the Red Bulls were 25th and 26th, while the overachiever was Reynolds in 10th. Davison got the jump and pulled away early, leading by ten seconds on lap 6 before an unusually early strategy call, but the big news from the early stages was that after crashing in qualifying, McLaughlin would have to miss the race. The first yellow was on lap 10 for D'Alberto in the gravel at the Chase and left Davison leading from le Brocq, Percat and Holdsworth. Jones was the first retirement with a camshaft failure. Scotty Pye also hit early trouble, spinning and losing two laps with some damage repairs. Jacobson's clutch failed on lap 37, taking him out of 15th. The second caution came out on lap 41 for an accident at Griffins for Tom Randle. Whincup smacked the wall and lost many laps to repairs at about the same time, while Reynolds finally lost his lap. With 100 laps to go de Pasquale led from O'Keeffe and Heimgartner. The race took another turn on lap 74 as a tire failure for Heimgartner spat him into the wall hard at the Esses. Heimgartner was treated for concussion and later released, while the car was only just salvageable after a massive hit. Racing resumed with Davison leading de Pasquale and polesitter Holdsworth, and shortly after COurtney retired from inside the top ten with a electronic gremlin. O'Keeffe smacked the wall on lap 92 and retired, but didn't cause a safety car. Davison suffered another tyre failure and ended up in the gravel at the Chase, retiring. de Pasquale crashed on lap 105, leaving Holdsworth leading from le Brocq, Percat, Hazlewood, Mostert and Winterbottom.

Stanaway, van Gisbergen, Goddard and Fullwood all retired on lap 116 after a track blockage at the Cutting. When Reynolds suffered an engine issue on lap 130, only 18 cars were running. Winterbottom's suspension suffered a failure on lap 136 from fifth.
Le Brocq and Holdsworth went out as well with various issues, while Bamber crashed and Coulthard suffered an engine failure. In the end, Hazlewood won 2020 Bathurst from Mostert and Percat after an attrition filled race.

Top 11 (all finishers): (brackets of official position, 1-11 is with retirements taken out)
1. 14 (Hazlewood)
2. 22 (Mostert) +12.9
3. 8 (Percat) +59.2
4. 6 (Waters) -3L
5. 37 (Golding) -3L
6(7). 56 (B. Kostecki) -7L
7(12). 25 (Feeney) -13L
8(1:relievedface:. 38 (K. Kostecki) -18L
9(14). 15 (Kelly) -22L
10(16). 777 (Love) -28L
11(18). 4 (Smith) -36L

Championship Top 10:
1. 99 (de Pasquale) 445
2. 8 (Percat) 435
3. 14 (Hazlewood) 425
4. 7 (Heimgartner) 386
5. 22 (Mostert) 370
6. 18 (Winterbottom) 295
7. 23 (Davison) 284
8. 911 (Bamber) 279
9. 35 (Jacobson) 277
10. 55 (le Brocq) 275

Now for some news. First of all, the thread title has changed, because 2021 is definitely coming soon, this isn't just a one season experiment. Second, I'll also be doing a complete rework of the driver ratings to make it closer with less mechanical failures. Third, we have some driver transfers! Fabian Coulthard has been confirmed to leave Shell V-Power. Nick Percat will take his place, and Garry Jacobson is being linked to join Brad Jones in his place.
 
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Hello again! We have more driver news today as well as the Gold Coast race. In a surprisingly good showing, Tony D'Alberto put his Honda on pole from Heimgartner, Courtney, Holdsworth, Percat and van Gisbergen. He also jumped to a decent lead off pole, but was quickly roped in by Winterbottom. The yellows came out for a water leak onto the track at Turn 3 on lap 24. This was quickly cleared up and Holdsworth led off the restart from le Brocq and Hazlewood, but he soon pitted. The second yellow flag period was on lap 37 for a spin by Jordan Love. The third caution came out at the exact halfway point (lap 51) due to Randle suffering an engine failure and stopping inside the chicane. Holdsworth led from Winterbottom and Hazlewood. D'Alberto crashed out on the restart but didn't bring out a safety car. Murray suffered an engine failure on lap 75. On lap 85 the fourth Full Course Yellow came out due to failures at different parts of the track for Whincup and Percat. Brodie Kostecki speared into the wall off the restart, collecting Jones and Feeney and bringing back the safety car. In the end, Winterbottom pulled back away from Hazlewood to win.

Top 10:
1. 18 (Winterbottom)
2. 14 (Hazlewood) +26.4
3. 55 (le Brocq) +1:01.5
4. 5 (Holdsworth) +1:05.6
5. 99 (de Pasquale) +1:30.4
6. 9 (Reynolds) -1L
7. 19 (Courtney) -1L
8. 23 (Davison) -1L
9. 35 (Jacobson) -2L
10. 22 (Mostert) -2L

Championship Top 10:
1. 99 (De Pasquale) 475
2. 14 (Hazlewood) 465
3. 8 (Percat) 435
4. 7 (Heimgartner) 404
5. 22 (Mostert) 390
6. 18 (Winterbottom) 345
7. 55 (le Brocq) 310
8. 23 (Davison) 308
9. 5 (Holdsworth) 300
10. 35 (Jacobson) 299

Meanwhile in terms of driver transfers, both the BJR seat and the second Team Sydney car are confirmed now. The #8 will be driven by Fabian Coulthard next year, rather than Garry Jacobson that was linked to the seat. Garry will likely stay at MSR next year. The Team Sydney car will be filled by Will Bamber who was impressive in the 911 GT3 this year, but with GT3 being phased out he found a new seat.
 
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Hello everyone! Coming up to this year's Big Final at Homestead, we have Indy and Sandown. Andre Heimgartner got on pole from Percat, Winterbottom, le Brocq and Holdsworth. Winterbottom and Holdsworth crashed on lap 7, bringing out the caution with Davison leading from Scott Pye and de Pasquale. Off the restart, the Big One occurred on lap 12, with Waters, Jones, Kelly, Stanaway, Pye, le Brocq, Love, and Smith going out. Off the restart, Davison led from Heimgartner and Murray. The yellows returned on lap 26 for an accident between Percat, O'Keeffe and de Pasquale. They came back on lap 36 for Randle in the wall high in Turn 2. The fifth caution (on lap 48) was due to Heimgartner, another crash. At the halfway point, Davison led from Mostert and Jacobson. Hazlewood had moved to the lead at the three-quarter mark. Mostert suffered a piston failure on lap 135, and Jacobson retired on lap 143. In the end, Hazlewppd wpm from Davison, who had a lap on Reynolds.

Top 10:
1. 14 (Hazlewood)
2. 23 (Davison) +6.5
3. 9 (Reynolds) -1L
4. 19 (Courtney) -2L
5. 911 (Bamber) -3L
6. 95 (Goddard) -3L
7. 17 (McLaughlin) -4L
8. 97 (van Gisbergen) -4L
9. 88 (Whincup) -5L
10. 37 (Golding) -5L

Sandown was next and like Winton, several cars were unable to compete due to grid restrictions. le Brocq was on pole from Pye, de Pasquale and Hazlewood. Winterbottom pulled away easily over the first few laps, while Murray suffered a camshaft failure. Courtney suffered the same failure on lap 21. Hazlewood's engine failed on lap 45. Winterbottom crashed at turn 4 on lap 71, but didn't bring out the safety car, leaving Davison ahead of Holdsworth, Mostert and Percat. The yellows did finally come out on lap 103 for Coulthard on the side of the road, with a failed engine. The race was otherwise uneventful, and Davison finished ahead of Mostert and Heimgartner.

Top 10:
1. 23 (Davison)
2. 22 (Mostert) +1:13.7
3. 7 (Heimgartner) -1L
4. 8 (Percat) -1L
5. 5 (Holdsworth) -1L
6. 99 (de Pasquale) -3L
7. 35 (Jacobson) -3L
8. 6 (Waters) -5L
9. 33 (O'Keeffe) -5L
10. 911 (Bamber) -7L

Championship Top 10: (New Leader!)
1. 14 (Hazlewood) 515
2. 99 (de Pasquale) 503
3. 8 (Percat) 467
4. 7 (Heimgartner) 439
5. 22 (Mostert) 430
6. 23 (Davison) 393
7. 911 (Bamber) 347
8. 18 (Winterbottom) 345
9. 5 (Holdsworth) 330
10. 55 (le Brocq) 328

If you're wondering why there have been many more races recently, it's because I've been on holidays. We'll have the Pocono race and then the finale at Homestead tomorrow.
 

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