III HSO Indianapolis 500
=> HOTLAPS <=GASOLINE ALLEY MOD
The event will be run with our modified version of Gilles Benoit’s most excellent Gasoline Alley v1.0 mod.--> DOWNLOAD MOD <--
You can install the mod on a fresh rflite install or on a standard global rFactor install, but if you do so make sure you have previously deleted any other Gasoline Alley mods already installed before installing the new one.
The modifications we made to the mod include :
- inclusion of all previous patches (including sound fix and new aero draft settings)
- fixed visual upgrades (body type, exhaust and oil tank), to make each car look more like its real 1960 counterpart
- detailed car specs and team informations
- modified pitstop options
The mod remains a "spec mod", which means all the cars have the exact same physics and performances.THE CIRCUIT
As we have done so many times in the past, we will use one of JP Campmajo’s creations for this event. Our beloved JP has produced a totally new version of his 1960 Indy 500 track for this year’s event. The circuit now has a more 1960-like atmosphere, and the bricketed pit straight now has a slightly reduced grip level compared to the one of the rest of the track.--> DOWNLOAD TRACK <--CAR BOOKING
Car booking is not free
. Drivers interested in participating will be split into two categories : veterans (who participated in one or both of our previous 1960 Indy 500 editions) and rookies. Veterans will be allowed to keep the car they last used in an HSO Indy 500, while rookie drivers will not be able to chose a car until after qualifying is over (see "Pole Day" section below
As it was the case in the real race, it will be allowed for two or more drivers to share the same car. There is no limitation to the number of drivers allowed to share the same car, nor is there any limitation to the number of different cars a driver can drive during the race.EVENT SCHEDULE
The schedule of events will be as follows (all times CET
) : Sunday May 25th – Pole Day
19h00 – Pole Day Session 1
21h00 – Pole Day Session 2
23h00 – End of Pole Day : starting grid established.
Qualifying will be held one week before the race, following a procedure similar to that of the real Indy 500. This Pole Day session will consist in two segments of 120-minutes, totalling for 4 hours of qualifying.
Each car will do its qualifying run(s) alone on the track, each qualifying run consisting of four flying laps.
Cars will take their turn on the track according to their race numbers (#1 first, #2 second, …etc.). A driver asbent at the scheduled time of his qualifying run will drop back to last in the qualifying order.
Rookie drivers will be allowed to participate with the HSO Rookie Car of their choice, and will be put at the end of the qualifying order (after the veteran drivers).
Each run will go as follows : when his name is called by the admins, the driver comes out of the pits, covers his speed-up lap and proceeds with his 4-lap qualifying run.
Once every entered driver has made one qualifying attempt, drivers will be allowed to try a second qualifying run. However, should a driver elect to do a second run, the time of this run will be retained over the one of his first run, even if the second one proves slower than his first tentative.
At the end of the four hours of qualifying, the 33 fastest drivers will be qualified for the race. The rookie drivers having made it to the field for the race will then be allowed to chose their ride for the race among the free cars still available. They will do so in the order in which they qualified on the grid : the fastest rookie will choose his car first, the second fastest will choose in second, …etc.
As two or more drivers can share a car during the race, the drivers having failed to qualify can try and find a role as relief driver for one of the qualified drivers.Friday May 30th – Carburation Day
20h00 – Carb Day : 2-hour free practice session and starting procedure rehearsals.
This session will be the opportunity for the drivers to race against their opponents on track before the race day. As qualifying runs are made alone on the track, we strongly advise you to attend this practice session in order to get familiar with your opponents, the slip-streaming effect and multi-car racing altogether.
During this 2-hour session, a short 5-lap race complete with the starting procedure of the Sunday race will be held every 20 minutes. Yet another good reason to attend Carb Day
.Sunday June 1st – The Race
19h00 – Warm-up
19h50 – Drivers Briefing
20h00 – Race Start (200 laps)
A last free practice session will be held one hour before the start of the race, at 19h00. At 19:50, all track action will stop and all drivers will have to attend the official briefing, during which the last instructions regarding the behaviour on track will be given. Race start will be given flying, after one formation lap behind the pace-car.
As for our previous 1960 Indy 500 editions, there will be no full-course cautions during the race.PREVIOUS WINNERS
|I||2009||Richard Bouchot||#76 Ewing-Offenhauser ‘59||Joe Hunt||3h29mn22s||230.60|
|II||2010||Richard Bouchot||#39 Kuzma-Offenhauser ‘58||Norm Hall||3h28mn28s||231.59|