Teams for season nine announced!

 

 

 

 

We’re only a few days away from the start of pre-season for season nine on F1 2019, and we now have confirmation of the teams that will make up the four F1 2019 leagues over the next four months.

Italic font  – Reigning drivers champion

** Indicates reigning constructors champion

 

Monday 

IRL F1 League (Equal performance w/No-assists)

 

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

FPL_Charlie** & BoyBetterKnowSB**

Scuderia Ferrari 

Bur-Meister & LeR_Lukek707

Haas F1 Team

SamuPapito & White-fountain

Renault F1 Team

infiniti_846 & Adrilocdoc

Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team

x-psycho-x & Jomppalainen

McLaren 

The_Warislander & Megglugpy

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

Zimon118 & PTRL_Kelvin

Alfa Romeo Racing

Rastyiz17 & FOXYRED2000

RoKit Williams Racing

HarryB_R25 & LNorris17

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Speed_Queen80 & CPI_Alex_B

Commentary Team 

Gareth(Captain_Stiff) and Sab (Sab7786)

 

 

Tuesday

IRL Realistic Performance League 

 

BadPiggy F1 Team 

Delange93 & SkyZii**

TL44Sab

Sab7786 & TL44S_

Stone Cold Nitro

SirSpud72 & Nitrogash

Bangers and Crash

Ozone_Typh00n & osteven002

Fåret Shaun 

Zimon118 & Sh33py_83

PB Racing

Lukebailey14 & F1_MrP80

Hesketh Racing 

Biofreaksa & FerociousDan

Hyper Racing

BoyBetterKnowSB & Jos_Heinssie

TBTonnfirmed

tb230791 & TonnAlbanach

Commentary Team

Malc (F1WWFC_07) and Tim (Forever24_JG)

 

 

 

Wednesday

IRL F2 (Equal Performance w/Assists)

 

McLaren

FerociousDan & Sab7786

Alfa Romeo Racing

Aaronjs1992 & Colinj1411996

RoKit Williams Racing

YNWA_MATTY_UTM & MrSteenn

Renault F1 Team

Gaming-Alimonda

Scuderia Ferrari

biofreaksa & Tanker903

Scuderia Toro Rosso

iXeFun & TONY-Y

Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team

tigaby & Tb230791

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Captain_Stiff** & Delange93

Haas F1 Team

NickLJThomson & Humbostone

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

mj_coop & Eesti_Mats

 

Commentary Team

Dan (theenergydan) and Wout (The-Warislander)

 

 

 

Wednesday

IRL F3 (Equal Performance w/Assists)

 

 

McLaren

F1Richard67** & Bren_Ons

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Osteven002 & Steelbl66

Haas F1 Team

F1_MRP80 & xMikexSI

Scuderia Ferrari

Craig8728 & SirSpud72

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

Nitrogash & LukeBailey14

Renault F1 Team

Syncronously & Dreygeo

Alfa Romeo Racing

Vojtech94 & BWAClyde

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Vacant (Two seats available)

RoKit Williams Racing

Vacant (Two seats available)

Sport Pesa Racing Point F1 Team

NiceNiels010 & TinusssOptioneel

 

Commentary Team

Malc (F1WWFC_07) and Tim (Forever24_JG)

 

 

Season nine pre-season kicks off on Monday 4th November with the IRL F1 League at the French Grand Prix, a race which is one of two pre-season tests. We hope you enjoyed the break, and you’re excited to be back racing. Join Gareth and Sab at 7.50pm on Monday night for the opening night’s action, live on YouTube! 

Season Nine Announced!

 

After last nights exciting announcement stream, the details for the much anticipated ninth season have been released, with changes made to the rules, structure and of course the all important calendar! Remember you can go back and listen back to the stream on YouTube where the regular Podcast team of Gareth and Sab were joined by F2 driver and admin, and creator of the ‘Hall of Fame’ mj_coop as he discussed how and why he has compiled all these stats.

 

Here is a summary of last nights important information from the announcement stream;

 

Rules and League Structure 

  • The Monday night No-Assist League will be merging with the Wednesday Equal Performance F1 league – The newly branded IRL F1 League will race on Monday’s at 8pm with Gareth and Sab as the commentary team. The league will allow the racing line as an assist for season nine only, from season ten it will be turned off.
  • The Performance League will continue as current but by known as the “IRL Realistic Performance League” – The commentary team will be Malc and Tim.
  • Wednesday night will now be just two leagues with “IRL F2” and “IRL F3” – They will continue to be equal performance, and will allow assists (Traction control, ABS and racing line)
  • All drivers will now be administered a ‘Super-license’ and for any incidents you may be involved in over the season you may be penalised with points against your license (severity dependent). Accumulating points on your license will see incremental punishments (please here for an example of penalties)
  • Position penalties will be replaced by time penalties for any on-track incidents – These will range from an official reprimand to a 20 second penalty (if race was finished) with higher penalties incurring as previously discussed license points.
  • We are keeping an eye on driver attendance last season after slipping standards, therefore this season you will be allowed a maximum of TWO un-notified absences (un-notified will be classed as within less than an hour before the race, or without a valid reason – “I can’t race tonight” just before the lobby opens will be classed as un-notified. On the third un-notified absence you will be removed from the league and placed as a reserve.
  • You will be allowed a maximum of three notified absences (containing a valid reason) however a fourth may incur removal from the league. We encourage our drivers to let admins know in advance if you are going to miss a race, or have leave/holiday booked so we can note it against your name.

 

Stewards requests and decisions 

  • You will have 24 hours from immediately after the race until 10pm the next day to post your request into the stewards office – Please ensure you use the template and cut your video to speed up the process.
  • Stewards will announce to the league PSN chat what incidents they will be reviewing after the deadline – This can be incidents not officially reported if an incident was spotted but not reported.
  • The stewards will then deliberate and announce their findings in the PSN chat and on the website within 48 hours. This means all requests will be dealt with within three days
  • Any appeals will then have to be made within 12 hours of the announcement, or they will not be heard.
  • Appeals decisions are final, and come from a unbiased set of stewards who are impartial to the league to maintain credibility and transparency.

 

The Invictus” Premium Membership

  • At the beginning of last season we launched a premium membership “The Invictus” – This allowed members to contribute a minimum of £5 (or equivalent) with the ability of being able to attain perks, such as;
  • Car choice priority – Premium members will have priority in selecting their car for the upcoming season (First come first served in terms to contribution date)
  • Team-mate priority – Have an idea of a team-mate you’d like to lock down for the season? Premium members can choose their team-mate so you don’t lose out and possibly end up a solo driver.
  • Entered into a draw to win a £20 (or equivalent) PSN voucher which can be redeemed in the PS Store against games/accessories/PS Plus
  • Chance to join Gareth and Sab on the Invictus Podcast as a special guest to discuss F1, and much more.
  • Personalised stats in the Invictus “Hall of Fame” – Highlighting your best achievements here at IRL.
  • It is totally non-compulsory contribution, and no on-track advantages will be gained, but your help is going towards enhancing our website and graphics, plus funding trophies for championship winners, but most importantly making it a positive and fun environment for all members.

 

Social Media 

  • As we continue to grow, and enhance our online presence, we like to celebrate out drivers. Please if not already make sure you have followed our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and have subscribed to the YouTube channel (Links attached) – This will let us tag you in the event of wins, podiums, MVP polls etc, and equally let you see the work that our hard-working social media team are putting in behind the scenes.
  • When watching the YouTube videos (Live or replay) – If you ‘Like’ the video, it will enhance our channel into your/others feeds and allow us to become highlighted and recommended more often. (Of course, this is completely voluntary!)

 

Hall of Fame

  • The Invictus Hall of Fame is now LIVE! – It is a running database of all the best stats from the history of Invictus and its leagues, it has taken around two months to compile and will be ever evolving.
  • The database is split into separate league with open for overall stats
  • If any stats are incorrect or missing, please contact mj_coop
  • Premium members will have their own personalised statistics section.

 

Season Nine Calendar

  • The season nine calendar will begin as usual with two pre-season races, and then five races leading up to the Christmas break, with a following seven after the new year. The calendar and dates can be found below (All dates are the weeks commencing that date)
  • Team-mates and car allocations will take place before pre-season one , with Premium Members selecting their desired choices first before going into PSN chats to be finalised.

 

Pre-Season One – 4th November 2019 

French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard

Pre-Season Two – 11th November 2019

Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka International Racing Course

 

Round One – 18th November 2019

Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring

Round Two – 25th November 2019

German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring

Round Three – 2nd December 2019

British Grand Prix – Silverstone

Round Four – 9th December 2019

Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom

Round Five – 16th December 2019

United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TX

Christmas Break 

Round Six – 6th January 2020

Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit

Round Seven – 13th January 2020

Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir

Round Eight – 20th January 2020

Italian Grand Prix – Monza Eni Circuit

Round Nine – 27th January 2020

Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay Circuit

Round Ten – 3rd February 2020

Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg

Round Eleven – 10th February 2020

Brazilian Grand Prix – Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos

Round Twelve – 17th February 2020

Mexican Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

 

Remember you can watch the announcement stream back here! 

 

They are the champions!

As the chequered flag came out on Wednesday evening, it drew to the end a season that has been as explosive as ever. We have seen titles retained, new drivers emerge and overcome incumbent holders, and a long awaited championship win.

This season saw five leagues across three nights with Monday’s No-Assist championship kicking off the week, whilst the Equal Performance leagues (F1,F2 and F3) closed the week on F1 2019.

It was a record breaking season across the whole league, as we saw such records fall as the closest finish to a race of all time (0.0015s), and the largest winning points margin in a season (+48). These set us up for something spectacular, but at the end of the season only a select few have been able to call themselves a champion.

 

No-Assists

FPL_Charlie came into the pre-season as an unknown quantity, but after a strong showing in the pre-season and teaming up with the reigning champion Scott (BoyBetterKnowSB) meant that the league already had a strong looking pairing going into the first round in Austria.

However, contact between SamuPapito and Charlie dropped the Mercedes driver out of a potential race winning position, and it wasn’t until Brazil at round five was Charlie able to finally get on the podium after poor races in France and Japan. Charlie’s season seemed to turn around completely after the season break, and from round seven to the end of the season the Mercedes driver was able to pick up four podium finishes, with four second place finishes in the final five races, it all went to a decider in Germany for the final race of the season.

Charlie had built a lead over reigning champion Scott, who admittedly had suffered a poor season, making too many mistakes and with a mountain to climb at the final race. The metrics were simple, the two were split by 20 points, and Scott knew that he needed to win, and take the fastest lap point, all whilst hoping that his team-mate Charlie retired or finished outside of the points. This unfortunately wasn’t to be for Scott who did all he could, and even passed his Mercedes team-mate with a lap to go to steal the win, and the fastest lap, but coming across the line together it was a Mercedes 1-2 with Scott denying Charlie that elusive first victory, but confirming the Brighton based driver the No-Assist champion, as the Mercedes team made it a double championship season as they took the team honours ahead of the Haas’.

It was a dream first season for Charlie, who will go into next season hoping to finally break that win duck, and equally retain his new championship. The likes of the Harry_B_R25, SamuPapito, Speed_Queen, White_Fountain and Scott will be back, and will make it another must-watch season.

 

Realistic Performance 

It’s that man again, as SkyZii made it a third Performance League championship in a row, as the Frenchman cemented himself as the ‘King of Tuesday nights’ at Invictus.

There was no waiting around this time for SkyZii who opened his account for the season with victory in Austria in the Alfa Romeo, and whilst his team-mate in ‘Team Maserati’ Scopefielder kept up early pressure on the Frenchman, after Scope missed three races at a critical stage of the season, it became up to TL44S_ to take up the challenge to SkyZii, but the battle was not to be won for TL who saw his hopes of a first title come to a frustrating end after a retirement in Singapore with two rounds remaining, and with SkyZii picking up the six points required over the final two races at round eleven in Canada, he once again retained his Tuesday night Performance League championship. he also made it another double title winning season, as Scopefielder added to his growing trophy cabinet by joining SkyZii as constructors champions, almost 60 points ahead of their nearest rivals.

Victories for SkyZii in Austria, Japan and Singapore, along with podiums at China and Germany meant it was one of his most successful seasons yet, and the 30 point gap highlighting his fantastic consistency, the league will go into the next season scratching their heads and trying to figure out how they can stop SkyZii’s dominance.

 

Equal Performance 

F1 

How many more superlatives can be used to describe Swedish driver Scopefielder? He is a model driver, who is a race winning machine, and with the prospect that this may be his last season at Invictus before taking a break from sim-racing, he looked at making it a successful one.

After five wins out of the first six races, he already led the championship by 50 points at the half-way stage, and it was until No-Assist rivals FPL_Charlie and Harry_B_R25 joined the league that Scope started to lose his grip as the dominant driver in F1, but the championship was elementary by that stage, and with a second place finish in Singapore, he wrapped up the title with two races to go and equally the Constructors championship in the Renault with Dutchman Jos_Heinssie.

Whilst he may be aggrieved that he was unable to win again after his fifth win in Brazil at round six, but Scope leaves Invictus as one of, if not, the most decorated champions ever with two equal F1 championships, one Tier 2 No-Assist championship, One Performance League championship, and as a five time constructors champion along with matching records for most wins in a season, largest and smallest championship winning margins (+48 points and +1 point), and joining the limited club as a driver who has completed 100 races with Invictus, as the final race in Germany was the century for Scope.

The Swede leaves an F1 championship wide open as it moves on Monday nights to merge with the No-Assist championship, and introduces a group of new drivers into the league, but there are plenty of records that Scope now holds that will take some beating.

 

F2 

Always a competitive league, F2 once again stepped up and provided another season of intense on-track action, and whilst the early season saw a shock leader in Steen-13, who had seen a surge in pace and consistency place him second in the standings behind the impressive Humbostone by the half-way point, who equally had enjoyed a win in France in a rain affected race, and podiums in Brazil and Monaco.

However, a sleeping giant was soon to emerge, and not until round five in Brazil had Dutchman The-Warislander picked up a single point, and he was languishing rock bottom of the driver’s standings, however with victory in Brazil he would then dominate the rest of the season with five in seven races, including four in-a-row at Belgium, Australia, China leading off from his win in Brazil.

The championship was provisionally awarded at the Canadian Grand Prix pending a stewards inquiry (which was subsequently viewed a racing incident) upon appeal), with Waris needing to outscore both Steen and Megglugpy, which he duly did with his sixth win of the season, ahead of Steen in second and Megg in fourth. The duo of Steen and Megglugpy pushed to keep up, but Waris’ dominance was overwhelming, and even with six podiums for Steen, and four for Megg, neither were able to keep the Alfa Romeo from wrapping up the title in style with one race to go.

Although it wasn’t a perfect season for Waris, as the pair of Megglugpy and Captain_Stiff in the McLaren used a consistent season with multiple podiums to hold off the Alfa Romeo’s for the Constructors championship, which in turn made Megg a three-time Constructors champion, and Stiff a two-time teams champion.

F2 is going to be a minefield of talent next season, with drivers dropping from F1, along with some hungry talent moving up from F3, but this season belonged to The-Warislander, and the young Dutchman could not be faulted after a near flawless second half to the season gifted him a first title.

 

F3

It seems to have been a long time coming, but FerociousDan is finally the F3 champion. The Birmingham based McLaren driver became the only driver to pick up a win in three consecutive F3 seasons, but after missing out last season to Captain_Stiff, the multi-time race winner finally managed to get over the line, and with a race to spare as he took victory in Canada.

It was a five-win season for Dan who enjoyed wins at Austria, Japan, Belgium, Canada and Germany, whilst three more podiums even afforded him the gap to make uncharacteristic mistakes at the likes of Australia and Brazil.

It was last seasons runner-up xMIKExSI who after starting the season in F2 returned to F3 at round three, and immediately got back on the pace with a win, and three runner up spots in the next four races that ended up with deja vu, as the experienced Slovenian once again finished the season in second ahead of an ever improving osteven002, who after joining the league three seasons ago has got stronger and stronger and a third place finish this season is a well-deserved achievement including a Invictus best return of three podiums as he amounted 72 points.

Although it was the McLaren team once again who this time won the double championship as Dan took the title with a total of 102 points. F1Richard67 and Dan have been partnered for the last three seasons, and together have never finished outside of the top two in the constructors, and a second team title this season was a nice way for the team to end as Dan makes his inevitable step up to F2.

FerociousDan finally stands atop the summit of F3 as champion, and no-one can dispute his credentials now as he looks a very credible threat moving up into F2.

 

 

Drivers Champions 

No-Assists – FPL_Charlie

Realistic Performance – SkyZii

Equal Performance F1- Scopefielder

Equal Performance F2 – The-Warislander

Equal Performance F3 – FerociousDan

 

Constructors Champions

No-Assists – Mercedes                          (BoyBetterKnowSB & FPL_Charlie)

Realistic Performance – Team Maserati   (SkyZii and Scopefielder)

Equal Performance F1- Renault         (Jos_Heinssie & Scopefielder)

Equal Performance F2 – McLaren      (Captain_Stiff & Megglugpy)

Equal Performance F3 – McLaren      (FerociousDan & F1Richard67)

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all our champions on their fantastic seasons, we hope you all enjoy the accolade and have equally enjoyed the season as a whole. We can’t wait to see you all back on track soon, and wish you all the best moving forward!

“The luck thing – really there’s no such thing as good luck. It’s good preparation and hard work. ” ~ Bruce McLaren

IRL Podcast – Episode #17 – What was that stewarding?

Sab and Gareth are back to discuss the strange stewarding decisions made at the Japanese Grand Prix, and how the action (or lack of) may affect future races, and the way the drivers behave on track.

They also review the race itself, and the final race of the Invictus F1 2019 season at the German Grand Prix, as we closed the season off with all champions crowned, plus Sab’s hot-lap question where he thinks who outside of the top-3 teams would finish on the podium given an equal car?

You can find the Podcast here;

 

YouTube 

Soundcloud

iTunes

Spotify

Stewarding at the Japanese Grand Prix

IRL Podcast – Episode #16 – We make the rules!

Gareth and Sab have taken it upon themselves to revolutionise Formula One for the 2021 season, and discuss in the most recent Podcast how they would add to the overall show, in the weirdest and wackiest of ways. catch up with the episode and join in with the discussion.

Also featured is the build up to the Japanese GP, and the result from Round Eleven in Canada.

Remember, you can find the Podcast on;

YouTube 

Soundcloud

iTunes

Spotify

Super swede Scopefielder crowned equal F1 Champion in Singapore

Renault’s Scopefielder clinched his third consecutive F1 equal league drivers championship with 2nd place in the Singapore Grand Prix. The super swede drove a controlled race to claim a record 53rd career podium to cement his place in the Invictus Racing League record books with back to back F1 championships and a record equalling 3rd career Invictus Championship. Scope joins the likes of Speed_Queen80 & Sambamkid as 3 time Invictus champions in a season that has yielded 5 wins and could yet equal the record of 6 wins in a season.
Scope finished 10 seconds behind race winner Harry_B in a race where he started 5th and dropped to 8th after a cautious start, but with drama ahead of him, he steadily made his way up to 3rd place, before a pass on Nevermiss elevated him to 2nd before the pit stops. An undercut on then race leader white-fountain gave Scope a net 2nd place into the 2nd stint, and with Harry making a late stop on the 2 stop strategy, Harry caught and passed Scope. But the Swede didn’t fight it as 2nd place was enough to secure the drivers crown.

“I’m really pleased for winning the championship today…I can kinda relax for the last two races now. Yeah, it feels good. I had a good race today. With the crashes in front of my at the start. Overall I think had good pace. Harry was really quick with the 3rd (career) win for him”

“Obviously I wanted to win the race, but I got stuck in traffic early on, I don’t know how many laps, I saw Harry go into the pit early so I knew he was on a 2 stopper, that he would gain that gap very quick whilst I was stuck in traffic, so that was a bit of an issue so I knew that would come back to hurt me later on. He was really fast anyway I’m not sure if I would have been able to challenge him if I didn’t have that traffic”

 

The season started out in stunning fashion for the swede with Victory in the first four races in Austria, Monaco, France & Japan, with the rest of the field scratching their heads on how to challenge the Renault driver. A 5th place at Spa and with the introduction of FPL_Charlie to the league brought an end to the winning streak, but bouncing back in Brazil with another win put the championship virtually out of reach for the rest. A 4th place in Australia followed by a lacklustre 8th in China gave his rivals a glimmer of hope, and his absence in Bahrain offered a further lifeline to his rivals. But with the maths simple coming to Singapore, with a podium to clinch the title, the swede drove a calculated race whilst others in front lost their heads and claimed the podium he required.

With an incredible 5 wins this season to his name and even more records in his sights, how will Scope approach the final two races?

“I think I can be a bit more aggressive, like today and at the start, I was really, like I didn’t want to lose a front wing so I lost a few positions there, so which in the end there cost me a chance to fight with Harry, I got stuck in the train… yeah I think I’m gonna be a bit more aggressive now the title is clinched, so hopefully I can get a win before the season ends”

Congratulations from everyone at Invictus Racing League to Scopefielder on an incredible season for the Swede as he clearly remains the man to beat

IRL Podcast – Episode #14 – Are Ferrari back?

Gareth and Sab are back with the 14th episode of the F1 Podcast

This week they discuss the mini revival of Ferrari after a poor first half of the season, whilst talking who will be the driver(s) to take Ferrari forward in the future? They also review the recent Singapore Grand Prix and how the tyres affected the race race results, amongst much more.

In addition they review the ninth round of the Invictus F1 2019 season in Bahrain, and Sab’s Hot-Lap question asks him to reveal his dream line-up at Ferrari using all previous Ferrari drivers.

We apologise for the loss of introduction audio at the beginning, unfortunately we cannot explain why! However if you do enjoy the Podcast let us know, and equally if you would like to see anything different get hold of Gareth or Sab!

IRL Podcast: Episode #13 – Is Singapore the next “Jewel in the crown of F1?”

 

Join Gareth and Sab as they bring you the 13th episode of their F1 Podcast. This week they build up to the Singapore Grand Prix and discuss it’s draw, and if it could overtake Monaco as the street circuit that everyone wants to win. They also talk the moves in F1 with Haas retaining Romain Grosjean, Robert Kubica leaving Williams and what is next for Nico Hulkenberg, plus a quick round up for the round eight races at China this week!

Remember you can listen to YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud and iTunes. They record live on Thursdays at 8pm, and welcome questions from the community!

 

Now streaming on YouTube!

 

 

You may have realised that from this week we started streaming our races directly to YouTube. This is part of a new direction that the league is planning to move in, and we have a lot of very exciting developments that will hopefully be happening over the next few months. We have made this move to aid our outreach, whilst making it easier for our admin team to complete their roles behind the scenes and speed up the viewing process for our community.

We will currently continue with the same schedule of races as follows (all races start at 8pm UK);

 

Monday – No-Assist  (Gareth and Sab on commentary)

 

Tuesday – Realistic Performance  (Malc and Tim)

 

Wednesday – F1 (Tim)

– F2 (Dan)

– F3 (Malc)

 

Thursday – F1 Podcast with Gareth and Sab 

– GT Sport DTM League (Sam)

 

Sunday    – GT Sport LMP1 League (Billy)

 

To ensure the continual growth of the league we made this decision in good faith and hopefully it makes your experience post-race much easier. We are looking at upgrading and expanding our reach and look, and more details will be released when we have more information.

 

However, in the meantime, we would ask that if you can, to subscribe to the Invictus YouTube channel and either follow the league on Facebook or Twitter (links) This will help us look at where we need to improve and focus more attention. Although, if you do have any suggestions then please submit them to one of the admin team.

 

We hope you enjoy this change, and we will keep you all updated as to any further changes that are coming, but it is a very exciting time to be part of Invictus and we appreciate your time, patience, commitment and dedication whilst we make changes to enhance your experience here with us!

 

– The Invictus Admin Team

 

Invictus GT Sport DTM League: Round 5 – Blue Moon Bay Infield A

 

The GT Sport DTM League traveled to Blue Moon Bay for Round 5. The two mile circuit at the Blue Moon Bay Speedway hosts the 5th round of the Invictus GT Sport DTM League. The circuit features technical slow speed corners which is designed to deceive and trip up unprepared drivers.

 

Turn 1 does present a challenge to drivers, being a long curving bend with a late apex after the high-speed straight; drivers often find the need to “trail brake” and can be found often locking the brakes and under-steering. Sector 2 contains a “deceptive corner” at Turn 4 which is notorious for catching out unaware drivers. Although looking a shallow corner, it is a 90 degree turn. Turn 9 in sector 3 is very similar to Turn 4 although is taken entirely differently; taking a late apex, aiming to increase exit speed prior to the main straight.

 

Catch up with last nights action from Blue Moon Bay Speedway; commentary comes from I_sam_smith_I.