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2012 P1 Drivers' Standings

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2012 P2 Drivers' Standings

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2012 GT Driver's Standings

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Driver Quotes

The Jester Race-

"In my sleep deprived sate of dissapointment I started trying way too hard to make up ground on Venom.. which didn't really seem to work. When he's out in front by himself like that he's on another planet and there was no way I pleb like me was going to get anywhere near him. That didn't stop me from tryign though because I knew that I was still racing guys in the other lobbys..."

FLMS FM5 Test Session

Posted by I RickyTan I (Moderators) at Oct 27 2014, 03:28:32 PM. 21 comments

FM5 FLMS Test Session (Le Mans Bugatti Circuit)

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As many of you have probably figured out. The next FLMS Season will be on either FM5 or Project C.A.R.S. Due to the delay of project C.A.R.S. we wont be able to test the features of the game to if its suitable for us until March ( if it doesn't get delayed again). there fore we plan to test FM5 in the mean time so we have something to fall back on.

therefore i have two test sessions planned between now and February. one will be using the GT cars provided in the game and the other with built up road cars to GT spec.

first test will be next month with the GT cars and the R18 for the prototype class. on this test will evaluate a few things such as:

- BOP
- FM5 in game features
- community interest


Car Builds

Audi R18 E-tron Quattro - Stock

Ferrari F458 Italia
Race driveline
Front tires 305/35R18
Rear tires 335/40R18
Stock rims

Viper SRT GTS-R
Race brakes
Front tires 315/35R18
Rear tires 335/35R18
Stock rims

BWM M3 GT2

Race brakes
Race driveline
Front tires 300/30R18
Rear tires 335/35R18
Stock rims

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Race brakes
Race driveline
Front tires 325/30R18
Rear tires 335/40R18
Stock rims


we encourage you try and make the test. so you can gauge whether this will be for you or not as we will heavily be relying on the community's feedback and response to the test.

to sign up post here which car and team you would use. as always replica paint only

LMP

Xx VenomTDI xX #1 Audi Sport Team Joest
RG Maverick - #2 Audi Sport Team Joest
Maynard S4 - #13 Rebellion Racing
l RickyTan l - #14 Porsche Team
richard1973 - #20 Porsche Team
DRAGONDEZKNUTZ- LMP

LMGTE

gen3ral st0 - #71 Ferrari F458
XPR Soundwave - # SRT Motorsports
GRD 4 3L - Ferrari 458
LMR Deftone mx - Corvette #racing
AzNsTiNg7 - RLL BMW

Car Undecided

STANMAN911- undecided

Velox midget
XPR Devil

Your 2014 Forza Le Mans Series Champions!

Posted by CarlsonsRaiders (Admin) at Sep 27 2014, 08:48:20 PM. 2 comments

The 2014 Forza Le Mans Series season has been one of ups and downs, of triumph and of tribulation, but above all, it has been a competitive one, and after twelve events at some of the world's finest racing circuits, the FLMS is proud to crown its 2014 champion drivers and teams!

First up, in our prototype class, LMP1, HMR Motorhead takes home the Drivers Championship trophy. With eight race victories and nine pole positions, including some absolutely dominant drives at Sebring and Le Mans, his season was one to remember, and he certainly earned his title.

New entrant Porsche swept the remaining LMP1 championships, taking both the Teams and Manufacturers titles in dominant form, thanks to it's powerful team of Drivers Champion Motorhead, series veteran CarlsonsRaiders and two-time defending LMP1 champion Rickytan. After only it's first season, Porsche has already left it's stamp on the LMP1 ranks.

In LMGTE, it was another story altogether in 2014. Early on it looked like the Porsche factory drivers would fight for the title, but with missed races and missed results, a surprise challenger in the form of Young Driver AMR pilot and series rookie Galeforce97 emerged. After quietly collecting points early, Gale rocketed to form late in the year with three victories in the last five rounds. Galeforce demonstrated that consistency really can pay off, and so he hoists the LMGTE Drivers Championship trophy as an FLMS rookie.

Porsche had an equally dominant year in GTE manufacturers and teams title races, using eight race wins and multiple podium lockouts to secure both the manufacturers and teams championships. As a manufacturer, Porsche has had a truly almighty year in FLMS competition.

New this year to the FLMS season was the inclusion of the Forza World Endurance Championship, a championship within a championship if you will. Comprising of the Sebring, Le Mans, Road America and Road Atlanta rounds of the season, the FWEC put both a Drivers and a Teams Championship up for grabs.

The LMP1 Drivers Championship here seemed to be an early lock for FLMS P1 champion HMR Motorhead early in the year, as he swept both Sebring and Le Mans in dominant fashion. But he would go on to miss both the Road America and Road Atlanta rounds later in the year, leaving the door open for his Porsche team mate CarlsonsRaiders, who rattled off victories at both races to secure the title, his first in his FLMS career.

On the teams championship side, it was a different story, as Porsche romped home to an easy title with little competition from it's P1 rivals, despite the best efforts of late entry Mikelikebagette in a lone Toyota Hybrid.

On the GTE side, things looked to be going the way of the uber-consistent V12 RIOT, who's runner up finishes at Sebring and Le Mans had him on good form to grab the championship. However, newboy Galeforce97 once again came out of nowhere, and a surprise win at Road America after his competitors faltered and a flag-to-flag victory at Road Atlanta secured him his second title as a rookie.

The GTE Teams title fight had another surprise, as the all-conquering Porsche, hindered by losing F4H Bandicoot from the lead late in the going at Road America and a no-show at Road Atlanta, allowed the single-car Young Driver AMR team of Galeforce to sneak up and snatch the title in the final race.

Once again, congratulations to all our 2014 Forza Le Mans Series Drivers, Teams and Manufacturers Champions, all well earned and well deserved. It's been a hell of a year, and we hope to see you all return for the 2015 FLMS season. :)

2014 FLMS Champions
LMP1
Drivers Champion: HMR Motorhead
Teams Champion: Porsche Team
Manufacturers Champion: Porsche

LMGTE
Drivers Champion: Galeforce97
Teams Champion: Porsche North America
Manufacturers Champion: Porsche

2014 FWEC Champions
LMP1
Drivers Champion: CarlsonsRaiders
Teams Champion: Porsche Team

LMGTE
Drivers Champion: Galeforce97
Teams Champion: Young Driver Aston Martin Racing

2014 Road America Pre-Race Interviews

Posted by CarlsonsRaiders (Admin) at Aug 2 2014, 07:17:05 PM. One comment

Here's what a few racers had to say leading up to today's three hour event at Road America. Special thanks to Beboladea for conducting this.

Xprimary123X - SRT Motorsport - GTE

Are you happy with your qualifying session/spot on the grid?

Qualifying on the 3rd place gives SRT a chance for a possible much needed podium at this race, I'm hoping the 91 can prevail because I've had some close calls to third before this.

What are your hopes/concerns for this race?

I'm hoping that the Viper can get it's first podium of this season here especially with how the grid is set up for now. Also, I'm hoping the points we score here will get team SRT to pass up AMR after this race

What challenges have you faced in preparation for this race?

The biggest challenge was the tuning set up. Already knowing that the Viper is a hard car to tune can really set me back but I've got a good thing going as both vipers head into this race.

CarlsonsRaiders - Porsche Team - LMP1

Are you happy with your qualifying session/spot on the grid?

Fairly, the car had a bit left but it's extremely consistent, and I feel like I have the speed to take it to my rivals in the race. Would have loved to get pole, but I'm focused on the important P1 of the weekend now.

What are your hopes/concerns for this race?

Well I hope I can get the victory, I'm in the best position by far to do so. My only concern is GT traffic, especially with some of the inconsistent lines some of them have used in previous races.

What challenges have you faced in preparation for this race?

With my team mate Motorhead not racing, I haven't had the benefit of a fresh tune to use, but then again an old tune meant for Sunset Peninsula has worked out alright.

Beboladea - RAM Racing - GTE

Are you happy with your qualifying session/spot on the grid?

I am extremely pleased with my place on the grid today. At the beginning of the week I never would have imagined that I would have a chance to qualify pole. This race for me was originally supposed to be a testing of the waters, but after yesterday's quali session, I suppose I am just going to have to dive right in!

What are your hopes/concerns for this race?

I just want to keep it clean in the opening laps and find some space to really lay down some good laps. I have spent the week working on consistency in lap times and I am hoping that its going to pay off.

What challenges have you faced in preparation for this race?

The challenges I faced coming off the long break of racing were numerous. At the beginning of the week I was woefully off pace. O.o I hope that I can just hang in for the full 3 hours!

Schedule Update & Rule Change

Posted by Maynard S4 (Veteran Members) at Apr 28 2014, 07:56:41 PM. 11 comments

Schedule Update & Rule Change
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After some discussion amongst the staff team it has been decided that another track will be added to the schedule to bridge the six week gap between Round three at Nurburgring GP and Round four at Le Mans.

Sunset Peninsula Raceway has been selected as the track to be added to the schedule, Having previously been run in 2009, 2011, And 2013. This however will be the first time that the track has featured on the schedule in back to back seasons. The two hour race is set to take place on the 7th June, One week prior to the real life Le Mans 24 hours, And three weeks before the now fifth round of the 2014 Forza Le Mans Series season at Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe.

The steep banking of Sunset Peninsula Raceway will give competitors the opportunity to test low down-force setups ahead of the big race at Le Mans, And will no doubt be just as tightly contested as it was last season.

In addition to the new track being added to the schedule, It was also decided that a drop round rule will be brought into place, Thus stopping competitors from being so heavily penalized if they miss a round. However several competitors will have already used up their drop round, Having DNF'd or simply missed Sebring, Or Mugello.

We look forward to seeing everyone on track at Nurburgring in two weeks time.


Sunset Peninsula Stats
 
Winners by year (LMP1) - snmf1 (2009), Xx VenomTDI xX (2011), F4H Hamilton (2013)
Winners by year (GTE) - V12 Riot (2009), Velox Polaris (2011), Born KIA (2013)
Pole Time 2013 (LMP1) - HMR Motorhead - 1:14.858 (Rebellion Racing)
Pole Time 2013 (GTE) - VVV Micko - 1:25.711 (Corvette Racing)
Race Distance 2013 (LMP1) - 88 Laps
Race Distance 2013 (GTE) - 77 Laps

Mugello Pre Race Guide

Posted by V12 RIOT (Founder) at Apr 26 2014, 12:55:57 PM. 4 comments

So qualifying has finished and we have what appears to be an exciting race in store later this evening. But before all the action kicks off, here are a few of my pre-race predictions.

Classic Moment - Xx VenomTDI xX versus Hammer fhb in 2011
In 2011 a titanic battle between Peugeot's Hammer and Audi's VenomTDI raged all season long. Although the Audi driver took the final honours, the early season was very hotly contested. With what was arguably a slight car advantage Peugeot took the first two places on the grid, and nobody expected VenomTDI, who was 4th to challenge. However, in the race the Audi driver made a tenacious effort to take the lead and commanding position within the race.

A collision with a GTE backmarker changed this, and Hammer closed on the Audi driver. A terrific battle ensued between the pair - with positions changing before finally Hammer made the move stick by going around the outside of the Audi driver through turn 1. This sparked a year long rivalry between the pair which was only concluded at the seasons end.


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F4H Bandicoot

LMP1 Pole Position - HMR Motorhead
After taking an impressive, and hard-fought victory at Sebring, HMR Motorhead has looked like the man to beat so far this season. Porsche had an extremely strong showing at Sebring with HCR Mad Dog the only driver able to compete with Motorhead and F4H Hamilton, until the latter struck trouble late in the race.

I expect Motorhead to be at the head of the field again this weekend, however there are chinks in the Porsche armour - if the German marque is to be toppled these will need to be exploited. This weekend Motorhead is the only Porsche on the LMP1 grid, after F4H Hamilton was unable to race and Hug My Toad made the late move to Muscle Milk Pickett Racing. On top of that Motorhead has history at Mugello, suffering a DNF last season.

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F4H Hamilton

LMP1 - Who can stop HMR Motorhead?
Motorhead's competition will come from the pair of Audi's driven by RG Maverick and Xx VenomTDI xX. Absent at Sebring, the pair will be eager to get their championship rolling and are both serious contenders. Maverick impressed many at Audi last season, with a number of strong showings for the marque, and this form hasn't left the driver - he'll be looking to challenge Motorhead for that elusive victory. VenomTDI needs no introduction, the two times LMP1 World Champion has become a legend of the series, and while in the past few seasons he has struggled to find the championship winning form of 2010 and 2011, he still has the desire to compete with the best.

The Lotus duo of Adder020 and GAZ POT 71 sit 4th and 5th on the grid, and while the team is still very inexperienced, having their debut just 2 weeks ago at Sebring, they are making solid progress, and could arrive in podium contention should any of the leading three hit trouble.

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LMR Maynard

LMGTE Pole Position - F4H bandicoot
F4H bandicoot took a sterling pole position for Porsche to build on a strong third place result at Sebring. Porsche have struggled somewhat in the post-Velox Polaris (Jonnyy NI) era, however in bandicoot look to have finally found the man to challenge for future championships - to do this consistency, not necessarily outright speed, will be paramount.

Qualifying times in GTE are a whopping 1.7 seconds slower than last year, despite no major regulation changes - which leads us to suspect that some of the GTE teams have been trying to hide their true pace. It will be interesting to see the true order of things once the race finishes.

LMGTE - The Contenders
LMGTE is perhaps more open than LMP1. the Ferrari pair of LMR Mopar and Aero180 follow bandicoot on the grid and will no doubt exert pressure on the Porsche driver - just a tenth of a second separated the three after qualifying. The pressure will be on the Ferrari drivers to win at their home track - a feat I only managed once after five years of trying.

However, to see all the competitors you must look beyond the top three. The top six in GTE are separated by just eight tenths of a second, and I wouldn't be surprised to see any of them taking top honours. With three Ferraris and three Porsches, it looks set to be a classic duel between the most successful marques in the series.

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Jonnyy NI

How to win at Mugello
Mugello is a fascinating track, one I enjoyed thoroughly. It's characteristic sweeping corners require a lot of commitment - and importantly a car you can really rely on. Having a very responsive front end on your car is essential, as any hesitation can throw you wide - costing time and losing valuable momentum for a lap.

Winning at Mugello requires more than raw pace. Consistency is especially important here, as unlike some modern tracks the run off areas are covered in gravel - you can easily lose five to ten seconds with a small mistake. I think consistency will be the deciding factor here, and expect to see it reflected in the race results.

In LMP1 the Audi drivers will need to make the most of their experience to overcome Motorhead. VenomTDI knows how to win at Mugello, having done so in 2010. GTE is a very different battle which will be won and lost by small margins. While they are likely to have a slight edge in top speed, the Porsches are very nervous in high speed direction changes, and the Ferraris will have to exploit this if they are to pass them.

Overall I expect this will be a fascinating race and look forward to seeing what happens - I already miss driving!
 

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