Here are the results, replays, and photos from the first round of The Oppositelock Forza 6 Endurance Championship at Daytona. In addition, the current points standings are in this post, as well as a few notes for the next round in February.
Here is the replay, in case you missed the race. Special thanks to Higu for spectating the race, getting the different camera views, and being the announcer. It was long and not without incident, but it was also a lot of fun. We lost a few people along the way, but endurance racing is not without its casualties.
Here are the results by class, as well as a picture of the car used by each driver.
1st: Flyboy, Audi R8
2nd: dontbethatguy, Audi R15
3rd: tomasdeliveredinanE46, Audi R15
4th: Corey CC97, aka Silent Bob, Nissan GT-R LM Nismo
5th: SVTyler, Toyota-Oreca-Rebellion
6th: TheCowmaster, Audi R8
7th: AutoFixation, Bentley Speed 8
8th: Tareim, Audi R18
1st: i race goats, Audi R8 LMS
2nd: Chewbakkah, Audi R8 LMS
3rd: Cherry man 1, Mclaren MP4-12c GT3
4th: RoboRed, Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
5th: whoarder, Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
6th: The Honda Bro, BMW Z4 GTLM
7th: Kampfmesser, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
8th: HyundaiBroNowHasAMiata, Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
9th: Daily Drives A Dragon, Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo
10th: Rainbow, Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo, DNF
11th: James, Reks Skrubs, Nissan GT-R GT500, DNF
12th: Viggen, Nissan GT-R GT500, DNF
Here are some more photos from the race. If you have any pictures from the race that you want to share, post them in the comments.
Here are the current championship standings for both drivers and manufactures in both classes.
LMP Driver’s Championship
1st: Flyboy, 24 points
2nd: dontbethatguy, 23 points
3rd: tomasdeliveredinanE46, 22 points
4th: Corey CC97, aka Silent Bob, 21 points
5th: SVTyler, 20 points
6th: TheCowmaster, 19 points
7th: AutoFixation, 18 points
8th: Tareim, 17 points
LMP Constructor’s Championship
1st: Audi, 24 points
2nd: Nissan, 21 points
3rd: Toyota, 20 points
4th: Bentley, 18 points
GT Driver’s Championship
1st: i race goats, 24 points
2nd: Chewbakkah, 23 points
3rd: Cherry man 1, 22 points
4th: RoboRed, 21 points
5th: whoarder, 20 points
6th: The Honda Bro, 19 points
7th: Kampfmesser, 18 points
8th: HyundaiBroNowHasAMiata, 17 points
9th: Daily Drives A Dragon, 16 points
10th: Rainbow, 15 points
11th: James, Reks Skrubs, 14 points
12th: Viggen, 13 points
GT Constructor’s Championship
1st: Audi, 24 points
2nd: Mclaren, 22 points
3rd: Chevrolet, 21 points
4th: BMW, 19 points
5th: Mercedes-Benz, 18 points
6th: Lamborghini, 16 points
7th: Nissan, 14 points
Overall, I feel that this race went very well. The parade lap went flawlessly, and I’ll probably make it a part of all future races, apart from maybe Le Mans and the Nurburgring due to their excessive length. The Twitch stream was also a nice success. We didn’t have as many watchers as we did at Le Mans last year, but we still got viewers and they got to see it from multiple perspectives for the first time, and a commentator to go with it. There were a few crashes here and there, but nothing extreme like a whole-field crash. After all, none of us are professional. Regardless, watch your passing more closely for the next race.
On the subject of the next race, I have a couple of things I want to throw out there. Firstly, the next race will no longer be at Bathurst, as that track is just too narrow for this type of racing and is in general a difficult track to drive with other cars. I have had requests for Laguna Seca and Watkins Glen as a replacement, but I will either choose a track myself or put it up to a vote between those two or more. Also, there is a very good chance that the build rules will change for the February race. I can say for sure that the build for the Audi R8 LMS will be changed slightly. Some LMP cars may be banned as well. However, I might create a class for the LMPs that are causing problems with a 10% power restriction to compensate for some cars’ excessive fuel economy compared to the other LMPs. Make sure to look at the race reminders, as that is usually where I announce changes to the rules, but the changes can also be found on the original post.
Congrats to everyone who raced, regardless of position. It was a great race, and I’m looking forward to the next one, wherever it may be. And I’m glad I was able to give the GT-R LM the respectable finish it deserved. R.I.P. Nissan’s LMP Program.