Here are the results, replays, and photos from the sixth round of The Oppositelock Forza 6 Endurance Championship at Le Mans. In addition, the current points standings are in this post, as well as a few notes for the next round in July.
Here are the links to the replays, in case you missed the race. Special thanks to xmrplanktonx for streaming the race and RoboRed for recording it. This was our longest race by far. Despite that, there were not any major incidents other than two racers dropping out of the race.
Here are the results by class, as well as a picture of the car used by each driver.
1st: Corey CC97, aka Silent Bob: Toyota TS040
2nd: SVTyler: Mazda Lola B12/80
3rd: AutoFixation: Toyota TS040
4th: dontbethatguy: Audi R15++
5th: In4ming: Porsche 919 (DNF)
1st: nich: Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
2nd: xmrplanktonx: Audi R8 LMS
3rd: Chewbakkah: Audi R8 LMS
4th: i race goats: Audi R8 LMS
5th: RoboRed: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
6th: Rudi SRT4: Bentley Continental GT3
7th: Viggen: Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
8th: whoarder: Chevrolet-Ferrari Corvette C7.R
9th: Cherry man 1: Ford GTLM
10th: Daily Drives A Dragon: Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo
11th: Rainbow: Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo (DNF)
Now that the race is long over and the results have been posted, I hereby present the trophy for the LMP class and overall win to myself! (yay me)
As for the GT class, I present that trophy to nich. Congratulations on the hard fought win and your first win of the season!
In addition to the trophies, I also combined the pictures of the full field and winners from previous races into one image to show how the field has changed over the years. Here is a link to 2014's post race as well as 2015's post race.
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: Corey CC97, aka Silent Bob: 138 points
2nd: SVTyler: 134 points
3rd: dontbethatguy: 132 points
4th: TheCowmaster; AutoFixation: 79 points
5th: Flyboy; tomasdeliveredinanE46: 67 points
6th: In4ming: 20 points
7th: Joe Pinder, Travtanium: 19 points
8th: Tox1cFarts: 18 points
9th: Tareim: 17 points
LMP Constructor’s Championship
1st: Toyota: 123 points
2nd: Mazda: 93 points
3rd: Porsche: 89 points
4th: Audi: 68 points
5th: Ford; Nissan: 44 points
6th: Chevrolet: 43 points
7th: Bentley: 40 points
GT Driver’s Championship
1st: i race goats: 126 points
2nd: Chewbakkah: 125 points
3rd: nich: 113 points
4th: whoarder; RoboRed: 111 points
5th: xmrplanktonx: 110 points
6th: Viggen: 106 points
7th: Rudi SRT4: 99 points
8th: Daily Drives A Dragon: 83 points
9th: Cherry man 1: 38 points
10th: Rainbow: 29 points
11th: The Honda Bro: 19 points
12th: Kampfmesser: 18 points
13th: HyundaiBroNowHasAMiata; Borsuq: 17 points
14th: EricIsDaywalker; IDDaVo; admiralCB: 16 points
15th: James, Reks Skrubs: 14 points
GT Constructor’s Championship
1st: Chevrolet: 116 points
2nd: Nissan: 104 points
3rd: Audi: 92 points
4th: Mclaren: 85 points
5th: Lamborghini: 77 points
6th: Mercedes-Benz: 54 points
7th: Bentley: 43 points
8th: Aston Martin: 24 points
9th: BMW; Porsche: 19 points
10th: Dodge/SRT: 17 points
11th: Ferrari; Ford: 16 points
Out of all the races we’ve had so far this year in this series, I’d put this up there with Sebring as one of the cleaner races. I mean, it didn’t go completely perfect, which one of these races did. Other than some problems with the start in LMP as well as a lag related crash in that field on lap 1, there were not any major race ending incidents that couldn’t just be chalked up to “it’s racing, shit happens”. That actually kind of coincides with Le Mans races in the past, as they’ve all been pretty much incident free races. The race definitely had a good response. Viggen took the time to write an excellent post race summary of his battle for 7th. The turnout was the largest we’ve had for a Le Mans race since 2014. The GT field was the biggest we’ve seen since Daytona, although the LMP field was small, which is fine. Some of the driver’s that signed up had to back out last minute. Hopefully we’ll have a big crowd for Spa, too.
Speaking of Spa, I have some exciting or terrifying news, depending on your viewpoint. For this next race, I am not going to hold a vote on the weather and make the executive decision that this race will be run in the rain. While that has the potential to make the race a bit messy, I feel that this series would not be complete if we didn’t race in the rain. On top of that, I believe that Spa is one of the more forgiving tracks to race on in the rain. Also, depending on the voting for December’s race, this might be our last chance to race in the rain. If everyone is not okay with the breakdown of democracy for this month, I can always reinstate the vote on the weather. Moving on from that, expect a round of BOP adjustments, especially in LMP. I have been in the process of testing all of the cars over the past few days, but got delayed by an illness. I should have the testing done by Wednesday, though. Based on the testing I have done, I can give you some early advice: don’t be afraid of RWD. I’ve been running traction control, and the RWD cars will run just as fast if not faster than their AWD counterparts. The race itself has the potential to happen any weekend in July other than the first weekend, so their is a lot of flexibility for this one. I know some of you won’t be able to make it later in the month, so we’ll have to see how the voting goes.
Congrats to everyone who raced! As usual, this race was very challenging and very fun. I look forward to seeing everyone at the fourth running next year. I might need to start practicing soon. Now I have a reputation to uphold...