Bon Anniversaire!

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Bon Anniversaire!
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Date Sunday, 24th June 2012
Location Circuit de la Sarthe
Le Mans, France France
Course Permanent Racing Facility
8.47 miles
Classes LMP GT
Entrants 15
Race Distance 30 laps
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Tres Bien! - this driver won the Bon Anniversaire! special event

For Bon Anniversaire! events in general, see Bon Anniversaire.

Bon Anniversaire! is Really Rubbish Racing's first birthday event, commemorating the formation of the club and our first ever race in June 2011. The anniversary falls very close to the 24 Heures du Mans endurance race famous in the real world, and so to tie in with the sportscar all-nighter, this Special Event will also take on the form of a sportscar endurance race. This Inaugural running is the 10th Really Rubbish Racing Special Event overall.

2 classes of car will be split fairly evenly evenly across a maximum of 2 lobbies, allowing for 32 entries. It is planned that each lobby will have an equal number of LMP GT cars, although this is subject to change. Any club member and team may enter. Teams may field as many cars as they wish and may also be split across different classes.

Event Format

Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe

The race will consist of 30 (currently) laps of the Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe. Cars will start in their classes, and in liu of a long formation lap, the race will feature a standing start with a grid roll-off of 3-5 seconds. The race will last around 2 hours and will finish when the lead car crosses the line at the end of the 30th (or so, we haven't decided yet) lap. Each of the two classes will have a class winner, podium, and fastest lap awarded.

Tyre wear, fuel consumpion, and damage will be ON. This is an endurance race and therefore a race of attrition. If you go balls-to-the-wall fast and slam into a wall on the 2nd lap wrecking your car, that's your own fault. If you feel you must do this, please don't take any other cars into the wall with you. The racing line will also be forced off. All other driver aids will be allowed.

There are no mandatory pit stops, however tyres will last anywhere between 4 and 8 laps before they reach 100% wear, and your fuel will run out around lap 18-20. Internal car damage can be fixed should you be able to make it back to the pits, however aerodynamic damage cannot be. Your top speed and handling will suffer if you damage your car's bodywork.

Cars

The cars are to be split across 2 classes. Both cars have a varying PI range, from R1 998 to R1 971 for the LMP cars, and from R3 763 to S 699 for the GT cars. All cars are fitted with drag tyres to speed up tyre degridation, as the standard slick racing tyres will only just about become undrivable towards the end of the race. DLC cars are allowed. Porsches are not. If you have beef with that, blame Turn 10 and/or EA.


LMP Class

The LMP class will consist of contemporary LMP1 cars from the year 2000 onwards. The cars will be of stock specification apart from the addition of drag tyres. Cars can be tuned in whatever way the driver sees fit to compliment their own personal driving style

  • Peugeot 908
  • Audi R15
  • Audi R10
  • Acura ARX-02a
  • Aston Martin Lola
  • Audi R18 TDI
  • Audi R15++
  • Audi R8
  • Aston Martin AMR One
  • Cadillac LMP-02
  • Bentley Speed 8


GT Class

The GT class will consist of contemporary LMP1 cars from the year 2000 onwards. The cars will be of various specification, including the addition of drag tyres. The event organisers have upgraded some of the cars to try to achieve parity with the higher PI'd machines. Cars can be tuned in whatever way the driver sees fit to compliment their own personal driving style, but cannot be up/downgraded any further than what has been set by the organisers.

  • Ferrari 458 Italia GTC
  • Ferrari 430GT
  • Ford GT Mk7
  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
  • BMW M3 GT2
  • Jaguar XKR GT
  • Panoz Esperante GTLM
  • Audi R8 LMS
  • BMW M3 GTR
  • Dodge Viper Competition Coupe
  • Mercedes SLS AMG GT3
  • Lotus Evora 124
  • Maserati GranTurismo MCGT4


The race itself will be long. We're hoping to be able to drum up enough interest and staying power for a 2 hour race, if not more. All of the above can be discussed on the forum.

All club members can help out with making sure the cars are as equal as possible by checking out the Bon Anniversaire! Official Testing page.


Entry List

Team No. Driver Class Car Tyre
Japan Goteki House 16 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt LMP Germany Audi R8 M
45 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney LMP Germany Audi R8
United Kingdom Team Diablo 85 United Kingdom Matt Davies LMP United States of America Acura ARX-02a F
United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing 17 United Kingdom Jay Cooper LMP Germany Audi R15 D
29 England Barney Dove LMP Germany Audi R15
Flag of britain.png Black Raptors 69 United Kingdom Sam White LMP France Peugeot 908 D
55 United Kingdom Adam Smith GT Germany BMW M3 GT2
United Kingdom POWA 71 United Kingdom Pete Walker LMP United Kingdom Bentley Speed 8 M
23 England Alex Odell GT Italy Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Y
Europe The Indypendables 12 Greece Niko Gouloumis LMP United Kingdom Aston Martin Lola P
33 United Kingdom Tom Bellingham LMP United Kingdom Aston Martin Lola
258 United Kingdom Antony Butler GT Italy Ferrari 458 Italia GTC
802 Kernow Dan Thorn GT Italy Ferrari 458 Italia GTC
United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport 5 Lancashire Tom Collantine GT Germany Audi R8 LMS P
442 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes GT Germany Audi R8 LMS
Sealand/United Kingdom FART 04 England Ian Aldridge GT Germany Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 P
777 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton GT Germany Mercedes SLS AMG GT3
United Kingdom Virtue Racing 7 United Kingdom Lee Harrison GT Italy Ferrari F430GT M
39 United Kingdom Tommo N7 GT Italy Ferrari F430GT
New Zealand Flying Kiwi Racing 18 New Zealand Buftonian GT United Kingdom Lotus Evora T124 D
The Audi R15, as driven by JayCoops and FlavouryRug.
The #55 Black Raptors car driven by Smifaye in the GT class.
Team Diablo's Acura ARX, driven by Don Mateo.
Flying Kiwi Racing's Lotus Evora T124, to be driven by Buftonian.
The ATTK Motorsport Audi R8 LMS pairing.
The Indypendables' Multi Class entry, combining Ferraris with Aston Martins.
The Mercedes-powered FART cars, using the "gullwing" SLS.
The POWA Bentley Speed 8, driven by Bookoi

Race Results

Race Results

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Class Time/Retired Laps
1 16 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Japan Goteki House Germany Audi R8 LMP 1hr:51:26.000 30
2 45 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Japan Goteki House Germany Audi R8 LMP 1hr:51:26.500 30
3 33 United Kingdom Tom Bellingham Europe The Indypendables United Kingdom Aston Martin Lola LMP 1hr:51:55.000 30
4 17 United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing Germany Audi R15 TDI LMP 1hr:52:04.000 30
5 71 United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom POWA United Kingdom Bentley Speed 8 LMP 1hr:53:13.000 30
6 12 Greece Niko Gouloumis Europe The Indypendables United Kingdom Aston Martin Lola LMP 1hr:54:30.000 30
7 55 United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors Germany BMW M3 GT2 GT +4 laps 26
8 23 England Alex Odell United Kingdom POWA Italy Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 GT +4 laps 26
9 802 Kernow Dan Thorn Europe The Indypendables Italy Ferrari F458 Italia GT +4 laps 26
10 18 New Zealand Buftonian New Zealand Flying Kiwi Racing United Kingdom Lotus Evora T124 GT +5 laps 26
11 442 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport Germany Audi R8 LMS GT +5 laps 25
12 04 England Ian Aldridge Sealand/United Kingdom FART Germany Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 GT +5 laps 25
13 777 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton Sealand/United Kingdom FART Germany Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 GT +5 laps 25
DNF 5 Lancashire Tom Collantine United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport Germany Audi R8 LMS GT Disconnection 8
DNF 258 United Kingdom Antony Butler Europe The Indypendables Italy Ferrari F458 Italia GT Disconnection 7

TommyB given a 45 second penalty (3 per laps flipped) for Dimension Flipping on lap 15.

Race Gallery

The cars went off the grid one-by-one.
The Indypendables LMP challengers
The Indypendables GT challengers
Bookoi lead the LMPs through the first few corners.
PJ and Shouty had a 100 mile shootout for the overall win.
Just six LMP1 entrants made it for the event
The LMP1 category featured some famous names
STR TommyB and Goteki House were on alternate yet equally strong strategies.
The GT cars gave the lapping LMP drivers plenty of room.
Jay Coops and Bookoi were fighting for the final podium place.
JayCoops passes Icthyes early on
A rare sight, Covamalia is leading ahead of Smifaye!
The GT Class was hotly contested in the initial stages.
Mr E 004 and Ratonedge race down the Mulsanne.
Well... it is a 458...
Event host Ajokay fighting with The Indypendables.
Dan Thorn and TheScottWilkes go through the Ford Chicane.
Bookoi (right) laps Ajokay (left) as the summer night draws in.