IGTC

In the Intercontinental GT Challenge, timing stream and rules are specific to each event. Those rules could change heavily from event to event so make sure to check back on this page for every event.


Specific Events User Guide


Bathurst 12 Hours

Timing provider

Timing at Bathurst is provided by Natsoft.

Past year replays

2020 Replays All session replays can be downloaded here
2019 Replays All session replays can be downloaded here
2018 Replays Race replay from 2018 can be downloaded here

Pit lane network

WIFI in the garages do NOT have the timing feed on it.

Timing feed (with internet) is available on the left most connection in the garages. Connecting to timing (with internet)requires the following static addresses:

  • IP address: 10.0. <GarageNumber>.<Port Number>

Laptops or routers should be set as follows under IPV4 Properties:

  • IP address: as above
  • Subnet Mask:255.255.0.0
  • Primary Gateway: 10.0.101.1
  • Backup Gateway: 10.0.101.2
  • DNS Servers: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

The technical contact for the team's network is Dan Beattie (+61 (0)418171615)).

Championship configuration

Championship protocol

Protocol Natsoft XML
Host 192.168.4.1
Port 8889

Championship regulations

The championship regulations should be set as follow:

Fuel and Tires in Parallel False

Pre-defined championship configuration

A pre-defined championship configuration can be download here. This championship configuration includes the protocol, micro-sectors definition and championship filter based on 2019 information.

To load the configuration, click on Import (Components):

Track Map

The track map for Bathurst can be found in the folder Australia --> Bathurst

The track map is composed of 3 main sectors. Corner number are also defined on the track.

Micro-sectors

The use of micro-sectors is optional. To be used they need to be entered in pairs as a semicolon/comma separated list.

For Bathurst, there are 8 micro-sectors that can be defined as followed: I3,P1;P1,P2;P2,I1;I1,P3;P3,I2;I2,P4;P4,P5;P5,I3

The micro-sectors can be defined in the championship configuration:

Here is the track map for the 8 micro-sectors:

Micro-sectors are available in the software in:

  • Main scoreboard
  • Best sector scoreboard
  • Car Scoreboard
  • Graphing

Suggested Race Settings

Race Mode

Make sure that your race mode is set to Auto.

Backstage Options

See the Settings & Options section for a detailed explanation.

Track Map Item for Strategy

See the Track Item section for a detailed explanation.

Driving time

For Bathurst, the rules mentioned that driving time will be calculated excluding the pit lane unless the same driver stays in the car. This is different than most series worldwide.To take this into account, make sure that the backstage option: "Driving time continues in pits without driver change" is set to TRUE.

More on driving time and how to setup max driving time can be found here.

For  this race, mainly the maximum time column would be used. 

Example:

Note

The race clock will start at the start of the formation lap.

Lap 1 will be the first lap after the green flag (after the formation lap).

Timing will starts at the completion of S1 in Lap 1. Nothing will be populated during the formation lap except the clock time.

24 Hours of Spa

Information in this section is generally applicable to the settings you should consider for running in the Blancpain GT Series, but there is a particular focus on being prepared for the Spa 24H event.

Detailed information for how to connect to the live data feed and import post-session data can be found in the  Swiss Timing section.

Details on using the Drive Time plugin created for HH Timing can be found in the  Drive Time Plugin section. Please ensure you have the latest version downloaded and stored in the correct directory of your computer.

Championship configuration

  • Host:xml-motorsport.sportresult.com
  • Port:21
  • Username:xml
  • Password:TEAMS2021
  • FTP Directory: /TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa - Round 6/TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa/<NEWEST>
  • Speed Trap Lines:F,I1,I2

Note

The FTP Directory already changed twice since the beginning of the week. Please be careful if it changes another time.

You can download a championship configuration here.

To import a championship into your project, use the Import button in the Components tab.

Past year replays

2020 Replay Race replay from 2020 can be downloaded here
2019 Replay Race replay from 2019 can be downloaded here
2018 Replay Race replay from 2018 can be downloaded here

Suggested Project Settings

Session Settings

The  Session Settings in the backstage options are some of the most critical to get correct for the race. An example of how the session settings may look for the Spa 24H race is shown below. Note in particular the Fixed Stint Length is set to 65 minutes as per Blancpain maximum stint length rules.

Note

You can now export your backstrage settings if you want to share them with your teammates.

Fixed Stint Length Mode

In the  Strategy Overview and Projected Gap Graph there are options in the ribbon bar control for each to use the Predicted or Fixed Stint lengths for the future strategy projections. For all Blancpain races, the Fixed Stint Length option should be used. This means the maximum driving time will be used to determine the maximum stint length for each car individually.

Track Item

We suggest making a new  Track Item for each event which allows you to keep some of the relevant strategy settings specific to each event. In the Strategy Parameters section, the only relevant setting when using the Fixed Stint Length mode is the Average Lap Time For a Stint table. This allows you to control the average lap time used for the forward predictions. If nothing is specified for a given car then the Assumed Pace is used for the future stints.

If you are using the Blancpain Plugin, the  Maximum Driving Time inputs should be set as per the relevant regulations.

Track Map Highlighting

To highlight cars of interest on the track map and set time lost ghost cars for pit stops, see the  Track Map Highlighting section.

For detailed information for options available to configure the Main Track map, see the  Track Maps section. Particularly at Spa, with so many cars on track, the Class Highlighting options may be of interest.

Possible Configuration

One possible way to setup the track map highlighting to make it useful for both the normal (time-limited) stops and the short stops would be to use the settings below. You will not be able to setup the 4 pitstop options: Short and long refuelling time and with or without pitstop.

  • The "F" (Fuel Only) ghost will represent the position you will come out on track during a Short Stop. This assumes the Short Stop will be fuel only.
  • The F&T (Fuel & Tyres) ghost will represent the position you will come out on track during a normal refuelling time-limited (minimum refuelling time by regulations) stop.

Set in the backstage options    Time lost for fuel and tyres pit stop to the time you will lose (relative to a normal green flag lap) by doing a full-service pitstop (minimum refuelling time + tyre change).

Time lost for fuel only pit stop to the time you will lose (relative to a normal green flag lap) by doing a short pitstop (maximum refuelling time).

With these settings, you should be able to make use of both pit ghosts throughout the race for both stop types.

The values entered can be changed by your calculation. You can decide to change the number to have a ghost for other options (Long refuel without tyre change for example)

Blancpain Plugin Settings

If you are using the Blancpain Plugin to monitor the driving time you need to ensure the settings you are using for both the  Stint Summary and Pit Stopwatch are correct. The Blancpain Plugin has proved to be a useful tool however, we stress that users practice with it using previous replays before using it in a race situation to ensure it is well understood.

Miscellaneous Information

Overriding Driver Data

It is possible there can be errors in the driver ID name coming over the timing feed. This can either be an error on the part of the timing provider or an issue with the driver ID switch in the car itself. When the calculation of driver time in a championship like Blancpain is so critical this can pose a problem to affected teams.

A function has been added to the software to allow the driver name taken from the timing feed to be overridden inside the software to allow the driver time to be corrected. This feature was specifically added with the  Blancpain Driving Time and Strategy Plugin developed for HH Timing.

To edit the driver in a given stint go to the  Strategy Overview and right-click on the stint in question. This will open a dialogue box with a drop-down to select the correct driver. Once this new driver has been selected the change will propagate throughout all parts of the software. It is worth noting that in some views the new driver name may not be recognized until the next full lap is completed.

Technical Stop Window

There is a useful feature for visualizing the mandatory technical stop in the  Strategy Overview by using the Annotations tool.

Driving Time with Drive-Throughs

By the sporting regulations, the driving time for each driver is only accumulating while the car is on track, the time in pit lane does not count towards drive time. Each time a car enters the pit lane, the stint time is reset to zero. The exception to this is if a car enters the pit lane for a drive-through, in this case, the stint time is not reset and time spent traversing the pit lane, in this case, does count towards the driving time of that stint. There are three situations where this may occur:

  • Car completing a drive-through penalty
  • Car(s) traversing pit lane to avoid an accident on-track
  • In case of red flag if car are going into the pit during the race suspension

If this situation occurs, this needs to be accounted for by the person responsible for managing driving time. In this case, the Start and End times for each relevant stint should be referred to in the  Car Scoreboard for the car of interest to manually determine the remaining stint time.


Suzuka 10 hours

Timing provider

Timing at Suzula will be provided by TSL Timing.

Prior to event, you will have to contact to TSL to get an API Key and a Shared Secret Key from them. Those keys for this event are different than the one used in Laguna for IGTC or for Blancpain Asia.

Championship configuration

  • Protocol: TSL Timing
  • Host: intgtc-feed.tsl-timing.com
  • Port: 5202
  • API Key: YOUR API KEY
  • Shared Secret: YOUR SHARED SECRET

Track Layout

The track layout used for this race is the Suzuka 4 sectors. It can be found on the folder  Blancpain under "Suzuka". Make sure to not use the "Suzuka - 3 sectors" used in Blancpain Asia.

Blancpain Plugin

Details on using the Blancpain Drive Time plugin created for HH Timing can be found in the  Blancpain Plugin section. Please ensure you have the latest version downloaded and stored in the correct directory of your computer.


Indianapolis 8 Hours

General

The timekeeping is provided by TSL Timing who will provide a timing feed connection accessible with an internet connection. Information on using the TSL protocol with HH Timing can be found here.

If you do not have already a key (API Key and Shared Secret) from TSL for this race please contact Sarah at TSL to get it (Sarah@tsl-timing.com).

Championship protocol

Depending of how you got your credential to connect to the TSL protocol, the connection port will be different.

  • If you got your credential for the GTWC America, you need to use : 
Host intgtc-feed.tsl-timing.com
Port 5201

  • If you got your credential for IGTC, you need to use : 
Host intgtc-feed.tsl-timing.com
Port 5202

Track Map

The Indianapolis track map is listed in HH Timing under the folder Blancpain.

General information on using the Main Track Map can be found here. Information on setting the up the car following and "track map ghosts" can be found here.

Drive Time and Pit Stops

The Blancpain Drive Time plugin for HH Timing includes features to help manage the driving time of time fixed stints and min/max controlled pit stop times, please see the Blancpain Plugin section for details and instructions.

Track Map Item for Strategy

Maximum Driving and maximum continuous driving time can be enter in the track item. You will need to fill them to get correct informations in the Blancpain plugin.

Backstage Options

As the driving time is calculated excluding pit stops, don't forget to uncheck "Driving time continues in pits without driver change" in the backlog options:

Suggested Project Settings

Session Settings

The  Session Settings in the backstage options are some of the most critical to get correct for the race. An example of how the session settings may look for the Spa 24H race is shown below. Note in particular the Fixed Stint Length is set to 65 minutes as per Blancpain maximum stint length rules.

ay attention to the Pit Stop Time Mode that you prefer to use, what is shown in above example will not be correct for your case. A full explanation for each of these settings can be found  here.

Fixed Stint Length Mode

In the  Strategy Overview and Projected Gap Graph there are options in the ribbon bar control for each to use the Predicted or Fixed Stint lengths for the future strategy projections. For all Blancpain races, the Fixed Stint Length option should be used. This means the maximum driving time will be used to determine the maximum stint length for each car individually.


Kyalami 9 Hours

Timing Provider

The timekeeping is provided by TSL Timing who will provide a timing feed connection accessible with an internet connection. Information on using the TSL protocol with HH Timing can be found here.

If you do not have already a key (API Key and Shared Secret) from TSL for this race please contact Gethin at TSL to get it (Gethin@tsl-timing.com). 

Past year replays

2019 Replay Race replay from 2019 can be downloaded here

Championship protocol

Host intgtc-feed.tsl-timing.com
Port 5202

Track Map

The Kyalami track map is listed in HH Timing under the folder Blancpain.

General information on using the Main Track Map can be found here. Information on setting the up the car following and "track map ghosts" can be found here.

Drive Time and Pit Stops

The Blancpain Drive Time plugin for HH Timing includes features to help manage the driving time of time fixed stints and min/max controlled pit stop times, please see the Blancpain Plugin section for details and instructions.

Track Map Item for Strategy

Maximum Driving and maximum continuous driving time can be enter in the track item. You will need to fill them to get correct informations in the Blancpain plugin. 

Backstage Options

As the driving time is calculated excluding pit stops, don't forget to uncheck "Driving time continues in pits without driver change" in the backlog options:

Fixed Stint Length Mode

In the  Strategy Overview and Projected Gap Graph there are options in the ribbon bar control for each to use the Predicted or Fixed Stint lengths for the future strategy projections. For all Blancpain races, the Fixed Stint Length option should be used. This means the maximum driving time will be used to determine the maximum stint length for each car individually.

Track Item

We suggest making a new  Track Item for each event which allows you to keep some of the relevant strategy settings specific to each event. In the Strategy Parameters section, the only relevant setting when using the Fixed Stint Length mode is the Average Lap Time For a Stint table. This allows you to control the average lap time used for the forward predictions. If nothing is specified for a given car then the Assumed Pace is used for the future stints.

If you are using the Blancpain Plugin, the  Maximum Driving Time inputs should be set as per the relevant regulations.

Still need help? Contact Us Contact Us