So I am not sure what happened on that second yellow for it to malfunction the way it did. I've done dozens of private tests online with the FCY, and at least a dozen with Sebring and never had that issue at a S397 track. At Pukekohe Park one year I think we had a similar issue a couple years ago. The first one was thrown by the game when Alexi and I both spun in dangerous places, I guess the FCY setting was low enough in the track's GBD (which I can not edit and which overrides my series RFM) that it triggered the FCY. That one worked flawlessly. But yeah that second one I called when Bazz was disabled due to his wheel (but before I knew he needed to dnf) and for some reason it just went nuts.
That being said I think I will be suspending FCY temporarily. As much as I want that aspect of the racing and strategy in the game, it clearly needs more testing pre-event to ensure this won't happen and I can not promise the time and availability to be able to handle it. A final decision on this will be made before Long Beach. Thanks for racing with us, and we will see you at the next one. Don't forget if you want myself and the guys to look at any incidents to fill the report out so we can go back and take a look.
I want your opinion on the Full Course Yellow situation. All of you that have an opinion and wish to give it. At this time I still am thinking it may need to be suspended for the time being, however, we are now entering the portion of the season where we have 3rd party tracks and I have a little more control over what happens. That does not necessarily mean that it will behave if there is something in the track that is wonky, but it can be easier for me to set a more consistent FCY procedure. A lot of people see it as a silly thing in sim racing as a crashed car can ESC out and no longer be a problem. I see it as a multi-faceted way to make the racing more interesting.
Here is my view point:
I'm a guy who does like realism in my racing so anyway I can get there I like it. At the end of the day I'm still driving a computer generated image with a set of expensive peripherals, but it feels more real. You get the added strategy play, then there is the luck factor for those who pitted before the yellow then get to cycle up the order when the rest of the field takes the pit. The flip side of that is the guy who is out there struggling for pace on worn tires, or is saving fuel and he gets the yellow and is able to make the stop without losing gobs of time to the guys he is racing that maybe pitted before he did. For some of our less seasoned guys or the ones who are older, its a resting point in the race so they can send it harder later in the race than if it ran straight on. And lets not forget about the restarts and the guys trying to time the green, or the excitement of being back in the crowd for guys like me who run a less than optimal pace and find themselves running alone for 60 minutes straight.
I know it can be buggy but AS A DRIVER, for me I want it. AS AN ADMIN, I also know that buggy can be problematic. Last week was a weird scenario that I still need to go back and review and we have seen them before but more often than not its worked fairly well. What do y'all think about it?