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Attention: Gran Turismo 5 Tournament Postponed |

[tab:Tournament Update]

The GT5 tournament has been delayed until further notice, since my PS3 decided to YLOD today. With that said, I will get it repaired as soon as possible (by way of Gophermods’ re-balling service, whenever that becomes available). Along with that delay, I decided that the tournament is open for more entrants until further notice. If you’re interested in participating (be sure to read the rules in the tab), feel free to sign up by replying below.

The rules and everything are the same, as well as the prizes. If we can get Sony to get us a download code for a rare car to use as a prize car, we’ll throw that in as well (and that is being worked on). Sorry folks. I will also PM those of you who are currently signed up to participate.

Hopefully we can get a few more entrants and have two rounds of racing, since a few of you might have gotten the game as a gift. I will post the new date when I know for sure when it will be.

[tab:Tournament Rules and Information]


(subject to change)

  1. 500 Points plus the ’09 Corvette ZR1
  2. 400 Points
  3. 300 Points
  4. 200 Points
  5. 100 Points

Tournament will also have a lot of restrictions in the interest of fairness. For starters, the image above is an exact representation of the car you guys will be racing. So, we will start with the car requirements:

  • 1996 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR (30,000 Credits at Mitsubishi dealership)
    • Horsepower is limited to 355
    • Weight is limited to 1220kg
    • Tires limited to Sports Soft
    • Suspension and drivetrain upgrades are open

Car was chosen because it’s relatively inexpensive. Suspension/transmission/etc are open because I can’t track those anyway. Given that fact, I would recommend getting a racing suspension and transmission, as others will likely do the same.

There will be a total of 5 races. In the event participation exceeds the 10 entrants mark, we will have to set up two different groups and basically have a semi-final and a final (which will result in 10 races total). I don’t really expect to see more than 20 entrants, but if it happens, it happens and I will make adjustments accordingly.

As for advancement, that will have to be determined after we have a confirmed driver list. but here is how point standings will go for each place:

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10

After each race, these race points will be applied to the drivers. The driver with the highest accumulation of points will either advance to the next round, or win the tournament (depending on number of racers). Here are the tracks we will be using (at 5 laps a piece):


  • Fuji Speedway F
  • Trial Mountain
  • Laguna Seca
  • Cape Ring Peripherary
  • Circuit de la Sarthe 2009 (with weather and time change)

In the event we need more than one round, the first round will be these following tracks (with 5 laps each):

If Needed

  • Deep Forest Raceway
  • Cote d’ Azur
  • Special Stage Route 5
  • Suzuka Circuit
  • Autumn Ring

Now, for some other special rules. First, all assists will be turned off. Grip reduction will be set to realistic. Penalties will be set to strong. After the first initial races, race grids will be set to the slowest person first.

I will not be participating in the race itself, but I am hosting it, and will spectate the race(s), as well as track winners myself and everything. In order to do this, you need to add me to PSN. My PSN ID is JimmyMagnum. In order for me to know who you are, and for you to be entered into the tournament, just send me a friend request and tell me your member name on this site, as well as leave a reply here with your PSN ID, too.

If we do need more than one round, I will let you guys know via PSN Message when your round is ready to begin so you can start joining in.

  • Ace

    That my friend is the best christmas present ever..

  • xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux

    Wait How does this tournment even work?

  • Can I participate in the tourney even though I am not a registered user?

  • @Sravan – yes, you can participate even if you’re not a registered member 🙂

    Everyone is welcome to join us.

    @Jay – Dude. I feel your pain! YLOD @ Christmas = major kick in the heebee geebees.

  • Jay

    Sravan: Can I participate in the tourney even though I am not a registered user?  

    I guess you can, but you won’t be eligible for the prizes

    xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux: Wait How does this tournment even work?  

    k, so I have it set up like the Championships on GT5, where members will race a series of 5 races. Depending on their placement, they will receive tournament points ranging from 10 (for 10th place) to 100 (for 1st). Since there are 5 races in all (there will be 2 rounds of 5 races if we go over 11 participants), whoever has the most cumulative points at the end of a series gets to advance to the next round (if we have to) or wins the tournament.

    So let’s say you entered the tournament, and in the 5 races, you got 2nd, 6th, 1st, 3rd, and 2nd. The tournament points you would get are 90, 50, 100, 80, 90, for each round respectively. In total, at the end of the series, that means you have 410 cumulative tournament points. If someone manages to get better placement more consistently than you, they will likely have more points, thus placing better in the round.

  • ahh boo. oh well least i know should be able to schedule my work around the tournament

  • Oh man, that’s a terrible holiday surprise. I’m sorry, Jay! 🙁 I hope your box makes a speedy recovery.

  • I would like to enter into the tournament. Thanks

  • I’m down for the tournament. Sign me up.

    Will race lines be on? Currently I’m relying on them heavily lol <---Kidding of course

  • Jay

    there will be no assists, this also means the driving line (so I suggest getting used to the tracks to those who do use it)

  • that sucks Jay, hope your PS3 pulls through.

  • Oly

    Wow bummer.. been there done that…Wishing you a speedy recovery

  • Luke

    I get GT5 and Jay Postpones the tourney…typical!

  • @Luke It’s all a big conspiracy. His PS3 isn’t broken at all. He’s currently practicing on another account and plans to enter and win everything. Damn you JAY!