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Old 10 Mar 2016, 15:08 (Ref:3621878)   #1
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Second round of the season will be at Mugello. It's a solid entry list for a 12 hour race... but the time schedule just seems to me a bit odd. Why race for four hours, have an almost 16 hour intermission and then resume the next 8? How is that considered a 12 hour race?
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Old 10 Mar 2016, 15:20 (Ref:3621881)   #2
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It's always struck me that billing themselves as a 24H series is somewhat misleading.
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Old 10 Mar 2016, 15:29 (Ref:3621883)   #3
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It's officially called the International Endurance Series now, IIRC.

And the split format is due to noise regulations. I found it kind of strange initially, but it really works for them. If it helps. just consider the first part of the race a qualifier for the 2nd half. Which it is - in some ways as only full laps are counted when the race is resuming the next day.
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Old 10 Mar 2016, 15:36 (Ref:3621886)   #4
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It's officially called the International Endurance Series now, IIRC.

And the split format is due to noise regulations. I found it kind of strange initially, but it really works for them. If it helps. just consider the first part of the race a qualifier for the 2nd half. Which it is - in some ways as only full laps are counted when the race is resuming the next day.
Yes but as a fan, don't you consider it to be a bit of a cliffhanger? I could only just imagine watching a battle for the overall lead with 10 minutes left into the first part of the race, only to see the chequered flag and then wait for 16 hour and watch them do it all over again. It just doesn't quite make any sense to me I feel. Surely I'm not the only one?

Also, noise restrictions sounds a bit odd as well. I know Silverstone has one of the toughest noise restrictions in the world yet they can pull off a 24 hour race without any intermissions. There has to be another reason for this.
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Old 10 Mar 2016, 15:39 (Ref:3621887)   #5
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Also, noise restrictions sounds a bit odd as well. I know Silverstone has one of the toughest noise restrictions in the world yet they can pull off a 24 hour race without any intermissions. There has to be another reason for this.
Noise restrictions might also mean a curfew and absolutely zero on-track activity after certain times, and tracks that have to comply with this may have a very limited amount of days per year where this doesn't apply (depending on how the noise limits have been negotiated with the local community).
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Old 10 Mar 2016, 15:53 (Ref:3621889)   #6
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Noise restrictions might also mean a curfew and absolutely zero on-track activity after certain times, and tracks that have to comply with this may have a very limited amount of days per year where this doesn't apply (depending on how the noise limits have been negotiated with the local community).
Ah yes, I forgot about the curfews. Very interesting to see endurance races like these. Never have I ever heard of an endurance race with an intermission. Should still be fun I hope.
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Ah yes, I forgot about the curfews. Very interesting to see endurance races like these. Never have I ever heard of an endurance race with an intermission. Should still be fun I hope.
Zandvoort "12h" and Abu Dhabi "12h" do the same
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Zandvoort "12h" and Abu Dhabi "12h" do the same
Zandvoort organized by Creventic as well. So that's three enduros that do intermissions? That's a lot, but yet again there are always new enduros popping up everywhere now.
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I don't like the split format, but then again I don't follow these events so it doesn't particularly matter to me.
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I watched the race last year, split format is fun, something a little different. As Speed-King says, the first segment is all about keeping on the lead lap, pitting tactically, and maintaining your speed, so you end up in a good spot on the grid for the start of the second segment. Then it turns up a notch for the second segment.

I certainly wouldn't want every endurance race like this, but it makes for an interesting dynamic
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Doesn't it rob you off from night racing though

Most of these smaller, less-wrecked-by-FIA tracks that don't have systematic floodlighting, so they'd be more old school and pure spectacle in that regards
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Doesn't it rob you off from night racing though

Most of these smaller, less-wrecked-by-FIA tracks that don't have systematic floodlighting, so they'd be more old school and pure spectacle in that regards
Very good point, Chiana! Mugello must be wicked cool during the night!
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Ah yes, I forgot about the curfews. Very interesting to see endurance races like these. Never have I ever heard of an endurance race with an intermission. Should still be fun I hope.
I did the Race of Remembrance clubbie 1000km at Anglesey last November.
Started at dusk (4pm) on Saturday, raced 3 hours into pitch darkness.
Then resumed at 0915 on Sunday for the remainder.
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Ah yes, I forgot about the curfews. Very interesting to see endurance races like these. Never have I ever heard of an endurance race with an intermission. Should still be fun I hope.
IMSA did the same thing back in the 80s at Watkins Glen...
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Doesn't it rob you off from night racing though

Most of these smaller, less-wrecked-by-FIA tracks that don't have systematic floodlighting, so they'd be more old school and pure spectacle in that regards

Would be awesome to have it into the night but again I think it's down to curfew hours unfortunately.

I agree this format is by no means ideal, but it works around the very tight local curfew hours nicely providing an interesting format for a slightly different race
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