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Est. 2011

Legion's First GT Sport Cup Provides Action At All Turns

Legion's first official GT Sport Championship is now in the books even though it was a abbreviated one. Six drivers turned out to run the official test season that was ran over a week and they were treated to a Championship that had more twist and turns than a Shyamalan flick.

    Race One took place at legendary Interlagos and it was quite the treat. No driver could hold the lead as the GT4 class with BOP saw the lead change nearly with every lap. It was clear fuel and tire strategy would likely dictate the winner but the question remained, who? In the end Atwood had the lead and was hoping to finish the race on one less pit stop than the likes of James and Lee while Regera's unfortunately times pit stop put him seemingly out of the running. James tracked out leader Atwood and battled for several laps over the position as neither driver could clear Newson who had been a lap down for the majority of the race but in the closing laps had worked his way back on the lead lap. James secured the lead and on the final lap had to fend off a final charge for Lee when in turn four Lee made contact with James and sent him off track. James would recover two turns later with the lead in a clear two horse race but Interlagos's party piece is it's long twisty start/finish straight. Lee pulled out to pass and beat James to the line for the final time by less than a tenth. Atwood held on to third, Regera settled for fourth, and Newson fifth. Also I learned how to do tables!

Real GT4 BOP 
 Interlagos
 Race 1 Of 5
Pos.
 Driver
 Car
  1
Lee
 GTR
  2
James
 Hurricane
  3
Atwood
 Covrvette
  4
Regera
 Corvette
  5
Newson
 Ferrari?

    Race Two took place at the famed Nurburgring Nordshliefe in GT3's with BOP and from the drop of the green flag Regera impressed not only taking the lead but taking it and running away with it as others struggled to get to grips with there cars and quite frankly the track. Lee was his closest competitor in the early stages but even the self proclaimed "Nurburg King" found it tough to keep up with the astonishing pace the leader was setting. For the majority of the race James, Atwood, and Newson raced closely together swapping positions seemingly on every corner. Nearing the end Lee had caught Regera but had little success doing more than that despite Lee using his car to create a chicane in the pit lane after he ran out of talent and tires. 

    One error would change the race for good though, As time was expiring Regera crossed the start/finish line to start the final lap, a lap he couldn't complete with the fuel he had on board. Lee would take the lead for the final time as he ran out a quarter way around the circuit. Newson gave chase in the final sectors as Lee saved fuel but the gap was to great. Lee would win and run out of fuel right at the line, Newson tamed his car and the ring to take second, Atwood took a convincing third, James complained his way to fourth, and Regera took a disappointing fifth.

GT3 BOP
 Nordschliefe
 Race 2 Of 5
Pos.
 Name
 Car
 1
 Lee
 R8
 2
 Newson
 911
 3
 Atwood
 Corvette
 4
 James
 Viper?
 5
 Regera
 Corvette
    Race Three was a change of pace, literally as Real Gr 1 cars with BOP took to Alscase Village for the first time. Once again Regera was dominate early pulling out a massive lead leaving everyone else chasing. James, Atwood, Newson, & Lee all took there turns attempting to track down Regera occasionally jumping him on pit strategy but it seemed it was a clear race for second, and everyone had a shot. Lee would eventually use pit strategy to challenge Regera late and take the lead on the penultimate lap. Coming to the white flag (hehe get it? Alscase is in France, White Flag) Regera would contact the barrier in the final turn and then pit for tires/fuel handing Lee a third consecutive win. Regera would somehow crash, pit, and still finish second, Atwood managed to beat the rest for third, Newson settled for fourth, James waited for fireworks he was promised, he still waiting in fifth.
Real Gr. 1 BOP
 Alscase Village
 Race 3 Of 5
No.
 Name
 Car
 1
 Lee
 Nismo GTR
 2
 Regera
 Audi?
 3
 Atwood
 Audi?
 4
 Newson
 918 Hybrid?
 5
 James
 Nismo GTR

    At this point with just two races left the points looked like this:

Legion Cup
 Gran Turismo Sport
 Season One
 Points
No.
 Name
 Points
 Behind
 1
 Lee
 48
 n/a
 2
 Atwood
 42
  -6
 3
 James
 40
  -8
 4
 Regera
 40
  -8
 5
 Newson
 40
  -8

    It was as close as you could imagine going into race 4 of 5. Real GT3's with BOP at Northern Isle for the first time was always going to be interesting but the addition of a new contender and the sudden exit of another threw another M. Knight twist in the mix. The new driver, Legendz, would take the lead and would consistently lead over the course of the race but he was not without hard challenges from just about everyone. James, and Regera seemed to lead the charge but give credit to Atwood and Newson who held there own and were no strangers to pacing the field. This race was also the first of the season to have numerous caution lap due in large part to the tight confines of the half mile oval. As the race wound down strategy came into play as all drivers hoped they were making the right moves. After one last caution the race was on for the win. James battled Legendz hard and cleared him coming to get the two laps to go mark, Regera challenged them both hard too but it was James race to lose. Legendz tried all sorts of moves to get by James but he was having none of it, using all the tools and skills he had learned over the years to block, defend, and out drive the charging pack behind. James would get hit by Legendz off turn four turning him sideways but James would hang on beat everyone to the line for the win. Legendz took second, Regera third, Newson beat Lee to the line for fourth, putting Lee fifth. Atwood couldn't make the final races but is credited with honorary sixth and call in points.

Real GT3 BOP
 Northern Isle
 Race 4 Of 5
No.
 Name
 Car
 1
 James
 Viper
 2
 Legendz
 Brexit?
 3
 Regera
 R8?
 4
 Newson
 911
 5
 Lee
 GTR?
 6
 Atwood
 (DNS)

    With the final round upon them and the Championship on the line James had to win the final race, while Lee had to finish last to force a tie, a tall order but an order served just one race prior. Once again Real GT3's with BOP but this time at BB Raceway (Presented by Fifth Faction). The fast and frantic race saw many cautions but no clear front runners, that being said James, Regera, and Legendz did most of the leading. Once the cautions had worked there way out the race was decided by, you guessed it, late race pit stops and strategy. James and Lee seemed to use the same strategy while Legendz, Newson, and Regera had there own ideas. Regera would take the lead when pit stops began and wouldn't return to pit road again, saving fuel at all costs. Lee would run out of fuel on the penultimate lap which turned out to be a blessing in disguise because on the final lap, Legendz and James ran out themselves. Regera would win comfortably with fuel to spare a welcome reprieve from the previous late race disappointments, Lee took 2nd as he ran out of fuel again, Newson finished under his own power and jumped to third, Legendz limped around for fourth, James fell to a disappointing fifth, and Atwood is credited with honorary sixth and call in points.

Real GT3 BOP
 BB Raceway
 Race 5 Of 5
No.
 Name
 Car
 1
 Regera
 Corvette?
 2
 Lee
 Viper
 3
 Newson
 911
 4
 Legendz
 Sheep?
 5
 James
 Viper
 6
 Atwood
 (DNS)

    The final results make for exciting reading, Lee won the first Gran Turismo Sport Cup by a margin of 5 points over Regera who himself just took second by 2 points over James who then only beat Newson by a single point. It was a close and exciting week that answered a lot of questions about Gran Turismo Sport and Legion Racing as well. Was it perfect? Of course not. But what this season proved was we can have Championships that look and feel like Legion Cups and come down to the wire. This is Legion League were anyone can win if you try, and if it didn't go your way today, you might just get your due tomorrow. We would like to give a shout out to Atwood for his help setting this whole thing up, and just say we miss him and hope to see him real soon. And finally, a thank you to all that took part in this Inaugural Championship and that helped us get back to doing what we do best, Ignoring the drivers meeting! We hope to see you all soon for the second Legion Cup Championship in GT Sport, See you all at the track!

Legion Cup
 Gran Turismo Sport
 Season One
 Final
No.
 Name
 Points
 Behind
 1
 Lee
 75
  n/a
 2
 Regera
 70
 -5
 3
 James
 68
 -7
 4
 Newson
 67
 -8
 5
 Atwood
 56
 -19
 6
 Legendz
 28
 -47

We Are The Legion League, Again.

    The time has come, GT Sport has launched and Ovac is bored so it's time for the League to get back together. New console, new rules, new game, even new drivers will highlight Legion's return to racing this fall. This time it will be different though, with no set weekly schedule (yet) the League will be racing on a "run when you can" basis at least at first as we all get our feet wet in this new game in preparation for a potential return to competition over the coveted Legion Cup.

    Until we figure out the ins and the outs of our new console and platform not to mention the servers constantly going down for maintenance, week nights may result in the best opportunity to run official Legion events. Do not worry if you cannot make every meet we do as these are spontaneous and are more for testing purposes. That all being said, they may still count for official wins (non championship). Below you will find some of the important information regarding current Legion League rules changes and/or competition changes. One last thing, it's been wonderful reconnecting with you folks and I hope to continue that in the near future and I hope you're all as excited as I am about getting this great group back together to do what we do best. You know, cut the grass, cautions on lap 1 turn 1, falling asleep mid race, post race rage related arguments, and my personal favorite: ignoring the drivers meeting!



Important League Wide Changes:


  • All Racing On PS4
  • Races Will Be Held On GT Sport
  • Race Can No Longer Incorporate Time/Weather Changes
  • Official Communications Will Be Made Via Invite Only PS4 Party Chat
  • All Cars And Courses May Be Selected For Racing, No Restrictions
  • Super Soft Tires Are Allowed In Qualifying Unless Otherwise Stated
  • Custom Livery's Are Not Only Allowed, But Encouraged
  • The Same Track Variant May Not Be Selected More Than Twice Per Season
  • You May Select Group (Grp.) Restrictions As Well As HP or Weight Limits
  • Until Fixed, Races Will Be Held In Public Rooms (You Can Search For Friends Rooms)
  • Boost Will Be High
  • Slipstream Will Be Strong
  • Grip On Track Edge Real
  • Race Length No Longer Than 30 Minutes
  • Use Of The In Race Vehicle Menu Is Allowed
  • Cautions Only Come Out When Multiple Cars Are Off, Unless On An Oval
  • On Ovals Single Car Spins May Result In Cautions
  • Turn Signals Are Recommended To Help Faster Vehicles Pass But Are Not Mandatory
  • Cheating In Any Capacity To Win Will Result In ZERO Points Being Awarded
  • If You Miss The Drivers Meeting (>5 Min. Before The Race) You Will Not Race
  • Failure To Ask Questions Or Understand Rules Given During The Drivers Meeting Will Result In Confusion And Will Be Your Own Fault