OPEN Formula Challenge

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  1. Jimmi Allison

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    Formula Challenge – Driver based, multiple splits

    The Formula Challenge Series will be held on the Fridays in the same week of Formula Pro. Formula Challenge is the feeder series into Formula Pro, where drivers fight for a team spot in Formula Pro season 2. Drivers will qualify through the Competition System and will be sorted in splits for the season opener. Throughout the season drivers will be able to move up and down between the splits.

    Required content:
    Formula Series uses the Formula Series car and the tracks for the entire season.

    Splits:
    Challenge - as many as needed

    Broadcast:
    We will be broadcasting our races on our Twitch channel

    Livery submission:
    Split 1-2 are welcome to submit liveries the deadline is: 18th July.

    Name:
    We require every participants to use their real name in game, in our competition system and on our forum. We need to be able to recognize you. If you have a nickname and need to change it - contact our staff.

    Season Schedule:
    02-12 July: Spa PreQualifying*
    23 July: Spa GP // Replays
    06 August: Silverstone GT // Replays
    20 August: Nurburgring GP // Replays
    17 September: Zandvoort 2021
    01 October: Monza
    14 October: Indianapolis GP

    Race day details:
    Qualifying: 20 mins / max 6 laps
    Race length: 45 minutes
    Race day: Friday
    In-game race time: 15:00

    Challenge Schedule:
    12:00 - Open practice (of CS until further notice)
    19:45 - 20:00 - Registration
    20:00 - 20:10 - Practice
    20:10 - 20:30 - Qualifying
    20:30 - 20:40 - Warmup
    20:40 - Formation lap
    20:45 - Race
    Heavy rubber at start of practice, remember this builds for the sessions until restarted.

    Quick notes:
    • 26 drivers per split
    • 6 laps, not private, parc ferme (as per rules)
    • Race: 45 minutes NO mandatory pitstop, but you are allowed.
    • Points: 35-30-28-27-26-25-24-23-22-21-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5
      Participation points: +25 per split (meaning split 1 will get 25 more than split 2, split 2 25 more than split 3 etc)
    Link to rules document

    How to qualify:
    Take part in the qualifying sessions between 2nd and 12th of July. Or show up on race day, however you will be assigned to the lowest split and then work your way up, if you did not qualify.
    Before you launch the game, make sure you use OPT-OUT and not release candidate
    In game:
    • Start up rFactor 2
    • Go to the race tab
    • Then scroll to the right and see more on Competitions
    • Click the Formula Challenge
    • Check out the schedule and then register for a session
    After the season - overall standings
    Bottom 2 teams in Formula Pro is dropped and position 1-2 in Formula Challenge is invited into Pro with their respective team/2nd driver - as Formula Pro is a team based championship - a team is mandetory.

    Links:
    Protests
    Livery template
    Livery submission
    Discord link

    Qualifying sessions (daily and dates as above)
    01:00 CEST
    04:00 CEST
    07:00 CEST
    10:00 CEST
    13:00 CEST
    16:00 CEST
    19:00 CEST
    22:00 CEST
     
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  2. Jimmi Allison

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    Driver briefing (note only weather will be updated)
    Raceday!
    Qualifying: Open, max 6 total laps - 20 mins, you may use escape and game controls session end (meaning it will not end at 0:00 but run until the drivers finished their lap (they started before session ended)).

    Race: As per rules, formation lap (max 200 km/h) standing start, please be careful in the last sector when slowing down, remember your actions can be penalized.

    The entire track will be an orange zone during the formation lap and lap 1.

    Disclaimer
    In the case that lag, a disconnection, or a major game bug affects your race, we cannot adjust the finishing positions post-race or restart the race. The race is held on our automatic CS


    Spa:
    Weather: 18c - partly cloudy no chance of rain
     
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  3. Jimmi Allison

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    third as well
     
  4. Adrian Blasco

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    we started !!!!
     
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    What will be the time of the race? Im scared that here in est Canada it will be too early for me ;(
     
  7. Paul Stante

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    Race time will likely be shit for me but I will try make it (2:30am Saturday)
    @Jimmi Allison - Can I get my name changed to Paul Stante in the forum please
     
  8. Bill Worrel

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    The times displayed for rF2 competitions are always in CET/CEST time zone. So yeah it's usually too early for most in US and Canada.
     
  9. Jimmi Allison

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    As Bill says all of our races (posted times) are in CET/CEST as per rules. So yeah the races are -6 for you, so 14 (2pm)
    That does not sound right - 2:30 saturday, that means you are more than 2 days behind, no idea what timezone that is :D
    Name is changed
     
  10. Paul Stante

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    Race day Friday right? - Perth Australia CET +6
     
  11. Jimmi Allison

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    Oh yeah i mixed this up with Pro, sorry :)
     
  12. David O'Reilly

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    Is my name clear enough as is or does it need to be "David O'Reilly".
    If so feel free to change it.
    Thanks
     
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    Can´t wait for that! Amazing car and tracks!
     
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    I was waiting the session to start at the end of the countdown and suddently appeared the message "too late".
    What happened?
     
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    I have found it normally does this, then after a few seconds it puts you into the session
     
  16. Jimmi Allison

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    I see you also posted here and in a PM - lets keep it in the threads - and not both :)
    As i mentioned i found an issue and it was fixed this morning, next session will start preparing in a few. i will follow progress and it will go live at 10:00 cest
     
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    How much driver pass pre qualy?
     
  18. Bill Worrel

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    Every one:

    And you don't even need to pre qualify if you don't mind being in the lowest split.
     
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    What realroad and other servers settings are used for the Formula Challenge prequalifying sessions?
     
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    Specify which other server settings that is usually important to know that is not mentioned.
    Heavy is the rubber, as any other session during the season.
     

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