Interested in exploring racing league for rookies / novice drivers…?

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  1. Riverside

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    ...Posting also in General Discussion as it could be of interest to "single player only" drivers...

    Hello,

    I have been using racing simulators, and in particular rfactor2, for just a few months; initially only single player and more recently some multiplayer with experienced rf2 communities.

    Everyone does a great job and they are all very welcoming but… they are also really fast…! they often have raced for years in most cars, most tracks; you end up driving pretty much alone after a lap or so…

    I wonder if some of you who are just starting have any interest in joining a “rookie” league, targeted for people new to sim racing or with less than a year experience?

    Talked about the possibility with SRGP, another member of the forum, and we have a proposal that would allow new drivers to race within a similar level of competition, share experiences and learn by racing; we came up with the basics and would like opinions of those interested in joining:

    CARS: For a first tournament we would use BTCC mod; many different cars, easy to find and install, plus touring cars are very drivable and no need to become a setup expert yet, but they are not trivial either.

    TRACKS: 5 – 7 rounds at easy to drive tracks with rather increasing level of difficulty; for the last two races, with a little experience under our belts, we would have pit stops true faster fuel use.

    Here are the tracks we would use:
    R1: Matsusaka (Suzuka) East (easy and fast!)
    R2: Hockeheim short 2
    R3: Joesville
    R4: Mores short
    R5: Silverstone National
    R6: Brands Hatch
    R7: Mid Ohio

    DATES / TIMES: Weekends around Europe’s evening, America’s morning, to accommodate drivers from many time zones; we would race once a weekend. QUESTION: What specific times would work for those interested?

    One option: Saturday @ 16:30 UTC = 18:30 Europe = 11:30 Pacific ? (start of Qual.)

    RACE FORMAT: 30 minutes single races with 30m open practice and 10m qualifying

    SEASON 1: We would start on or around July 17th.

    If you are a novice driver and interested, please reply to this thread, join the conversation and let’s race on July 17th!

    Pre-Entry List as of 7/4

    - Riverside
    - SGRP
    - Wiggin
    - Marketcrash
    - Juan
    - Wil1o
    - Treky
    - Sherpa25
    - Springel
    - Krobs
    - Lukilord1
    - Kevinw215
     
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  2. wrxxy

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    what time zone?
    EDIT: sry my Bad!
     
  3. Wiggin

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    I support this idea!

    Sent from my Nexus 7
     
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    I have owned the game since November and am average, but I'd love to join in. I think along with rookies, maybe the guys who have had the game a while but can't put in crazy practice hours to get really fast may be interested. I've never driven the BTCC so I'll download now and give it a try. I am on PST time and that works for me.
     
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    You are absolutely right! :cool:
     
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    @Wiggin, @Marketcrash, send me a PM with your Steam username; I will create a group and calendar there as decisions are completed.
     
  8. Erik Springelkamp

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    Hello, I am Erik Springelkamp (springel on Steam, sometimes Raaf (= raven in Dutch), and I am also interested in fun races that are not aimed at the aliens.

    I have been looking for BTCC mods for rF2, but I only find individual cars at various sites.

    Is there a concise list of the cars and tracks that are meant to be used by this group?

    EDIT: Ah, I just found the thread in the online racing sub-forum
     
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  9. Pete Beardsley

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    Hello all, just spotted this thread via Google and hope I am not too late to the party.
    Just like Riverside in the initial post, I have tried my hand in a few online races, but am way off the pace and feel like a mobile chicane after a couple of laps, so I would welcome the opportunity to race with some less "able" racers like myself. Finishing a race on the same lap would be a big bonus. lol
    Steam name is TuxMcbea and I am based in UK so weekend evenings are great for me. Come to that, most weekday evenings are good too.
    Cheers!
     
  10. Riverside

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    This thread is officially closing on July 17th after the first official race of The Rookie League @ SimRacing-GP

    14 Rookie Drivers showed up for our first race at Suzuka East and we had no DNFs, super fun and very nice!

    Season 1 will run for six more weeks; if you are a rookie driver and think this is for you, come join us at http://simracing-gp.net/series-26
     

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