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Featured PC Assetto Corsa: Sun Levi Storms to RD-VFAC Championship

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Chris Stacey, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
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    Levi dominates Assetto Corsa's inaugural RaceDepartment League to take the Championship crown with two races remaining.

    Sun Levi has laid down the gauntlet with a commanding string of drives during the first league to be run at RaceDepartment using Assetto Corsa in the RD-Virtual Formula Abarth Championship. The league consists of seven rounds, five of which have now been completed. Of those five races, Levi has won every single race, achieving fastest lap of the race on four occasions, won pole position three times and achieved a Grand Chelem (Pole, Fastest lap, lead every lap and race win) on three occasions including back-to-back Grand Chelem's at Imola and the Nurburgring GP.

    The latter was a truly dominant drive, as he lead every session of the weekend, and during the race was, on average, half a second per lap faster than his next closest rival, eventually going on to win the race by just over 10 seconds, which for a spec-series is a considerable margin.

    Round 5 took place at Silverstone GP, and was a closer than usual affair for Levi as he was never more than a few seconds ahead of Chris Stacey and Justin Talent. However, it all looked to be under control, and when he needed it, he found the extra few tenths of a second required to extend the gap to the cars behind. With driver error being the only real threat for him, this race never really looked in doubt.

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    As the RD-VFAC draws to a close with the final two rounds taking place at the majestic Spa-Francorchamps and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Levi will no doubt be gunning to take a clean-sweep by winning both races to put the finishing touches on his near perfect season. If his pace in the previous five rounds is anything to go by, then he'll be more than capable of doing so, provided his race is incident free.

    With the RD-VFAC being an Oceania server-based league, the majority of drivers are Australian-based, including the newly-crowned champ, however there are also a few European and American drivers competing, and with Australian drivers not typically thought of as the quickest sim-racers, the dominance shown by Levi has come as somewhat of a surprise when you consider the strength and competitiveness of the field.

    Whilst Levi himself admits that two of his race wins at Round 1 in Vallelunga, and Round 4 at Mugello have come as a result of 'luck' falling in his favour, his consistent presence among the front runners placed him in a position to be within striking distance of taking the race win, which is exactly what he did on both occasions, and in motorsport, both real and virtual, you make your own luck.



    To find out more about the RD-VFAC click here, and how you can get involved in future Assetto Corsa leagues, make sure you keep an eye on the Leagues section of the Assetto Corsa sub-forum.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2015
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  2. Ryan Ogurek

    Ryan Ogurek
    Editor / Automotive News Staff

    Congrats @Sun Levi ! Nice driving out there!
     
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  3. Sun Levi

    Sun Levi
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    Thanks Chris, fantastic article! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. David Armstrong

    David Armstrong
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    Great stuff Chris!
    You're a freak Sun ;) Well done on the Championship buddy :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Manuel De Samaniego

    Manuel De Samaniego
    3X Race Department Rally Champion

    Excellent! I'm loving where RD is going, congratulations @Sun Levi :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Bernd Graf

    Bernd Graf
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    Another landmark for AC! First winnings!
     
  7. Nox

    Nox
    Staff Premium Member

    Congrats to all involved in RD-FVAC, from those who organised and ran it, the Champion, and everyone right down the grid who did their part :)
     
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  8. congrats Levi :D
     
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  9. Galin Dimov

    Galin Dimov
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  10. Bram

    Bram
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    Congrats @Sun Levi. Another name to be added to the Hall of Sim!
     
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  11. Sun Levi

    Sun Levi
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    Thanks for the kind words guys! Such an awesome community we have here at RaceDepartment! :inlove:
     
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  12. Sun should get like a forum badge with "alien" on it next to the licensed and premium badges. He deserves one.
     
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  13. Casper

    Casper
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    Congrats to @Sun Levi . Wow what a performance. Been a pleasure to admire from well behind!!!
    Also a huge thanks and congrats to @Chris Stacey, our own Jean Todt and Charlie Whiting rolled up in one, for a brilliantly run series
     
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  14. Frank

    Frank
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    The battle is still on for 2nd place! Gratz @Sun Levi, some amazing driving as always!
     
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  15. Justin

    Justin
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    Aww yeah I got namedropped in an RD front page news post. Tick another thing off the bucket list. :p

    Second place is mine Frank. :D
     
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  16. Dux

    Dux
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    Congratulations @Sun Levi ! To take 5 wins from 5 races and Formula Abarth RaceDepartment title with 2 races to go, no matter who were your opponents or in what region you competed, that's deserves respect. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Congrats @Sun Levi . This league seems to have gone pretty good. Hope to see a similar champ on a schedule I could participate. Its great to see AC being used on more formal champ leagues.
     
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  18. Melv

    Melv
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  19. Congrats Sun, you have driven magnificently all season!
     
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  20. Von Butters

    Von Butters
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    Congrats @Sun Levi, im sure its a well deserved win!
     
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