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Automobilista Driver Academy: From Rookie to Online Sim Racer

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by Bram Hengeveld, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    Dear Automobilisti,

    From this Thursday onwards we'll re-ignite our Premium Driver Academy program but this time no longer with Stock Car Extreme, but of course with Reiza's latest offering Automobilista (AMS).

    What is the driver academy
    RaceDepartment has a long history of helping starting inexperienced sim racers to make their first steps into the world of online racing.

    Some drivers may think they aren't fast enough to race online, or fear that their lack of racing skills will ruin somebody else's race. Well fear no more!

    If the above applies to you we will help you to transform in no less than 90 to 120 minutes from a rookie into a sim racer that has touched on all the basics of online motorsports and you'll be ready to race online in our clubs, leagues (or anywhere else on the web you prefer of course).

    On Thursday's I'll take six rookies out on track and with intensive personal coaching I'll help you to shave off a significant amount of time from your previous best lap times.

    What you'll learn
    • How to prepare yourself for online racing (steering wheel setup etc)
    • How to brake
    • How to shift
    • How to accelerate
    • How to corner
    • How to understand the behaviour of your car
    Interested?
    1. If you haven't done so already upgrade your account here and go premium. The little 9,99 Euro will not only give you access to our driver academy but also include the tons of other cool premium features listed on that page.
    2. After upgrading, head over to the Premium Driver Academy subforum in the The Paddock Club which is exclusively available to premium members.
    3. Sign yourself up for the next event and kick start your sim racing career!
    We'll be offering an advanced driver academy for average sim racers in the near future as well. Stay tuned for more info.
     
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  2. Bram Hengeveld

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    reserved
     
  3. Kevin Knorpp

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    Great title, because online racer should be a goal ; not something the world owes you on day one.
     
  4. Keith Joyce

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    Looking forward to this!
     
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  5. AfxTwn

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    Hi, I've just got the game and I'm not a premium member yet but would I be able to take part in this event if I were to become a premium member or have I missed it now?

    I am a complete beginner to racing sims (I don't know how to drive a car IRL) but would love to learn how to play this game and how to drive a car better in the game. If I have missed the event will there be a future one or is there a way I can look back over the previous event?

    Thanks
     
  6. Stingraymx

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    me too...if there is another planned, i am in
    cheers
     
  7. Bram Hengeveld

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    There will be. Next week I think.
     
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  8. AfxTwn

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    Brilliant! I've just become a premium member so hopefully I'll be able to secure my place in the academy.
     
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  10. Alexandre Costa

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    Does it cover FWD techniques? I`ve became premium member recently, but I have to check my schedule to join the academy. Do I have to join it soon?
     
  11. Bram Hengeveld

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    We still have one slot available for tonights session
     
  12. Stingraymx

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    Enjoyable and informative evening. Recommended for any other newbies, as it's easier to improve once the basics are understood ! Thanks Bram for instructing, and to the others in the group for steering clear of my spinning car !!
     
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  13. alexSchmurtz

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    I would also recommend anybody to try this academy, really worth it! Very friendly and such a great lesson! We all shave so much our laptimes, it's incredible! Now we need to practice but all the basics are there. Thank you Bram!
     
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  14. AfxTwn

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    I agree with you both, it was great fun last night and very informative. Once I get a new wheel I think I will have another go at the academy but as I get better I will miss taking the scenic route through the gravel traps and grass!

    P.S. Thanks Bram for helping me try to sort my wheel settings out. All the best, Alex, I mean Andrew ;)
     
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  15. kamackeris

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    Just gotta chime in and say that this was a massive help for me and was also great fun too. Anyone new to RD it is also a great way of feeling welcome to the great community there is here.
     
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  16. Sean

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    Hi Bram,
    Will there be another Automobilista Driver Academy anytime soon?
    I sure could use a few (read: many) pointers :unsure:
     
  17. Bram Hengeveld

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    I think in a week or two from now. But in the meantime don't wait for it, just join some club events and hop on TS and we can help anybody out there as well :)
     
  18. Sean

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    Thanks Bram, I have been at the last 3 club events, good fun! but highlights the fact that I am in need of some speed :roflmao:
     
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  19. Diego Balzarini

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    Would it be possible to do it on a saturday pm in UK like 3/4 pm. So it's 12/1am in oz. Maybe I'm the only one down under. Dont worry if it's too much of a trouble
     
  20. Sean

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    I'm in Sydney and am hoping for a bit earlier time than 12/1 am! :sleep:
    20h00 to 22h00 AEST would be more manageable I would think?