The Racing Club restructured! Being one of the core racing features on RaceDepartment, the Racing Club is something that we keep close to our heart. To make sure it stays lively we've decided to review and restructure the clubs and get them more consistent. "How?" you say. Well, by introducing a new type of schedule and keeping track of the results. The latter is made possible by our new in-house software - RaceLog - developed by Stefan Mizzi. Make sure you read the frontpage article about RaceLog before you continue reading. The new Racing Club features One week. One track. Same car(s). A week in the Racing Club will be centered around one track and the same selection of cars - usually one, but sometimes more per class or multi-class - with races going off on a daily basis at 19:00 GMT. The races have a length of 30 minutes and are preceeded by a qualifying session. You can practise online all day long, except during the daily event. Practise makes perfect. These new horizontally planned events allow for drivers to get used to the car and tracks over the period of a week. No need for stressfully trying to get your laps in to prepare for this one-time, never-again event. Now you can take all that you learn in the one event and put it to practise in the next. You decide when you practise and you decide when your race. You don't have to miss out if you have to work late that one night. Drop in and drive! You no longer have to sign up for the events you want to join. Just drop in the server and get going! We will still have a thread open for you to discuss the races, setups, lines and to tag other players (@name) to point their attention to the event. "Hey @john doe, come join me tonight!" The Sim-Sheep-Effect. Shall I join even though the server is empty? Yes, you shall! It only takes one person to draw all the rest. Don't be affraid to be the first - lead the flock! Moving up the ranks. Now that all the results get logged by RaceLog we keep track of everyone's progress and so can you... The better your results, the more ranking points you will score. How much points you score (or lose) depends on how your ranking points compare to those of your opponents and what position everyone finishes in. Lower ranked drivers will gain more by winning than high ranked drivers. The opposite is true for losing points. Beat the best and lead our ranks! Finish your races! Wondering if you should hit that ESC button? Don't! Making it to the finish line is rewarding and we strongly encourage you to do so. Scoring a DNF (Did Not Finish) will result in a ranking points penalty that you really don't need. To rank or not to rank. Everybody that drives in the Racing Club gets ranked, however the ranking will not affect what races you can join in the Racing Club. The clubs are open for all our Licensed Members. If you don't want to worry about your points, simply don't pay attention to them. You are just as welcome! Check the Event Calendar! We intend to plan our events about a month in advance so you can read what's coming up. Check the event calendar to see what's in the pipeline. What about illegal content? Na-ah! I don't live in Europe. What about me? Stay tuned! If this works out we'll introduce races in other timezones as well. More soon! The development of the Racing Clubs and RaceLog is an ongoing process. We will introduce new features over time. Keep an eye out for them! In the meantime, please share your thoughts and experiences with us. We dearly need your feedback to make this a success!