International Touring Car Series Presented By RACEDEPARTMENT Powered By This series will take you on a drive with the world's top tier touring cars, including DTM, FIA GT1, WTCC, V8 Supercar, Historic B, Megane Supercup, and Trans-Am. All tracks are real life tracks that the respective car in the game raced the year it was made. All races conform to the actual format that was raced in the same year. You need to only sign up once in order to claim a number for each series. Starts will be either standing or rolling, depending on the series (details in race postings), and rules of the INDYCAR Series and of this website, www.racedepartment.com, apply at all times. Below, you will find the general lobby information and some history and photographs of the cars we will be running. We wish you all the best and welcome all clean drivers, regardless of ability. _______________________________________________________ Host: OctoberDusk06 All events start at 5:45pm USEDT, 9:45pm GMT, 10:45pm BST Distance: 45 mins. approx. total. More than one race possible. 15min. Practice, 15min. Qualifying, 5min. Warmup View: IN CAR is encouraged, but not mandatory Assists Allowed: None/Realistic Penalties: Realistic Damage: Full Tire Wear: 3x Weather Progression: none, 2x or 5x, depending on the weather Weather: track location @1pm, day of race Time of Race Start: 1pm Time progression: 5x _____________________________________________________ 1997 Ford Mustang Trans-Am Trans-Am Series Billed as the Trans American Sedan Championship, the Series held its first race March 25, 1966, at Sebring International Raceway in Florida. Future Formula One World Champion Jochen Rindt took the overall victory and Bob Tullius won the Over 2-Liter class. Other first-year notables included A.J. Foyt, Richard Petty, Jerry Titus and Belgium's Jacky Ickx and the others may have been the star attractions during the inaugural season, but the foundation was built with regulars like Horst Kwech and Gaston Andrey in Alfa Romeos, Tullius and Tony Adamowicz in Dodge Darts, and Bob Johnson in a Plymouth Barracuda. The 1997 season will be remembered as the year Tommy Kendall awoke to find all of his dreams had come true. Here nearly swept the Series in his 1997 Ford Mustang Trans-Am, scoring 11 consecutive victories en route to his then record fourth and third-straight championship. Kendall's remarkable winning streak set records in the Trans Am Series, SCCA Pro Racing and "major series" road racing worldwide. 2013 Mercedes-Benz DTM DTM The 2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season was the fourteenth season of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, since the series' resumption in 2000. Bruno Spengler started the season as the defending drivers' champion. BMW was the defending manufacturers' champion. Mike Rockenfeller clinched his first DTM title at the penultimate round of the season at Zandvoort. The DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé was designed to meet the new and improved safety concept for 2012, which includes a state-of-the-art carbon fibre monocoque and a roll cage made of high strength steel. In order to improve driver protection in the event of an accident, all safety-related components such as the fire extinguishing system and fuel tank have been incorporated into the monocoque. Carbon fibre crash structures are designed to gradually absorb impact energy, so that the driver is not exposed to high deceleration forces. 2009 Megane Trophy V8 Eurocup Trophy Megane The Renault Sport Megane Trophy is a race version of the street vehicle, which includes a tube frame chassis with glass fibre body keeping just visual resemblance to the usual mass-production Mégane. The RS Trophy uses the considerably modified Renault V4Y 3.5-litre V6 engine rated 330 PS (243 kW; 325 bhp) at 7000 rpm and 390 N·m (290 lb·ft) at 4500 rpm. The engine together with Sadev 6-speed sequential is placed longitudinally behind the cockpit. The Renault Sport Mégane Trophy is not road legal and was sold for a price of €120,000. It was intended to be used for competition only in the Renault EuroCup, but cars also race in events like the Belgian Touring Car Series. 2013 Ford Falcon V8 Supercar V8 Supercar Series The 2013 International V8 Supercars Championship was an international motor racing series that was based in Australia. It was the fifteenth running of the V8 Supercar Championship Series and the seventeenth series in which V8 Supercars contested the premier Australian touring car title. The championship was contested over thirty-six races. The series' calendar also expanded, traveling to the United States for the first time for a race at COTA. The 2013 season saw the introduction of the "New" V8 Car, a revision to the regulations which were designed to cut costs and to make the series more attractive to new manufacturers. 2012 BMW 300TC WTCC World Touring Car Championship The BMW 320 TC is the further development of the BMW 320si WTCC, with which Andy Priaulx won the World Touring Car Championship for BMW in 2006 and 2007. Well over 60 models have been delivered to date by BMW Motorsport Distribution. The new BMW 320 TC, which from 2011 can be used in series in accordance with the new FIA Super 2000 regulations, is driven by a 1.6 litre, DI-turbo, four-cylinder engine. The six-speed, seq. gearbox, which can be used to configure the circuit-specific transmission ratio, is also a new feature. The car won five races in the WTCC. Its first victory was achieved in Germany, 2011. The second victory came at the 2011 race in Japan, and the third win at the 2012 Hungary race. The fourth and fifth victories came in 2012 races of Austria and Japan. 1973 BMW 2002 StanceWorks Historic Touring Series It's no surprise as to why the 2002 and its siblings are one of the most iconic cars BMW has ever built - and furthermore, one of the most iconic cars of the '60s and '70s. The 2002 can in many ways take the credit - all of it - for what BMW grew to become through the '70s, '80s, and '90s. But the 2002 did more than just inspire the 3-series lineage and generations of cars to come: the 2002 has inspired generations of people. From those who were there to see the car in its first few moments, to those who are just now seeing one for the first time, it's hard to deny that there's something enamoring about the quaintly cute coupe. 1997 McLaren F1 GTR "Longtail" FIA GT Championship With the reformed FIA GT Championship in 1997, rules regarding the cars used in the premier GT1 class were altered. McLaren was forced to give the F1 extensive modification in order to be able to compete against cars which had been meant as race cars first, and not road cars like the F1. First and foremost, the F1 required extensive modification to its bodywork in order to gain as much aerodynamic downforce as possible. Although it retained the same carbon fibre monocoque as the road car, the entire exterior of the car was purpose built. A much longer nose and tail, as well as a wider rear wing, were designed in order to maximize the amount of aerodynamic downforce, while the wheel arches were widened in order to allow for the maximum amount of grip from the tyres allowed by the rules. The engine also saw extensive modification, with a stroke reduction bringing the BMW S70 V12 down to 5,990 cubic centimetres (366 cu in) in an attempt to prolong the life of the engines, while still maintaining the air restrictor-controlled 600 brake horsepower (447 kW).