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New Automobilista "Special Events" and Club Race Schedule

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by Nobkins, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Nobkins

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    There are 151 members tagged at the end of this post who have all raced with us during the months of May and June. We hope you enjoyed the (in)famous atmosphere on TeamSpeak and had some great racing with the club.

    In the summer months signups to events shrink as the sun is shining and people don't want to be indoors quite as much. To keep grids good we are revising the AMS club schedule and bringing you some great "Special Events" designed to replicate the excitement of real motor sport races.

    New AMS Club Race Schedule
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday club events starting at 19:00GMT
    • Sunday "Special Events" approximately every two weeks with the earlier start time of 17:30GMT

    What can I do to help?
    • Get behind our new "Special Events". We think they have great potential but we need you to sign up and support them!
    • Sign up early for the regular club events.

    Tell me about these "Special Events"
    Approximately every other Sunday we are going to run events designed to replicate real life races happening that day (or weekend). You can watch the real thing and then take part yourself! Our first event is already posted. Please sign up and support the AMS Club.

    We are trying to combine the friendly atmosphere that the AMS club has with the interest real life events generate.

    We have some fantastic events planned for the coming weeks and months but we need you guys to make them a success.
    • Special Event: Formula 1 @ Spielberg - Sunday 9th July 2017 - Replicating the RedBull F1 event. Watch it and then race it yourself!
    • Special Event: Historic Formula 1 @ Silverstone - Sunday 16th July 2017 - Using some of the great historic F1 content in AMS we race on the same day as the real thing!
    • Special Event: BTCC @ Snetterton - Sunday 30th July 2017 - replicating the first and second races including weight penalties for race 2 as per the BTCC rules designed to generate very close racing.
    • Bathurst Super V8, Formula Ford Festival, Endurance Brazil, etc etc the options are almost endless......
    All we ask is that you sign up early and have fun :D

    I liked the Tuesday and Thursday races. Don't my views count?
    Of course you're views matter. We run the club for everyone's benefit not just our own. We hope the changes will help the AMS club have good grids for all our races. Your participation is key! Please do post your ideas, suggestions, feedback below. Anything constructive is always appreciated.

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    Sorry for the mass tag but the AMS club needs your you!
     
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  2. Dennis Phelan

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    I think you're doing a good thing. I hope I can make more than a few of them!
     
  3. Nobkins

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    Hey Dennis. Cheers for the feedback. As long as they are supported (ie receive reasonable grids) we have a lot of special events planned. My personal favourite will be the BTCC style ones. It will use the Marcas and I am considering the very nice BTCC skin pack to build the atmosphere a little. 2 races, 12 laps each at Snetterton 300. 2nd race grid is finishing order from 1st race but the top 10 receiving weight penalties (1st 75Kg down to 10th just 9Kg). This should make for very close racing.

    The first special event this Sunday has a few signups but we need a lot more for it to be a real success.
    Special Event: Blancpain Race of Asia - Sunday 25th June 2017
     
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  4. Sergio71

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    Well Jim, I think those special events are very interesting challenges and great ideas! I prefer Automobilista to other game and I like a lot Formula1. BTCC & Historic Formula are very interesting to drive too.
    But Sunday in the summer may not be an ideal day to race for me. Is Sunday because is a special event outside the classic race during the week? Is possible to switch special event to another day?
    For the first special event I'll try to be present. For the moment I'm not sure.
     
  5. Nobkins

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    Hey Sergio,
    Thanks for giving some feedback. We choose Sunday as it will not normally clash with league races (usually on Saturday) and we wanted to run an earlier start time to be able to accommodate the longer events like F1.

    Weeknights starting at 19:00GMT would be a late finish for many with work the next day. Starting earlier on a weeknight is also tricky as not everyone has had chance to get home and have something to eat.

    Hope you can manage to make a few events even though day and time may not always work.
     
  6. CMGARAGE

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    To celebrate this weekends Brazilian Grand Prix we will be hosting a GP of our own, blurring the lines using Reiza Studios great content. If you're interested in joining us the race is this Saturday 11th November, starting officially at the new regular club time of 20:00GMT (although server will be open earlier for those who want/need the practice time).

    Sign-up here...

    Special Event: Formula Ultimate @ Interlagos - Sat 11Nov17
     
  7. Martin Fiala

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    Was tomorrow's multiclass special event with the Metalmoros and Boxers cancelled? I don't see the thread at all and the race is not on the calendar anymore... :confused:
     
  8. Sergio71

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    Idem for me. There isn't any race on calendar. I suppose it was cancelled.
     
  9. CMGARAGE

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    Sorry for the confusion everyone. There was an issue that required the event to be removed. I assumed the person who removed it would've contacted those that had signed up and removed it from the calender.

    For whatever reason, that didn't happen. So once again, a massive sorry for any dissappointment or inconvenience caused on our part.

    Thanks for showing your support for these kinds of events by signing up.

    I'll tag those on the sign-up list who might still not have realised

    @KODIAK @PaulH @Daniel Monteiro @Aarup @Tero Dahlberg @alilong @Dylan Scrivens
     
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  10. Daniel Monteiro

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    I guess it happens sometimes, no bother :) Looking forward to the next one! :D
     
  11. Sergio71

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    ;)
     
  12. Martin Fiala

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    Yeah, like others said, it happens. It was just surprising that it disappeared seemingly without a trace, so it wasn't clear if it was intentional or not. Cheers.
     
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  13. Tero Dahlberg

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    Thanks, I had kinda forgotten this. Shame it was cancelled though. And obviously not ideal to just delete it without notifying those involved. But mistakes happen :) And thanks @CMGARAGE for fixing it :)
     
  14. Kurupt CDN

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    Great idea and glad to see the earlier start times return! Do you know if any other clubs are gonna try this?
    I renewed my premium membership back during one of the summer sales and havent raced since due to the later start times implemented shortly after.
     
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  15. Nobkins

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    Sorry @Kurupt CDN I am no longer involved in running the AMS club.

    @Ross Garland is the top man at the AMS club. Can you help?
     
  16. Ross Garland

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    @Kurupt CDN, any and all changes to club structure and timings will be the same across all of RD's clubs to keep things consistent. During Winter RD events start are 20:00GMT. When the clocks go forwards for Summer RD events will move back one hour to 19:00GMT, meaning that for most people they will occur at the same local time as they did during the Winter.
     
  17. Tero Dahlberg

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    Just FYI: I don't want AMS Fridays to stop. It is only Thursday so you still have a day to change your mind! ;D
     
  18. Nobkins

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    Same here. Also could we get some EU special events? I really like what the Australian server is doing with a series of retro F1 events. Unfortunately morning is not possible for me.

    If we are going to drop Friday (which I hope not) then can we get some more specials?

    We've done btcc with weight additions for race 2 based on race 1 results, lots of F1 events. We've got the super V8 for Australia replica events. AMS really does have huge scope for real life replicas and the closeness to real events always drums up extra interest.

    If you need help with adding things like weight penalties and grids I am happy to help. I might not be staff any more but the knowledge is still there and if I can attend I'll help if I can.
     
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