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Rally - Group N Team Challenge - Mon 26th & Tues 27th July 2010

Discussion in 'RBR Rally Club & Leagues' started by Warren Dawes, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. RD Rally – Group N Team Challenge

    Europe vs Oceania


    All Gravel Stages across a selection of Countries, driving selected Group N cars (N4_1 - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9; Ford Escort Cosworth; & N4_2 – Subaru Impreza N12; Skoda Octavia)


    Sessions: RD Grp N Challenge EU / RD Grp N Challenge US / RD Grp N Challenge OC / RD Grp N Challenge OCX

    NOTE: We may include additional timezone Rallys if requested.

    NOTE: An additional Rally - RD Grp N Challenge OCX has been added after a request from Rick.

    Car Pack: N4_1 & N4_2 (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9; Ford Escort Cosworth; Subaru Impreza N12; Skoda Octavia) **

    Damage: Reduced

    Stage 01: Finland - Mustaselka II (Gravel Mod, Good, Day)
    Stage 02: Finland – Kaihuavaara (Gravel Mod, Good, Day)
    Stage 03: England – Shepherds Shield (Normal, Good, Day)
    Stage 04: England - Chirdonhead (Normal, Good, Day)
    Stage 05: Japan - Tanner (Normal, Good, Day)
    Stage 06: Japan – Noiker (Normal, Good, Day)
    Stage 07: Australia – East West II (Normal, Good, Day)
    Stage 08: Australia – Mineshaft (Normal, Good, Day)

    Europe Start: 19:00 GMT Monday *
    US Start: 02:00 GMT Tuesday (10:00pm EDST (USA) Monday )*
    Oceania Start: 10:30 GMT Tuesday *
    OCX Start: 22:30 GMT Monday (8:30 AM AEST Tuesday) (Please note adjusted start time)
    NOTE: The Europe Rally will start 19.00 GMT to allow for daylight savings times. The Oceania Rally will start 8.30PM AEST.

    ** PLEASE NOTE: You can select any of the four cars nominated, but must drive the same car in all Stages

    * EU, OC, and US events will only be created on request - so please mention which zone you're signing up for. All sessions will be combined together for an overall result for the event. You can only run on one session.


    • Please sign up in the following format: RD Name (RSRBR2010 Name)
    • Take a screenie of RSCenter, or save your times, showing your final results at the end of the rally (including the car you drove!). This is in case any of your stages are missed by the server. If there's a discrepancy, please post your times ASAP so we're not adjusting times over 24 hours later.
    • You must stick with the same car throughout the rally - if you change, your times for those stages will be defaulted.
    • If you are new to Richard Burns Rally, we have provided a set of guidelines to help you get up and running: Here and Here
  2. Drivers:

    Please Note: Please nominate which Team you will drive for – Europe or Oceania.

    Also, please advise which timezone Rally you plan to join.

    Team choice is independent of which timezone Rally you join.

    Senad’s Team - Europe

    1. Senad Subasic (mfodor) - Oceania Timezone
    2. Lee Palmer (Mrtk56) - Europe Timezone
    3. Chris Butcher (SpeedDemon) - Oceania Timezone
    4. RobbKul(r27kul) - Europe Timezone
    5. Sebastien Levret (Mayland) - Europe Timezone
    6. Ondřej Kapal (OKapal) - OCX Timezone
    7. Pedro Lima (pedrolima) - Oceania Timezone
    8. Łukasz Demolin (Maggot666PL) - Europe Timezone
    9. Jakub Sulej (RIVIVIED) - Europe Timezone
    10. David Zafiu (David Zafiu) - OCX Timezone
    11. Driver
    12. Driver

    Warren’s Team - Oceania

    1. Warren Dawes (WAD53) - Oceania Timezone
    2. Rick Bamford (lucifer) - OCX Timezone
    3. John Low ( elmomarty ) - Oceania Timezone
    4. Cam Wedgwood (Wedge) - Oceania Timezone
    5. Steve Emmons (dratpons) - European Timezone
    6. Glenn Morris (Mozza) - Oceania Timezone
    7. Damien Jones (DJones) - Oceania Timezone
    8. Ryan Callan (Redhawk) - Oceania Timezone
    9. Dariusz Swiderski ( swider ) - OCX Timezone
    10. Eddie Mann (EddieX) - Oceania Timezone
    11. Nigel Roberts (T-Man88) - Oceania Timezone
    12. Driver
  3. Our next Rally is open for sign-up.

    This Rally is a Group N Challenge with a Team twist. European Team vs Oceania Team.

    We will be driving a selection of four Group N cars which are well matched and relatively stable to drive. The Lancer and Subaru are more stable for inexperienced drivers, but the Skoda and Ford are less stable, but ok with a slight adjustment to the brake bias (move it forward).

    The Stages cover many of the default Countries and will be all gravel. There is a mix of fast flowing and tighter Stages, but the weather will be perfect for all Stages to make it more fun for inexperienced drivers.

    The Team Challenge: This one is a fun Team Challenge to add some interest. Drivers must nominate for their Team based on their Country (not which timezone Rally they join) . Non Europeans or Oceanians are free to choose either Team. Points will be allocated based on finishing positions in each Stage, plus bonus points for the Overall Result.

    Points: (dependent on the size of the grid). Example based on 10 drivers:
    P10 = 1 point, P9 = 2 pts, P8 = 3 pts, etc to P1 = 10 pts. The same bonus points for the overall Rally.
    All drivers score points for their Team, even if one Team has more drivers (the bigger the Team, the better its chances). Drivers must finish the Stage to score points.

    Highest points Team is the winner.

    If requests are made for any additional timezones, we will try to include them ( but within the Monday/Tuesday periods).

    Good luck all, and hope we see a good roll up. Make sure you support your Team. :rally:

    Don’t forget to save your replays for the Rally video. Send your replays to John at elmomarty@bigpond.com . He is specially looking for those classic records of your epic crashes or any interesting or funny experiences. Or maybe you have a replay of a Stage you are especially proud of.

    A little video to help you see what is in store for you.

  4. Senad's team? With a name like that, how could we not fail :D

    Anyway, sounds interesting, looking forward to see how the points turn out. I love the car choices, off to test each car now :).

    Senad Subasic (mfodor)
    European Team
    Europe Timezone Rally

    EDIT: Impreza suits me best.
  5. Hi guys,

    Sign me up, but i'll need a different timezone. Tuesday Morning around 8am AEST would be the best for me.

    Rick Bamford (lucifer)
    OC Team
  6. Hmm Would I be able to sign up for team Europe? I'm quite new to rallying and Haven't done a online race yet so this would be my first so any tips would be great.

    Lee Palmer - The name in brackets I take is the RSBR Login name? If so (Mrtk56)
    I'll be in the European rally time please.
  7. Rick, I have added an extra Rally - RD Grp N Challenge OCX , starting at 22:00GMT Monday (8:00 AM Tuesday AEST) for you. Please let us know if that time slot doesn't suit you.
  8. Chris Butcher

    Chris Butcher
    Red Bull Gridsters 2012 Champion

    Hi Warren, could you please sign me up for the Europe team, but OC timezone please :)

    Chris Butcher (SpeedDemon)

    Hopefully I now have my computer issues sorted :)
  9. Hi Lee, great to have you join us, even if you are in the opposing team to me. :tongue:

    The most important tips are to firstly make sure you know all about how RSRBR2010 works. I assume you have installed and tested it, since you have your username already.
    However, just in case, here are the relevant guidelines / tutorials in our RBR Forum:



    There are a few other useful things in the RBR Forum, check out the Sticky threads.

    As for driving tips, DONT CRASH !! :D:D:D Much easier said than done though. My advice is to not drive the way you would in normal track racing ie. GTL / Race On / rF. Don't try to drive flat out all the time. These cars require more subtle control, earlier and more gradual braking, and steady throttle control through the tighter turns. Don't be afraid to let the tail hang out and get sideways, that's the fun of Rallying. Learning to use the handbrake can be critical and takes time to learn, but the Rally School Lessons are most valuable. If you haven't already, I'd highly recommend completing the RBR Rally School.

    Good luck mate, but most importantly, have fun, don't let the difficulty frustrate you.
    One more, since it is your first Rally, I'd recommend the Subaru or Lancer (more stable).

    Oh and watch out for the Mineshaft jump, looool. :eek:
  10. Sing me up please, RobbKul(r27kul) - EU tZ
    I love Impreza :) .
    Europe Team.
  11. Sign me up please, John Low ( elmomarty ) - OC team and time

    Would love to run with Rick on tuesday am but have a regular gig at the hospital getting my foot seen to by a specialist.

    And thanks for the plug about the replays. Am having fun with that stuff and will slowly get more creative.

  12. I'm in guys, but i only can drive on Tuesday, is possible to my time zone?

    Pedro Lima (pedrolima) - Europe Timezone
  13. Sebastien Levret (Mayland) EU in the Senad's Team
  14. Tuesday what time? There is the OC session at 10:30 GMT, is that ok for you? If not, say when.
  15. Cam Wedgwood

    Cam Wedgwood

    Cam Wedgwood (Wedge) - OC please.

    Great looking rally Warren, well done!
  16. It seems like I have nothing to do on Monday um? Senad can count with me in his Europe team :)
    Ondřej Kapal (OKapal)

  17. Huh, N4? Count me in.

    Łukasz Demolin (Maggot666PL) - Euro timezone - Senad's team
  18. 10:30 GMT? In the morning right?

    Sounds good for me
  19. Yup, 10:30 Tuesday morning. GMT though, no Daylight saving time. That's 11:30 in Portugal, I think.
  20. Sign me up please.
    Steve Emmons (dratpons) - Euro timezone, Warren's team (just to even things up a bit)

    Love the Subaru, but think I will give the Skoda a try since I've never driven it before.