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RD Friday Open Series

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Ramon van Rijn, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn

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    RD Friday Open Series

    I'm sure by now you're all aware of the great racing series and events that have been organised here at RaceDepartment for iRacing for our licensed members. We've got a full schedule of events this summer which we're sure many of you will enjoy but we think it would be great to also organise an event that would reach out to the wider iRacing community and show them what a fantastic group of drivers we have here and encourage them to come and race with us on a regular basis. To do this we've been advertising events in the iRacing hosted forums but taking it a step further we're going to be running an event this Friday in a hosted session with no password. We'd like to see as many of our regular drivers attend as possible and demonstrate the free, clean online racing that is the foundation that RaceDepartment was built upon so that we may welcome more iRacing fans into our racing club for future events.

    For now we are thinking about one of two options:

    VW Jetta @ Brands Hatch Indy
    IndyCar @ Mid-Ohio

    The Jetta would be more casual and the Indycar might give crashes if we have an open server. Your opinion is welcome.
     
  2. Todd Garner

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    Sounds like a great idea. I dont have the Jetta but do have the IndyCar :)
    I will keep a look out for the race.
     
  3. George Pilkington

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    Nice one Ramon, I got em both. : )
     
  4. Phil Hopkins

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    I agree that the Jetta makes better since for this sort of open trial session. Love Brands Hatch!
     
  5. William Nowell

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    I have to agree with Phil. I would much reather drive the IndyCar but in an open event like this I think Jetta would be the better choice. Saying that, I also have to say that not a lot of people have or drive the jetta. I think the Spec Ford Racer would be a good choice.
     
  6. Onno Naber

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    The Jetta is a real fun car to drive but takes a little getting used to,so I agree with William spec racer ford is more "'easier"',great idea BTW
     
  7. Ramon van Rijn

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    I am still in doubt, the spec racer is default and lots of people will have Brands Hatch (it is that good!). If we also want to attract first-time rookies we go for the spec racer.
    If we want more seriously racers the Jetta would be my choice. I think not many rookies will have it. Only the ones that love to drive it or just because they want 100% club member :) (like me)
     
  8. Kevin Ascher

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    IMO, the Spec racer is way harder to stay on track with than the Jetta.
    I think I am with Ramon when I say that almost every serious iRacer owns the Jetta.
    Still, it is only few people that regularly drive it even though it provides great racing.What do you guys think aboout the Muatang at BH indy??
     
  9. Erik Tveit

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    Can't we have default content? :)
     
  10. Ramon van Rijn

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    Could also be a possibility. It depends which type of drivers you want in the race and possibly racing @ RD. Like Joe does so fine, I hope RD members advertise themselves in the practice chat that we host more and more fair races @ RD, members only :)
     
  11. Erik Tveit

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    All default cars at Lime Rock Park? :)
     
  12. George Pilkington

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    The Ford V8 is pretty cool too, around BH Indy.
    Lets have an event around BH Indy, easier to learn than the GP track eh?
    Indy Indy!
    George
     
  13. George Pilkington

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    I think LRP is a pretty cool track you know.
    Easy to learn, pretty hard to master... dont they have ALMS round there in the real world?
    L79 is a beast round there too... ; )
     
  14. Onno Naber

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    I agree with all above,but how about the new B class cot and LRP (Cot really popular now and LRP,comes with Iracing )...........anybody???
     
  15. Bob Luneski

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    What time are you going to be running the session??
     
  16. Dazmaniac

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    I appreciate NOOBS will more than likely only have the standard subscription content, but I think the main premise behind the 'Midweek RD' races is to make use of all the content the service offers, and not just be a 'Rookie' club.

    It's Catch 22.

    NOOBS will ask for only default content to be used, whilst those that have forked out for additional track/cars will want the additional content to be catered for.

    If RD aren't offering you 'Rookie' races, I'm sure there will be plenty within the service itself.

    :cool:
     
  17. Dazmaniac

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    Like I said in my earlier post - Catch 22.

    LMP is part of the subscription, but I doubt many Rookies will take the plunge and by the 2011 COT at such an early stage of their subscription.
     
  18. Onno Naber

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    You are right Daz there are a lot off options,my thoughts behind the idea are that you have the best off two,LRP for the rookies,2011 COT for the more experienced (and maybe a rookie driver how is interested in the NTM) ??, maybe it will "'work"'??
     
  19. Kevin Ascher

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    We are not particularly interested in the noobie rookies, are we? ;)
     
  20. Onno Naber

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    Good point no wreckers,but its a open race so you will never know