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RD MINI Challenge Season 8

Discussion in 'RD MINI Challenge' started by Nox, Dec 5, 2014.

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  1. Nox

    Nox
    Staff Premium Member

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    League:
    Race Department Mini Cooper Challenge
    Season: 8 (2015)
    Sim Required: Game Stock Car Extreme
    Grid Size: 28

    Introduction
    Welcome to the eighth season of the Race Department Mini Cooper Challenge, back from popular demand! This championship will consist of five rounds.

    RDMCC S8 will begin in January 2015.

    Pre-Season Test - Wed 7 Jan 2015 @ Guapore
    Round 1 - Wed 14 Jan 2015 @ Interlagos GP
    Round 2 - Wed 21 Jan 2015 @ Vanport
    Round 3 - Wed 28 Jan 2015 @ Brasilia Full Course
    Round 4 - Wed 4 Feb 2015 @ Sugo Classic Special Event
    Round 5 - Wed 11 Feb 2015 @ Road America

    Get the track pack here.


    Race Day Schedule

    Practice: Open all day of the event
    Qualifying: 19:20 GMT (15 minutes, unlimited laps)
    Warm Up: 19:35 GMT (10 minutes)
    Race: 19:45 GMT (45 minutes, mandatory pit stop to change at least two tyres).

    Sign Up

    All drivers who hold a licensed membership can apply for one of the 28 places in the league. Sign-ups are on a first come basis, and premium members will be given priority. Drivers not on the immediate list will be placed on the reserves list. You do not need to be an alien to participate, all skill levels are welcome and you will likely find other drivers to battle with. Reserve drivers will be welcomed into events as and when a slot opens.

    You may sign up as a team, or as an individual driver. The league will include a drivers and team championship. Maximum number of drivers per team is 2.

    Details about how to sign up are in the sign up thread. Do not sign up unless you can make all 5 rounds and the pre-season test.

    Cars and Skins

    All drivers will use the Mini Challenge. When you sign up, you may also submit a skin to @Davy Vandevenne ensuring that all files are in working order. Please provide a download link; do not request an email address. If you do not have a skin, you will be provided with one; you should indicate your preference when signing up from those available (see the sign up thread). Skins should be submitted by Sunday January 4th 2015 – any skins submitted after this date will not be included. A skin pack will be made available for download shortly after.

    Download the skin template here. Do not move the logos. You may design the body of the vehicle; windows must remain as they are, with only the driver name and number being changed - no design changes! If you wish, your windows can be created by the staff to ensure they all use the same design. Ask your skinning questions, share pictures of your skins, and talk anything skin related in the appropriately named Skins Thread.

    Points Structure

    Position - Points
    1st - 20
    2nd - 17
    3rd - 15
    4th - 13
    5th - 11
    6th - 10
    7th - 9
    8th - 8
    9th - 7
    10th - 6
    11th - 5
    12th - 4
    13th - 3
    14th - 2
    15th - 1

    You must complete 75% of the race to get points. All races will begin with a standing start, without a formation lap. A pit stop to change at least two tyres is mandatory. Refueling is permitted, but not required. Although written for the Formula Vees, the pit stop guide here contains useful information if you're unfamiliar with pitting. Fuel and tire wear will be normal 1x. Assists will not be available except for auto-clutch and low anti-lock brakes.

    Absence
    When you sign up, you are agreeing to be present during all races of the season unless you provide an absence report with a valid excuse to the staff. Absences need to be reported at least 24 hours in advance. Failure to do so may lead to point penalties or exclusion from future leagues. If you happen to miss out on an event and go missing in action without giving any notice, the race staff reserve the rights to terminate your licensed member status at Race Department.

    Rules

    RDMCC Season 8 will be governed by the rules you all agreed to when you requested your racing license. They can and should be reviewed here. The only difference to these rules are that if you cause an incident and disadvantage another driver, you do not need to wait as the incident can be reported after the race and necessary penalties will be applied.

    Additionally, each race will have a designated “red zone” which will automatically be investigated by race control. Incidents that occur in this red zone will be penalized more so than an identical incident that occurs elsewhere. This is to encourage clean starts to races.

    No text chat may occur during the qualifying or the race sessions. Any chat such as to wish competitors luck should be done in the practice session. Text chat in qualifying or race sessions will result in a 5 second penalty, per infringement, being applied to the final race standings.

    Assists

    Automatic Clutch: Yes
    Automatic Gears: No
    Swingman View: No
    Traction Control: No
    Anti-Lock Braking: Yes
    Stability Control: No
    Spin Recovery: No
    Opposite Lock: No
    Steering Assist: No
    Braking Assist: No
    Auto Pitstop: No
    Car Damage: 100%

    Incidents

    In cases where the rules have been broken, it is up to the drivers to report the violation (unless occurring in a designated red zone). The staff encourages this and will only investigate incidents that are reported by drivers. Send your incident reports via PM to Andrew James within 3 days of the race and they will be reviewed by a number of staff members to ensure impartiality.

    Incidents not submitted in time will not be considered. Incidents reported by people who were not in the race will not be considered. No incident report = no investigation = no penalty.

    Incident reports must contain the following:
    1. Name of the league: RDMCC S8
    2. The name of the reported driver (the violator)
    3. A link to a video that shows the incident from various angles and perspectives.
    4. A short description of the incident, without rant.
    You must always send the report with your own forum account. After the report is sent and received, the staff will investigate the incident. The final staff decision on each incident is final. Please respect the staff decision and do not waiver on your commitment to the league should you receive a penalty you dislike.

    Finger pointing, swearing, as well as naming and shaming other competitors or staff will not be tolerated! Incidents reported outside of a PM are also not permitted. This will be strictly enforced and a penalty of 5 championship points will be applied to the offending person.

    Test Event

    On Wednesday 7 January 2015, a pre-season test will be held at Guapore. The purpose of this event is to ensure all the skins work properly, to ensure your graphics etc., are correctly set. It is better to iron out bugs in the test event than have an incident in the league proper. Participation is mandatory for all drivers in the league.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
  2. Nox

    Nox
    Staff Premium Member

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    All drivers who hold a licensed membership can apply for one of the 28 places in the league. Sign-ups are on a first come basis, and premium members will be given priority. Drivers not on the immediate list will be placed on the reserves list. You do not need to be an alien to participate, all skill levels are welcome and you will likely find other drivers to battle with. Reserve drivers will be welcomed into events as and when a slot opens, and a second server will be open each race day for a club race.

    You may sign up as a team, or as an individual driver. The league will include a drivers and a team championship. Maximum number of drivers per team is 2.

    For custom skins, see the Skins Thread for guidelines, the template, to ask skin-related questions and to share pictures of your creations. Please keep all skin related discussion to that thread.

    Signing up means you can make all 5 rounds and the pre-season event! When you sign up please make sure you 'watch' the other RDMCC S8 threads.

    Sign up like this:

    Driver Name: Driver
    Skin: Indicate which skin you wish to use (1 through 8) or whether you will submit your own.
    Team Name: Team Name or Independent
    Preferred Number 1: Indicate your preferred 2 digit race number.
    Preferred Number 2:
    Indicate your secondary preferred 2 digit race number.
    I have read the League Information Thread and agree to abide by the guidelines laid out.

    RD Skin Options

    View Skin 1 | View Skin 2 | View Skin 3 | View Skin 4 |
    View Skin 5 | View Skin 6 | View Skin 7 | View Skin 8 |

    Premium members are given priority access to enter this league. Signups will close midnight GMT, Sunday 28th December 2014. Feel free to create your skin early; even if you do not get a spot in the main server, your skin will be added to the race club’s skin pack. A list of drivers will be finalized shortly after signups close; you will be tagged. Signing up early does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in the league, but it certainly helps.

    Driver List
    1. Andrew James*
    2. Mark Breslin*
    3. Srinath Sundareswaran*
    4. Alessandro Di Domenicantonio
    5. Yuri Kasdorp*
    6. Jeff Lasecki*
    7. Davy Vandevenne*
    8. Antonio Merino*
    9. Paul Hurlow*
    10. Norman Bruce
    11. Frank van Oeveren*
    12. David Slute*
    13. Paul Joseph*
    14. Calum McLure#
    15. Jason Skyring*
    16. Andres Redondo
    17. Andy Vandevelde*
    18. Genci Estebanez*
    19. Adrian Campfield*
    20. Jimi Hughes*
    21. Troy Barman
    22. Ryan Walker
    23. Guus Verver*
    24. Paul Patrick* (Pending License)
    25. Ariciuc Razvan
    26. Allan Groth
    27. Warren Schembri*
    28. Rafael Duarte
    29. Fabio Russo*
    30. Fernando Zamora
    31. David Martinez (Pending License)
    32. Otto Wilson
    33. Dean Solomon*
    34. Gigi Burchiani (Pending License)
    35. Giovanni Lazzari
    36. Sergi Constanti
    37. Julian Dietz
    38. Manuel Palacios*
    39. Tuomas Lankinen
    40. Driver
    41. Driver
    42. Driver
    43. Driver
    44. Driver
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014
  3. Nox

    Nox
    Staff Premium Member

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    When you sign up, you are agreeing to be present during all races of the season unless you provide an absence report with a valid excuse to the staff. Absences need to be reported at least 24 hours in advance. Failure to do so may lead to point penalties or exclusion from future leagues. If you happen to miss out on an event and go missing in action without giving any notice, the race staff reserve the rights to terminate your licensed member status at Race Department.

    Please use this template when reporting an absence.

    • Name & Surname:
    • Round number(s):
    • Reason:
     
  4. Nox

    Nox
    Staff Premium Member

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    The perfect place to chat about everything RDMCC S8! Please keep skin related chat to the Skins Thread. Take it away!
     
  5. Nox

    Nox
    Staff Premium Member

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    In this thread you can read all the latest news and announcements regarding Race Department’s Mini Cooper Challenge Season 8. Watch this thread as new posts often contain important information.
     
  6. Nox

    Nox
    Staff Premium Member

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    Use this thread to ask your skinning questions, share pictures of your skins, and talk anything skin related.

    If you are creating a custom skin, please submit it to @Davy Vandevenne ensuring that all files are in working order. Please provide a download link; do not request an email address. If you do not have a skin, you will be provided with one; you should indicate your preference when signing up from those available. Skins should be submitted by Sunday January 4th 2015 – any skins submitted after this date will not be included. A skin pack will be made available for download shortly after.

    Download the skin template here. Do not move the logos. You may design the body of the vehicle; windows must remain as they are, with only the driver name and number being changed - no design changes! If you wish, your windows can be created by the staff to ensure they all use the same design.

    RD Skin Options
    RD skins designed by Davy Vandevenne are also available:

    View Skin 1 | View Skin 2 | View Skin 3 | View Skin 4 |
    View Skin 5 | View Skin 6 | View Skin 7 | View Skin 8 |
     
  7. Mark Breslin

    Mark Breslin
    Premium Member

    @Andrew James
    It just has to be done.....:)

    Driver Name: Mark Breslin
    Skin: Will submit own skin.......................(I hope! 1st time for everything!:O_o:)
    Team Name: Independent
    Preferred Number 1: #44
    Preferred Number 2:
    #22
    I have read the League Information Thread and agree to abide by the guidelines laid out.
     
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  8. Nox

    Nox
    Staff Premium Member

    Track Pack is available here.
     
  9. Driver Name: Srinath Sundareswaran
    Skin: Will try to submit
    Team Name: Independent
    Preferred Number 1: 69
    Preferred Number 2:
    2
    I have read the League Information Thread and agree to abide by the guidelines laid out.
     
  10. Driver Name: Alessandro Di Domenicantonio
    Skin: Will submit my own
    Team Name: Independent
    Preferred Number 1: 88
    Preferred Number 2: 26
    I have read the League Information Thread and agree to abide by the guidelines laid out.
     
  11. JeffL

    JeffL
    Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good. Premium Member

    I am in, looking forward to this.:thumbsup:
     
  12. Yuri

    Yuri
    Yuri 'I get custom nicknames' Kasdorp

    Driver Name: Yuri Kasdorp
    Skin: Will submit my own
    Team Name: Redshift Racing
    Preferred Number 1: 33
    Preferred Number 2: 28
    I have read the League Information Thread and agree to abide by the guidelines laid out
     
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  13. Nox

    Nox
    Staff Premium Member

    Jeff, can you please sign up using the template, thanks.
     
  14. Yuri

    Yuri
    Yuri 'I get custom nicknames' Kasdorp

    Someone is not reading the thread :p
     
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  15. JeffL

    JeffL
    Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good. Premium Member

    Sorry about that not reading a lot right now :redface:
    Driver Name:
    Jeff Lasecki
    Skin: Skin 8
    Team Name: Indy
    Preferred Number 1: 07.
    Preferred Number 2: 77

    I have read the League Information Thread and agree to abide by the guidelines laid out.
     
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  16. Driver Name: Davy Vandevenne
    Skin: Submit my own
    Team Name: TBA
    Preferred Number 1: #40
    Preferred Number 2: #72
    I have read the League Information Thread and agree to abide by the guidelines laid out
     
  17. Just realized this was on a wednesday, oh well have fun everyone.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
  18. Week days...:(
    Ah well...
    I hope you all have a great season.
     
  19. My little weapon:)
    RDMCC mini1.jpg RDMCC mini2.jpg
     
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  20. Antmerino

    Antmerino
    900grados.es

    Driver Name: Antonio Merino
    Skin: Will try to submit
    Team Name: michel vaillant
    Preferred Number 1: 23
    Preferred Number 2: 44

    I have read the League Information Thread and agree to abide by the guidelines laid out.
     
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