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Featured RDGTC: Adrian Campfield Claims Opening Honours in Storming First Race

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by Paul Jeffrey, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    The 2017 RDGTC season opened in fine style at Silverstone with a commanding victory for Adrian Campfield at the home of the British Grand Prix.

    RDGTC is the seventh running of our premier GT racing league, and for the first time is using the outstanding RaceRoom Racing Experience simulation from Sector3 Studios. With a fine field of 28 drivers taking to the season in a very tightly packed grid of eight brands and 12 models of GT3 specification cars, the fighting and racecraft displayed out on the circuit at Silverstone has left a mouth watering prospect of some incredible action for the remainder of the season.

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    The home of the British Grand Prix since the very first official Formula One World Championship event all the way back in 1950, Silverstone would prove to be the perfect stage for our teams and drivers to showcase a commendable fighting spirit here in RDGTC last week, pushing the excellent selection of GT3 race cars to the absolute limit of adhesion as our drivers looked to lay out their markers in the bid to become the 2017 RDGTC champion, taking away the crown of the finest GT3 race driver competing here at RaceDepartment.

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    Despite what was a thoroughly entertaining race throughout, it was the highly impressive Adrian Campfield in his mighty Chevrolet Corvette Z06. R who would go on to stamp his dominance all over the Northamptonshire circuit, leading away from Pole Position and only once losing the lead throughout the full 90 minute duration, relinquishing position number one for a solitary lap as he dived to the pitlane for fresh boots and fuel towards the middle of an intense battle.

    Despite having looked untouchable all event, Campfield would only enjoy a slim lead of well under 10 seconds for pretty much the whole event, with both the equally impressive Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan and RaceDepartment's own Davy Vandevenne keeping him honest throughout, pushing the race winner hard for the full 90 minutes and very much showing the kind of form that should make for interesting competition throughout the remainder of the season.

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    The second place finish for Bogdan would be all the more impressive when one considers the Romanian driver was both a late addition to the RDGTC field, and more impressive still a brand new father as of the previous Friday, showing impressive dedication to his commitment to compete here at RaceDepartment and also an enviable ability to function with minimal sleep. From all at RaceDepartment, many congratulations on the new arrival Caramidaru, may the next few weeks remain peaceful enough for you to continue your RDGTC endeavours with a minimum of disruption and sleep deprivation!

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    Thanks to what is a wonderfully diverse grid of cars courtesy of the licencing skills over at Sector3, the long straights and high speed corners of Silverstone are a very different prospect to the twists and turns of the Nurburgring GP next time out. With a strong start to the top three finishes doing plenty to help them on their way to a championship challenge, the grid could very well be turned well and truly on it's head this Sunday October 22nd...

    Race Results:
    1. Adrian Campfield - Chevrolet Corvette Z06.R GT3
    2. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan - Chevrolet Camaro GT3 +00:00:06.3490
    3. Davy Vandevenne - RUF RT12R GTR3 +00:00:17.4060
    4. Alexander Andersson - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 +00:00:24.5440
    5. Mathias Nielsen - Chevrolet Corvette Z06.R GT3 +00:00:27.5460
    6. Robert Severikangas - Bentley Continental GT3 +00:00:30.9200
    7. Brian van Beusekom - McLaren 650S GT3 +00:00:39.6450
    8. Anders Myhre - BMW Z4 GT3 +00:00:39.7480
    9. Ronnie Böhme - BMW M6 GT3 +00:00:44.1440
    10. Saussey Cyrille - Bentley Continental GT3 +00:00:48.3120
    11. Joel Kuismin - Nissan GT-R GT3 +00:01:10.6960
    12. Magnus Stjerneby - BMW Alpina B6 GT3 +00:01:13.1260
    13. Bram Hengeveld - BMW Alpina B6 GT3 +00:01:21.2840
    14. Giannis Christodoulou - Audi R8 LMS Ultra +00:01:47.3860
    15. Roy Magnes - Bentley Continental GT3 +00:01:57.0830
    16. Colin Herkes - McLaren 650S GT3 +1 lap
    17. Steve Le Gallez - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 +1 lap
    18. Quentis Gillispie - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 +1 lap
    19. Ross Garland - BMW Z4 GT3 +1 lap
    20. Alex Crossen - Audi R8 LMS Ultra +1 lap
    21. Rupe Wilson - Audi R8 LMS Ultra +1 lap
    22. Stephen Gibb - RUF RT12R GTR3 +1 lap

    DNF - Mike McGeer - Nissan GT-R GT3
    DNF - Paul Fenwick - McLaren MP4-12C GT3
    DNF - Paul Hurlow - McLaren MP4-12C GT3
    DNF - Craig Dunkley - BMW M6 GT3
    DNF - Lolo Stako - Chevrolet Camaro GT3
    DQ - Michael Wyatt - Chevrolet Corvette Z06.R GT3

    Provisional championship standings can be seen HERE.

    Missed the action from Silverstone? Fear not, catch up on what you missed with the full race replay below:


    With a commanding victory from Adrian Campfield under his belt, and plenty of our drivers having shown many of the ingredients needed to put up a strong challenge over the course of the season, anything and everything is still up for grabs as our field head over to the mighty Nurburgring on Sunday 22nd October for round two.

    RDGTC Round Two - Nurburgring

    Race Details:
    • Date - Sunday October 22, 2017
    • Circuit - Nurburgring GP
    • Server Name - RACEDEPARTMENT.COM GTC
    • Server Password - See conversation message (coming soon)
    • Live Broadcast - Twitch
    Race Schedule
    • 18:00 GMT (19:00 BST / 20:00 CEST) - Free Practice (30 minutes)
    • 18:30 GMT (19:30 BST / 20:30 CEST) - Qualification (30 minutes)
    • 19:00 GMT (20:00 BST / 21:00 CEST) - Race (90 minutes)
    Can Campfield win again? Will the different characteristics of our field of cars play into someone else's hands at the Nurburgring? Tune in via our YouTube and Twitch media channels this October 22nd to find out!

    Fast cars, fast drivers, professional broadcast and an epic on track product. RDGTC is very much on, and we can't wait to see what the rest of the season has in store!
     
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  2. Paul Jeffrey

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  3. Chobonator

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    What did Michael Wyatt do?
     
  4. kamackeris

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    In just hoping my game issues are resolved after a fresh install of the game. My last 3 races on raceroom including this season opener have resulted in CTD!
     
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  5. Joseph Wright

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    Glitch entering the pitlane. DQ'd him.
     
  6. Joseph Wright

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    Will be updating that to ensure that everything is up to date!
     
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  7. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

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    Very nice article, If I could be picky would have enjoyed some race photos (my bad if this are from the race) and maybe a short few questions with 2, 3 drivers.
    Thank you for the wishes, taking care of the baby so far is piece of cake (really quite dude) unlike handling the Camaro which will be atrocious on nurburgring.
    @Bram Hengeveld @Kenny Paton any chance for a server replay file? Fresh install of windows i lost everything
    Thank you
     
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  8. Kenny Paton

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    I'll upload the replay file shortly for you and pm you the link.
     
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  9. Kenny Paton

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    Indeed they are, but my artistic results are as poor as my racing ones:redface:
    Report card says, could do much better.:whistling:
     
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  10. Ross Garland

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    I think they look fine mate, nice pics. I can't imagine why you didn't include me in them though, given my triumphant 19th place. :O_o:
     
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  11. Kenny Paton

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    I have more, in two of which you play a cameo roll, but I didn't bother including the starting grid:p
     
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