This week in the RaceDepartment rFactor 2 club we visit Mid-Ohio with the Renault Megane! Renault Megane It is a race version of the street vehicle, which includes a tube frame chassis with glass fibre body keeping just visual resemblance to usual mass-production Mégane. The RS Trophy uses the considerably modified Renault Vel Satis V4Y 3.5-litre V6 engine (which is a rebadged VQ35DE of Nissan VQ engine family) rated 330 PS (243 kW; 325 bhp) at 7000 rpm and 390 N·m (290 lb·ft) at 4500 rpm. The engine together with Sadev 6-speed sequential gearbox is placed longitudinally behind the cockpit. Renaultsport Mégane Trophy is not road legal, but can be bought for € 120,000. It was intended to be used for competition only in the Renault Eurocup, but cars also race in events like the Belgian Touring Car Series and the Dubai 24 Hour with it. The second generation was shown in the 2008 Paris Motor Show and was used in the Renault Eurocup starting from the 2009 season. Race Models: 2005–2008 Mégane Trophy: 3.5 L 24-valve V6, 330 PS (240 kW) 2009–present Mégane Trophy II: 3.5 L 24-valve V6, 360 PS (260 kW) Mid-Ohio The track opened as a 15-turn, 2.4 mile (3.86 km) road circuit run clockwise. The back portion of the track allows speeds approaching 180 mph (290 km/h). A separate starting line is located on the backstretch to allow for safer rolling starts. The regular start/finish line is located on the pit straight. In 1990, the track underwent a refurbishment. A new retaining wall was built, the entire track was resurfaced, widened, and concrete was paved in the apexes of the turns to prevent asphalt deterioration. In addition, a straightaway was paved through the chicane, allowing for two different track layouts, the original 2.4-mile (3.9 km) circuit, and a new 13-turn, 2.258 mile (3.634 km) circuit. In 1990, the CART series began utilizing the 2.258-mile (3.634 km) layout. In 2006, a second major refurbishment saw several improvements. The entire circuit was repaved, and the concrete patches in the turn apexes were removed. A new motorcycle "short course" was created by connecting turn one with the backstretch, and another motocross oval was created by connecting the chicane straight with the backstretch. The additional layouts allow simultaneous use of the multiple course, for instructional and competitive uses. The improvements also included a motocross facility, that has since been closed. There is grandstand seating for 10,000 spectators, and three observation mounds alongside the track raise the capacity to over 75,000. Schedule Both servers will be online all week for practicing. The servers are setup with an extended first practice session. Please only use this practice session when racing online for fun, do not vote it round unless being asked to do so. Week 40 Start Date: Monday September 30, 2013 Week 40End Date: Sunday Oktober 6, 2013 Race days for official ranked sessions · Monday, September 30, · Tuesday Oktober 1, · Wednesday, Oktober 2, · Thursday Oktober 3, · Friday Oktober 4, · Saturday Oktober 5, · Sunday Oktober 6, Time schedule for official ranked sessions · Qualification: 19:30 GMT · Race Starts: 19:45 GMT (20 mins) · Race Ends: 20:05 GMT Event Details Server: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM #R Car: Renault Megane Track: Mid-Ohio Mod: Here Weather: Dry Road condition: Naturally progressing Tyre wear: 2x Mechanical failure: Time scaled Information: Server name: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM #R Password:Click here for the server password RaceLog: After each session your fastest laptime, result and rank are published inside the RaceLog system.Click hereor quickly navigate to the RaceLog section of your choice via the navigation button on the site and forums. Discuss, support, encourage and share! This event thread will be the central thread for the GT Series discussions this week. You can ask other drivers to practice or race with you by using the tag function of the forum. Please type an @ directly followed by the user name and this person will receive a notification or just leave a post that you will be participating in the first upcoming race, and of course we very much like to see your race reports Our racing clubs are foremost meant to gain online experience so please help other drivers out when they have questions about the event, the car, the track, the setup or a combination. Remember that first post where somebody else helped you for the first time, helping is nice! Have a great week and see you on track!