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Welcome to the new look RaceDepartment

You may or may not know that RaceDepartment is turning 15 years old later this month. Starting life as a site for a small group of drivers to share information on upcoming races, it’s pretty unbelievable to think how far it’s come since those humble beginnings. RD recently passed the 1.6 million registered members mark which is frankly bonkers but it just shows how much the scene has exploded in recent times.

With this exciting milestone approaching we felt it was time to give the old site a bit of a freshen up. Out goes the old look and feel including the logo and in comes a new cleaner UI with a modern brand identity. This signifies the start of a number of changes across the site which will make RD a more valuable experience for you, our visitors.

On the new site you will see a new way to browse news and reviews, the latter of which offering up some pretty powerful user tools to help contribute opinions on products and software. We are also refining the way we publish news. It will be a lot easier to highlight exciting threads from the forums to the front page meaning that we can get the wider community involved in discussions which previously may have been missed.

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So, what is there to look forward to in the near future? Firstly the public access to our online racing platform simracing.gp, it goes without saying that there will be some pretty tight integration on the site, seeing and joining upcoming events will be easier than ever. Including some upcoming competitions where you can win some pretty cool sim racing hardware - Stay tuned for that next week.

We are also working on a new set of tools to make finding mods easier. Browsing by car model and type, track regions etc, this will come pretty soon after we have ensured all the existing functionality is working. On the subject of mods, if you are a modder posting your awesome content on RD, stay tuned we have some great news for you guys.

All that is left is to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped RD grow over the years and we hope for another incredible 15 years.
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VernWozza
A motorsport fanatic and sim racer for over 20 years. Content creator for RD, and MD at Simracing.gp. Favourite sims include ACC, AC, RF2, AMS, WRC9 - VernWozza#7419 @vernwozza

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Hello!!
It's a nice designs and I'm getting confident to use the new site layout. I just miss the black theme. I know that the development and update is ongoing, but don't forget it...LOL!!!
Cheers

mod-edit: hit the lightbulb at the right top of the navigation bar... You're welcome :)
 
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So a big (virtual) party in the near future. 15 years young! Congratz.

First impression of the renewed RD site and logo --> fresh, clean and good to recognize.

Hopefully ok to say --> it has some similarities with rF logo.
Bram & Marcel meetings are fruitful :whistling:

As always keep up the good job.
 
I cant find forum section with the category, hard to find some stuff like easy like before , the logo looks cool
 
I love the new logo, very mod. 1.6 million members! Where is everyone? In the races here on RD, I mean.
 
I cant find forum section with the category, hard to find some stuff like easy like before , the logo looks cool
The forum is under the "community" tab now. As for other things, we have just migrated to a new version of the software so somethings have moved but we should find them back in place soon enough.

Please be patient with us, I know sometimes it looks like we a huge team but in reality it's just a few passionate sim racers trying to do our best.
 

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