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Featured 2018 RD GP Championship | Information & Sign-up

Discussion in 'RD GP Championship' started by Joseph Wright, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Joseph Wright

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    The seventh installment of the ever-successful open-wheeler championship at RaceDepartment returns to rFactor 2 for the 2018 RaceDepartment Grand Prix Championship. This series will run weekly on Sunday for 6 weeks!

    A maximum of 28 drivers will head onto the track to compete for the title, with teams of no more than 2 drivers competing to take the RaceDepartment Grand Prix Teams Crown.

    The Car
    The brand new series of Grand Prix racing shall see the introduction of the USF2000’s, as they feature for the first time in the championship. Studio 397’s have advanced greatly in the development of rFactor 2, and therefore would create a perfect simulated environment for competitive open-wheel racing.

    Calendar
    This season will see the cars head to five circuits located across the globe, including the selectively popular Silverstone. A full grid of 28 drivers will have the ability to compete for glory and take the title as 2018 RaceDepartment Grand Prix Drivers Champion. The teams will also be pushing to get the 2018 RaceDepartment Grand Prix Teams Crown.

    • Sunday 29th April - Suzuka (45min Race)
    • Sunday 6th May - Zandvoort (45min Race)
    • Sunday 13th May - Interlagos (45min Race)
    • Sunday 20th May - NOLA (45min Race)
    • Sunday 27th May - Silverstone (60min Finale)

    Weekend Schedule
    • Practice – 19:00GMT (20 Minutes)
    • Qualifying – 19:20GMT (25 Minutes)
    • Warm Up – 19:45GMT (5 Minutes)
    • Race – 19:50GMT
    All races will have a formation lap.
    All races will be a standing start.


    Server Settings
    • Fuel Usage: Normal
    • Tire Wear: Normal
    • Damage: 100%
    • Flag Rules: Full (No Safety Car)
    • Mandatory Pitstop: No
    Driver Assists
    • Invulnerability: Off
    • Steering Help: Off
    • Braking Help: Off
    • Opposite Lock: Off
    • Spin Recovery: Off
    • Auto Pit Lane: Off
    • Auto Reverse: Allowed
    • Stability Control: Off
    • Anti-lock Brakes: Off
    • Traction Control: Off
    • Auto Shifting: Allowed
    • Auto Clutch: Allowed
    Running any assists will give you a weight penalty in relation to in-game rules.

    General Rules
    • Season 7 of the RDGPC will operate in accordance with the 2018 RD League Regulations unless specifically outlined as otherwise.
    • In the rare case of drivers being in a tie for the championship a shoot-out will decide the winner.
    Points System
    P01 - 28
    P02 - 27
    P03 - 26
    P04 - 25
    P05 - 24
    P06 - 23
    P07 - 22
    P08 - 21
    P09 - 20
    P10 – 19
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    P24 – 5
    P25 – 4
    P26 – 3
    P27 – 2
    P28 – 1

    Absences
    When you sign up to the RDGPC, we expect you to be present at all the rounds. This commitment shows respect to the league, your fellow drivers and the organisation. However, you are allowed to miss one racing weekend, albeit with an absence notice to the organization no later than 24 hours before the start of the free practice. A reserve driver will then take over your slot and you will be placed on the bottom of the reserve list for the next round.

    Incidents
    All racing incidents will will be reviewed by an independent group of staff who hold no affiliation to this league in any way, shape or form. All incidents will be viewed on their merits, and the decisions made by the stewards will be respected even if you disagree with the outcome.

    Submitting a Report
    Before submitting a report, please try (if possible) to resolve the matter privately with the parties involved in a friendly manner. If that fails then you can submit a report.

    Reports are submitted to @Joseph Wright or @Matt Le Gallez via a conversation message, who will then forward the report to the stewards. Reports must be submitted within 48 hours of the conclusion of the race. Please make sure you conform to the procedure and standards that are expected of an incident report. This means,
    • Your Name:
    • Name of reported driver:
    • Round and Lap Number:
    • Video Evidence: Must be clear video proof. If you can't be bothered taking the time to record it properly then we won't be bothered reviewing it. Please include multiple angles, viewpoints. Should last approx. 1 minute. We have no problems with a quick shot video from a mobile phone as long as the situation is clearly recorded.
    • Written Description: Outline in writing exactly what happened.
    Penalties
    Point penalties will be the form of penalty handed out post-race. Penalties issued by rFactor 2 must be respected, else you will be disqualified from the session. For track limits you will recieve 3 warnings before you are given a drive through penalty on your 4th cut.

    For racing incidents and contacts, the following are available to be applied post-race.
    • Minor Incident = 2 point penalty
    • Moderate Incident = 5 point penalty
    • Major Incident = 10 point penalty or disqualification
    Custom Liveries
    Every driver confirmed as an entry for the 2018 RaceDepartment Grand Prix Championship is recommended to run a custom skin which you can use by entering the server with your custom design. If you are running a custom skin, it must include your racing number which will be given to you. Skins must not include images or text that breaks our rules. This means there are no deadlines to skin submission and no additional downloads that you need to make apart from "skin sharing" in-game.

    Sign up
    This league is open to Premium Members of all regions. Before signing up make sure you have at least participated in a minimum number of five recent racing club or racing league events at RaceDepartment before the start of the series.

    Please copy & paste the following template to signup for the 2018 RD Grand Prix Chamipionship:
    Code:
    Forum Name:
    Real Name:
    Links to 5 recent racing club or league events:
    [*]Link
    [*]Link
    [*]Link
    [*]Link
    [*]Link
    Team Name (leave blank if you are not competing for the Teams Crown):
    Sign Up List (Your racing number is to the right of your name):
    1. Joseph Wright #2
    2. Dan Long #3 (Racers in Pyjamas)
    3. Tom Watts #4 (Racers in Pyjamas)
    4. Lorenzo Bonder #5 (Talking Door Racing)
    5. Tobias Röhner #6 (Talking Door Racing)
    6. Christian Moreau #8 (Pyjama Racing)
    7. Kreshnik Halili #9
    8. Daniel Watkin #10 (Team SSR)
    9. Brian van Beusekom #11 (Team SSR)
    10. Paul Fenwick #13
    11. John Melichar #14
    12. Anders Jensen #15
    13. Craig Patteson #16 (Pyjama Racing)
    14. Karl Little #17
    15. Magnus Stjerneby #18
    16. Matt Le Gallez #19 (Talking Door Racing 2)
    17. Charles Baccio #20 (Talking Door Racing 2)
    18. Johnny Stathoros #21 (Hellenic Racing Association)
    19. Manos Papangelou #22 (Hellenic Racing Association)
    20. Pauli Ahonen #23
    21. Jörn Horbelt #24
    22. Fernando Deutsch #25
    23. Krzysztof Maj #26
    24. Lesley Buurlage #27 (Stenden/NHL Racing Team)
    25. Anders Myhre #28
    26. Erik Ocvirk #29
    27. Yapci Zamora #30
    28. Simon Marshall #31 (Rookie Monsters)
    Reserve List (Your racing number is to the right of your name):
    1. Henry Drury #12 (Atlantic Motorsport) Absent for Round 1
    2. Free Slot
    3. Free Slot
     
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  2. Joseph Wright

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    Forum Name: Joseph Wright
    Real Name: Joseph Wright
    Links to 5 recent racing club or league events:
    [*]Link
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    Team Name (leave blank if you are not competing for the Teams Crown): Immersive Racing
     
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  3. Dan Long

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    Forum Name: Dan Long
    Real Name: Dan Long (#24)
    Links to 5 recent racing club or league events:
    [*]LINK
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    [*]LINK (Round 2)
    [*]LINK (Round 3)
    [*]LINK (Round 5)
    Team Name: Racers in Pyjamas (RiP)
     
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  5. Lorenzo Bonder

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    Forum and Real Name: Lorenzo Bonder
    Links to 5 recent racing club or league events:
    RDTCC DTM R3, R4, R5, R6 and RDGTC R4

    Team Name: Talking Door Racing (TDR) - Team name might change depending on team mates joining
     
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    Forum Name: TobiasR
    Real Name: Tobias Röhner
    Links to 5 recent racing club or league events: All of RDTCC :p
    Team Name: Talking Door Racing (TDR)
     
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  7. Joseph Wright

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    All added on, with numbers allocated in order of sign ups.

    Racing numbers are not chosen to prevent arguments (and confusion) in number selection :)
     
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    Forum Name: Celtic Pharaoh
    Real Name: Tariq Gamil

    Links to 5 recent racing club or league events:
    Will update this when I'm on a PC.

    Team name: no team currently
     
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  9. Christian Moreau

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    Forum Name: Christian Moreau
    Real Name: Christian Moreau
    Links to 5 recent racing club or league events:
    [*]https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/gtr-3-zolder-sun-15apr18.149350/page-2#post-2729810
    [*]https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/gtr-3-nürburgring-sun-10dec17.144280/
    Team Name: Pyjama Racing

    I was going to link the latter half of the RDLMS season as those are the most recent races I have apart from the two linked above, though I see I can't as all those threads have been moved into the Season 7 archive thread.

    Surely you've heard of me before? :p
     
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  10. Joseph Wright

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    Everyone knows you race multiple times EVERY WEEK! You're on the list
    You've been added.
     
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  11. CMGARAGE

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    @Matt Le Gallez , @Joseph Wright

    If over-subscribed will this be 'first come, first served' or will there be a qualifying event like last season?

    I'd be potentially interested in giving this ago as I enjoyed S6 but there's a risk that I'd be even further off the pace in rf2 and with even less spaces this season I don't want to take a seat from someone much more likely to be on the pace.

    Btw, your scoring system seems to be operating with a 32 car grid in mind, not 28.
     
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  15. Joseph Wright

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    First come, first serve :thumbsup:

    You're on the list :)
     
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    You've both been added :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Joseph Wright

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    And thank you for that, my fault indeed. Copy and paste from another league sometimes screws you over ;)
     
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  18. kamackeris

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    awww crap i had not read the start times!! i assumed it would be the same times as the RRE championship recently. i won't be back in time for the start of quali when i have my son which is rave 3. i would be back for the start of the race. damn it i love these cars. could i still compete even if i don't get a quali time in ??