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Rally - Fernando's Rally Challenge 3 - Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th September 2012

Discussion in 'DiRT Rally Club & Leagues' started by Warren Dawes, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes

    "Fernando's Rally Challenge 3”

    Mon 24th & Tues 25th September 2012


    More RWD action but in a much slower "classic" car, the Ford Escort Mk1. across a selection of gravel stages

    Banner by Damien Jones

    Sessions: RD Fernando 3 EUX / RD Fernando 3 EU / RD Fernando 3 USX / RD Fernando 3 US / RD Fernando 3 OC

    NOTE: We may include additional timezone Rallys if requested.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you request an additional Session to be created, you must sign up and make the request at least 12 hours before the requested start time. Late requests will not be accepted.

    Car Pack: VHC_1 (You must choose the Ford Escort Mk1 from this Pack ).

    Damage: Realistic

    SS01 - France - Joux Plane II - Gravel, Good, Day
    SS02 - Czeck Republic - Pribram R - Gravel, Good, Day
    SS03 - England - Falstone II - Normal, Good, Day
    SS04 - England - Sweet Lamb - Normal, Good, Day
    SS05 - Finland - Mustaselka II - Gravel, Good, Day
    SS06 - Finland - Sikakama II - Gravel, Good, Day
    SS07 - World stages - Rally Poland - Normal, Good, Day
    SS08 - World stages - Swiss Gravel - Normal, Good, Day

    EUX Start: 16:00 GMT Monday *
    Europe Start: 19:00 GMT Monday *
    USX Start:00:00 GMT Tuesday (8PM Monday Eastern Time) *
    US Start: 02:00 GMT Tuesday (10PM Eastern (USA), 8PM Mountain Time, Monday) *
    Oceania Start: 10:30 GMT Tuesday (8:30PM EST.) *

    Additional timezone Rallys may be created on request.

    If the USA Session drivers prefer a different Start time, please let us know, we can be flexible to suit.

    All sessions will be combined together for an overall result for the event. You can run on more than one session, but the first Session in which you post a sector time will be the one counted for the overall result.

    • Click here to read the password!
    • You will require the RSRBR 2012 Mod & Update 06, in order to participate, please see the Installation and Usage thread.
    • You will also require the VHC_1 car pack
    • Teamspeak is highly recommended, and adds to the fun.
    • Please sign up in the following format: RD Name (RSRBR2012 Name) - Session.
    • Take a screenie of RSCenter, or save your times, showing your final results at the end of the rally (including the car you drove!). This is in case any of your stages are missed by the server. If there's a discrepancy, please post your times ASAP so we're not adjusting times over 24 hours later.
    • You must stick with the same car throughout the rally - if you change, your times for those stages will be defaulted.
    • If you are new to Richard Burns Rally, we have provided a set of guidelines and links to help you get up and running: Here
  2. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes


    Please Note: You must choose the Ford Escort Mk1 from the VHC_1 Car Pack.

    1. Jack Hintz (StealthSCG) - OC
    2. Fernando Agapito (Fernando A.) - OC
    3. Senad Subasic (mfodor) - OC
    4. Emil Pribanić (PRIBANIC Emil) - EU
    5. Michael Nelson (JonesyMJ) - US
    6. John Cunningham (HH_BF1) - EU
    7. Viesturs Priede (Viesturs) - EU
    8. Tony Gentile (Tony Gee) - US
    9. Tero Leppänen (Cloudy) - OC
    10. Timo Hakkarainen (Saku72) - EUX
    11. Sion Williams (RS Williams) - EU
    12. Ondřej Kapal (Ondrej Kapal) - EUX
    13. Robert McCracken (yokelhama) - OC
    14. Henri Korpela (henkka k) - EU
    15. Magnus Lindgren (magnuslindgren) - EU
    16. Driver
    17. Driver
    18. Driver
    19. Driver
    20. Driver
  3. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes

    Our next Rally is open for sign-up.

    Fernando has stepped up again and offered one of his Rallys. This time he has gone soft on us, instead of providing a fiendish test, he has opted for something quite different and more "relaxed".

    We stay with the RWD cars again, but will use the classic old Ford Escort Mk1, a car very much loved by Rally enthusiasts and still seen in some local Rallys around the world today.
    The car presented in RSRBR2012 is very basic, the modelling is not great, and the "canary yellow" livery is a bit hard on the eyes, but it is still a fun car to drive. For those who struggle with the yellow livery, there is a nicer one here, which can be easily installed using the Skin Manager:

    It has the expected RWD handling, but is very much under-powered, so it is quite easy to drive. However, you need to keep up momentum to squeeze any good times out of it.

    We again stay on gravel surfaces, which best suit these RWD classics. We have included one of the new Stages, Swiss Gravel, for the final stage.

    To prove how soft Fernando has gone, he even kept the weather perfect. :rolleyes:


    1. This car is typical RWD, but much slower. It is quite easy to handle, but will require skill to keep momentum up to achieve good times. It will also roll pretty easily on the bumpy stages too. Recovery from a spin into grass, or recovering from a standing start up a small hill, can also be a challenge (or even impossible), so some care is necessary to keep on the main road.

    2. RBR Pacenotes are designed for default cars, Normal conditions and Good weather. Please remember to adjust your speeds to suit these cars.

    3. Tyre selections are the drivers responsibility. If you use the automatic tyre selection option in RSRBR2011, please beware that sometimes it may give you the wrong tyre for the conditions. Always double check your tyres, it is critical, especially for Snow Stages.

    4. You will definitely need RSRBR2012 Update 06 for this Rally , since we are using Swiss Gravel for the final Stage.

    If requests are made for any additional timezones, or changes to Start times to better suit your local needs, we will try to include them ( but within the Monday/Tuesday periods).

    Thanks to Fernando for designing this Rally.
    Special thanks to Damien for another of his nice Banners.

    Good luck all, let's hope you enjoy cruising around in the old Ford Veteran. :)

    Fernando has made a brief intro video to highlight the old Escort and give a sneak peak into the new Swiss Stage.

    This should also bring back some "fond" memories for Senad (remember your Noiker saga trying to climb one of the mild hills ). ;)

    And for anyone wanting a good laugh, here is the video evidence (Senad's after Event video from the last time we drove this car a couple of years ago) : :D:whistling:
    Yes, we were very "casual" back then. :)

  4. Jack Hintz

    Jack Hintz
    The One and Only...I think? Staff

    Jack Hintz - StealthSCG - OC
    All the stages and everything look great, sucks that physics are just rubbish, its far too easy to roll :(
    also, LOL video!
  5. Manuel De Samaniego

    Manuel De Samaniego
    3X Race Department Rally Champion

    Jack, reduce the spring lenght, maybe that will help :)
  6. Fernando Agapito

    Fernando Agapito
    RDRC S4 Overall Champion

    Fernando Agapito (Fernando A.) - OC

    :roflmao: It's really is the opposite of my brutal challenges huh? :D

    I thought the car's physics would still be a big challenge so I guess it's better for everyone to enjoy it on perfect condition, the aim is to just enjoy driving and I'm gonna enjoy this with the H-Shifter :).

    That is why I didn't include any tarmac stage! I was also planning to include the new stage Akagi but during the test run on the very first tight turn I immediately rolled :roflmao:.

    The car is not perfected for extreme competition so if you push you'll definitely get into trouble. Just slow down! and enjoy driving, it's best to finish all stages with a clean run than pushing hard and get stuck which can cause you a lot of time. So good luck everyone :).
  7. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes

    Where is your sense of adventure and fun Jack? :cautious::D
    It is possible to keep this car under control ok if you drive accordingly. Last time we ran it, I didn't have any crashes. :p

    It does introduce some "unusual" characteristics, but that just adds to the fun if you don't take it too seriously. Big tip, stay on the gravel and avoid the grass.

    BTW Fernando, using good weather for this one is a good choice. :thumbsup:
  8. Senad Subasic

    Senad Subasic

    LOL, ah, the adventures on Noiker :roflmao:

    Senad Subasic (mfodor) - OC
  9. Emil Pribanić

    Emil Pribanić

    Sound like great fun...i`m in
    Emil Pribanić - PRIBANIC Emil- EU
  10. Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson
    #118 RMI Motorsport (RDLMS) Premium

    I'll give it a go, force my hand at learning car control! :p

    Michael Nelson - JonesyMJ - US
  11. John Cunningham

    John Cunningham

    John Cunningham - HH_BF1 - EU
  12. Viesturs Priede

    Viesturs Priede

    Viesturs Priede - Viesturs - EUX
  13. Tony Gentile

    Tony Gentile

    Tony Gentile ~ Tony Gee - US
  14. Tero Leppanen

    Tero Leppanen

    Tero Leppänen - Cloudy- - OC
  15. Tom Peters

    Tom Peters

    I remember driving this car seeing as it's the only car that rolls by cornering alone :roflmao:

    Not signing up, don't know if I will to focus on the championship
  16. Fernando Agapito

    Fernando Agapito
    RDRC S4 Overall Champion

    I guess it only does that on tarmac, It seems fine on gravel with proper driving, you could only roll it if you turn with a really high speed, the car just can't take it :D.
  17. Timo Hakkarainen

    Timo Hakkarainen

    Timo Hakkarainen -Saku72- Eux
  18. Daniel Monteiro

    Daniel Monteiro

    Daniel Monteiro - Daniel Monteiro - Europe Start
  19. Sion Williams

    Sion Williams

    Sion Williams - RS Williams - EU
  20. Ondrej Kapal

    Ondrej Kapal

    Jesus Christ, I hadn't such a rofl for such a long time! This is really classic one:roflmao:

    I can't resist, good old memories. Have to feel it again :)

    Ondřej Kapal - Ondrej Kapal (if I remember well?) - EUX

    Looking forward to accompany you guys once again ;) yayks!

    P.S.: And yes, 900° and heel&toe is needed :p