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RDLMS by Vesaro Thrustmaster 6 Hour of Silverstone Preview

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Paul Jeffrey, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

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    The home of the British Grand Prix plays host to the second round of the 2017 RDLMS by Vesaro here at RaceDepartment, with all the action exclusive and live on Saturday 13th May.

    The opening race of the season proved to be a classic exchange of powerful driving from our 36 strong field of cars at Interlargos, showcasing 12 hours of close and hard fought action leaving nothing out on track before eventual winners FEEDER Ragnar Simulator & 11000 Bit Racing crossed the finish line to bag a full compliment of points in the quest to become 2017 RDLMS by Vesaro champion.

    Fast forward to May and already the successful opening race of the year has become a distant memory, with new cars, new teams, new drivers and revised liveries all preparing to head to the home of British motorsport in Northamptonshire for the Thrustmaster Six Hours of Silverstone, our first six hour event of the season and a return to a circuit popular amongst many of the competitors taking part in the series.

    We welcome a number of new teams and drivers to the grid for this the second round of the season and are very proud to confirm a capacity 40 car entry has been confirmed for this race. With over 150 drivers vying for seat time during the event, the Thrustmaster Silverstone Six Hours should be an intriguing "mini" endurance festival that should give fans and teams alike an excellent feel for who will be competitive during the remainder of the year.

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    With typically mixed weather conditions expected to greet the drivers come race day (it is May in England after all..) and a circuit known to be a punishing experience for both man and machine, the current championship standings could well look very different when the chequered flag falls on Saturday night.

    As an added curveball to throw in the mix this race will be the first RDLMS event using the new rFactor 2 DX11 / VR update build. So expect improved visuals and an all together better viewing experience for the fans back home, plus some pretty epic looking lighting changes as the cars race into the setting sun at the home of the British Grand Prix..

    You can check up on the current championship standings by viewing THIS LINK.

    So how can you watch the action yourself and be in with a shout at winning some amazing and very expensive sim racing prizes? Well as you may already know, we are exceptionally proud to partner up with quality peripheral manufacturers Vesaro and Thrustmaster this season, who between them have generously put up thousands of Euros worth of superb prizes for the drivers and fans of the series to win this year! You can read the specific prize details on the Vesaro announcement HERE and the Thrustmaster announcement HERE.

    Basically in order to be in with a shout at winning something very special indeed all our viewers need to do is follow and subscribe to our Twitch and Youtube channels and watch our thrilling action packed broadcasts, which will be live streamed with professional commentary.

    Round Two, the Thrustmaster Six Hours of Silverstone will be live and exclusive Saturday 13th May on our Twitch and Youtube channels from 12:50 GMT. The Session timetable can be seen below:

    Session Timetable
    • 10:55 | Race server reboot
    • 11:00 | Official practice & Briefing (no duplicate cars allowed from this point on)
    • 11:40 | GT qualifying (30 minutes)
    • 12:10 | Qualifying switch-over (5 minutes)
    • 12:15 | Prototype qualifying (30 minutes)
    • 12:45 | Warm-up
    • 13:00 | Race start [Saturday 13th May] (in-game: 13:00 / 1PM)
    • 19:00 | Race ends [Saturday 13th May] (in-game: 19:00 / 7PM)
    All times are posted in GMT.

    With one of the greatest tracks in British motorsport and a field of cars itching to continue the momentum started at Interlargos or right a wrong from the opening race, the Thrustmaster Silverstone Six Hours of Silverstone should prove to be one of the highlights of our packed racing schedule this season.

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    Are you looking forward to the second race of the season at Silverstone? Do you think the event will live up to the quality seen at the opening round? Will you be watching the action live? Are you racing in this event yourself, and if so are you prepared and looking forward to the race? Want to shout out to your favourite team and / or drive? Let us know in the comments section below!
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  2. slingshot64


    Best wishes everyone taking part and good luck with the event overall.
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  3. Slyfrequency


    Woopwoop, interlagos was an absolute blast to watch! God luck to all at Silverstone, I'll be watching ;)
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  4. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper

    Good luck to all the teams at Silverstone and hoping everyone has a clean race :)

    The #105 RiP will be running a slightly different livery at the home of the British Grand Prix....Wishing the team all the best! :thumbsup:

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  5. Steve Bird

    Steve Bird
    Racing Since 1978 Premium

    Damn it. I will be supping beer and cocktails in Mexico when this is on. i will have to see what the hotel wifi is like (And take the ear ache from Mrs B for even mentioning it).
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