The league using the fastest aids free car of LFS - Formula V8,called V8 Racing League (short - VERL) - is back to celebrate the half decade of skillful racing! After 4 years it has 4 very famous names as it's champions,now it's time to decide if one of them will be able to write themselves for the 2nd time in the list or will there be a new challenger? Answer to this we will find out in late november or 2 weeks earlier in case of a dominating driver.
League race format is quite simple - every round features 20 minutes free track qualifying and race,where lapcount is set to minimum to exceed 200 kilometers. League will offer pure racing without any strategies as there will be no mandatory pitstops,neither "hardcore simulation" will be enforced to keep things simple - everyone can telepit in qualifying,also Safety/Pace car will not be used.
After 2 years being apart from league schedule,Kyoto makes a return - but not as Kyoto Summer GP (for obvious reasons),as the round is now renamed simply Kyoto 200,this year drivers will have to tackle the "roval" course named National in it's reversed direction. After starting in Japan,series will come to LFS home country England for remaining 3 rounds - first of those will be the only custom configuration layed on Aston's racing roads. The name of this configuration is Sprint 2 (code A21),which starts in Aston Club opening section,but ends on Aston National section. Between rounds 2 and 3 there is a 3 weeks break instead of usual 2,after the break it's rush hour time at South City,using the Town Course just like in 2016 series. The season finale is set in Westhill again - this year's VERL Westhill Grand Prix will be hosted in the International configuration,which was used in the league's inaugural round back in 2015.
06.10. Round 1 - Kyoto 200 (KY National Reversed, 39 laps)
20.10. Round 2 - Aston Classic Challenge (AS Sprint 2 (AS2X-A21)*, 42 laps)
10.11. Round 3 - South City 200 (SO Town Course, 64 laps)
24.11. Round 4 - VERL Westhill Grand Prix (WE International, 35 laps)
* Custom configuration layout attached
17:30 UTC / 19:30 CET / 20:30 EET - 20 minutes of qualifying
18:00 UTC / 20:00 CET / 21:00 EET - race start
* due daylight saving time change in Europe,the UTC time of rounds 3 and 4 will be accordingly 18:30 and 19:00!
* times of posted CET and EET timezones are the current times at the date - summer time in rounds 1-2,winter time in rounds 3-4.
* IMPORTANT NOTE: if you are not familiar with either CET or EET timezones,always refer to UTC to convert the correct event time to your timezone! Calender of lfs.net website's leagues section always shows right time for your timezone!
Special notes on qualifying:
- If there is no full 40 car grid,drivers championship's top 10 drivers will be allowed to start from end of the grid if joined late and missed qualification. For 1st round last year's top 10 driver's can use this option.
- To qualify for the race drivers have to set a laptime during qualifying session within 112% of best laptime of the qualifying session. This does not affect championship's top 10 drivers as they may start the race without qualifying or with laptime outside 112% of best laptime.
VERL Drivers Champion - awarded to a driver with the most points scored through all 4 rounds,including attendance bonus points
VERL Teams Champion - awarded to a team with the most points scored through all 4 rounds (team will score all points from it's 2 highest finished drivers and all round bonus points)
VERL Nations Cup Winner - awarded to a nation with the most points scored through all 4 rounds (nation will score all points from it's 2 highest finished drivers and all round bonus points)
VERL Rookie of the Year - awarded to a driver,who hasn't started a single VERL race before this season,with the most points scored through all 4 rounds,including attendance bonus points. Rookie status will be marked in championship standings sheet in series spreadsheets (link in "Miscellaneous info" section of this post)
In all championships - in case of a tie,higher rated will be driver/team/nation with highest finishing position,if equal - it's amount,if equal - second highest position etc. If all finishing positions happen to be equal,higher rated will be selected using same system from qualifying results. If they also happen to be equal then as a tie-breaker will be used last round finishing position. In case a tied driver had a disqualification in one or more rounds,it counts as a primary rating lowering factor,when deciding tiebreak.
VERL Drivers Champion
2015 [SR] S.Litmanen
VERL Teams Champion
2018 [TC] Racing
2017 Tiger Express Motorsports
2015 Sonicrealms Racing
VERL Nations Cup Winner
VERL Rookie of the Year
2018 [TC-R] P.Butcher
2015 not awarded
Historical data links:
2018 Forum thread / Results
2017 Forum thread / Results
2016 Forum thread / Results
2015 Forum thread / Results
1st - 20 points
2nd - 17 points
3rd - 14 points
4th - 12 points
5th - 10 points
6th - 9 points
7th - 8 points
8th - 7 points
9th - 6 points
10th - 5 points
11th - 4 points
12th - 3 points
13th - 2 points
14th-40th - 1 point
In order to receive finishing points,driver must complete full 2/3 (66.67%) of race distance with single run!
Points reducement system:
*in case there 7 or less participants in qualifying,race distance and available points will be halved.
1st - 10 points
2nd - 8 points
3rd - 6 points
4th - 5 points
5th - 4 points
6th - 3 point
7th - 2 point
8th-17th - 1 point
(points for more positions available just in case of late joins)
* also here completion of 2/3 (66.67%) from reduced race distance with single run is required to score finishing points!
Round bonus points:
Qualification win - 1 point (if qualifying time is equal,both/all will receive this bonus point)
Fastest lap in race - 1 point (if laptime is equal,both/all will receive this bonus point)
Championship bonus points:
Attendance in all 4 rounds - 2 points
Attendance in 3 rounds - 1 point
* Attendance counts if a driver has started the race
We will not make a mile long rule book that noone will read completely anyway,so we will rely on common sence of competitors to behave and follow the basic Rules of Clean Racing. There will not be an admin in server who will specifically observe drivers' behaviour during the race,so any action will be made only after protest while all retirements will be investigated automatically. If any incidents reported/protested,we will take individual approach to each of them to decide best fair resolution or punishment if needed.
Basic guidelines as a reminder:
> Blue flag - you may not deny/block a passing manouvre of laping car and try a repass right after it. In qualification it means - stay off racing line and don't disturb drivers on hotlap.
> Shortcuts - 2 wheels on track at all times. Track is mostly marked by white lines,while also curbs count towards track. Overtaking outside track (for example in Kyoto oval part under white line/on apron) counts as illegal and will be penalized in case of a protest.
> Pit exit - allthough there will be no mandatory pitstop in this league,pit exit lines will have to be respected - drivers may not cross the pit exit line with more than 2 wheels and have to make way for cars racing at full speed. Failing to comply with this rule will award them with 10s penalty,while causing incidents will result in bigger penalty.
> Chatting - it's not completely outruled,but still drivers are expected to concentrate on racing. In case of too much chatting while ignoring messages asking to cease chatting,a penalty may be given. In case of any abusive/offensive language a penalty will be given! Any in server present observers/spectators are not allowed to chat at all during race session!
> Lags - if there are any connection issues,driver will be asked to improve (close internet using programs). If driver will be considered as dangerous due to unstable connection and high ping,he will not be allowed to participate at the current round.
> Hacks/cheats - if used,you will not race with us. Ever. As simple as that.
> WARNING - any minor infraction that needs to be noted without penalty. Warned driver might receive bigger penalty for other infractions.
> 10s added to finish time - minor infractions,like illegal passing,pit exit line violation,too much chatting.
> 30s added to finish time - medium infractions,like causing avoidable incident[s] without serious consequences,illegal passing.
> 60s added to finish time (1 lap penalty in round 3) - medium infractions,like causing avoidable incident[s] with consequences to other drivers (like damage,multiple position loss) or unsportsmanlike behaviour.
> Disqualification for 1 or more rounds - heavy infractions,multiple incidents,unsportsmanlike behaviour. After serving disqualification,driver will automatically carry a "warning" for the rest of season.
> Series exclusion (including ban for any other events run under Race Green Events control) - serious infractions like intentional/revenge wrecking,event sabotage and any other malicious act.
In order to compete in VERL 2019,you have to fill the registration form below,providing all needed information (in case of no team to represent,leave empty):
Here's my sign-up as an example:
LFSW name: Eclipsed
In-game name: RG^Rony
Full team name: Race Green Autosports
!Important: In case there are any changes to sign-up details,please quote your edited post in a new one with a note about changes,otherwise the changes won't be noticed and will not have any effect!
To avoid very late sign-ups and their tracking,you have to sign-up at least 10 minutes before start of a round!
> We will not use any numbers,skin requirements or official names in our league. But still feel free to use VERL logo on skins if you wish!
> Sign-up tracking and all the standings will be found in VERL 2019 spreadsheets.
> Signed-up drivers will receive server information and password at least 24h before round start (usually saturday european time) via PM on this forum! Make sure you have enabled PM receiving! Server will be online without password until then.
> Series will be run using the latest stable version of LFS (currently 0.6U).
> All information above can be changed,if so,a notification will be posted about it!
League server: V8 Racing League(Online)
Join us,good luck in series and have fun!