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ZFRL All Rounder Championship
Announcement of the Zafiralis All Rounder Championship





We are proud to present to you our first ever racing series: the Zafiralis All Rounder Championsip presented by Sim Broadcasts. As the name and logo suggests, the series will feature a wide range of cars and tracks with varying grip levels. The main idea of the series is to have three consecutive rounds in the same track environment with the three different types of tyres before switching to a new track environment. The races will be held monthly starting from monday 8th of January 2024, and the following races will be held on the first monday of the month (see the below for all dates). All races will be livestreamed by Sim Broadcasts on their Twitch and Youtube channels.

What: Zafiralis All Rounder Championship presented by Sim Broadcasts
When: Monthly races starting on monday 8th of January 2024
Where: On our server ZFRL•Events

More info on the series format:
One round consists of one race: the races will be around 45 minutes long with a 30 minute qualifying, no mandatory pitstops. The 30 minute qualifying sessions will start at 20:15 EET and race starts will be at 21:00 EET. In the following round we will return to the same track environment with a different kind of car and layout. After three rounds in the same environment we switch to the next one. First change of environment will occur between at rounds 3 and 4. For clarification, see the event date calendar below.

We will begin the series with the first three races in Blackwood with different cars and track layouts. The first race in a given track environment will be with road tyres, second race with slicks and the third one with dirt tyres. Races with dirt tyres will always feature a layout with at least partially unpaved surface. For example, first set of races could be XFG@BL1, then FO8@BL2r and finally RB4@BL3 (This is just an example, exact car/track combinations will be revealed at least a week before each round). After that we switch to another track environment. The driver with most points across three races in a single track environment will get to choose the next environment to be used. Car/track combos for the races will be published at least a week before the event date.

If you have any questions regarding the series format or anything related to it, feel free to ask questions either in this thread or in our Discord channel.

Points system:

1. - 15 pts
2. - 11 pts
3. - 8 pts
4. - 7 pts
5. - 6 pts
6. - 5 pts
7. - 4 pts
8. - 3 pts
9. - 2 pts
10. - 1 pt

Additionally, if there are more than 15 qualifiers, one more point scoring position is added and everyone gets +1 point per 1 qualifier over 15.

In order to score points, one has to complete at least 50% of total race distance.

In case of a tie, the number of highest place finishes will be compared and if equal, the number of second highest places etc. If those are all equal, then whoever achieved their highest finishing position first will be considered higher in the points.

Prize distribution:
We will offer a total of 150€ of prize money for the top 5 points scoring drivers after 12 rounds.
The prize distribution will be as follows:

1. - 70€
2. - 40€
3. - 25€
4. - 10€
5. - 5€

Event dates:
08.01. - Round 1: Blackwood, Road tyres
05.02. - Round 2: Blackwood, Slick tyres
04.03. - Round 3: Blackwood, Dirt tyres
01.04. - Round 4: Fern Bay, Road tyres
06.05. - Round 5: Fern Bay, Slick tyres
03.06. - Round 6: Fern Bay, Dirt tyres
01.07. - Round 7: TBA, Road tyres
05.08. - Round 8: TBA, Slick tyres
02.09. - Round 9: TBA, Dirt tyres
07.10. - Round 10: TBA, Road tyres
04.11. - Round 11: TBA, Slick tyres
02.12. - Round 12: TBA, Dirt tyres

Rules:
We will use the Rules of Clean Racing with the following clarifications and additions:
O-1: substantial overlap = front axle must be at least half-way alongside
O-2: a cars witdth of space on raceable surface is considered enough
L-3: lapping car has to make an overtaking move, lapped car may not defend in any way
P-2: no more than 2 wheels allowed to cross the pit exit line

To be allowed to race, you must submit a valid laptime during the qualifying or have previously scored at least one point in our events before. This is to keep random late joiners from prolonging the race start as we have to keep our schedule because of the live broadcasts from every race. For additional protection against late joiners and server hoppers, the password is set to race after end of qualifying.

Track limits are defined by raceable surfaces that include everything except grass, dirt and walls. At least 2 wheels must be on a raceable surface at all times.

Any incident reports should be posted in this thread or in our discord server. The deadline for reports is 24 hours after the race start.

Our links:
Zafiralis Discord channel
Instagram @zafiralisgg
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All Rounder Championship Round 1
ZFRL All Rounder Championship Round 1
Monday 8.1.2024 18:15 UTC




What: First round of the ZFRL All Rounder Championship presented by Sim Broadcasts
When: Monday 8th of January. 30 min qualifying will start at 18:15 UTC, 28 lap race starts at 19:00 UTC
Where: Blackwood custom layout at our server ZFRL•Events

The time has come to begin the first ever Zafiralis-hosted championship in LFS! The first round of the All Rounder Championship will be raced in Blackwood using a car with road tyres. The car in question should be familiar to all of those who took part in our test event a few months ago: the Cinque Centurion. A small Italian classic car fitted with a powerful motorbike engine in the back. The track we will be using is a custom layout touring around the Blackwood industrial area featuring both slow and fast sections and even some slight elevation changes. The race will be will be livestreamed by Sim Broadcasts on their Twitch and Youtube channels.

For event related discussions and up-to date announcements please join our Discord channel.

Rules:
We will use the Rules of Clean Racing with the following clarifications and additions:
O-1: substantial overlap = front axle must be at least half-way alongside
O-2: a cars witdth of space on raceable surface is considered enough
L-3: lapping car has to make an overtaking move, lapped car may not defend in any way
P-2: no more than 2 wheels allowed to cross the pit exit line

Track limits are defined by raceable surfaces that include everything except grass, dirt and walls. At least 2 wheels must be on a raceable surface at all times.

Any incident reports should be posted in this thread or in our discord server. The deadline for reports is 24 hours after the race start.

Our links:
Zafiralis Discord channel
Instagram @zafiralisgg
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All Rounder Championship round 1 unofficial results
All Rounder Championship round 1 unofficial results

Qualifying:

Race:


If you would like to report an incident, you can post it either here or on our discord server.
Deadline for reports is 19:00 UTC tomorrow, 24h form race start.

Stay tuned for official results and race report.

Race broadcast VOD on Youtube:

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#4 - Eric
Excellent opening race! Very entertaining battles and the car and layout track was a brilliant choice! Cool
Round 1 Highlights will premiere at 7pm UTC. Video by Victor Paulo:

All Rounder Championship Round 1 recap
All Rounder Championship Round 1 recap




Penalties:
「DD」 tBug receives a warning for avoidable incident in the first braking zone on lap 1 that caused a multiple car collision. Further misconducts will lead to a penalty.

The results posted above are confirmed as official

The first ever round of Zafiralis All Rounder Championship was fought on the streets of Blackwood industrial area using a spiced up italian classic: the Cinque Centurion. The tricky choice of car seemed to scare off many participants, but we still had an action filled race on our hands.

Pole position was claimed by Thehemuli, followed closely by Arska and Motimoukari. The polesitter from our test event featuring the same car, Texas only managed to claim fourth place on the grid, while tBug completed the top 5 of qualifying.

A total of 12 cars took the start, and already in the first braking zone chaos erupted. tBug could not slow down enough and made contact with Arska, who right after that collided with tBug again causing a bit of a traffic jam in the corner exit. Both of them lost many positions, and Arska had some damage and further incidents in the opening lap forcing the finn to make an unscheduled pitstop dropping him to last position. Polesitter Thehemuli avoided all the mayhem and cruised off to an early lead, while Mandula was the biggest winner among the chaos as he climbed to third place after starting from 7th on the grid. Motimoukari took hold of the second place for a moment, before multiple mistakes saw him drop down the order. The biggest fight of the race was between M. Kapal and Lorenzo, who changed positions many times during the second half of the race, sometimes even multiple times per lap!

In the end Thehemuli held his early lead despite almost rolling the car on lap 6. Mandula finished second after a consistent performance, while Texas took advantage of the turn 1 mayhem and completed the podium. Motimoukari managed to climb back to fourth place, but could not fight for the podium due to losing too much time early in the race. M. Kapal completes the top 5 by just 0.02 seconds over Lorenzo, passing him only a few meters before the finish line.

Next round will feature a car with slick tyres and a standard Blackwood track on the first monday of February. Full information for round 2 will be posted within next week on the forum, but the car/track combo can be found on our discord server already.


Full race statistics here
Championship standings and statistics

Zafiralis event crew wants to thank everybody who joined us either as a competitor or as a spectator through the race broadcast. We are open to any feedback you might have for us, you can contact either here on this thread, or on our discord server.

Our links:
Zafiralis Discord channel
Instagram @zafiralisgg
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All Rounder Championship Round 2
ZFRL All Rounder Championship Round 2
Monday 5.2.2024 18:15 UTC




What: Second round of the ZFRL All Rounder Championship presented by Sim Broadcasts
When: Monday 5th of February. 30 min qualifying will start at 18:15 UTC, 39 lap race starts at 19:00 UTC
Where: Blackwood GP reverse at our server ZFRL•Events

The second round of our All Rounder Championship is almost here! The first round provided some good racing despite the fairly low number of drivers attending. This time we will use a car equipped with slick tyres: the Formula XR. The popular entry-level formula car will be raced around Blackwood GP track in reverse direction for 39 laps. Come and join us on the first Monday of February to fight for some good money prizes and even the title of first ever All Rounder Champion. The race will be livestreamed by Sim Broadcasts on their Twitch and Youtube channels.

For event related discussions and up-to date announcements please join our Discord channel.

Rules:
We will use the Rules of Clean Racing with the following clarifications and additions:
O-1: substantial overlap = front axle must be at least half-way alongside
O-2: a cars witdth of space on raceable surface is considered enough
L-3: lapping car has to make an overtaking move, lapped car may not defend in any way
P-2: no more than 2 wheels allowed to cross the pit exit line

Track limits are defined by raceable surfaces that include everything except grass, dirt and walls. At least 2 wheels must be on a raceable surface at all times.

Any incident reports should be posted in this thread or in our discord server. The deadline for reports is 24 hours after the race start.

Our links:
All Rounder Championship standings and statistics
Zafiralis Discord channel
Instagram @zafiralisgg
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All Rounder Championship Round 2 Unofficial results
All Rounder Championship round 2 unofficial results

Qualifying:

Race:


If you would like to report an incident, you can post it either here or on our discord server.
Deadline for reports is 19:00 UTC tomorrow, 24h form race start.

Stay tuned for official results and race report.

Race broadcast VOD on Youtube:

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All Rounder Championship Round 2 recap
All Rounder Championship Round 2 recap




The results posted above are confirmed as official

The second round of Zafiralis All Rounder Chamionship featured the Formula XR to provide some slick tyre racing on Blackwood GP Reverse. Popular car on a simple track meant some good attendance which brought plenty of action throughout the field.

The mighty quick Gábor secured the pole position ahead of his closest competitor Rex. Third fastest time of qualifying was set by Zesty who beat the Finnish legend uNite, this time racing under the alias of keke rosburger, by just a hundredth of a second. Following him was Mandula with the same difference, so you can tell it was a close fight for top 5!

On the grid there were 26 brave competitors taking up the challenge. The early stages were clean allowing Gábor to pull out a comfortable lead right from the start, despite Rex giving a good effort to keep up, as well as Zesty following with his consistent pace behind the leading two. The notable driver to lose places in the start was keke rosburger, who unluckily got trapped between cars with nowhere to go. This among some other close racing allowed Mantas to climb up few places to race against Mandula.

The polesitter Gábor held the lead until the end, even after a rare mistake of forgetting the track layout halfway through the race and almost crashing out. Rex finished only a couple of seconds behind with Zesty hanging on to the 3rd place to complete the podium. Mantas grabbed P4 ahead of Mandula wrapping up the top 5.

In the light of some incidents with blue flags, we want to remind everyone to be careful under blue flag conditions, whether you are the lapping car or the one getting lapped. When being lapped, stay predictable and leave appropriate space. The lapped car is not mandated to move out of the way but may not interfere with an overtaking maneuver in any way, as noted in the following rule:
L-3: lapping car has to make an overtaking move, lapped car may not defend in any way

As a side note, we also want to mention about staying as predictable as possible in the event of losing control of the car. If you find yourself sliding on the track out of control and there is close racing right behind, the best thing to do is to apply the brakes until stationary. Make sure to check the road is clear before rejoining the race to avoid any further incidents.

Next time up we will have the last race in Blackwood featuring dirt racing, before proceeding to the next track environment which will be decided by the driver scoring most points across the Blackwood races (Rounds 1-3). The full info for the following race will be posted later on closer to the race but if you want to find out the combo beforehand, make sure to check out the broadcast of this race or our Discord server.

Full race statistics here
Championship standings and statistics

If you have any feedback regarding the event, you can contact us either here on this thread, or on our discord server.

Our links:
Zafiralis Discord channel
Instagram @zafiralisgg
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ZFRL All Rounder Championship Round 3
Monday 4.3.2024 18:15 UTC




What: Second round of the ZFRL All Rounder Championship presented by Sim Broadcasts
When: Monday 4th of March. 30 min qualifying will start at 18:15 UTC, 40 lap race starts at 19:00 UTC
Where: Blackwood Rallycross at our server ZFRL•Events

The third round of our All Rounder Championship is only a week away. It is time for last round of racing in Blackwood before moving onto the next track environment. Whoever scores most points across the three Blackwood rounds gets to decide where we go next. Currently the top ten drivers are inside 15 points, the minimum amount of guaranteed points awarded for the winner. Check out the standings and see for yourself, could you be the one to take the title of being a certified Blackwood specialist? Come and join us on the first Monday of March to fight for some good money prizes and even the title of first ever All Rounder Champion. The race will be livestreamed by Sim Broadcasts on their Twitch and Youtube channels.

For event related discussions and up-to date announcements please join our Discord channel.

Rules:
We will use the Rules of Clean Racing with the following clarifications and additions:
O-1: substantial overlap = front axle must be at least half-way alongside
O-2: a cars witdth of space on raceable surface is considered enough
L-3: lapping car has to make an overtaking move, lapped car may not defend in any way
P-2: no more than 2 wheels allowed to cross the pit exit line

Track limits are defined by raceable surfaces that include everything except grass, dirt and walls. At least 2 wheels must be on a raceable surface at all times.

Any incident reports should be posted in this thread or in our discord server. The deadline for reports is 24 hours after the race start.

Our links:
All Rounder Championship standings and statistics
Zafiralis Discord channel
Instagram @zafiralisgg
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All Rounder Championship round 3 unofficial results

Qualifying:

Race:


If you would like to report an incident, you can post it either here or on our discord server.
Deadline for reports is 19:00 UTC tomorrow, 24h form race start.

Stay tuned for official results and race report.

Race broadcast VOD on Youtube:

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All Rounder Championship Round 3 recap
All Rounder Championship Round 3 recap




The results posted above are confirmed as official


The third round of ARC was the first to feature dirt tyre racing in the form of a classic rallycross combo. Also this was the last race in Blackwood for this season, next time we will head to a different location which is decided by the driver who scored the most points across all Blackwood rounds. More on that later in this post. There were 17 qualifiers and a few more late joiners wanting to race, but only 13 drivers started the race and not all of them even finished the race.

In the qualifying it was a close fight for the pole position. The top seven drivers were all within 0,5 seconds of eachother, but in the end it was Arska who took the pole position. Beside him in the three-wide grid were MadJester and Michal. The second row was occupied by Lorenzo, Joa and Maciek.

In the race, Arska had some bad luck in the first turns just like in round 1 and he fell back multiple positions. MadJester took full use of his first row starting position and stormed into the lead before the first braking and never looked back as he secured the win by leading every lap of the race despite best efforts of Michal who was just outside striking distance for almost the whole race. For consolation he managed to snatch the fastest lap away form the winner on the final lap, though no points are awarded for that, only glory and bragging rights. The bottom step of the podium was conquered by Thehemuli, who managed to stay clear of turn one incidents and gained multiple places within the first lap. He took the third place on lap six and held on for the rest of the race, while not quite being able to challenge for the top two positions. Lorenzo started fourth and finished in the same position. One might think that he had a boring race, but he had quite a few position changes in the first ten laps before settling in fourth and battling it out with another driver for the last 15 laps. That other driver in question was our polesitter Arska, who managed to climb back up the order after his first lap incident. Fifth place was the highest he could achieve, as the defensive driving of Lorenzo proved to be too much for the Finn. A total of 8 cars crossed the finish line, the rest of them in order were Maciek, T.Soini and Rony.

Round 3 concluded the first quarter of ARC in Blackwood. The driver who scored the most points across the first three rounds and who gets to choose the next track environment was one of the series organizers: Thehemuli.
He scored 45 points in total, mostly due to attending all the rounds and managing to stay clear of any incidents. Second place was taken by Mandula, 13 points behind, who could have challenged for the top spot had he taken part in round 3. From second place down, 9 drivers are inside 10 points. This makes the rest of the season interesting, as at the end of the season the top 5 points scoring drivers will be awarded monetary prizes totaling to 150€. Full championship points, quarterly points and statistics can be found here.

There are still 9 rounds to go in three different track environments, so if you are interested in earning some money or even want to be crowned the first ever All Rounder Champion, be sure to join us every first Monday of the month with varying tracks, cars and racing surfaces!

In three weeks time on the 1st of April we will move to Fern Bay with a road tyres equipped car (and no, this is not an april fools joke, we actually have a race scheduled on that day). More info on round 4 is posted at least a week before the event here on the forum and maybe a bit sooner on our discord server, so keep your eyes open!

Full race statistics here
Championship standings and statistics

If you have any feedback regarding the event, you can contact us either here on this thread, or on our discord server.

Our links:
Zafiralis Discord channel
Instagram @zafiralisgg
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All Rounder Championship Round 4
ZFRL All Rounder Championship Round 4
Monday 1.4.2024 17:15 UTC




What: Fourth round of the ZFRL All Rounder Championship presented by Sim Broadcasts
When: Monday 1st of April. 30 min qualifying will start at 17:15 UTC, 36 lap race starts at 18:00 UTC
Where: Fern Bay Green at our server ZFRL•Events

The fourth round of our All Rounder Championship is almost here. This time we move to a different track environment as chosen by Thehemuli, who scored the most points across the three Blackwood rounds. The next three rounds will take place in the sunny island of Jamaica, on the Fern Bay circuit. This round we will race the LFS standard TBO-class FXO around Fern Bay Green for 36 laps. The race will be livestreamed by Sim Broadcasts on their Twitch and Youtube channels.

For event related discussions and up-to date announcements please join our Discord channel.

Rules:
We will use the Rules of Clean Racing with the following clarifications and additions:
O-1: substantial overlap = front axle must be at least half-way alongside
O-2: a cars witdth of space on raceable surface is considered enough
L-3: lapping car has to make an overtaking move, lapped car may not defend in any way
P-2: no more than 2 wheels allowed to cross the pit exit line

Track limits are defined by raceable surfaces that include everything except grass, dirt and walls. At least 2 wheels must be on a raceable surface at all times.

Any incident reports should be posted in this thread or in our discord server. The deadline for reports is 24 hours after the race start.

Our links:
All Rounder Championship standings and statistics
Zafiralis Discord channel
Instagram @zafiralisgg
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All Rounder Championship round 4 unofficial results

Qualifying:

Note:
Desnashe had his laptime deleted due to track limits violation

Race:


If you would like to report an incident, you can post it either here or on our discord server.
Deadline for reports is 19:00 UTC tomorrow, 24h form race start.

Stay tuned for official results and race report.

Race broadcast VOD on Youtube:

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All Rounder Championship Round 4 recap




The results posted above are confirmed as official


The fourth round of ARC marked the beginning of a new quarter in a new track environment. We move away from Blackwood, fly across the globe and race around Fern Bay for rounds 4, 5 and 6. First up was a race with road tyres. That was held on the "Green" configuration of Fern Bay using the popular TBO class FXO. With 234 horsepower going through the front wheels, it was a test of patience to keep the front tyres from overheating. A total of 17 drivers took part in some way or another, but only 13 of them took the start.

In qualifying, Arska took his second pole position in a row, while second place was taken by M. Second row was filled with finnish drivers: Thehemuli was third and T.Soini
was fourth, an improvement of five positions of his previous best qualifying result. The top five was completed by Lorenzo. Before the race start, the second place qualifier M decided that he wanted to challenge himself and opted to start from the back of the pack, thus promoting everyone behind him up one position.

In the start, Arska made use of his pole position and took an early lead. Thehemuli kept his second place but could not seem to match the pace of Arska. Starting from third, T.Soini made a few mistakes and ended up all the way in tenth after the first lap. This allowed Motimoukari to move into third place in the first sector. That third place would not last long however, as M had made up his way to 8th by the end of the first lap. On lap 4, he took over third place and started to reel in the two finns ahead of him. A few laps later he caught up to Thehemuli but made a small mistake when trying to pass. This allowed Arska to pull a 10 second gap ahead. But there was still a long way to go, and this is where tyre management started to make the difference. M was able to keep his pace and tyres in a good state, while Arska was struggling with both. On lap 16, M took the lead and never looked back, taking his first win in ARC by almost half a minute despite starting from the back. Thehemuli was also able to keep his tyre temperatures under control, and slowly but surely caught up to Arska and moved past him to take home second place, while Arska managed to hold on to the last podium position. Motimoukari equaled his previous best finish of fourth, and despite the first lap difficulties, T.Soini took fifth place in the end. That marks a 2 place improvement over his previous best finish. Sixth place was taken by 136, Maciek was seventh. Unfortunately Rony rolled his car a few laps before finish, but still gets classified due to completing over 50% of full race distance.

As a reminder, the driver who scores the most points across the three Fern Bay rounds gets to choose the next track environment. Also at the end of the season the top 5 points scoring drivers will be awarded monetary prizes totaling to 150€. Full championship points, quarterly points and statistics can be found here.

There are still 8 rounds to go in three different track environments, so if you are interested in earning some money or even want to have a shot of being crowned the first ever All Rounder Champion, be sure to join us every first Monday of the month with varying tracks, cars and racing surfaces!

In a few weeks it is time again for some slick tyres racing action. The combo in question will be announced here at least a week before the race, but can already be found in our discord server and is mentioned during the race broadcast.

Full race statistics here
Championship standings and statistics

If you have any feedback regarding the event, you can contact us either here on this thread, or on our discord server.

Our links:
Zafiralis Discord channel
Instagram @zafiralisgg
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