SR would like to thank everyone for their efforts in the SR Hotlap League 2009 and we hope you all enjoyed and learned as much from the league as we did.
This league has helped alot of us to get to a good level in every single LFS car, and we have really enjoyed the personal battles in each and every combo. We all know some of us are not going to be first, but it is great to see some of the very best drivers showing us how it is done, and having something to learn from. Also, this league progressed from battles in each car to, as the season has gone on, real tests of ability over a range of cars and driving styles.
We had over 380 different drivers try the Hotlap league in 2009, but in 2010 we would like to beat that and provide a great learning incentive to the community. Also, we hope to see alot more people from outside SR challenging for the top spots, and have renamed the league.
So we will bring back the league in 2010, but we would like to offer a bit of spice this time
In 2009, we gave away, courtesy of our friends at SCCC, a £40 Wireless Logitech Gamepad, next year, it will be alot more!
LFS Hotlap League 2010
This year we will be offering a share of a prize fund, split between the top 20 drivers who have donated at least £2. The more you donate to the prize fund, the more you stand a chance of winning a bigger amount, as the total prize fund will be split between the winners.
You do not have to donate to enter the league, but to win any money or the server packages (see below), then you do. You do not need to sign up, turn up at any given time or do anything at all except set some times on our [LFS] Hotlap League server. We will set a time limit on donations to be eligible to participate in the prize fund, but we will inform you before the league starts of this date.
500 Servers are also sponsoring this league and have generously offered free server packages. The top 3 will win a server package each, a lucky dip will decide the winner of another package, and we will run a vote for most improved driver for the remaining server package, so that is 5 free server packages donated by Franky500!
Also Alienserve have also now offered 3 full server packages and free teamspeak 3 servers for 3 months!
We will monitor the server 24/7 via remote and we will save all replays. Any times set that are questionable will be investigated and the driver banned from the league if setting a time that they do not report as being invalid. If you set an invalid lap, either beat the time or report it yourself. All drivers are expected to report any driver they see cheating.
The total prize fund will be displayed live on the Hotlap League page. Also, all donaters will have the amount they stand to win displayed next to their name in the league table. Click either of these links and it will take you to the donations page, which will show you exactly the amount each driver has donated. This will ensure total transparency for all parties.
For the track choice, we will run with the same classes as last season, then make a poll for the track selection based on the Main Hotlap Rank. So for example, the UF1, XFG, XRG combo will be a poll of AS Cadet, FE club and SO sprint 1, and so on. We hope this will create even more interest. For FBM and BF1 we will use the combo dictated in the rank, so WE1R and WE1.