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V8 Racing League 2016 - information and sign-ups
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V8 Racing League 2016 - information and sign-ups


Last year Race Green Events introduced it's newest league using the fastest aids free car of LFS - Formula V8,this year the V8 Racing League (short - VERL) is back for it's second season to offer racers chance to compete with one of the most challenging cars in our favourite racing simulator.
To spice things and motivation up,Race Green Events offers 2 prizes this season: first prize is money prize worth 25€ and will be presented to series champion,while second prize will be presented to the best S2 licence owner after first 4 series rounds - he/she will receive LFS voucher code worth £12 for upgrade to S3 licence!

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. League schedule will include one race each in Kyoto Ring,Aston,Westhill,South City and the newest LFS environment of Rockingham. This year VERL will not experiment with custom tracks and will use practically standart configurations only,where only Rockingham round will be held on open config track to avoid the useless turn one chicane.



Series schedule:
28.08. Round 1 - Kyoto Summer Grand Prix (KY National, 39 laps)
11.09. Round 2 - Aston Classic Challenge (AS Historic, 25 laps)
25.09. Round 3 - VERL Westhill Grand Prix (WE National, 46 laps)
16.10. Round 4 - South City 200 (SO Town Course, 64 laps)
30.10. Round 5 - Rockingham V8 200 (RO International Long w/o chicane, 50 laps)

* Layout of round 5 is linked from track name to layout file
Each round will have a specific info post in this thread with all information of the round!
After round 4,no new sign-ups will be accepted. In last round only drivers received at least one point in standings will be allowed to participate!


Timetable:
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,the UTC time of round 5 will be accordingly 18:30 and 19:00!

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.


Championships:
VERL Drivers Champion - awarded to a driver with the most points scored through all 5 rounds,including attendance bonus points
VERL Teams Champion - awarded to a team with the most points scored through all 5 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 5 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 5 rounds,including attendance bonus points

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.


Prizes:
In order to award best driver of series,there will be small money prize of 25€ to VERL Drivers Champion!
* money prize will be payed out only via SEPA bank transfer (available only in Europe) or via PayPal!

In order to award best S2 licenced driver of the series and give him/her chance to race also in final round,an LFS voucher code worth £12 will be awarded to S2 driver highest in series standings after 4th round. In order to receive this,the driver must have finished (thus completed required full 2/3 of race distance) in at least one round and may not be disqualified from any round!
* this prize will not be awarded in case when no S2 licence owners have completed required full 2/3 of race distance in any round!


Previous champions:
VERL Drivers Champion
2015 [SR] S.Litmanen

VERL Teams Champion
2015 Sonicrealms Racing

VERL Nations Cup Winner
2015 Finland


Points System:
Finishing points:
1st - 15 points
2nd - 12 points
3rd - 10 points
4th - 8 points
5th - 7 points
6th - 6 points
7th - 5 points
8th - 4 points
9th - 3 points
10th - 2 points
11th-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 4 or less participants in qualifying,race distance and available points will be halved.
1st - 8 points
2nd - 6 points
3rd - 5 points
4th - 4 points
5th - 3 points
6th - 2 point
7th - 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 5 rounds - 3 points
Attendance in 4 rounds - 2 points
Attendance in 3 rounds - 1 point
* Attendance counts if a driver has started the race


Rules:
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. If any incidents reported/protested,we will take individual approach to each of them to decide best 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 Rockingham oval part under white line) counts as illegal and will be penalized in case of protest.
> Pit exit - allthough there will be no mandatory pitstop in this league,pit exit lines will have to be respected.
> 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!
> 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.

Possible penalties:
> 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 4) - 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.


Signing up:
In order to compete in VERL 2016,you have to fill the registration form below,providing all needed information (in case of no team to represent,leave empty):
Quote :LFSW name:
In-game name:
Full team name:
Nation:

Here's my sign-up as an example:

LFSW name: Eclipsed
In-game name: RG^Rony
Full team name: Race Green Autosports
Nation: Latvia

!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!


Miscellaneous info:
> 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 can be found in VERL 2016 spreadsheet.
> 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 0.6Q - few older versions still compatible).
> 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!
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LFSW name: greybull [cha]
In-game name: TEM/Y.Laprevotte
Full team name: Tiger Express Motorsports
Nation: Greenland
is it possible to sign up during the season? i don't think i can make race 1
LFSW name: HL_Nano
In-game name: [HL] Nano
Full team name: Hormiga Loca Racing
Nation:Argentina
Quote from johneysvk :is it possible to sign up during the season? i don't think i can make race 1

Sign up deadline is 10 minutes before round 4.
LFSW name: FalconBridge
In-game name: RG^Falcon
Full team name: Race Green Autosports
Nation: Canada
LFSW name: mvelikov
In-game name: Mishu
Full team name:
Nation: Bulgaria
LFSW name: jonathon.provost
In-game name: Provost
Full team name: TBD
Nation: United Kingdom

Unsure of if I am able to attend all round but will try.
LFSW name: truntteri
In-game name: Animal™M.Strutter
Full team name: Team Animal
Nation: Finland
LFSW name: englishlord
In-game name: Bingo Wings
Full team name: Crucial Velocity Racing
Nation: United Kingdom
LFSW Name : Yamma
In-game name : [NRG] Snoopy
Full Team Name : Nordic Racing Group
Nation : Sweden
LFSW name: Zaabis
In-game name: [STO]A.Rozītis
Full team name: Sex Tourism Organizers
Nation: Latvia
LFSW name: mskart
In-game name: [ZOk]Munix
Full team name: ZOkarting
Nation: Czech Republic
Round 1 info
V8 Racing League 2016
Round 1



Sunday,28th August
17:30 UTC / 19:30 CET / 20:30 EET


Even though we in Europe have quite a heatwave this week,summer still slowly fades away,as august counts as last summer month - so this weekend we have one final chance to run accordingly named race - Kyoto Summer Grand Prix! This year the race will be held at very familiar Kyoto National configuration - a 5.1 kilometer long "roval",using 2 turns and finish straight with kink from Kyoto oval and the quite flat but still enough twisty infield road course section.
Sign-ups are open until almost start of qualifying,so everyone still has chance to enter and start season!

Round info:
Track: Kyoto National (KY2)
Laps: 39
Previous winner: [SR] S.Litmanen

Server info and password will be PM'ed saturday to all entrants,until then server remains publically accessible:
V8 Racing League
LFSW name: ufoandaliens
In-game name: [TMS]M,tunç
Full team name: Turkey motor sport
Nation: Turkey
Extremely annoyed I wont be at the first round as I have been assigned to an event at Brands Hatch.
LFSW name: TFalke55
In-game name: HoR Falke
Full team name: Heroes of Racing
Nation: Germany
LFSW name: DeadWolfBones
In-game name: CoRe B.Keough
Full team name: CoRe Racing
Nation: USA
LFSW name: masterboy19660815
In-game name: T.Ulrich
Full team name: /
Nation: Germany
#20 - shew
LFSW name: shew
In-game name: [STO] K.Gaspuitis
Full team name: Sex Tourism Organizers
Nation: Latvia
Server is now passworded and password has been sent to all entrants via PM.

User "shew" has not enabled receiving PM here in lfs.net - please click on your username on top of the website,select Settings and check the box beside "Allow people to send you messages on this website"!
#22 - shew
Quote from Eclipsed :Server is now passworded and password has been sent to all entrants via PM.

User "shew" has not enabled receiving PM here in lfs.net - please click on your username on top of the website,select Settings and check the box beside "Allow people to send you messages on this website"!

done
LFSW name: sermilan
In-game name: [SR]sermilan
Full team name: Sonicrealms Racing
Nation: Serbia
#24 - jkat
LFSW name: jkat
In-game name: [WCL]J.A.Katila
Full team name: World Class Lions
Nation: Finland
Quote from GreyBull [CHA] :LFSW name: greybull [cha]
In-game name: TEM/Y.Laprevotte
Full team name: Tiger Express Motorsports
Nation: Greenland

Had recurring hand and wrist issues for the past few weeks so I decided to withdraw. Have a good championship everyone.

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