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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
VERL Drivers Champion
2015 [SR] S.Litmanen
VERL Teams Champion
2015 Sonicrealms Racing
VERL Nations Cup Winner
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
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.
> 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.
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):
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 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!