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Welcome to the Realish Prototype International Challenge 2!

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Welcome to the Realish Prototype International Challenge 2!

Postby shaxberd » 19 Dec 2020, 13:22

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Welcome to the 10th year of Realish Racing competition, everyone! While the first event is already taking us back in time, the looming birthday is reason enough to take some inspiration from seasons past and maybe revisit a thing or two, isn't it? With two formula seasons and a FWD touring car campaign in 2020, it's time to get into some high-power, RWD, tintop machinery again! Indeed, it's time to relive the wonders of the Metalmoro AJR - let's have a closer look at the Realish Prototype International Challenge 2!

The Cars
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As with the original RPi season, there obviosuly won't be much car choice - we'll all be running the Metalmoro AJR chassis. However, as with the original RPi season, there's still plenty of engine choice! 4 engines in total are available: Two V8s supplied by Powertec and Chevrolet alongside Judd's V10 and, of course, the Honda I4 Turbo.

As ever, we're happy to introduce some irrelevant and unnecessary variety as well, so apart from the actualcanon manufacturers, you'll be free to relabel your engine as
  • Gibson V8 (out of P2 WEC)
  • Ferrari V8 (out of GTE WEC)
  • Mazda I4 (out of IMSA)
  • Audi V10 (out of GT3)
The cars will be used at normal fuel and tyre consumption, and team mates will need to run the same engine - we might reduce the tank size though!

While DLC, the cars are fairly cheap, well worth it and available on the Steam store now - check your steam inventory before you buy though, you might well already earn it if you're an AMS owner!

The Circuits
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With the Pacific well-travelled by now, it seems a fitting time to restrict international travel a bit - semi-inspired by the ELMS, we'll be looking at a set of European races across the continent, while avoiding DLC tracks:

17/01/2021– Magny Cours (Link)
24/01/2021 – Portimao (workshop)
07/02/2021 – Aragon (workshop)
14/02/2021 – Istanbul (workshop)
21/02/2021 – Mugello (Link)
14/03/2021 – Most (workshop)
28/03/2021 – Salzburgring (workshop)
18/04/2021 – Zandvoort (workshop)

The Competition
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The season will consist of 8 rounds running on Sunday evenings, beginning on the 17th of January and ending on the 18th of April. Qualifying will be taken care of via a 15 minute superpole session. As before, it would be silly to run sprint races in these, so we will see endurance-ish 60-minute battles.

As ever, trophies will be given out for the driver, team and newcomer title - and we'll keep our 10-grid scoring system, awarding precious, precious points down to 10th position: 15-12-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.

The Colours
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Liveries will be mandatory again, of course - templates will be available on the FTP soon and elements marked as not to be changed are, I know, this is unexpected: Not to be changed.
Apart from numberplates and series logos, no massive changes are to be expected, in case you want to start right away.

Sponsorships are preferred to be unique or appropriate to you, as if you had sought the sponsorship for yourself. As ever, tobacco and firearm sponsorship is prohibited, and liveries are to contain nothing illegal, immoral or offensive (which we will have final say on).

Drivers running as a two-car team do not need to run the same livery while making them distinguishable if they do, e.g. via recoloured mirrors or the like.
Any rookies are free to join the Realish Racing New Driver Programme if they wish, to avoid the hassle of setting up their own team or having to find a team mate.

Keep in mind these cars feature the new material shaders and while it's a bit complicated, it can be well worth it. This is not mandatory by any means though - in fact, a well-thought out 'classic' livery will still outshine all that chrome that one might put on a car just because it's there.

Once again, we're going to need to compile all liveries into a pack for everyone to download, so there's yet another livery deadline - January 15th, to be specific.
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Prototype International Challenge 2!

Postby shaxberd » 01 Jan 2021, 20:39

PSA: Please do update your signup post regarding your engine choice eventually - I do need some information for the livery pack after all ;)
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Prototype International Challenge 2!

Postby KernowekPand » 02 Jan 2021, 16:26

Your handy guide to the Metalmoro AJRs!

Powertec V8

Average power/Lowest torque/Average weight

Very well balanced package, straightforward to drive but the boring option. In the right hands is absolutely rapid but will struggle to out-muscle the Judd.

Judd V10

High power/Average torque/High weight

Excellent out of the corners and will just keep climbing on the straights, it’s a satisfying driving experience all around. Just be careful you don’t burn the rears up too fast because you'll hate your life. This will be a popular choice.

Honda i4 Turbo*

Lowest power/Highest torque/Lowest weight

Monster in the corners and out of slow corners, lowest top speed but quite tricky to drive. Will struggle with the rear tyres if you’re too much of a yobbo, but arguably the fastest over a lap.

Chevy V8

Highest power/High torque/Highest weight

Hefty hefty hefty. Definitely pigged out over the holiday period. Also thirstier than Neil after attempting Sober October. Surprisingly not terrible but after a few laps you’ll wish you picked something else. I would personally avoid choosing this. If you want something powerful just take the Judd, the V10 even sounds better!

*pending BoP approval
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Prototype International Challenge 2!

Postby nea » 04 Jan 2021, 20:06

So is it an Audi or a Judd V10?
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Prototype International Challenge 2!

Postby camp_bell » 04 Jan 2021, 20:13

nea wrote:So is it an Audi or a Judd V10?


Either, you can choose from the normal manufacturers (Honda, Chevrolet, Powertec and Judd) and swap them for Mazda, Gibson, Ferrari or Audi, respectively.
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Prototype International Challenge 2!

Postby shaxberd » 09 Jan 2021, 18:44

PSA: Final BoP settings will see a 40kg diet to the Honda (as tested on Tuesday) & a tank size reduction to 75 liters for all cars. Package will be prepped and uploaded later tonight The package is now running on the server and available from the FTP as well :)

You might have to uninstall previous mod files (1.1RR, 1.2RR etc.) - either ingame (content tab) or via the ModMgr.exe in \Bin64 (more efficient, but might need setting up in terms of directories)
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Prototype International Challenge 2!

Postby shaxberd » 10 Jan 2021, 21:23

PSA: Qualifying format will now be a 10 minute private superpole session.
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