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Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

S31 - rF2 - RRTCR 4
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Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

Postby shaxberd » 14 Apr 2020, 20:43

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After an energising first 2020 season, it's back to petrol engines for this one, welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup campaign! From May to August, we'll see ourselves running a whopping 24 races of touring car action around the worl.. nah, let's keep that for later - around race tracks! And in true TCR fashion, the acronym must not match the name, so let's look at RRTCR 4's details!

The Cars
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Unlike with Formula Ree's engine re-badging, this one will see us facing actual car choice again, and boy what a choice it is! No less than 7 models are available to choose from, with the VAG group offering us three vehicles alone in the Cupra, Golf and Audi RS3! France and Italy chip in with the Peugeot 308 and the Alfa Giulietta, and Asia's manufacturers are supplying the Honda Civic alongside the Hyundai i30!

The mod itself is a payware mod available on Tommy78's store - as with previous seasons, we do realise that payware mods aren't to everyone's taste, but with mods on par with stock content quality, we think it's fair game.
To top it off, just like with HETM, we were able to work with Tommy to get a discount going, dropping the package from 14€ to 11€ - contact one of the admins here or on Discord for the code (which is limited to 20 uses, so don't waste too much time)
Not enough yet? Fair - again, just like with HETM, both the champion and a random participant decided after R4, there'll be two club cup design tokens up for grabs!

The cars will be used at normal fuel and tyre consumption with BoP settings baked into the Realish mod update package that is on the FTP now and to be installed as an update to the base mod - this will create a "RRTCR4" category within the Realish Racing section.

The Circuits
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With three seasons of touring car championships (and a club cup!) done in the past, many tracks have already seen us running hot hatches, so we just had to look elsewhere, didn't we? And we did! All RRTCR 4 events will see us racing on fantasy circuits, while still featuring a return to recent and very, very past tracks alike! None of them are DLC either:

24/05/2020 – Toban (medium layout, workshop)
31/05/2020 – Loch Drummond (short layout, workshop)
28/06/2020 – Circuit de Boers (workshop)
05/07/2020 – Lester (workshop)
26/07/2020 – Bay Raceway (workshop)
02/08/2020 – Tiger Moth (R1 layout, workshop)
23/08/2020 – Magnificent Park (national layout, workshop)
30/08/2020 – High Speed Ring (link)

The Competition
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The season will consist of 8 rounds running on Sunday evenings, beginning on the 24th May 2020 and ending on the 30th of August. Qualifying will be taken care of via a 15 minute session deciding the R1 and R2 grid (2nd fastest lap), with R3 being a top 12 reversal of the second race.
What?! Three races? Indeed! But no length variation this time around, for we'll be looking at three races of 20 minutes each.

With fantasy circuits usually not located on the face of this earth, a random top 50 capital city will be selected for each week's roll call that will decide what weather is being used for that round, potentially seeing us run in Vienna's summer sunshine before heading to Baghdad the week after!

As ever, trophies will be given out for the driver, team and newcomer title - points for these will be awarded down to 8th position: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 - no flap points this time around though!

The Colours
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Liveries will be mandatory - 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. Windows will be supplied by us.

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 - May 20th, to be specific.
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

Postby cosmo » 15 Apr 2020, 20:04

First one to crash someone off and yell "TOURING CARS" wins the title.
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

Postby shaxberd » 19 Apr 2020, 18:37

Current BoP while the server is unable to supply it because rF2 :(

Alfa: 60mm ride height / -20 kg / 95% engine
Audi: 60mm ride height / +20 kg / 95% engine
Cupra: 60mm ride height / +30 kg / 97.5% engine
Honda: 60mm ride height / +50 kg / 92.5% engine
Hyundai: 60mm ride height / +30 kg / 90% engine
Peugeot: 60mm ride height / +20 kg / 102.5% engine
VW: 60mm ride height / +30 kg / 97.5% engine
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

Postby shaxberd » 22 Apr 2020, 10:58

PSA: BoP adjustments currently to be expected:

  • big nerf for the Hyundai (weight)
  • small nerf for the Golf (weight)
  • small-medium nerf for the Alfa (weight)
  • medium nerf for the Peugeot (engine power)
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

Postby shaxberd » 28 Apr 2020, 23:20

shaxberd wrote:PSA: BoP adjustments currently to be expected:

  • big nerf for the Hyundai (weight)
  • small nerfbreak for the Golf (weight)
  • small-medium nerf for the Alfa (weight)
  • medium nerf for the Peugeot (engine power)


New BoP version (1.51RR) on the FTP/server now, should install over the old one, but feel free to tidy up :)

Peugeot: 100% engine power (down from 102.5%, should be final)
VW: +25kg (down from 30kg, tiny correction possible)
Alfa: -15kg (up from -20kg, tiny correction possible)
Hyundai: +50kg (up from 30kg, correction possible)

The Seat and Audi also got a bit of a 3d model treatment courtesy of @MrRandom287 to avoid bottoming out into the floor - thanks Matt!
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

Postby shaxberd » 05 May 2020, 21:41

Final BoP version (1.52RR) on the FTP/server now, should install over the old one, but feel free to tidy up :) Both the Alfa and Hyundai ended up getting a bigger nerf in the end, but it should be reasonable balanced now - it'll be hard to get 7 cars in line and with personal preferences, there will always be faster and slower cars for everyone in the end.

Alfa: +20kg
Audi: no change
Cupra: +10kg
Honda: -10kg
Hyundai: +15kg
VW: +5kg
Peugeot: +5kg

Massive thanks again to @MrRandom287 for his 3D modelling help, and @Lemm314, @lazaros18 and @Mike Bell for sharing their test results/findings for the BoP and everyone that turned up to test races that far, much appreciated! :)

In other news - events are a bit stacked right now and with liveries still to do, we don't want people to skip their Cruddy practice for choosing a TCR machine, so with that in mind, we'll be moving the start of the TCR season one week, now starting at the 24th May instead of next week :)

...and speaking of which, templates are now available on the FTP - you know the drill regarding capital "DON'T CHANGE" comments :) And remember: Windows will be taken care of by us.
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

Postby MrRandom287 » 06 May 2020, 01:42

shaxberd wrote:we'll be moving the start of the TCR season one week, now starting at the 24th May instead of next week :)


Does this mean that the livery deadline will also be moved?
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

Postby shaxberd » 06 May 2020, 06:58

MrRandom287 wrote:
shaxberd wrote:we'll be moving the start of the TCR season one week, now starting at the 24th May instead of next week :)


Does this mean that the livery deadline will also be moved?

Done :)
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

Postby shaxberd » 15 May 2020, 20:39

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What? P9 offers points?! What is this?!


I know, it feels wrong - but with our numbers rising again, a few old-timers seemingly preparing a comeback, and that pandemic thingy keeping us all at home, we felt that putting a few more points on the table would seem appropriate while keeping it reasonably stacked to keep the championship open as long as possible. So, without further ado, enjoy your new points :)

(MEARS will obviously keep the top-8 system)
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

Postby camp_bell » 15 May 2020, 22:25

This was also an old BTCC points system so extra legitimacy for touring cars.
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

Postby shaxberd » 17 May 2020, 20:38

PSA: Base Peugeot setup from the WVTCR series, should work on other cars to a degree
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... hurs3f.svm
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

Postby shaxberd » 17 May 2020, 21:18

More format changes!
Along with the new point system, we're also adjusting the reversed grid - but not just to 10! We're going for a reversal of the top 12 classified drivers as this will mix things up a bit more, making it harder for the frontrunners to return to the podium, and allowing the two drivers just missing out on points a front row start. Variety!

Thanks go out to @Mike Bell for the suggestion.
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Re: Welcome to the Realish Racing Touring Car Cup 4!

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