Thespuditron

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Thespuditron
Thespuditron RRR
PSN thespuditron
Nationality County Wicklow Wicklow, Ireland
Car number Forza4Logo.png 191
GranTurismoLogo.png Gran Turismo 6 logo.png 91
Team(s) Republic of Ireland Team Tayto
Kent CLM
Notable Games Forza4Logo.png Gran Turismo 5 logo.png Gran Turismo 6 logo.png
Race Starts 74
Championships Won 0
Special Events Won 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0

Thespuditron is a very mediocre, Irish online racing driver, currently competing in the Really Rubbish Racing league.

Bio

Early Gaming

Spud’s early life has happened so long ago now, that he can hardly remember it, apart from a few bits and pieces. His gaming career began when he was knee high to a grass hopper, beginning with Centipede on the Atari 64, but he was a late comer when it came to racing games, the first of which was F1 World Grand Prix on the N64 in 1999 (I think). As it is with racing games today, Spud for the career mode of this game a bit tedious, but revelled in the Challenge Mode. To this day, it is one of Spud’s greatest achievements, to have scored 100% in that game mode. Sadly, a number of years later, the N64 made some funny noises and disappeared into Nintendo heaven.

Playstation Generation

Fast forward to 2007, and Spud saved up for a Playstation 3, and only barely had enough to buy F1 Championship Edition. Wasn’t able to do online gameplay, but still, Spud spent many nights with this game. It was, and still is possibly, the best F1 game ever, but to be honest, F1 games are a bit poo.

The Codemasters games were where this aul online gaming thing started for Spud. He was invited to take part in a virtual championship called The Collantine Cup. Basically, he was badgered, for quite some time, to get some internet so he could join in, and it wasn’t long before he caved in, and did exactly that! In his first season with the Collantine Cup crew, he was saved from the shame of the Wooden Spoon by Riise, who only showed up for one race, and didn’t finish it. In his second season of Collantine Cup, Spud was slightly more successful, scoring 400% more points than he did in his first season! This equates to 12 points, but hey, he avoided the wooden spoon that year too!

Spud also took part in the Le Mans 24 Laps, a Collantine Cup sanctioned, online event, which took place a couple of hours before the start of the real life 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours. Spud has categorically stated that he is far more comfortable on Gran Turismo 5 than he is on, “that stupid Codemasters game.”. He then turned up at the (virtual) Le Mans, and was in with a real shot of winning the event, except he ran too long on his first set of tyres, and made a balls of the Porche Curves on the last lap. Which was a pity.....

Really Rubbish Racing

So then, after around a year of constant badgering by Bookoi and Ajokay, Spud *finally* caved in. He collected up a stack of dvds and old video games, and traded them all in, resulting in Spud only having to pay a tiny amount of euros for a brand new Xbox and a copy of Forza 4. On the weekend of March 9th, Spud lined up with some #RlyR guys, to see what all the fuss was about, and indeed, to see how much work he had to do to be competitive (which, as it turns out, is a lot). Initially, he found the lack of a racing line a struggle to deal with, having had the racing line set to “corners only”, in other racing games. Some say, he is still struggling, but he’s too stubborn to admit it, lest he seem like a total girls blouse.

Spud’s made his debut for Team Tayto on March 13th at Round 11 of the Nihon Tour at Suzuka. Having qualified a surprising 12th place, Spud went on to finish 19th and 20th in the feature and sprint races respectively. Which was a reasonable result for a guy that didn’t even own an Xbox the week previously.

Spud, and Team Tayto, finished the Nihon Tour with nil pointe, and in 31st place. The Clio Cup was slightly more successful, with the Team happy to gain 4 points to finish in 30th place.

When asked if he was happy with his debut with the Really Rubbish Racing Series, Spud replied with, “Ah shur, gwan outta dat, it’s only great craic, so it is! I do like drivin’ dem aul fast cars, so I do, to be sure, to be sure”. Unfortunately, an interpreter was not present at the time this interview was conducted.....

Not long before the start of the Seat European Cup Series, it was announced that Spud would join forces with Pyjames’ Cunning Linguist Motorsport. Spud’s interpreter tells us that “He is extremely pleased, and feels privileged to be asked to join with such a prestigious team, and such a prolific teammate.”

On April 30th, it was announced that Spud and Pyjames would again be teaming up for the Cruddy #2 special event. It would seem that the guys have gone slightly overboard with the alcohol advertising, so have been “encouraged” to race under the moniker “Team Drink Responsibly”. Whatever is the case, the two drivers are said to be pleased with the paint job they have done, on a car with was such a mare to paint in the first place.

Complete Results

Main Series

Season Series Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
Forza4Logo.png 8 Nihon Tour Republic of Ireland Team Tayto SUZ
Fea
SUZ
Spr
MOT
Fea
MOT
Spr
IBR
Fea
IBR
Spr
LAG
Fea
LAG
Spr
TSU
Fea
TSU
Spr
SUZ
Fea
SUZ
Spr
MOT
Fea
MOT
Spr
31st 0
- - - - - - - - - - 19 20 19 18
Forza4Logo.png 9 SEAT European Cup Series Kent CLM HOC
Fea
HOC
Spr
CAT
Fea
CAT
Spr
SIL
Fea
SIL
Spr
MUG
Fea
MUG
Spr
CAM
Fea
CAM
Spr
SEB
Fea
SEB
Spr
NUR
Fea
NUR
Spr
28th 1
23 24 24 22 24 24 20 21 18 16 18 DNF 18 18
Forza4Logo.png 10 NASCARRR Stock X Republic of Ireland Team Tayto IND
O
IND
R
CAM
O
CAM
R
BEN
O
BEN
O
SED
O
SED
R
SON
R
SON
R
MOT
O
MOT
R
SUN
O
SUN
R
23rd 29
22 18 21 20 19 18 20 20 DNS DNS 16 17 16 17
Forza4Logo.png 11 Lotus Exige World Cup Republic of Ireland Team Tayto MUG RDP IBR IBR MAP ATL LAG SON SUZ TSU NUR BER SIL TGTT 23rd 0
DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 17 17
Forza4Logo.png 12 Classic Tour Republic of Ireland Team Tayto TSU TGTT MAP SEB LAD FUJ SIL CAM BEN LEM NOR HOC BER SUN CAM CAT ATL SED MUG SEB 23rd 0
18 19 18 21 DNF DNS DNS DNS DNS 17 18 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS
Gran Turismo 6 logo.png 14 Green Turismo Republic of Ireland Team Tayto NUR
END
NUR
SPR
RBR
END
RBR
SPR
SIL
END
SIL
SPR
APR
END
APR
SPR
RME
END
RME
SPR
DFR
END
DFR
SPR
BRH
END
BRH
SPR
15th 8
15 13 14 14 13 10 11 11 9 9 10 10 10 11
Gran Turismo 6 logo.png 15 Chevrolet Corvette Heritage Trophy Republic of Ireland Team Tayto CAP
END
CAP
SPR
AUR
END
AUR
SPR
SS5
END
SS5
SPR
GVS
END
GVS
SPR
WLS
END
WLS
SPR
MOZ
END
MOZ
SPR
SPA
END
SPA
SPR
9th* 26*
8 9 8 8 7 7 - - - - - - - -

Support Series

Season Series Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pos Points
Forza4Logo.png 8S Le Rubbeesh Clio Coupe d'Asie Republic of Ireland Team Tayto SUZ LAD IBR MAP TSU SUZ MOT 30th 4
- - - - - 20 18
Forza4Logo.png 9S Five-Hundred Abarth Racing Trophy Kent CLM HOC CAT SIL MUG CAM SEB NUR 25th 9
21 21 23 19 18 DNS 17
Forza4Logo.png 10S NASCARRR XS Runoff Republic of Ireland Team Tayto IND CAM BEN SED SON MOT SUN 22nd 14
19 DNS 18 DNS DNS 16 17

Special Events

Event Title Team Car Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Position Points/Time
Forza4Logo.png 15 Cruddy Number Two Kent CLM Italy Ferrari F333 SP 16th n/a
Forza4Logo.png 19 Canon Mega GT 200 Republic of Ireland Team Tayto Japan Nissan Fairlady Mega 350 M350 14th 1h 20:25
Forza4Logo.png 23 Furai Memorial Trophy Republic of Ireland Team Tayto Japan Mazda Furai 21 0
Gran Turismo 6 logo.png 25 Karting Auto Racing Trophy Republic of Ireland Team Tayto Junior Go Kart 7 7 7 7 7th 25

Other Series

Season Series Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Points
Gran Turismo 5 logo.png CAFÉ MAD
Fea
MAD
Spr
DFR
Fea
DFR
Spr
GVR
Fea
GVR
Spr
SPA
End
TRM
Fea
TRM
Spr
MON
Fea
MON
Spr
CAP
Fea
CAP
Spr
8th 94
Republic of Ireland Team Tayto DNS DNS 6 5 4 7 DNS 9 7 DNS DNS 6 6

Results Key
Bold - Pole Position
Italics - Fastest Lap
(Brackets) - Dropped Scores
* Season in Progress

Achievements

First Steps - this driver has entered their first raceLearner Driver - this driver has entered 5 racesNewbie - this driver has entered 10 racesRookie - this driver has entered 25 racesAmateur - this driver has entered 50 racesIRL - this driver has met another Really Rubbish Racer in real life.Whipped... - this driver has been beaten by a girl.Dedicated Follower of Fashion - this driver displays their Really Rubbish Racing fandom on their chest, having bought an official T-Shirt.UDaoF - this driver has rolled their car in a race and ended up Upside-Down and on Fire

Gallery

Season 8: Nihon Tour Hyundai. Design by Ajokay.
Season 8: Clio Cup Clio
Season 9: SECS Seat
Season 9: FART Abarth 500
Cruddy 2, Ferrari F333SP Launch
Season 10: 2011 Chevy Monte Carlo
Season 10: 1991 GMC Truck Syclone
Team Tayto's entry for their first GT5 campaign
Season 11: Team Tayto's entry for the Lotus Exige World Cup
Team Tayto's entry for the Canon Mega GT 200 Nissan Fairlady Mega 350
Season 12: Team Tayto's entry for the Classic Tour