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AOR Formula Renault 2.0 Championship Season 9 - Sign Up & Info (Closed - Season Over)


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Introduction:

Welcome to Season 9 of the AOR Formula Renault 2.0 Championship! Season 8 marked 2 years running the Formula Renault. Whilst it is a shame that we still haven't got a new appropriate car for us all to move on to, we feel there are still enough people that enjoy this car to keep it going, and also the racing - as always - continues to be very fun the majority of the time. This season also marked 5 seasons of running with the race night format of a feature and a sprint race - going into the season, we have a few changes to that.

Please make sure you read the info in this post, and also the driver briefing below.

General Information:

What day and time do events start? The first two race nights will begin every Friday from 19:30 UK time (GMT), with qualifying commencing at 20:30. This will change to 7.30 BST for the remainder of the season.

When will the season start? The first race of the season will run in the first week of the 2018 S2 season. The race calendar follows the official iRacing schedule. More info here.

What are the entry requirements? You will need to have a licence class of D Class 4.00 or above. You are free to sign up during pre-season regardless, but you will be denied entry upon the start of the season if you do not meet the requirement. Drivers who do meet the requirement will be given priority over you. You are also expected to be active on the forum in order to receive the latest updates. If you are completely new to the series, we will check to see if you are suitable for the league, which will be dependant on having done a sufficient amount of racing and running in the car.

How do I register as part of a team? Simply state your team preferences in this thread - the name of your team and name of the driver you're teaming up with. There will be a maximum of 2 drivers per team at any one time. Drivers can be changed but this will need to be authorised by the League Coordinators.

How many spaces are available? There will be a maximum of 36 spaces, with a reserve list (maximum of 10 at one time). If all of the spaces have been allocated, the sign-up thread will be closed until a seat has been vacated.

What happens if I'm on the reserve list? All drivers on the reserve list will be approached every week by the League Coordinators who will offer you a seat in place of an absent driver. Please keep active on the forums in order to receive these messages and accept any potential invites. Members that are inactive on the forums for two weeks will be removed from the reserve list.

Can I participate in a 'one off' race? We will not be accepting one-off 'wildcard' entries for drivers who wish to dip their toe in the water. It's recommended that you get to know the car in the official iRacing series before committing to the league. Once you sign up, you are expected to participate across all 12 race nights.

How is the Championship structured? The Championship consists of 8 race nights including a Feature Race and a Sprint Race at the same circuit, and 4 race nights with just one main race, with a separate points scoring system. A total 12 race nights overall.

Overall, there are three drop weeks permitted. There will be two drop weeks for the race nights with the feature/sprint format, meaning that the points score from your two worst race nights (finishing position from Feature Race and Sprint Race combined) will be dropped at the completion of the season. There will be a single drop week for the race nights with the single race format, meaning that the points score from your worst race night of the 4 longer races will be dropped at the completion of the season. Any bonus points scored during a drop week will still count.

Race night structure?
● 60-minute practice session
● 10-minute qualifying (maximum 3 laps allowed)
● 40-minute Feature Race (grid based on qualifying, mandatory pit-stop)
● 25-minute Sprint Race (grid reversed* based on Feature Race results)
or
● 60-minute practice session (Nordschleife session will be hosted 20 minutes earlier to accommodate qualifying)
● 10-minute qualifying (maximum 3 laps allowed) (30 minutes for Nordschleife)
● 60-minute Race (grid based on qualifying, mandatory pit-stop)

*Only drivers who finished in the top 16/18 in the Feature Race, and finish either on the lead lap or one lap down, will be part of the reversed order. Drivers who don't meet this requirement must still participate, but will start from the back in the positions they finished in the feature race.

More details can be found in the rules thread.

Are setups permitted? The Championship is open to setup modification.

What is the points system? Points are awarded to the top 20 finishers in the Feature Race, and the top 16 in the Sprint Race. In addition to the normal points structure for finishing positions, one additional point is handed out for pole position (Feature Race only), fastest lap and completing a race with 0x or 1x incidents, where 2 points will be awarded for a 0x race, and 1 point for a 1x race.

Full details on points scoring can be found in the rules thread.

Are there any recommended files to download? If you wish to create your own team livery you can find the Formula Renault 2.0 template under the "Paint" section of the iRacing website. Trading Paints is recommended to upload and show off your livery on race nights as well as making the rest of the grid look suited and booted!

Will there be any coverage of the races? It is not currently confirmed whether we will be able to provide race broadcasts for this season - this will as usual most likely depend on whether it's possible to achieve sufficient donations from the drivers, and a few other things. More information to come on this.

Driver List:

Below is the list of drivers who have expressed an interest in competing in this league. You will need to further confirm your interest once the deadline passes in order to claim your space on the grid.

Priority will be given to drivers who took part in at least 8 rounds (full race nights) in Season 8, but there will be several spaces available beyond this. The priority deadline is set to Friday 9th March at 20:00 UK time.

After 8 rounds, the sign-ups will close and will no longer take any further applicants until the end of the season, regardless of spaces available.

Please make your entry in the following format:
Number preference - Name - Nationality - Team (if applicable) - Licence - Have you read and understood the rules?


For example:
#44 - Phil Reid - UK - Aperture Motorsport - C 2.41 - Yes


*Car #1 is reserved for the AOR FR2.0 Season 8 Champion.
Number priority will be given to last season's drivers as per the AOR Driver Number List.

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33/36 spaces taken
10/10 on reserve list

1 on waiting list

#07 - David Buitelaar @David Buitelaar - Netherlands - VRT eRACING Red - B 3.05
#09 - Alistair Hay @Allyhaze - UK - VRT eRACING Blue - A 2.38
#4 - Andrew Woodhouse @woody2goody - UK - Apex Racing UK - B 2.51
#5 - Jean-Francois Godin @J-F Godin - Canada - Flying Fuchs - A 4.61
#8 - Mark Ussher @Mark Ussher - UK - Privateer - B 4.99
#19 - Joseph Ringrose @VRT Ringrose - UK - VRT eRACING Pink - C 3.70
#23 - Manuel Heuer @heuer91 - Austria - Positive Sim Racing Green - A 1.50
#24 - I.M Keeman @sanderschumi - Dutch - Privateer - C 2.51
#27 - Sam Blackwood @t3hmightymidg3t - UK - OCM Racing - C 3.86
#28 - Patrick Kessler @Patrick Kessler - Switzerland - SimRC - A 4.99
#29 - René Osterkamp @Osterkamp - Germany - SimRC - A 4.99
#33 - Eneric Andre @Era - France - Race Clutch - A 3.80
#34 - Kristian Takacs @Synergi - Norway - Team AOR Blue - A 2.44
#43 - Connor Ryan @Connor Ryan - UK - Radicals Online - A 2.56
#44 - Phil Reid @McPhilen - UK - Team AOR Orange - C 2.41
#47 - Robert Plumley @Robert Plumley - UK - Kinduci Racing - A 1.42
#49 - Josh Thompson @J.Thompson - UK - Radicals Online - A 2.69
#64 - Luke Barton @lukebarton - UK - Privateer - B 1.51
#66 - Lubomir Moric @Lubomir Moric - Czech - Positive Sim Racing Orange - A 4.30
#71 - Jiri Mojak @Jaskin71 - Czech - Team AOR Purple - A 2.46
#75 - Marcel Miles @devoutfire3 - UK - VRT eRACING White - C 3.61
#77 - Tom van Heumen @Tommy-Tum - Netherlands - VRT eRACING Pink - B 3.49
#78 - Glenn-André Key @GlennKey78 - Norway - Positive Sim Racing Green - A 4.99
#87 - Alexey Sirotkin @alexsplanet - Russia - Positive Sim Racing Orange - A 1.52
#90 - Yohann Harth @Yohann Harth - France - Race Clutch - A 3.46
#98 - Erkka Lindström @Erkka Lindstrom - FInland - TDT Racing - B 4.00
#147 - Evan RT Imray @Erti147 - UK - Team AOR Red - A 3.33
#177 - Sara Dove @Rin Hato - UK - MitchiriNico - A 1.30
#179 - Steffen Herrmann @Steffen Herrmann - Germany - Flying Fuchs - B. 2.62
#198 - Jordan Pearce @Rcfly3r1 - UK - VRT eRACING White - A 3.10
#350 - Charlie Summers @Charlie9000 - UK - Team AOR Blue - A 2.31
#777 - Daniel J Morris @Daniel Morris - UK - Team AOR Red - B 2.72
#781 - Scott Newton @Scott Newton - Australia - Apex Racing UK - A 2.80

Reserve List (in order of sign up):

#414 - Marvin Sluman @Marvin - Dutch - Privateer - A 3.38
#107 - Silvio Hirt @Silvio - Germany - Privateer - A 4.20
#18 - Adam State @TM Touring - UK - Team Momentum eSports - C 3.03
#79 - Joonas O Vastamäki @Lamoracke79 - Finland - Real Men Wear Pink - A 3.33
#42 - Alec Hudson @Alehud42 - UK - TBC - C 2.64
#35 - Kerry Knowlden @Kez - UK - Team AOR Orange - A 4.79
#41 - Harrison Finch @Finch - UK - Positive Sim Racing Green - A 4.78
#93 - Aiden Browe @TM aidtheace - UK - Team Momentum eSports - B 3.51
#72 - Robin Bondon @RC Robin - France - Race Clutch Black - A 3.66
#16 - Bruno Domiter @Bruno Domiter - Slovenia - TDT Racing - B 4.64

Drivers placed on the Reserve List must remain active on the forums to receive opportunities to race. Drivers inactive on the forums for more than 2 weeks will be automatically removed.

Waiting List (in order of sign up):


Drivers placed on the Waiting List are not actively eligible to race, but will be offered the chance to move up to the reserve list when any spots open, or - in the case of drivers not meeting the entry requirements - when they complete the licence promotions/performance review.
 
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Hey all, so we've made a few changes again to the league. Most minor, but one or two more major changes as well. More on that to come, but first off, here is the standard stuff for the coming season:

Season 9 Driver Briefing

- Signing up to the league must be done both on AOR, and on iRacing. To sign up on iRacing, follow this link and apply to be a part of the league.

- Sign-ups will as usual remain open throughout the season until capacity has been reached (36 main drivers + 10 reserves), but the sign-ups will be closed with 4 rounds remaining regardless of spaces available, to avoid newcomers potentially interfering with championship battles in the latter stages.

- Stewards will pro-actively look into any notable incidents that is caused on lap 1, regardless of whether it is brought up to the stewards or not. Incidents between just two drivers will not actively be looked at, unless the stewards deem it is happening to often, or it involves the same drivers.

- Before signing up, please make sure you have read through all of the rules and regulations. Those of you who are re-signing up will/should know the rules by now so the only things to take into account will be the 'new to season 9' section below. Make sure that you follow the correct sign-up format that can be found within the main OP for the sign-up thread.

New to Season 9:

- The fast repair that was introduced last season will be removed once again. It didn't really add anything to the racing other than to allow drivers to continue driving after an incident, and drivers who are forced to use a fast repair are generally out of the running for points anyway. Part of the reason for it's removal is because of some changes that you can read about below.

- Depending on the number of sign-ups we get this season, the number of drivers getting reversed for the sprint races will change. Should there be enough interest to continue running a 40 car grid, the number of drivers reversed will be 18. Should there be enough interest to run a 36 car grid, the number of drivers reversed will be 16. Drivers can be one lap down and still be reversed, providing that they finish within the limit.

- To shake things up a little bit, and to give the series a little bit more variety, this season there will be two different race formats. The first is the same format that we've been running with ever since season 4 of Formula Renault, with the feature and sprint race. The second format will be a return to the original format, albeit with a time limit rather than a lap limit. How this will work is as follows: 8 out of the 12 races will be run in the feature/sprint format, and 4 of the races will be run in the single race format. The 4 races run in the single race format will have its own separate scoring system which will essentially be a combining of what the feature+sprint race points totals would be (e.g, finishing 1st would net you 32+20 points, etc).

- With this change, there will also be a small change to the drop weeks. There will now be three drop weeks, with two drop weeks being active for the 8 feature/sprint races, and a further drop week that will be active for the 4 single race events. This is due to the varying points scoring systems and we feel this is a way to make it fair, hopefully, to all of those who may have to miss one of the single races as that is a huge potential point loss.

- Lastly, as this is the first time we'll be running Monza with the new track limits rule, I thought I would put a reminder in that all drivers must keep their cars within the white lines whilst going down the straights. I mention this because Monza is the circuit where this could be abused the most, with the pit straight having a large section of tarmac between the white line and the pit wall which is frequently used in official races. This area of tarmac is off limits.
 

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I think people might be misinterpreting what the 'yes' in the sign-up is for. It is to denote that you have read the rules, not that you wish to sign-up to the full season. :)
 
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#414 - Marvin Sluman - Dutch - Solo - A 3.38 - Yes (Reserve list)

Can't give a proper indication on how many races I can attend, hopefully that isn't a problem.
 
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