CMS is back with racing for rFactor 2 on Thursday nights with two series running on alternate weeks!

2020 NARS Autumn Series

NARS Autumn Series!

Series 1

First, in response to the strong response to the VWSC series established with a global-friendly timeslot on Saturday mornings every other week, the mod used will also be featured in the well-established and popular NARS Thursday night timeslot.  NARS will provide a second opportunity for the CMS rF2 community to race this custom-developed mod that included George Angelidis, Felix Shendel from SimRacing United, our Ross Smith and Ales from URD amongst many others.  We will be using the same tracks and overall race rules as for the Saturday morning VWSC series.

There will also be some special events throughout the season and details will be provided as the race details are finalized.

Information on Series 2 is below.


Cars

We will use the Studio 397 Oreca 07 LMP2 and a custom-made adaptation of URD’s EGT mod for Champion Motorsports’ use. You must own both to connect to the server.

Oreca 07 LMP2 – https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/17/

CMS GTE Pack – Connect to our Discord server, VWSC channel, for more information!


Tracks & Provisional Calendar

We will use the following layouts. You must own the respective track for each race to connect to the server.

Sebring International Raceway
July 09 – 60 Minutes of Sebring (USA)
https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/18/

Road America
July 23 – 60 Minutes of Road America (USA)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=822332297

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
August 6 – 60 Minutes of Spa (Belgium)
https://cmsracing.com/downloads/tracks/exm_spa.rfcmp

Watkins Glen International
August 27 – 60 Minutes of Watkins Glen (USA)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1508582012

Circuit de la Sarthe
September 10 – 2.4 Hours of Le Mans (France) (10x time compression)
https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/37/

Road Atlanta
October 8 – 100 Minutes of Road Atlanta (USA) (10x time compression)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1227712083

Laguna Seca
October 22 – 60 Minutes of Laguna Seca (USA)
https://mega.nz/file/dY41RKLZ#eJeSWPyLWhhA2peiwW6tFnY6MFa8vhdDvbPVTYFMJqY

Sebring International Raceway
November 5 – 1.2 Hours of Sebring (USA) (10x time compression)
https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/18/

Bahrain International Circuit
November 26 – 80 Minutes of Bahrain (Bahrain)
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=748075241


Points (within each class)

60 min     80 – 100 min     2.4h

1st:            25          32                        38

2nd:         18           23                        27

3rd:          15           19                        23

4th:          12           15                        18

5th:          10           13                        15

6th:          8             10                        12

7th:          6              8                          9

8th:         4               5                         6

9th:         2               3                         3

10th:       1                2                         2

11th+:      0.5            1                         1

Pole in each class: 1 point

‘Drop’ Races. The lowest score for one race night will be dropped for every driver in calculating their series standing.


Event Schedule

  • 7:00 PM Eastern – Server Reboot / Practice
  • 9:00 PM Eastern – Qualifying (10 mins LMP2|10 mins GTE)
  • 09:20 PM Eastern – Pre-Race Announcements / Warm-up
  • 09:30 PM Eastern – Feature Race

Note: for the 2.4h of Le Mans, Qualifying shall start at 8:30 PM Eastern and Race Start at 9:00 PM.


Start

Rolling start, pace lap managed by the lead cars of each class at with a gap of approximately 5s between classes. Race starts upon crossing the start/finish line, no-overtaking before this point.


Orange Zone

The OZ will be in effect and will be an automatic review post-race.


Settings

  • We will use the latest retail build of rFactor 2.
  • The damage setting is 100%.
  • Crash Recovery is off. That means your car can fly off the track and land upside down. Drive carefully!
  • Driving View is open.
  • Auto Clutch is available.
  • 2x fuel on all cars.
  • Weather will always be live weather conditions.
  • Once again there will be PRO and AM individual championships.
  • There is no pre-registration for the competition. Just show up, drive, and have fun!
  • The server name will be “CMS VWSC TrackName”.
  • The server race password will be given 24 hours before race day.

PRO and AM Group Settings

As with the VWSC series, we are going to allow ABS usage for those that choose to use them. Each driver should decide what they want to use, or not use. There are two unique settings for each Group.

PRO Drivers

PRO drivers (LMP2/GTE-Pro) can use ONLY in-setup game aids (both LMP2s and GTEs have Traction Control ONLY). In GTE you must select 1 Traction Control Mode you will be in the race (Conservative = high TC, Intermediate and Aggressive = low TC). Within each mode, you have 4 maps you can select and tune in-game.

Anti-lock brake settings

To change the map, you are in while driving, please assign a button to your wheel as shown below. ABS mapping is doing nothing since ABS is not allowed in the GTE-Pro class and thus not needed to be assigned.

Traction control settings

Should a Pro driver use ABS from the rFactor 2 game aid menu, they will be penalized by two race spots for each offense when the results are checked post-race at simresults.net. Example: A Pro driver uses ABS on 2. They would be penalized 4 spots in the race results and points.

AM Drivers

AM drivers (LMPC/GTE-Am) can use anti-lock brakes (ABS), on settings 1-2 but must enable it from the rFactor 2 game aids. Similarly, they can change the ABS mapping while driving similarly to TC as shown above.

The server is set to allow ABS at 1-2. Because rFactor 2 cannot separate which cars are which class, drivers will need to set their car settings allowable to their group.


Series 2

The second series of events will be based on the BTCC NTGC mod, picked in a poll by our NARS rF2 community, the tracks announced for the 2020 season. 2 races per race night, lap limited and the second race will be a first 10 cars reverse grid from the results of the first race. To add some further ‘spice’ to the mix, the races will feature weather based on that at the real-world track location two weeks before the NARS race and since we’re talking the UK, bring your wellies!

There will also be some special events throughout the season and details will be provided as the race details are finalized.


Cars

The BTCC NGTC mod may be found at
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1176380339

Drivers may choose cars from 2019 and 2020 seasons ONLY.


Tracks & Provisional Calendar

We will use the following layouts. You must own the respective track for each race to connect to the server.

Donnington Park (National)
July 16
https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=1687662965

Brands Hatch (GP Circuit)
July 30
https://www.mediafire.com/file/851tasd1rw7y63f/brands_082_rf2.rar/file

Oulton Park
August 13
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=774417166

Special Event
August 20

Knockhill Racing Circuit
September 3
https://mega.nz/file/xI5CzIwZ#jyYZxmmH8HOF_bzwKtk_HnkIGVY1SacGk7w9gCGhJQw

Thruxton Circuit
September 17
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1277038252

Special Event
September 24

Silverstone Circuit (National)
October 1
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=917387157

Croft Circuit
October 15
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=818881257

Special Event
October 29

Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit (300)
November 12
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ok2ku6kzbg7j3q2/sm_Snetterton_v1.02.rfcmp/file

Brands Hatch (Indy)
November 19
https://www.mediafire.com/file/851tasd1rw7y63f/brands_082_rf2.rar/file


Points

1st – 15th: 20-17-15-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Pole position for Race 1: 1 point

Fastest race lap: 1 point

Each lead lap: 1 point

‘Drop’ Races. The lowest score for one race night (not including special events) will be dropped for every driver in calculating their series standing.


Event Schedule

  • 7:00 PM Eastern – Server Reboot / Practice
  • 9:05 PM Eastern – Qualifying 15 minutes
  • 9:20 PM Eastern – Pre-Race Announcements / Warm-up
  • 09:30 PM Eastern – First Race
  • 10:00 PM Eastern – Second Race

Start

Standing start.


Orange Zone

The OZ will be in effect and will be an automatic review post-race.


Settings

  • We will use the latest retail build of rFactor 2.
  • The damage setting is 100%.
  • Crash Recovery is off. That means your car can fly off the track and land upside down. Drive carefully!
  • Driving View is open.
  • Auto Clutch is available.
  • Weather will be modeled on that at the Real World location 2 weeks prior.
  • There will be PRO and AM individual championships.
  • There is no pre-registration for the competition. Just show up, drive, and have fun!
  • The server name will be “CMS NARS TrackName”.
  • The server race password will be given 24 hours before race day.

PRO & AM Group Settings

PRO Drivers will not be able to use any driving aids beyond the auto clutch.

AM Drivers may use ABS but not Traction Control driving aids.


Notes for BOTH Series

LiveRacers Timing & Scoring

LiveRacers will be used to record the hot laps and the races.

Race Communications

1) We will use the CMS Discord voice channel for race communications.

2) CMS Discord is available here.

3) Comms are required but only to monitor race control during the event. You do not need a microphone if you do not want to speak.

4) If you have a microphone, please set it to “push to talk”. If that just doesn’t work for you, PLEASE set the voice-activated audio level up considerably so your coughing, wheezing or sim controls grinding isn’t “shared” with everyone else. Don’t be “that guy”.

5) A request to drivers to please be brief in your communication on Discord.

6) One sentence then quiet is requested. Abusive and/or profane in-game chat, Discord, or forum post language or deliberate crash into competitor’s car may lead to that driver receiving probation, suspension, or ban from the league.

7) Comms are required. Should a driver join the event server without being in the Discord channel, they will be sent 3 text prompts in rFactor 2 text chat to join the CMS Discord server. After the 3rd prompt, they will be removed from the race server by race control until they rejoin with Discord active and monitoring the race channel.

Custom Skins

Custom skin uploading is welcome and encouraged, but please log onto the server a couple of days before the race so your file will get uploaded properly. If everyone waits until race day, it may clog the server and necessitate that we disable custom skin uploading.

CMS General Competition Rules

Penalties can be applied one of 2 ways in the series:

1) rFactor 2 system delegated penalties. All must be served and are not controlled by the live admins. Most times, admins don’t even know rFactor2 AI has dispensed a penalty!

2) A post-race IRR submitted by the driver for review using the General Competition Rules.

CMS Gentlemen’s Rules

Drivers are requested to consider the following if involved in an accident:

“Should you turn-around or damage another driver by your error, consider pulling off track in a safe location and waiting for the other driver to proceed in the race.”


Additional Drivers Notes

1) Don’t Press ESC! If you do, your race is over and there is no way for race admins to get you back into the race. Race rejoin is available, but you must unplug your ethernet cable to do so (pc restart is recommended).

2) Important! If it is still early light turn your headlights on before moving out of the garage or rF2 will DQ you!

3) Open setups, but we encourage everyone to share!

4) It is strongly advised drivers reboot their computer just before joining the server on race day.

5) Don’t use a WiFi connection. Only Ethernet cable connections are permitted for VWSC racing events.