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AOR Formula Renault 3.5 Championship Season 3 - Sign Up & Info


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Introduction:

Hello, and welcome to the third AOR Formula Renault 3.5 season. Tim Delisle took the title last season with an incredible end to the season, winning 6 out of the 8 races. Along with that, the UI1- Positive SimRacing - Blue team took the teams championship. Ending the season on his own in the team, Tim was able to hold off the two car charge of both Team AOR Orange (2nd) and sister team UI1- Positive SimRacing - Orange (3rd). After a great season of racing, we look forward to getting started with another, this time with the new tyre model on the 3.5!

Please make sure you read all of the info in this post before signing up.

General Information:

What day and time do events start? The race nights will begin every Friday from 18:40 UK time (GMT), with qualifying commencing at 19:50 UK time (GMT), and the feature race at 20:00 UK time (GMT)

When will the season start? The first race of the season will being running on the first week of the 2020 S1 iRacing season (10th December 2019).

What is the race calendar? The race calendar follows the official iRacing schedule. Full calendar here.

What are the entry requirements? You will need to have a licence class of B-class or above (with exceptions to those who raced the previous season). 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, in which case 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 (or a similar car) at a reasonable pace. Typically, those under 1300 iRating will automatically be checked, and those below 2000 have a less extensive check.

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 during the season but this will need to be authorised by the League Coordinators.

How many spaces are available? There will be a maximum of 30 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 added to a private conversation where they have the opportunity each week to state whether they are able to race. The League Coordinators will then confirm your place in the race depending on the amount of full-time drivers who are unable to participate. Whenever a full-time driver pulls out of the league, the reserves will be approached to fill that spot. Please keep active on the forums in order to receive these messages and accept any potential promotions. 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 11 race nights (1 race break on the 27th as it's close to Christmas)

How is the Championship structured? The Championship consists of 11 feature/sprint style races, running every week, starting from the Friday of week 1 of the iRacing 2020 Season 1 official schedule.

For this season, there will be 2 drop weeks.

Race night format?
● 70-minute practice session
● 10-minute qualifying (maximum 3 laps allowed)
● 40-minute Feature Race (grid based on qualifying, mandatory pit-stop)

● 10-minute practice session
● 5-minute qualifying (maximum 1 lap allowed)
● 25-minute Sprint Race (grid based on qualifying)

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 system for finishing positions, 1 additional point is handed out for pole position (Feature Race only) and fastest lap. Additionally, 2 points will be awarded for completing the race with 0x incident points, and 1 point will be awarded for completing the race with 1x incident point.

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 3.5 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? We hope to have live broadcasts for the races on the official AOR YouTube channel. Should there be a broadcast, for drivers to have their skins appear on the coverage, they will need to upload their skins to us to be put into a skin pack. Should a livery not be uploaded to the skin pack, the driver will be shown on broadcast as driving a default livery.

How to Sign-Up:

Priority will be given to drivers who completed 7 full race nights from season 2 of the Formula Renault 3.5, The priority deadline is set to Sunday 8th of December at 18:00 UK time (GMT).

Sign up by posting your details in this thread using the following format:
Number preference - iRacing name + Forum name - Nationality - Team (if applicable) - Customer ID - iRating - Licence (C or above) - Have you read and understood the rules?

For example:
#44 - Phil Reid @McPhilen
- UK - Team AOR Orange - 106205 - 4480 - A 4.82 - I have read and understood the rules

*Car #1 is reserved for the AOR Formula Renault Season 1 Champion.
Number priority will be given to last season's drivers that achieved priority status.

After your sign-up has been accepted, you will also need to sign up to the league on iRacing itself. Link here.

Driver List:

Below is the list of drivers who have signed up to racing in the Formula Renault 3.5 league:



Waiting List (in order of sign-ups):
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 meeing the entry requirements - when they complete the licence promotions/performance review.
 
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Driver Briefing:

So, the 3.5 has now officially been changed to the NTMv7. I've done some running on it, not a huge amount, but it didn't seem to have the same issues with them that the F3 had, which is good news. However, the tyres do feel very, very tricky on cold tyres, to a point that I think it may put a lot of people off. Nevertheless, we will be continuing with the 3.5 for now. The plan is to run the season as normal, as if nothing had changed, however should the popularity of the season be lower than expected because of people potentially not enjoying the car on the new tyre model, we may consider a change.

As a second point, the start time has been switched to 40 minutes earlier than usual (everything is 40 minutes earlier than before), however this has come with the benefit of having a broadcast for the season (from round 2). Luckily, this gives us round 1 as a good test bed for the new tyres. Round 1 will still be a part of the championship.

Finally, assuming there is enough comments about it before we even start, then we may be set to race the F3 car instead (F3 is the mostly likely option, the other option being the IR18), although I wouldn't want to do that straight away. Assuming we decide to change car, we won't be racing until the new year.
 
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Finally have some more free time on Friday evenings. Though, I still have to miss a few races, so please register me as reserve.

#41 - Marvin Sluman @Marvin - NL- TBA- 189093 - 2884- A2.35 - I have read and understood the rules
 
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#147 - Evan RT Imray - UK- Team AOR Yellow - 180832 - 3647 - A 3.56 - I have read and understood the rules
 
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#22 - Alex Bennett @Curly - UK - Comrade Gaming - 310702 - 4125 - A4.83 - I have read and understood the rules
 
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#2 - Jordan Brubaker @13v4 - USA - Jordan Brubaker Racing - 265425 - 1083 - C 2.15 - I have read and understood the rules
 
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#37 - Dominik Gadermayr @N1kmido - Austria - Comrade Gaming - 322723 - 5319 - A 1.58 (help) - I have read and understood the rules

Reserve for me again pls
 
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