rFactor 2 General info & series rules

Discussion in 'Multiclass IMSA DPI & S397 GT3' started by John vd Geest, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

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    Welcome to the
    Multiclass IMSA DPI - GT3 series

    Register here

    Cars in this event:

    Class 1) IMSA DPI:

    IMSA DPI Acura ARX-05
    IMSA DPI Cadillac DPi-V.R
    IMSA DPI Mazda RT24-P


    Class 2) Studio 397 Challengers Pack + 2 additional S397 cars:
    GT3 Aston Martin Vantage
    GT3 Audi R8 LMS
    GT3 Bentley Continental Download the car here
    GT3 BMW M6
    GT3 Ferrari 488 EVO 2020 Download the car here
    GT3 McLaren 720S
    GT3 Porsche 911 GT3R


    Formation lap procedure

    How does each race start?
    1. The race starts by a formation lap
    2. From the second to last corner we go double file
    3. the overall pole-sitter stays ON THE SPEED-LIMITER from that moment on.
    4. Once the polesitter starts the race by crossing the start line, we all go and are free to race.


    If a driver does not show up twice for a race without unregistering for that event or letting me know that he can't make it in the event-forum, he will be taken out of the complete series.

    (You don't have to unregister for the whole series. You can unregister only for the race you can't do.)


    No Esc. on track rule in Qualification
    In qualification, you can not press Escape (Esc.) while on track (if you crash) and then go back out again.
    If you want to do another run, you have to come into the pits first.

    This is to protect the other drivers from someone taking abnormal risks to set a good lap time and crashing (other cars).


    Teamspeak is one of the features of Sim Racing Online.
    If you would like to hook up with other drivers on Teamspeak before the race (or any time), here is the forum link for the SRO Teamspeak address and password:

    For who are not familiar with Teamspeak, you need to add the Sim Racing Online channel to your "bookmarks".

    Please consider making a small monthly donation between € 2 to € 5,- to help us with the monthly server costs.
    Remember that Sim Racing Online is run by a private group of people, paying everything out of their own pockets.
    Thanks in advance !! :)



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  2. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Members who are driving the IMSA DPI class must realize that they have to own the Studio 397 GT3 Challengers Pack + 2 additional cars. (see post 1)
    You need all of them to be able to join the server.
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  3. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper Pro Driver

    Some information for the team on here and also those wishing to take part, we should be fine but just passing this on.

    I follow Advanced Simulation Modding Group (previously RSS Modding) on Facebook.

    I was reading their end of year summary and came across their plans for the DPi mod which is part of this league.

    Cadillac DPi-V.R, Mazda RT24-P and Acura ARX-05

    As you know Studio 397 will release outstanding Cadillac DPi-V.R and it's time to say last goodbye for our car! Caddy was the first car which I've made for AMS and since then we started to grow up and now we're here because of that car! With big help from Andrea and Rodrigo Vieira we build our most famous cars for rFactor 2!
    I'm feeling that I must pay some respect for all this 3 cars include Mazda and Acura and in the next year we will remake Acura and Mazda. What about Caddy? We're pretty sure that S397 make amazing car so there is no need to make it again for us and we hope that we all will have fun with official version!

    We will start working with DPi cars in February so stay calm and waiting more news from us!

    • Changelog v1.25
    • Tires overheating at various surfaces fix
    • All cars will be repacked for Steam Workshop standards
    • Fixed rainlights and highlights animation
    So it looks like once the S397 Cadillac will be released their version will be removed from the STEAM workshop. When that will be I'm not sure but just letting anyone know who's thinking of using that car.

    Admittedly I suppose once it's installed on your RF2 installation it won't go anyway.

    Then in the new year the other two DPi's will be BoP'd against the official S397 DPi car. That's what it looks like anyway.

    I'm still sticking with the Mazda (as that was my first choice anyway), fingers crossed and see how things go :)
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  4. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Good info Andrew, thanks.
    When the S397 IMSA Cadillac will be released, we will use that one of course. The IMSA Acura and Mazda will be updated through Steam when the time is there I suppose.
    So I think it will all work out.
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  5. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper Pro Driver

    Yeah in fairness they are one of the few modding groups that will update cars once they are released. So I do believe them when they say they'll update the other two cars once the Caddy gets released by S397. We may get lucky and they may be nicely balanced out of the box. Fingers crossed :)
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  6. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Actually, I have a better idea. We will keep the current IMSA Cadillac for the whole series (if that's possible when they take it down on Steam. It's installed, so it should be available). The current Cadillac is good enough.

    First, I can't impose a DLC (probably a DLC) on the members in the middle of a series.
    Second, the new S397 Cadillac will probably not be BOP'd with the current Acura and Mazda when it comes out.

    The S397 Cadillac will be used for another series.
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  7. Norman Bruce

    Norman Bruce Pro Driver Donator

    The problem then would be the Mazda and the Acura will get a BoP update but the original Cadillac will not ?
  8. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

    I think they will BOP it from the S397 Cadillac. They can't do it the other way around.
  9. Johnny Gutierrez

    Johnny Gutierrez Pro Driver

    Why no Vette? People love the Vette. I love the Vette. racers love the Vette. Would I choose it? No. But why no Vette? :D
  10. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

    The GT3 Corvette is not included in the Challengers Pack. We already have 2 additional DLC's with the Ferrari and the Bentley. Putting another one in would make it too expensive.
  11. Norman Bruce

    Norman Bruce Pro Driver Donator

    Talking of Vette's the C8.R GTE is going to be released with the DPi Caddy ( S397 December update)
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  12. Balazs Flossmann

    Balazs Flossmann Pro Driver Donator

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  13. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

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  14. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper Pro Driver

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  16. Toni Talvitie

    Toni Talvitie Pro Driver

    Did quick test with Mazda, felt good. Well made mod.
    How do those cars compare to each other?
  17. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

    I did a BOP test with the DPI on Valencia and they were all pretty equal.
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  18. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper Pro Driver

    Does 15 laps and goes a second faster than anyone else.....typical. lol :)

    I'm assuming you are opting for the standard aero? I say that because there's a recorded top speed of 300kph but your fastest laps are at 290kph? Which says to me you were trying both levels of aero.

    I created myself a livery (because I just can't help it, lol) and I'll start testing from today if I feel like it, still tired from the retail Christmas madness for some stupid reason.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2020
  19. Toni Talvitie

    Toni Talvitie Pro Driver

    Same here, next time ill pass xmas alltogether.
    Hmm i think i only tried standard aero.
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  20. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper Pro Driver

    lol, yeah I normally work on foods but yesterday I helped out on clothing, with the Sale and everyone bringing back unwanted Christmas presents I think I served a few hundred people. My brain was frazzled, lol. Thankfully we are more quiet today :)
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