rFactor 2 The Nordschleife Challenge Series

Discussion in 'The Nordschleife Challenge Series' started by Sim Racing Online, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Sim Racing Online

    Sim Racing Online Administrator Staff Member


    SRO is excited to bring you The Nordschleife Challenge Series. This series will feature four events beginning November 2nd and will use the 24hr version of the new Studio 397 laser scanned Nordschleife track along with the 397 GT3 Challenger pack cars. Events will build upon the experience and skill learned from the previous round making each consecutive event more competitive and challenging.

    Are you up to the challenge? Register today!

    From Studio 397

    Located in the Eifel region of Germany, the Nürburgring can easily be described as one of the most – if not the most – iconic race locations on the entire globe. Built right into the trees and the ups and downs of this lovely countryside, the Nürburgring offers a challenge even to the absolute best of the racing world. The two circuits, Nordschleife and Nürburgring GP, have seen the greatest of motorsport over the years, but they are also places for amateur drivers from all over the world to get their dose of track driving and to follow the same roads their heroes did or do.

    Bringing such an icon to rFactor 2 is a real honor for us. Just like our player base, we always dreamed about taking the virtual cars onto the Nordschleife or Nürburgring and just enjoy pure driving. Experiencing this track during development was absolutely special. Every motorsport fan knows this track and has seen plenty of footage, especially from the remarkable 24 Hour event. Working on bringing it to life in our very own simulation and then being able to even drive on it was a breathtaking moment for the studio. Bit by bit the wireframe turned into the best playground we could think of. The laser scan we used is from 2018, making it the most accurate and modern representation of this holy grail of motorsport history and also modern times. Like so many other simracers, we visited the track during Simracing Expo or even just in our free time, being captured by the mythos and the feeling you get just by being close to it. And now it’s finally in rFactor 2, for you all to race on and enjoy.

    The 24 Hours Nürburgring layout is 25km of grueling endurance. The layout starts on the Grand Prix circuit and then transitions to the North loop. Skipping only the Mercedes Arena section of the Grand Prix, it uses most of the two layouts. The modern and old clash but co-exist in a way that gives this immense layout its unique character. Part technical and part old school, the 24 hours layout is the ultimate test of flexibility and skillful racing for anyone calling themselves an endurance driver!

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  2. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Is it a plane, is it a meteorite, is it a rocket ??!! Nooooo ... It's John van der Geest on the Nordschleife ... :eek::eek::eek: :D:D:D
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  3. Marc Brink

    Marc Brink Pro Driver

    Will this series see at least one night event? Would be great.
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  4. Henri Miettinen

    Henri Miettinen Pro Driver

    Yes that would be cool and one race with rain? :cool:
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  5. Marc Brink

    Marc Brink Pro Driver

    Yes sir, would be nice... although I haven't driven much in the rain so far I must admit.
    It'll probably a 'slip sliding away' race for me, but what the heck; it's fun.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2019
  6. Nigel Middleton

    Nigel Middleton Administrator Staff Member Donator

    This series has been organised by SRO admins, will have a chat and see what we can come up with, Rain I am not sure about we do need some cars to finish the race.

    Night race would be a good idea.
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  7. Sim Racing Online

    Sim Racing Online Administrator Staff Member

    After discussion with admins, we have decided for Round 3 the event will transition from day to night. We also discussed a rain event and decided that although adding rain would certainly make things very interesting, it could turn the event into a wreckfest. :) Thank you for your feedback!
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  8. Rob Milliken

    Rob Milliken Administrator Staff Member Donator

    RF2 has a FOG as well :D

    I looked all threw that vid and never saw John ??
    But then I saw him ! looks like he's heading for the pits ..
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  9. John vd Geest

    John vd Geest Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Rob ... !!! :D:p:D:p Yeah yeah, you found me out ... LOL!!
  10. Steve Olden

    Steve Olden Pro Driver

    maybe you could have damage off for a rain race so people could still keep going....

    ..and while i'm here, can we use a different car each race?

    edit: just noticed this clashes with the AC GT1's ??
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2019
  11. Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas Pro Driver Donator

    Time has now been changed, it will be starting earlier.
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