1. Welcome to SimRacing.Club
    We are an online racing league, and has years of experience using ISI´s rFactor 2. We have several series - VEC which use URD´s mod to mirror World Endurance Championship. 6-24 hour races - its all about endurance.
    Virtual GT Championship, Virtual Le Mans Series, Porsche Super Cup and Virtual Rally Championship. Plenty of racing.

VEC has yet again been blessed with over 80 sign ups. With the amount of entries, we've come up with a new plan to try and accommodate the incredible demand for places. We wanted to avoid having a joint championship this season, so here is the plan for the new endurance racing season at SRC.

If you competed last season, the format itself isn't too different, but there are some major changes. 1. There is no PreQ. 2. There will be 2 servers - Room 1 and Room 2 - with 2 different championships. The above means that VEC R1 championship is what we first announced. In R1 will be the teams we have been handpicked (things like last year results, safety ratings, known teams and drivers, correct sign up procedure have all been taken into consideration - no change in this procedure). VEC R2 is simply a bonus championship and will be the first port of call for teams looking to race in room 1 (if any teams drop out of get kicked out, at halfway through the season we will look at the teams in R1 and R2 and see if they fit).

So the new ladder system at SimRacing.Club is:

VLMS is the start up series; this is where you will learn and start up doing multiclass endurance VEC R2 is the feeder series to VEC R1 and this will have the exact same rules, tracks and race date however start time will differ. Obviously this will be broadcast as well on YouTube. VEC R1 is the highest ranked series where you need to have earned the right to race in. We are working on something really cool and this will be presented as soon as we can.
Now teams which is picked to R2 are not forgotten. As posted, VEC R1 managers still need to pay the fee, and then behave on track. R2 is still a strong field and, as posted, should be considered almost if not as strong as R1
We have bumped up the initial entry list to 41 In room 1 we have sent out invitations to: 11 LMP1 10 LMP2 20 LMGT
In room 2 we have asked 43 teams to enter: 13 LMP1 8 LMP2 22 LMGT (obviously not all will confirm next step)
Sign up will be different than first announced, we will have an open sign up application - which means we want EVERY team to apply for a spot for the upcoming season.
Your manager will need to choose a class and a back up class if the first class dosent suit your team (this will be decided by stewards and admins).

SIGN UP APPLICATION STARTS FRIDAY AUGUST 5TH AT 12:00 CEST.

We have to introduce a sign up fee at €25, remember we´ve been free for 8 seasons, and server bill has to be paid - and we havent signed a sponsor deal yet.
Tomorrow morning I will perform update on XenForo software and some small preparations on VEC's season 9.
So the forum will be in maintenance mode from around 8-11.
jimmi-allison submitted a new blog post

SRT - Anti cheat tool

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During the last rounds we´ve checked and the actual tool is great. However it has its flaws. For example on VEC´s Nurburgring qualifying session, it didnt regonize at least 10 drivers which was using the tool but according to the tools website those drivers were not connected to the Q server.

We´ve tested and can reproduce this issue, which is why we simply wont require it for the remainder of the VEC season.
Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
Friday at 20:00
Please make sure you have a skin ready to submit this weekend, there is no exceptions - so if you cant make a skin in this short deadline dont sign up.
We have a very limited amount of spots - so consider the sign up to be an application for a spot. Since i know there is several teams wanting a spot i cant make sure to close the sign up when we are done.
There might be 1 spot in LMP2, and then a 1-2 in AM.
When the actual shared hosting went haywire, i´ve decided to bring forward the merge which was waiting after VEC´s season 8.
Why do this - well 300 users at SRC which mostly was VEC drivers as well - we wanted to create a common ground for everyone here.

Does this mean VEC will be compromised - not under any circumstances - this is still our premium serie - and therefor will this get priority over any of the current planned series at SRC.

I have decided to use SRC domain to have this on - this means everything has been merged to VEC forum and then simply moved to SRC.

"Frontpage" or presentation is something we were missing - since well forever, this is in the process of being "linked" together with the forum.

Good or bad - well to be fair - the SRC users (as mentioned) was mostly VEC users, so nothing really changes for VEC exclusive drivers than the results, standings, entries etc has been moved to the frontpage.

Buisness as usual :)

Any feedback on the forum / frontpage is welcome - as long as they are constructive.

Obviously some links will be wrong, simply send me a message about this in Contact administration and i will make sure to correct them.
VEC website has been under pressure these last days, which is fine - we like all the visitors to come and have a look.
On top of this increased visitor count - our host has had more users joining on this shared web server, i am not gonna comprimise users experience on the forum - which means I will be moving all websites (including SimRacing.Club) to a new VPS server - which will be dedicated to us.
Our new server will be 7x as expensive as the current one - hopefully we will have a couple of new things coming which will help this. Also donations are still crucial to keep this going :)

Server VPS spec:
2v Core x 2,4 GHz
2 GB RAM
80 GB HDD
400 Mbps @ 2 TB
Daily & Weekly Backups
cPanel Control Panel

Server spec:
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 2 x E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40 GHz (32 cores)
192 GB DDR4-2133 ECC REG RAM modules
SSD cached 6 x 1200 GB 10k RPM SAS RAID6 storage
400 Mbps dedicated port speed for each VPS

This means:
24/7 network monitoring
20 Gbps network capacity
SLA 99.95%
Clean IP addresses
On-board NOC team

While we keep this running for the time being, i will be working on copying everything over - this is the final move
Race resume plugin has now been installed and running on our servers. This means that no matter how long a race - we can always resume after a server crash.

We will have to test it under normal race conditions - so this will be tested either tonight or thursday.
We will be opening sign up within the next few days, this will be sign up in GTE-Am mostly - but we might open up a spot in LMP2 and GTE-Pro - depending on what kind of level the teams are.

Sign up opens friday at 21:00 CET, but please note that the sign up will not automaticly close. I will update this thread with how many cars in each category we can have.
And this marks the final version of the LMP1 cars in Season 8.

Even though performance stays the same, rules state:
Please note 2.5.1 - teams in LMP1 will be allowed to change car - however, we need a new skin in no-less than 14 days.
We need to be able to pack up the files before going into Sebring.

Remember performance stays the same. A small change to the Audi though, rev limit will be locked.

We will have the cars done within the week, but use the templates on URD´s cars to make sure they look ok. SAVE THE PSD - because we might have to move a little on the numberplates. So instead of sending in the DDS files - send us the PSD instead.