CSCC Launches Virtual Racing Series (updated 30/03/20)
Updated: Apr 1
The Classic Sports Car Club will be launching an online, informal racing series, to help keep CSCC members and CSCC Marshals and Officials entertained and keep their competitive spirits high, as we await the resumption of the motor racing season.
With 'actual' racing on pause for now the CSCC believes club racers should get the chance to flex their competitive 'virtual' muscles, online, in a dedicated series.
The first scheduled round of the CSCC Virtual Racing Series will take place at the Snetterton 300 Circuit, in virtual Clio Cup cars on Friday 3rd April. Clio Cup cars can and have taken part in the 'real' CSCC Liqui Moly New Millennium Series and/or CSCC Motorsports School Turbo Tin Tops Series, depending on their engine type. There will be two races, each of 20 minutes, with separate 15 minute qualifying sessions; this gives the total track time of 70 minutes, mimicking the usual CSCC format for most of its series. Further races, at different circuits and possibly using different cars will follow, giving you a new appreciation for what it's like with different wheel drive, slicks, historic tyres, sequential gearboxes and old and new cars.
We have programmed the weather to be dry and sunny; how about that hey, if only we could do that in real life!
If you are new to this, fear not. CSCC racer Danny Cassar, Committee Member Lisa Selby, Verum Builders Open Series representative Damian Hirst and others, know their stuff and will be happy to give advice.
Damian says: We will be running four separate events on different platforms to cater for different groups of gamers. Xbox will run two separate 'lobbys' due to large numbers, whilst PS4 and PC users will each have their own races too. Xbox: You will require: · Xbox One and a TV · Project Cars 2 (Installed and Updated, there are some large initial updates) · An Active Xbox Live Subscription (CD Keys are cheapest, but you can also pay monthly via Microsoft) · A microphone and headset are optional, but needed if you want to take part in the banter of the virtual paddock. (They are included within Xbox purchases) PS4: You will require: · PlayStation 4 and a TV · Project Cars 2 (Installed and Updated, again, there are some large initial updates) · An active PlayStation Plus Subscription (CD Keys are cheapest, but you can also pay monthly via Microsoft) · A microphone and headset are optional, but needed if you want to take part in the banter of the virtual paddock. (They are included within PS4 purchases)
PC: You will require a minimum of OS: Windows 10 (+ specific versions of 7)
Processor: 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 3700, 4.0 GHz AMD FX-8350
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX680 or equivalent
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 50 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Steering wheel and pedals or gamepad. The emphasis of the night is to have fun, we are not expecting a crash fest but it is inevitable that crashes will happen, just think, you don’t have to repair your car when racing virtually. I’d also recommend your “setup” being somewhere where your significant other or little ones won’t be walking between you and the screen, we have had it before and mid-corner only leaves you with one outcome, not a favorable one at that. This is open to all those closely associated with the CSCC, you do not have to be a driver. Those users not currently racing or volunteering with the club are welcome to create their own parallel races alongside the official ones. We will always run with default setups and in the same car across the board to ensure parity. Thanks, Damian Hirst, CSCC Verum Builders Open Series Driver Representative
For now, please add yourself to the new group https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSCCVirtualRacing/ where discussion is already taking place and where more details on how to enter, time and dates, will be published.