Saturday 09 February 2019

International Sportscar Championship

 F1_Racer68    09 Feb : 11:32
 None    League News


Excitement is building as the first race of CanAm VRL's International Sportscar Championship (ISC) approaches.

Excitement is building as the first race of CanAm VRL's International Sportscar Championship (ISC) approaches.

Teams and drivers are busy preparing for the first race of the season on Saturday, Feb 23rd, 2019 at Silverstone.

New Platform, New Looks

The 2019 International Sportscar Series will be CanAm VRL's first venture using the rFactor 2 platform for our flagship series. This brings a lot of changes that both drivers and organizers need to adapt to.
Among the most notable changes is the ability for all drivers to run personalized, customized, liveries. Many drivers are currently very actively working on their new looks for their chosen rides. Those drivers will need to download and apply the league specific numbers and stickers as provided. This Livery Toolkit form the website's Download section.

Drivers MUST submit their custom liveries to F1_Racer68 no later than Sunday, Feb 16th, 2019 in order to allow enough time to finalize the livery pack for distribution and creation of the official Spotter's Guide prior to the first race.

Changes are also coming to the broadcasts for this season as F1_Racer68 steps out of the car and into the booth, at least for the first few events. The search for a full time broadcaster is still ongoing, but is for now a lower priority. Once the season has started the search will pick up again.

A new logo has also been created and introduced for the International Sportscar Championship.

ISC Logo Transparent 2

This logo will appear in various locations such as Social Media, website pages, broadcast overlays, etc. The purpose is to help identify and distinguish this series from other series that CanAm VRL is now sanctioning.

There are three versions of this logo, depending on usage or application. The logo is available with a transparent background, black square background, and black round background as seen in the attahced images.

Full Schedule Finalized

While the full schedule was revealed a few weeks ago, the details of that schedule have now been finalized.

Races will be timed events, with race durations ranging from 60 to 90 minutes, with 2 events being 144 minutes in duration.

Full event details are now available on the official Calendar (Event Schedule) on the series specific page. Links to workshop locations for the specific tracks will be added to each event entry shortly.

So Little Time

With only 2 weeks remaining until the first race, there is still much to get done. Organizers are working at a feverish pace to get all the pieces in place.

Interest is high, and we do not want to disappoint. We have seen a good influx of new members to the league specifically for this series, and we want to ensure we impress them.

Strong Interest

As mentioned, we have seen a solid influx of new member sign ups as a direct result of this series.

On behalf of all Panel members, and all returning or long time members, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new members. We hope you have found a long term home with us here at CanAm VRL, and we look forward to competing against you all on track.

Bring on Silverstone!!

[Submitted by F1_Racer68]

Monday 28 January 2019

International Endurance Championship

 F1_Racer68    28 Jan : 19:06
 None    League News


For our next season of racing, CanAm VRL will return to our core roots of multiclass endurance style racing.

For our next season of racing, CanAm VRL will return to our core roots of multiclass endurance style racing.

Using the rFactor 2 platform, together with the Endurance Pack DLC, we will run a 14 race season that spans the globe, with our first race being on Saturday February 23rd, 2019.

The Endurance Pack DLC consists of the following 4 cars:

  • Oreca 07 LMP2
  • BMW M8 GTE
  • Corvette C7.R GTE
  • Porsche 991 RSR GTE

The full schedule is as follows:

  • Silverstone, Feb 23rd, 90 minutes
  • Slovakiaring, Mar 9th, 90 minutes
  • Zandvoort, Mar 23rd, 60 minutes
  • Malaysia, Apr 6th, 90 minutes
  • Suzuka, Apr 20th, 90 minutes
  • Bahrain, May 4th, 60 minutes
  • Spa-Francorchamps, May 18th, 144 minutes
  • Laguna Seca, Jun 1, 60 minutes
  • Sebring, Jun 15, 90 minutes
  • Phillip Island, Jun 29, 90 minutes
  • Highlands Motorsports Park, Jul 13, 60 minutes
  • Sao Paulo, Jul 27, 90 minutes
  • Montreal, Aug 10, 90 minutes
  • Le Mans, Aug 24, 144 minutes

Registration for the season is now open. Sign up using the registration form on the rFactor 2 series page.

In support of our partnerships, any drivers wishing to run custom liveries, must also incorporate our partner logos. Drivers are requested to reach out to a panel member for more information.

See you in Silverstone!!

[Submitted by F1_Racer68]

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