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Nxtgen Racing is proud to bring you the very first MINI CHALLENGE UK Versus Virtual Driver Championship.
Gran Turismo Sport Tuesday (Qualifying 8:30pm)

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Host: Chris Cutler (NGR_CUTLER)
Commentary: Anthony Bodycote (DARKSMOKA)

MINI CHALLENGE UK website [Official Link]

Held over 7 Rounds, with 14 x 15 minutes sprint races and 6 of the Current drivers involved.

Week 1: Test race (no stream)- Brands Indy

With the country currently on lock down some of the drivers have decided to take the online racing to hopefully provide you with an insight in to what this season will have to offer when it resumes.

While ultimately this is purely for fun, you can guarantee ALL the drivers will be giving it their all to prove who is best driver. Will success on the track mean you will be successful on the virtual track? Will the virtual drivers be a match for the real world drivers?

MINI CHALLENGE UK Rules

The following rules are designed to make our leagues a clean and fair place to race. Please remember incidents will happen. Most races are mixed skill and some will have people new to sim racing that being said, Don't drive like its a public lobby, our leagues are designed for people who want to race clean.

Each driver will now be responsible for applying the correct power and weight ratio settings as shown in the table below.
These will be checked before each race to make sure everyone is running the same.

Cars Specifications:

 Make  Model  Power
 Ratio %
 Weight
 Ratio %
 Total
 Weight kg
 BHP
 Mini Cooper 05 - Pro Class Spec  Mini Cooper S '05 Pro Spec  90  89  1,050  150

Points will be allocated as shown below:

 1st
 21 points
 2nd
 18 points
 3rd
 15 points
 4th
 13 points
 5th
 12 points
 6th
 11 points
 7th
 10 points
 8th
 9 points
 9th
 8 points
 10th
 7 points
 11th
 6 points
 12th
 5 points
 13th
 4 points
 14th
 3 points
 15th
 2 points
 16th
 1 point

An additional 1 point will be awarderd for Pole Position, as will the fastest lap in each sprint race.

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: YELLOW FLAG PENALTIES
QUALIFYING - If a car gets stuck in the pits or any other glitch, all drivers must exit the game when instructed and press the red x button to cancel entry. The host will restart the qualifying asap.

Once you have completed your final qualifying lap you must return to the pits and not stay on the track causing a yellow flag.
Drivers following will not be able to complete their lap due to penalty being issued for ignoring those flags.
ANY driver who fails to return to the pit will have thier time deleted and placed at the back of the grid.

ACCIDENTAL CONTACT - If you make contact with a person and its your fault then you must slow down (not stop dead) and allow them to pass you. Other drivers don't need to stop due to the incident.
If you feel you are not to blame (ie. someone hits you and then hit someone else etc) then you will be permitted to race on.

RECORDING RACES - All races should be recorded so that in the event of an incident occuring you can provide your point of view. Please report all racing incidents (small or big) to the host asap.
Video evidence may be asked if no eye witness account can be provided.
Host's decisions on incidents are final and please Don't discuss incidents within the news-feed.
Anyone seen doing this will be spoken to and may result in a group ban.

RAGE QUITING - Once a race starts you must NOT choose to leave (Rage Quit).
Instead you should finish the lap and retire to pits until the race is over.

Anyone that leaves a race in this maner will be spoken to by the host and given a warning. Further incidents of leaving may result in a ban from the series.

CAR LIVERY - Liveries will be allocate to each driver racing in the series.

RADAR ON - Please ensure that you have the radar on at all times!
This will help you see what is around you and help you to avoid a collision.

FLASHING LIGHTS - This can be used in a race as a way of communicating. If you are a back marker and have the race leaders approaching, stay on the same line. The leader may flash his lights to announce they are lapping you.

If you see the leaders coming up behind you, and you can do it, put your hazard lights on so they know you have seen them and that you are slowing down to allow them to pass.

BACK MARKERS - A back marker is not expected to just drive on the grass to get out of the way!
The best thing to do is move around the back marker once it is safe. (See the section on 'Flashing Lights' above for an example scenario). If you are a back marker don't make any last minute changes to your line. Only if it is safe for you to do so just slow down and let the faster traffic past.

NO SHOWS - If you sign up to a league you must attend the races. If for any reason you will not be able to attend a race let the host(s) know asap. If you do not advise of absence then you will be classed as a no show. The host has the right to remove you from that league for the remainder of the season.

 Lobby Settings  Race 1
 Sprint 
 Race 2
 Sprint 
 Race 3
 Real v Virtual 
 Qualifying Length  15 min
 Grid Order  Fastest First  Reverse Grid  Fastest First
 Catagory  Mini Cooper '05  Mini Cooper '05  Mini Cooper '05
 Boost  Off  Off  Off
 Slip Stream  Real  Real  Real
 Visible Damage  On  On  On
 Mechanical Damage  Heavy  Heavy  Heavy
Side Contact Damage  On  On  On
 Fuel at Start  100 litres  100 litres  100 litres
 Fuel Depletion  None  None  None
 Tyre Wear  None  None  None
 Grip Reduction  Real  Real  Real
 Tyre Choice  Racing Soft  Racing Soft  Racing Soft
 Tuning  Permitted  Permitted  Permitted
 Weight  1,050kg  1,050kg  1,050kg
 Power  150bhp  150bhp  150bhp
 Balance of Power  Off  Off  Off
 Finish Delay  90 Seconds  90 Seconds  90 Seconds
 Flag Rules  On  On  On
 Ghosting During Race  None  None  None
 Short Cut Penalty  Weak  Weak  Weak
 Correct Vehicle Course after wall collision  Off  Off  Off
 Replace Car when they leave the track  Off  Off  Off
 Ghosted Lapped Cars  Off  Off  Off
 Counter Steering Assistance  Prohibited  Prohibited  Prohibited
 Active Stability Management [ASM]  Prohibited  Prohibited  Prohibited
Driving Line Assistance  Prohibited  Prohibited  Prohibited
Traction Control  Prohibited  Prohibited  Prohibited
Anti Lock Brakes [ABS]  Permitted  Permitted  Permitted

Racing Gallery

Review some of the action from the season so far

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TRACK INFORMATION


Round 7 - 26th May 2020
Location: Interlagos
Length - tbc miles
Race type - Sprints
Race 1 Length - 15 mins at 07:45 Sunny Weather
Race 2 Length - 15 min at 16:30 Cloudy Weather

Round 6 - 19th May 2020
Location: Nurburgring GP
Length - tbc miles
Race type - Sprints
Race 1 Length - 15 mins at 07:45 Sunny Weather
Race 2 Length - 15 min at 16:30 Cloudy Weather

Round 5 - 12th May 2020
Location: Red Bull Ring
Length - tbc miles
Race type - Sprints
Race 1 Length - 15 mins at 07:45 Sunny Weather
Race 2 Length - 15 min at 16:30 Cloudy Weather

Round 4 - 5th May 2020
Location: Brands Hatch Indy
Length - 1.21 miles
Race type - Sprints
Race 1 Length - 15 mins at 11:30 Sunny Weather
Race 2 Length - 15 min at 16:30 Cloudy Weather

Round 3 - 28th April 2020
Location: Monza
Length - 3.60 miles
Race type - Sprints
Race 1 Length - 15 mins at 12:00 Fine Weather
Race 2 Length - 15 min at 17:00 Sunny Weather

Round 2 - 21st April 2020
Location: Laguna Seca
Length - 2.24 miles
Race type - Sprints
Race 1 Length - 15 mins at 12:00 Fine Weather
Race 2 Length - 15 min at 17:00 Sunny Weather

Round 1 - 14th April 2020
Location: Goodwood
Length - 2.37 miles
Race type - Sprints
Race 1 Length - 15 mins at 13:15 Fine Weather
Race 2 Length - 15 min at 16:30 Cloudy Weather