Race2TheWorlds - 3 seats to the real IFMAR 2012

 
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Default Race2TheWorlds - 3 seats to the real IFMAR 2012



Three sim racers will get the chance of a lifetime, a chance to race at the real 2012 IFMAR World Championships.

Virtual Racing Industries in collaboration with IFMAR, proudly presents to you ‘Race 2 the Worlds’, the ground-breaking competition which will give 3 VRC Pro sim racers the unique opportunity to race at the real 2012 IFMAR World Championships, The Netherlands, July 26-28th, all expenses paid, all materials and support provided.

Race2theWorlds challenges r/c racers across the world to compete in one long, on-going online event with practically unlimited qualification tries. Anyone can join the event at any time.

Schedule:
Qualifying starts on March 1st 2012 and ends on June 16th. The top-200 proceeds to the 1/8 final and the best 40 proceed to the 1/4 final to battle it out for 20 seats in the 2 semi-finals.
The semi finals and the main final are multi-player sessions hosted by VRC. From the 2 semi finals the numbers 1, 2 and 3 from each semi final will proceed to the Main Final, plus the 4 remaining best results from both semi finals combined.
The Main Final consists of 3 legs of 5 minutes; the best 2 results will count for the final result.
Remember, practice makes perfect. So get your controller out, start practicing and win your all-inclusive racing trip to the Netherlands in July!

Race2theWorlds 2012 Rules and restrictions apply, pls. check the R2tW Rules: http://www.vrcworld.com/tracks/news....&id=276#detail

*Contestants with prior international IFMAR competition experience are disqualified from the R2tW event.
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RACE2THEWORLDS COMPETITION RULES

01-03-2012
RACE2THEWORLDS 2012 RULES AND RESTRICTIONS

ELEGIBILITY
1. You must have a valid subscription for VRC Pro and may only use official software and servers.
2. You must be at least 10 years or older to participate in the Race2theWorlds event .
3. Minors under 16 years of age require permission of a parent or guardian to compete in this contest.
4. Only if you are 14 years or older on January 1st 2012but you can qualify for one of the 2012 IFMAR World Championship seats.
5. A parent or guardian must accompany you in case you are under 16 year on January 1st 2012. (The parent or guardian will travel on his own cost, hotel costs will be paid by the R2TW organization).
6. To qualify for a seat at the 2012 IFMAR Worlds You may not have raced in an official IFMAR World Championship race before, this up to the discretion of IFMAR and the respective block.

COST
7. Costs that will be paid by the R2TW organization include only:
a. Traveling by car against €0.15 per km and toll cost against tickets
b. Traveling by train against train ticket cost
c. Traveling by airplane from the nearest international airport to Amsterdam airport and back, ticket will be arranged and purchased by the R2TW organization, local transportation is not included
d. Hotel costs for 6 nights at the official WC hotel Haarlem Zuid, arriving Monday 23rd and leaving Sunday 29th of July 2011
e. If traveling unaccompanied you will share a room with another R2TW qualifyer
f. Breakfast in the hotel
g. Lunch, drinks trackside and dinner €40 per day
h. Inscription fees for the Worlds
i. Ticket for the prize ceremony banquet on Saturday evening (max. 2)
j. Transport to and from the hotel to the track
k. Radio and car equipment , spare parts and tires
l. R2TW team wear and apparel
8. Specifically not included in this arrangement are:
a. Cost to apply for a visa to enter the Netherlands (if needed)
b. Cost for entertainment
c. Traveling cost inside the Netherlands
d. Insurance (except for air ticket reservation)

2012 RACE2THEWORLDS CONTEST
9. Qualifying starts on February 25th at 0:00 GMT and ends June 16th at 23:00 GMT.
10. A contestant can do as many tries (runs) as he likes up until the very last moment.
11. There will be regular interruptions for scheduled maintenance and service of our systems. During these periods you will not be able to start a new run.
12. Your best result of all your tries will count for the Qualification order. The best 200 contestants will proceed to the next round: 1/8 Final.
13. The 1/8 Final will start on June 17th at 0:00 GMT and will last till June 19th 23:00 GMT. You have 20 tries (runs). The best 100 contestants will proceed to the 1/4 Final.
14. The 1/4 Final will start on June 20th at 0:00 GMT and will last till June 22nd 23:00 GMT. You have 10 tries (runs). The best 20 contestants will proceed to the 1/2 Finals.

SEMI AND MAIN FINAL MULTI-PLAYER SESSIONS
15. The Semi Finals and the Main Finals are multi-player events hosted by the R2TW organizers on the server located in the Netherlands. All published session times are GMT. You should check the countdown clock on the event page to keep track of the actual starting time.
16. Multi-player sessions open at the announced time. There will be a 10 minute warm-up period. There will be a 5 minute Qualification race to determine the grid order for the first race. The grid order of each following race will be determined by the finishing order of the previous race.
17. In the Semi Finals the races will start with 15 minutes intervals to allow for some relaxation between the races. You may not leave the session during the pauses.
18. In the Main Final the races will start with 30 minutes intervals to allow for some relaxation between the races. You may not leave the session during the pauses.
19. All multi-player session races will be raced in ‘collision off’ mode to avoid track incidents between cars.
20. You must be present in the Meeting room 10 minutes prior to the start of your session to receive instructions.
21. You are responsible for your own internet connection, the bandwidth and quality of the service. Contestants who fall below the minimum quality standard and affect the multi-player session negatively will be asked to leave the session and will be excluded from the sessions.
22. The result scored on the hosting server is the official result and cannot be protested. The result will be posted on the VRC World website. Due to latency and in case of very close finishes the individual visual result may be slightly different from the official result.
23. The 1/2 or Semi Finals consists of 2 groups, the odd (1…19) and the even (2…20) numbers of the top-20 of the 1/4 Final. The odd numbers go to 1/2 Final A, the even numbers go in 1/2 Final B.
24. The Semi finals will be held on June 23rd from 8:00 till 10:00 AM GMT.
25. Each Semi Final consists of a grid qualification race followed by 3 races of 5 minutes each of which the best individual result count for the overall Semi Final ranking.
26. In case of identical best results the 2nd best, subsequently the 3rd best result will determine the final order in the Semi Finals.
27. From the Semi Finals the top-3 of each Semi Final will proceed to the Main Final, plus the 4 best remaining results of the 2 Semi Finals combined.
28. The Main Final will be held on Sunday June 24th from 8:00 till 10:00 AM GMT.
29. The Main Final consists of a grid qualification race followed by 3 races of 5 minutes each of which the 2 best individual results will count for the final result of the 2012 Race2theWorlds ranking.

2012 WORLDS PARTICIPATION
30. The numbers 1,2 and 3 of the 2012 Race2theWorlds ranking qualify for a seat at the 2012 IFMAR World Championship 1:10 ISTC in the Netherlands. If one of these 3 contestants are not eligible to participate (see 1…6) the next contestant in the final R2TW will take the seat.
31. Ultimately Tuesday 26th 24:00 GMT the top-10 of the final R2TW ranking must provide information about their eligibility to participate in the 2012 IFMAR World Championship in the Netherlands (see also 1…6). TheR2TW organization will issue a form which must be filled out and additional information must be provided, including:
a. Full name, address, email and telephone information of contestant and in case the contestant is under 16 years of age on January 1st 2012, also this information of the parent or guardian who will accompany the contestant
b. a copy of the passport or identity card showing that he or she has the minimum age of 14 on January 1st 2012
c. an email confirmation of the affiliated IFMAR R/C organization stating that contestant has not participated in an official IFMAR World championship before
d. for contestants under 16 years of age on January 1st 2012 a declaration that a parent or guardian is available and willing to accompany the contestant to the Netherlands
e. a declaration of contestant, or in case of under 16, a parent or guardian that contestant will participate in the 2012 IFMAR Worlds in the Netherlands
32. R2TW contestants who will compete in the 2012 IFMAR Worlds:
a. acknowledge and accept that the R2TW organization, including its partners and sponsors, can have full use of all pictures, interviews and video taken of contestant during and after the R2TW and the 2012 IFMAR Worlds event, for commercial purposes within the context of these competitions
b. will make themselves available upon request of the R2TW organization for interviews, press and signature sessions.
c. must always avoid actions that may harm the interest of Virtual Racing Industries, VRC Pro, the R2TW project and its partners and sponsors in any way.
d. must follow instructions of the R2TW staff concerning organized travel.
e. must follow the official rules of the 2012 IFMAR World Championship, the rules will be published on the official 2012 IFMAR Worlds website www.ifmar2012worlds.com
f. must wear the R2TW team wear and sponsor as provided by the R2TW organization.
g. must participate in the Race2theWorlds Virtual Worlds 2012 which will be held on Saturday evening July 28 during the official prize ceremony.
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