@Raatha - If (and although it looks like the poll is swinging that way, it is still an IF until the poll closes at the end of July) we do move, I will do everything I can to keep costs to a mimimum to start with. I know not everyone (me included) can just throw heaps of money at this hobby. Initial costs will invovle a single car of your choice from the classes we will run, and perhaps 1 or 2 tracks (3 items at a time gives a discount, so that's something to consider). Those of us that are already there, do have the big endurance tracks already (Daytona, Sebring, Le Mans, Nurburgring, and Spa) so expect to see 1 or 2 of those. I may look at using the older (free) Daytona track for the first season, just to help reduce initial costs. Costs will be foremost in my mind, rest assured of that.
@Lessen that is not a bad idea at all.
I like the concept. I will definitely look at doing that for the first season (if we switch).
But again, I need to stress that this is still an "IF", as I do not want to make any assumptions until the poll closes, even if it does look like things are heavily tilted a certain way right now. I will make a formal announcement on August 1st.
Whichever way things go, the next season will not start until October.
It is definitely an excellent suggestion Lessen, and it also allows us to run a shortened season to finish out the calendar year. We can then start "fresh" in the new year, new platform, new CanAm VRL.
If (and I still stress the IF), we do change my plan is to run an IMSA styled multiclass series (as is our core). I would look at doing the following:
*iRacing seems to limit servers to a certain number of different cars/models. My main focus would be on the HPD and GTE cars.
If the GT3 class is added (dependent on number of drivers), we would need to limit it to specific models (probably 2). In the interest of keeping variety, I would want those to be distinctly different from the GTE cars (no 488 GT3 or 991 GT3). iRacing tends to use the R8 and AMG in most of their special events, so I am assuming their research/knowledge has indicated those 2 are relatively equal in performance.
As for tracks, that is still TBD, and I would gather driver input on those. My main concern is not asking drivers that are new to iRacing to shell out too much money in one shot. At the same time, if we can plan it so that things can be purchased in groups of 3, then those drivers can take advantage of the various discounts (buy 3 items together, get 10% discount, buy 6 items together, get 15% discount).
As I said, all of this is still an "IF", but I wanted to let everyone know where my head is at for potential plans.
If the decision is to stick with rF2, then we already have our format (continue what we have now), we would just need to decide on the next schedule/track list.