Mid-Engined, Mid-Eighties Series

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Mid-Engined, Mid-Eighties Series (MEMES)
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Category Mid-Engined sports cars
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Rounds 21
Drivers 27
Teams 24
Drivers' Champion United Kingdom Adam Smith
Rookie Champion Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney
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The Mid-Engined, Mid-Eighties Series (MEMES) is the fifth official season of Really Rubbish Racing competition. The championship will run on Forza Motorsport 4, using a range C 425 mid-engined, rear wheel drive sports cars equalised in performance by season organiser and 2-time Really Rubbish Racing champion, RumblyLizard.

Back in season 1 we had stock car races. In particular we had a race at Mugello with the Lancia Stratos. The nature of the high kerbs and the mid-engined weight balance meant that the car was a handful. I ended up having a race long battle with Smifaye being terrified of losing control at the car at each corner. It was fantastic.

This season has been designed around this concept. Mid Engined cars with weight distributions that mean they are difficult to drive. Tracks with punishing corners. Tense wheel to wheel racing, great fun. I noticed that most of the cars in Forza that were suitable are mid-eighties cars. I thought this theme would be great for our liveries. But more on that later.

Cars

The cars of MEMES.

The MEMES Lotus Esprit
The MEMES Lamborghini Miura
The MEMES Lancia Stratos
The MEMES Ferrari Dino
The MEMES Lancia 037 Stradale
The MEMES Renault 5
The MEMES Toyota MR2
The MEMES 037 Stradale Base Livery

For races 1 and 2, your car choice is limited to the car of the week. Your choice for race 3 is dictated by you. Please see the forums for the car choice thread.

Upgrades & Tuning

There will be no upgrades or tuning in this season. You must use the prescribed tune for the cars. These are all available from RumblyLizard's storefront. They will not be gifted out as they are to be 'locked'.

Liveries

There are a few set rules on liveries this season.

1. Original designs only. An 'homage' is fine, but a copycat livery is not.

2. The theme of MEMES is 80's. Neon is encouraged. Awesome is required.

3. The season is sponsored by heroes of the 80's past - Kodak, Texaco and Goodyear. These logos must be present on the cars. You will be gifted the base paint scheme for each car for you to make a livery from (not to be modified). If you have not received the base paint scheme, please contact either Rumbly or Ajokay. Alternatively, ask in the forums.

Rules

Racing Rules

These cars and tunes have been chosen so that you can really race each other. Wheel to wheel, rubbing is racing. That said, the usual rules about dirty driving will be in place and I shall create a stewards post nearer the start of the season. Especially given the different strengths of the cars, fair racing is a necessity.

Championship Format

The Championship will consist of 7 Events, each containing 3 Rounds. Each round will consist of a Race. There will be one event per week for 7 consectutive weeks. The start date is Wednesday 2nd May 2012. Events alternate between Wednesday and Thursday each week.

Event Format

Each Event will consist of 3 Races, (known over the course of the season as Rounds), and will feature 3 different tracks. The grid will be random for every race unless there is a way to do an autocross event as qualifying. I haven't been able to figure this out though, so for now the grid is random.

Race 1

The first Race of each Event will be a stock car event. The idea with having a 7 week championship is that there will be 1 stock race per event for a different car each week. Therefore week 1 might be stock Lancia Stratos' at Mugello for example. The order and the tracks are unconfirmed though I intend to have a full list written up next week.

Race 2

The second Race of each Event will be a second race featuring the cars of race 1. However, this time they will be upgraded. I shall provide these tunes to everyone over the coming weeks. For reference, they are using the same tunes as the ones in the club garage. Race 2 will usually be held at either the Top Gear Test Track or the Benchmark Test Track. Each week will feature a different layout of one of these. I do not particularly want to repeat the layouts though so it is possible that a third venue will be used. The idea is that this will be a simple layout. I know that people have struggled with learning 3 tracks per race, so this track will require little to no testing to understand. Lots of lines into wide corners, lots of overtaking going on hopefully.

Race 3

The third and final Race of each Event will be run using all of the cars featured in MEMES. They will all be upgraded as in the garage at the moment. As you will see, they all have different strengths and weaknesses, but over 1 lap they will set the same race times. I've tested these rigorously to make sure that no car has a clear advantage - and if they have a minor (i.e. less than 0.2 tenths) advantage then they will have the same disadvantage at another track later in the season. Which car will you be using? Read on further to see.

Points

Drivers

Points for drivers will be awarded from 1st to 14th places inclusive in all races.

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Points 25 21 18 15 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Cars

Points for cars will be awarded from 1st to 14th places inclusive in all races. Only the top 2 cars of each type will score points for that car in any one race. If, for instance, 3 Renault 5 Turbos place 1st, 2nd and 3rd in a race, only the points for 1st and 2nd place will be counted. The 18 points for the 3rd place Renault 5 Turbo will be discounted, and no other car will score those 18 points.

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Points 25 21 18 15 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Entry List

This is an individuals championship. There will be no 'teams' as such. That said, if you want to record your results on your team pages then that is fine. There will be a 'cars' championship where the top 2 results for each car are taken and added up to form a separate championship. If you drive the winning car, you will be eligible for a wiki achievement badge.

The provisional Entry list is as follows.

Car Team No. Driver Rounds
Italy Ferrari Dino Kent Feta Motorsport 29 United Kingdom Tom Cheeseman 7-12
Hertfordshire Baldock Motorsport 95 England Digibull 1-6
United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport 5 Lancashire Tom Collantine 1, 4-13, 15-21
Italy Lamborghini Miura United Kingdom 1FR Motorsport 20 England Barney Dove 1-5, 7-18
Kernow Kernowsport 802 Kernow Dan Thorn All
United Kingdom Forza Noelinho 3 United Kingdom Slevmeister 1-3
Italy Lancia 037 United Kingdom JemTech Racing 71 United Kingdom Pete Walker 1-13, 16-21
United Kingdom Peachy-Bee Grand Pree 33 United Kingdom Tom Bellingham 1-21
08 United Kingdom Katy Bellingham 4-6
United Kingdom Team Diablo 85 United Kingdom Matt Davies 1-3, 7-9, 19-21
New Zealand Flying Kiwi Racing 18 New Zealand Buftonian 4-15, 19-21
Italy Lancia Stratos Hertfordshire Ajokay Motorsport 23 England Alex Odell All
United Kingdom LH Racing 7 United Kingdom Mr Flobadob All
Hawaii Goteki 45 45 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney All
Tropico Tropico Motorsports 87 England I am Jamm 1-3, 7-12, 16-21
United Kingdom Lotus Esprit Soviet Union Concordskii Motorфлот 1 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt 1-9, 13-15, 19-21
United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing 17 United Kingdom Jay Cooper 1-3, 7-21
Hampshire ART 04 England Ian Aldridge 1-21
France Renault 5 Turbo United Kingdom Team Butler GP 258 United Kingdom Antony Butler 1-6, 10-21
United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport 422 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes All
Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team 777 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton All
Flag of britain.png Black Raptors 69 United Kingdom Sam White All
Japan Toyota MR2 55 United Kingdom Adam Smith All
Greece SpyroTechnimata 12 Greece Niko Gouloumis All
Sweden SRM GP Team 97 Sweden RareDevil666 1-3
Republic of Ireland Westlander Racing 75 County Derry Niall O'Connell 10-11, 13-21
Goteki 45's primary MEMES car, the Lancia Stratos.
Ajokay's Lancia Stratos
TommyB's Lancia 037 Stradle
SRM GP Team's Toyota MR2
JayCoops Team Cooper Racing's first official season entry with the Lotus Esprit.
RumblyLizard's Renault 5
Smifaye's Toyota MR2
SpyroTechnimata's Toyota MR2
Dan's Luighini Mariora
Bookoi's Lancia 037 Stradale
Don Mateo's Lancia 037 "Starscream"
I am Jamm's Lancia Stratos
PeachyF1's Lancia 037 Stradale
Covamalia's Warp Drive powered Renault 5 TURBO
Butler258's Renault 5 TURBO

Blue - Rookie driver

Calendar & Results

The provisional calendar is as follows.

Event Round Venue & Circuit Layout Laps Race Length Date Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Car Winning Rookie Fastest Lap Report
1 1 Japan Tsukuba Circuit, Japan
Full Circuit
14 17.78 miles Wednesday
2nd May
United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors Japan Toyota MR2 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Report
2 Spain Camino Viejo, Spain
Short Reverse Circuit
21 22.68 miles England Barney Dove United Kingdom 1FR Motorsport Japan Toyota MR2 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Kernow Dan Thorn
3 United States of America Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Club Circuit
17 30.09 miles United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Soviet Union Concordskii Motorфлот United Kingdom Lotus Esprit Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney
2 4 Italy Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Reverse Circuit
14 16.1 miles Thursday
10th May
United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom JemTech Racing Italy Lancia 037 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Adam Smith Report
5 Spain Ladera Test Track, Spain
Short Circuit
25 19.25 miles United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors Italy Lancia 037 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Adam Smith
6 United Kingdom Top Gear Test Track, UK
West Circuit
30 24 miles United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors France Renault 5 Turbo Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Kernow Dan Thorn
3 7 Switzerland Bernese Alps, Switzerland
Club Circuit
11 27.72 miles Wednesday
16th May
United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors United Kingdom Lotus Esprit Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney England Barney Dove Report
8 United Kingdom Silverstone, UK
National Circuit
15 24.6 miles England Barney Dove United Kingdom 1FR Motorsport United Kingdom Lotus Esprit Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Tom Cheeseman
9 Spain Camino Viejo, Spain
Full Circuit
16 28.8 miles United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors France Renault 5 Turbo Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Greece Niko Gouloumis
4 10 Italy Mugello Autodromo, Italy
Club Circuit
13 23.27 miles Thursday
24th May
United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors Italy Lancia Stratos Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Adam Smith Report
11 United States of America Maple Valley, New Hampshire, USA
Full Circuit
10 30 miles United Kingdom Tom Cheeseman Kent Feta Motorsport Italy Lancia Stratos Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Adam Smith
12 Spain Iberian International Circuit, Spain
Full Circuit
18 26.82 miles United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors Japan Toyota MR2 England I am Jamm United Kingdom Adam Smith
5 13 Spain Iberian International Circuit, Spain
Full Reverse Circuit
14 20.86 miles Wednesday
30th May
United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors France Renault 5 Turbo Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Adam Smith Report
14 United States of America Benchmark Test Track, Texas, USA
Layout F
18 28.26 miles United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors France Renault 5 Turbo New Zealand Buftonian United Kingdom Sam White
15 Japan Tsukuba Circuit, Japan
Short Circuit
21 20.37 miles United Kingdom Tom Bellingham United Kingdom Peachy-Bee Grand Pree Italy Lancia 037 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Adam Smith
6 16 United States of America Infineon Raceway, California, USA
NASCAR Circuit
11 21.89 miles Thursday
7th June
United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors Italy Ferrari Dino Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Lee Harrison Report
17 United Kingdom Top Gear Test Track, UK
East Circuit
25 26.32 miles United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors Italy Ferrari Dino Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Adam Smith
18 United States of America Sunset Peninsula, Florida, USA
Club Circuit
16 31.04 miles Kernow Dan Thorn Kernow Kernowsport Italy Lamborghini Miura Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Kernow Dan Thorn
7 19 United States of America Sedona Raceway Park, Arizona, USA
Club Reverse Circuit
14 28.28 miles Wednesday
13th June
United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Soviet Union Concordskii Motorфлот Italy Lamborghini Miura Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Adam Smith Report
20 United Kingdom Top Gear Test Track, UK
Full Circuit
13 22.75 miles United Kingdom Tom Bellingham United Kingdom Peachy-Bee Grand Pree Italy Lamborghini Miura England I am Jamm United Kingdom Tom Bellingham
21 Italy Mugello Autodromo, Italy
Club Circuit
17 30.43 miles Kernow Dan Thorn Kernow Kernowsport Italy Lamborghini Miura Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney United Kingdom Tom Bellingham

Championship Standings

Drivers' Championship

Pos Driver Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Points
TSU
Japan
CAM
Spain
ATL
United States of America
POS
Italy
LAD
Spain
TOP
United Kingdom
BER
Switzerland
SIL
United Kingdom
CAM
Spain
MUG
Italy
MAP
United States of America
IBE
Spain
IBE
Spain
BEN
United States of America
TSU
Japan
INF
United States of America
TOP
United Kingdom
SUN
United States of America
SED
United States of America
TOP
United Kingdom
MUG
Italy
1 United Kingdom Adam Smith Flag of britain.png Black Raptors Japan Toyota MR2 1 7 4 3 1 2 2 3 7 1 4 1 1 3 4 3 1 7 3 3 5 381
2 United Kingdom Sam White Flag of britain.png Black Raptors France Renault 5 Turbo 3 3 8 5 4 1 1 8 1 10 6 5 3 1 5 1 10 4 6 7 2 318
3 Kernow Dan Thorn Kernow Kernowsport Italy Lamborghini Miura 10 10 13 4 8 4 7 2 2 2 5 3 6 4 8 2 5 1 10 6 1 280
4 United Kingdom Pete Walker United Kingdom JemTech Racing Italy Lancia 037 4 9 2 1 6 3 3 6 5 7 8 4 DNF 6 7 3 4 4 7 239
5 United Kingdom Jamie Hunt Soviet Union Concordskii Motorфлот United Kingdom Lotus Esprit 2 4 1 2 3 9 5 4 4 2 13 7 1 2 8 232
6 England Alex Odell Hertfordshire Ajokay Motorsport Italy Lancia Stratos 5 2 3 8 7 8 9 7 3 3 3 2 12 12 6 D/C 3 9 9 13 3 228
7 United Kingdom Tom Bellingham United Kingdom Peachy-Bee Grand Pree Italy Lancia 037 6 8 18 11 5 7 15 11 10 12 9 7 7 8 1 8 6 2 5 1 6 192
8 Republic of Ireland PJ Tierney Hawaii Goteki 45 Italy Lancia Stratos 9 5 5 7 2 6 6 10 6 5 11 11 8 14 2 9 9 8 7 12 10 178
9 England Barney Dove United Kingdom 1FR Motorsport Italy Lamborghini Miura 8 1 6 9 DNF 11 1 13 11 2 8 4 2 13 5 11 5 177
10 United Kingdom Lee Harrison United Kingdom LH Racing Italy Lancia Stratos 13 15 10 6 10 11 10 14 DNF 8 7 10 10 7 3 10 2 13 2 9 9 144
11 United Kingdom Butler258 United Kingdom Team Butler GP France Renault 5 Turbo 14 13 12 10 9 5 9 10 14 11 6 10 4 4 6 8 5 4 134
12 United Kingdom Jay Cooper United Kingdom Team Cooper Racing United Kingdom Lotus Esprit 7 6 9 4 9 9 6 12 13 5 5 11 7 8 10 15 8 DNF 121
13 United Kingdom Tom Cheeseman Kent Feta Motorsport Italy Ferrari Dino 8 5 8 4 1 6 76
14 Greece Niko Gouloumis Greece SpyroTechnimata Japan Toyota MR2 16 12 17 18 14 13 12 16 15 13 14 12 9 10 16 12 14 11 13 14 17 37
15 England I am Jamm Tropico Tropico Motorsports Italy Lancia Stratos 15 16 7 DNS 18 12 14 17 13 9 14 13 15 14 10 14 30
16 United Kingdom Scott Wilkes United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport France Renault 5 Turbo 17 19 15 13 12 12 17 15 12 14 17 16 17 17 9 15 15 17 16 15 11 22
17 New Zealand Buftonian New Zealand Flying Kiwi Racing Italy Lancia 037 12 11 14 13 13 16 16 15 15 14 9 DNF 17 18 15 19
18 County Derry Niall O'Connell Republic of Ireland Westlander Racing Japan Toyota MR2 18 16 16 11 15 13 16 14 11 11 16 15
19 United Kingdom Matt Davies United Kingdom Team Diablo Italy Lancia 037 11 14 16 14 17 11 12 17 13 15
20 Yorkshire Ben Haddleton Sealand Firecruiser Racing Team France Renault 5 Turbo 20 18 19 14 13 10 20 18 18 15 18 18 15 16 12 16 19 19 18 19 12 14
21 United Kingdom Mattrick United Kingdom Mattrick Racing Italy Ferrari Dino 13 15 14 11 12 12 13
22 United Kingdom Slevmeister United Kingdom Forza Noelinho Italy Lamborghini Miura 12 11 11 11
23 England Digibull Hertfordshire Baldock Motorsport Italy Ferrari Dino 18 17 14 17 15 15 1
24 Lancashire Tom Collantine United Kingdom ATTK Motorsport Italy Ferrari Dino DNS 15 16 16 16 19 17 20 21 19 18 DNS 17 18 18 16 19 16 18 0
25 England Ian Aldridge Hampshire ART United Kingdom Lotus Esprit 19 20 20 16 17 17 19 20 19 19 19 17 DNF 18 18 17 17 18 20 20 19 0
26 United Kingdom PeachyF1 United Kingdom Peachy-Bee Grand Pree Italy Lancia 037 19 18 18 21 20 20 0
27 Sweden RareDevil666 Sweden SRM GP Team Japan Toyota MR2 21 21 21 0
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (DNF)
Red Disconnected (D/C)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate

Italics - Fastest lap
Blue - Rookie driver

Cars' Championship

Pos Car 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 Points
ATL
United States of America
TOP
United Kingdom
CAM
Spain
IBE
Spain
TSU
Japan
SUN
United States of America
MUG
Italy
1 Italy Lancia Stratos 3 6 3 2 2 8 3 178
5 8 6 9 3 9 9
2 Italy Lancia 037 2 3 5 4 1 2 6 169
16 7 10 7 DNF 3 7
3 France Renault 5 Turbo 8 1 1 5 5 4 2 167
12 5 12 14 9 6 4
4 Italy Lamborghini Miura 6 4 2 3 8 1 1 148
11 13 8 13 5
5 Japan Toyota MR2 4 2 7 1 4 7 5 113
17 13 15 12 15 11 16
6 United Kingdom Lotus Esprit 1 9 4 13 7 10 8 84
9 17 9 17 11 18 19
7 Italy Ferrari Dino 14 15 8 6 14 12 18 24
16 17 19 17 16


Season Records

Drivers

Record Total Driver(s)
Races Started 21 Smifaye, RumblyLizard, Dan Thorn, Ajokay, STR TommyB,
PJ, Icthyes, TheWilkesy88, Covamalia
Races Finished 21 Smifaye, RumblyLizard, Dan Thorn, STR TommyB, PJ,
Icthyes, TheWilkesy88, Covamalia, Mr E 004
Wins 6 Smifaye
Podiums 14 Smifaye
Points Finishes 21 Smifaye, RumblyLizard, Dan Thorn, PJ
Fastest Laps 9 Smifaye

Cars ("Race 3" events only)

Record Total Car(s)
Wins 2 Renault 5 Turbo, Lamborghini Miura
Podiums 6 Lancia Stratos
Points Finishes 14 Lancia Stratos, Renault 5 Turbo
Fastest Laps 3 Toyota MR2

The Season in Pictures

MEMES kicked off with "The Mister 2" around Tsukuba.
Each car had its own strengths and weaknesses.
MEMES saw the introduction of double lobby racing.
Top Gear West was a drivers' favourite.
There was plenty of close racing at Silverstone.
Camino Viejo saw a race-long battle for the win.
"Stratos week" saw a tribute to Season 1's Mugello race.
The "Race 3" events were hotly contested every week.
The Renault 5 Turbo provided a unique challenge.
The Cars' Championship was hotly contested all season.
Week 6 was "Dino week", the Ferrari a nicely balanced racer.
Lobby 2 saw plenty of good races all season.
Many struggled but some thrived in the Miuras.
Season 5 ended at Mugello, RRR's strongest season yet.
The Lancia Stratos was the most successful car...
...but it was Smifaye who was crowned Champion!