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Classic 97 Racing Manager Game

Classic 97 runs in the BATracer game engine.

This 24-car GP '97 set has a good spread of competitive cars both at the front - and at the rear with 4 teams squabbling over the wooden spoon. There are lots of upgrades throughout the season directed toward certain teams.

Cars

Dart

Practically a new team with funding by Todd Warburton boosting the budget and the talents of designer Jan Braveheart joining the team Dart look to usher in a new era of success.

Wallace

After scoring both titles last season Wallace have to be title favourites once again with a well designed car and Reno power. Can this successful team land both titles again or will rivals steal their glory?

Team Wales

Slowly regaining their former glory after years of just not being good enough. Three wins last season have given the team confidence. Can they take a huge leap forward this year?

Beleton

Things post-restructuring have been anything but rosy for Beleton. Unable to take a win last season for the first time in four years. Will they manage to reclaim their titles and fight at the top or will the aging lineup be exposed.

McLewis

Several seasons of rebuilding have been undertaken by the team from Woking. Promising testing plus a talented driver lineup means that maybe McLewis can upset the apple-cart once again and push for wins.

Jodran

Freddie Jodran has slowly made steps towards the top with the plucky Irish outfit. Can Jodran make those final steps towards the podium or will unreliability and bad luck yet again take precedence on their season.

posRT

The French "Ligar" team has been aquired by computer corporation posRT. Can his experience lead the team to better results? The new Rockbridge tyres have given the team hope from their testing performance.

Bauber

Bauber have always been in the background since their arrival to GP racing. However with rebadged Welsh engines now at their disposal can they begin a movement to the front and success?

Rytell

The new car is unique and takes a unique approach to the current design rules. However, the lack of title sponsorship and funding in general looks to hamper the team for yet another season, as well as an underpowered engine.

Rinaldi

The team now has funding and interest from Beleton man Bravio Minotauri and look to move forward after years of mediocrity and poor performance. The car is solid but the engine is significantly underpowered.

STEWA

The Scottish team ran by three times champion John Simms along with his son. The new team are looking for a solid debut season but troublesome testing with many mechanical woes has hampered the cars development.

Loller

Forced by sponsors Mistresscard to enter a year earlier than planned the teams entry has been in complete dissarray. No proper testing and lack of windtunnel times leave the team with a woeful chassis and a lot of time to make up.

Engines

Reno RS9 3.0 V10

V10 Power supplied by the Reno Manufacturer.

Welsh 0/2 3.0 V10

V10 Power supplied by the Welsh Engines manufacturer.

Mernandez FO110F 3.0 V10

V10 Power supplied by Mernandez.

Moogun-Hinda MF-301HB 3.0 V10

Its been a while since the dominant McLewis days but HInda have steadily been improving their V10 powerplant.

Retrogas SPE-01 3.0 V10

Welsh Engines now supply one year old engines to Bauber rebadged as Retrogas power.

Yahama OX11A 3.0 V10

Yahama have produced a decent V10 engine for Dart.

Pogo A14 3.0 V10

Pogo have endured a topsy turvy time as a GP engine supplier.

Bart 830 AV7 3.0 V8

Underpowered and Unreliable. Not the best method for success.

Ffordd ED5 3.0 V8

Rytell have year old Ford V8's but at least they are reliable and a proven engine.

Ffordd VJ Zed-Tec-R 3.0 V10

Ffordd's V10 power behind their works team in GP.

Ffordd ECA Zed-Tec-R 3.0 V8

Another V8 Engine previously made by Ffordd. To power the Mistresscard Loller Outfit.

Tyres

Greatyear

  • Slick Soft - Goodyears Softest Avaliable Slick Tyre
  • Slick Hard - Goodyears Harder Dry Tyre
  • Intermediate - Wet Tyre for Moderate Wet Conditions
  • Rain - Goodyears Wet Weather Tyre
  • Heavy Rain - Goodyears Extreme Wet Tyre

  • Rockbridge

  • Slick Soft - Bridgestones Softer Dry Tyre
  • Slick Hard - Bridgestones Harder Dry Tyre
  • Intermediate - Bridgestones Intermediate Tyre
  • Wet - Bridgestones Wet Weather Tyre
  • Extreme - Bridgestones Wet tyre for horrid conditions

  • Events Calendar

    Melbourne

    Australia - 9th March

    A fast and challenging circuit, Melbourne is a great season opener. Overtaking isn't easy, and a good setup is important.

    Interlagos

    Brazil - 30th March

    Brazil stills yearns for a new superstar like the late great Senna, the race continues to improve. The same however cannot be said for the facilities or the tarmac. The infamous bumpy nature of this track and breaking up surface will need to be mastered.

    Buenos Aires

    Argentina - 13th April

    Argentina hosts another round of the GP Championship. Whilst the city may be interesting fans of the track itself are few and far between. Twisty, tight and minimal overtaking oppurtunities can frustrate even the best of drivers.

    Imola

    San Marino - 27th April

    The principality continues to give Italy an excuse for a second race. Many safety changes have been made in recent times and the high speed nature of the track have been replaced with a stop-start "follow the leader" track.

    Monaco

    Monte-Carlo - 11th May

    The jewel of the calendar continues on. Known for its choas and crashes as much for its glitz and glamour. Subtle changes have been made around the track.

    Barcelona

    Spain - 25th May

    The Spanish race has never been a crowd puller and the heat and humidity can add to these. One dilemma for the teams though is the abrasiveness of the circuit on tyres. It will be a difficult challenge setup wise for team and driver.

    Montreal

    Canada - 15th June

    The Canadian race is usually a sellout. The track while simplistic is enjoyed by the drivers but many will struggle on brakes.

    Magny Cours

    France - 29th June

    A modern autodrome deep in the centre of France, drivers will note it for it's long haul up the hill into a slow right hander which is by far the best overtaking point.

    Silverstone

    England - 13th July

    A very famous circuit and the modern home of motorsport for many. There are some fantastic sweeping bends - especially near the opening Beckets section. This is generally a high speed circuit, though is still vulnerable to the British weather.

    Hockenheim

    Germany - 27th July

    The long blasts into the forest have been as much a fixture on the GP calendar as the glitz of Monaco. Engine power, torque and tractions are highlighted here but the incredible strain on the engine makes reliability a worry.

    Hungaroring

    Hungary - 10th August

    The teams have visited the eastern block since 1986 and despite a layout not encouraging brilliant racing there has been some memorable moments here. The Finns adopt it as their home race also with support high for their drivers.

    Spa-Francorchamps

    Belgium - 24th August

    Without a doubt the true drivers track. Set in the Ardennes forest means the weather has always been a factor here. Impressively rain has managed to affect proceedings at one points in the weekend for every race since 1992.

    Monza

    Italy - 7th September

    The seasons's second homage to the days of insane speeds and lack of safety. The high chicaces post a challenge and the tyre bales add an extra precautionary measure.

    A1-Ring

    Austria - 21st September

    First time in over a decade premier single seater racing returns to Austria. Whilst not comparable to the speeds managed at the Osterreichring the layout is ideal for overtakking and speed. With the lap around 70 seconds one of the shortest race distances on the calendar.

    Nurburgring

    European GP - 28th September

    Germany enjoys a second race this season - masked under the viel of being called the Luxembourg Grand Prix.

    Suzuka

    Japan - 12th October

    Designed as a test track for Hinda by John Hugenholtz; Suzuka has emerged as one of the world's most demanding and rewarding motor racing circuits.

    Jerez

    Spain - 26th October

    Safety changes to Estoril not being ready in time mean the season finale has moved to the testing venue of Jerez. With so much testing done here already a cracking race shouldn't be expected, especially with a circuit that much prefers bikes to cars.

    Classic 97 Racing Strategy Game

    This series is a model of a classic GP season.

    Points

    1st - 10
    2nd - 6
    3rd - 4
    4th - 3
    5th - 2
    6th - 1

    Upgrades

    With the tyres companies at war pushing the development window to the edge tyre upgrades are aplenty with softer and softer compounds being used race on race however at the detriment of tyre durability come race time.

    The tyre companies are not alone in their push for success. The battle between the engine companies means that upgrades are fast and furious in many different areas. However again the cars have proven to be more unreliable as performance gains were found.

    Setup

    With the intention of reducing the number of cars with 100% setups, it is a little more tricky to get setup feedback in this carset.

    Credits

    Michael Adenekan

    Steve Bridge - Car Performance Discussion
    Kevin Smith - Car Performance Discussion


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