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Mid-Engined World Series Racing Manager Game

Mid-Engined World Series runs in the BATracer game engine.

A world tour of racing, in a series of wildly differing events. Road / Race classes offer 2 very different challenges for race strategy.

Unique Features: 2 classes and Variable race format.

Cars

AW11 Mid2 Mk1

The Mk1 is the Mid2 that started it all, it can still embarrass its newer siblings. A great all rounder.

SW20 Mid2 Mk2

The Mk2 was the most powerful of all the Mid2s, but struggled in the corners and was overweight.

ZZW30 Mid2 MK3 (softtop)

Though power dropped for the Mk3 "Roadster", it is said to have the best chassis of all and is the lightest of the 3 models.

ZZW30 Mid2 MK3 (hardtop)

The hardtop version is essentially identical to the softtop in performance terms.

AW11 Racecar

Race edition of the Mk1. The AW11 never went racing in a big way, and GT racing had not yet entered into it's golden era in the 90s. This car in BATracer represents a theoretical AW11 brought up to a standard where it can compete with the newer race cars.

SW20 GT Racecar

Race edition of the Mk2. The ultimate Mk2 racecar competed at the top GT level racing on track at the same time as McLewis F1s and the like and also at Le Mans. The BATracer Mk2 racecar is a detuned version of this car, and is consequently reliable but overweight.

ZZW30 GT300 Racecar

Race edition of the Mk3. This car represents the successfull Japanese Super GT car, which competed in the lower GT300 category with 3 championship wins to its credit.

Engines

Toy Yoda

Powered by Toy Yoda, who else!

Toy Yoda Turbo

The race-spec cars make use of turbo-charging.

Tyres

Rockbridge Road

  • Road Tyre - A high-performance durable track tyre with good longevity and suitable for both wet and dry conditions.

  • Yokouno Road

  • Road Tyre - A high-performance durable track tyre with good longevity and suitable for both wet and dry conditions.

  • Rockbridge Race

  • Slick - Full slick for perfect weather conditions.
  • Intermediate - For wet and mixed conditions.
  • Wet - Full wet weather tyre for standing water.

  • Yokouno Race

  • Slick - Full slick for perfect weather conditions.
  • Intermediate - For wet and mixed conditions.
  • Wet - Full wet weather tyre for standing water.

  • Events Calendar

    Atlanta Endurance

    Georgia, United States - 16th March

    American Opening

    The World Series kicks off with a long endurance race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the US. This is the first opportunity for the teams to evaluate their packages in race conditions.

    Mid-Ohio Feature Race

    Lexington, Ohio - 30th March

    North to Ohio for the 2nd phase of the US races, drivers must compete in a feature race which will define the starting order for the following race. Tyre wear could be an issue for the race class teams.

    Mid-Ohio Reverse Grid Challenge

    Lexington, Ohio - 30th March

    An action packed reverse grid race ends the US tour. Because of the race length, drivers may decide to opt for a patient strategy - but will they lose too much time in the early laps? No pitstops are permitted so passing must take place on the track, but tyres must be preserved by competitors in the race class.

    Estoril Sprint

    Portugal - 20th April

    The European Leg

    Across the pond to the first of our European races which is a two-part event at the Estoril circuit. The first race is a sprint to the finish line without any pitstops.

    Estoril Feature Race

    Portugal - 20th April

    The longer feature race with pit stops. Qualifying order is determined by your finishing position in the last race.

    Hockenheim Short Enduro 1

    Germany - 3rd May

    On towards Germany and the famous Hockenheim circuit. This is a unique event on the seasons race calendar because its split into two short endurance races.

    Hockenheim Short Enduro 2

    Germany - 4th May

    The 2nd endurance race commences with a start grid order generated from the previous race.

    Donington Park Sprint

    Leicestershire, United Kingdom - 18th May

    British Pilgrimage

    British drivers are a particular fan of the mid-engined sportscar, and so the European tour continues with 5 races in the UK. The first two races are at Donington Park, made up of sprint and feature events.

    Donington Park Feature

    Leicestershire, United Kingdom - 18th May

    The 2nd race takes a starting grid order from the finishing order of the first. This longer race requires a mandatory pitstop.

    Rockingham Long Endurance

    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom - 1st June

    Rockingham hosts the longest race on the calendar - 200 laps within (and using part of) the oval that was originally built to host a champcar round. The endurance required by amateur drivers will be a tough learning curve for many - these are the hardest points of all to earn throughout the entire season.

    Brands Hatch GP Sprint

    Kent, United Kingdom - 15th June

    The last event in Europe is at Brands Hatch, which has hosted both GP and Champcar races in times gone by. The first race is a short sprint to define the qualifying order for the last race.

    Brands Hatch GP Reverse Grid

    Kent, United Kingdom - 15th June

    Once again a fantastic finale to this stage of the season takes place via the spectacle of a reverse grid race. An extended number of laps should give an increased chance for the better drives to make it through the field, and unlike the previous reverse grid race - the drivers can now make a pitstop.

    Durban Sprint

    South Africa - 6th July

    Southern Hemisphere Tour

    A quartet of races make up this part of the championship, the first of which is perhaps the most spectacular on the calendar - a street race on the roads of Durban, South Africa. The main event is a short endurance race, but first off the drivers must decide the grid order through qualifying and then a sprint race.

    Durban Mini Endurance

    South Africa - 6th July

    This mini endurance race is a tough challenge on a street circuit, with small mistakes by amateur drivers being easily punished.

    Oran Park Feature

    Sydney - 3rd August

    Across to Sydney and the fantastic Oran Park figure-of-eight race circuit. This is a long feature race and in some ways comparable to a short endurance event.

    Oran Park Reverse Grid Challenge

    Sydney - 3rd August

    The last reverse grid race of the season is different again. Pitstops can be made, and the race is as long as the original feature race which setup the start positions. Patience will be of value to the drivers that are in a close championship battle.

    Suzuka Enduro

    Japan - 31st August

    MR2s Come Home

    The season enters its twilight phases in the land of the rising sun. The Suzuka circuit, scene of many GP championship title deciders in the past, plays host to the last endurance race of the season.

    Fuji Speedway Sprint

    Japan - 14th September

    The last event on the calendar is a two part classic affair, kept simple so that any championship battle can be settled on a familiar challenge. Thus, the first race is a classic sprint battle and will setup the start grid for the final race.

    Fuji Speedway Feature

    Japan - 14th September

    The last race of the championship requires a mandatory pitstop. Good luck!

    Mid-Engined World Series Racing Strategy Game

    This is a ficticious mid-engined championship with cars similar to the MR2 sportscar, a popular Toyota mid-engined affordable car.

    Like the V8S carset, this championship features reduced setup feedback during the practice and warmup phases of an event.

    Road and Race Class

    The road class are very similar to road going vehicles as the name suggests, the race class is loosley based on the GT300 Japanese level, but the cars are significantly slower to keep the gap between the two classes sensible.

    The road cars are much more reliable than the race going models, and also have significant tyre differences (see below). The net result of these differences produce two significantly different ways to experience this championship.

    Championship Background

    The championship has a varied format which will reward the drivers that can adapt to the new challenges that they face. The most common race format is a sprint and then a feature race. However, there are 3 special reverse grid races and also numerous endurance races. Often the starting order for a race will be based on the finishing order from the previous one, but whenever a new venue is visited the drivers always enjoy a full qualifying session, some of which are single lap tests - others are a full qualifying session.

    All points for race successes are equal regardless of if its a short sprint race or an endurance race. This does mean there are events where points are harder or less work, and its up to the drivers to exploit this or decide when to take risks.

    Points

    1st = 20
    2nd = 14
    3rd = 10
    4th = 8
    5th = 6
    6th = 5
    7th = 4
    8th = 3
    9th = 2
    10th = 1

    In addition, there are bonuses available for the following:

    Pole = 3
    Laps Led = 3
    Fastest Lap = 3

    Regular BATracers will note these bonuses are much larger than in other carsets and introduces a possibility of boosting championship chances by adopting other strategies.

    Tyres and Classes

    There are two classes, Road and Race. The Road class is significantly different, with only one tyre which never wears out during a race. There are differing tyre quantities depending on the event - organisers have provided additional sets of tyres to be made available for endurance races. The road class has a significantly easier time in setting up their car and does not have to worry about weather changes as much as the drivers in the race class.

    Refuelling

    Refuelling always takes place at each pitstop and the car is initially fuelled with enough to make it through the first stint. The impact on laptime is less pronounced than in other series.

    Season Overview

    Because of the higly variable race format between each race, the following season overview should provide a good summary of the different types of races that you will face in the coming season:

    American Opening

    Atlanta Motor Speedway
    - one shot qualifying
    - regular length endurance race
    Mid Ohio
    - full qualifying
    - regular race, stops; finishing order defines next starting grid
    - reverse grid, no stops

    The European Leg

    Portugal
    - full qualifying
    - sprint, no pitstops; finishing order defines next starting grid
    - feature race with pitstops
    Hockenheim
    - shortened qualifying session
    - half endurance; finishing order defines next starting grid
    - half endurance

    British Pilgrimage

    Donington
    - full qualifying
    - sprint, no pitstops; finishing order defines next starting grid
    - feature race with pitstops
    Rockingham
    - one shot qualifying
    - extended endurance (200 laps)
    Brands Hatch
    - full qualifying
    - sprint race, no stops; finishing order defines next starting grid
    - reverse grid, with pitstops

    Southern Hemisphere Tour

    South Africa
    - one shot qualifying
    - sprint, no pitstops; finishing order defines next starting grid
    - half endurance
    Oran Park
    - full qualifying
    - regular race, pitstops; finishing order defines next starting grid
    - reverse grid, pitstops

    MR2s Come Home

    Suzuka
    - one shot qualifying
    - regular endurance race
    Mount Fuji
    - full qualifying
    - sprint, no pitstops; finishing order defines next starting grid
    - feature race with pitstops

    Third Party Credits

    Car graphics by Matt Simons with additional static liveries by Jamez Shephard, Craig Nayler and Adz Gorgeon.




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