Atlantic Motorsport News https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com Tue, 03 Jul 2018 11:09:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 McLAREN Shadow Project Explained https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/mclaren-shadow-project-explained/ Tue, 03 Jul 2018 11:09:13 +0000 https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/?p=20066 McLAREN SHADOW PROJECT: EXPLAINED All you need to know about our new esports programme Welcome to the McLaren Shadow Project, our newly-launched pioneering esports programme. Bigger than ever before, McLaren Shadow is our search for the brightest and the best racing talent in esports. What is McLaren Shadow Project? Shadow Project is the next phase in McLaren’s esports strategy, following […]]]>

McLAREN SHADOW PROJECT: EXPLAINED

All you need to know about our new esports programme

Welcome to the McLaren Shadow Project, our newly-launched pioneering esports programme. Bigger than ever before, McLaren Shadow is our search for the brightest and the best racing talent in esports.

What is McLaren Shadow Project?

Shadow Project is the next phase in McLaren’s esports strategy, following the success of its World’s Fastest Gamer competition last year, won by Rudy van Buren.

The scope and scale of the competition

As before, our program is a champion of champions approach. You can enter McLaren Shadow project via a variety of gaming formats including PC, Xbox One, and mobile (iOS and Android). This is via the best racing games on the planet, including Forza Motorsport, Real Racing 3, iRacing and rFactor 2.

The introduction of these new platforms and games opens up the competition to all racing gamers (not just sim racers). The competition is structured to bring the most diverse pool of racers into the semi-finals, allowing us to identify raw talent from anywhere in the world on any platform.

The prize

The winner of the McLaren Shadow Project championship will get a seat in our new F1 esports team and join our esports development programme, to hone their skills and work with the McLaren F1 team.

They will also win a truly unique motorsport experience, including attendance to F1 races, exclusive behind the scenes access to McLaren and a host of physical prizes such as gaming and race kit.

The name change

World’s Fastest Gamer has now become McLaren Shadow Project – we are still looking for the fastest racing gamers in the world but the new name also speaks to the fact that this expanded esports programme will shadow our real-world equivalent. We want to build an esports programme that is bigger than one competition or winner.

Our 2018 programme

This year’s competition will be the most open and inclusive esports competition on the planet. The online heats are open worldwide to all racing gamers over the age of 18+ and we are running on-the-ground events in China, Latin America and the Middle East with our partners. The broad range of games and platforms mean this competition is open to anyone, whether they game on mobile, console, PC or VR. All you need is a passion for racing and, of course, skill.

Unlike any other sport or gaming genre, the transference of skills between virtual and real racing are both direct and profound. Our programme in 2018 will shadow the on-track activity in that our winner will win a seat in our new esports team that will go on to race against the best race teams around the world online, which will shadow our on-track efforts.

How to enter

As before, our program is a champion of champions approach. You can enter McLaren Shadow Project via a variety of gaming formats including PC, Xbox One and mobile (iOS and Android). This is via the best racing games on the planet, including Real Racing 3, Forza Motorsport 7, iRacing and Rfactor 2.

Qualifiers start in August and run through to the end of October.

• August: iRacing, Real Racing 3
• September: iRacing, rFactor2, Real Racing 3
• October: iRacing, rFactor2, Forza, Real Racing 3
• November: Semi-finals/Amateur finals
• January: 2019 Finals

More details on these qualifiers will be released in the coming weeks, including race format, scoring mechanic, which McLaren car you’ll be driving and which track you’ll be competing on. Keep your eyes glued to mclaren.com/esports for all the information.

The winners of those qualifiers on mobile and home console will make it through to our live semi-final at the McLaren Technology Centre in November.

The winners of the semi-finals will come back to McLaren in January to compete against the best sim-racers to win the ultimate prize in racing esports.

Sign up here to find out more about our esports programme and to be notified when our qualifiers are open for entry.

McLaren Shadow Project Partners

We are delighted that last year’s partners Logitech G and Sparco are with us again this year. We also have new partners HTC Vive and Alienware.

Virtual racing vs real world racing, what’s the deal?

With every new game or upgrade, console games and PC platforms become more realistic. Gamers must be able to engineer their cars to compete at the highest levels online. Which means they have great driving skills and are learning about car set-up, use of data and engineering – something that is very much the basis of a successful simulator driver.

The new generation of drivers coming through have driven more virtual laps than real ones. Lando Norris races for an online team and spends a huge amount of time in various simulators, including those at McLaren. F1 drivers enjoy gaming too.
F1 esports series

We are very excited to be part of the F1 esports competition. The winner of McLaren Shadow Project will be part of our esports team and race for McLaren in this competition in 2019

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Roadmap Update June 2018 – Studio-397 https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/roadmap-update-june-2018-studio-397/ Sun, 01 Jul 2018 09:41:57 +0000 https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/?p=20054 Roadmap Update June 2018 Studio 397 News, Roadmap June has been an eventful month. We released the Endurance Pack and we’re still in the middle of the Steam Summer Sale, which discounts the simulation and the different content packs and offers a nice opportunity to complete your collection. Of course we are already looking ahead again and while some of us are taking a […]]]>
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Danny ter Maten won the 4th race of S3 of the Atlantic Motorsport GT3 Championship at Oulton Park https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/danny-ter-maten-won-the-4th-race-of-s3-of-the-atlantic-motorsport-gt3-championship-at-oulton-park/ Sun, 24 Jun 2018 20:09:16 +0000 https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/?p=20019 Danny ter Maten won the 4th race of S3 of the Atlantic Motorsport GT3 Championship at Oulton Park After 90 minutes Danny ter Maten manage to finish in first podium position follow by Dimitris Pappas and Martin Vindis. Following podium guys….. we have Marius Nicolae (P4), Rui Vieira (P5), Pedro Delgado (P6), Chris Bruno (P7), Tomasz Luty (P8), Will Mazeo […]]]>

Danny ter Maten won the 4th race of S3 of the Atlantic Motorsport GT3 Championship at Oulton Park


After 90 minutes Danny ter Maten manage to finish in first podium position follow by Dimitris Pappas and Martin Vindis.

Following podium guys….. we have Marius Nicolae (P4), Rui Vieira (P5), Pedro Delgado (P6), Chris Bruno (P7), Tomasz Luty (P8), Will Mazeo (P9) and Marcel Grevelt (P10) to close the TOP 10.

Hugh North (P11), Ze Jesus (P12), Angel Sancho (P13), Mario Rocha (P14) [Suspension], Mattieu Decrop (P15) [Suspension] and Joe Nathan (P13) [Suspension] complets the finish line.

Pictures by Marius Nicolae

Race Results:

After the 3rd race this are the Standings:

Thanks to all

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Danny ter Maten won the 3rd race of S3 of the Atlantic Motorsport GT3 Championship at Watkins Glen https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/danny-ter-maten-won-the-3rd-race-of-s3-of-the-atlantic-motorsport-gt3-championship-at-watkins-glen/ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:21:50 +0000 https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/?p=19968 Danny ter Maten won the 3rd race of S3 of the Atlantic Motorsport GT3 Championship at Watkins Glen After 90 minutes Danny ter Maten manage to finish in first podium position follow by Marius Nicolae and Rui Vieira. Following podium guys….. we have Ze Jesus (P4), Chris Bruno (P5), Martin Vindis (P6), Mario Rocha (P7), Bela Prill (P8) [Suspension], Dimitris […]]]>

Danny ter Maten won the 3rd race of S3 of the Atlantic Motorsport GT3 Championship at Watkins Glen

After 90 minutes Danny ter Maten manage to finish in first podium position follow by Marius Nicolae and Rui Vieira.

Following podium guys….. we have Ze Jesus (P4), Chris Bruno (P5), Martin Vindis (P6), Mario Rocha (P7), Bela Prill (P8) [Suspension], Dimitris Pappas (P9) and Angel Sancho (P10) to close the TOP 10.

Andrey Zlobin (P11) [Suspension], Tomasz Luty (P12) [DNF] and Dean Hart (P13) [Suspension] complets the finish line.

Pictures by Marius Nicolae

Race Results:

After the 3rd race this are the Standings:

Thanks to all

 

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Studio 397 – Introducing the Endurance Pack! https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/studio-397-introducing-the-endurance-pack/ Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:54:14 +0000 https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/?p=19956 Introducing the Endurance Pack! Studio 397 Announcement, News, Release It’s safe to say we are ecstatic about this release! Our very first mixed class pack of GTEs and LMPs! It’s been a wild journey, and all the teams involved have been going non-stop to bring these cars to life – we think the results will show on track as you cruise around […]]]>
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Danny ter Maten won the 2nd race of S3 of the Atlantic Motorsport GT3 Championship at Adelaide https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/danny-ter-maten-won-the-2nd-race-of-s3-of-the-atlantic-motorsport-gt3-championship-at-adelaide/ Sun, 27 May 2018 14:02:49 +0000 https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/?p=19931 Danny ter Maten won the 2nd race of S3 of the Atlantic Motorsport GT3 Championship at Adelaide After 90 minutes Danny ter Maten manage to finish in first podium position follow by Dean Hart and Angel Sancho. Following podium guys….. we have Hugh North (P4), Dimitrios Pappas (P5), Will Mazeo (P6), Bela Prill (P7), Andrey Zlobin (P8), Marius Nicolae (P9) […]]]>

Danny ter Maten won the 2nd race of S3 of the Atlantic Motorsport GT3 Championship at Adelaide

After 90 minutes Danny ter Maten manage to finish in first podium position follow by Dean Hart and Angel Sancho.

Following podium guys….. we have Hugh North (P4), Dimitrios Pappas (P5), Will Mazeo (P6), Bela Prill (P7), Andrey Zlobin (P8), Marius Nicolae (P9) and Pedro Delgado (P10) to close the TOP 10.

Martin Vindis (P11) [DNF] complets the finish line.

Pictures by Marius Nicolae

Race Results:

After the 2nd race this are the Standings:

Thanks to all

 

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Yuri Kasdorp won the 1st race of S3 of the Atlantic Motorsport GT3 Championship at Road Atlanta https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/yuri-kasdorp-won-the-1st-race-of-s3-of-the-atlantic-motorsport-gt3-championship-at-road-atlanta/ Mon, 21 May 2018 11:30:32 +0000 https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/?p=19892 Yuri Kasdorp won the 1st race of Season 3 of the Atlantic Motorsport GT3 at Road Atlanta After 90 minutes Yuri Kasdorp manage to finish in first podium position follow by Dean Hart and Pedro Delgado. Following podium guys….. we have Martin Vindis (P4), Andrey Zlobin (P5), Dimitris Pappas (P6), Angel Sancho (P7), Hugh North (P8), Mario Rocha (P9) and […]]]>

Yuri Kasdorp won the 1st race of Season 3 of the Atlantic Motorsport GT3 at Road Atlanta

After 90 minutes Yuri Kasdorp manage to finish in first podium position follow by Dean Hart and Pedro Delgado.


Following podium guys….. we have Martin Vindis (P4), Andrey Zlobin (P5), Dimitris Pappas (P6), Angel Sancho (P7), Hugh North (P8), Mario Rocha (P9) and Marius Nicolae (P10) to close the TOP 10.

Danny ter Maten (P11) [Suspension], Will Mazeo (P12) [DNF], Maciej Bekas (P13) [Suspension], Chris Bruno (P14) [Suspension], Rui Vieira (P15) [Suspension] and Luccas Silva (P16) [DNS].

Pictures by Marius Nicolae

Race Results:

After the last race we have a Champion: YURI KASDORP:

Thanks to all

 

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Yuri Kasdorp won the 6th race of Season 2 of the Atlantic-SkullBo GT3 at Sebring https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/yuri-kasdorp-won-the-6th-race-of-season-2-of-the-atlantic-skullbo-gt3-at-sebring/ Thu, 03 May 2018 18:11:41 +0000 https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/?p=19852 Yuri Kasdorp won the 6th race of Season 2 of the Atlantic-SkullBo GT3 at Sebring After 90 minutes Yuri Kasdorp manage to finish in first podium position follow by Maciej Bekas and Matheus Machado. Following podium guys….. we have Dean Hart (P4), Luccas Silva (P5), Chris Shepherd (P6), Will Mazeo (P7), Dimitrios Pappas (P8), Claudio Souza (P9) and Ze Jesus […]]]>

Yuri Kasdorp won the 6th race of Season 2 of the Atlantic-SkullBo GT3 at Sebring

After 90 minutes Yuri Kasdorp manage to finish in first podium position follow by Maciej Bekas and Matheus Machado.

Following podium guys….. we have Dean Hart (P4), Luccas Silva (P5), Chris Shepherd (P6), Will Mazeo (P7), Dimitrios Pappas (P8), Claudio Souza (P9) and Ze Jesus (P10) to close the TOP 10.

Mario Rocha (P11), Christos Segkounas (P12) [DNF], Mark Harlow (P13) [DNF], Marius Nicolae (P14) [Suspension], Nico Barclay (P15) [Suspension], Danny ter Maten (P16) [DNF] and Alessando Barcelos (P17) [DNS].

Pictures by Marius Nicolae

Race Results:

After the last race we have a Champion: YURI KASDORP:

Thanks to all

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Racing into the future! – Marcel Offermans [Luminis DevCon 2018] https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/racing-into-the-future-marcel-offermans-luminis-devcon-2018/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:04:05 +0000 https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/?p=19845 ]]>

rFactor 2 is a realistic, easily extendable racing simulation from Studio 397. It offers the latest in vehicle and race customization, great graphics, outstanding multiplayer and the height of racing realism. It features mixed class road racing with ultra realistic dynamics, an immersive sound environment and stunning graphics, perfect for top-level esports and a rich single-player experience.

In this talk we will look at the software architecture for real-time simulation and high quality 3D graphics. We will demonstrate how the original monolithic C++ codebase was extended into a platform that leverages cloud computing and builds on a Java back-end paired with an Angular based front-end.

Last year we ran a major competition for McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer and saw the rFactor 2 champion win and get a contract at McLaren. This competition and others run on a scalable back-end that leverages Luminis’ Cloud RTI, Information Grid and Amdatu modular software building blocks. It keeps track of events, scoring, results and rankings for the individual drivers and teams.

You will learn more about how to evolve a codebase, how to embed Java into a real-time simulation and how to use modularization techniques to extend an existing codebase well beyond its original scope and features.

MARCEL OFFERMANS

Managing Director at Studio 397

Marcel is leading a global team of developers, engineers and artists building rFactor 2, the most realistic, accurate and engaging sim racing platform to date, with advanced physics, a state of the art graphics engine and competition infrastructure.

Fellow at Luminis. Software architect with a broad experience in different operating systems, languages and applications and a strong focus on component based, service oriented architectures.

Member of the Apache Software Foundation and regular speaker at conferences, including ApacheCon, EclipseCon, JavaOne, OSGi DevCon, Devoxx and NLJUG.

– Luminis

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Yuri Kasdorp won the 5th race of Season 2 of the Atlantic-SkullBo GT3 at Nola https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/yuri-kasdorp-won-the-5th-race-of-season-2-of-the-atlantic-skullbo-gt3-at-nola/ Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:17:28 +0000 https://news.atlanticmotorsport.com/?p=19816 Yuri Kasdorp won the 5th race of Season 2 of the Atlantic-SkullBo GT3 at Nola After 50 minutes Yuri Kasdorp manage to finish in first podium position follow by Danny ter Maten and Olivier Fortin. Following podium guys….. we have Charles Baccio (P4), Christos Segkounas (P5), Marius Nicolae (P6), Ze Jesus (P7), Dimitrios Pappas (P8), Dean Hart (P9) and Angel […]]]>

Yuri Kasdorp won the 5th race of Season 2 of the Atlantic-SkullBo GT3 at Nola

After 50 minutes Yuri Kasdorp manage to finish in first podium position follow by Danny ter Maten and Olivier Fortin.

Following podium guys….. we have Charles Baccio (P4), Christos Segkounas (P5), Marius Nicolae (P6), Ze Jesus (P7), Dimitrios Pappas (P8), Dean Hart (P9) and Angel Sancho (P10) to close the TOP 10.

Mario Rocha (P11), Ed Trevelyan-Johnson (P12) [DNF], April Carlsvard (P13) [DNF], Matt Le Gallez (P14) [Suspension], Fernando Costa (P15) [DNF], Will Mazeo (P16) [DNF] and Kyran Parkin (P17) [DNS].

Pictures by Marius Nicolae

Race Results:

After the last round we have the following Standings:

Thanks to all

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