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RENAULT 5 TURBO CUP

Le Tour de France

We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our simracing calendar: the THR RENAULT R5 TURBO Cup! This exhilarating series spans four race weekends, featuring weekday qualifying (Monday to Sunday) and an action-packed weekend schedule with 2 x 30-minute practice races on Saturday and the main event, 2 x 30-minute races, on Sunday.

Renault 5 Turbo

The Renault 5 Turbo is a legendary sportscar in the shape of a hot hatchback, renowned for its nimble handling, turbocharged power, and unmistakable style. The marvel of 80s engineering boasts a turbocharged and mid-rear-mounted 1.4 liter engine that delivers thrilling performance and a driving experience like very few other cars.

Its agility and speed made it a formidable rally car, and also provided a great challenge to circuit drivers in the single-make Renault 5 Turbo Europa Cup that used these cars from 1981 onwards. With the torquey mid-mounted turbo engine on soft suspension with a short wheelbase, this car was both a challenge and a provider of immense satisfaction for those who could master it. Legendary battles ensued when the Europa Cup accompanied F1 race weekends, leading to packs of 3 to 5 cars - all of which usually cheated the ban to tinker with the boost - bumpdrafting each other in spectacular fashion. Unlike the drivers in real life who used everything they could find to mess with the turbocharger - from bathtub gaskets to medical catheter tubes and pumps for blood pressure measuring - we're going to leave the cars as they are here!

The Tracks

Our race series will take place on four iconic French circuits, each offering unique challenges and a test of skill:

  1. Ledenon: Known for its technical layout and elevation changes, Ledenon is a driver's circuit that demands precision and bravery. Its combination of long curves and blind corners will push the limits of your racing prowess.
  2. Mas du Clos: This picturesque track is as beautiful as it is demanding. With its sweeping curves and varying elevation, Mas du Clos requires a keen sense of balance and control, making it a thrilling venue for our R5 TURBO Cup.
  3. Dijon-Prenois: A classic circuit with a rich motorsport heritage, Dijon-Prenois is famous for its high-speed sections and challenging corners. This track will test your top-speed handling and racing strategy to the fullest.
  4. Charade: Often referred to as the French Nürburgring, Charade's twisty, undulating layout is a true driver's challenge. With its narrow sections and complex curves, it promises intense racing and demands utmost concentration.

Why Participate?

The THR RENAULT R5 TURBO Cup is more than just a racing series; it’s a celebration of classic single-make motorsport and community spirit. Here’s why you should join:

  • Unique Car Experience: Drive the iconic RENAULT R5 TURBO, a car that offers a distinctive and exhilarating driving experience, combining vintage charm with competitive racing performance.
  • Challenging Tracks: Test your skills on four of France's most famous and challenging tracks, each offering unique racing experiences and technical demands.
  • Competitive and Fun: Whether you're a seasoned racer or new to simracing, the R5 TURBO Cup offers a balanced and competitive environment where everyone can enjoy the thrill of racing.
  • Community Engagement: Join a passionate community of simracers, share your experiences, improve your skills, and make new friends in a friendly and supportive environment.
  • Structured Schedule: With weekday qualifying and weekend races, the series is designed to fit into busy schedules, allowing ample time for practice and preparation.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be part of the THR RENAULT R5 TURBO Cup. Sharpen your skills, embrace the competition, and experience the joy of racing one of the most iconic cars on some of the best tracks France has to offer. See you on the track!

Championship Setup

ONE Cup but TWO Grids. Cause of the low number of available pitboxes we split the grids after the Weekday Qualifying:

  • - Grid A: 1 - 22
  • - Grid B: 23 - 44

The point system is:
P1=56, P2=53, P3=50, P4=49, P5=48, P6=47, P7=46, … , P24=31, P23=30, P22=29
P23=28, P24=25, P25=22, P26=19, P27=18, P28=17, P29=16, ... , P42=3, P43=2, P44=1

We hope for a great start into the championship!

Registration Requirements

Participants must individually re-register for each event (!) in the championship, including both, the practice races on Saturdays and the main championship races on Sundays.
Registration for each weekend's events opens on the preceding Monday (or Tuesday 😉 ).
Please ensure to register separately for each day's race every week.

To be able to join the Qualifying and the race sessions, you have to register via these links:

RENAULT R5 CUP
http://5.75.183.156:8772/championships?server=4


If so, then you can join the Qualifying with your car and skin immediately after registering.
In some cases it is necessary to wait for the next server restart, which occurs every 2 hours.
Only in rare cases you get the message "No slots available", then the Admins have to stop and restart the server.
Give us a short hint in #drivers chat in our Discord.


THR has changed the onboarding process:
New community members need to have three ACSR races in the records to get permission to start in the Main Event Races on Sundays. To achieve this, they can participate in the wkdy races, the practice races on Saturday and the THR Academy events.
If you think you are experienced enough to directly start in the Main Event races, please go the our Discord channel ⁠#thr-ticket-system and follow the "Fast Main Race Permission" process to open a ticket. Our orga-team will review your ticket and, upon approval, you will be added to the entry list.

Short term upcoming events

Saturday June 15, 2024
  • GP History Cup | Practice Race | Suzuka

    Saturday June 15, 2024   21:30
    2 days from now

Sunday June 16, 2024
  • GP History Cup | Casual Cup Race | Suzuka

    Sunday June 16, 2024   21:30
    3 days from now

  • GP History Cup | Top Cup Race | Suzuka

    Sunday June 16, 2024   21:30
    3 days from now

CAR

RENAULT R5 TURBO [Download]
Invisible TV Car [Download]

THR Skinpack

We have tons of beautiful custom skins from our members:
https://thr.vacbot.cz/skinpacks/THR_assorted_skinpack.7z

If you want to make your own skin and race it in THR races, have a look here:
https://thracing.de/community/custom-skins/

Tracks

Ledenon, Mas du Clos, Dijon-Prenois, Charade

The track download links can be found here:
http://5.75.183.156:8772/tracks?server=4

Special Settings

  • Fuel Rate: 100%
  • Tyre Wear Rate: 100%
  • Damage Multiplier: 75%
  • Pit Speed: no pit speed limit & disabled autolimiter
  • CSP Minimum Version: 0.1.77

Schedule

We try to stick to the dates given, but it may be that we postpone individual dates for various reasons.

The current THR schedule with detailed information on the individual events can be found here.
https://thracing.de/thr-schedule/
We recommend subscribing to this calendar.

Race Week Schedule

Practice Server / Testing

Server THR |1| THRacing | discord.me/THRacing hosts a 2 hour looped training session.
The sessions are meant to test the different cars on the upcoming tracks.
You can choose any available car and get a random skin after joining.

Qualifying

You can race qualifying laps from Monday to Sunday at any time, but you need to be registered.
RENAULT R5 CUP
THR |5| THRacing | discord.me/THRacing

(I will close the Qualifying when I have time on Sunday. So the end of Qualifying may vary on this day.
Please take this in account and don't race your laps just before the end.)

Only the best laps per driver from Server THR |5| will be used to create the starting grids.

An overview of the laptimes per driver can be found here:
RENAULT R5 CUP
http://5.75.183.156:8772/live-timing?server=4

Races

Saturday - Practice Races

Will be hosted on Server:
THR |3| THRacing | discord.me/THRacing

The starting grid for the practice races will be based on the qualifying which takes place just before these races.

  • Qualifying Session: 30 minutes
  • Training Race 1: 30 minutes
  • Training Race 2: 30 minutes (first 10 positions start in reversed order)

You can stay on the server between the sessions.

Sunday - MAIN EVENT

Will be hosted on Server:
THR |5| THRacing | discord.me/THRacing

Official race based on the qualifying laptimes driven during the week.

  • Practice Session: 30 minutes
  • Race 1: 30 minutes
  • Race 2: 30 minutes (first 10 positions start in reversed order)

You have to leave the Server after Race 1 and rejoin it for Race 2.

Drivers Championship

To take in account that we only have 4 Race Weekends, we will not have a drop race in this Cup.
Means: 4 out of 4 weekends count for the championship.

Team Championship

If you like you can form a team of maximum 2 drivers and race against each other in a Team Championship.
Find a teammate and enter your team name during registration.

Rules

Read our rules page here:
https://thracing.de/rules/

Communication

Our main communication channel is our Discord Server.
Please follow:
https://discord.me/THRacing
Or just click the button in the right menu.

It is not mandatory, but recommended, that you join Voice Chat during Qualifying and Races.

Best wishes

We wish you some really good, intense and exciting races over the next weeks!

[THR]pitman