Due to certain circumstances the event wasn’t as widely publisised as was intended but that said we ended up having a good turn out and a set of exciting and close races.
I would like to thank a mr Darth Nutclench for being the first person to join in and in doing so won himself a fully specced out and upgraded Lamborghini mercialago super voloce.
After a couple of short races, more turned up and the racing events began. All the events went well especially the german engineering event where BMW went up against Mercedes and Audi along the Nurburgring with a BMW csl 2003 finally taking the chequered flag. As well as the planned racing events there were a few impromptu races held at peoples request which all turned out to be fun. One such event was entitled ‘The Great Escape’ which involved everyone racing in old style Mini Coopers around the streets of Italy. This made for great fun with nose to nose action amongst the close, tight corners and included a lot of overtaking manoeuvres and a few counter manoeuvres which also included a little bit of wheel to wheel rubbing but as the old saying goes, ‘rubbing’s racing’!
There was plenty of conversation going back and forth between many drivers. Some were passing on tuning tips for cars, some were chatting about personal favorites in their garages and some just liked to banter back and forth challenging people for the next race. Everyone helped out with ideas for races for future gamernights and some friendly rivalries have potentially been started. The conversations were all kept respectable and all banter was good natured and friendly which made the session run even better. The planned gamernight was scheduled to end at about 1am (gmt) but as the night went on and the races started flowing the session carried on till 2:30am (gmt) and was only brought to an end due to most people having work and family commitments the next day.
The end results of the racing events totaled up were,
Darth Nutclench – 3 wins
Jedi Junkie – 3 wins
Fatawtt – 2 wins
JCRG – 2 wins
A special mention should go out to Nookbear For deciding in one race that he would be better off suited to becoming a driving assassin and spent his time racing round the Top Gear Test Track hunting down particular racers and broadsiding them off the road. Not particularly helpfull or in the racing spirit but was fairly ammusing until it happened to you. Mr Nookbear was therefore awarded the disinctive ‘Stalker’ award for the gamernight and awarded a suitably slow car to help keep him out of trouble next time.
I would like to thank http://www.BigRedBarrel.com for helping to promote this gamernight and help build it into a success. If you went to their website and looked on their upcoming events it showed this event along with a write up of the details. I would highly recommend everyone go and check out their site as its full of great content updated very very regularly as well as having one of the best communities and forums around. I would also like to thank the Big Red Barrel communitiy for chatting about this event both before and afterwards and helping to get more and more people interested. Both Darth Nutclench and Pandalicious have helped to chat about and increase interest in this event both on the Big Red Barrel forums and on Twitter. Darth Nutclench can be found on twitter at @jonprevans and Pandalicious can be found at @rc3556.
All in all it was a successful night which lasted longer than expected and everyone enjoyed the racing challenges and the driving banter between each other. Following on, the second Gran Turismo 5 gamernight is now planned with all new challenges to suit all types of cars and racers so look on the site for more details on
GRAN TURISMO: THE RIVALS
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