Virtual MX5* Challenge

* we’ll have more than MX5s, don’t worry.

Welcome to the inaugural Bristol Motor Club Virtual MX5 Challenge. Something to keep our motorsport spirits up during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We’ll run a series of competitions based on the Playstation 4 game Gran Turismo Sport. Sorry for Xbox or PC owners, we started with a group of people who predominantly had a PS4.

Kids are welcome… if you can bear the shame of being beaten by them!

What do I need?

  • Playstation 4 Console (Original, Slim or Pro)
  • Game controller or a steering wheel
  • A copy of the Gran Turismo Sport game (downloadable from the Playstation Store for £15.99)

WhatsApp

Scan this QR code with your Smartphone camera for the WhatsApp group. Alternatively, click the link.
https://chat.whatsapp.com/Hn2zmnpeqLdCyMUhdBhc7I

Format

We’ll set a series of challenges, mainly time trial so you can play in your own time. We’ll also have a few races when we can so it’s a bit more sociable.

Rules

For each event, we’ll post a track and a car. Add me as your friend on the Playstation and it then lets me see everybody’s time. My Gamertag is ‘PatioBlast‘.

You can now use a steering wheel OR controller. Whatever your preference is, but please record that on the spreadsheet so people can see what you’re using.

No changing the car setup or spec. Not even tyre pressures.

Championship Points

1st25 points9th8 points
2nd20 points10th7 points
3rd18 points11th6 points
4th16 points12th5 points
5th14 points 13th4 points
6th12 points14th3 points
7th10 points15th2 points
8th9 pointsOther finishers1 points

Prize?

Yeah, why not. The winner will get a trophy at the Annual Awards ceremony.

Season 1 – Controllers Only

  • Round 1 – Complete the Campaign Mode / Circuit Experience – Kyoto Driving Park – Miyabi (1 lap Attack). Post a time before Sunday 29th March at 3pm.
  • Round 2 – Complete the Campaign Mode / Circuit Experience – Goodwood Motor Circuit (1 lap Attack). Post a time before Sunday 29th March at 3pm.
  • Round 3 – Complete the Campaign Mode / Circuit Experience – Tsukuba Circuit (1 lap Attack). Post a time before Sunday 5th April at 3pm.
  • Round 4 – Complete the Campaign Mode / Circuit Experience – BB Raceway (2 lap Attack). Post a time before Sunday 12th April at 3pm.
  • Round 5 – Complete the Campaign Mode / Circuit Experience – Willow Springs International Raceway: Horse Thief Mile (1 lap Attack). Post a time before Sunday 19th April at 3pm.
  • Round 6 – Complete the Campaign Mode / Circuit Experience – Nurburgring Nordschleife (Sector 8: Hohe Acht – Brunnchen) . Post a time before Sunday 26th April at 3pm.
  • Round 7 – Complete the Campaign Mode / Circuit Experience – Mount Panama Motor Racing Circuit (Sector 2 & 3) . Combine the time and post a time before Sunday 3rd May at 3pm.
  • Round 8 – Complete the Campaign Mode / Circuit Experience – Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (1 lap Attack). Post a time before Sunday 10th May at 3pm.

Season 2 – Wheels Allowed

  • Round 1 – Complete the Campaign Mode / Circuit Experience – Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit (1 lap Attack). Post a time before Sunday 17th May at 3pm.

How do I compete?

vSprint events

vSprint Guide here

Circuit Experience events

The game makes you work for the additional tracks so we’ve assumed you’ve never played the game before and will be starting from scratch (like me!).
So the first event is one of the challenges from the game.
From the ‘Campaign’ Menu, choose ‘Circuit Experience’.

Then choose the first track, which is the ‘Kyoto Driving Park – Miyabi’. At the bottom of the screen, you need to select ‘1 Lap Attack’. You might need to complete Sector 1 & 2 first, but that won’t take long.