Venture Racing will host a celebratory race at Federation Day in honour of the signing of the Federation charter and in the spirit of the intrepid Gallente that sculpted the Federation into what it is today, Venture Racing will host a Grand Prix that will reward the fastest and bravest racing pilot!
Federation day will be on the 20th of June, and among the other festivities Venture Racing will host the race around 20:30 New Eden Standard Time.
Now, we can’t have a race without said intrepid racing pilots. So hereby the signups are opened. Currently we are looking to fill at least five (5) and at most fifteen (15) slots. Signups will close on the 11th of June, so two weeks from now.
The rules: It will be a frigate race, across fifteen systems, with two checkpoints. Before the race starts, the pilots will be briefed about the locations of the checkpoints, after which the optimizing the route will be up to each pilot. At each checkpoint there will be a container per pilot to which only they get a password ahead of the race, inside each container will be one item. Upon handing both items in at the finish line, the clock for that pilot will be stopped, proving they completed the race.
Allowed ship types:
- Any Tier 1 Frigate
- Any Empire Navy Frigates
- Any Ore Frigates
- Sisters of Eve Frigate
- Tier 2 Frigates: Assault Frigates, Interceptors, Electronic Attack ships, Logistics Frigates. (Covert Ops will be disallowed)
Triglavian ships will be disallowed.
The fitting of your ship, as well as use of any implants, hardwiring or boosters is up to each pilot. We can however reveal that it is not solely a warp-race, but there will also be subwarp parts so fit accordingly.
To finalize your sign-up, deposit 10million ISK to @Malin_Hanssen of Venture Racing, stating the pilot’s name and the shiptype you wish to enter with, to reserve your spot in the race. This money will go directly into the prize pool.
Speaking of the prizepool: it currently stands at 1billion ISK for first place, 500million for second place, and 250million for third place.
In addition to that, the first place prize will receive a Navy Megathron, the second place will receive a Navy Issue Brutix and the third place a Navy Vexor.
Everyone else who entered the race will receive a commemorative Federation Navy Comet!
Further sponsorships are welcome. So if you have a warm heart for the Federation or for Space Racing, but cannot join the Race yourself, you can contact @Alain_Colcer or @Malin_Hanssen if you want to add to the prize pool.
(edit: Updated the Prizepool, having secured more sponsors.)
(another edit: Updated Prizepool again. further sponsors were found.)
Disclaimer: the organization of Federation Day as well as Venture Racing reserve the right to ensure community standards for the contest are met.