MVRC is almost ready to get underway. The new website at http://mantiumchallenge.com/ is up and running - you'll find the rules package and the calendar there. We are aiming for 5 races before the end of the year, with these submission dates:
- Monaco: September 4
- Nürburgring: October 2
- Sepang: October 23
- Sao Paulo: November 13
- Le Mans: December 4
- Axis change: Rotated 90 degrees, so that the old +Y direction is now +X, and the old +X direction is now -Y.
- K1.3: We are going to be a bit more strict on this rule so that the simulations are more likely to run without errors. We recommend that each individual piece of bodywork you model forms a closed shell.
- Submission format: There is a different naming scheme, now relying on named directories rather than filenames. Also we are asking for a full symmetrical model to be submitted rather than a half-car - most of you were already doing this.
- K4.1: Option 1 has been removed - now we will use a porous heat exchanger and require a certain minimum flow rate. Also the minimum heat exchanger size has been reduced slightly, but it can no longer be rotated. There is now a rotation limit for the inlet and outlet surfaces.
Please note that the images in the rulebook, and the guide parts, have not yet been updated for the change in axis orientation. Hopefully a fixed version will be released by the end of the week.
Introductory subclass: We're not sure yet whether we will continue with this. In any case, it probably won't be ready for round 1.