ESR invited all new drivers (or old) who are wanted to improve and learn in a friendly environment.
Welcome to the ESR Academy which entered its second season!
The goal of this series wass to help develop drivers who are new to sim racing, or have gaps in their skill set with regard to consistency, track reading, door to door racing, setup, car knowledge or anything else that is limiting their success. Some of the finest drivers in the ESR community were coaching.
There were 2 classes this season based on pace and needs. Class 101 or the Under class will use fixed setups and focus on driving pace and consistency. It is ideal for drivers that are a little bit lost in finding their way around the track.
The second class (201 or Upper) will unlock car setup and focus on more advanced concepts. This is for drivers with a solid base of technical skill and mental focus who are in need of smaller developments, to bring them into competition with the upper midfield to front of the grid in ESR.
After successfully racing the Audi TT in Season 1, it was decided on a new challenge in the form of the BMW 235i. Why does this make a great academy car? Well, it’s rear wheel drive and is a very stable platform to drive. This should allow for a reasonably short period of learning the car before progressing onto more advanced concepts for pace, overtaking, defending and becoming a complete racer.
All tracks used remained free content, keeping the costs of this academy very low.
|Saturday May 25th:||Under 101||Stowe Circuit – Sprint|
|Saturday June 1st||Upper 201||Stowe Circuit – Sprint|
|Saturday June 8th||Under 101||Portimao GP – Enduro|
|Saturday June 15th||Upper 201||Portimao GP – Enduro|
|Saturday June 22nd||Under 101||Sepang South – Sprint|
|Saturday June 29th||Upper 201||Sepang South – Sprint|
|Saturday July 6th||Under 101||Raceroom Bridge – Enduro|
|Saturday July 13th||Upper 201||Raceroom Bridge – Enduro|
|Saturday July 20th||Under 101||Sepang North – Sprint|
|Saturday July 27th||Upper 201||Sepang North – Sprint|
|Saturday August 3rd||Under 101||RRRW GP/National – Enduro|
|Saturday August 10th||Upper 201||RRRW GP/National – Enduro|
|Saturday August 17th||Under 101||Portimao Club Chicane – Sprint|
|Saturday August 24th||Upper 201||Portimao Clud Chicane – Sprint|
|Saturday August 31st||Under 101||Sepang GP – Enduro|
|Saturday September 7th||Upper 201||Sepang GP – Enduro|