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Welcome one and all to the Chrono Rally League!

This is an attempt at getting together and playing a kind of game many of us are rather unfamiliar with, Dirt Rally. It may seem a daunting task when you first attempt it but that’s why we’re all here, to share our experiences and give each other a playful competitive nudge to tackle the challenge.

The idea is for everyone to practice one track for as much as they desire over the coming week and post their times in this thread to later be compiled into a high score at the end of the week. We will also be discussing the problems we’re facing, the solutions we come across and anything else interesting that occurs. This post will update with the details of each active week below the break.


Happy new year everyone.

Beginnings and endings, for either to exist the other is required and today has come the time to end the Chrono Rally League, at least for now. Congratulations to @pylinaer for managing to bring these two points in time closer together than any one else did this last week and finally managed to get himself the #1 spot, well done. Also congratulations to @doomy for the most first placements with 9 wins out of our 16 weeks, followed by @Vandem with 3, @doomy certainly dominated the score boards and gave us all something to aspire towards.

Week 52 Ruschberg
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Pylinaer Lancia Delta S4 05:59.685
2 Frag-ile Lancia Delta S4 06:10.951
3 DontBeSilly Lancia Delta S4 06:12.901
4 Doomy MG Metro 6R4 06:27.334
5 onLooSe Lancia Delta S4 06:38.967
6 NME1 Ford RS200 06:46.433

Again my heart felt thank you goes out to everyone who participated in this event I’ve had a lot of fun driving with you all and I would probably never have played this game at all had you not supported the effort I put into this by participating.

Should any of you be left with a desire to keep driving then I would strongly recommend checking out the daily and weekly challenges the game offers many of them are a lot of fun. I will most likely dip into them every now and then, once I’ve taken an extended break.

Finally as an afterword to any future readers.

Should someone come across this thread and be inspired to try this game themselves I would strongly recommend you do. This game is hard to pick up, it may feel impossible to move these cars reliably even down a straight path but it really rewards the patience and effort you put into it. If you try and want to share your results, troubles, questions or thoughts with others I welcome you to post them here no matter how long it’s been.

And so the games end thank you everyone, once again.

Archive (week 37-47)
Week 37

With no further delay then let me introduce the first track, chosen by me after careful consideration and elaborate analysis. Mostly because it’s the first track easiest to find without digging around in the menus.


It’s a bright early morning here in Greece, unless you change the settings to night and rain, where we will tackle our first stage.

To reach the starting location you will want to take a sharp right at the start screen and drive onto the Custom Event road, follow that straight through the rally intersection and it should be the very first stop after that.

Lets look at the cars and the map itself.

The map is kind of poor in detail, so I added a little and will share my initial experiences with it.

Green area: The start of this map is pretty nice. The road is fairly wide and there’s mostly open sight lines. Good couple of straight stretches to get some speed up and only a handful of hard turns. Main hazard are a handful of boulders along the side of the road. Protip: Don’t hit the boulders.

Red area: Horror and treachery. The road narrows, cliff sides closes in around you, tall trees obscures your vision and everything is terrible. You get a sheer drop on one side and a wall of dirt and stone on the other. Three quarters of this map is rather tricky, you’re going to want to go slow here.

Orange area: As an extra added bonus to all the previous conditions this part also have a few interestingly placed ditches along the wall side of the road that can really throw your car around if you hit them weird. You will probably roll your car a few times, positive note though there is an achievement to be had here and I’ll be looking to see who earns it.

We will be starting out with the 60’s selection this week and this will be my brief and inexperienced opinion, but I think it might help slightly as a simple starting guide.

Mini Cooper: It is small and light which makes it feel a lot safer on the narrower roads. Since it’s wheel base so much shorter than the other cars it feels very nimble and makes it easier to take tight turns. What it lacks in horse power I think it makes up for in weight and breaking performance.

Lancia Fulvia: Larger, heavier, more powerful. I think this one might just be your standard car. I don’t feel like it has any particular benefits nor drawbacks. You can feel the back of it hanging out in corners a bit and since it is wider it makes the narrow roads feel less safe.

Renault Alpine: This I have been told is a later addition to the car pool and really isn’t a good beginners car and I can see where they’re coming from with that. The rear wheel drive of this car makes steering different to the other two, it’s also much more powerful and as a result in my inexperienced hands it feels unpredictable and slippery. I think it might also be a bit larger than the Lancia further increasing the difficulty of just staying on the road. Statistically it’s a better car and if you can handle it you’ll probably get some good times out of it.

Feel free to try them all out, pick the one you enjoy driving the most. I don’t think the cars are likely to be the deciding factor for us at this time, none of us will be able to fully utilize their full capacity so it shouldn’t matter too much if one is technically faster than another.

I hope everyone has some fun with this game and please post your thoughts, experiences, questions and times as you go this week and we’ll try to help. Your primary objective is to have fun.

I’ll provide the first ‘benchmark’ for you to beat as I tried out the cars yesterday.

Week 38

I have the pleasure of announcing the first week of Chrono Rally League over and extend a huge congratulations to @Doomy for this weeks top placement with an astonishing time of 3:44.174.

@Vandem takes the top newcommer spot and honourable mentions also go out to @NICK9X9, @DontBeSilly and @Pylinaer for their rapid mastery of the game, cars and track. I was delighted to see we also had a couple of late entries filling out the week’s table. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Week 37 Final results
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Renault Alpine 03:44.174
2 Vandem Renault Alpine 03:47.790
3 M00 Renault Alpine 03:51.274
4 Nick9x9 Renault Alpine 03:52.057
5 DontBeSilly Renault Alpine 03:53.324
6 Pylinaer Renault Alpine 03:53.340
7 Frag-ile Renault Alpine 04:13.056
8 Truly Renault Alpine 04:13.573
9 Strifeborne Mini Cooper S 04:17.339
10 Vindace Renault Alpine 04:19.089
11 PeteMcc Mini Cooper S 04:22.756
12 YQMaoski Renault Alpine 04:35.922

Well done everyone, I am greatly surprised by how well everyone did and the brilliant turn out. I hope you’re all interested in joining us for next week which starts right now!

Let me introduce the next stage for Week 38:

We’re taking the show over to Monaco and Col de Turini another mountain road but as opposed to Greece Monte Carlo can afford tarmac and removing boulders from their roads. This will be a very different track for everyone now used to the nice slippery gravel of last week. The grip will surprise at first and you will feel safe end secure reaching some exhilarating speeds rapidly as you waste no time or power throwing gravel at spectators, but don’t take it for granted as it will inevitably betray you in the corners.

This stage will test your cornering mechanics, mastering tight and fast hairpins is likely what will bring you to victory this week.

We are still working with the 60’s era cars.


The Mini or Lancia might see a revival here where the huge power of the Renault might not be quite as much use but we’ll see. I suspect the Renault will still put up a great fight.

Again thank you to everyone who helped make this first event a huge success and good luck to everyone who participates in stage 2.

Week 39

As we close the doors on the 2nd week of the Chrono Rally League I have the pleasure of congratulating @m00 for holding on to the top spot with a seemingly unbeatable time of 03:34.424. @Pylinaer got amazingly close though with 03:34.558 a mere 134ms behind. I think an honourable mention to @Doomy is also deserved for breaking 4 minutes with the MINI cooper.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated.

Week 38 Col de Turini
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 M00 Renault Alpine 03:34.424
2 Pylinaer Renault Alpine 03:34.558
3 DontBeSilly Renault Alpine 03:36.174
4 Doomy Renault Alpine 03:37.224
5 Vandem Renault Alpine 03:40.174
6 Frag-ile Renault Alpine 03:40.741
7 Vindace Renault Alpine 03:42.841
8 Nick9x9 Renault Alpine 03:47.157
9 Doomy1 MINI Cooper S 03:51.674
10 Strifeborne MINI Cooper S 04:01.756
11 YQMaoski MINI Cooper S 04:09.890

Despite many of us lacking time to really fine tune our performances this week these are definitely results to be proud of.


The stage will be set in Germany for Week 39 and we’re going to embark on a bit of a longer trek this time around.


We’ve talked previously about the one try nature of the game’s leagues where you have to be a bit more careful because you’re going to live with the consequences of a crash. Well I figured there might be a middle ground possible by picking a longer track. Sure you can restart but you’re going to spend a lot more time here and later stage mistakes will set you back a lot of effort. So I’m hoping this will encourage more careful and mindful driving.

Which is probably going to be necessary because we’re bringing out the 70’s era cars today and they’re not going to be easy to tame.

The Italians decided to make a rally car out of a V6 mid-engined supercar? The Lancia stratos is rather ridiculous, but still manages to not offer the highest power/weight ratio option. That credit goes to the Opel Kadett which is a small cheap family car. This could also be said about the Ford Escort, but then small cheap family cars usually tend to make the best rally cars, I think?
There’s also a Fiat.

All of these cars are rear wheel drive, they’re all way too powerful and I am as of yet unable to keep any of them on the road for any reasonable length of time. Good luck everyone, you’ll need it.

The only real starting advice I can offer here is to just never put the accelerator down 100% here, that just doesn’t tend to end well.

Thank you again to everyone participating, I hope to see more great runs this week and with that I declare the Chrono Rally League of Week 39 opened!

Week 40

3rd week of the Chrono Rally League has now officially concluded, and what a week it’s been. We embarked upon a much longer journey than previously but with a whole lot more power at our disposal and some of us certainly put that boost to good use. It is my pleasure to once again congratulate @Doomy on a hard fought first placement with @Vandem giving them a remarkable time to beat. A warm welcome also goes out to @NME1 for joining us this week.

Congratulations to everyone for making the top 10!

Week 39 Oberstein
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Opel Kadette 06:18.068
2 Vandem Opel Kadette 06:20.018
3 M00 Opel Kadette 06:27.201
4 DontBeSilly Opel Kadette 06:38.184
5 Pylinaer Fiat Abarth 06:46.450
6 Frag-ile Opel Kadette 06:46.483
7 NME1 Fiat Abarth 07:02.683
8 YQMaoski Opel Kadette 07:19.732
9 Strifeborne Opel Kadette 07:22.965

We’ll be trying something a little different this week, namely a multi-stage rally. Over the past weeks we have raced on gravel, down a narrow twisty mountain side road and across open fields. We have, if just barely, managed to wrestle control over new beasts of iron and steel. With the experience we’ve gained, tricks learnt and skills mastered we will be returning to where we began and do it ALL over again. This time to nail everything in one attempt.

I would ask everyone who wishes to participate in this week’s challenge to join this online league.
https://www.dirtgame.com/uk/leagues/league/213691/chrono-rally
The site can be a bit slow and I will have to manually OK everyone to join, so be patient please, but I will try to keep an eye on things and get people in as soon as I can.

This is the first time I work with this system so here’s how I HOPE things will work:
The event will start right away and be open all week so that anyone is able to put their attempt in at any time they wish. You are encouraged to practice these 3 tracks with the 70’s era cars for as much as you like over the weekend or rest of the week before stepping up to the starting line. I am hoping that the game wont require us to do all the 3 stages back to back but will allow us to do them one at time so we can put our best efforts in for each stage.

I have set up so that you can tune your car for each stage and there should be a repair station after Col de turini.

The maps in order will be:

  • Greece - Oura Spevsi
  • Monaco - Col de Turini descente
  • Germany - Oberstein

The 70s cars on gravel should pose an all new horrible challenge to overcome and the final score will be based on performance across all three stages for this week.

With a huge thank you to all you lovely participants week 40 of the Chrono Rally League is opened!

Week 41

Another week over and another challenge overcome. Congratulations to @Vandem who finally manages to hold on to the top spot until the very end. I’m impressed everyone managed such great times without a single one of us failing to finish.

Great work everyone!

Week 40 3 track event
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Vandem Opel Kadette 14:09.898
2 Pylinaer Fiat Abarth 14:17.364
3 Doomy Opel Kadette 14:28.897
4 M00 Opel Kadette 14:48.014
5 Frag-ile Opel Kadette 15:03.080
6 NME1 Fiat Abarth 16:42.525
7 YQMaoski Fiat Abarth 17:15.076

For week 41 we’re taking the show to my neck of the literal woods, we’re heading to Sweden!

When I first started with this game these are the tracks I most wanted to try, I’ve actually been to some of these places. The snow however is a mighty challenge to handle and it got the better of me then. So now we’re back with friends and some experience and this time I’m hoping to beat it. While it is indeed slippery the biggest hazard to look out for is the snow banks on the side of the road as they will seemingly suck you into them. Being aware of your car’s placement on the road is going to be the key to success here.

I don’t think we need to bring any more power to the table yet as it’s going to be tricky to put even the 70s era torque into the ground as it stands and I believe we could stand to use familiar cars in road conditions like these.

Winter is here and week 42 of the Chrono Rally League has opened.
Good luck everyone!

Week 42

This week unfortunately petered out a bit in exhaustion from wading around in too much snow, the road conditions this time was certainly taking it’s toll but more than that I think the cars were probably not too well suited to the task at hand. Still @Vandem managed to impress with both perseverance and swiftness clearing the track in an astonishing 2:40.626 almost 10s before @doomy in second place.

This one took a lot out of everyone and you all did admirably under the circumstances.

Week 41 Björklangen
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Vandem Opel Kadette 02:40.626
2 Doomy Opel Kadette 02:50.109
3 DontBeSilly Fiat Abarth 02:51.859
4 Pylinaer Fiat Abarth 02:57.976
5 M00 Opel Kadette 02:59.456
6 Frag-ile Opel Kadette 03:03.056
7 NME1 Fiat Abarth 03:10.992
8 YQMaoski Fiat Abarth 03:11.725

We will not be traveling too far for week 42, just a short hop across the Baltic sea taking us to Finland.

Land of the thousand lakes, all of which we’ll try to stay out of, though that will be easier said than done because the place is about as even as a washing board. Finland features some pretty lengthy tracks that are largely straight with very few sharp corners instead there’s big jumps and crests all over the place. The trick will be to remember which jumps are safe to speed through and which ones will throw you into the woods or someone’s front yard.

We’ll be leaving the 70’s cars in whichever snowdrift you last saw them in and get ourselves some new rides for this one.

The 90’s group A selection of cars have a few nice quality of life improvements like 4 wheel drive, which could probably have come in real handy last week. We’ve got ourselves another Ford this time, the American car is of course still the heaviest one and it comes with just plain too many gears. Will anyone ever even use 7th gear on anything but a highway?
I think this might be Subaru’s first foray into rally cars and the fact that I know the name Impreza suggests it was probably pretty successful, despite it’s mere 5 gears. Lancia makes another appearance and this time finally manage to put out the highest power to weight ratio, if that helps will remain to be seen.

If anyone new fancies joining up, this week would be a great time to do it as these cars are far more pleasant to drive than our previous machines.

So I’d like to extend a warm welcome to everyone for week 42 of the Chrono Rally League.

Have fun!

Week 43

We’ve reached the crest of week 42 and are about to recklessly throw ourselves into another but first congratulations to @Vandem for once again securing the top spot on the leader boards and I’ll take the opportunity to accept my nomination as this week’s stunt driver, also 2nd place! …because everyone who’s better than me are too busy to compete.

Week 42 Hämelahti
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Vandem Lancia Integrale 06:54.433
2 Frag-ile Lancia Integrale 07:12.166
3 DontBeSilly Lancia Integrale 07:17.165
4 Pylinaer Subaru Impreza 95 07:22.315
5 NME1 Subaru Impreza 95 07:57.814
6 YQMaoski Subaru Impreza 95 08:12.713
7 Doomy Subaru probably DNF
8 M00 Sandals DNF

I hope the rest of you enjoyed Finland as much as I have because we’re staying put and have another go at one of the shorter tracks for week 43.

Oksala is at first glance more straight on than Hämehlati but it still has a lot of tricky turns and corners to it. It should still be a pretty high speed track, just remember you can’t turn while you’re airborne. Same cars as well for good measure, I hope to see more of you attempting to push your limits this week.

I have also set up a new league season on the side for everyone to participate in. This time I’ve made 2 week-long events the first one in Finland with 5 stages but the 2nd week is all random and will be a real pain to get through. I hope everyone perseveres as the fun lies in suffering together. If you had already joined the League you’re automatically invited to participate, if we have any newcommers that would like to join up this time around please make yourself an account and apply to join here https://www.dirtgame.com/uk/leagues/league/213691/chrono-rally

Week 43 of the Chrono Rally league is now open.

Good luck and have fun everyone!

Week 44

This week was certainly full of excitement and competition, everyone did a great job improving their times all week and then @doomy slides in at the end to steal the top spot, congratulations, hugely impressive! Special mention goes out to @NME1 this week for marked personal improvements, fighting it out at the top of the board for the first time, well done!

Week 43 Oksala
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Subaru Impreza 95 03:31.474
2 Pylinaer Lancia Integrale 03:34.508
3 NME1 Lancia Integrale 03:36.341
4 Vandem Lancia Integrale 03:36.941
5 DontBeSilly Lancia Integrale 03:40.907
6 Frag-ile Lancia Integrale 03:46.974
7 M00 Subaru Impreza 95 04:00.390
8 YQMaoski Subaru Impreza 95 04:23.198

Now we’ve had enough fun with our nice 4WD, modernly equipped and safety regulated cars. No more proper road surfaces either, theme for week 44 is suffering so we’re heading to Wales and we’re doing it in 80’s fashion.

Bidno Moorlands seems to be a stage designed for the audience. There’s a decent mix of straights and hard corners, there’s a straight up slalom segment out on the moor that I’m sure once figured out could result in some fancy looking driving. Add to that a couple of water traps that probably look real cool from a good distance, a big drifting curve and you’ve got some pretty entertaining motorsports going on.

80s cars, as I’ve been lead to believe are nightmares in mechanical form, but it’s possible they’ve been a little over hyped. We’ve got ourselves a BMW for the first time and since we’re on a rally course no one is even going to mind it if you’re not using your indicators. Something feels a bit weird about it’s center of gravity to me, it flips real easy and once it’s on the side it just stays there. The Ford is as usual the heaviest car of the lot which makes it feel more stable and grounded, but throwing it’s weight around in the corners will take some effort. The french tried to make a Mini with the Renault 5 Turbo and I think they might have pulled it off. It’s a very light small car but thanks to it’s mid engine, I think, it feels stable but still very nippy.

Additionally the 2nd season of our online league enters week 2 with a fully random selection of stages and conditions. Here we’re still using Group A vehicles however so it might be a good idea to tackle this first before starting out and getting used to the 80s cars. I wish you all luck in getting through this one and I hope to hear your thoughts on it at the end.

Chrono Rally League’s week 44 Halloween event is now open.

Good luck everyone!

Week 45

Though suffering was intended for this past week most of you continued through hell and came out the other side remarkably quickly. Congratulations to @doomy for once again taking the top spot and I think @dontbesilly, @pylinaer and @NME1 all deserves a shoutout for how much you managed to improve your times this week. It was a great feat to see.

Week 44 Bidno Moorland
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Renault 5 Turbo 03:23.858
2 DontBeSilly Renault 5 Turbo 03:27.941
3 Vandem Renault 5 Turbo 03:29.624
4 Pylinaer Renault 5 Turbo 03:33.508
5 NME1 Renault 5 Turbo 03:36.974
6 M00 Ford Sierra Cosworth 03:55.757
7 Frag-ile Renault 5 Turbo 03:57.357
8 YQMaoski BMW E3O M3 EVO 04:17.356

We’ve played around in the mud of Wales with overpowered rear wheel driven cars, now lets do it with overpowered front wheel drive instead.

Pant Mawr, which is probably not pronounced in any way like it might seem, is a bit more laid back map it has actually straight paths for one but it starts a little tricky with an early 2 and square turn preventing you from getting up to speeds quickly. There’s also another sadistic jump here some where that will throw you into a pile of logs, so watch out for that one.

There’s only 2 cars in this week’s category, F2 Kit cars, and they’re remarkably similar. The SEAT Ibiza is slightly smaller and weaker of the two while the Peugeot has too many useless letters in it’s name and a few more lights on the dashboard. So I doubt it’ll matter much which one you like better.

Our 2nd attempt at an online season concluded this week and I would love to hear your thoughts on it. Was the random week engaging enough that you’d like to continue doing this? Should I set up a new season with weekly events for the reminder of the year? Would you prefer the more ‘designed’ approach of setting up in one location at a time over going fully random, should we open up the car selection more and let you go in with anything? Did 5 stages seem like a good number or do you want more, fewer? Would a far longer event with lots and lots of stages be fun? Maybe set up a 3 week event with 15-20 stages in different areas? Let me hear your thoughts and ideas, thank you.

On that note let me welcome everyone back to another week of struggle and competition as week 45 is opened.

Good luck and have fun!

Week 46

Congratulations to @Doomy for once again winning this week and @nme1 for also scoring a sub 3 minute run, really well done. These cars seemed far more suitable for the road conditions of wales than previous week’s selection.

Week 45 Pant Mawr
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy SEAT Ibiza kitcar 02:52.409
2 NME1 Peugeot 306 Maxi 02:59.926
3 DontBeSilly SEAT Ibiza kitcar 03.00.192
4 Pylinaer SEAT Ibiza kitcar 03:05.109
5 Frag-ile SEAT Ibiza kitcar 03:07.992
6 M00 Peugeot 306 Maxi 03:16.892
7 onLooSe Peugeot 306 Maxi 03:33.008
8 YQMaoski SEAT Ibiza kitcar 03:35.341

Both man and machine needs rest once in a while, but beasts just carry on. So we’re sending those of you who want to continue back to Monte Carlo for a doozy of a track.

Pra d’Alart seems to be a highly technical stage with a lot of sharp corners and narrow roads winding themselves up a mountain. If that wasn’t enough once you’re about 80% done the road surface changes to snow and ice just to mess up your hitherto perfect run. To make things even more interesting we’re doing it at night for the first time and just to mess things up a bit more it will also be snowing. So make sure your screenshots also include time and weather information.

Just the one car this week and it’s a noisy one, not sure what’s going on with it but they should probably take it over to the service area and get that checked out.

As I mentioned earlier I will be taking a break for this week and I encourage anyone to also take some time off. Week 46 is a bonus stage still open to anyone who wants to try it of course.

Enjoy your time off or fight with this stage.

Week 47

Welcome back everyone to the winter season of the Chrono Rally league. But first let me congratulate those of you who braved last week’s bonus round and particularly @Doomy for once again taking the top spot on this treacherous track.

Week 46 Pra d’Alart (night snow)
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 06:57.116
2 NME1 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 07:07.049
3 Pylinaer Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 07:17.815
4 YQMaoski Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 08:23.764

Winter is coming so we’re now going to be playing around more in bad weather going forward and what better to start with than some heavy autumn rains?

We’re returning to Germany for this week, Kreuzungsring Reverse should look somewhat familiar to you as this is the final bit of Oberstein but we’re starting at the finish line this time. This stage is a pretty high speed track with several long straight stretches where you can really push to go as fast as possible. The rain will complicate matters a little however, at low speeds you might be tricked into thinking it’s not so bad and it wont be until you’re trying to hug a corner at 90km/h. Grip will be lost when you need it the most.

We’re bringing out the latest and greatest today, at least you’d think that to be the case with the 2010 selection. These 4 cars are remarkably similar in how they feel to drive. The only really “special” mention goes out to the Hyundai, which has managed an interior design that has the steering wheel completely block your view of the dashboard, So you can’t tell what gear you’re in, what your speed is or much of anything really.

Although a little late, sorry about that, I’m happy to announce the opening Chrono Rally League of week 47!
Have fun everyone and drive carelessly.


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Final Standings

Week 52 Ruschberg
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Pylinaer Lancia Delta S4 05:59.685
2 Frag-ile Lancia Delta S4 06:10.951
3 DontBeSilly Lancia Delta S4 06:12.901
4 Doomy MG Metro 6R4 06:27.334
5 onLooSe Lancia Delta S4 06:38.967
6 NME1 Ford RS200 06:46.433



Archive week (48+)
Week 48

@Doomy continues his domination of the leaderboards as week 47 comes to a close, congratulations once again, is there still anyone out there able to challenge this winning streak?

Week 47 Kreuzungsring Reverse (Rain)
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Mini Countryman 02:43.176
2 DontBeSilly Volkswagen Polo Rally 02:46.843
3 Pylinaer Ford Fiesta RS Rally 02:47.843
4 Frag-ile Volkswagen Polo Rally 02:52.559
5 NME1 Volkswagen Polo Rally 03:06.092
6 YQMaoski Ford Fiesta RS Rally 03:15.108

We’ll get out of the rain and cold for a bit this week and head back to Greece again.

Other than rain and cold winter also brings darkness and while Greece might have a good couple of sun hours more than up north it gets really dark at night. So better make sure you bring plenty of headlight fluid to last the week.

Abies Koiláda is a medium length track with a lot of varied turns and corners spaced out with a few decent straight bits. But it’s still not going to let you go too hard and fast as the road is narrow and in a right appalling state. This week is about playing it safe and making sure you keep your headlights intact across the finish line.

I feel that the 2010 cars still have more to offer and I’d like to try them out on a few different road conditions so we’ll be sticking with them for this week as well.

Dust, darkness and random road boulders here to greet you all welcome to Greece for week 48 of the Chrono Rally League.
Yukkuri shiteitte ne!

Week 49

It seems this night time romp through the mountainsides of Greece was not attractive to many of us, though this does not discount the solid victory of @DontBeSilly, wholehearted congratulations on such an impressive time and finally breaking @Doomy’s winning streak, even if he self-disqualified. @Pylinaer as always putting a solid respectable time on the board while making it look easy no matter what difficulties are piled on top.

Week 48 Abies Koiláda (night)
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 DontBeSilly Hyundai Rally 04:19.656
2 Pylinaer Ford Fiesta RS Rally 04:30.939
3 Frag-ile Ford Fiesta RS Rally 04:47.421

It’s quite frankly been raining here for just about 2 months straight, today was the first day I’ve seen the sun so I really don’t fancy driving into another rain storm. So we’re heading back to Finland and some brief pleasant weather.

Kotajärvi is a medium length track with a lot of softer turns across dips and crests though this one also have some nice open fields to get lost in. This track quickly reminded me of an ancient Swedish dad joke. “Vart tog vägen vägen? Vi är ute på en åker och åker”. So don’t do that!

For this week I’m going to allow free pick of cars, drive whichever car you fancy and show us the best you can do in your favourite vehicle.

Week 49 of the Chrono Rally League will be a bit more easy going and relaxed affair in the hopes of seeing a few more willing participants.

Have fun and good luck.

Week 50

Finland again turns out to be a really good time, but all things must end and so does week 49. @NME1 managed to eke out an early lead for himself and presented some good times only to be overtaken in the last minutes by @doomy just barely edging him out and off the top spot. Congratulations to @doomy again and well done to both of you, very good show.

Week 49 Kotajärvi
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Ford Fiesta RS Rally 03:49.557
2 NME1 Ford Focus RS Rally 2007 03:49.657
3 Frag-ile Volswagen Polo Rally 03:53.423
4 Pylinaer Subaru Impreza 2001 04:01.540
5 DontBeSilly Audi Sport Quattro 04:03.490

Sweden has long stood as an out of reach challenge that just seems impossible to grasp so this week we’ll have another go at it.

Elgsjön (Not to be confused with Älgsjön) is a bit longer than the last Swedish stage we tried, but it has some wider stretches and also a couple of really decent straights where you can unleash your power. Just make sure you’re able to keep it steady for the turns beyond. As with every other Swedish stage however the main hazard is not so much the lack of grip but the snow banks on the side which will grab you and throw you into a roll if you’re going too fast.

The 2010 cars proved very pleasant and fun to drive, so we’re banning them this week. Feel free to pick anything else you fancy, though I would recommend going for something with 4WD, for example:
Group B - A lot of power and low weights makes for very fast cars, but can you control them well enough to use that advantage?
Group A - Weaker but more clever cars, slower but steadier and with more gears to make the power output more even.
2000 - Still very good cars, almost as comfortable as the 2010s, can the other groups stand up to them?
Every other group is open, so if you do prefer front or rear wheel drive then go right ahead.

The Swedish Rally runs in January, so we’re starting early before all the pros get here. Week 50 of the Chrono Rally is now open.

Show us what you can do!

Week 51

Well done everyone, I think we can confidently say the challenge posed by Swedish snow to have been met. Congratulations to @Doomy for taking the first spot with a decisive lead over the competition.

Week 50 Elgsjön
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Ford Focus RS Rally 2007 03:40.207
2 DontBeSilly Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X 03:44.207
3 NME1 Ford Focus RS Rally 2007 03:50.807
4 Frag-ile Lancia Delta HF Integrale 03:54.257
5 onLooSe Peugeot 306 Maxi 04:03.347
6 Pylinaer Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X 04:03.840

After indulging me to playing around in the snow for a week I thought I’d reward you all with some tarmac to run on and so we’re heading to Monaco again.

Route de Turini Descente is a short sprint but there’s not a lot of straight bits to it, only a few hairpins but when the road is this narrow even a 4 feels dangerous. This track is going to reward tight control and razor sharp timings. So 4wd is going to be nice to have, I’m sure you’d also like a good bit of power to quickly accelerate out of the corners and take best advantage of the short straights offered. Sounds like a job for Group B 4WD.

We appreciate power. Lets see if you can hold on to the reins of these beasts and wrangle them through tight quarters.

Week 51 of the Chrono Rally League opens to the roar of engines through mountain tunnels.
Have fun everyone and try not to die now.

Week 52

Monaco’s mountain roads might be in impeccable condition but being so narrow they demand high precision driving, @DontBeSilly showed us how to thread the needle and posted his 2nd weekly win, congratulations.

Week 51 Route de Turini Descente
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 DontBeSilly Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2 02:29.327
2 Doomy Audi Sport Quattro Rallye 02:31.443
3 Frag-ile Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2 02:32.010
4 NME1 Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2 02:34.943
5 Pylinaer Lancia Delta S4 02:36.843
6 YQMaoski MG Metro 6R4 03:02.209

Last week we had to exercise great control and constraint over these beastly machines so this week we will release them onto the fields of Baumholder and give them some space to push their limits.

This week’s another long one, Ruschberg does have a few good long stretches but they vanish quickly with the speed of these cars. There are also a lot of square turns and hairpins, this is a track that will really test your skills at handling your vehicle in every aspect. I believe this stage rewards the best driver among us, not necessarily the one who has the most time to practice the map. As you might have surmised we’re sticking with Group B 4WD for this.

As the year comes to an end I will now announce the opening of the final week of the Chrono Rally league. This event has been a lot of fun to organize and I think I can call the goal I had at the start met with great success. I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who have participated and helped make this so much fun.

This final week will be open until the end of the year so that anyone who might want to participate can find the time in between family, food and festivities.

Again thank you so much everyone, happy holidays and drive safely out there.

Archive results
Week 37 Greece - Ourea Spevsi
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Renault Alpine 03:44.174
2 Vandem Renault Alpine 03:47.790
3 M00 Renault Alpine 03:51.274
4 Nick9x9 Renault Alpine 03:52.057
5 DontBeSilly Renault Alpine 03:53.324
6 Pylinaer Renault Alpine 03:53.340
7 Frag-ile Renault Alpine 04:13.056
8 Truly Renault Alpine 04:13.573
9 Strifeborne Mini Cooper S 04:17.339
10 Vindace Renault Alpine 04:19.089
11 PeteMcc Mini Cooper S 04:22.756
12 YQMaoski Renault Alpine 04:35.922
Week 38 Monte Carlo - Col de Turini descente
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 M00 Renault Alpine 03:34.424
2 Pylinaer Renault Alpine 03:34.558
3 DontBeSilly Renault Alpine 03:36.174
4 Doomy Renault Alpine 03:37.224
5 Vandem Renault Alpine 03:40.174
6 Frag-ile Renault Alpine 03:40.741
7 Vindace Renault Alpine 03:42.841
8 Nick9x9 Renault Alpine 03:47.157
9 Doomy1 MINI Cooper S 03:51.674
10 Strifeborne MINI Cooper S 04:01.756
11 YQMaoski MINI Cooper S 04:09.890
Week 39 Germany - Oberstein
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Opel Kadette 06:18.068
2 Vandem Opel Kadette 06:20.018
3 M00 Opel Kadette 06:27.201
4 DontBeSilly Opel Kadette 06:38.184
5 Pylinaer Fiat Abarth 06:46.450
6 Frag-ile Opel Kadette 06:46.483
7 NME1 Fiat Abarth 07:02.683
8 YQMaoski Opel Kadette 07:19.732
9 Strifeborne Opel Kadette 07:22.965
Week 40 Ourea Spevsi, Col de Turini, Oberstein
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Vandem Opel Kadette 14:09.898
2 Pylinaer Fiat Abarth 14:17.364
3 Doomy Opel Kadette 14:28.897
4 M00 Opel Kadette 14:48.014
5 Frag-ile Opel Kadette 15:03.080
6 NME1 Fiat Abarth 16:42.525
7 YQMaoski Fiat Abarth 17:15.076
Week 41 Sweden - Björklangen
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Vandem Opel Kadette 02:40.626
2 Doomy Opel Kadette 02:50.109
3 DontBeSilly Opel Kadette 02:51.859
4 Pylinaer Fiat Abarth 02:57.976
5 M00 Opel Kadette 02:59.456
6 Frag-ile Opel Kadette 03:03.056
7 NME1 Fiat Abarth 03:10.992
8 YQMaoski Fiat Abarth 03:11.725
Week 42 Finland - Hämelahti
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Vandem Lancia Integrale 06:54.433
2 Frag-ile Lancia Integrale 07:12.166
3 DontBeSilly Lancia Integrale 07:17.165
4 Pylinaer Subaru Impreza 95 07:22.315
5 NME1 Subaru Impreza 95 07:57.814
6 YQMaoski Subaru Impreza 95 08:12.713
7 Doomy Subaru probably DNF
8 M00 Sandals DNF
Week 43 Finland - Oksala
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Subaru Impreza 95 03:31.474
2 Pylinaer Lancia Integrale 03:34.508
3 NME1 Lancia Integrale 03:36.341
4 Vandem Lancia Integrale 03:36.941
5 DontBeSilly Lancia Integrale 03:40.791
6 Frag-ile Lancia Integrale 03:46.974
7 M00 Subaru Impreza 95 04:00.390
8 YQMaoski Subaru Impreza 95 04:23.198
Week 44 Wales - Bidno Moorland
Pos Name Vehicle Time
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Renault 5 Turbo 03:23.858
2 DontBeSilly Renault 5 Turbo 03:27.941
3 Vandem Renault 5 Turbo 03:29.624
4 Pylinaer Renault 5 Turbo 03:33.508
5 NME1 Renault 5 Turbo 03:36.974
6 M00 Ford Sierra Cosworth 03:55.757
7 Frag-ile Renault 5 Turbo 03:57.357
8 YQMaoski BMW E3O M3 EVO 04:17.356
Week 45 Wales - Pant Mawr
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy SEAT Ibiza kitcar 02:52.409
2 NME1 Peugeot 306 Maxi 02:59.926
3 DontBeSilly SEAT Ibiza kitcar 03.00.192
4 Pylinaer SEAT Ibiza kitcar 03:05.109
5 Frag-ile SEAT Ibiza kitcar 03:07.992
6 M00 Peugeot 306 Maxi 03:16.892
7 onLooSe Peugeot 306 Maxi 03:33.008
8 YQMaoski SEAT Ibiza kitcar 03:35.341
Week 46 Monaco - Pra d'Alart (night snow)
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 06:57.116
2 NME1 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 07:07.049
3 Pylinaer Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 07:17.815
4 YQMaoski Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 08:23.764
Week 47 Germany - Kreuzungsring Reverse (Rain)
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Mini Countryman 02:43.176
2 DontBeSilly Volkswagen Polo Rally 02:46.843
3 Pylinaer Ford Fiesta RS Rally 02:47.843
4 Frag-ile Volkswagen Polo Rally 02:52.559
5 NME1 Volkswagen Polo Rally 03:06.092
6 YQMaoski Ford Fiesta RS Rally 03:15.108
Week 48 Greece - Abies Koiláda (night)
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 DontBeSilly Hyundai Rally 04:19.656
2 Pylinaer Ford Fiesta RS Rally 04:30.939
3 Frag-ile Ford Fiesta RS Rally 04:47.421
Week 49 Finland - Kotajärvi
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Ford Fiesta RS Rally 03:49.557
2 NME1 Ford Focus RS Rally 2007 03:49.657
3 Frag-ile Volswagen Polo Rally 03:53.423
4 Pylinaer Subaru Impreza 2001 04:01.540
5 DontBeSilly Audi Sport Quattro 04:03.490
Week 50 Sweden - Elgsjön
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Doomy Ford Focus RS Rally 2007 03:40.207
2 DontBeSilly Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X 03:44.207
3 NME1 Ford Focus RS Rally 2007 03:50.807
4 Frag-ile Lancia Delta HF Integrale 03:54.257
5 onLooSe Peugeot 306 Maxi 04:03.347
6 Pylinaer Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X 04:03.840
Week 51 Monaco - Route de Turini Descente
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 DontBeSilly Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2 02:29.327
2 Doomy Audi Sport Quattro Rallye 02:31.443
3 Frag-ile Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2 02:32.010
4 NME1 Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2 02:34.943
5 Pylinaer Lancia Delta S4 02:36.843
6 YQMaoski MG Metro 6R4 03:02.209
Week 52 Germany - Ruschberg
Pos Name Vehicle Time
1 Pylinaer Lancia Delta S4 05:59.685
2 Frag-ile Lancia Delta S4 06:10.951
3 DontBeSilly Lancia Delta S4 06:12.901
4 Doomy MG Metro 6R4 06:27.334
5 onLooSe Lancia Delta S4 06:38.967
6 NME1 Ford RS200 06:46.433

#3

I don’t understand how to “play”. Are we supposed to play an actual videogame for this? Or is this something built into Chrono like a browser Flash game? :confused:


#4

Ok so there was this big thing, whole thread we’ve been running for a week about how Dirt Rally was being given away for free. I realize now that I never mentioned the name of the game in this post however. I suppose I shall remedy that. I still have a key for it that should work, if anyone managed to miss all that and want to join in.


#5

Also a bit of help with the callouts.


#6

Oh, okay, now I get it :smile:

Good luck to everyone who’ll be joining in. I won’t though as I’m strictly a Point and Click, Turn based strategy and City building Sim player :slight_smile:


#7

Here’s my new PB at this track (will update if i do better):

EDITED

Also for people who use a controller like me, try out these settings, it helped me a lot:


#8

You’re talking about “Nailed It!”, right? If so I already got it in career mode :upside_down_face:


#9

#10

First Attempt (Really better than I thought… well, minus the 3 times I drove off the road and needed rescues…)

Are you racing against AI drivers? It was default to with AI racers, of course I came in last.


#11

ooh, i need to get in there :slight_smile: still downloading atm


#12

So this is my first time playing this game and really the first time playing a more simmish racer but after about an hour or two of many rolls, accidents and restarts i got my fairly clean run. Still not good at that triple 1 turn section, I just handbrake it around there.
I also recommend the Cooper for newbies, Front wheel drive felt less slippery on the back end when cornering.


#13

Wait, @PeteMcc, different track?

You did amazingly well though, no matter, since you out-drove all of the other AI drivers… :+1:


#14

Wait oops did I do the wrong one?


#15

Well, I am sure we will come around to doing that track, so your score will stand pretty well no matter what.

Just like there’s no wrong path to your destination, just a more scenic route.


#16

Damn it, I’ll try the proper one now


#17

If anyone needs a key, I have one. Hopefully Humble hasn’t deactivated it yet…:crossed_fingers:t3:


#18

Could I claim then @delenn13 ? I thought I had rally but it turns out I have Dirt 3 instead, and I’d like to join in.


#19

hm, 4:23 on first attempt

does my all-time best of 4:02 count? lol

i guess if i did it before i can do it again, though i’m curious which car i did that with, as this was with the alpine, and i didn’t make any mistakes, tough i guess I was quite careful as well

i’m gonna run this with all 3 cars to see what’s best for me

edit: nevermind, it says it right there, it was the alpine as well


#20

I am STUPID!!! STUPID!!! STUPID. I know better. I didn’t get the key before It expired…I could have sworn I did.

I am so sorry for getting your hopes up :cry: