Summer testing has been ongoing for the last three weeks and with each week we get closer to the opening race of the season in Albert Park, Melbourne.
The final summer test takes place the week commencing 24th September 2018 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi with all leagues participating in test sessions and invitational races.
The summer tests have given the league organisers some good pace data that will determine the locations for the driver’s into the correct ability leagues. We have seen movements from last season along with some new introductions into the leagues that promise to shake up the status quo and give the paddock new rivalries to talk about.
The driver’s are all readying themselves for a competitive 12 race season, and with the prospect of new champions and podium chasers on the horizon. You don’t want to miss a race!
Pre season race one
The week beginning the 1st October 2018 will see the first of two official pre-season races to be held. It will be the turn of the No-Assist drivers first on Monday 1st before the Performance Leagues (1&2) take place on Tuesday 2nd before the Equal Performance driver’sjump into their race seats for their Wednesday races.
The race will take place at the former Österreichring now Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. The track has hosted races for Invictus in recent seasons and with a quick circuit which promotes close and fierce racing, we are certainly expecting an explosive first introduction to the grid.
The circuit which runs through the picturesque Austrian hills, offering 10 turns over a 2.6 mile/ 4.3km distance with a lap time that during qualifying will be brushing 65 seconds. The run to turn one is up a steep incline into a sharp right hand turn that will catch out those who brake a fraction too late.
The no-assist league see the return of Speed_Queen80 who will look to re-take her throne after Gamer_DA_Best262 ran riot last season. However, with Gamer only competing in Equal Performance F1 this season, it opens the title race wide open on Monday nights for those who want to grab the championship with both hands by the end of the season.
Throughout the leagues we see very interesting battles shaping up such as Jos_Heinssie, NoFudge4U and a possible challenger in Betrayer46 in the F2 championship and a very intense SirSpud72 vs AaronJSpence2017 fight brewing in F3 as both the Mercedes and Renault teams look poised to be close all season.
We only have one more week of summer tests before pre-season starts and that will officially begin the countdown to lights out in Australia. The league communities are already buzzing with excitement in anticipation of the season as the mind games start.
The Invictus Racing League is within sight of the opening race of the season. However, you can still sign up today and get involved in some of the most competitive and compelling racing anywhere on PS4