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Academy

For drivers new to Gavra Racing, the Gavra Racing Academy is the point of entry to our racing championships.

We try to keep the driving standards of our community high, so we have developed a system for drivers to show that they can compete, and more importantly, have the driving competence to maintain a good level of close, clean racing.

We know many drivers entering the Academy will already have a high level of car tuning and driving skill. It’s important to note that the Academy is less about learning the skill of driving fast, and more about learning, or proving you have the skill to drive safely and fairly with others. Along the way, you will get faster too, of course.

It may be possible for some drivers to bypass the Academy and gain direct entry to our championships if they can prove a history of commitment and participation in another racing league. Championship completion at a reasonable level of competitiveness should be enough to gain direct entry to our championships. Please contact GAVRANOVIC1991 directly for more information.


Step 1.  Register on the website

Academy registration page.

The registration page will be put up on the website, and notification put on the Gavra Racing PSN community page. Any driver is welcome to register. However, as a small self-test (not a requirement), we recommend bettering these times before you register.

CircuitCar (Default Setup)Time To Beat
Catalunya NationalFormula C1:17.000
Sonoma NationalAston Martin GT41:46.000

If you can achieve these times, then your ability to make pace is satisfactory enough for registration in the Academy. If you are unable to better these times, then we recommend you put some more laps in and try for the next Academy intake. If you really can’t do these times and then register, it will be very obvious to everyone in the time trial.

When registrations close, you will be invited to a PSN chat group for your Academy intake. There will be several senior Gavra drivers resident to answer any questions and help when needed throughout the duration of the Academy.


Step 2. Time Trials 

You will be notified of the car (default setup) and track to be used, and also of the day(s) and time of the trial event. Drivers will be graded according to their times and placed into groups if necessary.

CircuitCar (Default Setup)Time To Beat
Catalunya NationalFormula C1:16.000
Sonoma NationalAston Martin GT41:45.000

 


Step 3. Gavra Academy Series

The Gavra Academy Series is a program designed to prove your clean racing ability and commitment to a racing series. You will compete with other drivers who have been graded with you in the time trials. The races are designed to evaluate several aspects of your driving; your commitment, on (and off) track attitude, and general ability. These things are important for the enjoyment of yourself and others in any Gavra Racing series you compete in.

The series is a set of one-off races in different cars. The series is typically 8 or 10 races, but depends upon scheduling requirements. Admin will post the planned series structure in the Academy registration. This set of events gives you an opportunity to enjoy some driving variety. You will have the chance to adapt your driving style, and test your ability to set up for different kinds of cars and tracks. Drivers may occasionally get feedback from senior Gavra members on their driving style and attitude on and off-track. Race placings will be recorded on a series points table. Though important to individual drivers, race placings and series results do not count towards earning a Gavra license.

Drivers who show good driving habits may be promoted and invited to participate in currently active Gavra Racing Series.

Of greatest importance to the Gavra team are your commitment, and clean, fair driving. Throughout the duration of the Academy, the Gavra admin team will really focus on two important aspects of your on-track behaviour.

1. Commitment. The Academy program is a test of your ability to commit to a program of races over an extended period of time, no matter what the circumstances. Gavra Racing doesn’t want drivers who are selfish. Quitting races and unreliable event participation seriously affects the enjoyment of other drivers, and makes life difficult for organizers. Maximum participation means maximum fun and satisfaction for everyone involved.

2. Clean, fair-minded driving. Everyone knows contact is sometimes unavoidable in motor racing, but your ability to avoid unnecessary contact and drive for your enjoyment and the enjoyment of others is critical. Knowing the limitations of the track, the car and especially yourself are extremely important.

Drivers who are overly aggressive or blame and abuse others in the chat groups are also unlikely to be welcomed into Gavra Racing. We require drivers with mature attitudes to communication and respect for others, no matter what happens on or off the track.