How to get started with Low Fuel Motorsport and rFactor 2

Low Fuel Motorsport is a well-liked sim racing platform which now affords rFactor 2 races with detailed stat-tracking and on-line matchmaking.

One of rFactor 2‘s greatest weaknesses has been its on-line racing scene. Studio 397’s sim has lacked the form of on-line matchmaking service which makes iRacing so in style, with superior stat-tracking giving gamers a manner to gauge their progress as sim racers.

However, not too long ago Low Fuel Motorsport (LFM) added rFactor 2 to its on-line service, immediately boosting the sim’s recognition with streamers like our very personal Dave Cam and Michi Hoyer getting in on the motion and having an amazing previous time.

Below, we clarify what LFM is and how to join rFactor 2 races and get out on observe with like-minded folks in an organised vogue.

What is Low Fuel Motorsport (LFM)? 

Low Fuel Motorsport (LFM) is a sim racing group that runs an enormous number of sim races for each Assetto Corsa Competizione and rFactor 2 (rFactor 2 implementation is at present in a beta part at present, which is value taking into consideration). Races are break up into Seasons, Cup and Endurance occasions, with some occasions requiring a sure licence degree through which to enter.

To join LFM you will need to hyperlink your Steam account to your profile. Ideally, you also needs to present your full title – similar to you’d in iRacing.

What is a LFM licence? 

LFM customers begin their racing journey within the Rookie class, the place they will solely compete in Rookie degree races. You will probably be promoted out of Rookie in case you participate in at the very least 10 ranked races. If your security ranking drops beneath 4.0 then you may be demoted to the Rookie class it doesn’t matter what. 

By driving clear and performing nicely gamers can improve each their security and Elo rankings. Players start with an Elo ranking of 1500 and a security ranking (SR) of three.5 with a number of components contributing to the rise or lower of those scores. 

Elo and SR are used to match up gamers of comparable efficiency, guaranteeing shut racing regardless of your skill. Rage quitting is frowned upon inside sim racing usually, however doing so in LFM races will severely have an effect on your SR and skill to enter sure races. 

Low Fuel Motorsport’s homepage

LFM’s rankings and licence necessities are detailed beneath (supply: LFM website): 

  • IRON: For the IRON licence you want 10 ranked races and at the very least 4.0 SR 
  • IRON+: like “IRON”, however min. 1000 Elo 
  • BRONZE: min. 1300 Elo, 10 ranked races and min. 4.0 SR 
  • BRONZE+: like “BRONZE”, however min. 1500 Elo 
  • SILVER: min. 1700 Elo, 25 ranked races and min. 5.0 SR 
  • SILVER+: like “SILVER”, however min. 2000 Elo 
  • GOLD: min. 2500 Elo, 50 ranked races and min. 6.5 SR 
  • GOLD+: like “GOLD”, however min. 3500 Elo 
  • PLATINUM: min. 5000 Elo, 100 ranked races and min. 6.5 SR 
  • LEGEND: min. 6000 Elo, 150 ranked races and min. 6.5 SR 
  • ALIEN: min. 8000 Elo, 200 ranked races and min. 6.5 SR 

How a lot does it value to be a part of LFM? 

LFM is free to be a part of and the races are additionally free to enter. LFM does, nevertheless, provide incentives for gamers who want to donate through Patreon or Streamelements, together with extra detailed profile statistics and different bonuses. LFM is in any other case run and paid for by volunteers. 

Low Fuel Motorsport, rFactor 2, BTCC, Donington Park
The Ford Focus BTCC automobile… wanting barely battered

How do I be a part of a rFactor 2 apply session by means of LFM? 

First of all, guarantee all content material is subscribed to on the Steam Workshop or bought through rFactor 2’s (rF2) in-game retailer earlier than beginning your chosen occasion. 

If you want to be a part of a apply server as proven, click on on ‘be a part of apply server’ and a immediate will seem asking if in case you have rF2 working or not. You can let LFM open rF2 for you, through which case Steam will present one other immediate, which when accepted permits LFM to launch the sport. 

If rF2 is already working the LFM server ought to load robotically. Next, select your automobile and hit the observe for a apply session. Note: your lap occasions and incidents is not going to be logged throughout these periods.

How do I be a part of a rFactor 2 race session by means of LFM? 

In order to be a part of a race session, you’ll first have to join an occasion. In this instance, I’m working a Rookie-level BTCC race at Donington Park National

After choosing the race you may be prompted to settle for LFM’s phrases and situations and code of conduct. Again, LFM will immediate you to begin the sport primarily based on whether or not rF2 is working or not. For race periods, it’s advisable to open rF2 earlier than permitting LFM to take management. 

Despite a problem the place my automobile was caught in fourth gear for 2 laps, my first LFM race was a clean and clear expertise

The free apply session earlier than qualifying is barely to permit gamers to be a part of the occasion – LFM advises not to depart the storage till qualifying begins. After qualifying, you’ll type up on the grid and race as regular. 

As you’ll be able to see from the outcomes, my SR elevated by 0.86 – from 3.99 to 4.85. The single incident level was brought on by a observe minimize. Naughty.

Once the race is completed the outcomes will probably be logged and will present up in your profile a short while later. Rinse and repeat. And get pleasure from! 

Which driving simulations can be found on LFM? 

At the second, Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC) is totally supported and rFactor 2’s help is in a beta part.  

ACC requires gamers to full seven consecutive clear laps on a devoted server. Completing this course of positive factors gamers a rookie ACC licence. Meanwhile, rFactor 2 gamers robotically have a rookie licence and do not need to undergo the identical course of (for now, at the very least). 

Which rFactor 2 occasions can be found on LFM? 

Currently, BTCC, Alpine Cup, LMP2 and GTE races can be found – undoubtedly there will probably be extra selection in future. 

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