It’s been an interesting week in the UK, as it seems as though the Gods have been flicking through all of the weather modes over the course of a day. We started the day with blazing sunshine, and will be ending the day with a cheeky bit of sleet. Fun times! Anyway, as always, Friday’s arrived – which means that it’s time for this week’s Road Book!
On the Road Book – we will temporarily be posting every other week for a few months, rather than every week! This is mainly because we’re now starting to start work on things that we can’t talk about… Yet. ;) Lots of you have been asking about what’s in store for DiRT’s future, but it’s not something we can talk about at the moment. Rest assured, as soon as we get the green light to tell you all – we will! But for now, we’re having to keep hush.
Back to the Road Book, we also want to make sure that when we update you, we can make sure we hit you with the good stuff. There will be another entry next week, but after that, we’ll be here every other week (and on any special occasions that might require entries of their own…)
Launch of Special Events
Starting next weekend, we’ll be launching our Special Events schedule! We’ll be running our Special Events to rather conveniently coincide with some pretty significant weekends of the motorsport season, and we’ve planned them right up to March 2017 so far – so there will be plenty to get your teeth into over the next few months.
We’ll be kicking off with our first event on the 8th May, which will be a rather exciting Greece event – so many sure you watch out for this on your screens soon! The FIA European Rally Championship’s Greece event takes place over the same weekend, so you’ll be able to put yourself through some of the conditions and challenges the ERC drivers will be facing in such a terrain… Not to mention the fact that you’ll have the opportunity to pit yourself against the thousands and thousands of DiRT Rally drivers too. I’ll be keeping you updated on these throughout the year, so you don’t have to worry about missing your chance to take on the community.
Our friends over at Gamereactor are running a number of competitions across a number of different countries! If you’re in Sweden, Denmark, Norway or Finland, then your luck’s in – as you have the opportunity to win some awesome prizes with them. Join the DiRT Rally league that corresponds to your platform of choice – for Xbox the league’s called “GamereactorXB1”, on PlayStation 4 it’s called “GamereactorPS4” and on PC it’s called “GamereactorSteam” – and then get to work on setting the fastest time you can.
Once you’re happy with your time, you can submit this through their micro-site and keep a track on how your time’s doing before the competition ends! Here are the links so you can get involved…
New cover photo
Congratulations to our fan Roni Faller for winning our Facebook cover photo competition! Head over to our Facebook page to see the image in action at the top of our wall. And thank you to everyone who entered – we had such absolutely awesome submissions, so no doubt we’ll be switching it up again in the weeks and months to come. :)
Your ace tweets
Not going to lie guys, but your Twitter game has been absolutely on point this week. So much so, that we’ve decided to make a mini-compilation of the ones that gave us a hearty chuckle! Seriously, the DiRT Community actually is the best community out there. Here’s just a sample of some of our awesome mentions:
— scottythrill (@scottythrill) 24 April 2016
— Rhys Chandler (@BrightSpark1701) 27 April 2016
— Jefferson Costa (@Minamoto_W) 28 April 2016
Finally got a proper go on @dirtgame…Podium at Holjes! (Junior Circuit)
May have used restart*
*5 times ??
Loving it, need a wheel!
— Andrew Coley (@Andrew_Coley) 28 April 2016
There’s no update from the studio this week, as the guys have been super-busy – but I’ll leave you with this tweet that Paul sent yesterday after he met with the ex-Evolution Studio guys:
Screenshot of the week
It’s far too easily to fall in love with the Impreza. This screenshot from donjaro shows us all why.
Video of the week
As you all may have seen, DiRT Rally celebrated its first birthday this week! And one of our fans – the wonderful @xcytex – has made a special video in celebration of one year of DiRT Rally. Check it out below:
Thanks all for this week – enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend, and see you here next Friday. :)