To create a new championship, click the + button in the championshiop overview window. This will open the championship creation window.
The first step in creating a new championship is selecting the simulator you want to run the championship in. Select the desired simulator from the drop down and confirm with the Checkmark button. In this area you can also specife these additional settings
Championship Name - Name of the championship
AI Names can change - This option allows is for simulator where you cannot ensure the same field throughout the championshiop. When checked, points earned by a AI driver, can be inherited by another AI driver, if the original driver is not in the session. The application will always prefer the original points owner to be assigned to the points.
Defining the Championship
After you select and confirm simulator, rest of the window will get populated. Note, you will not be able to change the simulator after this point.
Now you can define the calendar, and race sessions.
Calendar area is split into two columns, the left is the calendar, the right one is the track pool. Track Pool contains all tracks that are known for the selected simulator. The application doesn't have any out-of-the-box database of tracks, rather it builds the pool from tracks you play when the application is open. It is therefor possible, that some tracks will not be available in the pool, or, if you just started using the, the pool might be entirely empty. For this purpose there is an extra "Other Track" entry. This might be used to specify track that is not available in the pool.
While all antries in the calendar represent a tracks, there are diferent kinds that more specify the way the application should work with the track.
Known Track - This is the entry you get when you drag and drop a track from the pool. Because it is a track that is taken from the sim, the application knows its exact name, and layout length. It is also possible to display map for such tracks. You're able to specify the event name for these entries. These can entries can only be completed with the defined track/layout.
Unknown Track - This is the entry you get when you drag and drop a "other track" from the pool. Think of this entry as a wildcard, as the application will allow for any track to be run with such entries. You're able to define the event and track name for these entries, but note that the track name is only for your reference, and the application doesn't use it to check run track eligibility.
Championship Template Placeholder - You'll get entries of this kind when you use the championship template functionality. These entries are similar to Unknown Track, in that they allow any track to be run it, but there are some additional functionality associated with this entry kind. It is possible to drag'n'drop a track entry from the track pool on this entry and replace it with and existing track. This will also create a binding between the Championshiop Template and Existing Track, and when you use championship template functionality in future, this track will automatically be replaced with the existing track.
There are three ways basic ways how to define a calendar
To define the calendar manually, just drag and drop the desired tracks from the pool, onto the calendar. For tracks not yet known for the application, use the "Other Track" entry.
You can generate a random calendar, from known calendar pool. Just specify the number of entries in the text box next to the dice button, and use the dice button. You can customize the generated championship futher.
Championship Template - The application contains a database of real-world calendars, form differnt series and different eras. These can be used as a Template/Blueprint for your calendar. Click on the calendar button, right to the dice button. This will open the template selection dialog.
Navigate to the desired series/championship a click the ok button. The two options present in this dialog are:
Replace Known Tracks - If there are any known binding between in-sim track and template tracks for the tracks present in the template calendar, these will be used automatically.
Use Event Names - Some championships have defined custom event names (i.e. Formula 1 on Monza is GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D'ITALIA 2019). You might want to use these names when you are cars akin to the original cars the series is run at, but the same way, you might not want these names when you run other car classes and are just interested in the calendar tracks.
Once you confirm the selection, a new calendar will be created. You're able to customize the championship futher.
In the Sessions area you can define the race sessions for the championship. Note that all events have to same sessions defined. Having different sessions, for different Events is not supported. That said, the length of session is not checked/enforced, so running of various session lengths during championship (i.e. a mix of sprint and endurance events), is possible. Also note that this only contain race sessions, you can run as many practice/qualification sessions, as you like.
You can add/remove race sessions using the + and - buttons, but you can only have maximum of 4 race sessions, and you cannot delete the last race sessions.
For each session you can specify
Session Length - Can either by Timed, Laps, or Distance. For Distance, the application will automatically compute the required number of laps to reach such distance, for tracks the layout distance is known (Existing Tracks and Championship Templates).
Scoring - You can define points gain for drivers finishing in positinios 1-15. You can also use some of the predefined scoring templates.