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RBR-World's Association

RBR-World's story

We were all users of a portal called RBR-Online (the first based on RBR), which organized online rally competitions. In 2011, the administrators of this portal decided to close the doors and so we got "walked" without racing and without championships; I decided to do something, in September of the same year, we decided to continue what was RBR-Online creating RBR-World. Even if inexperienced and a bit prone to computer programming, we were very motivated and we shared the tasks based on what everyone was able to do, and that was definitely a great help. Andrea Valentini and Carlo D'Orazio were "the informatics", a server was found on which the site could be built and time management, with Andrea also involved in the programming part of the utility (the software that allows to compete Online), perhaps the most important part of all. Simone Ferrari was in charge of the bureaucratic part and management of users and of any criticalities that came out as it went ahead with development. Igor Baldi, Luciano Bordin and Federico Castellani were the "technicians" working on the cars, from the parameters to be set to give a simulation as true as possible to the aesthetics of the car. Nadir Chiaramonte, was the "sound engineer" who created the sounds of the cars, selecting from the bang sounds of the various cars to those of the gera shift; Davide Venturelli and Federico Rigolone were charters, from the site's layout, to press releases until they came to a magazine that told all the races of the various championships. Andrea Delutti and Stefano Norbedo were SS builders, starting from scratch, through a well-cared 3D model, made their SS 100% realistic in the smallest details. Andrea has been able to replicate the test built for the ExpoRally event in Brescia, while Stefano was the creator of the legendary Sweet Lamb that was outlined every year by WRC champions in Wales. Finally, Alessandro Ceron was the one who prepared all the material to be uploaded to the server, so that it was available first to the testers for a thorough verification of all parameters, after all the users. Each team member then had the forum management and created year-round regulations of the championships that would be held during the year. Within a short time, we had almost all the users of the old portal and welcomed new users, who were reluctant to run and be at least a few hours of rally drivers anywhere in the world with any available car. It was soon a success, so as to become one of the most visited rally simulation portals in Italy and Europe; The success was so great that they started calling us at fairs and events, and with an important partner like SIM-SEAT (www.sim-seat.com) we were present at all editions of ExpoRally in Brescia, several Monza Rally editions Monza, Autopromotec in Bologna, and Richard Burns Memorial in England at the Maram Air Base. These events have allowed us to grow further, having many peminant from whom we received positive and negative feedback. Further confirmation that we were moving in the right direction came from riders of the size of Kubica, Rossetti, Neuville, Longhi, Pedersoli, ... that once they got off the simulator they confirmed the great work done and the similarities with a real rally car. It was at that time that we decided to create a sports association to identify RBR-World as something more than just a simulation portal, but the site was supposed to be a community of enthusiasts who followed rallies running during the week on virtual roads But it could also give its contribution to those who needed it most. By affiliation with the association, in fact, by paying a small fee that still allows a user to participate exclusively in the championships, we have guaranteed the survival of the site itself and the opportunity every year to make charity to Several local authorities, but above all to the Richard Burns Foundation (richardburnsfoundation.com), the founder of the world's world-renowned pilot, Richard Burns, who disappeared in November 2005 for brain cancer. But charity did not stop here, during the earthquake of Emilia in May 2012 funds were raised for a Novi Modena school, which was donated to primary needs in January 2013. The same thing we will try to do for the A recent earthquake to Amatrice by directly contacting some local school to bring smiles to those most in need. We will continue to donate to the foundation of Richard Burns or to other people / foundations, trying to help one another. After several years, some historical members abandoned for personal problems, but the group has been able to continue and evolve with the inclusion of new volunteers such as Andrea Bettini, Fabio Gerlo, Massimiliano Deretta, Giuseppe Di Bella, Graziano Casarano, Damiano Poltronieri, Sergio Castellini and the new entry Elia De Guio who, in turn, run autonomous working groups without which RBR-World would never reach these levels.