Season 7 - Scored points in first 2 races entered after a charge up the field, slim pickings since then in Rookie 6.
Season 8 - Bad start to season 8 in Rookie 6 after gamble on having a level 2 car didn't pay off, joined team Speed B4 Beauty, which helped somewhat with setup. Ditched driver Bjorn Nilsson for Christian Senna, a far superior driver, and ditched Speed B4 Beauty too, cos of lack of activity.
Season 9 - For season 9 I remained in Rookie 6 and was accepted as a member of TZT (The Twilight Zone Team), where they showed me the ropes of the game, meaning I began to get some regular points finishes and challenge for podiums on occasion, sadly personal issues intervened leading to me missing a race and things went downhill from there.
This was also the season that I founded the Quiz Racing Online game on the forums, which has now run for 4 seasons, and is one of the best games available on GPRO...if I do say so myself!
Season 10 - Season 10 saw my first Podium, first Win and first Fastest Lap...all dedicated to TZT of course, as they pretty much guided me there...I started the COMBAT game, took over running of TERG and finished 2nd in GPFRO Season 5, which was a great result for me!
The season seemed like it was going to be perfect and that I would finally promote, but my driver's OA reached 90 and I needed to re-sign him, so I went into debt in order to lower his OA, which worked and I re-signed Rubens Marques. At race 15 I was back in the positive and I budgeted perfectly so that I would be in positive money again by race 18. But disaster...there are only 17 races in the season (d'oh!), and on the last lap of race 17 I dropped from 4th to 3rd place in the race, which cost me $130,000...and I ended up on $-121,000, and so it is another Season in Rookie 6 for me!
Season 11 - FINALLY! I won 1 race this season and fought for the title all the way down to the final few races, eventually finishing in 3rd place but promoting to Amateur and re-signing Rubens Marques for a crack at an instant promotion!
Season 12 - Upheaval in TZT, but my friend Paul Hutton managed to get a place in the team, and I rejected an offer from another team...TZT all the way for me! The season ended with me in a solid 7th position, positive money and a level 5 car. Now to gain money and get a level 6 car and promote to Pro :)
Season 13 - Had to say Goodbye to Rubens Marques and so signed Jonathan Henton in place, a proper British driver for me to train up and maybe even get as far as Master with! The season, however, was not as successful...low risk races left me with too much of a gap to close to the top guys and vulnerable to some people going on late charges, as a result I missed out on promotion to Pro by 2 points and so remain in Amateur 39 for another season.
Season 14 - FINALLY! Promtion to Pro is secured, I went up in 5th position, but earned enough points to guarantee a place in Pro with about 10 million spending money. Next step is to survive there!!!
Season 15 - Entered Big Brother House...*gulps*
A tough season ensued that saw me finish low down in my Pro division mainly due to pushing too early in the season and a lack of funds. Elsewhere TERG Season 6 reached it's highest amount of managers ever, QRO Season 5 took place to great acclaim and I managed to finish 3rd in the House and was one of the only people to never actually lose an eviction!
Season 16 - Having relegated back to Amateur I focused more on leading Versant and returning us to the Top 100 teams where we belong...and a 26th placed finish is a fantastic achievement for us! Am so proud of everyone for the effort they put in to get us there.
As for me personally I ran my last COMBAT this season (possibly ever), likewise with ASSASSINS too, though had yet more growth in TERG, started F1 Mastemind and of course promoted to Pro again! This time with a far healthier bank balance than last time and more experience. Had to say goodbye to Jonathan Henton though after 4 seasons together. Search for a new driver began in earnest once I get to Pro...
Season 17 - ...and I managed to find a dud in the shape of Corrado Adamich, in the exact same season that the tyre companies entered GPRO, which caused me personally no end of confusion as to what data could and could not be used. However after a shaky start in 172nd place we at Versant battled to move up to 42nd overall. Top 50 twice in a row is rather respectable indeed! For me personally a lack of testing and risks used (mainly due to a new job and less time online as a result) spelt a risky strategy in which I would only push in 2 late races; a gamble that backfired heinously and saw me relegated to Amateur for another season's wait to crack Pro again.
TERG is now the only Forum Game I run, and with over 100 players it is now so time consuming that I need give up some of those responsibilities, and as such one of the last parts of my Silly Games empire has come under American control...
Season 18 - It was a season overshadowed by real life...a new role at work that took over my time and a new apartment with no internet access meant I missed 2 races for the first season in a long time and scraped through into Pro by a single point. TMRG was started by Greg Swaney to accommodate the growing ranks of TERG and proved to be a great success.
Season 19 - In Pro yet again, but this time with a more talented driver, and I actually used risks and pushed from the off...though my finances were not in good shape unfortunately and so I relegated yet again, this time deliberately though to do what I had wanted to manage in Pro all along, but will now do in Ama.
Season 20 - Back in Ama with a long term plan, and a new driver who should hopefully take me where I need to be. Nick Tomczyk is the German who should carry me to Master eventually...lots of training to be done though before that. Actual season was ok...only wanted to survive, and managed that with a little luck.
Season 21 - The training continued, mid-table results showed progress...was a doddle to survive and just a case of building up finances. Running GPRO BigBrother 2 also...and it went ok, though not ideal as Real Life interfered, but that means I am now engaged! :D
Season 22 - Nick Tomczyk was finally on it and easily scored points at the start of the season...and then what do I do? Replace him for an utter dud of a driver based on some speculation about a particular attribute. Brilliant...season up the duff, driver replaced for Kevin Kelley and a deliberate Rookie reset for me in an attempt to get back on track. New Robot Wars game starting though :)
Season 23 - Robot Wars was good...lasted way too long though. Anyway, back to GPRO I was back in Rookie again for the 1st time in ages, but did win a group for the 1st time ever too!!! Good times :) Back to Ama with Kevin Kelley going to be my driver for a long time...
Season 24 - An easy retention with a string of points finishes on low risks...good building season for me, and expecting to move up to Pro either next season or the season after. Kevin Kelley almost the finished article, money looking good and 3 sponsors for the 1st time ever! Also F1 Revisited is my newest Forum Game that is really starting to gather momentum now too...good times.
Season 25 - Wow. What a season! Versant finish 40th overall, I promote to Pro without too much difficulty (curse you Mark Williams for costing me 50 million at season's end to upgrade my car though). F1 Revisited was very successful and the 1951 season is starting soon, along with TERG now bringing in a website, which will have further development in future.
Season 26 - A mixed season; F1R 1951 goes brilliantly, Versant have our best season ever (points-wise) and finish an incredible 16th overall! Great team effort there, personally though things couldn't have gone worse as I hit randoms in the 1st two races I push in and that leaves me without the money I need to survive. As such I pick up a great driver at the season end and deliberately demotivate him to drop him down to Ama OA level briefly enough to re-sign him. Also, I stop doing TERG as I simply don't have the time to (plus the website didn't really work out sadly) but I get married to my lovely wife Jane, get a promotion and move house! As you can see, a rather busy season all in all!!!
Season 27 - A tactical season; a strong retain for me in Ama. The team builds itself up and make ready for an assault on the standings next time around. F1R 1952 is a success, and the Silly Games Index really takes off.
Season 28 - Awesome season; won my group, finished with the most money I'd ever had in the game and prepared myself for another crack at Pro...5th time lucky anyone? In other news the Silly Games Championship takes place to great acclaim, with F1R 1952 continuing to gather pace too.
Season 29 - SURVIVES PRO!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
A well structured season, with a couple of podiums makes it an easy retain, with F1R now into the '53 season and going so well I am having to consider automation to cope with the demand.
Season 30 - Another season of survival in Pro, this is beginning to become a habit! Strong retain this time with a great 2nd place challenging Zdenek Hladik all the way, but not quite passing him (grrr). F1R '53 was a success, and work on the website for the '54 season is under-way. COMBAT returns as well at the end of this season, with the biggest game so far!
AT LAST!!! Great plan moves me up to Master with a really strong season, though otherwise things in RL start to get in the way. COMBAT dies a death thanks to a concussion I sustained, and a change in jobs puts paid to work on the F1R website for a while - however it frees me up to put together the (GPRO) Olympics; which has one of the biggest sign-ups for any Silly Game in GPRO history. Yay!
RL continues to be tough, but I was never going to be prepared enough so a season of money-saving and generally just enjoying seeing the word 'Master' every time I logged on were what occurred. Back to Pro for me. Meanwhile the (GPRO) Olympics continues and work on the F1R website begins again.