Racing, Drama, Potential Romance?Setting/Time Period:
All around the world, 2012Every other year, on the dot, underground racers from every corner of the globe flock to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Granada to enter the opening Solo Division heat. The illicit UGPX tournament brings together the top guns on the underground street racing circuit. The Top Guns, as they’re called, show up for every single event to represent their nations, the Top Guns being Tokyo, Fiji, Milan, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Hong Kong, Portugal, Chittagong Bangladesh, Cambodia, Szechwan, Vancouver, Phnom Penh and Athens.
Dozens of racers gather every year and hundreds more turn up just to spectate and eager to witness a crash or two. Or ten. Nobody quite remembers when or how the event began, but the vets and Top Guns claim the UGPX popped up around the late 80s or early 90s. The earliest claimed date was 1988.
The racers gently caressed the pedal with their left foot - ready to smash down on it the second the starting shot was fired. The cars revved and purred like kittens, or rather lions ready to pounce. Beads of sweat formed under the racers' helmets and, for a split second, time seemed to slow down. They could feel the adrenaline beginning to boil in their stomachs and that sense of anticipation right before a life-changing event twisted their gut...The UnderGround Prix Tournament is a bi-annual race spanning several 10 countries, 4 continents and a multitude of different courses and deadly terrains. The Tournament is divided into 4 Preliminary matchups and 1 National-level match. The winners of the Prelims will move on to the Nationals and be a part of the final roster. The top racers from several continents and countries participate in the UnderGround Prix Tournament, in the hopes of acquiring the $50 Million Dollar Prize and escaping with their lives and limbs intact.
BANG![/I][/B] the gunshot signaling the start of the race barely had time to escape the barrel of the gun before the racers were on their way towards the finish line.
"And coming up on the first bend it's The Avenger, followed directly by the Santa Maria driven by Sampson, but Cherry Blossom is right on its tail...annnnnnd the Santa Maria gets in front of The Avenger. Should have upgraded those torques, Avenger. Santa Maria is in the lead, but Cherry Blossom is closing the gap. It's going to be a photo finish, everyone...
Basically, this RP is a mash-up of F1 (Formula 1) Racing with some classic Kart Racing attributes (will be explained thoroughly in the OOC.) I'm looking for a small group of 3-4 dedicated and skilled roleplayers with which to start this. We'd all be Roleplaying as individual drivers training and eventually racing in the Grand Prix Tournament for the top prize of $50,000,000. Each racer wants the prize for his or her own reason, but you can bet they all need it badly. Feuds will undoubtedly form, but in the heat of competition, unlikely friends can arise. This RP will use a simple Point System to "tweak" and upgrade your vehicles, which will ensure that no two vehicles are the same.