The Coach Dave Time Attack is a thrilling hotlap competition with it’s focus on drivers completing the perfect lap to beat the competition. Each week will see a change of track and a fresh leaderboard start. After 3 weeks, the top 33 drivers will come together in a nail-biting finale.
Dáire McCormack dominated Season 1, coming first in each qualifying week and the Finale. Luke Whitehead prevented Dáire from making it consecutive victories, however, by winning 2/3 qualifying weeks and the Finale in Season 2. Will we see more of Dáire vs Luke in Season 3, or will a new competitor emerge to usurp them?!
For this third edition of the Coach Dave Time Attack, each driver will be able to choose between all available GT3 cars. Using their chosen car, drivers will need to set their best possible lap time on the provided server. Each week features a different track for the drivers to do their laps at. Week 1 is held at Watkins Glen, Week 2 at Indianapolis and Week 3 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA).
Drivers are free to change their registered car at any time, and there is no requirement for the drivers who successfully qualify for the Finale to use the same car they used to qualify.
Drivers will be sorted in the standings by their best lap time. From each week, the fastest 10 drivers will qualify for the Finale. Therefore, those drivers are not required to set laps at any remaining tracks.
In addition, each week will also have a "Wildcard" qualify to the Finale. The "Wildcard" slot is given to the fastest driver between P11 and P20 with the lowest number of valid laps.
The Finale is a series of knock-out qualifying sessions and will consist of 33 drivers (the top 10 + Wildcard from each week). All 33 drivers will compete in Q1 with the top 15 proceeding into Q2. The top 10 in Q2 will proceed to Q3 and the results of Q3 will determine the final 5 who proceed to the Super Pole.
In the Super Pole, each of the 5 drivers will take it in turns to head out on track and get one lap to set their best lap time. P5 from Q3 will go first and P1 from Q3 will go last. Once each driver has done their lap, each driver then goes out on track again for a second, and final run. The drivers will go in the same order as the first run and crucially the lap times from the first run will remain, so the pressure will be on the drivers to try and better their lap times and be declared the overall winner of the Coach Dave Time Attack!
As for where the Finale will be held, well that will only be revealed 24h before! During Week 3 there will be a vote on social media between 3 tracks and then David Perel will choose between the top 2 voted tracks to decide where the event will be held.
To register for the Coach Dave Time Attack, simply click the "Register" button. On the next screen you choose your car and car #.
Once registered you can proceed to join the servers and get lapping!
At the finale held on August 11th, a prize pool of $1000 will be split between the Top 3;
In addition, the fastest driver from each qualifying week will receive a prize from our sponsor, 3drap;
All drivers that enter the Coach Dave Time Attack must agree to abide by the Terms & Conditions of the series.
The leaderboard for the weekly qualifying will be updated on a periodic frequency, at a minimum of two times per day.
The Coach Dave Time Attack Finale on Thursday 11th August will be broadcast live on the SimGrid Youtube channel.
Live timing will also be available on the SimGrid PitWall server.
Custom liveries made outside of the game are permitted in this series, but please bear in mind that they are not officially supported by the game's developers.
The Finale will be live-streamed on YouTube and custom liveries can be shared to the stream broadcaster in a dedicated channel on discord.
If you wish to run with a custom livery, the livery must follow the requirements detailed in Article 2 of the Terms & Conditions.
The logos can be found in the assets folder available in the discord channel "Custom Livery Assets".
Any politically charged or potentially offensive material on a custom livery will see the driver banned from the series.
To avoid the significant lag that custom liveries are known to cause we request that drivers do not run the liveries of others. The files are shared for use of the broadcaster only.