The Sim Grid Endurance Cup is back for season two with some improvements that you all will love!
At the end of season one, the common feedback we received was for a longer season and longer races. So, this time The Sim Grid Endurance Cup will feature 5 rounds (held every 4 weeks) and the first four rounds will be 4h in duration and the finale will be 8h in duration.
Not only that, but the Endurance Cup will now have a third split available and each split will be extended to accommodate 45 cars on the grid. This means that if every team in a split ran at the maximum of 4 drivers we would have 180 drivers per split!
Minimum team size is 2 drivers. Maximum team size is 4 drivers.
There is no limit to the number of teams that can register to this series. However, all teams must complete the qualification process (detailed below) and the fastest 135 teams will enter the series and all other teams will be made Reserve.
The fastest 45 teams will enter split 1, the next 45 into split 2 and the final 45 into split 3.
Registration opens Friday 16th October 20:00CEST.
Once you have registered, all drivers in the team need to complete at least 1 session on the qualification server using the car they are registered with. A session is a minimum of 10 timed, valid laps (out-laps do not count!). The lap times will then be averaged and drivers sorted based on their average lap time. The top 45 teams will be in split 1, the next 45 in split 2 and final 45 in split 3. Drivers are limited to 5 sessions.
Server Name: The Sim Grid | Endurance Cup Qualification
Server Password: enduro
The qualification server will close at 23:00 CET on Wednesday 4th November.
Practice 1 - 13:30 CET
Drivers Briefing - 13:45 CET
Qualifying - 14:00 CET
Practice 2 - 14:30 CET
Race Start - 15:00 CET
NOTE - Practice 1 and Qualifying sessions are only for the driver doing the qualifying (this can be any driver in the team). No other driver should connect to the server unless you do so by using the spectator password.
NOTE - Practice 2 is for each driver to connect. Make sure that Driver 1 (the starting driver) is fully connected and driving the car before any team mate attempts to connect to the server to avoid `driver offline` errors as these can only be resolved by a full server restart.
Official Practice is always held on the Saturday a week before the race.
Next Official Practice - Barcelona - 7th November - 15:00 CET
Server Name - The Sim Grid | Practice | Barcelona
Server Password - catalunya
Drivers are limited to a stint timer of 65minutes. This stint timer is reset upon leaving the pit lane (although not if you're serving a drive through penalty). Drivers can make their pit stops whenever they like within that 65minute stint timer, however your team will receive a penalty if you exceed the stint timer.
The team will receive a penalty of 130seconds if all drivers do not drive a stint.
Tyre sets will be limited to race duration + 1.
All three splits of the Endurance Cup will have both live and post-race stewarding. All reports are to be made through the Google form which is available on dedicated channels on Discord.
The Sim Grid uses a custom BoP (Balance of Performance) to keep the performance at any given track more equal across all cars than it is by default.
No custom BoP applied
Audi - 40kg
Porsche - 50kg
No custom BoP applied
To Be Decided after the qualification phase.
The use of custom liveries made outside of the game is permitted in this endurance series but please bear in mind that they are not officially supported by the game developers and their use can induce significant lag for the user.
Races in Split 1 will be live streamed on YouTube and custom liveries can be shared in a dedicated channel on discord for the stream broadcaster to run.
Any politically charged or potentially offensive material on a custom livery will see the team banned from the series.
To avoid the significant lag that custom liveries bring, we suggest that drivers run the livery but without the .png file.
If a team is unavailable to attend a round in the championship, then use the withdraw function. This is found by clicking on the `Races` tab, and then `Admin` on the round you need to withdraw from. There you will find the withdraw button. Please check the info tab to see how many signouts are permitted.
If a team has withdrawn from a race, but wish to attend the race after all, please contact a member of League & Event staff as the slot may have already been filled by a Reserve team.
If you are a reserve team, you can see if teams have withdrawn from a round on the same `Admin` tab on each round. If you see a team has withdrawn and you wish to take their place, please contact a member of League &Event staff.
Reserve teams are expected to be available at the event time on race day so they can race if other drivers fail to turn up without reporting absence.
For the full rule set, please click here
|Game||Assetto Corsa Competizione|
|Classes & Cars||
AMR V8 Vantage AMR Vantage V12 GT3 Audi R8 LMS Evo Bentley Continental GT3 2015 Bentley Continental GT3 2018 BMW M6 GT3 Ferrari 488 GT3 Honda NSX Evo Jaguar GT3 Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo Lexus RC F GT3 McLaren 650s GT3 McLaren 720S GT3 Mercedes AMG GT3 Nissan GTR Nismo GT3 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 R (2019) Porsche 991 GT3
|Max Allowed Penalties||20 Points|
|No Show Penalty||10 Points|