The Brain Tumour Charity event will accommodate 50 cars on the grid. (35 GT3 & 15 GT4)
Minimum team size is 3 drivers. Maximum team size is 4 drivers.
Invitational registration opens Sunday 24th January
Public registration opens Saturday 6th Of Febuary
As this is a charitable event there is a mandatory entry fee/donation to enter to this great endurance event and to raise money & awareness for The Brain Tumour Charity in the United Kingdom.
A £10 mandatory donation is required by all teams in order to enter this event by making a donation via the following link - Elliot Hankin is fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity (justgiving.com)
When making a donation you have the ability to add a comment to the donation which MUST Include the following information only – Team Name & The Sim Grid.
This is to allow us to be able to keep track of which teams have paid the entry fee for the event so we can make sure your all signed up and ready to go racing.
Times given are in GMT
Practice 1 – 10:00
Drivers Briefing – 10:30
Qualifying – 10:45
Practice 2 – 11:30
Race Start – 11:45
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.
NOTE - The race will use a time progression of x2 so the 12h race duration simulates a period of 24h.
Server Name - The Sim Grid | NXTGEN Brain Tumour Charity Race
Server Password - charity
To ensure that we get a variety of manufacturers on the grid, each manufacturer is given a soft cap of 5 cars on the grid. A manufacturer which is at the soft cap can still be chosen by a team, however the manufacturer will then receive a popularity ballast weight of 20KG. This will then increase in steps of 10KG for each additional selection of that manufacturer. E.g if the Mercedes AMG (both variants) is selected 8 times, then all teams using the car will have a ballast of 40KG for the event. Teams can either do the event with the ballast or select another manufacturer.
Aston Martin - 5/5
Audi - 1/5
Ferrari- 6/5 (20kg ballast for exceeding cap)
McLaren- 6/5 (20kg ballast for exceeding cap)
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.
3 Driver Teams - 360minutes
4 Driver Teams - 270minutes
Dry tyre sets for the race will be limited to 12.
This race will have both live and post-race stewarding. All reports are to be made through the Google form which is available on a dedicated channel on The Sim Grid Discord.
The use of custom liveries made outside of the game are permitted for this event 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.
The race will be live streamed on YouTube and custom liveries can be shared in a dedicated channel on discord for the stream broadcaster to run.
If you are running with a custom livery, it must include the logo of The Brain Tumour Charity.
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.