The Sim Grid and VCO have partnered up together to bring you the biggest endurance racing series on ACC, the World Cup!
The Sim Grid x VCO World Cup is a 5 round series running from April to October. Feauturing 3x 12h races and 2x 24h races, the World Cup will really test each driver and team in the tough arena of endurance racing.
The World Cup has expanded for this season to provide two splits. Split 1 has a 48 car grid with 14 teams invited back from season 1, 15 VIP esport teams and the top 19 teams from the upcoming qualifying. Split 2 has a 50 car grid with all teams coming from the qualifying process.
Teams sizes are either 3 drivers or 4 drivers.
Registration to this series does not guarantee entry as all teams will have to qualify (unless invited). The top 69 teams from qualifying will enter the series. The Top 19 teams will enter into Split 1. The next 50 teams (P20-69) will enter into Split 2. Teams placed P70 and below will not enter the series.
To register, please select the "Register Team" button. This will take you to the screen where you select the team you want to register. The "team entry" field is only required if you intend to register more than one car per team.
The qualifying process for The Sim Grid x VCO World Cup is now closed. It is no longer possible to qualify to race in this championship.
All teams that enter the series are required to pay the relevant entry fee. This entry fee is $120 USD for teams in Split 1 and $60 USD for teams in Split 2.
The Split 1 entry fee is equivalent to $24/round. The Split 2 entry fee is equivalent to $12/round. This is the fee that will be required for any teams that enter a round as a one-off entry (e.g. a reserve team).
In the event a team was to fully withdraw from the series, the entry fee required from a replacement team would be the splits $/round fee x rounds remaining.
All teams that enter the series must agree to abide by the Terms & Conditions.
Practice (Both Splits) - 19:45 CEST
Drivers Briefing - 20:00 CEST
Qualifying (Split 2) - 20:10 CEST
Qualifying (Split 1) - 20:30 CEST
Top 10 Super Pole (Split 2) - 21:00 CEST
Top 10 Super Pole (Split 1) - 21:30 CEST
Practice - 12:00 CEST
Drivers Briefing - 12:10 CEST
Race - 12:30 CEST
Practice - 12:30 CEST
Drivers Briefing - 12:40 CEST
Race - 13:00 CEST
Both splits will have live race stewarding and post race stewarding.
The series imposes a 75 minutes driver stint limit. The stint limit is reset upon exiting the pit lane (unless you are serving a penalty). The game will automatically apply a Drive Through penalty if the stint limit is exceeded.
Maximum Driver Time (12h / 24h)
There are no mandatory number of pit stops.
The 12h races are limited to 9 tyre sets.
The 24h races are limited to 16 tyre sets.
The series will use a success ballast system. Teams that finish in the Top 15 of a race will receive ballast for the next round. The ballast a team has at a race is based solely on the previous result, the ballast does not accumulate.
Higher positions will result in more ballast but also more points. P1 will receive 40kg and 80pts whereas P15 will receive 10kg but only 20pts. P16 will receive 15pts, decreasing by 1pt for every position until P30 who receives 1pt. P31+ receive 0pts.
Split 1 of The Sim Grid x VCO World Cup has a prize pool of $20,000 USD.
$10,000 will be split between the top 3 teams at the end of the championship. The winning team is awarded $6000, 2nd is awarded $3000 and 3rd awarded $1000.
The remaining $10,000 will be split between the 5 rounds ($2000 for each race). This $2000 prize pool for each round is split between the Top 15 of each race, the pole sitter ($25) and highest finisher of each manufacturer.
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.
Both Split 1 and Split 2 will have Qualifying + Super Pole live streamed on YouTube (although only Split 1 will have a race stream) and custom liveries can be shared to the stream broadcaster in a dedicated channel on discord.
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 cause, we suggest that teams run the livery but without the .png file. Do not run the liveries of other teams under any circumstances. The files are shared for use of the broadcaster only.
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. Teams are permitted one withdrawal in this series. Missing a race without withdrawal will result in disqualification.
If a team has withdrawn from a race, but wish to attend the race after all, please contact a member of the Event Admin team 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 the Event Admin team.
For the full rule set, please click here