SimGrid is back with yet another season of the Sprint Cup! Season 4 brings the same format you know and love, with a few changes that everyone will benefit from...
There will be up to 5 splits available in the championship and each of the splits has availability for a maximum of 44 cars. With each car featuring 2 drivers, this means that the SimGrid Sprint Cup could have up to 440 drivers racing at each round!
All teams that sucessfully qualify or are invited to enter the Sprint Cup must pay the entry fee of $36.
But with entry fees, also comes the fact that every split will have a prize pool. The amounts for each split cannot be confirmed until we know how many splits will fill, but every splits prize pool will be divided between the Top 5:
The guaranteed minimum prize pool for the bottom split is $500, while the minimum guaranteed minimum prize pool for the top split is $800.
All teams that enter the series must agree to abide by the Terms & Conditions of the series.
To register for this championship, click the "Register Team" button. On the next screen, select your team, the drivers of the car, the split you qualified for, the car and the desired car #.
After selecting this information, you will then be taken to Stripe to make the payment.
Practice - 20:00 CEST
Drivers Briefing - 20:30 CEST
Qualifying - 20:40 CEST
Race - 21:00 CEST
All splits will have both live and post race stewarding.
Teams will have to use the Incident Report forms made available in the discord channel #protests for incidents to be investigated by the stewards.
Teams will also get the opportunity to appeal any penalty that they receive, however, penalties will only be reviewed post-race as appeals are viewed by an independant party who was not involved in the original decision.
There are some minor rule changes between Season 3 and 4:
The series utilises a 10 minute pit window instead of stint limits. The pit window opens 40 minutes into the race and will close with 40 minutes remaining of the race. Any pit stops carried out outside of the pit window will not go towards the mandatory stop. Tyre changes are mandatory for the pit stop be valid.
The series will use a custom Balance of Performance (BoP) system. All cars will be brought into a target of a 3 tenths delta at each track through the use of ballast.
Some cars may have high amounts of ballast applied, some may have little to none, but all cars go through extensive testing to make the grid as close as possible.
The ballast values applied to each track will only be revealed a week before race day, when the practice server goes live.
The SimGrid reserves the right to adjust the values at any time.
Points will be awarded to the Top 20 of each race.
This is a driver swap series where each team is required to have 2 drivers at a race. However, in the event that a teammate is unavailable for a race, there are 3 options available to the team:
Option 3 is to be seen as a last resort. Consistently racing solo is against the spirit and format of the series and could result in the teams disqualification from the series.
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.
Split 1 will be live streamed on YouTube 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 three 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