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Sprint Cup S4

OVERVIEW

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!

ENTRY FEE & PRIZE POOL

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:

  • P1 - 30%
  • P2 - 25%
  • P3 - 20%
  • P4 - 15%
  • P5 - 10%

The guaranteed minimum prize pool for the bottom split is $500, while the minimum guaranteed minimum prize pool for the top split is $800.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

All teams that enter the series must agree to abide by the Terms & Conditions of the series.

REGISTRATION

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.

EVENT TIMETABLE

Practice - 20:00 CEST
Drivers Briefing - 20:30 CEST
Qualifying - 20:40 CEST
Race - 21:00 CEST

STEWARDING

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.

RULES

RULE CHANGES

There are some minor rule changes between Season 3 and 4:

  • Grids will be increased to hold a maximum of 44 cars - up from the previous maximum grid size of 35.
  • Custom BoP will be used and success ballast will be removed (more about the custom BoP below)
  • The time penalty for driving a race solo will be increased from 10 seconds to 15 seconds.
  • Points will be awarded to the Top 20.
  • Permitted Race Withdrawals has been increased from 2 to 3.

PIT STOPS AND STINTS

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.

BOP

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 SYSTEM

Points will be awarded to the Top 20 of each race.

Position Points
P1 50
P2 42
P3 36
P4 32
P5 30
P6 28
P7 26
P8 24
P9 22
P10 20
P11 18
P12 16
P13 14
P14 12
P15 10
P16 8
P17 6
P18 4
P19 2
P20 1

ABSENT TEAM MATE

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:

  1. Replace the unavailable driver with somebody else. #find-a-team can be used to help source a replacement driver if necessary.
  2. Withdraw the car from the race using the withdraw function explained further down this page.
  3. Drop the unavailable driver and race solo, however a 15 second time penalty will be issued for racing solo.

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

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.

If your team wishes to run with a custom livery, The Sim Grid logo and Coach Dave Academy logo must be included in the livery and located as per the instructions of the Terms & Conditions document.

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.

WITHDRAW AND RESERVES

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

Registration

SimGrid

88 Events

GT3 - Split 1
33 36
$36
GT3 - Split 2
30 35
$36
GT3 - Split 3
28 35
$36
GT3 - Split 4
28 31
$36

Event Dates

Start Date
Race Day
Next Round
Event Completed Results

Classes & Cars

  • AMR V8 Vantage
  • Audi R8 LMS Evo
  • Bentley Continental GT3 2018
  • BMW M6 GT3
  • Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo
  • Honda NSX Evo
  • Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo
  • Lexus RC F GT3
  • McLaren 720S GT3
  • Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
  • Nissan GTR Nismo GT3 2018
  • Porsche 911 GT3 R (2019)
  • AMR V8 Vantage
  • Audi R8 LMS Evo
  • Bentley Continental GT3 2018
  • BMW M6 GT3
  • Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo
  • Honda NSX Evo
  • Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo
  • Lexus RC F GT3
  • McLaren 720S GT3
  • Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
  • Nissan GTR Nismo GT3 2018
  • Porsche 911 GT3 R (2019)
  • AMR V8 Vantage
  • Audi R8 LMS Evo
  • Bentley Continental GT3 2018
  • BMW M6 GT3
  • Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo
  • Honda NSX Evo
  • Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo
  • Lexus RC F GT3
  • McLaren 720S GT3
  • Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
  • Nissan GTR Nismo GT3 2018
  • Porsche 911 GT3 R (2019)
  • AMR V8 Vantage
  • Audi R8 LMS Evo
  • Bentley Continental GT3 2018
  • BMW M6 GT3
  • Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo
  • Honda NSX Evo
  • Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo
  • Lexus RC F GT3
  • McLaren 720S GT3
  • Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
  • Nissan GTR Nismo GT3 2018
  • Porsche 911 GT3 R (2019)

No-Show Rules

Max Allowed Penalties
11 Points
No Show Penalty
10 Points
Withdrawals Allowed
3

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