Introduction to the SA simEC Series

SA simEC Series

1.0 INTRODUCTION

The South African Simulation Endurance Championship (SA simEC Series), is a entirely new concept to Sim Race South Africa and its first season will start on 15 February 2016. The championship is inspired by, influenced by, and modeled partly on the real world WEC, IMSA Sportscar and Hankook 24hr championships.

The SA simEC Series joins the already established and successful SA simGT Series as the second National Championship. The championship will consist of a prototype class (P2) and a GT Class (GTD) making it the first championship, hosted by Sim Race South Africa, to have significantly different cars on track together.

The 2016 SA simEC series will span 10 months, with mostly one race per month from 22 February 2016 to 12 December 2016.

Drivers will be required to be up to date with their Sim Race South Africa EC or EC Team membership fees after they have applied for the championship (SEE HERE).

If you would like to express your interest in joining the championship, please put your name down in this thread. (SEE HERE)

 

2.0 SIMULATION PROGRAM

The 2016 season will make use of Project Cars (PC Only) as its base platform.

3.0 CARS

Teams entering the 2016 SA simEC Series will be able to choose between two classes including 11 different cars;

Prototype Class (P2):

– Alpine A450
– Marek RP LMP2
– Oreca 03 Nissan
– RWD P20 LMP2

GT Daytona (GTD(GT3)):

– Aston Martin Vantage GT3
– Audi R8 Ultra
– Bentley Continental GT3 (Racing Icons Car Pack DLC, not required unless you want to drive the Bentley)
– BMW M3 GT3
– BMW Z4 GT3
– Ginetta G55 GT3
– Mclaren MP4-12C GT3
– Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
– RUF RGT-9 GT3

***Teammates will be able to run different cars (must be in same class).

4.0 RACE FORMATS

The 2016 SA simEC Series will consist of just one race format; Endurance.

The race format will consist of a 30 min qialifying session and a 90min race session

5.0 RACE CALENDER

The 2016 SA simEC Series will take place on one Monday evening per month from 15 February 2016 to 28 November 2016, with a official pre-season test race in January.

Please see the calender here for more details.

6.0 RACE NIGHT TIMETABLE

Each qualifying session will start on the race night at 8.30pm. The first race will start immediately after qualifying.

7.0 CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY FEE

7.1 Each driver must be up an up to date Premium Member.

8.0 TEAM APPLICATIONS

Team applications are now open. Please apply to enter the championship here: https://simracesa.co.za/2015/12/01/2016-sa-simec-application-process/

 

 

About Jason Holden-Jones (490 Articles)
Jason, fueled by his passion for Sim Racing, Motorsport and Entrepreneurship, is working to, not only establish Sim Racing as a major eSport in South Africa, but also to establish sim racing as a grass-roots gateway to 'real world' Motorsport. Jason is the founder and owner of Sim Race South Africa - www.simracesa.co.za. Contact Jason by email: jason@simracesa.co.za

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