Following the success of 2015.2 SA simGT Series, the SA simGT Series will move onto its seventh season in 2016.
The 2016 racing season hosted by Sim Race South Africa, will consist of multiple national championships, one of them being the 2016 SA simGT Series. The championship is inspired by, influenced by, and modeled partly on the real world ADAC GT Masters, Blancpain GT Series and the Italian GT championship.
The 2016 SA simGT Series will consist of GT3 specified cars competing over a 10 round period. The season will include a sprint race format and an endurance race format. The championship rules will stay mostly the same with the exception of a success ballast system to further reduce the performance differences between cars (see section 9.8).
The 2016 SA simGT Series will span 10 months, with mostly one race per month from 01 February 2016 to 21 November 2016. There will be a separate qualifying session for Round 1 on 25 January 2016. Drivers will be required to be up to date with their Sim Race South Africa GT or GT Team membership fees after they have applied for the championship (SEE HERE).
2.0 SIMULATION PROGRAM
The 2016 season will make use of Assetto Corsa and its associated Dreampacks. (1,2,3 and possibly 4 if released before the start of the season and if it contains significant GT3/track content.)
Teams entering the 2016 SA simGT Series will be able to choose between nine different cars;
– AUDI R8 Ultra (Dreampack 2)
– BMW Z4 GT3 (Default)
– Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Dreampack 2)
– Mercedes AMG GT3 (Dreampack 3, released on 15 December)
– Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 (Default)
– Mclaren 650S GT3 (Dreampack 3, released 0n 15 December)
– Mclaren MP4-12C GT3 (Default)
– Nissan GTR GT3 (Dreampack 1)
– Scuderia Glickenhaus SCG003 (Dreampack 2)
***Teammates will be able to run different cars, as long as the liveries are similar. ***Teams are encouraged to customise their race numbers on the cars ala MotoGP.
4.0 RACE FORMATS
The 2016 SA simGT Series will consist of two race formats; Sprint and Endurance.
4.1 Sprint Race Format
The Sprint Race Format will consist of two 15 minute qualifying sessions and two 30 minute race sessions (lap limited, races may be fractionally shorter or longer).
4.2 Endurance race format
The Endurance race format will consist of one 30 minute qualifying session and one 90 minute race session . (lap limited, races may be fractionally shorter or longer). A mandatory pit-stop will be enforced.
5.0 RACE CALENDER
The 2016 SA simGT Series will take place on most Monday evenings from 08 June 2015 until 21 Novemeber 2016.
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 GT or GT-Team 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-simgt-application-process/