About SA simGTS Series
Encouraged by the success of the previous South African simGT Challenge season which used GTR 2 as its platform and the Assetto Corsa supported 2014.2 SA simGT Series. Sim Race South Africa will continue to use Assetto Corsa as its base for the new 2015 South African simGrand Touring Sprint Series or ‘SA simGTS Series’. The GT3 spec racing cars will be eligible for entry to the championship.
The simGT Sprint series differs from the new simGT Endurance series as the race format consists of two sprint races of 20 minutes per round.
2015 Calender: SEE HERE
Time: 8:30PM to 10:30PM
Simulation programme: Assetto Corsa
Buy and download Assetto Corsa from here: Assetto Corsa – on Steam
Cars: FIA spec GT3 racing cars (BMW Z4 GT3, McLaren MP4-12C GT3, Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3)
Skins: Customised skins are allowed but are limited to the rules of the championship.
Promotional content: Full length Youtube race videos (including commentary) as well as race articles will be published on the website and will be shared to the public through the various social media mediums.
Season Fee: R300 per team of two drivers.
R200.00 per single driver team.
The SA simGTS Series aims to build upon the success of the 2014.2 SA simGT Series which saw 20 drivers compete over 12 rounds (24 races) to see Basheer Jadwat secure the drivers title and Squadro GhostworX the teams title.
Sim Race South Africa’s founder, Jason Holden-Jones, wanted to introduce a GT championship to the organisation. The South African simGT Challenge was quickly put together to satisfy the fast-growing membership base of Sim Race South Africa. The official first race took place on 9 July 2013 at Kyalami with just 6 entrants taking part. The winner was Mike Frost driving a Ferrari F430. The South African simGT Challenge grew from strength to strength peaking with 23 cars doing battle during Round 11 of Season 1 of 2014 at the 1975 lay-out of Kyalami.
With continued development of the new base simulator program, Assetto Corsa, Sim Race South Africa believes in the potential of the series and has therefore made investments to ensure the series has the capacity to meet its potential. As there are currently no South African track models available to Assetto Corsa, one of the long-term goals of Sim Race South Africa is to make all of the South African tracks, past and present, available for the championship. By joining the series, each driver, team and sponsor assists in making this goal a reality.