Getting Started 2018.1

1.0          Season introduction

Sim Race SA is happy to announce it’s plans for the 2018.1 online sim racing season. The season will primarily  use the PC version of Assetto Corsa, and it’s associated Dreampacks. Although not part of the official SA simGT Series qualification series, the iRacing service will be used to host the SA simGT iRacing Series championship races as well. The 2018.1 season will start on 29 January 2018 and end on 13 June 2018. A once-off and flat donation of R150.00  for the 2018.1 season is required.

As predicted membership has grown to be more than the limited 20 grid slots available per race, two groups will be accommodated for each championship round, the two groups have been named; Division 1, and Division 2.

Available championships for the 2018.1 Season:

  • SA simGT Series (Flagship Pro Series)
  • SA simGP Series (Pro Single Seater Series, and host of qualification races for SA simGT Division 1)
  • SA simGT SprintQ Series (Host of qualification races for SA simGT Division 1)
  • SA simGT iRacing Series (Separate simGT Series using the iRacing Service)

2.0          Sim Race SAs main, and most competitive, championship is the SA simGT Series Division 1:

The crème de la crème of the racing at Sim Race SA, the championship everyone wants to win. Who will challenge 2017.2 champion Gabriel Rossouw? It could be you…

The first goal for the 2018.1 season is to qualify for each round of Sim Race SAs flagship championship; the SA sim GT Series Division 1, Division 1 is where the most amount of championship points are available. Championship points can still be earned from Division 2 rounds. Division 1 races will take place every Monday, and Division 2 races on Wednesday evenings.

Sim: Assetto Corsa (Dreampacks 1, 2, 3, Red Pack, Porsche Pack #3; Ready to Race, add-on DLC Packs required)

Championship format: 5 rounds

SA simGT Series Division 1 round format:

1 x Qualifying session (15 minutes)

1 x Race session (90 minute race)

1 x Mandatory pit-stop required

The following cars are available for selection for the SA simGT SprintQ Series:

McLaren 650S GT3
Audi R8 LMS 2016
Ferrari 488 GT3
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
Nissan GT-R GT3
BMW Z4 GT3
Porsche 911 GT3 R 2016
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3

*The SA simGT Series Division 1 will use a Balance of Performance (BOP) system.

Calendar:

Division 1 See here 

Division 2 See here

Customised liveries/paintwork: Required – championship skin templates available here

3.0          How to qualify for each SA simGT Series Division 1 round:

There are four ways a SA simGT Series Divsion 1 round can be qualified for:

  1. A combined top 7 result in a SA simGT SprintQ Series round. Round 1 will see the top 10 go through.
  2. A combined top 7 (the next top 7 who have not already qualified) result in a SA simGP Series round.
  3. A top 3 result in a SA simGT Series Division 2 round.
  4. A top 3 result in a SA simGT Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) round.

3.1         The SA simGT SprintQ Series 

The road to each SA simGT Series Division 1 round begins with participation in a SA simGT SprintQ Division 1 round beforehand, where a top 10 race result is required. 

To achieve a SA simGT Sprint Q Division 1 grid slot, drivers will need to achieve a top 20 lap time in practice by the Sunday before each round, those who do not qualify can race in the SA simGT Sprint Q Division 2 race. The top 3 finishers from the SA simGT Sprint Q Division 2 race will earn a grid slot for the following SA simGT Sprint Q Division 1 round.

Sim: Assetto Corsa (Dreampacks 1, 2, 3, Red Pack, Porsche Pack #3; Ready to Race, add-on DLC Packs required)

Championship format: 5 rounds

Round format:

1 x Qualifying session (15 minutes)

2 x Race sessions (40 minutes per race, second race will feature a reverse grid start for the top 8 from the first race)

*No mandatory pit-stop required

The following cars are available for selection for the SA simGT SprintQ Series:

McLaren 650S GT3
Audi R8 LMS 2016
Ferrari 488 GT3
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
Nissan GT-R GT3
BMW Z4 GT3
Porsche 911 GT3 R 2016
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3

*The SA simGT SprintQ series will use a Balance of Performance (BOP) system.

Calendar:

Division 1 See here

Division 2 See here

Customised liveries/paintwork: Required – championship skin templates available here


3.2       The SA simGP Series

Sim Race SA has gained special permission to use the Formula RSS 2 model made by Race Sim Studio, the car is based on the 2017 Formula 2 car specifications. With 612hp at 10 000RPM, this championship is set to produce an exciting return to single seater racing at Sim Race SA.

The top 4 finishers from the SA simGP Series Division 1 will earn a grid slot for the following SA simGT Series Division 1 round.

Sim: Assetto Corsa (Dreampacks 1, 2, 3, Red Pack,  add-on DLC Packs required)

Championship format: 5 rounds

SA simGP Series round format:

1 x Qualifying session (15 minutes)

2 x Race sessions (40 minutes per race, second race will feature a reverse grid start for the top 8 from the first race)

*No mandatory pit-stop required

Car: 

The Formula RSS2 car is available for purchase from: https://sellfy.com/p/lNqJ/ (Please screenshot proof of purchase for the application to join the championship).

Calendar: See here

Customised liveries/paintwork: Required – championship skin templates available here


3.3       The SA simGT Series Division 2 

The top 3 finishers from a SA simGT Series Division 2 race will qualify for a grid for the following SA simGT Series Division 1 race.

Sim: Assetto Corsa (Dreampacks 1, 2, 3, Red Pack, Porsche Pack #3; Ready to Race, add-on DLC Packs required)

Championship format: 5 rounds

SA simGT Series Division 2 round format:

1 x Qualifying session (15 minutes)

1 x Race session (90 minute race)

1 x Mandatory pit-stop required

The following cars are available for selection for the SA simGT SprintQ Series:

McLaren 650S GT3
Audi R8 LMS 2016
Ferrari 488 GT3
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
Nissan GT-R GT3
BMW Z4 GT3
Porsche 911 GT3 R 2016
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3

*The SA simGT Series Division 2 will use a Balance of Performance (BOP) system.

Calendar: Division 2 See here

Customised liveries/paintwork: Required – championship skin templates available here


3.4        The Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) 

If the required SA simGT Series Division 1 qualifying result is still not yet achieved, drivers can then attempt to achieve a top 3 result in the SA simGT Series Last Chance Qualifier hot-lap session.

Sim: Assetto Corsa (Dreampacks 1, 2, 3, Red Pack, Porsche Pack #3; Ready to Race, add-on DLC Packs required)

Season format: 5 rounds

SA simGT LCQ Series session format:

1 x Qualifying session (60 minutes)

The following cars are available for selection for the SA simGT LCQ Series:

McLaren 650S GT3
Audi R8 LMS 2016
Ferrari 488 GT3
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
Nissan GT-R GT3
BMW Z4 GT3
Porsche 911 GT3 R 2016
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3

*The SA simGT Series Division will use a Balance of Performance (BOP) system.

Calendar: See here

Customised liveries/paintwork: Required – championship skin templates available here


4.0       The SA simGT iRacing Series

The 2018.1 season will feature an iRacing version of the SA simGT Series. We look forward to building this championship through the 2018.1, get on-track and let’s get this done!

Sim: iRacing.com (GT3 spec car required)

Championship format: 5 rounds

SA simGT iRacing Series round format:

1 x Qualifying session (15 minutes)

1 x Race session (90 minute race)

1 x Mandatory pit-stop required

The following cars are available for selection for the SA simGT SprintQ Series:

GT3 spec

Calendar: Coming soon

Customised liveries/paintwork: Required – championship skin templates available here


5.0         2018.1 Season Entry Fee

A once-off and flat donation of R150.00  for the 2018.1 season is required to kick-off a qualifying campaign towards the SA simGT Series. Donate here.


6.0         Sign-up

Please fill in the following form in order to sign-up for the 2018.1 Sim Race SA season:

** Only once you have received a confirmation email, and payed the minimum donation amount, will your sign-up process be complete.

*** Please allow for at least a week before receiving a confirmation email and further instruction.

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