Welcome to the 3D Speed Winter Series – 2021

ESR proudly presents the next series sponsored by 3D Speed (The dynamic, custom racing rig designers) which will kick off in January 2021 and finish in March. The series borrows much from the most recent series which was highly successful.

So let’s get to the details……

 The Simulation: Assetto Corsa Competizione     
 The Cars: GT3
 The Race Length: 40 Minutes
 The Day: Wednesday
 Start Time: 20:00 Eastern
 Sessions: 60/30/40

What is the Simulator?

This series will use Assetto Corsa Competizione by Kunos. While it suffers from a narrow content base, what it does, it does AMAZINGLY well. It is the premier GT racing game and is developed in conjunction with the real-life motorsports organizer, SRO.

Which cars are we driving?

We are running the ubiquitous GT3 car class. This class features cars from pretty much any manufacturer you can think of, from Honda to Ferrari they are all here. The mystique of the Porsche 911. The mass of the Bentley Continental. The workmanlike nature of the Nissan GT-R. The grill of the Mercedes AMG. Also joining are the Audi Revolution Team.

Where are we racing?

We’ll be headed to some of the best tracks in Europe, North America and Africa this season. It’s the first time 3D Speed goes to Africa and we are very excited!

When are we racing?

We race every Wednesday with a practice round followed by an official round the following week. Everything kicks off at 20:00 Eastern (8 PM) and runs for slightly over 2 hours.

How to join

Unfortunately due some of the aspects to our servers we do not allow the RaceApp Self Service option. Please contact Meodread#3226 on the ESR discord server to join the series. You will need to have your car model, livery and car number ready to complete your entry as well as any team arrangements.

Custom liveries

Alright, let’s get to the hot topic: Custom liveries! They are not allowed under any circumstances. Custom Liveries (yes even in game created ones) cause a processing spike for the server and disrupt other racers. As we do not have sponsorship deals or the size of grid that requires more diversity, we do not allow them by popular demand. Apologies!

Team rules

Number of Drivers per Team  4 
Total Number of Driver “Points” Allowed (see below)       2 Driver Teams may have 6, 3 Driver teams 8 and 4 Driver Teams 9      
Total Scoring Drivers  ALL 
Can Teams Use Multiple Car Models?  Yes (However see below for details) 

Driver points

ESR assigns a rating to all of our drivers from the Cream-of-the-Crop “Aliens” as Platinum, to the new and inexperienced sim racers as Bronze. For these teams a Platinum Driver costs 4 Points, a Gold costs 3, a Silver costs 2 and a Bronze Driver costs 1. This means a 2 car team can be made up a Plat/Silver combo or a Gold/Gold combo (or lesser point totals).

Mongrel teams

A Mongrel team is a team that allows for multiple car models, for example a BMW/Lambo combination. These are allowed but must be teams that exist in the game to make commentary and identification quite easy. 

Entry types

3D Speed has 3 entry types for the coming season:

-Pro Entry which is a driver who is of Platinum or Gold Rating within ESR and is only eligible for the Overall Championship.
-Silver Entry which is a driver who is of Silver Rating and is eligible for the Overall Championship and the Silver Cup.
-AM Entry which is a driver who is of Bronze Rating and is eligible for the Overall Championship and AM cup.

Race Schedule:

January 14th, 2021: Laguna Seca – USA (2019)
January 28th, 2021: Brands Hatch – UK (2020)
February 11th, 2021: Zandvoort – Netherlands (2020)
February 25th, 2021: Imola – Italy (2020)
March 11th, 2021: Misano – Italy (2020)
March 25th, 2021: Kyalami – South Africa (2019)

Events are shown in your local time here.

Race Settings:

Fuel: On
Tire wear: On
Cut rules: Drive through after 3 warnings
Mandatory pit stop: Off
Damage: On
Flags: Full
Practice: 60 minutes
Qualifying: 30 minutes
Start type: Short rolling with “widget”
Race: 40 minutes
Weather: TBD

Sign up:

As mentioned above, sign up for this series is by message to Meodread#3226 on the ESR discord server.

Current standings:

Video playlist: