Welcome to the 3D Speed Spring Series – 2021

ESR’s Wednesday series is back for the third time with Assetto Corsa Competizione! The cars will once again be the GT3 class, running alternating weeks with the GT4 World Tour Series. Why not run in both and dip your foot fully into the world of GT racing with ACC!

Once again the seven race calendar has been determined by popular vote (and extended to seven because of a tie vote for 6th place). We will be making used of the IGT DLC but not the British DLC this season.
Though you do not need any DLC to race, you will be unable to compete in the first 2 rounds without it. 

There will be four drivers trophies to compete for: The Overall Championship which will include all drivers, The Ace Cup which includes all drivers with a Platinum or Gold ESR rating, The Silver Cup for the Silver Drivers and The Bronze Cup for the newer and gentlemen drivers that hold a Bronze rating.

Additionally there will a teams championship for the top squad on the grid.

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

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 again this season.

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

Maximum 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 

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).

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:

April 28th, 2021: Laguna Seca – USA
May 12th, 2021: Kyalami – South Africa
May 26th, 2021: Imola – Italy
June 9th, 2021: Monza – Italy
June 23rd, 2021: Nurburgring – Germany
July 7th, 2021: Spa Francorchamps – Belgium
July 21st, 2021: Silverstone – Great Britain

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: On (15 to 25 mins – tires required)
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.
If you require help signing up, please ask in our discord General Chat channel.

Current standings:

Video playlist: