The Endurance Cup has been one of the most competitive racing series The Sim Grid has seen to date. The series delivers an endurance-format series that pits teams against each other to test each driver’s speed and consistency to the limit. The drivers and teams that have taken the top spots are some of the most successful Sim Racing across Assetto Corsa Competizione.
Last Season’s Endurance Cup Winners
The recently crowned season two series champions were YAS HEAT, taking the overall win despite there being a different race winner in each round. Last season also saw GTWR Racing Team, The Sim Grid World Cup champions, and Jean Alesi Esports Academy following closely behind, with the title being decided in the final race of the season. It is clear that the Endurance Cup brings out some of the most competitive and unpredictable racing seen across Assetto Corsa Competizione.
Even with such big names entering the series, the Endurance Cup is not only for the professionals in the sim racing scene. The Sim Grid has divided the series into a number of different splits to accommodate all driving abilities. The splits will be broken down into four categories with varying levels of skills and speed to provide the most competitive and enjoyable experience for all teams and drivers that enter.
How to get involved
The registration for the season will open on the 9th of April, where you can enter your team with a minimum of three drivers for the qualification process. Qualification will then begin on the 12th of April and end on the 18th. The qualifying format will be in a fixed car and track combination. This track and car combination will be the Lexus RC F GT3 at the Nurburgring. At the end of the qualifying period, 45 teams will be assigned to each split depending on the overall qualifying results.
If you are unsure how to enter your team into the series then follow the registration guide that will cover all the steps needed to get you and your team involved.
If you have previously taken part in season two of the Endurance Cup, then you may be eligible for a return invitation. The top 20 teams from Split 1 will be invited to return and will not need to qualify to enter the series. Also, any team from Splits 2-4 that finished in one of the top three spots will be invited to return to the same split or move up to the next split up from their previous entry.
The season will cover five different rounds at a range of tracks covering the globe. There will be a total of five rounds starting on May 1st and ending on July 24th. Each weekend will be broken down into four sessions; practice, drivers briefing, qualification and race. Each session is mandatory and must be attended by competing drivers and teams.
|1||Hungaroring||3 Hours||May 1st|
|2||Monza||6 Hours||May 29th|
|3||Laguna Seca||3 Hours||June 12th|
|4||Paul Ricard||9 Hours||July 3rd|
|5||Misano||3 Hours||July 24th|
Season 3 will cover a number of new tracks never seen before in previous seasons, giving a new set of challenges to all the drivers and teams. The variation across seasons will keep the usual unpredictability and drama throughout each race. In addition to this the season will exhibit a custom Balance of Performance (BoP) to ensure racing is as close as possible.
A new addition to the Endurance Cup is the new series sponsor Sim Sok. At the end of the season, Sim Sok will gift the driver with the most pole positions in Split 1 a free pair of their high quality sim racing socks. However, this won’t be the only prize on offer, as they are also offering pairs of their socks to the winning teams from each split.
How to Follow
If you are looking to follow along with the series be sure to check out The Sim Grid Youtube channel for all the race live streams. Throughout the series, there will also be additional content posted on The Sim Grid Pits, covering race reports and interviews with the drivers giving all the extra details about the series after every race.