Regulations

    1. COMPETITION

      The SRO E-Sport GT Series Championship 2020 is an Esports competition using Assetto Corsa Competizione, dedicated to sim racers and real drivers, organized by SRO Motorsports Group, Kunos Simulazioni and Ak Informatica.

      The championship is divided into 3 different categories: PRO Series (Real Drivers), SILVER Series (Pro Sim Racers invited by the organizers) and AM Series (drivers selected via different qualifying race events). Each category will compete separately up to the Grand Finale, where the best 20 drivers of the PRO and SILVER classes will race together with the 10 best drivers of the AM Series.

      The PRO and SILVER Series will take place during the same day (Sunday), while the AM Series will take place on Saturday.
      For more information please write an email to: esport@akinformatica.it

    2. FORMAT OVERVIEW

      PRO SERIES
      – Dedicated to Real-World Drivers only
      – 5 races: Silverstone,Spa Francorchamps, Nurburgring, Barcelona + a 5th round voted by the    public
      – Race duration: 60 minutes
      – The worst race result of each driver will be dropped for the overall standings of the championship
      – The best 20 drivers after the 5th round of the championship will be invited to the Grand Finale
      – Live Streaming of the races on GTWorld Youtube channel
      – The top 3 drivers of the championship will be awarded with special trophies

      SILVER SERIES
      – Dedicated to PRO Sim Racers only (invited by the organizers)
      – 5 races: Silverstone,Spa Francorchamps, Nurburgring, Barcelona + a 5th round voted by the    public
      – Race duration: 60 minutes
      – The best 20 drivers after the 5th round of the championship will be invited to the Grand Finale
      – Live Streaming of the races on GTWorld Youtube channel after the PRO Series
      – The top 3 drivers of the championship will be awarded with special trophies

      AM SERIES
      – Dedicated to everyone who completed the registration on the website (sro-esport.com)
      – 4 hotlap qualifications
      – The best 40 drivers of the hotlap qualifications will join a 5-round championship
      – Hotlap competitions will take place at: Silverstone, Spa Francorchamps, Nurburgring, Barcelona
      – The tracks selected for the AM championship are: Silverstone, Spa Francorchamps, Nurburgring, Barcelona and a final track to be voted by the public.
      – The top 10 drivers at the end of the championship will join directly into the Grand Finale
      – The live streaming of the 5 AM races will take place on the SROMotorsports Twitch channel
      – The top 3 drivers of the championship will be awarded with special trophies

      GRAND FINALE
      – The best 20 drivers of the PRO and the best 20 of the SILVER Series plus the 10 AM Drivers selected via the AM championship will be invited to the Grand Finale
      – The Grand Finale will be a single event with all PRO, SILVER and AM drivers who were invited/qualified
      – Every driver (PRO, SILVER, AM) has the chance to win the race
      – Race duration: TBD – it will be communicated before the event
      – Live Streaming on the GTWorld Youtube channel
      – The track where the Grand Finale will take place is to be decided by public vote before the event

    3. CONTACTS

      For any additional information please refer to the following contacts:
      email: esport@akinformatica.it
      the discord server: https://discord.gg/tYcv79A (F.A.Q available)
      the official website: https://sro-esport.com/
      the official FB event: https://www.facebook.com/SROesport/

      It’s mandatory to join the Discord server with your real name and surname in order to receive all the support you need from the admin teams and be aware of official communications.

    4. PARTICIPATION

      Real drivers/sim racers will be invited by the organizers, and the fans of real motorsports and Assetto Corsa Competizione will have the chance to participate in the championship as one of the AM Drivers, having the opportunity to conquer a place on the Grand Finale’s grid.

      In order to participate in the AM Series, the driver needs to:

      • Own an original copy of Assetto Corsa Competizione on Steam 
      • Register a new account at this link https://sro-esport.com/
      • Own a driver profile in-game with real Name and Surname
      • Don’t be a Pro / Silver participant in the PRO or SILVER Series
    5. HOTLAP QUALIFICATION DETAILS (AM ONLY)

      There will be 4 different hotlap qualifications, one of them dedicated to the 2018-spec Bentley Continental GT3’s only. Players are permitted to enter in all hotlap qualification servers. Their best position will define the car they will use to participate in the series, the results on the other qualifier leaderboards will be discarded. If the player achieves the same position on multiple qualifiers, he/she will be permitted to choose his preferred car among the hotlap qualifiers with result equality.

      Cars permitted: 2018 – 2019 GT World Challenge championship GT3 cars
      Driving Assists: TC/ABS (No stability control, No ideal line, No automatic gearbox)
      Setup: no limitations

      For all the dates dedicated to the hotlap sessions please read paragraph 8, furthermore the Am Series registrations will close on the 10th of May at 20:00 CET while the servers will close on the same day at 22:00 CET. The hotlap leaderboard will be online on https://sro-esport.com/ where all the drivers can check their lap times.

      It’s mandatory to save the replay of your best hotlap. After the end of the AM hotlap sessions, the organizers will ask you to send the replay of your best time and, if you don’t own it, you will be disqualified.

      If you have any question about the AM hotlap qualification please contact us on discord (https://discord.gg/tYcv79A).

    6. CAR ASSIGNMENT

      REAL DRIVERS: real drivers are supposed to use their real cars but they may also request a change in their car selection from the organizers. It won’t be allowed to change the car selected once the championship has begun.

      SIM RACERS INVITED: sim racers that have been invited by the organizers must use the car selected during the registration and approved by the organizers. It won’t be allowed to change the car selected once the championship has begun.

      SIM RACERS QUALIFIED: every AM driver will be forced to pick the car that he/she used to achieve his/her best time during the hotlap session.

    7. BOP (Balance Of Performance)

      By default, each car in ACC has a BOP that corresponds with the BOP of the real-life SRO championship in the year of 2019. On top of that, the championship will introduce a Dynamic BOP System that will add ballast to the top finishing cars on a per manufacturer basis. This means that each car model of the top 3 finishers will receive extra ballast for the subsequent race.
      The ballast will be applied on every entry of the affected car model, not only the ones finishing on the podium.
      The ballast is specified to be 25 kg for P1, 17 kg for P2 and 10kg for P3.

      The dynamic BOP will always be applied based on the previous event’s results, the BOP is not accumulated over the course of the championship.Example:
      If in Race 1 a car model receives ballast, it will not have the ballast of Race 1 applied in Race 3, unless the car once again finishes in one of the podium positions in Race 2, in which case it will receive the ballast based on the results of Race 2.

      Moreover, if a single car model occupies more than one position on the podium, the car model will receive the combination of all applicable ballast weights.

      Example:
      Race 1 podium
      Mercedes (P1 worth 25 Kg ballast)
      Mercedes (P2 worth 17 kg ballast)
      Ferrari (P3 worth 10 kg ballast)

      Race 2 ballast (valid from the end of race 1 for the subsequent race):
      All Mercedes cars: +42 Kg (25+17 Kg)
      All Ferrari cars: +10 kg

      The ballast is applicable via server settings on ACC.

      The test sessions prior to each race weekend will have the relevant ballast weights applied to provide ample testing opportunities for all participants.

      The Dynamic Ballast system will be used in all three parts of the Championship (PRO, SILVER and AM). Being a special event combining participants for each of the three championships, the Grand Finale will not feature the Dynamic BOP System.

      In the Grand Finale, certain cars will be subject to an adjusted BoP (Balance of Performance) specially designed by Race Control for this event. The BoP will grant a fair and balanced competition where all manufacturers can be represented. The BoP will be applied to the test servers prior to the Grand Finale event.

    8. DATES

      PRO – SILVER SERIES
      17th April: real life drivers – pro sim racers selection
      26th April: Silverstone race
      10th May: Spa Francorchamps race
      17th May: Nurburgring race
      31st May: Barcelona race
      14th June: race on track voted by the public

      AM SERIES
      16th April – 10th May: AM registrations
      AM registration closes on the 10th May at 20:00 CET
      26th April 17:00 CET: hotlap qualifications start
      10th May 22:00 CET: hotlap qualifications close
      16th May: Silverstone race
      23rd May: Spa Francorchamps race
      30th May: Nurburgring race
      6th June: Barcelona race
      13th June: race on track voted by the public

    9. RACE

      PRO/SILVER SERIES
      Every PRO – SILVER Race will have the same format:
      Free Practice: 60 minutes
      Qualification: 15 minutes
      Race: 60 minutes
      Driving Assists: TC/ABS (No stability control, No ideal line, No automatic gearbox)
      Setup: no limitationsScores:

      1st place: 25 points
      2nd place: 18 points
      3rd place: 15 points
      4th place: 12 points
      5th place: 10 points
      6th place: 8 points
      7th place: 6 points
      8th place: 4 points
      9th place: 2 points
      10th place: 1 point

      AM SERIES
      The races of the AM Series will have the following format:
      Free Practice: 60 minutes
      Qualification: 15 minutes
      Race: 60 minutes
      Driving Assists: TC/ABS (No stability control, No ideal line, No automatic gearbox)
      Setup: no limitations

      Scores:

      1st place: 25 points
      2nd place: 18 points
      3rd place: 15 points
      4th place: 12 points
      5th place: 10 points
      6th place: 8 points
      7th place: 6 points
      8th place: 4 points
      9th place: 2 points
      10th place: 1 point

      The events will take advantage of the dynamic weather feature of Assetto Corsa Competizione. Racing conditions will be communicated prior to each event and during the driver briefing. The conditions in the test servers will be similar but not guaranteed to be exact to the actual racing event.

    10. DRIVER ELIGIBILITY

      A “Driver” is any person who has been invited by the organizers or has been registered through the SRO E-Sport GT Series Championship 2020 website at https://sro-esport.com/ during the tournament. Drivers that are not invited to the race by the organizers must register to the competition before the end of the last hot lap qualification in order to record a valid hot lap and be eligible to participate in the qualification race.

      Drivers must meet the following requirements in their entirety to be eligible to compete. Drivers who do not meet these requirements will be deemed ineligible and will be removed from the SRO E-Sport GT Series Championship 2020.Administration reserves the right to investigate Driver information when eligibility is in question. Drivers should be prepared to provide a copy of personal identification or other applicable documents to verify that these requirements are met.

      The driver must sign a separate driver agreement, accepting the Code of Conduct, commitment to every single race event and responsibility for any damage he/she may cause.

      As an additional measure and ensuring a fair playing ground for all participants, the organizer reserves the right to request replay and telemetry from drivers at any point of the championship, to which the participant must adhere within the time frame specified in the request. Failure to do so may result in the participant’s removal from an event or the entire series and any other subsequent series held by the organizer. You can find here a quick tutorial for saving and sending the telemetry files: “How to save and send Telemetry“.

      Drivers that have been banned or removed from previous competitions organized by Ak Informatica won’t be elegible for this championship.

      HARDWARE & SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

      A Driver is only eligible to participate in the SRO E-Sport GT Series Championship if he/she has:
      – A PC with Steam installed;
      – Medium / high end PC capable of running Assetto Corsa Competizione with 50 cars on track in Multiplayer
      – Acceptable and stable Internet connection (max ping 100 and no spiking)
      – Assetto Corsa Competizione game from Steam. Intercontinental DLC may be required for public-voted rounds of the championship.

    11. DRIVER RESTRICTIONS

      DRIVER NAMES
      Driver Names must be their real ones and must not contain any of the following: Obscene or suggestive language, Corporation, company, sponsor, product, or services names KUNOS Simulazioni, 505 Games, SRO E-Sport GT Series Championship or any shorthand of the aforementioned SRO E-Sport GT Series Championship derivatives that may cause confusion during gameplay and broadcast. Certain special characters might not appear correctly on the in-game HUD during the broadcast, so it is recommended to use simplified characters when applicable.

      CHANGING IN-GAME NAMES
      Drivers who attempt to change their in-game names and surnames during an active series may not be able to participate in the competition.

    12. CODE OF CONDUCT:

      The organizer considers the code of conduct a fundamental aspect in every Esports competition. It is precisely for that reason that if any Driver involved in the SRO E-Sport GT Series Championship acts in any of the following ways, the organiser has the right to disqualify the player with immediate effect.

      • Unsporting conduct (insults in the game chat dedicated to other players, marshalls, organizer etc);
      • Obscene insults to the organizing staff and subjects involved (online and offline) on any social platform, websites, forums etc;
      • Any kind of cheating will bring the guilty player to an instant ban from the championship and from our future events;
      • Trolling;
      • Unsporting conduct on track (such as obstructing other players during the qualification, “dive-bombing”, zigzagging on the track, deliberately causing one or more incidents etc);
      • Race Direction will be in charge of penalizing any unfair behaviour and resolve any post-event protest. Every protest must be submitted as pointed out in the official Discord channel.
      • Please refer to the Sporting Code document regarding driving standards and penalties.