With the introduction of Assetto Corsa Competizione into the simracing world and months of testing completed, we’re proud to introduce our Monday Night ACC Series! Being a GT3-focused title, we’re taking full advantage of the tools they’ve given to us. The series is run to mirror the real-life Blancpain GT3 series, including all available tracks, driver classes, and more.

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Introduction
Cars
Driver Classes
Series Schedule
Event Schedule
Championship Classes, Points and Scoring
Server Settings
Starts & Other Procedures
Timing & Scoring
Race Communications
Custom Skins
CMS General Competition Rules
Additional Drivers Notes
Comments / Suggestions


Introduction

Our first season consists of a single race format: 2×30 minute sprint races. 1×60 minute endurance races will be reserved for the future.

For season 1, no registration is required, however drivers are expected to have a general idea for their preferred car before they participate in the official races, as swapping to another car will be prohibited during the season. If no selection is made before the first round, then the first car that a driver uses in an official race in will be the car used for the season.

If you have any questions you can feel free to ask a question in the ACC League channel on our discord. Drivers of any skill level are welcome; whether you’re new to simracing or a seasoned veteran, there’s great racing to be had here!


Cars

All cars within ACC are available to drive, however we expect every driver to select their preferred car for the season before it begins. Once the season begins, you will be forced to use your selected car.

If no car was selected, the car that the driver(s) in question use during the first race is the car they will be forced to use for the remainder of the season.


Driver Classes

Driver classes are determined by the performance of a driver through pre-season testing and over the course of the season itself. Three classes are available:

  • AM – For inexperienced drivers with a significant pace disadvantage
  • Silver – For drivers who will form the midfield; not quite able to fight at the front, but not falling away at the back either
  • PRO – The fastest in the field, and the measuring stick we use to evaluate all other drivers’ pace

Series Schedule

Season 1

09/23/2019 – Round 1: Circuit de Barcelona

10/07/2019 – Round 2: Monza

10/21/2019 – Round 3: Misano World Circuit

11/04/2019 – Round 4: Hungaroring

11/18/2019 – Round 5: Zolder

12/02/2019 – Round 6: Spa-Francorchamps

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Event Schedule

Sprint Races

9:00 PM Eastern – Server Restart / Practice

9:30 PM Eastern – Qualifying 1

9:45 PM Eastern – Qualifying 2

10:00 PM Eastern – Race 1

11:00 PM Eastern – Race 2

Endurance Races (not currently running)

9:00 PM Eastern – Server Restart / Practice

9:30 PM Eastern – Qualifying

9:45 PM Eastern – Race


Championship Classes, Points and Scoring

Race Points System

1st – 18
2nd – 14
3rd – 11
4th – 9
5th – 8
6th – 7
7th – 6
8th – 5
9th – 4
10th – 3
11th – 2
12 and below 1

Drivers must complete 50% race distance of leaders final lap count to score points.

Sprint Races (2 x 30 minute): Each race will be worth half points

Endurance Races (1 x 60 minute): Each race will be worth full points

End of Season Class 1st place bonus – 3 Points (goes towards the overall points system)

Each class will be scored independently, with the season hosting a total of three championships:

  • AM Championship – AM drivers are scored independently of the other classes, allowing drivers of this class to fight to be the best-in-class.
  • Silver Championship – Silver drivers are scored independently of the other classes, same as AM.
  • Overall Championship – All drivers are scored here in the form of an overall result for the season. As it’s expected that PRO drivers are expected to be fighting at the front, they are not scored in their own class.

At the end of the season, the person who finishes first in their respective class will receive 3 additional bonus points towards the Overall Championship race points standings.

For example, let’s say you are in the Silver class, and we have a 10 race season. You finish 8th in each race (just an example), you get 5 points each race so you get 50 points total in the Overall Championship race standings at the end of the season. You then finish 1st in the class point standings in Silver class at the end of the season, so you receive an additional 3 points towards your Overall Championship race standings. So now you would have 53 points and potentially can beat another driver ahead of you in overall scoring. The 3 extra bonus points are only awarded to the top driver in their class, and only at the end of the season.


Server Settings

  • Server will be using a password and will NOT rely on the ACC rating system
  • The server has a maximum capacity of 30 slots, though this may be reduced by the number of available pit boxes at a circuit
  • Weather will always be set to dynamic; while we can influence the weather to a minor degree, we will not be guaranteeing any conditions for a particular event
  • Pitstop regulations will be shared with the relevant upcoming event, and will be discussed during the pre-race meeting

Starts & Other Procedures

Race starts will include a full formation lap; during this lap the following regulations are expected:

  • At the beginning of the formation lap, drivers are to proceed single file around the lap, while not exceeding 145 km/h (90 mp/h)
  • Please allow a reasonable amount of time for cars ahead to get away from the grid at the start; as it’s a full formation lap there will be plenty of time to catch up to the field.
  • In the case where a car does not leave the grid in a reasonable amount of time, cars behind are allowed to overtake in order to remain close to the rest of the field.
  • Cars that stalled on the grid can overtake to regain their starting position, however if any of these overtakes are performed in an unsafe manner, please report it.
  • If you are unfairly overtaken during the formation lap, please report it.
  • At the point where ACC tells drivers to form up in double file towards the end of the formation lap, leaders are expected to reduce the pace to a maximum of 95 km/h (60 mp/h) to bunch up the field; please make sure to form up on the correct side of the grid as well.
  • The field will proceed in double file until the green flags are waved, at which point the race begins.

Orange Zones

1) Each race will use an orange zone, a zone where drivers are required to be extremely cautious when performing an overtake or defending.

2) Orange Zones will be posted within the specific event thread on Discord.

Blue Flags

  • During a blue flag situation, the car behind is responsible for performing the overtake; cars that are about to be lapped are NOT expected to move off the racing line. The car being lapped must act in a safe, predictable manner. That being said, overtaking cars should take into consideration the potential difference in pace and skill between themselves and the lapped driver, and should act accordingly.
  • The overtaking car should signal to the car ahead when they plan to overtake (flashing lights, signals, etc.), then move to a position to overtake.
  • If a driver that is a lap ahead feels they are being unfairly and significantly held up by a lapped car, please report it. Please reserve this only for extreme cases, as this can vary widely with each drivers’ comfort level at certain areas of each track.

Timing & Scoring

We will be using ACC’s results files from the server to keep track of all race results and timing.


Race Communications

1) We will use the Discord ACC channel for race communications.

2) CMS Discord is available here.

3) Comms is required, but only to monitor race control during the event. You do not need a microphone if you do not want to speak.

4) If you have a microphone, please set it to “push to talk” or “toggle mute”. If that just doesn’t work for you, please set the voice activated audio level up considerably so your coughing, wheezing or sim controls grinding isn’t “shared” with everyone else. Don’t be “that guy”.

5) A request to drivers to please be brief in your communication on Discord.

6) One sentence then quiet is requested. Abusive and/or profane in-game chat, Discord or forum post language or deliberate crash into competitor’s car may lead to that driver receiving probation, suspension or ban from the league.

7) During practice sessions, more open discussion is welcome, however during qualifying and the race please minimize communications to allow all drivers to focus.

Reporting an Incident

If you are involved in an incident of any sort during any session, please complete an Incident Report.


Custom Skins

1) Custom skins are allowed and encouraged; you can share the required customCar and entry list files for liveries to @baakstaff on discord.

2) As car numbers are currently restricted in ACC to disallow any number beginning with a 0 (00, 03, etc.), we will be referring to the CMS Master Number List as a priority; all drivers not on the list will be able to claim their number on a “first come, first serve” policy in the ACC Discord channel.

NOTE: The Lexus will NOT support custom liveries, however custom driver numbers will work.


CMS General Competition Rules

Penalties can be applied one of 2 ways:

1) ACC system delegated penalties

      • During qualifying and races all penalties must be served, as there will not be an admin available to review during the session
      • During practice sessions, warnings and drive-throughs will be cleared upon request to prevent drivers from losing session time.

2) Upheld Incident Report via Race Review Team

Read the CMS GCR here.


Additional Drivers Notes

1) While penalties can be cleared, disqualifications can not. We will attempt to clear any penalties a driver receives in practice, however no action will be taken during the race or qualifying.

2) Open setups are allowed, but we encourage everyone to share!

3) It is highly recommended drivers reboot their computer just prior to joining the server on race day.

4) Don’t even think of using a WiFi connection. Only Ethernet cable connections permitted for events.


Comments / Suggestions

Please add them to the Monday ACC Discord discussion thread.