MINI CHALLENGE Official eSeries with VRRC – THIS IS NOT A GAME
The MINI CHALLENGE Official eSeries in association with Virtual Reality Racing Club (VRRC) uses the same specification Gen 3 F56 MINI JCW race car used in the UK’s premier touring car support class. Following the success of season 1 the second edition of the series will start in December. We are now taking expressions of interest via the form below (add link).
The series is open to both real-world MINI CHALLENGE drivers and sim racers. The races will be live streamed via the MINI CHALLENGE Facebook page and YouTube Channels which in season 1 reached over 1 million people.
The series will be run on the Assetto Corsa simulation platform with weekly races on a Saturday morning. A test server will allow drivers to practice at the circuit during the week leading up to the race. Races will be a double header event with a qualifying session determining the starting grid for race one and a reverse top twelve grid for the second race.
Antony Williams, Championship Director said “I am pleased to be able to continue the eSeries following the success of Season 1. The racing in Season 1 was close, hard fought and introduced a number of our real world drivers to the benefits of sim-racing. It also brought to our attention a number of top quality sim-racers who will now have the opportunity to test and race cars on real race circuits through the prize structure. I’m excited to see what Season 2 has in store.
A significant prize pool and sponsors of the eSeries will be announced in due course.
REGISTRATION OF INTEREST FORM
Entries will open soon for Season 2 – The Winter MINI CHALLENGE UK Official eSeries. Fill out the form below to register your interest.
We will contact you when we release information about the Autumn / Winter MINI CHALLENGE UK Official eSeries.
All the content used in the ‘MINI CHALLENGE Official eSeries’ is available either in the Assetto Corsa game (downloadable from Steam here – ) or is available free from the following sources.
Note to all drivers competing in the MINI CHALLENGE Official eSeries, to ensure that you can get in the server and that live streams show the correct livery a fresh install of all circuits and car model will be provided prior to the season start. Feel free to download the below, however please note that you will need to uninstall (delete) and reinstall (we will co-ordinate this) to gain access to the server.
MINI CHALLENGE F56 by Pessio: https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/mini-cooper-jcw-uk-challenge-f56.177516/
Silverstone and Brands Hatch Indy and GP are included in the game.
Croft – by Terra21: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/croft-circuit.16806/
Donington Park – by Brun : https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/donington-park.3031/
Knockhill – by Tiago Lima: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/knockhill-racing-circuit.8513/
Snetterton – Rainmaker and Lasercutter: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/snetterton-2011.7327/
We’d like to thank those above for producing this content.
For the ‘MINI CHALLENGE Official eSeries’ we have updated a number of skins in the game to 2020 specification as well a number of new liveries. (Thank you to Kenny Press). We will make all skins available for free download once they are completed to provide back to the sim racing community.
The entry fees for the MINI CHALLENGE Official eSeries does not include the sale, hire or lease of any content for the Assetto Corsa game, this is all provided for free.
HOW TO ENTER
Entries will open soon, to register your interest and be notified when entries open fill out the form here. (add link)
Creation of your own custom livery: £50 inc VAT
Race by race entry fee: £50 inc VAT
Season entry fee: £350 inc VAT
INCLUDED IN ENTRY
The MINI CHALLENGE Official eSeries is a serious and professionally run sim racing series. Included within entry fees:
- Live streaming of the race series to the MINI CHALLENGE YouTube and Facebook pages with professional commentary
- Race clerk of the course and the dealing of judicial matters
- Production of race results and championship points
- Access to the dedicated private race and test server
- Technical support to ensure every driver can enjoy without problems
- Marketing of the championship
- Big prizes