ARA GT4 VRS Super Series - Announcement

Apex Racing Academy, along with Virtual Racing School bring you an innovative new GT4 league. By using Apex Racing Academy setups, designed by pro drivers such as Kevin Ellis Jr, Jamie Fluke and Antoine Higelin, along with giving access to Virtual Racing School’s in depth telemetry, the ARA GT4 VRS Super Series provides an extremely competitive platform for drivers to race on an even playing field, ensuring that no one is at a disadvantage because of their lack of setup knowledge.

Drivers receive a free 3 month subscription to the revived Apex Racing Academy, giving them GT4 setups not only for each round of the championship but also every round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge along with 24 other data packs ranging from GT to Open wheels, road racing to dirt racing.

For the first time, Apex Racing League will utilise the iRacing heat format. 62 drivers will be eligible to race at each meeting, but 2 heats and a consolation race will whittle the field down to 42 for the final, which itself will have a reverse grid of 10. With this exciting format, just 5 rounds and no drop scores, the championship is guaranteed to be great viewing on Apex Racing TV!

Calendar: (follows the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge)
1 – 23/06/20 – Watkins Glen Boot
2 – 30/06/20 – Silverstone GP
3 – 14/07/20 – Mosport 
4 – 28/07/20 – Lime Rock Park Classic
5 – 04/08/20 – Road America Full

Format:

Practice
80 minutes.
30% track usage.
Afternoon time of day.

Qualifying
10 minute closed qualifying.
Maximum of 4 laps.

Heat 1
The race will be 15 minutes or 10 laps in length (whichever is shortest).
Only drivers who qualified in odd positions will be eligible (1, 3, 5, 17, etc)

Heat 2
The race will be 15 minutes or 10 laps in length (whichever is shortest).
Only drivers who qualified in even positions will be eligible (2, 4, 6, 22, etc)

Consolation
The race will be 10 minutes or 7 laps in length (whichever is shortest).
Only drivers who finished 17th or lower in their heat will be eligible

Warmup
5 minutes.

Final
The race will be 30 minutes or 20 laps in length (whichever is shortest).
Only drivers who finished in the top 16 in their heat or top 10 in the consolation will be eligible
Grid ordered by the heat results and consolation race but with the top 10 drivers being reversed

General Meeting Rules:
Fixed setup – provided by Apex Racing Academy
1 fast repair per race,
Full course cautions where a significant amount of cars are involved in a single wreck (Safety Car).
Dynamic weather.
Drive-through penalty is awarded after breaching 20 incidents, with further drive-throughs being awarded every 5 after.
Track usage and time of day will be carried over from each session to the next

Timing:
(All times in GMT)
17:50 – 19:10 Practice
19:10 – 19:20 Qualifying
19:15 – Broadcast Starts
19:20 – 19:40 Heat 1
19:40 – 20:00 Heat 2
20:00 – 20:15 Consolation Race
20:15 – 20:20 Warmup
20:20 – 20:50 Feature Race
20:50 – 21:00 Interviews
21:00 Broadcast Ends

Prizes
The PRO & AM drivers championship winner will win:
1 Year Apex Academy Silver Subscription
1 Year Competitive VRS Subscription
1 Year SDK Gaming Subscription

The PRO & AM drivers championship runner up will win:
1 Year Apex Academy Silver Subscription
1 Year Dedicated VRS Subscription
1 Year SDK Gaming Subscription

The PRO & AM drivers championship 3rd placed driver will win:
1 Year Apex Academy Bronze Subscription
1 Year Dedicated VRS Subscription
1 Year SDK Gaming Subscription

The PRO & AM drivers championship 4th placed driver will win:
1 Month Apex Academy Bronze Subscription
1 Month Dedicated VRS Subscription
1 Month SDK Gaming Subscription

The commentary team’s favourite livery award winner will get:
1 Year Apex Academy Silver Subscription
1 Year Competitive VRS Subscription
1 Year SDK Gaming Subscription

More information on the series can be found in the rules document –  here
Join the league discord –  here
And sign up to the league here

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