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League Announcement: GEC 2020/21

Global Endurance Modding proudly presents the second season of the Global Endurance Cup. This league takes the drivers around 9 iconic tracks on 5 different continents all around the world. The drivers will compete for victory in 4 classes: LMP1, LMP2, LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am.

Pre-Season Test

The season will start on Saturday 17 October 2020 with a pre-season test at Circuit Paul Ricard. This test is mandatory for new drivers. The test will comprise of a single 20-minute qualifying session, a 7-lap sprint race and an 8-lap sprint race with a reversed grid (from the results of race 1) per class

19:00 PM (CEST)Qualifying
19:30 PM (CEST)Race 1
(7 laps)
± 20:00 PM (CEST)Race 2
(8 laps)
Timetable for the Pre-Season Test

Calendar

The season will start off in Europe with the Pre-Season Test at Paul Ricard. The official season opener, like last season, will be at Silverstone, after which we will have a double-header at Monza and Spa-Francorchamps. After a 3-week break, the virtual airplane will take us to South Africa, where we will race at our new track Kyalami, before we head off to known territory for the final race of 2020 at the Fuji Speedway. 2021 will start with 2 races on the other side of the world map: Road Atlanta and São Paulo (Interlagos), before we head back to Europe for the race at the Red Bull Ring. Our final round is, of course, the 2 Hours of Le Mans.

Race Day Structure

Our races will all take place on Saturdays. We will host a Free Practice session from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (CEST). The official event starts at 6:30 PM with LMGTE qualifying. LMP qualifying will start at 6:55 PM and the race will start at 7:30 PM.

4:30 PM – 5:30 PMFree Practice
6:30 PM – 6:50 PMLMGTE Qualifying
6:55 PM – 7:15 PMLMP Qualifying
7:15 PM – 7:30 PMWarmup
7:30 PMRace (start of formation lap)

Required DLC and mods

The main mod used for the league is the Global Endurance Mod. Therefore, all of the required DLC for the Global Endurance Mod are also required for participation in the league. Along with that, all drivers will receive the link to our League Track Pack upon approval of their application.

Discord

Our main means of communication is Discord. All drivers are required to join our Discord server using the button below. Send race control (Danny or Chris) a DM as soon as you have joined our server, so we can give you access to the league channels.

Driving Aids

Like last season, LMP1 and LMGTE Pro will not be allowed to use any driving aids, apart from Auto Clutch. The allowed driving aids for LMP2 and LMGTE Am have changed. Both classes now have the same restrictions: traction control and ABS on low and stability control on high. The use of factory traction control (the TC settings in the setup) is allowed in all classes. Check Article 12.6 of the full regulations for a clear overview of what’s allowed and what isn’t.

Incidents & Stewards

Unlike last season, we will not work with a race director during the sessions. Although it has met positive feedback, we feel that at this time in our development, we benefit most by filling the grid and no race director means one more driver on the grid.

Incidents during the race will be handled by the appointed stewards after the race. Drivers will have 12 hours after the race to submit reports of any incidents they were involved in. With those reports, the stewards will investigate the incidents and hand out penalties if necessary. More about this can be found in Article 9 of the Regulations.

Application process

If you want to join the league, you have to fill in the application form. You can pick your class and car number (no duplicates allowed, so check the entry list on Discord first).

You will be able to submit a custom livery or select a real world livery. We will be using the WEC and Le Mans number plates instead of the custom plates we used in season 1, meaning that you will be able to choose from the entire collection of liveries of the Global Endurance Mod. Please note that all custom liveries must have WEC number plates using this template and need to be ready to use (only .dds and .json files).

After approval from race control, you will be added to the drivers’ channels on Discord, where you will have access to the required mods and the server password. If your application is disapproved or needs to be adjusted, you will be contacted by DM on Discord.

Deadline: Friday 9 October 2020 11:59 PM (CEST)

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Founder of Global Endurance Modding and leader of the GEM modding team. Starting out as a graphics artist for Pro Cycling Manager, I then moved on to leading PCM.daily's Database Team to create their Expansion Pack. After a few years off, focusing on college, I now shifted to creating mods for rFactor 2 with my new World Endurance Modding team.

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