GTCC - Modern Touring Car Series - Monday 8PM (UK Time) - Challenge Racing

The Global Touring Car Championship (GTCC) is Challenge Racing’s premiere Touring Car series, and is a reimagining of the ETCC series that ran for many successful seasons when we used to manage EFM. This series follows a slightly different format than you may usually be used to. The main championship consists of two smaller sub-championships; European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) and American Touring Car Championship (ATCC), this allows drivers that have missed the start of the season, missed races, made a poor car choice or had bad luck still have something to compete for. In addition to those changes, this series also has the addition of a standalone special event at the end of the season. You can find out more about the series on our forum here. We have a lighthearted yet competitive atmosphere and don’t take things quite as seriously as others, we’re all just here for good fun on track.

Calendar
15/8 - Warm Up Round/Media Day - Bathurst
22/8 - GTCC Rd 1/ETCC Rd 1 - Silverstone National
29/8 - GTCC Rd 1/ETCC Rd 1 - Brands Hatch Indy
5/9 - GTCC Rd 1/ETCC Rd 1 - Le Mans Bugatti Circuit
12/9 - GTCC Rd 1/ETCC Rd 1 - Nurburgring GP
19/9 - GTCC Rd 1/ETCC Rd 1 - Hockenheim Full
28/9 - GTCC Rd 1/ETCC Rd 1 - Circuit de Catalunya National
3/10 - GTCC Rd 1/ATCC Rd 1 - Watkins Glen
10/10 - GTCC Rd 1/ATCC Rd 1 - Sebring Short Circuit
17/10 - GTCC Rd 1/ATCC Rd 1 - COTA West Route
24/10 - GTCC Rd 1/ATCC Rd 1 - Sonoma Short Circuit
31/10 - GTCC Rd 1/ATCC Rd 1 - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
7/11 - GTCC Rd 1/ATCC Rd 1 - Long Beach GP
14/11 - GTCC Special Event - Nurburgring Nordschleife 1 Hour Enduro

Series Details
Race Time: 8PM UK Time (Currently BST, will change to GMT during the series)
Race Day: Monday
Rounds in Series: 1 warm up round, 12 GTCC championship rounds made up of 6 ETCC rounds and 6 ATCC rounds, and 1 special event.
Race Meetings: 12 weekly meetings, 3 races per meeting
Race Length: Lap based races, usually lasting around 15 minutes.
Race Start: Standing
Pit Stops: None required
Damage: Fuel & Tires
Grid Ordering: Random
Classes: 2; TC Pro, TC Am
Max Car PI:
Championships: See Championships & Scoring section below.
Scoring: See Championships & Scoring section below.
Teams: 2 Drivers max, must use same car.
Cautions: In the event of a serious multiple car collision, the race host will call a caution, in which all cars must bunch up behind the lead car at 70MPH or less until otherwise informed. Overtaking is not permitted under caution. If you are a lap down, you may not pass the field to make up that lap.
Penalties: Driving in such a way that our staff deem inappropriate (eg deliberate contact) will earn you a penalty decided by staff based on the offence

Championships & Scoring
Each of the championships below will also be divided up into Drivers overall, Pro, Am and Teams

GTCC
This is the overall Championship

ETCC
This championship consists of the first 6 races and takes place on European tracks

ATCC
This championship consists of the final 6 races and takes place on American tracks

Car changes and team/driver changes
If a driver changes car he/she will lose all points in the drivers championship earned before this point.
If a team changes its driver line up, they will not gain points earned by the new driver before the were racing for the team.

Eligible Car List
The following cars are eligible into the series and must remain stock.

Audi S3 British Touring Car
Turbocharged I4
Front engined, front wheel drive

BMW 1 Series British Touring Car
Turbocharged I4
Front engined, rear wheel drive

Chevrolet Cruze World Touring Car
Turbocharged I4
Front engined, front wheel drive

Honda Civic World Touring Car
Turbocharged I4
Front engined, front wheel drive

Mercedes A-Klasse British Touring Car
Turbocharged I4
Front engined, front wheel drive

Toyota Avensis British Touring Car
Turbocharged I4
Front engined, front wheel drive

The Volvo is not eligible as it is a mid-engined RWD silhouette car, and not a proper touring car

Livery Requirements
The only mandatory vinyls are the GTCC number boards from Shaun’s storefront. The number end of the side boards should be near the front of the car, there is a board for each side, and numbers should be in lime green as shown. Roof boards should be above the rear window and numbers in black.

Signing Up
To sign up for this series, fill in the form below.

Team Name:
Car Choice:
Driver 1 Gamertag:
Driver 1 Name:
Driver 1 Racing Number:
Driver 2 Gamertag:
Driver 2 Name:
Driver 2 Racing Number:

Current entries will be added into this sheet once entries are open.

If there are any questions, please ask them below.