Round 9 of the NVIDIA Challenger Series is now open.
Enter via the Community Events screen in-game, on all platforms. You will be driving the BMW 1M Coupe Stanceworks Edition at Snetterton 300.
Only teams which registered during pre-season will be eligible to score team championship points.
All drivers are eligible for driver championship points.
There are separate Divisions for PC and Console players. The PS4 and Xbox One physics/handling code is the same. There are some minor differences between the two consoles and PC, which is why we have separate Divisions for PC and Console.
Read on for more important information about this round.
To discuss this round with other players, please visit the eSports section of the official Project CARS forums.
If you missed the results from Round 8 of the Logitech G Series, catch up here.
Please read the FULL regulations on our eSports website. It is your responsibility as a competitor to read these. If you breach the rules either deliberately, or accidentally, ignorance is not an excuse.
It is critical that you obey the rules on track limits, which can be found in the official regulations.
Drivers must use the track at all times. For the avoidance of doubt, the white lines defining the track edges are considered to be part of the track but the kerbs are not. A driver will be judged to have left the track if fewer than two wheels remain in contact with the track.
It is possible that you can cut the track or run wide without the game penalising you, and therefore your time & ghost will still appear on the leaderboard. SMS staff will review all of the ghost laps in the top 30 positions on all platforms to check whether drivers have stayed on track for their entire lap.
If we can see from your ghost that you cut the track or ran wide at any point, then we will not include your time in the official results.
You must obey the track limits rules around the entire circuit, but please pay particular care on all wide kerbs, on any tarmac/concrete/painted run-off areas and in any areas of sand, gravel or grass.
At Snetterton 300, you should be particularly careful with track limits on all of the kerbs and at the exit of Turn 2 (see extra information below).
If you are unsure of the corner names/numbers these are, please see this circuit map.
Turn 2 at Snetterton 300
At the exit of the right-hand hairpin at Turn 2 there is a gap in the white line. Do not place 3 or more wheels in the area marked red in the image below, or your lap will not be counted.
Improved times with track cuts
If you improve your time on the leaderboard, but exceed track limits on your new lap, then your time will be eliminated. If this happens, we do not roll back to a previous valid lap time. Only your fastest lap on the leaderboard at the end of the event will be considered for the final results.
Therefore, if during a lap you think that you might have cut a corner or run-wide even slightly, please back-off & abandon the lap, rather than set an invalid lap for the leaderboard. Otherwise you risk setting an invalid lap that you cannot replace with a faster, valid lap before the end of the event, meaning you miss out on possible championship points.
Disputes and appeals
If the SMS staff decide that your ghost is marginal on track limits, we may contact you to ask for additional evidence. The only additional evidence that we will accept is footage of your actual lap, not of the ghost. Any footage that you give to us should include the final corner from the lap before your flying lap.
If you think that your lap is close to the limit of the track at any point, please save the replay. Then if we ask you for any additional evidence, you will be able to provide us with footage of your lap.
Failure to provide this footage can result in your time being left out of the official results.
We may also request this same video evidence if you claim after the event that a lap deemed to be invalid by SMS staff, was valid. The procedure is the same as the one above. Failure to provide this footage will result in your time being left out of the results.
You can run with assists on. In "Help & Options" if you set the assists to "Real", you will get these same settings in the event. However, only the chosen car's real-world assists will work.
NCS Round 6 RE-Run Coming Soon: Console Only
Earlier in the season, Round 6 was postponed in the Console Division due to some technical issues which occurred while the round was open.
To make sure that the Console Division completes a full 10 round season, Round 6 will be subject to a Re-Run in October. This Re-Run will only take place on Console, as there were no issues with the original running of Round 6 on PC. PC drivers will not need to enter this event again.
The Console Round 6 Re-Run will take place from October 21-24 in the BMW Z4 GT3 at Donington Park National.
The Re-Run uses a new car and track combination, in order to avoid a repeat of the technical issues seen previously.
SMS Investigation into account sharing
Please note that SMS is continuing to investigate allegations that a very small number of teams may have gained an unfair advantage in previous rounds by sharing their game accounts with their teammates. We are taking this very seriously and we are working closely with Steam and the console companies in this investigation. Any teams found to have used "account sharing" will be penalised appropriately once this investigation has concluded. In the meantime, rounds and results will continue as normal.