Round 7 of the NVIDIA Challenger Series is now open.
Enter via the Community Events screen in-game, on all platforms. You will be driving the Ford Fusion Stockcar at Road America.
Only teams which registered during preseason 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.
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 Road America, you should be particularly careful with track limits in the following places:
- Turn 1: Exit kerb
- Turn 3: Exit kerb
- Turn 5: Exit kerb
- Turn 6: Exit kerb
- Turn 7: Exit kerb
- Turn 8: Exit kerb
- Turn 12: Exit kerb
- Turn 14: Exit kerb
If you are unsure which corners these are, please see this circuit map.
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.
Track temperatures (PS4)
SMS has been investigating a few comments about minor variations in track temperatures in Community Events on PS4. Initially, we believed that we had reproduced this issue on our own PS4s, but this turned out to be a false lead in our investigation.
As we have not been able to reproduce this problem ourselves, NVIDIA & Logitech events will continue on Consoles as normal. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor track temperatures, but no further rounds will be postponed for this reason.
UK Holiday Weekend
Please note that it is a holiday weekend here in the UK, so we may respond to messages a little slower than usual during this round. Thank you for your patience and good luck on the track!