SCO GT Series 2019

Manuel Allgemein, iRacing, SCO GT Series

Rennsport Online – Season Stats

Two years ago CoRe SimRacing launched an absolute top series which established itself to one of the most competitive racing series on the iRacing service: The Sports Car Open (SCO). Based on this great success and their strong experience CoRe now organizes a follow-up series, the SCO GT Series. Five races from April to August 2019 will bring 22 hours of top class endurance racing. The most interesting aspect of SCO GTS is their newly introduced PRO/AM system for GT3 class: Pro class drivers and Amateur drivers are technically racing in the same class (GT3) but fight for two different championships and a second class (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) will spice up things even more! All races will be broadcasted by Racespot TV and the iRacing eSports Network.

Team RSO #97 – Audi RSO8 LMS GT3

Fahrer: Angelo | Cedrik | Nils L. | Tino | Rene | Tobias Grabbag in GT3 PRO class

It’s going to be an interesting journey for our #97 PRO class entry: Angie, Ceddy, Nils L., Tino, René and Tobi will share duties over the course of the season. As the races are four respectively six hours long, each weekend will feature a maximum of two or three drivers. Therefore, we might see five different lineups over the season which makes it difficult to define any expectations. However, it will be interesting how our #97 Audi RSO8 LMS GT3 will show off. In a field full of top class opponents, like Biela Racing Team, Torrent Motorsport, Radicals Online or Williams JIM Esports we’ll have to show five troublefree races to compete for more than individual race success, but we are very confident to set some highlights and sure, we’ll enjoy the racing!

Team RSO #197 – Audi RSO8 LMS GT3

Fahrer: Nils C. | Manuel W. | Stephan | Manuel S. | Patrick | Markus Are you amateur enough?

The second RSO entry will compete in SCO’s AM category and might be a car to watch. With Manuel², Stephan, Nils C., Patrick and Markus sharing the wheel over the season, our lineup for the #197 car is just enough to sign up in AM category. When it comes down to validate possible championship ambitions, on the first sight one would count #197 into the ambit of hopeful candidates. But there is one important factor spicing up all these predictions: PRO and AM category are racing in the same class and will be mixed. This might give every slight mistake and every outstanding performance more weight than usual. Furthermore, AM category is not as amateur as it seems to be, with teams like Geodesic Racing, Vib3sports or Huber Racing entering competition, too.

Saison progress and results

Season progress
 4h of Road America4h of Imola4h of Philipp Island4h of Donnington Park6h of the Oak Tree
Q - GT3 / ClassR - GT3 / ClassQ - GT3 / ClassR - GT3 / ClassQ - GT3 / ClassR - GT3 / ClassQ - GT3 / ClassR - GT3 / ClassQ - GT3 / ClassR - GT3 / Class
#97 - Pro9 / 822 / 12
#197 - Am8 / 16 / 1

About the SCO GT Series

The 4 hours of Road America will kick-off the premier SCO GT Series season by April 27th. The season will continue with the 4 hours of Imola on May 25th and will then continue it’s tour with the 4 hours race of Philipp Island on June 29th. Round four will be held on July 27th with the 4 hours of Donnington before the grand finale will last 6 hours and take us to the not so well-known Virgina International Raceway.

Even though, the SCO GT Series heads into its premier season, it can be expected to be a top class competition. With all their experience from organizing professional SimRacing leagues, CoRe SimRacing will now offer a quite unique concept. Two classes and one of them further divided with the PRO/AM system will contribute to some exciting races. The slowest class offers the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car; the choice of the official iRacing World Cup car promises close racing. The GT3 class will give teams the choice on any of the iRacing GT3 cars, with Rennsport Online opting for the Audi RSO8 LMS GT3. However, GT3 class will see PRO and Amateur racing. AM teams require to sign in with drivers who never exceeded the limit of 5.000 iRating at any point in their career. Hence, this series will also give some nice indicators on how representative iRating really is but also give a fair chance for everyone to realisticly fight for a championship. For sure, SCO GT series season one is a promise already. Let’s get it on! For more information, visit the official homepage of the SCO GT series: