Double Dutch Digital racing in the Low Lands
For the 5th time the SRC Eindhoven will host the Dutch Digital event on the renowned Low Lands Suzuka Ninco track in their spacious club on the Sint Odulphusstraat 2b, 5682 AB Best, the Netherlands. As in 2018 the event will sport a double feature with GT3 racing on the saturday and the Suzuka 6hrs WEC endurance on sunday.
If you want an impression of the Suzuka Double Digital event, here's a link to the video of the 2018 event
The Low Lands Suzuka Double Digital is a perfect opportunity for all slotracers on the Northern European continent to try Oxigen racing in an Endurance format and has become the place for the digital regulars to test their cars in preparation for the Oxygen Le Mans 24hrs in Henley in Arden.
New teams that would like to make to their debut in digital slot racing will be required to attend Saturdays practice session to familiarize themselves with the track and its digital features.The organisation can provide technical assistance and has several Slot.it controllers available for rent, should new teams require them.
Suzuka 6hrs WEC, Prologue to the Oxigen Le Mans 24hrs:
With the Suzuka 6hrs run under the same DiSCA WEC Sports Cars rules as used for the Oxigen LM 24hrs, it has proven itself as the perfect oppertunity for teams to test their cars for "the Big one". With its banked corners and elevation changes the Suzuka track will bring different challenges for the teams in both set up and strategy.
Although most teams adapted their cars for Suzuka it was interestring to see that the top 5 at Suzuka all did score good results in the Le Mans 24hrs.
With free practice staring on Friday afternoon there will be plenty of time for teams to check out the track and set-up...or not...time flies when you're having fun.
With a length of 50m and 4 race lanes there's always plenty of traffic on the Suzuka track
WEC 6hrs Endurance Hand out Materials
Teams will be hand out 1 motor at random (Flat-6 or MX-16) These motors have been tested, matched and run in by Slot.it. Should in the unlikely occasion a motor be defective, teams will recieve a new one from the organisation.
Teams will be hand out 2 pairs of N18 and 2 pairs of F22 at random. Both compounds must be used during the main race. Hand outs will be available on Saturday after registering at the race control.
Although teams are free to run their own motors and tyres (of the same type and or compound) during free practice we advise teams to mount their handouts before the end of free practice. This way you'll be able to hit the ground running on Sunday morning. If you use this option you will have to place the parts in the Parc Ferme overnight (can also be the whole car, chassis or pod with motor rear axle and wheels)
Start grid of the 2018 WEC 6hrs race
Suzuka GT3 Support race
As in 2018 the DiSCA GT3 cars with teams of either two or three drivers, will kick off the event on Saturday from 09:00 till 14:00hrs.
There will be one 60 min. Timed Practice session and two 90 min. races with one mandatory pitstop of 1 minute duration.
Full Disca GT3 rules will apply for the Suzuka support race.
Start grid of the 2018 DiSCA GT3 support race
Low Lands Suzuka Double Digital Time Table
Friday 25 januari 2019
14:00 - 22:00 Free Practice WEC & GT3
Saturday 26 januari 2019: DiSCA GT3 / WEC 6hrs Suzuka Free Practice
DiSCA GT3 Sprint race
08:30 Doors open,
09:00 Driver's briefing.
09:15 Registration Controller & ID check.
09:30 Timed Practice (60 mins)
10:35 Tech inspection and Rostrum position choice based on best time from timed practice.
10.55 Line up Grid Race 1
11.00 Start Race 1 (90 mins)
13:00 Tech inspection Race 2
13:25 Line up Grid Race 2
13.30 Start Race 2 (90 mins)
WEC 6hrs Suzuka Practice
15:00 - 19:00 Free practice/ Registration/ Hand out materials, controller/chip check & pairing
(note: handout parts must be back in the Parc Fermé by 19:15)
19:15 Close Club
19:30 - 22:00 Diner & Award ceremony GT3
Sunday 27 januari 2019, WEC Suzuka 6 hrs Endurance
08:30 - 09:30 Free Practice for teams that did not participate in Saturday’s WEC Practice session
Hand out race motor & tyres, controller/chip check & pairing
Release cars/parts from Parc ferme. of teams that attended Saturday’s WEC Practice session
09:35 - 09:45 Racebriefing
09:50 - 11:30 Timed Qualification & Technical Inspection
11:35 - 11:50 Concourse & Team photo’s, Driver Rostrum selection based on qualification result.
11:50 - 11:55 Grid formation
12:00 - 18:00 WEC Suzuka 6 hrs Endurance
18:15 - 18:30 Award ceremony .
Driver rostrum during the 2018 Suzuka 6hrs with room for 15 driver positions .
Entries & Registration:
Teams that want to enter this event will be able to apply via the online entry form. (see link at the bottom of the post)
The Registration for the 2019 event will open on Nov 1st and will close on Nov 25th.
On Nov 26th the Src Eindhoven will select 15 teams that will be accepted for the 6hrs WEC race, with a further 4 applications to be placed on a reserve list. For the selection of the teams previous participation and status of payment of entry fees will be amongst the selection criteria.
Entry fees will be €80 for the WEC race and an additional €20 p/team for the GT3 support race
Accepted entries are required to have payed their entry fee in full by December 1st, in case of non payment the first team on the reserve list will be granted an entry etc etc.
Final instructions, including the final entry list, firmware for chip and controller, and any travel considerations will be issued to team captains on Jan 5th.
I will be more than happy to answer any "international" queries here on the forum or via PM.
You can also follow the developments for the Suzuka Double Digital event via the SRC EIndhoven Facebook page
On behalf of the Src Eindhoven
with kind regards
Click on the link to go to the online registration form
PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST SUZUKA WEC 6 HRS
Hello Slotters, its just two months to the start of the 5th edition of the Low Lands Suzuka Double Digital.I'm very proud and pleased to be able to post the provisional entry list for the 2019 event. So far we've received 13 team registrations with 11 teams firmly securing their place on the grid by paying their registration fees in full. Although there will undoubtly be some changes amongst the cars and drivers in the coming months, it looks like we're going to have a very interesting and representative grid. With no less than 7 GT's, 3 LM P2's, 2 LM P1's and a special Garage 56 entry. We've got new cars making their first on track apearance in every class.
Here's a quick preview.
With seven entries the Grand Tourismo's have become the most popular class in the WEC. The 2019 Suzuka grid sporting a wide variety of makes, Porsche will be represented by two teams, with Racing for England switching over from LMP2 and Road Kings opting to give their Danish drivers some the track time in their Pink Pig. DiSCA regulars North Staff returns once more with their trusted SRT Viper as do Dutch Slipstream with their 2018 F488 and Src Eindhoven locals 50+ with their Bentley Continental.
For their return to Digital racing the German ProSpeed team have chosen the Corvette C7R, most likely a combination of a NSR body with a 3DP ProSpeed chassis. Last but not least, Mission#8 is working flat out to give their all new BMW M8 GTE its first run @ Suzuka with a BMW M6 GTE as plan B.
By claiming pole and 3 of the top 4 spots overall during the Rockingham 6 hrs, its safe to say that the LMP2 class is finally starting to fulfill its performance potential. A year later than originally planned Racing for Belgium will pitch its SV Workz Oreca against the British Pescarolo's of Sportscarazing and Hopeful Six.
Besides expected fireworks with an in class battle these teams will definitely form a big challenge for the GT's and it would not surprise me if they got a good shot at gunning for overall honors as well.
They say you need just two horses to have a race, which is exactly what the sole two LM P1's on the grid are going to provide. What they lack in quantity they make up in quality. Rockingham's Toyota LM P1 has been a leading factor in the class for many years. Their TS030 finally broke its duck @ the Rock Bull WEC race. In what will most likely be the TS030's last race (before switching to the TS050 for the LM 24hrs) they'll be challenged by the new "Hybrid Racing" Peugeot 908 LMP1. This GRP bodied Peug with a 3DP chassis prepared by Kim Maslak will be driven by the dutch squad of Road Kings drivers as part of their preparation for the Le Mans 24hrs. Expect multiple LM winner Sebastiaan van Altena pulling the trigger for pole and top honors.
The Nissan Zeod has been a pet project of both Steven Verelst (SV Workz) and Stefan Kievit (S-Slot). Last but not least we're very happy to welcome a absolutely unique car, so unique in fact the we've created a seperate class for it...Garage 56. As the only car to have lapped the 1/1 Le Mans circuit on electric power, the 1/32nd Deltawing will have no problems doing so over and over again. Clad in white this could very well be the "dark horse" of the Suzuka 6 hrs.
So that's it for now, 13 registrations, just two more places open on the grid after which we'll be adding Teams to the reserve list.
But, as I mentioned before, this list with its car ID's is stil provisional, depending on registration fee's being due for some teams by Dec 1st.
Looking forward to see you all in Januari 2019
on behalf of the SRC Eindhoven
with kind regards
Provisional Entry list update
As of Nov 28 we can add another LMP1 to the provisional entry list.
Steven Schrey, Lode Schrey and Dirk Machiels of the Belgium club Slotracefriends have secured the "old" Racing for Belgium AMR DB1 for the Suzuka 6hrs WEC race.
A previous race winning car, not a bad way to make your digital debut.
|1||Rockingham||GB||LM P1||5||Toyota TS030 #5, 2013||paid|
|2||HybridRacing||NL||LM P1||7||Peugeot 908, 2011|
|3||Slotracefriends||B||LM P1||9||AMR Lola DB1, 2010|
|4||Racing for Belgium||B||LM P2||2||Oreca03, Boutsen Ginion, 2013||paid|
|5||Sportscarazing||GB||LM P2||3||Pescarolo, Oak Racing 35 2010||paid|
|6||Hopeful Six||GB||LM P2||6||Pescecarolo 02||paid|
|7||SV Workz - Garage 56||B||GAR56||14||Nissan Zeod RC,||paid|
|8||Mission 8||NL||LM GT||8||BMW M8 GTE, 2018||paid|
|9||RoadKings||DK||LM GT||11||Porsche 911 RSR, Pink Pig, 2018||paid|
|10||50+||NL||LM GT||12||Bentley Continental GT3, 2014||paid|
|11||North Staffs||GB||LM GT||13||SRT Viper, No 93, 2013||paid|
|12||Racing For England||GB||LM GT||14||Porsche 991, 2017||paid|
|13||SlipStream||NL||LM GT||15||Ferrari 488, 2017||paid|
|14||ProSpeed||DE||LM GT||16||Corvette C7R, 2015|