June 25th, 2015 by JaimeB
The first season of the NEO Endurance Series had a very special partner who is dedicated to improve the safety standards in real life racing. Today NEO Endurance is proud to announce it will extend its partnership with Motorsport Safety Foundation for another season of sim racing.
In season 1 NEO donated the $160 to MSF. During the season teams were able to change their roster. For every driver change there was a fee of $5. The money of this fee went to MSF. At the end of the season there were 20 driver changes, resulting in $100 for MSF. Besides the money from the roster changes, NEO also donated $60 from its own pocket.
MSF was impressed by the support from a new direction and did not have to think twice to extend the partnership for another season.
“We are very happy MSF would like to continue the partnership. It is very important to show the world sim racers are not just gamers, but race fans in the first place. Sim racing is being acknowledged more and is earning its own place in racing (in general) now. Look at the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series or SRO with its virtual Blancpain Endurance Series next year. Also TORA‘s new British GT Championship is acknowledged and supported by the real British GT Championship. In May I met race control of the biggest endurance series in the world: FIA World Endurance Championship. It really shows the real life series see the potential of sim racing,” said co-founder Niel Hekkens.
New for next season is the MSF Challenge, that will replace the previously known CleanX Challenge. There will be some tweaks to the MSF Challenge next season. In the previous season there was one overall winner each event. Next season each class will have one MSF Challenge winner per event. Each event will therefore have three winners of the MSF Challenge who win $10 each. The winner of each class will be the car who is classified and has the fewest incident points of the race. More details about the MSF Challenge will be published together with the updated sporting regulations for the NES.
About Motorsport Safety Foundation
The Motorsport Safety Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving safety standards in motorsport. It is a community where members can come together and have a voice, a place to share safety concerns and collaborate on research. MSF encourages active participation from all members who share our view that motorsport can and should be safer.
The charity was founded in honor of Sean Edwards, a professional race car driver who tragically died while coaching from the passenger seat at an Australian race track. Sean crashed into a reinforced concrete wall that was not properly equipped with the minimum safety barriers to dissipate the impact.
Issues like these are what the Motorsport Safety Foundation continuously works to change: fixable problems that can prevent another driver, crew marshal, or even fan from serious injury or death.
For more information about the Motorsport Safety Foundation, visit motorsport-safety.org.
NEO Endurance, founded in 2012, is an online virtual racing league with focus on multiclass endurance events organized as professional as possible. NEO uses the iRacing.com Motorsports Simulation as its platform to organize series and events. For more information about NEO, visit neo-endurance.com.