Acceleration 2014

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Acceleration 2014
Current season summary

2014 Formula Acceleration 1 season
2014 MW-V6 Pickup Series season
2014 Legend SuperCup season
2014 European Stock 1000 season
2014 European Stock 600 season

Acceleration 2014 is a multi-day festival combining top class car and bike racing with live music and other entertainment.[1][2] The festival is organised by the International Sport Racing Association (ISRA), based in the Netherlands, and will be held six times in 2014,[3] starting 25–27 April in Portimao, Portugal and ending 17–19 October in Assen, Netherlands. The various racing competitions are Formula Acceleration 1 (FA1),[4] the MW-V6 Pickup Series,[5] the Legend SuperCup (LSC),[6] the European Stock 1000 Series (ACC 1000)[7] and the European Stock 600 Series (ACC 600).[7] Every driver that is competing in one or more classes will drive a vehicle representing his or hers country of origin. The 2014 champion of each competition will be allowed a test in a car from a higher racing series and will be granted with a severe reduction in 2015 entry fee. As for the music and entertainment, on Friday evenings, David Hasselhoff will host "Celebrate the 80's and the 90's with The Hoff", a dance party featuring 2 Unlimited, Haddaway, Kim Wilde, and others. Saturday evenings will see performances of international DJs.[8]

Calendar[edit]

Date Event Circuit City Notes
29–30 Nov 2013 Testing Circuito de Navarra Navarra, Spain
26–27 Mar 2014 Testing Circuit Ricardo Tormo Valencia, Spain
10 Apr 2014 Testing Circuit Park Zandvoort Zandvoort, Netherlands Only MW-V6
22–23 Apr 2014 Testing Autódromo Internacional do Algarve Portimao, Portugal
25–27 Apr 2014 Acceleration at Portimao No ACC 1000 and no ACC 600
2–4 May 2014 Acceleration at Navarra Circuito de Navarra Navarra, Spain
23–25 May 2014 Acceleration at Nürburgring Nürburgring Nürburg, Germany No ACC 1000 and no ACC 600
6–8 Jun 2014 Acceleration in Monza Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza, Italy No ACC 1000 and no ACC 600
4–6 Jul 2014 Acceleration at Slovakia Ring Automotodróm Slovakia Ring Orechová Potôň, Slovakia No FA1
17–19 Oct 2014 Acceleration in Assen TT Circuit Assen Assen, Netherlands No ACC 1000 and no ACC 600

The 2014 calendar consists of six race weekends. Originally, ten were planned. However, Acceleration in Zolder, Acceleration at Paul Ricard, and Acceleration at Grobnik were cancelled on 27 June 2014[9] and Acceleration at Hungaroring was cancelled on 21 August 2014.[10]

Racing competitions[edit]

Formula Acceleration 1[edit]

Each FA1 team will represent a nation. Their drivers may have a different nationality, but the car should represent the country. The winning driver/team is entitled to the full budget for the 2015 FA1 season and a test day in the GP2 Series car in Abu Dhabi.[4]

Race format[edit]

Day Duration Event
Friday 30 min Free practice 1
30 min Free practice 2
30 min Qualifying for race 1 (1 point for pole position)
Saturday 30 min Qualifying for race 2 (1 point for pole position)
30 min Race 1 (1 mandatory pit stop)
Sunday 45 min Race 2 (2 mandatory pit stops)

Technical specifications[edit]

All cars are mechanically identical and have been built with reducing costs in mind, which has led to an approximate price for the whole season of €450,000. FA1 will use the Lola B05/52, used in the A1 Grand Prix between 2005 and 2008.

  • Engine: 3.4L V8 Zytek ZA1348
  • Horsepower: 550 hp
  • Weight: 698 kg (driver included)
  • Gearbox: electronic, six gears
  • Tyres: Michelin

MW-V6 Pickup Series[edit]

Race format[edit]

Day Duration Event
Friday 30 min Free practice 1
30 min Free practice 2
20 min Qualifying for race 1 (1 point for pole position)
Saturday 20 min Qualifying for race 2 (1 point for pole position)
25 min Race 1 (Rolling start)
25 min Race 2 (Rolling start)
Sunday 40 min Race 3 (Rolling start and mandatory pitstop)

The starting order of race 3 will be decided by a combined result of Q1 and Q2 with the first 8 reversed. For race 1 and 2, the top 10 finishers score points in the following order: 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1. For race 3, the top 10 finishers score points in the following order: 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1. The drivers' champion is entitled to a test day in the 2015 FA1 car plus either half the budget for the 2015 FA1 season or the full budget for the 2015 MW-V6 season.[5][11]

Technical specifications[edit]

The cars are based on those used in the Dutch racing series BRL V6 and BRL Light.

  • Engine: 4.0L V6 Ford, 325 hp
  • Gearbox: Drenth DG 400
  • Minimum weight: 950 kg
  • Tyres: Michelin

Legend SuperCup[edit]

Each LSC team will represent a nation. Their drivers may have a different nationality, but the car, whose design was derived from legends car racing, should represent the country. The winning driver/team is entitled to a test day in the 2015 MW-V6 car and half the budget for the 2015 MW-V6 season.[6]

Race format[edit]

Day Duration Event
Friday 30 min Free practice 1
30 min Free practice 2
Saturday 20 min Race 1 (Rolling start)
20 min Race 2 (Rolling start)
Sunday 20 min Race 3 (Rolling start)
20 min Race 4 (Rolling start)

Lots are drawn by the drivers during the briefing to determine the starting grid for Sprint Race 1. The starting grid for Sprint Race 2 is the reversed Race 1 starting grid. The starting grid for Sprint Race 3 corresponds to the points scored in Races 1 and 2 (the driver who has scored the highest number of points starts on pole). In case of even results when adding points of races 1 and 2, the fastest lap of races 1 and 2 will decide between the drivers.

The top 25 finishers score points in the following order: 50, 40, 32, 26, 22, 20, 19, 18, ..., 3, 2, 1.

Technical specifications[edit]

The cars are based on those used in legends car racing.

  • Engine: Fuel-injected YAMAHA 1250 cc (with or without carburretor)
  • Weight empty: 520 kg
  • Power: 136 hp at 10,000 rpm
  • Acceleration: 0–100 kph in 3.7 sec
  • Top speed: 200 kph
  • Tyres: Michelin/Falken Tires

European Stock 600 and 1000 Series[edit]

Each ACC 600 and ACC 1000 team will represent a nation. Their drivers may have a different nationality, but the motorcycle should represent the country.[7]

The top 15 finishers score points in the following order: 25, 20, 16, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Technical specifications[edit]

European Stock 1000 Series:

  • Engine:
    4-cylinder (600-1000 cc) 4-stroke
    3-cylinder (750-1000 cc) 4-stroke
    2-cylinder (850-1200 cc) 4-stroke
  • Minimum weight: 165 kg

European Stock 600 Series:

  • Engine:
    4-cylinder (401-600 cc) 4-stroke
    3-cylinder (401-675 cc) 4-stroke
    2-cylinder (401-750 cc) 4-stroke
  • Minimum weight: 165 kg

International TV distribution[edit]

As of 3 April 2013, 15 networks have purchased the rights to broadcasts containing highlights of each Acceleration 2014 weekend.

Territory Network
Australia Speed Channel
Eastern Europe Sport Klub
Europe Motors TV
Finland Nelonen
Greece
Malta
Cyprus
Fox Sports Europe
India
Pakistan
Nepal
Bhutan
Sri Lanka
Taj TV
Italy Fox Sports
Sportube
New Zealand Sky
Pan-Asia
Turkey
Fox Sports
Pan Middle East Orbit Communications Company
Philippines Solar Entertainment Corporation
South Africa Supersport
United Kingdom BT Sport
United States MAVTV

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Acceleration | Acceleration". Acceleration14.com. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Acceleration 2014 verkrijgt FIA goedkeuring". Knaf.nl. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  3. ^ http://acceleration14.com/events-calendar1
  4. ^ a b "FA1 Driver Information". Acceleration14.com. 
  5. ^ a b "MW-V6 Driver Information". Acceleration14.com. 
  6. ^ a b "LSC Driver Information". Acceleration14.com. 
  7. ^ a b c "ACC Driver Information". 
  8. ^ "Music Festival | Acceleration". Acceleration14.com. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  9. ^ "Seven events for Acceleration 2014". Acceleration14.com. 2014-06-27. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  10. ^ "Race programme cancelled for Acceleration Hungary". Acceleration14.com. 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  11. ^ Template:Tijd. "Acceleration: 15 coureurs testen in MW-V6 Pickups op Zandvoort". Autosport.nl. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 

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