International Motorsports Commission
Silien Electric Racing Series
The Story So Far
Season 1: 2017-2018
Following the ascension of Claidie Dorsett as 17th Princess of Sil Dorsett, her first major initiative was to subsidize, develop, and promote clean energy technologies. With motorsport being popular in the Principality and having the most to gain from a shift away from fossil fuels, the government encouraged the Automotive Club of Sil Dorsett to make efforts to build a championship focused on electric powertrain development.
In late 2017, this effort culminated in the creation of the Silien Racing Series - Electric Division. Car manufacturers Aventeur Automotive (under the Coweta brand), Maxima Motors, and race car chassis developer Harper-Valera were the three manufacturers to sign on, with privateer teams Green Lightning, Millenium Motion, Dragon Dynamics and Aeon Automotive using the platform to entirely focus on building better electric motors.
The drivers weren't necessarily the best of racers as the elite stayed with the Premier Division, the pinnacle of Silien national motorsport. Those who signed onto the electric division came from all walks of life, businessmen, e-sports gamers, nobility, and even royalty looking to put their endorsement on the program and test their skills. If they could get the sponsorship, the would likely have the drive.
The season focused heavily on street courses in larger cities in the principality, featuring a May race in Norvalle as the season's Crown Jewel, but when word of the championship spread, deals were made to demonstrate the series in Goyanes and Prydania.
The season was dominated by the privateers' superior development pace, as while Coweta kept pace on the track, Maxima Motors fell off, unable to compete. Green Lightning would take both the Drivers' Championship with Lillian Warren by eight points and the Constructor's Championship by nine points, ahead of Coweta and their drivers for both. Warren would leave the championship for a Premier Series seat at the end of the season.
Season 2: 2018-2019
During the off-season, the International Motorsports Commission asked the Automotive Club of Sil Dorsett if they felt it was possible to turn the national series into a World Championship by expanding all over the globe. Surprised by the offer, the ACSD agreed to attempt to establish a world championship series for 2019-2020, but also agreed they would bring on new teams and schedule new races on short notice for the current season whenever the opportunity arised. Most of the negotiations happened during a winter break, and the first three races of the season had already run by the time all the new teams were ready to compete. Only the Prydanian Midland Motorar Taurínmáttur would make the third round, with others preparing for the fourth round in Ninhundland.
The Privateer teams continue their domination over the major manufacturers, with Green Lightning again holding a twenty-two point lead over their closest rival, Millenium Motion. However, after running into financial trouble, Dragon Dynamics was forced to withdraw from the season to preserve capital and prepare for when the Sil Dorsettian teams split back into a national feeder series next year.
With concerns over the late entries being disadvantaged having not been in the first three races, the ACSD developed a scheme to reset the standings. With the race in Ninhundland being seen as a testing event for the significantly larger field, the race in Goyanes would be the first in where the championship would be expanded to a National Cup that has the Sil Dorsettian teams competing between themselves, and an International Cup with the new entries competing against Green Lightning, the Season One Constructors' Champions.
2018-2019 Season Roster
|(Player)||Team||Driver 1||Driver 2||Reserve|
|@Sil Dorsett||Green Lightning||Mathis Parmentier||Pierre Harston||Lillian Warren|
|@Prydania||M.M. Taurínmáttur||Adam Vorster||Mie Hougaard||-|
|@Goyanes||VMV Elekstriskverken||Anders Yvendråsson||Høyt Skermerhorn||-|
|@Andrenne||Zveive RT||Andrew Vellsa||Elias Niirkelld||-|
|@Highton||Rennen CR||Hinrich Spindler||Niko Klugman||-|
|@bootsie||Tundra Motors||David Sørenson||Sayuri Tanaka||-|
|@primebie1||CMT Rasio||Bronwen Powyll||Owyn Llewellyn||-|
|@Notboss Dragonking||Draconics Electric Racing||Serkren Drake||Jake Drake||-|
|@mcmasterdonia||RMA-Mercadoz||Azar Lamerza||Noor Lamerza||-|
|(NPC)||Coweta Motorsport||Harmonie Herrissida||Oliver DeFries||Claidie Dorsett|
|(NPC)||Maxima Motors||Claudia Rapace||Francis Demont||Anton Constantine|
|(NPC)||Millenium Motion||Nathan Carrell||Miles Barnett||Jonathan Brading|
|(NPC)||Aeon Automotive||Kaneko Shijo||Aubin Bouthillier||-|
|(NPC)||Harper-Valera||Matthieu Bardin||Nicholas Odgers||Cordelia Fisher|
IMC logo courtesy of Goyanes