During the past months, David and I had different conversations about our views on the future of the competition. Today we meet again and we shared our opinions about where STC is and where is it going, which are the following. STC was born with the release of GTR Evolution. During this intense period we used different MODs, tracks and custom content that keep the competition interesting and attracted top teams and drivers, specially in the first seasons. With the agign of the Race 07 engine we have constantly seen teams and drivers get less and less surprised and stimulated to race STC, even inside our own team, and tried to counteract it putting a lot of time and care into it, specially on the broadcasts, but also with features I think we invented like WAR voting for incidents. This worked somehow, but it's obvious for us that STC is not at the level it was, and there are two key factors for this: first one its the simulator, something that could be solved with the release of rFactor2, and another one is the Staff part. Until now there were 4 people participating as STC staff: Eckhart doing the comentary, Andreas doing post-race news, and David and me building and doing all the rest. Other people came and go in one week, specially the broadcast crew, that entered for one of them, and were unable to attend to the following three to never come back. This lack of collaboration and interest has been increasing the sensation of STC loosing appeal for the simracing community and for licensed teams until a point where neither David or me have energy to continue one more season. We decided we will not be the ones leading the STC into the rFactor 2 era, which opens 3 possibilities: A group of people, with our advice when needed, continues organising it using the resources we provide such as the website, the competition prestige (if you feel it has one), the TGH server if needed and this forum. We integrate STC as a RD league, so is RD staff who organizes from now on, if there is staff interested in doing it. We close the doors, like many other good leagues did when the simulators they were attached to were abandoned. There is time until the end of the season for people interested in option one to contact us, so I hope time is not an issue. If for the end of the season there is not a commited group of persons that want to run the STC, I will ask RD staff to do it. We ask for at least full 2012 compromise. Otherwise the STC Black Cup 2011 champion will be 7[SUP]th[/SUP] and last one... not many leagues can say they run seven seasons with success and a constant format. Regards.