League Rules and Racing Etiquette

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League Rules and Racing Etiquette

Post by Tamworthfox on Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:03 pm

Race days and times

Race days: Saturday

Race lobby will be open & invites sent out at 7:15pm GMT

Qualifying start time: 7:30pm GMT


• Clean racing:

• Race cleanly at all times. No contact should occur between cars on track, and as a driver you are required to do your best to avoid this from happening. Accidents do happen, but if you are at fault for causing a collision, assuming the game hasn't instantly penalized you ( it has a knack for giving the wrong person a penalty ) the usual unwritten rule is to let the car you hit back through and then continue racing..


Race etiquette:

• If you are involved in an on-track incident, don't overreact. It may be frustrating, but you need to stay calm and get on with it.

If another driver does something you feel is against the rules, report it to the Stewards Panel after the race rather than argue about it over the chat.

• If you know you suffer from lag issues, are battling with someone on track whom you know suffers from lag issues, you need to exercise extreme caution when attempting overtakes or using defensive manoeuvres.


• Corner cutting:

• Stay within the track boundaries with at least two tyres at all times. The track boundaries are defined by the white lines, NOT by the edge of the kerbs. Cutting corners, or extending the track, to gain an advantage is not allowed. Drivers found to be persistently breaking this rule will be penalised retrospectively.


Qualifying etiquette:

• In qualifying, it is your own responsibility to find free space on the track when going for a hot lap. A car on a hot lap does not have to yield for a faster car approaching from behind. If you are on an in- or out-lap, however, you have to let faster cars pass you without blocking them.


• Stewards Panel:
The Stewards Panel forum can be used to report incidents that occur in a race. If you feel that another driver has broken the rules, you can make an enquiry for that driver to be penalised. It is however recommended that you try to resolve the problem by talking to the other driver(s) involved before taking it to the Stewards Panel.

Usual incidents you can take to the stewards panel:

Racing incidents, corner cutting or removing an unfair penalty that the game is known to give.


RACE SETTINGS

Race distance: 50%
Car performance : Equal
Weather: Dynamic
Car damage: Reduced

Qualifying: Short qualifying

Minimum race participants: 7
( the race may be postponed or cancelled if the required number isn't met, this is down to the race stewards discretion )


TIMES, RESTARTS, DISCONNECTIONS, HOST ISSUES

1. Race's will start on time, no exceptions ( unless you have given us notice in which we may be able to wait if there are no objections, however the lobby will always be open at the usual time of 7:15pm GMT & Start time is 7:30pm. UK time/GMT

2. NO RESTARTS unless the HOST disconnects or a significant amount of participant disconnect. ( for obvious reasons )

3. If HOST disconnects a RESTART will take place IMMEDIATELY with the backup hosting the race. This is to ensure everyone has a stable and lag free race, because if the host migrates to an unstable person it could cause further problems.

4. Restarts will follow the race and qualification parameters already in place. this includes a full qualifying re-run there will be no 1 shot qualifying or a possibility of skipping straight to the race.

5. HOST and backup will be based on ISP connection speeds as well as stability
( if you think you would be a reliable host, you must post your connection speed and confirm that it is a WIRED connection to your PS4.

6. If HOST and backup BOTH disconnect the race will be postponed until the next convenient time

7. If youre late or you disconnect any time after the session has started consider it a bad day and hope for a postponement
or a HOST disconnection.

8. There will be NO Exception's. Plan accordingly.


Communication

Please use a working headset while in the race lobby, to effectively receive any potential messages or instructions from the League staff. Having the ability to talk to other drivers during the race can also make it easier to avoid - and resolve - any on-track incidents. Using a headset is not mandatory, but desirable.


Forum activity

You need to be an active member on our forum while being a driver in our leagues. We aren't forcing you to make several posts every day, but we prefer drivers who are involved with the community. We will occasionally check how long it has been since a driver has been logged into his forum account - if you have been inactive on the forum for a long time, you may be removed from the league.


Participation

If you are unable to attend a race, you have to give notice for your absence before the race starts. This is done by informing one of the league admins of your situation, either by sending him a private message or by making a post in the official race thread. It is your responsibility to make sure we get your message.

When informing us of your absence, a proper reason must be given for why you can't attend. No-showing a race because you don't like the track, simply saying 'I can't race this week', or other similar reasons are not accepted and will be marked as an uninformed absence.

If you get marked for 3 uninformed absences throughout a season, whether this is consecutive or not, you will be removed from the league.


Connection

It's an unfortunate aspect of online racing that having a stable connection can be critical to being able to race closely with other cars. While we understand that not everyone can have perfect connections, and that occasional lag can't be avoided, we reserve the right to ask a driver to step down from the league if their connection is causing too many issues for other drivers.


Stewards panel

What you can make a stewards enquiry for:

Racing incidents: If you feel another driver has caused an incident - eg. hitting your car, forcing you off the track, or driving too aggressively - you should report this to the stewards for investigation.

Corner cutting: If you witness another driver is persistently gaining time by abusing the track limits, you should report this to the stewards for investigation.

Removing an unfair time penalty: If you receive a time penalty from the game, and you feel this was awarded unfairly, you can make an enquiry for the penalty to be removed. When making such an enquiry, you need to provide evidence of the penalty being applied. Evidence can be either in the form of video footage, or a picture of the post-race race director screen showing what the penalty was for and the time of when it was applied. Any appeals without this will be dismissed.

Note that there is a time limit of 2 days after the race has run to make a stewards enquiry. if any new rule violations come to light through videos released after this time, it is still possible to report this, but only if this violation is something that was not visible to the other driver(s) in the race at the time it happened.


Penalties:

The stewards have a variety of penalties that may be applied to punish drivers if a rule has been broken, depending on the severity of the violation. The available penalties are sorted below, in order of severity. Breaking a rule also leads to penalty points being added to your name - see further down for more details.

● 10-second time penalty
● 20-second time penalty
● Qualifying ban for the next race (will usually be applied in place of a time penalty if the driver did not finish the race)
● Disqualification from the race
● One-race ban
● Multiple-race ban
● Permanent removal from the league

Any penalties will be aimed at the person who has done wrong - we cannot compensate anyone else as a result of someone's actions. All penalties are discussed by the Stewards Panel ( this forum is not visible to members who are not a steward ) before being issued and the driver will always be informed of the outcome. The Stewards Panel is completely neutral and will not include anyone who may be affected by the incident in question.
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