P1GTS Rules

  1. Basic requirements
    1. By participating in this league every team and driver confirms that he has understoods and accepts the rules.
    2. If you have not understood every rule, please make sure to post your questions on the forum.
    3. Every driver must use his real name in the forum and in rFactor2. Make sure the first letter of your first name and last name is in capital letters e.g. Max Racer. Do not use special characters like ä, ö, ü etc.
      1. In game name and name in the entrylist need to be 1:1 identical to avoid trouble during the event. This means no extra blanks between your name or at the end.
    4. Every driver must be on the P1-gaming e.V. TeamSpeak server while he is driving an official session (Qualification and Race) and must be able to hear whisper messages from race control.
    5. Every driver has to use a wired connection (WLAN causes lag) and has to make sure his ping is stable and below 200ms.
    6. You must not share any content or passwords used on p1-gaming e.V.
  2. Code of conduct
    1. All drivers have to be respectful with each other (no insults, racism etc.) in the forum, on the track, on TeamSpeak as well as in the live stream.
    2. All attempts to gain an unfair advantage e.g. using a bug (without reporting it to the staff), cheating etc. will be penalized.
  3. General rules
    1. Official sessions will not be delayed due to client-side technical problems. Make sure your system is running fine before an official session
    2. If a briefing is announced for an official session, every driver has to take part
    3. Horn usage is not allowed. Penalty for horn usage will be a drive through penalty
    4. Do not use in game chat. Penalty for chat usage will be a drive through penalty for each line
    5. After a race the top 3 drivers of each race will be interviewed. Make sure hat you are available.
  4. Skins
    1. The from P1-Gaming e.V. provided skin template needs to be used.
    2. It is not allowed to remove or to move league sponsors logos.
    3. It is not allowed to remove or to move number plates.
    4. If any company logos or copyright protected images are used the permission that its allowed to use this logos/images need to be send to support@p1-gaming.de.
    5. Without a submitted and approved skin for a car, the car is not allowed to race (not included in the mod)
  5. Sign ups
    1. Car numbers with a leading zero are not allowed. (e.g. 1 is ok, 01 will be not allowed.) If we find a car with a leading zero in the number in the entrylist the car will be removed.
    2. Each team manager can maximum sign up 2 cars.
    3. It is not allowed to sign up a driver in more than one car.
  6. Spectators
    1. It is not allowed to be as spectator on the server. Only exceptions are the offical stream user(s) and the race steward(s).
  7. Ontrack behaviour
    1. General on track behaviour
      1. Brake checking, unnecessary slowing thru a corner, punting, bump-passing, cutting-off or chopping are all deliberate actions whether there is contact or not, and subject to penalty.
      2. Blocking is not allowed and subject to a penalty.
      3. Weaving to break a draft is considered blocking.
      4. Flashing of lights are permitted to alert driver ahead you are about to pass or driver ahead will give way to help the pass. It can not be more than 3 flashes and longer than 2 seconds.
    2. Ontrack penalties
      1. If you have a DQ you can ask the stewards to remove the DQ. We consider the time loss as enough penalty for not serving a game penalty or forgetting to turn on the headlights.
      2. DQs acquired after race finish are not removable.
    3. Cutting (track limits)
      1. White (or other color) lines at the edge of the track surface define the racing surface (which includes the lines themselves). If a track or a section of a track has no border lines, the edge of the asphalt is the boundary of the racing surface.
      2. Cut detection will be handled by the software.
      3. For each race the server will be configured that after 3 cuts the driver has to serve a DT penalty.
      4. Forcing another driver into a cut warning will be penalized.
      5. Although the software should normally handle cut detection, if there is a corner where the detection doesn't work properbly, drivers are expected to stay at least with two wheels on the race surface. Misbehaviour can be penalized.
    4. Qualifying
      1. You have to run sufficient engine cooling. Smoking engines will not be tolerated
      2. Pressing ESC is not allowed.
      3. Cars on a fast lap always have the right of way compared to cars on an in- or outlap
      4. Make sure to not imped any driver when you are on an in- or out lap
      5. Each driver is responsible to find a sufficient gap in Qualifying without impeding other cars
      6. Each driver has to respect the white lines on pit entry and pit exit
    5. Warm-up
      1. Driver briefing is during the warm-up
      2. During the briefing drivers need to stay in the pit
      3. After the driver briefing you are allowed to drive out and set laptimes
    6. Formation lap
      1. You have to drive with caution on the formation lap. Excessive weaving and braking is not allowed
      2. Too large gaps in the field during the formation lap will be penalized with a drive through penalty
      3. If you spin on the formation lap you need to start the race from the back of the grid. Any possible game penalty to you or the rest of the field will be removed
    7. Race start
      1. Race start will be behind the safety car
      2. At the end of the formation lap all cars have to stay in the pit limiter. In most cases the point drivers have to stay in pit limiter will be the last corner of the formation lap. After this point drivers have to drive the maximum speed of the pit limiter (not more, not less).
      3. Minimum gap to the driver in front is half a car length and maximum 2 car lengths
      4. Race starts when green flag is announced by the software
    8. Pitting
      1. Each driver has to respect the white lines on pit entry and pit exit
      2. The car in the fast lane in the pitlane has always the right of way
      3. You have to stay in the fast lane of the pitlane until you reach your pit box
      4. You are not allowed to drive in the slow lane of the pit lane for an unnecessary long distance
      5. Pit speed limit is 100kph
    9. Overtaking
      1. Overtaking means going past someone, not through them. Drivers are not allowed to push cars out of the way in order to overtake them. Though contact may not always be avoidable, it may not act as a means to make the pass
      2. A driver can only attempt a pass when there is room for it and when the chance is reasonably high that it becomes successful without heavy contact. On road courses this means that the overtaking car must be able to get a significant overlap with the defending car before they get to the point of turn-in for a corner. On ovals any bit of overlap is enough to claim space
      3. The defending driver is allowed to defend his position by changing his line once per straight. As soon as the overtaking car starts its overhauling on the straight, the defending driver can only use the width of the track between the overtaking car on the one side and the track boundary on the other side to move in, without applying physical force to widen it. Retaking the racing line for a corner is not classed as making a defensive move, provided it is done safety and does not contravene other racing rules.
    10. Lapping
      1. If a car receives a blue flag while being lapped by a car in the same class, the lapped car has to make way for the faster car as quickly as possible.
    11. Safety car and yellow flags
      1. Local yellow flags will be displayed by rFactor2. We highly recommend to keep your eyes open in case of a local yellow flag.
      2. If a yellow flag is shown, every driver has to drive very careful and has to adapt his speed (slow down) that he can pass the situation carefully
      3. Overtaking under yellow will not be tolerated and penalized
      4. You will be informed one lap in advance by rFactor 2 when the Satety Car will be in.
      5. All drivers have to make sure the field is close together before the restart.
      6. All drivers have to stay in single file.
      7. As soon as the Safety Car goes in the leader takes over.
    12. Red Flag (Server restart)
      1. Lap count of the cars will be restore from the standing of last completed lap before restart.
      2. Positions will be restored from the standing of last completed lap before restart.
      3. Race timer keeps running during red flag.
      4. Race restart time and length of the race will be announced from race control.
      5. After the formation lap the race continues under FCY until everything is checked and the stewards ends FCY.
    13. Incidents, crashes etc.
      1. A driver who left the track due to an incident or spin has to make sure he rejoins the track in a save manner without impeding other drivers.
      2. If you have heavy damage, you have to immediately pit.
      3. Out-of-control or spinning drivers should lock their brakes to make it easier for other drivers to predict their movements.
  8. Points
    1. There will be a team standing
    2. There will be a driver standing
    3. Point system
      1. P1 - 28 Points
      2. P2 - 25 Points
      3. P3 - 22 Points
      4. P4 - 20 Points
      5. P5 - 18 Points
      6. P6 - 16 Points
      7. P7 - 14 Points
      8. P8 - 12 Points
      9. P9 - 10 Points
      10. P10 - 9 Points
      11. P11 - 8 Points
      12. P12 - 7 Points
      13. P13 - 6 Points
      14. P14 - 5 Points
      15. P15 - 4 Point
      16. P16 - 3 Point
      17. P17 - 2 Point
      18. P18 - 1 Point
    4. 5 extra points are given position independent to every driver who ends the race with a minimum race distance of 90% compared to the race winner.
  9. Definitions
    1. Overlap: Is defined as any part of the car behind overlapping (lining up) with any part of the car in front.
    2. Turn-in Point: Is defined as the point where the driver starts to turn into the corner entry. It can be observed with steering input of the driver. Determining a turn-in point for any corner can be very tricky due to different class cars having varying speeds and braking performances and will be at the discretion of race stewards.
    3. Dive-Bombing: A driver who is following another driver up close, suddenly peels off and dives on the inside unexpectedly at corner entry (past turn-in point). It is prone to contact and is ill-advised.
    4. Blocking: Changing racing line more than once as defensive maneuver.
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