TWFC AUTUMN 2012 SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIFIC RULES
1. All of the TWFR General Rules currently in force apply.
2. The race server will be listed as "Legends-League.com TWFC. The server will be password protected with the global season wide TWFR Championship race password.
3. COMPETITION LICENCES. All drivers who register for a Legends TWFR Championship series will be issued with a clean paperless Competition Licence specific to the Championship series they are registering for. Such licences are subject to penalty points being incurred and recorded against it for offences committed on track during related Championship series events, including qualifying and formation laps. Drivers incurring a specified number of penalty points will be subject to probation and/or race suspensions plus a weight penalty according to a predefined score table. For full details and how the penalty points are scored and what they mean please go here. Drivers with suspended licenses WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RACE until the suspension period has been properly served, and in addition they will NOT be allowed to join as guests in such races that they are suspended from.
3.1. Penalty Weight-Competition License.
Any driver who accumulates 10 points on his/her competition licence will be issued with a PENALTY WEIGHT.The PENALTY WEIGHT will be as follows:
10 points =25kg
15 points =50kg
20 points = 75kg
20+ points = RACE BAN + the applicable penalty weight on return for next race.
As an example:Assuming a driver has 10 points on his/her license: This means the driver will be assigned 25kg of PENALTY WEIGHT for the next race, a "CLEAN" lap one (in other words not found to be responsible for any incidents) and no protests upheld during the race, the PENALTY WEIGHT will be reduced by 25kg for the next race and likewise the competition license points will be reduced by 5 points. NOTE: After the season is concluded, ANY penalty points left on your competition licence will be SUBTRACTED from your championship points total and your team's points total, ahead of the final standings.
3.2. The weight allocation will start being implemented AFTER the first race is concluded. The top 5 finishers in the race will for the next race be issued with a SUCCESS BALLAST (weight) See handicapping
4. NEW DRIVERS. Before being allowed to race in the championship series new drivers must compete in at least two club events and shown proven knowledge of our rules when on track.The Race Director will either give you the all clear or decline your entry.
5. ADD-ONS AND MODIFICATIONS. Track graphic enhancements are allowed however e.g. sky packs. Additionally the following mods and add-ons are approved :-
6. CAR SKINS. Custom skins for cars are at the discretion of each driver but are NOT mandatory.
7. QUALIFYING REQUIREMENT. You should be on-line at some stage during qualification though you do not need to complete a single lap. Any drivers failing to attend qualifying will be allowed to join the race if there is room on the grid, but of course they will start at the very rear of the grid.
7.1 LAPTIME RESETTING: Please ensure that your qualifying lap is legal with no illegal corner cutting, so if you know, or think, you have cut a corner then immediately and safely slow down to invalidate that lap. If, after the qualifying session is finished, you realize, or think that your fastest qualifying lap is still illegal then you are allowed to RESET THE LAPTIME by changing car or an upgrade option. (ONLY RESET YOUR LAP TIME IN THE WARM UP SESSION as it effects any weights which you have been assigned for qualification and we will not add them if you leave and re-enter the room during the qualifying session. It is also imperative you take no further part if you do change cars in the quali session if you were assigned weight) IF YOU PLAN ON RESET MUST DECLARE THIS TO THE RACE DIRECTOR IN THE WARM UP SESSION, LET THE GRID EDIT HAPPEN THEN LEAVE TO CHANGE CAR, SO THAT YOU ARE NOT IN YOUR ORGINAL QUALIFYING POSITION!
On review, any driver who is deemed to have completed an illegal qualifying lap and starts from his/her qualifying position will receive a POST RACE PENALTY of 30% of the race points earned for that specific race which will be deducted from your championship points.
ANY other penalty deemed appropriate could also be imposed on the driver by the Chief Steward -and this decision WILL BE FINAL. Being unaware of making an illegal fastest qualifying lap will not be grounds for it being excused so play safe and be very careful so as not to risk making any illegal qualifying laps.
7.2 TWSC Championship events have 2 formats, 4 of each type, the first is a single race format, the second incorporates two races of equal races. Your starting positions for both races will be determined by the results of the Race 1 qualifying session. The second race grid will also be set according to the original qualifying session with a Grid Edit procedure performed by the Race Director. If you have a disconnect or leave the server for whatever reason this could result in your placement on the grid being affected and being placed in a lower grid spot than you actually qualified. The Race Director will not have the time for Re- Editing the grid to reinstate you to your original position and therefore you start the race as you are placed.
7.3 Any driver who is deemed to have disregarded ANY of the TWFR General Rules during a race will run the risk of receiving a championship points deduction penalty which could also include being disqualified from the race results.
7.4 RESPECTING TRACK LIMITS:
Some corners/straights on certain tracks have the boundaries demarcated, other than by kerbs, White lines/Yellow lines/cones etc, unless otherwise announced please respect these markings and stay within them (two wheels on the racing surface AT ALL TIMES.)
Any driver who is deemed to have consistently and deliberatly cut ANY section of the track to gain time WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE RACES.
HQ (at their discretion) reserve the right to place TEO's (Track Enforcer Objects) at strategic places on the circuit to prevent such cutting from taking place. This will be announced prior to the race and the respective link to download the TEO's will be posted on the site.
8. FORMATION LAP & GRIDDING. Formation laps must be run in single file and each car should follow, at a safe distance, the car which immediately qualified in front of him. The rFactor message tells you to follow the car immediately and directly ahead of you on the dual line grid and this is incorrect for single file formation laps, so it must be ignored as the car you will need to follow will be immediately DIAGONALLY ahead of you of course. You must stay in your correct position in single file and not overtake the car in front of you, unless you are returning to your rightful position after a formation lap incident. You must not make severe braking and acceleration manoeuvres so causing smoking tyres/burn outs on the formation lap, so all practice starts are banned other than initially moving off of the grid at the formation lap start, and that still must be carried out with care. Disregarding these rules when it impinges on other drivers could lead to a protest being lodged with the Stewards, with the possibility of for penalties being imposed. Weaving to warm your tyres is allowed, but if carried out dangerously, and the cause of an incident, the offending driver will be deemed fully responsible. See the formation lap guidance notes for full details of what is expected of every driver.
All drivers should be on the grid at the start of the formation lap with NO EXCEPTIONS. If you miss your start then you are out of the race unless ther server allows you to start from pit lane when you must await the Green pit lane exit light. However , in the case of poor Internet Connectivity conditions then a postponement of the race start may be allowed in exceptional circumstances. The Race Director has full admin control of the server and will make the sole decision regarding a restart or a delayed start-the decsision wil be FINAL.
9. With the advent of a switch to Saloon/Sedan racing, there is an amendment to the General rules:
"19.2 Avoidable Contact. In the opinion of the Race Stewards, any driver who initiates avoidable contact which results in the interruption of another competitor's lap time or track position will be subject to a penalty. Should the contact result in damage to or immediate retirement of the other competitor, further penalties may be assessed."
In tintop racing the contacts do not always have the same outcome, where formula cars have wheels that can interlock resulting in major damage, it is felt that it is a part of Touring car racing to allow a certain amount of rubbing and minor contacts, you will still be in danger of penalties if the force of the contact is felt to be excessive and/or you are making gains in position from overly robust and aggressive contacts. This will be at the discretion of the stewards, under advisement from the CS. Not all contacts will result in the issuance of penalty points.
10. PLEASE NOTE that by default rFactor will artificially flip your car back on its wheels should you after an accident end up upside down. This is obviously totally unrealistic and undesirable to league championship racing and is easily rectified by changing this default setting on the server. With effect from the V1.250 ISI rFactor patch we are now able to change and control this "Crash Recovery" parameter from the server so now if you find yourself upside down in any of our on-line league races you will find that you will stay that way so you must promptly hit Escape and thus rightfully retire from the race.
11. DETERMINING RACE GRID SIZE: Initially 32 drivers will be allowed to register, others may also register but will be placed on a reserve list. Drivers who compete in the first event for example,will automatically be accepted for the next event, any driver who does not attend two championship events in a row will drop onto the reserve list for the next event and will only be allowed to race if there is enough room on the server.
Any driver who has a “no show” without prior notice given and accepted by the RD will automatically be dropped down the list from the next race, dropped down to the bottom of the queue and be replaced by the next driver in line. A minimum of 48 hours notice to the RD is required by any driver to excuse himself/herself from any TWSC championship event, this will give the RD enough time to contact another driver and offer that driver a chance to participate in the event as a one off until the next event when the driver who has been excused returns to take his/her place on the entry list at the next race.
12. RULE AMENDMENTS. Legends HQ Administration reserve the right to change any championship specific or all of these rules where felt appropriate. Any such changes or additions will be promptly and clearly announced in the Race Control section of our forum.
IMPORTANT-Specifically if weight has been assigned to you and you use the lap time reset option-this would mean that any PENALTY weight that was initially assigned to you will have to be reassigned again-YOU MUST INFORM THE RD-FAILURE TO DO SO WILL MORE THAN LIKELY RESULT IN A DQ/NO CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS because your car would have been "under weight" during the race.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 29 January 2013 16:08)
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