GT3 2018 Regulations

 

1. General

1.1. By participating in the series, you accept the General Regulations and the following.
1.2. To join the championship, you need IRG Tool, which can be downloaded from the download center and it must be used when you are on IRG servers.
 

2. IRG servers

2.1. IRG servers are available only for registered users.
2.2. When you are on the server, you must have the IRG Tool running.
2.3. The user uses services on IRG servers under the name and surname (given in the profile) or with a nickname chosen during registration.
2.4. Site users have the option to have an appropriate 'skin' for their status:
- driver without a team can use in-games skins or make own original paintings
- driver with a team should have Team Skin*.
* (Team skin must be an original design which doesn't duplicate any existing motifs from existing real-life racing series). It can not contain vulgarisms, pornographic advertisements and tobacco products advertisements.
- Paintings for one team needs to have common characteristics. However it is allowed that each car have a distinguishing trait for each driver.
- Paintings need to include required league advertisement, which can be downloaded from IRG download section. They may be replaced during season if it’s needed.
 

3. Licenses

3.1. The license is granted by IRG Administration.
3.2. Stable driving, fair play behavior, polite and friendly, personal culture on servers and throughout IRG website, have a positive impact on decisions. Doing the oppositely as stated above, does not have a positive effect on the decision and may lead to parting with the possibility of using the IRG website.
3.3. The license is granted for 2 years, this time is counted from the last official race in which the license holder participated.
3.4. If you have a license in another IRG racing series, you do not have to get it again. All you need to do is submit to participate in another series in the appropriate topic on the forum.
3.5. A prerequisite for obtaining a license is positive verification by IRG Administration during the training races.
3.6. The IRG administration allocates licenses according to internal, established rules:
  A person wishing to obtain a license is obliged to start in fullrace the day before the official gp (Saturday 21:00) and present himself with his safe and stable ride. It does not matter if the race is finished or not.
  If it is not possible to start in fullrace it is permissible to pass the license starting in a few minutes under the supervision of the administrator.
3.7. The message about the decision on receipt (or not) will be given in the "Driver Panel". Inquiries can be directed to e-mail.
 

4. Teams and players

4.1. Team is a double person squad (requirement - both players have a license).
4.2. Registration of teams are accepted on the forum in the "Current Events" section, in the relevant topic.
4.3. Team name cannot contain offensive phrases.
4.4. Due to copyright, proper names cannot contain names of real teams, their obvious elements already existing in the real racing series and other names existing in reality.
4.5. There have been fixed numbers of drivers since the 2014 season.
4.6. The numbers must belong from range 3-999, taking into account whether the selected number is not used yet.
4.7. The number cannot be changed.
4.8. The driver loses his number if he does not take part in any official race during one year.
4.9. Numbers 1 and 2 are reserved for the champions of the seasons, as long as the champion wants to ride with a privileged number. These numbers are given accordingly
- 1 for the current champion of the regular season
- 2 for the champion of the winter season.


5. Server settings

Closed Qualify Sessions (session closed)
Closed Race Sessions
Race Client Wait = 120 seconds.
 120 seconds of initial waiting for the start to the formation round
 The approved vote is: Next track, next session.
 Restarts of the session and the race will be punished with permanent expulsion from the league.
 Flag rules - Black only
Fuel usage - Normal
Tire usage - normal
 Mech failures - Time scaled
Driving aids - Clutch only
View - cockpit only
 

5.1. Race weekend plan

 20:00 Practice session - with restart of RealRoad conditions at the beginning
 21:00 Qualify (20 minutes) - only 6 laps is allowed. 1 out lap, 4 flying laps and 1 in lap (or esc)
 21:20 Warmup (5/10 minutes)
 21:30 Official race

5.2 Real weather plugin is used on the server. Drivers can expect same condition as on real track at the time. In case of temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius, it can be corrected by some offset. It is recommended, that drivers check weather forecast and are prepared for expected conditions.
5.3 During sessions on rF2 platform, track progress, gets more grip, what will affect lap times. Before last training session before official race all rubber on track is restarted.
 

6. Official Race
6.1. During the Official Race, access to the server may be limited by a password. The address and password for the respective race will be given in the "User Panel".
6.2. During the Official Race there is a total ban on any voting and chatting in the game chat.
6.3. The race takes place in the presence of a minimum of 4 players.
6.4. The distance of each race is announced in “incoming event” panel. In season 2018 of GT3 series there are seven (7) 90-minute races and one 144-minute race (simulating 24 hours). Real time scale will be accelerated - it’s mean the time of the daylight will changed. Some races can end after dusk - so you need to have possibility to switch on headlights.

In the case of changes, a message will be issued in a timely manner, allowing participants to prepare properly.

6.5. Qualifications
6.5.1. Qualifications will be organized for every race.
6.5.2. Qualifications begin on the day of the official race from 21:00. They will last 20 minutes - and only 6 laps is allowed. 1 out lap, 4 flying laps and 1 in lap (or esc)
 6.5.3. During the qualification any voting and chatting in the game chat is strictly forbidden.
 6.5.4. Between the qualifying session and a race (after the first measured lap) fuel is blocked. We wil start the race with the amount of fuel which left after the qualifying session.
 6.5.5.

6.6. Limit of laps:
6.6.1 The condition of full participation in the "Official Race" is to pass 50 measuring laps.
The limit should be made until start of the collection. (20:00)
6.6.2 It is necessary to have 30 laps if You want to start from the Pit Lane, with special Admins permission.
6.6.3 Doing laps after 8pm will not affect the statistics. Administrator or bot will not take it into account (at the time when it will gain such functionality). Requests to include these laps will remain unresponsive to the administrator.
6.6.4 In the case of participation in the race without the required limit, player will receive DQ. The lap status can be checked on the page after each session.

6.7. Start in the season: A person who wants to start the first time in the season, regardless of whether he has a license for a long time or has just won it, will have to obtain a limit of 70 measured laps on the server. To start from pit-lane this limit is set to 50 laps.
6.8. Only players with a license are entitled to take part in the Official GP.
6.9. During "Official Race" drivers can change tires and re-fuel. But it isn’t obligatory.
6.10. Start of the race is preceded by a formation round (FL), whose rules are widely known and understood. If not, we invite you to the FAQ.
6.11. ORANGE LAP - the first lap after starting, be careful and do not cause collisions. The penalty committee will verify all competitors on this lap, Best Line (BL) does not apply on T1.
6.12. Usage a half of the service position applies (only left or right wheels are in the position). The Commission does not draw consequences from this maneuver, however, it verifies the correctness and if it turns out that another player has been blocked, the guilty one will incur a penalty.
6.13. After the race, everyone who finished the race must send a telemetry via IRG Tool. Not sending telemetry within 48h of the completed GP results in an automatic DQ.
6.14. Trying starts during 2 min. waiting time before race is forbidden. Penalty for this offense will be start from pit-lane.
6.15. Driver, who is on lower position than a driver behind him is called lapped. Lapped driver have to let lapping driver pass as fast as possible and try to minimize loss of time of lapping driver. Most important, lapped driver cannot interfere, try to defend, etc.
6.16. Drivers are required to drive with a minimum of two wheels on the track. As a track it is considered an area of asphalt limited by a white lines. The white/yellow lines are still considered as track. Curbs, green-grate (AstroTurf) does not belong to the track.
6.17. If driver during overtaking maneuver went off track, he is obliged to return position. If off-track had place just before straight, then also this is considered as violation. This rule does not apply, when both drivers went off the chicane.
6.18. It is forbidden to defend position by going off the track. In case of such defense, the defending driver has to give up his position.
6.19. During a race 2W rules are applied. It is described in point 7 of FAQ.


7. Division into groups

 - there is a button on the page to register for the race, you have to click it if you want to start, until Saturday before the race, until 23:59;
- for 31 people there will be the first division into groups according to the stints classification of people who signed for the race;
- if division take place, in gr1 starts 24 drivers
- in subsequent races, if there are 31 or more people willing, there will be a breakdown according to the scheme:
gr1 p1-p12 - maintenance in gr1 is ensured
 
gr1 p13-24 - fight on stints for gr1
 
gr2 p1-p3 - guaranteed promotion to gr1
 
gr2 p4-p12 - fight on stints for gr1
 
- stint - 10 measured laps taken in a row;
- administration can request telemetry from fastest stint until 7 days after GP, if not delivered it will cause DQ;
- only the fastest stint will be tested, it is not possible to delete stint time;
- if driver go off the track lap is automatically invalidated by the game;
- stint should be driven according to the rules in a given gp (the right compound of tires);
- in the case when someone does not report to the race, but wants to go to start, if there is a division he goes to the lowest group, if there is no division, he can race only if there is still some free slots;
- if someone lets off the race or register for the round, but does not go, then he drops to the pool below, i.e.: if he had a start in gr1 he drops to the pool of gr1-2 and then he must fight for the ride in gr1;
- stints can be made until 23:59 Saturday before GP;
- each newly registered for the season starts up to 1st of their GP in the season in the lowest group;
- a special page will appear on the page with the current division into groups, including the gr1-2 pool classification
 8. Training race and MiniRace
 
8.1. Training races will take place on Saturdays and possibly on Sundays - but only those in which there are no other races (Official Races) at 20:00 and 22:00.
8.2. MiniRace can be held every day, at any time, when there are minimum 4 players on the server.
 9. Red Flag
9.1. The appearance of the red flag indicates the RED FLAG written by the administrator on the chat
9.2. Red flag appears only in the case of technical problems (incidents on the track cannot trigger RED FLAG)
9.3. After receiving the information, drivers should release and go down to the boxes and not leave them even if the session forwards, until the decision of the administration.
9.4. The administration can order:
    - resumption of the race by setting on the grid people who rode in the race and did not have DNF / DQ status for the race, the number of laps is the remaining number of laps to pass.
    - Finish the race according to the results of the lap preceding the incident (in the case of driving less than 50% of the distance, drivers will receive half of the points)
 
10. League classification
 
10.1. Points are awarded to competitors who have completed the race.
10.2. Drivers who have not completed the race, to be classified must have 90% of the total distance.
10.3. If there was one race, the player who finished it receives points for the place obtained according to the scheme of the first group.
10.4. If there were two races, the following scoring applies:

 

GROUP 1

GROUP 2

P1

125

10

P2

100

9

P3

85

8

P4

75

7

P5

70

6

P6

65

5

P7

60

4

P8

55

3

P9

50

2

P10

45

1

P11

40

0

P12

38

0

P13

36

0

P14

34

0

P15

32

0

P16

30

0

P17

28

0

P18

26

0

P19

24

0

P20

22

0

P21

20

0

P22

19

0

P23

18

0

P24

17

0

P25

16

0

P26

15

0

P27

14

0

P28

13

0

P29

12

0

P30

11

0

P31

10

0

P32

9

0

P33

8

0

P34

7

0

P35

6

0

P36

5

0

P37

4

0

P38

3

0

P39

2

0

P40

1

 

 

*Divers in group 1 below 40pos. will not have points
*Divers in group 2 below 10pos. will not have points
 

11. Protests
 
11.1. The driver has the opportunity to report protests, incidents of which he was a participant (perpetrator or aggrieved and unsportsmanlike behavior, which he was a perpetrator or victim.) Application deadline is 48 hours from the end of the race then within 48 hours of the protest, all competitors included in the protest (as the perpetrator or aggrieved party) may respond to the protest.
11.2. The protest may be submitted by the victim / culprit and IRG Administration.
11.3. The protest should be reported via the "Report Incident" form located in the "Driver Panel" tab.
11.4. Each protest is considered by the IRG Administration.
11.5. The deadline for filing a protest does not apply to IRG Administration.
 

12. IRG Administration
 
 IRG has the right to impose the following penalty on the player:
 12.1. Add time to the finished race.
 12.2. Transfers by a certain number of positions in the finished race.
 12.3. Start from the boxes in the next race.
 12.4. Reversals for a certain number of starting positions on the grid in the next race.
 12.5. Disqualification in the finished race.
 12.6. Exclusions from a certain number of races.
 12.7. Drive through (in 3 laps of the race) *
 12.8. Stop & go (in 3 laps of the race) *
* after not being penalized in the designated number of laps, the game itself gives disqualification
Below, the schedule of predicted penalties depending on the offenses, the administration has the option of applying different penalties depending on the offenses, and the circumstances accompanying these events.

 

Type of offense

Main penalty

Alternative penalty (when main penalty does not affect the culprit)

Loss of points

(end of the season, only for accidents)

· accidents, contacts, non-compliance to 2W rules, unfair defense

Grid penalty 3 -5 in the next race

- 1 possition in finished race

 

· accident, contact with loss of 1 position

-1-2 positions in finished race

DT in the next race

- 5 pkt

· accident, contact with loss of 2-4 positions of all affected

-2-3 positions in finished race

S&G 20s in the next race

- 7 pkt

· accident, contact with loss of 5-8 positions of all affected

-4-5 positions in finished race

S&G 30s in the next race

- 10 pkt

· accident, contact with loss of more than 8 positions of all affected

-6-7 positions in finished race

S&G 40s in the next race

- 13 pkt

· accident with more than 3 affected

additional -1-2 positions in finished race

additional 10-20s to S&G

- 15 pkt

· accident with more than 6 affected

additional -2 positions and S&G 20s

max penalty - S&G 60s

- 20 pkt

· accident in which any victim had to go to pits for repairs

additional -1 position in finished race

additional 10-20s to S&G

- 20 pkt

· accident during yellow flag

additional -1 position in finished race

additional 10-20s to S&G

 - 20 pkt

· accident during return on the track

additional -1 position in finished race

additional 10-20s to S&G

 - 20 pkt

· gained position on yellow flag

as much positions, as were gained

DT in the next race

 

· return on track resulting in loss of time/braking of other driver

-1 position in finished race

DT in the next race

 

· blocking pit-box station (by not using only half)

-1 position for each 20s of blocking

S&G depending on blocking time

 

· block driver on flying lap, while being on out/in

grid penalty 5 - 8 in the next race

- 1 position in finished race

 

· overtaking off the track

-1 position

 

 

· blocking during lapping

grid penalty 2 - 5 in the next race

- 1 position in finished race

 

· crossing the pit line with whole wheel

DT in the next race

 

 

· collecting 3 reprimands

5 positions grid penalty in the next race

 

 

 

Cases not included in regulations will be invastigated by committee. Committe can give any penalty starting with grid penalties ending on withdrawal of license.

Orange Lap x 2

In case of penalty with range value – more time victim lost -> higher penalty value. In case of attenuating circumstances committee can use lower penalty value.
Penalty points*
 
1. The driver receives penalty points for every offense (except for a reprimand).
2. Penalty points for further offenses are added.
3. After receiving a total of 5 points, the player is prohibited from taking part in the next race.
4. A driver who has driven 2 races without penalty and reprimand shall deduct one penalty point.
 

13. Other
 
13.1. IRG has the right to ask a player to send telemetry data from the race.
13.1.a The administration uses telemetry while considering incidents, telemetry helps in assessing driver behavior, additionally helps in detecting fraud, players still MANDATORY must send telemetry using IRG a from:
- qualification for the race - only at the request of the Administration. The administration has the right to ask for this data for the next 7 days after the race.
- from the race within 48 hours of the finished event
Telemetry is only valid from the DAQ plug provided by IRG . For example, the DAMP plugin does not provide us with the data we need.
Player is required to install a DAQ plugin available in IRG , then within 48h after the race using IRG , send telemetry from the race session (if finished).
In special cases IRG Administration may request telemetry from the race even despite the DNF.
For the lack of telemetry (only after the Administration's request), the STOP & GO 10s penalty is awarded.
The player is disqualified for the lack of telemetry from the race. (DQ)
If the game got "crash" please send temporary files. (Temp)
13.2. In the case of absence, the penalties imposed on the player pass to the next GP.
13.3. The administration has the right to change / improve the series mod if necessary.
13.4. The decisions of IRG Administration are undisputable and are not subject to change.
13.5. Any contact with the IRG Administration, especially regarding penalties, is only possible via e-mail. or pm directed to the administration, all attempts to write about penalties and complaints on a shout or forum on these topics may ultimately lead to the removal of the player from the servers, and the forum.
13.6. IRG Administration may remove from the server or from IRG platform, a player who has committed acts incompatible with the rules and general rules not included in the Regulations.
13.7. rFactor2 is still a development platform, because of that game can include bugs. Drivers, who join the league accept this fact and are required to never use potential bugs to gain advantage over other drivers.
13.8. Administration announcements regulate special cases about specific rounds and they are even more important than regulations. They can temporarily alter the rules included in this regulations. It is necessary to be on track with every announcement.
13.7. All issues not included in the regulations are resolved by IRG Administration.