iRacing League

Please take time to read the rules and regulations for our iRacing league before registering below.

 

Rules & Regulations

1. Entries 

1.1. All entries will need to submit their registration via Google Form provided 

1.2. All entries are required to maintain proper license requirements as stated below 

1.3 The minimum iRacing Licence requirement is D (R4.0 in iRacing terms).

1.4 Pro licence drivers may race, but will not be eligible to score points.

1.5. Signups will open on 25/07/2019. See vra.ie/Discord/Facebook for the signup form.

1.6 No new signups will be accepted after the championship has been completed 50%

1.7 Drivers will choose a car at the time of registration. Any changes of car during the season will result in forfeiture of all points scored previously.

Take extra care registering for race sessions to choose the correct car. Incorrect choice cannot be undone and Race Control can do nothing to help you.

2. Eligible Cars

    2.1 GTE: BMW M8, Ford GT 2017, Ferrari 488 GTE, Porsche 911 RSR

    2.2 Fuel tank size will be capped at 55% for all cars.

3. Championship 

3.1. Drivers Championship 

3.1.1. All drivers who start a race must cover at least 60% of their respective class leader's driven distance to be classified as official results. 

3.1.2. Points will be awarded by finishing position after official results as listed below.

3.1.3 The championship will have 10 rounds

3.1 Each Driver will drop their lowest two scores

Position

Points

Position

Points

Position

Points

1

50

10

20

19

11

2

40

11

19

20

10

3

35

12

18

21

9

4

32

13

17

22

8

5

30

14

16

23

7

6

28

15

15

24

6

7

26

16

14

25

5

8

24

17

13

9

22

18

12

3.2 Gentlemans Championship

    3.2.1 This championship will be awarded to the cleanest drivers across the entire season with the lowest incidents.

    3.2.2 At the end of the season, the top 3 drivers with the lowest incident counts will be awarded a set prize to be determined.

3.3 Prizes

3.3.1 To be eligible to be awarded prizes, you must complete 8 races out of the scheduled 10 race season.

3.4 Calendar 

Rnd

Date

Track

Sim Condition

Race Length

Practice

Quali

Race

1

07/08/2019

Le Mans

Sunrise 

45m

7:00 PM

8.00 PM

8.15-8.20PM

2

21/08/2019

Suzuka

Late Afternoon

45m

7:00 PM

8.00 PM

8.15-8.20PM

3

04/09/2019

Silverstone New

Morning

45m

7:00 PM

8.00 PM

8.15-8.20PM

4

18/09/2019

Road Atlanta

Late Afternoon

45m

7:00 PM

8.00 PM

8.15-8.20PM

5

02/10/2019

Canadian Tire (Mosport)

Morning

45m

7:00 PM

8.00 PM

8.15-8.20PM

6

16/10/2019

Road America

Late Afternoon

45m

7:00 PM

8.00 PM

8.15-8.20PM

7

30/10/2019

Sebring

16/3/2019 18.00

45m

7:00 PM

8.00 PM

8.15-8.20PM

8

13/11/2019

Imola

Afternoon

45m

7:00 PM

8.00 PM

8.15-8.20PM

9

27/11/2019

Daytona

Night

45m

7:00 PM

8.00 PM

8.15-8.20PM

10

11/12/2019

Spa

Night

45m

7:00 PM

8.00 PM

8.15-8.20PM

4. Race Event

4.1 All events will consist of: 

  • 60 min Open practice
  • 15 minute Open Qualify
  • Timed raced of 45 minutes. 

4.2 Every car will be required to set a qualifying time. Entries who do not set a qualifying time will have to start from pit lane.

4.3 Every entry is required to meet a qualifying time of 107% of their class leader. If the minimum time is not met, an appeal may be submitted to race control

4.4 The series administration may restrict any driver to take the start if they’re deemed to be a potential danger to other cars on-track during the race, or if they haven’t set a fast enough lap time in qualifying

4.5 Drivers should be on Discord at least 5 minutes before drivers briefing at 7.55pm,

Communication is key to the smooth running of online race events. 

5. Start Procedure

5.1 The leader of each class will control the pace until released to race. All cars must remain in formation until the green flag waves

5.2 Drivers that start from pit lane must line up at the pit exit in line. Cars will be allowed to leave only once they are cleared by race control

5.3 After the pace car leaves the track, the leader must not accelerate and decelerate. Doing so will result in penalty.

6. Blocking and Contact 

6.1. Drivers are not allowed to move off their line under braking to respond to any move unless there is an accident ahead and need to take avoiding action. Drivers moving to cover off the inside in the braking zone with eventual contact will be considered to be blocking and can be penalized 

6.2. The leading car may make one move to the defensive line, as long as that move does not create an incident. This move must also be made before the trailing car starts their move for a pass. 

6.3. Drivers will be allowed to race against each other, but drivers are encouraged of the limitations and possibilities of Netcode. Incident due to contact may still bare responsibility on any driver and result in penalties. 

7. Race Control 

7.1. Any appeal or post incident report must be submitted within 24hrs of the end of the race by emailing incidents@vra.ie. 

Format listed below 

Drivers Involved:

Driver Lap: 

Corner Number: 

8. Race Penalties

8.1. Race control may impose any penalties including but not limited to the following 

  • Warning 
  • Drive Through Penalty 
  • Stop and Hold Penalty (Amount to be determined by Race Control) 
  • Post Race time Penalty (Amount to be determined by Race Control)  
  • Lap Deduction (Amount to be determined by Race Control) 
  • Points Deduction (Amount to be determined by Race Control)  
  • Disqualification  
  • Next Event Grid Penalty  
  • Pit Lane Start 
  • Exclusion from any event.

8.2 Drive through Penalties may not be combined with any service stop. Any breach of this rule will incur further penalties.

8.3 Any penalty must be served before the 3rd time the start finish line is crossed. Penalties not served within the allowed period will incur further penalties, including exclusion from the event

8.4 Any driver deemed to have used an off track advantage in the process of a pass will be penalised.

8.5 All drivers must have Race Control audio channel open, and be able to monitor text chat for messages from Race Control during the race.

9. On and off track conduct

9.1. Every driver is expected to behave in a manner that is respectful and representative of the series, your fellow competitors, sponsors, etc. Any breach of the behaviour clause will represent immediate expulsion from this series. 

9.2. Regardless of any scenario, comments, discussion, or other unforeseeable, we encourage everyone involved to keep the fun factor. This is a hobby at the end of the day. 

9.3. The series reserves the right to terminate inclusion of any entry in this, or any future series determined by administration

9.4 An acceptable ping is a requirement. Race control reserve the right to remove drivers whose ping will make them a hazard on track.

9.5 Race starts are chaotic. Extra caution is required in the opening lap to ensure no unnecessary contact.

9.6 When you spin, lock the brakes.

9.7 Do not rejoin perpendicular to the track. Ensure rejoining will not impede other drivers. Map look left/right buttons if necessary.

9.8 No Divebombs! Do not overtake unless you are alongside well before turnin.

9.9 Respect the blue flags and let the faster car through as soon as it is safe to do so.

10. Post Race Protest and Appeals 

10.1. Protests must be filed within 24hrs of the end of the race event. The admin group will review and make a determination. Official results will be posted no earlier than 48hrs from the conclusion of the event.

12. Series License 

12.1. Each driver will have a series license that will be tracked over their course of the season. The license begins with a 10 penalty points limit. 

12.2. At the steward’s discretion, upon review of incidents during a race session, penalty points may be added to a driver’s license for infractions of the rules laid out within this document.

12.3. Any driver, through the accrual of penalty point penalties that is required to serve greater than one (1) race suspension over the course of a single season will be excluded for the remainder of the season.

12.4 Drivers penalty points will be published alongside the championship standings.

12.5 Points will be deducted at the discretion of Race Control for any infraction.

12.6 A race disqualification for exceeding 17 incident points carries an automatic 4 point deduction.

13. Paint Policy 

13.1. The series will use Trading Paints, and drivers are encouraged to use personal paint schemes.

Enjoy it!

This is the most important rule! We want everyone to enjoy racing with us on the VRA servers. The house rules are here in black and white so everyone can see what we expect from drivers both new and old.

Remember if you wouldn't do it in real life don't do in on the VRA servers.

Need to get Sim Gear?

If you don't have the required equipment  but still want to race, talk to us! we sell all the equipment and also have Sim Rigs available to hire and run race nights at VRA headquarters at Mondello Park on Wednesday evenings where you can use our sims. Contact Rob on 0866042184 or email info@vra.ie for more information.

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