League Rules and Standards
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Current as of May 18, 2020
Section 1 - Race Rules
1.1 -- All drivers are expected to maintain a level of professionalism and respect on track at all times. Any and all contact should be avoided to the best of your abilities. Accidents happen but if a report gets made penalties may be awarded.
1.2 -- Deliberately crashing or wrecking into another car will result in immediate league removal.
1.3 -- If you are required to retire your car mid-race pull into the pits and retire there. At no time should a driver retire during the middle of the race or cause terminal damage. Retiring during the race causes your car to be driven by an AI which are unpredictable on track.
1.4 -- In the event of defending a position on a straight you may not weave more than two times on a single straight. Excessive swerving is dangerous and could result in an accident.
1.4.1 -- When making an overtake into a corner do not leave little to no room for the car being overtaken. Room on the entry and exit must be given to avoid an accident. You must adjust your racing line to avoid contact with cars around you.
1.4.2 -- Spatial awareness is critical in a race. Extra caution is to be used at all times when in close proximity to other drivers.
1.5 -- Etiquette is to be displayed during short qualification sessions. If you are on an in/out lap you must give the car doing a hot lap behind you right-of-way. Impeding a driver on a hot lap may result in a qualification ban if reported during the session.
1.5.1 -- If a driver is to be found severely cutting corners on an in/out lap in order to return back to the pits and put on a new set of tires for a hot lap they may face qualification ban. Live-streams and commentators may be used to identify those doing so.
1.5.2 -- If a driver goes off the track and/or spins, do not return to the track immediately unless safe to do so. Returning in an unsafe manner may result in penalties.
1.5.3 -- All drivers are required to have some form of recording of the race taken place in. This means recording directly from your PS4, livestream to Twitch or YouTube. This will be for the sake of post race incident reporting.
Section 2 - On-Track Rules
2.1 -- When the game shows you the blue flag, you have been caught up by a car on a lap ahead of you. It is your responsibility to let the leader behind you by sp as not to impede their lap.
2.2 -- For the sake of tyre wear all drivers are required to take part in the formation lap. Driving in such a manner that you intentionally sends you to the back of the grid is prohibited. Doing so or being at fault for causing an accident that sends you to the back will result in post race review.
2.3 -- At the start of the formation lap you are not to start moving forward until all cars in front of you have started moving. This is only exempt for the driver on pole.
2.4 -- During the formation lap you are expected to be mindful of your surroundings as you swerve to warm up your tyres as well as when you brake into the corners.
2.5 -- The use of “reset to track” where you spin or lose control of your car at any point on the track and allow the AI to reset your track position. Even though we use ghosting for safety you expected to return to the track when safe to do so.
3.1 -- Shouting, name calling and generally speaking rudely towards any person spectator/commentator/racer/party member is unacceptable by any means. Drivers who are a disruptive influence on the lobby’s atmosphere will be penalized accordingly or in extreme cases removed from the league. People have bad races and sometimes accidents are unavoidable but lashing out at the person in abuse is only going to leave you looking like quite the fool and could be on the receiving ends of penalties that could even wind up leading to your immediate disqualification from the tier’s championship you participate in.
3.2 -- When waiting patiently in the race lobby do not press the “ready up” button. Leave it to the lobby creator to initiate the timer. This gives appropriate time to take screenshots and set up livestreams for commentary.
3.3 -- Respect the league owners and admin team. Listen if they are giving a message, and accept the decisions they make, this includes stewards hearings also. Stewards are people too and deserve respect whether you believe the decisions they make are right or not. If you feel any actions/decisions are wrong, address the issue calmly and maturely.
3.4 -- Getting another driver to race in your place is strictly forbidden and the punishment for this is permanent ban and removal from the league
Section 4 - Rule Enforcement
4.1 -- The Stewards panel sections of the Discord server are used for drivers to report the actions of others whether they are in game or off game. A proper explanation of the incident is required for a valid case and of course your POV recorded either in stream, PS4’s recording software or software such as an ElGato.
4.1.1 -- It is recommended to allow half an hour (30 minutes) to pass before making a report. This is to allow drivers to cool down and gather their thoughts before making a report Tier 1
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4.2 -- Racing incidents: If you feel that you have been hard done by in a race (example: being hit off, hit and ran, edged off the track, etc) then, by all means, send your report and await a stewards decision on whether it’s deemed penalty worthy or just a racing incident. Unfair Penalties: These will only be for instances where you have been given an unfair time penalty based on incidents that prevent you from being able to take corners properly (track extending/corner-cutting) or penalties where you have been hit under SC and you’ve been given the penalty instead of the driver behind. 5-Second stop-go: No longer will a driver be able to appeal a 5-second stop-go penalty for incidents or corner-cutting/extensions. However, drivers will now be allowed to report drivers if these 5-second penalties came at the expense of an incident that prompted them to have no choice but to serve it. (For example, being hit under SC conditions by someone behind and being blamed for it, or if someone hits you off the track with enough force that you can no longer control the car into the corner, cut the corner and get slammed by a penalty for it) Once reported, the stewards will simply hand the perpetrator the penalty you were given also (an eye-for-an-eye if you will).
To report an incident to the stewards please use the following template:
Name of reporter: (use discord tags to showcase)
Name of accused: (use psn to allow us to know who is at fault)
Type of incident: (Incident/Rule Violation/Response)
Brief description: Tell us about the incident Link to video: Must be either twitch, youtube, or a recording of your POV. You must include timestamps if you are not using a trimmed clip of the incident.
4.3 -- CRL hosts their races on Sundays at 7pm est. You will have until noon on Tuesday (1200 est) to file a report under the #tier-1-report page using the template above. Should another driver file a report against you, you will have until that deadline to post your POV of the incident in our own defense. If you are unable to provide such a video the stewards may be forced to make a decision in favor of the plaintiff. If you must include a link to a video of your POV of the entire race you must include a timestamp of the incident as well as the lap.
4.4 -- The stewards have a wide array of penalties that can be applied however and wherever deemed fit. These will be a result of reviewing the incident reported, discussion, and a majority vote on the outcome. There are five stewards in the league as well as a sixth in case a stewards is being reported or is the reporter of an incident so as to prevent a stalemate.
The penalties at hand are as follows:
- 5 Second time penalty - 10 second time penalty - 15 second time penalty - 20 second time penalty - 30 second time penalty - Qualification ban for the next race of driver attending (may also be used in place of a time penalty if driver did not complete the race) - Disqualification from the race - One-race ban - Multiple-race ban - Permanent removal from the league
4.5 -- All penalties come attached to a 3-strike system. We understand that accidents happen, but should you be found guilty of an easily avoidable incident “1” strike will be awarded to your record. Not every finding will result in a penalty as racing incidents do happen. Missing races without reason or explanation, including having another driver announce your absence on your behalf will result in a “strike”. Violation of rule 3.1 may result in a penalty. Should an incident be found a racing incident no “strikes” will be awarded.
4.5.1 -- All incidents reported are subject to fair review by the stewards. Should post-race penalties need to be served they will be done so as fairly as possible so as to set precedent for future incidents.
4.5.2 -- League owners reserve the right to ban and remove people from the league instantly should they feel the driver to be nothing but a problem on track or consistently breaking league standards. *All rules and standards are subject to amendment. Notification of such action will be made.