# 5. Driving conduct

# 5.1 General

  1. It is expected that all drivers within the series race in a fair, honest manner, paying consideration to other drivers on the race track. They shall not commit any action that may bring the league into disrepute.
  2. All drivers, and team members, should treat other drivers, team members, and race control with respect at all times, not just on track, but also outside the race sessions. Any driver failing to observe this may be penalised at the discretion of the stewards, which may go as far as exclusion of the driver.
  3. Drivers are expected to treat other members within the series in a courteous manner at all times. Drivers using insulting, threatening, racist, sexist, homophobic, or any other form of derogatory behaviour, either in written or spoken format, in the league race server or otherwise will face severe penalties, up to and including exclusion from the league.

# 5.2 Passing

  1. It is the responsibility of both the overtaking driver and the driver being overtaken to assure safe overtaking.
  2. The 'driver of the faster car' is responsible for safe and sporting overtaking of the 'driver of the slower car'.
  3. The 'driver of the slower car' is expected to to hold a consistent and predictable line.
  4. It's not allowed to gain an advantage in an unfair manner, e.g. exceeding track limits or car contact. An unclear situation is not an opportunity for advantage and may be penalized at the discretion of race control. A penalty may avoided by giving back the position or time.

# 5.3 Blocking

  1. A driver may not move in reaction, altering the line based on the actions of the pursuing car, or select a defensive line and move back to the racing line in the braking zone.

# 5.4 Incidents and towing

  1. Any driver who, in the opinion of the stewards, is responsible for: an incident where a car spins, or goes off-track, or suffers other mechanical difficulty requiring it to pit directly for repairs, or an incident of contact resulting in a change of position, may be warned or penalised.
  2. In the event of an incident, it is a driver’s, and their team, responsibility to assess if it is safe for them to resume racing or not.
  3. A driver who has sustained damage may drive back to pit lane under their own power if able to do so. The following rules apply when driving back to the pit lane with damage:
    • The driver must be able to steer the car in both directions.
    • The driver must be able to control the car in such a way that he would not create a further incident.
    • The driver must be able to maintain a speed of at least 50% the racing pace.
    • Where the driver's speed is above 80% of the racing pace, the driver may directly follow the iRacing procedure for dealing with damage (Meatball) flag. However, if the driver’s speed is below 80% of the class racing pace, the driver must pit at the first possible opportunity (The next time the driver can enter the pits).
  4. If a driver is unable to drive their car back to the pits under their own power, it is their responsibility to tow as quickly as possible so as not to impede the racing surface.
  5. If a car on a consistent basis runs lap times slower than 112% of the class leader’s fastest lap time, the car may be disqualified.

# 5.5 Unjustifiable risk

  1. Any driver who creates a dangerous situation, e.g. unsafe rejoin of the track after a spin or incident, may be warned or penalised.

# 5.6 Deliberate contact

  1. Making contact and collisions with another car on purpose will be penalised.

# 5.7 Track limits

  1. The racing surface is defined by iRacing.
  2. Race control monitors off-tracks of all cars.
  3. All cars must stay in contact with the racing surface with at least half a car at all times. Drivers may not leave the racing surface on a consistent basis in the same corners or different places on the track.
  4. When a car exceeds a predefined limit of off-tracks, the car shall be warned or penalised.
    • First time exceeding the limit: warning
    • Second time exceeding the limit: time penalty
  5. All 1x incidents, direct (1x) or indirect (0x -> 1x), are counted towards the limit.
  6. Going outside the racing surface is only allowed when entering/leaving pit lane or to avoid a wreck.
  7. Drivers leaving the racing surface may not improve their position at any time over other running cars or pass slower class traffic. Drivers must also concede position if leaving the racing surface stops another car from overtaking them in this short part of the track.
  8. Cars on the track may use any portion of the pit exit that is part of the racing surface.
  9. While a portion of pit exit may be part of the track surface, cars on the racetrack must be aware of cars rejoining while exiting the pits. Any contact that occurs as a result of a car exiting the pit may be penalised and a penalty is at the discretion of race control.

# 5.8 Blue flags

  1. A blue flags indicates faster cars are approaching. This flag is informational only.
  2. Article 5.2 explain what is expected from both parties.
  3. In the qualifying sessions, a driver who receives a blue flag is expected not interfere the car behind them.

# 5.9 Yellow flag

  1. The purpose of the yellow flag is to warn drivers of a dangerous situation ahead.
  2. It is advised that drivers are prepared to take action, including but not limited to: slowing down, stopping, evading, etc.

# 5.10 Rejoining the track

  1. Drivers leaving the track must re-join the race in a safe manner.
  2. Taking a short cut may result in a penalty at discretion of the stewards.
Last Updated: 7/21/2020, 8:12:14 PM