THE COMMAND DIGITAL SIGNAGE PROCAR GT eCHAMPIONSHIP SPORTING CODE OF CONDUCT
**current as of May 22nd 2020**
The Command Digital Signage Procar GT eChampionship is fundamentaly a place for motorsport enthusiasts to meet in a competitive yet respectful manner. We are representing multiple professional brands to the world via the online iRacing platform and broadcast, thanks to Mantic Clutch, online with Doadrift to multiple sponsor pages.
As a result of this, and prizes being offered to competitors, we expect to represent these brands in a professional manner. As a result we will be working to establish a league with the highest of driving standards. You do not need to be the fastest driver, but we expect a healthy competition with respectfulness of other competitors on track.
As a result, the admin team and stewards would like to outline the processes that will be used and outlines of penalties that can be expected as a minimum for certain behaviour.
To note, every incident is different and will be treated accordingly, the penalties outlined below are for example only. The stewards will take into account the previous race behaviour of all parties both within the individual race and championship season.
The in race comms will not be permitted for use by drivers in scheduled Championship races. This line to be kept clear for race control to alert drivers to any on track incidents or penalties. Drivers are permitted to use the radio to respond to race control that they are serving a penalty if in the lane.
LEVELS OF SEVERITY:
Can be used on first offenses or in situations where one person is not wholly to blame, Warnings will be recorded and may move any future penalty to another tier.
Eg; two cars making door to door contact on corner entry.
LEVEL 1 – Careless Driving
Careless driving that results in contact with another car, the other car loses one or more positions, but does not have a loss of control or off track.
Eg, pushing another car wide on a corner with excessive contact (outside of door to door)
Minimum Penalty Guidline: Post race review of incident and noting in stewards report. 1 point added to safety championship, possibility of championship points penalty if ongoing issue.
LEVEL 2 – Careless Driving
Careless driving that results in contact with another car causing the other car to have a loss of control and/or a large amount of track position lost.
Eg; contact with the front or rear quarter of another car.
Minimum Penalty Guideline; 2 points added to safety championship, Drive through penalty* served in race at direction of race control. If found in post race investigation drive through penalty time added to race result.
*NOTE: Drive through penalities will be conduced under a gentlemen’s agreement. If directed by race control you are expected to drive through the pit lane within 3 laps of the radio call. While serving the penalty a driver is permitted to use the in race radio to alert race control to the penalty being served.
Failure to serve a drive through will see penalty increased to a stop and hold penalty with iRacing admin control.
LEVEL 3 – Careless Driving
Careless driving that results in contact with another car causing damage which requires one or more vehicles to return to the pit lane for repairs. Car can return to pit lane without the assistance of a tow.
Eg, contact with another on the rear bar during a corner which causes them to spin.
Minimum Penalty Guideline: 3 points added to safety championship tally, drive depending on severity of contact drive through penalty* or penalty with stop and hold.
LEVEL 4 – Reckless Driving
Reckless Driving is a deliberate act of crashing into another competitor in a manner which in the real world would be unsafe.
Eg hitting the rear bumper of the car in front forcefully during a straight or causing another car to spin intentionally when in a corner.
Minimum Penalty Guidline: 4 points added to safety championship tally. Stop and hold penalty, if investigated post race penalty time of stop and hold added to race time.
LEVEL 5 – Dangerous Driving
Driving in a manner which in the real world would be seen as dangerous to the safety of competitors and officials. This includes deliberate on track retaliation, slowing on the circuit excessively, or making contact with another car at a large speed discrepancy.
Eg, brake testing another competitor, or ramming them at speed.
Minimum Penalty Guideline; Immediate DQ from race meeting. Post Race meeting with stewards during review evening to explain behaviour. If meeting missed ban from Championship.
Dangerous re-entry: If a car is seen to be re-entering the racing surface after leaving for any reason, even as the result of contact, at excessive speed or danger to other competitors an immediate penalty will be applied.
LEVEL 1 – Failing to slow and bring vehicle under control. If all four wheels are on the grass you must slow your vehicle before re-entering. Even a re-entry at correct angle will be penalised if driver has not decreased speed by a minimum of 1/3rd speed when exiting the circuit.
Penalty – Drive through Penalty + 1 point added to safety championship
LEVEL 2 – Re-entering the track at excessive angle to competitors and/or speed. Any driver which enters the circuit at an angle of more than 30 degrees to racing direction at any speed will see a penalty. Excessive speed will be penalised further.
Penalty – Stop and hold penalty either 26s or 1min depending on speed of entry + 5 point championship penalty + 2 points added to safety championship.
LEVEL 3 – Re-entering the track in reverse. An entry to the circuit reversing will not be accepted under any circumstances. You may use reverse to get yourself out of a wall but may no re-enter the racing surface backwards.
Penalty – Stop and hold 1 min penalty + 10 point championship penalty + 3 points added to safety Championship.
Please be respectful of other drivers in this league. Many drivers have families with young childen. As a result derogatory or offensive language will not be tolerated. We know sometimes a word may be said in the heat of the moment, and a first offence will receive a warning.
HOWEVER, a tirade against any individual will not be tolerated and will see immediate disqualification from the race. Further races will see your radio muted unless and until there is an apology to other members of the league in the discord chat.
Deliberate driving to attack another competitor will not be tolerated, even post race. Any deliberate crashing into another vehicle, which includes non-use or very late application of brakes before contact, crossing the track, driving wrong direction, waiting on track or crossing off track areas to deliberately make contact with any other driver will see immediate suspension from the league.
By providing a framework for the driving we expect to see in the Championship and how negative behaviour will be dealt with, we hope to see the 2020 Command Digital Signage Procar GT eChampionship flourish with a group of drivers who are professional, respectful and maintain the highest level of driving standard and competition.
The Admin Team
2020 Command Digital Signage Procar GT eChampionship