Announcement of the 24h Spa-Francorchamps 2022
- Sporting regulations
- 1. introduction
- 2. Organization
- 3. Provisions of the series
- 4. Entry submission
- 5. Licences
- 6. Events
- 7. Scoring
- 8. Protests
- 9. TV rights / advertising and television rights
The event SRC 24h Spa-Francorchamps 2022 will be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the SimRaceCommunity regulations. It takes place in accordance with the sporting and technical regulations of the series.
The competitions are carried out according to the regulations of the SimRaceCommunity, unless otherwise specified below or in the respective event announcement.
The series is supported by the following companies:
SRC Commerce UG
2.1 Details of the series’ titles and ratings
The SimRaceCommunity, hereinafter referred to as the series organizer, announces the SRC 24h Spa-Francorchamps 2022 for the year 2022.
Only vehicles from one of the following categories are used as the vehicle class:
Each team can select and register one of the 13 vehicle types from all rFactor2 GT3 packs. The “Balance of Performance” is the responsibility of the developer Studio 397, the SRC has no influence on the performance of the vehicles. The league management reserves the right to make exceptions.
The BMW M4 GT3 from Studio397 will not be admitted due to the insufficient BoP.
2.2 Name of the organizer / promoter, address and contact details
2.3 Simulation used
As part of the series, the rFactor 2 simulation including the required mod packages is used.
3. Provisions of the series
3.1 Official language
Basically, all written and linguistic instructions are given in German. In exceptional cases, an English translation can be submitted.
3.2 Responsibility, changes to the tender, cancellation of the event
- The participants (drivers) take part in the event at their own risk. You bear the sole responsibility under civil and criminal law for all damage caused by you, unless an exclusion of liability is agreed in accordance with this announcement.
- In principle, the invitation to tender may only be changed by the series organizer and the approving body. From the beginning of the event, changes in the form of bulletins can only be made by the chairman of the ReKo, but only if necessary for reasons of security and / or force majeure or due to official orders or the information on route length and duration of the race contained in the announcement , Number of laps and observers or obvious errors in the tender.
- The organizer reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event or individual competitions for the aforementioned reasons. Claims for compensation or performance are excluded in this case.
4. Entry submission
4.1 Registrations / entries, authorization to start
The team must apply for admission to the SRC 24h Spa-Francorchamps with the entry issued by the series organizer by the entry deadline, June 28th, 2022.
The series organizer reserves the right to accept applications that are received later.
The completed application can be found here:
The organizer of the series reserves the right not to hold the SRC 24h Spa-Francorchamps event if fewer than 30 participants have registered.
Registrations will be processed according to the date of receipt. Only registrations for which the registration fee has been received will be processed. The registration is only accepted and binding after receipt of payment and written confirmation by the series organizer. (Entrylist)
All vehicles start in the GT3 class.
4.2 Entry fee for the event
Every SimRaceCommunity member who has paid an annual fee may register 1 vehicle for the SRC 24h Spa Event and must be listed as the official team manager.
Non-SRC members have to pay an entry fee of €20 per vehicle.
4.3 Starting numbers
When registering, the participants choose a desired start number, taking into account the start numbers already selected. Start number 1 will be given to last year’s winner.
Prepare the skins as specified in the regulations of the SimRaceCommunity and submit them by June 28th, 2022 // 10 p.m. (CEST).
Template download: Templates
4.5 Eligibility to Launch
Any team that has paid the entry fee of €20 per vehicle may take part in the event. SRC members with a paid membership fee may register 1 vehicle free of charge and must be named as the team manager.
5.1 Driver and Teams
Teams consist of 2 to 5 drivers with a shared vehicle. One substitute driver is permitted per team (see substitute driver).
If possible, each team has its own pit spot.
5.2 Guest driver / Guest start
Guest starts are not permitted.
5.3 Substitute driver
If a registered driver is unable to take part in the event at short notice, the team manager is obliged to report this to the race director. If a replacement driver is available, this can be reported.
5.4 Team Change
Drivers may also be used in other teams. However, prizes and trophies will only be awarded to the registered drivers of the team with the better placement.
6.1 General implementation
Only drivers who have paid the full entry fee before the start of the event are admitted to the race.
6.2 Driver registration and waiting list
If a team is again expected not to be able to take part in the event, the team must be deregistered by the team manager.
If teams are on the waiting list, they move up as soon as a registered team has been discharged.
6.3 Maximum number of vehicles allowed
The maximum number of vehicles allowed is: 46(subject to change)
6.4 Conducting the competitions
If the organizer can do, a training server for free training is provided all day and all the time between the races. Free trainings are generally not streamed. Special training and test days will be announced in the racing calendar. Special trainings can be streamed by the organizer.
The qualification will take place on July 1st, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. (CEST). All teams have 60 minutes to drive their fastest lap. There is no lap limit. The first 10 drivers compete for the Top10 qualification.
In the top 10 qualification, each driver has a warm-up lap and a fast lap in which he is alone on the track. The drivers are called on individually.
c) Start und Pre-Start
The race begins with the formation lap. It cannot be overtaken! Overtaking during the introductory / formation lap is only permitted if a vehicle was late when leaving the grid and the vehicles behind it could not avoid driving past.
The leader sets the speed, but should adhere to a directional speed of approx. 130 km/h. The start takes place classically standing in rows of two. The start box is signaled by the simulation with a red box.
The race is automatically released by rFactor2.
Early starts punish the game with a drive-through penalty /Stop&Go penalty.
The race duration is 24 hours. The start of the race is on July 2nd, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (CEST).
The pit stop times are set by the developer Studio397. In exceptional cases, the league management reserves the right to make adjustments.
There is no restart after the server has started because individual drivers, for whatever reason, had a disconnect. Restarts due to accidents are also excluded. In exceptional cases, for example in the event of technical problems on the server, the race management reserves the right to initiate a restart. In this case, the originally planned race time will be observed if possible.
The track limits are generally penalized by the simulation. 10 cut warnings are set on the server side. With the 11th warning, the simulation awards a drive-through penalty. The cut counter is transmitted when there is a driver change.
If the racing commission recognizes an advantage by shortening the track, it can issue separate penalties.
The SRC Spa-Franchorchamps circuit is used.
6.5.1 Weather conditions
The weather conditions are retrieved live from several nearest weather stations of the race track and initiated into the simulation. A suitable server plug-in is used as a weather data station. For example, weather data can be retrieved via Wetteronline.com.
6.5.2 Track conditions
Each track starts with online posting or update “green” without grip. When the track is used by the vehicles, the grip conditions change dynamically. Rain washes off grip that has already been drilled off the track. Dynamic lighting and weather conditions place high demands on the PC hardware. Therefore, every team must ensure that smooth image reproduction is guaranteed on their own computer in all conditions.
6.5.3 Limitation of the track
The route boundary is indicated by a white solid line. If curbs are directly adjacent to the white line in curves outside the route, they count towards the track. There must always be two wheels of the vehicle within these distance limits at all times.
6.6 Driving aids, damage and aids
In principle, the following server settings apply. Exceptions or special regulations can be found in the advertisement.
- Automatic clutch and shift allowed
- Damage 100%
- Tire wear normal
- Fuel consumption normal
- ABS: fully approved
- Traction control: fully approved
7.1 Minimum requirements
To be counted, at least 75% of the total number of rounds must be covered. If the connection to the server is lost due to client-side problems, only the laps completed online are counted.
7.2 Points table and scoring mode
The following points are awarded for the races:
1st place: 25 points
2nd place: 20 points
3rd place: 16 points
4th place: 13 points
5th place: 11 points
6th place: 10 points
7th place: 9 points
8th place: 8 points
9th place: 7 points
10th place: 6 points
11th place: 5 points
12th place: 4 points
13th place: 3 points
14th place: 2 points
15th place: 1 point
Points must be awarded for the rating tool.
7.3 Equality of points
If there is a tie between several teams in the final evaluation, the race distance covered will be used to evaluate the final place.
7.4 Team Score
All drivers of a car score for their team.
7.5 Titel Overall Winner
The title SRC 24h Spa – Champion is awarded to the team that achieves the overall victory.
7.6 Prize Money
The SimRaceCommunity provides a total prize money of 1000€.
The prize money will be paid out as follows:
1st place: 500€
2nd place: 300€
3rd place: 200€
Place 4-8: 1 year free SRC membership for the drivers of the respective team
Protests are forwarded to the race commission using a form. The race commission examines the cases and decides on the respective penalty. Penalties are recorded live and must be taken.
9. TV rights / advertising and television rights
All copyright and image rights are owned by the organizer, including the images that are taken from television broadcasts of the live stream (s).
All television rights of the series, both for terrestrial transmission as well as for cable and satellite television transmission, all video rights and all rights to exploitation through all electronic media, including the Internet, lie with the organizer.
Any type of recording, broadcasting, repetition or reproduction for commercial purposes is prohibited without the written consent of the organizer.
Drivers can stream themselves and their race live. The organizer is free to link this stream or to include it in the organizer stream.