Catalog of penalties for SRC seasonal events

We have created a catalog of penalties in order to simplify the work of the race management and to make the assessment of individual incidents more transparent for all drivers.

In principle, all penalties are dealt with for each event and are no longer carried over to the next event.
In addition to the penalties specified here, the race management reserves the right to increase the penalties or to impose an additional penalty in the case of particularly serious offences.

For example:
With a penalty of 30 seconds on the race result, according to the penalty catalogue, it is quite possible to impose an additional penalty there, such as starting from the pit lane in the next race.

1. General

Irregular behavior and misconduct on the day of the race can be punished in principle, even without a protest from another driver.
Race incidents will only be dealt with if appropriate protests are lodged within the following 2 days/48 hours after a waiting period of 24 hours after the end of the race.
In principle, every qualifying session, every start of the race and the complete first two laps are viewed by the race control. In the case of incidents during the start phase, the race control will react with penalties.

1.1 Potential Penalties

a) Issuing a warning. According to the judgment of the race director, the driver is under observation for 1 – 3 races and must expect heavier penalties if he commits another offense!
b) Time penalties on the respective race result
c) Relegations: on the starting grid or start from the pit lane.
d) Issuance of time penalties and/or penalty points.
e) Imposition of a suspension for the next race.
f) Exclusion from the championship.

1.2 Repeat Penalties

If a driver repeatedly violates the rules within a championship, the race management reserves the right:

a) Double the applicable penalty.
b) To ban the driver for several races.
c) To exclude the driver or the team from the current competition.

2. Pit Lane

2.1 Ignore traffic lights:

Penalty: disqualification from the race

2.2 Unsafe release in the pit lane:

Penalty: 10 seconds on the respective race result.

2.3 No overtaking in the pit lane and in and out of the pits (exception: the overtaken car is not roadworthy/standstill.):

Penalty: 10 seconds on the respective race result

2.4 Crossing the white line at the pit lane exit:

Penalty: 10 seconds on the respective race result if other drivers are endangered, 30 seconds on the respective race result

3 qualification

3.1 Blocking a driver in qualifying, on his timed lap when you are in the warm-up/clear-out lap:

Penalty: 30 seconds to the race result

3.2 Shortening the route in qualifying:

Basically, the curbs limit the route and the pilot
must be on the curbs with his vehicle with at least two wheels. Route-specific circumstances will be announced in the respective briefing.

Penalty: 2 penalty points on the race result

3.3 Violation of the ESC ban in qualifying:

Penalty: 30 seconds to the race result

3.4 Violation of the chat ban in the qualification:

Penalty: Disqualification for the current or next qualifying run.

3.5 Overtaking attempt with subsequent turning of the opponent:

Penalty: 30 penalty seconds on the respective race result or +10 places on the qualifying result of the next race

4 start-up phase

4.1 False start/ jump start:

Penalty: Determined independently by the simulation – Drive Through

4.2 Braking on the first corner, in which several opponents are damaged:

Penalty: Depending on the severity of the incident, up to 60 penalty seconds on the respective race result

5 Race

5.1 Resumption of the race in the event of driving errors:

After spins, collisions or other driving errors, the resumption of the race “without” considering the following field. Unsafe Rejoin

Penalty: depending on the severity of the incident, usually 30 penalty seconds on the race result

5.2 Driving against the direction of travel:

Penalty: Disqualification

5.3 Overtaking attempt with subsequent turning of the opponent:

Penalty: depending on the severity of the incident, usually 30 penalty seconds on the respective race result

5.4 Multiple lane changes or sudden lane changes in the braking zone: so-called zigzag driving, in the repeated case, in a duel, on a straight stretch.

Penalty: depending on the severity of the incident, usually 30 penalty seconds on the respective race result

With accident:
Penalty: 60 penalty seconds on the respective race result

5.5 Shortening the course in the race:

Basically, the curbs limit the route and the pilot
must be on the curbs with his vehicle with at least two wheels. Route-specific conditions will be announced in the respective briefing.

Penalty: 10 penalty seconds on the race result per reported incident
taking advantage,

5.6 Violation of the chat ban in the race:

Penalty: Warning, repeated fall up to exclusion from all events

5.7 ESC ban after the race (everyone must drive their vehicle back to the pits independently):

Penalty: 3 points deducted from the overall score

5.8 Crossing the white line at the pit lane exit:

Penalty: 10 penalty seconds on the respective race result, the penalty can be higher if other drivers are endangered

5.9 Ignoring a Yellow Phase/ Overtaking on Yellow:

Penalty: 30 penalty seconds on the race result
With accident:
Penalty: 60 penalty seconds on the race result

5.10 Repeated violations of blue flags:

Penalty: 30 penalty seconds on the race result

6 penalty rules:

6.1 Principle

In principle, all penalties should be used realistically, fairly, equally and while maintaining the fun of those affected.

  • Warnings apply to one race at a time, unless otherwise stated
  • If the driver does not start the next race, the warning will be
    taken to the race after next
  • If a driver has received penalties, he automatically stands for the next one
    Race event under observation
  • In the event of accidents/driving errors in which opponents are injured,
    the gentleman’s agreement applied within 3 rounds
    penalties are dropped by the REKO.
  • The REKO can also impose other penalties.

7. Time penalties not applicable to the specific event

7.1 Time penalties that cannot be applied directly or that arose from the last seasonal event will be converted as follows:

For example, where previously a drive-through penalty was imposed, 3 penalty points are now awarded.

A 10 second Stop&Go penalty is now penalized with 4 penalty points.

A 20 second Stop&Go penalty is now penalized with 5 penalty points.

A 30 second Stop&Go penalty is now penalized with 6 penalty points.

For every 10 seconds added to a 10 second Strop&Go penalty, 1 additional penalty point is awarded.

7.2 Penalties that transfer to other races:

These are serious incidents, which can also be punished, e.g. if the driver concerned fails. Example: Overtaking with an accident and subsequent failure of the person responsible.
Penalty seconds are then converted as follows:

10 penalty seconds on the race result >> warning and under observation

30 second penalty on race result >> Drive Through Penalty in the first 3 laps of the next race the driver participates in.

60 second penalty on the race result >> 30 second Stop&Go penalty in the first 3 laps of the next race the driver participates in.

8. Penalties for insulting and distracting other participants within the communication possibilities of the simrace community

8.1 Offense and Distraction

Inappropriate forms of communication include:

  • Chatspam during the event, regardless of the phase of the event
  • Joining “foreign” team channels in order to specifically disrupt/distract or insult them during the race
  • any offensive forms of address in forum, chat, protests and Teamspeakchannels

1st offense:10 penalty points on the current season
2nd Violation: Disqualification from next event
3rd Violation: Disqualification from the league season
4th violation: exclusion from all portals of Simracecommunity.eu

All penalties given in points 2-7 are for guidance and may vary depending on the severity of the incident.

09/13/2020, The race management and race commission of Simracingcommunity.eu.

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