Announcement of the SRC GT3 World Tour 2021 – Winter Season
- 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 SRC GT3 World Tour 2021 – Winter Season series will be conducted 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 GT3 World Tour 2021 – Winter Season for the year 2021.
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 and the two 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.
2.2 Name of the organizer / promoter, address and contact details
2.3 Simulation 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 driver must apply for admission to the SRC GT3 World Tour 2021 – Winter Season with the entry issued by the series organizer by the entry deadline,October 30th, 2021.
The series organizer reserves the right to accept applications that are received later.
The completed application can be found here:
The series organizer reserves the right not to hold the SRC GT3 World Tour 2021 – Winter Season series if there are fewer than 10 registered participants.
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)
4.2 Start authorization
In principle, no training rounds have to be completed, but the penalty for culpable misconduct increases considerably.
0-29 training rounds: Double penalty for culpable misconduct, on the track and during the event. This includes, for example, dealing with each other.
>30 training rounds: Full starting authorization normal penalty.
4.2 Entry fee for the season
No further entry fees are required for every SimRaceCommunity member who has paid an annual fee.
4.3 Starting numbers
When entering the competition, the participants choose a starting number of their choice. You will receive permanent start numbers for the entire season from the series organizer.
Prepare the skins as specified in the regulations of the SimRaceCommunity and submit them by October 28th, 2021 // 10 p.m. (CEST). Uploadlink: Skinupload
5.1 Driver and Teams
Teams consist of 2 drivers with one vehicle each. One substitute driver is permitted per team (see substitute driver).
At 12h and 24h events, a vehicle with a minimum of 2 drivers and a maximum of 5 drivers must be seated. A maximum of 45 vehicles can participate in the SRC events.
Each team shares a double garage with a pitspot on the GT3 World Tour. If multiple teams with only one driver are registered, the league management will divide these teams for a common pitspot.
5.2 Guest driver / Guest start
Each forum member is eligible for a one-time guest start per GT3 World Tour season. This guest start is free of charge and must be registered with the league management/admins. The time of the guest start will be agreed with the league management. Vehicles in a separate class and with SRC paintwork are available for guest drivers.
5.3 Substitute driver
- A fully staffed team with 2 regular drivers may report a replacement driver.
- The replacement driver does not have to pay a registration or start fee.
- A substitute drivermust be registered with real name at simracecommunity.eu in the forum, in the teamspeak and on the race servers.
- No substitute driver is allowed to start in theend of the season race
- Replacement drivers drive the vehicle of the failed regular driverof the team of which he belongs. So you don’t have your own start number.
- A replacement driver does not receive a trophy or other prizes.
5.4 Change of vehicle during the current season
Every driver is free to change vehicles once per season. The change of vehicle does not include the change of team.
5.5 Change of Team
Team changes are possible during the season. The team points received up until the change remain with the “old” team. The driver points are taken over. In the case of a team change, the choice of vehicle is open, provided that no vehicle change has taken place beforehand.
6.1 General implementation
The scoring runs are usually run on Sundays, in a two-week rhythm. Each event is a qualifying event (15 minutes) and a 90-minute race. The exact dates can be found in the racing calendar (navigation on the main page or in the info section in the forum).
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
Basically, all drivers and teams are registered with the official registration in the forum for all racing events of the respective season.
If a driver cannot compete for an event, he is obliged to cancel the announcement thread for the respective event in good time, at least 1 week before the event.
If a driver for the first time culpably fails to register for an event within this period, he will be warned. If drivers are on the waiting list, the starting place can be assigned to a waiting driver by the race management at the end of the briefing.
In the case of the second culpable failure to cancel a race event, the driver is moved to the waiting list and the first driver on the waiting list takes his or her place in the season.
The race management decides on a culpable omission. If the driver opts out of other participants within the deadline, they should log off the missing participant in the announcement thread within the time limit.
6.3 Maximum number of vehicles allowed
The maximum number of vehicles allowed is : 45
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.
Each rider has 15 minutes to complete their fastest lap – there is no limit to the number of laps.
ESC ban applies during qualification – This means that a driver must not switch from the track to the pits using the ESC button. If, despite the ESC ban, you switch to the pits, the vehicle may no longer leave the pits in the current qualification. The use of the ESC key is permitted within the pit lane, at your own pit area. The starting grid is based on the lap times achieved in the qualification.
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 basically 90 minutes on the SRC-GT3-World Tour. The speed limit in the pit lane is set at 80 km/h on all routes. After the end of the race, each vehicle must drive into the pit lane under its own power. The first three line up for the winning photo at the end of the pit lane.
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. 5 cuts warnings are set on the server side. With the 6th warning, the simulation awards a drive-through penalty.
If the racing commission recognizes an advantage by shortening the track, it can issue separate penalties.
The tracks are driven according to the specified racing calendar. The appointment calendar can be viewed on the SRC website or in the forum.
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.
6.5.4 Community Vote
In each SRC GT3 World Tour season, a route is selected by community vote. The vote will be activated via the Forum 4-6 weeks before the event takes place. The league management gives different routes to choose from. Every driver has a voice. A simple majority decides the election. Should a tie arise, the league management will determine one of the votes.
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 66%
- 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
For the year-end ranking, all results of the individual races are taken into account. There is 1 deletion result.
7.3 Equality of points
If there is a tie between several drivers in the final evaluation, the greater number of the first, then the second and the further places of all runs will decide.
7.4 Additional Points
The pole setter receives 1 bonus point.
The driver with the fastest race lap receives 1 bonus point.
The driver who wins the most positions receives 1 bonus point.
Each driver receives 3 bonus points for ending the race by entering the pit lane.
7.5 Team ranking
Both drivers of a team score points for the team ranking.
7.6 Success weights
According to the championship status, the following success weights are distributed among the leading drivers:
1st place: 60 kg – 2nd place: 50kg – 3rd place: 40 Kg – 4th place: 30 Kg – 5th place: 20 Kg – 6th place: 10 Kg
7.7 Title overall winner
The title “SRC GT3 World Tour – Champion” or other championship titles are awarded to the driver who has achieved the highest number of points at the end of the season. The winner of the driver’s classification is entitled to claim the starting number 1 for himself in the following season. The title “SRC GT3 World Tour – Team Champion” or other championship titles are awarded to the team that has achieved the highest number of points at the end of the season. In the event of a tie, the better rankings are decisive.
There is 1 strike result during the season. The result system always deducts first unrated races as the worst result, so this will not become fully apparent until the end of the season. The deleted results are calculated after the penultimate race. In the event of a tie, the better rankings are decisive.
Any misconduct that does not comply with the rules can be submitted for a period of 48 hours after the 24-hour blocking period has been expired. Protests that are not submitted during this 2 day period will be deleted without comment. This also applies to protests that are submitted too early. The specification of the race time based on the server VCR is mandatory. In the case of two-part races, the respective race must also be specified.
Protests are to be submitted according to the regulations of the SimRaceCommunityunder the following link:
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.