GRC Sporting rules

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Events
3. Drivers
4. Teams
5. Cars
6. Sprint Races
7. Feature Races
8. Tyres
9. Settings
10. After the race/Deadlines/Race results
11. Points
12. Black list
13. Offences & Penalties

1. Introduction

6.1.1 - Here is the official Generally Rookie Championship rules. These following rules will apply in all GRC rounds.

6.1.2 - All rules of GRO Sporting Rules applies here, apart Art. 1.10.2c (see Art. 6.6.5), Art. 1.7.1 to 1.7.4 (see Art. 6.8.1) and Art. 1.11.2c (see Art. 6.10.2)

6.1.3 - The latest modification of GRC rules has been done on 20th November 2009 and are applicable with immediate effect (Update for Season 14).

6.1.4a - Rule changes can occur at any moment if needed, in that case, all drivers will be warn by an official bulletin in the website (news section) and in the official thread in GRIF.

6.1.4b - Rule changes will be shown in red, just like this point (which is of course an example).

2. Events

6.2.1a - All GRC events apart the Masters of Apasta is a "Sprint Race" event (see art. 1.3.2b of GRO Sporting rules).

6.2.1b - Master races events are a "Long Race" event (see art. 1.3.2c of GRO Sporting rules).

3. Drivers

6.3.1 - GRC events are reserved to bronze-class and silver-class drivers, all sign up informations are avaiable in Entries & Signup page.

6.3.2 - GRC drivers can race in a team or as a privateer (no team).

4. Teams

6.4.1 - Any driver can sign up a team, there a no limit of maximal number of drivers in teams

6.4.2 - A team must at least have 2 registered drivers

6.4.3 - The leader of the team can change drivers at any moment and without limit, as long as he warn GRO of the change.

5. Cars

6.5.1 - All events, without exception, will be raced with the SDR Formula Scarlet Junior GRC (SDR means Scarlet Devil Raceworks), which can be downloaded on the GRC packs.

6.5.2 - Twelve "custom" paintjobs are available on the SDR Formula Scarlet Junior GRC car, apart the colours, there is no difference between the different paintjobs. You can select any paintjob at any race. Moreover, several "fixed" paintjobs will also be available.

6. Regular Races

6.6.1 - All GRC regular races will have a race distance of 10 km

6.6.2 - Login windows of GRC races usually lasts 1 week (7 days). But it's up to the GRC manager to open login windows of GRC races from the start of the championship to the deadline of the current event. I.e. round #1 has 7 days to race, round #2 - 14 days and so on.

6.6.3 - Each GRC sprint races lasts around 4 or 5 minutes, but the exact login time will be precised in preview pages, in calendar & results page.

6.6.4 - You can freely do pit stops at any moment of the race.

6.6.5 - GRC tracks will not have "safepits" pit lane, so Art. 1.10.2c of GRO sporing rules won't apply.

7. Masters races

6.7.1 - Each two seasons, the Masters of Apasta and the Masters of Dicrette (formerly known as "Apasta Long Race") will be alternatively organized.

6.7.2 - Race distance of Masters races are set at 25km.

6.7.3 - Login windows of Masters races lasts 1 week (7 days), just like a regular GRC Race. But it's up to the GRC manager to open login windows of Masters races from the start of the championship to the deadline.

6.7.4 - Masters races lasts around 12 minutes, but the exact login time will be precised in preview pages, in calendar & results page.

6.7.5 - Masters tracks, as other GRC tracks will not have "safepits" pit lane, so Art. 1.10.2c or GRO sporing rules won't apply.

8. Tyres

6.8.1 - There will be no weather conditions in GRC events

6.8.2a - Therefore, one tyre compound will be available in each GRC race :

6.8.2b - Slicks : Tyres for a dry track, very difficult to drive on a wet track

9. Settings

6.9.1 - During regular GRC races, the settings will be :

6.9.2 - During Masters races, the settings will be :

6.9.3 - Moreover, drivers must use these settings in any circumstances :

6.9.4a - You must race against the 3 official GRC AI opponents : AI_Rookie_1, AI_Rookie_2 and AI_Rookie_3 which are available on the GRC pack

6.9.4b - Moreover, you musn't change AI levels

10. After the race/Deadlines/Race results

6.10.1 - According to art. 1.11.2a, 1.11.2b and 1.11.2c of GRO Sporting rules, drivers must save their game and take a screenshot with F11 at the end of their race (when the results table appears).

6.10.2 - The .zip file containing the savegame, the screenshot and the track must be delivered to grcchamp@gmail.com right after the end of the race.

6.10.3 - The deadlines of GRC events are fixed on Saturdays at 11:59 PM GMT.

11. Points

6.11.1a - There are four standings which will crown the GRC champions : one for the teams, and one for the drivers.

6.11.1b - Drivers standings General standings of all drivers.

6.11.1c - Teams standings General standings of teams, only the 2 best drivers of the team in a race can score points for their teams.

6.11.1d - Junior standings General standings for all "Bronze" class drivers (see GRO Sporting rules).

6.11.1e - Nations standings General standings for all Nations gathering 2 or more drivers.

6.11.2a - At the end of each race, points will be distribued as follows :

6.11.2b - There will be also a specific points system for Nations standings :

6.11.3 - A driver must complete at least 51% of the race distance to be eligible to score points.

6.11.4a - At the end of the championship, the driver who has scored the most number of points will be crowned Generally Rookie Championship drivers champions.

6.11.4b - At the end of the championship, the team who has scored the most number of points will be crowned Generally Rookie Championship teams champion.

6.11.4c - At the end of the championship, the "Bronze" class driver who has scored the most number of points will be crowned Generally Rookie Championship Junior drivers champions.

6.11.5 - If two or more cars or drivers from a different car finish the season with the same number of points, the higher place in the Championship (in either case) shall be awarded to :

6.11.6 - For Masters races, we will use a specific points system, it will count double, so points will be distribued as follows :

12. Black List

6.12.1a - According to GRO Sporting rules, all Gold-class and Platinum-class drivers are "black-listed".

6.12.1b - A "black-listed" driver cannot race in GRC events.

6.12.2a - A GRC champion will be automaticly promoted as a Gold-class drivers, and then, black-listed.

6.12.2b - However, the organizer may freely add any driver to the black list if he considers that he did good enough performances in GRC (by scoring impressive victories for example).

13. Offences & Penalties

6.13.1 - All penalties or disqualification will automaticly cancel a driver's fastest lap of of the race.

6.13.2a - If a driver used a modified car in his/her login attempt, he will be disqualified of the current event.

6.13.2b - If a driver used a different car, his/her race won't count.

6.13.3a - If a driver raced in a modified track in his/her login attempt, he/she will be disqualified of the current event.

6.13.3b - If a driver raced in a different track in his/her login attempt, his/her race won't count.

6.13.4 - If a driver raced with lower game speed than permitted in his/her login attempt, he will be disqualified of the current event.

6.13.5 - If a driver saved/loaded his race during his/her login attempt, he/she will be disqualified of the current event.

6.13.6 - If a driver raced with a modified/wrong gr.ini in his/her login attempt, he/she team will be punished by a time penalty depending of race or the race lenght (2 seconds per kilometre).

6.13.7 - If a driver sent files late, he may have (depending of the gravity of the offence) a time penalty depending of the race lenght (1 second per kilometre) and time of delay. 1-3 minutes (2-6 in Masters race) - no additional penalty and warning for the first offense, additional 1 second per kilometre for the rest offenses; 4 and more minutes (7 and more in Masters race) - additional 1 second per kilometre.

6.13.8a - If a driver forgot to send one of the files, he will have a time penalty depending of the race lenght (2 seconds per kilometre).

6.13.8b - If a driver delivered no files, his/her race won't count.

6.13.9 - If a driver raced with wrong settings, he will have a penalty depending of the gravity of the offence, from a single warning if it is disadvantaging him (if raced with higher tyre wear for example), to a Back of Pack penalty (if he raced with all settings at 0%).

6.13.10 - If a driver break any rule in this text or in actual competition's rules where sanction is not precised, then he will be given a time penalty depending of the gravity of his fault.

Offences & Penalties (additional)

6.13.11 - If a driver shortcutted or wallbounced, he will have a penalty depending of the gravity of the offence, from a single warning if it was single mistake, to a Back of Pack penalty (if there were 5 or more such incidents).

Generally Rookie Championship - 2016