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Welcome to the steward regulations forum. If you intend to report any incident(s) that have occurred on track during official IRL league races between yourself and other driver(s), the steward’s office and steward’s regulations will enable you to do so while outlining the possible penalties that can be awarded by the stewards.

Incidents are to be reported to the relevant race steward by private message in a mature and respectful manner.

After review it shall be at the discretion of the stewards to decide whether or not to proceed with an investigation. The stewards may also investigate an incident noted by themselves.

It shall be at the discretion of the stewards to decide if any driver involved in an incident should be penalised.

Unless it is clear to the stewards that a driver was wholly or predominantly to blame for an incident, no penalty will be imposed.

Time penalties/wrongful illegal overtake penalties and any other issues not relating to incidents on track should be referred to your league admin(s).

Derogatory posts which involve finger-pointing or those which are intended to instigate an argument will be removed and will not be considered. Stewards will examine all evidence provided and available to them in relation to each incident and will post their decisions in the steward’s findings forum.

Drivers are reminded that there is a mandatory cooldown period before being able/permitted to report incident(s) to the steward’s office.

The steward’s office will remain closed until 9am the day after race completion.

Once the steward’s office opens, drivers will have a 48 hour window to report incident(s).

The steward’s office will close again at 9am after the 48 hour window.

Incidents reported before the cooldown period has expired, and after the 48 hour window, will not be investigated.

Drivers are reminded that if they receive various penalties, the penalties will be applied in the order they were awarded.

 

CONTENTS

1. INCIDENT REPORTING FORM

2. PENALTY SEVERITY

3. PENALTIES

4. ACCUMULATION - TIME PENALTIES

5. ACCUMULATION - REPRIMANDS/PENALTIES

6. ACCUMULATION - DRIVER LICENCE POINTS

7. RETIRING ON TRACK - QUALIFYING

8. ATTEMPTED/INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF OWN CAR - QUALIFYING

9. ATTEMPTED/INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF OWN CAR - RACE

10. ON THE GRID - RACE START

11. LATE DEFENDING

12. UNSAFE RETURN TO TRACK

13. RESET TO TRACK

14. WAITING ON THE TRACK

15. DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM (DRS)

16. RAGE QUITTING

 

1. INCIDENT REPORTING FORM

Drivers are reminded when reporting incidents that have occurred on track during official IRL league races between yourself and other driver(s), that they must do so using the incident reporting form in their designated league. Derogatory posts which involve finger-pointing, or those intended to instigate an argument will be removed and will not be considered. Drivers must report the incident appropriately, and must complete all sections of the reporting form to assist stewards with their investigation.

2. PENALTY SEVERITY

When reviewing incident(s) on track, stewards will take the following into consideration when deciding whether a penalty is deemed appropriate/necessary:

  • SEVERITY OF THE INCIDENT
  • WAS THE DRIVER PREDOMINANTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INCIDENT(s)
  • TOTAL NUMBER OF CARS INVOLVED/AFFECTED
  • WAS THE INCIDENT UNINTENTIONAL
  • WAS THE INCIDENT SLIGHTLY RECKLESS/DRIVER MISJUDGMENT
  • WAS THE INCIDENT COMPLETELY RECKLESS/COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR OTHER DRIVER(s)

3. PENALTIES

Stewards may impose any one of the penalties below on any driver involved in an Incident. While a driver may receive the following penalties, they may also receive points on their licence which will count towards their accumulation.

  • OFFICIAL REPRIMAND
  • 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • 10 SECOND PENALTY
  • 20 SECOND PENALTY
  • 30 SECOND PENALTY
  • DISQUALIFICATION FROM RACE RESULTS
  • RACE BAN(s)

 

Drivers who receive any of the above time penalties for the final race of the season, but DNF from the race will receive the following points deduction for both driver and constructor championships as an alternative to time penalty awards:

  • 10 SECOND PENALTY => 1 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT DEDUCTION 
  • 20 SECOND PENALTY => 2 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS DEDUCTION
  • 30 SECOND PENALTY => 3 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS DEDUCTION

4. ACCUMULATION - TIME PENALTIES

Drivers who cut corners or track extend will receive an in-game warning, reminding you to remain within the track limits.

Drivers who receive 3 warnings will be awarded a 3 second time penalty. IRL have set a limit of time penalties permitted before they will receive a DISQUALIFICATION from race classification:

  • 15 SECONDS OF TIME PENALTIES (EXCLUDING PIT-LANE PENALTIES) => DSQ FROM RACE RESULTS

5. ACCUMULATION - REPRIMANDS/PENALTIES

This section relates to reprimands or penalties that a driver has accumulated throughout the season. If a driver fails to complete the race that the incident occurred on, the penalty will be imposed onto the driver on their next event.

  • 3 REPRIMANDS (SEASON) => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • 3 PENALTIES AWARDED (RACE) => DSQ FROM RACE RESULTS & ONE RACE BAN

If a driver accumulates 3 penalties in the same race which results in a DSQ and one race ban, all other penalties are discounted; only the DSQ and one race ban is awarded. No penalty awards will be carried over to the next race event.

6. ACCUMULATION - DRIVER LICENCE POINTS

Drivers who accumulate penalty points on their licence will receive further sanctions such as:

  • 3 PENALTY POINTS => 2 DRIVER & CONSTRUCTOR CHAMPIONSHIP POINT DEDUCTION
  • 5 PENALTY POINTS => ONE RACE BAN
  • 8 PENALTY POINTS => SEASON BAN

If a driver accumulates 5 penalty points which triggers a race ban, all other penalties awarded are discounted; the affected driver will only receive a one race ban as a penalty. No penalty awards will be carried over to the next race event.

7. RETIRING ON TRACK - QUALIFYING

Drivers are prohibited to retire on track during the qualifying session. Drivers who do will receive the following penalties:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => OFFICIAL REPRIMAND
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • YOUR RETIRED CAR CAUSES A COLLISION => 20 SECOND PENALTY & 2 LICENCE POINTS

8. ATTEMPTED/INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF OWN CAR - QUALIFYING

Drivers who attempt to, or intentionally destroy their car during the qualifying session will receive the following penalties:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => 20 SECOND PENALTY & 2 LICENCE POINTS
  • SECOND OFFENCE => ONE RACE BAN & 3 LICENCE POINTS
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => SEASON BAN & 8 LICENCE POINTS

9. ATTEMPTED/INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF OWN CAR - RACE

Drivers who attempt to, or intentionally destroy their car during the race will receive the following penalties

  • FIRST OFFENCE => 20 SECOND PENALTY & 2 LICENCE POINTS
  • SECOND OFFENCE => ONE RACE BAN & 3 LICENCE POINTS
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => SEASON BAN & 8 LICENCE POINTS

10. ON THE GRID - RACE START

Drivers who press READY before instructed by the league admin(s) will receive the following penalties:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 30 SECOND PENALTY & 3 LICENCE POINTS

11. LATE DEFENDING

Drivers who make a late manoeuvre to defend their position will receive the following penalties:

DRIVER DEFENSIVE MOVE (1 – 2 CAR LENGTHS TO OVERTAKING DRIVER)

  • FIRST OFFENCE => OFFICIAL REPRIMAND
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT

 

DRIVER DEFENSIVE MOVE (LESS THAN 1 CAR LENGTH TO OVERTAKING DRIVER)

  • FIRST OFFENCE => 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 20 SECOND PENALTY & 2 LICENCE POINTS

12. UNSAFE RETURN TO TRACK

Drivers who return to the track in an unsafe manner will receive the following penalties:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 20 SECOND OFFENCES & 2 LICENCE POINTS
  • DRIVER(s) FORCED TO TAKE AVOIDING ACTION => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • DRIVER(s) RECEIVE DAMAGE FROM YOUR CAR => 30 SECOND PENALTY & 3 LICENCE POINTS

13. RESET TO TRACK

Drivers who pause the game to reset to track rather than returning appropriately and safely will receive the following penalties:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 20 SECOND OFFENCES & 2 LICENCE POINTS
  • DRIVER(s) FORCED TO TAKE AVOIDING ACTION => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • DRIVER(s) RECEIVE DAMAGE FROM YOUR CAR => 30 SECOND PENALTY & 3 LICENCE POINTS

14. WAITING ON TRACK

It is prohibited to wait on track for any reason. This is to avoid becoming a hazard/obstacle for other drivers and to avoid the introduction of YELLOW FLAGS, VSC or SC. Drivers who wait on track will receive the following penalties:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => OFFICIAL REPRIMAND
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 5 SECOND PENALTY
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • RESULTS IN DRIVERS TAKING EVASIVE ACTION => 20 SECOND PENALTY & 2 LICENCE POINTS
  • RESULTS IN CONTACT WITH ANOTHER DRIVER => 30 SECOND PENALTY & 3 LICENCE POINTS

15. DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM (DRS)

Driving in a dangerous and unsporting manner to gain advantage during the race, particularly to gain the use of DRS is prohibited.

This kind of driving includes, but is not limited to, violently decelerating and/or steering when in front of a following car and deliberately allowing the following car to pass you in order to gain DRS activation yourself. Drivers discovered attempting this will receive the following penalties from the stewards:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => OFFICIAL REPRIMAND
  • SECOND OFFENCE => 10 SECOND PENALTY & 1 LICENCE POINT
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => RACE BAN & 3 LICENCE POINTS

16. RAGE QUITTING

Any driver who intentionally quits the race lobby without following the appropriate retirement procedure such as deliberately getting disqualified or RAGE-QUITTING as a result of being angry after an incident will incur the following penalties from stewards:

  • FIRST OFFENCE => OFFICIAL REPRIMAND
  • SECOND OFFENCE => RACE BAN
  • SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES => SEASON BAN

 

 

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