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UKDirt Saloons Rules and Regulations

Overview
  • Meetings are Wednesday evenings at 8.30PM.

General Rules
  • All drivers must be correctly registered in the UKDirt Saloons League.
  • This is achieved through the UKDirt website under the Member Options menu > Number Registration.
  • Numbers will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, however drivers who have already submitted a skin for the skin pack will have there number reserved.
  • To race in the league you must have rFactor installed with the latest version of the Saloons mod the Base Skinpack and most recent add-on Skinpack and the tracks listed in the fixtures. You must also have access to the MIRC channel, which can be found under the downloads menu.
  • During a meeting your name in the server (game profile name) must be, your registered name, followed by your number (I.E James977) - This is important and must not be changed through the season other wise you MAY be excluded from points scoring.
  • This league is designed to be fun and fair, you are expected to treat all other drivers with respect. Abusing or swearing at other drivers will not be tolerated and you will be banned.

Booking In
  • You must book in for each meeting using the booking-in tool found on the UKDirt website -under member options. Late bookings will only be accepted if they do not necessitate a change to the Meeting Format once posted.

Chat
  • At 8.20PM latest please meet in Discord in the UKDirt Online Racing Server > # "race-meeting-chat".
  • Please also join the voice chat "Race Meeting" even if you don't have a mic (or speakers?!), you must join this to race.
  • This is to allow the RM to take a register of who is present.
  • This is extremely helpful as a bookings list has to be created for the results and points to work properly.

Car Skins
  • Drivers must submit 4 skins with the relevant coloured roof grades (I.E white, yellow, blue and red) to be included in the next skin pack created. These should be sent as a ZIP file stating, racing name, driver number, and chassis type. Replica skins may be used, but you must check with admin prior to use for their approval.
  • Any new drivers will be required to use one of the novice skins available until they have submitted a skin.
  • Novice skins for a driver will only be permitted prior to a skin pack being released, it is then expected that driver will submit a skin for the next skin pack.
  • This is to give novice drivers time to try the mod but prohibits continued use after the next skin pack release.
  • You may only use 1 paint job per chassis per season, so a careful choice needs to be made about the car you wish to use. Skins must be to a high standard with your racing number clearly shown with black numbers on a white background on each door and on the roof fin / number plates. If the admin team do not think the skin is to a professional standard you will be asked to amend and re-submit.

On Track Behaviour
  • Drivers must drive in the correct direction (clockwise) at all times.
  • No use of the infield at any time, using the infield during a race will be classed as cutting.
  • Deliberately right turning or leaning another car to the infield is not allowed, i.e. turning into a car forcing them to hit an object/wall/tyre on the infield.
  • Excessive lap down attacks will be punished accordingly. This is defined as a maximum of two per race.
  • No driving round the track slowly or waiting for other drivers.
  • No talking once the race has started, and until all drivers have crossed the finishing line.
  • If your car is damaged you may leave it on track but off the racing line.
  • Do not leave the server during a race as this will cause warp. However if your car is sat on the top of the fence please press escape.
  • Care is to be taken when rejoining the racing line following a spin and persistent carelessness in this respect will be punished.
  • Individual drivers with a bad connection may be banned from the rest of the meeting if it causes a problem for other drivers.
  • Wall riding is NOT permitted. If you are hit into the wall, you must back off the throttle and gain full control. You must not use the wall to steer the car around the turn, nor use it to gain a race advantage. Anyone found to do so may be docked places, excluded from the results, or have their meeting points removed.
  • Jump-starts will be penalised by docking, 2 places or 2places per car they jump.

Complaints
  • If you wish to make a complaint please PM any member of the Saloons Admin Team on the Forum stating what heat, lap, driver, and rule breached.

Disciplinary
  • Any driver could be subject to disciplinary action taken against them if they break any of Saloons Rules or General Rules.
  • The Saloons Admin Team will review the incidents and make a decision on the disciplinary action to take.
    • If a driver has a clean record the first rule broken = Official Warning.
    • After this 1 rule broken = 1 meeting ban.
    • With the exception of driving in an incorrect direction which = 2 meeting ban.
    • Drivers that have had several bans prior will be subject to more severe action being taken against them.

  • Appealing against disciplinary actions:
  • If a driver feels that a disciplinary outcome is unsatisfactory they can appeal the decision (and may be permitted to race under appeal).
  • The driver should PM any member of the Saloons Admin Team on the Forum stating their reason for appeal.
  • Again the Saloons Admin Team will review the incidents and make a decision on the appeal.
  • If an appeal has no substance, or appears to serve no purpose other than to waste the time of admin members, beware that there is potential to take further disciplinary action.
  • The outcome of an appeal is FINAL.

Meeting Format
  • The UKDirt Saloon Stockcar standard meeting format for the 2020 season is as follows:
    • 4 heats each, randomly drawn, 16 laps.
    • A-final (and B-final if required), from heat points up to track car limit, 20 laps.
    • 1 allcomers each, randomly drawn, 12 laps.
    • This format will be used for all normal meetings, and some championship meetings where the title race is an additional race.
    • If there is a tie on points for A-final qualification or grid position, it will be decided by best heat position(s) and then randomly.
    • If there are less than 10 participants for a B-final, it will not be a point scoring race.
  • Points scheme:
    • Heats: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
    • A-final: 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2.
    • B-final: 4, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1 (minimum 10 participants).
    • Allcomers: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
  • Drivers must complete 75% race distance to be eligible to score points.

Roof Grades
  • Drivers must display White, yellow, blue or red down to the tops of their doors.
  • Any driver winning an official Championship will be required to paint his roof the said colour for that championship.

    • World - Gold
    • National Points - Silver
    • British - Black/White Chequered
    • European - Red/Yellow Chequered
    • National - Gold Stripe
    • English - St George's Cross
    • Scottish - St Andrew's Cross
    • Irish - Green/White Chequered
    • ORC Champion - Orange/White Chequered
    • UK Open Champion - Union Jack

  • All the roof grades noted above / champions must start at the back of the grid.

Start Procedure

The starting procedure used for all races is as follows unless otherwise stated:
  • When the lights go green (or the final buzzer has gone and countdown timer completed) drivers will make there way at a speed of less then 20mph to their starting position, as listed below and line up 2-a-breast.
  • You must not pass drivers of your own grade.
  • You must line up correctly without making contact with other cars, incidents will be dealt with the same way as if it were part of the race.
  • Previous race winners during the meeting must start at the back of the grade.
  • Once drivers are in position the steward will ask if anyone is not ready. If nobody replies, Roll at 20 is called and the leader of the whites will roll at a steady 20mph for the rolling lap.
  • Drivers at the front of each grade are to drive at approximately 20mph but ensure they keep their 4 to 6 cars distance to the grade in front.
    Anytime after the leading white reaches the apex of turns 3 & 4 the steward will call GO GO GO and the race will be on.
  • If for any reason the grid does not form properly after rolling, then a restart may be called.
  • If there are persistent offenders that stop races being started they will be sent to the back of the grid or excluded.
Starting positions approximately: - always follow instructions from meeting steward
  • Whites: At the start / finish line
  • Yellows: Exit of Turn 4
  • Blues: Exit of Turn 3
  • Red: Entry to Turn 3

  • Anyone starting in the wrong place will be removed from the result, unless they have been specifically granted permission.

Championship Formats

World Championship
All major championships and other selected events, will be designated as World Ranking events as shown in the fixture list. All drivers racing at these designated events will score points in 2 ways as follows:
  • Attendance Points:
    • World - 18 points
    • Euro / British / National - 12 points
    • English / Scottish / Irish - 10 points
    • All other WR events - 6 points

  • Performance Points:
    • The top 10 in the Championship races will score from 10pts for 1st down to 1pt for 10th, multiplied as follows:
    • World x 5
    • Euro / British x 4
    • National x 3
    • English / Scottish / Irish x 2
    • Other WR x 1

In addition to the above, the top twenty in each tracks Track Championship will receive 20,19,18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 points. Tracks with 1 or 2 meetings will score normal points, Tracks with 3 or 4 meetings will be doubled. Tracks with 5 or more will be trebled.

World Rankings will run up to the last meeting before the world final at which point the top 24 cars in the rankings will automatically qualify for the WF in points order. any reserves will be taken from the next positions. Drivers not then qualified will be eligible for the Last Chance Saloon Race, formed in points order. The Top 4 in this race will join the back of the WF grid giving a 28-car final.
  • Championship:
    • The world final will be a 25 lap race.
    • The Grid will be formed in World Ranking Points order.
    • Drivers qualifying from the last chance qualifier will be added to the back of the grid in the order they finished in that race.
    • The winner of this race will be declared World Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The World Champion must display a gold roof until they lose the title.

British Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The British championship will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points & world rankings.
    • Each driver will have 4 qualifying heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 28 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • The British championship will be a 20 lap race.
    • The final will be a gridded race, in points scored in the heats throughout the night.
    • The winner of this race will be declared British Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The British champion may run the Black & White Checkers on their roof until they lose the title.

European Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The European championship will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points & world rankings.
    • Each driver will have 4 qualifying heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 28 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • The European championship will be a 20 lap race.
    • The final will be a gridded race, in points scored in the heats throughout the night.
    • The winner of this race will be declared European Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The European champion may run the Red & Yellow Checkers on their roof until they lose the title.

National Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The National championship will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points & world rankings.
    • Each driver will have 4 qualifying heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 28 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • The National championship will be a 20 lap race.
    • The final will be a gridded race, in points scored in the heats throughout the night.
    • The winner of this race will be declared National Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The National champion may run the Gold Stripe on their roof until they lose the title.

English Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The English championship will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points & world rankings.
    • Each driver will have 4 qualifying heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 28 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • The English championship will be a 20 lap race
    • The final will be a gridded race, in points scored in the heats throughout the night.
    • The winner of this race will be declared English Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The English champion may run the St Georges cross on their roof until they lose the title.

Scottish Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The Scottish championship will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points & world rankings.
    • Each driver will have 4 qualifying heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 28 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • The Scottish championship will be a 20 lap race.
    • The final will be a gridded race, in points scored in the heats throughout the night.
    • The winner of this race will be declared Scottish Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The Scottish champion may run the Scottish Flag on their roof until they lose the title.

Irish Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The Irish championship will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points & world rankings.
    • Each driver will have 4 qualifying heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 28 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • The Irish championship will be a 20 lap race
    • The final will be a gridded race, in points scored in the heats throughout the night.
    • The winner of this race will be declared Irish Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The Irish champion may run the Green and White Checkers on their roof until they lose the title.

ORC Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The ORC championship will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points & world rankings.
    • Each driver will have 4 qualifying heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 28 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • The ORC championship will be a 20 lap race.
    • The final will be a gridded race, in points scored in the heats throughout the night.
    • The winner of this race will be declared ORC Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The ORC champion may run the Orange & White Checks on their roof until they lose the title.

UK Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The UK championship will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points & world rankings.
    • Each driver will have 4 qualifying heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 28 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • TThe UK championship will be a 20 lap race.
    • The final will be a gridded race, in points scored in the heats throughout the night.
    • The winner of this race will be declared UK Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The UK champion may run the Union Jack on their roof until they lose the title.

Whites & Yellows Championship
  • 9 selected meetings over the UKDirt Saloon Stockcar season host Whites and Yellows races that score points towards the Whites and Yellows Championship.
  • Points will be scored from the heats throughout the meeting.
  • The Whites and Yellows Champion will be the driver with the most points at the end of the season.

Eligibility
  • You must have competed in at least 1 UKDirt Saloon Stockcar meeting prior to a championship meeting in order to be eligible for the championship race.

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