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Overview / Highlights

  • Meetings are Monday evenings at 8.30pm (meeting in Discord) and the season runs from February to November.
  • The typical meeting format is two heats and then consolation(s), followed by final(s) and grand national(s).
  • Members are requested to arrange skins for the season (novice cars are available, but are not for extended periods of use).
  • No talking during races!
  • Disciplinary issues will be reviewed by the F2 Admin Team - if you do something wrong, you might get in trouble! (Save your replays!!!)


Mod & Downloads

  • The UKDirt F2 league uses the UKSOM rFactor F2 Stockcar mod, to race you will need:
    • rFactor game updated to v1255.
    • UKSOM F2 Stockcar mod v5.3.
    • Current skinpacks (installed in order).


New Members

  • Any member with previous experience (other formulae OR leagues) should identify themselves to the F2 Admin Team before their first meeting for grading purposes.
  • Any member failing to do so will be dealt with by disciplinary process.


Skins (Custom Painted Cars)

  • Novice cars are available for any member without their own custom skin (but these are not for extended periods of use).
  • Novice skins will not be permitted in championship races.
  • Chassis use is surface dependent:
    • Tarmac cars: Bingley, DKB, Higman, Kitson, KWR, Motorworld, Randall 2008, Randall, RCE, TLF.
    • Shale cars: Bingley, DKB, Downbar Bingley, Higman, Kitson, Randall 2010, Randall, TLF.
  • Members are asked to submit their own custom skins to race for the season (paint your own, or use the Skin Painting section on the UKDirt Forum to make a request).
  • Members should submit skins (tarmac and shale) of all (white, yellow, blue, red) roof grades, these should all use the same base car design (tarmac and shale may differ).
  • There is a skin painting and saving/converting guide on the UKDirt website, additional further recommendations are available on the UKSOM website.
  • Rules relating to signs and appearance:
    • The roof grade on each skin should be clear, and not in doubt.
    • Your registered racing number should be painted on both sides of the wings.
    • Numbers MUST be Black on a White background.
    • No swearing, obscene images or any other paint/signs intended to cause dispute/offence.
    • Correct upgrades (to match painted skin) should be used (e.g. roof type, bonnet upgrades, etc).
    • Superstar lights should only be used by superstars.
  • Only the relevant title holders may use the following on their roofs/wings:
    • Gold - World Champion
    • Silver - National Points Champion
    • Two Silver Stripes - National Series Champion
    • Black and White Chequers - British Champion
    • Red and Yellow Chequers - European Champion
    • Green and White Chequers - Irish Champion
    • Two Gold Stripes - World of Shale Champion
    • Single Silver Stripe - F2 Nationals Champion
    • Single Gold Stripe - World Cup Champion
    • St. George Cross - English Champion
    • St. Andrew Cross - Scottish Champion
  • Members are permitted to change chassis once on each surface during the course of the season. After changing they may NOT change again, even if they wish to revert back to the original chassis.
  • Members without correctly graded skins will be required to start at the back, a grade gap behind the superstars.
  • Skins will only be released in official UKDirt F2 skinpack installation files.
  • It should go without saying, but it is not acceptable to "rip-off" skins or signs that others have painted...issues of this nature will be dealt with by disciplinary process.


Bookings

  • Bookings are open for the week preceding a meeting on the UKDirt website, in the members area.
  • Members wishing to race should book in before 6pm on the day of a meeting.
  • Any bookings after 6pm on the day of the meeting are considered late bookings, accepted only at the discretion of the RM (Race Manager). Late bookings are regularly accepted up to 7.30pm, but this is no indication of future arrangements.
  • Warning! For championship meetings, members wishing to race are advised to avoid late booking or they may forfeit their place on the grid.
  • Any member booking for a meeting and not racing (without reasonable explanation) will incur a messer strike, as part of the wider UKDirt scheme.
  • Warning! There is no such thing as a 'provisional' booking, please don't use it to play the messer strike system, if you think you will struggle to make a meeting that you are booked in to race let the RM know.


Meeting Format

  • The UKDirt F2 standard meeting format for the 2018 season is as follows:
    • 2 heats each, randomly drawn, 16 laps.
    • Top 18 or 20 drivers qualify directly the final (depends on track limit).
    • Consolation(s), 16 laps, for remaining drivers with the top 4 progressing to the A-final.
    • A-final (and B-final if required), from heat points and consolation(s) up to track car limit, 20 laps.
    • All WCQR A-finals will be gridded on heat points (highest at the back of each grade).
    • 1 grand national each, randomly drawn, 16 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.
  • The A-final winner will start the grand national by starting from the handicap position and score double points. This is mandatory for all grades.
  • 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).
    • GNs: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
  • Drivers must complete 75% race distance to be eligible to score points.


Race Starting Procedure

  • Where possible a non-racing steward will be used to start races.
  • Racing will not start straight away.
  • Drivers should drive slowly to their grid position.
  • Drivers should not hit any cars while lining up.
  • Drivers should try to avoid overtaking/racing other cars whilst lining up.
  • Drivers must not warm their tires OR brakes whilst going to the grid/lining up.
  • Drivers should try to 'mix up' the positions within grades for each race.
  • Race winners should start at the back of their grades for any further races (not including gridded A-finals).
  • Grade positions (approximate):
    • Whites on start/finish line.
    • Yellows on exit of turn 4.
    • Blues on middle of turns 3 and 4.
    • Reds on entry to turn 3.
    • Superstars half way down back straight.
    • Novice drivers may opt to start behind the superstars in their first few meetings.
    • Other drivers may be permitted to start behind the superstars at the discretion of the RM.
    • Any driver starting behind the superstars (not including an A-final winner taking the handicap) should leave at minimum a 3 car length gap and take care to not immediately cause problems for those drivers in the superstar grade.
  • Grade positions may be adjusted by an in race steward (or someone nominated)
  • When the steward is satisfied with the race line up:
    • "Anyone NOT ready?" will be called, an opportunity to delay the race if necessary.
    • "Roll at 20mph" will be called, for a full rolling lap.
    • "GO!" will be called, sometime as the lead cars pass through turns 3 and 4.
  • Some comments on rolling laps...Try to roll at 20mph and keep the grade gaps. Try to roll at 20mph and keep your grade nicely together. Try not to accelerate and brake sharply during the rolling lap. Do not warm your tires OR brakes during the rolling lap. Do not try to anticipate the start of the race.
  • We aim for a maximum of 2 restarts per race (bad starts, disconnection, warp, etc), in the case that a race is restarted due to a driver disconnecting (before go is called) there will be approximately a 2 minute period to return to the server.
  • Jump starts will not be tolerated. Penalties for any of the above may include position dockings and disciplinary points.


Track Limits

  • Track car limits are as follows:
    • Arena Essex: 24
    • Barford: 22
    • Belle Vue: 22
    • Birmingham: 24
    • Buxton: 24
    • Coventry: 24
    • Cowdenbeath: 22
    • Crimond: 22
    • Hednesford: 24
    • Kings Lynn: 24
    • Knockhill: 24
    • Lelystad: 24
    • Mildenhall: 22
    • Northampton: 24
    • Nutts Corner: 24
    • Onchan: 24
    • Sexbierum: 24
    • Sheffield: 24
    • Skegness: 24
    • Stoke: 24
    • Taunton: 22
    • Ter Apel: 22
    • Westworld: 22


Grades

  • Grades will be split roughly as follows (not including World and National Points Champions):
    • 3 Superstar
    • 7 Red/Star
    • 10 Blue
    • 14 Yellow
    • Remaining drivers graded white.
  • Grading periods in 2018 will run monthly. Each regrading will take place between the last meeting of one month, and the first meeting of the next.
  • Each grading period members may be upgraded a maximum of 3 grades, but downgraded only 1 grade at a time.
  • To be eligible for downgrading a member must compete in at least half of the meetings in a grading period.
  • Graders discretion will be used in certain cases.
  • British and European Champions are held at a minimum of Red/Star grade for the period that they hold the title.
  • World and National Points Champions are held at Superstar grade for the period that they hold the title, and then a minimum of Red/Star grade for a further 12 months following the loss of the title.


Disciplinary

  • This section relates only to the UKDirt F2 league.
  • Disciplinary matters are incredibly simple... If you do something wrong, then you might get in trouble!
  • If you have a complaint, get in touch with the UKDirt F2 Admin Team, preferably Kane238. Please send a Private Message on the UKDirt Forum including details of the incident (which race, which lap, which cars, etc) and if possible include your replay. This complaint should be submitted before midnight on the Wednesday following the meeting.
  • The UKDirt F2 Admin Team will aim to deal with complaints within 1 week.
  • Disciplinary action will be posted to the relevant thread on the UKDirt F2 section of the Forum, and any member with disciplinary action against them should also be informed by PM on the UKDirt Forum.
    • Review may take place whether there is a complaint lodged or not.
    • Offences will incur a warning or disciplinary points, determined on a case by case basis.
    • A total of 2 warnings means 1 disciplinary point added to your license and every further warning adds a further 1 point.
    • Disciplinary points incurred will stay on a members record for 12 months.
    • A total of 5 points means a 1 meeting ban and every further 2 points adds another week (7 points = 2 meetings, 9 points = 3 meetings, 11 points = 4 meetings, etc).
    • Disciplinary points information is kept in a thread on the UKDirt F2 section of the UKDirt Forum.
  • Appealing against disciplinary points/actions:
    • If a member feels that a disciplinary outcome is unsatisfactory they should appeal the decision (and may be permitted to race under appeal if appropriate).
    • The member should contact a member of the F2 Admin Team (preferably by PM to Kane238) stating their case in full.
    • The UKDirt F2 Admin Team, and potentially other UKDirt Admin members, will review each appeal case.
    • 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.


Championship Formats

  • To enter any UKDirt F2 championship you must have completed at least 1 meeting in the current season.
  • Championship ranking order is as follows:
    • World Championship
    • National Points
    • British Championship
    • European Championship
    • World of Shale Championship
    • Irish Championship
    • All other championships are held as equal status to each other


World Championship
  • Qualification:
    • 10 qualifying rounds designated on the fixture list as WCQR.
    • Only heats, consolation and finals to count towards qualifying points.
    • Each driver receives 5 points for each qualifying round they attend.
    • Only a drivers best 10 rounds will count towards qualification.
    • The top 48 drivers will qualify for 2 semi-finals, to be gridded in points scoring order.
    • Odd qualifiers (I.E 1,3,5,7,9) will be in semi 1, Even qualifiers (I.E 2,4,6,8,10) with be in semi 2.
    • The top 10 finishers from each semi-final will form the world final grid.
    • A consolation semi-final will then be held, with the top 4 finishers qualifying for the World Final.
  • Championship:
    • The world final will be a 25 lap race.
    • The Grid will be formed in Semi-final finishing position.
    • The highest placed qualifying driver in the semi-final meeting final will "win" the inside grid slots for their semi-final.
    • The highest place qualifying driver in the semi-final meeting final will "win" the inside grid slots for their semi-final.
    • Drivers qualifying from the consolation semi-final 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 wing until they lose the title.


National Points Championship
  • All meetings of the UKDirt F2 2018 season count towards the National Points Championship.
  • The 2018 National Points Champion is entitled to the silver roof.


National Series Championship
  • 8 meetings in the latter part of the season count towards the National Series.
  • The 2018 World, British, European and World of Shale Champions will be seeded into the series, together with the next 4 available drivers from the National Points table.
  • In the case that a single driver holds multiple titles, additional drivers will be taken from the National Points table.
  • All drivers start with zero points and scoring is as per normal meeting points.
  • At National Series meetings the National Series drivers will all race from Superstar, and any superstar not in the series will race from Red.
  • At National Series meetings the National Series drivers will be gridding for A-Finals in reverse National Series points order.
  • The last round of the National Series will be double-point scoring.
  • The 2017 National Series Champion is entitled to run 2 silver stripes on the centre of their wing from front to back until they lose the title.


British Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The British championship will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points.
    • Each driver will have 5 heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 24 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 championship grid will be formed on points scored in the heats, with the highest scorer on pole position. The second highest scorer in second, etc.
    • The winner of this race will be declared British Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The British Champion MUST display a Black & White chequered wing until they lose the title (unless a higher ranking title is held).


European Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The European Championship will be a standalone race held before the meeting.
    • The race will be open to the top 20 available drivers from the national points.
    • A last chance race will be held before the European Championship race run in graded order, the top 4 finishers in this race will qualify for the final.
  • Championship:
    • The European Championship will be a 20 lap race.
    • The grid will be drawn randomly before the event.
    • The winner of this race will be declared European Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The European champion MUST display a red and yellow chequered wing (unless a higher ranking title is held).


World of Shale Championship
  • Qualification:
    • All shale rounds between February and the World of shale meeting will count as qualifying meetings.
    • All heat, final and GN points will count towards the qualifying table.
    • The top 24 points scoring drivers after all qualifying rounds are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • The World Of Shale will be a 20 lap race.
    • The championship grid will be formed on points scored in the qualifying rounds, with the highest scorer on pole position. The second highest scorer in second, etc.
    • The winner of this race will be declared World Of Shale Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The World Of Shale Champion MAY run 2 Gold stripes on the centre of their wing from front to back until they lose the title.


Irish Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The Irish Open will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points.
    • Each driver will have 5 heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 24 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • The Irish Open will be a 20 lap race.
    • The championship grid will be formed on points scored in the heats, with the highest scorer on pole position. The second highest scorer in second, etc.
    • The winner of this race will be declared Irish Open champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The Irish Open champion MUST run a Green and White chequered roof until they lose the title (unless a higher ranking title is held).


English Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The English championship will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points.
    • Each driver will have 2 qualifying heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 20 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
    • All other drivers will be entered in to a consolation race, the top 4 finishers from this race will also qualify for the final.
  • Championship:
    • The English championship will be a 20 lap race.
    • The final will be a gridded race, in national points average order, split in to groups of six. Highest average on pole.
    • 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 the centre of their roof/wing until they lose the title.


Scottish Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The Scottish championship will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points.
    • Each driver will have 2 qualifying heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 18 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
    • All other drivers will be entered in to a consolation race, the top 4 finishers from this race will also qualify for the final.
  • Championship:
    • The Scottish championship will be a 20 lap race.
    • The final will be gridded as per a normal A-Final.
    • 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.


UK Open Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The UK Open will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points.
    • Each driver will have 3 qualifying heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the semi finals.
    • The top 48 drivers will qualify for 2 semi-finals, to be gridded in points scoring order.
    • If less than 24 cars are present it will be a all-in final.
    • Odd qualifiers (I.E 1,3,5,7,9) will be in semi 1, Even qualifiers (I.E 2,4,6,8,10) with be in semi 2.
    • The top 12 finishers from each semi-final will form the UK Open grid.
  • Championship:
    • The UK Open will be a 20 lap race.
    • The final will be a gridded on semi-final finishing positions, with the winner of semi-final 1 on pole position and the winner of Semi-Final two on the outside of the front row.
    • If less than 24 cars are present the grid will be formed with the highest scorer from the heats on pole.
    • The winner of this race will be declared UK Open champion after any appeals have been decided.


World Cup Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The World Cup will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points.
    • Each driver will have 5 heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 24 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • The World Cup will be a 20 lap race.
    • The championship grid will be formed on points scored in the heats, with the highest scorer on pole position. The second highest scorer in second, etc.
    • The winner of this race will be declared World Cup after any appeals have been decided.
    • The World Cup champion MAY run a Gold stripe on the centre of their wing from front to back no wider than 1/8 the width of the centre section until they lose the title.


F2 Nationals Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The F2 Nationals will be a standalone race held before the meeting.
    • The race will be open to the top 24 available drivers from the national points.
  • Championship:
    • The F2 Nationals will be a 20 lap race.
    • The grid will be drawn randomly before the event.
    • The winner of this race will be declared F2 Nationals Champion after any appeals have been decided.
    • The F2 Nationals champion MAY run a silver stripe on the centre of their wing from front to back no wider than 1/8 the width of the centre section until they lose the title.


F2 Challenge Championship
  • Qualification:
    • The F2 Challenge will be a stand-alone meeting counting towards national points.
    • Each driver will have 2 qualifying heats in which they are able to score qualifying points for the final.
    • The top 20 points scoring drivers after all the heats are completed will qualify for the championship final.
    • All other drivers will be entered in to a consolation race, the top 4 finishers from this race will also qualify for the final.
  • Championship:
    • The F2 Challenge will be a 20 lap race.
    • The final will be gridded as per a normal A-Final.
    • The winner of this race will be declared F2 Challenge Champion after any appeals have been decided.


Whites and Yellows Championship
  • Qualification:
    • There are 10 qualification rounds during the season.
    • All points gained at the designated meetings will conunt towards the Whites and Yellows points chart.
    • Points scored : 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
    • The top 24 points scoring drivers after all qualifying rounds are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • The Whites and Yellows Championship will be a 20 lap race
    • The championship grid will be formed on points scored in the qualifying rounds, with the highest scorer on pole position. The second highest scorer in second, etc.
    • The winner of this race will be declared Whites and Yellows Champion after any appeals have been decided


Grand National Championship
  • Qualification:
    • All Grand nationals between February and the Grand Nationals final meeting will count as qualifying meetings.
    • All GN points will count towards the qualifying table.
    • The top 24 points scoring drivers after all qualifying rounds are completed will qualify for the championship final.
  • Championship:
    • The Grand National Championship will be a 20 lap race.
    • The championship grid will be formed on points scored in the qualifying rounds, with the highest scorer on pole position. The second highest scorer in second, etc.
    • The winner of this race will be declared Grand national Champion after any appeals have been decided.


Novice of the Year
  • A championship only available for a true Novice, IE, starting from white with no previous UKDirt F2 experience.
  • All meetings of the UKDirt F2 2018 season count towards the Novice of the Year Championship.
  • The Novice of the Year Champion will be the "Novice" with the most points at the end of the season.


Champion of Champions
  • Qualification:
    • All Championship, and final winners over the season will qualify
  • Championship:
    • The Champion of champions will be a 20 lap race
    • The grid will be drawn randomly before the event
    • The winner of this race will be declared Champion of Champions after any appeals have been decided

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