SRP Rules & Regulations

Discussion in 'PMSC S3 & SRP - Rules & Regulations' started by Rob Hermans, May 25, 2015.

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  1. Rob Hermans SRP Manager

    SRP Account and Driver Names
    All SimRacingPro members must use their real names at all times. Accounts may not be created using nicknames or tags.
    • Always use your real name on our TeamSpeak server
    • Always use your real name when entering our race servers
    In-game player profiles must also use real name. Members must enter the race servers under game profiles that exactly match their SimRacingPro member names. If your name is "John Doe" on the site, then you must use "John Doe" in the game and not "JohnD" or "MesterA".

    Driver Conduct
    We expect that every driver at any event/league will conduct themselves to the highest standards of behaviour and sportsmanship attitudes, particularly in their relationship with other drivers and SRP Staff, in a manner that shall not hinder the reputation of Failure to do so may result in harsh warnings or bans.
    • Race with common sense in all the sessions (practice, qualify, warm-up and race). Don't hold up, or block other drivers unnecessarily during pre-race sessions.
    • Respect the in-game rules, all flags should be respected, and followed.
    • After the race has begun be very cautious entering Turn 1, this is the hardest part of the race and can often ruin your race and that of other drivers if contact occurs.
    • Keep two wheels on the track at all times. Kerbs are part of the track. *
    • Cutting rules are the simulator cutting rules. When you receive a cut warning it means you are off the track, and gaining advantage which is unacceptable.
    • If you leave the race track unintentionally, then please slow down and rejoin the track with extreme caution. If necessary, you must wait until the field has passed you before you can rejoin.
    • Pressing ESC is allowed (unless any league rules apply), but NEVER press ESC over the racing surface - even after a spin or a crash. Always wait to be completely alone before you move the car out of the racing surface, and once the car is stopped in a safe place you can press ESC.
    • When someone is trying to overtake you in a straight, you are allowed to change lines only once. Swerving causes dangerous situations, and most of the time results in a crash.
    • If a driver is on the inside and has overtaken you in the corner, give him room, follow him, be faster than him, and overtake him with a clean move. Any deliberate action which results in contact is considered a dirty manoeuvre and he’s probably (and unfairly) out of the race.
    * see THIS POST for a detailed description of what is and what is not allowed.

    Good sportsmanship
    Good sportsmanship is the very essence of the sport, and the basic foundation of any competition. Be a gentleman, treat each other in the way you would like to be treated. If you hit another driver resulting in a spin, a crash, or if the driver goes off track, be a gentleman: wait for him in a safe position and give that driver his place back.

    Unsportsmanlike Conduct
    Any unsportsmanlike conduct, on any scale, will not be welcome at events/leagues. Acts of unsportsmanlike conduct has many forms such as arguing, accusing, intimidation. No form of unsportsmanlike conduct will be tolerated. Drivers who show poor sportsmanship due to their own mistakes in judgement will be educated. However, drivers who commit repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct will be given warnings which suit the offence.

    Knowledge of the Rules
    • All drivers must know all of the rules. Ignorance of any specific rule is not an excuse.
    • SimRacingPro rules are league rules, follow them in everything (penalties, pit stops, pit lane speed etc.).
    • No chat in race or qualifying, arguments can be settled after the race. If you want to communicate you can use TeamSpeak.
    • Keep TeamSpeak chat in the official race channel to a minimum. It is acceptable to give warning for an accident. SRP will provide a private channel for teams if they require one. Please contact the staff by private message (Conversation) and make a request.
    All drivers who sign up are required to attend the event/league. If a driver is unable to attend, you are required to sign out from the event ahead of time (1 hour before race start for events, leagues may have specific rules).
    • Sign up for an event "only" when you are going to participate in the race.
    • Sign up's as a "maybe" are placed on a reserves list.
    While it is understandable that this may not be possible from time to time, repeated no-shows will result in your sign ups for future events/leagues being filled by drivers with a better reliability record.

    Violation of the rules as stated above or drivers reporting you to a race director may result in warning, and risk an amount of license points. When you are banned, you can only return to the single race events by sending a message containing the agreements of the violated rule(s) to the site administrators or race director. The so-called "Ban till you understand" method.

    Please note, these rules may change at any time. Prior notice will be given in the news thread should such an event occur.
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