Porsche Cup USA – Info & Rules

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1. General info
2. Format & Server info
2.1 Race start procedure
3. Weather
4. Skins
5. Points + Rules


1. General info

You must be registered to our Forum, otherwise the registration will not be accepted.

SIMULATOR: rFactor 2

MAX DRIVERS: 36

PRICE/ENTRY FEE: A donation of minimum 5 euros is required, donate HERE

The registration procedure will follow 2 steps:

Step 1 – Registration will opens on March 19, 20:00 CET, all drivers can now sign-up themselves, the minimum donation of 5 euros is not required at this stage.

Step 2 – When we reach at least 20 registrations, all the registered drivers can now begin to make the donation of minimum 5 euros. This will be communicated on both Forum and Discord, this stage will have a deadline which is few days before the round 1, so, all the registered drivers will have to donate before the start of the championship.
We strongly suggest you to make sure you will take part in the championship before the donation, as there will be no refunds.

Please include your name in the PayPal message, otherwise we’ll be not able to recognize who is making the donation.

If you sign-up yourself at championship started, you will need to donate during the registration, or max few days later, but not before the upcoming race.

You can donate for another member, however don’t forget to let it know to an admin first.
The donations will allow us to pay for the server for the entire lenght of the championship.

DLCs REQUIRED:

Porsche 911 GT3 R

You already own the car if you have purchased the
GT3 Challengers Pack


SCHEDULE


2. Format & Server info

Practice 24/7
Server reboot – 21:00 CEST
Qualy – 20 min | 21:30 CEST
Warmup – 5 min | 21:50 CEST
Race – 45 min | 21:55 CEST

The race of round 4 – Daytona – is 90 min long, with double points.

SETTINGS
Fuel x1
Tire wear x1
Manual rolling start (*2.1)
Time Scale x1
Weather: real (*3.)

TC/ABS: factory (ON – configurables on multiple levels)
Automatic Clutch: on

Free Setups
Free Strategy

Server name: RSI Porsche Cup USA
Password: will be sent by email after the sign-up


2.1 Race start procedure

WIP


3. Weather

Weather is based on real track weather. This means if the virtual race start is 14:00, the server weather will be the real one in affect at 14:00 – track time.
The weather will be updated during the server reboot, and a wet practice server will be online 24/7 for each round.
Weather forecast will be posted in each race threads.


4. Skins

After the registration you will need to send us a custom skin. If you are not going to use a custom skin, you will need to tell us which stock skins you are going to use.
You need to place your number in your custom skin.
Skins submissions will have a deadline, please refer to the official thread for it.
We’ll provide a livery pack with both submitted and stock skins.

You might be able to update your custom skin during the championship, however this will be done only if a massive update is required.
If you don’t send us a custom skin, nor you tell us which stock one you want, you will be not admitted to race.

We may reject submitted skins if they goes against DX11 rules (ie. too shiny, oversaturated colors).
Profanity and sexual content are forbidden.

The car uses the new PBR system, so you will need to send us your DDS + Region.DDS + json file.
Please refer to the skin submission thread for further information and tutorials.


5. Points + Rules

NB: In order to score points, you must complete at least 70% of the race.

The worst personal race of the season will be discarded from the final standing, this allow you to miss 1 race without losing points.

Point systems for 45 min races:

The race of round 4 – Daytona – (90 min long), has double points.

1 point is awarded for the fastest lap of the race
1 point is awarded for leading at least 1 lap of the race
1 point is awarded for 3 drivers with the best consistency

GENERAL RULES

1) Use your full name (Name Lastname) in rF2 and don’t change it during the season.
2) Special symbols are forbidden (ñ – ö – ß etc.), these symbols can cause a crash, replace them with a common symbol.
3) If you are going to miss a race let us know, so we can inform the drivers in the reserve list (if there will be a reserve list).
4) Chat is forbidden during official Qualy and Race sessions.
5) If you are late in the Q session, you can still join, however you will not be able to take part in it. You will become a spectator untill the session end and you will start from the back of the grid.
This is only to avoid lag spikes for the drivers who are fighting for the best lap.
6) We reserve the right to exclude a driver (with no refounds) if he/she is a danger for the other competitors.
7) Official race and qualy session will be restarted only if there is a massive drop of drivers in the grid.
The session will not be restarted for any other reason.
8) Each participant has the responsibility to read and follow the forum, as well as to thoroughly read the briefing for each race. The failure of these two tasks will lead to an exclusion from the championship.


RACE RULES

Race direction members: (@elnando | Alessio F. – @krusti | Daniele V. – @Krusty | Eddy V.)

After a race you have to send an incident report through the incident report feature. We’ll review only the reported incidents, so be sure to report them!

Each penalty will be applied in the following round, usually on the first laps of the race. If you miss the round when you are going to serve the penalty, you will serve it in the next race available.

PENALITIES

FORMATION LAP
Overtaking: Stop & Go
Starting before the green flag: Stop & Go
Causing a crash: 30 sec Stop & Go

RACE
Causing an avoidable incident: Drive Through
Bad rejoin on track after a spin/incident: Drive Through
Ignoring Blue Flags for more than 20 seconds: Drive Through
Bump overtake (hit the car in front with a small or big tap and then overtake it): Drive Through (no penalty if the position is given back)
Causing an avoidable and huge crash: from 10 to 30 sec Stop & Go
Not respecting the yellow flag (overtake, additional crash etc): from a Drive Through to 30sec S&G
Unsportsmanlike: DQ or ban
Track Cutting: Drive Through (multiple little cuts) or Stop & Go (big cut)

If an incident is not worth a full penalty, or is not listed above, a warning is assigned. After 3 warnings in 3 different races (or 2 in the same race), a drive through penalty is assigned. Once the 3 warnings (or 2 in the same race) are reached, the count will start again from 0.

You can serve multiple stop&go in the same time, that means for example 2x 10 sec stop&go will become a single 20 sec stop&go. You can’t serve a stop&go during a tires change/refueling.

When you have a Stop & Go or a Drive Through, you are no longer forced to serve it within 3 laps, you can serve it whenever you want during the race or even not serve it, rF2 will automatically add you the right amount of seconds after the chequerd flag.
By introducing this, you are no longer forced to serve an unfair penalty (ie a mistake in the rf2 code), but you can keep racing and then, after the race, report to us when and where, we’ll review and decide to delete the penalty or not.

NOTE: when you get a right penalty, the time you lose serving it is way less than the time added after the race, so it’s up to you to decide to serve it or not.
If you are planning to do a pitstop and not serve a penalty, you have to select “NO” in the pitstop menu in order to avoid to serve a penalty.