Events at RaceDepartment.com are governed by our Licensed Membership Agreement. In order to take part in our races you must apply for a license which is free of charge. Licensed Members are required to use their real name both on the forums and on our servers. Doing so will mean that your real name might appear in search engine results (Google, Bing, etc). If you are uncomfortable with this, please do not apply. We have no exceptions to this rule. Our experience has taught us that people show more care in their racing when they are more easily identifiable than when using nicknames. Under this system people race for their own good name. All applicants for licensed membership will be required to review and accept the Licensed Member Agreement. Your application is considered as agreement to the following terms. Licensed Member Agreement We offer professionally organized leagues and daily club races that pride themselves on respectful, clean racing. You can find online events every night of the week in our various Racing Clubs and Leagues. We cater to owners of any racing sim and all skill levels are welcome. Your Application When you apply for a licensed membership your forum name will be changed to your real name. We always use our real names on the forum and when we race online. There are no exceptions. Basic Racing Rules When you have signed up for an event we expect you to be there. If for any reason you can not make it you can sign out up until one hour prior to the practice session. If the event uses a two race format then you are expected to be present for both races. If you are involved in an accident, do not leave your car parked on the driving line where it can cause interference to other drivers or further accidents. Return to the pitbox safely and repair your car to continue the race. If you accidentally leave the track for whatever reason you must wait until there is a clear, safe gap before rejoining the track. Upon rejoining the track you must get up to speed as quickly as possible without blocking the racing line. Never attempt U-turns on the racing line as you will cause an accident. Do not alter your line or braking for a faster car behind you. Unpredictable moves have a way of ending the race for both of you. Let the faster car dictate when and where to initiate a pass, and only then assist by easing off of the throttle. Do not deliberately cut the track. The white (or yellow) lines mark the edge of the road. Do not cross them with more than two wheels. If you hit another driver during a Club race and disadvantage them, we expect you to stop and let the other driver regain their position on you. This shows respect to your fellow drivers and will encourage drivers to be more careful. Please use some care when letting the other driver regain position, and do not immediately stop your car on the racing line where it can cause further accidents. Try and discuss any incidents with the other drivers involved after the race in a friendly manner. If you feel stressed out by an accident then take 24 hours to calm down, review the replays of the incident and resolve it in a mature way via PM. Do not make angry posts about it on the forum. If you cannot resolve the problem then please contact the staff member that organized your race via PM, sending them an incident report that includes a video that clearly shows the incident. Follow all safety rules as if you were in a real car on a real track; use the pit speed limiter in pit lane, observe all safety flags and lights, no donuts in the pit lane or on the track, no deliberate distraction of other drivers, etc. Supported Racing Games We currently organize daily club races and leagues for the following racing games: Assetto Corsa F1 2011 - The Game F1 2012 - The Game Forza Motorsport 4 Game Stock Car 2012 Gran Turismo 5 GT Legends iRacing netKar PRO Project CARS RACE 07 Series rFactor 2 Richard Burns Rally The Difference Between Club and League Races Club events are for casual racing only. It's not about the winning or losing but about having a good driving experience. This is the perfect environment for your daily races as there is no pressure involved. Fun is King. Leagues races are more professional and points can be scored for the championship. There is also the pressure of running with some of the best drivers in the simracing community! This does not mean that you need to have alien speed to join our leagues. You will always find drivers of your level in every race. I Want to Become a Licensed Member To apply for a Licensed Member status, please copy the following text and paste it in a NEW THREAD HERE Code: What is your current forum name? What is your first name? What is your last name? Which of our supported racing games do you own? Once your application is approved you will need to log in to the forum with your real name or with your email address. NOTE: Each application needs to be manually reviewed and approved by a member of RD staff. To that end, please allow a few days before contacting us to enquire about your application. We realise that people are eager to race, but Staff have real lives too! Thank you.