RaceDepartment Rally Championship Format The RaceDeparment Forum Rally League will be run over a 5 round championship. By comparison to the RaceDepartment rally club these events will be endurance events running between 8 - 12 stages per rally. Stages will mostly be used twice each rally and BTB stages may also be included. All rules from the rally club and RSRBR will stand unless they are superseeded in this forum. The RaceDepartment Rally League will use reduced car damage with the cars being automaticlly repaired after each stage. Schedule The RaceDepartment Forum Rally League will run once every 4 weeks in place of that weeks Club Rally event starting on August 30th/31st. As with the rally club 3 times zones will be made available (EU/US/OC) with the times being combined to find an overall winner. Rd1 - 30th/31st August Rd2 - 27th/28th Sepember Rd3 - 25th/26th October Rd4 - 22nd/23rd November Rd5 - 20/21st December Championship Drivers in the RaceDepartment Forum Rally league will be split into 2 classes. Both classes will compete on the same stages at the same time and will be separated in the points table. Drivers wishing to score points in the championship will have to register by posting in the Rally League thread. Points will only be awarded once the driver has registered. Car choice must be made prior to the first round that the driver contests and may not be changed for the duration of the season unless the drivers class changes. Drivers wishing to score points in the league must be registered members of RaceDepartment Forum. Class 1 (A) league "A" League drivers are competing for the outright or overall rally and championship win. Drivers in "A" league must drive cars from Car Packs A8W03, A8W04 and A8W05. Class 2 (Premier League) "Premier" League drives will compete for their own champioship within the series as well as being able to score points for the overall championship Drivers in "Premier" League will drive cars from car packs N4-1 and N4-2. (Note: Lancia Delta, Ford Escort and Skoda Octavia will not be eligable) A Driver will automaticlly be classed as a "Premier" League driver unless 1/ The driver has previously won a Rally Club event 2/ The driver chooses to compete in the "A" league 3/ The league "rally directors" deem it necessary to promote a driver in the interests of fare competition. Note:- If a driver disagrees with their placement in "A" league they can publicly request (in the league thread) for a re-classification to "Premier" league. This will allow any other league driver to object or support them. However the rally directors'decision will be final. A Premier league driver will be promoted to A league if: 1/ The driver wins a Racedepartment Forum Rally league event outright This will go into effect from the event where the win happens and from then on 2/ The driver finishes in the top 5 on 3 separate rallies in one season. This will take effect from the start of the following season Teams Championship In addition to the 2 drivers championships a "Teams"'Championship will be conducted. Each team may consist of no more that 2 drivers and MAY NOT contain more than 1 "A" league driver. It is possible to have 2 premier league drivers in the same team. Should a team's driver be promoted from "premier" to "A" league, only the points from the highest finishing team member will be counted toward the teams championship from that event untill the season end. Team name may be chaged at anytime. Once the Championship has started however, it must be post in this thread with as (old team name - New team name) Points system Outright : 1st - 25 2nd - 18 3rd - 15 4th - 12 5th - 10 6th - 8 7th - 6 8th - 4 9th - 2 10th - 1 Premier : 1st - 25 ............ 25th - 1 Teams Points from the outright positions and premier league will be combined with the highest points score per driver being taken. Points will only be awarded once per driver per event. Parc Fermé In the case of a protest or complaint from competitors a drivers stage replays must be emailed to the rally director apon request. All protests must be recieved within 5 days of the results being posted on RaceDepartment and the protesting driver must ALSO supply their stage replays. The ruling will be by the rally directors and will be final. Note : should the protest concern one of the rally directors themself, another seperate un-involved member will be brought in to judicate A League drivers (as of 9/8/2010) 1 - Warren Dawes 2 - Damien Jones 3 - Sebastian Levret 4 - Rick Bamford 5 - Jakub Sulej 6 - Eddie Mann 7 - Tor Anders Berven These drivers MUST drive in the A league section. Any other driver not on this list can nomiate to compete in A league if they want. Rally Directors may decide to place any other driver in the A league catagory.