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British GT Championship - Overview and Regulations

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Nov 10, 2012

Director: Robert Waddell
Co-Director: Peter Hooper
Chief Steward: Railer Cantrell
The series was created by the British Racing Drivers' Club in 1993 and for its first two seasons was called the National Sports GT Challenge. GT3 class of cars were introduced in 2005. This class later became identical to the FIA GT3 European class, using nearly identical rules.

Day: Saturday
Time: 5:00pm U.S. Eastern; 10:00pm BST (start of qualification)
Damage: ON
Mechanical Failures: ON
Tire Wear: REAL
Fuel Usage: NORMAL
Flags and Penalties: ON
Auto Start Engine: YES
Assists: SET TO "REAL"
Time Progression: 2x
Practice Lobby to open 30 minutes before qualifying, followed by a 10 minute qualifying session, 5 minute warmup session and then the race.

Sporting Regulations: British GT Championship (Project C.A.R.S.)

1. Assists: Cockpit or Helmet Cam View Only.

1.1. Assists: These will be set to "Real" for this series, which means that ABS and Traction Control (tunable) are active, since the cars in the actual British GT Championship have these assists. The degree to which Traction Control is applied is up to the driver and could potentially disadvantage a driver if not set correctly.

2. The grid will consist of those 16 drivers who sign up for the race in advance, unless they are not present at qualifying, in which case their position may be given to a reserve driver.

3. Thirty minutes of testing shall proceed the qualifying period.

4. There will be a 10 minute qualifying session. Each driver should complete a minimum of 2 timed laps (not including Out and In laps) in the qualifying session in the car to be raced and in the session in order to qualify for selection and order of precedence. Should any driver fail to meet this criteria, the car may be permitted to start at the discretion of the Series Director at the back of the grid. There will be a 5 minute "warmup" session after qualifying to be used either as a bathroom break or to adjust your setup, or both.

5. Races will approx. 45 minutes long and will not require any pit stops until further notice. Pit bugs are too numerous at this time to force drivers to pit.

6. Auto-start of engine will be turned “ON” since the option to start your own engine is effectively eliminated because of the lack of assignable buttons. This may change in the future.

7. Drivers may feel that it is more advantageous to make a pit stop during a race, since less fuel load = significantly better lap times and fresher tires, however, there is no mandatory pit stop during races, and a driver who pits to change tires will assume the risk of a pit bug occurring.

8. Refueling will not be necessary during races.

9. If a pit is needed, drivers should set the appropriate pit strategy options before the race and are encouraged make sure "Yes" appears next to desired strategy (preferably before entering the pits) and that the pit window is immediately closed after entering the pit (as long as the correct pit strategy (you name) appears.

10. Starts will be rolling and will be 2X2.

11. All Qualifying Results, Grids, and Race Results are deemed provisional until all races are reviewed by the Stewards after the race. The Chief Steward has the final decision as to whether or not a penalty (which may be appealed) should be applied to a driver. As such, drivers are encouraged to save and retain their own replays.

12. Tire wear will be set to "Normal" so as to encourage some sort of strategy. Practice accordingly.

Penalties and Appeals

All drivers should adhere to the standards of driving that are outlined below. In addition, the Racing Rules applicable to all racing series' on www.racedepartment.com apply here as well and are incorporated by reference:


1.1 PASSING. It is the responsibility of both the overtaking Driver and the Driver being overtaken to assure safe overtaking. Where two Cars are reasonably alongside each other, each must permit the other Racing room. A Car traveling alone may use the full width of the racetrack. Overtaking may be either right or left depending on prevailing conditions.

1.2 BLOCKING. Any Driver who, in the sole opinion of the Chief Steward, moves in reaction more than once, altering their line based on the actions of pursuing Competitors, or who selects a defensive line and then returns to a racing line between corners or sections of the racetrack may be warned or penalized pursuant to the rules, and such decision shall be Conclusive.

1.3 INCIDENTS. Any Driver who, in the sole opinion of the Chief Steward, is responsible for: an incident where a Car spins, or goes off-track, or suffers a flat tire or other mechanical difficulty requiring it to pit directly for repairs, or an incident of contact resulting in a change of position, may be warned or penalized pursuant to the rules, and such decision shall be Conclusive.

1.4 UNJUSTIFIABLE RISK. Any Competitor who, in the sole opinion of the Chief Steward, engages in any behavior deemed to represent an unjustifiable risk or reckless endangerment may be warned or penalized, and such decision shall be Conclusive.

Penalties shall include, but not be limited to private or public reprimand, deduction of points, loss of grid position, if applicable, for the following race or any other race subsequent to the event in question, loss of all points for the race, loss of points in he overall standings, suspension, and ban. Note that the last two cannot be imposed without at least two of the other examples are first issued in a single season.

Each incident of contact shall be reviewed by the Associate and/or Chief Steward (unless they are involved, and then review will be by a Co-Director of the Series that is not involved) and he will reach a penalty consensus. The Stewards or Directors may consult other series administrators or drivers during this process. Any event involving contact between two or more drivers may be brought to the Stewards as an inquiry by any driver(s) involved in the contact.

If it appears from the official video recordings or from any other additional evidence that there may have been a breach of driving standards or behavior, on or off the track, in a manner the Directors consider to have brought the Championship into disrepute, either Director may request that the Chief Steward consider to investigate this matter further.

Steward Inquiry an Appeal:

Any penalized driver shall have a right to the Stewards, (or one or both of the Series Directors if a Steward is involved in the disputed incident). The two administrators shall choose a regular driver to form a three person tribunal. This body will either uphold the original penalty, or issue a less punitive penalty by majority. If there is no majority consensus, then the least punitive decision shall apply. This decision is final.


These cars will normally run to the current FIA GT3 Technical Regulations and their current respective technical forms but deviations from these may be accepted at the organizer discretion.
In game choices:
Aston Martin Vantage GT3
Audi GT3 Ultra
Ginetta G55 GT3
McLaren 12C GT3
Ruf RGT-8 GT3
Bentley Continental GT3

Fuel Capacity
Driver Choice

Teams and Drivers

Drivers must not run the same number or livery. Teams of two are permitted but will not be officially scored.

Championship points

The Avon Tyres British GT Championship awards points as follows in the GT3 class:

Races of one hour or less (including each race in a double header):
1st 25, 2nd 18, 3rd 15, 4th 12, 5th 10, 6th 8, 7th 6, 8th 4, 9th 2, 10th 1.

For races of one to two hours, points and a half are awarded:
1st 37.5, 2nd 27, 3rd 22.5, 4th 18, 5th 15, 6th 12, 7th 9, 8th 6, 9th 3, 10th 1.5.
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Nov 10, 2012
Addendum after Race Two:
NOTE: Any driver who is involuntarily disconnects during the first half of the race will receive 25% of your points for the place you were in when you got involuntarily disconnected. If the involuntary disconnection occurs within the second half of the race, 50% points will be awarded for the place you were in when you got involuntarily disconnected.
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