MX5 Rulebook General 1.1 - Definition of WCSLeague 1.1.1 - World Championship Simracing League (‘WCSLeague’, or simply ‘WCS’) is an online sim-racing competition staging multiple racing competitions comprised of open and closed wheel series of varying skill levels. 1.1.2 - Events within WCS are organised and run by the administrators of the WCSLeague. 1.1.3 - The official language of WCSLeague is English. 1.1.4 - These Regulations include both Sporting and Technical guidelines applicable to all competitions within WCSLeague competitions, excluding regulations specific to particular events or disciplines. In that case, announcements will be made on the Disciplinary Committee forum. 1.1.5 - Events held within the WCSLeague are staged in accordance with these Regulations. Definition of ‘Event’ includes all official sessions (Qualifying, Warm-up and Race sessions). 1.2 - Competitors 1.2.1 - The term ‘competitors’ includes the teams and drivers participating within WCSLeague in any discipline. 1.2.2 - Drivers, by taking part in any of the League activities, accept these Regulations and agree to follow its procedures, respect the rules described in it and the spirit of the League. 1.2.3 - It is the competitors' responsibility to ensure that they know the Sporting and Technical Regulations. Administrators can make amendments at any time, the competitors will be notified of any changes in the Disciplinary Committee forum section. If this is not the case, the rule changes are not valid. 1.3 - The Governing Bodies 1.3.1 - WCSLeague administrators (admin) are the ultimate arbitrators of WCSLeague. Their role is to organise, structure and manage all the aspects concerning the racing activity and to perform the day-to-day maintenance and tasks to ensure the smooth running of the Community. They must be treated with respect, and if a member has any problems, either with an administrative decision or action, or a general problem, they must get in touch with the administrator(s) concerned privately to address the issue. Public outbursts, biased or slanderous remarks made against administrators will not be tolerated and will be dealt with accordingly. 1.3.2 - The Race Direction is performed by a set number of individuals (known as the ‘Race Directors’, simply ‘RD’ and ‘Disciplinary Committee’ or ‘DC’). It is the task of the Race Directors to control the smooth running of official events and the opening/closing of track sessions. Disciplinary Committee duties include stewarding sessions, the issue of penalties and disqualifications, the review of incidents and post-races appeals and deliberate on whether to inflict penalties on Drivers. Series Rules 2.1 - Entry 2.1.1 - To be valid a entry you must sign up using the following URL: https://www.wcsleague.co.uk/ mx5. 2.1.2 - We will be using the freely provided Global MX5 cup car. All circuits used as part of a calendar are also free content within iRacing. 2.1.3 - Whilst you are entering as an individual you can run under an affiliated team. This team will need to be stated when you sign up. 2.1.4 - Entry to this series is free of charge. 2.1.5 - Signups for the first round will close: 11:59pm GMT 12th January 2020. We will then re-open signups during the mid-season break. 2.2 - Liveries 2.2.1 - To run custom liveries you will need to have trading paints account. Once you have done so you can then upload your own livery to the service. You can find more details on Trading Paints here: www.tradingpaints.com 2.2.2 - If you are running with an affiliated team then we advise you all run with the same livery. Differences in logos is permitted but the general look and feel of the livery should be the same. 2.2.3 - All liveries must keep the official number placements visible Sessions 3.1 - Outline 3.1.1 - Each event will consist of a qualifying session and two races. There will also be a break of 10 minutes to allow us to setup everything up for the 2nd race of the event. 3.1.2 - Qualifying will be an 10 minute session with a 3 lap limit (1 warm-up lap and 2 hot laps) 3.1.3 - Race 1 will be referred to as a feature race. This race aims to be around 25 minutes long. Lap count has been calculated for each circuit to adhere to that time limit. Race 2 will be referred to as a sprint race and aims to be around 15 minutes long. Again, the lap count for Sprint races has been worked out on a circuit by circuit basis. 3.1.4 - Event Start times will be 19:20 GMT for warm up with qualifying starting at 19:35 GMT with Race 1 at 20:00 GMT 3.1.5 - For the first race, the grid will be formed by the order of qualifying. In race 2 the top 10 of the second race will be reversed on the grid and everyone else will start in the position they finished the first race. 3.1.6 - This is a fixed setup event. The setup will provided by the WCSLeague management and will be preset when you enter the session. 3.2 - Weather/Conditions 3.2.1 - Due to the lack of a weather system in iRacing we will be using predetermined session times for the event. 3.3 - Points Scoring 3.1.1 - Points will be awarded to the top 15 drivers as follows: P1 - 20 points P2 - 17 points P3 - 15 points P4 - 13 points P5 - 11 points P6 - 10 points P7 – 9 points P8 - 8 points P9 – 7 points P10 - 6 points P11 - 5 points P12 - 4 points P13 - 3 points P14 - 2 points P15 - 1 point 3.1.2 - Bonus points will also be awarded for the following: Pole Position - 1 point Fastest Lap - 1 point 3.2 - Qualifying 3.2.1 - This is a private session. As a result there will be no other cars on track. 3.2.2 - The session will last 10 minutes. You will have 1 warm up lap and then two laps to set your qualifying time. NOTE: When the session timer stop you will NOT be able to finish your lap. 3.2.3 - Should you go off track/exceed track limits your lap will not be counted. 3.3 - Formation Lap 3.3.1 - There will be no formation lap for either races 3.4 - Race 3.4.1 - Recklessness at the start of a race will be judged more harshly than in-race incidents, as the hazards of race starts are obvious and all participants are expected to be aware of this and take extra care. 3.4.2 - The race will not be restarted under any circumstances because of collisions. However, in extreme cases of server disconnections the race can be restarted. This will always be at the discretion of the Race Director and the decision cannot be appealed. 3.4.3 - Race Directors have the ability to apply or remove penalties at the request of a driver dependent on circumstance. If a penalty is wrongfully removed, the Disciplinary Committee will review the incident and a harsher penalty will be placed upon the driver for misinforming the Race Director. 3.4.4 - Penalties inflicted on the driver during a race have to be observed within three full laps of the notification of the penalty itself. Drivers failing to observe the penalty within the maximum time will be disqualified. 3.4.6 - If a driver should gain a position as a result of leaving the confines of the track, this is also regarded as ‘gaining an unfair advantage off-track’, and must relinquish any places gained as soon as possible. Failure to do so will result in a penalty. 3.4.7 - Drivers recovering from an off-track excursion should take great care upon re-joining the track. Drivers should only rejoin if it is safe to do so, that is, if no other car is approaching that section of track. Should this rule not be heeded satisfactorily, it is classified as a ‘dangerous re-join’, and the offender is likely to receive a penalty. 3.4.8 - Pit lane starts are permitted during the events 3.5 Race – Etiquette 3.5.1 - More than one change of direction to defend a position is not permitted. Any driver moving back towards the racing line, having earlier defended his position off‐line, should leave at least one car width between his own car and the edge of the track on the approach to the corner. 3.5.2 - Manoeuvres liable to hinder other drivers, such as deliberate crowding of a car beyond the edge of the track or any other abnormal change of direction, are not permitted. 3.5.3 - Abnormal changes of direction within the braking zone of a corner are prohibited. If it should be brought to the attention of the Disciplinary Committee, a penalty may be applied. 3.5.4 - If an attacking driver is alongside a defending driver with at least a portion of the car, the defending driver must leave at least one car’s width of space between his own car and the edge of the race track for the attacking driver. The defending driver is not allowed to turn into the attacking driver, and likewise the attacking driver is not allowed to force the defending driver off the race track, as per article 3.5b. Disciplinary 4.1 - In-session disciplinary 4.1.1 - We will be making use of iRacings in built disciplinary system for in-session affairs. This will include the following: Slow downs for exceeding track limits. Incident point count for any on track incidents that occur. Should you gain 17 incident points you will receive a stop and go penalty. If you reach 25 points you will be disqualified from the session Lap will be invalidated for exceeding track limits Stop and go penalties will also be awarded for speeding in the pitlane and crossing the line on pit exit 4.2 - Investigation 4.2.1 - Collisions between drivers will be investigated by the Disciplinary Committee; if the collision is deemed avoidable, a penalty might be inflicted on who is seen to be the offending driver. 4.2.2 - In any case that is brought to Disciplinary Committee, the Disciplinary Committee will review the incident after the race to decide whether to impose penalties, based on the gravity and modality of the collision. 4.2.3 - In the case of an incident that involves an offender and a victim, only drivers that are involved in the incident are allowed to report the incident. This will allow drivers to discuss the incident and solve the problem on their own, without “third-party” drivers stepping in and ruining this purpose. 4.2.4 - Drivers are allowed to submit tickets up to 23:59 on the Thursday after the end of an event. This will allow the Disciplinary Committee to discuss all reported incidents. Submission of any protests must be done through to email@example.com . Including timestamp, lap, corner and detailed explanation of the incident. Protests that are not correctly submitted will be disregarded. 4.2.5 - Only incidents that are reported will be investigated, if an incident is not reported the Disciplinary Committee expects the drivers to have solved the problem themselves. 4.2.6 - Upon making contact with another car, resulting in the victim losing their place, either by leaving the race track or otherwise, the offending driver is required to give up their position as soon as possible unless otherwise stated by series-specific rules. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action. 4.3 - Outcomes 4.3.1 - Penalties handed down by DC will come in the form of either: Warning – 0 points lost. Half penalty – 3 points , Penalty – 5 points, Double penalty – 10 points or DQ – all points that round 4.3.2 - Disciplinary Committee decisions cannot be appealed, with the exception of race disqualifications, race bans and season bans. An appeal must be handled privately with the head of the Disciplinary Committee. Drivers that continuously try to appeal penalties when they are not allowed to will be issued extra penalties at the discretion of the Disciplinary Committee. Championship 5.1 - Prizes 5.1.1 - 1st place in the championship at the end of the season will be awarded a free years subscription to ipvanish 5.2 - Championship Determination 5.2.1 - Drivers championship is determined by the total points scored by each driver in the six main season rounds. 5.2.2 - There is no team championship for this series. As a result your points scored will not count towards your affiliated teams. Only for yourself. WCS LEAGUE CODE OF CONDUCT 6.1 General Conduct 6.1.1 - WCSLeague prides itself for its community spirit. It is therefore forbidden to do anything that undermines, attacks and damages the atmosphere within the WCSLeague Community. This includes but is not restricted to misuse of the chatbox and misuse of the forum. 6.1.2 - All WCS members are required to keep their tones polite when interacting with other members. Of course everyone’s open to a good joke, but disregard for the feelings of others, as well as but not restricted to racism or discrimination of any kind is strictly prohibited. WCS prides itself on being transcontinental, and this would seriously undermine what WCS wants to achieve. 6.1.3 - The WCS Forum is a place for discussion, comment, sharing, innovating and inspiring. It is not a place to post hateful remarks about other drivers. If you have a problem with WCS, an aspect of it or a driver within it, you must be responsible and make your suggestion or complaint through the appropriate channels. 6.1.4 - By joining, WCS members agree not to defame WCS either within the site or externally. These actions will be dealt with accordingly should they come to the Disciplinary Committee’s attention. 6.1.5 - Should any loopholes found in the regulations, we urge every member to inform the Disciplinary Committee. Any loopholes that are used to one’s advantage cannot be penalised until the rules are amended accordingly. However, it is at the Disciplinary Committee’s discretion what is to be considered a loophole and what is not. BY PARTICIPATING WITHIN WCS LEAGUE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO RESPECT AND ADHERE TO THE REGULATIONS AND CODE OF CONDUCT WRITTEN ABOVE. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN RAMIFICATIONS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO EXPULSION.