RACE DAY ACTIVITIES

PROVISIONAL GRID

Based on the assumption that the teams field 2 cars, 9 teams equals 18 grid spots filled, any remaining spots can be filled by Privateers. 

 

Privateers are allocated grid spots based on the order found on the Standings. The lowest placed Privateer has the first spot..

 

Depending on the number of 'opening'.... determines how many privateers may enter. Privateers are expected to KNOW the order of entry, who can race.

If in doubt, Privateers should wait 5 minutes in chat before entering. Once 5 minutes have elapsed, then remaining drivers may join.

When there are OPEN GRID SPOTS

when there are open grid spots at the launch of server,  the first drivers to fill them are any Privateer drivers in chat. the lowest in Standings join first.

If more Privateers are in chat that grid spots, then the next highest Privateer in the Standings can join.  If there are no privateers, or all privateers have joined and there are still openings, then the team in last place, can enter a 3d car.

if there is still a spot open, that the next to last place team will also be allowed to enter a 3d car, but only if the point gap to 3d from last is ... '10' points (or more) in other words, only if the gap is large. if its less than 10, then no 3d car for the next lowest team in Standings.

Only the top 2 scoring will count toward team points however.

QUALIFYING

RACE FORMAT

Unlimited laps for max 25 minutes. any crash or inability to continue ends your session.

You may return to track as as often as you like, as long as you end each exit in a pit box.
you MUST return to the pits in order to take additional laps. when 5 minutes remain, track is OPEN to all and chat is allowed, intended for full fuel, drivers may improve time but any inability to continue ends your session.

D1 and D2 race on Alternate Saturdays. The 2 divisions each have 3 groups.

g5 - 8 race together D1 (PRO) g1 - 4  race together D2 (INT)

promotions can occur in season based on performance, evaluations after "section" of races, and changes will be made during breaks.

one area that seems to catch many new drivers out, is the requirement to return to a pit box after any qualifying session/lap, if you want to go out again in first 25 minutes. if you don't or can't return to a pit box, that session has ended for you! Also, in the Div 2 races (Int) shift-R is only allowed in the same manner. you must return to a pit box in order to do a shift-R. Chat is not allowed except for the final 5minutes, and until the green flag drops. there will be penalties for accumulated, repeated violations of 'chat'.  Save it for after the race~ please. it is distracting and also affects some people's connection.

DURING the RACE and Yellow Flags

one of the biggest problems racing GPL is the lack of slowing when a yellow is displayed. and waving yellow is more an issue than a stationary one.

 All cars coming upon a yellow flag should reduce speed and proceed with caution.
those that have had an off think once we get pointed in the right direction, they have the right of way... instead:
A) stay off the line till up to speed
B) stay off the track till its clear to rejoin