PLR RULES & Regulations

1 – General Rules

1.1 Say Hi

Feel free to introduce yourself in the General Chat channel on the Discord server.

1.2 Manners

Pro League Racing expects everyone to behave in a respectful manner on both Discord and in any race event lobbies. Let’s be nice to each other – good manners cost nothing.

 

1.3 Play Nice

ANY of the following will NOT be tolerated within Pro League Racing and may cause you to be banned and removed from either race events and/or Discord:

Racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic or any other offensive messages either in text or voice chat.

1.4 NSFW

No NSFW content. The Pro League Racing server is open to all ages.

1.5 SPAM

No Spam. Any content deemed as spam will be deleted.

1.6 Admin

Pro League Racing could not run without the help of the admin team. If an Admin deems something unacceptable they have the full backing of Pro League Racing to take action, even if it’s something not written in the rules.

2 – Event Participation

 

2.1 Assessment Race

If this is your first event with Pro League Racing you might be asked to attend an Assessment Race so you can test your connection and we can place you in the correct class for your abilities. .

2.1.1 Driver Classifications

If applicable drivers will be asked to fill in the Driver classification form to enable Pro League Racing to group together drivers of the same category within races and championships.

2.2 PC Leagues

All Pro League Racing PC events will be announced in the appropriate Discord Channel with information on registration location. We use the SimRacing.gp platform for PC league registrations for all supported games.

2.2.1 Xbox

All Pro League Racing Xbox events will be announced in the appropriate Discord Channel with information on registration location. At present Pro League Racing are using the Racing Tournament Platform for Xbox registrations.

2.3 Car Selection/Car Change

On event registration drivers might be asked to select a car for the league being entered. Unfortunately Pro League Racing does NOT allow car changing once the League has started. Please fully test your car choice BEFORE the start of the league..

3 – The Events

 

3.1 Event Attendance

Each week an announcement will be made in the appropriate league channel asking drivers to confirm their attendance for that race.

Please select Attending or Non-Attending.

If you make a selection and have to change your selection before the day of the event then please update your selection.

For Popular championships Confirmation attendance responses will be mandatory, failure to respond could lead to removal from the league to make way for reserve drivers, you are allowed to say you can’t make it, just as long as you tell us!. 

Further information will be given in the league discord channel

3.2 Event Day

Pro League Racing understands that things change in people’s lives. If you have selected you can attend an event but can no longer make it on the day then please give as much notice as possible via the Discord channel, with a minimum of 2 hours notice before the start of the event.

Failure to inform Pro League Racing that you can no longer make an event WILL incur points to your Pro League Racing Licence.

3.3 Voice Communication

Before any event either a Discord voice chat or Xbox party chat will be opened. It is not a requirement for you to stay in the voice party’s once the race has started, but it is desirable.

3.3.1a PC

PC Users – Please join the Pro League Racing Discord server voice channel for your league. This is so information can be passed to drivers by Pro League Racing.

Once the event has started please keep the talk to a minimum. Conversations to do with ANYTHING NOT related to the event are NOT allowed. It is recommended that drivers use either Push To Talk when available or mute their mic to reduce any accidental outbursts.

Shouting, name-calling and generally speaking rudely is not acceptable in any form.

3.3.1b Xbox

Xbox Users – Please show online so invites can be sent enabling you to join the Xbox chat. This is so information can be passed to drivers by Pro League Racing and game invites can be sent to you, enabling you to join the lobby

Once the event has started please keep the talk to a minimum. Conversations to do with ANYTHING not related to the event are NOT allowed. It is recommended that drivers use either Push To Talk when available or mute their mic to reduce any accidental outbursts.

Shouting, name-calling and generally speaking rudely is not acceptable in any form.

 

4 Track / Racing Etiquette

Race cleanly at all times. no corner cutting or track extending to gain time, and no contact with other cars. You are required to do your very best to ensure clean racing at all times but Pro League Racing understands that mistakes and accidents can happen.

4.1 Practice

In the practice section please remember it’s for everyone to practice and finish setting up their cars, NOT for racing. Be prepared to have to suddenly stop or take avoiding action if someone has an incident on the track in front of you. If you require to return to your pit box, pull off the track and stop, then return to the pits. DO NOT stop on the track to return to your pit box.

4.2 Qualifying 

1) When not on a hot lap i.e.. In/Out laps drivers must not interfere with others on hot laps.

2) It is your responsibility to find free space on the track when starting a hot lap. 

3) When on a hot lap if you approach a slower car flashing of lights is recommended so the slower car is notified you are on a valid hot lap. This is not to be used to try and overtake another car on a hot lap. 

4) A car on a hot lap does not have to yield for a faster car approaching from behind, however if a driver can let the faster cars pass without blocking them then please do so.

4.3 Race 

At the start of the race follow the starting procedure as per the game in use.

4.3.1 Overtaking

It is the responsibility of the faster overtaking driver to avoid contact when overtaking. Do not try to force your way past another driver, wait until it is safe to make the pass or if the slower driver gives you a verbal or text command to pass when safe to do so.

4.3.2 Defending 

When defending your position excessive weaving and blocking is not allowed. One defensive move is allowed outside of the breaking zone. Inside the breaking zone NO defensive movement is allowed. You may give a verbal or text command to the faster driver when you feel it is safe for them to overtake you.

4.4 Accidents 

If you are in an incident and cause another driver/drivers to lose positions due to the incident, it is your responsibility to slow down and let the affected driver/drivers regain their position in front of you, if reasonable and safe to do so. Please be aware that penalties for not slowing when it was deemed by the stewards to be reasonable will result in increased penalties.

 If you are involved in an incident, please HOLD YOUR BRAKES and keep your car stationary until it is safe to move. This helps with drivers behind you navigating the scene of the accident and ensuring there are not knock-on effects. If you roll-across the track, or otherwise play a part in furthering the incident, you will be penalised.

4.5Deliberately crashing 

Deliberately crashing into another car will result in being permanently excluded from the league and possibly any further Pro League Racing events.

4.6 Rejoining The Track 

If you leave the track be it your mistake or you are involved in an incident, you must rejoin the track in a safe manner and in a way that will not interfere with other drivers. When re-joining try to avoid the racing line until you are fully up to race pace.

5. POINTS SYSTEM

5.1 – Finishing positions

PLR runs a points system from 1st down to 20th position, unless stated otherwise. Below is the base points system used for all leagues.

5.2 – Disconnects 

No points are given for disconnects.

 

6. STEWARDING

6.1 – Live Stewards & Broadcasting

Where possible, Pro League Racing has live stewarding as well as live broadcasting. 

Just like the real world the stewards will look at incidents and if deemed necessary hand out warnings and penalties.

Please follow the instructions of the live stewards at the event – and ensure you can see the ingame chat while driving as this is where commands/information will be posted.

6.2 – Protests / Incident Reports

All protests/incident reports have to be submitted using the dedicated form which can be found on the PLR Discord along with video evidence. This must be done within 48 hours of the end of the race in question.

6.3 – Video Evidence

Video evidence must show:

Cockpit view with HUD

Chase Cam with HUD

6.4 – Stewards’ board

Race incidents will be assessed by the stewards board. After taking all evidence into account, they will decide on which punishment, if any, is necessary.

 If both drivers are equally at fault for the incident, then it is at the stewards discretion to determine if the incident is regarded as a Racing Incident, or if both drivers will be penalised.

The stewards’ decision is always final.

7. PENALTIES

7.1 Licence system

PLR uses a licence system to record driving standards and general behaviour. If deemed necessary drivers will be penalised for infringements. Penalties and licence points are specific to the league they’re issued in and do not rollover to new leagues. The following are a non-exhaustive list of infringements and their respective penalties.

General

  • Failure to confirm attendance / non-attendance – 1x strike
  • No-show for league – 1x strike
  • Second unexplained no-show – Automatic removal from league
  • Rage quitting – 1x strike and 10 licence points
  • Abusive behaviour in chat or on Discord (including discussing incidents) – 1x strike and 15 licence points
  • Serious abusive behaviour – Considered for league removal

On track behaviour

  • Not respecting qualifying etiquette – 5 pts
  • Careless driving causing an incident – 5 pts (10 pts if offending driver does not appropriately wait for drivers affected to go past)
  • Reckless driving causing an incident – 10 pts (20 pts if offending driver does not appropriately wait for drivers affected to go past)
  • Serious unsporting behaviour – Removal from league

 

Punishment for accumulation of infringements

  • 3x strikes – consideration for removal from league
  • 15 licence pts – banned from qualifying for the next race
  • 25 licence pts – banned from taking part in the next race
  • 40 licence pts – consideration for removal from league

7.2 Time penalties

The stewards at PLR (both live and post-race) have the ability to give time penalties for driving offences within any session of the race. This system runs in parallel to the licence system outlined above – meaning an incident can result in both a time penalty and licence points for the driver at fault if the stewards deem it necessary.

For events that are not live-stewarded, or for incidents notified after the race, time penalties will be applied to the finishing time of the driver at fault. If this impacts finishing positions, points will be adjusted as necessary by the PLR admin team. For time penalties applied by the live stewards, the penalty will be served during the race and so no further action will be required (although licence penalty points may still be applied post-race by the stewards).

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