Rules

1.

How the championship works?

1.1 The seasons in the championship are 8 weeks long and the the races are happening every two weeks on Friday and Sunday depending on the division.
1.2 The types of car used are group 3 (Gr.3) and group 4 (Gr.4)
1.3

The pilots have to choose a car before the season starts and they keep it for the whole season. In division 1-2-4, a vote has already determined the cars for season 1. In division 3, every pilot has to choose a car in each class

For season 1 2019-2020, the cars for each division are: 

Div.1 Monotype GR4: Mercedes SLS      GR3: Mitsubishi Lancer

Div.2 Monotype GR4: Volkswagen Scirocco   GR3: Porsche 911

Div.3 Free choice

Div.4 Free choice

Div.5 Monotype GR4: Nissan GT-R   GR3: BMW Z4

1.4 The races are in a format of approximately 2x 30 minutes . In division 1 and 2, a ‘’Formula 1’’ style qualification in 3 waves is held before the first race (Q1: 10min, Q2: 10min, Q3: one lap). In division 3 and 4,  a 15 min qualification is held before the first race. For the second race, a one lap qualification takes place. There is a 10min pause between the two races.
1.5 The pilots have to use medium compound tires for qualification and the beginning of the race. At the pit stop, the pilot must change to hard compound tires. Any other pit stop need to be done with hard compound tires. If a pilot doesn’t change his tire , he has to stop on the next lap to change them. If not, a 2 second penalty per lap is gonna be added at the end of the race.
1.6 The points are given following this table:
1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th10th11th12th13th14th
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  Take note that a bonus point is given for every pole position

2.

Game problems

2.1 If a pilot can’t finish a race because of a connection problem of a problem with his console, he’s not gonna have points
2.2 If a problem happen at the start of the race, the grid is gonna be replaced manually by the host and the race is gonna be restarted
2.3 Problems that are happening at the beginning of the race have to be reported before the end of the first lap, if not, the race will continue normally.

3.

Pilots behaviour and penalties

3.1 As always, GTCQ is asking every pilots to have oustanding fairplay, clean races, legal overtakes and mutual respect is the most important thing no matter the incidents that can happen during races. No aggressive of irrespectful behaviour is gonna be tolerated on or outside the track to the organisation or any other pilot, otherwise, the pilot is gonna be excluded from the championship. You can reach the organisation for any complaint about a pilot behaviour.
3.2

The championship being more popular and competitive, a penalty system has been put in place for action being judged illegal during races. These penalties are gonna be given after complaint from other pilots. So, if you think being victim of an illegal move on the track, fill up a request under the “Revision request” section under the “Rules” tab and a detailed report of the incident. So dont forget to save the replays, to guide us to the precise time of the incident, turn number and the pilot(s) involved.

3.3

So here’s a list of moves considered illegal for the GTCQ:

– Missing your braking point and hit one or many cars in front. (you have to anticipate your braking, the distace is different when you are racing in group)

-Audacious overtake by taking the interior and hitting the side of the car(Dive bomb)

-“Zig zag” in the straight portion of the circuit to remove the draft to opponnents behind are prohibited. Only one lane change is permitted.

-After a defensive line change, you have to leave room for a car on the left or the right, taking the center of the track to block the car behind is prohibited.

-Little contacts during races are part of it, BUT, if the pilot in front have perfect control of his car and the contact make him loose the control, you have to wait for him to take back his place in front of you. Take advantage of the situation to overtake is prohibited.

– If you hit one or many opponents and you are responsible, this is considered as a major accident, you have to wait for everyone to return on the track before continuing the race. Not waiting for everyone is a major fault for the GTCQ, it’s the base of fairplay.

-Any behaviour of revenge, or violence in or out of the race are prohibited otherwise the pilot will be excluded form the championship.

-The tire change rule has to be followed, if not, a 5 seconds penalty per lap is gonna be added to the final time fo the race. If you forget to change your tire, you must stop on the next lap.

3.4

-At the beginning of this season, special zones are gonna be designated to get rid of shorcut penalties. You must get rid of the penalty on the same lap that you received it, like in FIA race in Sport Mode. For more detail, check out the video about it on our website. Here is the procedure to get rid of your penalty:

1. Get out of the racing lane and start decelerating.

2. Get rid of your penalty entirely.

3. Accelerate back to a decent speed and begin to reinsert into the racing lane.

4. Continue the race.

-Any dangerous moves during this maneuver that lead to a contact is gonna be penalized.

-Getting rid of your penalty outside the designated zone is prohibited, a worst penalty is gonna be given to the pilots that do not follow the rule. If you have a penalty, you have to continue to a normal pace until you reach the zone.

-TAKE NOTE, on some circuit, penalty are gonna go out by themselves when braking without voluntarely slowing the pace before the zone, like on Red Bull Ring. If so, you can continue your race normally.

3.5 In case of surrender, pilots must go to the pits and stay there until the end of the race. If the pilot leaves the room before the end of the race, he is not gonna have points.

4.

Sponsors

4.1 Pilots must donate to the Breakfast Club of Canada to register to the GTCQ. A 10$ donation give access to two full season of 8 races each from September to April.
4.2

Donation terms

A minimum donation of 50$ is required for donators, that gives the opportunity to have your logo on the cars. A 150$+ donation will give you the logo on the cars and much more. (See Martin Bélanger for details)

Racing teams: A donation need to be done by the captain to be able to use his team logo. The team name has to be in the “signature” field when doing the donation. Access to the logo is good for captain and his team members. Team members don’t have to do an additionnal donation to use the team logo.
* (when the logo can technically imported in the game, if not, a similar font and color can be used to represent the enterprise.)

4.3 To be respectful of our sponsors, no explicit stickers (drug, tobacco, alcool, sex) are allowed on cars and uniform. No stickers on the side of tires are allowed.

5.

Special Events

5.1 During a season, some special events can happens,the details for those events will be put on the “Events” section of the site and on the Facebook group.
5.2 The registering for these event will be done in the “Register” section under the “Events” tab.
5.2 The qualifications for these events will be made according to the details given at the announcement.

6.

Championship race settings

*****New****** The fuel consumption is dropped to x2
*****New****** Tire wear has been ajusted to x8

Division 1

Division 2 and 3

Division 4