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 for the divisions and on Saturday for the Academy. For the summer (May-August), the Academy will race each week.
1.2 The pilots who want to participate in the Academy will need to register at each event wih the form on the “GTCQ Academy” tab
1.3 The types of car used are mainly group 2 (Gr.2) and group 3 (Gr.3)
1.4 The pilots will have to choose a car of each type and keep it for the whole season. Their choice for the first 2 races will confirm their choice for the rest of the season.
1.5 The races are in a format of approximately 2x 30 minutes. A 10 min qualification is held before the first race. For the second race, a one lap qualification takes place. There is a 10 to 15min pause between the two races.
1.6 The pilots need to be at least 18 years old to participate in the GTCQ
1.7 The points are given following this table: (except GTCQ Academy, since there’s no ranking)
1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th10th11th12th13th14th
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  Take note that a bonus point is given for the fastest lap during the race
1.8 A driver cannot change from a division to another if he participated in 3 races in the same division
1.9 In case of missing driver: you have to tell your division captain 2 days before the race fo us to find a substitute. A driver from GTCQ Academy of the same level can be inserted into the race as a substitute. No points are given to the substitute.

2.

Game problems

2.1 If a pilot leave or disconnect during qualification, he will be placed at the back of the starting grid when he comes back.
2.2 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
2.3 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
2.4 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.
2.5 No other reason than a lost connection at the start of the race will authorize a restart. (Ex: car crash or false start are not valid)

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 by using the revision request and fill out the appropriate field 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 by the discipline committee. Drivers have 2 hours after the end of the last race to fill out a revision request, if required.(It can be a designated driver from the team, who fill out the form.)(Note that the committee doesn’t have access to the replay of the qualifying session.) You have to give the video saved with the ‘Share’ function, immediately after the incident to gtchampionnat@gmail.com

3.3

4 red = Start from the back of the grid of the first race in the next event.

Here’s a list of all bad behaviours and their severity:

SEVERE = 8pts

– If you hit one or many cars and you are responsible for the crash, you have to wait for all drivers to go back on the track in front of you. If not, it’s considered a major offense by the GTCQ, it’s the base of a good fairplay to wait other drivers after a crash.

MAJOR = 4pts

– Any contact resulting in a loss of position for the opponent
– Any contact when returning to the track, either after a pit stop or after going out of the track
– All revenge or violent behaviour on and off the track are prohibited and can lead to an exclulsion from the GTCQ.

MEDIUM = 2pts

– Any contact without loss of position of the opponent (Mechanical damage or loosing time)
– Overtake in the entry and exit of the pit lanes are prohibited.
– Blue flag violation, you have to let race leaders pass without interfering.

MINOR = 1pts

– Changing racing lanes multiple times(zigzag)
– changing for the wrong type of tires (1 green per lap). You have to pass again to the pits to change for the proper tires. The race start with racing soft tires and at the pits stops, only racing medium tires are allowed
– Cut the line on the entry or exit of the pits
– Not getting rid of the penaltyat the end of the same lap
– Getting rid of your penalty at the wrong place on the track(You have to get rid of it before the pit exit lane, see section 3.4)
– Intentionnal drift when crossing the finish line causing an overtake penalty on the yellow flag for the drivers behind.

3.4 -At the beginning of this season, safe zones are gonna be designated to get rid of shorcut penalties. You nust 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 schedule for a video of each track safe 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.
3.6 During qualifications, if you disconnect and are able to come back before the start of the race, you will start at the back of the starting grid. At the end of qualification, you have to park safely on the side of the track to avoid bothering other drivers that are not done yet.
3.7 Any change of your pilot number or your PSN ID need to be said to a division’s captain or the Academy officials

4.

Sponsors

4.1

Donation’s terms

It’s now possible to support the GTCQ financially to cover the fees for running the website, streams, etc. Link
Here are the details:

Personnal donations: shout out and thanks during live streams

Bronze: 50$ (teams/business): logos on poster and on the banner during live streams.

Silver: 100$ (teams/business): logos on poster, advertising during live streams (advertiser’s video) and on the GTCQ website.

Or: 200$ (Streamer’s special): same thing as 100$ + live streaming of a whole season of your another championship

Diamond: 500$ official sponsor of GTCQ and the name of the company as a division name (including every other packages)

Valid 1 full year from the date of the donation

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

6.1

Race and Penalty Settings

Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
Boost : None
Slipstream Strenght: Real
Visible Damage: On
Mechanical Damage: Light
Grip Red. on Track Edge: Real
Race Finish Delay: 180 sec.
Overtaking System Usage Time Multiplier: Default
Balance of Performance: On
Tuning: Prohibited
Ghosting During Race: None (Except Division 5 -> Light)
Shortcut Penalty: Light
Wall Collision Penalty: None
Side Contact Penalty: Off
Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collision: Off
Replace Cars When They Leave the Track: Off
Flag Rules: On
Ghost-Lapped Cars: Off

6.2

Limit Driving Options

Division 1
Only ABS authorized

Division 2,3,4,5
Authorized:
-Driving Line Assist
-Traction Control
-ABS