League-wide rules that ALL DRIVERS must follow
Everyone MUST read and confirm this to qualify for league events
1.1 Racing Clean
-Race clean at all times. There should be no contact between cars on the track. Accidents happen but as driver it is your job to avoid contact, if you cause a collision, you may be penalised.
-If you wreck someone accidentally you are to slow down and let the driver[s] back around, as long as its safe to do so, If you do not let the cars[s] back around, you will likely take a timed penalty. This action can be cancelled if the affected driver tells you to keep going or the driver gets dnf'd.
-Wrecking someone on purpose will get you banned from league racing.
-Dont drive too agressively trying to pass. As the following car, it is generally your responsibility to NOT make contact with the car ahead.
-Do not divebomb. Late moves and sudden pass attempts just before a corner is considered a divebomb.
-Agressive blocking is not allowed, this includes weaving back and forth, and forcing drivers off the track.
-The lead car is allowed 1 blocking maneuver per instance, after the lead car must hold their line, a instance is the time between the block and the next turn.
1.4 Corner Cutting
-All drivers must keep two tires on the racing surface at all times, the yellow or white lines on the track identify the border, constantly cutting the track for gain is not allowed, drivers found doing this will face a timed penalty.
-If you pass someone while off the track surface you must give the position back when safe.
-Idle chatter is not allowed during qualifying, or important information should be shared on teamspeak during this time.
-It is the drivers responsibility to to find space on the track to get a good lap in. A car on a hotlap does not have to move for another driver on a hotlap coming up from behind.
-Drivers on a outlap must obey the blue flag and let drivers pass, a driver coming up from behind is allowed to flash his lights to notify the driver as well
-After a spin you must rejoin the track ONLY when its safe, no matter how many positions are lost
-If you are about to lap another car, you must make a attempt to communicate on teamspeak or in chat that you are coming
2. On Track Regulations
2.1 Being Lapped
-It is your responsibility to obey the blue flag rules at all times, When getting lapped it is your responsibility to let the leaders pass at the next safe oppourtunity.
-If you are faster than the leaders, there should be no attempts to unlap yourself unless communication has been established between both drivers, and it is safe to do so.
-You must use the access road to pit, and to exit the pit. The entry lanes and exit lanes are usually marked with white lines, crossing these lines is forbidden and you will incur a penalty
-If you are racing close with other driver[s] you must communicate that you are pitting.
2.3 Jumping the Start
-Before the start, do not move the car in any way, rolling your car will be caught by the ingame penalty system, there will not be a restart if this is done accidently.
-Do not jump the start in a timed race, unlike a lap race, the game will automatically DQ you, there will not be a restart if this happens accidently.
2.4 Driving in Variable Conditions
-You must use headlights at all times in a night race, and racing in the fog, additionally when racing in the rain you must use your headlights along with wipers, it is your responsibility to have the necessary keys bound before entering the server.
-The "Reset to track" button is not allowed during the race, unless absolutely necessary (you are flipped over)
3. General Behavior
-You must be on teamspeak during any official event, a teamspeak server will be provided 24/7 for communication, if you do not have a working microphone you can still listen in to the race organizers, and other drivers.
3.2 Lobby Rules
-Drivers who cause issues by name-calling and shouting on teamspeak and/or in chat is not acceptable, you will be removed from the league in extreme cases, and penalized in others.
-Respect the drivers on teamspeak and ingame, having a friendly atmosphere is one of the points to AOD hosted open leagues, treat everyone as equals, regardless of age, gender, and on track speed.
-Respect league organizers, do not interrupt the organizer if he is adressing the room, or giving the prerace speech, if you dissagree with the organizer during the race you are allowed to adress the issue calmly, if the organizer makes a decision then it is final until the end of the event, but can be reviewed afterwards.
3.3 Race etiquette
-If you are involved in a incident on-track, do not overreact, you are not allowed to get in a open debate on who fault it was, remain calm, and after the race it can be adressed, additionally if you see a driver breaking the rules, report it to a organizer after the race, or in a forum pm.
-Do not rage quit, if you are having a bad race then as a driver you have to accept that sometimes youre not going to be out front, quitting from the pause menu, wrecking your car on purpose or leaving because you "give up" will forefit all points for that event.
3.4 Forum activity
-Forum activity is advised, you are expected to have read the necessary rules and server settings for the league you plan on participating in
-You are expected remain respectful on the forum at all times, like our lobbies
4. Rule Enforcement
4.1 Saving Replays
-All drivers are advised to save and keep the replay file for 1 week, we will use these replay files to review incidents if necessary, if the replay file shows the incident then we will use it to dertimine the outcome, however depending on lag, and/or disconnects during the race, this may not be possible.
4.2 Contacting your league organizer
You can contact your league organizer for the following:
-Racing incidents: If you feel another driver caused a accident, which includes car contact, forcing you off the track, or general agression you can inquire.
-Cutting the track: If you see another driver constantly abusing track limits, you can inquire.
-Driving dangerously: If you see a driver breaking the track rules, unsafe rejoin, illegal pit entry/exit, you can inquire.
The following penalties can be applied by a race organizer
-5 Second time penalty
-10 Second time penalty
-20 Second time penalty
-Qualifying Ban (A driver with a timed penalty who doesnt finish the race hes penalized in get this automatically for the next race)
-DQ from race
-Multiple race ban
-Total league ban