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GRC Championship: Season 7
  
The seventh season of GRC kicks of this Autumn with an 8 round championship travelling the globe.
Meeting Info
The meeting format will be unchanged from season 6. Races are a fixed amount of laps (45km/90km) or a 20/40 minute timer. Whichever expires first.

All times UK time.

Free Practice: From around 6 PM

Qualifying 1: 8.15 PM
10 minutes qualifying with 3 laps allowed in total including in and out laps. Drivers have to start with the fuel and setup they qualify with. Qualifying is closed to people joining the server.

Warm-up: 8.30 PM
3 minute token warm-up to prepare yourself one final time before the race.

Race 1: 8:35 PM
Sprint Race: Maximum of 45km / 20 minutes.

Practice: 9 PM
5 minute practice before Race 2 Qualifying.

Qualifying 2: 9.05 PM
10 minutes qualifying with 3 laps allowed in total including in and out laps. Drivers have to start with the fuel and setup they qualify with. Qualifying is closed to people joining the server.

Warm-up: 9.20 PM
3 minute token warm-up to prepare yourself one final time before the race.

Race 2: 9:25 PM
90km / 40 minute feature race
With mandatory tyre change / optional refueling between the end of the first lap and the start of the last lap.
Scoring Info
Points scoring will be the same as Season 6 and 5.

Points are awarded as follows for the sprint race, and double for the feature race:

1st: 25pts
2nd: 20pts
3rd: 16pts
4th: 13pts
5th: 11pts
6th: 10pts
7th: 9pts
8th: 8pts
9th: 7pts
10th: 6pts
11th: 5pts
12th: 4pts
13th: 3pts
14th: 2pts
15th: 1pt

Bonus points are awarded as follows:
Pole Position: 3pts
Fastest Lap: 2pts
Leading a lap: 1pt
Most Places Gained: 1pt
Rules and Regulations
Qualification

All drivers entering the GRC Championship are now required to have earnt an A-License via entering cup events before being able to enter.

The following divers are automatically placed for the GRC Championship Season 7:
Drivers placed 1st to 15th in D1 S6: Placed in S7 Division 1
Drivers placed 1st to 15th in World Rankings after final race of S6: Placed in S7 Division 1
Drivers in D2 who earnt more than 15pts per start and entered 6 or more races automatically entered into D1.
Drivers in D2 who earnt less than 12pts per start automatically entered into D2.

All remaining drivers will be placed manually by GRC Admins based on past performance in the Championship. Drivers new to the championship will be placed based upon performance against Championship drivers in the Cups.

If Drivers are not placed in a division automatically they may PM the GRCL Admin on the forums before you are manually placed, and the admins will take this request into account if you are borderline.

Drivers will be split as admins feel fit to allow the fairest split of drivers. Drivers will not be allowed to switch division after they have been placed.

Manual driver placements will be conducted by admins on the following dates:
Monday 24th August 2009
Monday 31st August 2009
Friday 4th September 2009

Any drivers who signup after the 4th September will be placed as soon as possible by the admins.

Drivers who have completed more than 10 races at GRC and do not have an A-License yet may apply for a license to the GRC Admins via PM here. This offer is only valid until Friday 4th September 2009.


Teams & Cars

Teams will this season only allow a maximum of 2 drivers.
Each team's driver will have to use the same car model.
Teams can setup satellite teams with different drivers and cars if they wish.
Drivers who race as independents may later join a team.
Drivers may leave their team and race as an independent at any time. However they may not race for a different team unless the switch at the transfer window.
Drivers who have raced with a car model, may not use a different car model.
Drivers may change their car and team after registration until they have raced in one race. This may require you to PM an admin.

Most of the above changes may be carried out in your user cp. However if you are having trouble please contact an admin.

Transfer Window
The transfer window is being tweaked for Season 7. This will open between the 4th and 5th event of the season. During this time drivers will be able to do the following:
All drivers may change team to a different team running the same car.
All drivers outside the top 10 in the drivers title and have competed in at least 50% of races may change their car.

All transfer window changes must be submitted in a post which will be created at the time on the forums.


Weight Penalties

The weights penalty system will remain the same from Season 6 with one slight adjustment. This is a little complicated so please bare with.


Championship Penalties

The first set of penalties will be calculated based on pts position in the championship with out penalty points.

1st placed driver will receive a 40kg penalty.
9th placed driver will receive no penalty.

All drivers in-between will receive a penalty based on their points difference between the 1st and 9th placed drivers.

So a driver 10pts behind the leader, and 30pts ahead of 9th placed will receive a 30kg penalty.

This will result in a fairer penalty system for drivers closely placed.


Event Penalties

The second set of penalties will be based on how drivers finished in the previous event. This penalty will come into effect from the 3rd event onwards, with the penalties being earnt from the second event.

Best driver overall from the last event will receive a 20kg penalty.
6th best driver overall from the last event will receive no penalty.

All drivers in-between will receive a penalty based on their points difference between the 1st and 6th placed drivers.

So a driver who received 5pts less than the best and 15pts more than the 6th best will receive a 15kg penalty.


Midseason Novice Penalties

Drivers who enter the championship late will be subject to a maximum 20kg penalty for the first event they take part in. This is to prevent new drivers mid season entering and dominating due to their lack of weight penalty.

This penalty takes effect for any drivers who have not taken part in at least one race by the time of the 4th event of the championship.


Skin Packs

Skin Packs will be created for this championship. Skins should be submitted on the forums using the provided templates. All submitted skins should be saved in 1024x1024 resolution, in DXT5 DDS files with all mip maps.

The deadlines are as follows:

Skin Pack 1a: (D2) tba
Skin Pack 1b: (D1) tba
Skin Pack 2: tba
Skin Pack 3: tba

Handbook Link

The following restrictions are in place on driver sign ups.

To enter this championship you license rank must be at least A License
Not allowed to change cars
Not allowed to change to a car in a different class
Only allowed to change teams from an independent to a team
Teams members must all race the same car - If car changes are allowed you must change team before being able to change car.
May only enter with teams that have not filled their quota of 2 entries
General Information
No of Divisions: 2
Races per Meeting: 2
First Event: September 7, 2009
Last Event: December 21, 2009

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