League Rules

League Rules

The GVG League is constantly growing and always looking for ways to improve. The Rules and guidelines below are put in place to make the experience the best it can be. Please adhere to the rules to avoid any potential penalties.

Car Selection
All GVG League Racers are required to keep using the car that they first used to sign up for the duration of the league. Changing Vehicles for different round will result in a penalty.

Penalties may be imposed on drivers for numerous offenses, including starting
prematurely, speeding in the pitlane, causing an accident, blocking unfairly, or ignoring
flags of any color. There are four types of penalty which a driver may incur for violation of
on-track rules:

The 5-second penalty is a very flexible one. A driver may serve it the next time they are due to pit. If they don’t need to pit, then 5 seconds will be added to their time at the end of the race.

The drive-through penalty requires the driver to enter the pitlane, drive through it while
obeying its speed limit, and exit without stopping. Drive-through penalties are normally
imposed for minor offences, for example kerb-hopping at chicanes, ignoring yellow flags,
blocking or cutting corners. As a drive-through penalty does not require the driver to stop and pit, it is less costly to a driver’s race times than a stop-go penalty. (GO TO PIT, DO NOT PUT TYRES ON. DO NOT REFUEL. DO NOT REPAIR)

The ten-second (or “stop-go”) penalty requires the driver to enter the pitlane, stop at his pit for ten seconds, and exit again. As the stop is designed to punish the driver for an offence, team mechanics are forbidden to work on the offending car at any time while the driver is serving the penalty. Stop-go penalties are generally imposed for more serious offences, such as jump starts, pit lane speeding, ignoring blue flags, or unfair blocking. The ten second halt makes a stop-go penalty much more costly to a driver’s race time than a drive-through penalty. (GO TO PIT, DO NOT PUT TYRES ON, DO NOT REFUEL, DO NOT REPAIR + WAIT 5 SECONDS IN PIT)

• A more extreme penalty may be imposed for more severe infractions; adding ten places to the driver’s grid position at the next grand prix, e.g. if one qualified in pole position the driver would start the race eleventh from the front.

• The most severe penalty in common use is a black flag, which may be imposed for ignoring penalties or for technical irregularities of any sort; it signifies that the driver has been disqualified from the race and his results for that race will not count toward the championship.

• If the black flag is not considered sufficient for the offense that the driver has committed, the driver may be banned for a number of races after the event.

For the drive-through and stop-go penalties, a driver has 2 laps from the time his team
hears of the penalty to enter the pits; if the driver does not pit within 2 laps, the driver will
be black-flagged. The exception to this rule is if the Safety Car is deployed before a driver serves his penalty, in which case the driver is not allowed to serve his penalty until after the Safety Car comes back in. If the driver incurs a penalty within the last 5 laps of the race, the driver need not pit at all; instead, twenty seconds will be added to his total race time in case of a drive-through penalty, and thirty seconds in case of stop-go penalty.

1ST TIME: No qualifying in the next RACE