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Classic 24 Hours of Daytona - Rules & Regulations

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Classic 24 Hours of Daytona - Rules & Regulations

Post by Ax4x Big Ben on Sun 23 Dec 2018 - 14:00

Welcome to the 2019 TORA Endurance: Classic 24 Hours of Daytona. This race will take place on Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One and PC.  
 
Before you decide to enter the event, please take the time to read the Rules & Regulations very carefully.
 
By registering for the event, you agree to the rules and regulations as written in this thread. TORA reserves the right to alter the rules and regulations as necessary, for the purpose of fairness and clarity in the competition.
 
 
1.0 GENERAL RACING RULES AND DRIVING ETIQUETTE
 
1.1 Motor racing, as defined by TORA, is a non-contact sport. It is understandable that on occasion some contact may occur as a consequence of incidents caused by either party; for instance "lag". At TORA lag is defined as sudden high internet latency or ping causing visual inconsistencies between players. 
 
1.2 Competitors with lag issues will not be penalized, but will be asked to improve their connection for future participation in TORA’s events. If the issue is persistently hindering other competitor’s experiences, or you cannot join lobbies (see rule 14.0), please perform a speed test on your connection via Speed Test. Once you have completed this, see the connection section here: Xbox Live Connectivity.
 
1.3 TORA expects every competitor who partakes in our championships to behave in an appropriate and respectable manner. Insulting comments or behavior towards fellow competitors, race stewards, lobby hosts and staff is unacceptable and will be dealt with severely by TORA Staff. Respectable on-track etiquette is expected of all competitors. This includes on-track battles, track limits, dirty driving etc. 
 
1.4 The track limits are determined by the solid white lines either side of the track, or for lack thereof, the edge of the tarmac (or other racing surface). At all times, two wheels must remain on this part of the circuit, unless of an occurrence where it is near to impossible to keep two wheels on the track, such as avoiding a collision. 
 
1.5 All TORA members must read and follow the TORA Sporting Regulations. Note that and specific rules defined in these Rules & Regulations will take precedence over rules outlined in the Sporting Regulations. 

 
2.0 TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP
 
This race will be made up of teams of up of a minimum of three and a maximum of five drivers. Ideally teams will want the full five to make the races less challenging on yourselves and your consoles. Teams must drive in the same car throughout each stint of the race. If any team members switch into different cars throughout the race then their stint will not be counted in the team's overall distance and will be an instant stint DQ.

 
3.0 LIVERY RULES
 
This race has defined rules about liveries that drivers must adhere to in order to race. Failure to do so may result in a penalty or disqualification. The livery rules are defined in the Livery and Decal Rules.  


4.0 CAR RULES
 
This race has a defined list of cars and build rules that drivers must adhere to in order to race. Failure to do so may result in a penalty or disqualification. The car rules are defined in the Car List and Build Rules.  


5.0 RACE SIGN-IN/STINT SUBMISSION
 
5.1 All teams who register for this race are automatically signed in for the race after registration.
 
5.2 Teams must fill out the Stint form to let TORA Staff and Marshals aware who is representing their team during each stint.
5.2.1 A driver must be assigned to all 12 stints.
5.2.2 Teams have until 2 hours prior of race time to submit stints.
 
5.3 Teams must submit stints prior to the deadline in order to race.
5.3.1 If a team does not successfully submit your team's stints and did not qualify, then you will not be racing.
5.3.2 If you do successfully qualify and did not submit stints, then you can start at the rear of the last lobby only if you notify staff. These teams will have to complete a drive through at the beginning of the first stint, and a mile will be taken from their overall Stint 1 distance.
5.3.3 If you successfully submit stints, but did not have any drivers attend a qualifying session, then you can start at the rear of the last lobby only if you notify staff. These teams will also have to complete a drive through at the beginning of the first stint, and a mile will be taken from their overall stint 1 distance.


6.0 HOSTING AND MARSHALS
 
6.1 The race may be split into several different lobbies, named A-F, depending on the qualifying results. Each lobby will be hosted by chosen members of the Marshals or a TORA Staff.
 
6.2 Marshals who have Signed-In to the race may be expected to host a lobby if no other hosts are available.
 
6.3 For each lobby, a specific Marshal or Staff member will be given "Lobby Marshal" status, whether or not they are hosting the lobby (if none of the aforementioned members are available, the lobby host will be given the status). They will be responsible for collecting times, race positions, reading the start grid and rules, and deciding whether or not a race restart is required.
 
6.4 The lobby settings must be abided by.


7.0 PRACTICE & QUALIFYING RULES
 
7.1 Qualifying for the TORA Endurance: Classic 24 Hours of Daytona will take place during the week leading up to the race. There will be lobbies hosted throughout the week to accommodate racers in European and American time zones (See qualifying thread for dates).
 
7.2 QUALFIYING PROCEDURE:
7.2.1 The qualifying secession will last 45 minutes. The host will set up the lobby for one hour to provide time for data collection. Drivers will have until 15 minutes left on the race timer to set their fastest clean lap. If a driver is in the middle of a lap when time expires, they are allowed to finish the lap they are currently on before times are collected.  
7.2.2 Drivers are not required to use the entire 45 minutes to set a clean lap. If a driver is pleased with their lap 5 minutes into a session, they are welcomed to leave provided that they notify the host. Drivers are also welcomed to pull off the track and take a break in the middle of qualifying if they so choose.  
7.2.3 The pit lane will be opened the entirety of the qualifying secession. Drivers are welcomed to pit whenever they will like.  
 
7.3 To determine grid position, best two times from a team will be taken and added together.
7.3.1 While all drivers from a team may take part in a qualifying secession, a team must have a minimal of two drivers qualify or their car will be placed at the back of the grid.  
7.3.2 Each driver may only compete in one qualifying session.  If a driver attempts to compete in multiple qualifying secessions then their times will be invalidated and removed.
7.3.3 If a team fails to have more than one driver qualify, they may still race. However, they will start from the back of the last lobby, will have to complete a drive through at the beginning of the first stint, and a mile will be subtracted from their overall stint 1 distance.


8.0 STINT RULES
 
8.1 Please check the stint thread for track conditions for each stint. 
8.2 The start of the race will be a ROLLING start, and will have different start procedures depending on the stint.  
 
8.3 WARM UP LAP PROCEDURE:
8.3.1 The Lobby Marshal will read out the grid order in the pre-race lobby.
8.3.2 Drivers proceed around the circuit in single file. Tire warming is permitted but brake testing is NOT.
 
8.4 STINT 1 ROLLING START PROCEDURE:
8.4.1 Towards the end of the warm up lap, the lobby host will request drivers to form up in 2x2 formation, and continue at 80mph/129kph. EXTREME CARE MUST BE TAKEN.
8.4.2 The driver in last place must confirm to lobby host once all cars are in position.
8.4.3 The rolling grid will approach the Start/Finish line at 80mph/129kph in 2x2 formation.
8.4.4 Each row of 2 cars must try to maintain approximately 30ft/100m distance from the (pair of) cars ahead before they start racing.
8.4.5 The GTO class must line up 300-400ft behind the last car in the GTP Class.
8.4.6 As each row of 2 cars passes the Start/Finish line, they accelerate to race speed, and begin racing.
 
8.5 STINT 2-12 ROLLING START PROCEDURE:
8.5.1 For the remaining stints in each race, the starting produced will slightly change.
8.5.2 Instead of doing a full warm up lap, there will be a designated start point somewhere in the first sector of each track. This start point will be outlined in the driver's briefing.
8.5.3 Drivers will line up in single file and will not start until THEY pass the designated start point.  
8.5.4 Leader in the GTO class must still remain 300-400 ft. behind the last car in the GTP class during the shorten warm up lap.  
 
8.6 END OF STINT PROCEDURE:
8.6.1 While stint lobbies will be set to two hours, racing will actually last only 1 hour and 40 minutes to allow for a 20 minute stint turn around.  
8.6.2 The stint will "end" with 20 minutes left on the race timer. Once the race timer reads 20 minutes, drivers must come to a complete stop where they are on track.  
8.6.3 The host will then take record the distance that the driver in overall 1st place traveled during the stint (in miles), everyone's distance to 1st Place (in feet), and then the distance between the cars in overall 1st place and 2nd place after 1st place has moved to the next mile marker. If the host is unable to hear 2nd place, they will fall back to 3rd place, or to anyone they can hear.
8.6.4 Once the host announces that they have collected all data drivers may then back out of the race / wait in the lobby.  
8.6.5 Drivers that are double stinting will have their data collected first, provided that they are not in 1st or 2nd place, so they can make their next stint on time to reduce delays.


9.0 PIT STOPS
 
9.1 There will be a mandatory number of pit stops during the each stint. This amount will be specified in the Drivers Briefing.
 
9.2 Drivers are permitted to pit at their own accord to refuel and change tires, or if they have damage to their car or wish to retire.  
9.2.1 However, drivers are not permitted to pit during the last 10 minutes of the stint. Once the race timer passes 30 minutes left, the pits are closed.
 
9.3 Drivers are reminded that they are not allow to drive backwards through the grass to get to the pits. If drivers miss the pit entrance, they must drive around the entire circuit and try again in the correct direction.  


10.0 SAFETY CAR
 
There are no safety cars for this race.


11.0 STEWARD INQUIRIES 
 
Standard SI rules in force please refer to sporting regulation handbook. There will be a degree of live stewarding occurring during the race as well.  


12.0 ENTERING THE LOBBY
 
12.1 The host or Lobby Marshal will invite each driver to the lobby they will be qualifying or racing in.
 
12.2 They will send each driver one invite to the lobby. If the driver cannot join, the host or Lobby Marshal will send a maximum of two extra invites before the meeting is due to start.
 
12.3 If the driver cannot join the race session, they will not score any distance for that stint.
 
12.4 Ultimately, joining the race will be the responsibility of the driver. A list of lobby hosts will be posted in advance of the race so it is suggested that drivers add them as a friend on Xbox Live to make it easier for them to find them.  


13.0 ENDURANCE RACING "LAGOUT RULE"
 
13.1 It is unfortunately not uncommon for races to be decided by a disconnection during a stint. As voted for last year, the majority of the community are in favor of a lagout rule to be implemented to reduce the amount of distance you lose should the worst happen.  
 
13.2 The lag formula used will be as follows. If you do lagout, at the end of the race the lobby host will check the pause screen and take note of the lap count currently showing. The lap you were on will be taken and entered into the doc along with DNF. The number of laps will be then subtracted by 1 to get the total amount of laps completed (when you start the race this is on 1 but you haven't actually completed a lap yet). This will then be multiplied by the track length to get your distance driven before lagging. The distance driven will be subtracted from your team's lowest, non DNF stint mileage to calculate how far you could have driven after lagging out, and this will be multiplied by 0.75, and added to the distance driven.
So in simple terms, if you lagout you will be given the distance driven, plus 75% of the potential mileage you missed out on by lagging.


14.0 MULTI-CLASS PASSING AND LAP-DOWN CARS
 
14.1 The overtaking car in the faster class must ensure their pass of the slower class is done safely and correctly. All drivers are instructed to use mirrors and communication to ensure safe overtaking, although vocal communication between classes might not be available for the pass. Faster classes purposely impeding the progress of the slower classes, and vice versa, is forbidden.
 
14.2 Lapped drivers must be aware of faster classes approaching and must make sure they stick to their racing line; drivers should not make sudden or unpredictable changes to their course in an attempt to allow the faster classes to pass.
 
14.3 Lapped drivers in the same class are expected to give the right of way to the lapping drivers. Purposely impeding the progress of the lapping drivers is forbidden.



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