UKGPL will be run as a series of championships. Each championship may use the original 1967 carset or
any of the modified carsets.
Where numbers of drivers allow, a championship may be split into two or more divisions. Drivers will be allocated to a division based on their race ability as perceived by the moderator.
Each championship (or division within a championship) will have it's own moderator who, ideally, will not be
active in the division they moderate.
If a driver is considered much too fast for their allocated
division they may, at the moderators discretion, be moved to another
division. (All points scored in a previous division will remain in
that division and a fresh score-sheet made for the new division.)
NB. This is not a right and will only be considered in
Handicapping and Chassis Levelling
In order to promote closer racing or to discourage single chassis races, the moderators may employ a handicapping or chassis levelling scheme. Where such a scheme is used the details are given on the championship page for the division.
All championship races will be moderated and action will be taken against drivers who contravene the rules.
The severity of the offence will dictate the action taken against
Appeals against a decision made by the division moderator can be
made to the Chief Moderator who will appraise the incident and
give a final verdict in association with the other division
moderators. (If the moderator of the penalised driver's division is
also the Chief Moderator, the highest available division
moderator will be given the ultimate decision). A simple Personal Message (PM)
on SimRacing.org.uk (SRou) to the Chief Moderator is sufficient to launch an appeal. The current Chief
Moderator is listed on the UKGPL Homepage.
Post-race penalties can include:
- Time/position penalty
- Points loss
- Suspended race ban
- Race ban
- Multiple race ban
- Total ban from UKGPL
Please note that the moderators will also, from time to time, be
reviewing the race replays themselves.
Only reported incidents are guaranteed to be reviewed. It is generally up to the moderator to decide
how much time is devoted to reviewing the race in order to identify unreported incidents. The various options available to the moderator are described on the Moderating a Race page.
Drivers can only appeal against a penalty if they have
submitted an incident report. So if you cause an incident or think it may
go against you it is just as important that you submit your side of
the story as it is for the victim.
Use the court system when submitting an incident report to your divisional
moderator. There is always a link below the race results table for this purpose. If you think warp or the number of cars visible ahead/behind was a factor please make sure you attach a zipped clip of
the incident from your personal replay. If you forgot to save the
replay, the mod can't see the points in your favour so it is in your
own interests to save your own replay. If you disco'd from the race or
were otherwise unable to save a replay say so in your race report so
this can be taken into account.
Ideally all moderated race results should be published before the
next race for that division, in the event that a moderator finds
themselves unable to complete the report in time they should give
advance warning to the other mods so that someone else can complete
the report if possible. Any appeals must be submitted within 7 days of the
moderated report being published.
If you have any questions about what constitutes a 'fault'
incident your first enquiry should be to your divisional moderator but,
as a general rule, loss of control (related to your level of ability)
is not penalised, but poor decisions (optimistic passing attempts etc)