Motorsport UK Esports – GT Challenge Event Terms and Conditions:
Driver(s): means the Driver(s) put forward by the Team to drive and compete on their behalf in the Event.
Event: means all three Rounds of the Championship as detailed in Clause 12.
Championship: means the 2023 Motorsport UK Esports – GT Challenge.
Motorsport UK: means Motorsport UK Association Limited (company number 01344829) whose registered office address is 141 The Command Works Southern Avenue, Bicester Heritage, Bicester, England, OX27 8FY.
Organisers: means Motorsport UK.
Stewards: means the judicial body at the Event responsible for ensuring these Terms and Conditions and driving standards are adhered to during the Event and to allocate penalties.
Team: means the sim racing team entered.
1.1 The Event is organised and owned by Motorsport UK (the ‘Organisers’).
1.2 The Organisers have the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time.
1.3 The Organisers have the right to cancel the Event at any time. Should the Organisers cancel the Event a refund of the paid Motorsport UK esports membership shall not be refunded.
1.4 The Event is an esports Championship which will be organised through The SimGrid* website.
1.5 Clarification, interpretation and determination of any rules and these terms and conditions shall be decided by the Organisers.
1.6 By entering a Team and taking part in the Event you are agreeing to these Terms & Conditions.
1.7 Teams and Drivers are required to provide their own hardware and software equipment to compete in the Event.
1.8 Team or Driver entries will be accepted at the sole discretion of the Organisers.
1.9 The quality of the internet connection being used by the Team and / or Driver to compete in the Event is the sole responsibility of the Team and/or Driver. Should any internet connection issues result in an unnatural performance of the car the Organiser will have the right to remove the Driver from the Event and record a DNF result.
1.10 All Teams and Drivers must adhere to the Motorsport UK Race with Respect code of conduct which can be found here. All Teams and Drivers must read this before entering the race. Breach of this code may lead to expulsion from the race.2. Registration and Entry
2.1 Teams are required to enter the Event and must have two Drivers per Team.
2.2 Drivers must be over the age of 18 and it is the responsibility of the Team to ensure this.
2.3 Each Driver that participates in the Event will be required to hold a paid Motorsport UK Esports membership (£24.99).
2.4 Any entry that is incomplete or which contains offensive material or is otherwise spoiled shall be discarded and or rejected as not complying with these Terms and Conditions and shall be void.
2.5 Teams are permitted to make changes to their entry any number of times prior to the Driver Changes Deadline.
2.6 The ‘Driver Changes Deadline’ is 12:00 BST on Friday 25th August, one week before the start of the Event.
2.7 The car classes are as follows:
· GT3 – Audi R8 LMS, BMW M4 GT3, Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo, Mercedes-AMG GT3 2020, Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)
· GT4 – Aston Martin Vantage GT4, McLaren 570S GT4, Mercedes-AMG GT4, Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
3. Event Details
3.1 The Event timetable is as follows:
• Practice - 18:00 BST
• Qualifying - 19:45 BST- (Lone Qualifying, 2 Laps, 8 Minutes)
• Warmup - 19:55 BST
• Race – 20:00 – 22:00 BST
3.2 The in-sim game time will vary from race to race and is outlined in the Championship calendar. The weather will be set to "Generate" and dynamic sky will be enabled. All sessions after practice will have marbles set to 'Carry Over'.
3.3 The Event Rules are as follows:
· Rolling Start
· Single File, Maintain Restarts (after Safety Car period)
· Fast Repairs: 2
· Driver Fair Share rule enabled
· Minimum Licence: Class D 2.0
· Drive through Penalty given after 15x incident points and then every 10x after that and DSQ at 35x
· Strict Qualifying in game scrutineering
4.1 The Event will be stewarded by iRacing's inbuilt automated stewarding system and the Organisers will have a number of Stewards on hand to review incidents throughout each race.
4.2 To have an incident reviewed, protests must be submitted through the Google Form located here https://forms.gle/1NXdgTtNcRrSA12t7 and the Stewards will review it and confirm the outcome in game and in the Discord server.
PLEASE NOTE: Teams wills have a maximum of 2 protests available throughout each race.
4.3 The Stewards and / or Motorsport UK will only consider penalising driving that has resulted in a car being towed to the pits to be repaired ('Meatballed') or multiple positions have been lost by deliberately crashing and / or disrespectful driving.
5.1 Winners will be chosen based on finishing position.
5.2 The amount of points allocated per class are outlined in Clause 11.
6.1 Each Team is allowed to use their own liveries for each race, this will be run through Trading Paints. Official Motorsport UK Esports logos must be added to each car. Details for this are outlined in the Motorsport UK Discord and in 6.2 below.
6.2 Each Team must run the Motorsport UK Esports Logo as the sun strip on their car. The logo is available to download from the ‘Useful Links’ channel in the Discord server
6.3 All liveries used must adhere to the iRacing Paint Policy found here (policy updated 08/12/21)
6.4 Any politically charged or potentially offensive material on a custom livery will see the team banned from the race.
7.1 The winning Team from BOTH classes shall win a one hour session for each Driver in the Base Performance Simulator - Full Scale GT Simulator to take place at Base Performance Unit 1 Manor Park Warkworth Banbury Oxfordshire OX17 2AG. The winners shall choose a suitable date which shall be accepted subject to availability. Further information is provided here.
7.2 The second place Team from BOTH classes shall win x4 British GT Hospitality tickets to a round of their choice;
7.3 The third place Team from BOTH classes shall win x4 British GT General Admission tickets to a round of their choices;
collectively the ‘Prizes’.
7.5 The Prizes cannot be refunded or exchanged for any cash amount nor exchanged for any other goods or services nor can the Prizes be sold or transferred by the winner to any other person.
7.6 Delivery of the Prize will be effected in a manner at the Organisers discretion.
7.7 The winner agrees that the Organisers (or any third party nominated by the Organisers) may in its sole discretion use the winner’s comments relating to the Prize and their experience for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid (including for the avoidance of doubt when responding to any third party).
8.1 Only Round 3 of the Championship will be broadcast with commentary courtesy of RaceSpot TV.
9.1 Drivers or Teams posting negative, disruptive and/or brand-damaging content on social media about the following may result in the Team being disqualified from the Event.
9.2 All Drivers and Teams are expected to respect fellow Competitors, the Organisers and any others associated with the Event.
9.3 Discrimination of any kind; bullying; abusive / aggressive behaviour or inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated and will lead to penalties or disqualification from the Event.
10. Interview Rules
10.1 Teams may be called to interview either pre-race, mid-race (when not driving) or post-races.
10.2 Teams must provide at least one Team representative (Driver or manager) to interview if an interview is requested by the Organisers or The SimGrid.
10.3 Any pre-race interviews will be arranged ahead of time with the Teams.
10.4 If Teams cannot provide a representative to participate in a mid-race interview when requested then this must be communicated to the Organisers.
10.5 All Teams agree to provide at least one Driver per Team, who finish in positions 1-3 of any race to participate in post-race interviews.
10.6 Teams are reminded that all race interviews are broadcast live, and thus all; offensive/unsportsmanlike and defamatory comments made during interviews are prohibited and may be penalised.
10.7 The above conditions do not solely apply to the race but also apply to qualifying.
11. Data Protection
11.1 The Team and Driver confirms permission for the Organisers to request and use their personal data as necessary for the limited purposes of the Championship including the publication of their name and / or likeness where applicable.
11.2 Should the entry include the submission of a third party’s personal data the entrant confirms they have the permission of that third party to do so and that these Terms and Conditions have been brought to that persons’ attention.
11.3 The Organisers may have to share the personal data of any winner and guest with third parties for the purpose of issuing the Prizes.
*The SimGrid is part of Speed Capital Ltd.
12. Points Structure
See 'Points' Tab
See 'Races' Tab