Driving Standards


RWB promotes clean fair racing, speed is secondary!


Anyone driving and representing RWB are expected to follow the driving standards below......



Track Limits


RWB allow the sims to define the track limits but in general 2 wheels on the track and you are good.

Purposely cutting the track at any point to win or obtain a clear advantage will get you a a DQ.

Drivers must make every reasonable effort to use the track at all times and must not deliberately leave the track or be stationary without a justifiable reason.

Contact


Motor racing isn't a contact sport but it's inevitable there will be some. How you deal with an incident makes a difference.

Giving a place back when you know you have hit someone or forced them off track and feel it is your fault is mandatory, it promotes fair play, plus you will maybe not get a penalty.

Doing this diffuses situations, You should also apologise for contact that is your fault post race, not in voice or race chat, although a quick 'sorry' in live race without elaboration may help.

Often during a race it can be unclear who is at fault and you need to see replays to really see what happened so if you think it was their fault and they think it wasn't, please leave "debates" until after the race, report straight away if live stewarding is active, if post stewarding then report post race using the form.


Defending Position


More than one change of direction to defend a position is not permitted. If a driver has moved off the racing line while defending their position, they may move back to the racing line but must ensure there is at least one car's width between their own car and the edge of the track. Plus of course not hit the other car if it's in the way.

Changing track position within the braking zone is an illegal move and making a move that puts you in front of another player that is close just before the braking zone (i.e pull across then slam on your brakes a moment later) will be your fault if the guy behind goes into the back of you.

During Qualy


Anyone on an out lap must let people on a flying lap past without impeding them or getting on their racing line.

Try to leave enough room in front of you for your flying lap. If you catch someone up on their flying lap they are not expected to yield because you are faster in fact if you damage their lap trying to pass you are at fault. Either find a place to pass without impediment or back off and try again.

If someone tries to leave a decent gap and keeps catching you up several times in a row, it might be nice to let them past though ;)

Lapping


If a driver is being lapped by another car, a "blue flag" will be considered to have been issued as the lapping car is within a close enough distance of the car being lapped to overtake.

At this point, the car being lapped needs to be aware that they want to be passed, do not brake or make sudden moves, hold your line and facilitate the passing car anyway you can, the lapped car will gain more time by allowing the pass than ignoring it as will the car wanting to pass.

The lapping car is allowed to flash their lights or otherwise get the other drivers attention if they do not facilitate the pass in time, only flash a couple of times when you are very close to an overtake and are making your intentions clear of a pass, excessive flashing will get you a warning.

Close Quarters Cornering


By this we mean when you are side by side with another driver coming into a corner. If you are even slightly side by side then you are expected to stay in lane around the corner or yield. Turning in on someone who has out braked you into a corner is your fault. Similarly, extending coming out a corner with someone on your outside is again your fault.

We recommend setting Crewchief to allow the spotter zero gap to call, that way any part of a car up your inside or outside will be triggered.

A special case worth noting is dive bombing. If you were not beside another car by the time it is committed to the corner and is turning in, managing to squeeze your car in just before the apex is dive bombing and the driver doing it is at fault. The same is true for extension out a corner (don't fly in on the outside when they are committed and need the full track to exit).

Accidents


Accidents will happen so when they do please.....

- if you spin/crash off, re-enter the track safely. This may well mean waiting for cars to pass.

- do NOT reset your car for any reason other than being on your roof or otherwise stuck; and even then you must be SURE no-one is nearby (your car will NOT be ghosted in event races).

- if you come up to a crash, slow down appropriately. Smashing into a crashed car is your fault if you could have avoided it but tried to power past at full speed. Please also try to leave cars re-entering the track space to do so if you can.


Behaviour


Un-sportsmanship warnings are given to drivers or members of the community who have displayed rude, aggressive or offensive behaviour to fellow members of the community.

If you disagree during a race on who was at fault - LEAVE IT UNTIL AFTER THE RACE - oh and check the replay first or risk making a fool of yourself. 

If a Discord member has been abused or bullied by another member, they may raise the issue with an Administrator who will take appropriate actions. These actions may include applying any sanctions the Administrator believes appropriate. If the Administrator believes that the offending member should be removed from RWB, then the motion to remove the member must pass the majority approval of the other admins.

All in just please show other drivers respect!

League Penalties


RWB Admins and Live Race Stewards may give out penalties where club driving standards and race rules are not followed. They have complete discretion as to what these are but will normally be in the form of time, point or place penalties, including ones applied in subsequent races in the league following the one the penalty was received in.

RWB Public Lobbies


In our public lobbies we are all ambassadors for the club. The rules above should be followed by you towards non-club players who are otherwise behaving themselves on track, if you would like to be a public lobby mod please contact us.

Retaliation perpetuates retaliation, by this we mean taking someone out because they did it to you serves no purpose, they will do it back, on RWB servers contact admin or a mod who will deal with problem racers. 

Any actively malicious drivers you meet, please take a note of their steam ID then we can add them to our blacklist, if you would like some control over public servers and admin for RWB then please contact us.

RWB Admins will always investigate reports and act on them but please try and record any incidents to help them make a decision. 

Headlights

Covered above but for some light hearted clarity......Do not flash to put off racers!



Misconduct


Any direct personal misconduct will be dealt with swiftly, We will not tolerate attacks on any kind, if you have any complaints at RWB please contact admin asap.


Discord Chat / Support

Discord chat is always open, voice or text, if you need help with racing, tech, life or just need someone to talk to, then if someone is online we are sure you will have an ear.

RWB is dedicated to mental health and in 2020 raised over £3500 for the MIND charity for Mental Heath and Suicide Prevention, if you need someone to talk to then please feel free to reach out, someone will listen.


A message from admin

RWB are not a drop in race club, we like to engage, we understand that is not for everyone but it works for us and our members, if you would like to be a part of that you are welcome.

Whatever happens, stick it out till the end. Rage quitting is frowned upon, always try and finish, it helps your stats and also people notice, also stats for attendance and finish will become part of race entries going forward, keep your rep up.

See you on track racers!