Simracing Adria is online community for simracing. The headquarters, administration and serves are based in Slovenia. Adria GT is run by StageOne d.o.o. By registration on the website you agree to accept the terms, rules and privacy policy.

General definitions

  •         The community is led by administrators chosen by StageOne d.o.o. All final decisions are made by administrators. Administrators are responsible for running the website, Discord community, game servers, managing the marketing and stewards’ duties.
  •         Drivers are all those who are registered on the website and take part in races.
  •         Other members are all those who are registered on the website. 
  •         Season is considered time period from the first event (it may be also pre-qualifying event) to last event listed in official calendar.
  •         Event is considered the simulated race weekend. Usually it consists of Free Practice, Qualifying session(s) and Race(s). Each event’s settings and specific rules will be defined under Events.
  •         Official language of Adria GT series is English.
  •         In the case of situations that are not described in this document, administrator council is the governing body and their say is final.

General rules on participating in events

  •         Participant has to be at least 16 years old. If he or she is younger, participation is allowed only when parental consent is presented.
  •         Everyone can participate in the events and season, unless the administrators issue the participating ban (may be due to breaking the racing rules or other rules of conduct).
  •         Drivers can use any car that is available for certain event. Changing the car is only possible until the registration deadline for the season.
  •         The in-game name must be driver’s real name.

General prohibitions:

  •         Creating and using second account to avoid temporary ban is prohibited. It will result in permanent ban from community.
  •         It is prohibited to use different account to yours on any event.
  •         Any unsupported modifications to the original game that will gain the driver any advantage are strictly prohibited and will result in ban.

Etiquette

Following rules of conduct apply to all platforms of Simracing Adria community!
  •         Any insulting, contemning and trolling others is strictly forbidden no matter their attitude.
  •         Promotion of racism, sexism, vulgar, homophobic or in any other way insulting content is strictly forbidden.
  •         Any issues with other players or members such as cheating, bad on- and off-track behavior or any other case should be reported to administrators and issues will be resolved in a normal manner.
  •         Behavior during events must be professional in sportsmanlike.
  •         All members of community must be respectful to each other. Insulting and arguing in disrespectful manner with other drivers, members or administrators in forbidden.
  •         Promoting simracing and e-sports in general in very welcome!
  •         Positive attitude towards other drivers and spectators during events is crucial for good reputation of our community and such attitude is very desirable at all times!

Show -biz

  •         All Adria GT events will be broadcasted live through various channels therefore all above mentioned rules of etiquette will be strictly enforced!
  •         Additionally, to before mentioned rules there are a few more rules that apply to race weekends:
  • Use of in-game chat after the briefing is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN!
  • Use of Return To Garage (teleporting) IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN!
  • After the race is finished, all drivers MUST drive with reduced speed back to garage! Failure to do so will result in penalty points. Once in the pits they must stop at their pit box and only then they can use Return To Garage. Drivers don’t leave the server until Race control official ends the race!
  • Top 3 drivers from each race don’t drive to garage, but they must stop on the starting line! There they wait until Race control officially ends the race.
  • Top 3 drivers, if they agreed to be interviewed, must be ready to make a statement once they park their cars on the starting line. All other, that agreed to be interviewed, should also be ready.
  • All Show-biz rules are in action from the official start hour of the event (19:00 CET) until Race Control official ends the event! As event is considered the whole race weekend and not just a single race!

Racing rules

Contact between cars is not allowed at any time. It is every driver’s responsibility to avoid contact. Track limits are controlled by the game automatically and cannot be erased or controlled by Race Control (RC). Starting procedure is also automated. In Adria GT full formation lap with UI guidance is used, so all driver has to do is follow the instructions on the screen. Speeding in the pits is also controlled by the game and so is the use of headlights and rain light. Race Control or the Stewards cannot control the Safety Rating (SA) and SA is completely separated from the league’s own penalty points system.

Qualifying:

It is each driver's responsibility to insure himself a track position for hotlap during qualifying. General unwritten rule says that on out lap overtaking is not allowed, especially in last sector. Drivers on out-lap or in-lap and those who made mistakes on their hotlap are obliged to give space to drivers in hot lap!

Race:

It is leading’s driver right to choose his racing line, but only until there is no overlap between him and the chasing driver. Once there is any overlap between cars it is both drivers’ responsibility to leave space for one car to the edge of the track. Forcing other off the track in that manner is forbidden. Leading driver has right of 2 line changes on the straight (before braking zone!), unless the chasing driver is already alongside him. It is also leading drivers right to choose the line in braking zone and it is chasing driver's responsibility to not cut that line. Any change of direction in the braking zone is FORBIDDEN! In case of chasing driver being alongside leading driver (any overlap of cars!), it is leading driver's responsibility to leave a car's width to the edge of track. In the braking zone it is chasing driver’s responsibility to brake early enough to not hit the leading driver! In case of braking too late, the chasing driver should do anything possible to avoid contact! Where the leading driver has clearly made a sufficient error to warrant a passing move, the chasing driver may attack their position, with due caution and care, regardless of whether there was any pre-existing overlap. E.g. - If the lead driver brakes too late and drifts out wide of the apex and then has to reduce speed etc. This would be a valid passing opportunity regardless of whether there was pre-existing overlap. However, there is still substantial responsibility on the overtaking driver to take all necessary care to avoid contact. Small errors by the leading driver may not be sufficient to justify an attacking passing move however. Just because the leading driver gets a bit out of shape at times does not give you an automatic right to pass uncontested by them or a right to room. You still have to judge if their error provides sufficient opportunity for a safe pass to take place. But it is leading driver’s responsibility to leave enough space once there is sufficient overlap between the cars! It is a fundamental rule of motorsport and sim racing that when a driver receives a blue flag, this is to let the driver know that a faster car is about to overtake and put that driver a lap down. The driver that is overtaking/lapping the slower car must treat the situation as though a normal competitor is being overtaken - and not assume the lapped driver should leap out of the way at all costs. The driver that is being lapped should let the lead driver past and/or not resist to be overtaken. Only move out of the way for the lead driver when you believe it is safe to do so. For example, not on the apex of a corner or immediately after the corner! Sudden braking or steering inputs can cause a crash which will be penalized. Any driver rejoining the track after a spin/crash/off has the responsibility of not driving into other competitors - regardless of position or situation. On-track drivers at racing speed always have right of way over anyone returning to the track, even if the incident was not your fault. Your right of way does not exist until you are up to racing speed on-track. Always use your mirrors, look buttons and mini-map (if available) to check for oncoming traffic. Not doing so is highly dangerous. If a competitor's car has come to a halt on the track, either through spinning or crashing, then that driver must apply the brakes and not move whatsoever. This helps oncoming traffic find a route through the incident as a moving chicane is a lot harder to avoid and will result in a collision. Yellow flags mean danger ahead and it is each driver’s responsibility to be cautious and reduce speed accordingly to the situation on the track.

Stewarding and penalty points system

During Adria GT Season there will be Stewarding Commission that will investigate all reported incidents (via on-line Incident report form). Reports must be submitted until Monday after the race until 21:00! There will a penalty points system in place. Penalty points are given by Stewards according to each incident's own circumstances. Penalty points are given after the race and will accumulate during the season. Below are listed basic and typical examples of offenses: Collisions:
  • Causing minor collision: 1-5 penalty points + applicable time penalty
  • Causing minor collision with bigger consequences (more cars involved, car damage etc): 5-10 penalty points + applicable time penalty
  • Causing major collision (more cars involved, bigger car damage, causing a pile-up etc): 10-25 penalty points + applicable time penalty
Other situations:
  • Impending other driver on hotlap in qualifying: 15 penalty points
  • Dangerous return to track: 1-10 penalty points + applicable time penalty
  • Excessive weaving: 5 penalty points + applicable time penalty
  • Weaving in braking zone: 5-10 penalty points + applicable time penalty
  • Ignoring blue flag: 10 penalty points
  • Use of Back to Garage (teleporting) during qualifying and continuing with session: 15 penalty points
  • Use of Back to Garage (teleporting) during race and continuing with session: DQ and race ban for next race
  • Use of in-game chat during the whole event: 2 penalty points for each entry
Penalty points system:
  • 15 penalty points: Qualifying ban for next race
  • 25 penalty points: Start from pits at next race
  • 40 penalty points: Race ban for next race
  • 50 penalty points: More race banns and disqualification from series applicable
Penalty points accumulate during the season! Time penalty is applicable mostly, but not only!, in situations where time and position is gained by the incident and position is not given back. Penalty points from GT3 and GT4 are not connected and do not influence each other.  There will also be a Race Control monitoring the 1st lap of the race. Restart are possible in case of massive crash and pile-up or major game bugs. Use of teleporting (Return To Garage) is allowed ONLY in case of terminal car damage (broken suspension, broken engine). If RTG is used driver cannot continue current session. During the race, the use of RTG is allowed only after all the cars have passed by.

Flags:

Green: Signals the start of a race or the end of a caution period. Yellow: Signals hazard on or near the track. Overtaking under yellow flag is not allowed! White: Signals slow moving vehicle ahead. Blue: Shown as a sign to the driver that someone is about to overtake him. The driver in question must allow the vehicle to pass as soon as possible, taking care to avoid a sudden change of path or braking. Black: Signals disqualification from that session. Black with orange dot: Signals a mechanical problem on your car. Return to pits to for repairs! It is also shown when lights become mandatory and have to be turned on. Chequered: End of the session.

League system

There will be two (2) separate leagues for Adria GT. One will be reserved for GT3 cars and second for GT4 cars.
  • GT4 league will have Overall Drivers Standings and Overall Teams Standings.
  • GT3 league will have Overall Drivers Standings, AM Drivers Standings and Overall Teams Standings.
Teams are made up from maximum of 3 drivers eligible for points for Teams Standings. In single event only 2 drivers score points for one team. When constructing final race standings for Teams, all teams’ 3rd placed drivers will be left out and other will gain their position. I.e. Team A has drivers A1, A2 and A3 and they finish P1, P2 and P3 in the race. Only for Teams standings, driver A3 will not contribute 15 points to Team A’s standings, but driver who finished P4 in the race will collect 15 points for his/her team. The champion in each category will be crowned driver who collects highest number of points after all races. In case of equal points, the tie-breaker is the higher best position in a single race. (i.e. Driver A and driver B both have 150 points, and driver A’s best finish was P1 and driver B’s best finish was P2, driver A will take higher position in the standings.) In case of same best position, tie-breaker is amount of those positions, where more will result in higher position. In case of equal amount of best positions, we will look at 2nd best position and amount of 2nd best positions and so on.

Scoring systems are as follows:

GT3 Overall Drivers, GT3 AM Drivers and GT3 Overall Teams points system:  1st position = 25 pt 2nd position = 18 pt 3rd position = 15 pt 4th position = 12 pt 5th position = 10 pt 6th position = 8 pt 7th position = 6 pt 8th position = 4 pt 9th position = 2 pt 10th position  = 1 pt GT4 Overall Drivers and GT4 Overall Teams: Official race results and therefore points for each event will be awarded after Stewards meeting and possible penalties are applied. Stewards meeting will be held on Monday evenings.  1st position = 35 pt 2nd position = 28 pt 3rd position = 25 pt 4th position = 22 pt 5th position = 20 pt 6th position = 18 pt 7th position = 16 pt 8th position = 14 pt 9th position = 12 pt 10th position  = 11 pt 11th position  = 10 pt 12th position  = 9 pt 13th position  = 8 pt 14th position  = 7 pt 15th position  = 6 pt 16th position = 5 pt 17th position  = 4 pt 18th position  = 3 pt 19th position = 2 pt 20th position = 1pt

Teams

Each team can have maximum of 3 drivers. All drivers are eligible for Teams Standings. Teams for GT3 and GT4 championships are not connected in any way. One driver can be in different teams for GT3 and GT4 championship. Team can be a mix of AM and PRO drivers. Drivers in the same team must use the same car. Teams must use similar livery at all times (minor deviations for differentiation of drivers are allowed). Similar racing numbers are desirable, but not mandatory. If driver changes the team during the season, his points will not carry over to the new team. Changing teams is not desirable.

Drivers

Drivers must use their real names. Drivers must use the same racing number and the same livery during the season. All drivers can form a team and being in a team in desirable, but not mandatory. The use of same livery and number is mandatory only during the league events.

GT3 league PRO and AM system

GT3 league will distinguish between PRO and AM drivers. To determine the class of each driver there will be a pre-qualifying event. Event date and details are to be announced soon under events at simracing-adria.com. Event will be held online on a special server. There will be one track (TBA) and a single qualifying session. Each driver has to complete at least 10 valid laps, not necessarily consecutive, in one session in order to be in contention for evaluation. Administrators will then take 10 fastest valid laps from one driver’s session and average of those 10 laps will determine driver’s time. Fastest 15 drivers will be placed in PRO class and all others will be placed in AM class. PRO and AM classes will remain the same during the season. PRO drivers are eligible for GT3 Overall Drivers Standings and GT3 Overall Teams Standings. AM drivers are eligible for GT3 AM Drivers Standings, GT3 Overall Drivers Standings and GT3 Overall Teams Standings. At the end of the season, the top 5 AM drivers will be promoted to PRO and bottom 5 PRO drivers will be demoted to AM. The pre-qualifying event, held to determine the rankings for GT3, will take place at Nürburgring. The server with Qualification sessions will be open from Monday, 31st of August, 10:00 CET, until Saturday, 5th of September, 23:00 CET. The weather on the server will be set to static with 20°C. Track conditions will also be static and will not change with time. Each driver is allowed to enter the server only once and then he or she can do as many laps as he wants. Rankings will be determined by the average time of the ten (10) best valid lap times. Top 15 average times will make the PRO category and all others will be AM. PRO and AM rankings will only be put in place if 20 or more drivers register for the GT3 season by the 30th of August 23:59 CET. If less than 20 drivers are registered by this deadline, then only Overall standings will be used.

In-game assists

For GT3 events following assists are enabled:
  • Auto clutch
All other assists are disabled for GT3 events!  For GT4 events following assists are enabled:
  • Auto clutch
  • Auto engine start
  • Auto lights
  • Auto wipers
All other assists are disabled for GT4 events! Please note that Traction control (TC) and ABS system are always allowed if the car has any.

Custom liveries

Custom liveries in Adria GT series are allowed under certain conditions listed below:
  • Series Organizer – StageOne d.o.o. takes no responsibility for any legal matter regarding the use of custom-made livery.
  • Organizer takes no responsibility regarding the advertisement on the car. It is each driver’s responsibility to ensure that any advertisement on his/her car has all the legal agreements with the advertised companies. It is Organizer’s right to ask for written form of these permissions. If no such permission is provided, the livery will be rejected and cannot be used. In case of legal problems with false advertisement, Organizer takes no responsibility.
  • Any tobacco and alcohol advertisement are forbidden.
  • Any political advertisement is forbidden.
  • Any vulgar, racist, homophobic and any other way insulting content is forbidden.
  • League sponsors must be included according to the template. Templates are available to download on HERE. Sponsors within the template must not be moved, resized or altered in any other way!
  • All original sponsors must remain in their original positions.
Livery must be submitted in following form: .ZIP file that contains: Folder named Customs and two (2) subfolder named Cars and Liveries. In folder Cars there should be one .json file and in Liveries folder there should be team subfolder which contains two .json files and one .png file. All submitted liveries will be inspected and tested. If any livery contains any of forbidden content, it will be immediately rejected! If the livery doesn’t work, it will be rejected. The driver will be notified of rejection and will have time until registration deadline to re-submit his corrected livery. Send the livery .ZIP files to racing@s1.si Custom skin pack will be available to download on the simracing-adria.com. Installation guide is attached to skin pack. Please note that if you do not have the skin pack installed on you local PC, you cannot see the full custom liveries (you can see those made by in-game livery editor)

Registration

Registrations for both GT3 and GT4 championships will open on 20th of August 2020. Registration form will be available online at simracing-adria.com. Registrations are closing on 5th of September for both GT3 and GT4. Registration form contains:
  •         Name and surname*
  •         Starting number*
  •         Car*
  •         Starting number*
  •         Nationality*
  •         SteamID64* (How to find SteamID64)
  •         Car photo  
  •         Custom livery .zip file
  •         Driver description
  •         Interview agreement
  •         Webcam agreement
Items noted with * are mandatory! Without any of those items registration form cannot be sent. Administrators will check all received registration for compliance with rules and registration may be rejected. Car photo in considered only the car and livery combo used for the race! Photo must be taken with full screenshot (F12 button). The car in its racing livery must be positioned in default position (form the side). More detailed instruction can be found with livery template rules. Failure to send a correct picture will result in registration being rejected. The same applies when custom livery is used. Deadline to send your custom liveries and car photos is 1st of September for GT4 cars and 8th of September for GT3 cars. If you are registering to any of two championships after the start of the season, you must do so before Friday at 22:00. If your registration is not complete with car photo and livery it will be rejected. Driver and team description are very desirable for the purposes of the stream, so broadcast team can tell something about you. It is not mandatory, but very desirable. After the races there will be interviews with drivers. In registration for you will be given an option to give or not give permission for interviews. If you give permission, you will be obliged to be ready for interview at the end of the race. Webcam agreement stands for those who use webcams and would like to be broadcasted in livestreams.  Every driver will have to register for the season and then also confirm the participation for each event he/she will enter separately. That is mostly for reasons connected with broadcasting and grid managing. For event entry driver will simply choose appropriate season entry (GT3 or GT4) and enter the event.

Events timeline and other requirements for drivers

All events will start at 19:50 CET. Further timeline for each event will be posted separately on the website. Events will officially start with mandatory drivers briefing in Mumble application (https://www.mumble.info/  ; registration with your real name is very desirable). Stream will go live at 20:00 CET. You must join server before 20:15 CET when the qualifying session starts! Joining later will cause game freezing and upon report can be penalized. Participation confirmation for each individual event closes on Friday 22:00 CET! If you do not confirm your participation for the event by that time, you will not be able to start this individual event! Registration is done via online entry form on https://drive.slo-racing.com. Instructions for Mumble app setup can be found here :Mumble Installation Guide When registering to server (last page in the instructions), the driver must use his/her real name.

Driver communication

Drivers must have installed Mumble application and be present at all times from the start of the event until the official end of the event. All communication between drivers and race control will be held via Mumble. There will be separate channel for each team, so every team can have their own communication during the event. Note that race control can overdrive your private communication with their messages. Microphone is not mandatory.

Rules revision changelog

Added on: 19.8.2020:
GT3 league PRO and AM system
The pre-qualifying event, held to determine the rankings for GT3, will take place at Nürburgring. The server with Qualification sessions will be open from Monday, 31st of August, 10:00 CET, until Saturday, 5th of September, 23:00 CET. The weather on the server will be set to static with 20°C. Track conditions will also be static and will not change with time. Each driver is allowed to enter the server only once and then he or she can do as many laps as he wants. Rankings will be determined by the average time of the ten (10) best valid lap times. Top 15 average times will make the PRO category and all others will be AM. PRO and AM rankings will only be put in place if 20 or more drivers register for the GT3 season by the 30th of August 23:59 CET. If less than 20 drivers are registered by this deadline, then only Overall standings will be used.
Events timeline and other requirements for drivers
Instructions for Mumble app setup can be found here :Mumble Installation Guide
Added 24.8.2020
Teams
Drivers in the same team must use the same car.
(How to find SteamID64)
Added 26.8.2020 Events timeline and other requirements for drivers When registering to server (last page in the instructions), the driver must use his/her real name. Registrations Registrations are closing on 5th of September for both GT3 and GT4. Added 8.9.2020 Stewarding and penalty points system Reports must be submitted until Monday after the race until 21:00! Added 9.9.2020 New scoring system for GT4 series.