We try to create and maintain a friendly environment, and we do know that from time to time, everybody make mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes harm innocent drivers, but generally people will understand that a mistake is a mistake, and that you are probably very sorry. However, now and then people cross the line, and for that we have defined the rules for protesting laid out below. Notice that, as long as you don’t actually come here with the intention of ruining it for others, you are most welcome to continue racing with us, even if you receive a penalty!
Fouls are divided into two categories: Minor respective serious. Minor fouls can be for example an accidental collision that the stewards believe you should have been able to avoid, examples of serious breaches of regulations may be intentional collision, rough cutting, driving with an illegal car, disobeying an administrator, disturbing/ruining another driver’s qualification lap when you yourself are either on an outlap or a ruined lap. Failure to follow the start procedure may fall into either category.
A minor foul renders a “yellow card”. A rough rule violation renders a “red card”. You can get more than one card in the same race.
The cards are active throughout the season and a driver get not rid of the cards until after the season.
1st yellow card = No Punishment
Second yellow card = 3 minus points in the championship
Each subsequent yellow card = 6 minus points in the championship for each card
Red cards are treated entirely separately from the yellow:
1st red card = Disqualified from the race and minus 10 points in the championship
Second red card = Disqualified from the race, 10 minus points in the championship and banned from the next race
Third red card = Disqualified from the rest of the season and automatic last place in the championship
A driver must send a protest, by PM to Ronnie Åkesson, within 24 H after the race have finished, there must be a replay included with the incident otherwise it will not be treated.
A final note: Fast drivers are generally assumed to be more experienced and have better car control. Particularly during lapping situations, the expectations are higher on the passing driver than the driver being passed (the car may also be damaged). While the lapped cars of course have no intention to ruin your race or be the decider of a fight for the win, you are expected to behave friendly when closing up to a backmarker. We are all friends, after all!