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rules in THR races

We try to avoid hard rules. The races over the past months show that [THR] racers know how to handle the car and how to deal with the oponents on track.

This includes:

  • When you are able to race on the same level then the other racers, then you have to give them space and try to avoid bumping them out of the way. Take care of the cars around you.
  • The racer who has made a mistake and tries to get back on track must always take care of the cars approaching to his position. An unsafe entry to the racing line must always be prevented.

Rules so far:

  1. Responsibility
    It is the responsibility of the driver that is trying to overtake, to make sure that the pass is made without contact. While driving behind a car, you are 100% responsible for avoiding contact.
  2. Overtaking
    To obtain right of road position, the overtaker's car must have significant overlap of the car that is being overtaken, before they reach the corner's turn-in point. Bumper next to bumper is where overlap starts. Door next to door is 100% overlap.
    1. If there is NO OVERLAP before turn-in point Ahead drivers have the right to take any line through a corner. Ahead drivers have the right to choose any line down a straight, but only one move to defend their position.See also 6. Defending.
    2. If there is OVERLAP before turn-in point The car on the outside has the right to outside room all the way through the corner, while the car on the inside has the right to inside room all the way through the corner. (During an overtaking manoeuvre both cars can´t use the optimal line, so both need to slow down in order to stay on their side of the track.)
  3. Blue flag
    If a blue flag is displayed on your screen, it tells you that a driver (who completed more laps than you) is going to overtake you and you are not allowed to defend. Rule No.1 is still in place, so keep on driving on your normal racing line. This is again important to be predictable.
  4. Defending
    While you are not blue flagged, you may try to avoid being overtaken with only one (1) direction change per straight. Movement in reaction is blocking and leads to penalty. (If you make your move, after the car behind you made his move, that is blocking.) Making your car wide by not using the optimal line is defending.
  5. Pit exit
    While leaving the pit, you are not allowed to cross the pit exit line. If you are on the track and a driver is leaving the pit you are not allowed to cross the pit exit line.

6. The usage of "Teleport to pits" is not allowed.

We know, that there are some situations where "Teleport to pits" make sense:

  • the car is completely broken
  • the driver found a hole in the mesh and is on its way to earth's centre
  • the driver crashed and blocks the street and tries to avoid crashes with upcoming people

When the above situations happen, we suggest to define a button for "Setup in pits" in Content Manager.

This will teleport you into your pit box with the pit setup screen displayed.
You have to use your mouse to get back into your repaired and refilled car and you get a time penalty.
Instead of that, the racer can limp the car back to pits and use a normal pitstop.

We are aware, that it is difficult to control this.
So it's more like a gentleman's agreement.

If you get caught on using "Teleport to pits"
(by a driver a around, cause of our LiveStream, or on the basis of the replay) you will receive:

A Disqualification for the race…


Incidents


Intentional and rude behavoiur will not be tolerated and lead to a complete server and discord ban.

Examples for rude behaviour:

If we realize that further rules are necessary, then we will implement them.

Remember always:
If you want to finish first, you have to finish first!


Recommended Apps:

Car Radar (v1.52)
https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/car-radar.15743/
It´s an app that show the cars around you.
That make sense, cause in simracing your field of view, is smaller than in reality.

CrewChief
http://thecrewchief.org/
It is a standalone program which simulates a crew chief and a spotter.
The spotter always gives you information, when another racer is close to your car.
The crew chief gives infos about laptimes, gaps, ect. and he can be asked for damage report, fuel usage and many more.

Viewable flags for VR-racers
https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/top-center-flags-for-vr.17416/
Just copy your specific flags folder to \....\Steam\steamapps\common\assettocorsa\content\gui
and replace the default flags folder.

The pack depends on your monitor (or downsampled) width resolution:

- RESOLUTION=1920x1080 choose 1920p pack; etc

Track Map Display
This app is a replacement for KUNOS map display, always showing the whole map of the track with all the cars.

Track Map Display helps a lot to check, if other cars are aproaching when:
- you leave the pits
- had an incident and try to get back on track


Jimmi Bo´s old but gold guide for unforgivably bad driving

Jimmi-Bos-Guide-For-Unforgivably-Bad-Driving