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AOR Formula Renault 3.5 S2 - League Information


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AOR Project CARS 2 Formula Renault 3.5 Leagues - Season 2
League Information


This thread contains general information about the AOR Formula Renault 3.5 Leagues on all platforms (XB1, PS4 and PC), such as the league structure, assist restrictions and lobby settings.


League Structure
● Amount of leagues:
Each platform runs a set amount of leagues, depending on the amount of drivers signing up at the start of the season.
● League setup: In the event of multiple leagues on one platform, the leagues will be tiered, with the aim to have the faster drivers in the higher league(s) and the slower drivers in the lower league(s).
● Driver placements: All drivers will be asked to complete a set of time trial laps and take part in one evaluation race before we can place them into an appropriate league.
● Race night format:
  • Qualifying: 15 minutes
  • Sprint race 1: 20 minutes in laps
  • Feature race 2: 40 minutes in laps. Starting order is top half (top 16 for PC, top 8 for consoles) reverse from sprint race in combination with the manual AOR Rolling Start.

Day/Time
● Race day:
Mondays
● Event start: 8:00PM (UK time)


Notable Dates
Sign-Up & Time Trial Opens: Monday 04-05-2020
Evaluation races: Monday 11-05-2020 and Monday 18-05-2020
Sign-Up & Time Trial Closes: Sunday 17-05-2020 at 11:00 PM UK time
Driver Placement: Tuesday 19-05-2020
● Livery Selection Begins: Tuesday 19-05-2020
Season Begins: Monday 25-05-2020
Season Ends: Monday 03-08-2020
Season duration: Race every two weeks for a total of 6 races


Important Links
Race Calendar
League Rules


Detailed information
Below you will find more detailed info about the leagues. Click the links below or scroll down to get to a specific part of the thread.

Tier System
● Overview on driver placements and how the league tiers are built up.

Assist Restrictions
● Overview of what assists are available to use in each league tier.

Lobby Settings
● Overview of the lobby settings that will be applied for the league races.

Car Selection and Livery Registration
● Available cars + Assists.
● Info on the Car Selection and Team Registration process.

Points System
● Driver's Championship scoring.
● Team's Championship scoring.

Disconnection Guidelines
● Guidelines for how to deal with disconnections and mass disconnections.

Who to contact
● Overview of the members involved with running the Formula Renault 3.5 leagues.
 
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Tier System

● Amount of leagues

Each tier contains one league. The amount of tiers/leagues each platform runs depends on the amount of drivers signing up at the start of the season.
All of the tiers will be running the Formula Renault 3.5 car.


● Driver placements
In the event of multiple leagues on one platform, the aim is to have the faster drivers in the higher league(s) and slower drivers in the lower league(s).
All drivers will have to do the time trials and one evaluation race in order for us to be able to place them in a league suited for their speed.
Link to each platform's time trial thread and evaluation threads can be found in the sign up area here: PC - PS4 - XB1 UPDATE THESE LINKS


● Promotion & relegation system

While there are no 100% fixed promotion & relegation spots, we try to judge drivers' league placement based on finishing positions in the championship from the season before, along with overall pace and consistency throughout the season.

Ideal scenario: The top few finishers from each league will be guaranteed a move to the league above, and the bottom few will be guaranteed a move to the league below (if possible).
However, bear in mind that how much it is possible to adhere to this system will depend on how many of the league drivers carry over to the following season, and in turn how many league tiers are set up. The AOR Project CARS team may move people up or down once the season has begun if we feel they have been misplaced.
 

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Assist Restrictions

We'll run with 'Authentic' Driving Assists, this means you will have the assists available that each car has in real life.

Racing line will be banned in the top tier of each platform. If your health or sight condition requires you to use the racing line, please contact the staff team.
 

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Lobby Settings

The following lobby settings will be used for the Formula Renault 3.5 league races.


Structure
● Maximum Grid Size: 16 (32 on PC where possible)
● Opponents All Identical Car: Yes
● Car Class: Formula Renault 3.5


Sessions
● Qualifying: 15 mins
● Sprint race: 20 minutes in laps (standing start).
● Feature race: 40 minutes in laps. Starting order is top half (top 16 for PC, top 8 for consoles) reversed from sprint race in combination with the manual AOR Rolling Start.


Conditions
● Weather: Announced in the Race Thread.
● Weather Progression: Real-time or announced in the Race Thread.
● Date Type: Custom, see calendar or race thread for correct in-game date.
● Starting Time: See calendar or race thread.
● Time Progression: Real-time or announced in the Race Thread.


Restrictions
● Force Interior View: No
● Force Manual Gears: No
● Force Realistic Driving Aids: Yes
● Force Default Setups: No
● Allow Ghosted Vehicles: No
● Mandatory pit-stop: Yes (No for sprint race)

● Damage: Performance Impacting
● Mechanical Failures: Yes
● Tyre Wear: Authentic
● Fuel Usage: Authentic
● Auto Start Engine: Yes

● Flags & Penalties: On
● Allowable Time Penalty: 30s
● Allow Drive-through Penalty: Off
● Competitive Racing License: On
● Min. Competitive License Required: U0100 (lowest ranking)
 
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Car and Livery Selection
● Cars available
For this league we are using the Formula Renault 3.5 car.


● Livery selection process
At the start of the season, after the leagues and driver placements have been announced, a thread will be opened within each league's subforum where livery selection will take place.


● Team Registration Process
After the leagues and driver placements have been announced, a thread will be opened within each league's subforum where Livery and Team Registration will take place.
-You can team up with your friends/rivals/fellow racers and come up with a sensational team name! (Within reason!)
-There is a maximum of 2 drivers per team. Teams must run identical liveries.
-Drivers are not forced to join forces with someone, but are encouraged to. If someone does not join a team, you will solely score in the Driver Championship.
- All Teams must be created by the 2nd round, at which point no new teams may be created as not to interrupt the Teams Championship. An exception can be made for drivers who join mid-season, they can form a team within 1 race of their joining.
-Drivers may not switch teams mid-season.
 

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Points System

● Driver Championship scoring

The following points for PC will be scored for each race finishing position.

1st - 35
2nd - 30
3rd - 25
4th - 18
5th - 15
6th - 12
7th - 10
8th - 8
9th - 7
10th - 6
11th - 5
12th - 4
13th - 3
14th - 2
15th - 1


Pole position - 2 points
Fastest race lap - 2 points


The following points for XB1 and PS4 will be scored for each race finishing position.
1st - 35
2nd - 30
3rd - 26
4th - 22
5th - 18
6th - 15
7th - 12
8th - 9
9th - 7
10th - 5
11th - 3
12th - 3
13th - 3
14th - 3
15th - 3
16th - 3


Pole position - 2 points
Fastest race lap - 2 points

  • Drivers who complete more then 90% of the race distance and have retired to the pits will be eligible to score full points for their final classified position.
  • Drivers who complete between 75% and 90% of the race distance and have retired to the pits will be eligible to score half points for their final classified position.
  • A driver who disconnects at any stage of the race will not score points and will be classified as DNF (Did Not Finish) in the race results.
In the case of drivers being tied on points in the standings, the higher position will be awarded to the holder of most first places. If the number of first places is the same, the holder of most second places, then third places, and so on until a winner emerges.


Team Championship scoring
In each race, the Teams will score points based on the finishing positions of their two drivers in the race.
 

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Disconnection Guidelines

● Disconnections

If a driver loses connection during qualifying, they will be invited back into the lobby or may join on their own to continue from where they left off.

If a driver loses connection in the transition from qualifying to race, or during the race, that is tough luck, and unfortunately nothing can be done about that.

We do our best to ensure that the best available connection in the lobby acts as the lobby host, so any connection issues are normally a result of a fault on the disconnecting driver's end. Please ensure that your internet connection is fine, and that your NAT type is open, before entering the race lobby.

If you still encounter issues with a particular host, let your coordinator know.

● Mass disconnections
If 4 (or more) drivers lose connection to the lobby during the transition from qualifying to the race, the lobby will be restarted and the race will be started with a manual rolling start, where drivers will use the first lap of the race to line up in a double file formation based their qualifying positions. Proper concentration and cooperation from the drivers are required to make this work. This will only happen one time. If the problem persists then the race will be postponed.

The coordinator of the league will make sure everybody is aware of their position - this may take some time.

During the race, if half (or more) of the drivers in a race lose connection at the same time, or over a short period of time, that counts as a mass disconnection.

If less than 50% of the race was completed at the time of the mass disconnection, the race will be restarted immediately, preferably with a new lobby host. If several drivers are unable to restart the race at that time, the race will be rescheduled for a later date.

If more than 50% of the race was completed at the time of the mass disconnection, the race will end, and the race order from the time of the first disconnection becomes the final result. Half points are awarded to all drivers.

If more than 90% of the race was completed at the time of the mass disconnection, the race will end, and the race result will be declared as the order at the time of the first disconnection.

● Postponing a race.
Unfortunately, sometimes the technology that allows us to go racing turns against us. Try as we might, occasionally, it isn't to be. This sometimes means we have to post-pone or cancel a race. If we do so it's because we feel it's the fairest option for everyone.

If a race is postponed or cancelled, the round in question will take place the week following the end of the season. This is to keep the rest of the calendar in sync for social media promotion. If any extra rounds suffer issues, those rounds will not be carried out and will be cancelled. This is again, to keep things in sync with any interim leagues we run. In a case where multiple rounds have been cancelled, the first track that was postponed will be raced at the end of the season.

Reasons we may postpone or cancel a race include:
- A late update to a platform: If Xbox for example drops a 5GB update 2 hours before the race, we may pro-actively post-pone the race to make sure everyone has had chance to update it before the race. It would be unfair to not be able to race because your download speed isn't quite as quick as some others.

- Lobby/Connection issues: If Drivers are continually getting dropped and there is no way of keeping everyone in the lobby then we may postpone the race, rather than having a 4-6 person race.

- Mass Disconnection: See above.
 

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Who to contact
For league related enquiries or questions, your first point of contact should be a staff member within the league you are assigned to - preferably the League Coordinator. Upon joining a league, it will be made clear who your League Coordinator is.

Example reasons to contact them could be:
● To inform them that you're missing a race
● To get information about your league
● If you are unhappy about something, either with regards to a race or on the forums

If you have an issue with your League Coordinator and would rather discuss the issue with someone else, then seek out another person from the below list and address the issue to them. Our Coordinators and Moderators are expected to remain completely unbiased, and as long as you address the situation sensibly and maturely they will be happy to discuss any issues no matter who it is with.

The following members are currently part of the team running the AOR Formula Renault 3.5 Leagues:
● General Overseers: @YabbaTheHutt @Marvin
● Leagues Overseers: @TicklishPicklewickle (PC) @Michel--NL (PS4)
● PC Team:
@TicklishPicklewickle @Domiii
● XB1 Team: @PapaBear
● PS4 Team: @Michel--NL @Jarryd Vermeulen
 
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