- Aug 6, 2016
It was a confusing situation with Hugo not being able to take up pole position. From my point of view I wasn't sure if the P3 man takes up the role as pole man (like they do in karting) or if P2 takes up that role. So when i saw P3 accelerate, i decided to go but then he braked hard and i ended up ahead of him as we crossed the line which led to me getting a penalty. I think it was just an unfortunate start for me caused by confusion.To explain what happened here, Hugo was on pole but did not make the grid. So i was effective P1 for the race start. When we got to the pit straight @Ycoms pc blinked and he went early. He more than gave up any time gained here. However both @n0body_ and @AndyG reacted to Chris moving rather than reacting to my car which was still at a steady pace. This led to the damage to my car. I believe Andy ended up with a drive-through because of this as well. Confusing situation due to the pole sitter not making the grid, not sure whether the guys behind just got mixed up with who to follow.
Clip of my damage to rear + diffuser:
We hand @Ycoms a drive through penalty to be served in the next race he attends for jumping the start and then braking.Pit Lane Stop Penalty:
If you are handed a Pit lane stop penalty, then when you serve your pit stop, at some point during the pit lane, you must reach the pit lane speed limit, bring your car to a complete stop, then you can set off again.
It is up to the driver to decide where they serve their penalty in the pit lane, but we request it is not done in line with the pit stops as to not distract other drivers. This is also to not mess up any driver who is at either extreme end of the pit lane.
These penalties will be checked. It is on the driver to ensure their car stops. We will check based off the iRacing HUD speedo and physically watching the car. If either of these show you have not stopped the car, then you have not served your penalty. You are advised to save your race replay in-case you do not show up in the replays for the coordinators.