2 Time GT Sport League Champion
- Jan 30, 2015
this is a strange one. Contact penalties are off, and we were under the impression that the bug which caused contact penalties to be stuck on when track limits penalties are on was gone, however it seems in a few instances this is not the case. In the past, the coordinator standpoint has been valid to simply ignore contact penalties, as we are only concerned with unserved track-limits penalties when handing out with summonses.Quick one folks. I can't be arsed with making this a stewards thing, but thoughts on if this sort of penalty should be raised and appealed? Excuse the dodgy audio, didn't realise it was recording my mic.
Basically a very light touch in the back from Mik when I feel I'm breaking on the normal breaking point (Maybe a touch too early for softs) no harm no foul. 1s penalty for me and a drop of three places serving it. Not saying it would have made a difference to my outcome. I remember penalty appeals from a previous season failing because the games the game but it was on track limits. What's the thoughts here?
Hopefully this bug does not become prevalent again, and we won't need to refer to this much, but to quote the ILC League Info for our attitude going forward: "Contact penalties may be ignored provided none of the drivers involved have had an off track excursion as a result of your actions. If another does go off track as a result of your actions you are still obliged to return any position(s) gained or else risk the attention of the Stewards Panel."
So if this happens again, providing an actual incident hasn't been caused, you may continue as normal and ignore/appeal any contact penalties that might be awarded.