BSTV GT4/TCR Challenge
About The Series
This is a championship for people who want to experience multi class racing, during European friendly time slots, in a controlled friendly league.
Our races take place on Wednesday evenings.
The cars we use are the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, the BMW M4 GT4, the McLaren 570S GT4 & the Audi RS 3 LMS. If further cars are added to these classes, we will add them to the league.
This is an open setup series where faster drivers are encouraged to help slower drivers with help, advice and hopefully the sharing of setups.
There are no minimum requirements for iRating or Safety Rating.
All of our races are shown live by Backfire Simsport TV.
The league is limited to 50 drivers, 25 in the GT4 class and 25 in the TCR class.
As a league driver, please let us know if your circumstances change and you can no longer race with us. We can then offer your place to another driver.
The fee for each 12 week season is £15.00 GBP, this covers the broadcast cost and also the hosting fee’s.
Fee’s are payable to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal and need to be in GBP.
Paint packs are used for the series. You are required to submit your paint in plenty of time to email@example.com You will need to re-submit your paint if you make any changes. A decal layer will be added to each paint by the admins. This will cover the front windshield banner and custom number blocks so please leave these area’s blank. TCR cars will have neon green windshield banners and number blocks. GT4 cars will have neon orange windshield banners and number blocks, Any driver that does not submit a paint will be given our league default paint. We have a number of BSTV logo’s that we can share if you want to help to advertise the broadcaster on your car. We do ask that you have permission to use any logo’s on your car from the owner.
We have our own Discord server for race nights and general chit chat.
We know most teams and drivers run their own voice comms so it is not mandatory to use our Discord. However, the broadcast and post race interviews will be done using the BSTV Discord server.
A link to join our Discord server is on our website.
Both classes have separate championships.
At the end of each season, champions will be crowned in both the GT4 class and the TCR class.
Drivers are allowed 1 drop week to allow for any unforeseen circumstances, so your total points in the championship will be calculated from your best 11 results from the 12 races.
Teams are made up of two drivers and both scores will count towards the championship.
Our servers start at 7pm UK on race days.
Practice = 40 mins
Qualifying = 15 mins
Race = 60 mins
Race fuel is limited to 50% of a full tank for both classes.
All league sessions start at sunrise.
We strongly suggest that you join any session through the LEAGUE > LEAGUE SESSIONS tab on iRacing as some drivers have had issues in joining sessions through the HOSTED tab.
Bonus & Penalty Points
Pole Position - The driver gaining pole position from the qualifying session will receive 5 bonus points. (per class)
Fastest Lap - The driver with the fastest lap in each race will receive 5 bonus points. (per class)
Incident Points - Each driver will receive 1 penalty point for every incident point they collect.
Drive Through Penalty - On reaching 15 incident points in any race, a driver will receive a black flag drive through penalty.
From time to time things can get heated and/or mistakes may happen.
If you feel aggrieved by a situation, we ask that you do the following.
- Allow a 12 hour cooling off period before protesting
- View the incident from different angles and different cars
- DO NOT abuse any other drivers involved via voice or text
- If after reviewing the incident, you feel that you need to protest it, please use the protest form stating which race, which lap, and which cars were involved.
- The race control admin team will review the incident, give you an honest view on the incident, and apply penalties where required.
All decisions are final.
Drivers gaining a position using unfair means are expected to give places back.
Any driver found to be abusive towards another driver, on any of our media platforms, Facebook, Discord or iRacing, via chat or text will face a pitlane start for the next race they attend. A second offence will be penalised with a race meeting ban, and a third offence will result in the driver being excluded from the league. No arguments.
Black flags will only be cleared during practice sessions.
We use iRacing dynamic weather so bear in mind that the weather conditions will change from session to session.
You will get 1 free repair per race. Please note that any slight damage, even from taking a curb too vigorously can result in your free repair being used. You can turn this off and decide when you want to use your free repair.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of the admins or email one of us from the contact list below.
Clyde Whiting (membership, commentator)
Pete Bingham (race control, commentator)
Sam Buzin (race control, cameras)
Bill Switzer (race control, commentator)
Marco Loewert (liveries)
By entering any race you are agreeing to have read and understood the above rules.