BSTV TCR Challenge
About the series
About The Series
This is a championship for people who want to experience touring car racing, during European friendly time slots, in a controlled friendly league.
Our races take place on Wednesday evenings.
The cars we use are the Audi RS 3 LMS, Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai Veloster N TC and the Hyundai Elantra N TC. If further cars are added, we will add them to the league.
Drivers are not allowed to change cars during the season, unless we are within the car change amnesty window between rounds 12 & 13. If you feel the need to change cars outside of this window, you will be penalised 200 points.
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, split on a first come first served basis within the classes.
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 (23 race) season is £15.00 GBP, this covers the broadcast cost and also the hosting fees.
Fees are payable to email@example.com via PayPal and need to be in GBP.
Your place is not guaranteed until we have received your payment in full.
All drivers joining from the start of the season, up to and including week 6, pay full price.
Drivers joining after week 6 will get a 50% reduction.
Paint packs are used for the series.
Once you have registered on our website you can upload your own paints and also download the latest paint pack before each race meeting.
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. Cars will have neon green 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 logos 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 logos 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.
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 weeks out of 12 weeks.
Teams are made up of two drivers and both scores will count towards the championship.
Driver of the season
Each week the commentators will vote individually for a Driver of the Meeting. These votes are tallied up so that a Driver of the Season can be crowned at the end of the season.
Our servers start at 6.30pm UK on race days.
Practice = 60 mins
Qualifying = 15 mins
Sprint Race = 30 mins - Feature Race = 60 mins
Feature Race starting grid will have the top 8 finishers from the Sprint Race reversed.
Race fuel is limited to 40% of a full tank.
*One notable difference for Round 15 on November 2nd at Nurburgring Combined VLN*
Practice/Qualy Combined = 45 mins
Race = 90 mins
60% race fuel
All league sessions start in the afternoon (sim time).
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.
If there are less than 10 drivers for any given race, the admins reserve the right to cancel the race and the broadcast and remove it from the schedule.
Double points will be awarded for Round 15 - Nurburgring Combined VLN
Bonus & Penalty Points
Pole Position - The driver gaining pole position from the qualifying session will receive 3 bonus points.
Fastest Lap - The driver with the fastest lap in each race will receive 1 bonus points.
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.
Race points, bonus points & penalty points are the same for both Sprint & Feature races.
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.
"No matter who you think is at fault for an incident you're involved in, always watch the replay to find something you could have done differently to avoid the outcome. This was the biggest shift in my mindset that helped me throughout my career."
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, liveries)
Sam Buzin (race control, cameras)
Bill Switzer (race control, commentator)
By entering any race you are agreeing to have read and understood the above rules.