About the series
About The Series
This is a championship for people who want to experience exciting GT3 racing, during European friendly time slots, in a controlled friendly league.
Our races take place on Sunday evenings.
Eligible Cars - Drivers can choose any car from the list below, however, the chosen car is locked in after round 1 and drivers will be penalised 200 points for changing cars.
There will be a mid season car swap amnesty where between rounds 5 & 6 drivers can swap cars without penalty.
Audi R8 LMS GT3
BMW M4 GT3
Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020
Ford GT GT3
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
McLaren MP4-12C GT3
Mercedes AMG GT3
Porsche 911 GT3 R
The league reserves the right to remove a car if a new car becomes available. Any driver using the car to be removed will be given a free choice from the eight remaining cars.
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 10 week 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.
All drivers joining from the start of the season, up to and including race 5, pay full price.
Drivers joining after race 5 will get a 50% reduction.
Paint packs are used for the series. You are required to submit your paint in plenty of time to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Overall - The driver accumulating the most points over the entire season.
Team - Teams consist of 2 drivers with the points being added together for each round.
Driver of the Season - Each race 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.
Head to Head - Each race drivers compete against each other, firstly in groups where the top 2 in each group qualify for the knockout stages. In the knockout stages the drivers battle 1 v 1 and the driver that scores the most points goes through to the next round until the champion is crowned. (If any drivers tie in points for qualification to the next round, or in a head to head final, the driver with the least amount of incident points wins. If the drivers are still level then the driver with the best finish wins, then the second best finish. If the drivers are still level after this, the winner will be decided by punch up).
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 9 results from the 10 races.
The league reserves the right to change tracks if required, giving drivers a minimum of 2 weeks notice.
Our servers start at 6pm UK on race days.
Practice = 40 mins
Qualifying = 15 mins
Race = 90 mins
There is no limit on race fuel.
All league sessions start in the morning (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.
The iRacing BoP system will be used and no manual adjustments will take place.
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.
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.
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 (any protests received before the 12 hour cooling off period will be deleted and no further protests will be accepted for the same incident).
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 (failure to give these details will see the protest deleted and no further protests will be accepted for the same incident).
The race control admin team will review the incident, give you an honest view on the incident, and apply penalties where required.
The reviews typically, (but not limited to), follow these guidelines.
No Fault Found = Racing Incident
1st Minor Offence = Warning
Subsequent Minor Offences = Pit Lane Start (banned from qualifying)
Major Offence = Race Ban
Subsequent Major Offences = Removed from League
All decisions are final. Drivers arguing a decision will have their penalty increased if they are found to be at fault. Drivers not at fault, but arguing a steward decision will face a Pit Lane Start.
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, race control)
Pete Bingham (paint packs, commentator, race control)
Sam Buzin (cameras, race control)
Bill Switzer (commentator, race control)
By entering any race you are agreeing to have read and understood the above rules.