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§ 3 Behaviour on the server

§ 3.1 General behaviour

Friendly, respectful and polite manners are taken for granted at any time. Obscene expressions of any form and quality are not tolerated and result in the immediate exclusion from the challenge.
This rule applies to the entire racing activity (chat in the lobby and in the session) as well as in the
forum of GPLRACER.

§ 3.2 Entry to the race
Trainingsraces and Leagueraces are announced at www.gplracer.eu, i.e. are to be seen in the race calender.
As a member you will also be informed about upcoming races through e-mail. The servers are available rougly 5 minutes before the start of the Qualification.
The password will be given in chat (see § 2.2) shortly before joining the server. The password will alsobecome available in the GPLRACER forum at that time. Do not start your qualifying before the official start of the session, given by the admins. This includes outlaps (the lap coming out of the pits).
The Qualification is usually 30 minutes. Joining is also allowed while the Quali is underway.
Chatting in Qualifying (-30 min.) and race is strictly prohibited!

These Chat abrevations are e.g. NOT allowed:
- PO (Pit Out)
- PI (Pit In)
- POFT (Pit Out Full Tank)
- SRY (Sorry)
- THX (Thanks)
- NP (No Problem)
Chatting is allowed the moment the last driver crosses the finish line. GPL will give a message that
the race has ended. Advices by the Admins are to be followed.
If a driver is noticed by the Admins due to his behaviour on the track, he will be given a warning
or exclusion from the server if the behaviour continues. Admins can also give a penalty after the
race has ended. Drivers should only participate if they are confident they can keep the car on the track.

§ 3.3 Behaviour on the track
You have to respect the racing line your opponent is taking.
No cutting lanes is permitted (at least two wheels have to be on the track). The track is not limited to white lines but the transition from asphalt to gras. Unless not declared differently in a driver briefing, the pit stop belongs to the race track so cutting the white line e.g. in Spa, Mexico is allowed.
When being lapped, make sure the driver about to lap you does not have too much disadvantage.
The driver that is about to lap someone does however need to take care and perform a clean overtaking manouvre.
When in doubt, abort the pass.
When in a battle, taking the inside line before a corner as a
defensive measure is permitted. However, the blocking of a faster driver is strictly prohibited.
This includes changing lines more than one time, changing line under braking and cutting of other drivers in a pass.
When the opponent is beside you, stay on your side of the track, even if you cannot see your opponent.
If you join the track after a mistake, please take care not to get in the way of other drivers.
Rejoining the track has to be done taking a line that is as parallel to the tracks centre line as possible, to be able to see your opponents in your mirrors.

Please read the Recommended Driver Behaviour guide:
English: http://wiki.grandprixlegends.info/index.php?title=GPL_Recommended_Driver_Behaviour
German: http://gplworld.de/empfohlenes-fahrer-verhalten.html

§ 3.4 Flag rules
Blue flag:
warns you a faster driver is about to overtake you. You should let him pass.

Yellow flag, not waved:
Attention, danger!

Yellow flag, waved:
Great danger, whole or parts of the tracks have been blocked by cars or debris. Be prepared to avoid collisions.

Green flag, not waved:
a) at the start
Be prepared, the race is about to start
b) in the race
The green flag is waved after the yellow flag, and indicates the end of the danger zone.

Green flag, waved:
a) at the start
The race begins
b) in the race
The green flag is waved after the yellow flag, and indicates the end of the danger zone.

White flag:
Attention, there is a slow moving vehicle on the track.

Black flag:
Penalty. Is waved when a jumpstart is being made or if you are driving in opposite direction.
You have to stop at your pitbox within three laps and have to wait for a moment before you can continue your race. If you do not stop at your pitbox, GPL will take you out of the results.

Finish flag (checkered black/white):
the session has ended.
Blue or black flags are only visible for the drivers for who they are being waved. All other flags can be seen by other drivers as well.
When you are disqualified (‘DQ’), this incident will be investigated by the Race Stewards (Reko), because GPL can make a mistake regarding this in some cases.
If you ignore the warnings given by the flags (in particular the blue and yellow flags) you will be investigated by the Reko and may get a penalty (see § 3.3 and § 8).

§ 4 Connection with the server
Every driver has to make sure his connection is good and doesn’t cause any disadvantage to other drivers due to ‘warping’. If a driver cannot solve his problems before the race, he might not be allowed to participate. If you notice your are warping while the session is underway, you should leave the ideal line untill the warping is over.

§ 5 Using the server
The servers are privately hosted. Any unlawfull use is prohibited.
The replays are saved automatically and will available at www.gplracer.eu .
Cheating / engine swapping is not allowed.