BVTCC REgulations

WSR Rules & Regulations

CODE OF CONDUCT
 
1.1
World Series Racing (WSR) general code of conduct applies to BVTCC, these can be found on our policies page.
 
1.2
All additional BVTCC specific rules can be found below.
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
 
2.1

Silver and Gold license only

ENTRY

2.2

Grid is restricted to 30 places by way of BGL (BVTCC Grid Licence) being issue to applicant teams or individuals.

2.3

Entry only by  pre-season Team or Independent driver application submitted by specified date.

2.4

Mid season available drives may also be available via the driver market channel on the WSR Discord.

Team Changes

2.5

Once you have started the season drivers cannot change team or move from the Team to Independents Category

2.6

Independents may expand into the Teams category by adding a second car. In doing so however the main driver is no longer eligible for the Independents title.

2.7

Teams with vacant seats may advertise the place in the WSR Discord drivers market channel. If unsuccessful in filling the car then the BGL grid licence may be withdrawn and offered elsewhere.

STANDARD SCORING SYSTEM

3.1
BVTCC follows standard WSR standard scoring system
  1. 20 points
  2. 17 points
  3. 15 points
  4. 13 points
  5. 11 points
  6. 10 points
  7. 9 points
  8. 8 points
  9. 7 points
  10. 6 points
  11. 5 points
  12. 4 points
  13. 3 points
  14. 2 points
  15. 1 point

Fastest Lap; 1 point
Lead a lap ;1 point
Percentage of race to complete in order to score ; 75%

 

EVENT GENERAL INFORMATION

4.1
All events are listed in our website event calendar and all times are shown in UK time format.
 
BRIEFING
4.2
Where applicable or required, driver briefings will take place in the Discord channel 5 minutes prior to scheduled start of qualifying. All drivers should tune into Discord voice at this point but are free to leave once complete.
 
QUALIFICATION
4.3
Qualification sessions are 15 minutes fixed time with unlimited laps where at least one timed lap must be completed. Drivers not able to set a time must start from pit lane
4.4
Applicable Championship ballast will be applied prior to qualifying.
4.5
Event allocated option tyre must not be used in this session.
4.6
Should the qualification session be disrupted, WSR are not obliged to re-run the session and any admin decision will be final. If for any reason the session cannot take place the grid will be set in championship order.
 

WARM-UP / RACE START PROCEDURE

4.7
Warm-up sessions are closed to track, no competitor should leave the garage during this session.
4.8
On progression from warm-up session to race, a recon lap is to be completed. Competitors should make their way to form up on the grid. Drivers can complete more that one lap by passing through the pits whilst the pit remains open.
4.9
Formation lap will be completed.
 
 

SUCCESS BALLAST

5.1
Ballast levels by position
1st -54kgs
2nd -48kgs
3rd – 42kgs
4th – 36kgs
5th – 30kgs
6th – 24kgs
7th – 18kgs
8th – 12kgs
9th -6kgs
10th – 6kgs.
 
5.2
With the exception of round one, success ballast will apply based on championship position for each qualification session and opening race
5.3

From race two onward in each event, Success ballast will be applied based on previous race finish order.

TYRE CHOICES

6.1
BVTCC has four tyre compounds available, these are
  1. Soft
  2. Medium
  3. Hard
  4. Wet
6.1
Tyres will continue to be selected prior to qualifying session with drivers limited to how many times they can run a certain compound in a race. Selection must be done prior to 20:00 UK on the day of the event.
 
TYRE ALLOCATIONS
6.2

Soft Option tyre rounds (Medium as standard)

  • Brands Hatch Indy,
  • Oulton Park
  • Silverstone
6.3

Hard Option tyre rounds (Medium as standard)

  • Brands Hatch GP
  • Donington Park
  • Croft the ‘hard’ tyre and Knockhill the ‘medium’ compound (with the ‘soft’ tyre being the standard tyre).
6.4

Medium Option tyre rounds (Soft as standard)

  • Knockhill

6.5

Hard only tyre rounds

  • All Thruxton events
6.6
Mixed compound (run each compound once, qual on Medium)
  • Snetterton

WET RACE IMPACT

6.7

In the event of a wet race where you are due to run the option tyre and you choose to run the wet compound, the tyre choice carries over to the next race within that event. If however you pit to change to dry tyres in the race, you must select the option compound

BVTCC SPECIFIC PENALTY SYSTEM

Previously some on track driving offenses were penalised with a ‘Caution’, this will be replaced from 2019A with a ‘Reprimand’.

Licence strikes

7.1
 Strikes will be awarded as follows during events and over the course of the season.

  • Three reprimands will now constitute a ‘Strike’
  • Two-time penalties will constitute a ‘Strike’
  • Red zone penalty will also constitute a ‘Strike’ in addition to a standard 10-place grid drop at the next event.

7.2

The strike tally-system and penalties apply as follows.

  • 3rd strike – back of the grid (Pitlane start if the 3rd strike was a result of a red zone penalty)
  • 4th strike – one race ban (10 place grid drop carried over if 4th Strike was a result of a red zone penalty)
  • 5th strike – two race ban (10 place grid drop carried over if 5th Strike was a result of a red zone penalty)
  • 6th strike – three race ban (10 place grid drop carried over if 6th Strike was a result of a red zone penalty)
  • 7th strike – banned from the championship for the rest of that season.

7.3

Strikes will now carry over to the following season and will only be removed after 9 attended meetings.

7.4

Unsporting Conduct will result in a race DQ and a Strike as minimum.

Incident Report

Penalty Appeal