The following procedures will occur during the start:
The race will be programmed for full flag rules and 203 laps (the three extra laps will be used to clear any penalties and get the cars in the proper formation for the start)
Here is how the lap cadence will go (all of these laps are conducted at 100 mph):
- Game-controlled pace lap: Two-wide formation behind the game-controlled pace car; the green flag given by rFactor is ignored.
- 1st extra lap: Drivers with stop/go penalties can pit at the end of this lap to clear them, then rejoin the track.
- 2nd extra lap: Drivers use this lap to re-sort themselves in single file according to qualifying order.
- 3rd extra lap: Drivers form rows of three after the turn 2 exit*; the actual green is given by an admin at the end of this lap.**
After the race, the three extra laps will be deleted from the results, so the distance traveled will show 200 laps.
*It is the DRIVERS' RESPONSIBILITY to know what row they are in and what cars they should have around them. Failure to line up properly (e.g. wrong row of the grid, wrong place within the row) could result in a post race penalty.
**Admins reserve the right to abort the start if they feel it is necessary for the good of the event.
If drivers experience any undeserved penalties during the race itself, they can continue to drive the rest of the race as normal without serving the penalty; any lap penalty that is tacked on at the end of the race will be edited out by the admins post race.