2020 International Rally Championship: Element Racer is the new IRC Champion.

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Hi everyone! Welcome to the 2020 International Rally Championship.
We are looking forward to having an another season of the Rally Championship! This idea of creating a rally series started when I was competing into a rallycross championship on GT6. That took me to host a WRC championship, however, seeing that it was complicated, it ended on being a failure. But while my old PS3 was broken and that I was still waiting for a new one, I already was planning to revive the idea of doing my rally championship and make it sucessfull, as there aren't very much rally championships which are sucessfull.
In September 2017, Pedro Harsk has stepped down as a GORO steward which ended the cooperation between GORO and GRC. As a result, the Rally Senegal was the last GT6 Rally Round under the banner.
Since then, it became International Rally Championship from 2018 onwards and it was also moved to Gran Turismo Sport on PS4.

The 2020 IRC contains 5 classes, the main Class being R1 (Gr. B Rally Cars), R2 (N300 Cars), R3 (N200 Cars), R4 (N100 Cars) and the TT Class (Ford F-150 Raptor). Since the establishment of new era of 2017 GRC, the Race Cars, Vision GT Cars, Prototypes and Supercars have been banned from competing on rally rounds. This year also marks of Trophy Truck Pick-ups competing on a rally championship for a third time. There will be 12 rounds, with 6 rounds being in Asphalt and Gravel each.

With that, the rally championship will become more realistic and fair without having to worry about the Race Cars.

If you have any question, suggestion or feedback, please let us know. 👍

Enjoy! :cheers:

Past seasons:
2015 The Rally Trophy- Little CHRISTMAS CUP (2016 Global Rally Championship's Pre-Season) (Champions: Alexander Erhart, Suzuki and Portugal)
2016 GRO Global Rally Championship (Champions: Alexander Erhart, Suzuki, Portugal and HRSC Racing)
2017 GRO Global Rally Championship Season 2 (Champions: Dwyane Gable, Subaru, USA and Shadow Racers)- 2017 Season, Part 1
2017 GRO Global Rally Championship Season 3 (Champions: Pedro Harsk, Audi, Portugal and HRSC Racing)- 2017 Season, Part 2
2017 GRO Global Rally Championship Overall (Champions: Michael Bearpark, Subaru, England and HRSC Racing)
2018 International Rally Championship (Champions: Pedro Harsk, Ford, Portugal and HRSC Racing)
2019 International Rally Championship (Champions: Pedro Harsk, Ford, Portugal and HRSC Racing)
2019 The Rally Trophy - Little Winter Cup (Mini Winter Series) (Champions: Zephan Richfield, Mitsubishi, England and Zediya)
 
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1.1- The Sporting regulations are written to guarantee clean and fair play during the championship season.

1.2- In every round, the Sporting Regulations will be on effect.

1.3- Making insults, racism and accusing towards participants or organisers is extremly prohibited and there will be severe consequences if these of the breaches happen.

1.4- The Sporting Regulations document are not definitive, therefore, they are sujected to the change at any time, for any reason.

2.1.1- The championship will have 12 rounds, meaning: 6 gravel tracks and 6 asphalt tracks.

2.1.2- Each rally event will be lasting 1 week.

2.1.3- The Rally Event's deadline starts at Mondays at 00:00 GMT+0 and it ends at Sundays at 23:59 GMT+0, depending of your timezone.

2.1.4- The Rally Event's deadline may be extended for 1 or more days if there are not enough finishers for the rally events or then if there were issues such as Technical Difficulties.

2.2.1- There will be Point-to-Point tracks during the season for each rally event.

2.2.2- The rally events may contain from 1 to 15 Stages, depending of track Length.

2.2.3- Before the participants do the rally, they will be given a number of laps practise, meaning: One Practice Lap, One Timed Lap.

2.2.4- The weather conditions for each rally event will be based on the real life weather conditions.

2.2.5- The runs must be made in a Online Lobby. However, they can be done in a Normal or Club Online Lobby.

2.2.6- The times of the 5 special stages will be added to the total Lap Time of the rally event. Here's an example of a rally Event result which will look like.
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2.2.7- All drivers, who had started the “Race Event” in order to set the best lap time for each special stage, must save the replay, so the Series Organizers can add the lap times.

2.2.8- If the rally has started and if you have joined the lobby to do your runs, wait for your turn to do the rally. There are plenty of opportunities to do the rally.

2.2.9- During a Rally event, a specific number of laps will be given to a rally round, which will be acting as a Special Stages.

2.2.10- To be classified, a driver must complete the required number laps for each rally.

2.2.11- If you get disconnected during the rally, it will be classified as “Retirement”. They will be considered as a Mechanical Failures and they are unfortunate.

2.2.12- The drivers, who already have done their runs and submitted their lap times, are not allowed to submit new lap times. Doing that will result a warning or a penalty, depending of how many positions you have gained.

2.2.13- The rally Rounds lap times must be done on Racing Alone (1 by 1), to prevent a Driver from ruining other driver's lap times: that way would be a 2nd driver interference and a 2nd driver interference is not allowed for the rallies! The mode will be in “Race” Mode.

2.2.14- After the participants have submitted their lap times, they are not allowed to submit the new lap times. Ignore this rule will result a penalty.

3.1- The point system in the International Rally Championship will be as it follows:
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3.2- Drivers who retire or finish outside of top 10 in a rally round will not score points.

3.3- If you quit from the rally round without telling us the reason, it will be considered as “Rage Quit” and you will not get any points.

3.4- The bonus points will not be awarded for the Championship.

3.5- There will be a Countries and a Manufacturer's championship, however, to prevent the disvantage from a manufacturer/country, only the highest finishing driver will score points for Manufacturer and Country Championship Standings.

4.1- The driver with the most points for the season will be crowned [2020 INTERNATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVER/MANUFACTURER/TEAM/COUNTRY].

4.2- If two or more drivers finish the season with the same number of the points, the champion and runner-up will be decided on the following criteria:

4.2.1- The number of wins;
4.2.2- The number of podiums;
4.2.3- The number of retirements and/or disqualifications;
4.2.4- The number of attended rounds;
4.2.5- The average finishing position.

4.3- If the two drivers meet up with the same criteria, the Series Organisers may have to do an extra round to decide the champion.

4.4- If the two drivers have finished the championship with the same number of points and if they are on the same teams, they will be crowned as champions.

5.1- To sign-up, a driver needs to complete the following form. Here's my sign-up for 2020 International Rally Championship

Name: Pedro Harsk
PSN ID: HarskGaming96
Age: 24
Car: Ford Focus Gr. B Rally Car
Country: Portugal
Team: HRSC Racing
Number: #1

5.2- The numbers choices (#) are now free to choose, but the number #1 can only be used by last year's Series champion.

5.3- You can drive only 1 car per round, however, car changes are allowed during the season.

5.4- The types of teams are Factory, Semi-Factory, Non-Factory Teams, Independent Teams and Privateer Teams (teams without name). You can join a team or simply invent it.

5.5- The participants may change number (#) before their first participation on 2020 IRC, however, they may not change number after they have completed their first round. This rule is in place to avoid confusion!

5.6- The participants may invite other people to join the lobby, however, they must inform the host.

5.7- There are no limit of number sign-ups. Two or more lobbies will be created if neccessary.

5.8- Entries will be reviewed after the 2020 International Rally Championship has been completed, for the next season.

5.9- Lobbies will be private, however some of them might be Public in order to have more drivers for 2020 IRC.

6.1- Liveries can be done, as long as it doesn't breach the Community Guidelines;

6.2- IRC Logo is mandatory for all Liveries. The liveries not having the IRC Logo will be automatically out of IRC Points.

6.3- The Obscene and Inappropriate Liveries are prohibited on IRC and will be automatically punished with race bans or penalties, depending of the severity.

6.4- No Tobacco and no Alcohol advertising is allowed for IRC. Anyone being caught with it will be penalized. (Sadly it is necessary as it considered inappropriate by Polyphony Digital)

6.5- Each IRC Livery must have a respective Class Logo in it. Failure on Doing it will result an automatic exclusion from a rally round.

6.6- There are no Number Font Type restrictions for the liveries.

6.7- For more informations, see the Livery IRC Liveries examples for each car.

7.1- The drivers, who do not adhere to the Sporting Regulations, may be punished with penalties, point losses and even, with round bans.

7.2- If a driver feels agravatted with the incident which happened during the rally, he must send a Private message to the Series Organiser (Harsk100) by PSN message or then by GTPlanet Private Conversation facility, so the Organisation can check the incident.

7.3- After the incident has been checked, the penalty will be discussed. Penalties will be given by the following situations:

7.3.1- Ghosting (pressing “START” button) to avoid damage is extremly forbidden and the penalties will be given if this incident happens.

7.3.2- Insulting, crictising, making racism and making fun of the drivers is disrespectfull and it will be considered as “Injury of Reputation and Honor”.

7.3.3- Bringing a overpowered car or going with a wrong car will not be counted towards 2018 IRC Standings and it will be awarded with a automatic exclusion from a rally round if it is found.

7.3.4- A driver may be disqualified from a rally event if he accumulates excessive penalty.

7.3.5- Repeated Violation of the rules will be considered as “Breaching the Sporting Regulations” and may result on the ban for the rest of the season.

7.3.6- The Series Organisers do reserve the right to exclude a driver or a team, at their discretion, from any round, at anytime and for any reason!

8.1- The lobby Settings will be used as it follows:
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1.1- All cars which are on the Technical Regulations are specified with a specific HP and kg using the Balance of the Performance Method.
All present technical Regulations for each class must be followed at all times! The non-adherement of these Following Technical Regulations will result in a penalty for each event or worse, possible exclusion from the rest of the 2020 IRC Season.

1.2- The R1 Class consists on all Gr. B Rally Cars, including the Audi quattro S1 Pikes Peak '87 and Peugeot RCZ Gr. B Rally Car. Tuning is allowed, as long as they reach the Power and Kg Limited, as per Regulations.

1.3- If you Race with the wrong Specs, you will be disqualified from the Rally. However, if the drivers take part with less power and/or more weight than regulated in a round, they are free to do so.

 
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1.1- The 2020 IRC Calendar will have 12 Rounds, varing from 1 to 15 Laps. 6 will be Asphalt Tracks and 6 will be Gravel Tracks.

1.2- The 2020 IRC Calendar is always sujected to the change, at anytime and for any reason!

 
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I'm very interested, but it'll be decided for me by which day of the week it is.

But very interested, I have very few experience in dirt races, but I'm looking forward to fix that
 
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I'm very interested, but it'll be decided for me by which day of the week it is.

But very interested, I have very few experience in dirt races, but I'm looking forward to fix that
Great to hear, Alex!

Each Rally is run during 1 week, so you should be able to arrange a day to do the runs during the Rally Week. For example, the Round #1 will be starting at January 6th and will be ending at January 12th. 👍

The Rally Organisation is looking forward to see you on the track! :cheers:
 
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Im just trying to get a count of all the people who would be interested in some rallycross type racing

4 shorter races and a 5th race picked by the nights point winner


Scoring would be based on position; 1st 1 point, 2nd 2 points 3rd 3 points and so on. Lowest score wins the night and picks combo for 5th and final race

Ill try and have a lobby open nightly at 10pm est

Ill post the room ID when i do

If interested send me a message
 
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Submitting 2:

Name: Damon Cuccia
PSN ID: NURC_Damon
Age: ageless
Car: Ford Focus Gr. B Rally Car (R1)
Country: United States
Team: New Union Race Club
Number: #23

Name: Fiona Flowertots
PSN ID: FionaM103
Age: ageless
Car: Subaru STI Gr. B Rally Car (R1)
Country: United Kingdom (Scotland)
Team: New Union Race Club
Number: #69

Both will be run whenever time permits
 
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Submitting 2:

Name: Damon Cuccia
PSN ID: NURC_Damon
Age: ageless
Car: Ford Focus Gr. B Rally Car (R1)
Country: United States
Team: New Union Race Club
Number: #23

Name: Fiona Flowertots
PSN ID: FionaM103
Age: ageless
Car: Subaru STI Gr. B Rally Car (R1)
Country: United Kingdom (Scotland)
Team: New Union Race Club
Number: #69

Both will be run whenever time permits
Welcome onboard, guys! 👍
 
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Round #1 is over, here are the results!


@Harsk100 and Ford begin the title defense with a victory on the Rally and with that, the portuguese driver reaches to his 16th rally of his IRC Career, since its creation in 2016. Great run from @TetsuKobura, as he managed to take his Toyota 86 Gr. B Rally Car to 2nd place overall on his debut at IRC.
Sami Saukkonen has achieved a surprising win at R2 Class with his Dodge Superbee '70 on Dodge's return to the rally after 3 years.
Peugeot and Audi also return to the top category after 3 years of absence in IRC: the last time that those two manufacturers were in the maximum category was in 2017 season.

Here are the standings, as they follows!

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And also, the following four separate cups were created. Those are:

International Gravel Rally Cup (Only Gravel Rounds are valid for this cup);
International Asphalt Rally Cup (Only Asphalt Rounds are valid for this cup);
International Historic Rally Cup (A cup which allows cars with the years up to 1995);
International Youngtimer Rally Cup (A cup which allows cars with the years up from years of 1996 to 2005).

Next round is the Rally Spain, which will be held at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The rally will be 4 laps long and it will be starting on 2-9 February.

See you at the Round #2! :cheers:
 
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I’m interested in joining

Name: Eric Smith
PSN ID: SDM_Time-Attack
Age: 25
Car: Toyota 86GT Gr. B Rally Car
Country: Australia
Team: Speed Demon Motorsports
Number: #888
 
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Round #2 is over, @ElementRacer gives Toyota the first win of the year. Here are the results from the Round #2 and standings after Round #2 as it follows:



Next round will be the 3rd edition of Rally Croatia, which is held in Dragon Trail - Gardens Forward. The rally is 3 laps long and it will be live from March 16th to March 22nd.

See you guys for the Round #3! :cheers:
 
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Here are the results guys, @ElementRacer wins for the 2nd time in a row and Toyota's 2nd win of the season.


Here are the standings after Round #3...
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@Harsk100's championship lead remains, however, in manufacturers championship, it's a diferent story: Toyota takes the lead from Ford, which is now 2nd.

Next Round will see the 2nd edition of Rally Belgium being run from 13 April to 19 April. The Rally Organisation is looking forward to see you on the Belgian Rally and it is also the very first time in 3 years that the Rallye de France does not appear on IRC Calendar.

See you on the Round #4! :cheers:
 
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I'm so sorry for the 3rd post in a row.

Here are the results of Round #4, and the standings, as it follows...


There were some trivia during Round #4:
- Volkswagen has announced its return to IRC after 4 years of absence;
- @John Wells has returned to IRC after missing out the 2018 and 2019 seasons;
- Toyota achieves the 3rd win of the season and extends the Manufacturers Championship lead;
- Round #4 surpasses the Round #3's number of entrants with 27 drivers. With that, in just 4 rounds, 41 drivers are classified in the championship;
- @epic_apri_39 achieves his first win in Independents Cup of the season, thus extending his lead on both Independents Cup and International Rally Cup for Under 19 Drivers;
- @ss3 achieves his 4th win of the season on International Rally Cup for Junior Drivers. With that, the reigning Cup winner sits in the both Junior and Under-21 Championship lead;
- Christianne Harsk has lost her first points of the season: @RacingHardTV has ended her's winning streak on International Rally Cup for Privateers with his Peugeot RCZ Gr. B Rally Car.

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The Championship is also very close, since @ElementRacer is now only 4 points behind his teamate, @TetsuKobura, who is in 2nd. @Harsk100 leads the championship by 16 points ahead of Sean and 20 points ahead of Eric Smith.

Next Round is the Rally of Great Britain, which will be held in next week, 11-17 May at Circuit de Sardegna Reverse (in gravel surface!!!).

See you guys at Round #5! :cheers: