Hi everybody. First post (occasional lurker for a long time though) and I'm afraid it's a complaint! Wow, have they ever screwed up the penalty system now! Dragon Trail FIA race: 3 times, I was hit from behind (and hard) under braking into the tighter corners, and all 3 times I got the penalty whilst the offender got away scot-free! Naturally, they passed me as I took my penalties (3, 5 and 3 seconds). On the 3rd occasion, it was the final straw and I hit the 3rd offender the same as they'd done to me, to see what the result would be. Surprise, surprise, I got the penalty and they got nothing. (No, I'm not in the habit of 'revenge hits' but a) there was no need for any of them to have hit me and b) it was an experiment (we were both well out of contention by this point anyway). It seems like the penalty system takes one step forward then 2 steps back every 2 times it's changed. I also agree with the idea of pit penalties. The simple way to avoid them being disproportionately heavy would be for you to cross the line into the pits but then 'respawn' at the exit of the pits after the appropriate amount of time. So you would be further back in terms of track position, as you should be, but out of the way of other cars. In a case where multiple cars serve their pit penalty together, the cars would all ghost on exiting the pit lane to avoid colliding with each other. Surely that could work, and avoid PD clumsily requesting racers to move off the racing line (especially as many people don't seem to know where or what the racing line is anyway!). (For the record, I'm currently CA, having just dropped from CS, and have been as high as AA I believe - though it seems so long ago!! So I'm most definitely not a dirty racer, having been the victim mainly of first corner ramming and sometimes trying a bit too cheeky a move on the inside of corners).