- United Kingdom
There are no 'gotcha' rules if you read all the rules beforehand. That's like saying a speeding fine is a gotcha fine because you didn't look at the road signs or read the road laws. Read the rules for the given race series, understand them, adhere to them. It's not hard. It's only a gotcha rule if nobody tells you about it and there is nowhere for you to learn it.I have some experience racing on different tracks and with different race cars. kart racing on all tracks use one set of rules from the IKF , drag racing used NHRA rules for all tracks and NASCAR rules for stock cars. All track safety rule were said at the beginning of the race day and all drivers have to attend.
So I think online sim racing in the future of Esports should have their own set of simple rules for all computer and console software to race with.
If you need a gotcha rule to have fun racing find a club for league rules or just race AIs.
All racing series follow the same very basic rules with regards to dangerous driving, driving on the track, intentionally hitting other cars etc etc but there are thousands of racing series out there all with their own sporting regulations. Different scoring systems, different ways to finish the race (timed or laps), mandatory/optional/no pit stops, tyre rules and regulations. There are millions of different ways to set up a racing league, you're never going to always have the same one.
But if you want the folks that run NASCAR to run the same sporting regulations as Formula 1, by all means call them up and make the suggestion. It ain't going to happen, and likewise there is never going to be an online sim racing governing body that makes all the rules for every game, and makes them all the same.