AR12 Racing Championship Presented by Thrustmaster Rules

Welcome to the AR12 Racing Championship, presented by Thrustmaster! We are thrilled to embark on a thrilling journey of speed, skill, and competition in the world of virtual motorsports.

The AR12 Racing Championship is more than just a series of races; it's a community of passionate virtual racers who come together to push the limits of their skills and sportsmanship. With Thrustmaster as our dedicated partner, we aim to provide a platform for racers to showcase their talent, compete at the highest level, and ultimately claim the title of Forza's Fastest Driver.

This rule book is your guide to understanding the structure of our championship, the technical regulations, and the conduct expected from all participants. It's designed to create a level playing field, ensuring that the competition remains fierce, fair, and enjoyable for everyone involved.

So, whether you're a seasoned virtual racer or a newcomer looking to join the ranks, the AR12 Racing Championship welcomes you.

  1. Fair Play: All participants are expected to race with integrity and good sportsmanship. Unfair tactics, unsportsmanlike conduct, or any form of cheating will not be tolerated.
  2. Respect for Competitors: Treat your fellow racers with respect and courtesy both on and off the track. Avoid any intentional collisions or aggressive behavior that may hinder the competition.
  3. Track Limits: Stay within the defined track limits at all times. Cutting corners or using excessive run-off areas to gain an advantage is not allowed.
  4. Clean Racing: Maintain clean and fair racing lines. Avoid excessive blocking, weaving, or erratic driving that can impede the progress of other competitors.
  5. Penalties and Sanctions: Be aware of the penalties and sanctions that may apply for rule violations. In some cases, race officials or the game's built-in penalty system may impose penalties for infractions.
  6. Communication: Maintain clear and respectful communication with race officials and fellow competitors during races. Follow any instructions or announcements from race organizers.

Race organizers hold the right to disqualify or impose penalties on participants who violate these guidelines. We reserve the right to change, modify and amend these rules and tournament format in the future.

Tournament Format

Races will take place on either Saturdays or Sundays between November 2023 and February 2024. Sign up for the races using the Google Drive link found on the AR12 Discord Server. All participants will need to be active members of the AR12 Discord Server to participate and receive additional details about races and any changes that may occur.

Signups will open approximately one to three weeks before the race event. Five days before the race, 20 runners and 5 backups will be randomly selected from the signup document and given a special role on the AR12 Discord Server to gain access to the tournament discussion channel.

Participants will be informed of car selection immediately and are encouraged to create their own tune and paint job with AR12Gaming and Thrustmaster Liveries. Races will allow custom tunes but will ban upgrading the cars to encourage a level playing field between drivers.

On the day of the race, participants are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early to allow time to get into the lobby, sort out connection issues, and troubleshoot any problems that may arise. Participants will be informed of the track selection as the AR12 stream starts.

Races will consist of a 10-minute practice session to learn the circuit and test your car, followed by a ~30-minute race session with random grid ordering. The top 3 finishers in races 1–6 will qualify for the finale for a chance to win part of the $5,000 prize pool. Participants who do not qualify for the finale will not be allowed to sign up for a following race. AR12 moderators and additional camera cars are prohibited from winning prizes.