The following racing rules are to be acknowledged and followed by any member in the SOP Community.

All these rules are subject to change and amendments by SOP Motorsport but are true and correct as you read them today. Any rule changes that happen will be taken back to the drivers and they will be notified before the next available event.

Penalty and Incident Overview

Penalties can be received either in the race from the game’s automated penalty system, or after the race in an incident review by the Stewards.
These are the different types of incidents that are subject to warnings or penalties:


Aggressive Driving: when a driver displays overly aggressive driving.

Avoidable Contact: when a driver makes contact with another driver in a manner, which is deemed avoidable.

Blocking: when drivers alter their racing line in reaction to another driver, in an attempt to prevent a pass or to reduce the effect of drafting (weaving).

Failure to Lock Brakes: when a driver is involved in an incident, and failed to lock their brakes completely, moving unpredictably on track.

Gaining an advantage : when a driver gained an advantage outside the track boundaries.

Ignoring Blue Flag: when a driver does not follow the Blue Flag rules.

Ignoring Yellow Flag: when a driver does not slow down appropriately for a Yellow Flag zone.

Passing Under Yellow: when a driver completes a pass in a Yellow Flag zone.

Pit Lane Violation: when a driver violates the Pit Entry and Exit rules.

Qualifying incident : when an incident occurs during the qualifying session.

Unfair Overtake : when an overtake takes place outside the track boundaries.

Unsafe Re-join: when a driver fails to resume the race in a safe manner.

Unpredictability: when a driver has demonstrated unpredictable behaviour.

Unsportsmanlike: when a driver behaves in a manner which is deemed unsportsmanlike by the SOP Steward Staff.



Typical incidents will fall into 3 classes:
Racing incident: typical racing incident, no penalty involved.
Warning: driver will be warned of an action, but it does not warrant a penalty.
Penalty: driver violated a rule and caused an issue on track worth of a penalty.

Licence Penalty Point System

The License Penalty Point System is a way of keeping track of a driver’s record of breaking the rules of clean racing, and to more severely punish repeat offenders.

These penalties will only be applied in:

Single and sponsored events.


* Please note, that penalties may be added together in the event of multiple violations in a race, which could result in total penalty points of a higher number than what is suggested below.

  • 5 points: Driving in a dangerous or unsporting manner.
  • 5 points: Causing an avoidable minor incident.
  • 10 points: Causing an avoidable moderate incident.
  • 15 points: Causing an avoidable major incident.
  • 5 points: Failing to wait for the affected driver (Gentlemen’s Rule).
  • 5 points: Unable to provide onboard footage with driver inputs.
  • No-Shows: 3-Strike Warning.
  • Disconnection: Penalty Points will still be issued for an incident.
  • Leaving the session by choice: 3-Strike Warning.

Penalty Points will still be issued for an incident.

  • 50 points: Deliberately crashing into another driver.

If you accumulate 25 points, you will be awarded a qualifying ban.
If you accumulate 40 points, you will be awarded a one-race ban.

If you accumulate 50 points, your position will be put under review, with the likely outcome of being banned from SOP Motorsports.

3-Strike Warning: 

3-Strike Warning:

Drivers can get a 3-Strike Warning for No-Shows or leaving the server by choice.

This means that if you accumulate a total of 3 of these warnings, you will be placed under review with the likely outcome of being banned from SOP Motorsport.

Penalty Points and 3-Strike Warnings will be reset after a 3 months period.

Time Penalty System

The Time Penalty System is a way of handing out penalties at the end of a race, that can have an effect on the end results and final standings.

These penalties will only be applied in:

Series and championships.


* Please note, that penalties may be added together in the event of multiple violations in a race, which could result in total penalty points of a higher number than what is suggested below.

  • 5 – 30 second time penalty: Depending of the severity of the incident.
  • 5 second time penalty: Failing to wait for the affected driver (Gentlemen’s Rule).
  • 5 second time penalty: Unable to provide onboard footage with driver inputs.

  • No-Shows: Qualifying ban for the next round.

Or 20 championship points deduction if it’s the final round.

  • Disconnection: Time penalties will be cleared. Driver will be warned.
  • Leaving the session by choice: Qualifying ban for the next round.

Or 20 championship points deduction if it’s the final round.

Time penalties will be cleared. Driver will be warned.

  • Disqualification from the race.
  • Race ban(s).
  • Permanent removal from SOP Motorsports.

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