Every team and every driver wishing to take part in the championship organized by GTfusiOn on Gran Turismo Sport commits to read and accept these rules. GTfusiOn, on his side, commits to apply it all season long.
The official language is English, as a consequence it is requested that in every message, visible by everyone registered on the forum/social network, this language is used besides the native language of the author.
Scugnizzo : Vice President, Responsive of combo (Track / Car ) , Partner team relationship
El-Loco13 : Head of staff , press articles, broacast and partner relations
GTBE-Seb-72 : Combo responsive, lobby management and collect results
Szabi : Team Manager representative, Pilot representatives , Head and manager of the Discord ,
Tadaoki : for everything linked broadcast , video and logo
TGTF_Benny : Honorary President and Public Relation
GTWGP_Willzone : For posters and photos
GTBE-GERALDAO-78: responsible for the publication of the livery and pilot relations
THG_TS040 : Translations and communication
GTBE-Dima534 : Official Photographer
GTBE-Schettura : Consultant
The 2023 edition will take place on 6 rounds from March to November with a break on July and August, along with special events. In some circumstances, dates may be modified. In this case, new dates will be set depending of availability of entrant teams in the best possible conditions.
GTfusiOn is open to all international virtual team playing GRAN TURISMO under reserve of validation by the staff.
GTfusiOn wishes to have a panel of teams and drivers which puts FAIRPLAY before anything else.
As a result, before any team registering, a briefing will be organized with officials of the concerned team and eventual on-track tests may be held with several of their drivers.
Thoughts of the teams already participating may also be asked.
Any driver wishing to take part commits to respect the online code of conduct.
Before registering of any new team, the request will have to be done on the forum.
After examination and under the rules exposed above, a staff member will advise one of the officials of the team, either by e-mail or on the forum, if it has been accepted or not to enter GTfusion. Exceptionally, a driver without team will be able to take part with a permission from the staff (wild card entry).
Registering is open for the whole season except for the last round of the championship.
Each team must name:
Exemple : 12 pilots registered = 2 chief lounge. 15 pilots registerd = 3 chief lounge. If the team does not present chief Lounge manager, the registration will not be validated.
Drivers registering, run by Team Managers, will be done for each championship round and each special event, with the available form, on the forum or directly on the event’s webpage. Each driver will be handed a registering number that he will keep all season long. This number will have to be given to the staff for each registering to a round or for a complaint.
Each driver registered and who didn’t informed the staff of his absence before the start of the first race where he is registered, will be considered as missing and he will not be allowed to participate in the next round.
after the publication of the groups, each driver who does not show up will cause his team to lose 20 points. Whatever the reason. We recommend to team managers that only register drivers who are sure to participate. The new drivers will be evaluated by their Team Manager (with the help of staff) for their "ranking ELO" basis. Minimum 980 points, Maximum 1300 points. ELO will only take into account the time of the first qualification. Depending on the time achieved compared to other drivers, the ELO will evolve.
In the event of non-attendance at qualifying, the driver must provide via the "share" button his best time in the race. If the fastest time in the race is not provided, the driver will not be ranked.
The official day of racing for each round is Saturday except for the first 3 groups. Group A,B,C will compete on Sunday. Drivers who can't enter on Saturday can compete and enter the Friday races accepting to earn less points in view of the smaller coefficients for these races.
Groups will be formed depending of the following criteria:
Every driver need send a friend request on his PSN account (Playstation 4/5) from one of the GTfusiOn chief lounge, depending of his group. Each round will be comprised of 4 races, 2 short (Race 1 and Race 3) and 2 long (Race 2 and Race 4). Exact terms vary depending of the track and the car, these will be announced in the unveiling of each round.
Lounge chiefs will be appointed to manage the evening, setting the parameters of the lounge, start the races, organize the restarts, save the replays and results. Lounge chiefs may be drivers entering the race, or present members of the staff.
Each driver will have to join his lounge 10 minutes before the start of the qualifying session. Qualifying will last 15 minutes before the start of race 1 which will be started automatically after these 15 minutes (automatic start procedure).
Race 1 will start at the planned time even in case of latecomers or absent drivers. A late driver arriving during qualifying will have to qualify with the remaining available time, he cannot ask for a delayed start. Someone arriving after the start of the first race will start the next race at the back of the field. If he is not automatically starting at the back of the field, he must let all drivers pass as soon as possible and with a lot of caution so as to not disturb the start.
Races will be deemed valid only if:
Lounge chiefs will have to take a picture of the post-race results screen after each race. The classification is not enough, so it is asked to also provide the total time of each driver. It is also required that lounge chiefs save the replays of all 4 races.
Lounge chiefs must, as soon as the end of the last race, send the results to his team manager or GTfusiOn Staff. A number of points for each race will be awarded to each driver, team and nation according of the layout of 5 - Points awarding
Publishing of classifications will be provisional until made official by the staff after looking at eventual race facts and sanctions.
In case of a wrong starting grid or a big accident at the start or the first corner, lounge chiefs can give the order to restart. Only 1 time per race and only if more then 2 drivers are involved.
- A 0,10 gap between each saturday group Friday will have the lowest coefficient
example of coefficient team.
There are 2 sub-categories: PRO and AM
When registering the team for the round if the ELO average of the top 5 drivers is equal to or greater than 1240 ELO points, the team will be classified in the PRO subcategory.
if the average of the ELO of the top 5 drivers is less than 1240 ELO points, the team will be classified in the AM subcategory.
For pilot ranking they are no coefficient but a 10 points difficulty bonus per group.
Only the best 3 results out of the 4 races are counting (to not penalize drivers who had connection troubles or a race incident).
Only the 5 best results out of the 6 rounds of the championship will count in the general classification Pilots.
For each round, only the 5 best drivers of each team or nation count for the teams and nations classifications. Teams will score points only if at least 5 of their drivers take part in the races held .
Every round counts for the team and nation general classification.
A driver who scored points for a team in a season will not have the right marked points for other teams in the same season and he will not be allowed to continue.
They will be classified in the general drivers championship, but will also have a subcategory.
-They will race in the groups following their ELO.
Women will not be counted in the maximum number of drivers allowed per Round and per Team (20) . The teams that will register Ladies' so as to have more pilots. The team manager must specify that it is a lady at the time of registration and must be done as follows: 648/PALORIUM_Only /STORM/BEL/LADY
The ladies will be able to use a livery on the car different from that of their team mate with particular colors. They will also have to affix the mandatory GTfusiOn logo and will not be able to affix decals of a competing brand to our major sponsor.
The points they will score for the Ladies subcategory will be those of the pilots. The points they score will count towards the team classification.
The classification will only be validated if a minimum of 5 ladies have participated and are classified over the season. As the pilots only the 5 best round results out of 6 will count for the final classification
If the GTfusiOn staff members have any doubts about the identity and whether it is a Lady who is piloting, proof may be requested. This proof could be a video or a party invitation to pass a "test track". Any attempt at cheating will be penalized by a ban from the competition
The staff considers that a race went correctly if no complaints are made. As a consequence, no viewing will be done and no sanction will be given after the race if there are no complaints, except for infringements noticed directly by staff members if he is a spectator in the room or watching the live broadcast of the race.
After registering of the complaint and viewing the replay, a collegial decision will be taken within the staff and potential sanctions will be taken.
We recommend each driver to record his own replays to be able to defend himself if needed.
List of possible penalties:
If the GTfusiOn staff members have any doubts about the pilot identity , proof may be requested. This proof could be a video or a party invitation to pass a "test track". Any attempt at cheating will be penalized by a ban from the competition.
A proper pass means getting into the peripheral vision of the driver ahead, BEFORE the turn-in. When lead driver turns in, the passing attempt is now in a blind spot. The Vortex Of Danger. That hole you think you see is closing rapidly, it's not gonna work, it's too late. A dive bomb. Stay out of the Vortex Of Danger, a triangle incribed by the turn-in point of the corner, the inside edge across from it, and the normal apex ahead and inside. This knowledge will save many crashes and Steward's meetings and angry feelings. Race smart!
The Entry Vortex of Danger is a triangle inscribed by the turn-in point of the lead car, the apex, and the inside edge of the road.
When overtaking, keep out of the Vortex of Danger. It's too late to pass.
The hole you see is closing rapidly, you are in a blind spot, there will likely be contact, and it will be your fault.
The main role of a Team Manager is to be the interface between GTfusiOn and the drivers from his team.
Finally, a constructive review of the evening progress with comments from the drivers is requested in order to improve things than can and should be improved.
They can also take part in the first part of the debriefing meeting taking place after each round of the championship or special event.
In case of bad relations between the staff and the Team Manager(s) from a team, the staff has the right to ask the officials of the team to replace the concerned Team Manager(s). In case of repeated breach of the above rules, the staff may exclude a team from the competition. However it’s drivers can carry on in the competition thanks to a wild car granted by the staff.
Communication of registerings on the forum:
When communicating the registering, the following format must be respected:
Registering number / exact PSN ID / Team / Country
Lounge chiefs are responsible for their lounge and are here to make sure the evening is unfolding as well as possible. They have authority in a lounge. Only a GTfusiOn staff member present in the lounge has authority on him.
They have to:
Communication of results on Social Network:
The lounge chief must transmit it as soon as possible, at the end of the evening and/or during the evening pictures to Messenger or PSN Tchat to TWR-SEB-72 or Staff member.
Lounge chiefs should be respected but aren’t tyrants. They have to be firm when deciding but stay respectful of the drivers and fair. They have to treat everyone the same way.
Of course drivers owe respect to the lounge chief.
The staff reserves a decisionnary right in case of a exceptional situation not planned in this rulebook. The eventual decisions will be taken after consultation of the whole staff in the more appropriate way possible for the drivers and teams.
In all cases, the staff's decision shall be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.