Hideaway rFactor Championship Rules

In all Hideaway races there are some basic racing rules and etiquette, most of this is just common sense.


  1. No deliberate knocks or crashes.
  2. No blocking of cars that are lapping you.
  3. No abuse of any members will be tolerated.
  4. Fair and proper racing to be driven every time you are online.
  5. Proper Care and respect is to be shown at all times to all members.
  6. No team driving to help others unless it’s a team race.


When you are attempting to overtake you are the one responsible for avoiding contact (while they are legally holding there line), so if you have any doubt then back out, it’s not worth throwing yours and their race away.

  1. When trying to protect your position you can only move once to defend your position when approaching a corner. (Swerving on straights is not acceptable).
  2. While passing on the inside line when approaching a corner you must have at least a ½ car overlap before you enter your breaking position, if not back out.
  3. Should you be shown the blue, you will yield to the following vehicle at the next safest point. But it is still up the passing car to make the pass Hold your line. A slight lift on the throttle once the passing vehicle has moved out to pass is all that is required.
  4. If you are attempting to pass on the outside around a corner you must be at least evenly alongside the car you are overtaking, otherwise you have no right being there and you must back off and give the racing line back.
  5. When re entering a track from pit lane or after an excursion it is your responsibility to avoid other cars.
  6. Deliberate corner cutting, or using a part of a track run off, or pit area that is not intended to be part of the race track will be deemed to be ‘Gaining an Unfair Advantage’ and you may be Penalised or DSQ. (2 wheels must always remain on the racing track surface).
  7. When making a pass or being passed, ensure that you allow racing room for both drivers to compete fairly.
  8. Any collisions large or small will incur the following penalties.
  9. When there is any sort of collision, whether it is minor or major both drivers must acknowledge it with each other, and take the following appropriate action.


No Position Changes or Car Damage.
Penalty: None.

Position change.
Penalty: Redress the Position(s) Gained, No Redress +30 Second Penalty

A Position is made by corner cutting or corner extending
Penalty: Redress the Position(s) Gained, No Redress +30 Second Penalty

Multiple position changes.
Penalty.…. Redress Open to +15 Second time penalty, No Redress +30 Seconds

Damage to the offended car (offended car can continue but is loosing at least 1+ seconds per lap).
Penalty.…. Redress, Open to +15 Second time penalty, No Redress +30 Seconds

If you take someone out and they cannot continue.
Penalty.…. +1 Minute Time Penalty.

If you take someone out for a 2nd time in the same round and they cannot continue.
Penalty.…. DSQ, no points for that whole round. (You may be suspended from racing).

Unsportsmanlike driving will result in a 25 point loss and 5 (five) grid spots in the next event for the first offence, a second offence will result in a 50 point loss and start rear of grid in the next event, a third offence will be disqualification from the championship.

When re-entering the track after coming off or from pits and you hit another car
The appropriate penalty from above will be used.

If any of the above rules are broken the administration have the right to remove you from the server if they feel it was a deliberate act.
Further action may be taken at a later date if administration deems it to be a serious enough breech of rules.

In the event of somebody who thinks they have been unfairly treated on or off the racetrack they can send an incident report.


An Incident Report can be submitted if the above rules have been breached.
A report must be entered within 24 Hours of the incident occurring.
Once a decision has been made by the Stewards it is deemed final.


Appeals to race control decisions can be made by sending a PM to one of the Hideaway Gaming administrators.  All appeals will be reviewed but decisions will only be revised if additional information is presented that may be of importance to the incident.


At Hideaway we always welcome new competitors into our series, the more the better. Please remember that if you are new to our series or not a regular competitor that there will be other competitors that have been racing in this series from the start, and they will be fighting for valuable points to beat their closest rivals.
So we do ask if you could check the results before you start competing in our series so you can familiarise and remember the names of those who have been competing from or near the start of the series, and while you are racing to give them a bit more room than you would normally, where not saying you cant race them but try to avoid any contact with them so there is no risk of you taking them out of a race and perhaps ruining there chances in the series.

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