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Steward Reports, Protests, and Appeals

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Protest
  • All protests relating to a racing incident must be submitted within 72 hours of event completion. Protests that are submitted late will be dismissed.
  • We suggest drivers involved in an on-track situation to talk it over with one another first before turning in a Stewarding Protest. Take it upon yourselves to watch the replays, even in slow motion if needed.
  • Protests that are incorrectly submitted or late will be dismissed. Please contact the Chief Steward directly if you are having issues making a submission before the 48 hour time limit.
  • The driver being protested may be contacted by the Chief Steward if their PoV is deemed necessary, either by the website private message system or by email. The protested driver then has 72 hours to submit his/her own evidence. A ruling can be made by the Stewards without needing the Protested driver's PoV.
  • The incident will be reviewed by the Stewards, and a decision will be announced in the respective championship’s "Stewards Reports" topic, along with the Incident ID.
Appeals
  • All appeals must be submitted within 72 hours of the publication of the Stewards Report as follows:
    • Send an email to stewards@precisionracingleague.com
    • The subject line must be in the following format: Appeal: [Investigation ID]
    • List your PRL username in the body text
    • Your e-mail must explain why you feel the initial decision by the Stewards was wrong.
  • Appeals shall be reasonable, logical, based on sound evidence, and related to the PRL Racing Rules.
  • Appeals that are frivolous, incorrectly submitted, or late will be dismissed. Repeated appeals of this nature will result in disciplinary action.
  • Only one appeal per incident is permitted.
  • The Appeal will be reviewed by an extended PRL Stewarding team, and a decision will be announced in the respective championship’s Stewards Reports thread.
  • If a driver loses 2 Appeals in a 30 day period, they will have a 60 day ban placed on them before being able to Appeal another ruling by the Stewards.
Penalties
  • The penalties that can be awarded for infractions of the rules include time penalties, points deductions, position penalties, race disqualifications, grid penalties, race suspensions, or you may be made to start the next race from the pits.
  • More severe penalties may be given in some circumstances. The PRL Stewards reserve the right to award any penalty they feel is appropriated.
  • Some protests will result in a warning rather than a penalty, but a second warning within 3 months may result in a penalty.
More information

If you need more explication about a steward decision, please contact stewards@precisionracingleague.com.


 
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Round 1 - Interlagos

  • [Management Review - Orange Zone] The stewards investigated an incident involving Mitchell Ian Greene on Lap 1. Into turn 4, Greene brakes too late and gets into the rear of both McGrath and Gac, and taking out Calquin as they are sent off track. Greene has been found at fault and will be issued a start from the pit penalty for Round 2.
  • [Management Review] The stewards investigated an incident involving multiple drivers on Lap 2 at turn 11. In the braking zone and approaching the apex of turn 11, Greene initiates contact with Loewendick causing him to spin in the middle of the track. This collision collects 7 cars in total. Greene has been found at-fault for a second time in 2 laps and will be suspended for Round 2.
  • The stewards investigated a collision between Mitchell Ian Greene and Erik Luke at turn 1 on lap 9. As both drivers approach the braking zone of turn 1, Greene positions his car to the inside. As both drivers begin to brake for the corner, Greene has not established any overlap with Luke ahead. This late braking maneuver from Greene results in understeer at the apex. While Luke gives space, by rule he has rights to the corner. As Greene understeers, he makes contact with Luke, sending him off track. Greene is found to be at-fault in this incident. This is Greene's 3rd at-fault incident in this race and will be suspended for the remainder of the season per the PRL penalty matrix.
 

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Mitchell Ian Greene will no longer be racing with PRL on a permanent basis.

If anyone has any questions, my inbox is open or you can reach me at tyler@precisionracingleague.com.
 

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As I have had a few people ask - the ban above had nothing to do with the on-track penalties listed above. This ban was a direct result of conduct off-track.

Any further questions can be directed to my email inbox.
 

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Round 2 - Sebring
  • [Management Review - Orange Zone] The stewards investigated the massive pile-up at the hairpin on Lap 1. Entering the braking zone, Eissler is late on the brakes and locks the rear tires causing his car to spin around just before the apex. Eissler does not hold the brakes and rolls backward across the track. Eissler has been found at-fault for causing this pile-up, and has been issued a start from pit lane penalty for Round 3.
  • [Management Review - Orange Zone] A second collision at the hairpin was investigated. Espinoza is on the right side of the track entering the braking zone. He brakes late and collides with the car ahead attempting to turn-in. Espinoza is at-fault and has been issued a start from pit lane penalty for Round 3.

The stewards would like to remind all drivers that aggressive driving on lap 1 has been the result of nearly every collision or penalty this season. If you do find yourself off-track, be smart with your re-join. The pile-up reviewed above involved some questionable rejoins. This will serve as a warning to all drivers.
 

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Due to complications with the iRacing simulator and how it handles pit start procedures at certain tracks (depending on where the start/finish lines are relative to the pits), the above penalties have been converted to Lap 1 pit-lane drive through penalties for Round 3.
 

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Round 3 - Silverstone
  • The stewards investigated contact between Munoz and Daley on lap 1. After reviewing the evidence, the stewards found that netcode issues were to blame for this incident, and no penalties will be issued.
  • The stewards investigated a collision between Galaz and Richards on lap 7. Entering the turn-in point, Richards is following Galaz and has his car placed to the inside, but has not established overlap. Richards continues to attempt to make the pass, but contact occurs and Galaz is spun off-track. Given that no overlap was established, Richards failed to gain rights to the corner and should have backed out. Richards has been issued a 30-second time penalty for Round 3.
 

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Round 3 - Silverstone
  • An appeal of the incident between Richards and Galaz was reviewed by the stewards. After reviewing the original incident evidence against the appeal, the stewards voted and have denied this appeal. The penalty has been upheld. Richards failed to establish the required overlap and should have given the apex to Galaz per PRL's rule set. crich88848

Round 4 - Road America
  • [ORANGE ZONE - Management Review] The stewards investigated a lap 1 incident stemming from a spin by Uribe to the inside of turn 1. Uribe loses control and rejoins the racing surface causing a check-up of the trailing two drivers and a collision between D. McDonald and S. Romig. The stewards have issued Uribe a 15-second penalty for Round 4. PVU
  • [ORANGE ZONE - Management Review] The stewards investigated a lap 1 incident into the braking zone at turn 5. Cristelli misses his braking point and takes evasive action to avoid Galaz. In attempting to avoid the slower car ahead, Cristelli clips the rear left corner of Galaz sending him into the wall. Cristelli has been found at-fault and will be issued a start from the pit lane penalty for Round 6. TheGreatC81
  • [ORANGE ZONE - Management Review] The stewards investigated a lap 1 incident at turn 5 between Richards and Overbay. Richards taps the rear of Overbay, and runs off track losing multiple positions while Overbay continues through the corner. Factoring in the outcome of this light collision, the stewards have ruled it as a racing incident with no penalty necessary.
  • [ORANGE ZONE - Management Review] The stewards investigated a lap 1 incident at turn 7 involving Eissler. Eissler locks his brakes and spins, taking out the car ahead. Eissler will be issued a start from pit lane penalty for Round 6. Any further at-fault incidents will result in suspension at the stewards discretion. Ozymandias

Stewards Notes - Round 4
  1. Lap 1 incidents seem to be increasing rather than decreasing. Nearly all are due to drivers not anticipating slower cars due to the field backing up in the first few corners on lap 1. Remember, your race-pace brake markers will generally not apply on lap 1. All drivers have to be aware of this and adjust accordingly.
  2. Blue flags must be respected. A skilled driver can let a faster car by without losing much time with a slight lift midway through a longer straight section, or leading into the braking zone by predictably positioning your car off the racing line.
  3. We apologize for the delay in getting these reviews out prior to Round 4. With the new forums coming online over the weekend and the number of incidents to review across all road series, we were not able to complete in time. We should be good to get all future incidents reviewed on time moving forward. We thank you for your patience.
Round 5 - Watkins Glen
  • [Orange Zone - Management Review] The stewards investigated an incident at turn 1 on lap 1 involving Rubilar and Montecinos. Rubilar locks his brakes into T1 and continues across the track, colliding with Montecinos. The stewards have issued Rubilar a start from pit lane penalty for the next round attended. FT_NicoR
  • [Orange Zone - Management Review] The stewards looked at a collision between Overbay and D. McDonald at turn 7 on lap 1. Approaching the braking zone for turn 7, Overbay leads and has positioned his car to the outside third of the track. McDonald is trailing and is positioned to the inside of Overbay. While there is no overlap into the braking zone, McDonald holds his line steady, and Overbay makes a slight move to the inside, initiating contact. Overbay spins off track as a result. The stewards have ruled this as a racing incident and no penalties will apply.
 
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Round 6 - Le Mans
  • The stewards investigated a lap 2 collision between Richards and Galaz. Prior to the braking zone of the first chicane before the start/finish line, Galaz establishes inside overlap on Richards. As he attempts to make the corner, he has too much speed and hits the inside curb and cannot make the corner cleanly and collides with Richards who has given ample room. Galaz is found to be at-fault and will be issued a start from pit-lane penalty at the next race attended. HugoG
  • The stewards investigated a final lap collision between Loewendick and David McDonald. Through the kink into Mulsanne corner, McDonald makes a move to the inside without establishing overlap prior. This move creates contact sending Loewendick off track and into the wall. McDonald has been deemed at fault and will serve a start from pit lane penalty at the next race attended. dmac
  • [Orange Zone - Management Review] The stewards looked at a collision on lap 1 at Mulsanne corner involving Romig and M. McDonald. Entering the braking zone following the kink McDonald is closely following Romig and misjudges the distance. McDonald taps Romig from behind spinning him off track and losing 6 positions. McDonald has been found at-fault and will be issued a start from pit lane penalty at the next race attended. Mark_MacDonald
 

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@LMP2 Le Mans Series 2020/S4 The Orange Zone review was late in submission this week. My apologies. The review is being submitted to the stewards and will be reviewed and any penalties will be applied for the following round. Again, my sincere apologies.
 

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Thanks Kenny. If you send me the replay file today, there's a good chance I can get it done before the race tonight.
 

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Round 6 stewarding report has been updated with the Orange Zone review.
 

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Round 7 - Suzuka
  • The stewards reviewed and incident involving Overbay and McGrath on lap 26. In this incident, McGrath establishes overlap to the inside entering the braking zone with Overbay positioning his car in the middle of the track. As the two cars get into the braking zone, Overbay drifts to the inside in an attempt to defend. Given that McGrath has already established overlap, he has rights to the corner. At the point of contact initiated by Overbay, less than a car-width of room is left. The stewards have found Overbay at fault for this incident. Overbay has been issued a start from pit lane penalty for the next race attended. SuperHawk Ken Rodriguez Ozymandias
 

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Round 9 - Barcelona
  • [Management Review - Orange Zone] The stewards looked at a first lap incident involving Quero and Loewendick. Quero loses control of his car and slides to a stop in the middle of the track at corner exit. Quero does an excellent job of holding his brakes to allow the traffic to clear under the waved yellow flag. Most cars miss Quero, but Loewendick clips him due to poor visibility. The stewards have ruled this as a racing incidents and no penalties will be applied.
 
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