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Stewards Reports, Protest & Appeal

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jeromef1

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Protest

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[li]All protests relating to a racing incident must be submitted within 48 hours of event completion. Protests that are submitted late will be dismissed.[/li]
[li]Drivers involved in an on-track situation are required 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.[/li]
[li]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.[/li]
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[li]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 48 hours to submit his/her own evidence. A ruling can be made by the Stewards without needing the Protested driver's PoV. [/li]
[li]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.[/li]
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Appeals

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[li]All appeals must be submitted within 48 hours of the publication of the Stewards Report as follows:
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[li]Send an email to stewards@precisionracingleague.com[/li]
[li]The subject line must be in the following format: Appeal: [Investigation ID][/li]
[li]List your PRL username in the body text[/li]
[li]Your e-mail must explain why you feel the initial decision by the Stewards was wrong.[/li]
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[li]Appeals shall be reasonable, logical, based on sound evidence, and related to the PRL Racing Rules.[/li]
[li]Appeals that are frivolous, incorrectly submitted, or late will be dismissed.  Repeated appeals of this nature will result in disciplinary action.[/li]
[li]Only one appeal per incident is permitted.[/li]
[li]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.[/li]
[li]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.[/li]
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Penalties

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[li]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.[/li]
[li]More severe penalties may be given in some circumstances.  The PRL Stewards reserve the right to award any penalty they feel is appropriated.[/li]
[li]Some protests will result in a warning rather than a penalty, but a second warning within 3 months may result in a penalty.[/li]
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More information
 
If you need more explication about a steward decision, please contact stewards@precisionracingleague.com.
 

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Round 2: Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari - GP (25 Sep)
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[li][ID: 582] The Stewards investigated an incident that occured in T14 of the Final Lap between Cristobal Valenzuela and Gary Schilling. While the Stewards have found Cristobal (trailing driver) guilty of creating contact with Gary, the Stewards have found Gary guilty of ingnoring blue flags upon entry into that turn, and taking a defensive entry line at that. Due to both drivers being in a violation which lead to the incident, the Stewards have deemed this a racing deal between the 2 drivers with the spins being suffient enough of a penalty in this matter.[/li]
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Round 3: Suzuka International Racing Course - GP (02 Oct)
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[li][ID: 583] The Stewards investigated the last lap incident involving Mark MacDonald and Christian Eissler. The Stewards have found both drivers at fault in violations in this investigation. Mark for willingly exceed track limits to put himself in position to make a late brake pass on Christain in the final chicane, and Christain for being the trailing car that made contact that was deemed avoidable. With all actions being assessed, the Stewarding Team is awarding Christain the minimum of 1 point penalty for the contact created.[/li]
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Round 4: Road Altlanta - Full Course (09 Oct)
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[li][ID: 587] The Stewards investigated an incident between Dany Duchesne and Maxi Cerella. The Stewards have ruled that Maxi was at fault in initiating the contact with Dany's car, which lead to major damage to Dany's car and Maxi gaining the position due to the contact. Maxi Cerella will be awared a 4 point penalty for this incident.[/li]
[li][ID: 588] The Stewards investigate an incident between Alexander Koffard and Nick Harwood. The Stewards have ruled that Nick lost control of his vehicle on his own accord, which lead to the contact with Alexander. While not intentional, this did cause damage to Alexander's vehicle and sent him off course. Nick Harwood will be awarded a 2 point penalty.[/li]
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Round 6: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (23 Oct)
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[li][ID: 594] The Stewards investigated a L15 incident involving Pete Mobroten. The Stewards have found Pete guilty of impeding another driver whilst recovering from an incident, in a dangerous manner which caused Hugo Galaz to have to drive off track and into a wall to avoid Pete. Due to this infraction, Pete Mobroten has been awarded a 2 point penalty.[/li]
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Round 8: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace - GP (06 Nov)
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[li][ID: 607] The Stewards investigated an incident between Cristian Eissler and Carl Modoff on Lap 10. The Stewards have found Madoff at fault for creating contact to gain a position on Eissler since Madoff had not established any overtake on corner entry, and denying Eissler the line he had the rights to. The Stewards are awarding Carl Madoff a 3 point penalty.[/li]
[li][ID: 608] The Stewards investigated a report of Blue Flag violations on Hugo Galaz on L26 (L18 for Galaz). The Stewards have found Galaz at fault for not respecting blue flag rules and impeding on a battle for position while being a lap down and having ample time to allow the lead lap cars by on several points during that lap. The Stewards are awarding Hugo Galaz a 3 point penalty.[/li]
[li][ID: 609] The Stewards investigated an incident between Frederico Montini and Alex Albert in T2 of L3. The Stewards have found Montini at fault for creating contact that spun Albert, and then continuing to race on without slowing to give the position back. The Stewards are awarding Frederico Montini a 3 point penalty.[/li]
[li][ID: 610] The Stewards were asked to review an incident in practice involving 2 drivers. As of the time of the protest, there is no protocal allowing penalties to be awarded for practice violations, so there will no penalty issues for this protest. Based on the current PRL Rules, the only violation that could be handed out in practice would be Actions Detrimental to the PRL's Code of Conduct, which realistically is if someone proceeded to crash a specific driver many times in a practice to impede their progress, or just just purposely crashing many people throughout the practice. This would only be based on intent only. In practice, we know drivers will try many lines and try to push their cars to the limit in many portions of the track, and that will cause spins and interruptions. Those actions are acceptable since that is the purpose of practice. The intention of purposely ruining a driver who may be test out a long tire run in practice is not-acceptable. The League's organizers have the right to put forth ruling about practice protocol that the Stewards will enforce moving forward once those protocols are communicated to the entire league. Until that is established, again it is the PRL standard that every driver respects other driver's time out on the track, whether it be a race or in a practice session.[/li]
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Round 9: Sonoma Raceway - Long (13 Nov)
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[li][ID: 613] For impeding a timed qualifying lap of Alex Albert while not on a timed lap himself, the Stewards have awarded Frederico Montini a 1 point penalty.[/li]
[li][ID: 614] The Stewards investigated an incident between Alex Albert and Frederico Montini in T3 of L7. For the first ruling, The Steward have ruled that there is no penalty for an unsafe track rejoin by Frederico after exiting T2 due to no cars being directly in the vicinity of where he rejoined, and he had control of his vehicle and left more than a car's width of room on the right side of the track. For the 2nd ruling, The Stewards have ruled that while Frederico's car did bounce to the right after clipping the inside curbing at the apex of Turn 3A, the movement was not enough to have made contact with Alex, and the official replay shows that no physical contact happened between the 2 vehicles. The 3rd ruling by the Stewards have declared that Alex is not at fault for an unsafe rejoin on the exit of Turn 3B as he was attempting to slow and turn his vehicle, but the momentum of sliding through the grass after the netcode contact gave him no control. With all of these factors, the Stewards have ruled this accident a racing deal and no penalties will be awarded.[/li]
[li][ID: 615] The Stewards investigated an incident between Justin Hall and Maxi Cerella approaching T2 of L1. The Stewards have found Maxi at fault in creating contact with the rear of Justin and gaining the position due to the contact. Due the nature in which the contact was made, the Stewards are awarding Maxi Cerrella a 5 point penalty.[/li]
[li][ID: 616] The Stewards investigated an incident on L5 involving Hugo Galaz.  The Stewards have ruled that Hugo made an over aggressive attempt to save his car from a slide, and unsafely rejoined the track, impeding another driver and forcing evasive maneuvers to avoid contact, instead of using the run off area where his car was to catch his slide. The Stewards have awarded Hugo Galaz a 2 point penalty for an unsafe track re-entry.[/li]
[li][ID: 618] The Stewards investigated a L7 incident between Maxi Cerella and Alex Albert. After Alex had fully regained control of his vehicle after the incident with Montini, the Stewards have found Alex at fault for unsafely rejoining the track and creating contact with Cerella. The Stewards are awarding Alex Albert a 3 point penalty.[/li]
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