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Stewards Reports, Protest & Appeal

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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 - Catalunya
  • Lap 1 Management Review (Orange Zone) - The stewards looked at a collision between Morales and Davies on lap 1. Slight contact causes Morales to spin, however the stewards have ruled this as a racing incident and no penalties will be applied. Both drivers are issued a warning for this incident.
  • Lap 1 Management Review (Orange Zone) - The stewards reviewed an incident involving Rodriguez and Veloz on lap 1. In this incident, Rodriguez makes a move to the inside of Veloz who left a gap to the curbing. During the pass attempt, Rodriguez front right tire leaves the curbing and is on the grass. This causes him to straight line the car and push wide into Veloz. Rodriguez has been found at fault for this lap 1 incident as the failed to complete the pass safely on lap 1. He will be issued a start from pit lane penalty for Round 2.
  • Lap 1 Management Review (Orange Zone) - The stewards reviewed an incident involving Fusi and Stevenson on lap 1. Entering the braking zone, Fusi is following Stevenson and makes contact with the rear of Stevenson sending him off track. Fusi has been found to be at-fault and has been issued a start from the pit penalty for Round 2.
 

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Round 2 - Brands Hatch
  • [Management Review] The stewards investigated a collision between Juneau (a lapped car) and both Goodway and Tremblay (lead lap cars). Juneau was found to be erratic and upredictable and off pace. The stewards have disqualified Juneau for the remainder of the season as he does not meet PRL's driving standards and presents a danger to the rest of the field.
 

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Round 3- Okayama
  • [Management Review - Orange Zone] The stewards investigated a collision at on lap 1. Approaching the braking zone at turn 1, Pisano positions his car in the middle of the track with Genest following and to the outside. As both cars turn in toward the apex, Genest makes contact with the left rear corner of Pisano, spinning him in the middle of the track. Genest has been found at-fault for this collision and has been issued a start from pit lane penalty for Round 4.
  • [Management Review - Orange Zone] As part of the Genest-Pisano incident, Costello gets spun from an inadvertent tap from the rear of Pisano's car. In attempting to recover from this spin, Costello fails to yield to oncoming cars and begins to move causing collisions with both Duchesne and Barry Cochrane. Costello has also been issued a start from pit lane penalty for Round 4.
  • The stewards investigated a protest citing blocking by Margula on Strycharz. After thoroughly reviewing the evidence submitted, the stewards have found no clear-cut instances of blocking by Margula, but rather excellent defending and car placement resulting in close hard racing. Strycharz is charged with his first protest token.

Notes - all drivers are reminded that to remain stationary until a significant gap exists before attempting to recover from an incident. These types of collisions are easily avoidable and will be penalized as such.
 

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Round 4 - Interlagos
  • The stewards investigated an incident involving Goffeney and Semkowich. Goffeney is involved in a collision that puts his car off the wall on the left side of the track. He fails to hold his brakes and rolls forward back onto the racing surface. In doing so, Semkowich has to take evasive action at the last minute to avoid Goffeney resulting in an offtrack spin and collision with the wall. For failing to hold his brakes Goffeney has been issued a drive through penalty on lap 1 for Round 6.
  • The stewards received a protest from Goodway, but no replay was submitted. Without evidence, this protest has been denied.
  • The stewards reviewed a protest stemming from multiple instances of a battle between Mobroten and Davies. On lap 25, Mobroten has the draft approaching the start/finish line and pulls to the outside. Davies reacts and attempts to block this move and in doing so causes a collision sending both cars into the wall at high speed. Following this incident, with a heavily damaged car Davies attempts to get his car turned around and rejoin the race. He is extremely slow and on the racing line into turn 1 and collects several other cars in the process. For the blocking Davies has been disqualified from Round 4. The unsafe rejoin has earned Davies a start from pit lane penalty for Round 6.
 

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Round 5 - Zandvoort
  • [Management Review - Orange Zone] - The stewards investigated a collision at turn 13 between McBeth and Goodway on lap 1. Prior to the short braking zone and turn-in point, McBeth has not established overlap but makes an apparent move to try and take the inside and is off the racing line. In doing so, he makes contact with Goodway's rear left corner spinning him. McBeth has been issued a lap 1 drivethrough pit lane penalty.
  • [Management Review - Orange Zone] The stewards investigated a second collision entering turn 13 on Lap 1. Entering the short braking zone, Thurman closes on Fusi and makes contact resulting in a spin. The stewards have deemed this to be an incident stemming from the check-up related to the McBeth/Goodway incident noted above. However, given that local yellow flags were out, this should have been anticipated. Thurman is issued a 30-second time penalty for the collision.
 

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Round 6 - Oulton Park
  • The stewards reviewed a protest from Rines regarding alleged blocking by Genest. After reviewing the evidence submitted, the stewards have found insufficient evidence to issue a penalty. This is nothing more than a case of hard racing and Rines will be charged with his first protest token.
  • A second protest against Genest was submitted by Rines for the same claims as the first, from a different portion of the track. After reviewing the evidence submitted, the stewards have ruled this as hard racing. Genest does hold his line, and also leaves a full car-width of room for the line that Rines committed to. Rines has been charged with his second and final protest token.
 

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Appeal - Round 6 - Rines v. Genest
  • The stewards reviewed an appeal from Rines regarding the stewards' decision in the Rines v. Genest protest. After reviewing the appeal, the stewards have found insufficient evidence to overturn the initial ruling. The appeal claimed that Rines was crowded off track, but no evidence was submitted with the appeal. A re-review of the original protest reviews revealed no new details and the stewards voted in support of the original ruling. This protest is final, appeal denied.
    Note - the appellant, Rines, intended for only one protest to be submitted. The stewards have given Rines back his final protest token. shiftdnb Gary Schilling Kenny Rodriguez
Round 7 - Monza
  • [Orange Zone - Management Review] The stewards looked at a lap 1 turn 1 incident involving multiple cars. Into the braking zone, Margula fails to anticipate the field backing up into this corner. He realizes his mistake and attempts to move onto the grass on the right side of the track. Doing so compromises his braking even further and he comes back onto the racing surface colliding with the car ahead. This sets off a chain reaction and impacts multiple drivers. Margula is found to be at fault, and will start from the pits at the next race attended. PIONIU Gary Schilling Kenny Rodriguez
 
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