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The race is the main event of the race weekend, and it’s the moment that all drivers have been working towards. The starting procedure for the race follows the same steps as previous sessions, with drivers heading to the assembly area and being released straight onto the circuit and onto the grid.

Before the race, it’s important to check the championship regulations for the starting procedure. This will let you know whether it will be a standing start, rolling start, or delayed start for different classes. This information can also be found in the final instructions document and also in the drivers’ briefing with the clerk of the course. It’s always a good idea to ask if you’re unsure about anything.

Once the race is underway, it’s all about focusing on your driving and competing to the best of your abilities. The race will typically last a set number of laps, and the goal is to complete the race with the fastest time possible and ideally finish in the top positions. However, it’s important to remember that safety is always the top priority, so make sure to follow all of the rules and guidelines set out by the clerk of the course.

After the race, cars may be subject to post-race scrutineering checks to ensure that no changes were made between the first check and the end of the race. If you are found to have contravened a rule as a result of any changes, you will be subject to a penalty per the clerk of the course’s decision. Remember, no one is allowed to touch or work on your car while it is in parc ferme. Anyone from your team who does so could also land you with a penalty.

If you were successful enough to end up on the top three positions, either in the overall result and/or in class depending on your championship’s regulations, you’ll be invited to the podium for the awards ceremony. This is where you’ll be given your trophy and other prizes, such as a winner’s hat for first place, a garland, and a bottle of champagne. You’ll also be required to pose for photos and conduct interviews with circuit commentators and possibly TV crews if your championship is being filmed that weekend. It’s important to oblige with these requests as it’s all part of the job as a racing driver.

In summary, the race is the main event of the race weekend and a culmination of all the hard work and preparation put in by the drivers and teams. It’s important to check the regulations, focus on safety, and give your best performance on the track. And if you’re lucky enough to finish in the top positions, celebrate your success on the podium with the awards ceremony.

 

  • The race is the main event of the race weekend and the moment that all drivers have been working towards
  • Starting procedure for the race follows the same steps as previous sessions, with drivers heading to the assembly area and being released straight onto the circuit and onto the grid
  • Before the race, it’s important to check the championship regulations for the starting procedure (e.g. standing start, rolling start, delayed start for different classes)
  • The race will typically last a set number of laps, and the goal is to complete the race with the fastest time possible and ideally finish in the top positions
  • Safety is always the top priority, so make sure to follow all of the rules and guidelines set out by the clerk of the course
  • Cars may be subject to post-race scrutineering checks to ensure that no changes were made between the first check and the end of the race
  • If found to have contravened a rule, may be subject to penalty
  • If you were successful enough to end up on the top three positions, you’ll be asked to head to the designated circuit podium to receive your trophy and other recognition such as winner’s hat, garland, and champagne.
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