The criteria for ratings are fairly simple and as you would expect, largely based on performance. How well you do on a consistent basis and overall pace are your performance factors. Cleanliness of driving, event attendance, and ability to follow instruction both on and off track are taken into consideration as well, along with your behavior on the forum. Winning championships is also taken into account and sometimes will grant an automatic promotion of rating on the next evaluation cycle.
We have a board or committee of members here that vote for your rating. They have to witness you in a minimum of 3 events before they are allowed to vote on your rating. At this time they are all drivers in many of our various leagues as well, giving them an insight to the races you all run in and how your performance looks. As they have to witness your progress, any new drivers will start out with a Bronze rating, regardless of their skill level. We will re-evaluate drivers every 6 months or less and if you have earned a promotion, it will then be applied.
For the leagues that require certain driver ratings for entry, you will only be allowed to enter the series if you have achieved that rating. If it is in the middle of a season when you achieve the required rating, you be allowed to join the series once the promotion is official. For some multi-class leagues using the ratings for classing drivers, such as our GT3 World Challenge, you will remain in your assigned class until the end of the season, but you will be allowed to move up a class (or may be required to move up a class) at the next season registration. In other multi-class leagues we may allow you to switch classes at the time of promotion.
One last thing:
Ratings are relative to the drivers we have on hand. For example, should we have an influx of drivers who are of Gold class rating but much much faster than some of the drivers that are already rated Gold, so much so that they are uncompetitive, they may be re-classed to Silver, to better suit the competition.
You will find one of the following icons below your avatar once you have been rated.
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