Information for Rookie Drivers

Information for Rookie Drivers

Everyone has to start somewhere!

BLCKBOX Servers, as with many other publicly available Assetto Corsa servers, now utilise ACSR (Assetto Corsa Skills Ratings) to determine the ability of competitors before they race. The system works seamlessly in the background whenever you race on an ACSR enabled server.

As you race you are scored on both skill and safety and then given a rank and grading accordingly.

You must compete in no less than 8 ACSR Events in order to gain your first rating. During this period you are given a provisional status. This does not mean you can compete in any ASCR Rated Competitions, you must first complete all 8 events.

We are now running ACSR Championships specifically for provisional competitors and rookies on a weekly basis. These events are designed to help get you your ACSR Rating as quickly as possible!

More information about Assetto Corsa Skill/Safety Ratings can be found here.

In addition, the BLCKBOX Championships have adopted the Motorsport UK ‘Race ’N’ Respect’ campaign where drivers, teams and supporters are asked to abide by a racing code. The code is based on strong values of respect, fair play, self-control, sincerity and good manners.

Register your interest in gaining your ACSR (Assetto Corsa Skill Rating) by clicking here.

BLCKBOX Sim-Racing Event Details

BLCKBOX Sim-Racing events use a point scoring system based on the 2023 FIA rules. The event timetable and series schedule are loosely based on actual 2023 events.

BLCKBOX events follow general motorsport rules and regulations.

  • Clerk of the Course

    The Clerk of the Course has overall responsibility for the general conduct and control of an event in accordance with the Regulations, Programme and Organising Permit. As such, they act as the sport’s first judicial body, having the power to impose penalties in accordance with the regulations.

  • Chief Steward

    The Chief Steward assists the Clerk of the Course and relays vital information to the stewards, competitors and teams.

  • Steward

    Stewards assist the Chief Steward with maintaining the event.

  • Competitor

    Competitors are required to read all event regulations in order to understand the scheduling, points scoring and penalties systems.

  • Team

    A team comprises of one or more competitors and support members.

  • Spectator

    One seat is allocated in every event for BLCKBOX TV. All competitors wil be required to download the "MR-1" Sim-Rig asset before any live streamed events. This asset is for use by BLCBOX TV only and not available as a competitive asset in BLCKBOX Sim-Racing events.

Points Scoring System

We have standardised the points sysytem across all championship events so as to provide a balanced scoring system over multiple disciplines.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   FLQ   FLR 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1 1


Penalties may be issued for the following infractions;

  1. Jump Start


  2. Collisions

    (Drive-Through after 4 Warnings)

  3. Track Limits

    (5 Seconds Penalty after 4 Warnings)

  4. DRS

    (10 Seconds Penalty after 2 Warnings)

  5. Tyres

    (5 Seconds Penalty)

Note To Competitors

Race Weekend Sessions require that the server is stopped between each server session. All drivers have to disconnect from the server after each session has completed, and then connect to the server when the next session has started. On occassion, events may be split over several days, check the calendar to ensure you are aware of any multi-day events.

Visit our Event Calendar for competition dates and times!