National Points Scoring
National Points are scored:
Heats, Consolations, Allcomers, Last Chance Qualifiers: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Meeting Finals: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
When 20 or more drivers compete in a meeting, points for the Meeting Final will be doubled.
English, Scottish, ORC Championship: 30, 27, 24, 21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3
British, European, National Championship: 40, 36, 32, 28, 24, 20, 16, 12, 8, 4
World Championship: 50, 45, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5
Note that “White & Yellow” grade races, not within the scope of the meeting, will not score points.
||New Grades Effective From
|First day of season
||Last day of season
A driver’s grade will be determined by his Average points, as at the end of each Grading Period.
Average points are computed by dividing the total number of National Points, by the number of meetings a driver has contested.
There is no exact cut-off Average points score for each grade. The number of drivers in each grade can fluctuate in relation to the number of drivers who are currently active.
However, as an approximate guide:
- drivers with an Average points score of more than 3 points would be Yellow
- drivers with an Average points score of more than 7 points would be Blue
- drivers with an Average points score of more than 10 points would be Red
A driver will be upgraded a maximum of two grades in one grading period.
A driver will not be eligible to be downgraded if:
- that driver did not race in the previous grading period
- that driver did not race a minimum of two meetings in the current grading period
Any driver in the Top 24 of the World Rankings shall have a minimum Blue grade.
Former World and National Points Champions may not drop below Red grade for 4 years.
Drivers shall only be downgraded a maximum of one grade per month, if they have met the criteria to be eligible to be downgraded.