MultiGP Mega Class Series Season Rules
1. Season Length
All MultiGP Mega Class races during the 2020 qualifying season are eligible to be points races to qualify and seed the MultiGP 2020 Giant Drone Racing World Championship. The 2020 Mega Class qualifying season will run from Jan 1 through September 1.
2. Event Registration
Both chapter races and races ran by the MultiGP organization such as the Mega Class race at the MultiGP International Open are eligible to be included in the points series. In order for chapter races to be included as season points races, they must be submitted to MultiGP via no less than 21 days before the event date, and results must be submitted to MultiGP within 48 hours of the event’s completion.
To submit races to the schedule: https://www.multigp.com/championships/2020-mega-season-race-submission-form/
To submit race results: https://www.multigp.com/championships/2020-mega-season-results-submission-form/
Season Leaderboard: https://www.multigp.com/championships/2020-mega-class-season-leaderboard/
4. Format/Track Design
Chapters can opt to use any track style and format they prefer, but the format must result in a clear finishing order for the pilots for the race to be reported to MultiGP.
5. Points Allocation
The points totals for each race will be on a sliding scale based on the number of pilots who compete in the race. Six or more pilots competing will be considered a full race, with the following season points awarded to the competing pilots based on their finishing order: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 6, 5 (all remaining finishers also receive 5). With five pilots competing, the points awarded will be: 11, 10, 9, 7, 6. With four pilots competing, the points awarded will be: 10, 9, 8, 5. With three pilots competing, the points awarded will be: 10, 8, 5. With two pilots competing, the points awarded will be: 9, 5. Season points will be tracked by MultiGP and an ongoing season points leader board will be maintained here.
6. Season Points Total
The combined points total from each competing pilot’s top three Mega Class points races will serve as their season points total. The top 32 ranked pilots based on their season points totals will be qualified to participate in the Championship.
7. Championship Qualifying & Seeding
At the Championship, the competing pilots’ season points totals will act in conjunction with their heat race results to seed the mains using the “Texas Method”. The heat races will be judged by full completed race time, and used in conjunction with the season points totals to seed the mains, which will be finish-order based. There will be no bump-ups, in order to win the championship a pilot must qualify into the A Main in their heat race.
The “Texas Method” will be used to seed the mains in the following manner. The #1 seed in the A Main will always be the pilot with the highest season points total. For each of the following main slots, if a pilot finishes their heat race in a place that is greater than their season points place, they move up to one slot below the place they finished, bumping all pilots below that place down by one slot.
For example, imagine eight pilots completed the season with season points in the following order: Pilot A, Pilot B, Pilot C, Pilot D, Pilot E, Pilot F, Pilot G, Pilot H. The pilots then finish their heat races with results in the following order: Pilot C, Pilot B, Pilot F, Pilot A, Pilot E, Pilot D, Pilot H, Pilot G. The mains seeding order would then as a result be: Pilot A, Pilot C, Pilot B, Pilot F, Pilot D, Pilot E, Pilot G, Pilot H.
In the case of a season points total tie going into the Championship, the tie breaker will be the highest points on the most recent event. If tied on most recent event as well, the next most recent will be used, and so on. If the tie is not resolvable via the most recent event(s), it will be decided with a coin toss.