It’s time for some more official British Touring Car Championship content for rFactor 2, as the 2021 specification Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance NGTC will be part of the platform’s upcoming Q3 2022 content drop.
This will be the third BTCC car released this year by Studio 397 and Motorsport Games, following the rear-wheel-drive Infiniti Q50 and front-wheel-drive Toyota Corolla GR in April. The latter will be used for the upcoming Race of the Season using the native Competition System this coming Sunday, 7th August.
Built and run by Excelr8 Motorsport, the Hyundai was first introduced to the BTCC in 2020, but it started finding success in the hands of Tom Ingram the next season, taking three race victories and six further podiums.
His ‘Ginsters Excelr8 with TradePriceCars.com’ livery used by Ingram in 2021 is featured, alongside that of then teammate Chris Smiley. There are also a handful of generic BTCC-branded designs too.
It uses the TOCA engine, built by Swindon Powertrain, which is identical to the one in the existing Toyota and Infiniti.
Some content creators look to have received early access, as witnessed by Aidan Millward’s video below.
It joins the Historic Mini, a free Caterham Academy race car and World Wide Technology Raceway as part of the next batch of DLC for the title. The Mini was listed with a release date of 8th August, so expect the Hyundai then too.
rFactor 2 at upcoming BTCC races
Alongside the news of a new car for the platform, those attending the final four rounds of the real-world BTCC season will have the chance to test rFactor 2 and win signed merchandise, as per the BTCC website.
The ‘BTCC rFactor 2 Hot Lap Challenge’ will allow race fans to try and set their best time on one of four simulator rigs at the following rounds:
- Snetterton: 13th-14th August 2022
- Thruxton: 27-28th August 2022
- Silverstone National: 24th-25th September 2022
- Brands Hatch GP: 8th-9th October 2022
What content will be on display isn’t clear, although a spokesperson from Motorsport games did confirm to Traxion.GG that the track in use will be the previously released Donington Park. Attendees will be able to provide feedback, which hopefully is being used to formulate a dedicated BTCC game currently slated in 2024.
“We know that our fans are eager to get their hands on the official BTCC game and we ensure that progress and expanded development plans are continuing to be made in the here and now,” said Alan Gow, BTCC Chief Executive.
“We look forward to hearing the fans’ feedback directly and having another entertaining and engaging experience available during race weekends.”
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