The BTCC content for rFactor 2 has been a hit with race fans since the first cars and tracks were released back in May 2022, with all eight marques and six of the series’ 10 tracks all now represented in-game.
In terms of realism, we’ve been impressed with the accuracy of the laser-scanned tracks, with Thruxton and Croft particularly thrilling British motorsport fans due to their scarcity in modern sims (both circuits’ previous appearance in an official game was in 1997’s TOCA Touring Car Championship).
With the rise of Low Fuel Motorsport (LFM) and other online sim racing platforms the BTCC cars have grown in popularity, and with that popularity comes a demand for set-ups to help tame these tricky touring cars.
And that’s where we come in, as the Scottish contingent of team Traxion – John Munro and Ross McGregor – have been taking part in VCO and VMO’s BTCC-inspired TCUK series this season, picking up two wins and nine podiums so far in their venerable Rocket Simsport-liveried Toyota Corolla GR Sport.
Below, we’ve listed baseline set-ups for each of rFactor 2’s up-to-date BTCC cars, hopefully helping our readers move up the grid. They’re not esports-grade, but may help iron out some of the nastier characteristics of these cars on the limit.
For reference, we used the Donington Park GP circuit to benchmark our set-ups, and if you need more help with tweaking the rFactor 2 BTCC cars check out our handy set-up guide (it was written after the initial release of the BTCC cars last year, so some aspects may have changed).
Remember to adjust brake balance, steering rotation, fuel level and gear ratios to your preference and give the tyres a lap or two to heat up before you keep it pinned!
To use the set-ups, simply click the ‘download’ button and point the file towards your rFactor 2 set-up folder (usually steam/steamapps/common/rFactor2/UserData/playername/settings/trackname). Remember to unzip the .svm file too!
Would you like to see more set-ups like these for other cars and sims? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.