The rFactor 2 Competition System schedule for Season 4 was announced on Monday (27th June 2022). From now through the first week in August, four weekly series, plus the qualification for the fourth Race of the Season, are now live for rFactor 2 competitors to get in on.
rFactor 2’s Competition System is fairly new to the service, so it’s pretty compact at the moment in comparison to other sims out there with similar instances. Regardless, the lineup of racing in store from Motorsport Games and Studio 397 includes some of their top notch products in the rFactor 2 sim.
This season’s Race of the Season will be the BTCC Toyota Corolla at Donington Park, two recent releases to the rFactor 2 service. Until 31st July, sim racers can go and set a lap time down in hopes of qualifying for the top split. That top split will be broadcasted live on Traxion.GG on 7th August at 8:00 p.m. BST.
Besides the Race of the Season, which some of us might give a go again this time around, there are a number of other racing competitions to also look forward to in the Competition System’s fourth season.
WEEKLY RACING ON rFACTOR 2’s COMPETITION SYSTEM
There are two weekly series that run through the August during this fourth season, and they include the GT3s and the BTCC machinery.
The headlining series making its debut this season is the GT3 Sprint, a Wednesday night series that will run for six weeks starting 29th June. The first race is at Laguna Seca, and prequalifying is already complete, having ended yesterday.
Each race event will have 10 minutes of practice, 10 minutes of qualifying, and the races will be 60 minutes long. The series utilizes the GT3 car selection on the platform.
GT3 SPRINT SCHEDULE (WEDNESDAYS AT 7:00 P.M. BST)
|1||29th June||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca|
|2||6th July||Sebring International Raceway|
|3||13th July||Silverstone Circuit|
|4||20th July||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza|
|5||27th July||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps|
|6||3rd August||Indianapolis Motor Speedway|
Another weekly series includes the Touring Car Challenge for Season 4. From today until 30th June, prequalifying is taking place at Laguna Seca. The results of prequalifying will determine the splits for the season, along with points scored each race determining splits for the second through sixth race.
This series utilizes both of touring cars, the Infiniti Q50 and the Toyota Corolla. Each event on Friday will have two races. The events will consist of:
- Race 1 – 10 minute practice
- 10 minute qualifying
- Six lap race
- Race 2 – 10 minute practice
- Top 6 finishers inverted (no Q)
- Approx. 25 minute race
TOURING CAR CHALLENGE SCHEDULE (FRIDAYS AT 8:00 P.M. BST)
|1||1st July||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca|
|2||8th July||Donington Park (National Course)|
|3||15th July||Silverstone Circuit (International Course)|
|4||22nd July||Brands Hatch Circuit (Indy Course)|
|5||29th July||Portland International Raceway (no chicane)|
|6||5th August||Zandvoort Circuit (Club Course)|
DAILY RACING ON rFACTOR 2’s COMPETITION SYSTEM
There are also two series which will run daily, including a rookie series and one for open-wheel enthusiasts. These events will race every hour, with the Rookie Cup starting at the top of the hour and the Open Wheel Sprint at the bottom.
The Rookie Cup will utilize the Alpine A110 Cup, which is available via the Steam Workshop. For the Open Wheel Sprint, the car in play is the Tatuus FT-60. This open wheeled machine is also on the Steam Workshop.
DAILY RACE SCHEDULE
|Week of||ROOKIE CUP Track||OPEN WHEEL SPRINT Track|
|27th June||Lime Rock Park (All Chicanes)||Adria International Raceway|
|4th July||Loch Drummond||Silverstone Circuit (International Course)|
|11th July||Atlanta Motorsports Park||Lime Rock Park (All Chicanes)|
|18th July||Botniaring Circuit||Highlands Motorsport Park|
|25th July||Mills Metropark||Teretonga Park|
|1st August||Silverstone Circuit (National Course)||Zandvoort Circuit (Club Course)|
What are you most excited about this season? I’m personally looking forward to trying out the BTCC content for the first time! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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