It’s the first time the series has run since 2021, where the top finishers earned a spot among the professionals on the GT Pro Series grid. This time around, however, GT Challenge is a more community-oriented affair; so although there’s no prize pool split one will still feature a live broadcast.
The esports competition will use rFactor 2’s newly updated GT3 cars, with the six-round championship running on some of the USA’s most illustrious road courses, including Sebring, Daytona and the new Long Beach Grand Prix Street Circuit, which was added to the sim yesterday (21st February 2023.
To qualify for the series, players must login to rFactor 2’s in-game Competition System and set the fastest lap possible to decide their split. Each split will consist of 30 drivers, with qualifying open until the 19th of March.
Each round is set to feature a 15-minute Sprint Race and a 45-minute reverse grid Main Race, with split one events broadcast live on rFactor 2’s Twitch channel. Qualifying is open now.
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2023 GT Challenge calendar
- Qualification | 21st February – 19th March
- Rd1 – Long Beach – 27th March
- Rd2 – Sebring – 3rd April
- Rd3 – Laguna Seca – 10th April
- Rd4 – Indianapolis – 17th April
- Rd5 – Lime Rock Park – 24th April
- Rd6 – Daytona – 1st May
Source: Studio 397