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Season 5 of rFactor 2’s Competition System online races are now live

Season 5 of rFactor 2's Competition System online races are now live

New online daily races and championships are now available within rFactor 2, plus qualifying is open for the next Race of the Season.

Following the launch of new content for simulation platform rFactor 2, there follows a new Competition System playlist offering closely-fought online races.

As ever, there will be a selection of daily races, set championships and a season-finale Race of the Season – the pinnacle of the Competition System.

After the launch on the 8th August, when the Competition System was down for a day, now the servers are back up and the events are open.

Daily races

The following races will happen every day between 8th August and 18th September. Simply hop on with the content installed and enter an online race.

Rookie Cup

The Rookie Cup eschews the previous entry-level Alpine A110 for the new Caterham Academy, which is free to all rFactor 2 players from the Steam Workshop as of this week.

  • Timing: Daily, at the beginning of every hour
  • Format: 10-minute practice, five-minute qualifying, 20-minute race
  • Car: Caterham Academy
rFactor 2 Season 5 Competition System, Rookie Cup, Caterham Academy

Open Wheel Sprint

Steeping up from the Rookie Cup, the Open Wheel Sprint remains but with a new set of locations to race on.

  • Timing: Daily, 30 minutes past every hour
  • Format: 10-minute practice, five-minute qualifying, 25-minute race
  • Car: Tatuus FT-60
Week ofRookie Cup TrackOpen Wheel Sprint Track
8th AugustLime Rock Park (All Chicanes)Portland (no chicane)
15th AugustLoch DrummondPalm Springs Road Course B
22nd AugustAtlanta Motorsports ParkHampton Downs
29th AugustBotniaring CircuitSao Paulo
5th SeptemberMills MetroparkLoch Drummond
12th SeptemberSilverstone Circuit (National Course)Indianapolis Road Course

Championships

The championships take place across a number of rounds, following a hot lap time trial qualifying period that determines the splits. Each race is then held once on a set date and time, with the points awarded then determining the splits for the rest of the season and an overall champion.

Touring Car Challenge

The official British Touring Car Championship content within rFactor 2 continues to be used, with the Touring Car Challenge.

Any current 2021-season BTCC car can be used, with the roster now expanded thanks to the recent options of the Hyundai i30 N Performance and Ford Focus ST to sit alongside the existing Toyota Corolla GR and Infiniti Q50.

Week #DateTrack
112th AugustDonington Park (National) – 21 laps
219th AugustSilverstone (National) – 25 laps
326th AugustBrands Hatch (Grand Prix) – 30 laps
42nd SeptemberZandvoort Club – 23 laps
59th SeptemberPortland International Raceway – 19 laps
616th SeptemberVirginia International Raceway – 21 laps
  • Qualifying: 8th – 11th August, Donington Park National
  • Timing: Each race, Friday at 9 pm CEST
  • Format: 10-minute practice, 10-minute qualifying, race ~25 minutes
  • Cars: 2021 BTCC
rFactor 2 Season 5 Competition System, Touring Car Challenge, BTCC

Mini Challenge

The historic Mini racing car is a new addition this season for rFactor 2, so it’s only logical that it’s used for its own championship this time around. Two weeks of qualifying set the grid for the four-race championship

The pre-qualifying is open now to determine the top split for the season. If you don’t qualify, you can still participate in the races, but you’ll be in the bottom split.

Week #DateTrack
18th AugustPre-qualifying Silverstone
215th AugustPre-qualifying Silverstone
322nd AugustPortland (no chicane)
429th AugustMonza (Junior)
55th SeptemberBotniaring (Short)
612th SeptemberZandvoort (Club)
  • Qualifying: 8th – 15th August, Silverstone
  • Timing: Each race, Monday at 10 pm CEST
  • Format: 10-minute Practice, five-minute qualifying, 20-minute race
  • Car: Austin Mini Cooper S MkI Group 2

GT Endurance Trophy

This competition makes use of the GTE car category, which has recently received an updated tyre model. Like the Touring Car Challenge, there will be a pre-qualifying period, which sets the splits for the races.

The pre-qualifying is already closed for the top split. If you missed qualifying, you can still participate in the races, but you’ll be in the bottom split.

Week #DateTrack
125th July – 7th AugustPre-qualifying Silverstone
214th AugustSilverstone
321st AugustIndianapolis Road Course
428th AugustSpa-Francorchamps
54th SeptemberMonza
611th SeptemberCircuit de la Sarthe
  • Qualifying: 25th July – 7th August, Silverstone
  • Timing: Each race, Sunday at 8 pm CEST
  • Format: 10-minute Practice, 10-minute qualifying, 90-minute race except for final – 2.4 hours (144 minutes)
  • Cars: GTE
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Race of the Season

The big one. Once again using the new Austin Mini Cooper S MkI Group 2, this has hot-lap qualifying until 12th September before a live, broadcast, final race on the 18th.

For Season 4, the finale with at Donington Park in the Toyota Corolla GR BTCC, won by Ross McGregor. Top three in the race will receive a physical trophy.

  • Qualifying: 8th August – 12th September, Brands Hatch Grand Prix
  • Race: Sunday 18th September, 9 pm CEST
  • Format: 45-minute race, top 30 drivers
  • Car: Austin Mini Cooper S MkI Group 2

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