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.
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.
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
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 of||Rookie Cup Track||Open Wheel Sprint Track|
|8th August||Lime Rock Park (All Chicanes)||Portland (no chicane)|
|15th August||Loch Drummond||Palm Springs Road Course B|
|22nd August||Atlanta Motorsports Park||Hampton Downs|
|29th August||Botniaring Circuit||Sao Paulo|
|5th September||Mills Metropark||Loch Drummond|
|12th September||Silverstone Circuit (National Course)||Indianapolis Road Course|
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.
|1||12th August||Donington Park (National) – 21 laps|
|2||19th August||Silverstone (National) – 25 laps|
|3||26th August||Brands Hatch (Grand Prix) – 30 laps|
|4||2nd September||Zandvoort Club – 23 laps|
|5||9th September||Portland International Raceway – 19 laps|
|6||16th September||Virginia 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
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.
|1||8th August||Pre-qualifying Silverstone|
|2||15th August||Pre-qualifying Silverstone|
|3||22nd August||Portland (no chicane)|
|4||29th August||Monza (Junior)|
|5||5th September||Botniaring (Short)|
|6||12th September||Zandvoort (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.
|1||25th July – 7th August||Pre-qualifying Silverstone|
|3||21st August||Indianapolis Road Course|
|6||11th September||Circuit 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
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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