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WATCH: Formula Pro Series Round 1, Spa-Francorchamps, Live

It’s finally here, the inaugural round of the Formula Pro Series. A new esports championship, it will be the competitive debut for the new Formula Pro car within rFactor 2 and you can watch it all live on the Traxion.GG YouTube or Facebook feeds.

There’s a prize pool worth over $25,000 up for grabs across the championship, that consists of six races. There will be practice, qualifying and a 60-minute race. It will feature a standing start plus a mandatory in-race tyre change.

WATCH: Formula Pro Series Round 1, Spa-Francorchamps, Live

13 of the very best professional esports teams will line up on the grid, each fielding two cars for a total of 26 snarling naturally aspirated V10 single-seaters.

There’s also a related esports series, Formula Challenge, using the same car and venue list as Formula Pro, but open to anyone with rFactor 2. Entry is via the in-game Competition System and then broken down into several splits.

With the first race held at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, the action is set to be intense. You won’t want to miss this series and Traxion is the place to catch it all live. You can find all the details below.

TEAM Driver 1 Driver 2 
Red Bull Racing Esports Dennis Jordan Alex Siebel 
R8G Esports Erhan Jajovski Risto Kappet 
Burst Esport Jernej Simoncic Michi Hoyer 
Jean Alesi Esports Academy Jordy Zwiers Kasper Stoltze 
Rocket Simsport Jan von der Heyde Daniel Kiss 
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team Bono Huis Marko Pejic 
Team Fordzilla Nuno Pinto Gianmarco Fiduci 
Varga Sim Racing Jiri Toman Marcell Csincsik 
BS+COMPETITION Muhammed Patel Alen Terzic 
Williams Esports Petar Brljak Martin Stefanko 
Team Redline Jeffrey Rietveld Kevin Siggy 
Musto GD e-Sports Manuel Biancolilla Giordano Valeriano 
Wolves GR esports Adam Maguire Liam de Waal 

2021 Formula Pro Series, Season 1, Calendar 

  • 19th July 2021: Circuit Spa-Francorchamps 
  • 2nd August 2021: Silverstone 
  • 16th August 2021: Nürburgring Grand Prix 
  • 30th August 2021: Indianapolis Road Course 
  • 13th September 2021: Zandvoort 
  • 27th September 2021: Monza 

2021 Formula Pro Series, Season 1, Race Format 

  • 18:00 CEST – 20:10 CEST – Practice 
  • 18:30 BST / 19:30 CEST / 13.30 ET / 10.30 PT – Live broadcast starts
  • 20:10 CEST – 20:30 CEST – Qualifying (Max 6 laps including in and out laps, parc ferme rules) 
  • 20:30 CEST – 20:35 CEST – Warmup 
  • 20:35 CEST – 21:40 CEST – Race (60-minute race, formation lap, standing start, mandatory in-race tyre change) 
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