There’s a share of the $50,000 prize pool up for grabs in the championship fight, the top spot only separated by a single point entering the finale. Jeffrey Rietveld (Team Redline) holds on to 139 points while Jernej Simončič (Burst Esport) now has 138.
Those two aren’t the only ones left fighting for the title. Last season’s dominant force, Bono Huis (Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team) sits in third with 134 points, only five points behind.
Rietveld’s Team Redline teammate Kevin Siggy sits fourth at 132 points, and rounding out the Top 5 is Dennis Jordan (Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports), only 10 points behind the lead with a final race to decide it all.
Laguna Seca joined the rFactor 2 service in the May Q2 content drop. It was featured in the third Race Of The Season (which utilized the IndyCar IR-18) and also concluded the Formula Challenge Series last week.
The FIA Grade 2 venue features 11 corners and measures 1.238-miles, or 3.602-kilometres in length. It famously features the Andretti Hairpin at Turn 2, but the more famous corner at this track has to be at Turns 8 and 8a, otherwise known as the Corkscrew, one of the most challenging in all of motorsports.
While Formula 1 has never raced on the Central Californian circuit, the fantasy Formula Pro single-seater machines made for rFactor 2 will get their time in the sun on Monday.
RELEGATION RACE FOLLOWS
Following the sixth and final race of the 2022 season at Laguna Seca, the Relegation Race will take place on the same broadcast. The bottom two teams from this season’s Formula Pro will face off against the top three drivers (and their selected teammates) from this season’s Formula Challenge.
From the Twitter poll, Imola 2018 and Silverstone GP should be the venues in play for the Relegation race. Christian Michel, Risto Kappet and Philipp Drayss are the three who finished Top 3 in the final Challenge rankings. Drayss and Michel have teamed up, however, which means fourth-placed Turkka Hakkinen also gets a shot.
Here are the Formula Challenge Series drivers who are entered in the race, to be joined by the bottom two teams from Formula Pro Series.
- #35 – Philipp Drayss – needracing.com
- #26 – Christian Michel – needracing.com
- #888 – Risto Kappet – Predator R8G Esports
- #18 – Timotej Andonovski – Predator R8G Esports
- #16 – Turkka Hakkinen – PMK-SimRacing
- #15 – Rory MacDuff – PMK-SimRacing
WHAT TIME DOES EVERYTHING START?
Round 6 of the 2022 Formula Pro Series Schedule:
- Broadcast starts: 20:00 CEST / 19:00 BST / 14:00 EST
- Qualifying starts: 20:10 CEST / 19:10 BST / 14:10 EST
- Round 6 race starts: 20:30 CEST / 19:30 BST / 14:30 EST
- Relegation race starts: 21:35 CEST / 20:35 BST / 15:35 EST
FORMULA PRO SERIES 2022 CALENDAR
Round 1 – Spa-Francorchamps – 9th May 2022 Round 2 – Monza – 23rd May 2022 Round 3 – Daytona Road Course – 6th June 2022 Round 4 – Donington Park – 4th July 2022 Round 5 – Circuit d’Azur – 18th July 2022
- Round 6 – Laguna Seca – 1st August 2022
THE ENTRY LIST
There are 12 teams, 24 drivers, entered for each race in the 2022 Formula Pro Series.
|1||Bono Huis||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team|
|6||Adam Maguire||Wolves GR Esports|
|8||Erhan Jajovski||R8G Esports|
|10||Michi Hoyer||Burst Esport|
|11||Nuno Pinto||Team Fordzilla|
|12||Ibraheem Khan||BS+ Competition|
|13||Alex Siebel||Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports|
|17||Jernej Simončič||Burst Esport|
|19||Jeffrey Rietveld||Team Redline|
|20||Kevin Siggy||Team Redline|
|21||Collin Spork||NetRex Grand Prix|
|22||Ferris Stanley||Rocket Simsport|
|23||Daniel Kiss||Rocket Simsport|
|27||Dennis Jordan||Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports|
|34||Marko Pejic||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team|
|44||Jan Woznica||NetRex Grand Prix|
|46||Gianmarco Fiduci||Team Fordzilla|
|60||Dawid Mroczek||Bykolles Burst Esport|
|66||Daniel Brewer||Wolves GR Esports|
|88||Marcell Csincsik||R8G Esports|
|93||Damian Skowron||Bykolles Burst Esport|
|96||Muhammed Patel||BS+ Competition|
|97||Petar Brljak||Williams Esports|
|98||Michael Romanidis||Williams Esports|
2022 FORMULA PRO SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 5
|1||19||Jeffrey Rietveld||Team Redline||139|
|2||17||Jernej Simončič||Burst Esport||138|
|3||1||Bono Huis||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team||134|
|4||20||Kevin Siggy||Team Redline||132|
|5||27||Dennis Jordan||Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports||129|
|6||13||Alex Siebel||Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports||122|
|7||88||Marcell Csincsik||R8G Esports||104|
|8||96||Muhammed Patel||BS+ Competition||90|
|9||10||Michi Hoyer||Burst Esport||76|
|10||97||Petar Brljak||Williams Esports||74|
TEAM STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 5
|2||Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports||251|
|5||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team||153|
|7||Bykolles Burst Esport||109|
|8||NetRex Grand Prix||103|
|9||Wolves GR Esports||99|
SUCCESS BALLAST ALLOCATION
The following allocated success ballast for Round 6 is based on the current championship standings: Rietveld 10kg, Simončič 7kg, Huis 4kg.