The fourth season of the GT Challenge Series visits Florida’s daunting Sebring International Raceway for the second round of the GT3-based championship.
With a packed grid, who have qualified using the rFactor 2 Competition System, all are fighting for the prize of a GT Pro Series grid slot for Season 5.
In the GTE-powered GT Pro Series earlier this week at the same venue, the conditions were sodden – will we see the same rain during the GT Challenge later today?
Last time out at Monza, previous GT Pro Series champion Erhan Jajovski took pole position, the Sprint Race victory and third in the Feature Race for the R8G Esports squad, showcasing a return to form after a turbulent Season 3 in the Radical.
At each round, there will be a qualifying session, a Sprint Race and a Feature Race. Qualifying will be a 15-minute dash for the pole, followed by the shorter 15-minute race, with the grid set from the timed session.
The second, longer, race of each round will last 45 minutes, with the grid also set based upon qualifying results, but with the top 10 reversed.
Drivers qualify for GT Challenge using the in-game Competition System – allowing those with the platform the opportunity to enter, with the top split broadcast live.
GT Challenge Series, SEASON 4, RACE CALENDAR and Schedule
Qualifying: 15 mins, Race 1: 15 mins, Race 2: 45 mins.
27th August: Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
- 10th September: Sebring
- 6th September: Lime Rock Park
- 24th September: Loch Drummond
- 8th October: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
- 22nd October: Indianapolis Road Course
GT Challenge Series, Season 4, Championship Standings After Round 1
- Erhan Jajovski – 168 pts
- Philipp Drayss – 167 pts
- Turkka Hakkinen – 162 pts
- Christian Michel – 162 pts
- Adam Baldwin – 160 pts