Wait, what’s that? GT Pro Series is returning? Oh yes, you better believe it, and there are some important new rule tweaks to make the racing better than ever.
Season 4 kicks off with the now traditional car draft pick, which was a new addition for Season 3. It’s live on our YouTube channel and Facebook page, Monday 26th July, at 8 pm CEST / 7 pm BST / 11 am PT / 2 pm ET.
The big news is that the popular rFactor 2 esports championship will make a switch from GT3 machinery to GTE vehicles for the first time. That means that entrants have six vehicles to choose from: Aston Martin Vantage GTE, BMW M8 GTE, Chevrolet Corvette C7R, Chevrolet Corvette C8R, Ferrari 488 GTE and Porsche 911 RSR.
During the live draft pick, each driver gets to select their weapon of choice for the season ahead. There will be 90 seconds in-between each draft pick, increasing the pace from Season 3.
Like before, there is additional ballast to be added to a driver’s car should they pick a vehicle that many others have also selected. This time though, the penalty weight doesn’t arrive until the sixth pick. That means, should all 30 drivers spread out evenly across the six cars, no one will carry extra weight – but we’ll have to watch to see how it all plays out.
Once again, qualifying followed by a Sprint Race and a Feature Race will be the weekly format and the championship is also followed by the GT Challenge Series that utilised the same cars and tracks on Fridays for those drivers fighting to reach GT Pro. Entry for the Challenge series is by the in-platform rFactor 2 Competition System.
We’ve included the full driver and team entry list below – a mixture of those who qualified through GT Pro Series Season 3 success, graduating through GT Challenge Season 3 or the Relegation Playoff – and we’ll update you with the selected cars in the days running up to the first race, which is also live on Traxion, Monday 9th August – alternating weeks with Formula Pro on Mondays.
The BMW Sim Cup will also support GT Pro Series once again this season.
GT Pro Series, Season 4, car draft details
- Monday 26th July, at 8 pm CEST / 7 pm BST / 11 am PT / 2 pm ET
- 30 drivers select their GTE car for the season ahead
- Live on YouTube and Facebook
GT Pro Series, Season 4, Entry list and draft pick order
|1||Sido Weijer||Zansho Simsport|
|2||Presley Martono||JMX Phantom|
|3||Luis Felipe Capamadjian||HM Engineering|
|4||Jiri Toman||Varga SimRacing|
|5||Marcell Csincsik||Varga SimRacing|
|6||Dawid Mroczek||Burst Esport|
|7||Matt Richards||Rocket Simsport|
|8||Petar Brljak||Williams Esports|
|9||Ibraheem Khan||Rocket Simsport|
|10||Risto Kappet||R8G Esports|
|11||Kevin Rotting||BHK Esports by TX3|
|12||Kevin Siggy||BMW Team Redline|
|13||Nikodem Wisniewski||Williams Esports|
|14||Peyo Peev||Buttler-Pal Motorsport|
|15||Zbigniew Siara||Buttler-Pal Motorsport|
|16||Ferris Stanley||Zansho Simsport|
|17||Luca D’Amelio||BHK Esports by TX3|
|18||Jordy Zwiers||Jean Alesi Esports|
|19||Nuno Pinto||Team Fordzilla|
|21||Kasper Stoltze||Jean Alesi Esports|
|22||Jakub Brzezinski||Williams Esports|
|23||Jernej Simoncic||Burst Esport|
|24||Timotej Andonovski||Cetrez Nitor Velox|
|25||Arne Schoonvliet||Zansho Simsport|
|26||Yuri Kasdorp||Red Bull Racing Esports|
|27||Michi Hoyer||Burst Esport|
|28||Alex Siebel||Red Bull Racing Esports|
|29||Dennis Jordan||Red Bull Racing Esports|
|30||Jan von der Heyde||Rocket Simsport|
GT Pro Series, Season 4, Race Calendar
Live broadcast on YouTube and Facebook for each round starts at 7.00 pm CEST / 6.00 pm BST / 10.00 am PT / 1.00 pm ET
- 9th August: Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
- 23rd August: Sebring
- 6th September: Lime Rock Park
- 20th September: Loch Drummond
- 4th October: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
- 18th October: Indianapolis Road Course
GT Challenge Series, Season 4, Race Calendar
Live broadcast on YouTube and Facebook for each round starts at 8 pm CEST / 7 pm BST / 11 am PT / 2 pm ET
- 22nd July: Qualifying starts
- 1st August: Qualifying ends
- 13th August: Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
- 27th August: Sebring
- 10th September: Lime Rock Park
- 23rd September: Loch Drummond
- 8th October: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
- 22nd October: Indianapolis Road Course